Salonica (Dec. 13)
The public prosecutor today decided to take action against the agitation carried on by the “Makedonika Nea,” controlled by the War Minister, General Kondylis. The paper recently commenced a campaign of incitement against the Jewish population, in connection with a promise given to a Jewish delegation by Premier Tsoldaris, that the existing restrictions with regard to elections would be abolished. Premier Tsoldaris promised that the system of a separate Electoral College, which maintains a political ghetto for the Jews, would be changed.
In connection with its anti-Jewish agitation, the “Makedonika Nea” also announced a series of fictitious historical articles entitled “The Jewish Hangmen of Salonica,” in which is portrayed the character of one Peretz Covno, who is said to have become a favorite of the Turkish Government of Salonica and occasioned the execution of numerous Greeks.
As a first step, the public prosecutor has invited Eli Ebenosiglio, President of the Communal Assembly, Asher Moissis, and the legal councillor of the community, Yomtov Yakoel, to submit evidence for the prosecution.
The agitation carried on in “Makedonika Nea” shows no sign of abatement, and the inciting articles which continue to be published are seriously disquieting the Jewish population.
Samuel Belov, concert artist, conducted the 100 musicians in the Eastman School of Music Orchestra in their annual concert at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, N. Y. Mr. Belov is a member of the faculty of the Eastman School of Music, which is part of the University of Rochester, and was founded and endowed by the late George Eastman, Kodak magnate.