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r*'.. 'i*. * '"^^'..Y-^j* r ¦V-iiii ji*::tiMC?',y««fei?a5#;^£^^ Central Ohio's Only Jewish Newspaper Reaching Bvery Hotne A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR THE JEWISH HOME Devoted to American and Jezvish Ideals L Vol. XV—No. 22 COLUMBUS, OHIO, MAY 29, 1931 Per Year $3.00; Per Copy loc BytheWay By David Schwartz He Ordered No "Dittoea" Talking about one _ thing or another. Rabbi Mctz of Washington tells a good story about a Jewish storekeeper ont in . Pennsylvania, who one ^ay received a case of goods, with bill attached. Jake looks at his bill and reads: "four dozen overalls at $6 a dozen; five dozen ditto at $7; three dozen ditto at $9; 11 dozen ditto at $C,0O." Jake was in consternation. He sum¬ moned his partner, Abe, "Listen Abe. They send us nothing but dittoes, Wc never ordered dittoes. What arc we go- irg to do with dittoes?" , "What are dittoes ?" queried Abe. "Who knows," returned Jake, "but whatever they arc, we don't want tbem— the people around here don't buy dittoes —I never even had a call for one ditto." Jake and Abe went into conference. Of course, they could have opened the case and found what the dittoes were, but then they were afraid, once they opened the goods, the wholesaler would never take them back. It was finally decided that Abe should go to New York and find out from the wholesaler himself. He went. Two days later he was back, "What did you find out?'* asked Jake". "I found out that I am an ass and you are ditto," replied Abe. Pipes, Plutocracy and IProletariat Another good one which the Washing¬ ton rabbi tells, is difiicult for me to re¬ duce to writing, but I will try. I hope my communistic and socialistic friends don't make top much capital out of it, for it easily lends.itself that way. It concerns some rabbi who came from a little village in Russia to the bigger centers. In his village, he had never seen any pipe smoking. When he came to the city, upon visit¬ ing one of his poor parishioners, he noted liim smoking a pipe. "What is that?" queried the rabbi in Yiddish. , _ "That is a 'pipke,*" responded the poor man. "You see, when I can't get enough to cat, I take the 'pipke' and smoke it and it allays tlie pangs of hunger." That sounded sort of reasonable. The rabbi left. The next day.he visited one of 4iis rich parishioners. He, too, was smoking a pipe. "What is that?" queried the rabbi. 'That, Rebbe, is a „*feif.'" "VVliat is a 'feif?'" "Well, you see, Rebbe, when I eat too miUch, I just take a 'feif and smoke it and it overcomes that heavy feeling." "O, my friend,'' exclaimed the Rabbi, "if you gave some of your meal to the poor man, he wouldn't need a 'pipke' and JOU wouldn't need a 'feif.'" . The Capital Clergy The capitar city is rather fortunately situated in the way of rabbis. Rabbi Metz, whom I have just qupte<i, can do more than tell a good story. He can . think clearly and sharply—one of the best minds that I have.come across in my wandering's. And there is something else that seems to me distinctive about liim—he seems to have formulated some¬ thing of a definite philosophy of Judaism that can stand up against the erosion of modern forces. And then there is Rabbi Simon, the Reform ,leader of Washington. I have not had the opportunity of meeting him,' but his reputation is one of high integrfty nnd fine culture. Rabbi Loeb, another of the capital city's spiritual forces, is a charming soul, really lovable, with fine scholarship and- unhyphenated devotion to Jewish mter¬ ests, Circuit-Riding Rabbis The late Solomon Schcchter, it wasj I believe, who coined the phrase "Catholic Israel." I should like to coin the phrase "Methodist Israel." No, I am not recom¬ mending the adoption of any Wesleyan tenets as to Tjaptism, grace or anything like that. But I do like the "circuit rid¬ ing" of tlieir ministry. I'd like to see the rabbis circuit riding. Expecting one man to preach a good ser¬ mon week after week is expecting a little too much. Wouldn't it be much better, if every rabbi, say, perfected half a dozen sermons and kept on going around the circuit preaching those lor a year or 50? Not only. could the rabbi produce a better sermon, by producing fewer ser¬ mons, but the congregations in' that way would get the sermons of all the rabbis, instead of confining themselves to the diet of the same rabbi day after day, week after week and year after year. One by Ike Marcosson Our good friend, Ike Marcosson, who interviews for the Saturday Evening Post tells a good one about the Hitler¬ ites in the icurrent S. E. P. "One day, a young Israelite appeared