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June 26, 1925 (:he :Jlsh [railsrip! "Th. Ho=eNorhwoeNewspperaery.O',, Paoc Page Five MAINLY ABOUT BOOKS By " Artexum" Over the Hills of Ruthenia. By Henry Baerlein. 255 1)P. NetS' York; Bent 4: Liveright. 82. Mr. Baerlein's leisurely account of his equally leisurely journey over the hills and dales and through the fields and forests of ]hlthenia is a delicate blend of ironic charm and haphazard literary gypsying among the sturdy and almost illiterate peasant folk and villagers of this obscure little country a country bent upon mak- ing the most of its recently discover- ed self-determination. A former Hungarian province, al- though the Ruthenian inhabitants ou,tnumbered the Hungarians, Ru- thenia was found bv the Peace Con- fercnce to be an independent little country down at the far end of Czechoslovakia and forming a wedge that now t)rojects itself between Po- land, Rumania and Hungary. For many centuries the Ruthenians were lorded over by the Christian Hun- tartans, who were-the real Magyars, and later the Jews. Through this interesting region, entangled in a dozen frontiers and as many more races and dialects, Mr. Baerlein browses very pleasantly, wandering aimlessly about, but al- ways with a kindly, humorous and sympathetic eye on those about him. He talks informally about the coun- tryside, Ruthenian polities, racial characteristics and all manner of do- mestic details and family dilemmas. His observations are those of an alert and sensitive traveler, but he often fails to point interesting situations with sufficient significance, and his pages would profit greatly by the addition of a little more literary salt and heightened color. Too often Mr. Baerlein drops a picturesque char- acter before he has more than sug- gested the portrait he has com- menced so well. However, there are some quit e unforgettable pictures of .peasant, homes, families in suffocat- ing interiors contentedly sleeping on hot stoves, and laughable adventures with picturesque old peasants. There is the bulky traveler who hoists his fatigued and altogether ridiculous little cow to his broad shoulders and trudges stolidly through the forest. After a time the cow, in the midst of piteous blefits and bellows, seizes a convenient overhanging bough of an oak tree and suddenly hangs on. There is a delightful description of the ensuing struggle between the de- tel'mined cow and the bulky traveler. Yes, this is an attractive, amusing and almost rougish travel book. It fails in many respects--in sharpness, clarity and sustained interest, and it flows along a little too easih,; but, like man)" "t meandering meadow stream, there are intriguing passages that beckon one with the prt)mise of a wholly hapl)y hour. BOOK NOTES The Bloch Publishing Company has issued two volumes of stories and verses for children. "In Many ands, by Elma Ehrhch Lewnger, is a group of stories relating how the scattered Jews kept their festivals. In its primary purpose of familiar- izing Jewish children with the na- ture of their holidays and the charac- ter of their history, the book suc- ceeds. The stories are simply and tenderly told, and they acquaint the Jewish child with his historic background. Though negligible as a literary product, the little volume performs a genuine service within the limits prescribed. Some of the verses are especially felicitous. "The Heaven on the Sea," a book of stories and verses partly based on Jewish legends and folk-lore and partly original, by Sulamith Ish- Kishor, attempts to capture the at- osphere of the fairy-tale. Like rs. Levinger, Miss Ish-Kishor fills a real need, and as such must be com- mended. But she achieves little that is intrinsically worth while. The stories are strewn with haunt- ing suggestions of magic and fancy, but these suggestions are rarely realized. It is unfortunate that there are no serious literary artists writing for Jewish children. The field is large and important enough to deserve genuine talent and genu- ine devotion. We cannot order a IIans Christian Andersen but we can expect earnest creative artistry from able writers engaged in thiswork. Miss Ish-Kishor is obviously gifted. Her present volume, however, indi- eates rather than substantiates her talent. The stories have been de- lightfulh, illustrated by Penina Ish- I(ishor. ' The second volume of "The His- tory of the Jewish People." by .aaeob M. Mayers, has been 1)ublished m London. In the present volume Which embraces the period from