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To Give Persecuted Jew a Place of Refuge is
the Work of Zionism of Today LEO R. COHN ANI) DR. C. D. SPIVAK EXPLAIN OBJECTS OF THE OR GANIZATION AT MEETING SI'NDAY EVENING. The Denver District Zionists organi sation held one of the largest ami most enthusiastic meetings of its history Sunday evening in the Magnolia room of the Albany hotel. Excellent ad dresses were delivered by enthusiastic speakers who plead for the future of three million persecuted brethren. Mr. l,eo It. Cohn, chairman of the evening « pc tied the meeting and said in part : We have reached a stage or an epoch in the development of modern Zion ism which makes it very evident that it has outgrown its narrow confines and lias assumed an all Important role in the life yf world Jewry. The task to rehabilitate the Jewish home land Is a tremendous one and we must muster the entire strength of world Jewry that we may Ik* able to overcome all obstacles and hear tin* discouragement we may meet before we reach our goal. In this, the darkest hour of our European brothers, America was their only ray of hope, and now even that is gone with the shutting of our doors to immigration. Now, tell me. whither .•hall these wretched, jiersecuted, half starved millions go? Knowing the indescribable misery of our unfortunate brothers across the >ca, I cannot mince words, hut must .-ay that any Jew who remains aloof now and withholds from joining with the Zionists for the purpose of secur ing a haven of refuge for our less for tunate brothers, not only fails as n Jew, but even as a man. To accentuate the necessity for n Jewish Homeland, it may not in* amiss to he reminded of the wave of anti- Semitism which like a dark and heavy cloud overhangs the entire world ami even casts its shadows on our fair country. 1 desire to say a few words to our friends who are not ns yet entirely faiuiiiur with our noble work, that in joining us in this task does not obligate him to migrate ami take up his abode in Palestine. No more than an American citizen would Ik* obligat ed to renounce ids citizenship and be come a Hclgian. liecnuse of the fact that he may he contributing to the sup port of a Hclgian war-orphan. As American citizens our interest in Zion ism is two fold: First, to save from persecution, starvation, and complete annihilation three or four millions of our co-re ligionists who have committed iio other crime save that of being born Jews, and who insist on their rights to follow tlie dictates of their con hclcnee. to profess (bid's highest ideals. Secondly, that as Jews we are in terested in the idealism und culture of Jewry, ami there is no place any where where the conditions are *<• favorable to develop a distinctly Jew ish cultural Center ns In Palestine. There a Jew will he able to develop physically, intellectually and spirit ually. He will live in a land where he will have no need to apologize for Ids being a Jew. He will not Ik* humiliated by being excluded from snobbish clubs and organizations, nor will lie have the fear that on Ids Holy Hays pogroms will be staged and Ills place of worship may liecome a slaugh ter house filled with the innocent blood of men. women and children. We have all reasons to believe that in the Holy land our people will again renew their pursuit of higher Ideals. It will Ik* a land where spiritual lib erty and social justice may reign, so that again, as in the prophetic days, we will produce men who will preach and set an example to us and the rest of the civilized world of the true spirit of Judaism, which is lilierty, justice and humanity. Our spiritual Inspira tion from the fount of knowledge ill Palestine, ami the glory of a people tuled by the.law of social justice, will reflect credit upon us here, and the days may yet come when the world will acclaim that from Zion comes forth law and justice, and that the spiritual word of God emanates from Jerusalem. I>r. C. D. Epivak. who has recently returned from Europe, where he spent nine months in efforts to assist the suffering peoples of the war stricken