Plans for to intensify the boycott of German-made goods in this country were laid yesterday at a special conference of the Women’s Division of the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League at the Hotel Astor. Representatives of all faiths were present.
A. committee of one hundred was appointed to visit the larger department stores and re-check on the goods being sold. Particular attention will be paid to chain stores, which hitherto have been partially ignored by the League, it was announced.
A list of stores which are continuing to sell Nazi-made products despite repeated requests will be published after a thorough survey has been made, it was said. It was also disclosed that a campaign will be launched shortly against store owners who are “mislabelling” German goods. They will be prosecuted under the recently-enacted Wald Act, the women declared.
Dr. Alfred Nicholson, a clergyman, was the principal speaker. He declared the boycott is not a punishment, but a disciplinary action. “We do not want revenge,” he said, “We want to awaken Germany.”
Mrs. Julius Ferber presided at the meeting. Mrs. Mark Harris, delegate to the world boycott conference in London, presented a report of the conference’s activities.