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jjfc I | | "" Combining I raj »l| piThe Florida Jewish News and The Jewish Citizen |j|j| AN INDEPENDENT WEEKLY SERVING AMERICAN CITIZENS OF JEWISH FAIThT THE OLDEST AND MOST WIDELY CIRCULATED JEWISH PUBLICATION IN THIS TERRITORY — No. 11 ITampa To Be Scene of B’nai B’rith Meet Week In Review By MILTON BROWN. J.TA. fCHRISTIAN FRONT PLOT ■Charles E. Coughlin, in a radio Idress on July 30, 1989, address ■ himself to the Christian Front |d said., that., when., peaceful Eans had failed, “there is left no tier way but the way of defend- L ourselves against the invaders ■ our spiritual and national |hts —the Franco way. And Sen your rights have been chal- Kged, when all civil authority L succumbed before the invad [ then and only then may Kristians meet force with force.” ■Seventeen members of an “inner Kcle” of the Christian Front in Kw York listened to this and Kier broadcasts by the radio Best and decided to carry out |e counsel of their mentor in ■owing “the Franco way.” Ac- Irdingly, they rented a camp at Krrowsburg, N. Y., allegedly Kle arms, munitions and explo res for bombs—some of them Ire members of the National Bard—and began to plot and Kin to overthrow the Govern- Knt. ■These 17 Coughlinites are larged with hatching an elabor le plot to bomb Government Hidings and newspaper plants. Kassinate officials, eradicate the Ins and seize the reins of Gov- Kunent. They held rifle drills Id planned to institute courses K bomb-throwing. Their conver sions included plans for the Ksting of bridges and seizure of legraph, telephone and trans- Irtation centers. ■Their ambitious conspiracy was feed in the bud when agents of | Federal Bureau of Investiga- P> which had been watching Kir activities for several Knths, arrested them in their Hes, and brought them before Pederal judge who lodged them 1 jail under $50,000 bail, on of seditious conspiracy. PBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, lose investigation of the Front B similar groups had been or- Ked by Attorney General Frank PPhy, said that the aim of the Kspirators was that “a dictator ■P could be set up here similar I the Hitler dictatorship in Ger ry. seizing the reins of gov- Kment in this country as Hitler V in Germany. Their scheme P to spread terrorism so that K authorities would become Poughly disorganized.” Koughlin was quick to deny that ■ had any connection with the P®t, even contending that he P repudiated the organization, P he could not deny what was ■ record—that his paper Social Ptice had directly stated he was Kt spokesman” for the Front, t ® e asserted over his sig- P lm > that he was “a friend and pasellor” of the Front, that he ■ addressed some of its meet- II by telephone, that Social P«ce had acted as the Front’s i n ,y featuring its activities P® Shout the country. P e press of America took the P* on that the plot was more Ijjj 8 than fe asible, but that Kn; * done a good job in ■j\S it in the bud, for the P“i cnance of American democ n J e<^uire( t that such conspira- KL, , ex P° se d to light and firm l^uelched. phh Christian Front activities JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 1940 AS AMERICAN, BRITISH, AND FRENCH NOTABLES BR6ED CHEATER SBPPORT FOR RHITEB PALESTINE APPEAL |r wm&- EL » ■P BL S - Trmg ‘-.r, ‘ M \ >:<. 9m mIM M A m Dr. Abba Hillel Silver (above left) was unanimously re-elected as National Chairman of the United Pales t'fe Appeal at its recent conference in Washington ~ ’ ", , '-‘V* - where foremost leaders including Attorney General Frank Murphy (above center) Alfred Duff Cooper, lg 0 11 -• ‘ ‘Wlms (below left) former First Lord of the British Ad miralty, and Count Rene de Saint Quentin, the French Ambassador to the United States (below right), made ||||H|H ' : eloquent pleas for increased aid for Palestine settle - ment through the United Palestine Appeal. Dr. Stephen '%Bgp|| S. Wise (above right) was elected Chairman of the ' ~ Administrative Committee of the U. P. A. ■HR ' * ws . vll tIjM M liPmA miJ v Hf jiaHH mmim—. IPnW MB L MIH W Jim* mm wi HBBy a Hhab! 60 Anti-Alien Bills Now Being Considered By Congress WASHINGTON—Most of the more than 60 anti-alien bills now being considered by Congress are termed “thoroughly un-American” in an article by Seymour S. Guth man in the forthcoming February issue of The National Jewish Monthly, published by B’nai B’rith. These bills, Mr. Guthman points out, provide severe penalties —in- cluding indefinite imprisonment in a kind of concentration camp— for very vague offenses. Some of the bills seek to force all aliens to be registered, to carry identi fication cards, to