LONDON (May. 9)
Home Secretary Morrison declared in Commons yesterday that he had declined to take action against Jestem Poliakem, Polish anti-Semitic paper, declaring that after consultation with the Foreign Secretary and the Minister of Information he had come to the conclusion that this would not be justified on the basis of present information, adding that the behavior of the publication would continue to be watched.
Morrison’s statement was made in reply to D.D. Lipson, Independent Conservative, who called attention to the fact that Jestem Poliakem was freely circulated among Polish troops in England and had been commended by the Nazi press.
Replying to the suggestion of Rhys Davis, Laborite, that representations be made to the Polish authorities to try to induce Jestem Poliakem to drop its anti-Jewish propaganda, the Home Secretary said that such action apparently had already been taken.
When Geoffrey Mander, Liberal, asked if it was not better to treat the paper with the contempt it deserved and not give it too much publicity, a number of parliamentarians shouted "no!" thus indicating the concern which is felt about the paper.
Meanwhile, a new anti-Jewish pamphlet has been issued by Zygnunt Przetakiewicz, who is regarded as the spiritual guide of some of the young Poles in England. The author declares. "We know from history and the church mass the facts telling that the Jews and Masons aim to destroy Catholicism."