Montreal (Dec. 26)
A call for an active fight against anti-Semitism in the province of Quebec has been issued by the “Jewish Eagle,” local Yiddish daily, as an answer to the latest anti-Jewish manifestations in Montreal. Among other things, the paper demands legal action against authorities who are responsible for signs which have been placed on municipally-controlled kiosks, which incite to open boycott against Jews.
Recently the local municipal authorities decided to control the sale of newspapers on streets by erecting and leasing kiosks on important corners to recommended news vendors. Many interpreted this act as a move to drive Jewish news vendors off the streets, one alderman havin openly voiced the demand that news agents be bi-lingual, meaning that they should understand French as well as English. Though its action raised many protests, the city persisted and erected the first kiosk on a busy thoroughfare. This kiosk now carries signs with the following inscription.
“Buy your papers from French-Canadians, Don’t buy from Jews.”
This boycott agitation has roused consternation among Montreal Jews, and the “Eagle” therefore demands a test case against the city for allowing its property to be used for anti-Semitic purposes.