be finger printed. Os the 3,500,000 non growing over the past several months, the FBI was the first Government body to take action. The Dies Committee investigation had shied away from Coughlinites as from a hot coal —and many in Washington wanted to know why. Now that the FBI had taken the first step, other bodies began to act. The New York National Guard began an investigation, in dicating possible fcourts martial of Guardsmen among the plotters. Boston police raided New England headquarters of the Front. naturalized persons in this coun try, many are Jews. After paying a tribute to the millions of immigrants who, dur ing the last 150 years, have built this country out of a wilderness, Mr. Guthman declares: “The Supreme Court of the United States has declared that aliens are entitled to the protec tion of the guarantees under the Constitution, the same as Ameri can citizens, so long as they de port themselves in a law-abiding fashion. Democracy cannot be saved by taking it away from the people.” Conference Postponed The conference of the South eastern region of Senior Hadassah which was scheduled to be held this week-end in Charleston has been indefinitely postponed due to a flu epidemic there, it was an nounced by Mrs. Ira Stein, presi dent of the local chapter. Dele gates and members who plan to attend will be notified of the new conference date when it is set. Vatican Locates Boston Jew’s Kin In Warsaw After Others Fail BOSTON (JTA)—Jacob Freed man, a Boston tailor, has obtained word that his sister and nephews in Warsaw are in good health, through the assistance of the Vatican. He wrote to Pope Pius for aid after the American State Department and International Red Cross had been unable to help him. From Cardinal Luigi Maglione, Papal Secretary, he received the reply: “La Segretaria di Stato di Sua Santita begs to inform Jacob Freedman that Mrs. Chana Fryd man and her sons are in good health and still reside in Warsaw, ul Suadlecka 18.” Freedman commented to the Boston Globe: “I don’t know the words to express what I feel, that tney should take an interest in us with all the other things in the world to worry them. I think it’s the finest, most wonderful thing. So human, so much love and humanity.” I 96th Executive Gathering Will Be Held Feb. 4 and 5 WASHINGTON, D.C.—The 96th annual meeting of the Executive Committee of B’nai B’rith, which is the govern ing body of the oldest and largest national Jewish ser vice organization in the Unit ed States between triennial conventions, will be held at Tampa, Florida, February 4th and sth, according to an announcement here by Henry Morisky, president of B’nai B’rith. Major questions of policy, pro gram and budget that will deter mine B’nai B’rith’s activity and participation in all spheres of Jewish life during 1940, as well as next year’s work of such major B’nai B’rith aims as the Anti- Defamation League, the Hillel Foundations, the Aleph Zadik Aleph, the Vocational Service Bureau, The National Jewish Monthly and Wider Scope, will be decided upon at the two-day ses sion of the Executive Committee over which Mr. Monsky will pre side. B’nai B’rith’s role in meeting the vital issues confronting Amer ican Jewry as a result of the war created relief problems and Pales tine reconstruction are other questions due to be given lengthy consideration. The relationship of the growing B’nai B’rith wom en’s and junior girls auxiliaries to B’nai B’rith is also expected to re ceive ample discussion. Mr. Monsky’s annual report, summarizing B’nai B’rith’s a chievements during 1939, will be the highlight of the meeting. The Executive Committee will also re ceive detailed reports from Mau rice Bisgyer, secretary; Sigmund Livingston, chairman of the Anti- Defamation Commission; Sam Be ber, president of the Supreme Advisory Council of the A. Z. A., B’nai B’rith’s youth organization; Richard E. Gutstadt, director of the A. D. L.; Dr. A. L. Sachar, national director of Hillel Found ations; and the members of the headquarters staff in Washington. The officers of the Supreme Lodge of B’nai B’rith and mem (Continued on Page Two) Jewish Calendar Join a Synagogue Attend Its Services 1940—5700 *Rosh Chodesh Adar I Feb. 10 *Rosh Chodesh Adar n Mar. 11 Fast of Esther March 21 Purim March 24 Rosh Chodesh Nisan April 9 Passover (Ist day) April 23 Passover (7th day) s .April 29 Passover (Bth day) April 30 Rosh Chodesh Iyar May 9 Lag B’Omer. May 26 Rosh Chodesh Sivan June 7 Shebouth (Ist day) June 12 ♦Rosh Chodesh Tamuz. July 7 Fast of Tamuz July 23 Erev Rosh Hashonah 5701 Oct. 2 •Observed previous day as well. 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