Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1939-07-07, page 01
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A ,.. .^_m^^^- YJlAVyServing Colutobus and GentraTOhio Jewish Gommttnily^^/\V^ Volume 18. No. 27. COLUMBUS, OHIO, I-ltlDAY, JULY 7, 19S9 Dovoted to Amnrlcan nnd Jctrlsh Idon)* Strictly Confidential Tidbits From Everywhoj'e By PHI1SEA8 J. BIRON Mrs. Roosevelt Urges (lood-will Among' - ailhs > OKCHin PRESENTATION Congratulations to the Lcin- don News Chronicle and the New York Post for that most vivid account of life in a Nazi concentration camp... . The—of course anonymous—author, im¬ prisoned In ¦ the same camp where Pastor Niemoeller passed the third anniversary of his ar-. rest last, week, reports that while the Pastor is exempt from the physical torture : other in¬ mates are subjected to, special efforts are made to torment him in various more subtle ways. . . Incidentally, the only books iSlle- moeller is allowed to read in concentration camp are the New Testament and Nazi literature by Hitler and Rosenberg—-and so far the Pastor has stuck to the Bible. . . ¦ THIS AND THAT It doesn't look as if the 1944 Olympic Games will be held in Italy, as MussoUnl wants. . .As Hitler wants. . .As a matter of fact, the European situation is so- fluctuating that it's a wise government that knows wheth¬ er it'll have even a. capital to function from next year, not to mention 1944. . . Did you no¬ tice how quiet, the publicity-lov¬ ing Le.=;lie Hore-Belisha, Brit¬ ish war secretary, is keeping these days? ... He haa decided; to have all hia announcements made through Chamborlain, he- eaua" of tho Mo?el.v .hujrioh in JSngland, which unfurled new anti-Semitic activities i every time Britain's Jewish war min¬ ister made 4 public statement, .. That soft green rug on which their British majesties stood during their Congressional re¬ ception in the Rotunda ig the very same rug which before and fiince their visit has graced the private library of Congress¬ man Sol Blooiji. . ..Bloom, who has an eye for historic associa¬ tions, lent the rug to the Senate House Committee for the occa- . .sion. ... USTEN HEKE So confident are the Nazis of ruling the world before you can say boo that the Berlin airport is being enlarged sufficiently to take care of the traffic a world capital would get, and the res¬ taurant there is being made big enough to accommodate 60,000 people. . . If you think they're kidding Just consider that Boli¬ vian dictator German Busch— as yet only unofficially allied with the Nazis—beats, ujp news¬ paper writers who displease him, and Paris lately has seen the rise of over half a dozen new anti-Semitic newspapers, mostly financed from East ot tho Rhine, . . And Defense Min¬ ister Oswald Pirow of South Africa, long active in behalf of the Reich down in that part of the world, has again come out with a statement that Germany should be given a number of colonies—preferably Dutch, or Portuguese. . .All of which re¬ minds us ot what an Aryan Ger¬ man lady of our acquaintance reports. . . It seems she went into one of New York's Ger man bookstores, and as she browsed among the boolcs ex¬ plained to the shop's owner that she was having a terrible time learning English, ahd con¬ sequently couldn't read any ot the books published in this country. . . Whereupon the book-seller came back with: "Oh, don't worry about learning Eng- (Cuutlnued oa Vage tl WASHINGTON (WNS)-^ Stressing the heed of coopera¬ tion among "all groups of Americans" in undertaki.ngs of common concern to the.tn as citizen.?, Mrs. FrankUn D. Roosevelt urged . "good citizens evei-ywliere" to support the campaign of the National Con¬ ference of , Christians and Jews for the promotion of better un¬ derstanding .amohg Protestants, Jews and Catholics. In a July 4 statement to the organiZatioti, which was found¬ ed-in 1928 . to further justicei amity, understanding and co¬ operation among members of the three faiths, Mrs. Roosevelt declared that .joint action by citiizens.of all groups in dealing with common problems "is urg¬ ently necessary, in view ¦ of much , that, is happening else¬ where, in the world." "The promotion of better un¬ derstanding among Protestants, Catholics and Jews in. America is truly one of the thost neces¬ sary tasks confronting us, not only tor the sake of lasting, so¬ cial peace and good-will, but in order that the idealism of relig¬ ion may make its most effectlye contribution to the welfare ot (Continued on Vaeo 8> PKAGFE (WNS)-^A: deeply significant and stirring spon¬ taneous anti-Nazi demoristra- tion occurred at a theatre here when the principal character in the play spoke the words; "I would