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Page Four Editorial Page oT .1wish 00ranscript oct. 17, 1924 l[ EDITORIAL COMMENTS The Klan I11 New York state, the Ku Klux Klan has received in a severe drubbing at the hands of the two great New York political parties What the delegates to both the Republican and Democratic national conventions feared to do, both of the state conventions held recently in New York accomplished. Of course, with Governor A1 Smith the standard bearer of the Democrats, the Klan had little hope for mercy at the bands of that party. But the action of the Republican state conven- 3wish 00ran$cript of the Pacific Northwest Issued Every Friday At 1616 Eighth Avenue, Seattle, Washington. Phone Main 2715. Entered as second class mntter Sept. 5, 11124, at the Post ()llice at Seatth;, Wnshingion, under the Act of Marci 3, 1879. A Weekly Publication Devoted To The Interests of The Jewish People of Washington, Idaho, Montane, British Columbia and Alaska. HERMAN A. I-1OROWITZ ........ PuBLmlu:n MILTON S. MALAKOFF ............. EmToa A. H. MILLER ............ Busizss MaN*OEa Single Copies, 5 Cents. $2.00 Per Year. Advertising Rates Upon Application. "The Home Newspaper Of Pacific Northwest Jewry." tion came as a surprise to those who expected the Republicans New York to follow the policies of the National Convention Cleveland. It was due to the efforts of Joseph Levenson, a Jewish polit- ical leader of New York, that the P, epublican convention adopted the anti-Klan plank. It adopted a platform condemning every movement that aims to undermine the American ideals of po- litical and religious liberty, incidentally naming the Ku Klux Klan. Commenting upon this course of action, The Day, an inde- pendent newspaper with Democratic leanings, in a recent edi- torial, says: "This action is commendable. The stand is courageous and it was not easy to get the party to commit itself so clearly. There were many members of the Platform Committee who wanted to maintain the policy of President Coolidge and remain silent on this issue. The Committee was almost equally divided, and the plank was adopted with the majority of only a single vote. But when the platform was reported to the Convention it was adopt- ed in a manner that left no doubt as to the correctness of Joseph Levenson&apos;s attitude. "The platform contains also many other liberal planks. One of them is an endorsement of the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States, that aims to abolish child labor in America. The liberalism of the platform is evidently a maneuver to weaken the Democrats and particularly the candi- dacy of Governor AI Smith, against whom the Republican Con- vention nominated the young Theodore Roosevelt. The candi- date nominated did not show any particular abilities in his short political career, but he bears a brilliant name, respected by millions of people." rnDn Origin of -"The assertion of a German friend of the Jews that Anti- anti-Semitism was originated in France may prove Semitism to be correct," says The Jewish Morning Journal in a recent editorial. "It would also be easy to prove that anti-Semitism originated in Spain, Rome, or even Egypt. If an anti-Semite should make a thorough study of the history of his fatherland, he may be able to prove that the speak- er at the meeting of the society to conduct anti-Semitism is un- just, and that Germany cannot completely deny the doublful honor of being the cradle of modern anti-Semitism. ell at vol. i. Friday, Oct. 17, 1914. No. 32. JEWISH CALENDAR llosha'ana Rabba .......... Sunday, Oct. 19 SIIEMINI ETSEIET .... Monday, ()ct. 20 Simehat Torah ............ Tuesday, Oct. 21 CifANUCAlt ............ Monday, Dee. 22 Correspondence MR. LITCI-I1VIAN'S ARTICLES BRING PRAISE OF LIBRARY Editor Jewish Tr'uisc, ript: The library is filllowing with much interest the series of artMes whicll you are l)rinting on Jewish nien and w()nlen who hay0, Inad( , notabh suc- cesses, l)y Mr. l,itchnmn. The eol)y whMl you send to our newslntl)er rnoni is usually too worn to be avail- at)le for elippinv lind we would greltt- ly epitome(ate having an extra eol)y of the numbers carrying Mr. Lit(d)- Ilia111) artitdes. Very truly yours, l{alph Mural, Reference lAbrarian. INTERNATIONAL LOAN PROPOSED FOR RELIEF Russia Faces Danger of Famine; 70 Million Gold Roubles is Necessary to Improve Situ- ation, Report States. Vienna, ()ct. 16 (J. T. A.)--The governlnents of the variotls co(in- tries anti the Le.llglle of Nations were Ill'ged to en(lol's( an iliternatiolla] "Anti-Selnitism originated made to prove the particular contribution of a certain country, it is not difficult to prove that ahnost any country had a part in the original development of that idea. This, however, is not a proper method of judging the attitude of any people towards Jews, and the responsibility of any nation for .lewish sufferings ,n its own land or elsewhere. If the hatred of the Jews in its modern political form was not born in Gernlany, it: was certainly developed there, and may be said It) have been manufactured lhere for export to countries of Easlern Europe, particularly Russia, where Jews suffered a great deal. "The anti-Semitic idea, it is true, was a mere by-product of the thoughts and theories lhat (;ermany exported in our days to olher countries of the world. The elder l,iebknecht said that anti-Semitism was 1lie socialism of the fools, nleaning that only foolish people combat the Jewish capilalists, though lhe strug- gle should be carried on againsl capitalism generally. But the socialism of the wise nlan was also exported. Karl Marx is the (led of the Bolsheviki and l,enin was his Prophet. The funda- mental idea of Socialism did not originate in (;ermany. French and British thinkers evolved these ideas before the (;erman Jews, l,aSalle and Marx, systemalized them in the present form and spread them throughcmt the world. Not in Moscow alone, but even in Paris and in l,ondon, presenl-day Socialism is con- sidered a (;erman product. "Both ideas brought the worst resuhs in the undeveloped Eastern counlries, where the influence of the German spirit al- ways predominaled. In (;ertnany anti-Semitism prevenled Jews from becoming army officers. In Russia, it caused special legislation directed against Jews, pogroms, and, indireclly, wholesale butchery in Ukrainia. "it is easy to prove that Socialism originated in l"rance, but ii was not exported to olher countries. France atoned for the anti-Semitism of the Dreyfus period, and there is less anti- Semi((sin now in official France than in any other Western Euro- pean country. France, in this respect, is a great deal above Germany. It does not matter, for practical purposes, where an idea first originated. The anti-Semitism of our time is more a German than a French product." NON Books for In line with the aim of making the Library of the Hebrew Hebrew University in Jerusalem the greatest as- University semblage of books of Jewish interest in the world, an appeal has been issued by the Zionist Organiza- tion of America from its headquarters, 114-5th Ave. New York, for contributions of books to this Library. Dr. Simeon Bernstein, Editor of Dos Yiddische Folk, has been desig- nated as custodian of these books until their transshipment to Palestine. The Hebrew University Library already possesses about 80,000 volumes and recently acquired the famous Goldziher Library