NEW YORK (Sep. 23)
Supported by Greeks, Italians, Ukrainians, Spaniards, Russians, Poles, Jews, Czechs, Chinese, and every nationality in New York, a “Parade of Nationalities” will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, on New York’s East Side in answer to Lindbergh’s anti-Jewish insinuations and in support of President Roosevelt’s foreign policy.
The parade, in which 20,000 people of all nationalities are expected to participate, has been organized by the East Side Committee to Defend America, to prove that Lindbergh’s anti-Jewish statements find no echo among the various racial groups in this country. Marshals of the parade will be Newbold Morris, president of New York’s City Council and City Magistrate Thomas Aurelio. The American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars will lead the parade with their color guards and bands. The nationalities participating in the march will be represented by groups in folk costumes.
SENATOR NYE DENIES HIS, LINDBERGH’S ANTI-SEMITISM
Senator Nye, addressing an America First rally in the Brooklyn Academy of Music, last night denied that he is anti-Semitic and stated that he and other non-interventionists were being “smeared” with the stigma of anti-Semitism in order to confuse the issue of intervention versus non-intervention. Senator Nye also denied that Lindbergh was an anti-Semite, saying that he knew there was “not a shred of anti-Semitic spirit in the mind and heart” of Lindbergh.
In Washington, the Keep America Out of War Congress announced its “deep disagreement” with Lindbergh’s implications that the Jews wish to involve America in the war. In Boston, a group of 64 educators, labor leaders, churchmen, public officials and business men, representing a cross-section of local public opinion, issued a statement denouncing Lindbergh’s anti-Jewish allegations as “untrue, unpatriotic and un-American.”
The Wichita Beacon, leading Kansas newspaper, in an editorial criticizing Lindbergh said: “The nature of Lindbergh’s address in Des Moines, placing the blame for war threats upon the British, the Jews and the Roosevelt Administration, is an appeal to racial and political prejudices similar in every detail to that followed by Hitler and his cutthroats at the outset of their political career in Germany. Lindbergh is just as dangerous now to America as Hitler was to Germany in 1932.”