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Silver Shirts’ Power Told in ‘today’ Expose

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The Silver Shirts, an American organization seeking to follow in the footsteps of the Nazi party in Germany, and the strong-arm methods used by the Nazis here to capture control of established German and German – American groups in the United States, form the subject matter of the second in the series of articles exposing Hitlerism, in the current issue of the magazine, Today, out today.

Samuel Duff McCoy, the author of the series, tells of the violently anti-Semitic character of the Silver Shirts who have enrolled a membership of 75,000, under the leadership of William Dudley Pelley. They are now centering attention on the “actionist arm,” a uniformed military branch known as the Silver Rangers.

In another article in the same issue of Today, Joseph M. Clark describes the elusiveness of Reinhold Walter, the newly-elected head of the League of the Friends of the New Germany, who cannot be located or seen at the addresses given as his.

Frederic A. Steele, another contributor to Today, quotes the Silver Shirts as saying “the membership of the Silver Legion of America already exceeds in numbers the combined forces of the army and police units of the United States.”

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