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Vol. VI. Samuel Grabfelder, Well Known Philanthropist Died Saturday at his Home in Atlantic City THE BELOVED PLESIDENT OF THE N. J. C. H. PASSES AWAY AFTER YEARS OF SERVICE TO HUMANITY. Nows of tho dentil of Samuel fSrab fehler rcachcal lH»nver Saturday, and while not unexpected it brought sor row to bis numerous friends in the city. At the Hospital where be was dearly beloved by the patients, many of whom knew him. the news cume with a great shock tol all. Even those who had not personally known Mr. firahfelder realized that they had lost a good friend. All who needed a friend lound one in this simple, unoosttentati oils gentleman, with courteous manner, whose life was filled with benevolences. Mr. (Jrabfelder came to Ainericai us a young boy from his home in Ila The Into Hnmuol fsml»fohl«»r variii. lit* lived for many years in Jsuiisvillc. K.v.. whore he cnguttcri in business niul uinatvisl a fortune. Dur ing tliis period lie widen«*d 11 ft* scope of liis ehurith* ami I*eentne the presi dent of the Montefion* Kosher Home for a tied Jews, at Cleveland. loiter lie nc(>*|)t«l the presidency of the Na tional Jewish Hospital for C'onsiiinp POLISH OFFICIAL ANTI-SEMITISM INJURES NATIONAL. TREASURY (By I. J. P. B.) Warsaw—The Deputy of the Polish Parliament. Douglass, gave the follow ing inehlent as typical of blind Polish official anti-Semitism. In Skiernvieee the Government had a large orchard to rent out. Bids were made by a .lew and a Christian. Tne .lew was a well-established fruit merchant who offered tin* Government IhliOO mark. The Christian was not a business man at all, knew nothing of the fruit busi ness and bid only 0.000 mark. Never theless, the ore-hard was rented to the non-Jew. But since the Christian himself I; new very little about the task in volves! he subcontracted the orchard to the* above mentioned Jew, thus making n considerable profit. When this transaction was brought to tiie attention of the Polish Minister of Education. Papuzunsky. by the Jew ish Deputies, he replied that the Min istry now does realize that this or chard certainly was not rented out to ilie right person. In the future he as sured the Deputies, inoiy era re will be taken with the rental 01 government orchards. This may mean that the Minister promised to rent the orchards only to such Christians who will not in turn sub-let the contract to Jews. WHOLE CITY ANTI-SEMITC. (By I. J. P. B.) Mjirnnu. Bavaria- The City Assem lily of Muriinu. a summer rpsort. lias decided not t«» admit a single .lew dur ing the coming season. ATTORNEY FOR PRINCE JOACHIM HOHENZOLLERN, A JEW. (By I. J. P. B.) Tterlin —Tin* Jewish attorney. Dr. Wronker. hns l>een invited to defend Prince Joachim Frederich Ilohenzol -Icm. the son of the former Kaiser, who was arrested for Insulting the French officers. Where pence is. there, also, is hap piness.—Talmud. lives, which placed Mr. Crahfehler among the National Jewish leaders of the country. Since tlio opening of this institution Mr. (>rul>fcldcr lias lieen un tiring in Ids efforts in its India If and lias visited it almost each year, not only while living in Louisville, but when lie moved to Philadelphia and at Atlantic City, where lie has resided for the past ten years. Mr. (irahfelder during the years he stfiod at the head of the hospital, since its formation as a National institution, in July 1890, has given large sums to assist in increasing irs usefulness. Ills crowning gift was the beautiful Medical and Administration Huiiding erected in November. 1014. As is nat ural of a man of Mr. Cruhfelder's wealth and attitude towards life, ho was identified with and actively inter ested in all other pliilunhropies of a wide nature. One of his favorite ; ' ways of satisfying ids desire to he help ful to Immunity was by assisting tal ented young people without means to ( an education and fitting them for use- | ful positions in the world. Then* are many such who stood about the bier of Mr. flrnhfelder, many who sent a lov ing thought of gratitude to the Immic factor to whom they otved high school and college tslucation and the prepara- 1 tion for their profession. The funeral services were held in New York Tuesday. Interment was at 1 Salem Field, Hrooklyn. Rabbi Endow formerly of Louisville, now of Tem ple Emanuel. New York, officiated. The Hospital was represented at the funeral by Herman August, one of the vice presidents, Hen