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attle P.,:i , ibr'y, ] 't r i TELEPHONE MAIN 2715 Ch Jewish ranscripl A Weekly Newspaper for the Jewish People of the Pacific Northwest L, i,i,drng 1616 EIGHTH AVENUE VOL. V. No. 44 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, JANUARY 4, 1929 $2.00 PER YEAR TEMPLE AUXILIARY TO WELCOME VISITOR ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE SECRE- TARY HERE ON 28TH Miss Helen K. Strauss, assistant executive secretary of the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods will bc in Seattle on January 28th. Arrangements are being made for her entertainment by the Ladies Aux- iliary to the Temple de Hirsch. A luncheon for the board memhcrs at which there will bc a round table dis- cussion and an open meeting of some form for all members will take place. Miss Strauss will stay in Seattle a short time on-route to San Francisco where site will attend the Bi-Ennial Convention of Teml)lC Sisterhoods to take place in February. Meeting Monday The regular monthly meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Teml)le de tiirsch will take place on Monday afternoon at 2:30 olclock at the Teml)lc Center, Jammry 7th. The board meeting will take t)lace at 1 o'clock.. A fine l)rogram is being ar- range(t. FIRST TALKING PICTURE MADE IN PALESTINE ROSENWALD DENIES OFFER OF POST IN HOOVER CABINET EW YORK, (J. T. A.)-- The post of Secretary of Commerce in the Hoover Cabinet has not been offered to him, Julius Rosen- wald of Chicago, said when asked whether there was any truth in the report that he was considering a request to serve. Mr. Rosenwald is at the Savoy Plaza Hotel, New York. "I have not received the slightest intimation from any official source that my services were desired," Mr. Rosenwald said. Austria Stirred Over Student Sentenced on Patricide Charge TRAGIC EVENT IN TYROL MTS. CAUSE OF TRIAL; INSUFFIC- IENT EVIDENCE AND JURY BIAS CHARGED. Vienna (J. T. A.)--The conviction by an hmsl)ruck jury of Philip Hals- man, a Jewish student from Riga, Tatvia, on the charge of patricide has stirred public opinion in Austria to an unprecedented extent. Philip and his father, Max Ihds- mann, came, from Riga for an excur- sion last summer in the Tyrol Mmm- tains. Max Halsmann found his death in a ravine. Whether he was pushed by his son, or fell hy accident, was the question which the jury had to decide. After a prolonged trial, Philip Halsmann was sentenced to ten years imprisonment at hard labor on the charge of having killed his father. The verdict was based prin- cipally on the story told by a Tyrol shepherd boy. Max Halsmann was a dentist and an owner of real estate in Germany, Switzcrhmd and in Palestine. Many members of tim family in- eluding the accused's mother and sisters were present at the trial. Numerous friends of the family from Riga, Dresden and Zurich came to hmsbruck. Tim accused persistently )rotcsted his innocence. Before the trial ended, hc declared, noticing the court atmosphere, that he does not wish to be present when the verdict would be pronounced. On being led mlt of court he shouted hysterically: "Uncles, aunts, do you consider me guilty? A judicial crime is being committee against me. It is a shame to charge a Jewish son with killing his father." The verdict has aroused wide at- tention in the press. The charge is being made that the jury composed of Innsbruck professional men, mostly members of the anti-Semitic Christ- lichsoziale I)arty, though not pre- sented with sufficient evidence pro- ving guilt beyond deal)t, motiwLted by anti-Semitic bias and by the de- sire to produce a case of Jevish I)atri- cide, convicted Philip Halsmann. The Jerusalem (J. T. A.)--The first talking fihn to be made in Palestine was taken here I)y the Fox travcllling Company. The film called, "Beth- lehem Yesterday Jerusalem Today" was taken in Bethlehem and in Jeru- salem, where David's Citadel was D)hotographcd. The Jerusalem police and paraded before the camera and their nmsic recorded by the movie- tone. Street scenes in Bethlehem were taken. Music bv Rudolph Friml. composer of the "Vagabond King d and "losc Marie" was introduced into the sound picture. The company preceded to Egypt. They will later go to India and China where additional films will be made. ORTHODOX "GETT" IN DETROIT COURT Detroit (J. T. A.)