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VOL. 23-NO. 12 *
President Congratulates Anti-Nazi League on 14th Anniversary
Capital Spotlight
(Copyright, 1947, JTA, Inc.)
Hvo years ago, on April 12,
Franklin B. Roosevelt died.
His close friends and associates
formed the Franklin D. Roosevelt
Memorial Foundation, under the
presidency of Henry Morgenthau,
Jr., to make plans for a fitting
memorial. The Foundation re
cently opened offices in Washing
ton, and has been studying the
many suggestions submitted.
Agreement is unanimous that it
is to be a “living memorial.” No
statue, no granite or marble
marker. The late President’s pri
mary interest having been in peo
ple, the Foundation is working on
plans to establish schools of hu
man relations at several universi
ties, and international and national
scholarships in public affairs, to
foster study and research in the
field of democratic institutions.
More immediately, the Founda
tion is engaged in gathering ma
terials on the life and times of
FDR, and in seeing that they are
made available for study and con
sultation. Much of the data is to
be assembled in the Roosevelt
Library at Hyde Park, while other
libraries are also to receive a
* * *
At least one clearcut official
statement on Palestine has emerg
ed from the Greco-Turkish talks:
“It is believed that it would be
unfortunate to link the question
of extension of aid to Greece with
the Palestine problem.”
This view was expressed by the
State Department in answer to
questions submitted by Senators
as to whether the Palestine ques
tion should not now be settled with
Great Britain, in connection with
the new American move in the
Near East.
The Palestine issue was only
recently presented to the United
Nations by Britain, for con
sideration by a special session of
the General Assembly, probably
hi May. To support its stand
against linking Palestine and
Greece, the State Department
emphasized its opinion that “it
"ill be able to find a solution to
the Palestine problem,” and said
that the President has called for
“urgent” aid to Greece.
In the meantime, Secretary of
State Marshall conferred with
ore ign Secretary Bevin several
times in Moscow. It is fair to
assume that Palestine entered
heir talks, and that more light
"ill be shed on the future course
0 the United States after Mar
shall’s return to Washington.
From Jerusalem has come a
"miliar story. A high British
?. Icial * s reported to have said
g . * ** the United States will
are economic and political re-
Ponsibiuty for the partition of
/destine, Great Britain will with-
a 'v the issue from the United
tlt ; r an d go ahead with par-
Eddie Cantor and Paul Muni, outstanding stars of stage and screen, this
week completed work on two extraordinary films produced for the $170,000,000
nationwide campaign of the United Jewish Appeal for Refugees, Overseas
Needs and Palestine. The films are now being made available by the United
Jewish Appeal for showing in your community. Eddie Cantor stars ip a five
minute dramatic filmplay entitled “We Must Not Forget.” Paul Muni serves
as narrator for “The Will To Live,” a 20 minute documentary which highlights
the relief, rehabilitation and resettlement activities of the UJA’s three great
reconstruction agencies . , • the Joint Distribution Committee, United Pale®*
tine Appeal and United Service for»New Americans. “We Must Not Forget £
was made by Mr. Cantor in Hollywood, while “The Will To Live” was made
for the UJA by RKO-Pathe.
Palestine Jewish Groups Appeal
To Dissidents To End Terrorism
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Correspondent)
Palestinian Jewish youth organi
zations with a membership of
80,000 men and women banded to
gether to issue a joint appeal call
ing for an end to terrorism in the
country. The groups represented
in the united front ranged politic
ally from the extreme left to the
far right.
The appeal called on the mem
bers of the dissident groups to
rally around the national youth
organizations and engage in pio
neer work to develop Palestine
and at the same time “salvage”
the remnants of European Jewry.
“Only by the united efforts of the
whole people under national dis
cipline, can our tasks be achiev
ed,” the statement declared. “Our
national strength lies in internal
discipline,” it continued, “the es
sence of our work is immigration
and settlement, defense, construc
tion and the creation of a Jewish
World-Wide Campaign For Racial Tolerance Announced by Hughes
NEW YORK (JPS) —A world-wide campaign
to promote religious tolerance and fight bigotry
everywhere, was announced here last week by
retired Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court
Charles Evans Hughes, who revealed that World
Council of Christians and Jews, founded in Lon
don last year, had the qualified backing of the
United States Government. One of the first
activities of the new organization will be an
“emergency workshop” on the causes and cure of
anti-Semitism to be held in an as yet undesignat
ed European city from July 27th through Aug
ust Ist. _
The new organization is sponsored by the a
tional Conference of Christians and Jews, found
ed by Mr. Hughes In 1928. In an application
endorsed by the State Department it hM re
quested affiliation with UNESCO, the Vnited
Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
way. of life.”
Commenting on the call, a Jew
ish Agency spokesman said that
this appeal might hamper the ac
tivities of the extremist groups,
since their membership is com
prised largely of men and women
in the same age groups as those in
the organizations urging unity and
peaceful construction.