Babylon to Spain, Mr. Mayers has SUcceeded in writing a histo['y xthich  at once readable and scholarly. e has utilized and popularized the results of hizhly specialized research n such a way as to present a readily intelligible, 'but not unduly simpli- fied, wh.le. The book will prove a Useful introduction to Jewish history for hose requiring more than a ba:e Outline, and vet unt)repart'tl for in- tensive stu(h:. The author wisely stresses the "cultural as well as tile Political development of Jewish his- tory. John Hancock Budgets For Household and Individual Expenses, can be obtained from. the MARTIN P. SLOANE STATE AGENT 1366 DEXTER HOP.TON BANK BLDG. Also information about all forms of Endowments, Life Policies, and Annui- ties. 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Must be energetic., and thoroughly acquainted with the Jewish community. Apply by letter or personally. Manager, SUN LIFE OF CANADA 408 Central Bldg. Seattle Evolution Does Not Conflict With Judaism, Western Rabbis Say San Francisco.--A resolution de- phu'ing the anti-evolutitm fight now going t)n was accepted by the Western Association of Jewish Ministers in a meeting here. "The teaching of evolution does m)t conflict with the teaching of Judaism," the rest)lution slates. The resolution was sponsor- ed by Rabbi ,]aeob Nieto and Rabbi Iouis I. Newntarl. THE WEEK (Continued from page 1) ing to conditions now prevailing in lh)umania. lleports from Foesany state that the Military Commandant of Foe- sany issuctl an ortler which was post- ed throughout the town urging the Jewish population of that t'ity not to appear in the streets but to stay home yesterday whtm young Cod- reanu, who was acquitted of the charge of murdering the Chief of Policy of Jassy for suppressing too strenuously anti-Semitic disturbanc- es, xas married to a sister of Motza, another anti-Semitic leader. The Jewish t)opulation Was also warned, in the order, against hohling any demonstration m connection with the marriage. Palestine National Asse mbly Splits Over Women Suffrage. Jerusah'm.--The third session of the National Assembly of Palestine Jewry known as the "Assefath Ha'- nivcharim" split yesterday over the question of women suffrage. The progressive elements of Pales- tine Jewry demanded that the women be granted the right to vote and be elected to the National Assembly, which is recognized by the govern- ment as a body dealing with the in- ternal affairs of the Jewish communi- ty. This view was opposed by the Orthodox Jews. The entire right wing of the Assembly, including the Mizrachi Organization, the Yemi- niLe Jews and the Sephardim, left the Assembly. At a meeting, in which the seccding groups participatcd the call for a scparate Orthodox Jewish National Assembly which would not Ldmit women delegates was pro- claimed. Jerusalem -- The electoral law granting women's suffrage was passed by the National Assembly before it adjourned. New elections will take place before the Zionist Congress convenes in Vienna in August. Nahu m Sokolow Arrives in Poland. Warsaw.--Nahum Sokolow, chair- man of the Executive of the World Zionist Organization, arrived here on his way back from Palestine to Lon- don. It was stated in well-informed circles that the visit of Mr. Sokolow to Poland, his native country, the first time since the Armistice, is not without political significance in con- nection with the negotiations which are now going on between the Polish government and Jewish represen- tatives in the Polish parliament with a view to reaching a Polish Jewish understanding. It was at one time rumored that the government had proposed to the Jewish Sejm deputies that Nahum Sokolow, as a man who was born in Poland, who knows the conditions and is held in great resl)ect by number of Polish Jews, should act as a meditator in the Polish Jewish problem. Sokolow is proceeding to Plock to visit the graves of his parents. It is[ expected that he will leave for Lon- don shortly. Nahum Sokolow is a native of Poland, where he came into l)romi- hence as a result of his editorship of the former "Israelite" the organ of the Polish speaking Jews and the "Ha'zephira," which he coedited with Ch. Z. Slonimsky, mathema- tician and pioneer in Hebrew news- paperdom. Through his long record of service Nahum Sokolow enjoys gent prestige in Jewish and Polish circles in Poland. 41 Zionists Arrested in Moscow. Riga.