Paris (Oct. 6)
The arrest today of two forgers brought to an end high treason charges against a famous Jewish aviator, Paul Louis Weiler, which threatened to become a new Dreyfus case.
Weiler, the son of the late Senator Lazar Weiler, who was the managing director of the Campagnie International de la Navigation Aerienne, and a famous war aviator, was arrested and accused of selling the biggest French air motor secrets to Germany. Allegedly to assist him.
For a week Paris was agog with this scandal in view of the prominence of Weiler and his war record. He was mentioned thirteen times in despatches for bravery.
The two Frenchmen arrested today forged all the documents on which the charges are based, it is learned, as well as the checks which Weiler allegedly paid as bribes.
The reasons for the frame-up have not been disclosed as yet.
One of the arrested is Jean Lubersac, member of an important family and brother of a former Senator.