Berlin (Dec. 18)
A large delegation from Aachen, including the mayor of the city and the leaders of the local chamber of commerce, arrived in Berlin today to petition the government to eliminate the anti-Jewish restrictions in connection with the manufacture of the new uniforms, which the leader of the Labor Front, Dr. Robert Ley, ordered all members of labor unions to wear.
Dr. Ley recently ordered all the millions of German workers included in the Labor Front to buy a special holiday uniform consisting of a blue civilian-looking suit and a cap with a distinctive badge.
According to the original specifications laid down by the German authorities, the material for the uniforms was not to be produced by Jews and neither were the uniforms to be sold by Jews. However, the Aachen delegation pointed out that their city, a large textile center, will be severely affected if Jews are excluded. Many of the factories would be compelled to reduce their output considerably since the workers will order uniforms instead of other suits. Not only will Jewish owners of the factories suffer, but the number of workers would be reduced, increasing unemployment.