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Central Ohio's Only Jewish NtMspaper Reaching Every Home * A WEEKLY NEWSPyWPER FOR THE JEWISH HOME Devoted to American and Jewish Ideala Vql. XIII —No.-34 COr.UBUS, OHIO, AUGU.ST 22, 1930 Per Year $3.00; Per Copy loc Scannipg the Horizon By DAVID SCHWARTZ American Jewish Congress Demands Drastic Actibn Against Assailants of Jews in Roumania A New Movie Star The movies at last are to have (heir first actor drafted from the ranks of the rabbinate. Gossip on the Rialto has ¦ it that Rabbi Abraham L. Fcinberg, who recently re¬ signed a highly lucrative position willi one of the leading synagogues of New York, is to join Hollywood's constella¬ tion. The stage name tentatively chosen by I^abbi Feinberg is Arnold Fabian. Fcinberg, it will be recalled, recently created a sensation by his withdrawal from the rabbinate, when he announced that nu longer did the Jewish pulpit air ford a vehicle for true religious expres¬ sion. Alas Alice! This has been in many respects a troublous year. Arab riots, Roumanian excesses—and now to cap it all, H, L. Mencken announces he is to wed. There at least, one might had hoped, Israel would get what is called in the vernac¬ ular "the break," but no, Destiny has 'willed otherwise. According to Park Row gossip, Men¬ cken for some time had been enamored of a Jewish maiden—a Jewish maid with the un-Jewish name of Alice Hughes. •. The young lady writes for the New York Telegram, But whether Miss Hughes was merely one of the many numerous friends of Meqcken or whether there was some other reason, Henry will middle aisle it, as Winchell would say, not with Alice but with some other damsel. Nevertheless, Hcnry^HMazel Tov! A Lore Thermometer Mencken is getting married at the age of fifty. Others get married at fifteen. This marrying business is so complex. What is the reason? The reason is simply: We still un¬ derstand so little the science of it. We know what forms of electricity attract each other, but we really don't know what types of people do. We know what ^ses and chemicals are suited to combine, but we don't know what sort of people are. We salute therefore our good lewish inventive friend, Gernsbach, who has now conie forward with a love ther- ihometef. ¦ This apparatus, for which a patent, I understand, is pending, tests scientifically the reaction of man .on woman and vice, versa.. . ¦ The instrument is applied about the body, and as soon, let us say, as your lady comes in, it registers the exact in¬ crease in the pulse, breathing and olhcr functions- How many possible couples have looked at each other with pining eyes. but each knew not of the love of the other. Well, this machine will do away with all that That is what the inventor says. Wer veiss? as.they say in French. A Patent Fight Speaking^ of Inventions, New York is now watching one of . the keenest legal tettles in recent years over an invention. I am referring to the fight between the Gillette blade people and the Probak blade organization. The stoiy goes back to Mem[4iis, Tenn., where there lived a Jewish in¬ ventive genius by the name pf Henry J. Gaisman. This Southerner had patented a number of things and has reaped a fortune in the millions from them. : Recently, he patented the new butterfly type of razor blade. I am not well enough versed in the mechanics of the thing to dwell on the alleged advantages, but at any rate, shortly after his hiade called the Probak blade was issued by the Auto-S<rop Razof Company, the Gillette peo^e came out with a shnilar looking blade. I hold no brief for cither company, so I think I can put it impartially by saying whoever originated : the blade first, the Probak people at least had Ihe advantage as far as getting the patent. For the fact of the matter is. that the Gillette blade has on it *Patent Pending. The Probak blade on the other hand long ago received the patent. However, I do not think we need to concern ourselves with this aspect of the matter, for rumor has it that negolia^ tions are tinder way by the Gillette Or- gani2ation to buy out the Probak com¬ pany. The Jewish Inventor What 1 want to talk about here is the inventor of the Probak blade. There is an interesting story to the man. Some y^rs ago, he