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Haegele Plans New League; Fight Goes on

January 9, 1935
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nia Printing Company but refused to take similar action as regards Schnuch, Walter Kappe, Carl Mueller, Adolf Haag, Severin Winterscheidt, Fritz Buettig, Guenther Orgell and Fritz Gissibl, named as “under-tenants” in an affidavit filed by Andrew S. Clark, attorney for Haegele.

This resulted in leaving things pretty much where they have been for the past few weeks, since it gave Haegele legal possession of the newspaper’s printing plant—which he has had for some time, anyway—but failed to win him the key to the editorial and business departments of the publication, which contain eagerly-sought-after subscription mailing lists.


The current issue of the Deutscher Weckruf, Schnuch’s new paper, features an attack on Kurt Luedecke and Eugene F. Grigat, accusing both of having “sold out to the Jews.”

Luedecke, Schnuch further charges, is the true power behind Haegele, and is directing him from behind the scenes. It will be recalled that when Luedecke testified before the Congressional committee to investigate un-American activities, he admitted having been appointed Nazi press representative for the United States, but declared he had subsequently forsworn Hitlerism because its leaders in Germany had treated him badly.


Grigat testified for former Magistrate Joseph Goldstein when the latter brought a criminal libel proceeding against W. L. McLaughlin, English editor and part-publisher of the now defunct Deutsche Zeitung. Grigat was appointed German editor of the paper about a week before it suspended publication.

The new Deutscher Weckruf, in its masthead, lists Walter Kappe as editor and Schnuch as the person “responsible for the entire contents.” It claims a circulation of 15,000.

Additional court proceedings involving the Haegele and Schnuch factions will come up in New York State Supreme Court on January 13, when Schnuch will seek an injunction aimed at displacing Haegele from Beobachter headquarters and at forcing him to cease publishing that newspaper.

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