at the office of a friend, wearing in the lapel of his coat a button showing a lar-.;e , figue 1. Asked whether the button in¬ dicated membership in some singing or athletic society, he made the response: 'Hitler ,*iayB he's going to kill every sec¬ ond Jew. I am therefore playing safe.' Jewish Ambassador to Mexico According to the papers, the anti- Semitic front has now been extended to Include Mexico. Pefhaps, it may oflfer us some little consolation to know that in the adminis¬ tration of Abraham Lincoln, the Ameri¬ can minister to Mexico was a Jew. His name was Marcus Otterburg. There is no mention of Otterburg, strangely enough in the Jewish Encyclo- p«Iia. What—A German Jew I It seems that this man, lOtterburg, was a Jew from Germany, vvho came over here at the time of the . big German Immigration here—in the fifties. Otter burej settled in Milwaukee, and opened a cigar store. At the same time, he be¬ came interested in politics. When Lincoln was elected, Otterbtirf.-^ was a)>'>ointe<l Consul. , At that time Maximilian was trying to establish a (Conlimued on page 4) National Council of Jewish Wonien Issues Disarma- ment Plea Resolution Adopted by Board df Managers on Birth Control Question NEW YORK CITY—A plea has been issued by the National Council of Jewisn Women for the budgetary limitation of armaments. In the statement to its mem¬ bers, the National Council of Jewish Women pointed out that Germany's re¬ cently launched "pocket battleship" shows the futility of seeking to limit armaments by a tonnage arrangement, since it does not reduce expenditures. The German man of war is reported to be the most costly ship of its size. Petitions are be¬ ing circulated under the direction of Mrs. Oscar S. Marx, national chairman of the Department of Peace, to arouse public opinion in anticipation of the General Disarmament Conference in 1932. A resolution was adopted by the Board of Managers of the National Council of Jewish women, endorsing, in principle, the amendment of the postal laws in re¬ lation to literature dealing with the sub¬ ject of birth control. The National Council of Jewish Women was represented at the annual meeting of the Conference Committee of National Jewish Woinen's Organizations in New York City, and will participate in the annual meeting of the American Home Economics Association at Detroit in June, and of- the National Conference of Social Work and the National Con¬ ference of Jewish Social Service, which hold their meetings in Minneapolis in June. NOTES FROM THE JEWISH INFANTS' HOME OP OHIO The following memorials were re¬ ceived during the past week: Mr. and Mrs. Max Harmon, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gumble, and the Board of Directors of the Jewish Welfare Federation, in mem¬ ory of Mrs. Nathan Summer; Mr. and Mrs. Joscpli Basch and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gnnible in memory of Mr. W. L. Friedman of Cincinnati; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Basch, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gumble, and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Lehman in memory of Mrs, Adele Kohn. A donation was received from the B'nai Abraham Sunday School of Portsmouth; donations in honor of the confirmation of Rose E. Lazarus, from Mr. and Mrs, Joseph Basch, Mr. and Mrs. Joel Basch, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Yuster, Mr. and Mrs, Bernard Lehman, Mr. and Mrs. Max Yuster, and Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Levy. Mrs. Max Rieser presented the children with a .teeter totter. Two hun¬ dred and eight dresses and toys were re¬ ceived from the Dayton Donation Day. Jews Who Stimulate Patritoism By BERTRAM JONAS Chicago Rabbi Deplores Disunity in Contemporary Jewish Life Famous Cantor Sings at the Agudath Achim Congre¬ gation Tonight Cantor Pinchik Will Also Conduct Services Saturday Morning and Concert Sunday Evening What promises to be the finest spir¬ itual and musical event of the past dec¬ ade is here at last. The Jewish people of Columbus will ;be given an opportunity of hearing tcmight at the Agudath Achim Congregation, corner Washington and Donaldson one of the truly great cantors of the age, Mr. P. Pinchik. To hear Pinchik sing is in itself a musi¬ cal treat of the highest order, but to hear him conduct Sabbath services is an esthetic pleasure few can forego, reach¬ ing as he does heights of divine inspira¬ tion which leaves one breathless and be¬ wildered. His declamatory delivery of the fiery passages of the age-old prayer book penetrates the inmost depths of tlie spul of men, and in unison wc