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, .3wish Cranscripl /.!;T '',) !f)2 {y Combined With THE JEWISH CHRONICLE XV, No. 46 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, JANUARY 13, 1939 $3 a year; 1Oc, single copy Fund Hold d Meeting annual meeting of the Feder- Jewish Fund will be heht Men- night,, J,umary 16, 8 p. m. at Center, wi(h I)resident Sol in the eh'fir. Ill addition to rel)orts of the year's activit- there will be 'm election of of the caMidates submitte(I nominating committee, elm> of Melville Monheimer, ch'fir- H. Block and Jules Glant. concerning the annlrll[ will have preliminary discus- The drive is for the purpose of the funds necessary to support Jewish institutions throughout World necessary to carry on the cause. In addition to this, Fund of late has l)ecn compelled a part of its total to the of handling tile local emigre which h'ts become an acute matter. It has also been to expend a l)'u't of tile in the anti-defamation work to be important at this time. organization has a total of subscribers and last year its (Cont. on Page 8, Col. 5) DENIES ARTICLE Transcript is in receipt of a from Rabbi Louis I. Newman, 0f its special writers (Telling It asking us to state that Mr. Bisgyer, of tile B'nai Frith 0t associated with the committee Catholic Men's Group seeking the embargo on shipments The Transcript makes announcement at the request of Igewman though the paper did )ublish the original report which to by Mr. Bisgyer. Attebery Rece&es Gift Rublee's Task From Seattle Jewish Friends To Appease Nazis Difficult Grace Methodist El)iseopaI Church has a haMsome new plush-covered pulpit chair; in the home of the minister, the Rev. Dr. Raymond Attel)ery, there stands .'l roomy fireside eMir. Both "u'e gifts of Jew- ish friends and were presented to llastor .ual congregation htst Sunday evening, following church scrvi('es which were attended by nearly 300 people of both faiths. Oblivious nmmentarily to the hate, tile prejudice, and the inhmnanity of . troubled worhl which lay 1)e- vend the walls of the 40-year-old church buihling, Jews ;ad (?hristi'tns sat side I)y side a,al listened reverent- ly to the thr(ll)bing tones (if the organ, the mellow harmony of the (:heir. From a front row l)ew two little boys looked with wide-eyed wonderme, nt at rabbi .rod minister standing shonhM' to shoulder ill the pulpit. The preceding Friday uight men> bets of Grace Church were guests of Herzl Congregation, where Rabbi Philip A. Langh put pointed ques- tions to the slight, fiery Methodist minister and brought forth from him the dcehu'ation: "As believe,'s of democratic in- stitutions, we naturally (iephlre a policy of isolation or seeming ven- geance. However, if nations are de- termined to operate on the basis of barbarity and destruction of civiliz- ation, we should declare decisively that we refuse to cooperate with them culturally, economically, and politically. To do less than this," Dr. Attebery declared, "is ha,'dly to fulfill the Christiau and Jewish ideal of vital ethics and positive spiritual idealism !" On this Sunday night it was Dr. Attebery who was asking the ques- (Cont. on Page 8, Col. 2) Meeting Of Sephardics Rahes Fund For Dalian Jews Jews of Seattle, as one unit, sent a message to their across the sea last Sunday that at least offered a ray of to thousands whom the Italian has decreed shall leave the of their birth on March 12. meeting at Ezra Bessaroth iue has been called and PLAIN TALK By ALFRED 8EGAL have been made a member of our board of trustees and I cer- ly will have to do something that. All these years I have writing about temples and and, now, suddenly, a teml)le two rahbis have been thrown in- lay hands, you might say. And .t, Segal, are you going to do them? arious cynics have ribbed me: it's a hopeless job to try to life into a dying institution." mean that synagogues in gen- are moribund and there is no use trying to do much about any one of them. That all is not well with temples also seems to be on the mind of the Union of Am- erican Hebrew Con- gregations (Reform) which is meeting in Cincinnati this week to find ways to !. Sepal make the temples really significant Lirl in the hearts of Jews. many another I have been go- temple very seldom. When I I sit there restive and quarrel- I quarrel with the prayer book. say, this prayer seems far from cts of life as we know them, lrayer seems an affront to my in- hundreds responded by their pres- ence. Dr. Harry S. Tarica presided, after a fervent prayer by Roy. Behar, the assembly settled down to real busi- ---Samuel Waiters Photo. NESSIM ALHADEFF .. a generous giverl heSS. Morris ltanan was called on and read the official appeal which has been addressed to the Sephardic Jews of the World. At times the reader l)aused, not only from tile emotions aroused by the recital, but because of the audible sighs and sobs that went up from re'my, whose own flesh and blood in the old couutry were un!lergoing torture, degrada- lion and even starvation. No need of the "wailing wall" of the Temple of Jerusalem. That spot of mourning was here in the heart of Se,ttlc Jewry. Three speakers in quick succession (Cont. on Page 8, Col. 4) I should he laying my soul before the altar and, in fact, for