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Nazi Probe Aide Asks $100,000 in Libel Action

November 2, 1934
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The Deutsche Zeitung, Yorkville’s militant pro-Nazi publication which has shown signs of genius in finding hot water to step into, has again demonstrated its abilities along those lines.

The hot water this time is the preparation of pretty young Miss Dorothy Waring, “Secret Agent 89,” retained by the Congressional Committee to investigate un-American activities in the United States.

In a libel suit filed in Supreme Court yesterday, Miss Waring charges that the Zeitung, now the defendant in a criminal libel action started by former Magistrate Joseph Goldstein, said she failed completely to succeed in her task of obtaining the secrets of Nazi propagandists here.

The suit, which asks $100,000 and names the D. Z. Publishing Company, Walter Kappe, editor, and William L. McLaughlin, managing editor, also charges that the publication described her as a “no longer young lady.” The opprobrious term “liar” was also applied to Miss Waring by the Zeitung, she charges.

Another suit growing out of Miss Waring’s connection with the Congressional investigation will be instituted by her, she announced yesterday. The defendants are to be the magazine, New Masses and the writer, John Spivak.

Basis for the suit, which is for plagiarism, is the recent series written by Spivak in which, Miss Waring charges, appears information known only to herself and a few of the highest Nazi leaders.

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