--The old Jew- ish divorce, or "Gett," procedure, with all its traditional ceremonies and symbols, took place in privatc court before Circuit Judge Theodore J. Richter, under the guidance of Rabbi Joseph Thumin of Congrega- tion Beth Ahraham, this afternoon. Judge Richter, when petitioned to divorce Louis Hoffman of 908 Hendrie Street, this city, and his wife, Anne, refused to issue a court divorce until the couple had secured a Jewish divorce. He did this in order to leave both parties free for remarriage under the Jewish laws. An Orthodox rabbi was needed for the ceremony, and Rabhi Thmnin was called. Judge Richter gave the bench over to Rab|)i Thumin, and the rabbi sat for an hour with the Shul- chan Aruch, the hook of Jewish law, before him, and surrounded by his assistants, L. Cohen the Safer and the two witnesses, It. Wciscnfcld and fact that he was given a coml)arativcly S. Weincr. mihl sentence, although nine of thc In the, meantime the judge was. a j'urors voted, .... Yes m" rc.ll.,* v to t._.tm interested s)(ctator lie m verv' , , 1 ' - - question as to whether murder was qui'ed whether it was necessary-tel committed , would indicate, it was 1 he ceremony ann ar wear a hat dur'ng t , I gucd, that the evidence was insuf- the rabbi permitted him t? go oarc-lficient. The "Neue Freie Presse," headed. Until then, he dt(l not. re- I leading Vienna paper, writing edi- move his hat. Judge Rieh(ls(irne torially on the subject characterizes ed with close attention to .. ] the vcr(!ict by declaring that some procedure and from timc to txme of the jurors prefer to believe the questioned the rabbi regarding cer- story of the Tyrol shepherd boy than tain ceremonies and symbols which the testimony of the Jewish student from Dresden." Leading jurists and professors have joined a committee formed to ask for a new trial which would be trans- ferred to Vienna. The difficulty seems to lic in the circumstances that Austrian jurisprudence rarely sets aside a jury verdict, preferring rather in doui)tful cases, to prevent injusticc by an act of clemency. Philip Hals. mann attempted suicide in his cell writing a "last testament" in whie[ he again protested his innocence. Loeb Rehabilitated Following Conspiracy GOVERNMENT IN SETTLEMENT OUT OF COURT PAYS HIM 35,000 MARKS DAMAGES. Berlin (J. T. A.)--N. Loeb, former president, of the Thuringian State Bank, who was o.ustcd from his posi- tion and the object of a prolonged trial, as the result of an anti-Semitic conspiracy, stands today fully re- habilitated. The government of the State of Thuringia paid the amount of 35,000 marks to Mr. Loeb today, as compen- sation for damage to his reputation, in a scttlenmnt out of court. Mr. Loeb as found not guilty 9f the charges of fraud brought agait st him in November 1925. Mr. Loeb, who has been the target for anti- Semitic agitators for some timepre- ceding the trial, was accused of mis- management of the Thuringian State Bank. Dr. Friedcr, chief prosecutor against Loeb, was brougnt up for discAplinary proceedings fro' formulat- ing false charges against the Bank president. I1Many Features For Zionist Meeting, Wednesday, fin. 9th .I Rabbi J. Gerson Brenner, Spokane, Speaker; I. Hazomir Singing Club and Palestine Exhibition What promises to be one of the most interesting pro- grams presented by the Se- attle Zionist Association, will take place Wednesday evening, January 9th, at 8 P. M., at the Temple Cen- ter. President Sol Esfeld and his committee have Photo by Waiters, Bushnell Studio Cantor S. Tovbln worked enthusiastically for the past few weeks arrang- ing the events that will make a complete diversified program--educational, en- tertaining, subjects con- forming to the aims