Warsaw (Jan. 5)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
An attempt to create a bloc of Jewish labor groups for the forthcoming parliamentary elections in Poland has failed.
For the first time in the history of Jewish labor parties in Poland, negotiations were on the way with a view of uniting the Jewish labor party Bund and the Left Poale Zion Party, for the elections. It was estimated that if the two parties united they might be able to elect two labor deputies, one from Warsaw and the other from Lodz. The negotiations failed because of the insistence of the Bund, which has a larger following, that the two seats be given to its representatives. The Poale Zion demanded that one seat be given to its representative. As the situation now stands, neither of the parties has a chance of electing a deputy.
A manifesto issued today by the P. P. S. the Polish Socialist Party, deals also with the minorities question. The manifesto declares that the party is in favor of granting territorial autonomy to those national minorities who live in compact masses in a certain territory. The Polish Socialist Party lays emphasis on its demands that while the Vilna district is to be given autonomy, the rights of Polish residents there would be fully guaranteed. The party also went on record as being in favor of a free national cultural development of those minorities which are not concentrated in one specified area.