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Digest of Public Opinion on Jewish Matters

[ The purpose of the Digest is informative: Preference is given to papers not generally accessible to our readers. Quotation does not indicate approval-Editor.]

The opinion that if Zionist Revisionism would revise certain features of its own program, its fundamental principle would become acceptable to many Zionists, is expressed by the “Jewish Daily News,” which writes on The Sound Element in Revisionism, in its issue of June 22.

Tracing the causes which led to the rise of the Revisionist movement the “Jewish Daily News” observes: “If Revisionism would not talk about a Jewish Legion, which is an absurdity, and about taking away land from the present owners, a propaganda which is very harmful to us-then the Revisionist party would have a chance of becoming a big oppositionist, perhaps even the leading party in Zionism. But even now, when Revisionism has shackled its own feet with the demands for a Legion and land expropriation, it nevertheless has a power of attraction because of its sound kernel-the demand for a firmer policy in regard to England. There are some who believe that Weizmann’s firm tone in his recent letter to the Mandates Commission of the League was a result chiefly of the fact that the Revisionists made the ‘issue’ regarding Weizmann’s weak policy more burning than it had been before.”

BALTIMORE “SUN” ON THE KLAN

The board of directors of the Sesqui-Centennial celebration has acted wisely in revoking the permit granted the Ku Klux Klan to hold a parade in the grounds and use the auditorium for meetings, declares the Baltimore “Sun” of June 24, remarking:

“It hardly seemed credible that at a celebration held to commemorate the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence honor would be done an order which bases its creed on denial of the fundamental principles contained in this promulgation and whose activities are so repugnant to the aims of the government its signers sought to establish.”

Referring in another editorial to the announcement, made, according to the paper, “not furtively, but openly and loudly,” that the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan of Maryland has resigned his office, owing to disagreement with the national officers of the Klan, the Baltimore “Sun” observes:

“It is quite obvious that up to the present the Klan has not prospered in the Free State. The number of Maryland Nordics willing to fork over ten dollars has been small. The Klan has languished except in the outlying bucolic districts. Even the antics of the hundred per cent Nordics in the pulpits have not served to steam up the movement.”

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