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i5*LisfjrfjkK^^i!i-r* Central Ohio's Only Jewish Newspaper Reaching Every Home A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR THE JEWISH HOME Devoted to American and Jewish Ideals Vol. Xlll —No. 10 COLUMBUS, OHIO, MARCH ;, 1930 Per Year $3^00; Per Copy loc Scanning the Horizon DAVID SCHWARTZ Excuse Mc a Minute It vvas not many months ago—at a little affair in Sea Gale—the fashionable part of Coney Island. I really shouldn't say "affair"—just a gathering of about four or five at thc home of a young man. v;ho was an actor sometimes—when he could get work—and at other times, he helped his father fix roofs. He was a young man in his middle twenties. All of a sudden he arose. "Excuse mc, a minute," he said, "I've got tc write a play." r smiled—So did several others. "Funny fellow," I said. "He's going to write a play in a minute." "Yes," they chiriwd, "he's tliat way. He keeps ou writing plays, but nobody ever sees them but himself." Roofer Turns Playright But now he has clicked—and "howl Yes, it's John Wexley—<jf \vhom I do pen these lines—authoi' of "The Last Mile," which appears to he the outstand¬ ing hit of the New York season. Already sold out for three months in advance, with an offer from Hollywood of $100,- 000 for the fihn right.s. Wexley is a nephew of Maurice Schwartz of Jewish Art Theatre fame, and now and then he has played parts with his uncle. Not so many years ago, he was hoboing over the country and claims the ,chain]Honship for sleeping in town jails. In his tramping, for want of money to stop at hotels, he lodged at pplice_ stations—in no less than (15 tovrais and villages. His real iiamc, hy the way, is Jacob Wexler. Origin of "British" There have been two books recently is¬ sued dealing with the life of King George and from them I gather that while the whole world calls the Prince of Wales hy the name, Edward, he is just plain David to his royal pa and ma. Some day then we shall have a King David on the throne of Britain. And then, I dare say, that group of English¬ men who have always maintained that the English are the lost Ten Tribes, will urge more strongly their beliefs. One of ' their arguments, I understand, is based ¦ on the very .word—"British." They say it comes from the Hebrew words— "Brith Ish'* — that is, a man-of tbe Covenant. . Penn On the Indians But if I were disposed to accept any theory of the Ten Tribes other than thev were assimilated with their neigh¬ bors and so were lost, I would rather lean to the claims made for the Amcfican Indians. If you want to read something inter¬ esting along those lines, go to your li¬ brary, and dig up some of the writings of William Penn, the Quaker founder of the State of Pennsylvania. Penn belieyed that the Red Men were Hebraic^ in origin. He pointed out that the Indian tribes were in the habit of offeripg as a sacrifice their first fruits, that in their councils, it was the elders who decided, jn true Scriptural fashion— they also believed in a Great .Spirit but worshipped many other things as subor¬ dinate, gods, and did not the Hebrew prophet exclaim—"How many are thy gods, O Israeli" Moreover, Pnen thought that the Indian tongue had sim- i-arities to the Hebrew and Penh knew Hebrew. He thought, too, that their fa¬ cial features, bore much in common with the Jews. Impressed by Jerusalem If you want t6 know who will be the real Jews of tomorrow, don*t visit yoiir so-called ghettoes — don't search out those who have been steei>ed and saturated in a Jewish atmosphere. At least, that's my theory. Instead, visit the homes of those perhaps, whom you have felt were a bit alienated from the Jewish idea. Recently a young girl, daughter of a Jewish multimillionaire, Many Are Looking Forward To the Zionist Concert On March 23rd Cantor Anshel Freedman la In Charge Of All Arrangements For The Affair To Be Held At Hebrew School Plans arc nowmidt^r way for the con¬ cert being arranged by the Coliimbus Zif^nist District to be licld on Sunday, March 23rd, at the Columbus Hebrew School Auditorium on East Kich Street, it was announced this week by Robert Mellman, president of the District. Cantor Anshel Freedman of the Agudath Achim Synagog has charge of arrange¬ ments for the affair and is