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PAGE SIX THE JEWISH TRANSCRIPT MARCH 6, 1942 Senator Pepper Demands Jewish Army for Freedom NEW YORK.--Declaring that all nations must "have an opportunity to perform their honorable part in this mighty victory which lies over the hill," Senator Claude Pepper, at a mass meeting last Wednesday in Carnegie Hall, New York City, called by the American Emergency Committee for Zionist Affairs, de- manded that the Jews of Palestine be allowed a military force of their own to fight under British com- mand against the Axis. The sena- tor's appeal was the climax of ad- dresses that stirred the capacity audience to frequent applause, and concluded with the uanimous adop- tion of a resolution praying for the support of American public opinion and the American Government for the proposal of a Palestine Jewish fighting force. "Who, more than the Jews," Sen- ator Pepper asked, "deserve the honor of the battle's scars? A place where the firing is! Were they not singled out and persecuted most of all. Were they not made the victim of the murderous attack which those devilish forces hurled against the race of man? Were they not made the excuses for the unbridled assault upon the integrity of the human race which was hurled by these demoniacal forces? How then can the Jewish nation, the Jewish National Home, be denied a chance to fight in the lines, be denied the honor of returning a few of the wicked blows which they have so patiently borne?" CHURCHILL PARTY LOSING GROUND WITH BRITISH MASSES 'that it might provoke an Arab up- LONDON.--(JPS)--Deep uneasi- rising and also that it might lead ness and growing criticism of the to the creation of a "Zionist State" British war effort under the Chur- after the war. The Congressman chill cabinet has manifested itself described the first objection as ap- in the significant decision of the peasement. "It is my sincere con- Liberal party and of important viction," he said, "that the um- members of the Liberal National brella of appeasement has been party to withdraw the self-imposed placed in the archives to gather truce in poltical criticism which has dust. We once tried to appease by allowed the Churchill government shipping oil and scrap iron which its overwhelming popular Parlia- came back to deal death and de- mentary mandate. The Liberal par- struction to American youth. Re- ty, holding roughly a score of seats 7nember Pearl Harbor!' in Parliament, has renounced its co- The second objection, Congress- operation with the Churchill rain- man Sheridan held, ran Counter to istry and is resolved on a more in- the Atlantic Charter. 'How many of dependent attitude which will allow you," Congressman Sheridan said it freer criticism of the war effort. "viewed the results of the efforts At the same time, significant rum- of the Jews of Palestine, their toil blings were heard in the inner cir_ their sweat, their blood, in develop- cles of the Liberal National party, ing the waste lands through irriga- with Leslie Hore-Belisha, minister tion, installation of hydro-electric of war under the Chamberlain gov- power. It is that they want to de- vernment, resigning in public pro- fend, and what it represents to the civilized world--to defend it under their own banner. A denial of that right constitutes a violation of the international obligations you and I have accepted under the Atlantic Charter." JEWISH INSTITUTE WANTS INTERNAT'L BILL OF RIGHTS NEW YORK.--"What happens to the Jews in a post-war reconstruc- tion, how their position is redefined test against the Liberal National censure and expulsion of two members for criticism of the government. Hore-Belisha and his political comrades, in common with the Liberal party, find themselves growing more openly critical of the government's efforts--hence desir- ing the more .independent criticism which non-commitment to the gov- ernment's policies would allow. DEFENSE DEMANDS SAVING OF FUEL and made secure, will be the acid Householders in this district were test of the sincerity of the demo- urged this week to use their exist- cratic professions and the loyalty to ing fuel supply very sparingly, fol- the democratic faith." This was the lowing a report made by the fuel In My Opinion Your Associate Editor" ! The great Axis push will be for the control of the Mediterrean and the Suez Canal. They do not intend to try to go through Turkey but by way of North Africa. If they suc- ceed Palestine, Syria, Persia and India will be jeopardized. If Rus_ sia can sufficiently cripple Hitler this plan may be abandoned. Fail- ure would mean Hitler's downfall and with it the collapse of the Axis Powers. Then the democracies can give proper attention to Japan and tell the cocky little devils where to head in. It is a big but not impos- sible job. When I see a fellow with a big car capable of seating seven people rid- ing home from office work alone I feel like taking his license away. Civilian defense should take this in hand and dig up the fi- gures. Let riders share in gasoline wear and tire expense but let us not avoid a project that will help out a transportation problem in this city