Kappe Thought His Own ‘crawl’ a Secret, Attacked Colleague’s

New cause for amusement in the local newspaper situation was uncovered Friday when a letter written by Walter Kappe to Dr. Hubert Schnuch, national president of the Friends of New Germany, attacking W. L. McLaughlin, was made public.

As revealed in Friday’s Jewish Daily Bulletin, Kappe wrote an apologetic letter to Arthur Garfield Hays, attorney for Dr. Kurt Rosenfeld, in which he pleaded with the lawyer not to bring a criminal libel action against him on the basis of articles he had written in the Deutsche Zeitung reviling the exiled former Prussian Minister of Justice.

Unaware that this letter would be made public, Kappe left the Zeitung when its anti-Semitism was effectually ended by a criminal libel suit in which former Magistrate Joseph Goldstein forced McLaughlin, English editor and part-publisher of the paper, to retract libelous statements he had printed regarding Goldstein and to agree to change the entire policy of the publication.

Kappe immediately joined the staff of the Deutscher Beobachter,

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