London (Jan. 24)
New efforts to obtain a foreign loan for Austria will be made by Dr. Kurt Schuschnigg, Chancellor of Austria, when he reaches London in February, it was stated here today.
Refused such a loan several weeks ago by a British banking concern on the ground that the Jews are being discriminated against in Austria, the Austrian Cabinet has decided again to approach London financial groups for a loan, this time through Schuschnigg directly.
The financial press in London today pointed out that the Austrian foreign minister recently summoned all the foreign correspondents in Vienna and threatened them with reprisals for reporting the grievances of the Austrian Jews to the outside world. The opinion was expressed that it was due to these reports, which appeared in The London Times and The Manchester Guardian, that obstacles were put in the way of the Austrian government’s obtaining the expected loan in England.
It is expected here that when Schuschnigg reaches London influential circles will discuss with him the question of Jewish equality in Austria. It is also thought that Schuschnigg may bring with him definite promises for better treatment of the Jewish population in Austria.
The assurances which Chancellor Schuschnigg made three months ago in Geneva to Jewish leaders and which were violated on the following day by the introduction of ghetto schools for Jewish children will be cited to the Austrian premier upon his arrival here, it is understood.