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Ceulral Ohio's, Only Jewish NexvspaPer Reacliing EiJery Home A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR THE JEWISH HOME Devoted to American and Jewish Ideals VOi..Ui\r.K XVI—No. 30 CtJf.UMHUS, OTIIO, AUGUST 18, i933 Per Year $3.00; Per Copy loc ''^ f Macy s Department Store Of¬ fers Excuses For Selling German Goods \\ifii the hf.ycoit of German goods hc- L^mtiig .stridiger alid stronger, anuiher ''"^^¦iilt is being waged against orgnuiza- imiis which are .slill purchasing' goods "¦"111 l.hai coimti-y. One nf the olVeiiders ¦¦ !•' 11. Macy & Ctjmpaiiy, one of the ¦•"'.i'.' ' depnrlniL'nt stores' in Xew V'nrk, "^^"i'' iiifl founded hy Jews—the Slraus 'i'""L- :ind largely patronized by Jews. ¦ V^-u Voi'k Jewish woman uiioii seeing ^^^rli1;|l.' gonds displayed in this .store, wroh' ili(j president, Percy S. .Str'aii.^', pro- '^¦.¦-'hil; ngaiiist it and received the fol- liiwiiii: letter fmm him: IX'iii-.Madam;, \W' j'ci;etved your letter in wliicli yn\i proifst against onr soiling goods "made in l-iVi-inany." (" iiin a Jew and it is hiU'dly .lieccssary for llie to^say that J am just as bitter agam.'^t the Tlitlcr government as you are and coiUeiid that every Americaii should e.^:i>re,s.s their Ijiltcniess, Jew and Genlile aiiice. As an individual i would not hesitate to e.\piess uiy feelings, but as president of my iiiui, I carry a responsibility towani my stockholders who belong to all re- ligii'iLs and; this responsibility retards me I'runi revealing my true feelings. I'irst of all; if wc would instruct our Hcrlin office to cease imrcUasing in Ger¬ many,' this would receive publicity ill <^\ay newspaper. This would absolutely be il drawback to the help that our gov- crntiieiit as well as other governments are ofrcriiig to .alleviate the suffering of the Jews in Germany, Beside that, we find that there arc Jewish factories in Ger¬ many, uho benefit by.our purchases from tlicin. . ¦ ' ' I: we-would-not'have- a- resiionsihility ill thai direction, our first impulse woiild . liiive ijccn to cancel all orders of Ger¬ man giiods, imt faced with this rcsponsi- bih'ly, wc could not see our w;iy clear to lake.this step. We discussed your letter at a meeting of executives of this firm and \\o came to the unanimous conclu- .•Jinn, Iliat as individuals, Jew or Gentile, WL- are opposed to the brutal treatment of tlur Jews in Germany, but as trustees fif ilic stockholders and as employees of .Macy'^, we camiot permit our feelings to c(iiilr,>i oiir business dealings. .All our Gerniim goods are clearly ni;nl.v i and you alone can decide whether you ;¦ ish to practice a ceusorship which wc ::'-¦¦ nolj rightfully in a .position to can .' out. Vours very trnly, (Signed) Percy S. Straus, Pres. iJr. .\bba Ilillel Silver submitted the letttr to the "Jewish Day" wilh tlie fol- li)\viiig remarks; "It is cjuite clear that -Macy's i.s dvaliiigw-ith the ciiemy and in- itndr; to continnc todo so. They seek to justify their actions With the fatuous ex¬ cuse that 'they owe a responsibility to their stockholders.'" The letter is full of polite iihrases alioqt not wishing to hurt the Jews, in Giirmany, but these phrases will not mis¬ lead those who arc aware that the Ger¬ man governmenl: has not for au instant cli;'igcd its tactics toward the Jews. i must be admitted that Macy's is not thi only firm carrying goods made in Gi;'iiany. Sisterhood Extends Thanks .Mrs. E.' M. Gordon, who was chairman ol llie .Agudath Achim Sisterhood picnic hclfi at Olentangy Park last Sunday wishes to thank the Oiiio Jewish CinioNiCLK for the publicity given thih affair and her conmiitleu.'i who so faith¬ fully co-operated with her. Thanks are ills*, ijxtendcd to the merchants for their Idiiil donations. Agudath Achim Board Meet;- 'J'he board of directors of the Agudath Arhiiu Congregation met at tlie home of Mr-s, ll. M. Gordon on August 10th. at ivliicli time plans for the coming year wcri. formulated. Till' annual bampiet wil be au event of Oclnlier ailth. r™;::::^:::::::;::^™;^ Let Us Solve Your New Year's Greeting Card Problem! ll Rabbi Wise Breaks Silence on Boy- cott; Calls it Duty of All Self- Respecting Jetvs I'l il )l (t ¦ .11 Your choice of a $2.00 or $5.00 Greeting Card in 11 i I the Ohio Jewish Chronicle New Year's Edition, which ( '. ' t*nnr<l.i.G r.