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Friday, November 14 1919.
THE JEWISH MONITOR
CALL FOR WORLD CONFERENCE
FOR JEWISH WAR RELIEF.
The office of the American Jewish
Congress has received from the Com
mittee of Jewish Delegations at the
Peace Conference, the following com
munication: Paris, September 10, 1019.
To the Societies and Committees for
the Relief of Jewish War Sufferers.
At the moment when the general
peace is about to be signed the Jew
ry of the entire world is faced with
a task of extraordinary magnitude. It
has to help in the economic recon
struction of the brethren who have
been ruined by the battles, deporta
tions, pogroms, military occupations
and all other horrors of war. The ma
jority of Jews in Eastern Europe are
in state of complete economic ruin,
and a great effort of all Jewish forces
it imperative if the masses are to bo
saved. It calls not only for enormous
financial means but also for a well
tudied plan, an organization embrac
ing all the work of reconstructon.i
Unfortunately, .lews of different
countries have not yet fulfilled their
duty towards their brethren. While
America and some European countries
have shown an admirable spirit of
sacrifice in this matter, yet an im
portant part of the Jewish people has,
consciously or unconsciously, main
tained a passive attitude towards our
starving and dying brethren.
The form of action which will serve
to efface or diminish the effects of
the catastrophes has not yet been
evolved, but one thing is certain: the
help must be of enormous proportions
and it must not be on the lines of ao
insufficient mid temporary philanthro
pic character, but must take the shape
of social and economic work. There are
therefore two big problems to be
evolved; to gather all the funds that
are necessary and to apply them oa
the most equitable basis. The two
problems are closely allied. For a vast
plan of social reconstruction the re
sources necessary are not the same as
for a simple charity. Where donations
are of no value, loans should be
made, and their use could be controll
ed either by a system of buying on a
a large scale of articles of first ne
cessity, or by some other method. The
grenter the certainty of these loans
being returned the easier will be the
raising of funds for the work.
We find ourselves faced with im
mense problems. To solve them ex
traordinary energy is needed, coupled
with a profound knowledge of local
conditions, as well as the extent of
suffering among the Jews.
If this work is organized and exe.
cuted independently in each country
then it will be done chaoatically and
without system and would only be of
temporary use. It will not prevent the
loss of millions of beings, and will by
its catastrophes, jeopardize the
confidence of the Jews of all lands
The committee of delegations, which
works for the cause of the Jews of
Eastern Europe, would like to inter
vene in time, and, by uniting all forces
to put order in the menacing chaos
and avert an iniinent catastrophe. A
catastrophe of this kind can be ex
pected if something is not done at
once to establish a directorship which
will regulate the concentration of all
energy for the salvation of the ruined
Jews, and devise methods for the dis
tribution of help.
The first help to be taken for the
realization of this vast and compli
cated project is to convene a con
ference for relief of Jews all over the
world. The committee of Jewish Del
egations in Paris has decided that
such a conference should meet in No
vember or December next, either in
Paris or in another European city.
We now address the following ap
peal to all the committees for the re
lief of Jews ruined by tiie war, to all
the organizations which are interested
in the economic problems of Jewish
life (or which indirectly exercise an
influence on Jewish economic life) as
well as to individuals who would de
vote themselves to this task. We ap
peal to the relief committees, to the
organizations of twenty-five coun
tries of Europe, America, Asia and
Africa, and we say: "Unite promptly
to formulate clearly and quickly a
comprehensive plan, to study all pha
ses of the difficult problem, to ex
amine the forces capable of solving
that problem, to outline the system
of reconstruction, to master all the
assistance! If this is not done at once,
it will be too late!"
In addressing this appeal to your
organization, we request your activity
from this moment, even in the prelim
inary work. We hope that your or
ganization will take a decisive part in
outlining the program, as only the ad
vice and propositions of those exper
ienced in the work can be authorita
tive. In taking this important initiative
dictated by the sense of our responsi
bility, we have fulfilled a duty which
devolves upon all Jews. Now, it is
for the relief committee to begin, with
out any loss of time, the convening of
the international relief conferences.
To bring the great work to a head,
It is necessary to have the harmon
ious co-operation of all relief organ
izations, the local ones as well at
those who, though far from the de
vastated countries, are helpful with
It is unnecessary to state that in
thia case Jewry must work as an or
ganic unit. It is only in semblance
that one part helps the other; in re
ality each part helps itself. The Jew
ish people helps itself as a whole, at
As time is pressing, we beg that
you inform us at your earliest con
venience of the decision of your or
ganization. The realization of the po
gTom depends on the rapidity with
which it is begun. Only the initiative
is ours; yours is the work and the re
sponsibility for the work.
TIIE COMMITTEE OF JEWISH
DELEGATIONS AT THE PEACE
N. SOKOLOW, President.
L. MOTZKIN, Gen'l. Secretary.
FORT WORTH BUSINESS DIRECTORY I
AMERICAN RED CROSS. SOUTH
The first county in the entire South
western Division of the Red Cross
Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma
and Arkansas to go "over the top"
in the Third Red Cross Roll Call now
being conducted was a Texas county.
Mitchell County, Texas, Tuesday tel.
egraphed Edward nieddn, Division
Director of the Roll Call, at St.
Louis, that the county's quota of 1000
members, had been attained on the
first day of the drive.
