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Roumanian Minister Confers with Cyrus Adler, Head of American Jewish Committee, on Situation of Jews

His Excellency, the Roumanian Minister, Carol Davila, with the Counsellor of the Legation. Jacob Rosenthal, called Wednesday on Dr. Cyrus Adler President of the American Jewish Committee.

David M. Bressler a member of the Executive Committee of the American Jewish Committee, was present. Mr. Davila said that his predecessor at Washington had on a number of occasions had useful conferences with the late President of the American Jewish Committee, Louis Marshall, and that it was his desire, on behalf of the Legation to renew and continue this contact with the Committee.

Various matters relating to the situation of the Jews in Roumania were discussed. Dr. Adler pointed out that the Jewish Community Law had brought to this country (and also to other countries) reverberations indicating that the large majority of Jewish people in Roumania were opposed to it and had not been consulted prior to the adoption of the law. Dr. Adler gave expression to the hope that in the near future the Minister would be in a position to give assurance that a congress of Jewish communities in Roumania would be called in order to give the Jewish Community of Roumania an opportunity for an expression of their opinion.

Further matters relating to the economic situation of the Jews and possibilities of credit were discussed and Mr. Davila said that he would make inquiries on the subject.

With regard to the recent reports of disorders, Mr. Davila declared that according to advice he had received from (Continued on Page 3)