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Vol. VIL Anti-Defamation League Achieves Victory (i. P. PITMAN WILL DISCONTINUE PRINTING “THE CAUSE OF THE WORLD UNREST." Tin* publishing house of G. P. Put. unrn’s Hons bun evidently eouie'to the conclusion that the Jew Is not respon sible for nil tlic woes of the worhl. According to- n lettci* Just written to Ihe- Antt-Dcfftiimtiun .league, the pub- Ushers a grew that "Tin*' Cause of Worhl rarest” I* ‘•Calculated to do injustice to the Jewish people of the worhl” and have decided to print no further supplies. This result was brought about thru correspondence passing Is*tween tin* publishers and the League within the past few days. It. will l*e remembered that this publishing house announced lust fall flint it was printing and would soon release a new islltion of the “Pro t«i<*ols” which was ihtcnd<*d as n com panion volume to the previously pub lished ‘Cause of World Unrest." In deference to objections tlint were nils, ed lust Kovenilier. the plans to pub lish, the Protocols were alHindoiied. The firm however, continued the pub lication and distribution of the “Cause I of World Unrest.” In June of this year, tin* publish ers deferred to the objections raised b.v certain Christ lan Scientists to an article criticizing Christian Science in one of tlieir publications: the volume was recalled and another article insert, ed in its place. In explaining Hie reason for this action, one of the inem hers of the firm stated that the ac tion had Im*cii taken “out of n proper regard for tin* sensibility of people who have accepted Christian Science ns their religious l*elief.” Referring to tills action, tlie Governing Hoard of the League wrote the publishers on June ftmh an follows: "The liberal spirit ’displayed in this matter encourages us to present our protest against the continued publi cation of. auothcr volume now being I nidi shed and distributed by your company which displays, say the lest: if dFsregnrif Tor~ tfu* sensibility of people who have accepted Juda ism ns their religious liellef. This book. The Cause of World Unrest’ is an attempt tb prove the authenticity of the Protocols by comparing tlie pro. gram contained therein with the trend of current events. The thesis of the anonymous writer, ns stated on page jrj. is that the Protocols predict a world revolution, and a worhl revolu tion carried out by a Jewish organi zation. and tlmt* the revolution now in progress—the Bolshevist revolu tion—is in fact carried on mainly by Jews, and is an attempt at a world revolution. As proof that Bolshevism i * a Jewish movement, the wri tor presents mi astounding mass of half truths and utter falsehoods. If the book bad ln*en written by tlie most bitter anti- Semite for the purpose of inciting hat mi against the Jew in tills country, it could not have lieen more Insid ously presented to accomplish that end. Should not the keen sense of fair piny displayed in the Christian Science episode dictate a re-exUniinntion "by your Publishing Board of “The Cause of World Unrest?" We are confi dent tlint tlie memliers of the Board will make no invidious distinction be tween Jews and Christian Scientists in exercising a proper regard for the sensibilities of a large section of tlieir fellow citizens.” In replying to tills communication tlie publishers stated in part: "We agree with you. that tlie book in its entirety is calculated to do in justice to the Jewish people of the world. We should, on more grounds than one. not lie interested in con tinuing the publication of tlie book in Its present form, and we have de cided to print no further supplies. WEIZMANN INTERVIEWED ON COMPOSITION OF NEW EXECUTIVE. (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) Txmdon —A representative of the Jewish Correspondence Itureau inter viewed Dr. Chaim Weizmann nml ask ed liiin for a statement; on the prob able organization of the Zionist Exe cutive to be elect'd by the fefrthcom ing Zionist congress. The Zionist leader declared that with one minor exception, the entire Executive would be elected by the Congress and not by a few people ns at tlie Ixnidon con ference. The Executive would con sist of three sections: first, a political and administrative section to reside in London : second, a financial and econ omic section; third, a Palestinian sec tion. part, of