This it an increase of 602 members
over last year. The population of the
j county is 8956. G. B. Harness of Col
yorado, Texas, county Roll Call Direc-
Bttor in announcing the result said: "We
jjhave reached our quota and are still
M. FOX, CONFECTIONERY
513 Main St.
A full line of California Fruits,
Cigars, Cigarettes and Candy.
H. C. KAY C. C. KAY
TRANSFER DRUG STORK
THE PRESCRIPTION CORNER
Phone Lamar 444 Houston St. at Tenth
Oscar Sellgman W. L. Foster
LET US DO IT-WE KNOW HOW
INSURANCE THAT INSURES
Money for Building Purposes
SELIGMAN, FOSTER & CO.
Phont L. 179 Office 524 Texas State
HOMES FOR ALL
WALLACE BUCHANAN & CO.
305-6 Wheat Bldg.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
levi t y National Hank In Furl W in III Ih
l:i irfKi nlMl nn I ur I Miwtory llnaril
Phone Lamar 1307 If Busy Lamar 868
The Sunt Ii'h in-ali Bl Huhum-hm, Sliurllianil
ami Ti'li-craph Sliiml.
6th and Main St. FORT WORTH. TEXAS
GUARANTY ABSTRACT & TITLE
We make complete abstract and con
tinue others. Lamar 4:!3 .Eighth
and Houston Sts.
for twte of good rakes. Mot sanitary
Bakery of Fort Worth.
Between City Hall and Postoffire on
Phone Lamar 3l24 243 West 13th St.
PANTHER CITY CARRIAGE AND
Painting, Trimming, and General
Blacksmithing, Auto Painting
WM. GREEN, Prou. Ft Worth. Texas
GRADY & BARCROFT
G01 Flat Iron Bldg. Phone Lamar C'J'i
FORT WORTH. TEXAS
T. M. Gwxh, Sr. T. M. C.om-h. Jr.
T. M. GOOCH & SON
General Insurance. Real Estate and
We have the companies You have
Motto; "A Square Deal."
Room 202 Flat Iron Building
CALL US FOR TROUBLES DAY OR
Repair Work by First-Class Mechanics
PA RRENT GARAGE
I KiTHlrrh I t.tl'IH V I
II . I'Allltr.NT, Maiiau-.r
1009-11 Commerce St. LAMAR 985
WE WASH AND POLISH CARS
First Class Service Fort Worth, Texas
First National linnk
Fort Worth. Tens
"A GOOD BANK TO BANK
Capital, Surplus and Undivided
HOOKS FOR SALE
in Hebrew, German and
LADD FURNITURE & CARPET CO.
Lamar S2 FORT WORTH, TEXAS
CAMPBELL GLASS & PAINT CO.
Ray Heston, Mgr.
Phone Lamar 1102. 708 Houston St.
Fort Worth, Texas.
II. VEAL JEWELL & SON
(H. C. Jewell & Son)
THE RENTAL AGENTS OF THE CITY
REAL ESTATE AND FIRE
208 West Sixth St. Fort Worth, Texas
KENTUCKY AVE. WOOD & COAL
W S Walton Son, l'ro.s
Mrs W S Walton, Mr.
We do Public Wood Sawing. Quick Ex.
press Service, 4uo Kentucky Avenue.
3389n Limar 257S- R"l"cs Lamar
POTTS PLUMBING CO.
Steve Potts, Mgr.
Repair Work and Gaa Kitting Quirk
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
Just North of Postoffice. Phont Lamar
8H8. 282 West 11th tt.
LON JEWELL & CO.
RENTAL AGENTS AND REAL
Phone Lamar 9.'l 104 E. Tenth St.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS
KNIGHT'S AITO STATION
Gasoline and Oils
107 EAST TWELFTH STREET
l'hone Iimar 109
Li kmM -v
Films left before
10 a. m. finished
at 5 p. m. same
1309 Main Street
Ui W. Front. Cor. Houston L. 'J332
GREGORY AI TO SUPPLY
Gasoline, Oik Arreoorie. Eipvrt
FORT WORTH . . TEXAS
PHILADELPHIA DIAMOND GRID
Sulil un.li-r an ali-iilutr is month' ituar-
CASH OR TERMS
We have a tiallcry for our car, rvhar
UNIVERSAL BATTERY STATION
108 West Eleventh Street. Between Main
CRAY INVESTMENT CO.
417 Ft. Worth Natl. Hnak Bid.
Fort Worth, Texan.
Dealers in Rank and Industrial stocks.
Liberty Ponds purchased, Municipal
and Road Ronds. Real Estate invest
ments. Short time notes sold. 6 per
ii nt money to loan on black land
MOBI.EY & DELANEY
Hilt it. you have a real home.
Home Building. Real EMate and Loan
Tex in State Hank Hid.
Fort Worih, Ttiaa
JR. E.MAM'EL TOOMIM
I'hjMcian and Surgeon
Rooms 301-5 Moore Hid.'.
Cor. 10th & Main with Drs. Givens and
Ory. Hours 1 to 3 p. m. and by Ap
pointment. Phones: Office Lamar
"t'.S; Residence Rose.lale 1524.
SPECIAL THIS WEEK
Silver Filling 45
Set of Teeth $2.75
Broken Platen Repaired $1 00
My Work Guaranteed
Ca.sh or Ea.sy Payments.
DR. J. H. WEISEN'BERGER
1010' t Hounton St. Phone Lamar 6257