Altlielmcr, the treas urer. Mrs. Helieccu Koliut. a member of the Hoard. Charles H. Studen. president of the New York Chapter of the Hospital, and Mrs. I. M. Appel, its New York representative. The llos pitnl sent a floral offering as its gift to its head, and the patients sent a telegram of condolence and sympathy | to the bereaved widow of their friend | niiu benefmYor. Memorial services will is* held at Temple Emanuel, of which Mr. (ii4ib frhler was a member, on Friday eve ning. April .10. The speakers of the evening will Is* Mrs. S. Pisko. scere tar.v of the Hospital. Dr. Robert Levy, president of tin* Medical Hoard of the Hospital: I)r. Philip Hlllkowltz. pres ident of the Jewish Consumptives Re lief society, and Dr. \Ym. H. Fried man. chairman of the local Hoard of Managers. ZIONIST COMMUNITY DECIDES RIGHTS OF A RABBI (By I. J. P. B.) Florence. Italy—The representatives of the local Jewish community, all of whom are Zionists, have decreed that special rights be granted to the rabbi. All the measures of the community must !>e undersigned liy. the city rabbi, liefore taking effect. The rabbi lias the privilege of vetoing all bills which do not meet with his approval. If a Beth Din should be founded in Je rusalem the community has the right to appeal to this judicial laxly from the judgment of the rabbi. MINORITY RIGHTS FOR JEWS IN SALONICA (By I. J. P. B.) Athens —In the Greek Purl lament file Government declared itself ready to grant the Saloniea .lews minority mid national rights. The Governor of Saloniea has already been ordered to negotiate with the local Jewish eom nunity in regard to tills. During the Turkish possession this important Southern sea port had a imp utation sixty percent Jewish. The Jews occupied the principal position in the industrial and commercial life of the city. Rut. since Saloniea was taken' by Greece the Jews were compelled to undergo much suffering and the city has boon on the wane ns a commercial center. Now the Government wishes to please the Jewish majority and to develop Saloniea as a great industrial and commercial seaport. YIDDISH PROHIBITED IN GALICIA. TiOmberg—From many cities mid towns in Galicia it is reported flint tin* use of Yiddish is prohibited by tin* local authorities. All Yiddish signs must be removed from Jewish places of business. In Kolomen the local merchants' association printed a Yid dish placard announcing the death of a member. For this offense both tin* printer and the organization were heavily fined by the local administra tion. An outgrown fnith. I said, nil outworn creed, observances unsuited to our time. Meaningless prayers, to One who will not heed Cnless they’re well intoned. No organ’s sliimc. No cloud of incense and no stained-glass pane A sorry fane. No promise that tin* righteous He'll reward. The swiftly-smiting Lord. No hope of streets whoso pave Is gold and gem: The New Jerusalem. Hut lamentations for the old, that fell And scattered Israel. The droning Cantor and the shrill liny-choir Awaken in ine no responsive thrill. 'Tis a false tlaine, it Is no living tin*: 1 try to warm me for my need is dire: The tiaine does not leap up l’m faint and chill. What is to mo. indeed. This outgrown faith, this outworn creed ! Hospital walls! Towering above Broadway Ho far, its noise and clamor cannot reach Save us a soothing, murmured speech : So near, its lights, when flung athwart the dark. Winking and swirling, mark Much little, cell like room, each narrow lied : And every corruscatlng. glittering ray I'rges a scent, a soap, a gum. a thread ; Speaking of Ism*, of Laughter and of Life To those, the surgeon’s knife Will soon speed on to other worlds, or stay A little longer on this way. Stay on. hut how? Perhaps a broken shard. Helpless and marred. The way out barred “What’s this across the street, this dingy place?” •‘Some little tallor-.lew, some ’-vitch’ or ’ski’ His sign-hoard reads: ‘Clothing Cleaned Carefully’. Some lowly niemlier of an exiled race: The butt of (‘very street-hoy’s mocking game. I do not know his name.” “I’d sleep now. nurse. (Jo, please, hut draw the blind.” NO BAILS IT PON THE WINDOW. Careless, kind. No bars to hinder me; then Broadway’s lights. Those wrecker’s lights, that lead so many on To break frail bark and glittering dancing sprites Will see another wreck —a wink will fling' At a deep shaft where lii*s a broken thing. The J. C. R. S. Rebuilding Drive UNPRECEDENTED ENTHUSIASM OF WORKERS AND