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Fikl/or b.ldint l [ransrripl sp!es Ex 0.sed! Reporter Shows Probers Combined With THE JEWISH CHRONICLE How the Nazi spy network in When a U. S. Congressional XV, No. 34 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 21, 1938 $2 a year; 5c, single copy ican Jewry Unites In Protest Homeland In Palestine Is Threalen, :d (WNS) With well-authenticated reports from Jerusalem and London indicating that the Government is considering abandoning the policy for establishment of a Jewish national home in through the annulment of the Balfour Declaration and the stoppage of Jewish immigration to in the interest of restoring peace to the Holy Land, a nation-wide movement of protest against proposals got under way this week. leaders representing Zionists as well as non-Zionists, Reform and Orthodox groups as well as organizations mobilized their forces to oppose the rumored "betrayal" of an international trust. a unanimity rarely recorded in recent American Jewish history, Jewish leaders of all shades of been in constant session here to map a course of action that would avert what has been des= ed as a "betrayal" of Jewish hopes in Palestine. first step in the protest was a series of state- cabled to Malcolm Mac- British Colonial Secre- and Dr. Chaim Weizmann, of the Jewish Agency, an Jewish Commit- B'nai B'rith, Jewish Labor American Jewish the Zionist Organiza- t0f America and all its affili- nd Hadassah. tile Same time the call went ou local and regional Jewish or- to join in the protest by es to London. principal cable addressed to bore the sign.ttures of 'Yrus Adler, president of the Jewish Committee; Henry president of B'nai B'rith; S. Wise, president of the Jewish Congress; Dr. Solo- Goldman, president of the Mrs. Judith Epstein, presi- f Hadassah; David Wortheim, of the Poale Zion; Leon Gell- president of Mizrachi; Dr. I'lillel Silver, chairman of the Palestine Appeal; Louis Lip- of the Keren Hayesod; Israel Goldman, president of National Fund. Cal)legram read: "American greatly alarmed over well ticated reports ill London and press that the British conteml)lated abandon- of Jewish National Home through stoppage of Jewish regardless of economic capacity and radical in constitutional structure governemt designed to Jewish position to minority Stop we refuse to believe that )orts :re true as such action constitute nullitication of tile Declaration and the man- ll(/r can we believe that Great wouhl take any action at time which would still further the terrible 1)light of the fie." Americlm Jewish Committee, the signature of Sol. M. chairman of its executive fittee, cabled l)r. Weizmann, as asking him to transmit its to Colonial Secretary Mac- "The American Jewish lttee exllresses its earnest hope British government will con- to exercise the responsibility of for l'alestinc in accord- (0ntimmd (m Page 8, Col. 1) PLAIN TALK By ALFRED GO often to temple but hay recent vacation in New 1 went one Friday evening abdl Teml)lc ill I(ew Gardens nly friend, Rabl/i Solomon Lan, ofliciates. 1 ought to go, for I knew an when he wlts a very little boy ill the brick house on June Street in Cincin- nati. One feels he ought to lie deferen- tial to ohl senti- nlellts. The little I)oy of June Street (Ill: must bc more than 40 by now) wss a ral)l)i and I cerl, ain- tq, al ly must sentiinent- ally go to his temple. was a yeung man, begin- ray career as it rcl)orter , when was playing with my hrot}wr and sisler. %qld be very nice, 1 thought, COrd with all the fitness of if this Friday night I went te Teml)le and sat at Sol %timmd on l)age 2, Col. 3) Seattle Jewry Takes Steps To Keep Palestine Open Marti:d I.tw reigns over Palesline (,oday, as 20,000 British sohliers seek to crush an uprising of 10,000 Arabs. The ancient city of Jerus,dcm in under :t 24-hour curfew. A person walks ill its s(,reets at his l)e,'il. Killings continued. Bh)od is being spilled-- And in Seattle, 10,000 miles away, feverish efforts were lleing m'tde this week to join an aroused American Jewry in petitioning President Roose- velt not to alh)w Great Britain tl) (:lose the door on Jewish immigration to the Holy Land. To President Roosevelt sped mes- sages from U. S. Senator Lewis B. Schwellcnbach, Congressman Warren G. Magnuson and Congressman John Coffee, asking him to express to Bri(.Mn the hol)e (h'tt (.he British govermucnt will live Ul) to the (.erms el (.he l)ah!stilm Mandate so as (o 1)rovi(le a lmmeland for Jcwish refu- gees. The American g()vermnent, it w.ts pointed out, is directly interested ill Palestine's fate because of the Am- erican-British man(late convention of 1)ecember ;I, 1924. Me'tnwhi[e, an emergency com- mittee of Seattle Jewish leaders, headed l)y Ben A. Maslan, acting Zionist president here, today urged Seattle's 16,000 Jews to wire Presi- dent Roosevelt (m the Palestine crisis. From the pulpits of Bikur Cholum Synagoguc and llerzl Synagogue (m (Continued on Page 8, Col. 5) Hadassah, World's Largest Zionist Body, Makes Plea NEW YORK.