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, TELEPHONE MAIN 2715 Cb'¢ 00]¢WiSb CranSCript A Weekly Newspaper for the Jewish People of the Pacific Northwest 1616 EIGHTH AVENUE VOL. V. No. 33 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 19, 1928 $2.00 PER YEAR Exhibition of Palestinian Goods Sponsored By Hadassah MISS JUDITH ZELMAN TO ARRRANGE FOR IMPORTATIONS TO BE SHOWN IN DECEMBER. At the suggestion of Miss Judith Zehnan, who spoke before Seattle S " ectxon Hadassah, at the meeting held on Monday afternoon, October 15th, at; Temple. Center, an exhihition of Palestinian i)roducts will take place some time in the inonth of l)ecemhcr. Handwork, gift novelties, nriginal jewelry, eml)roidcries, lace work, mother-ef-1)eai•l and olive wood ar- ticles, will be imported from Pales- line for the event. (;lose to a hun- dred dollars were pledged at the meet- ing in the form of loans by the mem- bers to realize this work. This will be handled through Miss Zelman. who is confident that a demand will thus be created to the profit of the Jewish wnrkers of the Homeland. Among those who pledged sums were: Mrs. L. Hurwitz, $25; Mrs. A. Free- man, $10; Mrs. M. Litehman, Mrs. Jaffney, Mrs. Saunders, Mrs. Bream- stein, Mrs. E. Deutsch, Mrs. Sol Prottas and Mrs. M. Levvitt, lesser sums. Hadassah enthusiasm was greatly evidenced at the splendid attendance of this meeting. Almost two hundred PALESTINE HAS SOUND ECONOMIC FUTURE Judith Zelman, Young Chaluza, Gives Inspiring Talk at Zionist Meeting. That Palestine has a sound eco- nomic future was pointed out by Miss Judith Zelman, in the interest- ing talk given by her before the Seattle Zionist organization on Wednesday evening, October 10, at Temple Center• "It is true," she said, "that we have numerous hard- ships to overcome, but our strug- gles are thousandfold compensated by the achievements. To feel the joy of creation is to feel happi- .ness." It is only in Eretz Israel, the speaker declared, that the Jew can live up to his religious ideals• There he is not forced to pay bills on Sat- urday or to transact any business as everything is closed. Saturday in Palestine is a real day of rest and Joy. "A new Jewish type has been evolved in the Holy Land with fearless and open countenance," said Miss Zelman. "A real man and woman who know why they live and what they strive for." Miss Zelman stressed the fact that there is no nation in all the world who has all its people in its own country• It is ridiculous and unsound to think, she said, that all the Jews of the world are expected to migrate to Palestine. "Eretz Israel will be a Jewish homeland wherefrom the essentials of Judaism will emanate. Because only in Eretz Israe the Jew can give a full expresnion to his feeling and there- fore develop the heroic spirit• "I am confident from my broad experience that a Jew Call be a hundred per cent American, and at the, same time remain true to his national idea. As a matter of fact only a true Jew can make a good citizen because a person true to himself is true to others•" In telling of her own entrance into Palestine Miss Zelman said: "The Balfour declaration had hard- ly been issued before hundreds of young men and women made ready to immigrate to Eretz Israel. Many of them stood on the threshold of university or professional careers. These they renounced to dedicate themselves to the upbuilding of the Jewish homeland. This splendid advance-guard should be looked up- on as a Jewish army who with the labor of their hands are changing the swampy malaria, for many cen- turies unhabited land, into flourish- ing colonies and the sand dunes into heautiful cities." Miss Zelman made an ardent ap- peal that American Jews become interested in Palestinian products. One can get beautiful things, she said, at reasonable prices. She ex- pressed her willingness to assist anyone interested in obtaining such goods. She suggested beautiful souvenir gifts, made of olive wood, mother of pearl or other typical products of the ocuntry. GERMAN COLONISTS IN PALESTINE CELEcRATE HINDENBURG'S BIRTHDAY Jaffa (J. rr. A.)--Thc German colonists ie Palestine, mainly of the colonies Serene anti Wilhclma near Jaffa, gave a reception here on the occasion of the birthday of President yon Hindenl)urg of the German Rc- lnd)lic. German Consul in Jerusalen), Hoffmann, stressed the friendship which exists between the German col- onists in Palestine and the Mandatory Power, which helped reconstruct the German colonies after the war. The Germans will also contribute in the future to Palestine's deveh)pment, hc stated. women were present. Following her talk, Miss Zelman answered many questions, making clear much that has been difficult of understanding. So hmg as site is in attendance at the University of Washington, Miss Zelman has been induced to work with the Seattle Hadassah and will lead in the cultural work at all their meetings. It is probahle that in great measure the