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June 26, 1925 Eb :JeWiSh :ra,$|p! "T. Ho=eohwosNews,aperaey.,,Of aoio Page Seven News of Northwestern Cities Tacoma Miss t:anita Perlson of Chicago is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Lewis for the summer. Mrs. Lewis and Miss Perlson are sisters, and the guest has many friends in Tacoma made on previous visits. Miss Dorothy Shain entertained at an informal dancing party at her home on Sqturday evening. Guests were friends of Miss Shain and her brother. Max Shain, who both gradu- ated from Lincoln High School this June. On Wednesday, the delegates to the annual session of the National Council of Jewish Women were guests at a hmcheon given at the Hotel Winthrop, where Mrs. Jos. Bach- rach arranged the affair for the Ta- come Council, whose president is Mrs. S. Sondheim. For mighty good tires buy MaSon Cords -ONE BETTER PRICES RIGHT Rusk, C athcart & Waite 12th Ave. & E. Pike. East 0302 EVERYTHING IN TYPEWRITERS We rebuild, - repair and rent all makc of typeTiters. Every type- Titer carries the weli&nown Hall guarantee of complete atisfaction. Easy terms. AGENTS FOR CORONA 4 E.W. HALL co. 921 Second Avenue Elliott 5447 No Commission Dwelling Loans The Thomas I.vestment Co. 533 Pioneer Bldg. MAin 8159 Est. 1892 Established in Seattle Since 1892 After the luncheon a program was given consisting of talks by Mrs. Estelle Sternberger of New York Mrs. Chas. N. Stern of San Fran- cisco, an invocation by Rabbi M. N. A. Cohen, and an address by llabbi Jonah B. Wise of Portland. Miss Lena Farber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Farber, has complet- ed her third year at the University of Washington and will be in Tacoma for the Summer months. Mr. and Mrs. A. Gohlenson of Los Angeles are guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. Sondheim on Park Heights. Mr. Joseph Baehrach spent the week end in Olympia visiting with his son and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Morris. Rabbi Montague N. A. Cohen, Chap. Res., U. S. A., was a guest at the Banquet aiven at the Hotel Olympic, Seattle, on Tuesday even- in last, the 150th anniversary oil the Quartermasters Corps of the United States Army. Amon the members of the Tacoma See)ion, Council of Jewish Women, in Seattle this week attendin the sessions of the Western Interstate Conference of Xational Council of Jev, ish Women, are Mesdames S. Sondheim, Bernard Comber, Lee Lewis, Joseph Bachrach, Herbert Baehrach, and Miss Minnie Pineus. Mrs. A. Barnett of North G Street is enjoyin a visit with her mother, Mrs. Rosenbaum of Portland. r'-.-".": .................. ! [ Jewish and European i i Bakery Products! i Will Always be Found at i LIPPR/14N'S B,elKER [ L '19 A00e. 0d00L HARRY M. FROST Union Street, Just around the corner from Second Avenue ,uilder of Dality Clothes BUSINESS SUITS ,5700 2ff2an9 patlerns to choose from PHONE MAIN 1559 ARCHIBALD J. MAttAN, Manager Murphy Door Bed Co. SUITE 714 TERMINAL SALES BLDG. 1st and Virginia SEAT3.'E The Future o[ Jewish Drama By ISnAEL ZANG'ILL The Jewish drama in England is at present experiencing a long-over re- rival of interest, which, it may be hoped, augurs a future of much pro- misc. The production of the Hon. Mrs. Gerald Montagu's drama, "Yet- ta Polowski," at the Fortune Theater, the announcement of other plays of Jewish interest to be seen in Lon- don shortly, and last, but not least, the activities of the Jewish Drama League, are all encouraging signs of a renaissance of Jewish theatrical art. But "s the modern theater has developed, so must Jewish drama alter, not, perhaps, in essence, but m its form and presentation. What, then, is likely to be the future of )be Jewish drama; through what ehan- nels will the art of the consciously Jewish dramatist be directed? Although there are a number of Jewish dramatists and of Jewish plays in existence, there cannot be said o be any complete school of Jewish dr'ram. " I had hoped that my play, "Chihlren of the Ghetto," might havt, formed the basis for such a school, but though it toured all through America, it was t)roduced in London at the Adelphi during the Black Week of the Boer War, which