his native country should it be dishonored or boycotted.
“It never was my intention to spread anti-Semitism. If the Jewry of the U.S.A. were suddenly panic-stricken it is only because of the activities of Untermyer and Dickstein.
“I certainly do not feel guilty, and I believe myself to have fulfilled my task. I earnestly hope that the methods used against me will be a lesson to the American citizens of German descent.
“I furthermore hope that they demand for themselves the same privileges of any other citizen of the countryâ€”that is, the privilege of free speech.
“They can not be deprived of this even though it is against the boycottâ€”which not only harms Germany but America as wellâ€”even more.
“To all my friends, especially to you, my best wishes and luck.
Spanknoebel’s letter was expected to play an important part in the meeting of the United German Societies scheduled for last night at the Turnhalle, Lexington Avenue and Eighty-fifth Street. Members of the organization saw in it an added spur to protest against Mayor O’Brien’s action in suspending the projected celebration of German Day at the 165th Regiment Armory last Sunday night.
Dr. Griebl carried to the federal building a statement in which he declared that the League of the Friends of New Germany had suffered from frequent misrepresentation in the press. The statement will be presented to the Grand Jury today.
It was expected that the meeting of the United German Societies last night would see the deposition of Carl Nicolai as president of the organization.
Tonight the League of the Friends of Germany will meet to discuss programs to be followed during the government’s investigation of their activities.