whose* members were to be elected by the Congress, and part by the Palestine *’Vand Ilnleunink’* J. WALTER FREIBERG LEAVES MONEY TO CHARITY. National Jewinh Hospital Rffrim Bequest. ■* Cincinnati— J. Walter Freiberg. into provident of «tho I’nion of America n- Hebrew Congregations. left an estate of close to a half million dollars. By his will, lieqnesto arc made to the Home for the aged and Infirm in Cincinnati, the Jewish Hospital As sociation. Dotted Hebrew Charities, Colon of American Hebrew Congrega tions, Jewish Orphan Asylnm in Cleve land. and the National Jewish Hos pital for Consumptives at Denver. JEW APPOINTED JUSTICE. (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) New York—Mayor Ilyin n of Now York City Ims announced tlm appoint ment of Mfftcs Herman, a .low, ns Justice of tlio Court of Special Ses sions. Tin* appointment is for a term of 14 years and carries with it n sal ary of SIO,OOO per annum. CHURCHILL PRESENTED WITH TORAH FROM PALESTINE. (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) I/ondoti—Xnhuin Hokolow yesterday presented Winston Churchill, Minister of C'oloiiinl Affairs, with a Torah sent the Minister as a token of apprecia tion. on the part of Palestine Jewry, for iiis efforts on liehalfl of Zionism. Churchill appeared deeply moved, and in un entliusinstie addresu, reaffirm ed his sympatli)' for the Jewish peo ple. SOCIALIST CONVENTION CONDEMS ANTI-SEMITISM AND POGROMS. <J C. B. Barrlce.) New York—The convention of the Socialint. Party of America held in I Detroit adopted a resolution condemn injc nntl-Hcmttlxra. and the pogroms against Jews In Poland and T'kraln !a. The name resolution criticised the I/apie of Nations for uot having taken more drastic measures against the continuation' of osce**€%» ngainst JUDGE MACK ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF PALESTINE DEPELOPMENT COUNCIL. Pittsburgh^—Justice Louis D. Brnn dels wns elected ns honorary chairman of the Palestine IH*velopinent coun cil at Its session Inst week, aial Judge Mack its chairman. The Council is to have a commission form of govern ment! consisting of Dr. Hteirtien 8. Wise. Mrs. Mary Fels, Dr. Hurry Friedenwuld, Professor Felix Frank furter. Sol Rosenliluin. Nntlian Straus and Judpe Hugo Pam. POLISH JEWS CELEBRATE JULY (Jewlab Telegraphic Agency) Warsaw- — American (institutions lien*. including the offices of the Joint Distribution committee, closed July 4 in honor of the American Day of In dependence. Many streetw and houses in the Jewish quarter were guyly dec orated with American flags. Special services were held in the great syano. gog where Chief Itahhi Poanansky lauded tlie relief work of American Jewry. Tlie holiday was celebrated by the entire Polish community of this city, but. Jewish representatives were not invited to participate. . MAX SCHLESINGER MEMORIAL LIBRARY ESTABLISHED AT ALBANY. Albany—The family of the late Itabhi Mux Rchlesinger, has establish ed Ids valuable library in Temple Beth Emetli of this city as a study for the lahhis and religion* school teachers of the congregation. The library which Pr. Rchlesinger had collected during his fifty-five years of service in the rabbinate in this city, contained many rare and priceless volumes. This pre sentation was made at the dedication of the monument at the grave of Dr. Rchleslnger. A room is being fitted up by the hoard of trustee* as a “Rchleslnger Library Memorial,” and an appropri ate bookplate lina been made. PEOPLES RELIEF SENDS 9TH RELIEF SHIP TO WAR VICTIMS ' (J. C. B. Service.) Now York— The steamer “Bred olide” loft here for Danzig with a huge supply of food-stuffs and rai ment which will ho distributed among llio war and pogrom victims in Vien na. Lihau. Riga. Dwinsk. Kovno and Lemberg. This is the »th shipment of the Peoples’ Relief committee. Preparations for two more are going Pueblo in Dire Need of Rehabilitation Personal Glimpses Describe Distress. Immediate Assistance Imperative, Shown by Denver Man’s Interview Joseph Barondess Makes Strong Plea for Jewish Inhabitants of Pueblo Tho Colorado Jewish Flood Suffer, era committee bns been hard at work since, tht* disaster a month ago. It worked jointly with the Red Cross in Hiring temporary relief. Now that the time lias come for rehabilitating the citizens of the stricken an appeal to the Jews of tho country lias lteen made to