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Governors of 15 States Express Indignation at Arab Attacks Against Jews of Palestine

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-“This shedding of innocent blood is deplorable and the hate in which it is done adds insult to injury. In this matter of world concern it is well for the world that the issue is in England’s hands, for she has the head and the heart as well as the hand to meet the emergency. But whatever betides, there must be no interrupting of the perfect accord between our peoples, for I believe that this perfect accord between America and Great Britain is God’s earthly instrument for the security of the peace and progress of mankind. If our government in a spirit as altruistic as the dominant heart of our people would indicate to England we would second a movement by England to make Jerusalem and its environs neutral territory under the guarantee and protection of the Great Powers, such a consummation would doubtless result in the prevention of the recurrence of such a dangerous and deplorable situation as this.”

GOVERNOR DOYLE E. CARLTON (FLORIDA), TALLAHASSE, FLA

-“World peace is now the paramount undertaking and it behooves every nation to do its part to settle the strife now prevalent in Palestine. It is the hope of Florida that this unfortunate misunderstanding of men will be short-lived and the injustice to your people will be immediately brought to an end.

“I am sure that your people will emerge an even greater people. You have my very best wishes.”

GOVERNOR H. C. BALDREDGE (IDAHO), BOISE, IDAHO

-“It is to be hoped the deplorable conditions in Palestine will be corrected by prompt intervention. All the civilized world regrets this terrible tragedy.”

GOVERNOR FLEM D. SAMPSON (KENTUCKY). FRANKFORT. KY

-“I attended a large meeting of the Jewish people at Louisville last night in protest of the outrage against Jewry in Palestine and considerable money in free-will offering was raised. We voiced the sentiment that our government should encourage the British government possessing the mandatory authority in Palestine, to supply the necessary military forces to give protection to both life and property in that region and prevent a repetition of the wrongs. Kentucky is heartily behind this sentiment.”

GOVERNOR WILLIAM T. GARDINER (MAINE). AUGUSTA. ME

-“I shall support President Hoover most heartily in any view or action he takes concerning the matter.”

IN THE ABSENCE OF GOVERNOR GRANT G. ALLEN OF MASSACHUSETTS

John D. Wright, secretary to the Governor, wired: “I can assure you of the Governor’s deep interest and sympathy for the Jewish people in view of the present distressing situation in Palestine.”

GOVERNOR ARTHUR J. WEAVER (NEBRASKA), LINCOLN, NEB

-“The massacres in Palestine constitute both an outrage and a tragedy. I concur in the views expressed by President Hoover. World public opinion, condemning the massacres as murders, will be helpful in securing from the Mandatory power protection of an innocent population comprising citizens of many nations.”

GOVERNOR F. LARSON (NEW JERSEY), TRENTON, N. J

-“I regret very much that in this day of civilization, racial discrimination is so apparent. Every effort should be made to protect not alone American citizens residing or visiting the Holy Land, but also all others there. Acts of this kind cannot pass unchallenged if civilization is to continue. Your paper is to be congratulated for the active part it is taking in this matter.”

GOVERNOR R. C. DILLAN (NEW MEXICO), SANTE FE, NEW MEX

-“All sense of justice has been outraged in the recent murder of the Jewish people including American citizens in Palestine. In New Mexico we feel this very keenly because our Jewish citizens are practically 100% industrious, law-abiding, intelligent and progressive people. Nothing should be left undone by the authorities in charge of Palestine to stop these crimes that appall the civilized world.”

GOVERNOR MYERS Y. COOPER (OHIO), COLUMBUS, O

-“The people of Ohio extend their most sincere sympathy to those who have been victims of outrages perprated by the Arabs upon the Jewish people of Palestine. They approve most sincerely the sentiment and the attitude expressed on the 30th by President Hoover.”

GOVERNOR I. L. PATTERSON (OREGON), SALEM. ORE

-“I am in accord with President Hoover’s utterances in his message to the Zionist Organization of America. I believe that the present regrettable occurrences in Palestine will enlist widespread sympathy for the Zionist movement.”

GOVERNOR JOHN S. FISHER, (PENNSYLVANIA), HARRISBURG, PA

-“My sympathy goes out to the Jewish people in Palestine. Religious tolerance is a cardinal doctrine of the American Republic. It is our urgent desire that the Jews be protected from fanatical persecution in the Holy Land. I have confidence in the humanity and strength of the British government to restore order and establish peace.”

GOVERNOR NORMAN F. CASE (RHODE ISLAND), PROVIDENCE, R. I

-“Citizens of Rhode Island deplore the tragedy in the Holy Land and express deepest sympathy for all who have suffered through loss of relatives and comrades, injury or loss of property. The questions involved are international. President Hoover’s expression of the concern of the Washington government is that of all the people of the United States.”

GOVERNOR JOHN G. RICHARDS (SOUTH CAROLINA), COLUMBIA, S. C

-“The Jewish people of Palestine have my sympathy and that of the entire state of South Carolina in the recent tragedy there. This, however, is an international question. I feel sure that the United States government will take the necessary and proper steps in connection therewith.”

GOVERNOR DAN MOODY (TEXAS), AUSTIN, TEX

-“The Jewish population in Palestine who are now suffering massacre are entitled to the sympathy of the civilized world. Civilization and Christendom, let me say, owe much to the Jewish people. The massacre of these people is a crime against all civilization. It is my hope that the constituted authority supported by an enlightened world will give these people the protection which they deserve and bring the tragedy now being enacted to an end by restoring law and order.”

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