2 JUNE 1933, Page 2

German Tourists in Austria At a time when the German

Government is presumably endeavouring to adopt a more conciliatory attitude in its internatienal policy it is regrettable that it should endeavour to punish the Austrian Government for its attitude to the Nazis. The virtual prohibition of German tourist traffic in Austria is an act which easily lends itself to retaliatory measures. Its effect is much the same as the prohibition of an import ; for the German tourist traffic was a contribution towards meeting the balance of trade against Austria-. Not a very happy gesture to make as a preliminary to the World Economic Conference.