WASHINGTON (Sep. 24)
Three self-styled Nazis who picketed the White House with anti-Jewish and anti-Negro banners were remanded for hearings in Municipal Court here Wednesday, after being arraigned this morning as a result of a demonstration in front of the President’s residence this weekend. Four other uniformed Nazis arrested in the roundup of seven adherents of the American Nazi party forfeited bail of $10 each, thus avoiding trial.
The men were arrested following a fracas when a passerby tore down a swastika banner which they carried. Police charged the banners were designed “to excite passions and hatred.” Jack Dubrowsky, 37, of Farmingdale, N.J., charged by the police with being the man who snatched the swastika banner from the hands of some of the Nazis, was also arrested and likewise forfeited $10 bail.
Police said one of Rockwell’s men, identified as Ralph P. Forbes, 22, listed as residing in Arlington, Va., suffered a bloody nose. Forbes chose to appear in court as did Harry E. Blair, 24, and Lawrence G. Smith, 21, both listed as residing in Rockwell’s Nazi barracks building. Following the arrests, 13 “Storm Troopers” appeared in front of the White House to begin a new picket line.