This is the first of a series exposing several new merchants engaged in the lucrative racket of formenting anti-Semitism.
Wall street, which has spawned more than its share of Fascist and anti-Semitic agitators, was revealed yesterday as the breeding ground for another messiah of prejudice.
He is John B. Snow, former statistician for Reynolds, Fish & Co., important brokerage firm which indicates its continued friendliness for him and his down-with-all-Jews program by affording him the hospitality of large office space in its uptown head-quarters at 18 East Forty-eighth street.
OBJECT OF QUIZ
Snow’s anti-Semitic activities, which include the peddling of a Chicago edition of the forged Protocols of the Elders of Zion, are the object of two separate government inquiries.
Armed with information given it by the Jewish Daily Bulletin, the Congressional Committee to Investigate Un-American Activities is scrutinizing the ex-statistician’s connections in an effort to learn whether he has been linked with powerful financial figures named by Gen. Smedley D. Butler in a purported Fascist plot to seize control of the United States.
Snow also has played unwilling host to a United States Department of Justice agent, a Bulletin reporter learned yester
POSES AS ANTI-COMMUNIST
Described by former business associates as a person of independent means, this nervous, shifty-eyed purveyor of inciting literature hides his true colors behind the petticoat of anti-Communism, as do most of his colleagues.
On the day a Bulletin reporter visited Snow in his spacious and fairly luxurious office in the Reynolds, Fish suite an amusing incident occurred.
Snow was chatting with a man later identified as E. C. Riegel, pamphleteer and president of the Consumers Guild of America, Inc., of 521 Fifth avenue. Riegel, who revealed himself in a subsequent interview as a “radical right winger” and “a true individualist of whom there are very few,” is