Terms Judea Democratic Club “irresponsible”

The Judea Democratic Club, in inviting Mayor Walker to speak before its Fourth of July gathering on the question of discrimination against Jews in employment in New York City, is attacked by Jacob Fishman, managing editor of the “Jewish Morning Journal.” Writing in Tuesday’s issue of his paper, Mr. Fishman says:

“The Judea Democratic Club has received once before in the Jewish press its merited slap for calling itself by the name it does. but it seems that this club is not concerned with public opinion and continues to exploit Jewish questions in connection with local politics. There lies before us an ‘open letter’ which this club has sent to Mayor Walker, asking him to be the great saviour of the Jews who are being discriminated against with regard to employment in public utility corporations. What should the Mayor do? He must only come, on the Fourth of July, and deliver a speech before the club. He is even promised an audience of seventy-five thousand people. Then the question will probably be settled, and ‘Hurrah for Mayor Walker!’

“It may be useless to attempt to talk to this group, but neither can one be silent about such irresponsibility. Jewish public opinion should cry out to these people, ‘Hands off Jewish Affairs!’”

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