Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1939-03-24, page 01
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SrO^ Serving Columbus and Centra! Ohio Jewish Community ^f^ Vohiinc IN. M. COIUMBUS, OHIO, FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1939 Dnvtitnl tu Amerioan nnd iTowIuh Idonln 6 Strictly Confidential Tidbits From Everywhere By PHINEAS J. BIRON Zionists Announce Membership Drive CZECH MATE Just for record's sake,' we ¦ivaiit to remind you that we told you early this year, and repeat¬ ed it three columns ago, that the fate of Kurope would be ,dccided in the month of March - . . Unfortunately the democa- cies have not stood up to Hitler M this writing, with the result that the Ide.s of March saw him the master of that weary Old World . . . But how come that J. M. Patterson's New York •Daily News, whicii usually spon¬ sors a lilieral editorial policy, is applauding Adolf's capture of Czechoslovakia as "restoring Central Europe to something of Its pre-war logical arrange¬ ment? ... It you want to Imow why the Nazi press has started on a most murderous campaign <igainst the Czechoslovakian Jews, read Demaree Bess' article ¦"Jewish Pawns in Power Poll- ties," in the March 18th Satiirr day Evening Post . . . Now is tlie time for some of you ama^ teur radio broadcasters to get a message through to the Golem, -whom legend has a slumbering in a Prague synagogue attic . . . Tell him that the time has ¦come for him to waken from his «entury-long sleep and rescue . the Jews of his city trom their arch-enemy ... It was for just such a rescue, if you remember, .¦-,',S-lWt. 3,.roedl6vai Prague rabbi made tliat animated clay fig¬ ure . . , "irOU-SHOULD KNOW Grue.^ome are the stories told about the barring of Italian Jew- . ish refugees trying to enter France . . . The cruelty of tho frontier guards can never be ex¬ plained away ... Is Admiral Horthy, Hungarian regent, go¬ ing to resign too, now that he knows that his grandma was a Jewess named Weiss? . . . Dr. Chaim Weizmann is at his wits' end and has unofficially told the British government that he no longer can guarantee self- restraint on the part of the "Yishuh in Palestine, now that Britain has confirmed her inten¬ tion of curtailing "^Jewish iiitiml- Sration . . . The people who really know what happened at the London Palestine Confer¬ ence are those who read the ¦daily columns ot Jacob Fjshman in the Jewish Morning Journal ¦of those weeks . ; . Fishman's Teporting of the Conference from Now Yorlc was better thap any eye-witness story ... WE'RE TBLUNG YOU The Dlc.<i Committee Investi¬ gating un-American activities is preparing to prove that the Bund received millions of -dol¬ lars from Germany to finance its NaKti activities here . . . Bumor has it that the German Embassy at Washington is di¬ rectly implicated in these finan¬ cial transactions ... This doesn't surprise us . . .And if the Dies Committee wants enough data to Jail Fritsi Kuhn we are ready to supply the Information . , . Winchell, who knows what he's talldng aliout, says he can prove that the Nazi stormtroopers here carry weapons that can be classified aa deadly ... The man¬ agers of Madison Square Garden are trying to reconcile those who can't forgive them for renting their arena to the Bund . . . Thi-y'ro offering the Garden rent-free now for meetings to promote Americanism .,. (Copy¬ right 1039.) The Columbus Zionist District announces that the month of April will be dedicated to Zion¬ ism with a driye for a substan¬ tial increase in membership, As a result of the Palestine Confer¬ ence recently held in London, there is being written a new dramatic chapter in the historic struggle tor existence of the Jewish people. A grave and heavy responsibility rests on the shoulder of every Jew in the destiny of his people and the future of the Jewish home¬ land. The question before us is, "Shall we remain mere disinter¬ ested on-lookera or shall we be¬ come active participants in this world-wide effort to assure the future destiny of our people in Palestine." The leaders of the Columbus Zionist District urge every Jew <Opntloned on Pa|ro Bi WEIiti ICNOWN BABBI TO ADDRESS B'NAI B'BITH MEETING MONDAY raticm R ilii)! T M I >.li iB B i\ 11 Rare Salomon Document