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Friday. August 30, 1940
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An independent Weekly Serving American Citizens of Jewish Faith
• the Florida Jewish New* and The Jewish Citizen
and Most Widely Circulated Jewish Publication""
in this Territory”
"ownetTand Published by ISADORE MOSCOVITZ, B.S.J.
being individually owned and published, seeks to
serve the Jewish communities of the South without purporting to
represent any.
Printed Weekly et 406 Broad St.
p”oTBox 903 Phone 5-6266 Jacksonville, Florida
This weekly is opposed to Communism, Fascism, and Nazism and is
dedicated to the ideals of American democracy.
r Ik. mnvsnienca of thoie wishing to make cash remittances for subscriptions and adver
-offjc, j, maintained et 310 Graham Building, where proper receipts will be issued.
Matter, at the Post Office, Jacksonville, Florida, Under the
Cntert «» ■» Act e s March 3,187 V
Subscription One Year, $2.00; Six Months. SI.OO
" " Member of Religious News Service
Member of THE JEWISH TELEGRAPHIC AGENCY
100 Percent American?
“The real democratic American idea is, not that every
man shall be on a level with every other, but that every one
shall have liberty, without hindrance, to be what God made
j,j m » H. W. Beecher
Today our American way of life, with our democratic
ideals of freedom and equality, is being violently threatened
bv propagandists here being paid by totalitarian govern
ments across the sea. our Jewish brethren are in the front
lines of defense and at the same time are the target for the
initial attack from the communistic, fascistic, and nazi forms
of government which are seeking to break down our democ
racy by weakening a vital link in the chain of people form
ing its life and strength.
The real task of all Americans today is to be extremely
vigilant and stop immediately the slightest inroads on our
democratic way of life. All our citizens of every religious
affiliation and of every walk of life in every minority group
—no matter from what foreign country their parents may
have come here originally must work together in harmony
to preserve our sacred traditions.
Thinking as we do along these lines, we were naturally
very much peeved at a certain business firm in Jacksonville
which is constantly advertising in our daily papers that it
is 100% American owned and operated. The use of such an
expression can mean only that this particular firm is 100%
un-American because it is seeking to get business by prac
tically suggesting that some of his competitors are not
American citizens. A careful check on all his competitors
reveals that each of them is an American citizen. We are,
therefore, left with the conclusion that the erring adver
tiser is fighting against the Greeks, Jews, Slavs, Italians,
Syrians, Hungarians, Germans, French and other people
who migrated to this country and became American citizens.
This may seem to be a small matter in the minds of
some of our readers. Yet, we believe that the continuous use
of such expression as “100% American owned and oper
ated” will have \wy serious consequences.
Our beloved America is strong
only as long as the hundreds of
different nationalities here are en
couraged to be good citizens. Let
us not find fault with our citizens
here of German descent because of
what Hitler is doing in the old
country. Let us not be prejudiced
against Italians here because of
Mussolini’s betrayal of France.
Let us, instead, treat all our citi
zens as fellow Americans. Our
country must remain strong be
cause of its heterogeneous groups.
SHOP and SAVE AT
Setzer's
STORES
Boats and Bait, KICKERS, TACKLE, Dining Rooms, Cottages
MACK’S
SISTER’S CREEK CAMP
„ CAPT. ED McKENNA, Owner
~^ m P No. 4on Heckscher Drive Phone County <9Ol
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RAGS PAPER EXCELSIOR WASTE PAPER
M&M WASTE MATERIAL CO.
dealers in alt, grades of waste materials
PHONE 5-1670 1700 W. CHURCH ST.
tThe Masury Paint Store
“J. D. STRICKLAND - G. D. LAMB”
126 West Bay Street Phone 5-2888
- PAINT and PAINTERS’ SUPPLIES
(Let Us Recommend a Reliable Painter)
There is no excuse for boasting
that your business is 100% Amer
ican owned and operated unless
you seek to set our American cit
izens apart. You then become al
lied with undemocratic forces and
are definitely un-American.
The “native” Americans are the
Indians who were here when this
country was discovered. All other
citizens either came here because
of choice or have descended from
those who did.
As H. W. Beecher says in the
above quotation, “The real demo
cratic American idea is, not that
every man shall be on a level with
every other, but that every one
shall have liberty, without hin
drance, to be what God made
him.”
THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
BETWEEN YOU
AND ME
By PAUL A. PETERS
" » » » - »•< ...........
By BERNARD POSTAL
(Pinch-hitting for Paul A. Peters)
Editor’s Note: When Peters,
who is vacationing, heard
that Bernie Postal, publicity
director of B’nai B’rith, was
relieving him of the respon
sibility of turning out his
regular column this week, he
immediately dashed off a
note to Irving Berlin sug
gesting a revision in the
name of his famous song to
‘‘God Bless Bernie Postal.”
Congressional anti-Semite num
ber one, Jake Thorkelson of Mon
tana, once had a Jewish partner
in his Montana hospital. . . Most
members of Congress, incidental
ly, are delighted with the licking
Jake took at the polls. . . Ken
neth Brown, Oregon’s would-be
Thorkelson, still owes $5,000 to the
estate of one of Oregon’s greatest
citizens, a Jew. . . Two German
“tourists” have been seen taking
pictures in the White Mountains
of New Hampshire, 75 miles from
Canada. . . Ostensibly they’re
mountain climbers but natives will
tell you the so-called tourists have
been making careful measure
ments and notations from moun
tain to mountain and lake to lake.
