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Jerusalem ‘y’ Official Quits in Nazi Clash

July 5, 1934
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The month-long dispute over inclusion of the Voelkischer Beobachter, Berlin newspaper owned by Adolf Hitler, in the public files of the reading room of the Y. M. C. A. building here, culminated today in the resignation of Waldo Heinrichs as general secretary of the institution, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned exclusively. Announcement of the resignation will be made tomorrow.

It was learned that an American successor will be sought for Mr. Heinrichs, who is now in the United States.

The question regarding the anti-Semitic newspaper was, however, not disposed of. An inquiry on the spot by F. W. Ramsay, president of the international council of the Y. M. C. A.; F. V. Slack, international general secretary, and Wilbert Smith, did not reach any decision. This was left by the committee, which departed today for New York, to the local Y. M. C. A. board with the request that the issue be settled in accordance with Y. M. C. A. principles rather than politics. The committee consulted all circles here, including the Anglican Bishop and prominent Jews.

A sub-committee, consisting of two Britons and four Arabs, was appointed to consider the issue.

Mr. Heinrich’s differences with the local board, which is composed of sixteen native Christians and eight Britons, were climaxed by his order excluding the paper from the reading-room after objections by Jewish members of the library committee.

The board, however, decided that the paper should be made available to users of the library if application was made by members.

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