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Heavens, NO! That would be inflationary! THE CHICAGO STAR, JULY 20, 1946 Nil era ft- one-man anti-Semitic wave By LEONARD C. LEWIN ‘'Some of best friends are Jews.” So Eugene Flitcraft, publisher of the “Gentile News,” one of the fat rats of the ver min press, told the Chicago Star. But we were making no mis take in knocking on Flitcraft’s door at 64 E. Lake to tind the answer to this question: “Who is responsible for the new outbreaks of anti-Semit ism culminating in the deface ment of a Jewish synagogue in Glencoe?” * * * IT was learned that Flitcraft had saturated the Northshoro with copies of his anti-Semitic sheet on the eve of the Glencoe outrage. The wily Flitcraft hotly denied that he has ajiy direct connection with the attack on the Jewish temple. “It’s the Jews themselves who are responsible for that sort of thing,” he told the Star. ’Tf they didn’t make a lot of noise about my paper up there, and minded their own business, it probably wouldn’t have happened!” • • * FLITCRAFT is a “smooth op erator.” In contrast to other members of the hysterical hate tribe, he is genial, capable, well posted and quick with the an swers. His offices bespeak heavy fi nancial backing. And he consid ers himself an important “pub lisher”, with some 92 publications in addition to the “Gentile News.” Published in Chicago and Oak Park, the organ of the “Gentile Cooperative Association,” is cir culated nationally to pretty much the same mailing list as the other fascist sheets described by Albert E. Kahn last week in the Star. * * • FILLED with invective against Jews, "Jewish control’, ‘Commun ism’, and the other stand-bys of native fascist hate-sheets, the pa per is merely “pro-Gentile,” says Flitcraft “We aim to glorify and en courage the 125 million gen tiles, as opposed to the minor ity of Jews.” Flitcraft has been publishing in serial form the notorious “Pro tocols of the Learned Eiders of Zion,” long since exposed as the work of one Boris Brasol, an agent provocateur of the Old Czarist secret police. Carefully avoiding responsibility for the contents of the “Protocols,” Flit craft bills them as “authentic re productions” of the book, pub lished because of their “general interest.” # * • ALSO as a matter of "inter est,” Flitcraft publishes all the anti-Semitic material he can get his hands on. Much of it goes in the form of letters, but he also prints many editorials. Current issues include long pieces by Fa ther Coughlin, a regular column by Frederick Kister ol the “Christian Veterans,” Gerald L. K. Smith’s “National News Serv ice,” and "economics” by James Dyes’ Congress of National In formation. # * * FLITCRAFT’S tie-up with his colleagues in race hate is close. He “exchanges ads” with C. Leon DeAryan, William Kullgren, Lyrl Clark Van Hyning, and others of the so-called lunatic fringe, many of whom were indicted as sedi tionists during the war. Students of fascism say that when they subscribe to one of these publica tions they soon get them all. Circulation of the '‘Gentile News” is a closely-guarded se- cret. However, Flitcraft admits sending out 250,000 copies to vot ers of suburban Cook County last spring, when he was a candi date for county commissioner. A meeting of north shore residents in New Trier high school pro tested this distribution. “I wasn’t really trying to get elected,” he said. “I ran to get some publicity and circulation for the paper.", This is exactly what some speakers at the meeting charged. \ * * * Flitcraft explains Hitlerism glibly. “After all,” he said, “with the situation in Germany the way it was, with the Jews so strong out of proportion to their num bers, what could you expect?” Franco,” he declared, “is the last bulwark of Christianity in Spain against Communism.” # * # Flitcraft’s Chicago office is in the DePaul Law School building at 64 E. Lake. In addition to Flit craft, the building directory lists Marjorie Vosburgh, the Emeff Co., and the Chicago Select Newspaper Group in Room 1104. The “Select Newspapers” have nothing to do with the Gentile News, he claimed. “It’s just some private business of mine. I have many business interests, Includ ing 92 small newspapers through out the country.” He would name none of them. # # * Flitcraft heartily approves of the “strategy” of some Jewish groups and liberals who believe