zones, delivered a most stirring talk, i He said in part: B'NAI B'RITH LODGE ELECTS OFFICERS FOR 1921. Denver Lodge B’nal B’rith lielil its ; nnntinl meeting for the election of. : fleers Inst Sunday morning. It was j tlie largest attended meeting in the | history of the lodge. The following l officers were elected. President. Percy S. Morris: vice-president. Ed \ win .1. Wittelsliofer; secretary, s. I Kriedenthal : treasurer. David K. Har- J lent; warden, Richard II Block.! guardian. Sam Priess; trustee. Arthur F. Friedman; monitor, A. Waginnn : I assistant monitor. J. Olcovicli. Delegates to the next convention of the District Grand Lodge, which con- j venes in St. Louis on May Bth, l)tb, 1 I Then* is u*i organized force iu Eu* ! rope which is devoting every effort i to exterminate the Jewish race. Anti semitism of the past differs radically front the anti semitism of the present day. In the past the anti-semitism was mainly of a religious character; it was a matter of the heart. The antis-emi lism of the present day has nothing to do with religious motives and is entirely a matter of the mind. Per secutions and in as> acres of Jews have been as fearful in the past as they are at tht present. The difference simply is that there were fewer Jews then and therefore the proportion of killed was smaller. He stated "1 could from psychological standpoint find a justification for the Christians of tin* past centuries when they killed Jews Is*cause they had some ideal whieli they thought justified their ac tions. The crusaders massacred the Jews hut at the same time they were men of lofty ideals. Other massacres which happened two or three hundred years ago were perpetrated in Ukraine hy people who fought against oppres siott and believed that the Jews hud something to do with their enslave ment. At the present time the grounds for anti-semitism are purely econo mical. which in other and simpler words means, selfish. They have built up u theory of anti-semitism not thru false feeling hut false thinking. The anti-semites of Europe are not a relig ious body. Nay, real, honest Christians assert that the anti-semites arc anti- Christian. The anti-semites look upon the Jews as dangerous competitors. It is not the Jews who want to dominate tin* world, a fiction which the dis credited protocols claim, but it Is the anti-semites who invented this fiction and fear their imaginary foe.” “They no doing the wrong tiling.” Dr. Spiva.. aid. “They are hurting themselves more than anyone. The men of T'urope have liecome brutalized. They are men no longer. There is not a genius among tile lawmuking bodies oT Europe. Brutes cannot become geniuses ami the men of Europe have turned into brutes. Thty are dam aged goods. It is indeed pitiful uml I feel sorry for those men.” he con tinued. "I am sure there are enough of honest Christians in the world who believe that massacres can not solve the problem.” “Whilst the European massacres go on. in spite of them many geniuses among the Jews have arisen there, the speaker explained. “Witness the eight year old child wonder chess cham pion player. He was born ami raised during the war amidst pogroms and humiliation and there are hundreds of just such geniuses lieing raised in spite of hunger, dirt and' nakedness." The other thought which Dr. Spivnk presented was that at present Ik* can not see a 113' other source of relief for the hosts of the Jews oppressed and downtrodden in Europe than migra tion to a land which they could call their own. Palestine is the only out let and refuge for these wretched peo ple who nevertheless are very much superior people to those among whom they dwell in Europe. A stirring appeal for aid In tlio Zionistic movement was made by I. Undo, prominent Denver philanth ropist, who just returned from at tending a Zionistic conference in Buf falo. N. Y.. where he was selected a national committ<*emun of tlic move ment. “If there were more Christians among the Christians there would !