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A JAN. 19, 1.934 Wife Of Noted Jew Is Beaten By Hitlerite PARIS Helena Bentwich, wife of Norman Bentw{ch, former Attorney Genera} of Palestine and noted auth- ority on international law, was beaten this week by a Nazi at Saar- brueken in the Saar Basin, it was reported here today. Mrs. Bentwich had accom- panied her husband in a tour of the Saar region, which is ruled by a League of Nations Commission, in order to in- vestigate the position of the German Jewish refugees who fled to the Saar from Nazi Germany. Mr. Bentwich is'head of the Jewish affairs division of the refugee aid body set up by the League. While Mrs. Bentwich was waiting for a street car in Saarbrucken, she llt a cigarette. A Nazi approached her and demanded that she drop the cigarette, saying "German. women do not smoke." Mrs. Bentwich replied that she was English and chat Saarbrucken was not yet ruled by Hitler and Goering, but by the League. Whereupon the Nazi beat her and snatched the cigarette from her mouth. Residents of the Saar have com- plained to the League commission about Nazi activities and the inso- lent tones of the Nazi press in the Saar. Nation Lists Eight Jews NEW YORK (W.N.S.)--Six Am- ericans were listed this week on the 1933 honor roI1 of The Nation, lib- eral magazine, for outstanding ser- vices in combatting Hitlerism. Those honored are Edgar Ansel h{owrer for his Berlin correspondence; Arthur Garfield Hays for his attempt to get justice "for the Reichstag fire defendants; George S. Messersmith, U. S. Consul-general in Berlin, for defending the rights of American citizens; Ah-in S. Johnson of the New School for Social Research, for creat- ing the University in Exil-e; Sher- wood Eddy for denonncing Nazi policies in a Berlin speech; and Cal- vin B. Hoover for his book "Ger- many Enters the Third Reich." Jews listed on the honor roll are Felix Frankfurter and Jerome Frank for their role in the New Deal Sam- uel Leibowitz for defending the Scottsboro Negroes; Morris L. Ernst and Judge Benjamin Greenspan for their services in the war against literary censorship; and Sam H. Harris, Jed Harris and J. Edward Bromberg for contributions to the drama. Leading Churchmen Appeal For Refugees NEW YORK (WNS)--A world- wide appeal on behalf of the German- Jewish refugees was issued this week by the Universal Christian Council on Life and Work, of which the Bishop of Chichester, England, is chairman. The appeal, which asks for funds, is signed by the Rev. Dr. William A. Brown of New York chairman of the Council's Adminis- trative Committee, Archbishop Ger- manos of Thyateira; joint chairman of the Council; the Bishop of Schles- wig, president of the European sec- tion, and the Rev. Dr. Wilfred Monod, pastor of the Oratoire Church, Paris, European vice presi- dent. Bishops Of Austria Condemn Anti-Semites VIENNA (WNS)--"The Catholic Church has never agreed with the three fundamental errors of Naziism, which are first, race madness; second, violent anti-Semitism, and third, ex- treme nationalism," Catholic bishops of Anstria declared today in a sharp- ly-worded pastoral letter addressed to the Austrian people. The letter, widely regarded as a challenge to the Nazis in Austria and in Ger- many, bitterly condemned the vio- lence of the Hitlerites. If thou faint in a day of adversity, thy strength is small indeed. THE JEWISH TRANSCRIPT, SEATTLE German Jewry Bravely Rebuilding Its Future HESE pictures describe most vividly how German Jewry is rebuilding its future in the terrific up- heaval of its economic disaster. University men, journalists, jurists and merchants are learning to be mechanics of all sorts, cabinet and sash-makers, gar- deners and agriculturists. School teachers and sten- ographers are becoming hairdressers. Students who had looked forward to careers in the learned profes- sions and fine arts are acquiring facility in the use of the saw, the chisel and the carpenter's plane. Women who were the heads of fine homes are learn- ing to be seamstresses. To equip them for new vocations is the great task of