Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1943-12-24, page 01
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JWRONICLE ^P\\/Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community \\7AIK Vol. 21 IVn Ro Entered as Second-Class Matter. vol. *i, no. a^ Poatofnco Columbus.. Ohio. COLUMBUS, OHIO, KniDAY, DKCKMnKK 24, l»'l;t Dfliroted to Ameriiuui and J«wl»h Ida»li Strictly Confidential Tidbits From Sverywben By Phloeas J. BIron YOU SHOUTyl) KNOW BS The current issue of Physi¬ cal Culture contains a signer! edi- torial by Bernarr MacFatldon which praises, the Jews, but pro- claims that if Jews will continue capturing key posiiions In in¬ dustry pogroms are unavoidable . . . The piece Is so skilfully writ¬ ten that many Jews, reading it superficially, will he fooled into believing it a defense of the Jew.s . . . it's a filthy piece of work . . . The Japanese news¬ paper "Yami-ouri Shim buni" re¬ ports that Rabbi Stephen S. Wi,se persuaded President Roo.sevelt to order the withdrawal of Shakespeare's "Merchant of Ven¬ ice" from .school shelves . Japan's morale must he pretty low if her propaganda mouth piece concocts such luditrous stories . . . Don't he surpri.secl if the Polish Minister to Mexico will have to resign because of the Increasing horrification, in American quarters, over the treatment accorded Jewish in¬ mates in the Polish concentra tion camps in Mexico City . . Thanks to Walter Wlnchell for this suggestion epitaph for Goeb- bels: From sauerkraut to sour grapes. /ION NEVVS . . . fe If the Emergency Council for Zionist Affairs were to tell tales out of school It could tell of great political work: In Washlu^ton ., . One of America's ' best-known liberal statesmen Is devoting much time to clarifying the Pal¬ estine, Issue for some of I he thicker skulls on Capital Hill . The Hartford Zionist District re¬ cently inscribed Pierre van Paas sen in the Golden Book of the Jewish National Fund In recog nitlon of his great message, con¬ tained In "The Forgotten Ally" . . . Elaborate preparations are already under'way for the cele¬ bration of Dr. Chaim Weizmann'a seventieth birthday — which ' comes in November 1044, . . Samuel Caplan, editor of "The Congress Weekly", has been named to replace Lillle Schultz as secretary to the Governing Council of the American Jewish Congress ... . ' . AKT UEPAKTMJSNT . . ^ Congratulations to the adver¬ tising agency that is selling Its clients the work of artist Arthur Szyk, whose miniature style is incomparably more effective in color that in the black-and-white commonly u.sed in newspaper re productions ... If you haven't seen Szyk's portrayal of an ail¬ ing Hitler surrounded by his henchmen,, we refer you to a .recent ad t>y the makers of Cas- co electric heating pads . . . Ar¬ tist EUas Newman, of whose hon¬ orable discharge from the Army we told you some time ago, is currently In Hollywood, where his exhibit of water colors is meeting with outstanding sue cess . . . The paintings include Palestinian, American and Mexi¬ can landscapes. STACK AND SOBBKN . . . 1^1 It may be Lieutenant-Colonel William Wyler of the U. S. Air Force who will direct the film version of Moss Hart's "Wing¬ ed Victory" — with the author, Incidentally, sold to Army Emer¬ gency Relief for the magnificent sum of six dollars . . . 20th Cen tury-Fox paid a cool million for the screen rights, but this goes to the Relief Fund in toto, with¬ out dediJcUons . . . Going abroad (Continusd on Pace 8) MACFADDEN ADOPTS THE COUGHLIN LINE NEW YORK (JPS)—An am¬ biguous article after the style of the editorials In Father Cough- iin's Social Justice has appeared in the January issue of the pulp magazine. New Physical Culture, under the byline of its publisher, the pulp-magazine magnate, Ber narr MacFadden. The article, headlined "Health—.Jewish Ques¬ tion—Pogroms", was announced in advertisements in a number of metrojXJlitan dailies. MacFadden claims that "all over this country at the present time, the question is being ask¬ ed — usually in a mystei-ious undertone, 'When will the po¬ groms begin?', and I doubt if even the middle-aged citizens of this country will ever see such a hideous tragedy. But if the .lewisii race, with only aboui three or four per cent of the population, should finally con¬ trol all the great buslne-ss and professional groups, no-one can tell what human greed and sell ishne.ss may develop, and we arr not so far