Henry Ford will not name the “Jewish leaders” who his agents recently alleged have written to the automobile manufacturer urging him to be a candidate for the presidency. Neither will Mr. Ford produce copies of and of the letters he alleges he received from “leading Jews” of the United States regarding his candidacy. His refusal to divulge the names of the Jews is based on his fear that they would be subjected to “discomfort” by the various Jewish “regulatory” organizations, according to a letter from his office to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in reply to the news agency’s request for the names and the letters.
The letter, signed H. M. Cordell, dated Dearborn, November 9th, acknowledging the Jewish news Agency’s communication of October 25, is as follows:
“Apprehensive of the untoward use you could make of letters which we have received from Jews, that is to say, the discomfort you could cause them by means of your various regulatory organizations, we cannot consider passing any names or letters on to you.
“Mr. Ford has made no statements whatever on ‘What he would do as President’ and has no present intention of making one”.
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