Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1939-07-21, page 01
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DIM Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community^\V7AR Volume 18. No. 29 coiiUaiBirs, ohio, Friday, jui;V 21, mso Strictly Confidential Tidbits From Everywhere By PHINEAS 3. BIRON NOAV AND THEN Is^eil O'Hara, our favorite col- umni.st, tells us that so thor¬ ough and cock-sure are the Nazis that they have worked out elaborate plans for splitting the United States along the Mason-Dixon line by propa¬ ganda. . . On their radio broad- eastg to England the Nazis use ¦English actors with a typical Coelcney accent, on the theory that this makes their hate hymns more effective. . . It was by organizing anti-Jewish boy¬ cotts in the so-called "Free City" —Danzig-with-tears-ln-its-eyes — that Albert Foerster, youthful Nazi leader, gained favor with Hitler. . . All of which reminds us that last week marked the sesquicentennial of the French Revolution, an event which brought to the Jews of Europe that emancipation which some of them are still enjoying. . . Men- ache Unger, Yiddish newsman with a flair for historical re¬ search tells U3 that an item of heated debate among the revo¬ lutionists shortly after July 14, 17S9, was the question of whether civil rights should be ' granted to actors, executioners and Jews—in that'order. . . MSTEN HERE We appeal to the editor of New York's biggest-circulating daily not to print those fake let¬ ters, oliviously written by Nazi's but signed with Jewish names, which arrogantly predict the 'coming of the 'revolution" in this country. . . In case you missed it, you ought to know that that Washington corres¬ pondent whom President Roose¬ velt ordered, to stand in the corner for askmg an indiscreet question about F. D. R.'s third term was the correspondent of an English-Jewish publication . . .Raymond Moley's articles on his brain-trusting days with President Roosevelt, now run¬ ning in the Saturday Evening Post, tell, among other things, how Jesse Straus got his am- bas.sadorial job, and about the rise of Heni'y Morgenthau, Jr. . . GIGGLE DEPT. Here'.s a nice little story re¬ lated by Leonard tyons. . . It seems that Dr. Abraham Flex- ner recently received a phone call asking information about Dr- Albert Einstein's credit rat¬ ing. . . Flexner was told that Professor Einstein had bought an elevator, and.that the firm making the sale wanted to clieck up on the scientist's relia¬ bility, responsibility, etc., etc. . . Later Dr. Flexner asked Profes¬ sor Einstein how come he had tought an elevator. . . Where¬ upon the father of the relativity theory replied: "I couldn't say no. , , The salesman ,was too eloquent". '. . KEMINISCENCES : The late Boris Thomashetsky, who recently passed away, died a poor man, although he had made millions in his lifetime. . . At the height of hia career Sec¬ ond Avenue , insisted that it. was quite common for him to lose ten thousand smackers at the card table In a single night. . . .He it was who introduced Sliakespeare to the Yiddish audiences of New York's East Side. . . The posters announcing one of his presentations read: " 'Tlie Merchant of Venice,' by Wiliiam Shakespeare, with re¬ visions and improvements by Itorls .Thomashefsky".'. . One . <Coutiauoa on Vaee 7) Jews Strike Asfainst Suspension Of Iminigralioii JERUSAIiEM (WNS—A gen¬ eral strike of the Palestine" Yis¬ huv was proclaimed on Tues¬ day of this weelc between the hours of 2:00 p. m. until mid¬ night as a protest against the decision of the British Govern¬ ment to suspend the immigra¬ tion schedule that would nor¬ mally have been issued on Oct. ober 1st. 'In proclaiming the strike the Vaad Leumi called upon all Jews, with the exception of those engaged in emergency ser¬ vice, to share in the expression of indignation- Bus services and ail urban and interurban communications were suspended from 3 o'clock until midnight, and all restaur¬ ants and places ot entertain¬ ment were closed. However, government service, electricity and water .supply, medical ser¬ vice and port labor were not suspended. It had originally been decided that public meetings would be held throughout the country to voice the protest of the Yishuv, but it was later decided by tlie Vaad Leumi that no meetings ond demonstrations would take place. The proclamation by the Vaad Leutni issued on the eve of the protest strike contains vigorous criticism of the new immigra¬ tion restriction. It appeals to the British people "to display great moral force and to halt these torments of Jewry which is now martyred at the stake by hatred and persecution and which cries out for