New York (Mar. 11)
Dr. Cyrus Adler, President of the American Jewish Committee, authorised the Jewish Telegraphic Agency to-day to make public the following statement denying that he had any conversations with Senator William E. Borah, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee concerning finding some means of exerting moral pressure on the Hitlerists to cease their antisemitic programme.
A report containing these allegations was published in the New York “World Telegram” yesterday in a Washington despatch, signed by William Philip Simms, the Foreign Editor of the Scripps-Howard Press.
“Dr. Cyrus Adler states that the publication which appeared in the “Telegram” of March 10th. to the effect that he had conferred with Senator William E. Borah concerning the situation in Germany must have been due to a complete misunderstanding.
“When Dr. Adler was in Washington he did not see Senator Borah, did not telephone him, did not communicate with him, in any way. In fact, Dr. Adler said that as far as he can remember, he has never communicated with Senator Borah in any way.”