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JUNE 2, 1933 THE JEWISH TRANSCRIPT, SEATTLE PAGE THREE &dbOdO0 W CB'NAI CB'RITH 900EWS BARNEY HARVITZ, Editor PUBLISHED WEEKLY IN THE INTEREST OF SEATTLE LODGE NO. 503 B'NAI B'RITH, WHICH IS IN NO WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THAT APPEARS ELSEWHERE IN THIS PUBLICATION IRVING I. LEVITIN_ President BEN A. MASLAN ..... Vice-President IRVING LEWIS. Secretary H. I. ADLER Treasurer LEO A. MELTZER ...................... Monitor DR. LOUIS D. KRACOWER___Asst. Monitor ALBERT H. SOLOMON .......... Warden ALEX CAPLAN .... Outer Guard Trustees: OTTO S. GRUNBAUM LEO WEISFIELD STANLEY BLUMENTHAL JEFFREY HEIMAN .... District Deputy SOL ESFELD Zo Depu RABBI SAMUEL KOCH Past Grand President P. ALLEN RICKLES Member General Committee SHOTS By BARNEY HARVITZ Dr. Phillip Schonwald will ad- dress the Tuesday. l,uncheon on June 6, in the Flag Room of the Olympic Hotel. His topic will be: "Are the Jews Overcrowding the Iedical Pro- fessioi ?', Dr. Scbonwald has had many Years of medical prac- tice in Seattle and in Vienna and has a thorough grasp of his subject. He is a close ob- server and his liberal mind and pleasing personality are Well-known to B'nai B'rith members. A discussion will follow, it beln,z the idea of the chairman of thehlnch- Con committee, Eeopold M. Stern, to have these luncheons bring about a pleasant and informal exchange of ideas and opinions on matters of Jewish interest. President lrving Levitin announc- ed today that Brother Stern will be the chairman of lhe meeting June 21 and lodge membersmav, expect the Presentation for discussion of a very live topic on this meeting night. To Brother Stern belongs the credit for handling our luncheons in a manner that is most thorough and praise- Worthy and has doubled the attendance in the past few Weeks. Let us therefore boost attendance at the forth-coming meeting, Wednes- day, .June 21, and see that we have a record breaking attendance when Brother Stern takes over tile chair on that meeting night. The topic of the meeting will be: "Shall the .lews boycott German- made goods?" What do you think about this vital raatter? Come to the meeting of June 21 and express your views. FLASHES from Vancouver --. By LEO WEISFIELD What a trip, what a reception, and What entertainment. It was even better than a grand lodge meeting. To the 160 people of Seattle who at- tended the conference, it will always bring back pleasant memories. The conference meetings Were all interesting and those who listened to Judge Kalina's address on the Ger- man situation were well paid for the entire visit. Phil Tworoger was busy seconding everyone,s motion. Brother Stern got in his usual good story and Bro- ther Shaffer, his little constructive and sensible talk. ighlights. Ben Maslan and Dr Gale Wienir "imressin " ar ,. . }' g tllelr per- -"alltles on sonic of the Vancouver fairer sex. Max Tobias and Barney Lustigeatlng cold duck. Does that go Well with beer? Well, ask the boys. Brother Sam Waiters, our official camera man, boasted that it was the best trip he evermade. I wonder if his wife found out how much he won playing pinochle. By the way, p. Allen P, ickles won the cup as the best after-dinner speak- er. His time was three minutes in Which he told three stories. Some reCOrd, SOme cup and some stories. In case you are interested, Tacoma is the next meeting Place The speaker inviting the conference was almost mObbed when he mentioned Mt. TaCOma, but what can you expect from a young attorney Whose name I refuse to men- tion. Will have some more Vancouver gossip next Saturday. Am open to a little hush money, catch on? Abandon Secret Diplomacy-Kalina BY A STAFF CORRESPONDENT VANCOUVER, 13. C. (Special) -- Judge .Jacob Kalina, Seattle's silver- tongued delegate to tile third annual Northwest B'nai B'rith Conference, this week proved the firebrand of the convention in an impassioned speech pleading for B'nai B'rith action in the German-Jewish crisis. Speaking extemporaneously from the floor of the Confer- ence, Judge Kalina led the fight for an aggressive policy of protest by the B'nai B'rith Lodge after the Conference's resolutions committee intro- duced a resolution expressing faith in B'nai B'rith's officers, but sidestepping any expres- sion of policy on a Jewish boy- cott of German goods, protest meetings or other active de- nunciation of Hitlerite perse- cution of Jews. "Secret diplomacy has led only to the world misery which now enfolds us," Judge Kalina told the 400 per, sons assembled at the Conference. "How can this gathering sit in silence and not do anything in the face of the daily news of persecution, dis- crimination and rank injustice to our German brethren? "The present B'nai B'rith policy of hushing up anti- German demonstrations is not the same courageous stand that for ninety years has found the B'nai B'rith fighting valiantly against an- ti-Semitism. "[ am a loyal B'nai B'rith. But I say here and now, that if the B'nai B'rith continues to hang back, de- laying open and unqualified denun- ciation of the Hitlerite outrages, some other organization will rise up to take over the B'nai B'rith leadership. "I am certain that the rank and file of the B'nai B'rith membership is for an active, vigorous, continued, and open fight against Hitlerism and all it stands for. We must not delay in coming to the aid of our beleaguered German bro- thers." Amid wild applause, Judge Kap- lina paid glowing tribute to Eng- land for "serving notice upon Ger- many that Jewish blood cannot be wantonly shed and that no nation can retain the respect of the civi- lized