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a to anti-prepared-, 1 '" . dyaea-. -what progress. GERMAN VOTES TO GO TO ANTI-WILSON MEN Victor" Ridder Quoted on the :. Organized Campaign for " Congressmen. ' BROTHER BACKS COLQUITT United Opposition -to President Is ' Justified by Teuton 8ym-' "pathlzersl , Victor Ridder, the brother oi Bernard Ridder. editor of the Staats-Zeltung, said last night, according to information received by Ths Nkw York Times, that the '..German-American vote was being organised in this country in a campaign against any Presidential candidate not acceptable to . tbe. German-Americana, and that the start of thai campaign was being made now In an effort to see that no Congressmen or Senators were re turned to Washington who were not In opposition to President Wilson. In his statement, as reported to Ths Tim is, Mr. Kidder said he believed that tbe use of the German-American vote to beat men for Congress wn-j' might sup port Wilson . was perfectly Justified In view of the unwarranted attacks Mr. Wilson bad made upon the Germans and the German-Americans living here. - Mr. Ridder waa asked about the story appearing in a New York newspaper to the effect that Bernard Ridder had writ ten to German I langaagi Texas', news papers asking them i support O. B. Colquitt, one of the candidates for the United States Senate. . ." It rs true that my brother and The Staats-Seltung are using all the Influ ence In their, power." Mr. Ridder ia ported to bavo said la reply, te that as large a vote as possible is swung a support men for' Congress, Senators and Representatives, who are not la sympathy - with ' President Wilson - and Who can bs depended upon to oppose him to the last., ?I consider -this Is a perfectly Justi flable action on our part In view of the unjust .and unfair Imputations of Pres ident Wilson against the Germen-Amerl canr who are living peacefully as mam bers of this nation despite the troubles In Europe. It Is true that Bernard Rid der baa written to friends ia Tsxasask ing their . support of former Governor Colquitt's election to the Senate. -"There wlU oe no attempt to swing tbe entire German-American vote until after both the Democratic and Republican parties select their nominees for President, but we will support that candidate who Is satisfactory to German- Amertcana end light tbe other.' "Henry Weismaon. President of the uerman-American Alliance, admitted last nigm mat ne knew or the plan to organise and swing the German - A mer lean vote in support of one candidate who mlaht be acceotable. bat ha daw dared-that he was going to keep out of ine wnoio ining, When asked about this matter by Ths Times. Mr. Ridder responded, simply: " It hardly seems credible, does It, that uerman-junericans wouia support a man soieiy on tne ground thst he was op posed to president Wilson T Any flaht that waa made by ua against a Congress man, wouia aieo aepena a gooo deal on who waa tne nominee who might run against air. wuson. Mr. Ridder refused to answer the dl rect question ss to whether or not the uerman-American vote nad been orsan Ised and would vote one. way or another ss a soua Doay m tne coming election. He said a'reply to that question would have to be mad by his brother Bernard. Bernard Ridder refused to make any naiemeni last, nignu - i. iterances or .President . Wilson to whlcit exceptions - have been taken by ' If, wmsn-Asiencaiif ware contained In his messes a to Cnnsmtss In which he spoke of those " me poison or aisioy-alty Into the verv srteriea n ... -1 tlonal life: who have sought to bring the authority and tmai r uovenuneni into contempt; to destroy our Industries wherever they thought it effective for their vindictive purpose to -, - v, . ii i a hiiii, awn. 9 aeoaso our poll- ucs w uses or loreign intrigue." 4,277 The have - been records, vessel OF . but.Up-. , Cerresponee"-Special comment press bo the conviction of President aU the The actuated tain ably. passports here. l.V. V. doubtedly aihie which rai should America's that that In ulta naught, be ."The tives still wishes It does here: blood-red The gmn of Including Industries, Had countless of which particularly with of our Judgment believe with warfare. "In in the pion of neitner h. had holy

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 24 Apr 1916, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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