salvation in its homeland. The Yishuv reit erates that it will never ac¬ quiesce in the White Paper. It will not falter before the new penalties and will defend the natural and historic right of Jewry to return to Eretz Israel." UoTotod Co Ajnet-irnn And Jowiah Mouls NA.HBD NEW DTRECTOB OF HILIiEIi FOtlNDAXION AT CORNEIjL Ban Nazi Uniform In [\lew Jersey TRENTON, N. .T. (WNS)— Fines of S200 to $5,000 and Im¬ prisonment of ninety days to three years will be the penalty for the wearing of foreign uni¬ forms by organizations such as the German-American Bund, according to a law passed by the legislature of this state. Display of foreign symbols, in¬ cluding the swastika, and use of salutes or drills identified with foreign powers, are also prohibited. The new law, introduced to the legielatui-e as the Hunting¬ ton Bill, and approved in the Senate by a vote of 13 to 0, was introduced after members of the Bund had paraded at Camp Nordlund, Andover, on July 4, in uniforms of Nazi storm troop¬ ers. Rabbl David Polish WASHINGTON, D. 0.:_Ap- pointment of Habbi David Po¬ lish of Cleveland, Ohio, as direc¬ tor of the B'nai B'rith Hiilel Foundation at Cornell Univer¬ sity, one of twelve Jewish stu¬ dent centers maintained at American colleges and universi¬ ties by B'nai B'rith, was an¬ nounced here this week by Henry Monsky, president of B'nai Bi'lth and chairman of the National Hillei Commission. Rabbi Polish succeeds Rabbi Ephraim Fischoff, who resigned to accept a call to the pulpit of Temple Beth Miriam, Long Branch, New Jersey. A graduate of the I Hebrew Union College in the class of 1934, Rabbi Polish has been spiritual leader of Temple Ju¬ dah, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, since his ordination. He was the founder of the state-wide Jew¬ ish teachers' organization in Iowa and of the Cedar Rapids branch of the National Confer¬ ence of Christians and Jews. A member of the educational com¬ mission of the Union of Ameri¬ can Hebrew Congregations, he has just completed a syllabus on Jewish history which will be published by the Union. During his student days in Cincinnati, he was associate edi¬ tor of the Hebrew Union Col¬ lege Hebrew Monthly, a nation¬ al vice-president of Young Ju¬ dea and founder of the League of Jewish Youth. Rabbl Polish is the son-in-law of A H, Fried¬ land, superintendent of the He¬ brew schools ot Cleveland, and one of the greatest Hebrew edu¬ cators of his time. See Little Hope For Passage Of Wagner Rogers Bill Now WASHINGTON (WNSj-^The Society of Friends (Qualcers) wero said to be malting desper¬ ate efforts to rally .support for the admission of 20,000 refugee children from Germany in spite of the fact that sponsors of the Wagner-Rogers , bill have ad¬ mitted the bill cannot pass at this ses.sion of Congress. Both the House and Senate Immigra¬ tion Committees are against the bill and it is conceded that exclu- sionist forces have the upper hand. Representative Caroline O'Day of New York said that while there is an overwhelming amount of sympathy for the bill outside of Congress, there is veiy little "support to be ob¬ tained in the House and Sen¬ ate. She condemned the at¬ titude of those members of Con¬ gress who allowed the unem¬ ployment problem in the United States lo deter them from ap¬ proving a measure designed to aid suffering children of Ger¬ many and Austria. It wag be¬ lieved that the bill would never emerge from the House com¬ mittee unless the Senate passes it first. FCC DECREE DECDABBD TO BE "AMBIGUOUS" WASHINGTON (WNS)—Re¬ presentatives of the radio In¬ dustry testifying at a hearing on the Federal Comniunication Commission's recent ruling that broadcasters "shall render only an international broadcast which will reflect the culture of this country and which will promote International good¬ will, understanding and co¬ operation," criticized the decree as "ambiguous" and as a form of "censorship" Democracy Will Not Tolerate Emnities Says Lehman SARATOGA SPRINGS (WNS) —Declaring that the spirit of democratic America will npt tolerate the emnities which di¬ vide ' nation from nation, race from race, creed from creed and class from class. Governor Herb¬ ert Lehrrian, speaking before members of the United Spanish War Veterans, warned that' we must not for an instant toler¬ ate here the passions, the pre¬ judices, the false theories and Id.eals which ai-e. making Europe an ai-med camp and which have forced from their homes count: less thousands to wander home¬ less through Europe. "With few exceptions," the chief exe¬ cutive said, "those wlio' have, come to us from other shores have made noble use of tlie iiljerty which they have found here." Announce