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A.d.l. Official Refutes $10,000,000 ‘libel’ Claim by Anti-semite

A Los Angeles haberdasher, suing an official of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League here for $10,000,000 for “libel,” was in turn accused here today of using the suit as a pretext for republication of “scurrilous anti-Jewish canards.”

The suit had been filed by James Oviatt against Milton A. Senn, the ADL’s director for the Pacific Southwest Region. According to Mr. Senn, Oviatt has now published again “notorious anti-Semitic fabrications and forgeries” for which the ADL denounced him earlier this year. Among his publications, said Mr. Senn, is the notorious anti-Semitic canard, the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”