A 20th anniversary meeting here
of the Hashomer Hatzair, attend
ed by 1,000 delegates and guests,
adopted a resolution condemning
terrorism as “strangling our up
building work.”
British troops are searching for
a man who shot two British con
stables, killing one and wounding
the other. Apparently retaliating
for the killing of a Jew and the
wounding of a second last Monday
night by British troops, the at
tacker struck at approximately
the same spot where the Jews
were assaulted almost 24 hours
Drive Called Against Un-American
Propaganda and Underground Units
A message of encouragement and approval from President
Truman was voiced by Senator Harley M. Kilgore of West Virginia
at the Fourteenth Anniversary Dinner of the Non-Sectarian Anti-
Nazi League.
“I have the great pleasure of expressing to you, at his personal
request, the congratulations of President Truman,” Senator Kilgore
said, “and his deep regret that he cannot be at your dinner. He hopes
that you may continue the good work that you have been carrying
on, in the same spirit which you have done in the past.”
CINCINNATI, Ohio—A confer
ence of the presidents of the 340
Reform Jewish Congregations
throughout the country will be
held in Cincinnati Saturday and
: Sunday, May 31-June 1, it was
announced by Dr. Maurice N.
Ei send rath, president of the Union
of American Hebrew Congrega
The Conference, which is man
dated by the new Constitution of
the Union, will discuss, said Rabbi
Eisendrath, “many congregational
problems locally and nationally
that press for consultation and
decision. High on the agenda will
be a discussion of the 1947 Ameri
can Jewish Cavalcade that will be
patterned after the successful
Cavalcade held last year which
won the approbation of President
Truman and other distinguished
Americans of all faiths. Another
problem to be discussed will be
that of creating new congrega
tions and carrying on a program
to win back to Judaism the un
Radio Program
Slated For Sunday
Sholom Aleichem’s story A Page
From the Song of Songs, adapted
for radio by Joseph Mindel, will
be broadcast on the Eternal Light
(NBC 12:30 P. M., Sunday, April
20, 1947). Mr. Mindel was re
sponsible for the popular Sholem
Aleicjiem series of dramatizations
broadcast last fall.
A Page From the Song of Songs
is Sholom Aleichem’s nostalgic
story about a boy and girl named
Shimek and Esther on an event
ful spring day.
Organ izatien. The new organization will function
in Czechoslovakia, the Netherlands, Argentina
and the former Axis states, including Germany,
Italy and Hungary, in addition to various parts
of the British Empire. Offices have already
been opened in London and Geneva and a third
European office, in Paris, will be established
this summer. Councils of Christians and Jews
in the United States, England, Scotland, Wales,
Canada, South Africa, Australia and Switzerland
have joined the world organization.
The purpose of the World Council, Mr. Hughes
explained, will be to “advance by educational
means justice, amity, understanding and civic
cooperation among the religious cultures of the
earth. This organization will encourage research
in the social sciences, in the field of human re
lations and to that end will seek cooperation with
the universities of every nation.”
Prof. James H. Sheldon, the
League’s Administrative Chair
man, who was guest of honor,
for the first time revealed “the
existance of a carefully organized,
well-planned underground pro-
German movement in the United
States, under the same leader
ship as the German-American
Bund had on the eve of Pearl
Herman Hoffman, Chairman of
the Anti-Nazi League’s Board,
who presided, cited the organi
zation’s achievements during 1946
in the fight against racial and re
ligious intolerance. He noted the
investigation, prosecution, and
conviction of the leaders of The
Columbians, Inc., Atlanta, Ga., the
exposure of the alliance between
the Arab Office in Washington,
and native facists, the appearance
of un-American propagandists un
der the guise of patriotic veter
ans’ organizations, the recrudes
cence of the Ku Klux Klan and
many others.
Mayor William O’Dwyer of New
York telegraphed in part:
“Today, the hate fostering
groups have become more vigorous
in their efforts to divide our peo
ple. We are faced with a chal
lenge to provide a better under
sanding between peoples and
groups. Your League has made
its contribution in helping to meet
this responsibility. At this mom
ent efforts to eliminate these race
hatreds from our midst must be
intensified. We should act before
it is too late.”
During the evening, Julius L.
Goldstein, the League’s General
Counsel, presented a special award
to Paul Ginsberg, Senior Vice
Commander, Department of Geor
gia, Jewish War Veteran of the
U.S., for his organization’s co
operation with the League during
the fight against The Columbians.
Prof. Sheldon declared that the
Nazi underground in the United
States “is one of the great dang
ers of our time.” He called on
“official agencies” to investigate
it immediately.
Citing the Democratic National
ist Party in Germany as a leading
agency of the Pro-Hitler under
ground movement, he said he was
“appalled” to inform his listeners
that there already exists in the
United States an organization of
similar type, and even called by
the same name, “which carries on
its Nazi-like propaganda amongst
the German-American citizens of
Minnesota and adjoining states.”
He said that “a second menace
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