THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS -- Friday, July 1, 1960 —
New York Bans Rockwell's Nazi Party
Warrant for Arrest of 'Storm-Troop'
Leader Issued by Judge Friedman
Meanwhile, a warrant was
issued here for the arrest of
NEW YORK — A temporary Rockwell on charges of dis-
injunction banning the activi- orderly conduct and inciting to
ties of George Lincoln Rock- riot. The warrant was issued by
well's so-called American Nazi Kings County Supreme Court
Party in New York State was Justice Louis Friedman on com-
issued Tuesday by State Su- plaint of Lester Fahn, a mem-
preme Court Justice Louis ber of the Jewish War Veterans
of New York.
Fahn's complaint was based
The order, which was request-
ed by New York State Sen. on the incident in the New York
Frank Pino and Assemblyman County Supreme Court building
Irwin Brownstein, of Brooklyn, when Rockwell was nearly
directed Rockwell to appear in mobbed by some 150 persons
court on Aug. 22 to show cause after he made anti-Semitic re-
why he should not be perma- marks during a televised inter-
nently enjoined from conduct- view outside the courtroom.
Rockwell is now subject to
ing activities in New York State
under the name "American Nazi arrest on the warrant whenever
Party" and from using the swas- he enters New York State.
Justice Friedman, in issuing
Rockwell did not appear at the injunction, said that no
the hearing. He notified the question of free speech was in-
court by telegram that the volved in this case, and that
American Civil Liberties Union Rockwell was a "threat to our
had advised him not to appear. way of life" if newspaper re-
If Rockwell does not appear ports about his statements were
in New York State by Aug. 22 true.
The Jewish T abor Committee,
to accept service of the order,
the injunction may be extended meanwhile, disclosed it had
indefinitely. The judge said the challenged the Federal Depart-
order would be renewable on ment of Justice on its stand
petition of the attorney for the that the Subversive Activities
Control Act applied only to
Communist groups and that the
Department there could not act
against Rockwell and his group.
The JLC cited correspond-
ence with J. Walter Yeagley,
Assistant U.S. Attorney General,
who said the Government could
not take action to halt the
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Published by the Brit Ivrit Olamit
activities of Rockwell and his
In Central Galilee in Israel there "storm-troopers" "unless there
is a village whose name is Amirim,
in which live naturalists and vege- IS evidence to establish a viola-
tarians who believe that this is the tion of a federal statute."
way to a good and healthy life.
He also declared that the act
Among the people of Amirim are
families who have come from dis- applies only to "Commtinist
tant places, such as a family from
a man and his wife and organizations which come with-
five sons and daughters; a family
from British Guiana; and also a in the definition" in that law.
Negro, with his wife and three chil-
Adolf Held, JLC chairman,
dren, who have Hebrew names. But
most of the members of Amirim replied that the act "gives lati-
are Jews, residents of Israel.
tude and procedure against any
Many of them were previously
invalids and after they took up organization found to be sub-
naturalism and vegeterianism, they versive." Held cited a long list
feel themselves healthy and happy.
Among the inhabitants you can of ultra right wing organiza-
find members of various profes- tions, such as the "so-called
sions: a doctor, a driver, a ship's American Christian Nationalist
captain, and a young soldier who
has completed his service in the Party," which had been desig-
Army. They have all left their pre-
vious occupations and have come to nated as subversive. He said that
work in agriculture and to live a there were some 25 or more
natural life in their moshav of
organizations imitating Nazi
The moshav is the center of the political patterns "which were
naturalist and vegetarian movement
declared Fascist organizations
Soon a large rest house will be by previous attorney generals."
opened for all their members in the
country and for those who wish to
The JLC leader argued that
rest and live a naturalist life for
Executive Order 10450, which
a short period.
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George Lincoln Rockwell, 41, "fuehrer" of the "American
Nazi Party", who was dubbed "half-penny Hitler" by Mayor
Robert Wagner of New York, is shown here being interviewed
outside the New York Supreme Court building. A protesting
throng of 150 screamed "throw him out" and "you want to
gas all Jews!", and the "half-penny Hitler" had to be whisked
away by police. Rockwell, whose Nazi party headquarters are
in Arlington, Va., needed police protection to reach LaGuardia
Airport for his return flight to Washington. A Navy flyer in
World War II and Korea, he recently was discharged from
the Naval Reserve.
was used by former Attorney
General Herbert Brownell to list
such groups, or the subversive
control act, should be applied
to Rockwell and his group.
Marines, Justice Dept.
at Odds over Rockwell
of Columbia has arrested pickets
w h o demonstrated peacefully
against firms practicing anti-
Negro discrimination. But Nazi
pickets, carrying placards urging
gassing of Jews, are immune
under the local interpretation of
Clark King, chief prosecutor
for the District of Columbia,
has vigorously prosecuted pro-
Negro pickets. King also has
indicated belief that Jews dis-
turb the peace by objecting to
Lincoln Rockwell's Nazi Party
tirade s. But he becomes a
fanatical liberal when the poten-
tial defendant is -a member of
the Nazi Party.
King shocked Washington by
ordering a Jew held for trial for
annoying "Mr. Rockwell" by
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WASHINGTON — The activi-
ties of a member of the United
States Marine Corps in the
"American Nazi Party" found
the Corps and the Department
of Justice Tuesday at odds over
the facts of the case.