>e no need of Palestine, hut if there were more Jews among the Jews we would have it,” he stated. In response to this uppeal for members a large number joined the district and many ladles joined the Uadassah society. Win. It. Blumenthal gave an address on the ‘Tndu4trial Posts! bill ties of Palestine.” Mr. M. Dolitzky. the eminent Hebrew poet visiting in the city, recited several original poems in Hebrew and Yid dish. The musical program of the evening was presented by Mrs. Samuel Gins berg. who rendered a piano solo, and Mrs. M. J. Krolin who gave a group of songs most acceptably. mid 10th next, arc: M. Ij. A nfeager, •I. S. Fine, S. Friedcntlial. Arthur F. Friedman, David E. Harlem, Simon ,T. Heller, ,T. ,7. Lieherman. A. Wagman and S. It. Zwetow. Alternates: Ben fluff. S. J. Kinds and Harry Scliles- Inger. A class of fifty-four candidates was initiated. Itabhi William H. Fineshriber of Temple Israel, Memphis, Tesin., has been selected as u member of the staff of the new Presbyterian College, for which a vigorous campaign for funds is now waged in Memphis. I)r. Fineshriber will have the post-grad uates under his direction. i Local News Mr. David -Degcn of Chicugo is visiting In the city. He is the guest of Mrs. Louis Degon. George Grimes, son of Mr. und Mf*. Joe Grimes who is attending Kemper Military Academy is here for the holi day vacation. Vernon Irving Goldstein arrived from Kemper Militury Academy. De «•ember 17th for the mid winter holi days aud was stricken with pneumonia the duy he arrived. All his friends wish him u speedy recovery. Hen Weinstein senior at the North Side High school wus awarded the gold rnedul for tin* Hull oratorical cou test. His subject was “Internutloual ism versuto Nationalism. Tin*re were twelve contestant* for the • honor. Mr. Wm. Weil, oue of Denver’s old aud most highly respected citizens, was tin* recipient Himday evening of a sur prise birthday supper in honor of his seventy-fifth birthdny, which was tendered him by his friends. The Jewish News adds its felicitation!*, aud wishes him many more years in health and usefulness. ltubid 8. Haipern was made a cltl r.en of the United Stutes last Tuesday. During his examination he asked, t« be permitted to wear hla cap, which was granted, lie was the first rabhl who hus been made a citizen in the l . S. District Court here. SISTERHOOD OF TEMPLE EMANUEL SOCIAL AND DANCE. The Sisterhood of Temple Emanuel will give its largest and most import ant affair of the season at Progress club January 12. There will be cards and other attractions for those who do not dance, and Goodman's orchestra will furnish the music for those who do. YIDDISH USED IN WILL PRESENTED FOR PROBATE IN DENVER COURT. A will written in Yiddish with Hebrew characters was presente<l for probate in the County Court last wee*. The will was that of Samuel Oscher witz, who died recently, and the trans lation is as follows: "Whereas, the man doth not know his time ,ns the fishes that are caught in the net, therefore do 1 find it nec essary to order and to write a cor rect testament. , “After my death, when I will hare lived thru my years, there shall he given to my three daughters and two sons SSOO each. This Is altogether $2,500, and all the remaining shall be long to my wife. This U my wish and so do I do. I will that It shall l»e done without any change and to this do I put my signature this third day of Cheshvan, the year of 5081, October the 25th. 1020.” The property consists of real estate und cash in hanks. The value of the estate is not listed in the petition for letters testamentary. TEMPLE RALLY A HUGE SUCCESS Large Gathering With Much .Enthus iasm Subscribes Liberally for Nev Temple. The Temple Hally at Progress club Monday evening proved a great suc cess. A large number of members of Congregation Kmanuel were present and listened to many interesting and stirring talks. The enthusiasm awak ened was shown in the many increases in subscriptions which were . made and the nuint>er of new ones offered. The chairman of the new Temple building committee, Mr. Samuel E. Kuhn presided. Among those who spoke were Mrs. H. Pisko, Messrs. Walter Appel, Sigmund Elbe. Arthur Oherfelder, David Harlem. Benedict Sliubart. 