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Healey is Given 60 Days in Jail

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professional agitator” and that he had had no means of livelihood for more than a year except the collection of funds to further his anti-Semitic activities.


The Magistrate described the youthful Irishman as a “pseudo editor” and stated that his publication, Healey’s Irish Weekly, hadn’t appeared within the last couple of months. His publication The Storm, also had an irregular history of appearance.

The investigation disclosed, Magistrate Brodsky said, that Healey had “no affiliation with any Irish-American groups.”

He also brought out the fact that Healey had lied to the court when he stated that his father had died while serving in the armed forces of the United States. The senior Healey, investigators reported, was still very much alive.

Healey’s attorney, John S. Wise, Jr., who entered the case during the last fifteen minutes of the original hearing, did not appear in court yesterday. When Healey was questioned as to this, he stated that he expected the attorney. Magistrate Brodsky immediately got in touch with Wise’s office to learn that he was not retained by the defendant.

Mr. Wise’s office later informed the Jewish Daily Bulletin that Mr. Wise is not a Jew and that he had not been connected with the case since his first appearance in court.


Healey’s troubles started when he appeared in court last Friday to press charges against Julius Alexander, who on the previous night had torn down an inflammatory anti-Jewish sign hung in front of Kreutzer Hall, 228 East 86th Street, which read: “Gentiles Organize! Unite and Fight Jewish Talmudic Gangterism.”

Alexander, a husky Jew, tore down the twelve-foot placard with several poles and wire. As he removed the sign, Nazis in the second floor of the Hall doused him with buckets of water. They then started to attack the young Jewish mechanic, but were halted by the police.

Before Magistrate Brodsky, Alexander declared that he was enraged by the sign and tore it down as an act of good citizenship. Such signs, he stated, were likely to provoke excesses.

When Healey appeared in court against Alexander, he gave the Nazi salute to Magistrate Brodsky and tried to outline to the judge “the destructive philosophy of the Talmud.” The Magistrate dismissed the charges against Alexander and suggested to him that he swear out a similar complaint against Healey.

The youthful Irishman has for more than a year been connected with local Nazis. He was mixed up in the intra-Nazi factional wars of last Winter.

Appearing in court yesterday for the Anti-Nazi League were Dr. Mitchell Salem Fischer of Samuel Untermyer’s office and Norman Lef-court, a young attorney who is associated with the youth division of the American Jewish Congress.

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