WASHINGTON (Oct. 30)
Eddie Cantor announced today that he plans a tour of South Africa next year to raise funds for refugee relief. On a similar tour of England for the Youth Aliyah, which transfers refugee children to Palestine, the screen and radio actor obtained pledges totalling $560,000 in 16 days.
Cantor was 20 minutes late for a stage appearance here this afternoon because he was so captivated by Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, with whom he talked for two hours in the jurist’s chambers. A few days ago Cantor was received by President Roosevelt.
Yesterday the actor delivered a sermon in the First Congregational Church here and dropped his comedian’s mask to plead the cause of religion and democracy. Introduced by Dr. Howard Stone Anderson as a “loyal Jew, fine entertainer and great American, ” Cantor hailed the fact that a Jew could speak in a Christian pulpit in the United States, and said that “there are too many gentiles and not enough Christians.”