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Page Six J00V|sb Crans00pl "The Ho00e00o00hwestN0wspapCrjc00y.,,Of racine Aug. 21, 1925 B'NAI B'RITH BEAMS OFFICERS $attt od9 President ................ P. ALLEN RICRLBS . . Vice President ......... ALFRED SHEMANSKI Monitor ................ MORRIS A. ROEBINS Assistant Monitor ....... HERMAN SHAPIRO Warden ......................... SOL ESFELD Guardian ............ STANLEY BLUME'rHAL Executive Secretary ......... InviNe LEwis Treasurer ................ MAURICE GERBER CONDUCTED BY LEO WEISFIELD Trustees: DAVE LIPMAN, HERBERT SCHOENIrELD, LEOPOLD STERN 308 PIKE STREET PHONE MAIN 1379 STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN FOR 1925 Education ............... MARK L1TCHMAN Entertainment ..... STANLEY B LIME 1Nr HAL Orphan's Fund .......... ttERMAN SRAPIRO Social Service ........... MAUmCE GERBER Junior B. B ............ JAcOS S. FRZEnMAN Membership ................... SoL ESrELn Degree Team .............. LESLIE STUSSER Transcript and Publicity...LEo WEISFIELD Americanization ............... ABE SPRING Hon. Alfred M. Cohen Delivers Address Here Draws Picture of B'Nai B'Rith as Great Beneficient Power Which Should Have Firm Support. An unusually large and interest- ing group assembled at the Olym- pic Hotel Thursday noon on very short notice, where a luncheon in honor of Hen. Alfred M. Cohen of Cincinnati, Ohio, who was recent- ly elected Constitution Grand President of the Independent Or- der of B'Nai B'Rith, a posititon of world importance, who is a former state senator, member of the ex- ecutive committee of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, chairman of the Board of Gover- nors of the Hebrew Union College, member of the Jewish Welfare Board, banker and lawyer, active in each profession in his own city and a factor in civic and social life of that city. He is a leader in the Jewish activities and a politi- cal force in the Buckeye state. Mr. Cohen was elected to head the I. O. B. B. Constitution Grand Lodge at the Atlantic City conven- tion in May, for five years as the successor of Adolph Kraus who occupied that dignified and impor- tant position for twenty years pre- viously. The topic of Mr. Cohen's address was "A Program for Jews of the United States." His address was delivered in an interesting and masterly manner, succinct, vivid and carrying conviction in every sentence. He spoke sketchily of the B'Nai B'Rith, what it has done in the past, and what it is doing at present, what it hopes to do in the future and the program of past endeavors while one of which all Jews, and especially members of the B'Nai B'rith, may feel proud is comparatively small beside a broad plan which seems to be evolving in the brain of its present leader. The speaker touched upon the many charitable institutions which have been founded and are still being kept alive all over the country through the efforts of the B'Nai B'Rith, including the Old Folks' Homes, Orphanages and Hospitals. He showed how the B'Nai B'Rith has always been interested in the welfare of stricken communities mentioning Galveston, Pueblo, Chi- cago, Boston and San Francisco, in fire and flood, and last, Santa Bar- bara in its recent earthquake disas- ter, when, although there was no lodge in the city and no ex-member there, the executive director of dis- trict No. 4 was one of the first on the field with offers of assistance, and several thousands of dollars were immediately wired to the stricken community upon the re- commendation of Executive Secre- tary Gatstadt. These things show that the B'Nai B'Rith is concerned deeply in whatever is of benefit to Jewry as well as what is of special benefit to the B'Nai B'Rith as a lodge. President Cohen spoke of the an- ti-defination campaign of the B'nai B'Rith and as an illustration told Before You Start! Before you start that trip be sure you have adequate insurance protection, and no matter where you are- a stranger in a strange town--there will be someone to take your side of the question. L. & E. SERVICE IS NATION WIDE LIPMAN & ESFELD INCORPORATED Insurance, Exclusively Pacific Block Main 2842 DAVE LIPMAN SOL ESFELD We Offer $100,000 EMANUEL HOSPITAL Portland, Oregon (Supervised by the Swedish Lutheran Conference of Oregon) Secured 6 % Serial Gold Mortgage Notes Dated Sept. 1, 1925 Due Serially Sept. 1 and March 1, 1926 to 1931 This hospital was organized in 1909 by the congregation of the Lutheran Columbia Conference of Oregon, and has shown a splendid record of service and earning power. These funds will be used for addition to the buildings. 