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Fq sident lr Ch01i00 elected l)r ei&apos; fikur Chol il of the met0' n,tgoguc 1# t rd of o[ticcrS, Aronin, Vid insert  sff Crff y, t reasurefi! d)(u's |o tb! .eeolnlnelld ec amitlee w eft lows: M'cssr'[ stein, A. N. Ancb#'l % J. Kap l# the by=la as $1.00 a 'or,,, ,.Die ol ..... J ;ARDEN5 nue 7 -Wedding ations ,RS LAKE kRE } tfcrtable, '[ N rsoar. II :acle Ili ,$'torY Itl 0ct. 17, 1924 B'NAI B'RITH BEAMS Conducted By Hyman O. Solomon 425 Colman Bldg. Phone ELiot 2414 B. B. OPEN FORUM Meeting High Lights IS SUCCE; (00nod crowd--you ')'''r--''j of Imp llY 1I. (). 8. --Too ranch show stuff. What we About 200 lh'nthers attended th want are l,l()re real arglllnents. "Stag Meeting" held at the rl'eml>h eater last Wednesday evening. The --Talks of Mel Monheimer and appelation "Stag," although not a Max ll:ar(hnan excellent and then isrepresentation, for there were some. Mel won by a nose. Exhihit b.0Xlng, cider and hot dogs, hardly A's. lld justice to the splendid and inter- esting meeting. --Should have I)een folh)wed Ul). There was a Ilow of oratory sehh)m ellen Formn gives everyhndy a equaled in our Lodge rooms. Col. ,W, illiam Inglis, representing the chance--Not everybody can hnx. Friends of lLeligious Liherty --Our Vice Pre----sident's reports League,,, explained in a forceful but SltmP le mannm" the true iml)ort nf never fail to make a hit. ]lis one aitiative Measurt No 49 called the the other night on a worth while School Bill." ease shows he is thorough and de- Miss Sippi Davidson of the Denver lendahle. ' heltering Home for Orl)h.m Chih|- --And faces that were teed to h,ok m told of the sl)hmdid charity work at: A1 S. Leo W. Ben It. Lou F. 1at the institution she is hcre rats- Joe and Jake, Daddies Spring and lag funds for is doing. Lilmvm. We've. sure got the mak- What Makes a Jew? in's. The princilml (liscussion eenteret arOUnd the ()pen Fortnn question: --Velvet Sam was there too--If "Is it "t 1)elief in religion nr being a you need an introduetien we mc'm raember of a race that makes one a Sam Berth. And hy the way, Sam 0ew?,, Bro. Max ltardeman lead the is going 1.o Cuba to "tttend l he Na- ] rum and h)gically, convincingly tional lee C (am Convention. God i I I sincerely took the stand that 8pet(l--you can't return any too ng a Jew was a matter nf 1)clief-- soon to suit us. We like you. You're 1Lat Jex:s w(;re no different than "lath" in nul thoughts. Others of the Caucasian race except lat they t)elieved in Judaism while --The Trustees all reported pre- Others wu'e of different sects, sent. They're a good contbination lro. Melville Monheinwr led the --One sends vou a present when you e0.h0rts for the opposition, liis are born--T'he other prints your views were sountl, easier to t)elieve, wedding invitations and Dave flays ,':s illustrations marked, and his your wife what's coming to her after exhibit,, l)ilhy lh exl)lained first you "ldck off." Yes, a PEI{.I:Ii]CT of . '  .... I all Just what a race is--told eombinatitm. 101, WC t)eeallle a ra(!e and coutinlle( t0 be such to the l)resent t.ime. --Well, we tan ahnost say we've There will he a further (liscussim got our own tmme now. Am so(m as 0r this vital and important tolliC at everytlling is settled we will have e.a llex| reg|,l,t,' meeting, the swellest altars of any lodge ro(nn t .11 taR!resting letter was tread in the city. When. l,rother Esfehl IPO " 1 llro. llerman 8ch0clcen, win) is gets going we will t)e 1,000 strong. Attend 1.11(, nme|ings--l)on't bc afraid At Pl'estu t in Germ.ulv Mr lAoyd 8 e .... "" " ' to get (m the fh>nr and talk--enter P neer kept the l trge gathering of into the arguments--Judaism needs 'rethren in aeo 1t. nut us upro.u' with the B'nai B'rilh and lhe B'nai B'rilh his funny st.m'ies and jokes. The 1Mter part of tl;e meeting was needs you. --S. 5,.I.B. give a h "rt OVer to l,he 8l.ag. Fast I)outs, attic roy,d and exhitfiiions by :-:of. ]]al',le;r ]:,lstig tn 1 l)rof. l()ss o, the y 5,i <,, A were ,'It rea,,.es Hy'S Howdy Column AARON SAPIR0 OFFERS A L,,dge ,v./...t a <'.,,i.,,n ,s like tmrse without five les. So we'll TO HELP "0RT" take a Ih'odie. ---- Fun, Frolic ned l,'eslivity reigned Leader of Farming Co-Operative and hah,d at lhe last meeting---lhu'l) IoVement Will Help Settle Sehoenfel(1, Shmley llumentlml, Max llartlenutn .rod l,(,o WeislMd were Jews on Soil. sitthw; 1,(",1' ea(.h olher. The charity eoffcrs were enriched, t)u|, oh what, a t few "fork, (let. 16.