Steuben Society Silent on German Day Plans

While plans for the entertainment of attendants at the projected German Day celebration at the Madison Square Garden on December 6 have been drawn up, no mention was made as late as yesterday as to decorations of the hall nor of the speakers who were being invited to address those present.

Meanwhile Jewish leaders in New York have decided to take no action against the celebration pending completion of the program. It is understood, however, that should the swastika flag be displayed at the celebration, or should Ambassador Hans Luther be invited to speak, a situation which would call for the display of the Hitler emblem, Jews will not attend and protests will be offered by German-Jewish groups against the staging of the affair.

According to plans reached at a meeting of the Steuben Society, sponsors of the fete, and delegates of many German vereins, the entertainment program will consist of a ball, and numbers by various singing societies. The press was excluded from the conference at which these plans were formed.

It is understood that plans thus far have been completed without the participation of various German-Jewish organizations. Robert Rosenbaum, president of the German-Jewish Federation, received no invitation to the German-American Conference a week ago, when that organization accepted the Steuben Society’s proposal for a German Day celebration and voted to support it.

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