of the organization. Rabbi J. Gerson Bren- ner, the new leader of Tem- ple Emanu-E1 of Spokane, will be the speaker of the evening. He is known to]inlaid, shows many inter- be a fine speaker, heartily]esting products; mother of in accord with the ideals of pearl from Bethlehem and Zionism. His subject will I extraordinary bead neck- be, "Whither are the Jews[laces; paintings on velvet Drifting."" !and silk as well as pictures The Hazomir Singing on olive wood and china. Club, composed of eighteen Much of this work comes from the Bezalele Art school trained voices, both male and female, will render a concert of Hebrew and Yid- dish songs under the direc- tion of Mr. Boris Dolgoff. Cantor S. Tovbin of the Congregation Bikur Chol- um will be the soloist and will sing some of the latest Palestinian folk songs. Just in time for this meet- ing, a shipment of Palestin- Jan art work has reached the city through the efforts of Miss Judith Zelman. An exhibition will be arranged at this meeting in order to acquaint Seattle with the products of the Holy Land. There will be, however, no attempt to sell these goods. From the varied types of work presented by this ex- hibition, a real atmosphere of the land of Palestine will be made possible, through a display arranged by Miss Zelman. Among other things there is beautiful jewelry, filigree work on .+ silver and gold made by the Yemen- ites, who are masters in this art, having inherited the trade from their fore- fathers. Work of olive wood, Here and There 17------ LEADER DIES fUGO SLAV JEWISH Belgrade (J. T. A.)--Solomon As- 'eel, president of the Sel)hardic com- nunity of this city, (lied here today He was 77 years old. "DAILY EXPRESS" SEES AGENCY DECISION AS DEATH BLOW TO ZIONISM London (J. T. A.)--Under the head- line A 1)eath Blow to Zionisin, the "Daily Exprcss," anti-Zionist, t)!lb- lishes a lengthy report of the meeting of the Zionist (encral Cmmcil in Ber- lin. Dr. Wisc's address, warning against collaboration with tim non- Zionists is quoted fully. ABRAHAM REISEN ARRIVES IN RUSSIA Minsck (J. T. A.)--Abraham Rot- sen, well known American Jewish noveli.st, arrived here Dec. 25th. Ite was gxven a reception by the Jewish literary circles of the city. Mr. Reisen is accompanied hy Dr. Schabad of Vilna, member of the Polish Senate, and Dr. Kowarski educator. OZET TO BECOME PURELY PROLETARIAN ORGANIZATION Charkovv (J. T. A.)--A proposal to proletarianize the Ozet, the so- ciety for furthering Jewish coloniza- tion work in Soviet Russia is now under discussion at the conference of the Ozet here. Delegate Kamenstein urged that non-working elements be excluded from membership, that the dues be reduced abd that an effort be made to enlist a larger number of non-Jew- ish workingmen. ROUMANIAN MINISTER ELIMINATES REFERENCE TO RELIGION IN INQUIRY Bucharest (J. T. A.)--Erasing ref- erence to religion in an official in- quiry sent out hy the Roumanian Minister of Commerce to the indus- trialists of the country was ordered by Virgil Madgearu, (ommerce Min- ister. In the original inquir" sent to the industrialists, a qucstmn con- cerning their religion was asked. Upon learning of this the Commerce Minister telegraphed insl)ectors thru- out the country to inform the indus- trialists to ignore this question. B. M. Priteca Will Build For Talmud Torah FAMOUS SEATTLE ARCHITECT WILL HAVE CHARGE OF NEW BUILDING. The Talmud Torah Buihting Com- mittee are pleased to announce that B. Marcus Priteca will have charge of the erection of their new buihting. Photo by Walttr:, Sudnll Stsdlo B. Marcus Priteoa His reputation is known as an archi- tect of the highest standing. The Bikur Cholum Synagogue, the Coli- seum Theatre and the Pantagesl Theatre as well as several other beautiful buildings are examples in Scttle of his great skill and art. Mr. Priteca who is an ardent supporter of the Talmud Torah and all Jewish things in the city, it is felt will be able to give this work a sympathetic treatment that no other architect may show. The new building wiil be situated on 25th Avenue and East Columbia where it will occupy an entire front- age of the street to 'the alley, 200x120 feet. 205 JEWS ENTERED PALESTINE IN OCTOBER Jerusalem (J. T. A.)