Haegele Seeks State Charter for His Nazis
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Haegele Seeks State Charter for His Nazis

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In a festive mood over the recent dual defeat Dr. Hubert Schnuch’s League of Friends of New Germany suffered when it was refused a charter and when its request for a temporary injunction aimed at regaining possession of the Deutscher Beobachter was denied, the American National Socialist League revealed yesterday that it is preparing to incorporate under the laws of New York State.

“There is no doubt that we will be granted a charter,” a spokesman for the National Socialist League, which is led by Anton Haegele, declared yesterday. “We are framing a constitution which is strictly within the laws of the United States, and will be ready to make formal application within a few days.”


This statement was seen as an indication that the Haegele organization will at least feign repudiation of the “leadership principle,” which played an important role in defeating Schnuch’s quest of a charter for the Friends, since it gave Congressman Samuel Dickstein an opportunity to attack the Nazi group as un-American.

While evidence continued to pile up that Schnuch and his henchmen have been quite effectually squeezed out of the American Nazi picture, Haegele’s lieutenants revealed that the National Socialist League will make a determined assault tonight on one of the Friends’ last remaining strongholds.

This will take the form of a National Socialist League meeting tonight in Brooklyn, where Joseph Schuster, Schnuch’s staunch supporter, has contrived to retain some semblance of Nazi control.

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