large attendance at the meeting was due to the news that tahmted yoimg chaluza woidd be the chief speaker of the afternoon. That she will be in regular attendance as a speaker promises an enthusiastic season for Seattle Hadassah. "Women's Part in the Upbuilding of Palestine," was the subject of the talk given hy Miss Zelman, taking in the women who arc doing their work in other countries as well as the pioneers of Palestine. Praise of the work of Hadassah which has resulted in such perfect sanitation of the country, beautiful development of children, splendid health work, and mother trebling was stressed. From times immemorial women have played a l)romincnt part in the history of the Jewish l)eople, she said. The caluza does not deserve all the credit, hut her mother who allowed her to go. The eastern European woman contributed the best that can be given for the upl)uilding of Eretz Israel--her children and her jewelry, given with great enthusiasm after the Redemption Fund appeal. "The woman's position in Eretz Israel is much harder than the man's. Besides working the same number of hours as the men, she has always some little things to attend to in the home. In many cases the woman is the up- lifting power when meeting the al- most insurmountable difficulties that inevitahly meet the pioneer. Her spirit has always been most courage- pus and indominatable." The woman comes to Palestine un- prepared as far as the language is concerned as compared to the man, the speaker chfimed. He at least has had the benefit of a Talmud Torah tuition and can understand a good deal• It is surprising, said Miss Zel- man, with what rapidity the women grasp the fundamentals'of the living Hebrew language which they have had to study in the evenings after a hard day's labor• "If I am not for myself, who is for me? And if I am only for myself, who am I? was the proverb from the Hebrew quoted by Miss Zelman in referring to that group of Jewish people who feel that there is no need for a Jewish homeland. "We must never become discour- aged in our work here," declared Miss Zelman. As an example of persever- ance and enduring courage of the chaluza, the speaker told of four young girls, two dozen eggs, an old hen, a bit of land and a tent• When the crisis came it was the girls who suffered most, as unemployment ef- fected them first. Ready to do any- thing, two girls appeared before the Agricultural Center requesting that a fence be put around four dunams land that had been offered to them• The bewildered manager did not quite understand them• "What will you do with four dunams land and a fence around it without any equipment?" he asked• "Are you going to make further requests for more money?' ,t No, all wc want m a fence. We have a tent and we intend to make a kvut- zah (group)• We can also borrow eggs and an old hen and start breed- ing poultry." To get rid of these sistant enthusiasts and no wanting to discourage them he promised to meet their reqimst. So they began• They planted flowers and vegetai)les with great success. These they sold at the Tel Aviv market and managed to live that way, save some money, while the chicks were hatched. The phi hen was returned to the owner and when the pullets started to lay eggs, they were also returned with thanks. Pretty soon enough money was gath- ered together for the first payment of a cow, and then they were able to sell the milk• Having already the i nucleous of a farm, they were able I to go again to the Agricultural Center I and make demands• They were given some more land, another cow, and four more girls joined them and found work with them. This agricultural settlement started in such an unbc- licwtble way has now a grou) of fifteen girls, self-supporting, sealing ilairy and poultry proditcts, and also vegetables, and what is niost import- ant, a piece of flourishing lanahas beeu added to the map of Erctz Israel. COMMUNIST LEADERS HOLD CONFERENCE ON ANTI-SEMITISM Moscow, Oct. 9 (J. T. A.)--A conference on combatting anti- Semitism in Soviet Russia was held at the All Russian Communist Club here. Judge Stelmachovitch of the Moscow District Court, reported to the conference that during 1928 seventy persons were given disci- plinary punishment in Moscow for anti-Semitio propaganda. Among the seventy were five members of the Communist party. Men's Club to Have Dinner Election Night R A D I O ELECTION R E- TURNS, OWN ELECTION, SPEAKER AN D CARDS TO FILL EVENING. A STAG dinner will be given by the Men's Club of Temple de Hirsch on election night, Tuesday even- ing, November 6, at Temple Center, at 6:30 o'clock. A full evening has been planned by the porgram committee, election returns, a speaker and the election of their own officers and board. The names of the nominees will be published before the din- ner. Cards, the choice of games to be left to the indi- vidual, will fill in the re- mainder of the time. Tentative plans for an ac- tive fail season