WASHINGTON (Sep. 20)
Charges that the German-American Bund was manufacturing letters protesting against the lifting of the arms embargo and deluging Congress with them were made today by Representative J. Buell Snyder of Pennsylvania.
Snyder said he had received 150 letters protesting against lifting the embargo and was so impressed that he decided to conduct a personal poll in his own Congressional district. The poll showed, he said, that nine out of ten persons actually favored lifting the embargo despite the flood of “inspired” warnings.
Nearly all the letters received at his office, the Representative said, ended with this identical paragraph: “We do not wish to sell arms or munitions to any belligerent nation, either directly or indirectly, for cash or credit, to be delivered by us or called for them as such a policy could not but lead us into war.”