exclaim, Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of Hosts 1 Enough has been written about Cantor Pinchik to arouse the curiosity and in¬ terest of the Jewish people in his ap¬ pearance here. Inquiries for tickets have come from far and near^ and those who already have had the good fortune of hearing him, predict that the people here will like in all otlier cities where he ha!: sung before, be completely captivated by his charming personality and great ar¬ tistic gifts. ¦ In addition to tonight's services. Cantor Pinchik will also conduct regular Sab¬ bath services tomorrow morning at the same synagogue, which should show hi.iyi at his best. For those who cannot attend Sabbath services, Cantor Pinchik has been en¬ gaged for Sunday night, May 31st, to give a special concert and also conduct .evening services, which should really prove to be a gala event. It is claimed that Mr. Pinchik actually outdoes himself at these concerts where be has full op¬ portunity to display his great talents, not only as a cantor but as a singing artist as well. However, tonight is the night, and all the Jewish people are urged to come en masse to the Agudath Achim Syna¬ gogue for Sabfaath services to hear ho\y a great singer glorifies the name of the Lord. It is not very often that such opportunities are afforded to a city.like Columbus; therefore, let everybody be there and make this event as impressive as possible. Cantor Pinchik and bis manager, Mr. J. Hyman of Chicago, arrived in Co¬ lumbus two days ago, and are the guests of Mr, and Mrs. A. W. Robins, of 7J13 S, 18th Street, while in Columbus. CHICAGO—Disunity in current Jew¬ ish life is deplored in an article in the current Chicago Reform Advocate, writ¬ ten by Tobias Schanfarber, Rabbi Emer¬ itus, K. A. M. Temple, Chicago. Among other things Dr. Schanfarber says: "We are the most divided people in al! the world. We are the most disorganized religious body in all the world. We are disorganized in our over-organization. An attack is made against the Jews and immediately three or four or more or¬ ganizations spring into the breach. "The opposition to Zionism does not mainly spring from the non-Zionists or the anti-Zionists. The opposition is just as rampant and virulent and at times even more so, right within the ranks of Zion¬ ism itself. With all these varieties it is of course difficult to get unanimity of opinion. "The editor of the Reform Advocate, Dr. Gerson Levi, in an editorial recently, pointed out that an attempt was being made by the Rabbinical Association of Chicago to bring about uniformity as to the day on which Confirmation should take place. Despite the fact that a resolution was passed looking toward this end this year instead of Confirmation taking place, on six dififerent days, as was the case last year. Confirmation will take place at least at four different times....Our friend, the enemy, had better cease talking about solidarity in Israel—there is no such ani¬ mal." I Council of Jewish Juniors Elects New Officers for Conung Year FRANK TO ADDRESS AGUDATH ACHIM BROTHERHOOD A regular meeting of the Agudath Achim Brotherhood will he held Tues¬ day evening, Jujie '3nd, in the vestry rooms of the Agudath Achim Congre¬ gation, Washington antl Donaldson. Th^ guest speaker for this evening will be Councilman .Melville D. Frank, who will talk cin. the structure of our city govern¬ ment. ¦This is an imptirtant meeting and every member is expected lo be present. Refreslnr.ents will be served. At the final meeting Thursday, Maj 21st. the nominating committee presented the following nominees and were elected for the coming year of the Council: President—Katherine Goodman, 1st vice president—Nan Scblansky, . 2nd vice president—Alyce Levy Luft, recording secretary—Helen Smith; coi; responding scretary—Charlotte Kariger, treasurer— Rosalyn Wallach, and auditor—Gerlnide Furman. The followng Board was elected Program—Belle Fox, Social—Frances Schreiber, Ways and Means—Sylvia Co¬ hen, University Representative —Jean Feibel, Dramatics—Phyllis Snyder, Hos¬ pitality—Nan Scblansky, Refreshments— Lena Cohen, Publicity—-Charlotte Sherry, Telephone Squad—Faye Young, Round Table Luncheons—Norma Skuller, So¬ cial Service—Ida Cabakoff, Membership —Helen Smith and Pauline Ruben, De¬ linquent Dues—Josephine Yuster, Peace and Religion—Bertha Swartz, Literary- Helen Gottleib, and Goo<I Will—Helen Leftwich. The annual convention will be held in October at Bridgeport, Conn., and Miss Ray Goodman and Miss Nan Scblansky were appointed delegates, and Dorothy Wolfe and Gertrude Furman as alter¬ nates. Editor's Note. The annnal recurrence of Decoration