Gerald Smith Says Jews “hysterical” for Five Years; Urges Return of Coughlin to Air

Denying that he was anti-Semitic, Gerald L.K. Smith, who describes himself as a “nationalist,” today charged that the Jewish people in the United States have been “hysterical” for the past five years, and that the Communists were inciting the Jews to raise momey.

At a press conference in the Statler Hotel here, Smith circulated petition blanks calling for the return to the radio of Father Charles Coughlin, whose publication “Social Justice” carried violent attacks against Jews until it was suppressed by the Government after the U.S. entered the war.

Smith said he would confer here with former Senator Robert Reynolds who heads the so called “Nationalist Party,” and also with several members of congress, who, he said, were “nationalists at heart.” He refused to name the Congressman.

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