very seriously militated against its chances of success. Since then, the "Potash and Perlmutter" comedies have perhaps formed lmrt of a school of Jewish drama. There can be no point in the forma- tion of a specifically Jewish oi'ganiza- tion merely for the repetition of ordi- nary West End successes. There is today an enormous interest in the drama, sustained and fostered by the Various Sun(lay playl)roducing soci- eties, but there is very little great drama. Th(. motlern tendency is to- Wards eynicisln :rod pessimism, with an acceptance of lnoral anarchv. The productitm of 1)l'ys instint't wi[h the true Jewish spirit wouhl, I be- lieve, do much tt) combat that. The form of the drama of the. future Will naturally depend on the genius of the indi('idual dramatist. The life of the Jew is so (.osmopolilan that there is an immense scope. There is room for historical and Bible Plays, as well as Jewish plays of Present-day life in which the char- acters, whether good or bad, should be accurately drawn instead of being caricatures. I have no doubt there are Yiddish plays well worth trans- lating. Then, too, there is no reason why Jewish dramas should not he produced, of which the characters are English Jews, not distinguished externally from Christians. One of my own old Ghetto comedies, "The Jewish Trinity," deals exclusively with English Jews, yet its comedy is intrinsically Jewish. Such plays need, however, to be subtler than the  ordinary, because they depend on: differences in psychological values, i There is, too, a third class of Jewish: plays--plays expressing the Jewish spirit, in which there need not be any Jewish characters at all, but the thing itself must be of a Jewish character. To this class belongs, by the way, my new comedy, with which Robert Atkins, the famous producer of the Old Vic, will make his debut as an independent manager. As has ah'eady been announced the Jewish Drama League is present- ins Lessing's "Hath the Wise" at the Strand Theatre. I think the choice is a faMv good one, although I should have 15referred " play hy a neu, writer, if a really good one had been awfilable. Certainly the lesson of "Nathan the Wise" was never Mr. Herbert Baehraeh spent the week end in Portland. Rabbi Montague N. A. Cohen, Chap. Res., U. S. A., was a guest of Major General and Mrs. William H. Johnston at a luncheon given at their quarters at Camp Lewis recently which was complimentary to Con- gresswoman Kahn of San Francisco. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Sondheim, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. A. Goldenson of Los Angeles, motored to the Mountain on Sunday. Mrs. Jos. Cheim is entertaining her sister-in-law, Mrs. Davis, from San Francisco. TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL NO. 4TH AND J STS. TACOMA, WASHINGTON Worship Friday evening at 8 p. m. Jewish worship at the Hostess House, Camp Lewis, Sunday morn- ins at 9 a. m. Chal)lain (l{eserve) Montague N. A. Cohen in charge. Vancouver Mrs. H. Brown, 1026 Twelfth Ave., loaned her home for a Silver tea Wed- nesday afternoon under the auspices of the Hadassah Chapter. The pro- ceeds were in aid of the work in Pal- estine. A table of home cooking was presided over by Mrs. B. Shore, Mrs. A. Rothstein and Mrs. S. Gold had charge' of the fancy work. Gen- eral conveners were Mrs. A. Parker, Mrs. H. Brown and Mrs. A. Roth- stein. Piano selections by Miss Annie Parker, violin selections by Mr. Norman Brown and dances by Miss Esther Miller. Bridge anct whist were enjoyed in the evening. Mrs. M. Gintzburger of the Devon- shire was an informal hostess at two tables of mah jongg. Mrs. Anna Kahn left on Wednesday afternoon for Seattle for the inter- state conference National Council of Jewish Women. Mrs. Estelle M. Sternberger of New York City, Executive Secretary of the National Council of Jewish Women, who is passing through Van- couver en route to Seattle, where she will represent the national or- ganization of the Western Interstate Conference of Sections which takes place in Seattle ,June 21st to 24th, was honored with a hmcheon by the executive of the Vancouver Section at the Vancouver Hotel Thursday afternoon, June 