The Marine Corps has taken
the position that it could not
act against the Marine because
the Justice Department had ad-
vised that the Nazi group' was
not on the Attorney General's
subversive list and there was
no violation of the law. .
Assistant Attorney General J.
Walter Yeagley informed the
JTA Tuesday that "neither I
nor anyone in the Department
of Justice to my knowledge has
furnished the Marine Corps with
an opinion concerning the
affiliation of Marines with the
American Nazi Party."
He added that regulations for
the conduct of Marines "is not
within the province of the De-
partment of Justice; likewise,
any determination as to whether
such regulations have been vio-
lated is not a matter within the
jurisdiction of the Department."
The Marine Corps asserted its
contention that the Marine's
affiliation with the Nazis was
legal because the party was not
on the Attorney General's list.
The Justice Department was
reported Tuesday to be con-
tinuing its inquiry into activi-
ties of Rockwell and his party,
but the Assistant A.t t or n e y
General noted that before the
Department could take action
"there must be specific evidence
to establish violation of a
specific_ Federal statute."
He pointed out that "not-
withstanding the highly offen-
sive nature of the activities,
they usually involve the inter-
pretation and application of the
free speech and assembly
guarantees of the First Amend-
ment and the Constitution."
A delegation representing the
Anti - Defamation League of
Bnai Brith, headed by Ben
Strouse, Chairman of the Re-
gional ADL Board, conferred
with Secretary of the Interior
Seaton Tuesday on the con-
tinuing use of District of
Columbia Park area under the
Department's jurisdiction f o r
rallies by the Rockwell group.
By MILTON FRIEDMAN
(Copyright, 1960, J.T.A. Inc.)
"talking loud" while the Nazi
leader was making a public
King and the Park Police
were charged by the Bnai Brith
Anti - Defamation League with
"misguided" interpretation of
their responsibilities. The ADL
stand against the licentious
abuse of "free speech" principle
is rejected by another commu-
The District police, several
months ago, actually hecto-
graphed an order to arrest Nazi
agitators for disorderly conduct.
Hearing of this, the communal
group rushed to District authori-
ties and managed, at the last
moment, to prevent issuance of
the orders. It was feared that
Nazi "free speech" might be
The president of the body
said "it would be a bad bargain
to secure the arrest of a crack-
pot like Rockwell at the ex-
pense of transforming the dis-
orderly conduct statute into a
vehicle capable of being used
for the suppression of free
But the same man remained
silent when police, coddling the
Nazis, arrested Jews who sought
to exercise freedom of speech.
Nor did the American Civil
Liberties Union have anything
to say about the denial of first
amendment rights to Jews.
The rallies are sadistic at-
tempts by the Nazis to incite
violence against Jews. Some of
the. Nazis put on plastic noses,
mock "Jewish" accents, and
circulate in the crowd to pro-
voke anti-Jewish excitement.
The Nazi headquarters in
nearby Arlington, Va., features
military discipline, guard duty,
racks of guns and a military
training program. Stormtroop-
ers punch a bag on which is
painted a "Jewish" face.
The Nazis joke about erecting
a huge concentration camp and
g a s chamber to manufacture
what they say will be called
"Anne Frank Soap."
Conference Censures Israeli Chiefs
for Speaking in Behalf of 'All Jewry'
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that the Arab League has a
$10,000,000 propaganda machine
which it uses against Israel and
world Jewry in the United
States, Latin America and other
In a detailed report on Arab
propaganda activities, Arnold
Forster, director of the civil
rights division of the Bnai Brith
Anti-Defamation League, show-
ed a copy of a letter from the
United Arab Republic's Presi-
dent NaSser to George Lincoln
Rockwell, leader of the Ameri-
can Nazi Party, in which Nasser
criticized the United States for
"financing Jewish immigration
PARIS' — A number of lead-
ers at the World Conference of
Jewish Organizations expressed
dissatisfaction Tuesday over the
occasional practice of Israeli
government leaders in claiming
to speak on behalf of all Jews.
The conference authorized its
chairman, Label Katz, president
of Bnai Brith, to bring the issue
to the attention of Israel Pre-
mier David Ben-Gurion, with
whom Katz is scheduled to meet
next week in Jerusalem. Katz
is going to Israel at the invi-
tation of the Prime Minister.
The conference also discussed
the Eichmann case and the gen-
eral situation in Sduth Africa. Insists Argentine Chief
Leaders of South African Jewry Map Extradition Treaty
at the conference meeting ex-
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plained the views of the South
African Board of Jewish Depu-
ties on the Apartheid question. has insisted that negotiations be
The conference decided to started for an extradition treaty
hold another meeting in Sep- between West Germany and Ar-
tember to establish itself as a gentina.
permanent world organization.
During his half-hour meeting
From reports of the discussion Tuesday with Argentine Presi-
which was held behind closed dent Arturo Frondizi, t h e
doors it was not clear how such chancellor did not bring up the
a world Jewish body would question of Argentine-Israel
function side by side with the differences on Adolf Eichmann,
World Jewish Congress, since the Nazi war criminal now
both would have at least, tech- awaiting trial in Israel.
nically, the same areas of ac-
Adenauer refrained f r o In
raising the issue, it was under-
However, the leadership of stood, because West Germany
the World Jewish Congress, in- does not want to interfere.
cluding Dr. Nahum Goldmann,
The Adenauer regime, how-
its president, took an active ever, would prefer that Eich-
part in the two-day conference. mann be tried in a West Ger-
Earlier, the conference heard man court.