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Miami Fireman Posts Bond for Arrested Members of Rockwell Party

A City of Miami fireman with a known anti-Semitic background posted bond for two members of the American Nazi party who were arrested here while picketing the office of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith.

The two Nazis, Roger C. Foss and Gene Shalander, were taken into “protective custody” after they were threatened by a hostile crowd. Later they were charged with disturbing the peace, assaulting a police officer, inciting to riot and possible vagrancy.

Bond of $250 was posted for Foss and $150 for Shalander by Varren C. Chapman, who said he represented a group of “interested citizens” who had raised the money. Chapman’s anti-Semitic leanings became publicized when he told a Miami News reporter that while he was not a member of the American Nazi party, he supported it because it was “the only organization which stands up against the Zionist conspiracy.”