Ford Urged to Help Cancel Permit for Rally by Neo-nazi Group

A meeting is being sought by a number of Jewish and non-Jewish groups with President Ford to seek persuade him to arrange cancellation of a permit to a local neo-Nazi group to stage a “White Power” rally in front of the White House on the Bicentennial weekend. The permit for the rally, scheduled for noon on July 3, was granted to the Nazis by the Park Police.

Sen. J. Glenn Beall, Jr. (R. Md.) is aiding the groups in the effort to meet with the President. The groups include the Zionist Organization of America; the Shalom Club, an organization of Holocaust survivors; the Silver Springs (Md.) Jewish Center; the Gold Star Mothers; the Gold Star Wives; the Jewish War Veterans and supporters from both Black and white Christian groups.

Fred Schulman, public affairs director for the ZOA in Washington, who is spokesman for the groups, said “no group should be allowed publicly to urge the violation of the first amendment rights of Blacks and Jews, as the Nazis so consistently do.” He noted that at a recent Nazi White Power rally in Chicago, 14 persons were injured, 32 arrested and an injunction issued against Frank Collin, a Nazi leader and his followers.

Schulman said the injunction prohibits the urging “of the violation of the rights of Blacks in the area, where such action is directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action.”

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