David Levy, president of the Council of Independent Milk Dealers, yesterday reported that members of his organization are beginning to feel the effects of the anti-Jewish boycott being sponsored by the DAWA, German American Protective Alliance, which is in the hands of the League of Friends of New Germany and the United German Societies.
Levy declared that a number of members in his organization have reported being boycotted by German grocers, primarily in the Bronx. He said that milkmen other than Jews are capitalizing on their Aryan birthright by soliciting the patronage of these grocers and are actually displacing the Jews. To what extent this practice has been successful, Levy could not say. He indicated that reports of discrimination have just begun to come in.
A special meeting of the Council of Independent Milk Dealers was called at 215 East 149th street Wednesday for the purpose of considering the threat of the DAWA to their organization, which is composed to almost ninety percent of Jewish milk dealers. The council voted unanimously condemning the owner of a Westchester milk concern. It was alleged by the council that the enterprise has joined the DAWA and that it has been instrumental in circulating pamphlets to German grocers urging them to purchase milk from this “pure Aryan” concern.
Whether or not the council’s charges are true could not be ascertained yesterday. The owner, then at his dairy, could not be reached, and the bookkeeper who remained in the office was uncommunicative.
Levy yesterday stated that his association will not tolerate intolerance, and he set forth the essence of opinion voiced at the meeting of Friday to indicate this as the attitude of his group.
Among those who went on record as condemning the DAWA and its anti-Semitic implications were, Joseph Stenter, a German; William Sorb, another German, and John Voigt. Patrick Mullen introduced the resolution against the DAWA. It was passed by acclamation.