--Forty-one persons accused of belonging to the Zionist Organiza- Lion were arrested in Moscow, accord- ing to despatches received here. The majority of the arrested persons are accused of belonging to the Hitach- duth. Among those arrested are Rabinovitch, Meer Lewin and Engels. ON THE WAY TO TOMORROW "A Boy That is Taught to Save Money Will Rarely be a Bad Man or a Failure." You can make your dreams of your children's future come true through a definite thrift and protection plan. The Lincoln National Life Insur- ance Comphny has perfected a ju- venile policy for children from one day to fourteen years--the amount is unlimitcd--the full face value of the policy is attained on the anniversary of the policy on which the insurance age of the child is five years. 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Both of these tragic possibilities can be safeguard- Establishment of National Home Result of Energy (Continued from page 1) The retiring High Commissioner's report tells the history of Jewish im- migrants to Palestine and declares that "the pressure to enter the coun- try was very great as there is an in-! tense feeling for Palestine. traditional [among the Jews for ages" attd refers !to Baron Ednmnd de i{othschild's benefactions toward Palestine colo- nization, to the anti-Jewish persecu- tions in Europe and says "Tnless the immigration to Palestine ls regulated it would economically overwhelm Palestine which is a small, undcvelol)- ed country. "The Jewish population of Pales- Line belongs to various types, tIalf of it comes from ],]astern Europe,, a minority of it is orthodox, a minority is irreligious. The great mass lies between the two. The majority is politically progressive, there bein few Communists. The negligible number of Communists is divided as follows: three-fourths live in the towns, one-fourth in the agricultural colonies. "The total area of Palestine is nearly 10,000 square miles, the cul- tivatable area of which is about one- half. The Jews have increased their area to 319 square miles, inchlding properties the purchase of which is still pending. Altogether thc hold nearly 6 percent of the cultivatable area" the report states. Referring to Article 6 of the Pales- tine mandate which contains the pro- vision that the mandatory power "shall encourage in cooperation with the Jewish Agency close settlemen: on the land by the Jews, including state lands and waste lands," the re- port states that "this would be a disastrous action because Arab cul- tivators are settled on the majority of state lands and their I)ossesslon cannot be transferred without in- justice. Much state land is swampy and rocky." The report cites the in- stance of the Ica drainage concession in Kabarah, refers to the purchase of this land as based on a voluntary agreement and says that "the price paid for the land is usually two or three times the pre-war value. Yet large as is the demand, the quantity gffered for sale is far in excess of th possibility of purchase. The area available for Jewish colonixation can be determined solely by the amount ,vailable for purchase. The possi- bility of settlement is not limited by the land being withheld or the coun- try being fully populated. With proper methods the country dis- tricts can support a population two to three or more times the pre-war population." The report of the retiring I-[igh Commissioner then asks: "How far are the Jewish colonies financially successful? Is the economic basis sonnd or an artificial product main- rained by a well-meaning philan- thropy doomed to the fate shared by the many idealistic land schemes?" "The development of industry, al- though not of such essential impor- tance as agriculture, can l)roceed more quickly and can prove to be a grcater factor in the growth of the population than agriculture. Almost the entire growth of the Palestine population and the development of new industries is a contribution to the upbuilding of the Jewish na- tional home. Hebrew is definitely established as the language of the Jewish population. The result of the Jewish effort measured by the amount of funds brought into the country are considerable and total about 6,000,000 pounds. Spiritually and morally the results are more significant and can- not be measured quantatively. The man power came mainly from Eastern Europe, while the funds came mainly from the United States of America," the report sums up. (Continued on page 8) ed against through the new juvenile policy of the Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. "Its name indicates its character." 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