Day, one of onr principal holitlays for slimtdatintf palriottsm, makes it fertiticnt to say something about those coniparatii'ely little-knoivn Jews who play a leading role in stirring patriotic senti¬ ments in Atnerica. In tliis article written for The Ohio Jewish Chronicle Mr. Jonas tells of four Jezvs who, in their ozvn uti- assiitniug way have been important fac¬ tors in the patriotic movements' af the United States. Originally set aside as a day on which a grateful nation might pay homage at the graves of its departed heroes and great men. Decoration Day, or Memorial Day, as it is ofiicially known, has now be¬ come more of an annual occasion for stimulating some of that rare good old- fashioiicd patriotisin for which Ameri¬ cans are so well known. The martial .spirit that now characterizes the day al¬ most everywhere in the United States, what with inniinwrable parades, speeches •exhorting the populace to renewed faith in the glories of America and to remem¬ brance of its famous figures, and dedi¬ cations of monuments and memorials to departed heroes, both known and un¬ known, is inevitably calculated to stir a feeling of pride in one's country. In all of these patriotic manifestations that have come to be recognized as inte¬ gral parts of the Decoration Day holidav as we have been celebrating it since the end of the World War, the symbolic arti¬ ficial poppies, gold star mothers, war veterans, and of course the American Flag, play an ever increasing role. It is an odd but widely known fact that those who have been foremost in stimulating this patriotism on Decoration Day -spe¬ cifically and throughout.the year in gen¬ eral—the father of Flag Day, the ener¬ getic national commander of the Veter¬ ans of Foreign Wars, the founder of Poppy Day, and the woman whT Lon- ceived the Gold Star Mothers' Association —are all Jews. Flags, banners and standards are neces¬ sary accompaniments of any parade, es¬ pecially a Decoration Day march. Bnt it was not until Benjamin Altheimer, now -1 man of eighty, gave to his country the idea of a day to commemorate the Flag has that standard meant a great deal to the average American. Twenty-one years ago, Mr. Altheimer, now the only sur- Tiving member of the group that-founded the National Jewish Hospital at Denver, hit upon the notion that the stars and stripes should have a special day set aside for them. This idea came to hi^l while he was watching the flag retreat ceremony at Fort Sam Houston, San An¬ tonio, and he was mightily impressed. Imeddiately he launched a one-man na¬ tional campaign for Flag Day. St. Lonis was the first to adopt it in 1912. Churches, synagogues and civic organizations riiiick- ly fell in line. In 1917 President Wilson proclaimed Flag Day, June 14, a na¬ tional occasion. A decade later, on the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the flag, the United States Flag Association sent Mr. Altheimer a cross of honor and a citation signed by President Coolidge "for bavin-? planted the true appreciation of the flag in the hearts of the American people." '. No, Decoration Day celebration or pa¬ rade is complete without a contingent of war veterans—the thinning lines of the Grand Army of the Republic, the aging men of the Spanish-American War and the comparatively young warriors lArho fought in France. Many of these veter¬ ans are members of the Veterans of For¬ eign Wars, an organization embracing alt men who fought in any war,in which America was a participant. At the head B'nai B'rith Asks Stimson to Protest Anti-Jewish Out¬ break in Mexico SayB Oiutbursta of Religious Intoler¬ ance Causing Great Concern to American Jewry of this organization is Paul C. Wolman of Baltimore. A hero during the World War, Wolman is now working with might and main to improve the lot of veterans and wherever veterans para<lc on Decoration Day his services will be gratefully recalled. For a fortnight before Decoration Day practically every American has been wearing on his or her lapel a poppy, a symbol of the sacrifice of those who fought in France. The proceeds from these poppy sales go for the benefit ot disabled veterans who have been selling them on every street corner from Maine to California and from Florida to Wash¬ ington. It was a yoiing Jewess from Athens, Georgia, who first thought of the idea of Poppy I^y. Miss Mona Michael, a member of a prominent Jew- ish family, is popularly known through¬ out the country as the "Poppy Lady." At the last convention of the American Le¬ gion, she was signally honored for hei part in originating Poppy Day which is now an accepted part of the pre-Dccora- tion Day