Hamilton Denies Link to Anti-semites; Decries Intolerance; Gilbert Sees Franco Needed Here
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Hamilton Denies Link to Anti-semites; Decries Intolerance; Gilbert Sees Franco Needed Here

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Testifying before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, Republican National Committee Chairman John D.M. Hamilton today vigorously denied any knowledge of or connection with any of the anti-Semites or anti-Semitic activities dis closed by the committee.

At the same time, Dudley P. Gilbert, New York socialite who has admitted financing the circulation of anti-Semitic propaganda, told the committee that the American people will “have to rise under some American officer of the Franco type” to avert a “leftist uprising” which he charges is being plotted.

Declaring “intolerance to my mind is as great an enemy of our institutions as Communism, Fascism, Nazism or any other alien ‘ism’, Mr. Hamilton reminded the committee that he had openly fought Gerald B. Winrod when the latter sought the Republican nomination for United States Senator from Kansas. He repeated what he had said at that time, that “as a Republican acting in the interests of my party and my country I certainly would not vote for anyone who has dedicated himself to a course of intolerance.”

Referring to James I. Campbell, Major-Gen. George Van Horn Moseley and other anti Semites being investigated by the committee, Mr. Hamilton charged them with trying to link him by inference with their activities. “No man,” he said, “who has a position such as mine can permit that challenge to go unanswered because it not only reflects on me but also on the great political party which I represent.”

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