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‘no Cause for Alarm,’ Goga Tells Jewish Leaders in Cordial Interview; Disorders Denied

Premier Octavian Goga, who last week announced a drastic series of measures directed at the 900,000 Rumanian Jews, yesterday shook hands with Jewish leaders and assured them the Jewish population had no cause for alarm.

Premier Goga received in a lengthy audience Dr. Theodor Fischer, president, and Dr. Samuel Singer, vice-president of the Rumanian Jewish Party, advising them that perfect order prevailed throughout the country and no anti-Jewish excesses would be tolerated.

He declared the Government would not act against newspapers dealing with Jewish matters. Questions pertaining to the Jewish minority, he told the delegation, must be discussed with Prof. Silviu Dragomir, Minister Without Portfolio who is in charge of minority problems.

The delegation was received cordially and the conversation conducted most amicably.

Rumors of anti-Semitic disorders in Bacau in central Rumania could not be confirmed tonight. Responsible quarters indicated they had only received information about minor street incidents.

Premier Goga, during his interview with the Jewish delegation, said he had no reports of disorders in Bacau. According to his information, the country was quiet, he declared.

The Premier was also understood to have denied knowledge of any law to prohibit Jews from employing “Aryan” girls as servants. It was pointed out in official circles that such a law would require the ratification of the Council of Ministers.

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