remove(l from savag ery as has been definitely prov en in this brutal war". He than .says that "throughout the years 1 have acriulred a great respect for the race, even in spite of the huge financial lo.s.s es—totalling into millions—that 1 'have intoirred through the chicanery of some of them. As a race they are clever tradersi and 'sharp practices' are frequently used, but they do not by any means monopolize these char acteristics". Mouthing the Nazi lies that "the .lews monopoiizefl nearly all of what may be termed the out standing positions in Germany . . . —and they were a small mi nority", the pulp publisher as¬ cribes "the superior (lualilies of the .lews", to their "rules of life—religiously, dietcticall,y and otherwise, (which) are of a na ture to develop superior health." I-!e then concludes with: "\\\} are doing a splendid job in train ing our .soldiers, Imt the general public should be made to give more attenti<m to th(? necessity of raising the health status of the nation. Wholesale niassacre of the .Iev\-lsh race adoi)led by Hitler is an unthinkaiile return to .savagery, but even cold lilood ed reasoning would Indicate that we should ac(|ulre the intelli¬ gence necessa'ry to compete with them". HEKVH'E.'MKN CO.MI'IjAI N TO MU.S. FDR AllOL'T niSClUMINATHtN NEW VORK I.IPS I — Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt has reveal¬ ed the receipt of many letters from servicemen complaining of racial discriminalion. These were from Jews, Negroes and other minority groups. lit B'iiai rrith iHection Spotlight Lt. Maurice Topson Killed In EAgland This week Columbus Jewish Community lost another of its valiant .sons in the armed forces of our country. I.t. Maurice K. Topson, age 2!), former (.'olumhus lawyer, was killed recently In England, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Top- ulosky, 1000 S. Champion Ave., had been ad vised Tuesday, by ihe War De¬ li a r t m e n t. There were no detail.s. It Is b e I i e V e d' he was killed in a training a c c 1- dent. He was an artillery of¬ ficer. Lt. Topson, an alumnus of Ohio State Unlv e r s 1 I y, went in the Army :t .| months ago as a private .soldier. He received his commission at Ft. Sill, Okla,, and left overseas last Keplcm her. He was unmarried. In addition to his parents. I.t, Topsnii Is survived by four bidthei's. three in the ser\'ire and .'1 sisters. They are Capt. My ron 'I^jpson. overseas; Sgt. Harr.v Topolosky, Camp iiutner, N. C: Jo.seph 'Topolosky, a Coast Guardsman at Boston, Ma.ss.; and Allen E. Topolosky, Dayton; three siat^re, Mrs.. J. .Gi-Be-'ita, Mrs. Wllitam Berman and Miiry Topolosky all of Columbus. ^^'^ (isf nil 1,1 vi8on Columbus has the unique repu tation of being one of the out¬ standing Jewish communities in America for Its size. Its leader ship in the annual United Jewi.sh Fund Campaigns, the outstand Ing work of the local Army and Navy Committee for the men In service, the strengthening of the Zionist cause here thru the larg est membership enrollment in local history, and B'nal B'rith achievements by Columbus Zion Lodge — all these have contribu¬ ted to our rise in the American Jewish scene. It Is the latter activity which we wish to discuss at this time. F'or on next Tuesday night, Dec. 28th, the 1,000 members of Zion Lodge, B'nal B'rith, will be ask¬ ed to cast their vote for Guard- Ian, an office which in four years leads to the presidency. The contestants for this post are Abe iertner and Joseph Levison, who are conducting a vigorous cam palgn In keeping with the best Interests of B'nal B'rith. It is a known fact that B'nal Abe Gertner B'rith offers its officers, who serve It, no glittering rewards. That the offer the Order extends is not so much a privilege as re spon.sihillty, not so much'reward as burden. It is a service of love, duty and sacrifice. Notwith¬ standing all this, Columbus, year after year continues to hold,these hard fought election campaigns while tn other communities the same office goes begging. That's why B'nal B'rith in this city has grown and will continue to pro gress in the years to come. It is for this reason that the Chronicle appeals to every Ben B'rith to cast his vote Tuesday night and show his appreciation to the candidates, Levison and Gertner, whose splendid cam¬ paigning efforts will result in the success of this year's election meeting. The doors of the Broad St. Temple, 1354 E. Broad St. will open at 7:00 