Boston (Dec. 7)
The Boston TRANSCRIPT seized another opportunity to attack the Jews for their alleged efforts to receive treatment different from the rest of the people.
The TRANSCRIPT finds fault with the Jews because of Sargeant’s painting, the Synagogue, still hanging in the Public Library despite an order of the Legislature for its removal. The painting has caused a new controversy. The State Commissioner of Education, who has been authorized by the Legislature to use the piethre for educational purposes yesterday stated that he cannot fulfill the mandate since the painting is objectionable and therefore unfit to be used in art schools.
Boston Jews are said to be determined to demand that the painting be removed in obedience to the law. The subject promises to be a lively issue for the next Legislature. Commenting on this question, the TRANSCRIPT today finds the present situation is “the direct and logical result of all efforts made by any racial or religious group in the country to receive treatment that marks it from the rest of the people”.