celebrations. The Legion awarded her its distinguished service medal at the same time that the decora¬ tion was bestowed upon Mrs. Calvin Coolidge, then the first lady of the land. One of the,most picturesque elements of every Decoration Day parade since the World War are the long lines of gray-haired gold star mothers, mothers who lost one or more sons in the war. It was the late Mrs. Leah Davis of San, Francisco who first organized the gold star mothers into the Gold Stai Mothers Association of which she was president at the time of her death a year ago. Mrs. Davis was the mother of the late Victor H. Davis, a private in the 3fi3rd Infantry who was one of the outstandina Jewish heroes of the war. Mrs. Davis de¬ voted much of her time and efTort to aiding in the passage of legislation which now makes it possible for gold star mothers to make at least one pil¬ grimage to France to vi.sit the graves of the fallen sons. Ironically enough, she herself never made the visit, death inter¬ vening. She was also a moving spirit in the national effort for giving greater government assistance to dependent war mothers. Decoration Day. being an occasion for recalling the patriotic services of those who had served in the wars of America, it might be pertinent at this point to de vote some space to the Jewish heroes of the World War. Of the 78 Congres¬ sional Medals of Honor awarded by the American government during the World War, three were given tp Jews. This trio consisted of Sergeant Benjamin Kaufman of Company K, 30oth infantry, 77th division, who now lives in Trenton; Captain Sydney Gumpertz, of Companv ,E, :133d infantry, 33d division, now a resident of New York, and the late Ser- T[eant William Sawelson of Company .M, 31*2th hifantry, 78th division, who was killed at Grand Pre in a vain attempt to rescue a wounded comrade. In addition to these three, 1,110 Jews vvere cited for valor, 723 of them by the .^merican government. Two hundred Jews won the Distinguished Service Cross and 300 were decorated by Allied gov¬ ernments for bravery under fire. Among the best known heroes of the World War were two American Jews, Abraham Krotoshinsky, who is known as the savior of the Lost Battalion, and who was killed inaction, and Sam Dreben, "the fighting Jew" whose modestly performed i^rodigici of valor won the admiring recognition of General Pershing. (Copyright 1931 by J. TA.) CINCINNATI, OHIO—A vigorous protest against religious discrimination against Jl-ws in Mexico has been made by Alfrt-d M. Cohen, president of B'nai B'rith, in a wire to Henry L. Stimson, secretary of the department of state at Washington, D. C. Mr. Cohen's protest was evoked by news just received from Mexico City, where more than 120 Jewish market vendors were expelled from their booths by police, the latter ousted the vendors on the basis of a government decree promulgated some weeks ago, which pro¬ vided that no foreigner who came to Mexico as a laborer was entitled to en¬ gage in trade. The police, in expelling the Jewish vendors, were none too gentle. Later the Mexican vendors occupied the vacant booths and celebrated with the playing of music and a display of fljgs. Many of the , forcibly ejected Jewish vendors were naturalized Mexican citi¬ zens. The text of Mr. Cohen's telegram to Secretary Stimson is as follows: "B'nai B'rith, an international Jewish philanthropic organization extending throughout 25 countries with a member¬ ship of 50,000 in the United Stales, is- just now completing a task of nearly tea years of establishing Jewish immigrants- in Mexico from European lands on a self-supporting and self-respecting basis. Wc are deeply concerned over the alarm¬ ing news just received from Mexico City that Jews there were beaten up, the re¬ sult of which is causing serious alarm in the Jewish community. These demon¬ strations have been followed by speeches in which it was said that The day when the Jews were expelled from the market places will remain a holiday for genera¬ tions to come, just as the day when the Spaniards were expelled from Mexico.