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Roosevelt Asked to Act in Va. Case

October 28, 1934
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President Roosevelt had under consideration today a request by Senator Byrd of Virginia that he take action in the case of the Hotel. New Chamberlin of Old Point, Va., which is charged with advertising that gentiles only are desired as guests. The hotel is on a Federal reservation.

Recently Rabbi Louis D. Mendoza of Norfolk, Va., in a telegram to the President protested at the hotel’s billboard advertising of its prejudice against Jews.

“If both Virginia and the Federal government are impotent to deal with this situation,” Senator Byrd said, “I will introduce a special bill in the Senate when the next Congress convenes.”

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