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Entered as Second Class Mail Matter on January SI, 1931, at tttfH of Omaha, Nebraska, under the Act of March I. 1879

. OMAHA, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1040

and Lodz FRENCH JEWRY Warsaw Scenes of Typhus FLEES BEFORE INVADINe ARMY Armistice Terms Demand Return of German Subjects London (JTA) — Thousands of German Jewish refugees who had not been able to flee from France and those in the French colonies were in danger this week of being turned over to the Reich tinder the terms of the.crushing jjnntetice agreement, which proyides for surrender of the French fleet, disarmament of the French army and Nazi occupation of more than half of France. Germany's p o w e V to demand any German subject it desires Is stated In Article XIX of the armistice* agreement, w h i c h says: *'. . . The French Government is to hand over all German subjects Indicated by the German Government who are in Prance or French overseas territory." How many of France's 400,000 jews and 42,000 German refugees remained in the country was impossible to ascertain since there had been an exodus during the week between Premier H e n r i Philllppe Petain's request for an armistice and the signing of the agreement. Refugees were reported to be pouring across the Spanish border In disorderly flight. Baron Eugene de Rothschild of Paris, with only five centimes an hia person, was said to be among a group which arrived at San Sebastian, Another member of the famous banking family, Baron Robert de Rothschild, philanthropist and a leader in refugee aid in Paris, arrived in England; himself now a refugee. He had joined the French army last September. Rothschild in Bread-Lino Baron Robert, together w i t h (Continued on page 12.)

AROUND THE WORLD TO THE AMERICAS FOR 500 REFUGEES Budapest (JTA) —- Within two weeks approximately 500 refugees from Nazi persecution will embark on a journey that will take them almost entirely around the globe before they reach their destination in the new world. With the assistance of the Joint Distribution Committee, the refu, gees will leave Berlin, Prague and Vienna and proceed across Soviet Russia and China to Japan. From Japan t h e y will be transported across the Pacific to the countries of their destination; • • • • • • The refugees, all of whom bear ' immigration, .visas: for the .United States and. countries in S o u t h .- America, have been u n a b l e to book passage py* Way' of Atiahti6 ; and Mediterranean ports' because

London (WNS)—Apitiful lack of medical supplies has left unchecked the typhus epidemic which continues to decimate the Jewish quarters of Warsaw and Lodz, it was reported here oh good authority. It was reported that in Warsaw alone 300 typhus cases are reported daily, 95 per cent of them in the Jewish quarter. The sole Jewish hospital. in Warsawis swamped with critical cases, many patients lying on makeshift cots in the halls and corridors. The unusually hot weather which has prevailed over Europe the last few weeks has aggravated the situation. Sanitary conditions in the Jewish quarters, are, for the most part, non-existent, while milk and bread are virtually unobtainable. It was reported also that the Nazis have confiscated all leather shoes from the Jews in Lodz and replaced them with wooden ones. The leather shoes, it was understood, wero sent to Germany where the German army in faced with a shortage of leather. In an earlier dispatch it was reported that Jews in Austria have been forced to wear the new wooden shoes.

MOBILIZATION IN PALESTINE Amendment of 1939 Act Authorizes Call for Men, Property

Plans were completed this week by state and city civic leaders for the reception of more than three thousand visitors who will attend the seventy.second annual convention of District Grand Lodge, No. 0, of the IVriat It'rith, and the eighth annual meeting of women's auxiliaries of this district, July 7th, 8th, and Oth. Governor Roy L. Cochran of Nebraska, Mayor Dan B. Butler, of Omaha, and Henry Monsky, president of the national order of B'nal B'rlth, will be among the many prominent state and city leaders who will greet delegates at the opening assembly. In addition, there will be greetings from Rev. E. J. Flanagan, Boys' Town head and founder, and from other Catholic and Protestant spiritual leaders of the community. Rabbi David H. Wice, Rabbi David A. Goldstein, and Ifrancls P. Mathews, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus will be among those to welcome the visitors. Stressing the Importance of emphasizing tolerance and understanding between all faiths and creeds. Governor Cochran of Nebraska, has termed B'ual B'rlth the outstanding unifying force for American Jewry. Proud of Monsky In signifying his acceptance of an invitation to greet delegates, Governor Cochran stated: "The people of Nebraska know of the splendid accomplishments of the members of this organization in the service of their fellowmen. We are proud of the fact, that Henry Monsky, the national head of B'nai B'rith, is-a Nebraskan. So, on behalf of the people of Nebraska, I extend to the Grand Lodge of the 6th District and to the women's auxiliaries a cordial welcome." Mayor Dan B. Butler has added his assurance of welcome to that of the Governor, stating: "Many of the leading citizens of Omaha are members of this organization, the largest, oldest and most representative Jewish society iii America. For almost 100 years B'nai'.B'rith has been devoted to philanthropic, vocational, cultural and civic movements for the betterment and advancement of its members and of American Jewry. Its r e c o r d is one of achievement and inspiration. I feel that Omaha is honored by having this convention in t h i s city and I hereby, on behalf of the people of Omaha, extend a most cordial welcome to the dele(Continued on page 9)

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[ Vienna Jews Are: -.. * Facing Starvuiion Bucharest (JTA) — Reports • from Vienna • indicate - acute- dis. ' tress a m o n g the city's 46,000 • Jews. Men are,forced,to,w^qr^.at loading trains and as huildin'g laborers, receiving 75 pfennig hourly. Women are forced to work in ' the fields. \ - .. Jews are faced w i t h famine since,'being restricted to;,certain , hours*In making purchases, they o f t'e n find ^supplies exhausted ' when they go to shop. Dr. Josef Loewenherz, president of the Vie n n a Jewish Community, has lsi sued an appeal for material ajd. Nazi. anti-Jewish propaganda over the Vienna radio is" increasingly violent having a marked effect tKrowghourRumania.. "---•••

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Jerusalem (JTA) — Mobilization of Palestine's manpower and property was authorized in an amendment to the E m e r g e n c y Powers Act of 1030 published in a special edition of the official Palestine Gazette. The amendment provides f o r "requiring persons to place themselves, their services and property at His Majesty's disposal as appears to him expedient for public safety a n d the defense of the realm, maintenance of public order or efficient prosecution of any war or maintenance of supplies or services esentlal to the life of the community." Position of I r o n Guard Anti-aircraft batteries opened Presages- Official * :'-••'. fire on an unidentified plane flyiug over Haifa. Anti-Semitism The Jewish Agency asked the Palestine Government in a memBucharest (JTA) — Rumania's orandum to provide transportanew totalitarian Government offi- tion for 16 Palestine-bound Jewcially decreed that no one who is ish refugees aboard the Italian not admitted In the n e x t two steamship Rodi, which was capmonths to the newly created Par- tured, by a British warship and ty of the Nation, which has suc- taken to Malta. Many Jewish refceeded the less militantly Fascist ugees with Palestine certificates Farty of National Rebirth, will be who had been in Italy fled to permitted to continue as an exe- Greece, whence they have b e e n cutive in any commercial or In- trying to reach Palestine train. dustrial enterprise ,to practice a The Agency is attemptingbyto obprofession or to hold public office. Although Jews are not mention- tain for them the necessary transed specifically in the decree, it is it visas through Turkey and Syria. Refugees Arrive thought unlikely that they will be admitted to a party in which the ' Sixteen Polish Jewish refugees anti-Semitic Iron Guard will ad- have arrived In Haifa by way of Yugoslavia and Beirut after esmittedly play a dominant role, , The decree may be tantamount caping from Trieste. Several Italian Jews, Including to exclusion of all Jews in business, professional and public* life (Continued on page 5.) throughout Rumania in the opinion of observers here. EARLY -DEADLINE Formation of the totalitarian regime, direct result of intense Because of the Fourth of July German, pressure coupled with the collapse of France, brings Ru- holiday next Thursday, it will mania more than ever under Ger- be necessary for the "Jewish man influence. ° Press" to be published a day early. Jews Excluded News for next Friday's, paper While it is expected that King must be in the office of the Carol will do his' utmost to main- "Jewish Press" by Tuesday, tain the present situation, it is July 2, before o'clock. Items belioved here t h a t he will be brought in after4 that canobliged to increase economic re- not appear in the Julytime O issue. lations with the Reich and to give (Continued on page 12.) •

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Jury Disagrees on Five Other Brooklyn "Frontists" New York (JTA) — After «iic days of deliberation, the jury M* the Brooklyn Federal Court trial of 14 men on charges of seditious conspiracy and (heft of Government property Monday acquitted 0 and reported disagreement on the remaining 6 defendants. The verdict created a sensation in the courtroom, where, despita Judg Marcus B. Campbell's warn* ing against demonstrations, tha relatives of the defendants crowding the room broke into excited and elated murmuring. Those acquitted on both counta are: J o h n F. Cassidy, Michael Vlll, Alfred J. Qulnlan (the sedition count in his case had been dismissed earlier), Andrew Buckley, Michael" Joseph Bierne, Frank Michael Malone, John A. Gr^f, John Franklin Cook and Lerpy Keegan. ^he other verdicts were: William Gerald Bishop, disagreement both counts; John Albert V i;ebrock, disagreement both counts; Macklin Boettger, disagreement both counts; William H. Bushnell Jr., disagreement on s e d i t i o n . (Continued on page 10.) -,

Myron Cohen, son of Mr, and Mrs. Goodman Cohen of Omaha, on Tuesday evening, J u n e i8 f p l a y ed as soloist at the fiftyfourth annual commencement con* cert of the American Conservatory of Music at Chicago.; The concert was at Orchestra Hall, tho home of the Chicago Symphony orchestra. The selection of soloist is on a merit basis and la an honor, the soloist being chosen after a series of elimination contests.'. Myron is a former p u p i l .of Frank Mach, ,0 m a h a violin instructor, and is a graduate of Central High school, where he was soloist with the chorus. He has taken honors at several state high school music contests and .at Teacher's college at Peru. At the conservatory he is studying u n d e r Mr. Scott Wlllitz. ; : At the Chicago commencement concert Myron, accompanied by the American Conservatory orchestra, played the first movement of the Saint-Saens B minor cda1 certb.