invented a razor, which combined with it a stropping attachment. Eastman of Kodak Tame, reading an advertisement of the razor* sent Gaisman five dollars for one of the razors. Later, he liked it sb well, that Gaisman received another letter from Eastman, enclosing thirty dollars for a half dozen razors, which Eastman distributed among bis friends. Gaisman, noting Eastman's interest, sent a letter to him. in^ting him to ac¬ quire an interest in the new razor com¬ pany, Eastman retorted that in a busi¬ ness way. he intended to concentrate eit- tirdy on (he camera. Gaisniaii, as I have said, is an inventive genius, lie conimenct^ to think. He had an Idea for the camera, too. He wrote Eastman that he tltought he could devise what is now called the Auto¬ graphic camera. Eastman told him to go ahead. He did. and the rest is his¬ tory. Gaisman was paid #300,000 for the Autographic invention. And it is an interesting fact that for four years. Gaisn^in, white working onl the camera invention, and keeping East¬ man inforaied of all developments, rer fused to have any written guarantees from Eastman. Legally, Eastman might have appropriated the invention without perhaps giving Gaisman a cent. (Contimied on page 4) Delegation Headed By Dr. Stephen S. Wise And Mr. Bernard Deutsch Makes Emphatic Representations To The Roumanian Minister To The United States; List Of Recent Outrafres Are Cited; Declare That Those Responsible For Anti- Semitic Attacks Must Be Punished M- DAVILA ASSURES COMMITTEE THAT HIS GOVERN¬ MENT IS EARNESTLY ENDEAVORING TO COPE WITH THE SITUATION NEW VORK—Immediate and vigor¬ ous efforts on part of the Roumanian- government to suppress the anti-Semitic agitation'and the attacks uiion Jews in Roumania were urged ¦''yesterday after¬ noon by. a delegation froin the American Jewish Congress which waited upon His Execlledcy Carol A. Davila, Roumanian minister to the United States. The con¬ ference was held at Ihe Ritz-Carlton Ho¬ tel. The delegation, which included leading oflficers of the Congress and of the United Roumanian Jews of America and other affiliated organizations, con¬ sisted of the loIIowHig: Dr. Stephen S. Wise, honorary president of tbe Con¬ gress; Bernard S.. Deutsch, president; Bernard G. Richards, executive director; Hon. Carl Sherman, vice president; Judge Gustave Hartman, representing the Independent Order Brith Abraham; Leo Wolfson, president' of the United Roumanian Jews of Amerira; Hemran Speier, executive secretary of this body; Israel N. Thurman, Dr. Joseph Tenen- baum, and Baruch Zuckerman. Voices American Jewry's Feelings In the address delivered by Dr. Wise, he emphatically voiced the feelings of American Jews who'"have been horrified to behold a recent recrudescence of anti-, Jewish excesses, which for many reasons we had believed to be impossible," saying that our dismay was all the greater on finding "that the advent of the present government has not resulted in the ces¬ sation of these oft-repeated acts of big¬ otry and brutality." Tlic formal memorandum presented hv Mr. Deutsch and signed by all the mem¬ ber of the delegation, after reciting the list of lamentable, recent occurrences in different parts of Roiimania, which brought injury and destruction to vari¬ ous Jewish communities, urged upon His Excellency, the Roumanian ministry, lo convey to his government the very im¬ perative necessiteis of the situation. This included the immediate liquidation of the - various organizations that have been perpetraiting the outrages, t^e sup¬ pression of all acts of violence and the issuance of a declaration on the part of the government that will make absolutely dear its.firm and unequivocal detcrifiina- tion to assure the safety of Roumanian Jewry. Are Deeply Concerned Dr. Wise spoke as follows: "As fel¬ low-Jews we are deeply concerned about the fate of Jewish citizens in Roiimania. As Americans, we are profoundly inter¬ ested in the well-being of the neiv and enlarged Roumania, in the framing of which our country; through its represen¬ tatives at-Versailles, had a decision and honorable part. "The newly enlarged Roumartia, faired by new opportunities of national life and development, accepted as a solemn and iuevasibic obligation written into its Constitution, the