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DECEMBER 24, 1937 THE JEWISH TRANSCRIPT, SEATTLE f .....  , .  " : .-..AGE THREB NEW YORK (WNS)--Wal'ning that the "fulfihnent of tlle ideal of democracy in its every phase--po- litical, social and economic," can- Ilbt become a reality in every phase of life "while nlovements are being Planned to drive Jewry fronl the land or to persecute the Catholic or the Meunonite," Gov. Frank Murphy 0f Michigan this week startled 1,000 delegates attending the two-day na- tional conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of Yeshiva Col- lege by disclosing that just a week ago a mid-Western newspaper head- lined the news tlmt a new organ- iZation was proceeding with plans to "drive Jewry out of the nation." Without naming the paper, Gov- ernor Murphy, who is a Catholic, Said that tlie organization planned to "subjugate the entire race," eli- minate Jews from schools and pul)- lie office and segregate them ill 48 SPecially created ghetto areas, one for each city. After 17 years, lie said, the organ- lzation llroposed a referendum to determine whether the inhabitants of these ghettoes should be allowed to travel freely throughout the Country. Other speakers were Senator AI- ben V. Barkley, majority leader of the U. S. Senate; Author Ludwig LSwlsohn; Dr. Bernard Revel, presi- Clent of the College; Rabbi Joselffl lonovitz, president of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis; William Weiss, l)resident of the Union of Orthodox Man, Wife, Give $300,000 To Science PITTSBURGH (WNS) -- Estab- lishment of the Maurice Falk Pro- fessorship of Social Relations at the arnegie Institute of Technology Vies announced this week by Presi- dent Robert E. Doherty, revealing that the Maurice and Laura Talk Pou]ldation has given 9300,000 to arnegie for the support of a pro- gram of education and research in 0cial relations. Rosenwald Donates $500,000 To Negroes HICAGO (WNS) -- Securities Valued at 9500,000 were voted to isk University, a college for Ne- groes at Nashville, Tenn., by the JUlius Rosenwald Fund, it was an- t0unced this week. PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY INVESTMENT Frank Murphy Cites Anti Jewish U.S. Zionists Plot, Urges Need Of "Understanding'" Will Draft. Partition View Against Public Liability Claims and Suits CLAIMS SETTLED SUITS DEFENDED VERDICTS PAID LIPMAN & ESFELD Insurance, Exclusively! SMITH TOWER Main 2841 UNIFORMS 00idingeApparel MADE TO ORDER J. COHEN & SON, Inc. 903 SCOND AVE. AVANA CIGARS IIISTORY-MAKING--A noted Catholic layman, Gov. Frank Murplly of Michigan, stood in the halls where Orthodox rabbis are trained, in New York's Yeshiva College, and warned that democracy means religious liberty. Governor Murphy is shown at the micro- phone. Behind him are Rabbi Irving Miller, chairman of a $1,000,000 Yeshiva drive; Author Ludwig Lewisohn; Dr. Bernard Revel, Yesh- iva president; millionaire Samuel C. Lamport, patron, and A. B. Joffe. Jewish Congregations; and Herbert S. Gohlstein, president of the Syna- gogu Council of America. Tile Mk:higan governor said de- mocracy can be realized only "if we do our best to minimize sectarian and racial barriers; if, in the faith of Roger Williams, we judge each citizen by his character and ability rather than by his theological creed; if in our social life we sill- cerely try to see through our neigh- bor's eyes and so to grasp his point of view; if we remind the Christian that Cln'ist and His Apostles were loyal Jews and never abandoned their ancestral faith; if we remind the Jew, ill turn, that the most in- fluential Jew in history is the Malt of Galilee; and if we keep constant- ly before us this precept of both Judaism and Christianity: 'Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, with all thy mind; thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.' " Leaders from all parts of the country gathered to plan the rais- ing of a $1,00,000 fund to free tile Yeshiva of its mortgage indebted- hess. The following quotas were as- signed to various Jewish communi- ties: New York, $475,000; Pennsyl- vania, $100,000; New