--Ammunce- disturbance. L It Was n a(h, yesierd ty by Adolph 71S0]'11 ht)noral'y chairnlall ()f the 0 . After eating six hot dogs, I was reconstruction fund, wh (h is glad to find Dr. H. Friedman aial aling fin' $1,000,000 in order to among the Brethren. There is a 1: 0Vcs in eas|.ern Et,ro])(i to beeo,ne t eessfld agrieull.m'ists, thai. Aaron bark in my throat yet. 01 I Ire, recognized leader of the co- Bros. Keii.er, Berlfl)aum antl Spring tlr ratlve marketing mnvenmn were wii.h us lhlt the "smokes" lg  . f , : merman hu'mers and lathe: didn't move fr(nn 121;11 and Jackson blt the 8apiro l)lan" of c(mperation (hi ted his services at the disposal 0rt organization. r 8 " fr ' aplro is the head of sixty t, !er co-operatives in the llnited ])tl ,e., nlarket,1lg annually products i, ed at $40!),000,000. lit, reorgan- % i ne United Stales Grain (h'ow- ba  he., is at prestnt assisting to- o 1hen iu l(eniu(,ky Tt nat ss(( 0 aeeticut antl ' Vhe., ' Massach usetts hr. at growers in the middle west, iit la corn growers in ()ldahnnm ' I)rodut.ers around Chicam), lln- [tgo growcrs in Maine and conduct- tt_,xu av eanlpaign of edmaiion. : ; a.s t() ti0, alue of eo-nperativc, nrganiza- Ill; alnong the farnmrs of (anada % 8rce. ent article iu "The Outlook" , aI)lro .  s wore, Sllas Bent says" Plro l " ' -'" {)qra, ' las nevcr organ,zcd it co- la Uve which has failed." d-- his letter tn Mr Lewisohn (n rlllg L. ' ' ' " ' , ' - %ires ms services to the Or(, re- r- at the headquarters of the aazation, 103 Park avenue, Mr. t Pr:s,qltmmtes his willingness to go 0D%a,.Lcl'n Europe to organize )- l%d Vcs anmng the Jews nf l'o- a. 1. ' dtlssia and Rounmnia who are '%dy , ' th e  settled on the moil nr whom %11, rt Plans to hell) become am'i- lhatt':s: :2th thc fund of $l,000,e,00 lit f. w in the process of rats- rosa the Jews of America. 81 rcel.. BR(). OSTROW WAS TIIEIH;, A BIG MAN TO G() INN()TICED. A1 Shemansld, Greetings; ls Shafcx, lh;llo. Gla(t to see you at meetings, And meet the gallg, doncha know "Good morning, Jake, how come you are going to work so early this morning'?" "Meshugener, I am just coming from my lodge meeting." 13re. Samuel Stern ofticiated as Monitor. l'lease note, Editor Chris- tian 8ciencc Monitor. The melancholy days have come, The saddcst ef the year. "Pay your duos or you're fl I)uul," Says I. Lewis with a tcar. Two prizes arc offered for the best paragral)h submitted to this cohunn next week. First prize is onc bun-- you know the kind. Second prize is a Itot Do. The Happy Ending: "Have Another Hot Dog." Jewish Transcript ads get results. Cb 00]00visb Crans(rlpt ,,The Hom.,,ew.00a00sr o,.aol.o Northwest Jewry." Page Seven Contributions of Jews to Human Progress By M,aK M. LTCIIM, Chairman B. B. Educational Committee Article V. BIOLOGY ls a bat a bird t)ecause it flies? Is a whale a fish l)ecausc it swims? These and a host of other questions are answered in 13inlogy, for liology higher forms were treated. Sp()Ilges --there iu'e some two-legged ones in our midst--c.ral)s, wor,ns, oysters, an(t insects came into existence hmg I)cfore the tish, the originator of that fanlous order, The Secret ()rder of Fish. Following the fish came the is the study of the functions of all organisms, and the l)henomena frog, and finally the serpent, who was of later to he madc respnnsibh for man's life. downfall. Eventually the hirds coup- Bioh)gy, however, does more than answer qucstions. It is one of thc most useful of the sciences. Among its subdivisions a few can be cited Medicine and Surgery lflay an nn- per(ant l)art in curing man of dis- eases. 