Bucharest (Nov. 18)
The threat that terroristic methods will be employed against any attempt of the new Roumanian government headed by Dr. Ion Duca, Liberal Party leader, to suppress anti-Semitic organizations was made today by M. Codreanu, leader of the anti-Semitic Iron Guard, in his newspaper, Garda. Claiming that his organization mustered a hundred thousand members, Codreanu boasted that there are at least “ten thousand legionaires whose hands do not fear to destroy those threatening the existence of the Iron Guard.”
The daily newspaper Vointa reports that the Minister of the Interior is to take drastic measures against the anti-Semitic organizations and has decided to outlaw the Iron Guard and the organization headed by Professor Alexander Cuza. The new police prefects installed by the Duca government have already been instructed to this effect, the paper declares, and the Hitlerite movement, which has been most active in the province of Transylvania, will be wiped out completely.
In a special message issued through the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Dr. Duca pledged his government to a program of equality of rights for all citizens.
“The true spirit is one of broad tolerance and absolute equality for all citizens, independent of race or religion”, Dr. Duca declared. “The new government will stimulate among the population the spirit of harmony and confidence which is essential for the general well-being of the country.”