were made by the program committee, of the Men's Club which met on Thursday noon, Octo- ber 4. New Board of Officers For Zionist Association Sol Esfeld to Be President Elections of officers and board members for the Seattle Zionist Association will take place at the meeting to be held Wednesday evening, November 7, at Temple Center at 8 o'clock. At the meet- ing held October 10 the following ticket was presented by the. nomi- nating committee: President, Sol Esfeld; Vice-President, one to be elected, A. Kotkins, Leo Meltzer, A. Freeman, Harry Friedman; Sec- retary, Mr. E. A. Robbtns; Board of Directors, nine to be elected, Abe Spring, Robert Lindenberger, Fred Bergman, Emanuel Rosen- berg, Samuel Greengard, Eimon Winer, Leo Greenfield, P. A. Rickles, Max Silver, Jake Kaplan, S. Prottas, N. Brenner. The nomi- nating committee were as follows: Max Silver, Fred Bergman and Samuel Greengard. Much interest was evinced in the nominating ticket brought in by the committee. Several names were added iu nominations from the floor. The meeting was well attended, with much enthusiasm expressed throughout. Fred Bergman gave interesting current events. Mr. Sol Esfeld was amusing and original in ibis report of the Zionist convention :which he attended as Seattle's delegate. Miss Judith Zelman, Pal- estine citizen, at present a student at the University of Washington, on th Zionist movement and Pal- estine. Questions were later asked her from the floor and answered in a manner which showed how woll informed the speaker was of all phases of the work in Palestine. HADASSAH BENEFIT WEEK WILL BEGIN MONDAY, NOV. 12TH SOCIAL TEA AND MEETING TO COMMENCE WEEK OF BENE- FIT ACTIVITIES. Every member of Hadassah is ex- ectcd to do her share to hell) raise rods by private entertainments for the benefit of Ha(iassah, during the week commcticing Novemher 12th, which has been set aside as Itaddash Benefit Week. That afternoon, how- ever, is being reserv0d hy the officers and board members of tm Hadassah who will compliment tile general membership an)l their friends by a tea to be given at Temple Center. A meeting, with Miss Judith Zelman to lead the cultural program, will precede it. All memhers are re- quested to come and bring their friends. It is expected that there will be many hnicheons, afternoons and eve- nings during this week at which all guests will he charged a certain amoimt, to be set liy the hostess'. This will all go towards the work of Ita- dassah, the healing of the people of Palestine, the nurturing of children and the education of mothers--a work entirely supported hy this Jewish national woman's organization. Mrs. George Wachtin, East 2951, will bc glad to assist with her )riwte socials committee anyone wisning to give entertainment and meeting with difficidties with which they cannot cope themselves. ROUMANIAN JEWISH EDITOR SUCCUMBS Czernowitz, Oct. 9 (J. T. A.)--J. Gronich, editor of the Czernowitz Jewish weekly, "Der Sonntag," died here yesterday. He was 49 years old. Most Original Report of Zionist Convention Given By Delegate Sol Esfeld INCIDENTS CHANGE DELEGATES' ORIGINAL PLAN TO VOTE FOR OPPOSITION Though everyone was eager to hear Sol Esfeld give his report as delegate to the Zionist convention, it was not intended to repeat any of it in The Transcript so much having already been written on the sub- ject. However, so original, entertaining and intimate was the relating of the incidents of the convention by Seattle's delegate that it would be a shame to deprive those who were not at the meeting of the Seattle Zionist Association Wdnesday evening, October 10, at Temple Center. Magnificent Political Machine "If the Jewish people ever ac- quire a political state in Palestine," Mr. Esfeld said, "they will have no difficulty in maneuvering a political convention among their various parties and factions. That was ob- vious to anyone who attended the convention. ALl the machinery of a great political party was in evi- dence- the administration, called by some of New York's intelligent- Photo by walttrs, Bushnell Studio Sol Esfeld sia, 'the administratsia'--the oppo- sition 'the opposotsia'--and all the various steering committees, the floor leaders, etc." Reasons for Seattle's Vote How Seattle's vote was cast was a matter of vital interest to Mr. Es- feld's audience. Before going to the conventiton, the delegate said, he had firmly resolved to vote with the opposition. "I felt that Mr. Lipsky was a conscientious, sincere nmn and had devoted his best ef- ferts to the organization. On the oLher hand, there seemed to be a considerable minority opposed to him, and I felt that the cause was about one man, and that undoubt- edly there must be some one Jew- ish leader in America upon whom everyone could agree, and thereby gain unanimous support for the or- ganization. "However, I changed my mind af- ter I got to the convention. First of all I could not stomach the abuse and criticism which