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Locker Pleads for Support of Colonies

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participate in the meeting of the Zionist Federation.

Having spent the earlier months of this year in Palestine, which he left last May, Mr. Locker described how German Jewish refugees are adjusting themselves. Some 2,000 are engaged in agriculture, and altogether, he estimates, there are about 12,000 of them.

He declined to express a reaction to the Arlosoroff case verdict, and was also reserved on the subject of the Soviet policy toward the Jews.

“We don’t have to be thankful to any country which is not anti-Semitic,” Mr. Locker declared, “We should hate those that are.”


He expressed his skepticism in the possibilities of Biro-Bidjan from the Jewish standpoint. Throughout the interview he emphasized the desirability of concentrating on Palestine. That country’s economic development, in his view, will largely determine the extent of cooperation between Jews and Arabs. There, he maintained, Jews are more secure than in any other country.

The best way to combat Hitlerism is to wage a world-wide struggle for democracy, according to Mr. Locker who urged Jews, in addition to engaging in that struggle, to build a life of their own.

Despite their protestations to the contrary, Mr. Locker declared, England’s Black Shirts are an anti-Semitic organization, but he felt that the British public taken by and large is not sympathetic to that movement.

Dissensions within Zionist ranks were scored by the visitor who also deplored the “reactionary” tendency of Revisionists, He charged the latter with failure to observe discipline necessary in the movement.

Another arrival on the Aquitania was Francine Larrimore, American actress, fresh from her performances on the London stage. She displayed two perfect specimens of the Yorkshire terrier puppies which she intends to exhibit in this country. She is to appear in “Spring Song” which will be produced here shortly by Max Gordon. While in Europe, she revealed, she purchased the option on “Private Road.”

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