Vienna (Aug. 31)
The police department broke up the session of the congress of the World Union of Zionist Revisionists at three o’clock this morning upon the complaint of residents in the district of the convention hall.
The intervention of the police followed tumultuous scenes lasting one hour precipitated in the course of the general debate, particularly on the question of the ratification of the Calais agreement.
The excitement started when Meier Grossman, vice-president of the Revisionist Union, read a communication from Robert Lichtheim, Berlin Revisionist, calling upon the conference to set aside the Calais agreement which leaves to the discretion of individual Revisionists whether or not to pay the shekel to the World Zionist Organization.
Robert Lichtheim has been the target of attack on the part of the Palestine delegation, who have persistently demanded his resignation from the Executive of the Revisionist Union as well as from the Actions Committee as a Revisionist representative.
Their ire was further aroused when in addition to calling for the rejection of the Calais agreement, Mr. Lichtheim appealed to Vladimir Jabotinsky, president of the Revisionist Union to return to the Zionist Organization.
Unless this is done, Mr. Lichtheim pointed out, the Revisionist shekel payers are placed in an untenable position, being subjected to double discipline from two organizations.
While expressing his admiration for Jabotinsky, Mr. Lichtheim made it clear that he will continue his opposition if the present congress ratifies the Calais agreement.
Robert Stricker, Vienna Revisionist, proposed in the course of the general debate that Revisionists in each country engage in general politics in the lands where they reside.