Workmen's Circle ' . ' Picnic on Sunday The annual picnic of Workmen's Circle, Branch 173, will be held Sunday, June 30, at 2 p. m. at Hanscom Park. M e m b e r s and their families and friends have* been Invited to attend. ') v Ice cream, c o l d drinks,-and candy will be s e r v e d without charge. Featured on the programs will be games for gown-upa and children. ••••.?; David Rlcardo, an English Sephardi, is usually considered th$ founder of the science of Political Eddie -Cantos'

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of said officers shall be fixed bj a suggeston of war which I hate. Since anuary 1, 1940, unem- duties the Board of Trustees. But if it came to a defeat of the ployment compensation weekly Any vacancies in any of said offices thaU be filled by the Board of Trustee*. Allies what will be left to Amerbenefits totaling $1,053,038 have The Board ol Trustees shall have authorcans but armed fear heaping u been paid to men and women ity to make all rules, regulations and byinouiitaiious supplies of anna laws for this association, and may alter w a g e earners of Nebraska, and £mend the same by a two-thirds vote merit for defense. through May 31, 1940. During of cli the members of the Board of TrugBy AL 8EG&L God forgive me for suggesting Futnkel Heads May of this year, 16,542 weekly tets. a step that may bring youth f benefit checks totalling $140,813 The Board of TruKtets shall meet at THIS WAR another dreadful travail, but i Local Wnai B'riih least oticc a month, or at such other time, were issued to temporarily un- i>a the president or a majority of the Dear Mr. Segal: I think it is Hitler wins the war what is tc employed Nebraskaus who were Hoard itself may direct. Leon Frankel succeeded Albert timely to state wlsp.t should be be the future of American youth Article V. The regular annual meeting An intelligent Jew'a attitude in a world under the shadow o Fox to the presidency of Council eligible for benefits because of Ehu.ll be held t.t such place in the city I revious employment iu occupaBluffs Brai B'rith Lodge No. 683 toward the current events. As a great fear? of Omaha as the Board of Trustees may determine, on the test Sunday in May Jews we have been reluctant to This monstrous thing must he at a business meeting on June 10. tions covered under the job in- of each year. Written notice of the regspeak up in fear of being misun- beaten. When that has been done isurance law. ular annual meeting of the members shall Other officers who were elected Le given by the secretary at least five derstood. There should be some we can take up the task of beat- for the coming year are Milton DUNN & BECitEB sad days before such meeting. public declaration by somebody. ing down our own home-grown Yudelson, vice president; A. L. 2IEGLEB, MANOLI, Attorneys. A special meeting of the members may E., Chicago. I hot National Bank feidg. monsters — unemployment and Katelman, recording secretary; be held at any time or at any place named on call of the president or a mapoverty. Poverty and social deteri- Colman Yudelson, financial secre- NOTICE OF AMENDE!! ARTICLES O* jority of the Board of Trustees. Notice of such meetings Ehall be mailed by the secWell, I see no reason why ouroration will become devourin tary, and Albert Fox, monitor. Notice Is INCORfOKATION hereby given that a epecia. monsters in a nation that must retary to each member at his address at Louis Katelman was named treaspublic expressions should be kept meeting of the members of the Wise least two days before the time fixed for in restraint by the fact that we pay out its substance for arma- urer for a second term. Memorial Hospital Association held a_ lidding such special meeting, and such Omaha, Nebraska, on the 7th day of notice shall specify the object of such are Jews. Because Coughlin, Hit- ments for protecton against agJune, 1940, it was voted to alter and meeting. ler, et al., have suggested that gressors. The aggressor must be amend the articles of association to read Article VI. The terms and conditions as follows: Arnold Hoffman Jews are war-mongers should not destroyed first. of membership shall be as follows: Any Article II. The name of this corporaIf this is responsive to E's inhibit one's' self-respect from Jewish faith may become a tion shall be Wise Memorial Hospital AB- person ofofthe said association upon payment joining all other Americans in question I should add that it is Elected to PBK socltlon. The place of business shall be member of the annual dues. Every member shall at the City of Omaha, Douglas County, contribute yearly forthright sympathy for the cause only one man's opinion. I can not the use and benefit Nebraska. The period for which it Is in- of Bald hospital for association such annual of the Allies. In the current state speak for the opinion of. all Jews. Arnold Hoffman, son of Mr. and corporated Bhall be fifty years from and dues as may be determined by the Board For myself I know that if gangof the world we tremble with all Mrs. A. Hoffman, who was gradu- after September 30, 1931. of Trustees. No person Bhall participate mankind under the butcher's sters were roaming up and down ated from the University of Iowa Article III. The object of this asso- or vote as a member of this association ciation shall be the establishment, sup- unless he or she shall have paid the anknife. (We used to tremble quite my street killing and robbing I his month, was elected to Phi port management of a hospital to be nual dues to the association as provided could not say this was none of my Beta K a p p a, national honorary knownand alone.) as the Wise Memorial Hospital As- for by the Board of Trustees for the prebusiness as long as the gangsters raternity. Arnold majored iu for- sociation; to lender medical end surgical ceding year. No fear of being called a Jew- were still operating on the other care, aid and assistance to tick, infirm Article VII. These articles may b* or disabled persons irrespective of race, amended ish war-monger restrains me from side of the street. I would take eign languages. at any regular members' meet* color, creed or religion. ing any such members' meeting called shaking my fist at the butcher, up a gun. Article IV. The affairs and business for or purpose, provided such amendat least. That's about all I can of this association ehall be conducted by ment the to the articles of the association to My regret la that if it comes to ANNOUNCE BAR MITZVAH a Board of fourteen trustees, twelve of be voted do anyway. upon shall first have received Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Galpert ansaid trustees to be elected by Its mem-the approval war it will not be I who will be the majority of th» Four trustees shall annually be members of theofBoard I wish I were twenty-five years called on to take up a gun. I louuce the Bar Mitzyah of their bers. of Trustees of said who fihall serve for a period of association, and no amendment shall b« old or thereabouts. Then I could think it would be more socially on, ,Alvin Howard, on Saturday, elected three years, or until their successors made to the articles of the assoclatoia with good conscience say emphat- economical if all wars were f.une 22, at the Chevre Bnai Israel have been duly elected and qualified. Two unless the majority of the trustees shall of said trustees shall be appointed by the at a regular or special meeting have reically that we should go into this fought between men of middle- ynagogue. Federation for Jewish Service of Omaha corded their vote In favor of such amend* • war now. Then I might myself age who are about through with who ehall serve for one year or until ment or amendments and which must have their successors have been duly appointed, been have to go to fight and, perhaps life anyway and certainly are done prior to submitting such OPEN DRUG STORE provided, however, that (should said asso- amendment die in the war. or amendments to the memthrough with love. ciation cease to be affiliated with the bers of said association. Federation for Jewish Service of Omaha But, being in middle-age, I Their work is about done. I, Thrifty Drug Store and Ju- the eald Federation for Jewish Service Article VIII. The association shall feel restrained from saying this. for example, may still have a few iusThe not be entitled to any representa- have full power and authority to purchase, Prescription Department has shall tion on said board, and the affairs of sell and convey any and all real estate Not I would have to go to fight. columns left in me to write. So ecently been opened, at 3 2 5 9 the said association shall be conducted by necessary for hospital purposes; and it I will eit comfortably in my liv-what? What if these columns are twelve trustees. In case of any vacancy may mortgage or otherwise encumber the 'arnani St., by Julius A. Froom. occurring ing room listening to the war not written? on said board, except such as same to raise. money neehed for the purmay be appointed from the Federation for poses of the association. Mr. Froom is a pharmaceutical Jewish news. On that account I can not If it comes to war it would be Service of Omaha, such vacancies WISE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ASSO' Conscientiously urge youth to go more economical to send me (I hemist, having graduated from shall be filled by the Board of TrusCIATION "and fight and die to make this could drive a tank) rather than he Crelghton College of Phar- tees and smell appointee shall hold his ofIsidor Ziegler, President. fice until the next annual, meeting of the II. A. Wolf,BySecretary. 'world a more comfortable place my sons. lacy in 1931 and received the members shall elect from those Dominatfor me In the years that are left (Copyright, 1940, by Seven Arts Bachelor of Science d e g r e e in ed by the nominating committee or by members a trustee to fill the. unexplred to me. 932. He is a native Omahan and term Feautre Syndicate) of such trustee whose vacancy' was ttended Technical High school filled by appointment. If there Is any I hear the voice of youth all vacancy on the board by reason of the around me protesting against goInternational M e t r o delivery efore entering university. trustees from * the Federation for Jewish ring into war. I read almost daily tracks are built especially for dry For the past five years Mr. Service refusing, neglecting or being unthe resolutions of college groups: cleaners, laundries, bakeries, dair- 'room has been manager of one able to act such vacancy shall be filled by the Federation for Jewish Service in "No! We must not fight. We ies, etc., w h e r e deliveries are f Omaha's largest drug compan- such way • as it may provide. No one Bhall not fight. There is no good numerous and time is an essential es. shall be eligible to be elected or appointed a trustee or fill any of the offices of in war." item. The body is so constructed Association unless he or she Is a memOne can sympathize with this us to give a maximum of loading VEBB, BEBER, IUAJTZNICK & KELLUY the ber of the Association, except such trustee aa may be appointed by the Federaprotest. This youth was born in space, is built low, thus saving ::00 Service Life Bids., tion for Jewish Service. The trustees of Omaha, Nebraska. the years immediately after the many steps for the driver. The this association whose terms do not exlast war. It grew up in the tragic body has twice the cubic loading pire et the time of the annual election Of INCOIIFOBATION OF shall act as a nominating committee and •years in which the consequences space of u conventional p a n e l ; NOTICE "WK8TISIIN JltKUlIiT SERVICE, they ehall, at least two weeks prior to of hat war turned out to be a with this space and arrangement INC." the annual election, nominate from membetrayal of the bright dreams the driver may work the load sys- Notice la hereby given that the un- bers of said Association such as they ersigned have formed a corporation un- deem qualified as candidates for offices that were held before the eyes of tematically and save time, not ier laws of the State of Nebraska, of president, vice-president, secretary, the young men who died in it. having to hunt througli the load. ndefthethe name of "Western Freight treasurer and trustees, and no one shall Democracy! Making the world Gear shift control is mounted on lervice, Inc." with its principal place of be elected as an officer or trustee unless usiness In Omaha, Nebraska. The gen-he or she lias been nominated by the safe! Youth seems resolved not the s t e e r i n g column, allowing ral nature of the business to be transcommittee or nominated at the to be made to suffer another such more space for small packages cted ana the object and purpose for nominating annual meeting of the members. The secFROM-TH* LEADING betrayal. hlch this corporation la organized Is to retary, In sending notices of the annual within easy reach of the driver. (ASTERN meeting,, shall state the names of the mgage In the van and storage business NI»HT a Yet were I young I might say, candidates selected by the Dominating nd to handle the shipment of all kinds The bodies are equipped with a CLUBS f freight. The authorized capital stock committee and the respective offices for IL'Well, yes, youth was betrayed corporation shall be $10,000.00 and which they have been nominated and are in the last war but we can't let sliding rear door with an opening illf the of said stock shall be common and of to be voted upon at the annual meeting. 34 inches wide by 5034 inches Hitler win this one. A victory of he par value of $100.00 per share and The members of this association, at their be fully paid up and non-assessable, annual meeting, shall elect a president, • Hitler would be the betrayal of high, giving the driver choice of hall corporation shall commence doing bug- vice-president, secretary, treasurer and All the.decencies that mankind working the load from. front or 'he ies3 upon fjllng Its Articles -with the Sec-such number of trustees aa there are vahas established during his long rear. etary of State of the State of Nebraska cancies and no one shall be elected to any shall continue for a period of fifty office unless having.first received nominFor any type of delivery work nd travail toward the stars. It is jars from said date. The affairs of the ation by the nominating committee as true that force is wicked but how see the International Metro deliv- orporation shall be managed by a Board herein provided or having been nominated by the members at the annual meeting as is an evil force to be put down ery truck, % and % ton, before f Directors of three members. The an-herein provided. The president, vice-presiual meeting of the corporation shall be except by force. My ideals, no- you buy. Call for demonstrations. eld on. the first Monday In February -of dent, - secretary and treasurer shall be trustees ex offlclo and shall hold their body's ideals can stand unarmed ach yeari at which meeting the stockiOlders. shall .elect a Board of Directors offices tor one year and until their sucagainst mechanized brutes. The Metropolitan Produce Co. 1 thereupon the Board of Directors cessors are elected and qualified, The - "The dreadful world that will will supply Turner's Market, lo- .nd hall elect a President, Vlc6-Presldnet and come out of a Hitler victory will cated at 1702 No. 24th St., with ecretary-Treasurer. ^These Articles may ie amended at any regular or special be a world that I and my genera- line fish. Turner's market will fill nesting the stockholders by a majority tion will have to live in for a long your need for appetizing fish for oto of of the outstanding stock. time, since we are young. I, a your table. In Witness WheVeot the parties hereto ave hereunto set their hands this 11th young man, may not look at curay. of June, 1910. rent events complacently and say. Jacques Nissim Pasha, a SalonB. SLUTZKY, This means nothing: to me." A. PORTER. lea Jew, reformed the' sanitary i the presence of: ./ {- Thus I should speak were I SAM -BEBER. „ G-14-40-4t. J young. I know it is easy for me system of the Turkish army. . at this desk, in iny middle-ago, to give out valorous utterancea, to look back at my remote youth : and imagine what a challenging epirit I would be. ,-..'•'•'•< • - . Yet that seems to be the sum : of it. It is their social morals and humanity that hold back men, Jews and non-Jews, T from saying outright that we should go in and give all the help we can to make an end . quickly . of - a monstrous system that otherwise' will encumber-the happiness of the human kind for a long time to come. •, In the secret, recesses of'their . minds men—non-Jews and Jews —meditate fearfully that if we don't give help against the totalitarians now we may have to fight them alone some other day. You want nppearcace and last. Men know that America does ing protection . . . a quality roof that rightly tops off not stand alone in safe aloofness from everything. American desyour investment Our job is assisting home owners in tiny is bound up in one bundle this particular problem. It has been our experience that with the British and the French. the .answer is a BIRD ROOF. May we aid you in selecCast a coal shadow over your faco The common sense of most Americans does not agree with people ting ono euitabie for YOUR home? .-— to mako you look enchantingly lovely like Lindbergh that it doesn't matter to us who wins this war. and completely feminine. In new rough' (The Communists, too, say it doesn't make any difference who straws, freshy and snowy with' q®« wins it and are impudent enough Gents^ of crisp jibbon. A wldo array, to denounce America's effort to make ready for trouble, but they think only of the good of RusilLL HEADSEESl MANY 0TYUES1 sia. They have taken to themselves the sinister aspect of foreign agents.) . .-.-' • , No. 1—19til & Nicholas No. 2—200 W. B'dway In my heart I say Gad forgive]1 JA SO0O—Omaha sie foe giving utterance even t o ! Tel. 398 Co. Bluffs

