Bedraggled and forelorn, New York’s Nazi leaders breathed a sigh of relief as a week which saw them soundly thrashed on many fronts came to an end.
Although former Mayor John F. Hylan has consistently refused to admit that his governorship aspirations bear a strong Nazi tinge, political observers were inclined to regard a Supreme Court ruling banning his name from the ballot as a telling blow at pro-Hitlerdom in this state.
Harry A. Gordon, Hylan’s counsel and the only Jew on the “Recovery party” ticket, declared his intention of appealing Supreme Court Justice Gilbert V. Schenck’s decision that Hylan’s nominating petition was invalid “in law and in facts.”
PLANS “WRITE IN” DRIVE
The candidate himself said that if all other measures fail, he will start a campaign to cajole voters into writing in his name on election day.
Nazidom was not particularly perturbed by the Albany ruling, since its ardor for Hylan has cooled down considerably, following revelations that he had no intention of keeping any of the promises he may have made to its leaders.
Chieftains of the rabid anti-Semitic element in German-Americandom were more ruffled, however, by the Secretary of State’s rejection of incorporation papers filed by the Friends of New Germany in that organization’s attempt to win recognition under the state laws.
The application was turned down on a technical ground, due to the fact that after Supreme Court Jus-