-vr.r^7 lo.jiTicn nnwinf. I'liiivcnmr ^nTHton.^t01r¦ 9.1 c4; \ . ' reaches every Jewish home Thursday, September 21stj 1 5 i will do the trick. LET'S FIGURE THIS A MINUTE WITHYOU!! ! How niany of your friends and relatives did you forget with NEW ( YEAR'S Greetings'last year? 'h How much time did you have to spend in selecting Kuitable cards— 'j \ addressing and mailing them? * 1 j • You can save all t.his trouble, all this worry And the not incon- \ \ j \ siderable expense by inserting one of the following New Yearns Greet-'= • ' ings in the Rosh Hashonah Edition of The Jewish Chronicle. Rosh Hashonah begins Wednesday evening, Sept. 20th, and our. issue carrying New Year Greetings will appear September Zlst. Send us your greetings this year, and send them early. As the rl amountB~r$5.00 aiid $2.0ft—are too small a matter to keep on the boolcs, s -. in-tv i|,. we suggest that your groetingS'bc-accompanied by cash or.check, to-sn- f. sure an insertion. Christian Women Protest To League of Nations On Per¬ secution of Jews NEW YORIC—Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, world famous pacifist and leader of the American feminists, announced tbe formation, of the Protest Committee of Xon-Jewish Wonicn Against the Per¬ secution of Jews in Germany. At the .same tinie Mrs. Catt revealel that in the last month over fJ.OOO women in all parts of the Unit-jd States have signed a letter of protest which will be sent to the League of Nations and to newspapers in countries bordering Ger many aud wliich haVe large German circulation, The letter of protest outlines the his¬ tory of the Hitlerite persecntion of the Jews. "No event has occurred since the great war nn'ire shocking to the people of all nations than the German pogrrom against the Jews." the letter says. "It carries a Christian banner, but it is a subversion of all things Christian; it claims to stand for peace, yet violates the.'most fundamental oJ interuational ethics. "If the German majority is unwilling to protect the Jewish minority, it be- Rabbi Tarshish Publishes Book on Radio Lectures PKAGUii. (J. T. A.)- Rabbi Stephen .S. Wise, luiiiorary president of the American Jewish Congress and one ':i tliC'moving spirits in the convocation ^if tbe Jewisli world congress, in a stirring speccli liere tonight came Out iu strong , - support of the use <ii the hi)ycott wenpfin ' f [by the Jews of the world against tb;J Nazi regime iu Germany. Dr. Wise broke his long silence on the boycott question at an impressive nleet- iir.;' '.jii the German situation in the Pragi'c rcople'5i Mouse at a lueeling un¬ der the auspices of the Jewish People's Party and the Prague Jewish commu¬ nity. ¦ ¦ ' "As long as Germany declares the Jews to he an inferior race, pdisoiiiiig and persecuting thcni, decent, self-re¬ specting Jews cannot deal with Germany ill any way, buy or sell or maintain any luaiuiLT of commerce with Germany oi travel on German boats," Ur. Wise de¬ clared.' Heading for War "The solution of the Jewish problem which must be achieved through the Jewish National Home is the most urgent of the world's peace measures. A world which includes Hiliei- is a world heading for war. The modern Haman who set out to destroy the Jewish race is a world menace because, as much as he lia.s cir .slaved and degraded Germany, a mighty nation, he will pursue his intents and no¬ body will dare dissent