11. Omauer, S. Weintraub, Judge Ira C. Rothgerber, Dr. Robert Levy, and I)r. Wm. S. Friedman. After the meeting adjourned, the Sisterhood served refreshments. NEW CULTURAL CLUB FORMED. A new study and cultural club was organized ut a meeting held at the Albany Hotel last Sunday afternoon. The purpose of the club, which in lim ited an to membership. 1h to enrich the information of its memlters on all matters of interest to then) ns Jews and to use every proper effort to dis seminate such information. The of tleers elected were Milton M. Bchay er, president: Harry 11. Fruiness. vice president, and Win. It. Blumentlml. secretary-treasurer. The program committee consists of Milton M. Betrayer, Dr. Emanuel Friedmpn and Dr. Oscar M. Shere. Literature com mittee: Harry 11. Frumess, Max 8. Schayer. The club will hold monthly meet ings on the last Saturday night of each calender month. Juliutf Strauss, u trustee of the He brew Orphan Asylum ana of the Jew ish Hospital of Brooklyn, died at ids! home in Manhattan. Mr. Strauss had i been twice president of the Unity l club, the leading Jewish social or- i ganizution of Brooklyn. THE DEJiVER JEWISH NEWS LORD READING REBUKES CROWN PROSECUTOR FOR ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION. (J. C. B. Service.) London—ln the Criminal Court of Apiieal yesterday. Lord Rending se verely rebuked Sir Ernest Wild, the Crown Counsellor, who referred to :i defendant hr u "Jewish money leu der.” The Court which was well filled rode and applauded Lord Heading’* criticism. JEWISH CHILDREN IN CZECHOSLOVAKIAN SCHOOLS WILL NOT BE FORCED TO BREAK THE SABBATH. Vicuna—The Czecho-Slovakian Min ister of Education has issued an order to the principals of nil public schools that Jewish children arc not to Is* forced to break the Sabbath, accord ing to information received by the Jewish Notional Council of Czecho slovakia. JEWS HONOR PILGRIMS. (J. C. R. Service.) New York. —In recognition of tin* Tercentenary of tlio Tending of tin* Pilgrim Fathers, the Judeans llield u special gathering nt the Hotel Pennsyl. vnnia. where more than two hundred prouiiricnt Jews paid tribute to the American pioneers. The speakers in cluded'the Hon. Oscar S. Straus and the gathering was presided over l*y Judge Sampson Luchmun. DR. NATHAN KRASS WOULD MEDIATE IN NEEDLE WORKERS CONFLICT. (J. C. D. Service.) New York—ln tin* course of on ad dress on the conflict In the tailoring industry, Rabbi I)r. Nathan Krass yes terday offered to mediate between the contending sides. I)r. Krass assorted that neither side* is free from respon sibility in the present crisis and lie is anxious to bring about a settlement because those concerned wore mainly Jews. In the meantime each side reaffirms its position with great emphasise, each maintaining that it is prepared for a fight to tile finish. TO MAKE BRICKS AND CEMENT IN PALESTINE. (J. C. H. Servlc*;.) London—Two large syndicates for the manufacture of bricks and Port laud cement In Palestine have just t»cou registered in this city with an ini tlal capital of two hundred and thir ty thousand pounds between them. Boris (joldtiergi u noted Jewish mer chant, originally from lttissia. is at the head of both companies. The syndicates have already acquired six teen thousand five hundred dunams of Palestine soil uml it is expected that sixty thousand'tons of cement, twelve million bricks uml one hundred and twenty thousand square metre tiles will be produced yearly. LEAGUE MEMBERS TO GET POGROM REPORTS. Paris.—Replying to a question by Lord Robert Cecil. M. Hymans, presi dent of the League of Nations Assem bly stated that he was In possession of a detailed report regarding the mussuere of Jews in Ukrainia and that same would be printed and dis tributed uinoug members of the As sembly, according to a Geneva dis patch. STANDARD OIL HAS CONCESSIONS IN PALESTINE. London—Commenting editorially on the matter of oil concessions in tin* Near Kast, The Times stntcs that •while it is a known fact that tin* Htandurd Oil Company of America has been grunted concessions in Palestine* the public in unaware as to tho situa tion in Mesopotamia. The Times calls upon the government to make a clear statement of the matter. RABBI OF MOSHTCHIST DEAD. Warsaw, Nov. 28th.