which is becoming maddening. To share with others without incon- venience is one big way of helping. I saw a little miss wrapped up warmly sitting in front of a table covered with five an ten cent books. There was a sign hung which read "You buy my books and I'll buy for automobiles made out of refuse )ulp as long as rubber is so scarce and so needed for war purposes. We've got to get workers to work no matter what happens. There is stuff in the patent office now that might apply. Little boys are out of luck again. They will continue to get scrubbed behind the ears with plenty of good, penetrating soap. America will pro- duce lots of soap because the manu- facture of soap and glycerine are closely related. The armed forces need immense quantities of explo- sives made from glycerine, and thus soap becomes almost a glycerine by- product--although it used to be the l other way 'round. In addition to tallow and animal fats, soap will be made from copra (dried cocoanut meat), babassu and palm kernel nuts from Latin America, the South Seas and Africa. Because all the gly- cerine, down to less than one per- cent, will be extracted from war- time crops, they'll be less slippery, easier to hang on to. Here is the story of Robert Eisen- bach, a cousin of Rabbi Stephen S. Wise... Until recently he was just a script writer in NBC's news room, editing the news flashes that came over the wires . . . Passing his desk RABBI STEPHEN S. WISE "Jews Ready to Die in Democracy's Defense" The meeting opened with an ad- dress by Dr. Stephen S. Wise, chair- man of the American Emergency Committee for Zionist Affairs, who presided. Declaring that Palestine is as "necessary to the security of the United Nations as the defense of Singapore," Dr. Wise said that the mass meeting was promoted by the desire to serve the cause of the United Nations and to vindicate  Jewish self-respect. Dr. Wise branded the attitude of British officials who opposed the proposal as a continuation of "the policy of appeasement of the Axis and its auxiliaries." "In the United States, in Britain, and in other lands," Dr. Wise said, "Jews fight in the armies of their own coun- tries. "But," he continued, "The Jewish p o p u 1 a t i o n of Palestine rightfully demands that it be en- abled, with the approval of the British government and the help of our own country and its lend-lease offices, to stand as a Jewish mili- tary force against the Axis." The Jews of Palestine, Dr. Wise said, "wish to defend their land." "They are ready to die for it," he said, "but if they must die, they wish to fall as Jews who have done all that men may do in defense of a land that for centuries was their own, and under a just reorganiza- tion of world affairs, shall again become their own." Another speaker was Congress- man John Edward Sheridan of Pennsylvania. Congressman Sheri- dan took issue with the views ex- pressed in a recent editorial in The New York Times in which the pro- posal of a Palestine Jewish fighting force was opposed on the ground viewpoint expressed by distin- committee of the consumers' inter- guished leaders in international af- est division of the Municipal De- fairs at a dinner held recently at lense Commission. the Columbia Faculty Club, marking The report, made by Mrs. Rosaline the first anniversary of the Insti- Simon, consultant in charge of the tute of Jewish Affairs. Defense C o m m i s s i on Consumers' Lauding the efforts of the insti- Center in Room I00 of the Rialto bonds." She wasn't doing much of a business, so I acted as come-on man, did a little ballyhooing and drew a crowd. Soon we sold out and my little missy thanking me, folded up her table and as she left the stand, counting her money, said tute through scientific research to Building, revealed that this entire "I've just enough to buy a $25.00 De- suggest the basis on which equality area faces a critical shortage of all lense Bond." She told me she was rights to Jews might be assured at types of fuel. the end of the war, these outstand- Residents were urged to start a ing personalities were united in af_ serious fuel conservation program' firming that the Jewish problem is by keeping furnace thermostats worldwide in dimensions and must turned down low, by shutting off be solved, not by the Jews, but by spare rooms and by turning off all the Christian world, heat possible when there is no ur- The dinner also heard a proposal gent need for it. that an international Bill of Rights At the fuel committee meeting, be adopted as one of the foundation which was the first held by the stones of a new world order, group, members were given corn- Thomas Mann; Sir Norman An- plaints against retail fuel gell, Nobel prize winner; Prof. Carl made by consumers who complained J. Friedrich of Harvard Univer- m some instances that they had been sity; Prof. Wesley C. Mitchell of the overcharged for fuel, or had been New School for Social Research; delivered wood or sawdust that was Prof. Max Lerner of Williams Col- act usable. lege, were among those who indi- These compla;nts, the committee cated their support of the work of the Institute of Jewish Affairs in messages to the dinner and by for- mally joining the Advisory Council of the organization. Buy Defense Bonds and Stamps. REMOVE BARRIERS FOR ALIEN DOCTORS NEW YORK.