or protest. Hitler became a world menace for, despite tliousand. Reichstag speeches, he broadening the empire of war. ¦ "There" are''two ' ways to liuci'ty,'* "he continued. "One is the Hitler way, the second the Masaryk way. ' Masaryk freed the nation and for all ils people, majorities and minorities alike, irrespec¬ tive of race, laiiguag^e or religion, he brought peace, -justice and honor. Hit ¦Icr's way means destruction,. extermina¬ tion, sterilization, with freedom and se- (•: ^^.s Annouucement was made last week that Kabbi Jacoli Tarshish has published iu book form, eighteen of. his best lectures which were broadcast over Station WLW, Cincinnati, The book is entitled, "Halt Hours," and is on sale at all book stores at $1,00 per copy. Rabbi Tarshish needs no extended in¬ troduction iu these columns. He served the Bryden Koad Temple for ten years, and has lectured in every part of the middle west, before churches, fraternal OiTganizations and civic groups, I-Ie is also heard regularly every evening at l:'M} p. m. over WCAH, with the ex¬ ception of Sunday. curity for none but the criminal leaders of the Nazi regime, "l'.s]iionage has become the chief icucc of the Reich, Only occasionally a.Nazi leader frank. a,s iu the case of Gficring. who declared his policy of cy:- l-.:riuiitation iu noble tei-ms that un Jew ;in be left iu Germany but Jewish ¦ beggars and that , an Aryan pi'ostitutc means more to hini than a chaste Jewish woman." Gerntnii Jews Against Meeting In concluding his addrci^?,' Dr. Wise aiuiouiiced that important decisions would be reached at the meeting tomorrow at the extcutivc commiUec of the world Jewish congress regarding the congress and the preliminary conference set for Scptemijer. i'-arlier today a message was received here from Jewish leaders in Gerniany af-king that the protest meeting here to¬ night lie cancelled and that Jews abroad not conduct any campaign against Ger¬ many. 0\-erruliug this pica, the execu¬ tive group this afternoon decided to con¬ tinue with its plans for the meeting. Rabbi W'isc's declaration was believed tfj h.c in response to the challenge of S^amuel Untermyer, noted .New York at- torney and president of the World Jew¬ ish KconoiUic Federation, made, on the uccasion of the Amsterdam hoycott con- fcretice, to declare openly whether he was for or against the anti-Nazi boycott. The .American Jewish Congress membership was ninety percent in favoj- of the boy¬ cott, Mr. Untermyer said, and charged that Dr. Wise.did not represent the Con- . gross membership, ¦ When infornietl that Kabbi Stcplien S. Wise had decided to support the boy¬ cott against Germany, Samuel Unter¬ myer, ill a statement to the Jewisli Tele¬ graphic Agency, declared, "I am plcas-^d. to learn that at last Rabbi Wise has defmitoly come out in favor uf the buy- cctt." THE NORDIC GOVERNOR WHO SPEAKS YIDDISH By J. E. Berket Foreign Jewish Papers Are Barred in Germany BERLIN. (J. T. A.)—AI1 Jewish newspapers from other countries of Europe, America and Palestine, no mat¬ ter what language in which they are printed, are prohibited from circulation comes the duty of the world's nations to in Germany ns a result of an, order is- assume the obligation." | sik(\ yesterday. Libraries of Jewish com- Among the well known woiiien on the ^^^^^^^.^.^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^.^^^, ^^ ^.^^^^,^ .