the simple comforts that Stlpposed to abide in holy edi- ((2ont. on Page 2, Col. 3) Courtely $oat Tima DR. RAYMOND ATTEBEEY .. he receives gift l Herd Lectures Begin February A lnince of the Catholic Church, who is now an exile from his native Germany, will head a dramatic seven-week lecture course on the theme of "Civilization at the Cross- roads," beginning February 28, Rab- bi Philil) A. L.tngh announced Wed- ,ms(lay night after a meeting of lecture course sponsors at the Wash- ington Athletic Club. Joseph Park- er, B'nai B'rith vice president, is lecture chairman. The young prince, outspoken foe of the IIitler regime, is Prince Hubcrtus Zu Lowensteij!, who will speak at the Music IIall Theatre under lecture course auspices on "A German Catholic Prince Flees For Freedom." Opened by a non-Jew, the syna- gogue-sponsored lecture course will also have a non-Jew as honorary (Cont. on Page 8, Col. 6) VIENNA JEWS NOW SHOVEL SNOW VIENNA--Jews deprived of other means of support are working in large numbers clearing snow and ice from the streets of Vienntt, a survey disclosed today. Many of them for tile first time in their lives have Ileen forced to do manual labor ill an effort to obtain nmney for their passage abroad. They get approximately $1.60 a (lay, the same pay which non-Jewish shovelers receive. Most of the Jews prefer the night shifts. ONE DA Y" S PA Y TO GO TO REFUGEES NEW YORK (WNS)--A sum esti- mated at neary $250,000 representing one day's pay of 30,000 clothing worke,'s will be turned over to refu- gee aid, according to a report by the New York joint board of the Amalga- mated Ch)thing Workers of America. NEW YORK--Following Dr. ltj.d- m.u' Sehaeht's return to Berlin, after presenting Hitler's plan for mass emigration of Jews f,'om Gel'- many eoul)led with a llhm to increase Genn'm exllort trade, George Rub- lee, chairman of the l!]vi'm C, onnnis- sion for Refugees was invited to Ber- lin by the Reich to enter into further negotiations using Schacht's dis- eussions its a basis. TMugh it wits evident tMt the Sehaeht plan had been coldly rejected there was every indication that there, at last, was some tangil)le hope for' t.ll > refugees. This was the statement following Rublce's aecellt'mee of Berlin's in- vitation. But events of tile past week have complicated the picture to su(;h an extent tlmt there is every rc'tson to helieve that Rublce will lind these, ew.nts a stumbling block i, his discussions with Nazi oflicMs. Nazi feeling against Presidmlt Roose- velt may re'tel to the detrilnent of a Roosevelt appointee to the Inter- governmental Committee, but re- g,trdless of such feeling, Rublee's duty is cle'r and the attitude of the United States in the t)rescnt Ameri- can-German diplomatic crisis may give the (tirector of tile refugee com- mittee the opportunity to l)l'y his part with resourcefulness and cou- rage. Many Jews Commit Suicide BUDAPEST (WNS)--While the Hungarian Parliament was debating the passage of anti-Jewish laws, de- signed to limit Jewish participation in economic and social life, many Jewish intellectuals committed sui- cide as a protest against the decrees submitted by Premier Bela hnredy's government. Many Hungarian news- papers vigorously attacked the laws ."which would restrict Jews in busi- ness and tile professions to 6 per cent of the total number of persons oc- cupied in the various fields. The new anti-Jewish feeliug was whitewashed by the Minister of Justice who undertook to justify the terms of the new anti-Semitic laws by pointing out that anti-Jewish re- gimes have already been adopted by Poland, Czechoslovakia, Roumania, Yugoslavia and Italy. "200,000,000 people around us are applying restrictions to the Jews/' said the official. "UMer these con- ditions we arc obliged to adopt simi- lar measures. The new laws are sponsored by Premier Bda Imredy and apllroved I/y the govermnent and are aimed at the mass e,nigration of Hungary's 500,000 Jews. Up to now Hungary has been a haven of com- parative safety for Jews fleeing from persecution in contiguous countries. Littauer's Princely Gift To Support Fine Lecture Course Doctor Cyrus Adler, president of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, announced this week a gift of $25,000 from Lucius N. Littauer to insure continuance and expansion for the next five years of the semi- nary's work of promoting a better understanding of Judaism among both Jews and Christians. Mr. Littauer has provided a fund of $5,000 a year for five years to supl)ort the courses and public lectures in the Institute of Interdenominational Studies; and to expand those activi- ties of the seminary designed to im- prove the relations of Jews and Christians in the American com- munity. In accepting the gift for the semi- nary, Doctor AdM" said: "In these days of chaos and confusion we may turn to the prophetic literature which, as far back as the Book of Leviticus taught the ways of peace and to love our neighbors as our- selves. "The regeneration of the world is more likely to rest uIIon a change in the human heart than in conferences and treaties; and Mr. Littauer's gen- erous gift will make it possible to dis- seminate these truths among men and women of all faiths." Mr. Littauer established tile