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ing Company of Chicago, which also puts out an edition of the spurious “Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” it is recognized as the organ of Harry Jung, notorious anti-Semite who until recently mulcted numerous prominent Jews under the subterfuge of using their money to fight Communism.

True’s column, which appears under the heading “James True Says,” is the only feature in this entire paper which is not given over to an attack on Jewry.


His only reference to Jews is made in a discussion of the Lindbergh kidnaping case, about which he writes in part:

“Although the kidnaper’s buddy and probable companion in crime was a Jew, Dickstein promptly pronounced Hauptmann a Nazi and got the story widely circulated.”

True quotes the Tageblatt, a Nazi newspaper, as authority for the charge that Hauptmann was an admitted Communist while in the Reich.

True openly champions only two of the antis—anti-Communism and anti-New Dealism. But according to John B. Snow, former statistician who now peddles anti-Semitic literature from an office in the suite of the brokerage firm of Reynolds, Fish & Co., the leader of America First! will soon embrace the third arm of the trident of animosity.

Powerful financial interests, who with few exceptions have thus far managed to escape discovery, are known to be behind organizations such as True’s. Interested exclusively in discrediting the Roosevelt administration, they have willingly permitted their money to be used as anti-Semitic ammunition.


They have taken this course not because they themselves necessarily dislike Jews but because they have found Roosevelt invulnerable at virtually every other point in his armor. Unsuccessful in their other attacks on him, they have decided to try to arouse the non-Jewish public to a mistrust of the motives behind his tolerance and liberalism.

This interpretation of nearly every organized anti-Semitic drive in the United States has led investigators to make a determined effort to unmask the monied backing behind Snow, Robert Edward Edmondson and others of their ilk.

While their names are known in some cases, they have heretofore covered their tracks too carefully to permit disclosure of their roles in the under-cover warfare on the Administration.

Snow and others whose sympathies lie in similar channels hope to perfect a nation-wide web, with True or someone else who measures up to requirements as their recognized leader, before Government agencies catch up with them and destroy their hold on an increasing army of gullibles.

Whether they will succeed, it is believed, will depend largely upon the economic trend of the next two years

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