Harrisburg (Sep. 11)
Secretary of Labor James J. Davis, and Governor John S. Fisher of Pennsylvania added their protests against the atrocities committed by the Arabs in Palestine, at a cases meeting held here at the Majestic Theatre, Tuesday evening.
“I am glad to express to you, another Christians have already expressed, as an individual and as a representative of the United States Government, that we are in sympathy with you over the plight that befell the Jews in Palestine,” Secretary Davis stated.
In the course of his address, Governor Fisher declared: “Because the heart of America beats for all those who are oppressed, we of Pennsylvania offer our sympathy for the sufferers in Palestine. America cannot tolerate such conditions because it is one of the basic principles of our constitution that all people shall have the right to worship according to the dictates of their own conscience.”
Messages of sympathy were received from Bishop James H. Darlington of the Episcopal Church, Mayor George A. Hoverter. Congressman I. H. Doutrich, Dr. Cyrus Adler, and Rabbi L. Silver of New York. Robert Rosenberg presided. A number of protest resolutions were adopted. The meeting was arranged by a committee headed by Paul Goldblatt.