maintenance of the civil and religious rights of its minority peoples. One of such nunority poimla- tions is Jewish, loyal and law-abiding without taint of inlransigeance unless it is to he inspired and made inevitable by calculated and systematic injustice. "We have been horrified to behold a recent recrudescence of anti-Jewish ex¬ cesses in your country, which for many reasons we had believed to be impossible. No government can sincerely declare it¬ self impotent to avert such atrocities as have dishonored your country in recent years. The deeper our dismay to find that the advent of the present govern ment has not resulted in the cessation of these oft-repeated acts of bigotry and brutality! "This spectacle, with alt the physical hurt, material loss and spiritual wound it brings to our fellow-Jews, is (he more disheartening because it is coincident with tbe coming to the throne of a sov¬ ereign who seems resolved to strengthen Ihe iMlIars of justice throughout his kingdom. "We must be forgiven, if wc venture to observe that it is hardly befitting the dig- iiity of a great State to excuse or even ex¬ plain excesses on the ground of diflficut- ties inherited from earlier governments' and regimes. Let it but be known that your government will sternly and swiftly pun¬ ish not only those guilty of excesses but above all those enemies and betrayers of Roumania. of wliatsocver poSitiol and partisan aifiliation, who incite an other^ wise just and peaceful population to the most grievous injustice and wruig-doiug against their Jewish neighbors through r ( A Special Notice to AH Local Organizations every manner of Mack falsehood nnd calumny,—and these things will end at once. Grievous Hart It cannot be necessary. Your Exccl- Iclicy, to remind you and your enlight¬ ened government that the anti-Semitic excesses, which have within the last weeks inflicted the deepest injury And the crudest suffering upon fcllow-JeWs, do grievous and it may be cureless hurt to your country. The material and moral foundations of a land will not be held to be secure if and as long as it suffers to go unpunished acts of violence and op¬ pression by certain groups of the popu¬ lation against another. The world can hardly be expected to have faith in the stability of a nation which tolerates ex¬ cesses by one portion of its people against another.' "Wc would not insult Roumania by assenting to the quasi-5tit»ulation of a member of the present government that |>cace and security for our fellow-Jews in Roumania depend upon the investment of capital which Jews either make or cause to be made in your land. Rouma¬ nia, as a great and growing country, must understand that the surest guar¬ antee of the faith of other lands, and peoples in the security of her foundations lies in thc: avoidance of strife and ex¬ cesses within iier own borders. "We are confident that the. present crisis will pass and that reparation will not be withheld from the Jewish victims of disorder and violence. Dare we not hope that Roumania will at last take its place among lands, which would not for a moment tolerate that mor-il and pl-vN- ical incendiarism of which the Cuzists and their deluded followers have made.| themselves guilty? Our appeal is to the conscience and culture of the Roumania which our fellow-Jews have for centii^ ries deeply cherished and faithfidly served/' Text of. Memorandum Thc full text of the memorandum pre'-' sented by Mr. Deutsch is given below: August 13, li>:iO. His Excellency, Carol A. Davila, Roumanian Minister, Washington, P. C Excellency: Sincerely appreciating, as we do, the earnest desire of your Excellency to as¬ certain the sense of American Jewry as regards, the plight of their fellow-Jew!i in Roumania and being duly cognizant of the steps recently taken by your Ex- ^ cclleiicy's government to protect the rights of Roumanian Jews^ we do not propose at this time to dilate upon thc unfortunate happenings wliich, partic¬ ularly of late, have tended to destroy the sense of security in respect of life, limb and property oh Ihe part of thc Jews of Bukowina, Bessarabia, Transylvania and other sections of Ihe Roumanian State; nor do we desire to enumerate herein the crimes of murder, assault, pillage, and arson