Presented to Hebrew University in Palestine Major Edward Bowes has just presented to the Hebrev? Univer¬ sity in Palestine 8 rare docu¬ ment containing tlie autograph ot Haym Salomon, the Hebrew patriot of the American Revolu¬ tion, and the friend ot Washing¬ ton, Madison and Jefferson, ac¬ cording to an .innouncement by Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach, presi¬ dent of the American Frionda of the Hebrew University. There are only a few documents of Haym Salomon known to exist, and the Hebrew University has lon^ desired one. It will Toe added to the collection of autographs ot famous .lews, formed by Dr. Abraham Schwadron, who do¬ nated the collection to the Hebrew University Libraiy in 1927. It is the largest collection of its kind in the world. The document which Major Bowes has presented to the Hebrew University is a promis¬ sory note tor 1707 pounds ten shillings, which bears Salomon's endorsement. This is the first document of Salomon's to be placed in any library in the Near East. Haym Salomott was one of the men who financed the Anierican Revolution, together with his frieiid Robert Morris, whose autograph, dated May 14, 1785, has also been presented to_ the Hebrew. University by Bowes. Another successful member¬ ship campaign 'for-Zion- Lodge No. 62, B'nai B'rith, will . be climaxed with the initiation of a class of 80 candidates next Monday evening, March 27, 8 o'clock, at the Bro&d St. Templel Zion Lodge degree team, under the leadership of Attorney Sam¬ uel Luper, who will conduct the initiatory services. The guest spealcer for the evening's program will be Rabbl J. Marshall Taxay, ot Terre Haute, Ind., a past president of Grand Lodge No. '2, Knov.'n throughout tho middle west as a leader of Jowlsh af¬ fairs and a man'of outstanding ability. Rabbi Taxay is also a civic as well as religious leader of noto. He is highly respected by his community for his intcl- legent, sincere and untiring ef¬ forts to encourage cooperation and brotherhood among all peo¬ ple, of all races and all faiths. Rabbi Taxay has traveled exten¬ sively during the past few yeara In England, France, Bel¬ gium, Poland, Germany, Fin¬ land, Mexico, Italy, Egypt, Pal¬ estine Soviet Union and Spain. He lias conducted a book review column In "The Writer's Digest" and has contributed to leading Jewish publications. , President Frank V. Bayer ex-, tends a cordial invitation to all B'nal B'rith members, tlieir wives and friends to attend .the ineeting Monday night. "There Will be a real treat for local Jewry to hear the message of Taxay," declared Mr. LONDON (WNS)—The British Government is consulting with other governments on tlie new refugee problem created by Ger¬ man occupation of Bohemia and Moravia and will do "whatever they can to mitigate tiie consequences of recent events," Foreign Secretary Viscount Halifax said in a statement to the House of Commons. In recent weeks, according to the Foreign Secretary, migration of sudetcn Jews and other classes ot refugees had been fceeding smoothly. "Some hundreds of refugees received per- ision to enter Czechoislovakia before German occupation," he tinued. "Urgent instructions were sent to His Majesty's Minis- .^- in Prague to do his best to expedite the issue of permits and accelerate the departure of persons on the British list. We in¬ structed his Majesty's Ambassador in Berlin to make urgent representations direct to Germany and ask them to put no obstacl& in the way of the departure of the refugees on that list." Prague dispatches continue(J Hlllel Debaters Win in Toledo The Ohio State University Hlllel debating team was vic¬ torious in a contest w^ith the Michigan Hiilel team held be¬ fore the B'nai B'rith Lodge in Toledo last Tuesday evening, March 21. Discussing the sub¬ ject "Resolved; That a Jewish University Should be BsialflisU- cd Jh Awert'ja",. thff l^cal, team i,ipi;eW the. affji'mativo' and re¬ ceived a unanimous decision. Howard Faigin and Solomon Comet, both of Cleveland, rep¬ resented Ohio State Hillei. Major Rabbi I Bayer. JMM/PLM DEFINITELY IVOOTS rHEilOElTYSTAIUSFORJEWS HE WIIjIj ADDRESS JOINT MEETING HEKE TUESDAY . (- .-¦•? .