London (Oct. 1)
The first official action by the government to halt ati-Semitic incitement in Britain was begun yesterday by the scrving of a summons on he editor of the Morecambe and Heysham Visitor, a newspaper which called for vioence against Jews in an editorial August 6, it was announced here today. The editor will be tried for seditious libel in a magistrate’s court in Morecambe October 13.
In line with the policy of prosecuting newspapers for anti-Jewish incitement, Scotland Yard agents yesterday warned the South London Press that it had violated the law by publishing a letter demanding the hanging of a Jewish Member of Parliament or each Briton killed by extremists in Palestine.
Meanwhile, in the South London borough of Lambeth, the local council met today in an effort to halt fascist and anti-Semitic meetings within its area. The council will recommend to Home Secretary James Chuter Ede that the distribution of literature at fascist meetings be outlawed.