Lawrence Dennis Speech Canceled Because ‘He is an Anti-Semite’

The scheduled address of Lawrence Dennis before the Men’s Club of the Free Synagogue Wednesday night was suddenly canceled at the last moment because, Dr. Benjamin Horn, president of the club, declared, "He is anti-Semitic, and we will not listen to an anti-Semite."

Instead of Dennis, who was to speak on "What of the Consumer Under the NRA," Professor Willard Atkins, member of the "brain-trust" addressed the 200 persons who gathered at the Free Synagogue House, 40 West Sixty-eighth Street, to hear Dennis, Elmer P. Andrews, New York State Labor Commissioner, Isidore Lubin, Commissioner of Labor Statistics, and Benjamin Marsh, executive secretary of the People’s Lobby.

New officers elected at the meeting were: Benjamin A. Horn, president; Ira Frank and Jules Singer, vice-presidents; Louis Naftalin, secretary, and Albert Eisner, secretary.

CONFUSION IN NAMES

The name of Dr. Israel Goldstein was inadvertently inserted for that of Rabbi Sidney E. Goldstein of the Free Synagogue in connection with the comment on Mr. Ira M. Younker’s statement published in The Jewish Daily Bulletin yesterday.

Dr. Israel Goldstein of Temple B’nai Jeshurun, attacked Mr. Younker’s advocacy of birth control for Jews in Nazi Germany, while Rabbi Sidney Goldstein defended it.

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