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Friday, February 26, 1954
A Tercentenary Book Is Introduced
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MYER MYERS, GOLDSMITH. By Jeanette W. Rosenbaum.
Philadelphia, Pa., The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1954.
141 pages (including 12 illustrations and 30 pages of plates). $6.00.
A Review
By Dr. Herman S. Gundersheimer,
Professor of History of Art, Temple University,
Philadelphia, Pa.
The history of Jewish artists
and craftsmen in America is yet
to be written, and the contribu
tion of Jewish religious life to the
development of art forms still to
be described. Little spade work
has been done toward a factual,
non-apologetic study of the inter
relation between the Jewish artist
and society in this nation, or be
tween the Jewish ceremonial ob
ject and the development of style
in this country.
Jeanette W. Rosenbaum’s book
on the goldsmith Myer Myers is
one of those pertinent and thor
ough monographs which project
a fascinating personality on the
background of his time and place.
Historians, artists, craftsmen, col
lectors will gain from it under
standing of Myer Myers, the
“craftsman and patriot.”
In this year, when the Jews
in America remember with pride
and hope the arrival of their
forefathers in this country three
hundred years ago, a book like
this is particularly welcome.
Myer Myers was born in New
York in 1723, the son of parents
•who had come from Holland,
little is known about his school
ing and apprenticeship. But docu
ments report that he became a
freeman of New York City in
1746, and served as President of
New York’s Gold and Silver
smiths' Society around the time
of tiie Revolution and later, in
1786. He was an esteemed mem
ber’ of the Spanish-Portuguese
Synagogue Shearith Israel in New
York. During the English occupa
tion of New York he lived with
bis family in Norwalk, Connecti
cut, and moved in 1782 tempo
rarily to Philadelphia where he
joined the Congregation Mikveh
Israel. He died in New York in
1795.
As a goldsmith Myer Myers
was a craftsman whose technical
skill ranked him with America’s
finest metal workers. As an artist
be sensitively followed the chang
ing tastes of his generation. The
superb reproductions which the
book contains show Myers’ de
signs and decorative forms de
veloping from the American
“Rococo” to the purity and sim
plicity of the classicistic trend. -
Myers’ hallmarks or his per
sonal style appear on beakers,
bowls, ladles, spoons, candle
sticks, coffee and tea pots, shoe
buckles, saltcellars, and even on
the silver-hilt of a sword. His
works are among the cherished
possessions of our best museums
Meet Year friends at
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"The Smith’s Finest"
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and private collections and rep
resent a great American gold
smith.
To this important rank comes
an additional distinction: Myer
Myers made a most significant
contribution to the development
of taste and beauty among the
Jews of America. He is the one
who brought to the Jews of this
country the traditional bell dec
oration for the Scroll of the Law,
the Rimonim, and introduced
with them a form which has re
mained almost a ceremonial re
quirement in our synagogues.
Myers’ Rimonim were commis
sioned by some of our most dis
tinguished congregations. They
can be seen in the Touro Syna
gogue in Newport, Rhode Island,
the Congregation Shearith Israel
in New York, and the Congrega
tion Mikveh Israel in Philadel
phia. While they are not all of
the same design and style, they
all show the craftsmanship and
taste of their maker.
The Jewish Publication Society
of America and the author of the
book are to be congratulated for
bringing out this art book in so
beautiful an appearance. Type
and lay-out, reproductions and
binding make this scholarly work
a bibliophile’s treasure.
COURT RULES JEWISH GIRL
CAN MARRY NON-JEW
DESPITE WILL
NEW YORK, (JTA) The
New York State Appellate Court
ruled last week that a Jewish girl
may marry a non-Jew and con
tinue to receive an interest in
her great-grandfather’s estate de
spite a provision in his will that
none of his descendants who
"marries a person not of the Jew
ish faith and not of Jewish blood”
may receive a legacy left by him.
Reversing a Surrogate Court’s
decision, the Appellate Court said
that Miss Jean Tanbum, the great
granddaughter of the late Abra
ham S. Rosenthal, could continue
to receive a $6,500 a year income
from a $675,000 trust fund, and a
SIO,OOO cash legacy despite the
fact that she will marry Donald
Morrison Kelley, Jr., a non-Jew.
The court’s ruling was based on
the fact that Miss Tanburn did
not inherit directly from Mr.
Rosenthal but from her father,
the late Stephen A. Tanburn. A
minority opinion on the three-to
two decision noted that the inter
pretation of the majority was un
precedented.
EISENHOWER ASKS $1,560,000
FOR SCREENING REFUGEES
FOR U. S. ENTRY
WASHINGTON, (JTA) Pres
ident Eisenhower asked Congress
last week for $1,560,000 in supple
ment funds “to provide for con
tinuation of" the program of
screening and selecting refugees
for admission to the United States
under the emergency immigration
program of the Refugee Relief
Act of 1953.” The 1954 appropria
tion which has to be supplement
de provided only enough money
to operate the program until
March 31 of this year.
THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
AMERICANS TOLD OF
DANGER OF BIGOTRY
WASHINGTON, (JTA) The
people of the United States were
urged last week by Congress
woman Frances P. Bolton, rank
ing Republican member of the
House Foreign Affairs Commit
tee, to combat bigotry, empha
sizing that "an attack on any
religious group endangers every
one’s freedom.” She spoke at a
meeting of the B’nai B’rith Wo
men here.
"All religious prejudice, anti-
Semitic, anti-Catholic, anti-Pro
testant must be eliminated if we
are to maintain our religious
freedom and other freedoms,”
Congresswoman Bolton said. “All
freedoms are inseparable. Reli
gious prejudice must be downed
wherever it raises its head, whe
ther we are the victims of it or
not. Only through eternal vigi
lance and dedication to the prin
ciples of the brotherhood of man
can this be accomplished.”
