WASHINGTON (Dec. 28)
The Dies Committee, in a report prepared by Rep. Jerry Voorhis and endorsed by every member of the committee, today recommended that Dr. Colin Ross, German propagandist who recently toured this country, “be prevented from ever again setting foot on American soil.”
Dr. Ross, a World War spy, made a lecture tour of the country, wrote articles for the Nazi press in America in which he attacked Jewry and, incidentally attempted to photograph American industrial plants, according to the report.
In one article, appearing on the Deutscher Weckruf, official organ of the German-American Bund, entitled “Jews in America”, he said: “Every one is aware that the Constitution of the United States does not apply to modern living conditions. America isn’t a democracy any more….”
In releasing its report on the activities of Ross, the Dies Committee said: “Neither the committee as a whole nor any of its individual members entertains the slightest doubt of the unswerving loyalty to the United States of our fellow citizens of German descent. It is as much in their interest as in that of the nation as a whole that the committee has endeavored to bring to light some of the facts concerning the activities of Nazi agents like Colin Ross and the leaders of the German-American Bund.
“The question of the form of government of the German or any other nation is not one that concerns either this committee or the American people, but attempts by any foreign agency to influence American citizens in favor of a foreign form of government and against American democracy is quite a different matter and one concerning which the Committee on Un-American activities has immediate and great concern.”