defend my State even if I had to die for it." The audi¬ ence rose and, tears streaming down their faces, sang the Czech national anthem, Another instance, of the hos¬ tile feeling of the Czechs to¬ wards the Nazis Is revealed in the information obtained from German sources herb that the personal guards of Protector Konatantin von Netirath have been so "demoralized" by the bitter attitude of Czechs here that they, are being replaced by a new detachment froth Ger¬ many. A warning to the Czechs that Germany's patience is not ever¬ lasting was given, by Konrad Henleln at the biggest German rally ever held in Prague. He told the Germans they were no longer a minority but full hon¬ ored citizens of the Reich, pis warning to the Czechs declared that "we can have confidence in the Czechs only when we see them working not in a negative manner—conspiring and pas¬ sively resisting—b u t p o s i- tively." Meanwhile anti-Semltle mea¬ sures vfere sharpened futher by the Helch Protector, Baron Con¬ stantin von Neurath in his ef¬ fort to "Aryanize" the economic life of Bohemia-Moravia by al¬ teration of the definition of "Jew." All persons of mixed Jewish and "Aryan" parentage who were confe.sslonal Jews last March 17 Were included In the measures, regardless ot any sub¬ sequent change In religion. The new regulations set this date back to September 15, 1935, to include all those who have changed their religion since that time. (ConUnned on Vage B) Calliolic Jouriial To igM Anti-Semitism NEW YOUK (WN.S)—A new publication, issued by the Com¬ mittee of Catholics to Fight Anti-Semitism, and containing statements from prominent Catholics > re-emphasizing the Church's opposition to anti- Semitiaiici, has made its appear¬ ance here. The Committee of .. Catholics to Fight. Anti-Semitism, which has its headquarters at 55 West 42nd St., New York City, was formed "primarily to reach those who, contrary to the teachings of Christianity and the principles of democracy, are taking part, unfortunately, iri spreading race and minority hatreds in the United States." , The first copy of the first is-, sue of the eight-page tabloid size newspaper bearing - the name "The Voice" was present¬ ed to Mayor La Guardia at the Summer City Hall at the New York World's Pair by Gene Tun- ney, former' heavyweight box¬ ing champion of the world and member ' of the twd-week-old Committee. . 'The Voice,", which sells tor five cents, carries a large-type double-line- banner headline, "Bisliops. Condemn ¦ Anti-Semi¬ tism," across ¦ the front page. Above it, in' smaller type, is' a single streamer, "Catholics Ans¬ wer 'Social Justice' Lies." . Mayor La Guardifi . -said he hoped; /'this ..would;^put: an • end to'a'iiioveniem, now'-beirig atr tempted;' arid first; directed a- gainst, the Jews." He then add¬ ed that "if something like antl- ariything starts in this country," it would destroy.' fundamental principles. . Dr. Chapman, acting execu¬ tive secretary for. the commit¬ tee, announced on the editorial page that the Committee's pro¬ gram of activity included radio 'broadcasts, a speakers' bureau, frequent issuance of-bulletins, pamphlets, leaflets and news letters, an educational program for the schools, a research bu¬ reau and information service." "The Voice" will be issued at frequent intervals, it was an¬ nounced by the Committee. ited Jiwish Fund Soeb $11 In order to , meet the full quota of this year's, United Jewish Fund campaign, the directors of the Fund are this year, for the first time, appeal¬ ing to the Jewish Women and Youth groups of Columbus and surrounding towns to help raise the sum of 58,000 still needed to make this year's fund rais¬ ing effort a success. Accord¬ ing: to reports received from many cities throughout the country such groups have given a splendid account of them¬ selves. It is the opinion here that Colurhbus women and youth can do lilcewise. The United Jewish Fund leaders; are making this appeal with the following plan in mind;— In the 1939 United .lewish Fund campaign now in pro¬ gress, the Jewish women and member.s ¦ of various youth FUND CAMPAIGN-MEE .NOT. FAIL The Ohio Jewish Chronicle has every reason to believe that this year's .United Jewish Fund campaign will not he permitted to fail. The suc¬ cess or failure of Columbus in this great effort will no doubt have a tremendous effect on other cominunitii;s in Ohio who are to launch similar campaigns in the near future. . These are not . ordinary or normal days. These are abnormal conditions'—and contributions must bo made out of proportion to all previous precedents. No Jew is exempt from such a responsibility. Kach one of us holds in his hand the fate of