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— No. 11
ITampa To Be Scene of B’nai B’rith Meet
Week In Review
■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-
■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
phh Christian Front activities
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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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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)
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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. All holidays begin at sun
down of day preceding that
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