AUSTRIA: Pygmy v. Giant

Soviet High Commissioner Ivan I. Ilyichev, ordinarily a phlegmatic and silent man, last week summoned Austrian Chancellor Julius Raab and Vice Chancellor Adolf Scharf to his headquarters for a dressing down. Ilyichev accused the government, the two major parties, and particularly the Austrian police force (which operates under Austrian control, technically independent of the four-power Allied Control Council), of "hostile and subversive activities against the Soviet authorities and Soviet occupation forces." If the Austrians didn't do something about it, Ilyichev threatened, Russia would.

Chancellor Raab spunkily rebuffed the charges. He denied,...

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