B'RITH ABRAHAM HEAD ATTACKS HENRY FORD
Anti-Semitism Denounced as Un-american by Samuel Dorf--Order to Adopt War Orphans.
Special to The New York Times.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., May 8,-At the opening session of the annual
convention of the United States Grand Lodge, Order of B'rith Abraham,
a vigorous attack on Henry Ford was made by Samuel Dorf, of New York
City, Grand Master, who has been at the head of the organization for
"It is amazing," said Mr. Dorf, "that in this country, where our
national boast and one of the strongest pillars of our national
foundation is civil and religious liberty, safeguarded by
Constitutional guarantees, there should be persons engaging in the
work of spreading the poison of anti-Semitism.
"Those who would array the people of one religious faith against
those of another and attempt to inject class antagonism are unworthy
of the name of Americans. In fact, the libelors and defamers of our
race have violated the best cherished and holiest traditions of the
The convention will be called upon to adopt various resolutions with
respect to the attacks of Henry Ford and several publications.
Mr. Dorf recommended in his annual report that the order raise a fund
of $50,000 by percapita assessment of the members to adopt 100 Jewish
war orphans. These children will be sheltered, clothed and brought
up in the orthodox Jewish faith in their own countries in Europe.
Mr. Dorf also made a plea for a reformation of the organization in
order that the younger element may be admitted to membership and also
that provision be made for children. The motto for this drive will
be: "What's Good for My Dad is Good for me." In recognition of his
thirtieth anniversary in the Presiding Chair, Mr. Dorf was the
recipient of a silver service.