HONORS AS SI T RE THAT $40,000 QI OTA WILL GO OVER TOP. An cxnltution «f spirit?', an enthus iasm unparalleled in tlu* history of Denver, n self-sacrifice comparable only to that seen in the war., are wit nessed In the daily meetings of the committee of one hundred workers for the Drive that is being made for t lit* quarter million dollnr Rebuilding Fund of the Jewish Consumptives Relief society with a Denver quota of $40,000. Tlie meetings are held daily at lunch eon in the Adams Hotel, and are char acterized by great earnestness and de votion to the sacred cause. The vari ous teams vie with one another in bringing in large contributions. The spirit of the .1, C. It. S.. so ninen dwelt on by the speakers, is certainly something tangible if one is to judge by the actual results obtaimsl in dol lars. Simon Fishman contributed $!.- 000. and after hearing an impassioned ap|>enl from Mr. Milton M. Scliayer. immediately raised it to sl.fioo. Messrs, lands Stern. I. Rude. Ren Grimes, and Max Xeusteter, each have given SI,OOO to the Fund. At the Monday meeting. SO workers answered the role call in spite of the blockade from the blizzard, and the eleventh hour change of minding pine* necessitated by a waiter's strike. The committee, however, was equul to the emergency and hastily secured the Adams Hotel, and thru a liberal use of the telephone all the workers were quickly notified of the change. The Monday luncheon was iuniigu ratwl hy an address from tlie chair man, Mr. Louis Stern, the livest man oil the committee, whose ardor, neither fatigue nor the fury of rl» * elements can dampen. The opening and clos ing prayers were made by* Rajtbis Win. S. Friedman and C. 11. Kanvnr re spectively. Short addresses also were made by Dr. Philip Ilillhowltz and Milton M. Scliayer. Tim luncheon closed with the announcement hy Mr. Rosenthal, Monetary of th • Drive, that a preliminary canvass diowed pledges tsio.np). The second luncheon meeting was charaeterizeil hy still greater cut bus insm. Mr. David Harlem raised his hearers to a high pitch of emotion by depicting the great cause the workers are bringing before the people. The chairman of the day. Mr. 11. 11. Fmmcss. in a rattling good talk, in which wit and pathos were interspers ed, dilated on the spirit of the .1. I*. R. S.. which Infected every one within tench. He cited an example of Dr. Phillips, the dental surgeon at the sanatorium, who entirely unsolicited gave S2OO to the cause. Other ex amples of unsolicited subscriptions by non-Jews were SIOO from I>r. J. F. Roe and $. r *o from Dr. Frank Kenney. It is the physicians, who seeing the hu manitarian work of the institution face to face, who appreciate most the neces sity of liberally supporting it. And Wednesday, April 21, 1920 The Unbarred Window By Julia Glasgow while they freely give of their time ami labor to the poor consumptive, they are eager to contribute lit the form of money in addition. This was touchingly illustrated in the wonder ful gift of sr>4K) from l)r. A. S. Taussig, who has devoted much of his valu able time ami skill in the pust ten years to the patients of the .1. C. 11. S. in ids capacity us Yicc-Cliairmuii of the Medical Advisory hoard. An interesting aud lucid exposition of the work of the U. S. in tuk ing in emergency cases was ileliverisl by I)r. O. M. Shere. After a touching tribute to the broad vision of Dr. <' D. Spivuk in organizing the J. C. K. S. he pointed out what u Immmi the sana torium is to patients who get a sud den hemorrhage or other complications in the course of tin* disease and re quire immediate attention. The J. C. li. S. is the only institution in Colo rado which admits these cases with out red tape ami at once. Many an unfortunate owes his life to this time ly help. The contributions announced by the various teams, the one under Captain Mux (ioldlmum leading, totuled SIS.