Temporary outlawing of Germany by the United States, Great Britain and France was urged upon members of the clergy gathered to honor the Rev. Dr. Stanley High at a testimonial dinner held in the George Washington Hotel Thursday evening. Dr. High, who himself advanced the motion that would apply “diplomatic pressure” to the Hitler government and force suspension of its atrocity acts against the Jews, was challenged by fellow divines who held that revocation by the wartime Allied powers of the Versailles Treaty is preferable to outlawing.
Dr. High said in his address that only a fraction of the difficulties of the German Jews are reported by the press. He quoted a Nazi official as saying that within three years there will be no Jews in Germany “except in museums.”
The Rev. Dr. Samuel McCrea Cavert, general secretary of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America, who disputed Dr. High’s suggestion that Germany be outlawed, said:
“Before we decide to curb Hitler, let’s have more honesty and sincerity in international relations and disarmament. Let us realize the injustices of the Versailles Treaty, the absurd reparations and other things which prevented Germany from functioning. Aren’t we, ourselves partly to blame?”