world which violates all laws of humanity and decency and wil- lfully commits murder and pillage, degrades, humiliates and deprives 600,000 Jewish citizens of the means of earning a livelihood for them- selves and their children." His voice ringing in earnest ap- peal, Judge Kalina declared: "I now stand on British soil, within the sha- dow of the British flag, the insignia of that great empire which came to our defense in our national cala- rally--all of Great Britain, members of tile House of Parliament, members of the House of Commons, states- men of tile past and present, Liberals and Conservatives, all united ill condemnation of the Hitler govern- Judge Kalina ment for its inhuman and brutal treatment of Germany's Jews." Other leaders echoed Judge Kalina's thoughts. "In my opinion, we should let our voice be heard in a roar which will arouse the world," Ben Medofsky, secretary, Portland Lodge, declared. Philip Tworoger, Seattle delegate said: "I believe the B'nai B'rith can exercise influence to bring about a sentiment which will elicit action. We should call on the government of the Dominion of Canada and all other English speaking states to take proper steps." Brother Koresh of Bcllingham voiced the belief that "protest is nol enough. VC-e can do more by apply- ing an economic boycott." William Shenck, Portland delegate, however,: advised against protest and boycott as "not the propel" weapons." When Irving Lewis, Seattle Lodge secretary, counselled the Conference to express its confidence in the policy of the Constitutional Grand Lodge, Leo Weisfield of Seattle disagreed. "I am opposed to the stifling of opinion and of simply waiting quiet- ly for further instructions from tile Constitutional Grand Lodge," he s aid. S. Victor, Samuel Lodge, Vancou- ver, asked the Conference: "Why are we afraid to raise our voices. We should boycott." Ben Maslan, Se- attle Lodge vice president, pointed out that "opinion seems to be di- vided whether we should fight fire with fire or be patient, and history seens to favor the fight fire with fire policy. Are the 16,000,000 Jews in the world going to do nothing?" he asked, advocating united protest and united boycott. Rabbi A. H. Fink, Spokane Lodge president; Brother Herzog, Port- land; Brother Anschell, Tacoma and S. A. Goldston,Vancouver, spoke. QUAKERS HELP JEWS GENEVA--TIle Council of the League of Nations today was called upon by the International Quakers to make special provisions for indi- viduals without passports who are forced to leave Germany. Although Jewish refugees are not specifically referred to, the Quakers had them in mind in maklng their plea, it is understood. Hebrew Instruction Lessons to children and adults in language, literature and history. 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MAin 9346 200-201 Smith Tower Annex chairman of the meeting. En- tertainment will be led by Ken Stuart, popular Seattle radio announcer, heading a group of radio artists, Mr. Schoen- feld announced. One of the largest B'nai B'rith gatherings of the year is expected to be on hand for the program, Mr. Schoenfeld said. "The purpose of this meet- ing," he explained, "is not only to bring before the B'nai B'rith lodge the views on cur- rent Jewish problems of so sage and respected a leader as Mr. Eckstein, but also to em- phasize the unity of B'nai B'rith with Seattle's other Jewish organizations by hav- ing heads of the city's Jewish groups as honor guests." Aleph Zadik Aleph By Harry Pass Irwin Pearl, Paul Jassny, Harry Bernow and Hymie Cohen Jr., rep- resented the Seattle A. Z. A. chapter at the Vancouver convention. A convention was planned for the Pacific Northwest A. Z. A. chapters, to be held at Seattle. The proposal for a Western Conference tourna- ment this fall, to be held in the Northwest, was taken up and ad- visability of the formation of a Pacific Northwest A. Z. A. Conference discussed. Final action on these projects was referred to the Supreme Advisory Council. The convention also drew up a constitution for the Pacific Northwest A. Z. A. Conference. EERand WINE are Here Again FOR ALL BRANDS CALL 3300 MAIN City Beer & Wine Co. I. D. Poll-Lou Kessler-M. Poll 605 Pike FREE DELIVERY Irving Levitin, Seattle B. B. Head, Lauds Conference BY IRVING I. LEVITIN President, Seattle Lodge The Third Northwest B'nai B'rith Conference held in Van- couver was an outstanding success. Samuel Lodge of Vancouver is entitled to a great measure of admiration and thanks for the efficient handling of the convention and for the wonderful hos- pitality extended to the visi- tors. Besides the constructive work accomplished by the con- vention, it brought about a better understanding and much closer cooperation among the different lodges in the Pacific Northwest and their members. The good will created is inestimable. I am gratified with the large attendance of Seattle dele- gates and their active parti- cipation in the sessions of the Conference. Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with mine allotted bread. COSf The Check RIp You have your car in- spected at regular in- tervals. It is of even greater importance to have a cneckup of your automobile insurance made by an experienced insurance firm. Let us give your auto- mobile insurance the "once over" and make sure you enjoy the proper financial safe- guards. Lipman & Esfeld Insurance, Exclusively! 410 Smith Tower MAin 2842 David Lipman Sol Esfeld .,Hlll[[ilHiHlliiHIltlllilLlllllllllIHIIIllllllfillilllh- J. W. GIBSON CARPET CLEANING AND RUG WEAVING CO. Chinese and Oriental Rugs a specialty . . . 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