The American Scene in Review

Complete failure of the DAWA, the anti-Jewish boycott organization, to conquer the mid-West was one of the outstanding developments of the week. The widely-heralded national convention of the organization at Chicago, which was to have marked large-scale invasion of that region by the Nazi group, resulted in complete failure as Chicago and mid-Western German-American elements gave it the cold shoulder.

The Nazi cause also suffered other setbacks during the week when the office of the Secretary of State at Albany threw out the charter application of the Friends of New Germany after many protests had been received.

The Nazi venture into the field of American politics ran into a shoal when the nomination of Judge John F. Hylan for the New York State governorship was declared invalid. Judge Hylan had the backing of all the Nazi elements in his independent campaign, given, in the words of one of their leaders, in the hope of causing trouble even though Hylan stood no chance of election.

Use of the Nazi publication, Das Deutsche Echo, in the German classes of New York City ###ing the week and banned by the authorities.

Elizabeth, New Jersey, authorities moved summarily and arrested fourteen Nazis meeting there in violation of a local ordinance.

NEW YORK’S KASHRUTH

The many factions involved in the tangled kashruth situation which has been vexing New York City for so long failed to approach a working agreement which would provide a measure of rabbinical supervision of the kosher live poultry industry. The rabbinical elements had determined that, on Monday, they would proclaim an “issur” against consumption of fresh-killed poultry not bearing the tag signifying inspection by rabbinical representatives.

INTERFAITH RELATIONS

The National Conference of Jews and Christians, at a meeting presided over by Newton D. Baker, announced plans for round-table discussion of interfaith problems at a Williamstown Institute on Human Relations to be held in August, 1935. Mr. Baker reported that 300 communities in this country are now engaged in experimentation on technique for improving intergroup relations. The executive council of the National Federation of Men’s Clubs of the United Synagogue voted to cooperate with the conference.

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

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President Roosevelt was asked by Senator Byrd to intervene in a case of discrimination against the Jews at the Chamberlain Hotel at Old Point Comfort, Va., which is situated on a Federal reservation.

The case was first reported by Rabbi Louis D. Mendoza, of Norfolk, but Virginia State and Federal authorities said they were unable to act.

An anonymous gift of $50,000 toward endowment of a professorship in Jewish studies at Hebrew University was announced by Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach, president of the American Friends of the Hebrew University.

The Boston drive for the Associated Jewish Philanthropies reached the half-way mark toward its quota of $575,000, with 204,462 in contributions announced at the opening dinner of the campaign.

Y.M.H.A.’s and Jewish centers throughout the country began preparations for training American Jewish athletes for competition in the second Maccabiad at Tel Aviv in 1935.

Eugene Warner of Buffalo, president of the Jewish Federation for Social Service, was named president of the State Conference on Social Work for 1935.

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