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-^ i . ^ :-'¦, 04*1',' ^•£.*k'^}:>^^*^i'M 4^-^'^'S^u 4.^' J« *rE ¦. >'^• J^'' f^.^*\^i f-'^i'", ¦I .li- Cenfrd/ Ohio's Onl^ "; Jetoish Newspaper Reaching Every Home '.j A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR THE JEWISH HOME Devoted to Jlmerican and Jewish Ideals Vblmnd VI — No. 27 GOLUMRU.S, OHTO, NOVKMRlvR 23, 1923 Per Year $3.00; Per Copy toe C. J. W. REELECTS MISS R. BRENNER AS ITS PRESIDENT Delegates Voice Unanimous En¬ dorsement of Miss Brenner's Leadership COMMEMORATION VOLUME PUBLISHED BY C. J. W. Suffrage Leader in Address Al¬ lots Jews Big Place When Peace Comes Sec. Davis Denies He Issued Order Favoring Englishmen A. J. C. DEPLORES ANTI-SEMITISM AT HOME AND ABROAD 460 WOMEN AT OPENING OF C. J. W. CONVENTION ST. LOUIS —At the corivcntioii of the Council of Jewish Women, Which met:'in St. Louis during the week of November llth. to 16th, Miss Rose : Brenner of Brooklyn, New York, who has served as president for the trien¬ nial period of 1920-3, w;as re-elected president for anotlier term of. three years. . Under the presidency of Miss Brenner, this organi-^ation has enjoyed its largest expansion, emerging as a world influence to a larger degree than ever before in its history. As an indication of the Council's new worid-wide contact and power in the realm of World JewLsh Womanhood, there were present at the St. Louis con¬ vention Mme. Rose Pomerantz-Melzer, a'mcmber of the Polish Parliament, and Friu Sidonie Werner of Hambnrf?, Ger- matiy. One of the Features One of the features of the conven¬ tion was a special volume, prepared by Estclle M. Sternberger,'Executive Sec'y, commemorating 30 years'of Council Ac¬ tivity. The delegates voiced their unanimous endorsement of the leader¬ ship of Miss Brenner by a resolution, ordering a ' special reprint of her rc- poi't, for distribution arnong the dele¬ gate's and visitors at the convention, and among the Sections not represented. In thd absence of Miss Brenner,' who was unable to attend tnis triennial gathering, the various sessions were presided over by |Mrs.^ Israel Cowen of Chicago, First ¦.;*»v»3^ie^Prcsident; M/s.'-S. .-I^islco of Den-. - --ver, 'S<M»nd ' Vicc'lf'rtfsi'tfent^" and" Ktrs." S. M. BlumaUer of Portland, Oregon, Third Vice-President.^ As a tribute to their service rendered to the Council's cause, Mrs. Davie]. Ben¬ jamin of Kansas City and 'Mrs. Israel' -Cowen of Chicago were elected Hon- oi-ary Vice-Presidents. Additional Officers Elected The additional officers elected, include Mrs. William D. Sporborg of Port Chester, N. Y., First Vice-President; Mrs. Alexander Wolf of Washington, D. C., Second Vice-President; Mrs. Herbert E. Ottcnheimer of Louisville. Third Vice-President; Mrs. Alvin L. Bauman of St. Louis, Treasurer, and Mrs. Leonard H. Hecht of Baltimore, Recording Secretary. Mrs. Estelle M. Sternberger of New York City will again serve as Executive Secretary. The following were chosen as Na¬ tional Directors for a term of six years: Mrs. Irvin Bettman of St. Louis, Mrs. S. M. Blumauer of Portland; Mrs. Syl¬ vain R. Livingstone of Richmond; Mrs. Bert II. Printz of Youngstown, Ohio, and Mrs. .-Kmanda Schlesinger of San Francisco. WASHINGTON, (J. T. A.).—Sec¬ retary .of Labor Davis never issued an, order .-idmitting Etigtishmcn or any other aliens in excess of the quota nor has he shown any preference to Eng¬ lishmen, according to a statement made by a spokesman of Mr. Davis to your correspondent tod.iy. "The original presij report is absolutely false. What actually happened was that during October certain advance al¬ lowance was, given each immigration port, based on the number expected to apply. Contrary to expectations a dis- pr'oportionately late ! number a:pplied at Ellis Island. Secretary Davis on the day the press report originated, con¬ fronted with this congestion, ordered that air excess cases, on Ellis lijland be adtiiitted on parole, pending .careful check-up on other ports, upon the ex- pi-ess condition that these aliens he de¬ ported, if it. later appeared that unex¬ hausted number from other ports was insufficient to cover these parole cases. This check-up has now been made," he said, "and revealed sufficient quota for all paroled aliens, all of whom will therefore he permitted to remain per¬ manently." In view of accusations against Secre¬ tary Davis, an investigation has heen made to determine the status of the na¬ tionalities admitted. It shows five Jews admitted to every Englishman, the spokesman for Mr. Davis asserted. The check-up also revealed, however, that the Russian quota for the balance of tlie year is positively exhausted, and all aliens now detained at any port for exceeding quota will be deported. The present'delciy is intended only for tlie time necessary for the routine disposi¬ tion of appeals. Asked if any of these could be ad¬ mitted on humanitarian grounds, Mr. Davis' spokesman said, "No," as the Secretary possessed no discretion to do so, these aliens must be deported and ¦no hope, for them unless they come un¬ der specific exemptions or exceptions under law, 1 Louis Marshall in Annual Report Scores Imperial Wizard Evans of the Klan PILLORIES GERMANY FOR ITS POGROMS ON JEWS No Appreciable Decline Reported in Agitation Against Jews in European Countries AGAINST FURTHER RESTRICTION OF IMMIG. A TREMENDOUS PLACE ST. LOUIS, (J. T. A.).--"Jewish men and women' arc going to have a tremendous place when peace comes to the world," Carrie Chapman Catt, fa¬ mous woman ¦ suffrage' leader, speaking on the subject of ."War and Peace," told the 460 women gathered in the Tenth (Concluded on page 5.) Denies Responsibility For Jewish Pogroms In Land of Poland NEW YORK, (J. T. A.). —Re-af- lirmation of their confidence in the sense of justice and fairness of the American people to repudiate the un-American doctrines of the Ku Klux Klan and reference to the present intensified anti- Jewish -agitation in Germany were the main features of the Annual Report read by Mr. Louis Marshall, the Presi¬ dent, to the Seventeenth Annual Meet¬ ing of the American Jewish Committee which took place yesterday at the Hotel Astor. Referring to the recent statement of the Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan that the Jews are one of the un- blcndablc elements in our American populalion, Mr Marshall's report said: "The recorded history of the Jews is an hispiring narrative of unrivalled pa¬ triotism. He certainly, in common with all good citizens, reveres the Constitu¬ tion of tlie United States, and loves the institutions of this country, and feeU Jl, deep sense of gratitude for the rights which have been accorded to him here. The Imperial Wizard, however, prca6heS a violation of the Constitution." ' Against Immigration nestricliott ' The Committee's report also takl^S "A firm stand against any further atte'tiipjE^ to restrict immigration. It,,poin^sfi_.ottt that the present 3 per cent restriction law is unscientific and arbitrary aijd that it places upon immigrants thp bur¬ den of keeping informed of the quotas, allo.wed. to each country so as to avoid arriving here after the monthly or the' AtinuaUWPt^ .Mave. Jj^ep. exhatj^te.d '' ' (.Cd'ncTttdeS'^'on'^'paffe"^}" Three Jews Wounded, j Many Are Beaten In < Late Roumanian Riot iiU(.lfAl<E,ST. (J. T. A.). —Three J<;wi'ili stmletits were severely injured' afid many have gotten off with lighter wounds, in an attack on the Jewi.sh studtnl body by the anti-Semitic sec¬ tion of the School of Medicine at the Univcisity of Kiausenberg., Piofcssor Jiikoboyici, rector of the L^iiversity of Kiausenberg, has been f()rccd to resign his office because of his defense of the Jcwi.sli students. iProfcssor Jakobovici has publicly op¬ posed the "numcrus clausus," recently publishing a .series of articles oh the iupoitance of the Jew in the scientific apd economic life in Rournahia. This li&s made him the liutt of the anti- t ¦ Semitic agitation and during his lectures ni Professor of Surgery this semester has been, subjected to all manner of in¬ dignities. Vrhc agitation culminated in his lec- tnrc room recently when students shout- il|g, "Down' with Jakobovici, friend of the Jews," compelled the Rector to flee fj'oni tbe classroom. • , 5 Tho students later staged a dcmpii- Blration outside his house, one of them firing a shot through a windoVy.' ^» Professor Jakobovici declares he will sfettle in Bucharest as a private pi^acti- ilioncr. I. 5. Straus Declares Joint Distribution Co mini (te e's Efforts Will Soon Be Continued By Other Relief Agencies Acting Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Russia Reports That Famine Cause Has Been Eliminated by J. D. C.'s Envoy — ' J. D. C. Bore