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Lohbeck Voices Anti-semitic Tirade at Macarthur Rally

September 8, 1952
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A “MacArthur for President” rally here sponsored by Gerald L. K. Smith’s “Christian Nationalist Party” was converted into an anti-Semitic demonstration when Don Lohbeck, one of Smith’s key aides and principal speaker at the meeting, launched into an attack on the “internationalist-Zionist-Jewish combine” and bitterly assailed the Jews.

Lohbeck, who distributed petitions to get the names of Gen. Douglas MacArthur for president and Jack Tenney of Los Angeles on the Colorado ballot, said he was confident that MacArthur would accept the nomination by the party’s national convention. He deplored the fact that his vice-presidential candidate. Tenney, appeared on petitions of the Constitution Party as presidential candidate.

According to the Intermountain Jewish News, 93 people attended the rally at a local hotel.

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