- 000. Further details of the collections will l*o given in the next issue Those who ure not readied by one of tin* teams are unfed to semi their contributions to Mr. Louis Stern. Denver must g > over the Top. It must serve as a stimulus to the other cities of the United States that are starting similar drives. The building to is* erected will lie u source of pride to tills com munity as well ns to the nation. RABBI MANDELBAUM CALLED TO LINCOLN. Rabbi A. Mandelhauni lias rtnadved a unanimous mil from Congregation Tif oreth Israel. Lincoln. Neb. Ilabbi Mandelbnuui is a graduate of the Rabbi Isaac Khluinan Theological Seminary (The Yesldvnh) and lie is Ihe second alumnus af that institution to go to Nebraska, the other beinc Rabbi Taxon who is the head of the orthodox Jewish conuuunify in Omaha. WARBURGS MARE $100,000 GIFT IN HONOR OF SILVER WEDDING. In honor of their twenty-fifth wed ding anniversary. Mr. mid Mrs. Feli\ M. Warburg have tamed over to Col onel 11. A. (iuin/.hnrg. treasurer of the Federation for Support of Jewish Phil anthropic Societies "f New York. shares of Shell Trailing & Transport Company stock (equivalent to SIOO. 000) for the establishment «*f a pen slon fund for social workers. The establishment of stn-li a fund has been in ids mind. Mr. Warburg said, since the founding of the Federation three years ago. and it >•* now hoped that it will lie established this year and that by its aid social workers will no longer leave tin* profession because of the lack of assurance of income in later years. Lamartine once said. “With a free press government aiuy be d.fficult . without it it is impossible.” Hospital rooms! Ench a luiro. painted foil. Will this ono houso mo by tomorrow night <>r luivo a talo to toll of how a surgeon's laiiiil. though linn am! light Vof slipped a littlo ami opoil wiilo The Gate? THERE AUR NO UAHS! WHV WAIT? WHIRR YRT TIIY LIMBS WILL ANSWER THY BEHEST LKAI'! SLEEP AND REST. Nay. Broadway's lights, thoso glittoring. mocking stni*s Telling of Life and I.ovo. tho.v aro tlio bars. , I'll wait until Dawn’s orillammo npi>citrs; Thou I’ll loarn secrets bullion from tin* seors. : TIIR VIGIL’S OVER! At last, the sun! • 'a<t but a faint, tomler Iteam upon : This shaft's ilark bottom: a light misty, pearly • Who is it rouses up so very early? Il«* wakes tiotimos, the tailor, “ski or -vieh”. , Perhaps some wanted garment needs a stitch. : No. lie is standing; round him seems to fall j A cloudy whiteness • ’tis his prayer-shawl, j Phylacteries are wound on brow nml arm; ; A sun-lamin. golden, warm. , Slants on his forehead like the little horn ; By Michael Angelo's great Moses worn. • I pon his breast he seems to liear the plate : The High-priest. Aaron, kept inviolate. And from his lips is borne upon the air A mumbling sound the Morning Prayer. A passing vagrant stops to jeer. Why does it hurt me so. that sneer? Why do I feel that I would stand With him: the scorned, the mocked, the banned? - Why. in my breast are findings housed The Temple had not roused? .Mcsccincil he dropped the eternal yoke. Straightened, ami fifty centuries spoke: ‘•Thou ennst not go. I bar the way. Endure thy suffering, live or die As 'tis decreed, nor question why. If marred, if torn, if rent and riven For some great purpose it was given - e - Tliis life that thou wouldst throw away.” The words seemisl lairne on a whirlwind’s swell: Submissively I spoke: " Tis well." Then calbsl aloud: “Hour. Isruel! The our God. the I»rd is One. 11 is will, not mine In* done.”—American Hebrew. Special Weekly Letter from New York THE JOINT DLSTRIBI TION COM MITTBE AND THE WORLD RE LIEF CONFERENCE— WHERE WILL THE JEWISH CONGRESS BE HELD?—THE CONFERENCE OF NATIONAL JEWISH ORGANI ZATIONS—HASTENS Jt'BILEE. (Copyright. 1020. by i. J. p. u.) The Joint Distribution corfirufftee ■ determined not to take port in the I ' World Relief Conference*, which tin* J I Jewish Delegation in Purls decided to j | convoke. Tlu* decision of the Joint Dl* j ! trihntion Committee is hnsed upon its ; I l*elief that this is not the proper time ■ for such a conference anil if such a conference should la* called it must ! come thru the initiative of the Joint Distribution Committee and not of any other laxly. Thru the heated debates over tills ; question it liecame evident that if the Joint Distribution Committee should partake in the Conference a split in the ranks of the committee would he inevitable and a <*ertain important ele ment would withdraw from the work. So clear did tlds liecome that the mem bers of the committee, at first in favor of tlie participation of the Joint Die j trihntion committee in the Paris Coti lerence. in the final vote stood with the opiMxdtion. in order to safe-guard tlie unity of the Joint Distribution I'ommittee ami proceed witli the relief work which must immediately lx* done. 1 In certain Jewish circles the opin ion prevails that the chief opposition of the Joint Distribution committee to the World Relief Conference is close | l.v connected with the question of tic* Jewish