863.00/838: Telegram

The Minister in Austria ( Earle ) to the Secretary of State

4. The Austrian Government after weeks of experimenting with a policy of clemency towards local Nazis decided last night to make full use of summary justice decree (see telegram 65, November 11th, 1933). Dollfuss apparently has given in to pressure within Government circles to fight Nazi terrorism with strong arm methods after having been finally convinced that all other methods were futile.

Earle