Court Adjourns ‘friends’ Plaint on Police Acts

Final hearing on the application of the League of Friends of New Germany for an injunction restraining the mayor and police of Union City, N. J., from prohibiting meetings of the organization within the city limits was adjourned today by Vice Chancellor James F. Fielder here until Thursday.

A preliminary injunction against the city officials had previously been denied by Vice Chancellor Bigelow.

Testifying today Henry Woisin, New Jersey Nazi leader and national treasurer of the Friends, declared that the organization was a patriotic one with the principal purpose of fostering good relations between Germany and the United States, and of fighting those boycotting Nazi Germany. He denied that the organization cultivated racial prejudice.

Attorneys for the city, Fred Eichmann, assistant corporation counsel; John Drewen, former prosecutor of Hudson County, and J. George Fredman, former head of the Jewish War Veterans, called several witnesses to prove that the Friends of New Germany had actively spread anti-Semitic propaganda and had tried to create prejudice against the Jews.

Chief of Police Jenkins of Union City testified that he had received several complaints regarding noise and disorders at meetings of the Friends and had prohibited further meetings after the Nazi riots in Irvington, N. J., in order to prevent similar disturbances in Union City.

Walter van Sickle acted as attorney for the Nazis.

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