-- (JPS) --Because "the country is facing a shortage in medical men" e x i s t i n g barriers against refugee physicians should be removed, it is editorially urged by the Journal of the Medical So- ciety of the County of New York. "At least 1,500 physicians, some of them graduates of Europe's leading out, will be investigated. If cause for complaint is found, the dealer in question will be invited to a hearing by the committee. In cases where dealers refuse cooperation the matter will be turned over to gov- ernment authorities for further in* vestigation to learn whether there is actually an attempt at profiteer- ing being made. Mrs. Frederick J. Lordan was ap- pointed chairman of the fuel com- mittee, replacing Mrs. Charles C. Ralls, who vacated the chairman- ship to accept leadership of the en- tire Consumers' Interest Division. DICKSTEIN CLAIMS NAZIS ON 'NORMANDIE" medical schools, are vegetating in WASHINGTON.--(JPS)--In the idleness, barred from the practice opening blast of the investigation of their profession and unable to into the causes of the Normandie serve the country which has given them refuge and the cause in which they believe," the editorial points out. Saying that "few of the reasons advanced for mass exclusion of emigre physicians bear examina- tion," the Journal observes that "ironically enough, many of the states which place the greatest dif- ficulties in the way of emigre phy- sicians are those with large rural areas in genuine need of medical personDel." going to continue in the Iusiness. Emil Slck's Rainiers are 'down South in training for the approach- ing base ball season. There will be some familiar players missing but Seattle will have a good fighting team and who knows we may pull down that pennant for the fourth successive season. It's a great sport and nothing gives more satisfaction than to umpire a game from the grand stand or bleachers. There are many umpires that I would like to have murdered but I have always held my hands. A rotten decision at a critical moment sure makes one's blood boil. War respects no man and spares no family. Dr. Chaim Weizmann gave all of himself to Britain in the last war. And just about that time a son came to bless his household. The boy was reared in his father's footsteps. He became a famous chemist. When war came he en- tered the R.A.F. and last week he was sent over the English Channel on a dangerous mission. The British War office reports that he did not i return. That is why Dr. Weizmann and his wife postponed their pro- ected visit to the United States. I think that very soon we will see :he butcher, baker, candle stick maker and banker hustling off to work in v horse and buggy. Of course P r e s i d e n t Roosevelt had not this meaning in mind when he disaster, Congressman Samuel Dick- referred to the Supreme Court as stein of New York charged that 30 a sort of "horse and buggy court." Nazi agents, planted on the former Some genius ought to invent a wheel French liner, which burst into flames at its New York pier, were responsible for the Normandie trag- edy. Accusing William called the "nation's No. 1 Nazi," of having placed the German agents on the luxury liner, Dickstein urged the House Naval Affairs subcom- mittee to probe the Nazi agent, in- tead of "a lot of government clerks and officials." A Real Italian DINNER $I.OO "Nothing Like It In Town" Make Reservations for Banquets and Parties ITALIAN VILLAGE CAFE 14,3n.hA ..... Phone Seneca 9775 daily were the highest paid com- mentators, who hardly paid any at- tention to'him . . . He himself had i never spoken over the air . . . But one afternoon he, without asking permission, addressed the largest hook-up in history . . . That was on Dec. 7, 1941 . . . On that day, at 2:27 p. m. he was at his desk when a news flash came in... Immediately be cut in on all 246 NBC stations throughout the U. S. and Canada and scooped a nation with the news of the Japs' attack on Pearl Harbor. Hitler is building up resentments that will take ten centuries to wipe out. He forced 60,000 men of Denmark to go to work in Ger- many on the promise of decent wages. He paid them in checks on Denmark banks forcing the latter I to honor them as a part of the war debt Denmark is alleged to owe Germany. It broke the banks. He treated the farmers the same way promising them that for their prod- ucts they could have anything made in Germany. When the farmers ordered, the goods were all gone. Wives are often discussed by hus- bands and vice-versa. Cohen and Levi were engaged in earnest con_ versation about their helpmates. Cohen's wife went too often to the movies. Levi's spouse spent too much time at the beauty parlors. Cohen's wife was getting too fat and Levi's lost too much at bridge. Finally Cohen said, "Anyhow I can read my wife like a book." To which Levi retorted, "But I'll bet you all the tea in China,' You can't shut her up like you can a book." Buy Defense Bonds UNION CIGAR CO. Win. S. 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