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&apos;11 Kill Roosevelt," Says Jew.Hater The strength of 50,000 huskies of lhre'mming that if no one else would Pudgy, beslmctlwled Znch,u'y is Pelley was convicted in Norlh dieted to occor in July. Timber Worker rel)ortcd, rectdwd le forest in the Pacific Northwest, kill President l)onscvelt, he wouhl, rmnend)ered its st,tte organizer of ('.arolina of :( stock swindle. Zachary also advised his listeners, al)prowd of Zachary when she tohl .embers of the International Tim- Workers Union, it C. 1. (). aflili- e, Was thrown today against efforts the notorions 1)re-Nazi Silver Jew-hating organization, 1o in this state. "l"ascists ltl 'i'H(!()n):t lreaten To Assassinaie l'resident U. S.," the Timber Worker, official :gan of the international union, a leading story in its June 1 Sue relmrting a meeting of 300 1)er= )ns at Manitou tlall in South 0nxa, addressed I)y Roy Zach'u'y, of Seati, le (mtl)loye and Shirt organizer, whose threat :ill President Roosevelt in (?hicag() investigated by G-men. achary climax(;d his talk 1)3' the Timl)er Worker rel)orle(1, lie called Roosevelt, John L. Lewis and Secretary of Iml)or l'erldns all Jews." The meeting entled with the N.lzi s'tl ute. "Rats like Zachary "utd other Silver Shirt h;a(lers are wouhl-1)e liitle,'s, and they would do liway with deniocracy!" the Tinfl/er Worl(er edit(n'ialized, u:'ging trade nnionists to "show that you don't intend to stand f(ir murderous Fascism by de- man(ling of the Washington Stilt.-. authorities :it,d the authorities in 'l'acom.i 'lnd l'ierce County th'tt (hose who (hr(;atent:d the assassina- lion of l'resi(hmt Roosevelt be prose- cute(l!" (he Silver Shirts here in the last l)resideniial canll).tign , when William l)udley Pelley, goat-I)earded Silver Shirt head who made Seal.tie his headquarters, polled 606 votes when lie r'm for l'resident nf the 17. S. In his Tacom.t talk, the Timb2r Worker revealed, Zaehar) urged "every red-l)h)oded Americttn" in the audience lo get himself a rille Im(I i)hmty of ,unmunilion in prepa- ration for trouble, which was pre- who sat on chairs stmnl)ed VFW No. 1428, to change their money into Canadian currency as "the English government is more stable than ()urs. ' A w()man in the .tu(lience, the i In "Be On Guard," Warns R ckles Speech "Be vigilant! Be on gu'u'd, if, by governnle nt dect'e() ,le%vs a:'e, de- cl'lred meml)ers of an 'inferior race' and their citizenshil) taken aw:ty in such once-enlightened 1)llw.es as Ger- many and Austria, we Americans nltlst be ever watcllft:l l,hat (len)o(- I'ii(y lind e,(ltlal righis do not vanish it: Ai33erica." Even its these words thundered from P. Allen Ricldes, cx-grand in.esi - dent of B'nai B'rith in the West, at T(mqlle Center to 350 l)crsons Wed- nesday night, an avowed anti-Semite w.:s sl)ewing .Jew-hatred from a Tacoma platform and seeking re- cruits in Seattle. And while 65 new Ineml)ers of the "Max Silver lhmor Class" were in- itiated into B'nai lVrith--among theni 1)r. ltans Lehnm,nt, ymmg exile from the land of his I)irth, Gernmny, whl, re B'nai B'rith is forbidden to(hty--iul aliti-Scniite was prelich- ing in Taeotna thnt tlil.l,.risnt lit:is( c()ino to Anicri(ql.. ((.oiil. (ni P:lge , CI)I. 6) ill)out drying all lie:' carrot and green tops for food to In'el)are for the 31) to 00-day siege of the ",lewish and Corn)nun)st revolution." Zachary refused to nit)no the pe.r- sons filUUiciug the Silve:' Shirts or paying for his cr(iss-couilt:'y junkets, but he said he wits goinK t.o Seattle to "contact stone very influential liusiness men" in hol)CS of getting financi'd uid, The Tirol)or Worker said. Zachary said, "ll costs the head otticc $60 it week 1o kee I) going, but last wc('k we only received $22." lie therefore al)l)e'ded for dues of ten (:(HIts a wcel< Ittid It el)flee[ion, lie exphdned he still owed $2(X) on his car and wonld like to have it: paid (ill'. Only Jewish Paper in the State of Washington Cb .1wish Cranscripi Combined With THE JEWISH CHRONICLE Serving Every Jewish Home in The Northwest XV, No. 14 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, JUNE 3, 1938 $2 a year; 5c, single COl PLAIN TALK By ALFRED SEGAL A1. Sega I LETTER informs me that I haven't said anything about that matter in Jersey City. I know about this is what I