P. M., to accept dues from men now in arrears. The meeting will get under way promptly at 8 o'clock. It. Topion American Jewish Conference Pushes Rescue Issue B'nai B'rith Obtained 47,000 Blood Donors For Red Cross NEW VORK (JPS)—The Com¬ mission on' Rescue. Relief and Rehabilitation has been in com¬ munication with tINRRA, offi¬ cials of the State Department and members of Congress, in ef¬ forts to carry forward the res¬ cue program adopted by the Con¬ ference, It was reported by Rabhl Irving Miller, Chairman of the Commission, at an all-day session of the Interim Commit¬ tee of the American Jewish Con¬ ference. The Committee adopted a ten¬ tative budget of $148,500 to carr.v on its administrative work in If) 14. Included in the budget w.'is provision for another Con¬ ference, in accordance with the direction of the first .session of the Conference to reconvene witliin a year. Dr. Abba Hiilel Silver. Chair¬ man of the Palestine Commis sion. reported (m steps that had been ta-ken in the fight for the abrogation of the Palestine While Paper of IMI) and for the defense of .lewish rights in Pal¬ estine. Dr. Jo.seph .1. Schwartz, Chair¬ man of (he Ruropean Executive Council of the Joint Distribution Committee, who was invited to appear before the Interim Com¬ mittee as a guest, gave a compre¬ hensive review of the rescue ,. work carried on by the JDC/_"2i af'c/Uijd the-wurld.- ~''-—¦;-."" Announcement was made at the meeting of the appointment of J..S. Pearlstein, of Richmond, ¦Virginia, as Administrative Sec¬ retary of the Conference, and I. L. Kenep, formerly of Cleve¬ land, Ohio, as Public Relations Director. WASHINGTON, D. C.:_Near ly one percent of the 5,300,000 pints of blood plasma procured 1 the American Red Cross since it established the Red Cross Blood Donor Service three years ago were obtained through the niass recruiting of blood donors by n'nai ll'i'ith groups through¬ out the country. I'Yom the time the Red Cross Blood Donor Service began op crating until December 15lh. 104.'!, Il'nai B'rith lliood Donor Days are credited with obtaining 47,001) blood donors, according to figures made puiiiic at B'nai H'rith headfjuarters. During 1114,'! alone B'nal B'rith mobilized 24,000 bJood tionors. It 1.5 interesting to note that the iociii Zion Lodge has al ready enrolled over .'100 donors, many of whom have given -1, ft and li times. Early Deadline! On arcouiit of New Ir'ears, next 8atui-day, Jan. Ist, all copy of organizatlonfi and per¬ sonal ttonis niUHt be in the Chronicle office not later than TUESDAY, 5:00 P. M. Positively no copy for our Issue of Friday, Dec. illst, will bo accepted after that date. your cooperation will be hlgbly appreciated. T. I, MEN'S CLUB PLANS END OF YEAR STAG Ben Barban, president of the Titereth Israel Men's Club, has announced that an "End-of-'X'ear Stag" Is to be held Thursday, Dec. 30, at the Broad St, Temple To Beth Jacob Cong. Hold Chanukah Banquet Sunday Elaborate preparations are be¬ ing made for the annual Chan¬ ukah banquet of the Beth Jacob Congregation which Is to take place this Sunday. Dec. 20. at KM), in the social hail «T the synagogtie. - Chairman for the supper is Mrs. William Cohen and co- chairman Is Mrs. C. H. Furman. 1'oastmistress for the evening's program will be Mrs. Sylvia Schecter. president of the Sister¬ hood. Mr. Jerome Solove will again serve as' custfidian of' the' candle lighting ceremony. Brief addresses are to he given by the present officers and their suc¬ cessors. Morris Belm, outgoing president, will review the pro¬ gress of the congregation during his term of office. Speakers for the occasion in¬ clude Rabbi Leopold Greenwald who will discuss "The Chanukah P'east", and Albert Schiff who i,s to give a report on the American Jewish Conference held recently in New York City. The officers of the congrega¬ tion are extending a cordial invitation to the entire member¬ ship to attend this Important event Sunday evening. Social Hall. The affair Is to be unique in that no meeting or speakers are scheduled for that evening. All members are urged to come and enjoy an • evening of fun and good fellowship. They are only asked to bring along cards and any games of their choosing. Re¬ freshments will be served thru- out the evening.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1943-12-24|
|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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