Austria Battles Nazis

Outstanding Developments in the Austrian Situation:

Vienna.—Starhemberg becomes Chancellor. Harsh measures to be taken against Nazi assassins of Dollfuss. Desperate fighting in Styria. Martial law in effect. Populace fearful of war. Rintelen commits suicide. Von Starhemberg pledges no persecution of the Jews declaring only “defensive” measures will be employed.

Rome.—Mussolini says Italy is prepared to go to war to preserve Austrian independence. Two Italian army corps stationed on Austrian frontier, ready if Nazis should seize control of Austria.

Prague.—Czechoslovakia reinforces patrols on Austrian border.

Berlin.—Hitler dismisses Minister to Vienna and sends condolences on assassination of Dollfuss.

London.—Britain, France and Italy discuss what action to take to assure Austrian integrity.

Paris.—French await new developments.

Washington.—Austrian Minister Protchnik declares that the Austrian Nazis are doomed to extinction.

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