England, $75,- 000; Pacific Coast, $50,000; Middle West, $75,000; South, $75,000; At- ]antic Seaboard, $75,000. Jew Tells How He Said Kaddish As Nazis Saluted At Ceremony NEW YORK (WNS)--A color guard of uniformed German soldiers replied with the Nazi salute and shouts of "Hell Hitler" as an Amer- ican Jewish war veteran recited the Helu'ew prayer for the dead at the nmnument of Germany's World War dead in Berlin! The whole story was told' this week by Isador Gennett, 46-year-old newsdealer and war veteran, on his return from a "European jaunt dur- ing which he stunned and embar- rassed Nazi officialdom by deposit- ing a wreath at the war mem'orial in the name of the Jewish War Veterans, the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans. Filling ill the details of his amaz- ing exploit, Gennett told how the military officials of Bcrl!n provided him with a guard of honor despite the fact that he had identified him- self as a Jew, how he marched down Unter den Linden to the ac- companiment of admiring crowds shouting "Hell Hitler," and how he laid his wreath. Only when it was learned that the wreath bore the inscription of the Jewish War Veterans did he get into difficulties, Gennett said. He declared he was questioned by the police for three hours and 14 minutes and then released, thanks to the intervention of an American newspaper correspondent. Gennett said lie was allotted ten minutes for the wreath-laying exer- cises. It took him six minutes to deposit the wreath and utter a few words including: "I salute you, un- known soldier. May your soul rest in peace. As for peace, we are all interested to have it among all the people and among all races." Then the self-appointed emissary of peace and good will decided to use up the remaining time by say- ing Kaddish and a Hebrew prayer for peace. On the dock, he was greeted l)y a cheering delegation comprised of nlembers of the New York posts o1: the Jewish War Veterans. Financier Gets $28,550 Gift On 70th Birthday; Harvard Benefits CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (WNS)- The Louis E. Kirstein Fellowship in the Hm:vard Medical School to promote scientilic medical educa- tion was established this week by 89 friends of Louis E. Ktrstein, Bos- ton department store magnate and philanthropist. The friends raised 928,550 for the fellowship in honor of his 70th Jewish Skin Expert Is Honored By Stamp VIENNA (WNS)--Ferdinand Rit- ter yon Hebra, celebrated Jewish dermatologist of the 19th century, this week was honored by Austria in its new series of stamps by hav- ing his portrait on a 24-groschen stamp. Hebra, who died in 1880, was one of the greatest dermatolo- gists of all time. Pupil of Joseph Skoda, he com- piled a classification based on the pathological anatomy of the skill. birthday. Fern" years ago Harvard gave him an honorary master of arts degree. Oklahoman Leaves $35,000 To Hebrew U. NEW YORK (WNS)--A bequest of 935,000 to the Hebrew University was contained in the wilt of Adolf Lowinger, Jewish realtor of Law- toll, Oklahoma, who died on Decem- ber 6, it was announced here this week by Samuel B. Finkel, director of the American Friends of the He- brew University. Mr. Lowinger's entire estate was 937,000. He left 92,000 to the kehil- lab of his birthplace in Papa, Hun- gary. Tel Aviv Hall To Be Named For Toscanini TEL, AVIV (WNS)The all-Jew- ish city of Tel Aviv this week all- nounced the presentation to the Palestine Symphony Orchestra As- sociation of a site for a philhar- monic auditm'imn adjacent to the lmilding now being erected for the Hal)ima I{eln'ew Repertory Theatre in a section of Tel Aviv plammd as tlle Civic Center. NEW YORK (WNS)--Allpoint- ment of a committee of ten Zion- ists, equally divided between those favoring and opposing the partition of Palestine, to draft a program which would represent the unani- mous views of American Zionists on the present political situation in Palestine, was authorized this week :it a meeting of the administrative committee of the Zionist Organiza- tion of America. The committee will be named by l)r. Stephen S. }Vise, president, and ,ludge