with its invaluable collection of Arabic and Hebrew i bookg and periodical on oriental literature. A permanent building for the Library is soon to be erected with the funds of the David: Wolfsohn Bequest. The Zionist Oragnization of America has already shipped to Palestine 12 cases of books donated by individuals and organiza- tions all over the country. The University of California con- tributed several hundred valuable volumes. The appeal for additional gifts points to the fact that many of the previous donors sent, together with the books, the sums necessary to cover the expenses of shipment. Books in all languages are asked for. h)an for the I)Url)ose of relieving the in all lands and if all efforl is situation of many tin,us.rods t)f re- fugees aim their children sir.reded in ];,Itrol)e , in a resohilion unanimously IMOl)ted I)y the (',hihh'(m's Relief (,Ollgress ill s(!ssion here. The loan is to be ndn)inister(,d I)y the lnternnti,)n:ll Labor Bureau, which is fuzwtioning in ,.(rant,triton with lhe l,eague of Nations, the Red Crl)ss anti the hu'le lahor orgallizll- tit)ns. 53,000 nursing I)al)i,s lU'e Imd(r l,he care of the institutions nmintained I)y lhe S()viet ( ',ovt!|'lllllenI ; 280,000 school ('hihh'en tire lining tel,it'll tal'(' of I)y the Sovi(q (',ov(q'nm('nt I)e(must (if the inal)ilily of their 1)art,his to )roy(de fro' ihem, at(.,wtling; |() the r(,l)ort ,)f lhe ]{ussi:m lN'd (',]',)ss sul)mitl(d Ill lh(! (',,)ngr('ss. Th(' report furllwr sLales Ilmt Soviet in- slituti,ms are nbh, l.[) tmre ft)r only 25 I)er cent of the l,olal nltuil)er of chihh't,n who at)'(! in need; tht! rest must be left it) Ill(dr fate. '['he site- It(toll grows worse ol1 a(!i!Ollnt of t]l( famine which is spreading lhrnugh llussia this year. It is est;iniate(l ihil, t li sunl i)f Ilot less than 7(I nlilli()n gnhl l'Oill)]es will lie, ntmessiiry; 7 nliliion gold roilliles ]utve ah'eady t)een al)l)ortinne(I for children's re- lief in ]{ussia. Mr. Aberson, rel)resenl, hlg th(! ,Jewish World l{(,Iief Conferent:e, re- ported on the situation of the Jewish ehihh'en in Russia, ptiinting out the dangers of fanline, disease, lind dc- gencr,ttion, al)l)(;lded to the Ctmgress to continue its relief work in Russia just its the Jewish Worht licit(4 Con- fere, nce has decided to do. Newspaper Comment on News of the Weele President Coolidge Criticized for Avoiding to Mention Klan Prt!sident Coolidge's address to the (Jatholics recently wits not favorably received by the Jewish press. The fact that he failed to condemn the Klan by nilAIle WltS considered a i grave onlissh)n. "It is well," says the "Day" in an editm'ial, "that the President ()f the, 1}nit(;d States de, t.,lared hinlself in favor (if 1't;ligitnis t()]eran(m, t)ilt this is no ea(lse for enthlisiasni, l{eligious l,olerltn(x; is the essent.e of the, Anierican Consti- tuthm, and w]ien the PresMent ()f th(; United States, w]ln swore to (il)- ilohl the Consl,itution, dechu'es liiin- self hi favor of il, he does no lilOr( than is eXl)eeted of hiln. "It, would be differe, nt if the Presi- dent we, re to conic OUt S(]tlarcly againsl, tiiis baneful un-Aniorh.,an organization and 1nention tile K]an 1)y nalne. The (.,Ollntry waited for sln]l it d(;t:laration for iilonths i ever since the eanll)aign started. There is no virtue in making general state- ments to which his ottieial duty obligates hini. The h;aders of the Khuisnteij thenisclves, who lmtctice the very Opl)osite , also preach the gospel nf religious tt)leranee and re- ligious equality in general terms. It is it niisfortune that i)hrases very often cover bad hltentit)ns and bad Immtices. "On sl,ch an (nil)or(ant subject its lhe ](u Klux Klan, llhfin sl)eaking is nlost