Congress. The Jewish dele gation which called the World Relief Conference is strongly for the idea of a world Jewish Congress, which should take over the administration of the relief work. Therefore, the Joint Distribution Committee fears that its existence is endangered by its par ticipation in this conference. If this opinion is correct then we wonder whv the Jewish statesmen have learned nothing from the American Senate ••res ervations" policy, which would have made it possible for the Joint Distribu tion Committee to enter the conference without obligating Itself in advance to any accepted conclusions. The Jewish Congress will not lie able to convene liefore the end of May or tlie beginning of June. The reason for this is that in the' Itcginning and middle of May occur the conventions of two large Jewish orders which will attract the attention of many Congress delegates, and which will also occupy their time. Then conies the Zionist convention in Atlantic City at the end of May. It is consequently Ixdng ne gotiated with the Zionist organization to have it postpone the Zionist Confer ence for the first week in June to* make possible the opening of the Jew ish Congress on the 30th of May «s the lenders originally figured. The place where the Jewish Con gress will meet has not been decided ‘ upon as yet. Two cities arc under The Jew is Essentially an Idealist. He is a Conservative and has a Law-Abiding Tendency CONGRESSMAN WM. N. VAILE, IN DISCUSSING OUR REAL IMMIGRATION PROBLEMS, PRESENTS SOME OF THE CONDITIONS THAT CONFRONT US. Congressman William X. Vo Ho of Colorado in u review of Iho Immigrn tion problem In “The Sample Case" presents his views ns follows: The development of our immigration and naturalization laws i> now reach ing a third stage of its progress. Prior to 11>07. we took little care in either of these matters. There were natural reasons for this which excused our laxity. There was. in the first place, the feeling, deeply grounded in Ameri can sentiment, that the land which, since the discovery of the new con tinent. had been a refuge for the op pressed of all nations, should, after it hud become a successful republic, the exemplar of democracy to the world, continue the policy which had. always seemed the corollary of the declaration thut “all men were created equal.” We took a just pride in l*eing the “melt ing pot" and. on the whole, had reason to he proud of the product of that furnace. There was also an economic situa tion (tilling for an ever increasing numlter of bunds and brains to work our factories and our furms. and a social policy which was l*cst suliserved j by encouraging sturdy men and wdm en of other nations to make homes on ! (•nr new lands, there to rear their families and huild schools, churches ; and cities. This industrial and social j urge was especially effective with the reopening of the vast opportunities of our western country during the quar ter of a century immediately follow ing the war between the States. Wei, encouraged the man with ambition and thrift, the man with a strong back and willing hands, to anchor himself to [ our soil, by not ri*quiring that lie even ' lie n citizen of the T’idted States. Up-- 1 on the mere declaration ‘hat lie in tended to become a citizen, lie could enter bis homestead, tnnke Ids improve- j meats and start to provide for a fam ily. We assumed that tlie i«mnigr*nf~ would lie a desirable citizen or at least ' that the proportion of undesirables would lie so small that it would con stitute a negligible factor. To the credit of the Immigrants it should fie said thut this assumption was pretty well justified by the fact. Hut during the latter part of tin* last ; century the quality of the immigrants, or iierhups I should say tlielr adapt ability us elements of our population, began to fall off. Witn the settle- ( meat of the Western lands and the | gradual passing of the opportunity to acquire desirable public lands, a pro cess accelerated by the permanent withdrawal of large areas of such lands from entry, the attractiveness- of the United States to tlie agricultural immigrant greatly'diminished. On the other hand, the enormous development consideration, Philadelphia and Bos ton. A Philadelphia committee has re- ; ported that it will Is* difficult to find hotels for all the delegate. But it is j finite possible that this condition j should change l*efore the end of May. j From Boston no reply has Ih*ou