18th. Mrs. W. A. Clark, President of the Canadian Club, was a guest of honor and spoke to the members who later met in the Blue Room at the tea hour. Mrs. E. R. Sugarman, President of the Vanc,.ouver Section, was in the ; " N " " ehau'. Mrs. Sternberger gave a very inspiring address on "Shifting Boun- daries of Women's Jurisdictions." Mrs. L. Frankenburg, Mrs. E. Healman, Mrs. Meltzer motored to Seattle for the interstate conference of the Council of Jewish Women. Mrs. E. R. Sugarman, Mrs. N. Bell, Mrs. Wm. Sugarman, Miss Angle Bell and Miss Ruth Sugarman motored to Seattle. Mrs. N. Swartz, Mrs. N. Gesehay, Mrs. Walker left for Seattle to attend the interstate conference. Mrs. H. Sherman was an evening hostess to a number of her friends Saturday evening in her new home on Beach Avenue. Cards and danc- ing were enjoyed by all. Everett. a Mrs. David Poplaek attended one o'eloek luneheon at the Will sonian Apartments, 4710 University Way on Wednesday, June 3. It was given by Mrs. Charles Arensburg. Serial Stor The Heart oJ Philie A Story of a Little Jewish Boy By EARLE BALK I. when this was mentioned to him, had It happened many years ago in Russia ...... And the other day, walking down the Avenue, I chanced on a picture of a little Jewish boy in the show- ease of a photographer. The sight of it brought back to my mind the story I now relate. He was eensidered a nice little fellow, and was a favorite in the Jewish quarter of the little town in Kovno. No one really knew who had heen his father or mother, or whether he was the son of Jewish or of Christ- tan I)arents. Old Chiam, the sexton of the synagogue, had found him one cold but bright winter morning wrapped up in old rags, in a basket on the steps of his house, and had not quite known what to do with him. --Photo by Bushnell. "1 Chanced on a Picture" There was no sign by which the ?rigin of the child could be traced, only a letter tied with a faded blue i ribbon, in which it was said that the writer entrusted the baby, then about one week old, to the pity of the Jewish community of the town. The sexton had carried the basket and the baby to the rabbi, and asked the latter what to do. The rabbi had no chihh'en of his own and would have liked to adopt the waif, but his wife had raised an outcry and de- clared that she would never allow a . brat whose parentage was dubious to come into her house. The sexton persuaded his daughter, who lived with him and was ah'eady widowed, to give the c.hihl a home and bring it tip, together with her own boys. Philie, as he was called, grew up in time tobc anice child. Hehada sweet disposition and won the hearts of all those who knew him; but tie was a lazy fellow and at ten years iiid e0uht neither read nor write. All he seemed to care for was to roam about in the woods, gathering flow- ers and shrubs, which he brought home with him and dried in the gloomy garret, in which he slept. No one troubled much about him, and hardly anyone had discovered the warm [mart which lay behind the chihl's apparent heedlessness and indifference. In reality, Philie would have given a good deal to have a mother to kiss and caress him, and to whom he could have confided his little sorrows, of which he had far more than people suspected. He knew himself to be a waif, an object of charity, to whom a home had been offered out of good will, not because he had any right to it. And at times, when he was quite alone in his bed, he used to think about the future and about what he would do later on when he would have become rich and able to repay the good and the evil that had been dealt out to him. Sometimes a friend would ask the rabbi what he intended to do with Philie, when the invariable reply was that probably the sexton would have the lad trained in some sort of trade, but that it was too early to think about it yet. The rabbi wouRI )ave liked to have had the boy pre- red for the ministry; but Philie PROFIT SHARING CARD MAKES A BIG HIT Expe it lluito When Townsend's Shoe Parlor r )tit out a profit-sharing card they Painiters Work and Material Guaranteed more needed than now. It is the tree IDEAL classical 1)lay that English people[ I have never seen in