Warsaw (Jun. 17)
Suspicion continued to point in government circles today toward the National Radical party (Naras) for responsibility for the assassination on Friday of Col. Bronislaw Pieracki, Minister of the Interior, who had been directing the government measures for the suppression of recent anti-Jewish excesses.
Thus far there has been no official report on discovery of the murderer or murderers, but scores of arrests have been made among the Naras, including their chief leader, Jan Mosdorf. Seventeen Nara clubs in Warsaw were closed by the authorities, following police searches of the premises.
Some suspicion has also been directed toward the National Democrats (Endeks), who, like the Naras, are hostile to the Pilsudski government and have attempted to weaken the government through attacks on the Jews.
Pro-government newspapers, without exception, place responsibility for the crime squarely on the Naras. The Kurier Poranny, Col. Pieracki’s own newspaper, attacks the elements in the Polish population imitating the German model, “hitherto directing terrorism against a section of the population but now against the State and against order.”
The semi-official Gazet Polska, declaring that “the period of irresponsibility in Polish history has come to an end,” promises that “we will not now repeat the disgraceful scenes which occurred when, after the murder of Foreign Minister Narutowicz, those concerned in the murder attended the funeral.”
CROWD ATTACKS PAPER
An infuriated crowd, consisting chiefly of members of the pro-government legion of youth, smashed windows in the offices of the Gazeta Warsawska, newspaper unfriendly to the government, and in the office of the newspaper, ABC.
A special cabinet meeting was called to discuss the situation and direct precautions against further attempts on leaders of the pro-government bloc. Police patrols have been increased and police action has included the search of homes of Naras. At Wolsk, a police detail searching the home of