ing execution of the sentence, with the provision that McLaughlin’s paper publish an apology for the libel of Goldstein and continue its changed policy. To these provisions both McLaughlin and the D. Z. Publishing Company, publishers of the paper, agreed.
What the new policy of the Deutsche Zeitung is was not defined in court. It is believed certain, however, that in the future the paper will eschew inflammatory attacks based on race or religion and confine itself to strict chronicling of news.
Any deviation from such a policy, it is felt, will result in immediate execution of sentence on McLaughlin. Carl Voelcker is president of the company which publishes the Deutsche Zeitung. McLaughlin is editor of the paper’s English section and Walter Kappe edits the German section.
Because the Deutsche Zeitung has led the country in espousing the Nazi cause, and in frequently inflammatory language, the decision yesterday cripples the Hitler forces.
The McLaughlin conviction has added significance in this respect since it comes on the heels of the telling blow the local Nazis suffered at the polls. Hylan’s failure to obtain more than a few thousand write-in votes in his campaign for Governor was widely interpreted as spelling the wreckage of Nazi political hopes. The former mayor of New York City had made the error of aligning himself, by accepting their endorsement, with pro-Hitler elements. And the pro-Hitlerites, under the leadership of Louis Zahne, president of the specially formed German-American Independent Voters’ League, had tossed all their eggs into the Hylan basket, so that when Hylan fell, the Nazis fell with him.
With the Deutsche Zeitung hampered by the necessity of pursuing a temperate racial policy, Jewish leaders here are of the opinion that its last chance of making an impression on German-Americandom has gone glimmering.