Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1939-09-08, page 01
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"b^ '-'-¦J.'' t' tf t- 'i r ? V l\l\// Sorving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Commwniiy ^AR Volninc 18. No. .IB COIjUMBUS, OHIO, FKIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, JOM Strictly Confidential Tidbits From Everywhere By PHINEAS J. BIRON CKISI.S ECHOES Recent developments in Riirope lead Wcstbrook to pre¬ dict that Berlin will find it necessary to cliange it.s Aryan tiiooi'y. . . lie expects the Nazis to declare that the .Tapancso arc not Oriental Aryans, as hereto¬ fore, but Oriental Jews, as con- clu.-iively proved by the name of their new prime minister, No- buyuki Abe . . . Orchids to Dorothy Thompson for her re¬ cent column entitled "Ecrasez I'Intame. . . In it she calls the German chancellor "an arsonist, a liar, a murderer, a blackmail¬ er and a thief". . . At another point she .says: '-Everybody knows that this 'govormnent' rules by a camarilla and a Pre- torian Uuard of finks, thugs, in¬ formers, terrorists and profes¬ sional liartj". . . Then there is her epigrammatic interpreta¬ tion of current events. "What¬ ever the governments may say In their diplomatic letters, the people of the world are becom¬ ing a posse on a man-hunt". . . Those political know-it-alls, Drew Pearson and Robert S. Al¬ len, authors ot tho syndicated colunjn "Washington Merry- Go-Round," insist that the Nazi.s have definite military super¬ iority over. France and England. . .,,Dia you, by jLhe viray, notice the;'baa 'pr^Sfs Josef -Vissaronl- Tfiofc' bzhugasliviU is getting these days?. . . In case you did¬ n't notice, Just look and See what your daily paper has to say about Stalin—^who ia the same guy. . . MISTY Ml'BTICISM One ot the better-known col¬ umnists recently regaled hLs readers with tho following "mystic" calculations. . . Thom¬ as Masaryk, he points out, was born in 1850 and became presi¬ dent ot the Czech Republic in 1018. . . He governed for 17 ySars, and retired at the age ot 85. . . Adding all these numbers you get 3870, which, when divid¬ ed by 2, gives you 1935, the year he resigned. . . Wilhelm II of Germany, again, was born in 1850, and his reign began in 1888. . . He reigned for 30 years, abdicating at the age ot 59. Add all these numbers and you get 3830, which you divide by 2 to get 1918, the year the Kais¬ er fled Germany. . . By way of rousing false hopes the colum¬ nist then cites tlie case ot Hit¬ ler, who was born in 1880 and ro.se to power in 1933, . . Today, at the age ot 50, ho has been the Fuehrer for six years. . . The total of these numbers is ,1878, half of which is 1939. . . What we want to point out ia that this last sentence is neqessarily true, even though It doesn't indi¬ cate Hitler's demise or other re moval. . . Because what you're actually doing in any ot these calculations is the following (we'll take the case ol Masaryk, because we like him besit) . . . You take his blrthdate, 1850, add on to it his age on his tenth anniversary in the Czech presi¬ dency, 78, which gives you 1928, the year of his tenth anniver¬ sary. . . And you take the year his presidency began, 1018, and add on to It the length ot his rule at the time ot that anni¬ versaiy, 10 years, which again naturally gives you 1928. . . So that the -sum of all these figures must inevltaWy be twice 1028, or sum. . . All of which means <Coiitliiuea OB Vaeo 7> In Jewish Villages Jews Kied Warsaw Area WAKSAAV (W N S) — Polish suburbs of the Warsaw district were subjected to repeated bombings by German planes ac¬ cording to information which said that towns suffering heav¬ iest damage from Nam air raidti aro Podlcowa, Lesna, Brwinow, and Pruslcol, all of which have large Jewish populations. In spite ot Nazi as.suranccs that open towns will not be bombed, hea\'y damage to a number ot villages outside the Warsaw dis¬ trict. Thousands of Jews and non-Jews have fled from tho city ot Czestochowa, in south¬ west Poland, which was cap¬ tured by German troops and later recaptured by tho Polish army. The city has a Jewish population ot about 27,000. At least two hundred Jews were forced to abandon plans to emi¬ grate to Palestine. Jewish quarters of Warsaw, inhabited by approximately 350,- 000 were among the hardest hit sections in the repeated bomb¬ ings by German planes. Many Jev>-s were killed and wounded in air raids on the Jewish su¬ burb ot Kolo and Otwock. A total'of 100 bombs were dropped on War.s;iw during the air raid (ContlnaeA im. Pagu 