Bucharest (Aug. 4)
Premier Maniu has been declared by King Carol to be personally responsible for any further anti-Jewish outbreaks. This statement is considered to be very important, carrying with it the King’s personal statement of his sincere desire that Jewish safety be guaranteed.
The president of the Jassy Chamber of Commerce, seat of the anti-Semitic student organizations, today issued an appeal against anti-Semitism, stating that every “Roumanian patriot should combat anti-Semitism because it ruins the economic life of the country.”
In the meantime a bomb was thrown into the house of Menachem Rubinger, a Jew of Dorna, near Chernovitz. The bomb failed to explode. Authorities, who conducted a search for the assailants, discovered a number of members of the anti-Semitic Cuzist group, including the notorious Nicolai Totu and M. Danila, agitators against the Jews, for whom the police throughout the country have been searching. Leaving one policeman to guard the hotel where Danila and his confederates were located, the police declared them under arrest and proceeded to Rubinger’s house to investigate the bomb-throwing.
Returning later to the hotel they found that Danila and his associates had disappeared, having forced their way past the single policeman. Their luggage was left behind and a search of it disclosed a French handbomb in Danila’s luggage. The secret police, aroused by this discovery and the bomb throwing, are making every effort to locate Danila and Totu. The chief of the secret police left for Dorna with the assurance that Danila and his associates would be found within the next day or two.
In the memorandum submitted today by the Union of Roumanian Jews to Victor Cadere, chief of the secret police, the charge was made that the police in Cuvurlui, Old Roumania, are passive in combating the severe anti-Semitic agitation which is increasing there daily. M. Cadere immediately following the receipt of the memorandum, despatched his general inspector, Stenfanescu, to Cuvurlui to prevent any untoward events and to punish those local officials who have remained passive in the face of anti-Semitic agitation.