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Indianapolis Indiana Jewish Post (Newspaper) - October 21, 1938, Indianapolis, IndianaBy the jewish Post a journal for Indiana jewry vol. 5�?no. 19 Indianapolis , october 31, 1938nation-wide mass meetings sunday to rally support by jewish telegraphic Agency new York a the emergency committee on Palestine representing every phase of organized jewish life in America called upon 450 communities throughout the country to set aside sunday afternoon for countrywide mass meetings to urge great Britain to keep the Gates of Palestine open to jew ish immigration. It was estimated that rallies throughout the nation would have audiences totalling More than 3,000,000. These meetings will be addressed by prominent jews and non jews from All walks of life. The decision to Call the nationwide meetings was adopted at a conference of the emergency com Mittee at which the following organizations were represented by their leaders american jewish committee american jewish Congress. Jewish labor committee by Nai by Rith and zionist organizations. All will join in sponsoring the meetings. The City Council unanimously adopted a Resolution urging president Roosevelt and Secretary Hull to make representations to Britain to continue implementing the jewish Homeland policy. Latest jewish appeals on Palestine were from the Central conference of american rabbis an emergency meeting of jewish women s organizations called by Hadas Bah free sons of Israel United galician jews of America and jewish National workers Alliance. Sleeping dose fatal to editor and wife by jewish telegraphic Agency . Rudolf Thomas jewish editor in chief of the Pra Ger tag Blatt who took an overdose of sleeping potion in a suicide pact with his wife died and his wife died in the Hospital a Day later. Or. Thomas said in parting messages to friends and relatives that he and Iii wife had decided to commit suicide in despair Over the Fate which has befallen German democrats in Czechoslovakia following the occupation of sudeten land. Or. Thomas had been working for the Prager tag Blatt. Organ of German democrats since the age of 18.British get u. S. Views on Palestine by Boris Smolar j. T. A. Chief european correspondent London. A the views of the United states government regarding anticipated moves of the British government on Palestine a future status have been made known to the foreign office by the american embassy it was Learned. These views were understood to be 1 the United states although not a member of the league of nations which granted Britain the mandate Over Palestine is entitled under the Anglo american convention on Palestine of dec. 3, 1924, to be consulted regarding any changes in the mandate before they Are carried out and the United states government is interested in learning of such changes prior to their being carried out. 2 the United states govern continued on last Page Home in Canada asked by jewish telegraphic Agency Ottawa a the Ottawa citizen seeing the dream of a jewish Palestine apparently faded suggested editorially an alternative Homeland in Canada a where natural resources Are More than sufficient to support Twenty million the editorial said that Canadian sentiments make it possible for More exiled and persecuted people to find a Sanctuary in Canada Quot expressing the Hope that the arabs might permit Palestine to remain a cultural Home of the society head raps bund by jewish telegraphic Agency new York a Justice Gustavo Wieboldt told at a dinner of the Steuben society important German american organization that the German american bund was Quot something we stand for As an american Theodore Noffman. President of the Steuben society wrote in the organization s official bulletin that Bunde fuehrer Fritz Kuhn s Aims meant Quot abrogation of new group organized by jewish telegraphic Agency Union City n. organization called the German american front one of whose purposes will be to fight against Quot a jewish con trolled America Quot has been formed by the new Jersey division of the German american bund which is negotiating with German american organizations in other states to form a single body embracing Many groups of German descent and German sympathies. Bund meet causes riot by jewish telegraphic Agency Chicago the action of 2.000 anti fascists in trying to carry an american Flag into a Hall where 1,000 members of the German american bund were meeting precipitated a riot that required 150 police to quell. The invaders were halted at the Entrance to the a l and fist fights ensued. Police forced the Flag bearers to Retreat. Veterans in demonstration by jewish telegraphic Agency Syracuse. N. Y. A shouting Quot dirty nazis Quot and Quot Why done to you go Back to Hitler Quot some 2,000 by Julia Bonwit j. T. A. Staff correspondent. Washington. A expressing Quot anxiety distress and apprehension Quot Over the possibility of Quot a Radical reversal Quot in great Britain a Palestine policy a delegation of jewish leaders representing All sections of american jewry petitioned the British government through ambassador sir Ronald Lindsay for continuance of jewish immigration. The delegation spent More than 20 minutes with sir Ronald. Or. Stephen s. Wise read a four Page statement after which there was a discussion Between the ambassador and the delegation. Sir Ronald said he would transmit the statement to his government in London. The delegation include Palestine warfare to end in 3 weeks Macdonald View by jewish telegraphic Agency London a zionist leaders considered the political crisis threatening the Palestine jewish Homeland to be alleviated for the present chiefly by the timely expression of american Public opinion and the United states governments statement of interest in the matter. These developments. Zionists believed strengthened colonial Secretary Malcolm Macdonald in his position against other Cabinet members who had demanded a solution of the Palestine problem at any Price. The situation May not become acute again before december zionists believed. In the meantime the British government is determined to wipe out terror in Palestine and restore order. It was Learned that at wednesday s Cabinet meeting Macdonald was to submit a detailed report on the Palestine situation and was expected to express the View that with the armed forces now available the Palestine terror can be ended in three weeks. The interval will also be utilized for government negotiations