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was elected by an overwhelming for his excellent fielding. Prac- given special thanks for their majority at a regular meeting of tically every ball that the Mother splendid cooperation. In closing its season of activ. the fraternity at the J. C. C, chapter lads hit to him ended up in his mitt. itles, the incoming officers thank June 13. the community at large for its unThe new officers were installed stinted support aad trust that the at a smoker last night at the Bikur Cholim organization will be assisted in home of Harry Goodbinder. They the future. are Harry Goodbiader, president; Pioneer Women Justia Priesman, vice presideet; An uuusually successful lunch- Wishing the community a very Temple Sisterhood Harry Goldstein, secretary; Gor- eon held on June 3, 1840, marked happy, healthy summer. don Margolin, treasurer; eer- the conclusion of activities of the By Mrs. O. S. Belser At a breakfast given yesterday The Pioneer Women's Organ- geants-at-arms. Max Kirshenbaum Bikur Cholim society for the curmorning by Mrs. Sam Robinson Ro Noh. and Mrs. Fred Rosenstock at Mrs. ization, a national women's or- and Ed Gerber; Stan Turkel, rent year. An attendatice of over Robinson's borne the Temple Is- ganization, working for the re-chaplain; and publications super- 300 people participated in the an- Climaxing oae of the most sucnual luncheon and installation of cessful years of the Ro Noh club, rael Sisterhood announced its of- building of the Jewish homeland visor, Norman Hahn. ficers and heads of standing com- along Labor-Zioaist lines, anthe annual summer formal dance Outgoing officers are Stan Tur- officers for the ensuing year. The following officers were in- held at Peony Park Royal Grove mittees, who constitute the newnounces that it has undertaken kel, president; Harry Goodbinder, the erection of a trade school for vice president; Justin Priesman, stalled by Rabbi Isaiah Rackov« was by far one of the most outboard, for the coming year. The members of the new board, women in Raniath Gan, a suburb secretary; Ed Stein, treasurer; sky, spiritual leader of the United standing occasions of the season. in their official capacities, are of Tel Aviv. This will be the first Harry Goldstein and Stan Silver- Orthodox Congregation: Presi- The niueic furnished by Web Mrs. Sam Robinson, president; trade school in Palestine devoted man, sergeants-at-arms; Haskeil dent, Mrs. Sophie Neveleff; first Feierman was well-liked by the Mrs. Fred Rosenstock, rice presi- exclusively to t h e vocational Cohen, reporter, and Leo Sher- vice president, Mrs. S. Fish; sec- guests. Dancing continued from ond vice president, Mrs. J. Finkle; 9:30 to 12:30. dent; Mrs. Dave Rosen, treasur- training of women. Girls of 14 man, chaplain. er; Mrs. Sam Wertheimer, jr., re-and over will be eligible to take The newly-elected officers were The chapter also elected its ad-third vice president, Mrs. N. Levcording secretary; Mrs. Clarence its courses in the various branches visory board, which consists of Inson; financial secretary, Mrs. also also announced at this time. Bergman, corresponding s e c r e - of house building, construction of six members of the B'nai B'rith; Win. Epstein; recording secre- They are: Willard Friedman, tary; Mrs. Jules Newman chair- machinery and precision instru- they are Art Robinson, Harvey tary, Mrs. H. Lippett, correspond- president; Stanley Feltman, vice mat of budget; Mrs. Charles Sch- ments, arts and crafts, millinery Leon, Dr. Abe Faier, Irwin Wezel- ing secretary, Mrs. Leon Mendel- president; Billy Finkle, secretary; lmmel, chairman of house com- and sewing, clerical work, domes- man, Joe Solomonow, and Joeson; treasurer, Mrs. Charles Ross. Irving Malashock, treasurer; Harmittee; Mrs. Edward Schiinmel, tic science, etc. In Installing the officers, Rabbi vey Hoffman, corresponding neclornstein. chairman of publicity and hospiThe chapter then presented Art Rackovsky praised the work of retary. This affair concluded acThe project will be carried out tality; Mrs. Sam Josephson, chair- in cooperation with the Working Robinson with an advisor's pin the organization and stressed the tivities of the club for the season. man of community cooperation; Women's Council, of which the or his faithful and sincere work Important contribution of the Mrs. Phil Gilin&ky, head of the Pioneer Women's Organization is during his many years as an ad-Bikur Cholim Society to the phys- Free Employment Bureau Sunday School; Mrs. Leo Ungar, the American Funds for visor* of the Mother Chapter. In ical welfare and health of the The free employment bureau of. chairman of the program commit- the erection ofagency. he presentation speech Aleph Go- community at large. the building the Federation for Jewish Service tee; Mrs. Max Holzman, chairman be raised by the 200-odd clubswill dol Turkel pointed out the work of At this meeting 120.00 was announces Its new chairman, Mrs. in charge of sales of calendars the Pioneer Women's Organizathat Art did during the district to the Omaha Red Albert B. Newman. Mrs. Newman and union grams; Mrs. Jack Co- tion. This is to be the second convention which was held here contributed Cross campaign. will be at the Jewish Community hen, chairman in charge of the summer project of its kind which month ago. Mrs. Neveleff, in accepting the Center every Monday morning floral and chapel fund; Mrs. the clubs have undertaken, the Also honored at the smoker presidency, thanked the various from 10 o'clock until 12 o'clock Bernbard Wolf, ex-president; Mrs. first having been successfully con- were the chapter's delegates to committee members and chairmen to take employment applications. David Wlce, in charge of religion cluded last year with the comple- the national convention to be held for the unusual cooperation given She is. interested in meeting all and membership; Mrs. Julius tion of the Hedera Children's soon. They are Harry Goodbinder during this year. The organiza- old applicants who have regisNewman, in charge of the high Home which houses nearly 100 and Justin Priesman, district de- tion, she stated, "has met those tered with the bureau and who school group, and Mrs. II. A. New- children of working and unem- bate champs, and Leonard Mar- obligations and commitments in are employed, and in helping new man, chairman of the telephone ployed mothers. gules, district oratory champion. full which was made possible applicants who are seeking jobs. committee. The need for a vocational through the loyal cooperation of The following are in charge of women's school has existed in every Bikur Choltm member." WOMEN'S MISRAC1U various other activities: Mrs. Na- Palestine for some years, partic- AME The traditional rivalry between Plansfor the drawing to be held The Women's Mizrachi organthan Mantel, Mrs. Bert Hene, Mrs. ularly with the influx of refugees Mother No. 1, and thein the fall were announced. ization will hold its last meeting Milton Mayper, Mrs. Harold Far- from Central and Eastern Europe, Century chapter. chapter, No. 100, was re- The chairman of Telephone com- of the season 2 o'clock Wednea- • ber, Mrs.- Dave Levine, and Mrs. and the Pioneer Women's Organ- newed last Sunday when their two mittee and luncheon, Mrs. Herday afternoon, June 26, at the Abe Somberg. ization, which hitherto put chief Softball teams met at Dewey park. man Franklin, assistedby Mrs. J. Jewish Community Center. emphasis on agricultural training All that the battle turned out to Finkle, Mrs. S. Fish, Mrs. L. Ro- There will be election of offifor women, decided to build the e was another victory tor thesenblatt, Mrs. M. Cohen, Mrs. I. ers, and the organization's radio Pi Lambda Phi trade school at this time in line Mother chapter, for her boys beat Grossman, Mrs. A. Alplrn, Mrs. raffle will bojield. All members with its policy of meeting new sit- the Century lads to the tune of Minkin, Mrs. T. Sherman, Mrs. are requested to be present and On the evening of the last day uations and problems as they 0-5. Wm. Kuklin, Mrs. I. Soskin, were o bring their raffle stubs. of examinations Chi Chapter of ari3e. Everything rolled smoothly for Pi Lambda Phi, Creighton uniPicnic he kids from No. 1. They walked versity fraternity, held a steak fry IWIWWWWIIWWIWWWIVWIWIMMWMIWIWfllWVVWIVMWWVIIIWWIl The picnic, which was to be p to the plate with cool eyes and at Grimm's farm on West Dodge. held on Tuesday, June 25, at ElmAll the arrangements for ' the wood park, will take place Wed- macked the little ball all over event were made by Stanley Tur- nesday, June 26. Mrs. Okun, he diamond. And when they were »ut in the field their timing was kel, keeper of archives. chairman of the picnic committee, ' As the closing activity of the announces that a dinner will be Ike clockwork. The ball left year, the alumni association, served by the committee. Price heir hands as soon as they headed by Ben Smith, gave a din- is 35 cents. Reservations may be caught it and went singing on its' Lovely new Corsetry ner-dance for the active chapter made by calling Mrs. Okun, WE way to the first baseman 3 out of 4 times. last Wednesday at the Paxton 1642. Orchids for the most beautiful hotel. money raised will be sent )lay of the day go to Ed Gerber The atmosphere was that of to The the emergency fund of the Pio- or his remarkable pitching. His Broadway cafe society. Menus and neer Women's Organizations. ( :ontrol over the ball was astonprograms from the Stork club, the Palestine Products shlng. The best lad on the ConRainbow Room, the Cotton club, and other hot spots were on dis- Mrs. Ztna Feldman, chairman ;ury team waa Norman Kuklln, play, and each couple's pass book of the Palestine Products comwas full of laughable take-offs on mittee, announces a complete line the advertisements of these New of Palestine food delicacies and gifts of all kinds, Including jewj o r k cafes. memorandum books, pins, . Dr. David Platt, Louis Lipp, elry,trays, photo albums, pictures, and Sam Greenberg were on theash all of exquisite design. Any committee in charge of decora- etc., of these articles may be had by tions. phoning Mrs. Feldman, AT 1438.

