Messersmith, G.S., Vienna. Despatch No. 1027 to Secretary of State [Cordell Hull], Washington.

Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960.
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Chancellor's authority being challenged from several directions - the newly formed Austrian Nazi organization and the resurrected former Heimwehr (Home Guard) organizations, now called "Protective" associations; believes Chancellor strong enough to withstand pressure; he would have support of the church, the Peasants Union, the Starhemberg faction of the Heimwehr, and probably the faction led by Major [Emil] Fey, as well as all of the Legitimists; Legitismists know Chancellor's attitude on restoration of monarchy and that he is keeping restoration up his sleeve as final card to play; army and at least half of police will also stand by Chancellor; negotiation of trade agreement with Germany not progressing; Germany wants as much as she can get for as little as possible; but Austria standing firm.
Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960.