that have been visited upon thc Jews of Roumania by organized and wide-spread groups, whose leaders have. at least in the past, enjoyed the protec¬ tion if not the actual encouragement and subvention of officials occupying positions of high responsibility, bespite Ihe fact that we have been only too well and pain¬ fully aware of all the horrors that the names of Cu^a, Codreanu, Danila, Totu, and Tazlauanu suggest—to enumerate some of Ihe instigators of the more re¬ cent disturbances—wc have refrained from making open and vigorous denun¬ ciation, in order to avoid its inevhable effect upon the good name of Rouipnia and in the hope that your government would at fast find an effective iway of suppressing Ihe activities of those who are in a very real sense the enemies of Roumania. Wc are being forced to the conclu¬ sion, however, that the threat of even graver excesses in the near future makes it incumbent upon us to lay before your Excellency Ihe very imperative necessi¬ ties of the situation, to which it is our earnest hope and confident expectation ihat your Excellency's government will lend its resolute and effective efforts. I. The immediate liquidatiop of the various organizations that have been in¬ stigating and perpetrating the outrages ill question against llie Jewish people, such as the Iron Guard, the Archangel Michael League, the Christian Students League, etc. (Conthiued on page 4) All local orj^anizations de- Biring publicity in o^r big special New Year Number which will be issued on Tuesday, September 23rd, arc hereby requested to mail in reports of their ac¬ tivities at once. It is the policy of the Ohio Jewish Chronicle lo include in its Rosh-Hashonah num¬ ber resumes of the work accomplished during the past year by every Temple, Synagogue, and Society in Columbus and central Ohio. 1 We want io ^ve as much More Than ^2,000,000 Were Collected from American Jewry for the Aid of Stricken Jews of Palestine The Cost Of Raising This Large Fund Was 3«/2%; $146,624.79 Still Remains Here; David A. Brown Makes Report On The Work Of Palestine Emergency Fund; Lauds The Spirit Of Cooperation Manifested By Jews All Over Amer¬ ica; Says The Press Of America Was Ex¬ tremely Liberal ACTUAL EXPENDITURE OF FUND WAS IN THE HANDS OF A COMMITTEE IN PALESTINE COMPOSED OF P. RUTTENBERG, DR. M. B. HEXTER, AND CJOLONEL KISCH space as possible to these fiffairs. Please cooperate with us. If convenient, all material should be mailed in by Sep¬ tember Sth. Please give this notice your immediate attention and thereby facil¬ itate the work of our Edi¬ torial Department. — The Editor, The Ohio Jewish Chronicle. British Government's White Paper Re v e a I s Soviet Strictures on Religion The White Paper Points Out That The 191S Decree Has Been Extended In Other , Directions LONDON—The growing severity of the Russian legal restrictions against re¬ ligion since the death of Lenin in If'^t and the departures in the Soviet's atti¬ tude toward religion since the promulga¬ tion of the 1918 decree dealing with the reparation of church and state are ,,re- \ealcd ill a White Paper publi.shed here by tbe British government. The material contained in tbe White Paper is based /vj. information .yi^tained by the Br>tish embassy in Moscow. The issuance ol the White Piiiicr is in conformity with a promise made by the Labor government io the Conservatives at the height of the world-wide protests against religious x^crsccution in Russia earlier in the year. The White Paper jmints out that while in 11)18 it was decreed that "each citizen is free to profess any or no religion" and all laws banning civil rights as a rc- -sult of the profcssionof any particular religion were revoked, by 1924 the re¬ ligious legislation was amended to bar from election to office and the right to. vote all "ministers of religion, of all be¬ liefs and doctrines, actually follo%ving Ibeir profession, and monks." By 1920 the religious decree of, 1918 was further changed and extended to persons "formerly or at present serving as servants of religious cults of all re¬ ligions and persuasions, such as monks, lay brothers and sisters, priests, deacons, psalmists. niulai>s, muezzins, rabbis, can¬ tors, Roman Catholic clergy, pastors, readers, and persons