An editorial in the current issue of the “American Hebrew” reveals that President-elect Hoover may choose Herman Bernstein, well-known American Jewish publicist, for a diplomatic post abroad.
Under the headline, “Herman Bernstein, a Man of Diplomatic Calibre,” the editorial states:
“Out of Washington comes the quite definite information that Herman Bernstein is among those whom the President-elect is seriously considering for a diplomatic post. Correspondents from the capitol are reiterating the thought that the Hoover administration is to select our diplomatic representatives not on the score of party patronage (although this phase of a candidate’s claim is by no means to be excluded from the reckoning) but on the basis of their ability to grasp and judge conditions in the country to which they are accredited, and to present these in an impartial survey to the President. Bernstein has had experience as a writer and journalist for more than thirty years. He has traversed European countries time and again in the course of his extensive travels, and knows their languages. He is personally acquainted with diplomats and economists, both pre-war and post-war leaders-in practically every European nation. He is a prober and gets at facts behind verbal camouflage. Mr. Hoover himself is that type of man. And if he is seeking public servants of that description to represent him in our embassies at foreign capitals, Herman Bernstein looms large as one of the comparatively few men in the nation who answers these requirements.”