Morris Rothenl)erg, chairnlan of the administrative committee. Longest Canal Planned JERUSALEM (WNS)--Theworld's longest artificial waterway, a 250- mile canal from Haifa on the Medit- erranean Sea to Akaba on the Red Sea, was proposed this week to the British Government by Dr. A. Werber, engineer of the Huleh con- cession, recently acquired Jewish area in northeast Palestine. Dr. Werber's plan, which calls for an expenditure of $9,000,000, envis- ages the new canal as an alternate route to the Suez Canal, now the life- line of the British Empire, which is in jeopardy because of Italian ex- pansion in the Near East. Los Angeles To Have Palestine Colony LOS ANGELES--This city of 90,- 000 Jews will have its counterpart on the nmI) of Palestine, but its name will be "Malabhiah"--He- brew equivalent of the Spanish for "The Angels"---it was announced this week. The stun of 912,000 was raised last week at a banquet at which Dr. Israel Goldstein, Jewish Na- tional Fund head, spoke after mak- ing a transcontinental flight from New York to the Pacific Coast. Zionists' Leader Dies In Chicago, Aged 52 C H I C A G O (WNS) -- Zionists tlwoughout the Midwest this week are mourning tile sudden death of Max Shulman, one of the leading workers for Palestine in this part of tile country, who passed away at the age of 52. Mr. Shuhnan was a former vice-president of the Zionist Organization of America, and at one time served as president of the Midwest Zionist Region and the Zionist Organization of Chicago. He was also one of the organizers and secretary of fthe Federated Ortho- dox Jewish Charities of Clilcago. "Internationalize Holy Land' '--Cleric NEW YORK (WNS)--The whole of palestine should be internation- alized for the benelit of the ad- herents of Christianity, Judaism and Molmmmedanism, Rev. Charles T. Bridgenmn, American clergy- man, who is honorary canon of the Cathedral of St. George the Martyr in Jerusalem, declared this week in a sermon at Trinity Clmrch. The partition plan, he said, is "Dot a very happy one." Only the removal of Palestine from the sphere of pelitics can pro- vide a permanent settlement of the Palestinian question, he said. t WARSAW (WNS) -- Ghetto benches will not be introduced at the University of Lemberg ill con- sequence of a student plebiscite which resulted this week in a ma- jority against segregating Jewish students, Rector Kulczynski an- nounced. YOURS FOR A WARM CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY and ECONOMICAL NEW YEAR PACIFIC COAST EOAL C0. Fuel Department StoreMAin 4403 4TH and STEWART (Across from tlle Ben Marchc) Explains! JEROME WEIDMAN, 41-year- old, well-mannered, personable author of the controversy-pro- voking "I Can Get It For You Wholesale," his first novel, this week answered the question: "Are Jews like that?" His novel in which the leading characters are Jewish and which is laid in the predominantly Jewish dress industry, is an ugly, absorbing story of tIarry Bogen, greedily ambitious ex-shipping clerk who betrays his fellow workers, goes through false bankruptcy, throws away love for money, and then, $20,000 richer and sitting on top of the world, makes the pungent reflection with which the st)ry ends, "Two years ago I was just a poor slob from the Bronx. To- night, I'm going to sleep with an actress." Author Weldman, widely crit- icized for the unwholesome theme of his novel, explained: "I wrote about the dress industry because I had a job as accountant there, became familiarr with the people and idiom. In the present god-" eat-dog order of things, the smart, ruthless wise guy is pro- duced. It's a mistake to think of him in terms of race or social class. Many a respected financier, on a wider and more elegant scale, has been guilty of the same sort of pitiless destruction of those who stood in his path." Your Port Of Seattle's COLD PACK, REFRIGERATION DEVELOPMENT Gives Life To A Great Washington INDUSTRY Development of Seattle's modern re- frigerator system at Spokane Street Terminal has in the past two years proved a factor of fast increasing eco- nomic importance to the Puget Sound and Washington