2 • NEW CASTLE NEWS, THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1946 New Editor of Reader's Digest Took German Funds in 1941, Says Nazi Testimony Shows German Embassy Gave $10,000-$15,000 To Eggleston and Stewart of Isolationist Magazine, Scribner's Commentator, to Publish Pro-German Sheet. Awards Presented At Flower Show At the Nuremberg trials, U. S. interrogation officers have been told by Herbert von Strempel, former first secretary of the German Embassy in Washington, that in 1941 he personally pre sented $10,000-$15,000 to George T. Eggleston and Douglas Stewart of the isolationist — pro-German magazine, Scribner's Commentator. Eggleston, at this writing, is an associate editor of the Reader's Digest. Stewart in 1944 was sentenced to 90 days in jail after he refused to tell a Federal Grand Jury investigating Nazi propa ganda, where he got $36,000 toward the purchase of a Wisconsin weekly newspaper which advo cated an appeasement-isolation ist line. The questioning in Nuremberg was conducted by Capt. Sam Harris, a member of the U. S. prosecution staff, and the tran script of the interrogation has been introduced into the trial record as U. S. Exhibit 880, Document 3800 PS as part of the prosecution's case against Ru dolph Hess. The following is an excerpt from von Strempel's testimony: Q: Now, Dr. Strempel, 1 want to discuss with you another en terprise. What was your con nection, if any, with the magazine Scribner 's Commenta tor? A: I remember that I was informed that two young but well experienced publishers—I believe around the middle of 1941—wanted to organize a magazine of the type of Reader's Digest to be managed and fi nanced by German and Ameri can capital. Q: What were the names of these men? A: Their names seem to have slipped my memory, be cause I spoke to them only once. Perhaps you can help me? Q: Stewart and Eggleston? A: Yes, yes. Q: Go on. A: As Berlin had given on several occasions orders to bring out such a magazine, either the German Consulate at Chicago or at Cleveland showed Local Church To Hold \Old-Time\ Family Picnic An old-fashioned family pic nic sponsored by the Women's Society will be held for all the Congregational Church families at the Ward Poundridge Reser vation Saturday, June 8, from two o'clock until dark. Games and races for all ages will pre cede the basket supper. Fire places and picnic tables are available for all. Directions for reaching the Poundridge Reservation: Take No. 117 to Kisco, right on No. 172 to No. 22, left through Bed ford Village, bear right on No. 121 to Poundridge Reservation Entrance; then follow \Chappa- qua Picnic\ signs. In case of rain, the picnic will be postponed to the following Saturday, June 15. (Continued on Page 12) FLASiH!. George T. Eggleston, Associate Editor of the Reader's Digest, accused by Herbert von Strem pel of German Embassy, de nies he took money from Nazis. More on this story next week. C NORM ADVERT)UN«.te \SAY BOSS, DON'T FORGET QUALITY FUEL OIL. . . for next winter—if you expect me to be cozy and comfortable!\ If you want your furnace to do a good job of heating —be sure that you order top-quality, high grade fuel oil NOW from YOUNG & HALSTEAD! YOUNG & HALSTEAD COMPANY LUMBER • MASON MATERIAL • COAL DUPONT PAINTS • FEEDS East Main Street, Mount Kisco, N. Y. MOUNT KISCO: TELEPHONE 4104 Chappaqua, Armonk, Katonah—Telephone Enterprise 7011 The annual flower show pre sented by the Chappaqua Gar den Club on May 25 has been un animously acclaimed by visitors and participants as \one of the finest ever staged by an indi vidual club.\ Blue ribbons were given for highest awards, red ribbons for second, and gold ribbons as third, with additional prizes to the Junior winners. Horticultural class blue rib bon winners were: Mrs. Donald Gibbs, Mrs. Robert McKeon (2), Mrs. C. G. Cleveland, Mrs. Wal ter Dunnock (2), Mrs. R. B. Bleier, and Mrs. L. O. Lemon. Red ribbons went to: Mrs. James Yuille, Mrs. P. H. Gra ham, Mrs. Walter Dunnock and Mrs. John Sheddon. Gold ribbons were awarded to: Mrs. C. G. Cleveland, Mrs. James Yuille, Mrs. Robert McKeon and Mrs. Alton Gerlach. Artistic Arrangements Show boxes: Mrs. R. M. An drews, special award: Mrs. Jo- siah Allen, blue ribbon; Mrs. Al- drich Matthews, red ribbon; Mrs. Frederick Rode, gold ribbon; and Mrs. Norman Kenyon, hon orable mention. Copper or brass arrangements: Mrs. Frederick Rode, blue rib bon; Mrs. Richard Bleier, red ribbon; Mrs. Morton Sanborn, gold ribbon, and Mrs. E. C. M. Stahl, honorable mention. Dining table arrangement: A. WILLIAMS FINE CABINET WORK DONE AND REPAIRED UPHOLSTERY ANTIQUE FURNITURE BOUGHT, SOLD AND RESTORED (Established in 1912 in Pleasantville) 56 Ossining Road Pleasantville Phone 211 1918 1932 A HERO NO JOBS 1946 1950-51-52 A HERO • DON'T LET IT I HAPPEN AGAIN. JOIN THE V-F'W Mrs. dward Bleker, blue ribbon and Mrs. Carl Goutell, red rib bon. Mantle piece arrangement: Mrs. Robert Bell, blue ribbon; Mrs. Donald Earl, red ribbon, and Mrs. L. Stern, gold ribbon. Occasional table arrangement: Mrs. W. R. Martin, blue ribbon; Mrs. Arthur Fyfe, red ribbon; and Mrs. Francis Warren, gold ribbon. Men's Class Arrangement suggesting book title. Blue ribbons were awarded to: Ralph Walker—\The Three Bamboos\ Wesley Jones—\The Lost Weekend'' and John Lin- denthaler—\A Tree Grows in Brooklyn\; red ribbons to Ken neth Fagg—\The Hucksters\ Harry O'Brien—\The Farmer Takes a Wife\ and W. Stuart Leech—\Treasure Island\; gold ribbons went to Frederick Guinz- burg—\Last Days of Pompeii\ and Hans Courtial—\The Egg and I\. Bird Baths— Frederick Guinz- burg, blue ribbon. Junior Exhibit Dressing table arrangement: Francis Warren, blue ribbon and Jane Chaleski, red ribbon. Window boxes: William Fair- grieve, blue ribbon. Desk arrangement: Sally Gou tell, blue ribbon; Gay Forsythe, red ribbon; Allan Plate, gold ribbon; and Micky War burton, honorable mention. Cigar box gardens: Sandy Par- CONFIRMATION SERVICE At the Church of St. John and St. Mary last Monday morning, 90 children were confirmed at a special service by Bishop Joseph Donahue, Auxiliary Bishop of New York. Judge R. W. Aylesworth and Edward I. White acted as spon sors for the boys, and Mrs. Ed ward I. White and Mrs. Robert Giebel sponsored the girls. VETERANS of FOREIGN WARS of the UNITED STATES NORTH WESTCHESTER POST No. 2721 Richard Burklin, Commander Castle Road, Chappaqua George B. 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