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He spoke especially of the Hillel Foundation, established in the Uni- versity of Chicago and other uni- versities, to offer scholarships for Jewish students and pointed to other features which, in his opin- ion, illustrated the point that the B'Nai B'Rith Lodge has substance enough to deserve the attention of: any man, no matter how high finan- cially or socially may be his stand- ing, provided his Jewish conscious- ness remains intact. Hen. Mr. Cohen was followed by his son-indaw, Rabbi Mann of Chi- cago, with a short talk. P. Allen Rickles presided at the luncheon. B. B. Picnic Was Very Successful P. Allen Rickles More than two thousand Jewish men and women attended the first annual B. B. Auto Picnic at Star Lake Inn last Sunday. It was a great event, a wonderful day, a grand occasion. The picnic will long be remembered by those who were present as being the best attended affair ever held by the Jewry of the Northwest. More than two hundred Tacoma people were present, there was a large delega- tion from Everett, and a consider- able number came all the way down from Bellingham. The picnic was truly B'Nai B'Rith in character. Jews from every walk of life were there. The rich and the poor, the Orthodox, the Reformed, the Sefardic, all met together, talked, ate, sat and en- :joyed themselves together. Old acquaintances were renewed, new friendships were made, for every- one was at the B. B. Picnic. There was the best exemplification of the spirit of harmony that our people have, as yet, been given the privil- ege to witness. There was only one unfortunate feature of the affair, and that was the inadequacy of the picnic grounds. This could not be fore- seen, as the committee anticipated only about one-third of the number that attended and it is extremely difficult to find a suitable picnic grounds. This was the lodge's first experience with such an affair. In the future, the lodge will perhaps be able to make more suitable ar- rangements. A few statistics: Two thousand Jews attended, coming in more than three hundred cars. Forty gallons of milk were consumed. Coffee was served all day long. The kiddies were given five hundred polar cakes and five hundred candy bars. Brother Henry Kleinberg as- sumed the role of a Nathan Strauss and ordered the boys down to the farm for more milk, as soon as the can was empty. Brother Kleinberg got as much kick out of sending the milk up as the kiddies and grown-ups did out of drinking it. It was a wonderful time and the picnic should be established by the lodge as an annual affair. Letters To Editor August 18, 1925. Mr. H. A. Horowitz, Editor "The Transcript," Seattle, Wash. Dear Mr. Horowitz: I want to take this opportunity to express my deep appreciation for the wonderful support we re- ceived from "The Transcript" in advertising our B'Nai B'Rith Pic- nic. To illustrate the wonderful value we received from the write-ups in your paper: We had anticipated having from 150 to 200 machines at our pidnic and about 700 or 800 people, and behold, we had to ac- commodate over 300 cars, having close to 2,000 people. I might mention that the only advertising that was done was through your paper. Thanking you for the coopera- tion given us, I am, Very truly yours, HERMAN SHAPIRO, Chairman Picnic Committee. "B. B. Shots" "All about the picnic. Instead of the few hundred they expected, the committee had to take care of about 2,000 members. They even came from Bellingham. It was sure some success. Free coffee, free ice cream free milk and free dust. Even Irv- ing Lewis had a good time. I saw him smile three times. Brother Shemanski ate lunch next to our table. His wife brought a nice cake. It sure looked fine. I expected a lit- tle brotherly love shown, but try as hard as I could, I failed to get a piece of that wonderful cake. I was sure jealous of Dave Lipman and Ted Nussbaum. They got two slices and kept looking at me while they ate it. Better luck next time. There sure was plenty of excite- ment but everyone enjoyed them- selves. Some of the older members refused to leave the beach. They thought they were judging a beauty contest. Tacoma was well repre- sented by three past presidents and their families. Lou Friedlander and Ben Lein looked in on the picnic, yelled some crowd and beat it. Ben was all dolled up in his golf outfit. Ben looks good in his knickers. No wonder he is a good golfer. Saul Clein did a fade-away stunt as a clown. Sam says these pic- nics are too strenuous for fat boys. Thanks, Brother Kleinberg, for the milk. Ve thought it was for the children but the way Jake Kaplan was drinking it, I don't think the children got very nluch. Speaking of picnics, Kirby Speyer brought in two cigars, one for each boy. Twins are a real picnic, Iirby. Kirby told me confidentially he was going to call one Leo. He wants the youngster to get a good start in life. Herman Horowitz wants to get this stuff to the printer. There is a lot more good news that will have to wait. Goodbye until next Sat- urday. Secretary's Corner Conducted by IRVING C. LEWIS 503 PACIFIC BLOCK ELLIOTT 8573 NOW that the B. B. Picnic is over, let us turn our attention to the com- ing fall activities. The lodge will open with re- newed enthusiasm on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the Temple Centre. The membership will be circularized with a return postal announcement for this meeting. Please fill out the return card at once, so that proper arrangements can be made for a rousing meeting. 