now getting together some excellent musical features and numbers for this occa.sion. One of the special events of this con¬ cert will be the presentation of a radio to the lucky number selected from a large box containing all tickets which have been sold for the affair. The Ex¬ ecutive Board have ' been distributing these tickets during the past few weeks and according to many of the inembers, a large .sale has thus far occurred. At the last meeting of the Executive Boar<l held last Siindny, it was decided to start a si>eclal cami>aign in order tb collect outstanding delinquent dues from those niembers \vho have not paid Ihcir dues for W29. Letters received from national ofTicials of the Zionist Organi- xatiunof America urge Coliimbus to in¬ crease its menihership and also to collect outstanding delinquent dues. A commit¬ tee is now working to plan procedure for this purpose. The Executive Board have under, ad¬ visability the niatter of arranging a pro¬ test meeting for March 16th in reference to the religious persecution of the Soviet Russian Government. Letters have been received from the American Jewish Con¬ gress urging Columbus to eoopcrate with, all other communities in holding protest meetings. Leaders of the community have not definitely decided what to do. This matter wiir be decided during the coming week. Word has been received from Isaac Carmel of Oeveland that Rabbi Barnett R. Brickner will be available for a joint meeting of thc Columbus Zionist District and the B'nai B'rith Lodge during the month of March. Definite plans will be Eimounced later. Notes From the Jewish In¬ fants Home of Ohio The following memorials have been received at thc Home from:—Mr. and Mrs. Morris Mitchell and Miss Rose Siigarinan in mei^ory of Mr. Joseph Schonthal; Mr. Edward J. Goodman and Mrs. Joseph C, Goodman in memory of Mrs. Clara G. Burgmidcr and Simon D- Uurgundcr; Mr. and Mrs. Max Good¬ man, Miss Rose Sugarman, Mrs. S- Loeb, Mrs. Hannah Benedict, Mr. Sid¬ ney L. Basch, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Henline and Mr. and Mrs., Harry Kohn, in memory of Mrs. I. J. Schatz; Mr. and) Mrs. Samuel Levin, and Mr. T. H. Rosenfield of Springfield, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. I.qaac and Mrs. Charles Freidcn- tcr ill ineni6ry of Joseph I. Goldsmith; Mr. an<l Mrs- Joseph C. GootUnan, Dr. and Mrs. Louis Kahn, Mr. and Mrs. Ed¬ gar B. Isaac, Mr. and Mrs. Max Rieser, Miss Rose Sugarman, Mrs. Gertrude Elose, Mr. and Mrs. Joel Basch, Mr. and Mrs. Max Harmon, aud Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Yuster, in memory of Carol Betty Freundlich of Mansfield; Miss Rose Su¬ garman, in memory of her mother, Mrs. Mollie Sugarman, Big Purim Celebration Agudath Achim, On March llth At WILL BE GUEST OF HONOR AT B'NAI B'RITH MEET¬ ING MONDAY 'i Four Prominent Men Will Participate In Symposium Next Tuesday, March 11th Temple Brotherhood Will Cele¬ brate "Father and Son Night" Next Tuesday At Prog¬ ress Club Announce Hostesses For Jr. Sisterhood Dance, Sunday, March 9th Tlie Misses Annette Benningson, Sclma Brandt, Clarci Neustadt, Dorothy Tuckerman, aud Martha Friereich, will be hostesses Sunday evening at the dance of the Junior Sisterhood at the East Broad Street Temple. Rusty Parker's orchestra will enter¬ tain. Several specialties will also, be given in a floor program. The regular meetiiig which was post- iwned March C, will be held March 12, at eight o'clock in the temple. The membership drive will be closed at this meeting. Miss Gertrude Schlezinger, mcipbersliip chairman, announces that tht losing membership team will entertain tbe organization at the meeting. Plans will be discussed for the party C. J. W.'s FINAL BOOK RE¬ VIEW ON MONDAY, MARCH 17TH The final book review of the season in the course sponsored by the Educational committee of the Council of Jewish Wo¬ men, will be delivered on Monday, March 17tb. Rabhi Jacob Tarshish will review "The Man Who Pretended," by W. B. Maxwell. Those who have heard the previous reviews by the Rabbi need not be urged to turn out for tliis one. The book review will be held at thc Winding Hollow City Club on Parsons Avenue. uiiaire, was married, i ...i :„i . . . ,. ,. . . ., Her husband is a member of the biggest j "'"'^"' " '" >"= ''=''' "> Aprd. banking