first DR. CYRUS ADLER ... he announces glftl ilrofessorship of Jewish literature and philosot)hy in ally American uni- ve,'sity at Harvard in 1925, a chair which is now held by Professor Harry A. Wolfson. His largest single gift was for a Graduate School of Public Administration at Harvard Univer- sity, but he has also contributed to the University in Exile at tile New ScMol for Social Research in New York City, and to hospitals and medical research in this country and abroad. The Littaue,' Foundation, (Coat. on Page 8, Col. 5) THE MUSICAL FRIEDMAN'S Good-Will "Musical Ambassadors" To Give Concert lit Herzl, [an. 22 "A Cavalcade of tlebrew and Jewish Music," is the intriguing title of a gala benefit concert sponsored by the Herzl Sisterhood on Sunday evening, January 22nd, to be hehl at the Herzl Synagogue. Two of the Northwest's noted artists, Susie Michael Freidman , pianist and Maurice Friedman, baritone, will unite their talents to present this musical epic of Israel's 2,000 ye.r-old history in story, song and music. Last week The Jewish Transcript sought out this interesting artist=cou- ple and found them at their beautiful Mt. Baker studios hard at work prepar- ing their coming concert which they are also giving in Portland tile following week=end. Urged to share a few incidents of their recent concert tour in which they brought Jewish music to several colleges and other groups, Mauricc Friedman replied, "It never occurred to us when we included IIebrew ritual chants and Yiddish folk songs and Chassidic piano music (m what was other- wise a very classical program that wc were going to carve a new name for' our- selves. But when several non-Jews began calling us "Musical Ambassadors of Good-Will" we realized that wc had accomplished the very thing that our Jewish leaders are attempting to do with their good-will conferences and radio programs." "We Jews take far too much for granted the rich musical literature that is ours. Whether it is due to tim old adage that 'Falniliarity breeds emltempt' or to the fact that we have not always heard our Jewish music advantttgeous- (Continued on Page 8) B'nai B'rith On Wednesday Night Programs University Professors By lqATI-LtxN KREMS Dr. Lee Paul Sieg, president of the University of Washington, will speak on "Brains Or Chains--Which?" contrasting universities under dic- tatorship and democracy, Wednes- day at 8:15 p. m. at Temple Center. "We expect several hundred B'nai B'rith members to hear this dis- tinguished scientist, whose field is physics--the branch of science in which Dr. Albert Einstein, in exile from a dictatorship, is top man," Simon Wampold, Jr., newly-elected B'nai B'rith president, declared to- day. "All B'nai B'rith members are in- vited to bring their sons in college and members of Sigma Alpha Mu and Zeta Beta Tart fratenfities, as well as all other University men, are welcome to hear Dr. Sieg Wednes- (lay night," Mr. Wampold said. First meeting under B'nai B'rith's new slate of officers, the Wednesday ,light program will also lie a welcome by the Seattle Jewish community to Jewish faculty Inembers at the University of Washington. To be officially welcomed I)y the THREATS OF ARABS SHAPES POLICY LONDON (W. N. S.)--The recent stand of the British government in refusing to admit 10,000 refugee children from Germany to Palestine was explained to a delegation from the Board of Deputies of British Jews by Colonial Secretary Malcohn Mac- Donald who declared that any in- crease in the present immigration rate would seriously prejudice forth- coming British-Jewish-Arab confer- ences to settle the Palestine con- flict. HOLLAND BACKS REFUGEE AID THF, tIAGUE (W. N. S.)--The colonization plan advocated by Dan- iel Wolf, head of the Socicty for Jew- ish Colonization, is meeting with success and financial assistance to raise 400,000,000 pounds sterling, Wolf said on his return from Euro- llean capitals, would be forthcoming. Palestine will remain the heart of the program, according to the so- ciety's plans, and will be in full har- mony with the princil)als of the Jew= ish Agency, although colonization in other territories will be sought. Mr. Wolf conferred with Dr. Chaim Weizmam, president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine. DR. LEE PAUL SIEG ... he will speak I lodge will lie: Dr. Melville Jacobs, assistant professor of anthropology "rod auth- ority on Northwest Indian tribes. Dr. Ernst Levy, professor of law and world-famed as one of the most distinguished experts on Roman law, who was driven into exile by the Nazi regime in Ger,nany. Dr. Joseph Cohen, instructor in sociology, whose brother is a rabbi ill Palestine and wM is the son of (Cont. on Page 8, Col. l) MANCHUKUO HA VEN FOR REFUGEES PEIPING (W. N. S.)--It w-ts re- reported that Jewish residents here expressed gratitude to Japan and Manchukuo for opening the latter as a haven for world Jewry. Although uo official annoulRgnlent of slrch action by Manchukuo has been made, it has been reported unofficially that the Japanese-dominated state would altair Jewish refugees. Reports said that Dr. AImun Kaufman pre- sided at the meeting which declared a "resolve to become h)yal Manchu- kuo subjects enjoying racial equal- ity according to the state law."