of Allegiance was the origin of Adolf Hitler's "Nazi" salute under the
National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis). http://rexcurry.net/pledge2.html
Francis Bellamy & Edward Bellamy touted National Socialism in the USA decades before their dogma was exported to Germany. http://rexcurry.net/police-state.html
The swastika, although an ancient symbol, was also used to
represent "S" letters joined for "socialism" under the National Socialist
German Workers Party (Nazis), similar to the alphabetical symbolism for
the SS Division, the SA, the NSV, and the VW logo (the letters "V" and "W"
joined for "Volkswagen"). http://rexcurry.net/bookchapter4a1a2a1.html
Francis Bellamy (author of the "Pledge of Allegiance") was a Freemason and he promoted robotic chanting in the pledge and the stiff-armed salute (the early gesture for the pledge) within that group and other groups. http://rexcurry.net/theosophy-madame-blavatsky-theosophical-society.html
The Royal Masonic Cyclopaedia (1877) includes the swastika and calls it the Hermetic Cross (Hermeticism was a form of Gnostic Christianity) and refers to the swastika's use in conjunction with the signatures of Masons.
Hermetic Cross, used by members of the Governing Body of the Order of Ishmael, Esau, Reconciliation, and Expiation. The position of the Cross in relation to the signuture is varied, according to instructions issued from time to time, and marks the rank of the signatary; the colour of the ink is also varied. vol 1, pg. 9
Hermetic Cross - A cross called Hermetic is used in France, and exemplified in the Hermetic section of the Antient and Primitive Rite. (See Jaina Cross.)
Also see page 353 discussion of the Hammer of Thor (that would return after being thrown), the possible use as a boomerang.
Also Molner might be related to Mallet or Hammer.
The September 8, 1892 issue of the Youth's Companion Magazine is one of the, if not the, most sought-after issues of The Youths Companion because, in addition to containing Emily Dickinson's poem "Autumn," it contains the publication of "The Pledge of Allegiance."