WASHINGTON (Sep. 15)
Fritz Kuhn head of the German-American Bund, will be recalled by the Dies Committee investigating un-American activities for further questioning, it was announced today. He will probably be placed on the witness stand early next week.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is one of the agencies which urged the committee to recall Kuhn, it was learned. Questions will be directed towards his alleged activities as a “propaganda agent” for the German Government. Chairman Martin Dies has said on several occasions that there seemed to be sufficient evidence to warrant prosecution of Kuhn under the act requiring registration of foreign agents.
The committee has also intensified its search for William Dudley Pelley, Asheville, N.C., anti-Semitic publisher and organizer of the Silver Shirts, in the hope of questioning him along the same lines. Testimony before the committee showed that articles printed under Pelley’s name had been lifted bodily from releases of the German Propaganda Ministry.
It was also indicated in the testimony of Government investigators that Pelley communicated directly with the office of the German Propaganda Ministry in Hamburg.