firms in America. On their honeynioon, of course, they went abroad. .And it may interest you to know that it was not Paris—not the Riviera—not Mu¬ nich or any other European city that in¬ terested them. Instead, it was Jerusalem that made the deepest impression. After all, why shouldn't I name her? It was Helen Lehman Buttenweisei. daughter of Arlhijr Lehman and niece of the Lieutenant Governor of New York. And incidentally, she has just been ap¬ pointed by Mayor Walker as the suc¬ cessor of Sophie Irene Loeb in thc Child Welfare Department. Pray or Swim 7 _A lady very prominently connected Avith one of the major Jewish women's organizations tells about it herself. Re¬ cently, she was in Palestine. "Are you a member of the Syna¬ gogue?" this lady, whose parents were natives of America, was asked hy a Palestinian. "Certainly," she replied. "Do you pray or do y^iu swim?" came back the Palestinian. Which question does seem to have some relativity in these days, when the synagogue h but one unit of the syna¬ gogue or temple center. Our Own Little Pepy's Diary Up betimes and to the city, running into Jacob de Haas who told nie that he had heard the funniest yet. a man, it ai>- pears. being to see him who proposed to translate tbe Talmud into Yiddish. The man averring, that just as Mendelsohn by translatlnc; the Bible into' a modern luUgu^E'e took'the Jews out -of the Ghetto, the Yiddish scribe bv the Yiddish trans¬ lation proposed to lead them back be¬ hind the wall. . . And then to see Dr. Bloch of the Neiv York Public Library from whom T learned, soon would ap¬ pear his annual report, showiner bigeeit business ever in Jewish division, but why he asks, will Tews give monev for S!a- - (Continued on page 4) The Sisterhood of the Agudath .\chim Congregation will celebrate Purim this year with a musicale and tea on Tuesday evening, March llth, between 7 and . 10 at the Synagogue. Mrs. Max Kanter has Jbeen chosen general chair¬ man for this affair. Mrs. Nutis, entertainment chairman, lias arranged a very interesting program of local talent, comprised of (1) Cantor Ansel Frcedman, who will be accom¬ panied on the piano by his daughter, Tobie; (2) Mrs. Louis Brickner, vocal soloist; (3) Miss Reva Zuravsky, vocal soloist; (4) Miss Sara Parish, vioHri soloist. Miss Sylvia Phillipson will ac¬ company Mrs. Brickner and Miss Zu- lavsky on the piano. Those who %yin serve as hostesses with Mrs. Kanter are:—Mrs. B. Lakin, Mrs. A- Shaffer, Mrs. S. Goldman, Mrs. Jacob Krakowitz, Mrs. Amon H. ThaM^ Mrs. Simon Topolosky, and Mrs. I. Nu¬ tis, A cordial invitation is extended to all men and.women to be present Tuesday evening, March llth, at the Agudath Achim Congregation. « March Meeting Of Lazarus Sisterhood Will Be Held Next Tuesday At Temple The March meeting of the Rose E. Lazarus Sisterhood will be held Tues¬ day, March llth, at 2- o'clock in the vestry rooms of the Temple. The play, "Meteor," a guild play by S. M.- Behr- man,' will be read by several members of thc Sisterhood. Rabbi Jacob Tarshish will give a resume of thc play before the reading. l/its. Celia Kahn Rosenthal is in charge of the afternoon's program. The mothers of the conArmands will hold a meeting after the Sisterhood meeting. OSCAR. A BROWN What promise.-i li> he (me of the best atteiKJed iiit'etiti^s lield under thc auspices of ;;ion lo(\iiv, Xo. [i2, [. O. B.B., in recent nmiiUi.s will lake place Monday evening, .Marcli 10th. at the Progress Club, 112 ['arsoivi^ Avenue. The chief speaker and guest of honor for this oc¬ casion will be Oscar A. Brown, of the .¦\ttorney. General's office, one of thc out¬ standing youiiK men in Ohio Jewry. Mr. Brown possesses a rich cultural back¬ ground and is reputed to be a gifted speaker who is constantly In demand all oyer the Ml'iJdle West. He is fortunate in being able to speak on the most ab¬ struse subjects in a lioijular vein. The subject which Mr. Brown has choseii for his address oni Monday eve¬ ning is "What Is the Matter Witli Our Young People?" He has made a care¬ ful study of this all-absorbing question aip:J has spoken on it before numerous or- grtniznlMins in various' sections of the Buckeye .state and elsewhere. He has also written extensively on this subject. He ai)proaches this thcine