with other names who carry out .similar duties iiidcpend ently of whether tliey receive a salary for the execution of those duties." The White Paper points out that the 1918 decree has been extended in other directions, too. While religious educa¬ tion was originally only banned in all state, public and private educational in stitutions where general education was given, citizens were permitted to teach and be taught religion privately. This has since been changed to make it a vio¬ lation of tbe criminal code punishable by compulsory labor for a period of not more than a year to teach religion to persons under age in state or pt4vate e<lucational institutions. The full text of the decree of Ihe All Russian Central Executive and thc Soviet of Ihe People's Commissars of the U. S. S. R. was first made available in English in this country by the Jewish Tele¬ graphic Agency, It was reprinted in Bulletin No. -Jfil of the Carnegie Endow¬ ment for International Peace. PICNIC SUNDAY AT OLEN¬ TANGY PARK UNDER AUS¬ PICES OF THE COLUM¬ BUS REBECCA HOME LODGE On Sunday. August 24th, the Colum¬ bus Rebecca Plome Lodge is holding a picnic at Olentangy Park. Get your baskets read^and come out early to the park.where>you will enjoy a day's out¬ ing, fhe tickets to the picnic, which can be procured from any of the mem¬ bers of Ihe lodge, are also admittance tickets to the park. A great time ia awaiting you. Be sure you are there with your. entire family. NEW YORK—Mrire than $2,0(fO,000 were collected from American Jewry for the aid of their stricken coreligionists in Palestine as a result of thc Arab up¬ risings last year, it was announced yes¬ terday by David A. Brown, chairman of the Palestine Emergency, in a final rc- jwrt just issued. According to Mr. Brown, $2,083,818 was actually collected, which plus interest earned of $30,407.50 makes the total secured reach $2,114,- 225.89. This suni, Mr. Brown added, does not include $100,000 'which was sent direct to Palestine by Nathan Straus, who gave $oO,000 of this amount, and by Julius Rosenwald and Felix M. Warburg who each dispatched $25.0(10. The cost of raising this large fund, Mr. Brown emphasized, was 3j4 per cent, , which, in his opinion, is an ex¬ tremely low record for such undertak¬ ings. If the interest earned on the money is deducted from the expenses in curred in the "campaign, Mr. Brown pointed out, then the cost of collecting over $2,000,000 from all parts of America and Alaska, would'be a fraction over 2%, thus assuring 98 cents of every dol¬ lar for Palestine. $146,624.79 Still Remains Here Of the sum raised in this country, Mr. Brown .said, in his report, $146,624.79 still remains here. He said that moneys | were transmitted abr6ad (luring the pasl i year as follows: ^710,025.05 to Palestine.I $189,242.88 to' England, and $1,000,000 to the Deutsche Bank in BerHii, under a special agreement with Felix M. War¬ burg to cover allocations already made by Ihe Palestine Emergency Committee in Palestine. Mr. Brown also announced that the funds are being handled in Palestine by a special committee com¬ posed of Pincus Ruttenberg, Dr. Maurice B. Hiexter, American member of thc Jewish Agency, and Colonel Frederick H. Kisch. The Palestine Emergency Fund was organized a year ago August immediately | after the pogroms were Started in the Holy Land by the Arabs. The fund was, sponsored by the Zionist Organization of i America and was aided by the Unified Jewish Campaign and Hadassah. Personnel Thc personnel of the organizations was composed of the following: Honorary chairmen—Nathan Straus, Julius Rosen¬ wald, Felix M. Warburg, Louis Unter- meyer, Louis Marshall (now deceased); cbairman-T-David A. Brown; executive committee—Dr. Cyrus Adler, Joseph Baskin, Miss Juliette Benjamin, David M. Bressler, Gedalia Bublick, Bernard S. Deutsch, David Dubinsky, Harry Fierst, Jonah J. Goldstein, Chaim Greentjcrg, Rabbi James G. Heller, Mrs. R6se Hal- perin. Dr. Etevid J. Kaliski, Hon. Her¬ bert H. Lehman, Abraham Liebovitz, Dr. Nathan Ratnoff, James N. Rosen¬ berg. Hon. Nelson Ruttenberg, Mrs. Robert Szold, b: C. Vladeck, Petei Wiemik, Baruch Zuckerman; treasurer- Isidore D. Morrison; secretary—Itfarcy 1. Berger. In making his final reimrt public Mr. Brown said: "In