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PUTS JUDAIC !IOPE IN TRAINEDYOUTH Rabbi Sanders Decries Fall in Religious Standards. Zangwill Reveals Threat. i-Tlic future of American Judaism <l* pends largely upon the religious education of the young. It is to them that the eyes of present-day Jewry are directed. They are the founda tion stones upon which the Israel of tomorrow rests.” declared Rabbi Ira B. ganders of Allentown, Pa.. In an ad dress on "Problems of the Smaller Religious Schools,” at the opening of the .tourlli day’s session of the thirty ninth annual confeience of the Jew ish Chautauqua Society at the Wash ington Hotel today. * ’’This being established, therefore/ a* an axiomatic truth, we at once realizing the problems of our religious schools are not problems for the ■present, but for the ever develop ing fut tire.” Rabbi Sanders said. ’’American Jewry tomorrow is what present-dav Israel establishes for it sflf. In tiiis time of religious apathy ahd indifference, when the spectre of • . ‘rtl-Semltlsm Is stalking about, pres- 1 < tit-day Juadism must realize more j than ever the growing minimization | of Jewish knowledge. j Sees .Standards Lower. 1 “Whether we wish to have it so or I not. Jewry is today face to face with, an inferiority complex in the minds of the younger members of our race.) Religious education, once the very I texture and fabric of Israel’s thought j life, is fast diminishing in power, so j that our young are losing their sense i of'religious appeal. In the apotheosos of twentieth century individualism. Israel is iosing its intellectual moor ings. The soul of the Jew. his love .of knowledge and his intellectual life, is starving and the young of our faith more than ever cry out for nourish ment. ’’ "Scope of Curriculum’’ was dealt with bv Rabbi Sol Fineberg. Niagara Falls, N. Y. ’’Material Helps for Teachers.” by Rabbi Abraham Feld man, Philadelphia. Pa., “How to Ob tain and Maintain a Teachers’ Staff,” by Miss Frances' Rosenthal. Hous ton. T ex„ These subjects were fol lowed by a general discussion. In the afternoon the delegates discussed various educational problems. To- | night at 8 o’clock at the Washington Hebrew Temple "University evening” will be held. Zar.gwill Tells of Threat. Israel Zangwill. the noted play wright and author, revealed last night at the society’s banquet that within the last five days he had re ceived a letter threatening his life. The letter. Mr. Zangwill declared, was evidently written by an illter afe person. ”1 have received a num ber of angry letters because at my remarks. Hut this is the first letter that has threatened my life. On the other hand I have received a num ber of letters expressing agreement I with ray views,” he declared. That America as a whole had not been offended at what he said was evidenced by a number of invitations | he has received, especially one from officials and citizens of Springfield, ! ]■., to Be a guest of the city on i New Year eve and to visit the tomb j of Abraham Lincoln. He declared j his remarks that have caused so ! much comment did not apply directly j to America, but to the world general- i iy- i “Now is the time when America ought ' r~— 1 ■ - 1 .■ rrri f ■ iHI MEN’S WEAR Semi-Annual Clearance Sale of all Winter • SUITS and OVERCOATS This sale offers all 3 and 4-piece Suits; all Stein-Bloch Suits, all Golf Suits, and all medium and heavy weight Win ter Overcoats. All *35 Suits & O’coats.. Now *26.75 All *4O Suits & O’coats.. Now *30.00 All *45 Suits & O’coats.. Now *33.75 All *SO Suits & O’coats.. Now *37.50 All *55 Suits & O’coats.. Now *41.25 All *6O Suits & O’coats.. Now *45.00 All *65 Suits & O’coats.. Now *48.75 All *7O Suits & O’coats.. 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The Seventh Hay Adventist Church raised $28,420,315 for evangelistic and institutional work this year, H, E.- Rogers, the denomination’s secretary, said today in his annual report. Mis sionary work is being carried on by the church in 115 countries and in ! 194 languages. The denomination is now doing rais- J sionary work in 115 countries, un- j i der the direction of 8 division confer- j j dices. 55 union conferences, which I I comprise 143 local or state confer- | j euces and 153 mission fields. A total jof 14,389 evangelistic and institu- ! ' tional workers are employed, who are j j using in their work 191 languages. 1 I Literature is now being published in j 1114 languages. The denomination 1 operates 224 publishing and medical ; 1 institutions and 1,834 church build ings. which have a total investment Os $34,196.1149.15. 