* "I urgently request your Excellency to make plain to Mexican authorities tliat these outbursts of religious intolerance are causing great concern to American Jewry and are highly distasteful to alt Americans.'' Cardozo Addresses Jewish Institute Grad- uates-Stroock, Schmidt, and Lewis Receive Honorary Degrees Mizrachi Organization Elects Officers I At the Mizrachi meeting held at the Beth Jacob Congregation, on May 2ith; the following officers were elected for i\\< coming year; Rabbi Leopold Greenwald, honorary chairman; C. H. Furman, president; Dave Schwartz, vice president; Fred M. Rosenfeld, secretary, and Jake Byer, treasurer. The following were named trustees; H. Cooper, M. Caller, J. Mellman, D. Rolh ami M. Salomon. Entertainment committee-—-Chairman, Max Stein; D. Geichman aud H- Elkin. These oificers will be installed at a mass meeting to be held in the very near fu¬ ture. Watch the Qironicle for further announcements. NEW YORK-^Hon. Benjamin N. Cardozo, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of the State of New York, de¬ livered the address at the Sixth Com¬ mencement Exercises h^ld Sunday morn¬ ing at Carnegie Hall, at which the De¬ grees of Master of Hebrew Literature and Rabbi were conferred upon five graduating students .by Dr, Stephen S. Wise, president of the Institute. The candidates presented by Dean Nisson Touroff were: David Lee Greenberg, B. A., Univer¬ sity of California; Solomon Habas, B. S., Rutgers College; Samuel Horowitz, B. A., University of Rochester; Nathan M. Keller, B. A., University of Pitts¬ burgh ; and Benjamin Schultz, B. A., University of Rcchester. In the course of his address, on the theme "Values," Judge Cardozo urgea the graduates "to be true to their mission as sons of the Institute, to live Its deepest verities. The submergence of self in the pursuit of an ideal, the readiness to spend oneself without measure, prodigally, al¬ most ecstatically, for something intu¬ itively apprehended as great and noble, spend oneself one knows not why—some of us like to believe that this is what re¬ ligion jjieans. Values such,as these will be found to have survived when creeds are shattered and schisms healed and sects forgotten and the things of brass and stone are one with NJnevah and^ Tyre. "Let us not make the blunder of sup¬ posing that to live in communion will the ineffable values of the spirit, to spend oneself utterly in sacrifice and devotion, is a'lot reserved for a chosen few. for an iiristocracV of genius, for those that will be ranketi in historv among the mightv nr the great. To the glorv of our hu¬ manity, the lowly equallv with|the mighty, may be partakers in this bliss. Dr. E. J. Gordon Reports Achievement in Center Activities "I am reminded of the noble words of Huxley in celebrating the opening of Johns Hopkins University,. 'I cannot say,* said Huxley, 'that I am in the slightest degree impressed by your big¬ ness (i, e., the bigness of America), or your material resources as such. Size is not grandeur, and territory does not maki a nation. The great issue, about which hangs a true sublimity, and the terror of overhanging fate, is what are you go¬ ing to do with all these things? What is to be the end to which these are to be the means?' So it is with all flie teach¬ ings of the universities and schools. The learning and the wisdom stored in many books, have'been taught to the youth, the rabbis of the future, who have come to¬ gether in these halls. All the study has been wasted except in proportion as it strengthens them to make a choice here¬ after between competing and conflicting values. "There are values of the spirit greater than any others, values for which men and women have to wait, 'Perhaps a hundred years, perhaps a thousand,' values whose fruits might elude them al¬ together, yet values to be chosen, un¬ falteringly, uncomplainingly, with cheer and even joy. What does a ministry oi religion mean if it does not mean the nreaching and the living of that truth? For what have we come together this morning, in the springtime of the year, unless to say to this little hand of eager men, still in the springtime of their lives: Yon are going forth today as preachers of the eternal values. You will find mockery and tenmtation nn the highways, and for the values that you hold to be eternal, maiiy a tinsel tuken will be offered in exchange. Sychn- phants and time-servers and courtiers and all the lovers of the fle§h-i>ots will (Continued on page 4) Interisting: Data Furnished by Executive Director of Insiltution Dr. E. J. Gordon, President of the Hermine Schonthal Center, appointed the following House Committee: Mrs. Isaac Wolf, Chairman, Mrs. Max Rieser, and Mrs. A. Goldberg. The following report of activities of Hermine Schonthal Center from Jan. I thru April 30, l931 was submitted by the Executive Dit-ector. , Hermine Schonthal Center is a social agency which provides recreational and educational activities. Its program pro¬ vides opportunities for social, cultural, physical, and personality developing ac¬ tivities that will benefit the Jewish indi¬ vidual in a Jewish, environment under in¬ telligent leadership. It provides activi¬ ties that are planned to give the Jewish youth the benefits derived from the con¬ structive use of his leisure time, to give him less opportunity to get into difficul¬ ties, develops him for future leadership and citizenship thus making for a more productive Jewish community rich in service to his civic and natii»ial duties. Four hundred and fifty different indi¬ viduals are enrolled in our numerous ac¬ tivities. 