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The Day of Oct. 31. expresses its belief that there is such a thing as a Jewish sentiment which makes itself felt in the political campaign.

“There is only one element in America”, says the Day, “that still retains its terrible fear of the ‘hyphen’, and that is the Jewish element – particularly the ‘yahudim’.

“Thus we see Rabbi Schulman, one of the ‘yahudim’, in great distress because Dr. Buchler appealed to the Hungarian Jews to support Governor Smith for re-election. ‘Hyphen!’ shouts Rabbi Schulman, ‘there is no such thing as a “Jewish yore”!’ Yet this rabbi himself made a tremendous ‘appeal’ to God, in the name of the Torah, at the Republican convention in Cleveland.

“Remarkable – the American politicians consider the fact of a Jewish vote, they know that there is a Jewish sentiment which makes itself felt during election time. They regard this as a natural thing, the same as the Irish, Italian or German vote. But the ‘yahudim’ are in eternal fear of the from Russia.”

DEFENDS LA FOLLETTE’S ATTITUDE TO JEWS

Referring to the accusation which has been made by many that Senator La Follette introduced in the Senate on March 3, 1923, a memorandum of American-Hungarian citizens saturated with anti-Semitism, the Jewish World of Cleveland (Oct. 28) says:

“The incident was explained satisfactorily by Senator La Follette. He did not read the petition, believing it to be harmless. but when his attention was called to its anti-Semitic contents he stated publicly that he deeply regretted the incident. He explained that his trust was misused by a band of Hungarian Jew-haters.

“Is La Follette an anti-Semite? Does be hate the Jews? If we had many more anti-Semites like M. La Folette the world would be a better and safer place to live in.”

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