93,050,481 From Literal ore. Tho report, further says: “The sale j of denominational literature during 1922 aggregated $3,656,481.31. * This litera ture, issued in 114 languages. Is pre pared in the form of , 154 periodicals. 877 bound books, 556 pamphlets, 2.317 tracts, a total of 3,904 separate publica tions (containing 310,128 pages), one copy of each df which in cloth binding is valued at $1,153.23. The tjotaj retail value of denominational literature cir culated since the organization of /this work is $51,695,881.12. The present re port indicates a total enrollment of : , 26,412 students (25.38 per cent of mem- I bership) in both primary and advanced schools in the United States, all of I I which are school under the ! tuition plan, the schools not being sup- I ported by tax or governmental aid, nor 1 operated under’an endowment plan, ex- : cept lu so far as the various confer-j ences render assistance in the way of | donations, support of Bible teachers, 1 etc.” The goal of the church is to “give the advent message to all the world in I this generation.” $75,000 VIRGINIA FIRE.' | National Fruit Product Plant De stroyed in Winchester. j Special Dispatch to The Star. ! WINCHESTER, Va.. December 26 —1 i Fire, thought to be from spontaneous ; } combustion of pomace, today de- ; 1 stroyed a large two-story frame ! structure housing six immense presses land two drying machines at the plant of the National Fruit Product Com pany here, causing a loss estimated at $75,000. THE EVENING STAB, WASHINGTON, D. C„ WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1923. MANNING AFFIRMS! • j ( VIRGIN MATERNITY) l : Bishop, However, Makes No Direct Reference to Mod ernist Revolt. v . . Special Dispute h to The Star. NEW YORK, December 26.—The Christmas truce In the Protestant Episcopal Church is ended.' The wrangle over the nativity of the Christ Child—suspended at Bishop Manning’s request, in order that bickerings over 'the literal interpretation of the story of Bethlehem might not mar the cele bration of Christ’s birthday—it) ex pected to break out again this week end with renewed intensity. Bishop Manning himself may touch off the next explosion. It was reported today that he was preparing an answer to the Rev. Dr. Leighton parks of St. Bartholomew’s, whose defense of the modernistic disbelief in the Bible, story of the Virgin birth of Christ has stirred religious New York to its foun dation. Careful study, it is said, has convinced Bishop Manning that Dr. Parks did not render himself liable to a heresy trial by his utterances. Dr. I Parks, it was pointed out. while lie de- I feuded the right of clergymen to their j own opinions on the subject, himself did not specifically disavow belief in j tlie Virgin birth. iltxhoii States Position. i That the bishop would act dras tically against any clergyman.of his | diocese who dat ed make formal de i niai of the truth of the story which | most of'the modernists aie question ing was the assertion of his friends. The bishop set forth the fundamental ist. position clearly enough in his Christmas sermon at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. “Our hearts today follow the hum ble shepherds 19 the stable at Bethle hem. where, in the manger, the Blessed Virglrt Mother had laid her Holy Child,” he said in the course .of his sermon. That was the nearest Bishop Man ning came to referring to the contro versy which has threatened disrup tion of the Episcopal Church here and throughout the country. Supported by Hector. ■ Meanwhile, a measure of support ' came to him from an unexpected quar ! ter—from Dr. William Norman CJuth ! t ie. rector of St. Mark’s in the Bouw erie. a modern of the modernists. Dr. . Guthrie, w ho recently Incurred Bishop i Manning’s displeasure by permitting ! “bure-leggcd” dances in the parish | house, deplored the entire contro j versy. j _ “In all the world of literature, so 1 far as 1 know,” he said, ’There never • was a story told with sucli exquisite ; reserve and poetic daintiness, such divine, idyllic genius, as the gospel jof the Nativity. Who can bear to i think of such a story being taken as r laboratory material by theological j entomologists?” Need Not Ue Historical. Referring to the story as a “myth,” Ihe continued; “Because the story is t called a myth does not mean it is .not true. It means, on the contrary, 1 j it is so true it does not need to be liis- I torical. It’s so true that its factu- , jality becomes of no importance. The | soul of men has had experiences j which gives it faith in the stories. I These stories are truer than the ac itual experience of history, if it really | happened, why then so much the bet i ter.” The rest of the Episcopalian j ffihurches, whether led by funda- I mentaltsui or modernists, observed the strict Christmas neutrality that Bishop Manning had urged. Strange ly enough, however, the Episcopalian Church, where the present “war” originated, was a:b6ut the only place that the subject was not discussed. / Catholic clergymen and those of Prot- • estant denominations other than the Episcopalian touched on the contro- 1 versy. And It was wldly discussed by j laymen at home and abroad. U. S. LAWYERKKED INOEBT PROBE By the Associated Press. •PARIS, December 26.