^jj committee are Dr. Grace Abbott, Miss . ^ -t ¦ ,. . r Jane Addams. Dr. MSry E. Wooltey, ^"'''^^^" J'^^^'^'* periodicals from their Judge Eloreiice Allen, Zona Gale and/ooms. Mrs. Gifford Pinchot. EZRAS NOSHIM TO MEET The next regular nieeting of the Ezras Noshim Society will take place Monday evening, August 51st, at 7 p. m., in the vestry rooms of the Agudath Achim Congi-egation. All those who have not as yet settled with their picnic tickets are urged lo do so at thi.s meeting. This order is in line with scores of others aimed to break up all contact among the German Jews and to keep them from having any knowledge of what is going on in their behalf in the outer world. It has been only through perusal of newspapers printed outside of Germany that the Jews of the Reich were able to obtain a comprehensive pic¬ ture of what lias been going on througli- oiit the country beyond the confines of their own experience. A tall, light-haired boy and two dark- haired youths had gone to St. Paul, Minn., to visit the daughters of an Or- thodo.x Jewish fa'mily. ."This is Mr. Grecnburg," the flark- liaired ones said, introducing their com¬ panion to the girls' father, with whom they were already acquainted. The father, however, became .sus- IHcious. He took the light-haired youth into the kitchen and hcgiin to question bin;. Speaking in Yiddish, lie asked the youth his name.' "Mr. Greeiihurg," came the reply. Then he asked for the first name. "Avron Yitzcock Greeuhurg," he was told. lUit the old gentlenian was still sus¬ picious aud asked many more (lucstions in Yiddish, until finally the youth asked the reason for this cross-e.\amiuatiou. "I think you arc a Gentile," the old man said. The youth replied that his father \vas Jewish and that his mother was a Gen¬ tile. After that everything was all right. That light-haired youth is now the gov ornor uf Minnesota, Floyd B; Olson. Hi is of Swedish and Norwegian descent. As a prank, several of the Jewish chums with whoiii he grew up in North Minneapoli.'j had taken him to tlii.s St. Paul home. The governor likes to re¬ count the story in telling how niost of his boyhood friends were Jews and that because o f those early years spent in their company he learned to speak Yid¬ dish fluently, i He tells another incident when, as a lawyer, his mastery oi the Jewish tongue surprised a client, for whom he was pro¬ secuting a damage suit. The defendant olTercd to settle for $p'(} and the gov¬ ernor says, "1 went to him explaining that a third ot the money would be my tee." ¦ The client turned to a Jewish friend and asked him, hi Yiddish, what he thought. The friend, also speaking Yid¬ dish, replied that he thought the attorney was concealing something, that the [plain¬ tiff should get only iji^OO. "The two argued for sonie time," Gov¬ ernor Olson says, "and it became in¬ creasingly apparent that they thought I was trying to put something oyer on them. Filially, speaking in Ykldash, I said: 'What do you think T am, a crook?' " ¦ "The two meii looked, completely flab¬ bergasted. Finally . ouQ said, 'Did you hear what I heard?' After that X didn't have any trouble with them." There are many other instances where the Minnesota governor's aibility to speak Yiddish has proven helipful. It is merely another factor in making this son of a railway workman, this for¬ mer newsboy, salesman, miner, longshore¬ man, fisherman and lawyer, the colorful and aggressive executive he is. Paul Olson, hi.s father, came from Norway to Minncapnlis and iu IHflf) met. and married Ida Nelson, who had come from Sweden,, Their son, born in 1891, was named Floyd Ujornstjerne Olson— the Ujornstjerne for Bjornstjerne Bjorn- son, Norway's greatest lyric poet and orator. This boy, born on Friday the llStli, Nov. l.'i. 1801, was destined to become the first Fanner-Labor governor of Minnesota, At U, when his father, taken ill, lost his job, the present governor became a (Continued on page 2) I.T5 * '
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1933-08-18|
|Subject||Jews -- Ohio -- Periodicals|
|Place||Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)|
|Creator||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Collection||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Submitting Institution||Columbus Jewish Historical Society|
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