13otany, the study nf all plant life, includes herbs nsed for nmdicin- al 1)url)oses; the ecreals an<i veget- ables tat go on the tat)le i the trees that go into the making of the table; and cotton from which is made up cloth to clothe man By the apl)lica- lion of the laws learned in biology better and better species have been and are being produced, and in much larger quantities. The work of Bur- bank is slight compared to all that is being done by the many others menced to fly. Then tree "day" the beast of the field, the mannnal, those that suckh; thcir young, were cre- ated. Some of these mammals, like the bat, took to flying, and others like the whale and porpoise took to the water. The grand elinlax to all this creative procxss was staged when man came oll the scene. But con- trary to the belicf of some he was no monkey, alheit he could hardly ex- press himself. Adam, "after he ate the apple," it must be remembered, was qnite civilized alongside of this early gentleman who knew neither shanm nor sin, but just enough to eat, drink, sleep and be ignorant. We have quite a large number of these peol)le with us today, and not worldng in the entire field of biology. It is the work of these men which living in the forests either. Of the is story of man we have two Jews, emi- enal)ling mankind to live a inorc comfortable and secure life than be- fore The Study of Life The study of life, when properly presented, is far nmre enticing, fas- cinating and alluring than any tic- tion. The history of any sl)ecies, showing its growth, as in the case of the borse which at one time was as small as the dog, is indeed one grand long natural and artificial achieve- ment. The best and most read of all I)assages in the Bible is the elm deal- ing with Creation in Genesis. There we read that God first made the wat- ers swarm with fishes, second, the air filled with birds, and later he made the beasts of the earth. Man came last as a fitting climax, and was given dmninion over living things in the water, 'dr, and on hind. ]f we take the word "day" used in the Bihle figuratively instead of lit- erally we shall find for general pur- poses it fits in well with the History of Lift; as constructed by the biolo- gist and geologist. They, the bi- ologist and geologist, use inste.td the word "epoch" or "age" to denote the passing of time as lhe earth changed. The biologist and geologist are agreed that fishes eanm before l)irtls, birds I)efore mammals, and the four beasts before man. Simple Lifo Forms The story nf lift; constructed by the biologist and geolegist is hased upon fossil rein.tins found in eer|ain layers in reek and coal 1)eds, chalk hills, and in coral ishmds, as well as frmu the "l)rin[s" nmde by former living things. These fossils were at one time living phmts and aninmls. The phrase "ohl fossil," nleaning a "dead one," is taken from the ter- nlinelogy nf the binh)gist. These "ohl fossils" 1)uried in the earth con- stitutc a vast cellar, rich in wealth which man has only h, arned to tall during the past ]50 years. The teal and oil we use are. the real,tins of trillions upon trillions of dead matter which one day l)olmlated the earth. When we lint a shovelful of coal in tlie furnace we are bringing to o111' aid millions nf former living things. When "stel)ping on the gas" we are doing the same thing. Oil and coal are made (11) of vegetable and aninml matter, excepting when the coal man adds to the ton a few clmnks of rock. nent in Anthropoh)gy, the science of nlan, who have written much on that subject; Franz Boas and Alexander A. Goldenweiser. Boas' "Mind of Prilnitive Man" and Goldenweiser's "Early Civilization" are scientific classics. The story of lift;, of which this is a brief picture, should