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affair and the program for those back to the chapter house. Also to Freida Reikes, eergeant-at-arcae. following. Assisting her are Acne be announced at this time are the Announcement was made June Arbitman, Helene Albert, Sarah winners of the scholarship cup, 10, at the U. T. simmer formal Miller, • Sareva Braverman, Sylvia the attendance cup to the chapter at Peony park. Nelson, and Sylvia Epstein of the having the most representatives at active chapter. Members of the the convention, and the Torch cup BETH EL MOTHERS alumnae group serving on t h i s to the S. D. T. who has had the The last meeting of the Mothcommittee are Mrs. Lioyd Banks greatest amount of material print- ers' group of the Beth El Talmud Miss P«arl Meyerson, Mrs. Maxed io the Torch, publication of the Torah will be a tea at the home Canar, Mrs. Fred Critz, Ruth sorority. of Mrs. Leo Abrahamson, 5009 Diamond, Gertrude Ellis, and Re- Mrs. Lloyd Banks is in charge Chicago street, on Friday afterbecca Kirshenbaum. of the formal booklets which are noon, June 21, at 2:00. Plan* Sunday evening members of the to be used as placecards at the for welcoming new pupils in SepS. D. T. and their escorts will be testimonial banquet. Josephine tember will be made and plans will be made for the annual Talentertained at an informal danc- Rubnitz is assisting. ing p a r t y and barbecue at tbe Late Monday n i g h t , members mud Torah picnic which will 1>e Highland Country Club. A pro-will meet for an informal party held at the end of this month. .gram has been planned for the and pajama parade. evening. Rebecca Kirshenbaum is Final general session will be BETH EL SCHOOL chairman in charge of decorations held Tuesday morning at which Registration of new pupils for for the affair. time the election of the new of- the Beth El Talmud Torah ia now ficers for the next two years will being made. Parents who have To Lincoln Early Monday morning t h r e e be held. The closing affair will be children to enroll may do so by Rabbi David A. Goldstein, chartered buses will leave from the farewell luncheon to be held calling Cantor Aaron Edgar, S. J. Kahz, in the Hippodrome room of the the Paxton taking all the deleor Mrs. Leo Abramson. Cantor gates to Lincoln, via Boys Town. Fontenelle. Edgar Is forming & special Bas Upon arrival in Lincoln the girls Mitzvah class. Parents of girls will meet at the University StuAPT Elects who will be Bas Mitzvah in a year dent Union building for a general or two are cordially invited to ensession and committee meeting. A Pi Tau fraternity held roll their daughters in tbis special collegiate luncheon will be served its Alpha election of officers Tuesday class. in the ballroom of the Union at evening which time the Dean of Women at Center. at the Jewish Community the University, Miss Helen Hosp, Albert O r u c h was re-elected Mrs. Celia Weiss and other campus personages will president. New officers are Leo be guests. Sherman, vice-president; H. VicCelia Weiss, 52, died TuesAlso attending the luncheon, tor Weiner, secretary; Lou Klein, dayMrs. after a long illness. formal dinner dance and informal treasurer; Harold Zelinsky, reSurviving are her h u s b a n d . party at Highland will be patrons porter; Sam Ruderman, sergeanttwo s o n s , Bernard and and patronesses of the sorority at-arms. Harold Zelinsky is new Meyer; B.; and two daughters, Sylfrom Lincoln. These are Mr. and representative to the R o u n d Sam via and Doris; all of Omaha. Mrs. Ben Polsky, Mr. and Mrs.Table. Funeral services w e r e held William Seelenfreund, and Mr. A large class of new members Wednesday afternoon, 2 o'clock, and Mrs. Duke Nefsky. was recently initiated. Formal in- from the Jewish Funeral Home. Following t h e luncheon and itiation members and in- Burial was in Golden Hill cemetour of the state capitol will be stallationofofnew officers will be held tery. the initiation at 3:30 Monday af- within the next two weeks. ternoon of four pledges of four Plans are being made for an S. D. T. sister chapters. In charge active summer season. J. J. Frieden Dies of the initiation of one girl from John J. Frieden, 50, died Sun* Nu chapter of Minnesota, Pi chap- V. T. ELECTION day, June 16, after a long illness. ter of Iowa, S i g m a chapter at Miss Reva Bordy has been Survivors are a wife, Rose; two Mrs. Edward Reiaman, National President of Sigma Delta Tnu Northwestern, and Tau chapter of elected president of the U. T. so- sons, William, of San Francisco, Texas, will be Misa Shirley Pol for the coming year. Other and Gilbert of Omaha. be Miss Josephine Rubuitz, presi- sky. She will be assisted by Miss rority (Continued from Page 1.) officers are: Beverlee Greenberg, Funeral services were Monday dent of the alumnae group, and Harriet Byron, Lincoln day chair- vice president; Shirlee Albert, afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Betty Stewart, Montreal; and Miss Mrs. Betty Steinberg Milder. Al- man, Miss Selma Hill, program secretary; J a n e t Rosenstock, Jewish Funeral Home, and burial Louise Lehman, New Orleans. ternates to the convention, repreand Annie Arbitman treasurer, bnd Sally Gross and was in the Golden Hill cemetery* Among the national delegates senting the Omaha group, will be chairman, Miriam Rubnitz. to the convention -will be Mrs. Mrs. Albert Steinberg and Miss andAfter returning to Omaha late Miriam Hoffman Jacobs of Clay- Rebecca Kirshenbaum. Monday evening the g i r 1 s will ton, Mo., past president and sec- Only formal affair of the con-meet for the formal testimonial retary; Mrs. Leonard Solomon, In- vention will be the formal dinner banquet which is to be held in the dianapolis; and Miss Joan Kauf- dance to be held in the Hotel Fax- Paxton ballroom. Selma Zveitel man, Minneapolis. ton ballroom. All decorations will will be toastmistress. Mrs. RiseThe Grand Council convened be carried out in cafe au lalt and man as president will speak; Mrs. yesterday morning at the Paxton. blue, official Sigma D e l t a Tau Arthur Weil will represent the Tbl8 afternoon the ground coun- colors. Music will be by Gary. Alumnae as Alumnae chairman, cil members and active and alumCo-chairmen of the dating comthe president of U p s 11 o n nae of Omaha and Lincoln will at- mittee for the convention are Mrs. and chapter, Delta Tau'fl baby tend the Ak-Sar-Ben races and go Phil Lazerowitz and Mrs. Gary hapter, Sigma will represent a c t i v e to Caesar's for dinner. Gross. Assisting on thia commit- chapters. Local People Aid tee are Miss Florence Meyerson, Outstanding on the program will General chairman of conven- Miriam Rubnitz, Geneviere Stein, be the song contest at w h i c h tion for the Omaha A l u m n a e Frances Bordy and Pearl Lipsey. trios, duets, or quartettes of S. D. Sunday Program League is Miss Josephine Rubnitz T.s will represent their individual Early Sunday m o r n i n g all chapters in an original song conof Omaha. Miss Selma Zveitel of Grand Island is serving as gen- guests will be awakened by three test. Winner of this contest will eral chairman representing Theta Sigma Delta Tau daughters of Om- receive a silver loving cup to take' aha members. These young girls chapter/ ' Miss Mary Arbitman of Omaha are Connie Milder, 9, Cyrille Gay .VENETIAN Is publicity .chairman and is be- Sllberman, 5, and Joan Greenfog assisted by Miss Jeannette berg, 6. ani WIDOW SHADESFollowing the second general £IADtS TO HIEA3DBE Poloneky. General conventional JFJBEI5 ESTIMATE! treasurer i s Miss P a u l i n e session on Sunday, a b u f f e t 'CRAFTSMAN VENETIAN ' Foods keep eafe and Sehwartz of Omaha, assisted by brunch will be served In the main GLIKD MFO. CO. dining room of the Paxton. Miss Ifirlam Rubnitz. w h o l e s o m e longer, Omaha) General arrangements commit- Selma Hill of Lincoln, program AT 4544 (Blade intit-* N«. 10th fit. no matter what the tee chairman is Mrs. Sheff Kat- chairman, will be in charge of this skee who is being assisted by Mrs. weather, in cm Electric Betty Steinberg Milder and Mrs. Be&igeraior. Tho cafety Albert Steinberg. Approximately one h u n d r e d temperature sono for members of Sigma Delta Tau arporiehablo i o o d s Is riving in Omaha this evening and TO HEAlTfl Af)B QAPPHiESS automatically mala* tomorrow morning will be greeted by Shirley B a r l a b , hospitality toted* In electric toc h a i r m a n and her committee frigerotion, regardless which includes Mrs. Rusael Blumenthal, Mrs. Arthur Adler, Berof how high tho oun nice Himelstein, Rhoda Krosne, may climb". Keep your Rose Goldstein, Elaine Kahnan, f a m i l y ' s food cafe— and Shirley Rosenblum. Iscoverod cioro than 100 years ago, and taken . •Registration of, all members and over by tho United States Government to prevent days longer—with olecdelegates will be held in the mezQxploltaHsn, this creel spa has been developed Sric cold . . . It's clean zanine of the Hotel Paxton. Miss into a modem health resort, with superior livfcg Beatrice S o m m e r, reservation accommodations. All sports end recreations cn*d clsoapl chairman for, the convention, Miss readily available. Wako your stay one of added' Sarah Ann-Margolin, registration enjoyment. Step cJ tSssj popular betel; located et the, in addition to providing chaiman, and Pauline Schwartz, head of tSe'h House Row, tn its own private park, -fho'cwmmanHtasft corves wish Iov7 electric tatia, treasurer, will be at the registrait offers qukJ fefenwiSsn, wnvonisttMo every activist tion desk. Helping these chairmen 500 roem% frcnitS single, lodse on Idto Horeiltoa tiio ifeBroska Po'wcsr Company cmd its 737 cm* will be Ruth Somberg, Shirley Epp!of ©33 oxo good citizens . . . trying always to V/rfto for Pictorial Booklets stein, Harriet Saltzman, and Judy VVAITE? E. DAVIS, Manager Levenson. do their full chare In supporting srortky civic Program •activities and -enterprisss. Upon registering, each girl will ;•"* " x receive a small booklet containing a greeting from the general convention chairman, the : program HOTEL UND BATHS for the entire four days, committees, and pertinent points about places of interest in Omaha. Mary Arbitman compiled this book with tbe a i d of Jeanette FolonBky, Marjorio Lipp, Aronita Daskovshy, Sylvia Katzman; Betty Segal, -Esther Morgan, and 'Elsie Brodfcey. ' ' First general session of the convention "will meet at" 1:30 Satur• day with Mrs. Riseman presiding. Present at this meeting will be Miss Sarah Miller, president of the active chapter a n d official delegate representing Theta chapter, and Misa Shirley Epstein, alternate. Ofifclal delegates from the Omaha Alumnae League will

