Chicago, Ill. (Oct. 21)
Dr. Sherwood Eddy in an address yesterday at the initial meeting of the Council of Jewish Charities at the Chicago Palmer House told a large audience that he stands in favor of a joint economic boycott of German-made goods by both Jews and Gentiles. Dr. Eddy is former secretary of the Y.M.C.A. in Asia, and an authority on international affairs.
Cautioning Americans not to “meet hysteria with hysteria”, and describing the political advent of Adolf Hitler as “the antitoxin of the disease of despair in Germany”, the speaker warned that an economic boycott launched by Jews alone “is a dangerous weapon.”
Dr. Eddy said that Hitler is “the most dangerous man in the world today”. The objective of the Nazi regime in the Reich, he said, is the slow economic strangulation of the Jews. Relief must be extended to the suffering refugees immediately and generously, Dr. Eddy declared.