---From an emergency national board meeting of Ha- dassah, the Women's Zionist Organization with 75,000 members in 48 states and a chapter in Seattle, a plea was sent to President Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cordell Hull this week asking that the United States government appeal to Great Britain "to abandon its reported plan for the stoppage of Jewish immigration and the crystallization of Jewish upbuilding in Palestine." The message from Hadassah, which is the largest Zionist body in the world, was contained in a telegram similar to thousands aent by (Continued on Page 8, Col. 2.) Reform Rabbis Send Cable To Chamberlain In Crisis NEW YORK--The Central Con- ference of American Rabl)is, repre- sentative I)ody of Reform rabbis ill (,he United States, annmmced this week t.hrough Ral)l)i Max C. Currick of Erie, Pa., its president, that mes- sages were ad(h'essed to Prime Mill- ister Neville Clmmherhdn ef Eng- land and Secretary of State Cot(tell Ihdl with regard to the possibility that Jewish immigratiml into Pales- till(: be stopped. The cable sent to Prime Minister Chamberhdn read as follows: "Anx- iously hope press reports untrue your Government will stop immigra- tion to Palestine regardless of ah- so,'ptive cat)acity. American Jewry and all lnmumitarians dismayed at prospect of additional hh)w to the Jewish people in its desperate sitna- ti(m. Great Brit'.fin's pledges have hitherto been our reliance." The telegram sent to Secretary of State Cordell Ihdl read as folh)ws: "Press rel)()rls today Great Britain pl'mning to stop immigration to Palestine, thus viol'lting Le:tgue Mandate. Does not say has ob- tained al)l)roval of United States ef such change of 1)olicy as it has pledgell to do. Ask your rel)rcsent:> tions to British Governnmnt to 'tvel't calamity of another closed door to despertlte refugees froin religious and racial persccutien. Our Con- ference deel)lY concerne(1." 70,000 Members Of Group Wire To Hull NEW YORK--An al)l)eal to Secre- tary of State Hull to use his high otticc to influence tile British Gov- ernment against rel.reating from its (Continued on Page 8, Col. 1) Synagogue Will Hum With Politics; Sunday Rally Set l'olitics in a symlgegue----- That will lie the tlmme on which the Sea(t.lc Sel)hardic Brotherhood, (,he city's largest; Sel)hardic organi- zation, will open its fall season, Sun- (I.ty at 7 1). m. at. an open meeting in llerzl Synagogue vestry, whcn the entire l)mnocra(.ic ticket--frenl U.S. Senator lo King County corone,'- is schcdulc(l to make phtl.f(irnl sl)eeches. Albert, Peha, young .d.torney, in charge of 'm'angemcnts, cxpl.lined flint,, "We are l)lanning to hohl a sihnilar meeting for the Relmblican sI2tte. "()Ill' I)llrl)()se. ill staging both ])o- litical r.dlies--a thing that the Jew- ish conlnlllni(,y hits never so(Hi 1)e- fore-- is to iolerest the emnmunil.y tO lake an qc(.ive part in (he civic and l)oliti(.al aft'airs of our city and na- t.loll." Leo Wcisliehl, 1)olit.ico, jeweh;r :uut member of B'mti B'rith's anti-defa- mat.ion round table, will he master of cercnnmies at the Sunday night mass mectiag. John Cahleron is president of the Brotherhood. Invited to speak, Mr. Peha said, arc U. S. Senat()r llomer B(me, CoIlgl'eSslnItn Wllrl'en G. l\\;'Iagllllson, King County Prosecuting Attorney B. Gray Warner, King Couoty Tre.ls- urer lLall)h Stacy, King Count, y Clerk Carroll Carter, King Couoty Sheriff William B. Severyns, Kin; Comfl.y Audit.or lthu'] Milliken, Kin County Coroncr Otto Mi((.elsta(It, C()un(.y Conunissioner Tom Smith an(l ])el)uLy l)rosecu( ,or Russell l,'lu- (:ILL) llolnillee f()l ) coilnty COllilnis- sioller, U. S. Doctors' Paper Is Banned In Naziland BERLIN (WNS)--German doc- tors subscribing to foreign medic- al journals must henceforth sub- scribe only to those "published by Aryan publishers and edited by Aryan doctors," the Nazi commissioner for medical jour- nalism announced this week. NEWSFACT: Banned, thus, is the mouthpiece of 100,000 U. S. doctors, the Journal of the Am= erican Medical Association, whose editor is Dr. Morris Fishbein. JUSTICE LOUIS D. BRANDEIS, dramatically breaking a 22-year silence he has preserved on Jew- ish issues since he became the first Jew to sit on the nation's highest tribunal, last Friday night called on President Roosevelt at the White House, spent more than an hour with him, discussing the tense Palestine crisis. Justice Brandeis is an ex=president of the Zionist Organization of America. In The Week's News Dr. Samson Goodglick, who fer tile past year was resident l/hysician specializing in infallts, children and contagious diseases in the world's largest hospital, f.une(l Cook Coun- ty Hospital in Chicago, this week opened ottiees at 606 Medical- Dental Bldg., limiting his 1)ractice to chihh'em Son of the man who helped l)uihl the Seattle Talmud Torah ao(t was long a leader ill Seattle's orthodox community, Mr. Goo(lglick, the young d()ctor for (.hree an(l a half y(-trs was a I)hy- sician in Ill(; IT. S. govcrlllnent ser- vice. Mlu'ricd, he has tt tiw;-year- old son, Billy; is an associate ill llc(liatrics on the st.aft at King (,)unty lh)spital, and estal)lished I/ I'((!or([ lit (()ok COlIllty ltosllital ill (,rearing meningitis cases with- out, It fat,alily. Tlu'ee articles, bascd (m I)r. Goodglick's work at Cook Counl.y llospilal, arc schcd- ule(l to al)l)c:tr soon in medical journals. $ $ $ Simon Wampold, Jr., 30-yc:u'-ohl I[arv.u'd l,aw School gra(hm(e who still Sl)eaks with "Ill Ahd)anm ac- cent, was It busy lllall this wee]c. First, hc arranged with Scattle's No. 1 G-man, Raymond C. Suran, Federal ]a;m'cau of lnvestig'ttion c]fi,.,f here, to Sl)cak (m "My Ex- l)eriences in l"ederal Investiga- (ion" at (he annual rid[ (lhmer, Thursday, ()c(ol)er 27, a( (1:30 I).m. ill T(mlllle (ell(er el (he Teml)h, de llil'scll Men's Club. G(,orge (',()hen, 1)ILg lnlLIlllfllC|lll'(r alld (]lcll[.re ccll- sor, is Men's (',hd) pr(:si(Icn(. Sam- uel Gohlf'u'1), Tenfl)h: lie Ilirsch musical director, will l)rovide mu- sical entcr(ainlrtent nt ihe dinner, which I00 nwml)ers arc exl)ec(ed i.o itteml. Second, Attorl|ey Wan> l)ohl lwc:uue a I)lll'lller ill tim hlw finn wi(h which hc has I)een con- ncclcd for six vears since coll/ill ) (o Seattle af(cr his II:u'vard gradu- aii()nin '31. The sign on the door (Continued on Page 8, (h)l. 2) the United States opened U. S. mail sacks--- How a pay-off man for the Ger- man government suggesting for- ging President Roosevelt's sig- nature .... All these startling things were revealed on the witness stand in a tense New York courtroom this week. But-- committee, with $25,000 at its dis- posal, probed the Nazi network, it told witnesses to "keep quiet," employed a Nazi henchman as chief investigator I Today, Reporter John Spivak tells another chapter in his in- vestigation of the investigators l The Transcript prints his exclu= sive story by special arrangement with The Daily Worker.--Editor. By JOHN L. SPIVAK NEW YORK- With full knowledge that one of the three suspected Nazi spies subpoenaed from the Brooklyn Navy Yard by the Dies Com- mittee was a regular visitor to the Nazi Bund Camp Siegfried in New Jersey at the time he was handling confidential work on American warships, the Congressional Committee nevertheless refused to ex- amine him. The subpoenaed but not questioned suspected spy is Harry Woulters, alias Hugo Woulters, 221 E. 16th Street, Brooklyn. Instead of quizzing him after he had been subpoenaed, Congress= men J. Parnell Thomas of New Jersey and J. J. Dempsey of New Mexico cautioned him not to say anything about it, and sent him back to the Navy Yard where the suspected spy handled blue prints of extreme confidential importance. Some of these blue prints he kept in his possession overnight. The web of Nazi propagandists, convicted thieves, stool=pigeons ((h>nLinued on Page 6, Col. 2) Search For Freedom Ends In Death For Young Refugees LONDON (WNS)--Two German Jewish refugees who attempted to reach the United States by stowing away on the S. S. Jamaica Pro= gress, were accidentally killed this week by gas pumped into the hold of the freighter in which they had hidden. The men--Richard Bomba, 24, and Heinz Markowitz, 23--had reached London by