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Digest of Public Opinion on Jewish Matters

April 3, 1927
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[The purpose of the Digest is informative. Preference is given to papers not generally accessible to our readers. Quotation does not indicate approval.–Editor.]

The hope that the mystery surrounding the Ford accident may be cleared up without delay and that Ford may be able soon to appear on the witness stand is voiced by the Jewish press.

No one will regret Mr. Ford’s accident more than the Jews, avers the “Day,” explaining:

“The Jews of America were eager to see Ford on the witness stand. Nothing in connection with the libel suit in Detroit interested them so much as the prospect that Ford himself would appear in court to tell what he knows and what he does not know about the Jewish conspiracy to enslave the whole world.

“It was fated that Ford should now be in a hospital instead of on the witness stand. It is hard to say whether there is an element that regrets this accident as keenly as the Jews. From our viewpoint Ford’s health was very important, particularly at this time when we were expecting to hear ‘golden’ words from Ford’s own lips.

“It remains to be hoped that Ford will quickly recover and come to court where he will give us the opportunity of listening to his utterances of ‘wisdom.'”

The same attitude is voiced in the “Jewish Daily News” and in the “Forward.”

The “Forward” has this to say, in part:

“It was hoped at first when the trial began that Ford and his million dollar counsel would appear in court with their documents and proof on which Ford’s morbid anti-Semitism is based. So far this expectation has not been fulfilled. Ford has refused to avail himself of this rare opportunity. Nevertheless, even in its present limited form the Sapiro-Ford suit offers an excellent opportunity to air the anti-Semitic charges made by Ford. An attempt on his life would only make him a hero in the public eye.

“It is our sincere hope that the mystery surrounding the Ford accident may be cleared up at once and that Ford may recover speedily and live long enough to become convinced of the falsehood of his present opinion of the Jews.”

Rabbi Barnett R. Brickner was elected chairman of the Ohio Region of the United Palestine Appeal at a conference of Ohio State delegates held in Cleveland recently. The vice-chairmen are: Oscar Berman, Cincinnati; Max Bear, Akron; A. Oscar, Canton; Harry Levison, Toledo; Dr. B. Abramson, Columbus, and Rabbi Irving Miller, Youngstown.

Nathan Engelman of Cleveland was chosen secretary and Maurice Cusman of Cleveland, treasurer.

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