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B 1 «1> oyl.f J J j | L-~ Ii i ' ' * Combining y 1»g Bn e Florida Jewish News and The Jewish Citizen plljß AN INDEPENDENT WEEKLY SERVING AMERICAN CITIZENS OF JEWISH FAfTH~ THE OLDEST AND MOST WIDELY CIRCULATED JEWISH PUBLICATION IN THIS TERRITORY [qlTs-- No. 27 (Week In Review; B y MILTON BROWN. J.TA. developments in WASHINGTON An Alaskan haven for refugees, proposal to halt immigration to e United States and the question anti-Semitism are among the is onsidered in Congress this King-Havenner bill, which open Alaska to development gees and others through the ion of an Alaskan Develop rorporation, went into the ;tee hearing stage with the % of Secretary of Interior L. Ickes. t, in a statement, supported ! as “a matter of vital na- Interest.” He said that the e would create “opportuni r regular employment and rketing of agricultural pro y harnessing to the develop if Alaskan industry funds now- go to the relief of of war and suffering ie same time, Representa irl Vinson (Dem., Ga.) in d a bill which would bar all mmigrants from the United It is the most drastic of a umber of immigration bills ced at the present session fress. question of anti-Semitism > the fore When Senator W. Barbour (Rep., N. J.) in d a bill which would bar ie mails matter tending to acial and religious hatred, ned of forces “at work in Ited States which threaten nternal security.” In the of his speech he referred, mentioning names, to the -tion of anti-Semitic mater the Congressional Record resentative Jacob Thorkel p., Mont.) telson’s activities also came heated discussion in the Representative Adolph Sa )em., Hi.) rose to charge rtain of the letters which ntana Representative had t in the Congressional Rec lamed falsehoods. These iad attempted to show that h conspiracy existed to dis he Christian Front. Repre ss Clare Hoffman (Rep., and John Taber (Rep., N. ie to Thorkelson’s defense bath was obliged to with is charge pending the ob os proof of his accusation. IE EUROPEAN WAR le Chamberlain’s Govern ed a pounding from the ion over its handling of tiie >e question which people lost concerned about was he war would spread next, ng that the Netherlands ilgium were next on the nvasion schedule, Sir Her lerson, refugee-aid director League of Nations and In mmental Committee, fol a tour of the low coun >ld Jewish relief organiza- Paris that their most im task was to evacuate im ly the approximately 42,- ugees domiciled in these ss. son pointed out that these * would suffer even more a Jews In the Reich if they »the Nazis’ hands again. Mediterranean situation was •sing concern. Zionist lead ■ed the effect on Palestine lities were extended to the ranean. Extension of the into the Mediterranean lace Palestine in the direct of tbs war, and the Holy Scandinavian Jewry Crushed By Hitler i* - iv ' : --.I 1 naiiSgSBMBiW^BI T ft if iB njP|» I If j I ■ BHjfllilfrlllll® i • &L iJ s&M ihiijm^lS Blu-White Service Nazis crush Denmark, and anti-Jewish legislation is already under way. Pictures of the Synagogue In Copenhagen, the 100th Anniver sary service of which was attended by King Christian in 1959. Palestine Flower Day To Be Honored In U. S. on Sunday Spurred on by news from Jewish National Fund headquarters in Je rusalem that notwithstanding the British Land Edict of February 28th, the Palestine Land Fund has acquired in the months of March and April new land tracts for Jew ish agricultural settlement in Pal estine, Zionist organizations and groups in the United States pre pared for the 27th annual Pales tine Flower Day which will be ob served Sunday, May 19th. The pro ceeds of the popular drive for the Palestine Land Fund, to be car ried out through the sale of flow ers described as ’’Roses of Sharon" will be applied towards the Jewish National Fund’s land acquisition and reclamation work. Nazis Force Jews To Tie Polish Priest To Execution Stake VATICAN CITY (JTA)— The execution of a priest in which Jews were forced to tie him to the stake and kiss his feet after his death is one of the incidents recounted by August Cardinal Hlond, Pri mate of Poland, in a new report to Pope Pius on Nazi atrocities in Poland. The report states that Nazi po lice in Chocz, in the Wloclawek diocese, led the priest barefooted and unfrocked to the place of exe cution. They then forced Jews to tie him to a post and after Ws death to kiss his feet and bury him in a Jewish cemetery. Land once more would become a battle ground. This situation was considered by Zionist leaders con ferring in London. JACKSONVILLE. FLORIDA. FRIDAY? MAY 17. 