CHANDLER PLANS BILL TO LET JEWS ENTER
Would Except Them From Immigration Measure - Raps Ford for His Attacks.
An amendment to the immigration bill before the Senate providing that
an exception shall be made in the case of Jews who apply for
admission to this country, and can show that they fit all the present
requirements will be offered to the House of Representatives by
Representative Walter M. Chandler of this city he said last night at
a meeting in the Lexington Avenue Opera House. Henry Ford was
vigorously attacked by Mr. Chandler. He said that it was Mr. Ford's
contention that the Jews were trying to get control not only of the
United States, but of the whole world.
"If 10 per cent. can get control of the other 90 per cent. in this
country," said Mr. Chandler, "then let them do it. Henry Ford is
influencing Congress today with the assertion that the Jews are
trying to get control of the earth."
Mr. Chandler quoted Theodore Roosevelt as saying that he hoped to see
the day when a Jew or a Catholic could be elected President of the
United States. The burden of his speech was an attack on prejudices
against Jews and Catholics. When Mr. Chandler had concluded, ex-
Judge Leon Sanders, Chairman, reminded the gathering that it had not
assembled as a protest by Jews or Catholics or any other race against
the Immigration bill, but as a meeting of men and women who were 100
per cent. Americans.
The meeting was held under the auspices of the Hebrew Sheltering and
Immigrant Aid Society. The other speakers were Aldermanic President
F. H. LaGuardia, who said that we were "beginning where the Romanoffs
left off." Representative Hallet S. Ward of North Carolina, who
charged that the bill "is the result of racial prejudice" and that
"there is more of that in this country today than we have had in the
last fifty years," and Supreme Court Justice John MacCrate of
The meeting adopted resolutions expressing, "its strongest
disapproval of the bill as subversive of the ideals and principles of
America," and appealing to Congress to make such ammendments as would
exclude from the 3 per cent. limit the wives, children, parents,
brothers and sisters of American citizens and declarants.