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5 ‘frontists’ to Face New Trial Sept. 4; Report 10 Jurors Will Join ‘front’

Federal Judge Robert A. Inch has set Sept. 4 as the tentative date for retrial of the five defendants in the Brooklyn sedition trial on whom the jury disagreed. Meanwhile, 2,000 persons attended a Christian Front rally in Brooklyn last night with eight of the acquitted defendants as guests of honor.

One of the former defendants, Macklin Boettger, is quoted by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle as stating that 10 of the jurors in the trial would join the Christian Front. The magazine Equality calls the trial a “farce” and points out that prospective jurors were not asked whether they were followers of Father Charles E. Coughlin or members of the Front. The magazine predicts a “terrifying campaign of Jew-baiting.”