Government of Poland Protests to U.S. Against “intelligence Tests”

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The intelligence tests introduced by the American Consul General here in the examination of Jewish applicants for United States visas will be given up in the near future, it was stated here today on good authority.

The intelligence tests, which included questions like, “How many feathers has a goose? How long is a string? How many feet has an American eat? What is the difference between summer and winter? What is the difference between a man and a woman? How many minutes and seconds are there in an hour? What does one do when it rains? What is the difference between silver and iron? Can you make a stove out of butter?” called forth wide protest.

The matter was taken up by the Polish Emigration Office, a Government department dealing with emigration problems. Acting upon a report of the Emigration Office, the Polish Foreign Office intervened with the United States Ambassador in Warsaw, pointing out that these intelligence tests are applied only in Poland.

It was stated that the Ambassador assured the Foreign Office of the speedy elimination of these tests.

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