Bucharest (Aug. 4)
Dr. Alexander Vayda Voevod, Roumanian minister of the interior, will resign within a few days if reports in today’s Bucharest papers are true. It has several times before been rumored that he would resign because he was hurt that he alone was being held responsible for the anti-Semitic outbreaks.
One paper says, “Surprises may be expected in the next few days in the cabinet in connection with Vayda Voevod’s recent mistakes. In quarters close to King Carol it is said that Vayda Voevod’s recent tactless interview that he granted to the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency has made a very bad impression. This and other similar tactless acts of his have weakened his position with the King.”
In the meantime the sudden departure of King Carol from Bucharest for his vacation has resulted in the postponement of his proposed interview with the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, but his attitude is still emphatically against the anti-Semitic occurrences.
The newspaper, “Omul Liber,” commenting on Vayda Voevod’s present position, says, “Vayda Voevod has completely compromised himself on the Suceava events and now with the interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Political circles consider his remaining in the cabinet impossible.”
The “Dreptatea,” the official organ of the Maniu government, in an endeavor to weaken the impression made by the interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, an interview that is still being talked about in political circles here, says, “All the attacks on Vayda Voevod are based upon the interview given to an American journalist who denatured Vayda Voevod’s remarks.” The paper forgets to add, however, that the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency took the interview down in shorthand and informed the minister of the interior that it was being done to avoid misquotation.
The entire family of the Jewish merchant, Julius Greber, consisting of his aged father and mother and daughter, hung themselves today, giving economic ruin as the reason. Because the economic condition of the Jews of Bessarabia is getting worse daily the Joint Foundation in Berlin has decided to open a credit bank in Bessarabia to assist Jewish merchants there with credits.