Buffalo (Nov. 13)
The 1,400 students of the Lafayette High School here were assembled today by their principal “to straighten out matters” following a demonstration yesterday which occurred when a lecturer used the word “gangsters” in describing the Jews in Palestine.
The lecturer, George E. Caraker of Missoula, Mont., is listed by the School Assembly Service of Rochester as “a Journalist, news analyst and foreign correspondent.” Robert T. Bapst, Superintendent of Schools, termed the incident “regrettable” and ordered all principals to secure more information about speakers in the future. He said that the Jewish pupils took offense at the speaker’s remark and though there was no disorder, the assembled students were dismissed after they began to heckle the lecturer. Police were called as a precautionary measure.