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Don't forget to include the 50c assessment for the Jewish Tran- script when you send in your check for dues. It is only a small sum :and it is an item rightfully charged i against you. Do you know a brother who is sick or in distress? If so, notify the secretary, so that he may be remembered by the lodge, for it is only by such acts that we can hope to realize our ideals of Benevolence and Brotherly Love. B. B. Picnic is Gone But Not Forgotten The committee had anticipated having from 150 to 200 cars and about 700 or 800 persons. Behold the surprise that was in store for us when we had over 350 cars and close to 2,000 people. Had we known what was in store for us, we would have leased Woodland Park, so as to give every one plenty of room. We believe that under the circumstances we lid the best we could, trying to give every one a good time, and we hope that those few who criticized on ac- count of lack of space will realize that no one could have estimated having the large attendance we had. We will know better next year and will provide means to have plenty of space. To those who were not familiar with what was done at that picnic, we want to say that through the generosity of Brother Kleinberg, we gave away 40 gallons of milk and through the courtesy of the Velvet and Seattle Ice Cream Com- panies we gave away over 600 polar cakes and 200 frozen suckers. We also gave away over 200 boxes of candy to the kiddies and dis- posed of nearly 4,000 cups of cof- fee. There were close to fifty val- uable prizes given away during the sport events. All the members of the commit- tee worked hard and deserve a good deal of credit. There was only one drawback, and that was, we were unable to collect 50c from those cars that were parked outside the grounds. We surely needed that 50c, but in- asmuch as we all had a good time, we'll let it go at that. ZIONISTS REGARD JEWISH COLONIZATION WORK IN RUSSIA FAVORABLY World Zionist Organization lead- ers, as well as the leaders of the Jewries of Europe are deeply in- terested in the forthcoming cam- paign of the Joint Distribution Committee for Jewish colonization in Russia was the statement made by James N. Rosenberg, vice-presi- dent of the J. D. C. on his arrival Friday in New York on the 1Vaure- tania from Paris, where he partici- pated in conferences with leaders of various Jewish relief organiza- tions. Judge Lehman On Behalf Of ]he Jewish Youth (Contineued from page 3) For' the Peace Time Army "The entire income of our trus- teed funds is only about $90,000, and most of that is actually used by the Jewish Welfare Board in work among soldiers and sailors, and disabled veterans. The mem- bers of constituent societies of the Jewish Welfare Board number about 200,000, scattered throughout the United States. In order to pro- vide field secretaries, to supervise existing organizations, to prepare literature of instruction for these organizations, to study their work, to arouse the communities to the need for such work, to organize campaigns for building funds or for increased membership, to procure and train executive directors and sup.erintendents for Jewish Centers, for Y. M. H. A.'s, and Y. W. H. A.'s, requires at least $150,000 a year. That is the minimum, absolutely, and to arrive at that minimum we have reduced our budget to the lowest possible figure. This has been possible only through the de- votion of our personnel. But this peace-time work cannot go on un- less we can secure another $125,000 annually from Jews in this country who recognize the value of our man, you intimated that the Jewish work not only to the present gen- eration, but also for the future of Israel in America. "There should be very little dif- ficulty in securing the extra funds we need, because we are doing a work of vital importance for our- selves and our country. Until now, we have made no appeal for funds to individuals or communities, either directly or through our con- stituent societies, for we felt that we should wait until we could dem- onstrate by actual experience the scope of the work which should be done and our ability to do the work. We cannot much longer delay such appeal, and the time has come when we can fully justify our ap- peal by convincing proof of the im- portance of our work." "But is the work of the Welfare Board important? Is it essential? In other words, is it necessary to have an organization stimulating the development of the Jewish Cen- ter idea, formulating programs, conducting campaigns and so on? Could not these be done just as effectively by each community, in- dependently, without central direc- tion?" I hurled these questions at Judge Lehman in rapid succession, because I felt that they went to the heart of the problem. "It is the natural tendency of all human beings to seek recreation. Unless this tendency is intelligently directed it is bound to lead our young people to seek ther recrea- tion in places more or less unde- sirable," Judge Lehman began after a few moments grave pondering of my question. "There is also a ten- dency on the part of young people to form themselves into groups. It is our duty to see to it that these groups are so directed as to become self-consciously Jewish and to seek the best there is in Jewishness." He was carefully weighing each word as he spoke, for he is not given to hasty utterance. He was insisting that I write down each word, and from time to time he would go back and make changeS, so that his utterances in final form (Continued on Page 6)