1940 260,000 Jews In Low Countries Caught In Grip of War , The German invasion of Hol land, Belgium and Luxemburg has sucked up more than 260,000 Jews in the enlarged arena of the Eu ropean war. placing upon Ameri can Jewry the immediate respon sibility of providing greater assis tance for more than 43.000 refu gees from Germany who had found a temporary haven in the Low Countries. Until the spread of war engulfed NEW CURBS ON JEWS PARIS (JTA)—The Nazi au thorities have forbidden Jews to appear in certain sections of Cra cow, seat of the Government Gen eral of Poland, it was disclosed by the official Nazi organ, War schauer Zeitung. Sections barred to Jews include the city’s “Inner Ring,” including all squares with the exception of those lying be tween the Hotel Royal and the General Post Office, and the “Old Market.” Bund Shirts for Klan Sheets One of the most amazing aspects of the current revival of the Ku Klux Klan is the fact that some persons are gulli ble enough to believe that the Klan is sincere in announcing abandonment of racial and religious hatred from the heart within and abandonment of hood and sheet from the head and shoulders without. Anyone interested in maintaining his reputation for de votion to the Bill of Rights will have nothing to do with the Klan—-just as anyone interested in maintaining his reputa tion as an honorable citizen refuses to consort with persons of shady reputation. . The Klan has changed neither its name nor its aim. On the contrary, facts now being gathered point very clearly toward a damning tie-up between the Nazi Bund and the Klan —with the latter serving as the nativist refuge for the discredited Bund, now grown so unpopular because of increasing anti-Nazi sentiment in America. In other words, the American Nazis are giving their Bund shirts in exchange for Klan sheets. (The American Israelite) War Seen Decreasing Anti-Semitism Here NEW YORK (JTA) —The European war has helped to unify Protestants. Catholics and Jews in this country in their approach to common dangers and common problems, and to stimulate the movement for interfaith cooperation, Director Everett R. Clinchy of the National Conference of Christians and Jews declared in his annual report. The report noted a decrease in anti-Semitism during the year, and ascribed this trend in part to the fact that “never before in Christ ian history have as many Sunday School teachers, clergymen and lay leaders been as determined to Christian heritage as now.” “The war. also.” Dr. Clinchy added, “has served to open the eyes of Americans to the fact that anti-Semitism leads onto anti- Christianism. They are becoming increasingly aware that anti-Sem itism is an instrument in the “Tro jan horse” tactics used to divide a people so that they may be ren dered impotent in the fact of at tack.” Dr. Clinchy expressed gratifica tion over the support given the in ter-faith movement by Protes tant, Catholic and Jewish leaders Vs. *. and organizations. the Jewish communities of Hol land and Belgium, they contributed substantially toward the mainten ance of refugees in their lands in which American Jewry had a ma jor share through the funds raised by the United Jewish Appeal. B’nai B’rith Gives $2,500 To Red Cross War Relief Drive WASHINGTON, D. C.—B’nai B’rith has contributed $2,500 from its national Emergency Relief Fund to the new war relief cam paign of the American Red Cross and has thrown the full force of its 125.000 men and women mem bers throughout the country behind the drive. Henry' Monsky, presi dent of B’nai B’rith. oldest and largest national Jewish service and fraternal organization in the Uni ted States, announced yesterday. $2.00 A YEAR NEW ERA OF COOPERATION SEEN PARIS tJTA*—Jan Stanzik, Minister of Labor in the exiled Polish Government and a Socialist Leader, declared that anti-Semi tism was not rooted in the Po lish people and a new era of co operation between Poles and Jews would begin with the restoration of the Polish State. Stanczik spoke, together with other Government representatives, at ceremonies inaugurating a new home of the Association of Polish Jews in France. Saying he spoke both as a Cabinet minister and as a Socialist he was warmly ap plauded by the Jewish audience when he asserted: “We are today in the midst of a fight between modern humanity and the dark middle ages. It is impossible to fight Hitler and ap prove simultaneously his inhuman racial theory and hatred against the Jews. Anti-Semitism is not rooted in the psychology of the Polish people. Its main representa tives are dissatisfied unemployed and intellectuals. “The moment Poland shall be free again Jews and Poles will be working together for the happi ness and well being of all human beings on Polish soil.” Methodists Call Anti - Semitism Un - American ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. (JTA) —The first general conference of the Methodist Church this week adopted a resolution condemning anti-Semitism as “un-Christian” and as a rallying cry for essential ly un-American forces. The reso lution said that anti-Semitism was “widespread in the United States,” but asserted that “a denomination of 8,000.000 can stand as a bul wark against the racial hatred now manifested in anti-Semitism.” i “Anti-Semitism is one of the banners around which the anti democratic forces are being rallied in the United States.” the report said. “We therefore call upon our fellow Christians and our church organizations to expose the un christian character of this propa ganda, its nature and its source, from pulpit and platform and on the air, in printed matter and by passage of resolutions.” Jewish Calendar Join a Synagogue Attend He Services 1940—5700 Lag B’Omer May 26 Rash Chodesh Sivan. June 7 Shebouth (Ist day) June 12 •Rosh Chodesh Tamux. 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 listed above.