Asheville, N. C. (Mar. 11)
“Neither Asheville officials nor Asheville Jews need entertain the slightest worry that our leader, William Dudley Pelley will annoy them again by his presence for a long time to come,” the special Silver Shirt Bulletin issued here today says.
The Pelley organ considers the $1,000 fine imposed on Pelley “just a fine for his purely technical violation of the law.” It cost the State $15,000 to send Pelley to prison and then he didn’t go, the Bulletin boasts.
“We have bigger fish to fry in the ultimate than merely castigating Jews as Jews,” the Silver Shirt Bulletin declares, outlining a new plan for the organization’s work in the future. The purpose of this plan is “to compose a bloc in the American body politic that shall be impregnable opposition over which alien autocracy cannot ride to destroy Christian ideals.”