All hope for an amicable settlement between the two warring Nazi factions vanished yesterday, with members of both camps nursing wounds and bruises received in a free-for-all on the preceding evening, while their leaders turned to the courts for satisfaction.
Dr. Hubert Schnuch, as national president of the League of Friends of New Germany, began injunction proceedings in New York State Supreme Court yesterday in an effort to recapture the Deutscher Beobachter from his arch-enemy, Anton Haegele.
A new issue of that erstwhile mouthpiece of Nazidom in Americaâ€”the second edition since Haegele seized control of itâ€”appeared yesterday, all its pages given over to vitriolic attacks on Schnuch and his cronies.
PREDICT END OF BEOBACHTER
Well-founded reports predicted that yesterday’s edition will be the last, unless Haegele uncovers some new and liberal source of financial support or Schnuch wins his fight for the newspaper’s reins.
Yesterday’s injunction proceedings were adjourned to next Wednesday morning. Schnuch bases his hope for victory on the contention that although Haegele signed the lease to the paper’s headquarters at 305 East Forty-sixth street, he did so as an agent of the Friends.
Haegele, who has been struggling since last week to force the Schnuch group to abandon the publication’s editorial and business offices, appeared yesterday to have achieved his purpose. The rebel leader thus found himself in strategic command of the entire organ, including its plant.
Additional court proceedings in the fight will come up in Fourth District Municipal Court, 207 East Thirty-second street, next Monday morning, when Haegele will press charges against the Schnuch group in connection with the dispossess under which the Beobachter was taken over.
Angry feeling was at a high pitch in both camps yesterday.