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Huyler Withdras Offensive “ad” Following Kehillah Protest

February 9, 1923
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A discriminatory want advertisement inserted in a Brooklyn newspaper by a Huyler candy store asking that only “two neat Christian girls” need apply was repudiated today by Frank de K. Huyler, President of the chain of stores bearing his name, in a letter to the Executive Committee of the Jewish Kehillah, 114 Fifth Avenue.

The advertisement, Frank de K. Huyler wrote, “was placed by the manager of the Brooklyn store ‘in direct violation to instructions issued by our store managers, as it is strictly against our policy to discriminate against any creed in the employment of our help'”.

In drawing Mr. Huyler’s attention to the advertisement, William Lieberman, Counsel for the Kehillah, wrote: “We have frequently found that subordinates have used discriminatory designations which are offensive to a large part of the community without authorization from the responsible heads. We are reluctant in believing that you are apprised of the contents of this advertisement”.

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