“savored too much of an attempt to whitewash the situation.” He said witnesses from the 212th and 244th Regiments of the Coast Artillery and other units will be quizzed in private hearings beginning July 5, which will precede open hearings beginning July 9 in the Superior Court Building.
CHARGES ALIENS MEMBERS
The vice-chairman of the Congressional committee said that according to its information aliens have become members of the National Guard, and that until this is explained the matter will not be dropped.
Dickstein’s declarations came some hours after 3,000 Communists paraded from Union Square to 17 Battery Place to demonstrate before the offices of the German Consulate-General.
While the marchers paraded to the strains of the “Internationale” and the “Red Front,” approximately 175 mounted police and uniformed and plain clothes officers escorted the demonstrators. When a delegation of seven, accompanied by a police guard of double that number, ascended to the consulate offices on the seventeenth floor they were told that Dr. Hans Borchers, the consul-general, would not see them. They thereupon set up a cry for the release of Thaelman shouting “Down with Nazi terrorism!”
BORCHERS STEALS OUT
Meanwhile, Dr. Borchers who had left his office unnoticed passed near a mass meeting on the street, which was protesting the atrocities of Hitler and recent orders issued by Police Commissioner O’Ryan.