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The Philadelphia Jewish Exponent, commenting editorially on the convention of the Jewish social workers in Lake Placid, says:

Despite the stand taken by some of our Social Service experts that no effort be made to divert the attention of Jewish youth from the professions of medicine and law, as this would be interpreted as a defeatest attitude, the prevalent sentiment seemed to be that it was not wholesame either for the individual Jews or for the Jewish groups to have too many representatives in these professions. The experiences of the Jews in Germany need not be taken as a standard of measurement, as no precaution can be taken against so brutal and unheard-of attitude as that taken by the upstart Nazi leaders. It is not well, however, that Jews should overcrowd a few chosen professions and become conspicuous in them, merely because of their numbers.

The plan presented by Dr. Samuel C. Kohs, and referred to in the presidential message of Dr. Ben M. Selekman, is not intended to stifle innate inclinations or aptitudes in any young man who is impelled to enter a profession that is to his liking. Such young men and women will probably be encouraged to enter upon their chosen fields and stimulated in their native predilections. What the plan attempts to do is to indicate to the youth and to their parents the various fields of activity open to them, to point out to them that it would be for their own good to engage in work more in harmony with their natural bent, and holding a greater assurance of future economic stability.

CATHOLIC PAPER IRONS SOME ‘SHIRTS’

The Catholic Herald of London, in an editorial entitled “The Song of the Shirt,” writes:

If policies must be proclaimed by shirts then the Mexicans are at heart justified artistically in choosing golden ones. Why a shirt should go to the head instead of warming the heart remains to some extent a mystery. A new company has been formed in Mexico to hasten the distribution of the golden shirts and its impulse comes from a desire to subjugate the Jew. The president has been petitioned to refuse naturalization to Jews and to prevent them taking part in politics. The “golden shirts” have even suggested that all factories owned by Jews should be handed over to Mexicans. Prejudice seems to be the one European export that is not declining.

NAZI TREATMENT OF CATHOLICS CITED

Comparing the Nazi persecutions of Jews with those of Catholics, the Truth, a Catholic organ in London, writes:

During the past week there have been fresh outburts of officially-inspired persecution against Catholics, Jews and political opponents. Systematic raids on monasteries and convents have been going on all through the week. They have been accompanied by numerous arrests, and among the victims are Dr. Legge, Secretary-General of the Central Committee of German Catholics; the Vicar-General of the ancient See of Hildesheim, in West Germany; and the superiors of several monasteries in Paderborn. The campaign, which culminated last Sunday in mob violence against collectors and subscribers to the Catholic “Caritas” collections until the collections themselves were banned by the police, have made many German Catholics fear that the government intends to root out their Church altogether.

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