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Klan Fights Nomination of N. J. Jewish Candidate for Congressional Seat

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The fight of Maj. Aaron A. Melniker, former city attorney, for the Republican nomination for United States Representative from the Eighth Congressional Dsitrict of New Jersey has developed into a fight not only on the issues of the campaign but also against the oral spreading of anti-Semitic propaganda, it became known here today.

From well-authenticated sources has come the information that Ku Klux Klan sentiment is being massed to cause the defeat of Maj. Melniker at the primaries on May 15, when he will be opposed for the nomination by John De-Graw, of Newark, and Fred Hartley, of Kearny. Neither of these candidates is mentioned as a participant in the Klan activities to deprive their Bayonne rival of votes.

The charge of the propaganda is that Maj. Melniker is the active head of a local secret Kehillah serving as a unit in a world-wide movement of the Jewish people to gain control of economic and governmental forces in order to bring about subjugation of other peoples.

Maj. Melniker has made no particular appeal to the Jewish voters. He has been conducting his campaign along party lines, clarifying his stand on the issues in every part of the Eighth Congressional District.

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