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DE HAAS EXPLAINS PROTEST TO TAMMANY ON SHERMAN’S CANDIDACY FOR SENATOR
The “Jewish Daily Bulletin” has received from Jacob de Haas a copy of the following letter which he addressed to the editor of “The Day”:
“I have just read in the ‘Jewish Daily Bulletin’ quotation of Mr. S. Dingol’s article of September 24th.
“I agree with Mr. Dingol that the names of Jewish Organizations should not have been dragged in the published statement with reference to the delegation that called on Judge Olvany at Tammany Hall, but the individuals who were present were in no sease responsible for this. Personally I spoke to only two newspaper correspondents, the representative of the ‘Jewish Daily Bulletin’ and the representative of ‘The Day,’ and to both I clearly stated that those present represented nobody but their individual selves. In fact, there were one or two persons present who I thought had no private existence and I advised them to go away.
“As to myself. I am not now an officer in any organization and no organization with which I was connected up to 1924 can have presumed to exercise any political influence direct or indirect, and all this I pointed out to those who organized the deputation before accepting to be it’s spokesman.
“I do not know who undertook to make the group that met at Tammany Hall plenipotentiary of anything or anybody. It was not affected in my presence. Nor did I go to Tammany Hall in order to advocate any one’s candidacy, although I saw rather a good deal of that being done somewhat mysteriously a day later.
“As an American citizen I was and am interested in another question and that question was clearly stated in the published memorandum. I am not at all afraid at the raising of the so-called ‘race issue.’ No one can raise that. It is an absolute part of American politics. a much clearer and more definite part of it than a good deal of that which passes for partisanship. I went to Tammany Hall because I had reasonably good evidence for behering that an opinion prevailed in political circles that a Jew must not aspire in the office of U.S. Senator. I can understand that attitude in some other state, but I frankly could not understand it as guiding New York State politics. Just as it has been ### understood and has now become a matter of public disenssion that no Catholic can become president so there prevails a belief that no Jew can become president of U.S. and I believe, there has been a very strong assumption in this city, despite it enormous Jewish population, that no Jew can become Mayor of New York, but I had never beard that the Senatorship was among the inhibitions, and ### merited punishment.
DR.JOEPH ROSEN ARRIVES IN NEW YORK
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