fruit, vegetable and dairy industries, rphrough this highly perfected system of "Cold Pack" stor- age, increasing millions of pounds of famoUS local berries and vegetables are stored here for indefinite periods }rod ultimately transferred to markets of the world with pristine freshness and flavor. This interesting "Cold Pack" in- dustry is proving an economic boon to growers and shippers in thls district and throughout the state 0 Wash- ington. l:tecord tonnage was handled during 1936. The following provides out- standing examples: Eggs, 45,000 cases; Butter, 300,000 pounds; Cheese, 85,000 lounds; Poultry, 350,000 pounds; Reindeer Meat, 250,000 pounds; Mild- cure Salmon, 1,750,000 pounds; Veg- etables, 1,800,000 pounds; Berries 1,250,000 pounds. A Boon of Progress for Washington Growers and a New Treat for the Housewife For Full Information Communicate With PORT OF SEATTLE sMITH M. WILSON, Pre,. H. P. CHAPMAN, Vice-PreJ. J. A. BARLEY, Sec Bell St. Terminal MAin 8124 Three Men Risk .Lives To Save Scrolls SHANGHAI (WNS)--How three Jewish young men risked their lives to rescue nine Torah Scrolls from the Ward Synagogue in Shanghai while it was under heavy cross fire from Japanese and Chinese guns was re- vealed this week after the trio of heroes were honored at Jewish com- munity rally in a celebration of Chanukah. The three young men were pre- sented with certificates by Chief Rabbi Meyer Ashkenazi. Aaron Frank Is Honored PORTLAND-- Millionaire Aaron M. Frank, widely-known y o u n g civic figure, sportmuan and execu- tive of the Pacilic Coast's largest department store, today had two honors. No. 1--He was named head of the finance committee of the Area- tern" Athletic Union. lie has just retnrned from the A. A. U. con- vention, tie is head of the Oregon A. A. U. No. 2 --His sister-in-law, Mrs. Jonah B. Wise, wife of famed Rabbi Jonah Wise of New York-- he is son of the founder of Reform Judaism in America--arrived this week to be the house guest of the Franks. Social Workers Win; L. A. Strike Ended LOS ANGELES (WNS)--"Finis" was formally written this week to the strike staged last June by Jew- ish social workers against the Jew- ish Social Service Bureau of the lo- cal Federation of Jewish Organiza- tions with the ammuncement that reinstatement of two discharged employes had been approved by a fact-finding connnittee named to ar- bitrate the strike. The employes are Hilda Robbins and Blanche Strauss. Tile two, whose discharge brought on the walkout, were returned to work temporarily upon settlement of the dispute pending outcome of the committee's inquiry. Dorothy Perzman of the social service workers' union said claims of the two workers had been up- held. First Cantor To Sing Bloch Music Passes NEW YORK (WNS)--Isadore H. Weinstock, one of the leading Re- form cantors of America, is dead here this week at the age of 63. Native of Poland, Reverend Wein- stock had been the cantor of New York's Central Synagogue since 1(.)19. Before that he held a similar posi- tion with the Isaac M. Wise Temple in Cincinnati. He was the first cantor to sing Ernest Bloch"s celebrated Sabbath service. Prof. Zeitlin, 54, Dies At U. Of Illinois URBANA, ILLINOIS (WNS)- Prof. Jacob Zeitlin, head of the de- partment of English at the Uni- versity of Illinois, died here this week of a heart attack. He was 54. .& native of Russia, he came to this country in 1892. After his graduation from Colum- bia University in 1904, he joiimd the faculty of the University of Il- linois. In 1925 he was named full professor. Dr. Zeitlin was the au- thor of several standard textbooks and a number of vohnnes of essays. Dentist Shows Proof For Pain-Killer NEW YORK (WNS)--First proof that the dentin of tile teeth con- tales a nerve tissue was presented this week to the Greater New York Dental Meeting by Dr. Harold A. Osserman of the dental staff of the New York Polyclinic Medical School and Hospital in support of the den- tal pain desensitizer he announced last July at the meeting of the American Dental Association. No man is expected to admit that he is wicked.--Talmud. When there is no man, be thou the man.--Talmud.