BUCHAREST (Jun. 25)
One Jew was gravely wounded and many beaten today in unchecked disorders as 5,000 uniformed Cuzists (Rumanian Nazis) converged on Bucharest for a convention Sunday.
While the Cuzists filtered into the city in groups after marching to the outskirts of the capital from the provinces, the city police were ordered to stand ready to cope with serious disorders expected over the weekend.
The Cuzists announced their determination to hold their convention despite a ban issued today on assemblages until July 12.
Jews were forced to use taxicabs to go to work to avoid being attacked in the streets. Disorders against democratic and liberal groups continued.
Cuzists set fire this morning to a labor club, where liberal leaders had met to consider the situation. They besieged another club last night, keeping laborites prisoners within until troops arrived this morning and forced them to leave.
The Rumanian Federation of Labor issued a statement accusing the Government of inactivity and warning that unless the authorities halt the wave of terror, the federation will be compelled to take action itself.
Abraham Rosenblatt, 18, was stabbed by Cuzists at Radauti. He is not expected to live.
The organ of the National Peasants’ Party, which is headed by former Premier Maniu, charged today that the Government was deliberately lax in dealing with the disorders.
Hopes that King Carol would influence the Government to take action disappeared today when he left for a hunting trip.
Jewish and non-Jewish merchants in Kishinev appealed to the army to take over control of the city. They accused the local police of failing to act to prevent Cuzist attacks.
Alexander Vaida-Voevod, anti-Semitic leader, warned his followers in an address to a meeting in Transylvania not to use terrorism against Jews as long as Rumania was not prepared to deport them from the country. He called for a march on Bucharest of 5,000,000 peasants to force the Government to deport 1,000,000 “undesirable Jews” by legal methods.