Late Friday night the Schnuch clique was still in control of the Friends of New Germany headquarters at 205 East Eighty-fifth street.
A knock-down and drag-out fight between two warring factions of the Nazi Friends of New Germany, as revealed exclusively in Thursday’s Jewish Daily Bulletin, emulated the best Hitler traditions Friday night, with Anton Haegele’s henchmen taking forceable possession of the printing plant of the Deutscher Beobachter while Dr. Hubert Schnuch’s loyal followers remained in command of the publication’s news and business departments.
The thirteenth floor of the Albano Building at 305 East Forty-sixth street, where the newspaper makes its headquarters, was a bitterly disputed fortress, with a locked door separating the printing section from the other two departments.
Two separate entrances to the buildingâ€”one leading to the freight elevator and the printing plant, the other giving ingress to the passenger elevator and the news and business roomsâ€”were under twenty-four-hour guard by two antagonistic groups of poker-faced young men, who narrowly scrutinized each would-be entrant.
Police in the precinct kept a strict vigil to prevent outbreaks of violence in or near the building. A