England, ,rim II there is a gd deal t be sahl fr the I ] AutoPaint selection. It will, at any rate, make II a dignified beginning, showing that i] the league intends serious work., t | Shop There is an abundance of materm , for regular productions, and, of course, the league may well create such material. It nmst fulfill two hmctions of equal importance--to sbow tbe real Jew on the stage and to express the Jewish mentality. "Goody-goody" Jews arc not wanted; but, on the other hand, even villainy should be veracious. There is a fine play by an Aral) poet, dealing with the heroic Trumpeldor, which might well be considered for produc|ion. It gives a vivid picture of the life of the chalutzim. One t)f the most valuable sides of the league's work will [)e the assist- ante it will offer to the amatem' dra- matic societies, both by its lihrary' and by -tdvice on the choice and pro- duction of Jewish plays. Pike St. at Terry Ave. Seattle. Our Lacquer Process Similar to Dueo Stands the Test and Wears the Best. M. B. Ruzycki, Mgr. ELiot 4965 declared that he did not care for it, because tie would have to study too hard, and that, besieds, he meant to be a soldier when he was grown up and later on a "merchant or a bank- er." There uas a funny assurance in the voice of the child when he mentioned the words, as if the whole thing depended on him and on him alone. Xobody really understood the eha> deter of this strange little boy, who seemed to keep to himself and to live in a world of his own. He did not care for the other children in his neighborhood, and ever preferred the conversation of his elders to playing and romping with boys of his own age. Ite bitterly resented the taunts which were launched against him it) particular, and the Jews in general, whenever the Russiln authorities thought it opportune to let loose the dreaded cry of "Kill the Jews!" Philie hated to hear the cry and ahvays wondered why his co-religion- ists seemed to take it as a matter of course and not 1o accept the chal- lenge by killing in their turn those who thksted for their blood. He was a brave little fellow and his child's heart and mind revolted at the injustices of flute and of life. Ite revm'eneed no one, not even the Rabbi; and as for loving, he certainly loved no one, with a single excep- tion, and this was Tereska, the beautiful daughter of Morritz the banker, whose house was quit(; close. Tereska who uas grown, was also fond of Philie. Sometimes she used to take him with her for long walks, when they would explore together the woods and meadows surrmmding the town, and gather flowers and leaves which she taught him how to press between pages of old books. She was not happy in her home, having a stepmother who did not treat her well, and stepsisters who were jealous of her beauty and longed to ge:c rid of her. (To be continued next issue) hit upon an instant winner. The card when properly punched out entitles the customer to $2.50 in trade, free upon surrender of card. These cards can be had at 519 Pine St, Shafer Building, and at the People s Shoe Stme, Farmers I ub- lic Market, corner Westlake, Vir- ginia and Seventh Avenue. Their splendid vahle in shoes and hosiery for men, women and child- ren at moderate prices, supporte(1 by the profit sharing card, has rapidly increased sales. Their motto--cmlrt- eous treatment, quirk sales and small profits, has proved a business build- er from the start. Very Heavy Fine Will be Imposed Jerusalem. A warning to the Arab population of tfebron to assist in the apprehension of the assailants of Governor Abramson, who was shot at, Monday night at his residence in Hebron, was sounded by a gathering of Arab notables assembled for this mrpose in Hebron. "If within a month the inhabitants of Hebron ill not discover the in- stigators and accomplices of the at- tempt on the life of Governor Abram- mna fine of 5,000 pounds will be im- posed upon the population," they declared. Governor Abramson, who was gov- ernor of the southern district of Pal- estine, was appointed governor of Haifa to succeed Governo Symes. You'll litee the New MARMON because its a great automo- bile. 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