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Jewish Deputies Waver in Attitude Toward Bartel Government

September 22, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The attitude of the Club of Jewish Deputies toward the present regime in Poland, inaugurated by the May events termed the “moral revolution” and heralded as a new era in the life of the Jewish population and other national minorities in Poland, is beginning to waver.

This change of attitude became evident today when the Club held its first general session prior to the opening of the parliamentary session today. At that meeting, Deputy Apolinary Hartglass, president of the Club, submitted a report on the political situation. The tone of the report was entirely pessimistic. Deputy Isaac Gruenbaum introduced a motion that the Club decide to vote against the government budget in view of the fact that the Bartel government has not yet done anything to meet the demands of the Jewish population. Several speakers at the meeting urged a less drastic move, advising that the Jewish deputies merely refrain from voting on the budget question.

Deputy Frostig urged the deputies to vote lack of confidence in Education Minister Sojkowski, in view of the fact that the Ministry is still allowing the numerus clausus practice to be continued in the Polish universities and colleges.

A totally different view of the situation was taken by the “Dwa Grosze,” the leading anti-Semitic paper, which published an editorial today in which it urges the national democratic deputies to inquire at the beginning of the session in what manner the government has met the demands of the Club of Jewish Deputies and whether it was not done to the harm of the interests of Poland.

A committee of four presented to Secretary Kellogg the resolution adopted at the Ku Klux Klan convocation asking the Administration not to intervene in the religious controversy in Mexico. The committee was headed by H. C. McCall of Houston, Texas. The others were Gale S. Carter, Springfield, Ill., and Samuel H. Venable and Ben Sullivan, both of Atlanta, Ga.

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