NEW YORK (Aug. 30)
The American Association of English-Jewish Newspapers has issued a statement warning advertizers and the public against the advertising soliciting practices of certain English-Jewish newspapers, which are not members of the Association.
The statement, which calls such soliciting “unethical,” says that these newspapers, including the New York Jewish Mail, ask for support from advertisers on the grounds that they combat all forms of totalitarianism. “Such tactics have regularly been condemned by national Jewish organizations,” the statement points out. It calls for joint action on the part of the Association, Jewish leaders, newspaper readers and advertisers to prevent the spread of such practices.
Replying to the charges, the Jewish Mail said in a statement today that “although we do not see any reason for the complaints of the Association of English-Jewish publishers we are ready to submit the matter to arbitration.” The newspaper added that it had made this suggestion to the members of the Association which protested against the advertising campaign conducted by the Jewish Mail.