AUSTRIA: Ordeal by Bombs

Lolling each night before palpitant play-goers at Vienna, a black buck Negro toys with white, honey-haired girls, boasting that no woman of their race has yet resisted him. The scene is the climax of Johnnie, a jazz opera now the hit-show of Vienna. One night last week, race-conscious Austrian students rebuked the decadence of an audience which was applauding Johnnie by tossing from the balcony numerous assorted smoke, stench and sneeze bombs. . . .

Next morning there arrived inopportunely at Vienna famed U. S. negroid danseuse Josephine Baker—in figure like a...

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