Seven Nazis Jailed in Irvington Riot
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Seven Nazis Jailed in Irvington Riot

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Seven Nazis were in jail today, one Jew in the Irvington General Hospital and another held in $1,000 bail, following the riot in Irvington yesterday between sympathizers with the German government and their opponents.

The following were held:

William S. Renner, 22, 680 Lexington avenue, New York City.

Robert S. M. Scram, 24, 208 East Seventy-fifth street, New York City.

Armin Arnheider, 31, 226 East Twenty-third street, New York City.

William Altman, 25, 120 East Eighty-seventh street, New York City.

Walter Meusner, 29, 245 East Eighty-third street, New York City.

Walter Blath, 30, 265 Riverside avenue, Yonkers.

Paul Johannsenn, 27, 204 West Eighty-eighth street, New York City.

Jack Aronowitz, of Newark, is in the hospital suffering from a skull fracture. He may die. Albert Gorlin, of Newark, is under charges of having used a blackjack and was released on $1,000 bail. Five other Jews were released under custody of counsel.

S. W. Morris, Newark agent of the Federal Secret Service, has started an investigation to determine the causes of the disturbance.

Mayor Percy Miller of Irvington issued a statement this morning in which he scored attempts to “incite riots in this city by means of mob violence and gangster methods.” Acting with Director of Public Safety Edward Ballentine, he announced that strict meausures will be used in punishing those who were responsible for the trouble yesterday.


Fragments of stench bombs, an assortment of bricks, smashed window panes, and a casualty list that reached thirty remain as monuments today to the Nazi invasion of Newark last night.

Twenty persons have been held by police for participation in one of the liveliest riots here in recent months, which was inspired by the debarkation of a legion of ###ormtroopers at Irvington last night and their highly Hitlerized meeting, which was broken up by anti-Nazi mobs despite the protection offered by police eordons.

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