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Minister of Education Refuses {span}#o{/span} Recognize Student Legion at University of Vienna

January 12, 1933
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The Minister of Education yesterday declined to recognize the appointment of a student Legion at the University of Vienna in whom should be vested responsibility for maintaining peace and order.

The appointment of such a legion was announced last Saturday by the rector and evoked considerable criticism, because Social Democrats, Jews and Liberals were not included.

The Minister is believed to have been moved to veto the appointment of the Legion because of the fear lest the Nazis, who have in the past been responsible for disturbances, constitute a majority in it over the Catholic students.

The official reason for the refusal is that the power to maintain order is vested with the University authorities only.

In reply to the rector’s representations, the government asked him to show

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