Untermyer Hits League Inaction on Germany
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Untermyer Hits League Inaction on Germany

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Broadway radio and stage stars last night indicated their support of the world non-sectarian anti-Nazi boycott by appearing at the Hippodrome in “The Boycott Brevities of 1935,” a benefit performance for the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League, of which Samuel Untermyer is president.

About 6,000 persons watched some 100 standard stage, screen and radio acts in one of the largest indoor benefits staged in this city.

Speaking during an intermission Mr. Untermyer reiterated his stand that the boycott is not solely Jewish, as charged by the Nazis. He also repeated his recent statement that the League of Nations could bring Germany to its knees by invoking the “economic sanctions” against Germany as provided by the Covenant of the League of Nations.

“In view of the announcement at the April meeting of the League,” Mr. Untermyer said, “that future violations of the Treaty would be followed by the imposition of the ‘economic sanctions’ provided by the Covenant, it will be interesting to learn whether this latest defiance by Germany, in building submarines, will result in the League making good its resolution or whether it will once more surrender. No one who has watched it shortsighted, foolhardy course has the slightest expectation that it will act, but we are still living in a fool’s paradise, hoping against hope that the impossible may yet come to pass.”


The Hippodrome, the same theatre that last night housed the anti-Nazi boycott benefit performance will be used tomorrow night by the Friends of New Germany for a mass meeting voicing their approval of the Reich’s rearmament policy. Speakers will include the Rev. Sigismund von Bosse, Lutheran minister of Philadelphia, and Dr. Hubert Schnuch, national leader of the Friends.

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