Secretary of State Edward J. Flynn in Albany yesterday refused to bar the bigot-endorsed “Recovery Party” ticket from the ballot, despite protests up-state of Democratic leaders who presented an imposing array of evidence that many of the names on the petition nominating John F. Hylan for the governorship are either forged or fictitious.
Further action by opponents to Hylan’s candidacy was being awaited late yesterday, in the form of Supreme Court injunction proceedings designed to restrain Flynn from certifying the nomination and to force him to keep Hylan’s name off the ballot.
The “Recovery Party”â€”which thus far has indicated that it stands for recovery of political jobs by disgruntled former office holders, who are basing their hopes on a concerted anti-Semitic backingâ€”yesterday fulfilled one of its under-cover promises to New York’s German-Americans when it placed Gustav W. M. Wieboldt on its ticket.
Wieboldt, chairman of the Steuben Society state council and a practicing attorney in Jamaica, aspires to the attorney generalship. His name was substituted for that of Anthony Horn.
He was endorsed for the post he seeks at the Steuben state convention in Freeport Sunday. At the same time Hylan was accorded the group’s support.
Hylan continued personally to dodge the racial issue which he is accused of having raised by entering the lists. His latest bid for German-American support, however, came yesterday when it was announced he had promised to be the main speaker at the German Day celebration in Brooklyn on November 25.
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