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Curb Violence, is Mayor’s Plea to Polish City

In an effort to prevent further anti-Semitic disturbances in the city of Grodno, where sixty Jews were injured and one killed in the recent riots, the Mayor of Grodno, Victor Misky, issued an appeal to the population “to enlighten those who have been misled.”

“Those who beat defenseless people, rob or destroy their possessions, smash windows, do not build, but destroy unreasoningly, work harm to their country and to themselves,” the appeal states.

The Mayor addresses his appeal especially to the Polish youth and mothers.

“Polish youth, do not let yourselves be drawn into disturbances which are organized by sinister elements, whose aim is rioting and loot,” the Mayor asks. “Poland, which is in the process of rebuilding, demands the utmost effort on the part of the whole of its population to maintain order and peace, so that it should be possible to carry on constructive work.

“Polish mothers, you gave your sons to Poland, to fight for independence. Do not let your children be drawn into barbarous disturbances, which will be a stain on their honor,” the appeal emphasizes.

The Polish Telegraphic Agency asks the Jewish Daily Bulletin to report that stories appearing in the Jewish press concerning alleged intentions of the Polish municipal authorities in Wilno to convert the Jewish cemetery there into a sports field are “without foundation in fact.”

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