The first case to be pressed by the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League under the new Wald Act prohibiting the removal, defacing or changing of the marks of origin on imported goods by merchants in New York State will come up in the Fourth District Magistrate’s Court, Fifty-seventh street and Lexington avenue, on Friday morning.
The defendant is Joseph Bleimeyer, an employee of the Pennant Stationery Co., who is charged with the sale of a package of German-made thumb tacks from which the stamp “Made in Germany” had been removed.
The Wald Act was passed at the last regular session of the State Legislature. It was sponsored by Senator Albert Wald and was drawn from memoranda submitted by the New York State Lawyers Committee of the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League in an effort to check the numerous frauds perpetrated by importers and dealers in their efforts to overcome the sales resistance to German-made merchandise created by the anti-Nazi boycott. The League is the sponsor of the boycott movement. Samuel Untermyer is president of the League.