from an en¬ tirely new angle. I Among th6.se who have volunteered to particii>ate In the discussion following Mr. Brown's address arc the following active meinbers, of Zion Lodge:—David A. Peiros, Isadore; W. Garek, Allan Tarshish, Jacob B. Wolstein, Frank V. Bayer, Harry Schwartz, Roy J. Stone, Kobert L. Mellman, and Aaron M. Neus¬ tadt. This nieeting is being arranged by thc Educational Committee headed hy Mr. Xcnstadt. , Let us all tlurn out aud spend a pleas¬ ant evening amidst congenial surround¬ ings. Don't forget Monday evening, Marcli 10th, at the Progress Club, 142 Parsons Avemic, .Son.s of inembers of the Hryden Koad Temple Brotherhood as well as the adults have been looking forward to thc coining meeting which will he in thc nature of a Father and Son affair lo be held at the Winding Hollow City Club, 112 Par¬ sons Avenue, on Tuesday, March llth, at (KliO P. M. The program for this affair is most fitting for fathers and sons. The Cotter family, composed of splendid juvenile en¬ tertainers, will render musical numbers, dances and instrument playing. Pat Crowe, ^1 well-known vaudeville singer, will give several selections. Mr. Crowe was obtained through the efforts of Jack O. S. U. STUDENTS INVITED TO BROTHERHOOD DIN¬ NER MEETING Allan Tarshish, president of the Bryden Rd. Temple Brother¬ hood, has extended invitations to members bf the Hillel Foun¬ dation and the various Jewish fraternities on the campus of O. S. IT. to attend the "Father and Son" dinner meeting iwhich wil! be held on Tuesday^ March llth. at the Progress Club, 142 Par- . sons Avenue, at 6:30 o'clock. All reservations must fae made by Monday noon. Call the Temple oflice, Adams 8535, at once. Jews In the News By BERNARD POSTAL Agudath Achini Sisterhood To Meet Sunday Afternoon A regular meeting of the Agudath Achim Sisteriiood will take place Sun¬ day afternoon, Marcli Oth, at 2:30 o'clock, at the Synagogue. Mrs. I, Nutis, entertainment chairman, ment, has arranged, a musical program including vocal solos- by Miss Mina Volk and Miss Sylvia Philipson. Hostesses for the social hour willbe Mrs. S. Goldmait, Mrs. S. Topoloshy, Mrs. I. Nutis, Mrs. }. Krakowitz, and Mrs. Max Kanter. A GENTLE REMINDER Dear Subscribers:-^ We know that you enjoy reading the Chronide. We also know that you realize its importance to this community and its effectiveness in serving the needs of Jewry. May we suggest that you now show your appreciation of the Chronicle's good work by the prompt payment of I your subscriptions whether for the current year or the year that has just passed? We send out statements but once a year. To send them out more often would entail great expense. We trust that you will favor us with this slight token I of your gratitude and assure you of our continued good will. Respectfully yours. Publishers, The Ohio Jewish Chronicle. SERVICES AT THE BRY¬ DEN ttOAD TEMPLE SUNDAY MORNING "Does Capital Punishment Prevent Murder?" will be the subject of Rabbi Jacob Tarsh¬ isb's lecturii this Sunday morn¬ ing, at 11 o'clock. As usual the address will be broadcast over WAIU, 468 meters, 640 kilocycles. Those who can at¬ tend the services in person are urged to do so together with*^ their families. The broadcast¬ ing has been arranged by the Temple Board of Trustees for those who find it inconvenient to be in personal attendant at the non-Bectarian services. Last Sunday morning the Rabbi spoke on "Who Is Your Friend?" He has received numerous let¬ ters regarding the joy and in¬ spiration which his radio talks have brought to hosts of people throughout Central Ohio. Wollstein, secretary of the Brotherhood. Vocational guidance is one of the im¬ portant themes for the adolescent boy and even adults arc^anxious to haye an analysis of various fields of vocation by those qualified to discuss such matters. The program committee tinder the ciiair¬ nianship of Dr. S. D. Edelman has ob¬ tained the following representative men: Harry C. Bard, president of More¬ house-Martens Co., as a business man; John XL Vorys, of Vorys, Seymour, Sa¬ fer and Pease, as an attorney; Professor Herbert Osborne of Ohio State Univer¬ sity as a teacher; and Dr. J. F. Baldwin, as a physician. Tbe last two meetings have been pro¬ nounced very successful and it is hoped to maintain