Rockwell, Nine Aides Sentenced in New Orleans for Picketing ‘exodus’
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Rockwell, Nine Aides Sentenced in New Orleans for Picketing ‘exodus’

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American Nazi Party leader George Rockwell and nine of his “stormtroopers” were found guilty last night of unduly alarming the public and of conspiring to breach the peace while picketing a local theater here last month during a showing of the film ” Exodus. ” The ten Nazis were given varying jail terms.

Rockwell, who was sentenced to 60 days in jail and fined $100, was released under a $1,000 bond to appear in court in his home town of Arlington, Va. , to answer charges of failing to pay alimony. Three of Rockwell’s “lieutenants, ” including Seth D. Ryan, secretary of the party, were given 45-day jail sentences and fined $75 each. The other six were sentenced to 30 days in Jail and fined $50 each.

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