--Of the 279 immigrants who entered Palestine during October, 205 were Jews. Emi- grants from tile country during the same period numbered 323, including 180 Jews. BEN SELLING IS PORTLAND'S "FIRST- CITIZEN" "ORTLAND, Ore. (J.T.A.) J[ffi --Ben Selling was voted Portland's "first citizen" by members of the Portland Realty Board at their meet- ing at the Multnomah Hotel. Mr. Selling's record of gifts to charitable and social organizations and agencies, his service in public move- ments and his long sustained record as an ethical mer- chant were a mong contribut- ing factors in the choice as expressed by the realtors. This is the first time the board has elected a "first citizen." Rabbi J. Gerson Brenner of Jerusalem, while the em- broidery is the work of the women's organization. Mr. Esfeld urges a hun- dred per cent turn out of members. The meeting will be open to anyone inter- ested whether they are members of the Association or not. The Seattle Ha- dassah organization are es- pecially invited to attend. Mrs. Moscowitz Retires From Advisory Position In State Government New York (J. T. A.)--Contrary to the exl)ectations in some circles, Mrs. Henry Moskowitz who was considered Governor Smith's closest adviser will not continue as a confidential adviser to his successor in office Franklin D. Roosevelt. Governor Smith has been quotc(l as having said to Mr. Roosevelt that he never had made an important move in his four administrations we(heat first consulting Mrs. Mosko- itz. Neither Mrs. Moskowitz nor her husband, Dr. ltenry Moskowitz has held any salaried ottcc during the ad- ministration of Governor Smith, al- though it, is understood Mrs. Mosko- witz was urged to acecl)t appoint- ment in the State service. Mrs. Moskowitz's withdrawal from state publicity work will in no way affect her pos]tion as Vice-Chairman of the Democratic National Com- mittee in charge of publicity. She will retain for her own use the offices on the seventh floor of No. 331 Madison Avenue, New York City. ALFRED W. FLEISHER PHILANTHROPIST AND ART PATRON DIES Philadelphia (J. T. A.)--Alfred W. Fleisher, philanthropist, l)atron of the arts and prominent real estate operator died yesterday in the Je- ish Hospital after three I)lood tr.ms- J Here and There fusions had been resorted to in an at- tempt to save his life, followin an operation for gall stones last Tffurs- day. He was fifty years ohl. Mr. Flcisher wto stu'tcd in th( DUTIES INCREASED , . real estate business here twenty-hve TO PROTECT years ago with the late Stanley Mast- PALESTINE PRODUCTS bantu, was also a partner of i.he late |eras'dora (J. T. A.)--Thc import Jules F. Mastbaum. duty on cement, chocolate, slnrits lie was elected president nf the. Board of Trustees of the Eastern i eni- and sou l) was increased, according tcntiary five years ago and did much to an announcement in the Official hmnanc work among prisoners, lle Gazette. Other products, also pro- helped obtain a number of reforms duced in the country, have been at the l)rison. His l)hm for a unified added to the list of increased duties, emt)loyment system for inmates of The Imrposc is to protcct home in- )enal institutmns was known and dustries, as thcsc products are mann- endorsed by many leaders. He ha(t factured in the country, shops established at the penitentiary paying the ext)enscs nut of his own LIPOWSKI THEATRE funds, lie gave thousands annuallv DIRECTOR, DIES to care for the families of prisoners and t)aid a social worker to take Vilna (J. T. A.)--Nahum Lipowski, charge of this work. well-known theatre director, died Mr. Fleisher was greatly interested here at the age. of 54. Mr. Lipowski in art, having mm of the finest col- was down both in Russia and America lections of etchings in the country. for his work. Hc was also known as He is survived by his widow and two a man of l)henomenal memory sons and a daughter. JEWISH MERCHANT N00ED BULGARIAN THREE NEW PARTNERS CONSUL TO LATVIA Riga (J. T. A.)