-r-The repara tion commission today formally ap proved the nominations of the two ex pert committees which are to investi gate Germany's financial situation, and Issued an invitation to Henry M. Rob inson, IjOH Angeles lawyer and banker, to be third American member, Charles G. Dawes and Owen D. Young having I previously been invited.,- The first committee, that on budget, j will meet here on January 14. and the j second, which will consider German t capital abroad, on January 21, so as , to give Mr. Robinson time to get here. One of the British nominations was j changed. Sir Robert Kindersley, a di- 1 rector of the Bank of England, re placing Montagu Norman, governor [ of the bank. The other British dele- j gates will be. as previously an- I nounced. Reginald McKenna, former | chancellor of the exchequer, and Sir . Josiah Stamp, noted economist. ABSOLUTE DIVORCE j ASKED BY HUSBAND William C. Blundon today filed suit in the Distrlc| Supreme Court for absolute divorce his wife, Kath erine E. Blundon. They were married ' at Alexandria. Va., December 6. 1906, j and have no children. Mrs. Blundon | sued her husband last year.for a | limited divorce and obtained a tem porary alimony order for payment of $125 t(ionthly. which is still in force. The husband charges misconduct and names a co-respondent. Mr. Blundon through Attorneys, Newmyer and King tells the court that he purchased several pieces of i real estate with his own funds and ; had the title placed In the joint i names of himself and wife on the 1m- j plied condition that “she would faith- j fully fulfill her marital obligations.” ‘ He also delivered into her possession | valuable diamonds and other jewelry ! worth $23,000 on similar condition, he i says. In addition to granting him a di vorce the husband asks the court to require the wife to surrender the dia monds and jewelry and to convey to him her interest of record in the real estate. He claims the alleged mis conduct has-constituted a breach of; the condition upon which the title to , the real estate was conveyed and the i possession of the diamonds given to i the wife. i ill iHf ■ irai ini=in Haven’t You Said “We’U Make It Do” Long Enough? - MOW many times have you felt that you replace j some of the furniture that , has seen its best days? With winter social activ i ities at their height, isn’t this the time to turn thought into action? Thc Romance of -i A ' • n Furniture A new piece or two f will do much toward making winter home affairs : successful, and we believe * you’ll find your ideals of qual ity decisively met by the at : ' tractive prices prevailing \^ each J^ t C h^d and *J/ 5 j throughout our store. | House^j^oj^rmann IS v Merit”'!/ E j Seventh"ahi’ Eye Streets. j FOREIGN SERVICE TOPIC OF COLLEGE COMMITTEE ' Training: for Diplomatic Duties | Abroad, in Various Phases. Considered at Meeting. Instructors In foreign training sub jects in colleges throughout the country are meeting thte afternoon at the call of the committee of fifteen on educational preparation for for eign service to discuss foreign serv ice training. 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Representatives of a half-dozen large colleges in .the' east and mid dle west have been Invited to discuss collegiate types of foreign service training at the conference. Four speakers, representing business or ganizations, chsmbers of commerce, the bureau of foreign and domestic commerce and the diplomatic and consular service, were scheduled to address the conference on the structure and functions of foreign trade and foreign service promotion agencies of the government and busi ness. if- Oh! Boy!! - • i What a Sale! Every Selling Record of 25 Years’ Successful Business Shattered in the First Three Hours of D. J. Kaufman’s Great * r * January Clearance Sale Every Suit % Every Overcoat , Honestly Reduced * / Your pick of $150,000.00 stock of men’s and young men’s quality clothing in three genuine bargain lots. On sale at both stores. Every S3O & $35 $0 Suit & O’Coat . . Every S4O & $45 Suit & O’Coat . . 1/1/ Every SSO & $55 Suit & O’Coat . . 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