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der the impression that it was being placed in the hands of the League, and that the League would be responsible to her for its repayment.


But the stenographer now finds her precarious investment jeopardized as a result of her Nazi employers’ eagerness to avoid civil or criminal liability for such material as it expected to have published in the Beobachter.

The following excerpts from the affidavit of Henry Woisin, national treasurer of the League and one of Schnuch’s lieutenants, makes reference to the machinations which led to the newspaper’s being placed in the hands of the Germania Printing Co., Inc., a newly-formed corporation which was to bear the brunt of responsibility for whatever the Beobachter printed:

“I was present at the meeting which is referred to by Joseph Schuster and others, at which the publication project was authorized, and Haegele was appointed to handle the practical end of it. From the beginning it was the intention of the National Organization to keep its name out of the matter in order that if there were any attacks upon the publication the property would be in the hands of a corporation in which the National Organization would not have any apparent interest.”


Haegele now claims that the Germania Printing Co. is an entirely separate organization, controlled by him and his sympathizers, and that therefore he is entitled to full possession of the Beobachter and its plant.

Since Miss Heiler has remained loyal to Dr. Schnuch, it appears unlikely that if Haegele should establish this claim in court, he will be too eager to make speedy redress to the stenographer. It is also quest###ble whether the financial status of his group will place it in a position to continue publication of the paper for any protracted period.

Meir-de-Malea, a Jew, was Minister of Finance in the thirteenth century under Alfonso the Wise, king of Castile.

Jean Philippe Baratier, a short-lived prodigy born in 1721, at the age of eleven was the Christian translator into French of Benjamin of Tudela’s travels.

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