--I y^ . LONDON (WNS)— The ulti¬ mate objective of the British Government proposals for a solution of the Palestine prob¬ lem, as made public to the Arab and Jewish delegations, will be an Independent State of Pales¬ tine, neither Arab nor Jewish but possibly Federal. The Brit¬ ish plan involves a minority status for the Jews of Palestine and restriction of Jewish immi¬ gration and land sales to Jews. A provision of the plan is that the Jewish National Home is to be safeguarded. The Inde¬ pendent State Is to be preceded by a transitional period which has not.been fixed exactly, but which the Government hopes will be ten years, if Jewish co¬ operation can be secured In that time. Great Britain plans not !.£„ to relinquish her responsibility for Palestine unless such co¬ operation is achieved. Meanwhile, as soon as order has been restored In Palestine, Jewish ahd Arab representatives are to be added to both the Ad¬ visory and the Executive Coun¬ cils; and these representatives are to be named by the Govern¬ ment according to the respective proportions of the Jewish and Arab populations. The Govern¬ ment expresses the. hope that after two years these representa¬ tives will he elected by the citizens of Palestine themselves. The High Commissioner, ac¬ cording to the proposals, will have special powers for prohibit ing and regulating the zones for purchase of land by the Jews. (Cuntluued on Vage 7> Sidney G. Knswovm Sidney G. Kusworra, promin¬ ent attorpey and B'nal B'rjth leader of Dayton, 0., will be the guest speaker at a meeting .of Senior and Junior Hadassah next Tuesday evening, March 28, at the Bro^d St. TpmPle: The to report numerous JewJBh sui¬ cides. The Prague poUcq deparb- ment, however, in a statement for the now Nazified Czech Of¬ ficial News Agency, sought to rebut foreign newspaper re¬ ports of many, arrests and sui¬ cides sinco tlic German occupa¬ tion and declared Prague's sui¬ cide rate was no higher than normal and g.'sve comparativelj? moderate .figure?' toi;.;j«s-«^..Xi.- dcJited that injr coric'entra^ion camp had been set up in Bohe¬ mia or Moravia. These state-' ments are difficult to weigh ho- caui5e they are apparently con¬ fined to arrests made by the Prague police and gendarmerie and do not include those made by the poiitical police. A wide field ot political offenses lies outside tho pale of Prague police Jurisdiction. Pc'i'secution of Jews in Slo¬ vakia, Nazi protectorate, was re¬ ported widespread. Jews in the town of Bardcjou wero collec¬ tively fined $10,100 for alleged offenses. Plans tor establishment of a large camp for Czech refugees near Gdynia, Poland, were re¬ ported to bohinder way in I'ra- gue. Odd Nansen, founder and president of the Voluntary Nan- sen Assistance Committee, who is now in Prague on a survey of the refugee problem, is said to be working on the project and to have initiated negotiations wit hthe Polish government. Release of Marie Schmolka, head of the HIAS-ICA Emigration As¬ sociation In Prague, was re¬ ported. Madame Schmolka was reported arrested :by the Ges¬ tapo shortly after occupation of Prague by German troops. JEWISH REFUGEE OVERCOME ON LANDING NE5y YORK (WNS)—Her- meeting, which Js an annual mann Leopoldi, Viennese Jew- joint, affair of tliese groups will lah vaudeville comedian and be open to all Junior and Senior musician was photographed by Hadassah membersj arid tljejr newspapermen kissing the friends and will begin promptly ground as he arrived here on at 8:00 p. m. His subject, in the the United States liner City of light of recent deyelopm,en,ta in Baltimore, ftie famous comic the world Jewish scene, should had been iield for nine months prove most interesting and eji-in the Dachau and Buchenwald lightening to everyone. concentration camps, whei'o he As Mr. Kussworm's reputation sang songs of his own composl- as a speaker is already well Hon to keep up the morale of the established in this city, there is prisoners. "I am so.glad—150 nothing more to add than tcj ad- happy," he said. "Here I can vise the membership of these breathe the free air. In Ger- two organizations to come early many every mari has a gun in for choice seats. his hand." li! .' t,; ^^^.Ai^^fuva.KjT..
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1939-03-24|
|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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