Emerson, Nazis’ Pet ‘rabbit,’ Pops Back into Magician’s Hat
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Emerson, Nazis’ Pet ‘rabbit,’ Pops Back into Magician’s Hat

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Colonel Edwin Emerson, who disappears periodically to the bewilderment of those interested in the doughty Nazi’s activities, has done it again.

The telephone he formerly maintained, just across the hall from the German Consulate in the Whitehall Building, has been disconnected, and now Bowling Green Ni-un 8372 remains mere memory of the days when Emerson busied himself at compiling clip sheets eulogizing the Hitler government and at dispatching long messages to Nazi papers in Germany as an expression of America’s unbounded satisfaction with the Hitler regime.

At 215 East Fifteenth street, where Emerson and his wife usually stay, the woman who maintains the establishment said the couple packed and left two weeks ago.

Emerson returned about four weeks ago from an extended trip through Germany, where he was privileged to witness at first hand the glories of Hitler’s Reich, about which he had previously written so many glowing accounts.

The financial arrangement Emerson maintains with German agencies with which he does business has always been a mystery. Reckoning his income at the current rates for propaganda, some persons estimate Emerson’s earnings at about $6,000 yearly. Whether his trip to Germany was to arrange a financial understanding with the Hitler government or the Nazi press no one can say for certain.


This much is known, however: Shortly after Emerson’s return to the United States he moved from New York to Washington. He can be reached through the National Press Club at the capitol. Recently Fascist and Nazi propaganda has been centered in Washington, where it is hoped the support of the government can be obtained for favorable legislation.

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