The Dolfuss government has expelled the Vienna correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and the Jewish Daily Bulletin, Mr.M.A. Tenenblatt, a Polish citizen. Our correspondent was warned last month by the Austrian authorities that his despatches were considered unfavorable to the Dollfuss regime. Now he was arrested, fingerprinted and treated like an ordinary criminal. His home was searched and his books and papers were confiscated. He was ordered to leave Autria within twenty-four hours, although no official charges were brought against him, and no statement was made public denying the veracity of his news despatches.
This is the characteristic way in which dictators try to suppress truthful news reports about their doings. Mr. Tenenblatt who is regarded as a very reliable newspaper correspondent., and who represented the JTA in Vienna for many years, was expellled in order that this legitimate source of information may be stopped at this particular moment, and also in order that other foreign newspaper corrspondents might be intimated. But the truth cannot long be concealed by such methods. And the government that resorts to such methods usualy succeeds in discrediting itself.
“MADE IN GERMANY”
The amendment in the sustoms regulations, approved by Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau, making it compulsory to mark all imports with the label of the country of origin, will henceforth prevent German made goods from being labelled “Made in Saxony” or ” Made in Bavaria” instead of being plainly and conspicuously marked “Made in Germany.” This ruling will stop the dumping of Camouflaged German-made goods in this country.
The recent amendment is clear and specific. It reads: “The marking required by section 304 stall include the name of the country of origin. The name of a sub-division such as a kingdom principality, state, or province of a city within the country or origin is not alone sufficient. The term country as used in section 304 is held to mean thepolitical entity known as a nation.
Credit is due Mr. Samuel Untermyer who as president of the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League, protested effectively and vigorously on the basis of voluminous documentary evidence, against the laxity of the customs regulations which permitted German brought here under misleading labels. Also the Commissioner or Customs and the Secretary of the Treasury deserve praise for having remedied this situation as soon as it became clear that consiiderable deception had been practised by concealing the German labels or by marking German-made goods in a misleading manner.