AUSTRIA: Lesson?

When Communist "action committees" seized government offices and services in the Czech coup, the lesson was not lost on neighboring Austria. Last week Socialist Minister of the Interior Oskar Helmer banned "action committees," which Communists were trying to form in Austrian unions. His police also broke up a Communist demonstration marching to Chancellor Leopold Figl's office.

Said Figl: "Efforts [by the Communists] during the last two weeks to foment strikes and unrest among the workers ... [resulted] in a very sad collapse."

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