the. brunt of Feeding 2,000,000 Chil¬ dren and One Million Adults in the Ukraine — $7,000,000.00 Worth of Food Has Been Forwarded 300,000 JEWISH ORPHANS ARE STILL IN NEED IN ILL-FATED SECTIONS OF RUSSIA Gen. Haller Declares He Was in France When "Alleged Per¬ secutions Took Place" Immigration SURE TO , BE CONSIDERED BY CONGRESS VERY SOON j WASHINGTON, (J.; T.. A.) ~ A Congiess official in close touch with im¬ migration legislation denied today the report that the immigration question fi/\ll not bo considered at the next ses¬ sion of Congress. , j'Let no one make this mistake," it 'w'is stated. "The present immigration \fiVf expires on -June 30, 1924, and it is jjibsolutely certain that at least a resolu- ildn will be submitted and passed ex¬ tending the present law. / "It 19 even more probable, however, that some legislation will be enacted fChanging the existing law. It is true dhe Congressional calendar may be con- ¦j gcif^d but the immigration questioti is j^Si;'•jiinportant to be ignored next ses- I iion," this officiaf asserts.' NEW YORK, (J. T. A.). —The part the Jewish Jomt Distribu¬ tion Committee took in bringing relief to Russia ancl Russian Jews before, during and since the acute famine -was described by Lewis S. Straus, acting chairman of .the sub-committee on Russia in. an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Mr. .Straus indi- cateid while the Committee's work in Russia, which surpassed all of its other activities, is to end soon, steps have been taken to insure the indefinite continuance of .the reconstruction work by foreign and local organization^ on the spot. "With the approaching termination of the work of the Joint Distribution Cpnjiriittee in Russia a chapter in international philan¬ thropy is about to close," said Mr. Straus. "The work has been done .under the inspired direction of Dr. Boris Bogen and Mr. Joseph Rosen and it surpasses, both in extent of territory covered and in the number of men, women and children who have been kept alive and later put back into the way of earning a living, all the activities which the Joint Distribution Committee has con¬ ducted to date. When One looks back to the short period that has elapsed since 1921, at which time Russia, and in particular the Ukraine, was practically a dark continent, the efficiency and rapidity with which this undertaking Was put through can be somewhat bet¬ ter appreciated. "Under the leadership of the greatest philanthropist of all time, Herbert Hoover, Russia was opened up in 1921 as a result of the Riga Agreement, and the Joint Distribution Committee was the first of several- organizations Mr. Hoover called upon to help him. From that time forward the Committee has taken a prominent part in the continuous fight against famine and disease, both in cooperation with the organization of Mr. Hoover and later, when the American Relief Administration finally withdrew from Russia, the Joint Distribution Committee operated on an independent basis. NEXT OPEN MEETING OF ZION LODGE TO TAKE PLACE MONDAY The next open fbruiA of Zion Lodge, No. 62, I. O. B. B., will lie held at "Woodmen's Hall, on Monday, November 2Sth, •* 8:(M P. M. The general public a> well a< all Ben BVith* ar« cordially invited. A r^al treat ia in atore for them. The fallowing gentlemen will lead th* diteuaaioo on "Are Hobrew Sehoola Necotaary to Judaiani in America?": Rabbi Jacob Tarahiah, Benjamin F. Levinaon, Joa. C. Goodman, and Louia W. ¦ Joaephaon. The queation wUl be open to thb entire aaaembly. Here ia a'fit¬ ting opportunity for every Jew and Jeweaa to familiarice them- aelvea witl^ American Jewry'a greateat problem at the preaent time — "J e w i a h Education." Make no other engagementa for Monday night. POLISH GENERAL PAYS VISIT TO HENRY FORD DETROIT, (J. T. A.). —General Joseph Hallcr, on a visit in Detroit, is¬ sued a statement this morning in which he denied responsibility for pogroms in Poland. General Haller's statement follows: "It has come to my attention that erroneous statements have been circu¬ lated throughout the United States to the effect that I conducted a campaign of persecution against the Jewish people in Poland since the armistice. I deny these charges categorically. "At no tune have I issued edicts, of¬ ficial -or unofficial, by sign, word of mouth or intimation, that tlie Jewish people should, be treated - diflferently from other nationalities residing in Po¬ land. I have sat side by side with Jewish people in'the Polish parliament. During the time that these,alleged per¬ secutions were said to have taken place I <vas in France with my army." ' Imposaible to Interview Him The American Legion representative travelling with General Haller and servT ing as publicity agent and manager, speaking in the name of ¦ the Polish general, told Jewish newspapermen and the representative of the Jewish Tele¬ graphic Agency that it would be .im¬ possible for them to interview Haller. A two hour interview with Jewish rep¬ resentatives of the ¦press convinced the General of the futility of such an inter¬ view, he said. This publicity man asked that his name be kept from the reports, and at the same time stated that what¬ ever he said was to be taken as a state¬ ment direct from Haller. In the name of Haller, 'this publicity maii admitted that Jewish beards were cut by the general'? soldiers, but that, he said, was done for '-'sanitary pur¬ poses," because Jews had "lice, not only in their hair but also in their beards," The typhiis epidemic raging at the time was given as the reason. Haller'a Statement General Haller's statement in denial of the pogroms was made here as the Polish party was starting out for a visit of the Ford Motor Co. plant as ¦ (Concluded in .cqtiimii (].) How to Conduct an Inquisition Instructions for: Detecting Jews and Other Heretics and Bringing Them to "Justice" and Salvation ^ent by Spanish Inquisition to Peru Faithful. One of the most .curious and at the same time trcmendoiisly significant fea¬ tures of the'Elkan Nathan Adler Li¬ brary, by the acquirement of which the Jewish Theological Seminary, has be¬ come the Jewish Cultural centre of the world, is a series of documents giving minutely detailed instructions for con¬ ducting an Inquisition. The title-page of the book which is made up of three documents, two printed and-one written bears this in¬ scription : "Instructionf, brought by Cereziiela; Inquisitor of Spain to those of Peru, where the Holy office of this Inquisition was 'received in the city of Los Reyes, in the 20tH day of the.rnbnth of January, of the year of the incarnation oif our Redeemer. MDLXX,.1570." These' instructions .were brought to Peru in 1570 by th'e"Licendiadb" Servan de Cerezuela whose authority to estab¬ lish the Inquisition was attested by a document signed"Yo El Rey" (King Phillip II) and countersigned by Geroni- nio de Zurita. This document states; "Whereas thy Very Reverend Father in Christ, Cardinal of Siguenza, Presi¬ dent of Our Council, Inquisitor General Apostolic in our Dominions and Seigh- ories, with the advice of our council of the. General Inquisition, and after con¬ sultation with ourselves deems it to be highly hecessary for the augmentation and conservation of our Sacred Catholic Faith and Christian Religion to establish and place the Holy Office of the In¬ quisition in the said province, Now we ordain and provide——." Complaint Againat Preaent or Abaent, Living or Dead But before going into these provisions and itistructions, it will be interesting to deal,with the Edicts addressed to the inhabitants of Peru issued by the Iti- quisitors of the land,' after complaint by the Fiscal o'f one of the districts into which the country had been divided "that for some time there had b^en neither ihquisiton nor general visitation in the district, whereby great damage had been caused to/"our holy Catholic faith'". An edict would then go forth so as to enable a report vo be made to the In¬ quisitors in case anybody "suspects, hears, sees or is told that any person or persons, living, present or absent or de¬ funct, have acted, spoken or believed any heretical, suspicious, erroneous, heretically blasphemous opinions ' or heretically basphemous opinions or words." Information was asked for as to the presence in the district of persons noto¬ riously "descendentes de generacion de Judios" . •. . But how were they to be known, how were they to be identi¬ fied? So many Jews had coivcealed their origin; or had abjured their faith due to the true light that had been shown theni by the beneficence of the Inquisi¬ tion, zealous to save hiiman souls from eternal damnation. But, some of these conversions' were mere. pretense. Many of the converts were practicing ' their ancient heathenism in secret, and .with others, conversion was so superficial that many of them continued most or some of heathenish habits and prac¬ tices whch they had abjured when they had been brought to Salvation. . So, for the guidance of these good soiils who would bring these criminals to justice, to help them to penetrate all of the clever disguises with which the "marranos" sought to conceal their stub¬ born, though secret, adherence to the follies of their ancestors, ' instructions for the detection of "descendentes de generacion de Judios", were solemnly set down. They are very inclusive—in¬ cluding many things of which the Jews of this generation are entirely ignorant. How to Detect a Jew Here they are in full detail: ''It beseems us to learn if you, know or'have heard tell that any person or persons have kept any Sabbaths so as to honor, keep and observe the law of Moses, by vvearing thereon clean shirts or other better and festive garments aiid placing clean cloths on the tables, and clean sheets on the beds in honor of the said Sabbath, and not having any light thereon and observing them from the Friday evening. Or (that they) have purged or. removed the fat from the meat before eating it, and kept it in water to rempve the blood, and cut away the sinew from the feet of the (Confinued on .pqge 9.) "In 1921 Dr. Rosen was selected by Mr. Felix M. Warburg, and was ap¬ pointed as the first representative of the Joint Distribution Committee with the American Relief Administration. With,, the excepton of several short visits to New York to report to the -Russian Committee or the Reconstruction Com¬ mittee, he has been steadily on the ground day and night. Continually awake to every opportunity for making permanent improvement in the condition of the Russian people, he has instituted a number of noteworthy reforms, sev¬ eral of which will forever change for the better the habits and mode of living of millions of Russians. Among his undertakings was the development of a program to substitute Indian corn for the small grains theretofore raised in the Ukraine. The reason for this being that the indigenous small grain crops were not infrequently destroyed by ex¬ cessive early rains and protracted sum¬ mer droughts while hardy Indian corn is adapted lo such climatic conditions. The cause of many famines in the past has thus been eliminated. During the first year in which this program was put into effect more than •2,.">(HU)00 acres of 'Russian farmland were planted with American corn. The immediate result was not only a saving of ¦mil¬ lions'of dollars but an object lesson which will multiply itself progressively in the succeeding crop years. ' The Rus¬ sian Government, realizing the value of Dr. Rosen's plan; has assisted by issu¬ ing hundreds of thousands of pamphlets on the subject to farmers. "In connection with the Joint Dis¬ tribution Committee the American Re¬ lief Administration organized its now historically famous Food Draft System for the remittance of food, packages from the people of the United States to relatives and friends in Russia. Through this. single agency the Joint Distribution Committee and its commit¬ tees throughout the United States for¬ warded upwards of 17,000,000 worth of food to Russia. . : "When relief Work in Russia proper had gotten under way, reports began to come through from the Ukraine, wrhich is the home of the largest Jewish popu¬ lation in Russia. These reports were full of the harrowing details of starva¬ tion and suffering as a result of pogroms, banditry and successive mili¬ tary campaigns over an exhausted and famine-stricken country. A survey was made which verified the worst of these conditions and the relief operations of the American Relief Administration and the Joint Distribution Committee were immediately extended to the Ukraine. "The cost of the wprk done by both organizations in the Ukraine was «ic^ frayed for the most part by the J. D. C. and rriany of the individuals who car¬ ried on the work were men who bad been trained by the J. D. C. Sn its work in other quarters of Europe. All feed¬ ing was carried on on a nonsectarian basis and the only requirement for ad¬ mission to a soup kitchen was an empty stomach. Within a short time cities and' villages in which death on the streets .froni'Starvatiotj ,yfas a__conurton occurrence, became