Charges that Hitler sends his agents into every city and town of this country to spread his poisonous propaganda were made by Congressman Andrew L. Somers of New York in an address over Station Wor. The talk was entitled “The Hitler Invasion.”
“Hitler today finds himself without an issue,” Somers said “He has no definite economic plan with which to lead the German people out of despair of the depression. Yet his imagination, nourished by dreams of the heroic ages, leads him to use every means to hold control. He waves the sword and wars upon a defenseless group of his own nationals in order to draw attention from his shortcomings and support his own prestige.
“The Congressional Committee now investigating the Hitler movement in America has definitely proven that this movement is not spontaneous, but it is carefully planned and directed by the German government which, as has been stated, appropriated more than fifteen million dollars to sow racial discord in the United States with the ultimate view of creating Nazi sympathy here in this country.
“This, in itself, is an act of war, and all of Germany’s pledges of peaceful intentions are thereby definitely contradicted. While Hitler’s lips speak empty phrases of peace his hands are busily engaged in building the strongest military system in the world,” Congressman Somers concluded.