Department Of Public Welfare Office of First Deputy Commissioner New York City
August 17, 1934.
Editor, Jewish Daily Bulletin,
221 Centre St.,
New York City.
I want to express my appreciation to you, both as a citizen and a public official, for the splendid campaign which the Jewish Daily Bulletin has been waging against charity racketeering in this community and particularly against the contemptible type of professional racketeer, who carries on his vicious practices under the cloak of religion.
The very adequate series of enlightening articles by Daniel L. Schorr in the Bulletin have served a double purpose: They have had the effect of a warning to unsuspecting public-spirited citizens who make contributions to these organizations through a misunderstanding of the facts and they have served as a source of encouragement and renewed strength to those officials of this Department, the Police Department, the District Attorney’s office, and the Magistrates Courts, who are sincerely striving to make it impossible for these parasites to thrive in this community.
Stanley H. Howe,
First Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Welfare.