normal once more. More than 2,000,000 children and 1,000,- 000 adults were thus fed during the period of the most acute famine. Af¬ ter the harvest of 1922 the J. D. C. con¬ tinued to contribute large sums for nonsectarian child-feeding and in dimin¬ ishing scale this work has since gone ahead. For many- months a cominon - sight in Russia has been the soup kitch¬ ens with their rows of hungry tots eating ,their one substantial daily meal t,inder a sign which read to tlie effect that th? kitchen was maintained out df funds pirovided by American Jews. The operations in the Ukraine were under the direct supervision of Col. William R. Grove and Dr. Bogen. It is entirely due to their great zeal, their ability and their team work, that the enterprise was successful. The mere funds alone could have been easily wasted' and lost by less zealous or uiexperienced men. ¦'In White Russia where the Qu.ikers were feeding some thousands of chil¬ dren in ihstitutions and soup kitchens, the J. D. C. was also interested. Sub¬ stantial grants of inoney were made to. the Quakers who distributed their sup¬ plies with the efficiency and broad- mindedness which has^ alwiiys charac¬ terized their work wherever it is done. ".A.nother phase of the work of the J. D. C. in Russia was conducted inde- the guests of Henry Ford, who later in- (Concluded on page 6) MENORAH TO DISCUSS "SPINOZA" SUNDAY Sunday, November 25th, will be obaerved by the Ohio State Menorah Society aa "Spinoza Day." At the meeting to be held at the Ohio Union Build¬ ing on that day at' two-thirty o'clock a report and diacuaaion on the "Life and Philoaophy of Spinoaa" will be given. The general public aa well aa all membera are urged to be preaent.. Denies ResponsibiGty (Concluded from ro/tjiuii 2.) timated that he was to buiki an auto¬ mobile, factory in Poland. 'General Haller's main point of de¬ fense was that it was a "physical im¬ possibility," for him to participate in the pogroms because he was in France at the time they occurred. His spokes¬ man quoted liberally from Henry Mor- gcnthau's report in denying any out¬ breaks against Jews in Poland, and the cutting of Jewish beards was the only admission made.
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. ^ :-'¦, 04*1',' ^•£.*k'^}:>^^*^i'M 4^-^'^'S^u 4.^' J« *rE ¦. >'^• J^'' f^.^*\^i f-'^i'",
Cenfrd/ Ohio's Onl^ "; Jetoish Newspaper Reaching Every Home
A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR THE JEWISH HOME
Devoted to Jlmerican
Vblmnd VI — No. 27
GOLUMRU.S, OHTO, NOVKMRlvR 23, 1923
Per Year $3.00; Per Copy toe
C. J. W. REELECTS MISS R. BRENNER AS ITS PRESIDENT
Delegates Voice Unanimous En¬ dorsement of Miss Brenner's Leadership
COMMEMORATION VOLUME PUBLISHED BY C. J. W.
Suffrage Leader in Address Al¬ lots Jews Big Place When Peace Comes
Sec. Davis Denies He Issued Order Favoring Englishmen
A. J. C. DEPLORES ANTI-SEMITISM AT HOME AND ABROAD
460 WOMEN AT OPENING OF C. J. W. CONVENTION
ST. LOUIS —At the corivcntioii of the Council of Jewish Women, Which met:'in St. Louis during the week of November llth. to 16th, Miss Rose : Brenner of Brooklyn, New York, who has served as president for the trien¬ nial period of 1920-3, w;as re-elected president for anotlier term of. three years. . Under the presidency of Miss Brenner, this organi-^ation has enjoyed its largest expansion, emerging as a world influence to a larger degree than ever before in its history.
As an indication of the Council's new worid-wide contact and power in the realm of World JewLsh Womanhood, there were present at the St. Louis con¬ vention Mme. Rose Pomerantz-Melzer, a'mcmber of the Polish Parliament, and Friu Sidonie Werner of Hambnrf?, Ger- matiy.
One of the Features
One of the features of the conven¬ tion was a special volume, prepared by Estclle M. Sternberger,'Executive Sec'y, commemorating 30 years'of Council Ac¬ tivity. The delegates voiced their unanimous endorsement of the leader¬ ship of Miss Brenner by a resolution, ordering a ' special reprint of her rc- poi't, for distribution arnong the dele¬ gate's and visitors at the convention, and among the Sections not represented. In thd absence of Miss Brenner,' who was unable to attend tnis triennial gathering, the various sessions were presided over by |Mrs.^ Israel Cowen of Chicago, First ¦.;*»v»3^ie^Prcsident; M/s.'-S. .-I^islco of Den-. - --ver, 'S