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Bund Leader in Clash with Senator Connally at Hearings on Nazi Ban

Repeated clashes between Senator Tom Connally, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, and William Kunze, national leader of the German-American Bund, marked hearings held today before the subcommittee, which is considering legislation affecting the status of the Bund and Communist organizations.

Senator Connally minced no words in showing his dislike for the Bund as an organization, or Kunze as its leader, and rebuked Wilbur Keegan, counsel for the Bund, for interfering in Kunze’s testimony.

Kunze appeared before the subcommittee to object to the projected legislation, but protested that the Bund was innocent of any un-American activities. Connally maintained that if the Bund was not engaged in subversive activities it would not object to the proposed law.