have in the l)al)ers, whose information rather conflicting. to one of these accounts congregation was cjccied from its quarters in a Jersey City Jew- ish Center .ffter its rabbi, Mr. Plotkin, had spoken ill of Mayor ltague who has been called the Jersey Ititler. The whole thing seems veiled in con- fusion, and I am not sure at all what hal)- pencd. I prefer not to be- that the ousting of the Jewish (Cont. on Page 2, Col. 1) Wise To Up Post Mass. (WNS)--I)r. lcn S. Wise will retire from the dcncy of the Zionist Organiza- STEPHEN S. WISE . , he'll step down l .of America at the l)etroit ((iii- )il lie announced this w(;ek in it here. ,ise was elected lireshlont ill convent)el) in 19'd(i, s Rothenl)erg. Thousands Going Hungry In Vienna As Nazis Riot VIENNA (WNS)--Tholisands of Jews del)endent on charity for food went hungry here this week when 50 uniformed Nazi phlg-uglies raided two of the city's nine Jewish public kitchens. Terrorizing those waiting in line, they spilled the contents of numer- ous soup tanks i0to the gutter and poured kerosene over large quanti- ties of food. Then storm troopers forced many of the Jews waiting for food to go through long and painful gymnastic exercises. Several women in the line were compelled to give an impromptu ex- hibition of obscene dancing. The same gang of Nazi toughs raided three synagogues in the Jew- ish quarter, destroying the interiors, tearing up Torah Scrolls and burning l)rayer books and tefilim. They also forced some of the younger worshil)pers to cut off the beards of elderly Jews. The vandalism was particularly brutal in the Vorgarteustrasse and Stuwcstrasse synagogues. Leaders of the recognized Jewish c(mtnnnfity are expecting Norman Bentwich here from London in the next few days. lie is coming to hell) organize the Jewish emigration l)ro - gram with the funds l)eing raised by British Jewry. Meanwhile the numl)er ()f ,Jews seeking visits at :ill foreign consu- ht(es is increasing, the average of daily al)plicanls now totalling 900. 3,500,000 Polish Jews Are Blacklisted WARSAW (WNS)-Poland's 3,- 500,000 Jews were virtually read ()tit of the nation's economic and cultural life this week whc.n the Can31) of Na- tional Unity, the otllcial governnlent l)arty, t:(loliled a 12-l)('int ln'ogranl regar(ling the Jews which dematids curtai]nient of their lmrticipation in econontic lifei reduction of their number 1)y enforced emigration regu- lated by international COOl)Or'tion and restriction of Jewish l)articipa- tion in the school system, the press, radio and lhe theatre. 27-Year-Old Zionist Dies, Arab Victim JERUSALEM (W N S )--Isolated Hannuta, newest Jewish settleInent in I)alestine, on the border of Lel)a- non, dug its first grave this week to receive the l)ody of Ezekiel Muntzig, who was fatally wounded during an attack on the new settlement. The colony was under fire for two hours by brigands who are believed to stiffer heavy casualties. Muntzig was 27 years old. Another Jewish casualty was Abra- hiun I(atz, 30-year-old sut)eri, tune/;. ary, who was badly wounded during the onslaught, the fiercest the colony has known in its existence of two (Cont. mt Page 8, Col. 1) 137 Noted Men Hit Oppression NEW YORK (WNS)--TIm oplu'es- sion to which millions of Jews are 1)e- ing subject in many sections of (lie world was condemned this week as "a 1)lot upon the civilization of our lime" and as "the symbol of the ef- forts being made to destroy de- mocracy, l)eace and humanity )l- self," in a 1)ul)lic manifesto signed by 137 lay and clerical Christian leaders in 29 states, inchtding 22 bishops and (he ])residents of 22 colleges. The declaration was in the form (if a message ad(h'essed to 1)r. Stel)hen 8. Wise, president of (.lie American Jewish Congress. The stalenmnt reads: "We, relu'csentatives of the Chris(- i'ut faith in America, publicly con- demn the el)press)on to which mil- lions of Jews arc being subjected as a 1)h)t on the civilization of ()tit' lime. The l)rutal disreg'u'd of human rig}its, and the dignity of ]lun3an life, wherein Jews are concerned, in so many sections of (,lie worhl, is (;lie (Cont. on Page 8, Col. 6) Man Is Cousin Of "Fighting Jew," Dreben, Eulogized By Famed Writer lliolis of Americans, reading ncwsl)al)er at the 1)reakfast ill htlndrods of cities Mcn3otial Saw (,lie syndicated