Mexico, D. F. (Oct. 5)
La Prensa, influential Mexican news paper, today attacked Jascha Heifetz, Jewish violinist, in a long editorial for refusing to permit a Sunday morning concert he is giving to be broadcast. The concert is to be held in the newly completed government Palace of Fine Arts.
The paper ridicules Heifetz’s explanation that his contract with his managers forbids broadcasting of his concerts saying: “We believe that the Hebrews’ need for favorable publicity to counteract the unfavorable publicity received since the crucifixion of the supreme chief of Christianity was amplified by a traditional adherence to pecuniary contracts.
“Shylock demanding his pound of flesh is no less than Heifetz refusing to scrape gut in front of a Mexican microphone.”
Mexico’s anti-Semitic Fascist organization, the Golden Shirts, recently attacked La Prensa as being pro-Jewish and called for the “boycotting of the Judaizing La Prensa.”