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No, 1, 32d individuals attribute Jewish per•THE JEWISH CONTRIBUTION upon the thought and life and secution to the Jew's supposed and Dewey. A. Z. A. No. 100, bye. failure to assimilate, and even TO CIVILIZATION, CECIL faith of the race. . "The Process of Degradation'' Beat the beat; enjoy swimming are guilty .of such folly. ] ROTH, UNION OP' AMERICAN is a melancholy chapter, dealing Jews correctly. Parents, send your chilThese demand not the assimilaj HEBREW CONGREGATIONS; with the uaceasiog effort of the tion'of the Jew, but his.annihiladren to the Center pool for clean | CINCINNATI—268 P&ges f2.50 church, dedicated to the pursuit tipn. The Jews have been expert fun. Swim for health's sake. Fifty Ths is a book to enjoy, to of truth and love, to degrade the at combining loyalty to Judaism Won cents per month for kiddies. * \ •tudy and to prize. For those of Jew, to make him an outcast, an vith acceptance of the mores of Leavfuworth Market Wardrobe Cieiiiier* * J us who have grown weary and effort at which it was eminently the country of their birth or Liucoba Sfftvera f * faint with struggle, it will serve successful. So strongly condition- adoption. The Jew has always as- A. Z. A., No. 160 8 5 A. Z. A., No. 1 • * • SB an exhilarating tonic. During ed was the Medieaval mind by similated and still does, the best A. i \ T * 2 the last six years or more, who the clergy and the anti-Jewish in his environment. He rejects Neknwlut Fralt Martet • • among us has Dot questioned the legislation of the Church that no that which conflicts with his own Keselts Last Sunday excellence of Israel, what Jew has crime was too hideous or too foul moral outlook and religious tra- At 33d and C&ss: Montevideo (WNS) — Extranot succumbed to an attack of to be beyond the Jew. This chapLincoln Tavern 401 020 0—7 U 2 which is antagonistic Ltavecworth Market . .000 013 1—5 8 3 ordinary precautions have been shame and inferiority? Very few ter should be read in conjunction dition—that Jewish ideal. Batteries: Norm Korney and • Meiche*; taken by the governments of ArIndeed have managed to pass with an essay on a related sub- to Assimilation M. Epstein, Paul Steinberg -and N. gentina and Uruguay against an is irresistable, through the ordeal of this Hitler ject the author contributed to a and prevailed in the Medieaval Giventer. attempted Nazi uprising following At 32d acd Dewey: era without injury to the psyche. volume of "Studies in Memory of days, R H £ even among the most official disclosures that Nazi3 For the multitudes of Israel as Linda R. Miller." That the Jew pious and 2. A., No. 1 100 252 O-rlO « 3 of rabbis. Though written A. planned to seize Uruguay and for many of their tired leaders, was not broken by the intolerable in Hebrew A. Z. A., No. 100....100 211 0— 5 5 5 themes were Batteries: Gerber and 'Kerschenbaum; establish a military base on the this record of Jewish achievement oppression is the miracle of mi- "European intheir conception." The GUBS and Manny. River Plate, it was learned here, and of contibution to the life of racles. The contribution of the Sheelot Teshubot" of the rabbis At Elmwood: mankind will be a moral uplift of Jew to human learning and hu- found their counterpart E. H. E. Uruguay's Minister of Defense in the Fruit O02 MO 0— 6 4 2 no ordinary character. Those who man welfare in view of his cul- church canon. Even In the litera- Nebraka P. T. 003 271 X—13 T 1 has posted troops at important will read the book will uncon- tural isolation becomes even ture of moral and ethical aspira- A.Batteries: I* Novak,* Max Friedman coastal points, at all bridges and sciously but positively make the more astonishing and incredible. designed for the average and Shryer; Bam Ruderman and Epstein. railroad junctions and along the only effective response to our op- The amazing scope of the auth- tion, The Lincoln Tavern ten played frontier with Southern Brazil. All Jewish layman, the Jews borpressor, and one at which our or's undertaking can best be ap- rowed much. heads up ball to down the Leav- telegraph offices have been "There is little esforefathers were masters a re- preciated by listing a few of the difference between the enworth Market 7-5.. Norm Kor- placed under army supervision,'' sponse of contempuous disregard. chapter headings: "The Jew in sential writings of Berthold of Rengens- ney pitched a great game for the Argentina increased here miliMany previous efforts have been Letters"; with special attention burg and those of his Jewish con- winners and was never really in tary forces In the territory of made at recording Jewish contri- to his role in the Journalistic temporary and fellow townsman, trouble except in the late innings Formosa, which was said to fog butions, notably by Joseph Ja- field, a subject very popular compiler of the collection when he let up. Harry Altsuler one of the Nazi objectives In any cobs and by Singer in "The Leg-amongst the antl-Semities. "Art, Judah, of godly anecdotes known as "The waa the defensive and offensive attempt to seize South America*' acy of Israel." This volume excels Music, Stages"; "The Jew in Eur- Book star for the victors, hitting for of the Pious." not only by its more comprehen- opean Thought"; "Scientific ProThose who prate about the re- the circuit with one on base in the territory. sive scope but by the beauty of its gress"; "Medicine"; "The Eco- sistance of the Jew to assimila- fifth inning, and he made two style. An account such as. this nomic Sphere"; "Public Life;" tion simply do not know what beautiful stops at third base that only too often becomes a mere "The Great Voyages of Discovery" they are talking about. The Jewwere labeled cinch hits. Morrie For the Bent art Hart catalogue of names and therefore is a most fascinating chapter, and has assimilated but with Epstein was relieved by SteinEconomical BcrrfCM dry and uninteresting. But Air. The Greatest of these is Char- caution and prudence.always berg in the sixth canto but the That which Roth is so skillful a compiler that ity" an intensely human one. might have endangered his sur- damage was done. Ned Giventer GAS--OIL lie has escaped this unfortunate The epilogue is a necessary bit vival he bravely refused to "as- hit a homer for the losers. tendency. His account is a con- of interpretation which should similate" The Mother Chapter upset the Scientific Lubrication tinuous unbroken narrative, one not be missed. It is a timely warn- ionable. even when it was fash- Century boys by spanking out a that will delight as well as in- ing against chauvinism. In all to CAR WASHING In these harsh days of bigotry decisive win, 10-5. Gerber held struct. many instances, the author em- and fanatical anti-Semitism, this the No. 100 boys in check and Ruderman's clouting feaAnother notable feature of this phasizes, the achievements of the volume should be most welcome Morrie tured the A. Z. A. No. I attack. Jews were made possible by effor the light and truth it contains book is the immense scholarship Sam Ruderman held the Neforts and studies of non-Jews. In on the role and life of the Jew and tremendous research which it Fruit to four scattered SHELL SERVICE represents. Dr. Roth writes not of true humility the author recog- throughout the centuries. Here is braska blowe as the A. P. T. downed the one age, not of one topic, and of nizes that even so substantial a a graphic, vivid, and detailed re- Nebraska BLOCH Fruit Market 13-6. |Mth andHAROLD Bart . • AT 1048 course not of one climate or land. contribution as Dr. Ehrlich was cord of the Jewish adventure, one He covers a period of several privileged to make would have which should call forth praise Dave Rlchaidshit two homers and thousand years, a wide and varied range of subjects, many, many lands and diverse; eras. Those •who will earnestly read.and study this authentic record of Jewish contribution will easily recognize what a stupendous achievement SaMBtr Star* Horn the volume represents. The volume opens with a su9:00 A. M. to 5:00 fc M. perb analysis of "The. Hebraic Ttltphoa* JA 3381 Heritage." The unique qualities of this heritage, the doctrines of human brotherhood, justice and mercy, truths so magnificently Correct Clothes ' proclaimed by the prophets of Israel have become the very soul of our civilization, so embedded that their origin and source are rarely if ever recalled. The Bible has left Its deep and abiding impress

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JNF Buys Land Duff Cooper tells Czechs to Revolt For Settlement Why Go to Camp?

GOULD-GOLDWARE At an early Sunday morning wedding ceremony, June 16, Miss Bess Goldware, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Goldware, became the bride of Leonard Gould, son at Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Gould. The wedding took place in the home . -of the'bride with Rabbi Isaiah Rackoveky and Cantor Schwacz, kin officiating. ' The bride wore a gown of white lace fashioned on princess lines. Her finger-tip veil, edged in lace also, fell from a coronet of pearls. . She carried a white Bible covered with a corsage of gardenias which she wore later on her going away outfit. Miss Esther Goldware of New York City, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor; She wore an afternoon print and a •corsage of sweetpeas and roses. Mrs. Ooldware, mother of the bride, also wore an afternoon " print, and Mrs. Gould wore a navy blue sheer. Both mothers had corsages of sweetpeas and roses also.,i, ;.' ' ' ' '' ' Arthur Gould served as his brother's best man. Music was played by Miss Gertrude'Oruch. - Following the wedding ceremony, a breakfast was served at home to members of the two immediate -families. Out-of-town guests here for thejceremony were Mr. and Mrs. ; 8. Wolf of Lincoln, Neb., and , - theik- daughters, Ruth, Sylvia and •:• MaryAnne. Miss Esther Gold/.' ware came from New York City , lastj week to be present at the , wedding. The couple, left for a two-week trip-west and will reside in Oma, ha ipon their return,

DOLGOFF-FRIED Miss Lillian Fried, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Fried of Council Bluffs, last Sunday afternoon became the bride of Sol Dolgoff,- son of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Dolgoff of Omaha, at the Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, in Omaha. Rabbi Nathan Feldman officiated. Tbe bride wore a gown of white net trimmed in lace, with full skirt and train, and with a veil. Matron of honor was Mrs. Philip Mulnick; bridesmaids were Mrs. Harry Lewis,' Miss Esther Lazerson, Miss Dorothy Weinzvlg, Miss Belle Lewis, and Mrs. Irvin Cohen, Best man was George Dolgoff; ushers were Jack Levy, Fred Cohen, Jay Lazerson, Phillip Mulnick, and Harry Lewis. The couple will make their home in Des Moiues. LEAVE FOR WEDDING Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Priesman, sons Ernest and Justin, and daughter, Sallyann, leave Friday evening of this week for Chicago to attend the marriage of Miss Jean Raphael, daughter of Harry Raphael, to Ernest Priesman on Wednesday, June 26, at the home of the bride, 4901 South Drexel boulevard, Chicago. VACATIONS IN L. A. Miss Bette Ann Brockman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. I.. Brockman, will leave June 25, tor Los Angeles, Calif., to spend her summer vacation aa guest of her aunt, Miss Goldie Hittleman,

B e t t e r health, acquaintance with nature, self-reliance—these are the results of a vacation at camp. Campers gain first in health, because they play outdoors most of the day, exercise regularly, eat tasty, wholesome meals, and sleep long hours. Warm sun, good food, and plenty of rest insure a welltanned, happy, healthy youngster. Getting to know nature at first hand gives the -camper a sincere appreciation of the outdoors. It's fun to recognize birds by their morning call and to know wild flowers, trees, and insects. Hiking through the woods is more than just walking for an hour—it becomes a real adventure in nature lore. And watching the sun rise from the top of a hill as a prelude to an outdoor breakfast will never be forgotten by tbe early-morning campcrafter. Every child has to learn .selfreliance. What better environment for this and for the development of initiative than camp! Think of the many things the camper learns to do, that add to his. ability, and personality: to build a woodman's fire; to pitch a tent; to swim; to lay a rock trail; to know some of the stars and their stories. These things spell camping at its fullest. Camp life provides Just the getting for health, fun, adventure, self-reliance, creative leisure.. Such are the values of camp. And these are the reasons your child should go to camp!