re ceived as yet. Next Saturday evening an Important , conference of representatives of na tional Jewish societies and Jewish la- J hor organizations which are Interested I in the work of the Jewish Congress | will Ih* held in New York. Tills confer ence will take place in the Union j Square Hotel, to consider the prin- j clpal problems which must be laid U*- fore the Jewish Congress. Among the itertis on the Order of the Day an* whether it is desirable that the Jewish Congress remain as a per manent institution: the attitude of the Congress to relief work and to the World Belief Conference which is be ing called by the Jewish Delegation in Paris: the work for the future. I This conference is of great import- ] ance because it will clarify in the minds of the participants themselves i the problems which must Is* taken up by the Congress. It would Ih* gratify ing if the conference of next Saturday ! would not Im* the only one of its sort j and if the various problems were also] discussed at public meetings and o|s*n forums, where adherents and oppon-; cuts of the Jewish Congiess may ex- ! press their opinions. Thus the Jewish I public opinion of the Congress and its j proposed work may become more con sciously organized. Sam Hasten, the beloved Jewish comedian is this week celebrating his fiftieth birthday. Many of those wlu» have seen Mr. Hasten upon the stage] in his over-youthful gay ness and light- No. 16. of industry, mining, transportation and manufacture, attracted an ever in creasing number of immigrants, qual ified only for manual labor and with out either the ambition or ability to acquire or maintain establishments of their own. These immigrants congre gated more and more in the cities, not only on account of the superior op portunities for employment there, but also on account of their comparative helplessness and their mutual depen dence upon each other. We had wit nessed the growth of alien colonies in agricultural districts and w« had -e --garded this as somewhat of an evil. Will. X. Vnll** j jVy mjatu lately witness'd anil art* still ; witnessing tin* growth of much larger 24 1 it'll colonies in our cities. large groups of aliens, sometimes constitut ing a great city within a city, uiuihle to speak the language of the country or to rend its newspn|*e’--. and reached 1 only with tin* greatest difficulty by Americanizing influences. Wo have louinl in these alien groups many ele ments highly detrimental to our civili zation and dangerous to i.tir institu tions. It is not altogether the fault lof the aliens. It is rather their mis fortune. Every such group Inis great capacities for improvement and for use ful incorporation in our body politic and would have greater capacities in this line if tin* really undesrahle part of it could Ik* eliminate I. A perception of these truths induced (Continued on I'hko Two.) I spirit will fiml it difficult tn Ih'llcvo ; that lio has alreudy reached tin* hnlf | <*entury. Mis colleagues and friends. ; however, confirm tin* fact and they 1 have already organized a committee to I celebrate this day. the Ulst of April, ! in hix honor at a largo banquet. The ! chairman of this committee is Mr. . Joseph Rarondess. ANTI-SEMITISM IN SWITZERLAND Ill.v I. .1. I*. BA Zurich- lu the l«*c:il Stntc Assembly if was proposal h.v Holm, a teacher, that. Jewish chllciren no longer he ex cused from writing on Saturdays. Ho contended that this special considera tion of Jewish children was causing a Informal condithtfis in the schools. Meanwhile lie attacked the many Ha lician Jews who recently moved into the province and whose enildren make tise of the privilege not to write on the Sahhath. The anti-Semite was answered hy Dr. Moussou. the Jewish Deputy. Dr. Fnrhstein, and hy As sembly President Dr. KrueSt. The latter pointed out that the special con cession granted the Jewish eh ihi ren un til now has not hampered them in any way. and that they have been grad uating on the same terms as tin* rest. He condemned the whole proposal as Mack intolerance, and not in keeping with the spirit of Swiss liberty. DR. BOGEN RETURNS TO THE UNITED STATES. Ix>n<lon —Telegraphic nows received from Warsaw states. that I>r. Boris n. Rogon. chief representative of tlio Joint Distribution Committee in Pol. and. is returning to the United States. It is understood that lie is taking this stop as a result of his differences with local rep resell tali vo men over methods of relief.