had been heaped upon one of America's out- standing leaders, a man who had devoted a lifetime of sincere work to the organization, and then to be forced to quit under fire in the face of the grave charges which the op- position could not prove, to me seemed very unfair. And then it meant if Lipsky was not a candi- date, that Judge Mack was the al- ternative, and to my mind he is a pigmy compared to Lipsky. "I was also swayed by the un- fairness of the opposition. After Lipsky had already announced that lie would not be a candidate for re- election, and it was agreed to have a governing committee of forty, the opposition refused him a place on this administrative body. Just imagine, here is a man who had de- voted a lifetime of work for a cause and yet they were unwilling to grant him one place among an ad- ministrative group of forty. And so [ voted Seattle pro Lipsky, which I hope has met with your approval." The convention was a41 business, caucuses, conferences and meetings taking up all the time. There was no entertainment of any kind, not even a banquet at the. close of the convention. The local reception committee opened the meeting. Lipsky Receives Ovation "President Lipsky entered about ten minutes after the convention opened and received a tremendous ovation, not unmixed, however, with boos and hisses. After taking cliarge, President Lipsky called to the platform Rabbi Stephen V¢ise and Judge Julian Mack, the latter going very reluctantly and refusing t,) greet Lipsky upon ascending the rostrum. An escort was then sent to the ante-room and escorted Dr. Sehnmrya Levine to the platform and tumultuous applause, which was indicative of the high esteem in which Dr. Leviue is held in the Zionist ranks. "Tiiere were 671 delegates iu at- tendance, of which 261 were mere- bers of the Hadasvah, but what the women lacked in numbers they made up in noise. "The delegates immediately made themselves at home. A great many took their coats off, some their vests, also. One old gent sitting a couIde of rows behind me even took his shoes off. This was too much for the floorwalker in our aisle so he went up to him and said: 'My friend, there are only two occa- sions when it is necessary to take your shoes off, one is in Shool and the other on Yom Kippur. This is neither a Shool or Yore Kippur, so kindly put your shoes on.' Fireworks Start "The first fireworks started when the proposition of naming a chair- man came up. Louis Lipsky was nominated as the honorary chair- man of the convention. The oppo- sition promptly interposed an ob- jection that since it was not unani- mous that it was no honor and therefore he was ineligibl to serve. The administration carried its point, however, and Lipsky was seated as the honorary chairman i amid the singing of the Hatikvoh by his supporters. "It was then proposed that the convention be governed .by a prae- sidium of five members. This mo- tion was hotly fought out, but again the administration was successful. Rabbi Wise was nominated as one of the praesidium but he promptly declined. This gave him an oppor- tunity to take a crack at Lipsky by saying, that fortunately I know when to decline, and when to re- sign, but indicated that he would be glad to serve as the ful chairman if the idea of a praesidium was abolished. Rabbi Wise Angered "This started a long, drawn out controversy and when Rabbi Wise started to speak again h was booed down. He finally burst out in anger that this was the Z. O. A. and not the J. D. C. and he'd be heard even if some rotters sought to prevent it. Someone objected to this remark, and he appealed to the chairman to protect him from row- dyism and left the platform. He was about to leave the hall when the chairman finally induced him to come back. "The first session adjourned without anything having been ac- complished except to indicate the (Continued on Page 5) POETRY EXPLAINED AT FIRST MEETING OF JUNIOR COUNCIL SOCIAL TEA AUSPICIOUSLY OPENS SEASON OF ACTIVITY. Followed with a social tea at which new members were greeted, the first meeting of the Jiufior Council of Jewish women proved a most enthusi- astic and well attended one. Mrs. Herbert Greenberg (Anna Frada), gave a most revealing talk on the subject of "Poetry•" Many beauti- ful poems of her own composition were read with the explanation of i their theme and origin• I The dance which preceded the meet- I ing which took place on Sunday after-i noon October 14th, was reported a i social as well as a financial success. Hermie King of the Seattle Ttmatre i had delighted the dancers with two: numbers. A vaudeville act from the Palace Hip featured a burlesque dance that was very amusing. The coiniiiittee are to be congratidated on their management of the affair while the decorating committee made the auditorium most attractive by their efforts• SETTLERS DEBT IN CRIMEA EXTENDED BY AGRICULTURAL BANK Moscow, Oct. 9 (J. T. A.)