Teleki Warns Officials on Going Too Far in Anti-semitic Action
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Teleki Warns Officials on Going Too Far in Anti-semitic Action

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Premier Paul Teleki, addressing a meeting of the Hungarian Life Party, rebuked officials who went further than the law in carrying out anti-Semitic action, it was disclosed today.

Teleki spoke of civil servants “who have already begun to carry out the third anti-Jewish law, the outlines of which are barely clear even to me, the Premier.”

“This is not bureaucracy, but anarchy,” the Premier asserted, adding that new laws would be “proposed by the Government and passed by the legislature, not by bureaucrats.”

The speech came after Christian merchants in Pest county had been ordered to display signs in their shop-windows announcing the fact. The anti-Semitic prefect, Laszlo Endre, said in a decree that this was necessary to facilitate the weeding out of Jewish from Christian merchants, although the anti_Jewish law provides only for a census of merchants on a religious basis.

Endre is known for a decree he issued a year ago ousting Jewish peddlers from markets, although the law did not provide for such treatment. The Pest county does not include the capital, but the industrial suburbs.

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