millions of our fellow Jews as well as our own in this present cris.ls. :¦- . Strauss Descendants Termed "Non-Aryan" Lose Inheritance VIENNA (WNS)—Descend¬ ants of the renowned Johann Strauss have been disinherited by Germany and their inherit¬ ance turned over tb the City of Vienna, as a result of an offi¬ cial ruling by Julius Strelcher, which classified them as "non- Aryans." . The Austrian "waltz king," wrho died in 1899, married Adele Deutsch, .Jewess converted to the Roman Catholic faith. The royalties left her by the com¬ poser will now become Viennese property. Called For Koad Work VIENNA (WNS)--Jews be¬ tween the ages ot 18 and 35 have been summoned for work on Germany's highways. Ser¬ ious shortage of man-power in the Reich is responsible for the sudden order which revokes laws which hitherto forced Jews out of all occupations bringing them together with Aryans. groups are asked to make their' oohtrlbutions out of their, own; Those of us Who are not in position ; to.' make ari outright contribution should begin how to put aside. and to save our pennies, our nickels, our.dimes, soi that when - the time for giv¬ ing comes .Ave ..shall- liaye..it;:.tp give.' Ai-e there any;ambiigusV Hot recipients of charity who cannot put aside something every day or every week for the greatest call that has ever come to us as Jews and as, eiidllzed human beings? ' In a statement tb the Chron¬ icle, E. J. Schanfarber, Fund Chairman, said. "Vital chapters in Jewish history , have been written by women, Youth con- Coimcil of Jewish Women Day At Fiair Set For July 12th. NEW YORK . (WNS)—Jewish women from nearly every state Jn the Union ¦>viU meet at the Florida building of the New York World's Fair on the after¬ noon of July 12th to celebrate National Council ot Jewish Wo¬ men's Day. Mrs. Benjamin Spitzer, Chairthan of Council's Executive Committee and Cliairman of the Day! for the or¬ ganization's World Fair activi¬ ties, described the reason for this day in the tollowing terms: "Since Council's program in Peace, Social Legislation, Social Welfare, Service to the Foreign Born and Contemporary Jewish Affairs, alms toward a better world of tomorrow. It is especi¬ ally appropriate that members from all over the counti-y should hold one session at the World's Fair—the world of to¬ morrow.", Mrs. Ely Jacques Kahn, Presi¬ dent of the New York Section, will speak on "Women in the World ot Today." Mrs. LeRoy Rosenbaum, Past: President ot the Manhattan Juniors and Na¬ tional Chairman ot the Public¬ ity Committee of Council's Jun¬ iors, will speak on "Youth ot Today—Leaders of Tomorrow." Mrs. William Dick Sporborg's address will center around "Women in the World of To¬ morrow." tributions also have been out¬ standing in years past. In this trying hour of our people the opportunity is ours to ren¬ der signal service. Let It be our contribution in ai real sense, made available by our own indi- 'vidual effortSi..pur own stinting ilrrieed be.ih other directions, sacrificing If rieces-tary some¬ thing that is not essential. Our fellow Jews who turn to us with tearful eyes and out¬ stretched hands-are worthy of our loyalty and our generosity. I am hoping that the Jewish women and youth groups will rise to this historic occasion." Mr. Schanfarber added fur¬ ther that The United Jewi.sh Ftmd does not desire duplica¬ tions in giving because most men in our city have already given most generously. 1000 ATTEND INTERFAITH ANTI-COUGHMN MASS MEETING NEW YORK (WNS)—About 1,0D0 persons attended the Town Hall inter-faith anti-Coughlin mass meeting and heard the . Rev. Guy Emery Shipler, editor of,"The Caiiirchman," a Pro¬ testant EpiscQpal publication, accuse the Rev. Charles E. Coughlin of "dropping a torch into a world filled with high ex¬ plosives." . . Rev. John Hutchinson, a Pres¬ byterian clergyman, of Bay¬ onne, N. j;, urged an Investiga¬ tion into the sources ot Father Coughlin's funds, and Rabbl Benjamin Plotkin, head ot the American-Jewish Alliance, which arranged tho meeting, de¬ nounced Father Coughlin as an enemy of democracy. FIFTY JEWS DISMI.SS15D FROM BUDAl'EBT OPERA BUDAPEST (WNS)—Fifty members of the Budapest Opera Company were dismissed in conformity with Hungary's new Jewish law, which allows only G per cent ot the company to be Jews. 25,000 PINES DESTROYED JERUSALEM (WNS)—A fire, believed to be of arsonist origin, swept through the King George Forest near Ktar Hahorosh in the Nazareth hills and destroy¬ ed over 25,000 pines, valued at $15,000.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1939-07-07|
|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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