It is generally known that for some time there have been serious differences among the National Socialist leaders, writes Chronos in “Die Wahrheit” of Prague. To be sure, he continues, virtually none of it reaches the outside world; also the disagreements and intrigues should not be overestimated; in the first place they are mostly of a more or less personal nature, and in the second place, they do not yet have any external effect.
Nevertheless, a number of the incidents which occurred lately are of interest. The mysterious death of the acting “leader” of the German Labor Front, Reinhold Muchow, is especially worthy of note. The official explanation of this case is more than suspicious. Ostensibly, one of the higher Nazi functionaries, Maehling, who was sitting in a restaurant in the company of Muchow, Ley and others, butted his holster against a corner of the table; the revolver was thus discharged, mortally wounding Muchow. Well, for one thing it is customary to carry a revolver securely; besides, it can happen only once in a hundred times that the shot from a revolver, the muzzle of which points downward, should take a horizontal direction.
Besides this, which suggests a “Fehme” murder, the wholesale dismissal of the faithful which is taking place now in various parts of Germany should be taken into consideration. Thus the Hessian Minister-President Werner was suddenly removed from his post, “by his own request”, of course. At the same time there is a report that “still further changes in personnel” are imminent in Hessen.
Similar things are reported from Saxony, where an especially lively game of intrigue between the Minister-President and Storm Troop leader Von Killinger on the one hand and the Reich Governor Mutschmann on the other hand is in progress.