Plan To Settle Refugees In Freneli CApy. PARIS (WNS)—Plans for the settlement of 25,000 to 40,000 German refugees in Madagascar and New Caledonia may soon be effected by the French Gov¬ ernment, it was announced here at a reception given in honor of Deputy Francois de tessan. who recently returned from a visit to the United States on be¬ half of the World ORT Union, organization for retaining Jews while waiting for emigration to other countries. The recep¬ tion, presided over by former Foreign Minister Yvon Delbos, was attended by many promin¬ ent French and Jewish leaders. Following his return from the United States, where he had discussed the refugee situation with George Backer, president of the Ameriean ORT Federa¬ tion, and other Jewish leaders. Deputy de Tessan, a descendant of the Marquis de Lafayette-and chairman of the French Parlia¬ mentary ORT Committee, dis¬ closed that the plan had been given careful consideration in conferences with Foreign Min¬ ister Georges Bonnet and Colon¬ ial Minister Georges Mandei. M. do Tessan was warm in his praise of Pi-esident Roosevelt and American generosity in their treatment of the refugee situation. , He spoke of Mr. Backer as "a great liumanitar- ian and a great friend of France." Pointing out that France had always been sympathetic to the refugees, M. Delbos declared that the ORT was making great strides in preparing Jews for agricultural work . and that those Jews permitted to settle on French soil in 1934 had prov¬ ed good farmers. Other speakers included Sena¬ tor Justin Godart, Dr. Leon Bi'amson, ORT president, and Dr. David Lvovitch, vice-presi¬ dent. Senator-Godart was cer¬ tain that tlie French Govern¬ ment would modify the refugee position in France, making their life a little less difficult. Code Of Ethics May Face Real Test In Coughlin Talks NEW YOBK (WNS) — The new code of ethics adopted by the National Association of Broadcasters at their annual convention in Atlantic City and %vhich prohibits the sale of time for the presentation of contro¬ versial issues may face its first test in prescribing the Sunday programs of "radio priest" Char¬ les E. Coughlin, whose addres¬ ses have been anti-Semitic In tone. This announcement, is¬ sued by executives of the Na¬ tional Association of Broad¬ casters, stated that the test will develop between the time Coughlin's contracts with radio stations carrying his progi-am expire in the fall, and when the code goes into effect on Septem¬ ber 24. Between that time it is expected that tho radio code authority set up by the Associa¬ tion will rule on whether or not the Coughlin programs are of a controversial nature. In a dispatch from Atlantic City, officials said that "If the code authority rules the speeches are controversial. Father Coughlin will be barred from buying radio time. Sta¬ tions would then undoubtedly both decrease the number of his broadcasts and deny him the Sunday afternoon program spot he now fiUs., , "^hfit,'.-^fuft. Iks jortcd bloo 'tty gratot e(iuar&«& time to responsible gr6tip8"'<Sj; M- dividuals desiring to refute his statements." It was hinted that the Coughlin speeches could not be considered ais be¬ ing anything but controversial in tenor. Drafters of the code voiced the belief that enforce¬ ment of the-code in Coughlin's case would lessen his influence on American public oplnioii. ¦¦ * .: ^;v;> Italian League Condemns Race Persecution CHICAGO (WNS) —A - resolu¬ tion adopted by the National Italian-American Civic League unreservedly condemned racial and I'eligious hatred in the United States. Meeting in an¬ nual convention here the organi¬ zation voiced its disapproval ot the grievous disabilities laid up¬ on the Jewish people in numer¬ ous countries of Europe, as well as the ¦ systematic deprivation of their civic, ' cultural and economic right's. The resolution pledged the strength of the or¬ ganization to combat the evil which "corrodes the pillars of our democracy and which has no place In the American way of life-" ¦.*fM' fiflj ESTABLISH NUREMBERG UAWS IN PROTECTORATE I/bNDON (WNS)—Advices from Prague reported that the Czech Government will short¬ ly issue anti-Jewish laws based on the Nazi Nuremberg laws. The Party of National Unity publislied an announcement-in the Czech press urging a "politi¬ cal solution of the Jewish prob¬ lem. PRAGUE '(WNS)-T-A bomb which exploded prematurely killed one of two men attempt¬ ing to place it in a Jewish ceme¬ tery at Kromeriz, in Moravia, authorities announced here.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1939-07-21|
|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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