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Untermyer Attaches Ford Money in Bernstein’s Libel Suit

September 3, 1923
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The attachment of $115,000 belonging to Henry Ford in the Corn Exchange Bank and an instruction to the Sheriff of the State of New York to seize all copies of the “Dearborn Independent” coming into New York, are the latest developments in Herman Bernstein’s suit for libel against Ford and the Dearborn Publishing Company.

Speaking of the progress of the suit, Mr. Bernstein, editor of The Jewish Tribune, said:

“Mr. Ford continues to evade the jurisdiction of the Courts and to occupy the ‘enviable’ position of a quasi-fugitive from the justice of this State, but I believe that we are gradually closing in on him so that he will either have to ‘face the music’ or pay the damages and confess himself a libeller not only of me but of an entire race. It seems amazing that any man can do what he is doing in this case and still hold up his head in the community. no matter how big a money bag he may be.

“Mr. Untermyer’s office reported to me today that as a result of the warrant of attachment served on the banks, he has attached $115,000 belonging to Henry Ford in the Corn Exchange Bank and that there is a likelihood of attaching considerable other property, although no real estate in the State of New York has been unearthed in Mr. Ford’s name.

“New developments are shortly expected in connection with the sale of the Dearborn Independent in this State. The Sheriff has been directed from now on to seize whatever copies of the Dearborn Independent make their way into the State.”

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