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Rumanian Jews Fear New Import Rule May Be Used Against Them

Jewish business circles expressed concern over a Government order, effective today, requiring the personal approval of Valerius Pop, anti-Semitic Minister of Industry and Commerce, on all import permits.

Applications for the permits, under the order, must set forth the name and surname of the applicant as well as complete data on the financial status and personnel of the firm.

Jewish circles, pointing out that Pop is known for his anti-Semitic tendencies and is a former leader of the anti-Jewish Cuzist Party, expressed fears that the order might be used to discriminate against Jewish firms.

anti-Semites won a complete victory today in the election of the Medical Council in Constanza. As a result, Jewish physicians stated that it would be virtually impossible for them to establish practice in the city.