cohunn 3n Ruilyon al)out Sam Dre- fighting Jew" who was it the Worhl War. i. in Seattle, a I)hic-eyed, gray- n3illincr, (]harlos J)rebin, reilR'qnbers how he t)layed wilh In Satn in Poll, avia, Russia years aso, thrilled whenhe t Story Was the I)lack sheep of the Mr. Drebin, who has been fnr the l)as 29 years, de- "At the age of 16, lie ran roa home. To escape military he came to America when tie was one of six children ters and two sisters. "llis family was deeply religious. Ills father gave 10 per cent of his earnings (o charily and his brothers, even to(hiy, (h)n't eat treife and close their 1)ilsinesscs OU Shal)l)os. Stun w:tsn't religious. "In Charliov, lie worked in a hun- 1)er yard. When he shil)ped off for Anteric.:l, he took $250 belongiitg to his l)oss, but in six month's time, tie had earned that amount in this country and Sell( it back to his em- I)loyer. "Tile only lime 1 saw him in this c(n:ntry w.ts 29 years ago) when lny wife was giving 1)irth (o my oldest son, Mandel, in Chicago. Sltln Drc- lien ]ui(I a 1)rother, AI)o, in Chicago, too. He h)oked me up there in the i)honc book. "The Drebin family is (.lie ouly family 1)y that name in Anierica. Sam had a brother, Kalman, in Phil- adelllhia and two sisters, Leah and Rochel, there--Yiddish names. His father died in Palestine. He was a very religious n3an. ' Mr. l)rel)in exl)laincd that Sam l)rebon's father and Mr. Drebin's grandfather on his mother's side wcre I)roth.ws--making the war hero and the Seattle lnilliner cousins. "My flithcr's nlimO was Hirsch)" Mr. ])robin sit)d, '<but when we came it) An3e.rica, we took iny nlother's flintily nitnie." Mr. 1)rel)in's two other sons 1 Ray- nlond, 19, )lAid ttaroht, 21, n0ver niet their fanlous kinsman, cited }33' General John Pershing as "Ameri- ca's 1)ravest soldier." Ex=Champ! BARNEY ROSS doesn't look like this picture today. His eye's puffed and his face looks as if someone had pounded it with a hammer. For $46,608, he took a merciless beating Tuesday night from the colored fighter A1 Jolson started on the bigtime, Henry Armstrong, who entered the ring at Long Island Bowl the world's featherweight champion and left it, 15 rounds later, with Barney's world's welterweight title. Bar- ney, his body raw from slugging punches, announced he's through fighting, that he's turned cloak- and-suiter. Ring critics praised his courage in gamely fighting on as he became a human punching bag for nin rounds. In Seattle, many an expert like Promoter Nate Druxman and Ring Judge AI Rosenberg, who helped stage Barney's world championship fight here 2 years ago, were a bit saddened at his flstic finish. Einstein Is Smart; Eats Without Speeches NEW YOPd(--Itere is (he latest Einstein story: Prof. Einstein was not antong those l)resent at the City College ahunni dinner to l'rnf. Morris R. Cohen, a close friend. From his ])rinccton retreat, the famed I)}iysicis( sent (,lie following telegraln: "I 1)riz: very highly the work of Professor Cohen and have great syml)athy with him. For this reason I shall arrange a dinner in his honor all 1)y myself (ill May 14 (nighl of the Cohen testimonial). "Since atoll(ors are not likely to b(; lU'esent 1 shall keep the speeches entirely for myself. "Wouhl it not be more comfortal)le for you and Prof. Cohen if you did this too? (Signed) All)err Einstein." Justice Cardozo Rests At Lehman's Home P()IU['CItESTI'R, N. Y.--Associ- nte Supreme Court Justice Benjaniin N. Cardozo, recuperating sh)wly from a heart malady, who observed his 68th 1)irthday last week, departs little from the rmitine tie has fol- h)wed for more than five months, it was reveak;d today. lie is a guest at the home of State Sul)reme Court Justice Irving Leh- nlan, Justice Cardozo spends a small part of each day sitting tip in a chair. He reads it little--the classics are (Cont. on Page 8, Col. 5) Seattle jewry To Observe Shavuoth Saturday Night Dr. Gowan To Speak In Synagogue Scholarly Dr. Herbert II. Gowen, who is not only it professor of Orien- tal languages at the University of Washington, but also speaks and writes IIebrew and is minister of Henry Memorial Chapel in The Highlands, will speak in Herzl Syna- gogue tonight at 8:15 p. in. at closing exercises of IIerzl Religious School and Herzl Itigh School. Dr. Gowen is an honorary niember ()f the faculty of