The Minister in Austria (Earle) to the Secretary of State
[Received November 14—10:45 a.m.]
67. Have just had long interview with German Minister Rieth. He states that he has agents throughout Austria in every class and occupation; that he knows Nazi secret organization in Austria grows daily in strength; that it already includes 50 percent of the people; that it may seize control at any time and that Dollfuss government cannot possibly last more than 6 months; and that with Nazi control will come great anti-Semitic action in Vienna. I think Rieth believes all this. However, there is no further evidence to change my opinion expressed in my telegram of November 8, No. 62.