—The Itabbi of Mosbtchist is dead. He died in this city today. The deceased Rabbi was a well known scholar, the author of two im portant and scholarly works “Dibrei Israel” und “Klalei Horauh” and en joyed great popularity in Poland. lie was also known as a lover of Jewish music uml he wrote a number of “Oliakshflc” melodies, which became very popular among Polish adherents of the ('hassidic cult. PALESTINE SELF-SUPPORTING. London—During a debate* in Parlia ment on Britain's policy with refer ence to mandates, it became known that Palestine would soon become self support! iik. Premier Lloyd George declared, in answer to a question put to him by a member of the House* of Commons, that the British army in Palestine would bo reduced in size, and I hat under the wise direction of Com missioner Herbert Samuel, it would soon he possible to announce that the administration of Palestine is with out expense- to Hie British Crown aynl that Palestine is entirely self-support ing. Obituaries William Drexlor. Hr. Win. Drexlor passed away la'** Thursday in the prime of life, follow ing an operation. This young nnd popular physician had spent the whole ol Ids manhood in this city. He was graduate of the dross Medi cal College and imd entered upon his medical career shortly afterward. He hail gained a large practice as much hy his cheerful ness, good-humor, kind ness anil friendliness, as hy ids acknowledged skill us a physician. His aniiahle, lienevolent nature endeared him to innumerable friends, made in and out of his profession ail of whom loved him for ids “social smile and sympathetic tear.” He was very gener ous with his medical aid. No call to hlui was unanswered, mid the kind nesses he did in this wise are imium erahle. Many, very many, lost in Ills death not only u sympathetic and cap able physician, hut a most generous friend anil protector. He was a member of the B’nal B’ritb. Columbine lodge, A. F. A. M.. anil the Shrine. He served on the Leo N. I/‘vl Memorial Hospital committee of the leeal B'nni BTith lodge and was the examining physician of those who ap plied to that institution. He came to Denver from his home town, Cleveland, where his mother, Mrs. Yeta Dreehsler, who survives him, still lives. Ills father \yas tlu* Hev. Sigmund Dreehsler of that city. He married Millie, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Levy, 12 years ago, who, with « small sop, Stanley, survives him, ns also do two brothers, Isaac and Julius, anil three sisters. Most lames Grossman and Snndcrowitz all of Cleveland. The funeral was held Friday after noon from Meyer’s. I>r. Win. S. Fried man officiating. Interment was at Hinnnuel cemetery. In Memoriam 11l loving memory of our dear wife and mother Mrs. Itoso Levitt, who de parted thin earth one year ago, Dec. 31, 1919. In her grave she softly sleeps. Where the flowers gently wave, Lies the one we love so dearly In her silent lonely grave. Peaceful he your sleep, dear mother. It is sweet to breath your name. In life we loved you clearly (n death we do the same. Just one year ago you left tis, Dow we miss you mother, dear. And remember all yom kindness As we drop a silent tear. Ilushund. Philip Levitt, sons Max and Louis and daughter, Augusta. Ft. Collins, Colo. In loving memory of our dear hus band, son and brother, David Miller, who depurted this life Deocmlier 28. 1918. MRS. BELLE T. MILLER. MR. AND MRS. I. MILLER AND FAMILY. IN MEMORY OF OUR MOTHER. Four years have past, and time but emphasizes the realization of our groat loss. SAMUEL AND TENA FRAZIN. MRS. S. PISKO HONORED BY MAYOR BAILEY. Mrs. S-. Pisko has been honored l»y nn appointment by Mayor Dewey c. Hailey as a member of the Honorary Commission of Civic Benefactors. The letter in which the appointment is mudc is as follows: Denver. Colo. Dec. 21, 1920. Mrs. Seraphine Pisko. 