Detroit, Mich. (Apr. 12)
Hitlerites and anti-Hitlerites clashed at a meeting in Deutsche Haus here when approximately 500 gathered to hear addresses on the German situation.
A chorus of boos greeted the address of Heinz Spanknoebel, head of the Hitler movement in America, when he commenced to attack the protest movement in this country against the anti-Jewish occurrences in Germany. Police had to be called and quiet was finally restored.
According to the police, there were no Jews or Communists in the audience, all having been Germans and sentiments being divided among them on the present outrages.
Frank Zeigler, national commander of the Steel Helmets (Stalhelm) in this country, and Fritz Hailer, German consul in Detroit, criticized the protest movement as not being justified. They attacked the American press as being misinformed on the true status of the Jews in Germany.