--Jacoh Kh,gman, ADMITTED TO KUHN, well known Jewish industrialist, has been named Bulgarian Consul Gencr- LOEB AND COMPANY al in Latvia. LEADING SYNAGOGUE New York (J. T. A.)--Threc men IN MINSK CONFISCATED will be admitted to partnership on January 1, in the banking firm of Riga (J. T. A.)--The leading syna- Kuhn, Loeb & Company. They gogue in Minsk has been confiscated George W. Bovemzer, Lewis ae. by the local authorities, according Strauss and Sir William Weizmanl to a report received here from Minsk. All three men have served the firm on The building which had been erect- various boards of directors. ed by the communitvnext to the syna Mr. Bouvenizer, who joined the gogue, where Rabb{ Gluskin resided firm in 1897, is 49 years old. Mr. was also confiscated. Strauss is 32 and has been with the firm since 1919. He served as a vol- unteer as confidential secretary for Herbert Hoover in his war and post- RABBI INSTITUTES war relief activities. He was decors- CONTINUOUS PRAYER I ted by Belgium, Finland, Italy and Poland for his relief aid. IIe is a FOR KING'S RECOVERY Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserve. Sir William RAGUE J. T.A.)--Con- Weizmann joined the firm in 1921. tinuous prayers for the He is 43 years old. During the war speedy recovery of King he was a captain and a Lieutenant George of England were Colonel. For his work in the war he ordered by the Munkaczer was made a Commander of tile Bath Rebbe, Chassidic leader. In and a Commander of St. Michael and instituting the prayers the St. George. He is tenth baronet of Chassidic Rabbi stated that his line. the King, by virtue of Great Britain's Mandate over Pal- PLAN WORLD CONGRESS estine, is "the patron and OF JEWISH STUDENTS protector of Eretz Israel." The action was taken, it was Paris (J. T. A.)--A worhl congress of stated, as the result of a Jewish students is phmncd. A telegraphic request from a meeting of the executive committee London rabbinical body. of the Jewish Students Association will be held here on January 4th, to set the date for the world congress. the rabbi explained in detail. After the demands of the Jewish divorce laws were satisfied the judge expressed his admiration and re- spect for the whole of the procedure. Judge Richter then issued a legal divorce, to the couple. Judges, lawyers and reporters of various newspapers were eager and interest- ed spectators of the "Gett" proceed- ings. DR. WEIZMANN WORKS TO EN- LIST HOLLAND NON-ZIONISTS Prominent Personages Attend Dinner in His Honor Amsterdam (J. T. A.)--Holland was added to the list of countrxes being visited by Dr. Chaim Weiz- mann in his effort to enlist the co- operation or the non-Zionist Jews of two continents in the extension of the Jewish Agency for the rebuilding of Palestine. A dinner was given last night m nonor of the President of the World Zionist Organization, which was at- tended by prominent personages in- cluding t'he Dutch Minister of For- eign A-flairs, Beelacrts van B,okland, and the Mayor of Amsterdam. The extension of the Jewish Agency is opening a new phssc of Jewish his- tory, Dr. Weizmann stated. This achievement is hardly less important than the ot)taining of tim Balfour Declaration. "We arc now entering the third phase of the Palestine work, the first being the securing of the goodwill of the Britmh Government, the second, tim( of tim League of Nations, and third, the goodwill of all Jews The first were simple in comparison to the third," he stated. II Peasants in Cities Blamed fo r Agitation in Soviet Factories Minsvk (J. T. A.)