the same enthusiasm and in¬ terest at this meeting on Tuesdaj'. Allan. Tarshish will preside at the meeting. It was announced' this week that one hundred and four members of the Broth¬ erhood are subscribers of ,the "Jewish Layman," a magazine published by the National Federation of Temple Brother¬ hoods; Tbe last two meetings this year were commented upoii by the "Jewish Lay¬ man" in the last Issue and as a result of this, several very cQmmeiKlatory letters were received from other Brotherhoodf throughout the country. To £>cople who know anything about rare books thc name Roscnbach is magi¬ cal and it was no surprise to them when Dr. Abraham S. Wolf Roscnbach oi Philadelphia, America's most eminent bibliophile, celebrated Washington's Birthday by calmly announcing that he had purchased from the Royal tristilution of Great Britain 20,000 documents and\ letters constituting a virtual day by day record of the British army's struggle against thc American colonists. i he value of this collection in dollars and cents cannot be measured and to histori¬ ans and scholars -it is invaluable. Some of thc rarest and most precious literary gems in the world arc now or have at some time in thc last 25 years been in Dr. Rosenbach's iwssession. Imbued with the book-collector's passion in his youth and imbibing tlic book atmosphere of his uncle's book-shop. Dr. Uosenbach has been on the hunt for rare books since he was eleven. Millions of dollars' worth of literary treasures have been uneartticd by him and be has said millions more will yet be uncovered. Dr. Rosenbacli considers book-collecting thc most exhil¬ arating si)ort of all next to love. In ad¬ dition to being a collector he Is a walking cncycIoj>cdia of dates, quotations and de¬ scriptions of rare pamphlets and manu¬ scripts. If we didn't know better we might think that Salmon O. Levinson of Chi¬ cago was a publicity hound for he gets Into the public prints often. The father of the Kellogg Peace Pact and one of the outstanding advocates of world [)eace by treaty and the man who more frc- c)uently than any other has been men¬ tioned as the most likely recipient of thc Nobel Peace Prize for 1929 is again in the headlines. This time he is voted one of thc twelve living men and women who are considered the most effective public influence - for 'international cooperation and world peace. He was chosen in an international questionnaire sent out by the World Unity Magazine to educators, clergymen, e^tors kndi sociologists in all parts of the world. Levinson was one of five Americans selected, the others being Herbert Hoover, Jane Add^mj, Frank Kellogg, and Elihu Root. Lcvinsori was seventh in the list of vqtes, those below him being Remain RoUand, Jan Smuts and Ehrich Marie Remarque. L. SILLMAN ADDRESSES ZANESVILLE B'NAI B'RITH LODGE CHILDREN'S MASQUERADE PARTY AT THE EAST BROAD ST. TEMPLE A children's masquerade party will take place tomorrow (Sunday) after¬ noon, March flth, at 2:30 o'clock, at the East Broad Street Temple. All parents are request^ to bring or send their children, as a very enjoyable time is in store for them. On Sunday afternoon, March 2nd, Gi- hon Lodge No. 105, L O. B. B., was ad- tressed by Justin L, Sillman of Colum¬ bus. On this occasion five new niembers were inducted into the Order. Mr. Sill¬ man spoke on "Romance and the Jew." Rabbi Israel Klein of District No. C, L 0. B. .B., delivered an instructive address on "The Work of tbe B^nai B'rith.'' The meeting was marked by an unusually good attendance, despite the inclement v.eatber. SISTERHOOD SABBATH WILL BE CELEBRATED ON FRIDAY EVENING/ &IARCH 14th TKe annual Sisterhood Sab¬ bath under the auspices of the Rose E. Lazarus Sisterhood of Temple Israel will be held on Friday evening, March 14th. ac¬ cording to an announcement by Mrs. Flora Daisy Loeb, presi¬ dent. Mrs. Saul Lavine of Pitts¬ burgh, president of the Penn^ sylvama State Federation of Temple Sisterhooda. and also chairman of Religious Schools for the National Federation of Temple Sisterhood^i as well as a member of tbe Executive Board of the N. F. T. S., will be the speaker of the evening. Mrs. Edwin J. Schanfarber will read the services. Mrs. Simon Laza¬ rus will Introduce the speaker, and M'a. A. W. Loeb will ^ve the clwiing prayer. It