in keeping things quiet instead of fighting him and exposing him. He likes it better that way. wmm m mmmm wmmm . - mm**' mmmm tiffw m THE OPA FIGHT CAN BE WON! an editorial -- Increase the pressure for OP A! Flood your representatives, senators and President Truman with so many letters, wires and long distance calls demanding a genuine price control measure that they will be forced to take positive ac tion by the rising, roaring wrath of the American people. Three weeks of stratospheric prices since the murder of OPA by the congressional goon gang led by Taft and Wherry, of bloated profits to their masters who have a stranglehold on the nation’s economy, have hit all of us hard in our pocketbooks. We have had a small preview of how America looks with all con trols gone, and we don’t like it. * # * For the first time in history, a major nolitical strike was staged Tuesday afternoon by the United Automobile Workers union and cooperating groups for OPA. Buyers’ and renters’ strikes are in progress everywhere. The Chicago Journal of Commerce conceded this week that sales show a marked drop. The armor of the gold grabbers is beginning to crack. Tempo of the battle for OPA could be increased if Chicago builds and supports a strong central coordinating agency for all trade unions and progressive groups which could direct a dynamic, aggressive campaign for price control. The Chicago committee for price-rent control representing 85 organizations of the people is in the field to give this type of leader ship. The Tenants League of America should be organized in every community. It is the duty of organized labor to spearhead this fight, enlist ing the support of all progressive movements and drawing in as allies the spontaneously mobilized groups springing up everywhere to combat the rent gougers and grabbers of high profits. * # * While pressure increases on Congress, don’t forget Gov. Green and Mayor Kelly. Bowing to public sentiment, Green promised to call an emergency session of the state legislature “within 10 days” if Congress did not restore rent control. Those 10 days are gone. We want action in Illinois, no matter what happens in Washington. Mayor Kelly also must be urged to take emergency action on rents in Chicago. In Washington, the same congressional goon gang that wrecked OPA last month is trying to do a repeat job on the new bill. If an other public-be-damned measure is handed to Truman, tell him to veto it. And then tell him to convene both houses of Congress in joint session and go to the floor and fight personally for the price control legislation we have got to have. No man or group of men in Congress can stand against a fight ing mad, determined public. The Star believes victory for OPA is still possible if we make it hot enough for Congress. UNAVA gets boost from Joe Joe Louis told a crowd of 20,000 attending the American Music Festival at Comiskey Park last Friday night that the United Negro and Allied Veter ans of America, of which he is honorary national commander, is an organization that deserves their “complete support” The heavyweight champion will be the guest of honor at a testimonial banquet organized by the veterans group here on July 28 at the Parkway Ball room. Sponsors of the banquet include Bette Davis, James Gow, Mr. and Mrs. Artie Shaw. Captain Hugh Mulzac, Paul Robeson, Mayor Edward Kelly and Bishop J. A. Gregg. Chicago unions blast Franco Chicago unions got off-to a fly ing start for “Outlaw Franco” month in shop gate meetings yes terday (Wednesday). The World Federation of Trade Unions Jias set July 18 to August 18 as “Outlaw Franco” month, in bitter commemoration of the out break of the Spanish war ten years ago. A tremendous meeting of pack inghouse workers at Armour’s protested Franco’s murder of Ra mon Via and two other Spanish union leaders as the latest out rage committed by the fascist fuehrer. Defend chain gang victim Eugene Jones, who is wanted by a North Carolina chain gang to complete a 50-year sentence for crimes he did not commit is being defended by the Chicago Civil Liberties Committee which has sent out a call for $250 to help pay expenses in the case, it was announced last week. Lawyers Euclid Taylor and H. B. Ritman will see Governor Green on Monday to urge that he refuse to extradite Jones. 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