What Bulletin Readers Say

To the Editor, Jewish Daily Bulletin:

One can hardly imagine anything more effective in alienating the good will of your readers, than your practice of presenting at frequent intervals in the pages of the Bulletin, those eye-sores, the pictures of (recognizably “prettified”) Nazi fuhrers. Caricatures are not unwelcome: they portray more correctly the true nature of these cowardly brutal sadists, who are themselves caricatures on the human species. Their photographs, in the usual attitudinizing pose, may be of interest to a restricted group specializing in the study of how much moral perversity can hide behind what looks like a human face. Most of us are not disposed or prepared to delve into these abstruse questions, and rather feel irritated at the compulsory contemplation of these faces.

S. Lomanitz.

Oklahoma City, Okla.

WHY SPEAKER WAS MISSING

To the Editor, Jewish Daily Bulletin:

We note in your issue of Sunday, April 14, a letter from Mr. Victor Mintz, regarding the mass meeting at the Hippodrome on Wednesday, April 10, held under the auspices of the American Federation of Labor and our League.

Mr. Mintz raises the question as to why Dr. Rosenfeld was eliminated from the list of speakers and suggests that there might have been politics involved in that elimination.

This is merely to inform you that Mr. Mintz is absolutely misinformed and that the suggestion is without basis of fact. Dr. Rosenfeld was not called upon to speak merely because a very long program was lengthened by the appearance of Mr. William Collins, personal representative of Mr. William Green, President of the American Federation of Labor, who was naturally placed upon the program as representing the organization which joined with us in this great rally. This, and this only, was the sole reason that Dr. Rosenfeld did not speak.

G. E. Harriman,

(Executive Secretary, Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League).

New York City.

ON AID TO POLISH JEWS

To the Editor, Jewish Daily Bulletin:

Referring to Mr. Smolar’s column in the Jewish Daily Bulletin of April 16 about the present economic plight of the Jews in Poland, may I call your attention to the fact that our Federation is now carrying on a relief campaign among the landsmanschaften bearing the names of their respective hometowns in Poland and we know that as a result many of them have sent money to Poland for Passover.

This campaign goes on at the present time in cities besides New York—in Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh and other cities. This relief work will be continued throughout the year. We feel, however, that this is not enough and so, we have conferred during the last several weeks with the leaders of the Joint Distribution Committee about the present conditions of the Jews in Poland in connection with the United Jewish Appeal.

We here, as well as the Polish Jews in Great Britain, are aware of the fact that it is necessary to arrange a special campaign for the Jews in Poland. We were of the opinion, however, that should a large amount of the $3,250,000 quota of the United Jewish Appeal be allotted for the Jews in Poland and with our campaign among the landsmanschaften it would not be necessary to have a special campaign for the present.

We are not convinced, however, that the J. D. C. will agree to give the amount of money for Poland which we request. Should our intervention with the J. D. C. not bring the desired results, the question of a special drive for Polish Jewry will be taken up at our 27th Annual Convention which will take place in the middle of June.

We will highly appreciate your bringing this information to the attention of your readers.

Z. Tygel,

Executive Director, Federation of Polish Jews in America.

New York City.

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