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American Religious Heads Petition Queen Marie on Behalf of Minorities

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The influence of Queen Marie of Roumania on behalf of the religious minorities in her country was sought in a petition bearing the names of 30,000 Americans, including Cardinal O’Connell and Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, president of the American Jewish Congress, presented to the Roumanian Legation here.

The petition protests specifically against the Roumanian government’s treatment of Hungarians, Saxons and Jews in its territory, declaring that members of the Baptist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic and Unitarian Churches and the Jews are particularly affected.

Among other names on the petition were those of the Rev. Harry Emerson Fosdick, of New York; the Rev. Edgar Y. Mullins. president of the Baptist World Alliance; Evangeline Booth, commander of the Salvation Army, and Louis C. Cornish, vicepresident of the American Unitarian Association.