Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1939-06-09, page 01
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-•v.;- f \V J- -^."¦.¦^ ' -v; ZjW// Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish CommunityvJ/\\X VOIj. ih. No. 2-1 COIil'.^inUS, OHIO, FRID.AY, .It:NI5 9, IflSII DoTotci] to Amciricnn and Jewish Ideals Strictly Confidential Tidbits From Mvorywhcro By PmNISAB .T. BIRON Leaders Join In Plea For Tolerance IjTSTKN ilLIRIC Sorry to havo to sa.-y- "we told you so" again—but do you re¬ member our i)redl«tion ot a couple months ago that the Nazis would soon be seizing Catholic Church property?, . . That plundering ol the palace of tho Arehbi-shop oE Salzburg is only a beginning. , , This pal¬ ace, by the ivay, used to serve as the backdrop ot tho open-air productions that Max Reinhardt presented during the famous Salzburg 'Festivals in the good old days. . . Over in Europe there's a conviction that no war will break out while the Bre¬ men and Kuropa, pride of the Nazis, are away from their home ports. . . Moral: Watch the sailing ."icbedulCB if you want to be -able to foretell when war won't break out. . . Anyway, what with tho "impregniible" Siegfried Line badly damaged by floods, the chances are there won't bo a war until 19't0 .it the earliest. . . This is our own pro¬ phecy, and worth just as much as all the others that have fail¬ ed to come true, we're sure. . , The Japanese Foreign Minister, of all people, recently present¬ ed to tho German Keiehsfuehr- er, of all people, a gold imago of Buddha, hearing the inscrip¬ tion: "Peace .sustains life; war . .orily destroys. Yo wise men, hold, fast to peace", . , ' -WEilRE'mGMAKG YOU ' There is still a possibility that Dr. Weizmann may malte a fly¬ ing trip to the United States prior to the Zionist Congress, which opens at Geneva in the middle of August. . , Incident¬ ally, the American delegation to this Congress will be the largest ever. , . There will be 115 delegates representing the various Zionist parties in this country. . . One ot the bolter- known English-.Tewisli week¬ lies is preparing plans for pub- li.shing a seore or more of local ocWions for various communi¬ ties in the United States—an undertaking which we think will not succeed. . , Many of the German .lewish refugees in' this counti-y are trying to estab¬ lish chicken farms, being sick and tired of the cities, which hold so little prospects tor them. . . Just for record's sake we want to tell you .that the Roland German-j^merican So¬ ciety ot New York is an anti- Nazi organization whose mem¬ bers, ot German descent, .are true Americans, and as opposed to Nutzi Fritzi Kuhn as you or we. , , Ni\ZTI NEWS The Great Northern Hotel of New York was the only place the anti-Semitic groups herded together by Allen Zoll, long known as a buddy of the. Blind, could find to accommodate a rally at which N. Y. State Sena¬ tor John J. McNaboe spoke while tlie audience- of 700 voci¬ ferously insisted that Jews should be thrown out of "Chris¬ tian America". . . News com¬ mentator Boake Carter and Queens Borough rresldent Har¬ vey, who had been announced as .speakers at the meeting, ap¬ parently thought better of it, jnd stayed away. . . After all, even editorial columnists and political leaders have to reck¬ on witli the reaction oC I'eaders and voters to too flagrant a vio¬ lation of the decencies. ., As tor Mr. HcNaboe—we'll leave that deduction to your own imaglna- (Cimtlnued ou Vaifo 0) Youth Vocational Problems Discussed At. 6. B. Institute NKW VORK (WNS)—Pro¬ testant, Catholic anrl Jewish leaders joined in appcaUng to the public for tolerance and In attacking the evils of propa¬ ganda from any quarter. The appeal was issued by the National Confei-ence of Chris¬ tians and Jews, and was signed by 550 clerics and laymen. "We believe there is a special need," the tlocumcnt said in part, "at this time that American citi¬ zens, whatever their differences of race, or creed, should not permit legitimate difference ot opinion as to political events or policies to create mutual sus¬ picions or issues in unfriendly relations among the groups that compo.se our common citizen¬ ship. We would also caution Americans against propaganda, oi-al or written, which seeks to turn any class or race or relig¬ ious group against another. There is no place or occasion in the American democracy for prejudice or bitterness, whether racial or religious. We sum¬ mon ever.y American to red^i- cate himself to America's ideals of political liberty, religious freedom and equality under God. Wo call on every Ameri¬ can to seek out his brother and join with him in common tasks ot building a society based on