BOSTON (Jan. 14)
A protest against distribution in the U.S. mails of copies of the so-called “Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion,” has been made to Postmaster-General Arthur E. Summerfield by Rep. James A, Burke of the Suffolk District.
Rep. Burke reported receipt of the pamphlet in the mails in an envelope without a return address. He asked the Postmaster General to “look into the mailing privileges, if any, of the addressor and determine whether or not any of the nation’s postal laws are being violated.”
He also asked Mr. Summerfield to call the matter to the personal attention of the Attorney General “to determine that there is no violation evident in this mail of the Federal laws, particularly pertaining to the spread of Communism.”
Copies of the “Protocols” are being distributed to members of the Massachusetts legislature by Conde McGinley, anti-Jewish publicist, according to the local office of the Anti-Defamation League.