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The Yorkville Putsch

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Latest reports from Yorkville where the Nazis are engaged in a bitter battle over the spoils indicate that the extremist faction headed by Anton Haegele is now in control of the party apparatus and press.

Herr Haegele and his put-schists are blood and thunder Nazis. They want a recrudescence of a violent anti-Jewish campaign, abandonment of diplomacy and guile in coordinating German-Americans and their replacement by strong-arm tactics and storm troop methods.

Despite the momentary discomfort and the alarums and excursions this program will entail, it should be hailed by anti-Nazis with satisfaction.

The Nazi movement here began to be dangerous when it was directed by persons having the aura of respectability who could persuade respectable people of the purity of their aims and who could create a favorable impression.

The return to gangsterism marks the end of this phase of polite Nazism here. It definitely and convincingly labels Nazism on American soil as a rowdy, unlawful alien growth. It makes the task of rooting out this growth so much the easier.


The two and a half million dollar loan which the Jewish Agency has obtained for consolidating its work in Palestine is the result of negotiations carried on in London during the last nine months.

There are certain groups of General Zionists in Palestine who claim that this loan may actually hamper the work of future Zionist Executives, since the present Executive has mortgaged under this loan the entire income of the Jewish Agency and the Keren Hayesod for many years to come.

Needless to say, these groups are not expressing the sentiment of the majority of Jews in Palestine. Later Executives will find the way to continue the upbuilding work in Palestine, whether the income and property of the Keren Hayesod and the Jewish Agency are mortgaged or not. The loan is a fine piece of work for which the Jewish Agency deserves heartiest congratulations.

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