WISE DENOUNCES FORD AS 'CONTEMPTIBLE LIAR'
'He Is as Guilty of Pogroms as Any Murderer in Poland,' Says Rabbi.
"God help Henry Ford, God forgive him," cried Rabbi Stephen S. Wise before a crowded meeting in the Bronx last night. In answer to the Detroit manufacturer's charges against the Jews, quoted from The Dearborn Independent, the speaker hurled invective after invective, and finally called Ford "the most contemptible little liar that ever lived."
"His main charge," Rabbi Wise said, "is that the Jews aim to control the world. No sane, truthful man could say that of the Jew, hunted like a dog in Poland and treated as a spy in the Ukraine. Ford would have the world believe that Boshekiki and Jews are the same, and in destroying one would destroy the other. He is as guilty of pogroms himself as any murderer in Poland."
The American sense of fair play, however, can be trusted to take care of Ford, Rabbi Wise concluded. He declared that Ford was trying to debase the spirit of America, but that his "blood-stained hands will fall impotent at his sides."