the group will take towards Gulden and Ingles.
The petitions of both would-be Congressmen were being circulated with an attempt at secrecy.
Questioned by a reporter for the Jewish Daily Bulletin, Gulden admitted he will seek the support of the various German-American groups here which last Saturday night, at the Madison Square Garden German Day celebration, heartily booed the names of Governor Lehman, of the Republican nominee for governor, Robert Moses, and of the Socialist candidate, Charles Solomon.
Gulden denied he would run on a “red hot anti-Semitic platform.” as was suggested to him by the reporter. He said his platform would be anti-Communistic.
He added that it will be a “common sense” platform, with “no brain-trusters” in it and “dead nuts against Roosevelt.”
In order for the petitions to be valid they must be filed with the requisite number of signatures appended at the office of the Secretary of State at Albany by midnight tonight.
Following this formality, Gulden and Ingles declared, they will issue a complete statement elucidating their stands on the various political questions of the day.
In the meantime political circles were in a state of pre-election excitement over the impending endorsement by the German-American Conference, which controls some 200,000 votes in Greater New York, of former Mayor John F. Hylan. Hylan’s name was enthusiastically cheered by the throng that attended German Day celebration Saturday night. “Red Mike,” as he used to be known, is out to get 12,000 Signatures to a petition naming him the Recovery Party’s candidate for Governor.
Although Judge Hylan refused to comment on the possibility of his endorsement by a pro-Nazi group that has been outspoken in its anti-Jewish sentiments, aside from asserting that he would not refuse endorsement from any patriotic group of Americans irrespective of nationalities and creeds, close former political associates said for him that he positively would not avow openly anti-Semitic sentiments.
One former politician close to Hylan stated he had too many Jewish friends to take an anti-Jewish stand.
Hylan, this man said, will not overtly express anti-Semitic policies or run on an anti-Semitic platform to court the favor of the German-Americans.
Whether Hylan will, however, despite his many Jewish friends and associates, seek Nazi support by under-cover promises remains problematical. In the opinion of the source referred to above, such a course is not beyond possibility.