with the jews and with the arabs. The possibility is not excluded of direct Arab jewish negotiations. Demonstrators milled outside n meeting Hall where the German american bund was holding a rally. Police brandishing nightsticks escorted Gray uniformed bund members from the Hall. The demonstrators included Many american legionnaires. District attorney Donald Mawhinney and legion officials later announced an investigation of the blinds activities. German Hall ousts bund by jewish telegraphic Agency Oakland Calif the German american bund has been ousted trom its quarters in the German Pioneer House because of Quot in american activities and the houses manager announced. Quot they have been making trouble for some time and have been especially cocky since Hitler went into Czechoslovakia a manager George Engelhart said. He added the 200 to 300 uniformed members had been drilling with rifles and looking Forward to the time Quot when they will take Over control of the United states representatives of the american jewish committee the american jewish Congress by Nai by Rith. The Palestine economic corporation the jewish War veterans of the United states zionist organizations and other fraternal cultural religious and economic groups. The jewish delegations statement to ambassador Lindsay stressing the american jews interest in the Palestine Homeland and pointing out that the jews had supported the British government despite the Quot violence and terror Quot Palestine jew s had suffered in the past two and a half years expressed concern Over reports that the intention of closing the door a the mandatory government has of the promised land to the people to whom the Promise was speaker Max Lerner Louisville meet to attract Many with leaders of u. S. Jewry scheduled to speak the two Day session of the East Central states regional conference of the Council of jewish federations and welfare funds will get under Way in Louisville at 8 p. In. Saturday with a talk by or. Max Lerner former editor of the nation and now professor at William College. He will talk on a can jews Edgar j. Kaufmann of Pittsburgh who is head of the newly created Union of american jewish organizations will deliver an address at the same session. Sunday morning oct. 23, the meeting will open with an address by mrs. Joseph Ehrlich of Detroit on Quot what agencies do and should welfare funds support Quot. Immediately following will be a two hour discussion on programs for refugee adjustment presided Over by or. E. J. Gordon of Columbus. Mrs. Celia Razovsky of new York director of the German jewish childrens Aid will participate. The luncheon session will be followed by another panel on vocational guidance and employment problems of communities. Presiding will be or. David Tynberg of Pittsburgh a member of the United employment service of Pittsburgh. The conference sessions will be held at the Kentucky hotel. Over 250 prominent communal leaders from the six states comprising the Region Are expected to apes Hitler Shaw revises play by jewish telegraphic Agency London George Bernard Shaw who in a new play had Mussolini Tell Hitler he was a fool to persecute the jews has altered the lines now that Italy has embarked about an anti semitic policy. In announcing the change Shaw said a i cannot for the life of me understand Why Mussolini turned against the the dictators argument Over their political faiths occurs in shawls play the characters Quot Battler Quot and Quot bombard one represent the German and italian pledges . Efforts to Avert loss of Palestine by Julia Bonwit j. T. A. Staff correspondent Washington a Secretary of state Cordell Hull has promised to take Quot All necessary measures for the Protection of american rights and interests in Palestine Quot in View of the changes in policy planned by great Britain and he emphasized americans interest in the jewish Homeland. This government intends to present to Britain its views regarding any changes in the mandate affect ing american rights and while the United states cannot prevent modification of the mandate it can refuse to recognize the application of such changes unless assented to by Washington Hull said in u statement replying to a a Large number of telegrams and letters from individuals and american interest in the jewish Homeland was emphasized in the Early part of the statement which cited the expressions by All presidents since Wilson and by Congress of sympathy with the development of the National Home Quot a project in which american intellect and capital have played a leading or. Hulls statement was issued after a representative jewish delegation led by president Henry Mohusky of by Nai by Rith had presented to him a plea for american intercession with Britain to prevent a a Radical revision in Palestine policy which would harm the Homeland. The plea was based on the necessity of 1 safeguarding Palestine policy in whose shaping the United states played a prominent role 2 averting widespread suffering in the holy land and despair among refugees actual and potential 3 protecting the rights of american nationals in Palestine. 65,000 wires sent by jewish telegraphic Agency Washington a postal and Western Union Telegraph companies Here handled 64,222 messages up to last saturday. The Washington office of postal said one third of its total were addressed to Secretary Hull and the other two thirds to president Roosevelt at the White House. Messages continued to pour into both agencies at a combined rate of 10,000 a Day. In Chicago and new York postal Telegraph messengers canvassed Homes of jews with form messages to be sent to Washington. Zionists said 6,000 telegrams were obtained in this Way in Chicago. Earle protests by jewish telegraphic Agency Harrisburg a. A governor George h. Earle announced he had sent a message to Secretary Hull expressing dismay at reports of British repudiation of the Balfour declaration and the Palestine mandate. He said that our government subscribed to the Palestine declaration and Sanctity of International commitments should prevail in this a Resolution memorializing president Roosevelt and Secretary Hull to make known to Britain a that this country looks to great Britain to adhere to her commitments and to hold fast to the germs of the Palestine mandate and to the spirit of the Balfour declaration Quot was continued on Page 2 jewish delegation presents protest to British ambassador

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