--The debts of the Jewish settlers in the Eupatoria region, Crimea, "were ex- tended following negotiations be- tween the Comzet, the govern- mental department for settling Jews on the laud, and the govern- ment of Crimea. Similar negotiations are now be- ing carried on toward extending the time limit on debts of settlers in the regions of Simferopol and i Jankoy. .,, j, MANY UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ATTENDED SERVICES AND MIXER LADIES AUXILIARY ENTERTAIN STUDENTS AT TEA AFTER SERVICES. A nmst revealing explanation of the machinations of the Kellogg Treaty and its benefits of peace was given in the sermon of Rabbi Koch on Friday evening, October 12, at Temple de Hirsch. Tlie Jews liave always been the leaders of peace in the history of the world, lie said, and to them the outcome and success of the treaty •will be a vital thing. Students of the University of Washington and the congregation turned out for the services which were followed by a mixer tea in Temple Center. The purpose, which seemed well accomplished, was to welcome the out-of-town students and acqnaint them with other young people of the city. Previous to this the Student So- cial Committee made an invasion of the University District, when they formally called at the four organ- ized houses of Jewish students on Tuesday evening, October 9. Two hlmeo where girls are in re:idence and the two fraternity houses, the Sigma Alpha Mu and the Zeta Beta Tan, were visited. Those who called were Mr. and Mrs. Les,lte Stusser, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Blumenthal, Mr. and Mrs. Sol Spring, Mrs. Thornton Goldsby, Mrs. Zelma Levy, Mrs. Henriette .Schneider, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Blumenfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Lurle, Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Secord, Mrs. Samuel Koch and Mrs. Reuben Boog. Mrs. Leslie Stusser and Mrs. Reuben Boog welcomed the stu- dents at services. Mrs. Samuel Koch, Mrs. Maurice. Gerber and Mrs. Harold .Offer presided over the tea table. Members of the commit- tee working under the chairman- ship of Mrs. Leslie Stusser assisted. The committee are as follows: Mrs. S. Blumenthal, Mrs. R. Boog, Mrs. H. Blumenfeld, Mrs. M. A. Gold- stein, Mrs. J. Kalina, Mrs. B. Ltp- man, Mrs. M. Lurie, Mrs. E. Secord, Mrs. Max Silver and Mrs. B• Voy- now. The climax of the auxiliary social season for the students will be the dance which is to take place on October 28. This will not be a .sup- per dance such as have been given in the past, owing to the difficulty that some of the members of the con- gregation found in getting to the event so early. Refreshments will be served at about midnight. The dance will commence at the usual hour of an event of its kind. A nominal fee will be charged to all those who are not university stu- dents, who will be the honored guests of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Temple de Hirsch. Portland Congregation Celebrate Anniversary Congregation Ahavai Sholom, Park and Clay Streets, will celebrate its Sixtieth Anniversary beginning with Friday evening, Decemher 7th, to Sunday evening, December 9th. A program suitable to the occasion is in the process of formulation, which will be made public shortly. Congregation Ahavai Sholom was organized in 1868 by a group of immi- grant pioneers. It is today the Con- servative Synagogue in Portland. Mr. Abraham Asher and Mrs. Julia Rosenthal are the chairmen of the General Arrangement Committee. JEWISH BAKERS IN WARSAW THREATENED WITH CLOSING OF SHOPS Warsaw (J. T. A.)--Two hundred bakeries mostly owned by Jews, are to be closed by the County Council, it was announced here• The hake- shops were ordered closed due to sanitary conditions. A delegation which asked postpon- ment of the order was told it was is- sued by the Ministry of the Interior. A call liy the delegation on the Min- istry of the Interior hail no result. DUVEEN PRAISED BY LONDON PRESS FOR OFFER BRITISH ART COLLECTION London (J. T. A.)--Sir ,loseph Duveen, noted art collector, is widely praised in the London press for his offer to hear the cost of securing the extension of the Tate Galleries. The gift is estimated to involve the ex- penditure of half a million pounds. The "Morning Post" declares this generous offer deserves nation-wide gratitude, being one of many which have stirred public imagination. The "Times" in a leading article, says this generosity will go down to pos- terity. No paper mentions the fact that Sir Joseph is a Jew. INVESTIGATION REFUTES ANTI-SEMITIC ALLEGATION 13erlin (J. T. A.)