essential. The l(hm is a concreie issue, and if the President (.onsiders it; it danger to t]ie funda- lnental l)rineil)]es of Anieri(qtn gov- exnment, to l,he very life of the United St'ties, lie stn)uhl say so Ollenly , calling things 1)y their l)roper nanies, and nientioning the Khm ,dearly and SlmCifieally. "The President oi)enly nanied Do- cialisni and Comnnulism, which he eondenlned Its lul-Alneri(an. Why did he not do the sanie regaMing the Ku Klux l(hm? Does Presidenl Coolidge believe th'tt the Klansmen are nlore Artier(can than the Social- isis and the (oinntlinist,s? Does he, 1)elieve that lhe Ainerieltn (}onstitu- lion lnay Im at l)ea(e with the ideas and l)rin(dl)]es t]i.tt t,he Klan i)re, aehos and praetie(!s?" The "Jewish l{eeord" ()f St. Louis distresses President Coolidge's an- swers 1o lhe qlwslit)naire of the Seven Arts Syndicate and his Ne, w Year's ili(!ssage to tile ,lews. T]I( I)Itl)(,r ('riiieizt,s the President's atti- l.ude lmval'ds the .lews and his 't- Ix!nil)l, 1o avoid the issue. "Not no long ago," lhe "llecoM" sltys, '% Presid(!ni ()f the l;nited States viewed iliteriiztt[()nil[ iroblenis, not fronl ll I)rovin[.ial and lot.el viewlmint, ])tll, in a broad nnd hiinilulitarian li'ialiner Presidenl (',.olhlge's reply to t]le question eoneerninl4 tim Jews in foreigii lands reininds iis i)f tile tall of var[oilS (onservative lt]iiropean Kovorliniciiis ill i,he i inie when ,Je, ws vcere nlassa(.red in l{,llssia and Ar- nienians in Ttir](ey. "iVheiiever voi(.,es were raised in I)rolesl, ill Eiiro])ean Parlialtients, against governlnents ilia( SUl)portod the Czar and the l{,ed-Sultali, the hlnnltne ])iti'liam(;ntarians were in- variat)]y answered: 'it is a l)ity, of eollrse but we t!Iinn()t interf(re,, in fi)reign affairs. Would yell like other ,overnnlenis |o in,erfere in our own internal ,tffairs?' "This very standpoint is adopted by the lresident towards the, nlartyr- doln ()f tllC Jews in certain eollntries. True, Mr. Coolidge's friends in the Senate reje(.ted the Treaty of Ver- sailles, which was signed by an (Continued on page 5) Berlin, ()et. 16.--The lille( of the .............. ZR3, the largest airship built in r:- .... . .......... crnment, is Karl Arnstein, a ,le, wish 1.][11, " enginee.r of Prague, the, eallit'd of gral)hi(. Agency learns. ,it al FLINT SIX BUT THE HENRY HECKM4NN DEALER IN Wood and Coal ELLIOTT 8033 PHONES ELLIOTT 8034 BEACON 0032 525 FIRST AVE. SO. YARD AND MAIN OFFICE FOOT OF DEARBORN ST. IPINION OF FLINT THAT LEAVES FROM MY PALESTINIAN DAIR' By 1)I. W()I,F(;AN(; V()N I,/ElSl, We llre (in our way I,o l)alestine. Anl()n, ollr ])itssengers are Jews llIl(1 (2]u'istians, Anierieans and others, ]{ere, is t]le SIlez (3anlll, l)eollle are leaving the train, 1)aggal4e disal)- p(!al'S and the passengers arc crowd- ing into the ferry which is to carry theni to the, Ollpt)site, shore. A (ler- nmn Christian wonnul is beaM ask- ing revexently, "Is this the JoMan?" To which an Anicrie.ul nlakes the en- lightening reply, <'ll*llt; there is no other rive, r in Pale, stine." Mt)onlig]lt. The desert, casts de, e, 1) shadows on both sides of the water. l,ike liquid gohl, i,he nioon .lAid th(; stllrs glitter nnd Sl)llrMe in the t.itnii,1. My friend, I)r. ]]lthn, inqtlires sol- emnly, "l)o you think we are ah'cady in the zniddle of the, ennM? .... Yes." "Exactly in the niiddle? .... Yes, I t)e[ieve we are." My friend then Imnds over the railing and spits vig- orously into the w.iter. "I have waited a long time," he e, xl)lains, "for a (,halite(; to spit exactly in the ee, ntrc bctwe(m Asia and Africa." Tourists lle, re one niay find the best as well as the worst that the world nmrket has t() offer. ()ne nlay nle, et aillOng the tourisls