ROME (Aug. 28)
Receiving a group of pilgrims of the Catholic Action organization of Rheims, France, Pope Plus yesterday renewed his criticism of Racialism and reiterated that Racialism was not extraneous to philosophy, morals and religion. The newspaper Regime Fascista entered a controversy with the Pope, printing an article reaffirming that Racialism was a political and not a religious question.
Meanwhile, the anti-Jewish drive in the Italian press continued, concentrating mainly on criticism of the alleged recent increase in Jewish population, which was held to menace Italian racial purity and Italian culture. Corriere Della Serra stressed the necessity of carrying out the racial policy to the end on the ground that the number of Jews had lately increased by 50 per cent. Glornale d’ltalia demanded restrictions on Jewish music as foreign.
At the same time the entire Fascist press strongly supported the Arab cause in Palestine, referring to a special report published in La Stampa and asserting that the insurgents were patriots defending their own land, while the Jews themselves secretly sold arms to the Arabs.