Significance of Castle Raid
From Our Austrian Correspondent It is now known that the raid upon Prince Starhemberg's castle in Upper Austria, Waxenberg, was planned and carried out by the local nazi organisation. Some ninety persons were involved in the.affray. The presence of the police in force prevented serious consequences. They had been warned by a traitor. It is, however, uncertain whether the raiders were only looking for arms or also sought to kidnap Prince Starhemberg.
This incident proves that an unbridgeable gap still exists between Heimwehr and nazis. And also proves the strength and daring of nazis in Austria. This confirms previous "Catholic Herald" reports that they are organising all over Austria.
Trial of Nazis
A trial of eighteen nazi leaders is also proceeding in Vienna. They are charged with reconstituting a nazi secret army in order to overthrow the government. The evidence leaves little doubt but that the nucleus of a widespread and powerful nazi organisation has been discovered. It will be interesting to see whether the Waxenberg coup can be traced to this latter source.