Thursday, March 30, 2017
On this day, in 1933, Conrad Fullerton of Raleigh, South Carolina became irate upon reading an editorial in The New York Financial Herald, which he subscribed to for the financial news. The editorial addressed the situation in Europe. According to the author, Germany's new Chancellor harbored dangerous ideas about the rights of certain German citizens, especially those of the Jewish persuasion - ideas which the author of the editorial described as "abhorrent" and "a danger to international relations and safety." Fullerton, who had met Mr. Hitler briefly, during a recent trip to Berlin, found him to be a charming man, with a brilliant plan for his nation's future. True, his opinions about the Jewish question were a bit extreme, but talk was cheap and, honestly, he didn't exactly disagree with what Mr. Hitler had to say on the issue. In Fullerton's opinion, the writer of the editorial had made much ado about nothing. Frankly, Fullerton wished that Americans would elect such a patriotic leader, whose national and ethnic pride was at the forefront.