AUSTRIA: Coup de Stooge

Austria's 37-year-old Prince Ernst Rüdiger von Starhemberg, direct descendant of one of the twelve original families of the Holy Roman Empire of antiquity, and today Dictator Mussolini's smooth-cheeked stooge in Austria, has his political ups & downs. One of his "downs" was to be expelled by Chancellor Schuschnigg last May from the Austrian Government in which he had been Vice-Chancellor. Last week he was still commander of the Heimwehr, chief private armed force in the country, and able to throw a spanner or two into governmental machinery. Provincial leaders of the...

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