imol)le wholn dear old Cot)k hell)s v.tgabonding thrt)ugh the worhl; their scheduh; is all ready- mad(;. At ten Ceh)el% arrival in Jerusal(;m; at eleven, :l visit to the Mosque, of ()ntar; at twe.lve, the Church t)f the l[oly Sepuh.hre; then, lunch. At. three, It horsebaek ride around the city walls; after that, tea. Next day, Bethlehem, possibly also Nazareth. And on the d.ty after, back honle. Exactly two and It half days to "do" tile lh)ly lan(l! Next conic Jewish tourists. And t]les(, tOO, ILre, not lllU(!h I)e|,te, r. T]ley stay hel'e "very long," thai, is, II l) to a fortnight, some((hit',s, and they lllallac to s(!e "everything," but, alas! without reMly knowint what. Maps an(i trave] guides are an ilnknown quantity to theni. Just its Ilnknown as the liiiigtiiU.r>e ()f the et)llntry. To know what is what, they ask the nil-knowing hotel port- ers, even thOlllah this species is still nn)re, slullid in Pah!stine lhltn in ally other (.,Olln|ry on cart]i. I }lave eOliie lt(q'()SS Jews herc who have st)ell( al- ready three weeks ill .]e, rllsa]enl, illl(l yet had never seen the. lh!zallel, nor the Universily, Librlu'y, ,)r (lym- nasilllll. ()f (!Olll'S( l.hty have seen just ItS lil th ()f any nluseum, (dlureh, or tovernnienl, I)uihlhig. YOtl could tlnd t]loln wlindel'inlg Itiln](!ss]y t]lroiigh I]il! streets, eiiligod hi hlle "s]inilieSS" with the deiiizens i)[' l,ln Corona Four Standard 4-Bank Keyboard Phone For Demonstration Corona Four is suited to every writing n!ell. Standard in every respect yet ligiit and innxllensive. It is an ofTicn tylmwriter made portable. Phone Ell(eli 5447 for demonstration. No ohligatien. Terms. E.W. HALL co. 921 Second Avenue ELLIOTT 5447 ohl Yishuv, who also know Yiddish, but lU'e like.wise innneent of any lnowle,(lge of tliings worth seeing. So innocent in fatd,, that they don't e,v(!n know the, nalliOS of such l)laees! Forl,unate]y, there are nttw, r tour- ists, too, God bless lhe, ni. T]le.se see (.hines with their hearts and hive. with their eyes. They catch sight of sonic tree, and they are at once in- terested to ask who has planted it. T]ley conic across sonle ho(lse an(t at t)ll(u there is a que.stion, "To whom does this b(!hmg?" At caeh tiny Jewish village they will wax ec- st,at(e, "A Jewish village, a Jewish vilhtgC" The Ciiahizini on the roa(t they will regard tenderly, as if t]ley were sonl(! h)ng lost brethren. And l.iie Jewish eha(lffeurs, el(trough they may only too often denillnd very un- (.,onlf()rtab|e fares, al'e, nevertheless l)ref(rred, for are they not Jews, real Je.ws? When 1 saw tourists of this ldnd, I always had t,o snlilo somowhltt sadly: living here, olle very soon h)ses this enthusiasm .... Still, it does one it worhl of good to meet tourists likl; these.. They show ns at least ht)w rich we are. (hid bless them! Every-Day Life Never yet have I read it newspaper arti(;h; or it nove, l that tells us really the trllth al)otlt lift; in 1)ah!stino. Nothing tl) show eve, ry-day Pah;s- tino, in which we live, eai,, drink, ride in elibs, denollnt(*, tile niiseritblo train (onne(.,tions, and i)raiso the inagnithenl, wines of tho coimtry. As Ii generlt] rtlle, whenever solne t)tli(:ial Zionist finds fault with SOllle- thing, it is l)re, tty certain to be a nuttte, r wilich eon(erns only the eoni- Ilig generati()n; and whe, never he is )[elise(l--1)llt, pardon llle lie, is lleVer l)leased! lle is ea])ai)h; nlerely ()f ecstasy or disapl)ointment. No mid- die way for hi,n .... Now, as for myself, I tind fault, but [ also feel I)leascd. By turns. I aln l)len.sed tt) see h()w lov{!ly it co(in- (Continued on 1)age 5) COST of ihe l/i(d<enl)aeker Car is h)w. 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