Bucharest (Jul. 31)
Further steps to prevent anti-Jewish outbreaks, which have not only jeopardized the internal peace of the country but have weakened Roumania’s credit abroad and en dangered the tenure of the presen# government, were taken today at a special meeting of the cabinet presided over by Premier Maniu. The correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency has ground for believing that this decision is a sincere effort to put an end to the anti-Jewish disturbances which are giving the opposition party an opportunity for telling attacks.
In the meantime the press continues its attacks on Dr. Alexander Vayda Voevod, minister of the interior, for the interview he gave several days ago to the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The “Adevarul” says that Dr. Vayda Voevod “fell into a hole with this interview, especially that part of it in which he appealed to foreign Jewry to aid Roumanian credit.” The paper interprets this part of the interview as the equivalent of saying that further anti-Jewish excesses can be stopped in exchange for foreign Jewish financial assistance.
The “Vitorul” indignantly asks in commenting on the sensational interview “what does this mean? May we conclude that the government maintains a well-organized plan for anti-Semitic agitation under the slogan ‘give us money or we give you anti-Semitism’?” Similar opinions are being voiced in practically the entire Roumanian press which is emphasizing that Dr. Vayda Voevod told the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency what he had never said openly to any other newspaperman before.