3SOO Hast Colfax Ave., City. My Dear Madam: I have your declination of a mem bership appointment tendered on the (Jlobeville Community House commit tee. which I regret you are unable to accept, hut no one realizes more than 1 the sacrifices in time and every thing else that these board activities mpiire. I know your uction will la regretted exceedingly by the entire committee, all of whom expressed a de sire to have your advice and help. I am, however, very anxious to have your co-operation somewhere in my administration and I am going to make another offer stud that is a membership on the Honorary commis sion of Civic Benefactors, where the duties will not he arduous nor suscept ible of the same difficulties as in.v previous appointment. May I have your earnest considera tion of this matter? Very cordially, D. C. BAILEY, Mayor. The other members of the commis sion are: 11. Reed, H. Newcomb, John Evans. Mrs. I). K. Lee. Mrs. O. E. Lo- Fevre. Dr. Perkins. W. It. Freeman, Henry J. Arnold, C. M. Day. Mrs. Ilun gerford, Mrs. Walling. 11. L. Johnston, W. F. It. Mills, 11. It. Steel, Mrs. Francis D. Belford. Mrs. Crawford Hill. Platt Rogers. We have it on good authority that many of our young men are going to give up smoking on the ground that: it has become too effeminate. —Ca- nadian Jewish Chronicle. i LEARN TO SAY: < ■ ■ V , ,*> < , * "‘A; ' ; 3 SO EVERYBODY MAY KNOW 1 We Mine Our Own COAL 9 “FROM OI K MINE TO YOUR FURNACE” Kj We can deliver now our* I Famous Sunnyside Lump J From our Louisville mine. ■ Our Marshall Lump ■ From our Marshall mine | 2000 LBS. TO THE TON GUARANTEED I Oenenil Oftires: 311 Central Savings Hank Building ■ Telephone* Cliampa 487, 488, 2480. South 2761 I Yards in South and West Denver I THE MARSHALL COAL CO. r - =% Saved Money Can Be Spent But Spent Money Can't Be Saved Recently one of our govern mental departments issued fig ures showing that the average family spends $7 per week, or about $350 per year, for lux uries. Spending for luxuries leaves practically NOTHING at the end of a year to show where the money went. Seven dollars per week saved REGULARLY in a savings ac -1 count at this bank, plus 4% I semi-annually compounded in terest, will amount to $2,- 012.77 at the end of five years. ju Windows No. 11 and No. 12 for Savings Mr. Robinson and Mr. Noel in Charge Cordial, Courteous, Efficient Young Bankers You Will Like Them Both THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL O BANK 1 ? (jrouncTjl oor (Soiiitableßuildinq || I 17£h STOUT R PROPERTY FOR SALE—Long List of, m'tual bargains, cottages, houses. double • houses, bungalows, apartments, $1,500 to $2."i,000 in West Colfax and all other parts of Denver. Do not buy before you see uiy list : my auto Is at your service. Phone, i call, or write, will show property, remem ber real bargains and terms. Zlgmond, .720 Quincy Hldg.; Main 2048. .... == l AMERICAN BANK AND TRUST COMPANY PURCHASE BUSINESS OF LATEEDWARD MONASH. The American Bank and Truot com pany lias purchased the insurance bus iness of the late Edward Monasli. They ! have procured the agencies of the com-; panics formerly represented by him.! Mrs. Monasli is to have an anility in terest in the business, and in view of this fact expresses the hope that the friends of her husband will continue to show their friendship for him by doing business with his successors. The war deprived us of five million immigrants who. ordinarily would have collie to our shores. We are missing the production of those lost immi grants today.—Ole Ilanson. Want Advertisements WANTED—By n young student, a niee room with respectable Jewish fam ily. lteply Jewish News. Box (I. MOTHER with 0 year old boy t wants room and hoard with refined Jew ish family on east side. Reply Jew ish News. FOR RENT—Room to young man. 570 Lafayette street. I’houe South 5102-J. OPEN for bookkeeping at odd hours, small sets, also office work. Max Greenfield, 410 Bannock. ,tt. WANTED—A live salesman who calls on ail the big retail trade in the State of Colorado to sell our line of Fresh Water IVnrl Buttons as a side line. Will pay good commission to the right party. State how long you have travelled this territory and send ref erences. Reliance Pearl Button Co., Muscatine, lowa.