good-will, justice and peace, so that we stand united as a bul¬ wark of defense against doc¬ trines which deny the validity ot these ideals.", i Tho three co-chairmen of the conference, drafters of tho pro¬ nouncement, are Professor Arthur H. Compton, of the Uni¬ versity of Chicago; Professor Carlton J. H. I-Iayes, ot Colum¬ bia University and Roger W. Straus. OBelev Oe. CHICAGO (WNS)—Tho pre¬ sent generation of American Jewish youth has problems of adjustment which surpass in difficulty even those ot the old¬ er gener.ition because ot the special difficulties the Jewish youngster faces in addition to those shared by all American youth. Dr. A. L. Sachar, national director of the B'nai B'rilh Hil- lej Foundations, declared at the B'nal B'rith Midwest Institute on Vocational Service, which convened here. Sounding the keynote for the conference with an address on "Jewish Youth Faces the Future," Dr. Sachar said that while Jewish youth suffers from "a rapidly con¬ tracting capitalism" that severe¬ ly limits the free enterprise of all, "the rising tide of racia,! and religious discrimination is eliminating the Jews from posi¬ tions formerly entered easily." Dr. Sachar pointed out that the fact that America now "lia.s twice as many inhabitants over 21 as under 21, reversing the 'population trends of the 19th century, makes it increasingly difficult tor youth to win econ¬ omic security." Designed to focus attention on the career problems of Jew¬ ish youth, the Bnai B'rith Insti¬ tute is the first of a series of regional conferences to be de¬ voted to the- ocupational prob¬ lems of- Jewish youth. Other speakers were Dr. Walter Lurie, supervisor of the psychology de¬ partment ot the Jewish Voca¬ tional Service and the Hon. Archie H. Cohen, of Chicago, president ot District Grand Lodge No. fi who presided. FIRST .»KW1SH AVOMA.V TO GKADUATF, FROM RABBIMOAIj COIiLICGIi: Coughlin Holds Nazism Defense Against Communism BF.TROIT (WNS)—Denying that he is anti-Semitic and pro- Nazi, the Rev. Charles E. Cough¬ lin declared, in his weekly broadcast, that he was "well aware of the vicious campaign" accusing him of being an anti- Semite and "a Nazi stooge". He accused certain Jewish lead¬ ers and particularly the General Jewish Council of spreading such "lies," asserting that "Not a single paragraph can be found in atiy radio speech ever deliv¬ ered "by me in which I have launclied a sweeping denounce ment of the Jewish people. It is true that I regard Nazism as defense mechanism against communism and I have gone on public recortl in speech and writing against Nazism with its persecution of religion and race." NEW YOKK (WNS)—The Rev. Charles E. Coughlin was denounced here recently by Col¬ onel Maurice Simmons, past commander-in-chief ot the Unit¬ ed Spanish War ¦ Veterans, as one of tho "sowers of dlsson- slon." .MEASURE BARS FOREIGN UNIFORMS IN CAMF. SACRAMENTO (WNS)—A bill prohibiting all but a tew specified organizations from drilling with arms moved into the California Senate. Assembly¬ man Cliester Gannon the author of the hill, said hi.s measure was aimed specifically at. the Ger niaii^American Bund. Mrs. S. M. Levy Passes As the Chronicle goes to press the sudden passing is reported of Mrs. S. M. Levy, at hor home 929 East Broad Street. She was 70 years of ago. Death came early Friday morning from a heart attack. In fairly good health and exceptionally active, her demise came as a shock to the entire Jewish com¬ munity. Mrs. Levy's homelifc was a most beautiful one. A family ot which she was always proud —sons and daughters who by their deeds, devotion and loyalty have meant so much to the en¬ tire community. Her husband, Sol Levy,- who survives her is looked upon by both Jew and Gentile as ono ot the outstand¬ ing citizens of Columbus. Mrs. Levy possessed the true spirit of youth to the very end. With a dignified appearance, charm¬ ing personality, and always a de-slre to give aid to worthy endeavors, Mrs. Levy will not only be missed by her immedi¬ ate family but by her hosts ot friends everytvhere. Mrs. Levy is survived by two sons, Robert and Herbert; three daughters, Mrs. Allen Gunder- .shelmer, of Columbus; Mrs. Philip Cohen and Mrs. Clarence Heldman, ot Cincinnati, Ohio; two si.stcrs, Mrrf. Aurelia Wolfe and Mrs. Phillip Krause, both of Cincinnati; and 12 grandchil¬ dren. The deceased was born in Detroit and came to Colum¬ bus '15 yeart, ago. Hor maiden name was Hattie Kaichen. Mi's. Levy was a member of the Bryden Road Temple, The Council of Jewish Women and a Miss H. H. Ijcvinthal Tho fir.st Jewish woman to have completed a full and regu¬ lar Rabbinical Course in a The¬ ological School is Miss Helen Hadassah Levinthal, the