5) lespsisibiities For-inencaii Jewry The .lews of America "must be prepared for great sacrifices" to meet the increased obliga¬ tions arising out of the war in Europe, it was declared by Dr. Abba Hiilel Silver, National Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal and National Chairman of the United Palestine Appeal, on his return on the S. S. Roose¬ velt from an extended visit to Europe to study tho problem ot the refugees and to consider with other .Jewish leaders fur¬ ther reconstruction activities in Palestine. Dr. Silver emphasized that the ravages of war would Impose additional burdens upon the United Jewish Appeal, as Am¬ erican Jowiy's central instru ment to meet the three tasks of relief, rehabilitation and recon¬ struction. "The task of assisting the Jews of Europe and also Pales¬ tine Jewry. . . will be, to a very large extent, the privilege and the duty of American Jewry," Dr. Silver said. His statement on the Euro¬ pean situation and the position of Palestine was as follows: "The conflict m Europe which will impose hard burdens upon all tlie populations ot the affected countries, ,wlll impose especially severe hardships up¬ on the Jeivi-sh people in Eastern and Central Europe. - Even in these early stages ot the war the extent of Its destructlvencss of human life and property ex¬ ceeds that ot a similar period in the last war. "The Jews ot Germany, Aus¬ tria and Czechoslovakia are now completely isolated nnd at the mercy ot their regime which has now been made desperate by war tor which it alono is (Contlnuea on Vaeo 1) WU. STEPHEN S. WISE TO DISCUSS WORLD .IEWISH SITUATION Dovoled lo ylm«rIcflD and JfiwlBh Idcnle) lAEGE PRdPAaraSTS WITM m ATTEMPT TO Wl OVER BUSIEST ITffiBTS Bf SUBmSIVE METMOD^ THOUSANDS OP REFUGEES IN FBANCB REGISTER FOB WAR DUTY Dr. Stephen S. Wise A special High Holiday broad¬ cast will bo presented over the Columbia Broadcasting System next Tuesday evening, Sept. 12th, from 8:30 to 7 P. M. (E. D. S. T.) under the auspices of the United Palestine Appeal, the American agency tor the settle¬ ment ot retugees In Palestine. During this special program Dr. Stephen S. Wise, Chairman of the Executive Committee of tbe XJnltefl . PnleRtiuG A.ppt'Eil, Will discuss-the world Jowlsh situation in the light of the pres¬ ent crisis, and the problems con¬ fronting Palestine In the crea¬ tion of greater opportunities for refugee settlement. Erna Rubinstein, noted con¬ cert violinist, will bo the soloist during the musical portion of the, program. There will also bo ritual music presented by the choir of tho Jewish Center under the direction ot Cantor Pinchos Jassinowsky. The United Palestine Appeal High Holiday program will be heard over the stations affiliat¬ ed with the Columbia system from coast to coast. In New York it will be broadcast by sta¬ tion WABC. PARIS (WNS)—within a few hours after the opening of a re¬ cruiting bureau for Jewish im¬ migrants living in Paris, 250 re¬ fugees had registered for .ser¬ vice in tho French service. The oftice, one of those established by the Federation of Associa¬ tions ot Jewish War Veterans and Volunteers of France, re¬ ported that hundreds ot Jews have already registered al¬ though there has been no pres¬ sure on retugees by the French authorities for enlistment. It is believed that the number ot volunteering non-French Jews already runs into several thous¬ ands. m Aggression WARSAW (WNS)—While the rabbinate' ordered special pray¬ ers for peace and strengthening of the Polish forces the entire .Jewish press urged all Jews throughout Poland to help In de¬ fense against "Nazi aggression." All newspapers declared editori¬ ally that Poland would fight to the last for freedom from Nazi aggression. Meanwhile Jew¬ isli youth groups were volun¬ teering tor service in the Polish Army and Red Cross, and the Jewish population generally was ongaged in special defense measures throughout the coun¬ try. Orthodox Jews were said- to be working even on the Sab¬ bath, explaining that the dan¬ ger ot war and the duty ot de- tending their country absolves them from observing tho Sab bath day. The Jewish Parliamentary club adopted a resolution which stated: "In the present decisive hour when, in a manner rous¬ ing the admiration ot the whole iOoutlnURd on Vaeo Hi WIOJAMSTOWN, MASS. (W N S)—Homer J. Buckley, Chicago advertising .executive, told the Willlainstown Institute of Human relations last week that business was a factor in - determining whether the United States would continue on tho path ot tolerance and brother¬ hood