presenting the final re¬ port of the Palestine Emergency Fund, I want at thc outset to pay my respects to all those forces who were instru¬ mental in helping to raise in excess of $2,000,000 during the period of a few months. "Simiiltancously with the tragic hap¬ penings in Palestine in the early part of August, 1929, there was formed thc Palestine Emergency Fund. The Zionist Organization of America, through its executive committee, sponsored the Fund and I was appointed its chairman with power to build up an executive body and campaign organization throughout the conntry. Appeals Made "Appeals were immediately made to every organized synagogue and lemple, to every fraternal order, and to tbe Yid¬ dish, Anglo-Jewish, and English press in this country, as well as to ttie 110.000 known Jewish leaders throughout the United States and Canada. .. "Within a period of two weeks prac¬ tically every state in the Union includ¬ ing Alaska, had formed a teniporary or¬ ganization and funds began to flow into the treasury in fairly large sums. A few days after the announcement of the formation of the Palestine Emergency "In the many years that European and Palestinian! relief has been carried on there has never been such immediate re¬ sponse and such generous participation. Civilization had been outraged by the brutal attack of- the Arabs upon the Jews, To the Jews in particular cainc this call for immediate help and though it was a period of mourning for the Jews, yet they were aroused into aggressive action which resulted in an exhibition of giving never before equalled in this or any other country. Not only was there a steady stream of money flowing into the treasury of the Palestine Emergency Fund, but there was a flow of money from individuals and organizations into Palestine direct, the amount of which will never be known. Burdens Are Assumed "Tile biirdcn of the actual working de¬ tails of this hurriedly thrown togethet; organization was assumed by the Zionist Organization, by the Hadassah Organi¬ zation, and by the United Jewish, Oun- paign and it is beyond my possibilities to picture the herculean efforts of the personnel making up these respective or¬ ganizations. To begin to name those outstanding individuals who gave so freely of themselves during this period is impossible, but in justice it must be said that, they all gave of themselves with a perfect abandon, without regard to the inany personal sacrifices necessary —standard hours bf labor were forgot¬ ten; the work continued night and day, eating when they could and sleepinE when there was time. "The press of America was extremely liberal in the space allotted not only to the catastrophe itself but to the publicity necessary to a money raising effort of this nature^ The Yiddish and Anglo-< Jewish press, generous at' all times in connection with relief efforts, were es¬ pecially so during the Emergency Fund effort, many of them opening their col¬ umns to a plea for funds that resulted in several hundred thousands of dollars being collected by the Yiddish press without the cost of a penny to the Emergency Fund. Constantly in Touch "While the Palestine Emergency Fund in this country had no direct contact with funds collected in other parts" of the world, yet it was constantly in touch with what was being accomplished. Thc. Fund is reliably informed that approxi-; mately $800,000.00 has been collected,- making the total funds available for! Palestine close to $3,000,000.00. • "In submitting this report, its purpose is piirely tbat of dealing with the col¬ lection of funds and general disburse¬ ments. It does not in any way presume to touch upon the actual expenditure of this Fund, iWs being in the hands of a committee in Palestine composed of Zionists and Palestinian forces of which the following were members:—Mr. Rut¬ tenberg, Dr. Maurice B. Hexter, and Colonel Ktsch. "It is my hope that never again may such a calamity befall our people, but if it should, I am sure that the Jews of America' who gave of themselves so readily and so generously, will do so again." Z Jewish Women Fall Heir to $10,000,000 Estate WORCESTER—Two Jewish women from Worcester, Mrs. Helen C. Allman' and Miss Jeanette Levi, sisters, have fallen heir to au estate of more