the Central Committee of the German Jews for Relief and Reconstruction, whose efforts are sup- ported by the Joint Distribution Committee with funds obtained through the German Relief Fund, headed by Rabbi Jonah B. Wise. Grid Coach Shuns Games On Saturday LONG BEACH Cal. (WNS)--The football team of the Long Beach Junior College will have to get along without its coach at Saturday games next season or else get a new mentor, because Coach Oak Smith has be- come a member of the Seventh Day Adventists, who like the Jews, keep Saturday as the Sabbath. Smith today informed the college authorities that he would not be with the team on Saturdays because that would violate his religious scruples. Harvard Men Heckle Nazi Consul's Speech CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Three young men who said they were Har- yard students were ejected by police from the Epworth Methodist Episco- pal Church this week after they created a disturbance as Baron Jurt yon Tippelskirch, German consul- general at Boston, attempted to ad- dress a large congregation on Hitler. Jewish Dentist Makes Anaesthetic Discovery NEW YORK (WNS)--A new local anaesthetic substance, said to revo- lutionize the practice of anaesthesia and which dentists regard as the most important anaesthesia discov- ery in 20 years, was demonstrated this week before 1,000 dentists at the monthly meeting of the Kings County Dental Society by Dr. Leo Winter, professor of Oral Surgery, College of Dentistry, at New York University. Dr. Winter's discovery, based on years of experimentation, produces deeper anaesthesia and reduces the flow of blood during surgical opera- tions. Name Change Made By Produce Concern Announcement of the change of name of the Fox River Butter Co., wholesale dealers in butter, eggs and cheese, to the Borden's Produce Company, Inc., was made today by W. T. Johnston, manager. The change in name, Mr. Johnston said, "is a mark of recognition by the nationally-known Borden Company of our affiliation with them and an indication by them tha:t our products measure up to Borden superior qual- ity." Both policy and personnel of the company, Mr. Johnston empha- sized, will remain the same under the new name. v Oi_n_ Noted Chicago Rabbi 111 IU[I- 1111 O, 1'o I d O ......... -.     __ I Called To Flttsburgh Prodigy ls Mature Artist -- CHICAGO (W. N. S.)--Rabbi Solo- SAN FRANCISCO- Little " mon B. Freehoff, spiritual leader Ruth Slenczynski, 9-year-old Jewish pianist prodigy, arriv- ing home this week with enough laurels for an army, stretched out her smooth, little - girl hand and an- nounced : "I can reach an octave, now." When she left her Berkeley home more than three years ago to go abroad for study, she couldn't. She played a split one then, her tiny hand leaping the gap with such lightning speed it was almost like really playing it. But no more. Big words are no greater hurdles to Ruth, who was nine years old on Monday since 1924 of Chicago's oldest syna- gogue, K. A. M. Congregation, today announced his resignation and his acceptance of a call to Temple Rodef Sholom in Pittsburgh, to replace Rabbi S. H. Goldenson, who was re- cently named rabbi of Temple Emanu-E1 in New York. Rabbi Freehoff has been one of Chicago's leading rabbis. His resig- nation came as a surprise to the Chicago Jewish community. Oldest Jewish Twin In U. S. Is Dead NEW YORK (WNS)--Mrs. Jean- ette Klein Lauchheimer, one of the oldest twins in the United States,, than the intricacies of a Bach fugue or the pitfalls for the unfeeling in a Beethoven sonata. Interviews already have grown to be a bit of a bore. Bed is at 8 o'clock for Ruth and rising time at 6. She practices three hours a day and doesn't get tired, though she has a nap each afternoon. She likes mathematics and history best of her studies, and is pronounced by her tutors ready for high school. She loves pretty clothes, "of course," but has no use for Ruth Slenczynski dolls "because they are dum- mies-they have no souls." Ruth gave her first New York concert in Carnegie Hall at 5 years of age. Last fall she gave three in New York and