daugh¬ ter of the Rabbi of the Brooklyn Jewish Center, Dr. Israel. H. Levinthal and Mrs. Levinthal, and the granddaughter of Babbl B. L. Levinthal, the chief Habbi of the Orthodox .rew.s in Phila¬ delphia, and tho Dean of the Orthodox Rabbis of America. Miss Levinthal was the only woman ot the class that grad¬ uated from tho Jewish Institute of Religion, of which Rabbi Stephen S, Wise is tho founder and President, at the exercises which took place at the Insti¬ tute on Sunday morning. Hay 28th, Though Miss Levinthal took the full Rabbinical Cour,-:e, the title Rabbi could not be con¬ ferred upon her as according to Jewish tradition only men can acquire that title. The degree ot Master of Hebrew Literature, however was conferred upon iter, and she also received a .special Hebrew Diploma testify¬ ing to the fact that she satisfac¬ torily pas.sed the pre.scrlhed course of study pLvcn by the Institute. Miss Levinthal is a graduate of the University of Pennsyl¬ vania, and also received her Master qf Arts degree from Columbia' University. She en¬ tered, the Jewish Institute of 1935.' She intends to devote Religion an a regular student in herself to the pursuit ot J9Wish scholarship and also to com¬ munal work, especially in the field of Jewish culture. JEWISH INFANTS' HOME The Board and kiddles of the Jewish Infants' Home ot Ohio are deeply grateful to the fol¬ lowing doners: From Mr. and Mrs. Julius C. Feibel, and Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Yuster In mem-, ory of Mrs. Julius Marks. director of the Jewish Infants Home of Ohio. Funeral Services will be held at the Sehoedinger Chapel this Sunday morning (tomorrow) al lOmo with Rabbl Samuel Gup otficiating. Burial will be made at the Greenluwn Ceme¬ tery. WASHINGTON (WNS). —Testifying before the House Committee on un-American activities. Major General George Van Horn Moseley (retired) failed to convince the Dies Com¬ mittee of a Jewish-Communist plot in the United States. Mean¬ while demands wero piling up al the War Department that Moseley be court martialed .ind authoritative sources disclosed that the White House had acknowledged a ¦ letter from. Representative John M. Coffee ot Washington suggesting that the retired army officer was guilty of "subversive state¬ ments" ill his testimony before the House Committee. War Department officials followed developments closely inasmuch as Gen. Moseley is subject to ¦ discipline as a retired officer drawing a pension ot $6,000 a year. The Articles of War pei^ mit many broad charges and provide for trial, of an officer tor "disrespect" toward the President, Vice-President, Seo- retary of War or Congress, "conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline," among; other gcnti*"!! charge.s. During hi,s. testimony General Moseley was asked whether he was anti-Semitic, He declared he had no dispute against In¬ dividual Jews, but the hierarchy which he alleged directs the activities of their raco through¬ out the world must be stripped of power. He maintained that ho was not anti-Jewish in Jiia sentiments or his activities." Moseley previously had praised Hitler's policies saying that al¬ though .Hitler had "solved the racial problem in his own way," I will not say I approve of his methods. In a prepared state¬ ment which he read before the committee, Moseley referred to what he believfed to be tho Jew¬ ish inspiration and manipula¬ tion of the Bolshevist movement in Russia and other "back¬ ground" dating back about twenty years. He recounted that he had declined the Invita¬ tion of Brig. Gen. Walter A. De Lamaier of the New York Na¬ tional Guard to hold a contpr- enco with Lewis L. Strauss, a member of Kuhn, Loeb and Company, on the ground that "the Jews must bring them¬ selves to the realization that this country is not going to be run by Jews. NEW YORK, (WNS)—Mrs. Rita Schenkman, an EnglLsh teacher living in Queens, New York, revealed the attitude of Maj. Gen. George Van Horn Moseley following an inad-/er- tently obtained interview, ob¬ tained at his own suggobllon, in the hope, Mrs. Schenkman said, "we could blend our minds In a friendly talk and arrive at some understanding." Mrs. Schenkman said she "found him ¦ a thorough gentleman, most kind and courteous," but his mind is definitely warped. "I had no success in making him realize that Jews cannot be international bankers and communists at the same time. I found him so adamant and in¬ consistent," said Mrs. Schenk¬ man. He kept saying, "The (Continued OD Vage K) iV' I!
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1939-06-09|
|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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