some representative from Dr. Borchers’ office, however,” Dr. Griebl said. “Naturally, with a German government official present, we will sing the Horst Wessel Lied as a matter of courtesy.”
Questioned regarding the clash apparent in the booking of the Jabotinsky and the Nazi gatherings for the same night, Harry D. Kline, managing director of the Mecca Temple renting office, pointed out that the Deutsche Gemeindeschaft will meet in the ballroom, which is leased to a separate renting corporation.
SAME ENTRANCE FOR BOTH
Ingress to the assembly hall which will house the Jabotinsky meeting and to the ballroom where the Nazis will gather is afforded by a common entrance, Kline admitted.
When his attention was called to the possibility of an outbreak of hostilities between the two groups, he said:
“We don’t like to anticipate trouble. I had nothing to do with booking the German meeting. of course. There is always adequate police protection at all affairs in our building. No, we don’t plan to ask for an especially large detail of police officers.”
Irving Verschleisser, lessor of the ballroom which will be the scene of the Nazi festival, is said to be Jewish. He could not be reached for comment yesterday.