or would be torn by radical and religious animosities. "Pro¬ moters of racial and religious hatred aro concentrating their energies to a large degree on winning over business men to their subversive propaganda," he said in an address before the Institute. Mr. Bucldey advo¬ cated an educational movement among business men with the tollowing aims: "To expose the nature ot propagandists ot. ha¬ tred and to shovf that these arc anti-democratic and pro-fascist elements, who, if they ever came to power in this country, would strangle business in tho samo manner as the Nazis have strangled It In Ger¬ many. To conyince business that racial and religious hatred is a forerunner of class warfare and that they should support movc- WIIililAMSTOWN (WNS) 1 mrnts which aim to foster gooft Habbi Philip s, EemEtciTt, oft WlU In the communUy—inulu* In Cause M Peace Templo n'rltli Kodesh, -Roches- ter, N. Y., former chairman bf the peace commission ot the Central Conference of American Rabbis, addressing a session of the Institute of Human Rela¬ tions devoted to eon-sidering the international situation, called upon churches to become "rally¬ ing places for the peace lovers ot the world, even if tills means going bade to the catacombs." With the Rev. John La Fargo, associate editor ot the Catholic magazine, '.'America," and Dr. Harold Fey, secretary of the Fellow-ship ot Reconciliation, a peace organization, Rabbi Bern¬ stein issued a statement declar¬ ing that the United States ot America should stay out ot a general European war. Discus¬ sing the attitude of American churches in the present situa¬ tion. Rabbi Bernstein said, "1 would conceive it the duty ot the American churches to use ill their strength to the end that this country will not be invol¬ ved in a European war. My con¬ viction is that such a war will solve no problems but only create new ones." He said it was the duty ot the churches to .state clearly and courageous¬ ly that they will have no more traffic war and that it was his opinion that "it Is the only way by v^rhich the message and ulti¬ mately and institution ot re- llgon wiU be saved." A plea tor a return to relig¬ ious and moral values was also made before the institute by Roger W. Straus, co-chairmah of the National Conference of Christians and .Tews. Mr. Straus expressed the view that "religion and education, work¬ ing hand In hand, are our strongest weapons to safeguard our system of government." Dr. Fey discussing the effects ot war upon the church, warned that " In war, and even In later stages ot preparation tor war, nationalism becomes totalitar¬ ianism which is no longer con¬ tent to be a religion, but Insists In becoming the religion o£ all the people." Ing good' >y1"- bt'twe^u ¦ .eajiisat- and labor and betwecir agricul¬ ture and Industry." He shared the speaking platform with Fan¬ nie Hurst, novelist, who point¬ ed out that "America has come into a great intellectual inherit¬ ance" through tho immigration ot such men as Albert Einstein and Thomas Mann; and Dr. Honry Noble MacCrackcn, presi¬ dent ot Vassar College, who urged members ot the institute "to malce. the church a more in¬ dispensable agent for human needs of they desire to save It; and If they desire to save civil (Contlnncd on Vaeo S) Find "Pcewee Hitlers" Springing Up In America WASHINGTON (WNS)—The House Committee Investigating Un-.4merican Activities has is¬ sued 9 preliminary report on its study ot Nazi-Fascist groups, warning American citizens against "aping the methods of foreign dictators." The report stated that the primary aims ot Nazi-Fascist groups in this country "appear to be (1) a radical change in the Ameri¬ can government and (2) tlie col¬ lection ot dues from such mis¬ guided citizens as will support thom." "In these times," the report stated, "when democracy is harassed from many sides, poe- wee Hitlers, aspiring Fuehrers and would-be Caesars have aris-' en in our midst urging our people through an unprecedent¬ ed volume ot propagandlstlc lit¬ erature to resort to force and violence against large sections o£ our population." "We call special attention to the deplorable prostitutions ot such words as 'patriotism' and 'Christian' to the selfish ends of these fascist racketeers," tho report continued, adding that the present 'critical days call tor clear thinking and strong faith In our democratic institutions." ' II.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1939-09-08|
|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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