WASHINGTON (Oct. 23)
Meetings to protest the reported threat to the Palestine Jewish homeland were held today in approximately a hundred communities throughout the country. They were arranged by local emergency committees and were addressed by prominent speakers, including non-Jewish clergymen, congressmen and others. Among the cities where meetings were held are Washington, Los Angeles, Cincinnati and New Haven. Between now and Nov. 2, Balfour Day, another 350 meetings will be held.
The Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America has addressed a letter to President Roosevelt urging him to “encourage the British Government to act justly and wisely” so as to keep open the doors of Palestine for Jewish refugees. The Letter, signed by General Secretary Dr. Samuel McCrea Cavert, emphasized that Christians were concerned not only with the legal aspects of the Palestine issue “but with the far-reaching humanitarian issue which is involved.