indeed be inter- esting to every one. It is the real (trams ef lift,, with millions and billions of actors apl)earing in their several acts, manifesting love, hatred, war, l)eace, on large and small scales. Objects of Biology Bioh)gy, however, has another ob- ject to 1)erfonn. It strives to make itself useful to men. To that end the ancients many years ago attempted to organize what knowledge they )ossessed of auinnds and l)hmts into some sort of a system. Observations were made how this or that animal and l)hmt pro'formed its individual and group functions, and they were classitied after a certain fashion. Aristotle, the Greek, al)out 350 B. C., an'anted "mimals according to function into three kinds, those that ,flew, those that walked and crawled, imd thnse that swam. i'liny, a Ro- man, snmc 400 years later, although he wrotc much eontril)uted very little. And it can be trutlffully said that very little l>rogress was made on the sul)jeet for morc than 1400 years afierwards. During this "sleepy" 1,tried, dennmin.tted by the historians lhc Mi(hlle Ages, Aris- totle was considered the authority on Natural l[istory, and Galen, a Ronmn l)hysieian (130-200) on Anat- ()my, or the strllctllre of t}le human body. The few e,mtrihutions which were made were those given 1)y the physMans. They, in order to better their 1,ractie.e were com])elled to study plant life, bec.ause nine-tenths of the medidine was extracted from herbs. It. was said then, lhat every I)hysician is a hot'ufist, anti every botanist is a l)hysici.u Many l)hy- smians sought to lind the "elixir of life," believing that by mixing cer- t'dn conq)eunds the desired result would be obtained. ],'rom the num- ber of patent medicine fakirs selling "e:u'calls" today this 'dark l)criod" isn't over yet. ],'t)r there are many people who still are, mentally, in the middle age. 13ut of this more will be said in the artMe on Medicine. But with the Protestant Refornm- These layers of rock lflaced like tinn commencing with the sixteenth oim beck upon another give us the century learning in all directions was story of life. ]n the extreme lowcr revived, and all of the suhdivisions layers of rock we do not find any of Biology received iml)ortant con- story left behind by man, I)cast, tributioas. Scien|ists, instead of bird or tish. In those lower layers looking in ancient books, connnenced which do show signs of former life to examine the blood, the heart, the we find that the world was at one skin, and other l)arts of the body, time pol)ulated by a very simple down to the cell, of all organisms. form of a plant and animal, the last The nficroscope aided the scientists mentioned, a creature doing all of tremendously. Land, water, and air its necessary life function of eating aninmls were studied. Far example, and moving abont with but one cell. Marcus Block, a Jew, in the sixteenth The amoeba, a microscopic animal, century wrote a natural history of found in 1)ends today, is of this simple the fishes. type. When we stop to consider that Progress was nmde in the classifica- man is made u l) of a billion cells we tion of living things. All organisms should indeed feel superior to the were divided into large groups, and Amoeba. Next time you desire to these again were subdivided into speak conteml)tuously of a person, smaller units, in this fashion, king- call him a "poor amoeba" instead of doms, classes, orders, families, genus, a "poor fish." tIowever, I solnetimes and species. This classification is think that many of our cells do us solnewhat similar to our world group- little good, especially the brain cells, ings. We have the Kingdoms or for we use them so little. Republics, the states or provinces Jewish Anthropologists within the nation, the counties with- With the passing of time, as the in the state, and the cities within the "days" or "epochs" came and went 'county. This new classification of organisms is not based upon the t)ld Aristotelian SUl)erficial rest'mblances of function--of swimming, flying, o1' walking, but tm the I)asis nf similar- ity of structure and llossihle kin- shill. This is known as the n'tural classification, and was strengthened hy ])arwin's contrihution. Jewish Contribution Biology, being the all inclusive seience of living mattcr, has lmmch- ed out so much that it is iml)ossible in a short artMe to even tell what it consists of, let alone the atmomplish- ments made in the various suhdivi- sions of this science. 