Anti-nazi Body Stops Picketing of Shopkeeper
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Anti-nazi Body Stops Picketing of Shopkeeper

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Rain which made picketing activities uncomfortable, combined with a promise to reconsider a previous abrupt refusal to comply with demands of the Anti-Nazi Minute Men of America, brought to an abortive end a picketing campaign started yesterday afternoon by that militant organization in front of the cutlery and sewing machine parts shop of Louis Kadish at 111 Delancey street.

The picketing, carried on by a squad of six blue-hatted anti-Nazis, was the result of charges that Kadish bought and sold German-made goods. The merchant, a Jew, had previously been warned on several occasions to discontinue selling Nazi articles under pain of being boycotted and picketed.

When the final deadline set by the anti-Nazi group for compliance with the request had passed, the squad went into action. Under the gaze of a large crowd of the curious, the picketers alternated in carrying a sign which read as follows:

“For humanity’s sake, don’t buy German goods. Kadish sells German goods. Cooperate with the Anti-Nazi Minute Men, headquarters 276 Fifth avenue.”


After several hours of parading In front of the Kadish establishment, both Mr. Kadish and the picketers showed signs of being fed up. When it began to rain, Kadish perked up and the picket-line seemed ready to wilt.

At this psychological juncture, a Jewish Daily Bulletin reporter arrived on the scene. Bringing Joseph Rosen, chairman of the Minute Men’s boycott division, and Kadish face to face, a compromise was finally decided upon.

Although continuing in his refusal to sign the pledge of abstinence from Nazi merchandise, which Rosen sought to exact from him, Kadish consented to ponder the matter and to call at the Minute Men’s headquarters next Friday. The picketing was immediately declared non-est and the picketers seemed considerably relieved. They’re hoping it doesn’t rain next Friday in the event that Kadish refuses to come through with the pledge.

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