than $10,000,000, it became known today. They are bequeathed virtually the entire prop¬ erty of the late Albert.Levi, millionaire jewelry and furniture store magnate, ac-: cording to his will filed in Thompson-' ville. Conn. The parents of Mr. Levi are also remeinbercd but no sp»:ific amount is named in the will. Albert J. Levi was the chief owner of the 126 Kay Jewelry stores and 2fi Hadley Furniture stores in various cities throughout the United States. He ift said to have been the first man to intro¬ duce miniature golf on his estate at En¬ field, Conn, The sisters of Mr. Levi are named as the principal beneficiaries under the terms of the trust which ap- iwinted Edwin M. Rosenthal of Detroit Fund, we were cabling money to Pales-1 and Edmund L Kaufman of Washington/ D. C, as executors. &g^«i m f^^f^^^ftj-,''^- -',3^^^
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Central Ohio's Only
Reaching Every Home
A WEEKLY NEWSPyWPER FOR THE JEWISH HOME
Devoted to American
Vql. XIII —No.-34
COr.UBUS, OHIO, AUGU.ST 22, 1930
Per Year $3.00; Per Copy loc
Scannipg the Horizon
American Jewish Congress Demands
Drastic Actibn Against Assailants of
Jews in Roumania
A New Movie Star
The movies at last are to have (heir first actor drafted from the ranks of the rabbinate.
Gossip on the Rialto has ¦ it that Rabbi Abraham L. Fcinberg, who recently re¬ signed a highly lucrative position willi one of the leading synagogues of New York, is to join Hollywood's constella¬ tion. The stage name tentatively chosen by I^abbi Feinberg is Arnold Fabian.
Fcinberg, it will be recalled, recently created a sensation by his withdrawal from the rabbinate, when he announced that nu longer did the Jewish pulpit air ford a vehicle for true religious expres¬ sion.
This has been in many respects a troublous year. Arab riots, Roumanian excesses—and now to cap it all, H, L. Mencken announces he is to wed. There at least, one might had hoped, Israel would get what is called in the vernac¬ ular "the break," but no, Destiny has 'willed otherwise.
According to Park Row gossip, Men¬ cken for some time had been enamored of a Jewish maiden—a Jewish maid with the un-Jewish name of Alice Hughes. •. The young lady writes for the New York Telegram,
But whether Miss Hughes was merely one of the many numerous friends of Meqcken or whether there was some other reason, Henry will middle aisle it, as Winchell would say, not with Alice but with some other damsel.
Nevertheless, Hcnry^HMazel Tov!
A Lore Thermometer
Mencken is getting married at the age of fifty. Others get married at fifteen. This marrying business is so complex. What is the reason?
The reason is simply: We still un¬ derstand so little the science of it. We know what forms of electricity attract each other, but we really don't know what types of people do. We know what ^ses and chemicals are suited to combine, but we don't know what sort of people are.
We salute therefore our good lewish inventive friend, Gernsbach, who has now conie forward with a love ther- ihometef. ¦
This apparatus, for which a patent, I understand, is pending, tests scientifically the reaction of man .on woman and vice, versa.. . ¦
The instrument is applied about the body, and as soon, let us say, as your lady comes in, it registers the exact in¬ crease in the pulse, breathing and olhcr functions-
How many possible couples have looked at each other with pining eyes. but each knew not of the love of the other. Well, this machine will do away with all that
That is what the inventor says.
Wer veiss? as.they say in French.
A Patent Fight
Speaking^ of Inventions, New York is now watching one of . the keenest legal tettles in recent years over an invention. I am referring to the fight between the Gillette blade people and the Probak blade organization.
The stoiy goes back to Mem[4iis, Tenn., where there lived a Jewish in¬ ventive genius by the name pf Henry J. Gaisman. This Southerner had patented a number of things and has reaped a fortune in the millions from them. : Recently, he patented the new butterfly type of razor blade. I am not well enough versed in the mechanics of the thing to dwell on the alleged advantages, but at any rate, shortly after his hiade called the Probak blade was issued by the Auto-S