Budapest (Mar. 14)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Trachoma is a Jewish disease, the Vice-President of the District of Hajdu, alleges in the course of an official order issued by him on combating the disease. The Jewish population, the order declares, are the sole cause of the trachoma epidemic. The Jewish religious customs, the ritual baths, and the Chedarim are responsible for the spread of the epidemic. The victims are watched over and concealed from the authorities as if it were a Jewish sacred disease.
The trouble starts in the Chedarim, the order says. The authorities have found 35 children in a small room of four to five metres. The establishment of Chedarim is kept a secret by the Jews and the authorities are unable to obtain any information regarding them. The authorities insist that a complete register of all pupils in the Chedarim should be supplied to the Mayor.