publication has lost virtually all its advertising, which is now being given instead to the Deutsche Beobachter, which steps into the anti-Semitic shoes tossed into the scrap heap by the Deutsche Zeitung.
Although Louis Zahne, self-appointed Fuehrer of American Germandom, telephoned a Bulletin reporter some time ago to ask him to intercede for McLaughlin, Zahne appeared quite callous yesterday to the editor’s predicament. Leaders of the Friends of New Germany gave notice that any one who outwears his usefulness to them may expect an unceremonious repudiation.
KAPPE ON NEW PAPER
Among those who deserted the Zeitung to go over to the Beobachter is Walter Kappe, former editor of the German portion of the discredited sheet. Dr. Herbert Schnuch, national president of the Friends, which is publishing the new organ, admitted yesterday that Kappe is now a Beobachter employe, but refused to say in what capacity.
Another abortive journalistic enterprise appeared in the field yesterday. This one is Healey’s Irish Weekly, so-called, although there is no proof that any one connected with it is a bona fide Irishman.
Raymond Healy, a twenty-two-year-old grammar school graduate, insists he’s an Irishman and a Catholic, but grew elusive when he was asked pointed questions about the church he attends.
He finally admitted he has attended no church for several years, and was unable to name a single person of Irish antecedents who is associated with or friendly toward him.
His newspaper in its masthead reports it is being published “to combat the radical Jewish minority influence.” Below its title it bears the legend, “Gentiles Awake!” This admonition is decorated on one side with a shamrock and on the other with a swastika.
The Irish Weekly, Healey says, is based on the forged Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which is his favorite reading matter.
Its only address is “Box 118, 308 East Eighty-sixth street.” This place is known as New York’s “Nazi post office.” It is the office of Ernst Hopf, an accountant, who sells the right to receive mail there to 190 persons, most of whom are Nazi leaders and men engaged in anti-Semitic activities and other rackets.
Healey, who has addressed several meetings of the Friends of New Germany, boasted that his staff consists of “100 men, eight-nine of them Irish.” He frequently contradicted himself in statements to the reporter.
He said he is in the real estate business, and claimed to have been the editor of Art Smith’s Khaki Shirt paper in Philadelphia.
Besides being against Jews, he says, he also opposes priests who raise their voices in matters of civic interest. He declared he worked as a freight checker for the New York Central Railroad. Evidence gathered by the Bulletin yesterday indicated that he has led a rambling existence, hoboing around the country.
Samuel Ben Aaron Benjamin, German scribe of the seventeenth century, composed a Hebrew rhymed riddle on the subject of tobacco.
Samuel Ibn ‘Adiya, poet and warrior of the sixth century, is referred to in a saying still common among the Arabsâ€””more faithful than Samuel.”