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TAMPA On Giving Thanks By MAX STAR, Tampa, Fla. Americans should be grateful all year 'round and not just on our national holiday of Thanksgiving which comes down to us from the time of the founding of the Amer ican nation. When the handful of liberty-loving Pilgrims reached our land they uttered a prayer of thanks from their hearts. Since then each new generation falls in line in that celebration. How do other nations feel about Thanksgiving ? Look at the years 1914 to 1918, suffering, starvation, bloodshed. Even then it was not so bad. Some conscience was yet alive. Life had some value. A home, then, was still safe for the non-combatant. Now turn to Thanksgiving Day 1940. It is a time filled with terror. Nations which never held a thought of be coming involved in a war find themselves invaded. There is no natural food, only ersatz, substitutes. Children are suffering because of it. They are hungry: they fall asleep from fa * C. F. Henry. Pres.-Treas. C. E. Henry. Sec’v. 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Unite and watch our portals that no enemy foot may step on American soil nor reach even to our outer gates. Let us be thankful that we are here. Ma y America be blessed for ever and ever! AZA Mourns Death of “Iron Lung Kid” CHlCAGO—Smiling Jerry Safur. whose 16-month courageous fight against infantile paralysis aroused the interest of millions of Ameri cans and won for him the nick name of "the iron lung kid.” lost his long struggle this week when he passed away at Chicago's Mt. Sinai Hospital. “Thank the AZA boys for everything” were the last words of the game youngster whose battle for life inspired the 11,000 members of Aleph Zadik Aleph. B'nai B’rith's youth organ i ization. to raise SIO.OOO in order to provide their fellow Aleph with every facility known to medical science. From the day of his ill ness, Safur was the ward of AZA. I GIFTS . . . TAMPA ART SUPPLY CO. TELEPHONE 3044 516 TAMPA STREET TAMPA, FLA. I 1 THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY How England’s Jews Help Jews in London are playing a noteworthy part in all branches of the Air Raids Precautions services, as wardens, fire-fighters, ambulance drivers, stretcher bearers, auxihar> police, in the Home Guard and many other branches of serv ice. Indeed, in some quarters of the city, where the population is pre dominantly Jewish, it is a rarity to find an A.R.P. worker who is not Jewish. I have myself visited the scene of what the A. R. P. workers always call an "incident" where the wardens, the stretcher bearers, the ambulance drivers, the police, and even the casualties were all Jewish, and where one of the wardens, finding that a Jew ish reporter had come along to make up the number, pointed out to me that we should at least have no difficulty in finding a "Min yan.” With the outbreak of war many Jewish business and professional men (and women) found them selves unable to continue, for one reason or another, with their nor mal employment, and large num bers of the m hastened to offer their services for one form or an other of national service. The mon etary rewards of such service are not attractive; the majority of paid A.R.P. workers do a 72-hour week for a wage of 3.5 pounds (Sl3) so that, even apart from the large numbers who devote their spare time to the task without re muneration. it is clear that in near ly every case these men and wom en are actuated only by a desire to serve their country. They are of all classes, these men and women w h o brave the “Blitz" every night in the endeavor to aid their fellow-countrymen, and of all trades and professions. Never once. I was told, has there been a case of one of them refus ing a duty, no matter how heavily the bombs were falling or how bril liantly the district was lit up by fire. I have seen them turn out women as well as men—in condi tions that might cause the brav est to hesitate: but there has nev er been even a pause for considera tion; it is all "part of the job.” Here is the story typical of many another such—of a Jews’ Free School boy of seventeen, Da vid Lazarus, a member of the Home Guard, who lives in Lon don's East End. While on his way to duty one night, young Lazarus heard the crash of a bomb in his immediate neighborhood, followed by the cries of injured people trapped beneath the debris of a block of flats that had sustained a direct hit. Without hesitation he rushed to the scene of the disaster and began, unaided and with only his bare hands, the task of extri cating the injured. He succeeded in dragging four people from the ruins and was continuing his work amid the bursting bombs when a high wall suddenly collapsed and Lazarus was buried beneath tons of brick and stone. After hours of agony, young Lazarus was rescued and taken to a hospital, where for some time the doctors despaired of his life. Among other injuries, he was suf fering from multiple fractures of the skull and a fragment of bone had pierced the brain. But this story has a happy ending. David, who is a general favorite at the hospital, is making so good a re covery that he hopes to be dis charged soon, and when he does leave, it is believed that a medal will be awaiting him, since a rec- Gifts & Greeting Cards OFFICE FURNITURE SUPPLIES “Tampa’s Convenient Office Supply Store” FULGHUM’S Office Economy Index 314 TWIGGS + “THE YEAR ’ROUND CITY” County Seat of Hillsborough County Population 110,151 By CHARLES SOLOMON (JTA Staff Correspondent) ommendation has gone forward that the gallantry of this young Jewish boy should be recognized. “David wants to be out and about again soon,” his father, him self a veteran of the last war, told me, “so that he may have a chance to give his help next time a simi lar thing occurs." But David’s mo ther, I fancy, thinks “dayenu.” (enough). A considerable number of admin istrative A.R.P. posts in London are held by Jews, and I was sur prised when visiting the principal ambulance stations recently to find that three chief ambulance sta tions in the City of London are all officered by Jews. The officer in charge of one of them, a wom en's station, is Mrs. Alfred Cohen, w hose husband is a director of James Woodhouse, of New York. Valencia Garden Restaurant AND TAVERN GENUNIE SPANISH CUISINE Telephone H 3773 811 G. CENTRAL AYE. TAMPA, FLORIDA PI i i i — mm —■———— i——— CULP LUMBER COMPANY Asher Culp, Mgr. P. 0. BCX 1271 TAMPA, FLA. Lumber Yard 5OO S. Packwood, Phone H-IS6I We hdve a W for your*fS* \\hen you choose products of Flor- MADF ida industry, you help make jobs for neighbors and you usually WHERE get more for your money. S B TIV p BEER and SILVER BAR ALE LI ' E gUe y° u QUALITY Refreshment Yjjigf Ht the same old popular price. \ SOUTHERN BREWING COMPANY TAMPA, FLORIDA MAAS BROS. TAMPA. FLORIDA Friday, January n. 194 j while the officer of annth. Samuel Harris, vice-president! the John B. Harris Carpet Co ! New York, whose brother i s representative of Thomas Freni® Inc., of New York. Another ther of Mr. Harris is Captain t' Maurice Harris, late R.a F 0 f «T New York antique firm of Rail Hyman. alph Jews have done their fair share and perhaps more than their f a T’ share, of civil defense work in this country; and in doing so they ha\ done much to kill the insidious propaganda of the Moslevite which before the war seemed at one time to be making dangerous progress. It is difficult for an E ne lishman whose life has been saved by a Jew to subscribe to the the ory that all Jews are cowardly par! asites. Paul T. Ward - Interior Decorators - 510 TAMPA STREET TELEPHONE M-5136 TAMPA. FLA.