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VISITS DAUGHTER Mrs. Jennie Katler, formerly of Omaha, who has been residing In New York-rrThe World ConSan Francisco for the past two gress announced today that a col. years, is visiting in Omaha with lective shipment of pharmaceutiANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT Mr. and Mrs. M. Polonsky an- her daughter, Mrs. H. Freshman. cal products addressed to the nouhce the engagement of their Jewish community of Warsaw daughter, Jeanette, to Mr. Floyd VISITING SISTER and sent via the International Mr. H a r r y Simons of Miami, Red Cross has safely reached the Cohen, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Florida, formerly of Omaha, is President of the Jewish commu' C o h e n of Tarkio, Mo. Miss Polonsky is a graduate of visiting his sister, Mrs. Ethel Lev- nity. the University of Nebraska and a inson, for a week. This shipment represents the "member of Sigma Delta Tau sofirst to be sent by any Jewish or: JOSLYN MEMORIAL ,; ; rorlty. ganization safely to have reached • Mr. Cohen attended the Uni- At 2:30 o'clock Sunday after- its destination in Poland. Addi;. Versity of Nebraska and is a mem- noon, a s o u n d film, "Summer tional shipments will be sent by i;ber of Sigma Alpha Mu* fra- Outing," will be s h o w n in the the World Jewish Congress. Concert Hall. At- 4 o'clock in the ternity. : ' ' N o date has been set for the Concert Hall there will be an Organ recital by Dr. M a r t i n W. wedding. DIAMONDS Bush, who w i l l be assisted by ROSENBERG-NOVAK Henry Brahinsky, violinist, and Collections of Unique ;: Miss Ann Novak, daughter of Houghton Furr, accompanist. j ' i Mr. and Mrs. Ben Novak, became Diamond Engagement ); the bride of Mr. Mervih Rosen- LEAVES FOR EAST Wedding and Anniver?•; berg, Bon of Mr. and Mrs. J. Rosary Rings, individualNate Fine left Sunday for a .;•- ieenberg of Pekin, Illinois, on Sun- three-week motor trip through ly designed and Priced •day, June 16. The ceremony took the east. While in New York he with good old-fashion: i)lace at the home of the bride's will attend the World's Fair. ; ed moderation. ; t parents In the presence of the imConvenient Terms Can Be mediate families. Rabbi David A. Arranged at No Extra (Palcor Agency)— * :• CSoldsteln and Cantor Aaron Ed- AsJerusalem Cost a defense measure police and V -gar officiated. military officials yesterday roundt i f ^ijiMiss Merlon Novak was her sisup scores of Italians through• vK teip'a attendant, and Mr. Jay'Rob- ed out Palestine. Suspected of 'fifth ;#4;ins6n of Peoria, 111., was the column' activity, these citizens of ^: sgrbom's best man. ; j o ; ^ dinner for the immediate Italy have all been interned. ;;%^ianiilies was held at the Paxton ^SSthoiel following the ceremony. ?& i ' ^ft§r a honeymoon in Califorv-- nia "the couple will make their v home in Pekln, 111. AFTER WEDDING :;;;M;fBses Ann and Aline Rosenb returned to their home m., after attending the ovak wedding, while they were the guests of Mrs. Ben Novak.

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London (WK'S)—la a radio broadcast, the British Government urged tbe people of Czechoslovakia to revolt agaifist their Nazi masters when they see that Germany is beginning to stagger under the strain of war. Alfred Duff Cooper, British Minister of Information, assured the Czechs that they wo Id soon' be given tbe opportunity to rise; up es they did during the World War and "once more erect a free country in the center of Europe.'* Declaring that all freedom-loving people of Nazi-held territor* ies were praying for an Allied victory, Mr. Cooper taid: "Those millions are longing for the hour to strike which will sound the funeial of Nazi Germany so as t© allow fearful revenge to be in-; flicted upon the vile men who spread the war over all Europe in order to satisfy their own ambition, own desire for . wealth, President Lincoln, was present own lust for conquest and & at the death-bed of Brlg.-General hatred of the freedom of civilization." Leopold Newman. . .

Jerusalem, (Palcor Agency) — That Palestine Jewry is carrying forward with its constructive program despite the war was again emphasized yesterday with the anEounceiaent of the launching of one of the most ambitious settlement programs undertaken in many months. A cew urban Jewish settlement is shortly to arise on 600 dunaiHS of Jewish National Fund land near ancient Beisan. The settlement will serve as the center for ten Jewish villages which have been established on the Beisan Plain since 1936. The colony, which will comprise a network of shops, workshops, a hotel and a clinic, will be settled by 250 families including 50 Sephardic families who had lived in Beisan until the Arab disturbances began.

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France Capitulates Capitulation of France to tbe Nazis is am event so horrible that comment Itself is painful. It is one of the blackest incidents in history. Hitler's triumph is not that of a military genius or leader, tut the victory of a relentless foe, who, caring cot for property nor pledges nor for human life, pursues his goal. Success is accomplished by an avenue of destruction. The Allies might have invaded Germany via Holland or Belgium but they respected the neutrality of these nations and were unwilling to Injure innocent bystanders. They might have been equally Telentless, but they had too great respect for the refinements of civilisation. In this was their weakness, and if France has fallen, she has fallen with clean hands. It we wish to be harsh, we might say, selfrighteously, the French liked their beautiful cities better than their liberties. They preferred to live as slaves rather than die as free men. But it is Jrery easy for us to sit in capricious Judgment. • We cannot prophesy what is to be. The world, these last few years, has been surfeited with prophets. Unfortunately, those who were right •were labeled "Cassandras" and like Cassandra were Ignored, This is not the end, but today civilization as •we know it hovers on the brink. To preserve what we. know and love will demand courage and moral stamina. The exit from one place id the entrance to another. The end of one season is the beginning of another. The surrender of a nation does not necessarily mean the destruction of the world.

Temple of Religion Although its foreign exhibitors have either been forced to withdraw or merely have a token display, the New York World's Fair opened its second season a few weeks ago. With the emphasis on the domestic , scene, It is fitting that the one building to be opened with' great ceremony is the "Templo of Religion." This structure has not been affected by events abroad, and its message becomes more meaningful with each day. All American religious faiths have co-operated in erecting a symbol of American democracy— Religious liberty and mutual respect, America's contribution to the cause of human progress. This Is not a recent manifestation of the American spirit, a militant reaffirmation of a liberal principle in the face of possible threat. . As old-as the Republic is this spirit of Religious liberalism. As far as the Jews are concerned, there was always in American life a definite tendency towards fair-play, as shown by Dr. Allan Tarshish in a recent series of articles written for the "Jewish Layman." As early as 1874, before any anti-Defamation League had taken up the cudgels to defend Jews from libelous statement, the publishers -of Webster's dictionary had eliminated the word "to Jew" to spare the feelings of a sensitive people. Even in those early-.days "-Unitarian, ministers started the practice of exchanging pulpits with rabbis, and other Christian sects soon adopted this practice. This was a phenomenon virtually unheard-of in Europe—either then or now. With all religious groups Joining together In this enterprise at the World's Fair, new emphasis is laid on the part religious obligations must play In rebuilding the world if the World of .Tomorrow is to be a better world than that of today.

No More Medals Annually for the past several years, Zeta Beta Tau, national Jewish fraternity, has awarded the Gottheil medal for distinguished service to Jewry. This year, the trustees of the medal, have decided it would be Inappropriate to grant such an honor, that it was impossible to pick out any one person who has done outstanding service. Such a - decision is most wise and reflects a growing feeling that, at best, awards-are artificial devices and too often the worthy are overlooked. This is an heroic age. It Is an age that Is demanding the greatest of sacrifice from the humblest. To look over the millions in this world and pick out one who has been of greatest service to Jewry is an impossible task. »'"••" Millions are today fleeing oppressors because they believed in-the rights of men, regardiess ot racial origin. Millions of Jews have been uprooted '

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because they have been loyal to Judaism. Millions of Jews and Gentiles deserve the highest honors that can be given the heroic, for today the first Use of defense against the Hitler Blitzkrieg •»•£.& the poor cottage of Belgium aad Holland. It Is easy to be great when everything's right with the world. It's easy to be great when you are in tke fortunate position of doing service. But poor iaortEls have not been given the gift of discerning true greatness. Surely those wiio are seeing a world collapse and in spite of all retain faith in tbe future and are ready to go forth and build have the makings of heroes. Greatness has been thrust upon all humanity, upon those who labor for a decent world. Most are nameless and shall remain so, but their contributions for the preservation of civilization will be Inestimable. To them goes the honor.

The Society of Friends With her earnings from press and radio, Eleanor Roosevelt is assisting the many institutions under the direction of the American Friends Service Committee—the Quaker projects which have done so much to alleviate human suffering. Although the first lady is not herself a member of the Society of Friends, by her open admiration of their activities, she has focused considerable attention on them. Quaker activity takes many forms—work on Indian reservations, rehabilitation in devastated areas, settlement work. One phase of Quaker service of particular interest to the Jews, is their effort on behalf of the German refugees who have come to this country. Not only do they assist the Jewish refugee but others as well. Outside of our own group, s o people have been so active in ameliorating the conditions of the refugee. Young, honest people, inspired by their high moral purpose, the Quakers have created a new life for many Jews. Theirs is a long tradition of humane activity. Few Quakers have actually been the victims of recent totalitarian violence. But they have never confined themselves to aiding only their own, and look upon all who suffer as their special charge. Two refugee hostels—one in upstate New York and one close by Omaha at West Branch, Iowa,— have performed notable service, have done exemplary work in adjusting the newcomer to the American scene. In a world where hatred has become a virtue, where humanitarian sentiments are despised, it is an inspiration to see a people indifferent to the mouthings of calloused tyrants, who refuse to doff their hats to anyone but God, keep alive the fires of loving kindness, of tolerance, of love of liberty.. Theirs are noble deeds and constitute a challenge to the false morality that has seized the world today. .

The Children's Village In a world where children have become the first victims of a new type of warfare, it 1B fitting to pause and observe the anniversary of one of the noblest attempts to save young lives and to rehabilitate them as responsible citizens. We refer, of course, to the famed Palestinian children's village, Meier Shfeyah, which this year celebrates a decade and a half of existence. Meier Shfeyah was the product of the last war when thousands of children in the Near East were rendered homeless by the relentless fighting ot tbe Allied and Turkish armies. Nearly five thousand orphans remained In Palestine. As part of tbe campaign to aid these stricken children, the Children's Village of Meier Shfeyah was organized. A project of Junior Hadassah, the colony has, since its inception, graduated three hundred children and today has 160 in residence. These children not only govern themselves, but'have created an oasis in one of the most difficult sections of Palestine. Colonies established by adults on the very same spot were abandoned because of the climate, the soil, the snakes, the scorpions. To the children have been given the tasks of re-creating and re-building and bringing fertility to this desert spot. Although supervised by a small staff of adults; the children assume the greatest responsibilities. Hanging in age from tea to fourteen years, coming from such far corners of the earth as Turkey, China, Yemen; Poland, Germany, Cyprus, Corsica; they have dedicated themselves to the resurrection of Palestine. These children are not being taught hatred or violence; they are not taught to despise—as has become the practice in too many European countries. These children are taught to love life, to respect the cultural contributions of all. They start oft to -work to music, not martial music, They combine work with study. When they grow into adulthood, they will not become constant menaces to the peace of the world, bat -will stand as the bearers of the culture of mankind.

Gems of the Bible and Talmud By Dr. Pkilip Sfcw BIBLE For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living water, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns that can hold no water. Thy way and thy doings have procured these things unto thee. This is thy wickedness; yea, it is bitter; yea, it reacheth unto thy heart. For My people are foolish. They know Me not. They have no understanding; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem and seek in the broad places thereof; if ye can find any man that doeth justly, that seeketb truth, I will pardon him. TALMUD Rabbi Tonchum said: "A man should never conduct himself differently than the custom of that place where he abides, for Moses, when he ascended to heaven, did not eat, and the angels of heaven, -when the descended to earth, ate and drank." Rabbi Elazar said: "One may decline an offer from a person inferior to himself, but not from a superior one." Rabbi opened his storehouse of grain In the years of famine, and announced that admission would be given only to those who had studied the Torah, but no admission would be given to ignorant men. Rabbi Jonathan squeezed himself through and went in disguised and said: "Ilobbl, feed me." "My son, hast thou studied the Torah?" Rabbi asked. "No," came the reply. "Then why should I feed thee?" "Feed me," Rabbi Jonathan appealed to him, as people feed a dog or a raven." He did so. After the man went out, Robbi felt sorry, saying: "Woe is me; that I have given my bread to an ignorant man."