--Thc allegation in the anti-Semitic t)ress that 600 pas- tors in Germany are of Jewish origin has hecn refuted by an investigation conducted by Pastor Otto Fischer. As a rcsult of his findings, it was shown that tttroughout the world the number of pastors of Jewish origin is 500 and that in Germany there, are eighteen. CLUB FOR STUDY.OF HEBREW LANGUAGF TO BE FORMED HERE LEO GREENFIELD OFFERS SER- VICES TO TEACH HEBREW WITHOUT CHARGE. WILL ALSO ORGANIZE CHOIR. Entering into the spirit of com- munity welfare, Leo Greenfield, for- merly principal of the Jewish Public School of Tientsin, China, has offered his services and his time to sponsor cidtural study work in the Jewish coinmunity of Seattle. He will teach Hebrew without compensation, in order to foster the national spirit of Judaism. Mr. Greenfield feels that when a person will study the Hebrew language he will feel ttiat it is a living anti beautiful thing and will then be imbued with the love and knowledge of his background. A Hebrew club will be formed for the study of the language and of the literature and history of Judaism. Those wishing to join will be apprised of further details at the next meeting of the Zionist organization. Mr. Greenfield would also like to form a Hadassah choir. He is an ex- perienced singing teacher and thor- oughly versed in Hebrew and Yiddish folk songs• Immediately after the revolution in Russia his services were conscripted by the Soviet govern- ment for the teaching of singing in one of the schools. A very fine ac- companist has already volunteered her services for the choir. Those wishing to join and prepared to con- scientiously give their time for prac- tice, will get in touch with Mrs. "Fred Bergman by telephoning to her home. Louis Sherman Giving Paris The Once-Over Milano, Italia. September 30, 1928. Mr.. Herman A. Horowitz, Editor, Jewish Transcript, Seattle, Washington. Dear Sir: We landed in Cherbourg early Fri- day morning, hut it was nearly noon before we were safely aboard the special train that was to take us to Paris• The water in the Cherbourg Harbor being very shallow, it is nec- essary for the big transatlantic steamers to drop anchor about a half a mile out, and then the small lighters come and take off the passeng.ers and their baggage. You cannot imagine the confusion after we got off the lighter and tried to find our baggage, so it could be examined by the French Custom officials, before load- ing same into the tra{n for Paris. There were about a thousand passen- gers and each one must have had at least three pieces of hand baggage. Well, that was all piled in one heap. Each passenger was supposed to find his own baggage. Jus-t imagine the confusion. A French porter offered to help us, but of what use was he? He would ask us in French the size and color of our bags and the extent of our vocabulary was "Out, out, Monsieur." My friend, O'Brien, re- fused to speak anything but English, so it was up to me to be the official spokesman of the party• Well, some way we located our bags, and had them examined by the Customs officials and boarded the train for Paris. And it was on the train that we got our first real laugh in France, and the joke was on me. This is what happened. We had lunch on the dining car and as I was supposed to he the spokesman, I did the ordering. The menu, of course, was printed in French, and I commenced to struggle with it. The first thing that hit my eyes was champagne at five francs a bottl% at least that was the way I read it. We ordered a bottle of champagne and it surely was good• I decided right then and there that I would stay in France the rest of my life• But my joy was short lived, for after hmch was finished and we paid the bill, wc discovered the champagne was fifty francs per bottle anti not five• The waiter explained that all you get for five francs is a little bit n a glass as an appetizer. Well, my friend gave me the "merry ha ha" and I joined in with him. (At that time fifty francs meant nothing to us, but now we would do anything short of committing murder for that much money). The country side between Cher- bourg and Paris is very heautiful. Every few minutes we would pass some quaint little village. While on the train I met one of our co-religion- ists, a rich Brazilian, one of the "Sedar" guests on board the Majes- tic, attd I discovered that lie was an old Parisian. He spends about six months of every year in Paris. We inimcdiately elected him to be our official guiie in Paris and he finally accepted• We arrived in Paris about three P. M., and our guide took us to a nice little hotel called the Central Monty, located right in the heart of Paris• And after we shaved and hathed, we started out to see Paris• Well, we certainly saw an eyefull our first night in Paris. Our guide took us over to the famous Montmart dis- trict and I can safely say that there is no city in the world that can touch Paris for night life (not even our own Little Old New York). We took in sonic of the fanlous cabarets, such as the Dead Rat, Fantasio, etc., and they certainly are ph;nty rough. Prostitution is a legitimate business hci•e and the girls ply their trade in the dance halls, cabareis, theaters, restaurants, and right out on the street. They are licensed by the city (Continued on Page 5) I; oIog/ uosp  qlano/ gaeaqtq qnd oI% 7