U. N. COMMISSION
DISCUSSES RELEASE OF
ARAB ACCOUNTS IN ISRAEL
UNITED NATIONS, N. Y.
(JTA) Members of the United
Nations Conciliation Commission
for Palestine met with Mordecai
Kidron, deputy representative of
Israel to the UN, this week to dis
cuss the release of all Arab refu-
LEGAL NOTICE
Clerk's Monthly Statement to the County Commissioners of Duval County, Florida, in accordance with Section
193.36 Florida Statutes, 1951, Showing money received from Tax Collector, From Taxes Collected on the 1953 Tax Roll
at the Close of Business February 17th, A. D. 1954.
“**■ - .«? ■Z.'.f jB . .
I
APPORTIONMENT TO THE FOLLOWING FUNDS:
ENTIRE COUNTY VALUATION ON WHICH
TAXES ARE ASSESSED Levy Total 1953 Taxes Balance
Including Not Including In Charged To 1953 Taxes 1953 Taxes
Homesteads Homesteads Mills Tax Collector Collected To Be Collected
• •
V
General Fund.... $277.649,728.006.3752 $ 1,771.654.96 f 1,452,701.99 f 319,15297
Road and Bridge Fund...... ” .2764 76,819.53 62,982.63 13,846.90
Fine and Forfe ture Fund ” 2 8921 803.776.41 659.018.09 144,760.3*
County Health Unit Fund ” .2061 , 57,282.53 46,963.53 10,319.00
County Employees’ Pension Fund .-3666 101,886.84 83.536 30 18,750.54
County Welfare Fund ” 5.9037 1,640.842.38 1,345,262.39 295,579.99
General School Fund ” 9.8646 2,741,745.41 2,247,823.45 493.92146
Sub-Totals—County Purposes 25.8847 $ 7,194,208.06 $ 5,898486.38 . $ 149542148
Taxes for Florida Ship Canal ~ ~
Navigation District .0667 18,544.78 8 15,198.77 9 3,346.01
Taxes for the Duval County Air
Base Authority .2308 64,145.92 52,591.84 1145449
Building Tax Court House Sinking
Fund. Pursuant to Ch. 25795.
H. B. 814. Acts of Legislature 1949... 1.0000 277,936.39 227,867.68 50,068.71
TOTAL—County-Wide Taxes 27.1822 $ 7,554,835.15 8 6,193,944.67 8 1,360,890,48
Percentages . 8149%
Special Tax School District No. 1
(Countv-Wlde) For School Purposes ~ .
As Voted .\! 4.0000 8 1,111,747.98 8 911,470.65 8 20047742
East Duval County Mosquito Control
District (That Part of Duval County
Lying South of St. Johns River and
East of East Coast Canal created by
Resolution Board of County Commis
sioners Adopted Nov. 20th, 1951, Pur
suant to Ch. 390 F. S. 1951) 8 16.556400.00 1.5000 8 24,839.74 8 17,618.64 8 7421.10
liTterelt S and Slnkln 357.675460.00 * # .1100 8 39,385.96 8 34.562.93 8 4423.03
Special School Tax District No. 2
In lssued to’Nov.^llSi'... 9 1401.468.00 2.0000 $ 3,007.64 $ 2,663.07 8 34447
Special School Tax District No. 4
Interest and Sinking Fund —For Bonds
Issued Subsequent to Nov. 6. 1934... 5,583.540.00 ,3400 $ 1,899.79 8 1,354.75 8 54544
Special School Tax District No. 5
Interest and Sinking Fund—For Bonds _ „„
Issued Subsequent to Nov 6. 1934.... 9,696,160.00 .5000 $ 4,850.12 8 3,177.89 8 1,67248
Special School Tax District No. 10
Interest and Sinking Fund —For Bonds „
Issued Subsequent to Nov. 6. 1934.... _ 9,463,155.00 .7500 8 7,098.33 8 5,568.78 8 142948
Special Tax School District No. 1
(County-Wide) as per Sec. 230.34,
Florida Statutes of 1951 Interest and"
TOTAL SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TAXES 8 2,001,83847 8 1,642,401.08 $ 359,437.1*
TOTAL TAXES Charged to Tax Collector on the
1953 Tax Roll 8 9,581,513^
TOTAL 1953 AD VALOREM TAXES COLLECTED
TO DATE FEBRUARY 17th A. D. 1954 8 7453,964.38
BALANCE 1953 AD VALOREM TAXES TO BE COLLECTED 8 1.727.548.7 T
Respectfully submitted this February 17th A. D. 1954
LEONARD W. THOMAS, Clerk
An Anniversary Is Observed
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IIPF 1
Yaffa Egerl of Israel, a former lieutenant in the Israel Army
and 1954 Miss Histadrul, unveils a plaque at The Cooper Union in
New York commemorating the founding of the Israel Histadrut
Campaign at a meeting in that building on Feb. 14, 1924. Looking
on is Joseph Schlossberg, National Chairman of the National Com
mittee for Labor Israel, who addressed the first meeting 30 years
a^o.
gee accounts frozen in Israel re
gardless of the size of the account.
Last year, following agreement
between Israel and the Concilia
tion Commission Israel unilater
ally released refugee accounts up
to a certain figure. For this sum
the amount of 1,000,000 pounds
sterling was set aside, but some
what less than that figure has
been paid out up to now. Pay
ment is made upon certification
of applications by owners of the
frozen accounts.
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