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Saturday morning services will be held tomorrow at the Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol Synagogue at 19th and Burt streets. Regular Sunday morning services Witt be held Sunday, 9 o'clock, at B'nai Israel Synagogue.

New York, New ork, ^ June 12, 194T). Ed tor, Jewish Press: In all fairness I ask the freedom of your columns in correcting a gross.libel against me which appeared in the "Strictly Gonfidental" column signed by Phineas JF. Biron in your issue of June 7, 1940. The statement, which was an underhanded stab at the campaign being carried on by Zionists throughout the country to effect a genuine reorganization of the Z. O. A.—a campaign in which I am actively interested— declared that I ana a "newcomer to New York," that my name "does not appear on the Z. O. A. membership list" and implied that I a m a troublemaking nonentity. It is stooping to a pretty low form of politics when a group is compelled to strike at Dr. Solomon Goldman and the progressive Zionist elements with him, by such petty means. If any spirit of fairness had dominated these people they might have asked me for my '.'Zionist credentials," though things have come to a pretty pass in American Zionism when a Jew has to prove he is fit to be a 5700—1040 Zionist. I don't want to weary your .....Sunday, July 7 *Rosh Chodesh Tammus readers with details, but in all .Tuesday, July 23 fairness Fast of Tammuz ..„ to me .the record should .Monday, Aug. & be made straight. 1 am a paid-up Rosh Chodeeh Ab .

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Potomac-Spotlight Highifgiste in the Happenings at tJie National Capital By MAURICE WARNER If we didSn't realize it before - - tii&t the ultimate aim of Hitler and Mussolini is to conquer and destroy the United States - • we should now that Mussolini has spoken. O n e little-emphasized paragraph said: "Tills gigantic battle is but A phase &nd & logical development of our revolution. It is a battle of poor peoples with many arms against those who are starving us &iid who ferociously hold a mo* itopoly of all the riches and all the gold on earth." Question: What country holds most of the earth's gold? It Is trite tltat gold was damped on ns irom abroad, and it Is equally true that its value in internationhi exchange will be questionable if the axis powers control the world's economy. But gold is gold. And while the dictators may prefer barter, their people still hunger for,gold. And if they - • the dictators « • pos> sessed our gold store, then there would be no question that gold once again would become the standard of trade. So beware of the man who up to now has been an obstacle, He takes his head out of the Band only because his office has been flooded with letters demanding that he vote alongside of Pepper of Florida and Lee of Oklahoma. He knows that these letters, and telegrams and phone calls too, are spontaneous, and not inspired by pressure groups. But his head has been in the sand so long he will not believe his eyes when he sees a new nation. He thinks the people are wrong, and he is right, and that in due time the people will swing around to his way of thinking again. His job, henceforth, is on the sidelines. As this is written it seems probable that Jacob Thorkelson, the Nazi-loving, Jew-hating Con* gressman, will receive a mandate from the people of Montana to retire from public office. The ex-sea captain who fancied himself as a Man on Trojan* Horseback will be opposed, como July, for the Republican renom* ination by Miss Jeannette nankin. Perhaps you don't remember her, but back hi 1017 she became the first woman ever elected to Congress. For years, in Washington, she lias been the legislative secretary for the National Council for the Prevention of War. She could be classed as on isolationist, at* though she is for the immediate building of our national defense. She will give Thorkelson a terrific battle, nut she'll probably run into trouble, if nominated, when she meets a Democratic opponent. Mtrangeuy, Montana Isn't wen informed on Thorkelson's antics in Congress. It doesn't know he has been stuffing the Congressional Record with propaganda that might have been written by Goebbels. Reason: The Montana press has been ostrich-like regarding Thorkelson. Result: People out there get most of their news concerning Thorkelson over the radio. (Copyright, 1940, by Seven Arts Feature Syndicate) member of the Zionist Oganiiation of America; my membership card number is A-41552. My ancestors were early pioneers in Palestine, going back two generations, and I am a Palestinian by birth. My father s Rabbi Solomon Schulson of 'Wilmington, Dela^ ware. I have been in New York over one year, having worked for the United States government as an attorney for three yearn; a graduate ot Yale Law school ana ftrown university, a Phi Beta Kappa, and pride myself on my, Jewish background and'education^ ; If people like me;are considered strangers who are unwanted in American Zonlsm, perhaps there Is something wrong with the handful of men who control the destinies of the movement. Maybe that is why the .membership is so slow In growing. HYMAN A. S0HULS0N.

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(Continued from Page 2) the first of my works which, four years later, was forbidden in Italy. It is perhaps interesting to state that a public perform (Continued from Page 1.) ance scheduled by the Italian cooperate with other Palestine Radio in Turin, in January, 1938 health agencies to set up a coun- Was suddenly cancelled by a mys tryside system of rural field hos- terious telephone order from pitals and provide for the accel- Rome. And that happened six eration of general medical and months before the anti-Semitic public health services to the en- laws were issued. tire population, regardless of Another work of Jewish inrace or creed, Mrs. Pool stated. spiraitou (the last, for the moA cable received here from Dr ment) was a chorus "Lecho Haim Yassky, director of Hadas Dodi", for tenor solo and male sah's year-old medical center, the voices, written in 1936, at he reRothschild - Hadassah University quest of the synagogue of AmHospital and Medical School on sterdam. I wrote it with the Mt. Scopus in Jerusalem, re- greatest enthusiasm and that was vealed that two hundred addi- also my first attempt (the only tional beds have already been one up to now) of setting a Hemade available in the new hospi- brew text to music, I know it tal and in the Nathan and Line was often sung in Amsterdam, Straus Health Center in the old but I never heard it, and it Is city of Jerusalem. Subsidies have still unpublished. been given to the Magen David And, now . . . now I am here, Adorn, the Jewish equivalent of in this country, in my new counthe Red Gross, to provide more try! My plans as to my work end first-aid service. There has also life are still uncertain, as the been an extension of Hadassah's destiny of all is uncertain in home visiting, obstetrical and these troubled times. Yet I hope pedlatric health services in the to be able to work again and to rural areas to assure the main- give some more pages of my tenance of previously established creation to Jewish music. health standards, Mrs. Pool said. Present Problem Speaking in behalf of 85,000 I do not know what I shall do members of the organization in nor when . . . I had several plans this country, Mrs. Samuel W, in my mind in the past; to write Halprin, Palestine chairman of for instance some "symphonic ilHadasaah, stated that air Jewry lustrations" to the Bible; and has "a stake in the future of Pal. one of my greatest wishes would eetine, come what may." be towrite a Jewish oratorio, "Without the survival of deBut for me, the problem is that mocracy, the. Jewish people of of the language; I knwo too litEurope have nothing but black tle of Hebrew language to atdespair before them," she said. tempt such a large work, and it "Palestine's future, too, hinges would also be perhaps, for pracon the protection of those hu- tical purposes, inadvisable. Italmanitarian, civil and political ian would have had no sense, rights which cannot exist except even if I remained in Italy, nor in a democracy. We must do all Latin, a more ancient and interwe can to help safeguard the national language, but which Is gains made there and to provide too much the typical language of the half million Jews who call the Catholic church. Perhaps Palestine their home with the some day I shall solve this probmeans for continuing their up- lem. building even in tha face of conHowever, the music I shall 11 n u e d war and oppression write will probably spring more throughout the world." from my own imagination and Mrs. Halprin stated t h a t from my personal feelings than courses in emergency war tech- from supposed historical d o c u niques in the fields of medicine ments; it will be more a work and nursing were now being of artistic creation than of scientaught to the staffs of Hadassah's tific scholarship; but it will be hospitals and also to graduate above all, an "act of faith," of end Btudent nurses in the Henri- the faith I inherited from my etta Szold School of Nursing father, from my mother, from my which is part of the Hadassah grandfather and which is so well tnedlcal center. expressed in the words of the Mrs. Halprin announced that a Psalm which my grandfather special meeting of the full na- used to sing. tional board of Hadassah took "Young I was and old became place in the Hotel Astor on June but I never saw the Just 18 and 19 to hear a confidential abandoned I". report from Mrs. Edward Jacobs, former president of Hadassah Jews were invited by the rulers and now a member of the executo settle in Navarre after the extive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, who returned from the pulsion of the Saracens. Holy Land last Wednesday after The Jewish community of New making a three-months survey of Zealand dates from I860. emergency needs there.

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ald Gross, Milton Mayper, B. A. fred Sophir, Ike Rubin, Raymond Simon, A. S. Frank, J. J. Fried- Silbar, and Sam Raffel. man, Isadore C h a p m a n , M. E. Registrations c o m m i t t e e is Chapman, Abe Goldstein, Sam Ap- headed by Mrs. Leoa Fell ma a pieman, Sam Steinberg, Nathan with the following assistants: Turner, Sam Schwartz, and J. M. Mesdames Louis Lipp, Hubert Erman. Sommer, Isadore Weiner, Ab« Mrs. Fred Roseastock will ar- Fellman, David Platt, Milton Abrange for transportation of all rahams, Edwin Brodkey, Eisel visiting women delegates and Solzman, M. D. Brodkey, Ztlax Co« guests, with the following com- hen and Miss Charlotte Abrams* mittee members: Mesdames A. D. Faier, David Greenberg, D a v i d SAYS NAZI REGIME Cohn, Jack Marer, Irvin Levin, DOOMED TO PERISH David Leviiie, William Milder, Hymie Milder, Sam Zlotcky, W. I. Juarez, Mexico (WNS) — In a Rosenblatt, Harry Wilinsky, Max Barish, Leo Waxenberg, David bitter attack oa the Hitler re* Rosenstoek and Joseph Weinberg. giiiie, General Juan Almazan, Miss Blanche Zimman heads the presidential candidate, predicted committee arranging for a ladles' here before a cheering crowd luncheon, M o n d a y at 12:30 that the German people would reo'clock. Mrs. Arthur Cohn is her volt against Nazi oppression and co-chairman, and members of this persecution and overthrow tha committee include Mrs. William Hitler government. Gen. Almaeaa Racusin, J. M. Rice, Moe Venger, pledged himself to eradicate totJacob Blank, Harry Silverman, alitarian groups from Mexican: David Blacker, M. I. Gordon, Al- politics.

