WASHINGTON (Aug. 4)
Five notorious anti-Semites among the 28 persons indicted here recently for sedition are still at large, the Justice Department disclosed today. United States attorneys and draft boards throughout the country have been enlisted in the hunt.
Those still at liberty include William Robert Lyman, Jr. of the National Workers League, who once told the Dies Committee that he favored hanging for all Jews; H. Victor Broetstrupp, lawyer for William Dudley Pelley; Edward James Smythe, leader of the Protestant War Veterans; Robert Edmondson, who “proved” President Roosevelt’s “Jewish ancestry” and who was tried in New York City in 1938 on charges of “libelling” the Jewish religion; and Hudson de Priest, a writer for Gerald B. Winrod. Seven of the accused, including Winrod and George Sylvester Viereck, who is serving a prison term for failure to disclose his Nazi connections, have already pleaded not guilty.