WASHINGTON (Apr. 4)
President Johnson was urged today to broaden his campaign against the Ku Klux Klan to include more vigorous Federal investigations into the activities of other “right-wing fanatics” such as the American Nazi Party. Commander Ralph Plofsky, of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A., said his organization welcomed the anti-Klan drive launched by President Johnson as a result of KKK terrorism, as well as the investigation of the extremist group by the House Un-American Activities Committee.
Citing the activities of such “military-minded extremists” as the American Nazi Party, the Minutemen and the National States Rights Party, Mr. Plofsky said that it was absurd to permit “such private armies” to exist with stocks of arms. He recalled that adherents to the Nazi movement are known to have accumulated rifles and pistols, while one Nazi was arrested for illegal possession of a machinegun.