is hoped that a representa¬ tive attendance will turn out tp greet the speaker of' the eve¬ ning. In the death of Sophie Levin, the Red Cross movement has lost one of its most indefatigable workers and tireless lead¬ ers. Few . Americans have not at some tinie or other contributed to the annual Red Cross roll call. It was this plan of fund-raising that was developed by So¬ phie Levin "who was to Pittsburgh's so¬ cial welfare world what Lillian Wald is to New York and Jane Addams to Chi * cago. In the passing ot the founder of the Mothers' Pension League of Alleg¬ hany County the mothers of Pittsburgh are deprived bf their most active cham¬ pion. Once the secretary of the late Dr. Leonard Levy of Temple Rodef Shalom she drifted into Red Cross work during the Belgian Relief Campaign. I.ater she directed the work of raising funds for the German war sufferers and the vic¬ tims of the Mississippi flood. Her^jears cf effort along welfare linies culminated shortly before her death when the Na¬ tional Red Cross presented her with a medal which she accepted on what was to be her death bed. George Jean Nathan, who for veai s has figured in this country together wilh Mencken as one of the twin "bad hoyii" in American literature and journalism, has left the "Mercury." In the March issue of that well-known green-covered magazine of Babbitt-baiters, Nathan's usual "Clinical Notes" and theatricil re¬ views do not appear, nor does "George Jean Nathan, contributing editor" appear any more on the "Table of Contents" page, where we find for the first time the name of "Charles Angoff, assistant' editor" (also a Jew). There Is no edi¬ torial announcement or explanation of the reason for Mr. Nathan's severance of the famous partnership with Men¬ cken, which began with the old "Smart Set" and continued when .Alfred Knopf decided to give the two "eiifants Icr- ribles'* a new medium for the expression bf their iconoclastic ideas in the "Ameri¬ can Mercury." One explanation may lie ii: the fact that Natlian is spending a good part of his time nowadays in Paris, and is thus unable to "cover" the New York theatrical season. It is rumored however that Nathaii has for years been (lissatisiied with Mencken's absorbed in¬ terest in the "zoological garden of American politics," as displayed on the I^ges of the "Mercury," that he lamented the fact that the "Mercury" devoted so little space to belles-lettres and so much to the "booboisie," and that he once face¬ tiously introduced Mencken to a friend afi "tlie coming mayor of Baltimore" As a matter of fact Nathan resigned several years, ago as co-editor of the "Mercury** and became merely its contributini? editor. And now literature and journalism have parted company completely. Copyright 1^0 by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc- Sununer On Honor RoU The name of Samuel N, Summer, Jr., appears on the list of the 496 students of Princeton University who were the recipients of scholastic honors for the first term of the present academic year, I preseni ; New. according to the NeW. York Times of March 3rd. Summer is^'-a son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel N. Suinnier,'846 East Broad Street, Colunibus, and a grandson of the late Josci^ Sch<»ithaL
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Central Ohio's Only
Reaching Every Home
A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR THE JEWISH HOME
Devoted to American
Vol. Xlll —No. 10
COLUMBUS, OHIO, MARCH ;, 1930
Per Year $3^00; Per Copy loc
Scanning the Horizon DAVID SCHWARTZ
Excuse Mc a Minute
It vvas not many months ago—at a little affair in Sea Gale—the fashionable part of Coney Island. I really shouldn't say "affair"—just a gathering of about four or five at thc home of a young man. v;ho was an actor sometimes—when he could get work—and at other times, he helped his father fix roofs.
He was a young man in his middle twenties. All of a sudden he arose. "Excuse mc, a minute," he said, "I've got tc write a play."
r smiled—So did several others.
"Funny fellow," I said. "He's going to write a play in a minute."
"Yes," they chiriwd, "he's tliat way. He keeps ou writing plays, but nobody ever sees them but himself."
Roofer Turns Playright
But now he has clicked—and "howl Yes, it's John Wexley—