--Thc influence of the peasant element now employed in Russian cities is responsible for the anti-Semitic agitation which re- cently came to the fore in Soviet operated factories in White Russia. This is the concensus of opinion of Jewish and non- Jewish workers hrought out in an investigation made by the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. These newly urbanized elements, it is stated, are under the infhmnce of the h:ulaks, the wealthier peasants who are in op- position to the recently formulated pbms of the Soviet government with regard to agriculture. Additional anti-Semitic occurren- .)erred in the workers' paper, in the leather factory, Three workers in the factory recently poured hot lime on a Jcwisl fellow worker. In a letter t,o the editor of the 1)aper, a workman confessed that she used the term "Zhid" in referring to a Jewish worker, but that she did not know it was an insulting term. In her letter she promises not to repeat the term. In Koydanov, hooligans who at- tacked a local Jewish resident. Sol- oveitchik, shouting "Kill the Jews" were sentenced to ten months im- i)risomnent. Anti-Jewish discriminations report- ed in thc Chetchersk sclmol are being investigated by the school authorities. In Zembine, district of Borisov, traders inaugurated an anti-Semitic campaign under the sh)gan "Kill the "  r" Jews. Several of the at(taters were arrested but escaped from l)rison. In the same town a worker, Simano- itch, was arrested for inwuting a meeting of Jewish artisans, breaking the windows. The Commmfist party in Mohilev voted to punish those guilty of anti- Semitism in the factory Ilitch. A strict reprimand was gtven the fac- tory committee for failure to take mesures against the hooligans. The trial of ten anti-Semitic hooli- gans charged with attacking the Jewish colony, Alckeyevka at Horo- detz, district of Bobruisk, was opened here. Among the (tefendants is the head of the town Soviet in Horodetz and two policemen ho are charged with failure to take action in defense of the Jewish colonists. Fifteen witnesses were called. Six hooligans entered the home of a Jewish blacksmith in Bobruisk during his absence. They broke the windows and destroyed t}m furniturc. The wife of the blacksmith wits beaten by the invaders. 'Returning while the hooligans were still in his homo, the blacksmith ef- fected their arrest. An investigation of anti-Sclnitic oc- currences at the university Imihlings now under construction near Minsk was concluded. Six persons will 1)e tried for beating Jewish workers and non-Jews who defended them. The court classified the offense as a count- er revolutionary act. An investigation is being conducted in the school at Borbre where Jewish chihlren were exp(d|cd. POLISH STUDENTS ASK PROHIBITION ABRAHAMATIC RITE Warsaw (J. T. A.)--An agitation to bring ahout legislation prohibiting the performance hy Jews of the Ab- rahamitic rite, circumcision, has been started by a group of Polish students at the medical school of the University of Warsaw. The group has submitted memo- randa to the government and to social organizations declaring that Poland, being a fortress of civiliza- tion between the East and the West of Europe, cannot tolerate within its borders the survival of "barbaric rites." In addition, the memoranda state, the government ought to be interested in the abolition of the Abrahamitic rite because it weakens Jewish young men, making them unfit for military service. NEW YORK FEDERATION REACHES $5,000,000 MARK New York (J. T. A.)--For the first time since it was founded in 1917, the New York Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societites passed the $5,000,000 mark in con- tributions pledged for maintenance of its 91 constituent institutions, Dudley D. Sicher, chairman of the business men's council of the Federa- tion, announced. While the amount received in pled- ges has reached a new high figure, the Federation still faces a deficit of al- most $300,000 which must be met hcfore the end of the year, Mr. Sicher said. Efforts are being made by solicitation among the 134industrial and professional groups, as only a few have oversubscribed their qua'(as. Mr. Sicher gave figures to show that the Fe(leration is the larges com- munity chest in the country in ttm ., amotmt of mo, raised, the lex *,' largest being the (lla-qAnO, mmfity Fund. q,vOH aTi % .aaqq