IIorzl Iligh School. Services "will be hdd 1) llenry Oseran, a school student. Other students who will speak will be Evelyn Becker, Norman Schain, (Cont. on Page 8, Col. 6) Boy, 4, Is Collegian! NEW YORK---Youngest student ever el;rolled at New York University today is 4-year-old Robert Raphael, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Raphael, of the Bronx. Robert wits awarded it schohtrshil) by the university's Clinie for the Social Adjustment of Gifted Chihh'en and will enter the college as :tit art studcnt'in the fall. Rol)ert started painting last Octo- 1)er and displayed what criiics (erin "unusual al)ility." New U. S. Women's Chess Champ Is Jewish NEW YORK--Meet Miss May ](arff, (he new wolnen's choss cllalnl)- ion of (he U. S. She first learned the game from her father when she was ten years ohl, and. quickly dcvoh)ped it great h)ve for it. But chess wits it "mau's game" in those days anti she had difficulty in finding nlasculiuo cOral)eli(ors who (Continued on Page 8, Col. 2.) (For confirmation news, see Page 5; for pictures, see Page 7, col. 6) Synagogues will /)e decked in greens, blintzes will be served in hundreds of holnes and pious schol- ars will read their holy books till night, I)eginning Saturday at sun- down, as Seattle's 16,000 Jews join with their brethren throughout the worhl in observance of Shavuoth, 3,000-year-old festival of Israel. In the city's seven synagogues, special Shavuoth services will be held, beginning at 7 p. m. Saturday and continuing with morning ser- vices at 9 a. in. Sunday and Monday. In early centuries, Shavuoth was celebrated as an agricultural holiday the Feast of Harvest--but for n)ore than 2,000 years the two-day feast has bccn associated with ;!>.: giving of the Law to Moses at Mount Sinai. Shavuoth also marks the day ()f the death of King David. To this ancient anniversary is ascribed the custom ()f reading the Tikkun all night on the eve of the festival. The Tikkun is a collection of the I)eginning and end ef e'lch of the books nf the Bible and of the Tahnud and the 613 tire - cel)ts of the Law. In Week's News: Fink To Turn "Pro" Harry "Happy" Fink, tall, I)lack- haired Gartiehl ltigh School star outfichler and I)l'other of Junior lladassah's pretty red-haired In'e- sident, hla Fink, Wednesday re- vealed that hc will make profes- sional baseball his career, pro- I)ably will join the Seattle base- I)all chll) when it returns home from its l)rcsent road trip. lIard- hitter Fink weighs 170 pounds, won a lelter in 1)asketl)all and hit over .400 in the high school lea- gue. lle is left-handed. Samuel E. Friedman, rite state's tlrst Jewish C.P.A., today is the new vice-president of (he Seattle Chal)ter, Washing(on Society ()f C.ertified Public Accountants. IT'S DIFFERENT NOWI In bygone days many German theologians at)plied to Ral)t)is for help in understanding the Ifel)rew scriptures. Reuben Resnik, Leader In Communal Planning, Is .Here (For picture, see Page 7, Col. 3) hiterviowing leaders ()f Seattle Jewry and assisting with plans for the National Conference of Jewish So- cial Welfare which will bring hund- reds of Jewish social workers frmn all tlarts of the country to Seattle from Jnne 26 to July 2, Reuhen Res- nik, young, (all, dark-cmnl)lexioned field rel)resentative of the Western States Region, Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, wss a Seattle visitor today. lie is a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Gerl)or. lie revealed that Dr. Solomon Lowenstein, executive vice l)resident of the New York Federation and America's No. 1 social worker as president of the National Confer- ence of Social Work, will speak at the Civic Auditor)ran on .|une 26. l)r. Lowenstein, nlild-sl)nken and white-haired, wlts in Seattle two years ago with William Rosenwald, son of the late I)hihutthrol)ist , in behalf of the Joint l)istril)ution Committee. Mr. Resnik, making his headqu:ir- ters here at the Jewish Welfare So- ciety, is working with Miss May Goldsmith, Mrs. John l)anz and Mrs. Nathan Eckstein in arranging the program for th0 National Con- ference of Jewish Social Welfare, which will convene at Temph; de llirsch. He will be in the Northwest a nmnth, he said, visiting snudler communities to assist them with drives for national Jewish institu- (Cont. on Page 8, Col. 6)