111 the artMes on Medicine and Psychology, an at- teml)t will be made to cover but an insignificant l)art of the subject nmt- ter biology embraces. For the pre- sent, mention will be made of a few An Insurance Policy WITH US MEANS 1. Security 2. Service 3. Satisfaction GIVE US A TRIAL! Jews who have contributed to Em- bryology, Bacteriology, and Physi- ology. Ferdinand Cohn (1828-1898), a German Jew, specialized in baeteri- LiPMAN  ESFELD Inc elegy on plant and aninml life. He | ' was responsible for the opening of Insurance, Exclusively! the famous botanical gardens in Pacific Block Main 2842 Breslau. On his 70th birthday so well liked was he that the peal)It gave him the honorary fl'eednm of that city. At 22, he made the bril- liant prediction that the pro(o- PHONE CAPITOL 0033 plasm, the slimy stuff in the cell, of the lower ferms of aninmls and l)lants ,Send our g)aing were identical, a prediction verified fo fhe later. Robert Reumk (1815-1865) did excellent work in Embryology, and is accorded favorable mention by all biologists. Friederich C. Henle (1809- 1885) was a fanmus anatomist. Ga- briel C. Valentine (1810-1883) con- tributed much to physiology. A good many others can be men- tioned, but space forbids. One more needs to be nlentioncd. Any treatise on Biology would be incoml)lete un- less it took in Dr. Jacques Loeb, who died recently in California. Dr. Loeh is known for his in'my experi- ments on the lower organisms. By changing their enviromnental con- ditions, and introducing new chenli- cal coml)ositions in the cells, or pro- tol)lasm, he was ahle to either aecd- crate, retard, or modify their custom- ary actions. He is, however, best known for his theory, called the "Mechanistic Coneel)tion nf Life," a theory which, in "L nutshell, chdms that all life obeys certain mechanical l'ws. Tiffs theory conteml)httes all lift, as a lnachine witb nlan as a "Robot," whose actions can be modi- fied by changiug the (dnunical l)rOl)- :for COSTUMES erties of the hody, <)t' ch'mging the of all kinds see envifomnent. The theory fornmlat- ed at,o.t twenty years at(, can I,e LUEBEN COSTUMING CO. said to I)e the forcl'llnner of thc new l'stablished 1889 1923 Third Ave., SEATTLE Main 7041 school in Psychoh)gy, calhxt ]3e- haviorisnb and in Sociology it tends to strengthen those who believe that man's itleas, institutions, and ac- |ions are (leterntincd by environ- ,..sC'hubbery ntental conditions, the wor<t environ- ment I)eing used in its broadesi sense. Dr. Locl)'s theory has a great many tlossibilities, and the Make your home beautifulwlth our wonderful ehubbery. foremost biologists of today are Very reasonable. working ahmg the lines laid down by him. G NURSERIES In conchlsion, the study of biology t0BEL'S,, leads to lnoi*e res])ecL for life, and Store neax Be(hell Highway particularly for hu,nan life, a virt,lc l>hone: Be(hell 1 Suburban 2 we are s.t(lly lacking in, and acccnl- ttt(l since the war. If the knowledge of life given to us by these tireless, patient and painstaking scientists could be widcly disseminated ore' lives would be lengthened, made sweeter, and better for it. Nelson Laundry 30 lbs. Wet Wash ..................... $0.00 20 lbs. Combination ................. 1.20 Plain Work All Ironed Rough Dry (with starch) .... 10o per lb. 1 lbs. Rough Dry (no starch) ...... 1.20 Everythin Ironed 1 lbs. 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