Los Angeles (Aug. 5)
Describing persecution of Jews in Germany as a “desperate venture in futility,” Harry Bowling, member of the editorial staff of the Los Angeles Times, in a signed article appearing in that paper, warns Chancellor Hitler of the consequences of his program.
“What may happen to Germany, struggling valiantly for rehabilitation, if its people do not soon repudiate the acts of the former Austrian paper-hanger, represents the dark side of this latest exhibition of racial prejudice and intolerance,” Mr. Bowling declares. “Fortunately the unifying of Jewry which has sprun# out of the persecutions has a brighter side to show. It is pleasant to turn from Germany’s distraction to the better prospects in Palestine.”
Mr. Bowling warns that “persecution generally defeats its own ends” and predicts that future historians may credit Adolf Hitler with being instrumental in establishing a Jewish state in Palestine “by supplying it with the best Semitic blood in Germany.”