BERLIN (Jan. 16)
Police officials have reached a compromise between the conflicting instructions of Minister of Interior Frick and Minister of Economics Schacht on the renewal of licenses to Jewish traveling salesmen, it was learned today.
Faced with an order from Frick not to renew Jews’ licenses and a countermanding order from Schacht to disregard the Frick instructions, the police have taken matters into their own hands by renewing the permits of Jewish salesmen with exemplary records, while those with minor infractions of the law chalked up against them are refused renewals.
A check-up by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency showed that so far in Berlin alone about 1,000 salesmen have been denied new permits for 1936. In many cases police cite such minor violations as convictions for speeding as reason for denying them the licenses.
Reports show that the same policy is being followed in the provinces, except in Franconia, where Julius Streicher is Nazi Commissar. There Dr. Schacht’s instructions have been completely disregarded and not one Jew has been granted a license renewal.
Without the license, a salesman cannot sell goods outside the district where his home office is located.