stowing away in the hold of the American freighter Liberty. Discovered, they were arrested and locked in a cabin. The next night they escaped and hid on the Jamaica Progress. Not understanding a warning in English that the hold was to be flooded with gas to kill rats, the refugees failed to leave their hiding place. They were found dead. Beat This! Jews Forbidden To Hire Jews In Vienna : VIENNA (WNS)--The last economic bulwark of Vienna's stricken Jews, employment of Jews by Jewish-owned establishments, was swept away this week when authorities issued a decree forbidding Jewish firms to employ Jews. Effect of this decree is to add tens of thousands to the ranks of Jewish unemployed, which already include Jews dismissed by non= Jewish firms, Jews who have been ousted from the civil service and Jewish lawyers, doctors, teachers, writers, engineers and other pro= fessionals excluded from practicing their professions. Moslem Holy War Against All Jews Is Threatened DAMASCUS, Syria (WNS)--A Moslem h01y war against the Jews throughout the Moslem world was threatened by the Arab Defense Committee of Palestine in a telegram sent this week to Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the Jewish Agency, warning him of what will happen to the Jews if they insist on building a homeland in Palestine. Signed by Nabih el Azme, president of the Arab committee, the telegram said "Your attitude will lead you and Jews of the East to the worst of calamities that have been written up to the present. If Britain resorts to war to defend you in Palestine, Britain cannot de- fend you in Arab nations and in all the East. "Arabs, even if they must be entirely annihilated and cost them what may, will never permit you to establish yourselves nor become a majority in Palestine. You and your nation scattered over the entire world should save the life of the part which is now in Palestine and in other Arab and Eastern nations. "Do not create circumstances which bring your troubles from the West to the East. Be satisfied with keeping your people who are al- ready in Palestine. "That is already a great good fortune for you. Let the Arabs treat you in their country as Omar treated inhabitants in Palestine." Omar was the second Moslem caliph who brought Palestine under Moslem rule after his capture of Jerusalem in 637 A. D. Justice Cotillo Asks Duce To Stop Anti.Semitism NEW YORK (WNS)--Fearing a possible Jewish boycott of Italian goods, services and businessmen in the United States and the develop= merit of strained feelings between Jews and Italians in this country as a result of Italy's anti-Jewish program, Supreme Court Justice Salvatore A. Cotillo, one of the leading Italian-Americans and a friend of Mussolini this week sent II Duce a cablegram urging him to post= pone the execution of new edicts against Jews until he (Cotillo) could come to Rome to intercede personally on behalf of Italian Jewry. Judge Cotillo said in his cable that he had been asked to intercede with Mussolini by "a congregation of the most important social lead= ers, professional men, merchants, rabbis, statesmen and illustrious leaders representing the Ameri= cans of Jewish faith." Tcx(, of the Cotilh) cat)le reads:. "A (:ongrega(ion of the most ilnl)ort- ant social lea(h:rs, professional men, merchants, ral)l)is, statesmen and il- lustrious lea(h:rs representing the Americans of Jewish faith have re- quested ine to come to Ronlc anti in 1.heir behalf plead for inore lenient consideration of the Jewish problem in Italy. '"['he serious talk ef boycotting Italy in ore' great city of New York where we live in ch)se inter(h:pendent relationship is highly significant. Current notices in the American press show Grand Council edict hostile to Jewish welfare. "Couht you posLi)mm execution of such drastic action for it reason:d)le time until an Ol)l)ortunity has I)cen afforded me (.o al)l)ear fief ore you and present the worthy cause ])ecatlse your edict lnlty result in serious con- sequences ill America? "I am sure when all the facts are presented befo,'e you, Your Excel- lence wouhl ll()ssi/)ly modify the strong terms of the new edict. "Am actuated I)y no purpose ()1 her than keel)ing uninH)aired friendly coo- tact between Italians an(t Jews ill Ame,'ica and particularly in this greatest new worhl metropolis. "Wouhl respectfully suggest ex= l)h)ration for furl.her channels per- (C ontinfie(1 on Page S, Col. 3)