. . . Up in Maine two prominent
Americans lumber dealers were
recently arrested for peddling
American defense secrets to Nazi
agents in Canada. . . The coal
mining town of Swastika, New
Mexico, has just changed its name
to Brilliant. . . A Whittier, Cali-'
fornia, business establishment has
removed 45 large swastikas from
the front and side of its building
at a cost of $2,500. . . A well
known Southwest plumbing con
cern recently spent many thou
sands of dollars on publishing a
new catalogue because its trade
mark had been the Nazi emblem.
Churchill and Hitler met each
other at the peacetime war man
euvers in upper New York State.
. . . Churchill is Warrant Officer
Thomas P. Churchill of Govern
ors’ Island, New York, and Hitler
is Staff Sergeant Paul Hitler of
the 71st New York Infantry. . .
Leading candidates to succeed Ed
gar Burman as national command
er-in-chief of the Jewish War Vet
erans are Maxwell Cohen of Bos
ton, Percy Harris of Connecticut
and Morris Stone of St. Louis. . .
Dorothy Thompson became a
newspaper woman thanks to
American Zionists. . . On the way
to Europe many years ago she
ran into Felix Frankfurter and
other Zionist leaders who filled
her full of information on Zionist
ideals, history and politics. . .
When she got to London she sold
the International News Service on
letting her cover the Zionist Con
gress. . . Once she borrowed SSOO
from the late Sigmund Freud to
finance a quick trip to Warsaw
to cover Pilsudski’s coup d’etat. . .
Until we hear to the contrary, we
have a feeling that Sam Deitsch,
head of the Atlantic City weather
bureau, is the only Jewish weath
er expert in these parts. . .
The University of Wisconsin
was the first to give a course in
Yiddish, having offered this study
way back in 1916. . . The Union
Pacific’s crack streamliner, the
City of Denver, has a special cock
tail and lounging car named The
Frontier Stage, the decorations
include old tin-types of Sarah
Bernhardt and Adah Isaacs Men
ken and also advertisements of
Charlie Adams
Would simply love to dis
cuss insurance with you.
Phone 5-7491 Barnett Bldg.
STEWART-WARNER
Refrigerators —$99.50 on up
RANGES 579.50 on up
Maytag Washers & Ironers
MAYTAG MODERN
APPLIANCE CO.
414 Main St. Ph. 8-2160
RELIGIOUS REUARKABLES
mm m.iiciil
VENETIAN PAINTER, PREPARED HIMSELF Ffeß J
WORK ON HIS FAMOUS RE LMO US
PtJNIiHGS 0Y PRAYER AND FASTING,
- REPRESENTING
Denver Jewish merchants of the
1870’s. . . Seligman, Emanuel and
Solomonville are the names of
towns in Arizona and New Mex
ico, all named for Jewish pioneers.
. . . Calvin Coolidge had a com
plete set of the Talmud in his li
brary, or so he told the head of
the Agudath Israel. . . Creighton
University, a Jesuit college in
Omaha, claims among its distin
guished alumni, Henry Monsky,
president of B’nai B’rith; Sam
Beber, founder and president of
the supreme advisory council of
the Aleph Zadik Aleph; Julius
Bisno, executive director of the
A.Z.A.; and Max Baer, director
of B’nai B’rith’s Vocational Serv
ice Bureau. . . Savannah’s Union
Society, one of the oldest philan
thropic Institutions in America—
dating from 1750—was founded
by five men, of five different re
ligious denominations, one of them
a Jew. . . The Jewish founder was
Benjamin Sheftall. . . It began as
an agency to care for orphan chil
dren and distressed widows. . .
Its history is contemporaneous
with that of Georgia. . . Among
the Jews who have been its pres
ident were Moses Sheftall, Solo
mon Cohen and Abram Minis. . .
Wonder what happened to the
plan to name one of the new U.S.
destroyers after Commodore Uri
ah P. Levy? . .
J. G. FERRELL
JEWELER
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Terms To Suit Your
Convenience
208 Broad St. Phone 5-800$
$1 PER MONTH INSURES YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY
Husband, wife and children—Any member and all ages from 1
to 75 years of age. Each member increases to SI,OOO.
Write for Free Sample Policy.
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MARINE DOCK, Inc.
GENERAL MACHINISTS
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EVERGREEN AVE. & TROUT RIVER PHONE 5-1928
By R. O. BERG
Test Your I. Q.
By DAVID B. FEINBERG
(1) Is there a city with an all
Jewish population?
(2) What Jewish king lived like
a Robin Hood for a time?
(3) Who was the Foremost Ger
man painter of recent times?
(4) Wh a t .European monarch
was the first to abolish the laws
decreeing special garb for the
Jews?
(5) What was the first Euro
pean country to admit the Jews
to citizenship?
(6) What famous French scho
lar, who was not an anti-Semite,
exalted the Aryans over the Sem
ites?
(7) What book by a French
man influenced the Nazi racial
doctrines ?
(8) Whoi is Martin Buber?
(9) Who was Franz Rosenweig?
weig?
(10) What is Franz Rosenweig’s
most important book?
(Answers on Page Eight)
Let Us Take You To The
B’nai B’rith Convention
In Miami For Labor Day
Henry M. Flagler departs
8 A.M.
The Champion at 12:01 P.M.
1 way $5.50, Round trip $9.90
Florida East Coast Ry.
289 W.Forsyth St. Ph. 5-2227
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