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.1 was born in Florence, in the Italian province of Tuscany •Where my family had live din peace for 400 years. I know that one of my forefathers was a rabfcl in Siena, a small town of Tuscany, but my family came about a century ago to Florence. There were no artistic traditions in my father's family; those yifive generally lacking in Italian Jews, who are a very cultivated «lass, prominent in professions and sciences, but not particularly lit art, nor especially in the musical field. Italy had not only very f*w Jewish composers; there was not even that Important "legion" of musical interpreters (pianists, violinists, cellists, conductors) Which honored Eastern and Central Europe so much. We did not «ven have many Jewish singers. But in my mother's family, everybody was very musical, and it is certainly from her side that I inherited my musical lnclina. tion. My mother herself was a good pianist, although not pro. fessional, and she WAS my first teacher. She taught me one year, ..tin the instigation of my materi a l grandfather, and unknown to -iiiy father, who was a banker and iirho was not too willing to have • fen artist in his family. , \\; Early Training /,.,;•» I started with the piano when . % was nine years old; one year i inter my dear grandfather, who {had been my "good angel" in •i :jersuading my parents to let me •* itudy music seriously, suddenly • ' ied. His was a marvelous mind >H nd he was a very pious man. • 'Stricken by a heart attack in the << tareet, on a Friday evening, he asked to be brought to the Syna• ft'ogue, where he prayed for the "Jmst-time, and then, brought back ^-{46 his home, he died peacefully : -ft' few hours later; a wonderful

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••i To my grandfather, I owe not > < > $nly my musical Inclination and lJ r Vxy deepest religious feelings, but ,»1BO the first suggestion to write Jewish music. But this happened ;-iiany years after his' death and *j< shall tell you about it later. ;• Until two years ago, the life "jOff Jews in Italy was mostly quiet *nd easy. We know about dlfferoimce> of faith, but we were not • *ware of difference of civil < intending. The assimilation was, I . jrom this point of view, almost , •Complete. Florence bad a prosper; tins Jewish community, a rabbini_' eal college, and a splendid symv

cality" of my native city; it seems that I succeeded so well in my purpose that I was generally throughout Italy called "the musician of Florence." My two piano teachers were Jews; the first my mother's cousin Edgardo del Valle De Pas, who was professor at the Conservatory of Florence and a fine composer; the second, Ernesto Consolo, who lived In America a long time and taught in Chicago before coming to Florence. Curiously enough, my teacher in composition, Ildebrando Pizzetti; who was a perfect "Aryan", had some feeling for Jewish music and a predilection for biblical subjects, his best opera, "Debora and Gael," won for him the prize of the Royal Italian Academy, and another opera is called "Abraham and Isaac." It was through him that I had my first scientific knowledge of Jewish music, but rather through the derivations in the Gregorian Chant than from a direct source. Pizzetti also was a close friend and an admirer of Ernest Bloch; he wrote the first extensive article which appeared in the Italian press on Bloch in 1913; and in the same year Bloch sent Pizzetti his "Schelomo," at that time still in manuscript, which I played soon afterward with Barjansky, the cellist, in several concerts, for the first time in Italy. Music of Bloch The music of Bloch was the real "revelation" to me; it showed me the possibility, of which I had always dreamed, to create a real authentic Jewish music throtgh the feelings, from the heart, rather than on historical documents; it had the wonderful faculty of expressing these feelings, through modern technical means, and at the same time to transpose it far off in the remote, colorful atmosphere of the heroic, biblical times. I met Bloch some years later in Florence (where "Schelomo" f.nd his symphony "Israel" had the warmest success), and we ber gan a personal friendship, which continued in a long (and for me, interesting), correspondence. I consider him a real master, from every standpoint one of the greatest composers of our time; and his works of biblical inspiration (especially the first ones, which are bound to some of my dearest remembrances ..nd deepest emotions) are among my best beloved. In 1925, when all my uncles from a maternal side were dead,

the name extinguished, and the house deserted, it happened that I discovered in a bookcase, hidden under many books, a tiny little book of musical manuscripts. It was in the handwriting of my Grandfather; there were some Hebrew prayers set to music by himself. No one, even in the family, knew that he had been able to compose (it was "the ojd gen tlemen's secret") and the music was perhaps not of great value; still it was of greatest importance to me. Source of Whole Life I found there the source of my whole life, both in music and in faith; it was the revelation, the symbol perhaps of my destiny . . . And so I decided to compose my first Jewish work, which I dedicated to his memory and composed for the piano—the instrument which he wished me to play. I asked my mother to sing for me again the old, beloved melodies which I had heard him sing in my youth, and on these themes, through "the oral tradition" (as in the old times) I constructed my Hebrew rhapsody, "LeDanse del Ro David" ( K i n g David's Dances), a series of seven unrelated episodes. Today it is strange to say that this work had the most official first performance; it was chosen to represent modern Italian music in the International Festival of Contemporary Music held in Frankfort on the Main in 1927, and it was played (and how splendidly!) by the most "Aryan" among German pianists — Walter Gieseking. Ten years later, In 1937, although I knew he could no longer play music by a Jewish composer, I sent him my latest piano pieces, telling him J only wanted him to know . . . . He answered with a charming letter which began: "When the postman brought me your music, I was just playing, for my own pleasure, your 'Three Chorales on Hebrew Melodies,' which I find still admirable." I tried with the "Chorales" to construct a stricter and purelj contrapuntistic work on Hebrew melodies, not as an initiation, but somehow inspired by the chorales which Johann . Sebastian Bach ( and so many after him) composed on Lutheran chorales. In a word, a sort of "Jewish Bach-Busonl." But the most important at least in proportion, and I believe the most significant among my works of Jewish interpretation.is by far my second violin Concerto, "The

Prophets," written in 1931, at request of Jascha Heifetz. •'Concerto Italiano" Heifetz had already played very often, also in this country, my first violin concerto, which I called "Concerto Italiano." When he asked me to lay great pleasure, to write a new concerto for him, I felt I wanted to express another aspect of my origin, of my personality—the Jewish jone. It was also the time when the anti-Semitic movements started and became harder in Middle Europe, and my reaction was that I felt proud of belonging to a race so unjustly persecuted; I wanted to express this pride in some large work, glorifying "the splendor of the past days" (as Whitman would have said) and the burning inspiration which enflamed the "envoys of God," the Prophets. The violin seemed to me particularly adapted to personify, as a protagonist, the free and vivid eloquence of the Prophets, while the orchestra, in the multiform aspects of the symphonic texture, could evoke all the voices of the surrounding world: voices of people, voices fo Nature, voices of God. An ambitious plan, I acknowledge, and, preparing myself for such a task, I wished to base my attempt on some foundation, more reliable, scientifically speaking, than the "oral tradition" which helped me for the former work. But I could find very little; the songs of the Italian Jews, belonging to the Sephardic group, are greatly corrupted from the original Palestinian. The only work I was able to

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find of the historic scientific kind on the Jewish Italian melodies was a collection, printed in Florence about 1870, by Federico Consolo, an I t a l i a n violinist, which I also discovered in the bookcase of my grandfather; and I remembered that I had known CODSOIO himself, (a evry old man when I was a little child) who sang these melodies in the synagogue, with vivid, almost fanatic eyes, and with a shrill voice. I know scholars despise this" collection, not only for the bar. monization of the melodies, in a dull 19tfa century style, but for the themes themselves, often doubtfully transcribed. In fact, the few I picked out I tried to change end to bring back to a more authentic, or at least more plausible form; and for the rest, I had to supply themes of my own invention. "The Prophets" I remember when Toscanini examined the score (and was so very much interested in the historical side of the work, about which he asked me many explanations) he found my own themes much more Jewish than the traditional ones, and perhaps he was right. Toscanini granted the great honor of a first performance of "The Prophets" under his direction, and with Jascha Heifets as soloist, in Carnegie Hall, with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, in April, 1933. I heard the work one year later, played by Heifetz in Italy, several times and with the most extraordinary success . But "The Prophets" was also (Continued on page 5.)

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American Jewry has been the object of a wry and backhanded compliment in recent months. It has become commonplace """to point out that destruction of Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe, culminated by the ruthless crushing of Polish Jewry by the Nazis, has left this country and Palestine in positions of unprecedented world leadership in carrying on the Jewish tradition. This is a negative form of statement usually used by those who appeal to American Jews to awaken more fully to their responsibilities. It does not do full justice to the actual capacity for carrying on Jewish religious and cultural life which exists in this country. Long before the strength end quality of American Jewish institutions became a matter of immediate life and death importance/American Jews were making distinctive contributions to Jewish learning, • One of the most important and characteristic American developments was the movement for synthesis of traditional Jewish scholarship and* modern secular study. Two institutions, both founded by American Jews have long been the outstanding leaders in this Held. One is the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The other is [Yeshlva College in New York City. Of the two, the university in the Holy City has attracted wider general notice and has been the object of more pointing with pride by American Jews. The uni. que and remarkable achievements of the institution on Washington Heights.. have, comparatively, been overlokoed. Double.BarreUcd Education • Yeshiva College, a unit of the Yesbiva, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan . Theological Seminary, is an educational institution without a counterpart anywhere on earth. yrith its affiliated secondary school, it gives its students a double-barreled education, in Jewish subjects on the one hand and liberal arts and sciences on the other. In the morning the visitor may see the students as typical YeshIva-bochurim, standing at oldfashioned lecterns poring over the frayed and yellowed pages of their Talmuds under the guidance of grey-bearded .elders. In the. afternoon the same youths are to be found conjugating French or Latin verbs, discussing the' history of ancient Greece or i odern - Europe in classrooms and working over test-tubes and bunsen burners or dissecting frogs in the laboratories. Whether in the Talmud study or the laboratory, however, every Yeshlva student wears his "yarmelke,.". The orthodox Jewish custom of keeping the head covered is rigidly observed. Nevertheless, 'One variation has been introduce!, Some of 'the! students' yarmelkesj instead of being the usual black or other sombre hue, are made in red or other bright colors.'

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ust Washington Heights sees the quaint spectacle of Irish and Negro youngsters wearing the headgear generally associated in the public mind with the ghetto. Exceptions The only exceptions to the yarmelke rule are some of the Christian instructors at the college. A number of prominent Christian professors of, other institutions in the city serve Yeshiva part time in various secuiaf subjects, The college, with its limited resources, would not be able to employ men of their calibre full time, but they are interested and enthusiastic supporters of the institution and gladly serve for several hours weekly. Dr. Nelson P. Meade, acting president of the College of the City of New York, taught at Yeshiva in the afternoons for ten years until his elevation to his present post. Professor Charles F. Home of the City College English department not only taught at Yeshiva for many years—he wore the biggest yarmelke of any member/of the faculty. Lately the college faculty has been enriched by hte arrival of a number of refugee professors, some of them men of great renown. Of one, Dr. Bruno Z. Klsch, formerly, professor of biochemistry and experimental pathology at the University of Cologne, now professor of chemistry at Yeshiva, his collegues relate that he had to take the New York State examination for license to practice medicine, although his medical dictionary is used by physicians throughout America. Even a brief visit to Yeshiva affords compelling evidence of the vitality of the Jewish tradition in this country despite all the distractions of American life and the centrifugal forces supposedly operating iii American Jewry. The course in the college and high school is just about twice as difficult as in most other institutions qt their rank,' because of the double burden of Jewish and secular studies. The class day is seven to nine hours long, and sometimes more. Starting at nine o'clock in" the morning with Talmud, Hebrew, Jewsih history or other Jewish subjects, the students sometimes do not finish until eight o'clock

in the evening in the chemistry or physics laboratory. . School for Genius Yet so great is the demand for admission that the college is able to pick and choose among prospective students by standards more exacting than almost any institution in the country. There are 214 students in the college, 275 in the high school. Graduates of 'the extraordinarily difficult high school course must show a 75 per cent average for admission to the college. Graduates of other high schools must have, an average of 80 per cent or better. Students in the college must maintain at least a "B" grade in their heavy schedules in order to remain. Yet few fail to make the grade even in the freshman year. Of the entering classes of about 60, not more than five or six drop out — and these, going to other colleges generally make brilliant records. One is tempted to call Yeshiva a college of geniuses. It is not quite that but the exceptional brilliance of the student body is shown clearly by the results of standardized intelligence tests"of the American Council on Education. In 1938, Yeshiva freshmen made a median score of 102, compared with the 89.38 average for men college students throughout the ocuntry who took the test. Results in ther years have been about the same. Yet the undergraduates are in most respects a typical American college assortment — except that they are all Jews. They come from twenty-nine states and half a dozen foreign countries. So far aa their exacting studies permit* they indulge in all the usual extracurricular activities from chess and politics through basketball and horseplay. A large proportion of them have their dormitory rooms rigged ut with college banners, "No Parking" signs ani other standard undergraduate paraphernalia. While a considerable proportion go on to rabbinical study and training for Jewish education, many go into other professions and business. It is not the object of Yeshlva to train rabbis and Jewish teachers only, but citizens who have the fullest benefit from the dual heritage of Jewish and western culture. ' •.

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