Whether the Swastika will wave over the German Day celebration here October 29 or whether the Black, White and Red of the Republic alone will float over the celebration together with the American flag, was to be decided over the week-end at meetings of the executive body of the United German Socities. Several German-Jewish organizations are members of the society which is sponsoring German Day.
It had been the intention of the organization to invite Dr. Hans Luther, the German Ambassador, to attend the celebration. Whether Dr. Luther would attend if the Swastika were not displayed and whether the organization could invite him if it were decided not to display the hooked cross, were among the questions to be decided.
German Day in Baltimore, Md., was celebrated last week with no representative of the German Embassy present for the first time since the celebration was initiated there. The embassy had refused to patronize the affair unless the Swastika were displayed and the Baltimore German-Americans had refused to give the Hitler emblem recognition.
What will be the stand of the Jewish organizations which belong to the United German Societies if the organization votes to raise the Swastika over the German Day celebration here, has not been announced. It is expected, however, that such an act would make Jewish participation impossible.