1310 was the total attendance at the.following mass activities-play, "The Florist Shop," Basketball and Dance, Channukah plays. Dance and Play, "Mrs. Dalton's Orchids," Open House Pro¬ gram, consisting of Play, "A Piirim Surprise," Gym Hoxing and Wrestlim^ Exhibition, Vaudeville Program, De¬ bate and Dance; p3»ssover Profiram, "The Matzoth Shalet." Plays: "Enter Dora—Exit Dad" and the "Leap Year Bride." The group activities may be divided Into EducationaP and" Recreational groups- the Educational activities consist of tbe following: Manual Training, Commercial Art and Design, Sign Painting, Sew¬ ing, Dancinof, Dramatics. Library, Swim¬ ming, Music, Artcraft, Leathercraft, Debating. Simdav School. American¬ ization, Jewish Junior League, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts. Y. M. H. A., Y. W. H. A., and Hadassah Buds. The monthlv attendance for these grouns was as fof- lo«^'s; Jan. 2743. Feb. 21-^.0. March 21^1. and' April IfiOfK-a total a^errep-ate at¬ tendance of 8777 in etlncational activities. Recreational activities include gyip- nasiuni, game room, nlavground. Jr. V. I^. H. A.. Jr. Y. W. H. A. and Sunday (Continued on page 4> ¦' '.^1
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1931-05-29|
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|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1931-05-29, page 01|
|Subject||Jews -- Ohio -- Periodicals|
|Place||Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)|
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Central Ohio's Only
Reaching Bvery Hotne
A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR THE JEWISH HOME
Devoted to American
Vol. XV—No. 22
COLUMBUS, OHIO, MAY 29, 1931
Per Year $3.00; Per Copy loc
BytheWay By David Schwartz
He Ordered No "Dittoea"
Talking about one _ thing or another. Rabbi Mctz of Washington tells a good story about a Jewish storekeeper ont in . Pennsylvania, who one ^ay received a case of goods, with bill attached.
Jake looks at his bill and reads: "four dozen overalls at $6 a dozen; five dozen ditto at $7; three dozen ditto at $9; 11 dozen ditto at $C,0O."
Jake was in consternation. He sum¬ moned his partner, Abe, "Listen Abe. They send us nothing but dittoes, Wc never ordered dittoes. What arc we go- irg to do with dittoes?" , "What are dittoes ?" queried Abe. "Who knows," returned Jake, "but whatever they arc, we don't want tbem— the people around here don't buy dittoes —I never even had a call for one ditto." Jake and Abe went into conference. Of course, they could have opened the case and found what the dittoes were, but then they were afraid, once they opened the goods, the wholesaler would never take them back. It was finally decided that Abe should go to New York and find out from the wholesaler himself. He went. Two days later he was back, "What did you find out?'* asked Jake". "I found out that I am an ass and you are ditto," replied Abe. Pipes, Plutocracy and IProletariat Another good one which the Washing¬ ton rabbi tells, is difiicult for me to re¬ duce to writing, but I will try. I hope my communistic and socialistic friends don't make top much capital out of it, for it easily lends.itself that way.
It concerns some rabbi who came from a little village in Russia to the bigger centers. In his village, he had never seen any pipe smoking.
When he came to the city, upon visit¬ ing one of his poor parishioners, he noted liim smoking a pipe.
"What is that?" queried the rabbi in Yiddish. , _
"That is a 'pipke,*" responded the poor man. "You see, when I can't get enough to cat, I take the 'pipke' and smoke it and it allays tlie pangs of hunger."
That sounded sort of reasonable. The rabbi left. The next day.he visited one of 4iis rich parishioners.
He, too, was smoking a pipe. "What is that?" queried the rabbi. 'That, Rebbe, is a „*feif.'" "VVliat is a 'feif?'" "Well, you see, Rebbe, when I eat too miUch, I just take a 'feif and smoke it and it overcomes that heavy feeling."
"O, my friend,'' exclaimed the Rabbi, "if you gave some of your meal to the poor man, he wouldn't need a 'pipke' and JOU wouldn't need a 'feif.'" . The Capital Clergy The capitar city is rather fortunately situated in the way of rabbis. Rabbi Metz, whom I have just qupte'>ointe