Brooklyn, after appearances in several European cities. She will play here, in Los Angeles and Sacramento be- fore returning to New York for another concert with The Metropolitan Opera House orchestra. N. Y. Kashruth Fraud Ends In Jail Sentence NEW YORK (WNS)--Charges of passing off non-kosher meat products as kosher on New York's Jewry which forced the firm of J. Branfman & Sons out of business, were climaxed in Special Sessions Court here this week by conviction of Benjamin Branfman, treasurer of the company for violation of the state kosher food law. Last March Branfman was ap- prehended shipping 1,400 pounds of non-kosher meat labelled kosher. 4 Youths, Protesting Anti-Semitism, Jailed WARSAW-Four members of the Brith Trumpeldor, Revisionist youth organization, were arrested this week when police dispersed a Revisionist street demonstration. About 1,000 marchers carried banners reading "DownWith the Anti-Semitic Regime in Palestine," and "We Demand Un- restricted Immigration." Einstein Kin Asked To Teach At Yeshiva NEW YORK (WNS)--Dr. Rudolph Kayser, son-in-law of Prof. Albert Einstein, this week was invited to accept the chair of German literature and language at the Yeshiva College, according to an announcement by Borough President Samuel Levy, chairman of the Yeshiva College Council. The invitation was ex- tended through Dr. Einstein. Dr. Kayser, former editor of the Neue Deutsche Rundschau, is now an exile in Holland. Yeshiva College' is the principal American Orthodox rabbinical seminary. Discussing the action that must be taken, Mr. Hays said: "My general impression in this situation is the impression I always have that prob- ably the best tactics is to fight. Nothing is strong enough. Use every weagon you have. Take a chance of making a mistake." died here this week within 16 days of I her 100th birthday. Despite her] great age she was a regular attend- ant at the synagogue. Mrs. Lauchheimer, who lived with her twin sister, Mrs. Henriette Dan- nenbaum, had never been sick a day in her life. She is survived by one daughter, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great- great-grandchildren. NEW YORK -- Dr. Alexander Sachs, noted economist, today sub- mitred his resignation as chairman of the research and planning division of the NRA, but would make no >ublic comment. PAGE SEVEN i 200000 Jews In Far East Are Exiled II LONDON--Two thousand native Afghan Jews have been expelled from their homes in the Afghan border towns of Mazar, Ankhoi and Mai- mann, and are now wandering in the desert, homeless, according ro information made public today by the Joint Foreign Committee of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and tht Anglo-Jewish Association. The unfortunates were ex- pelled on a few moments' no- tice by Afghan authorities. No reason was assigned for the sudden and unexpected action. The Joint Foreign Committee fur- ther revealed that 1,600 Russian Jews are now in Afghanistan, having escaped from Russia. Information received by the com- mittee does not make clear whether they left Russia because of anti- Semitism or because of difficult eco- nomic conditions there. Three Jews Kidnapped JERUSALEM--Three Jews, about to be deported for having entered Palestine illegally, were kidnapped out of the hands of the police by a large crowd here this week and spirited away to a hiding place. The three men, Nuri Joshua and his son, of Bukhara, Turkestan, and Rachami Moshe, of Afghanistan, were to have been deported to the latter country with the wife and daughter of Joshua. The three men and the rest of the Joshua family were in a police auto- mobile here when the crowd of un- known sympathizers converged on it, routed the police guard and the driver, and took the three men and their baggage away, leaving the women. SYDNEY BRUNN I BONDS 321 YESLER OY STREET PHARMACY 616 BROADWAY N. SOL. L. SHURE CALL _ FREE CApitol  DELIVERY 3 9 3 2 Promptly DINE DANCE EVERY NITE Dance to the Music of a Six-Piece Orchestra NO COVER CHARGE DRAUGHT BEER t: 25c] NOON DAY LUNCH ..... 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