a*dst. Urgent tele grams have lieeti »«*lit to every Jew ish Xutional organization to aid in this work, aud responses are lieginnln;;- to Is* received. The need is impera tive and lilieral and generous retqionae given to tills appeal. A new sulv-commtttco has lieen np pointed to Denver Jews* should do. their part in this National ap|»eal. They have, and those who have not yet will undoubtedly con tribute to the general funds which are Iteing collected. Contributing to these general funds does not release Denver Jewry, however, from contributing most liberally to the national loan fund for rehabilitation. Committees are now at work in tho city under the chairmanship of Mr. Milton M. Scliayer. They should re ceive a prompt and generous respond* I'nchlO is linked so closely to Denver from every standpoint that every firm sod individual should contribute open, heartedly ami freely to their suffer ing fellow Jews. Contributions should A view on Union Avon no. lie scut to M. S. Itadetsky, cnrc Union National Hank, Denver. Interview with Mr. Leo Cohn “It Is impossible for anyone who has not been in Pueblo one or more times since the flood to have any con ception of conditions in that city, even now weeks after the disaster.’’ Tills remark was made by Mr. Ix*o Ic. Colin, a member of the Western Mercantile Co., of Denver, with a branch office in Pueblo. Mr. Cohn lias returned from one of liis visits to the latter city. In an interview with a member of the Jewish News Staff. Mr. Cohn, who is a keen observer and familiar with Pueblo, said: “To (five you a vague idea of the havoc and destruction wrought in the flooded district of Pueblo and par ticularly the district largely occupied by small Jewish tradesmen, namely South and North Union Avenues. I will descrilie to you a few individual cases,” he continued: •The flood came in Pueblo about eight o’clotKc Vrhlhy* evening, Jtlie 3rd. It was impossible for anyone to save their belongings ns a nolid wall ! of water, debris and dirt came rush -j ing down on the lower part of the city, extending about two miles inj Part of a residence, a lons distance frcm v/hcro it stood. Wednesday, July 13, 1921 width, and n limit ten feet in lielcHt. f It cflmc at flu* rate", of twenty to 1 twenty-five mi lei- an iumr. nml those •who were not aetiWiUy t rappel and. carried awny'hy the ✓flom! liiul Imre- ■ ly time to run to hlttlx <- grounds in • ** the* lirliljron into Pueblo. order to Pave their own lives uml their I families. "When I <lllllO <0 Ptoehlo a few days after the flood to look after our own interest. I found tiuit" the entire floor of our warehouse wo* covered with u lmnl clay-like mud, varying in height from two to three feet. An up-rigid piano, wliicii lndoiijjed to a moving picture house eight I>l«k*lvh away, was rushed tliru tlie rear daor of our ware- Another view of I'nlon Avenue, largely occupied by Jewish merchants. house nml lodged In Hie center of the store mill gradually covereil with that clay substance. "A horse coining ilown the tide was carried by the force of the fltod thru I lie rear of our store, the rear- wall by the way had i*avod in by that dime. His head was caught by the plate cla*< of the front door und tlie nnimnl bled to death. "A block nwoy a business house, the contents of which have been entirely swept away, found that a safe weigh ing approximately two thousand pounds was earrhsl out by tile force of the current and carried away near ly a block from that, store ami de posited lu the center of the street. “A heavy steel freight car wa< pick id up from the Railroad yards and lodged against a large mercantile building nearly half a mile nwuy. "On one IdiH-k on I'liion Avenue, which was occupied by five Jewish meryluints. the building was entirely demolished, ahd tWlr*-Cinritprttj* as building (naterihl was g<V wi^left?- 1 ly waslied away that one could n °t tell now whew* these stores were lo cated. "Tills may give you some idea of the general conditions. r»H>ple are trying to clean their places and go hack to some kind of r«icular life, hut it is impossible," continued Mr. Colin. • Til give you a few more Instnmi's: "Since we have to deal largely With men who were fairly well to do, and some independently rich just prior to l lie flood and who have no desire to Ih> pointed out. I will refrain from using! name. Here is a Mr. L.. a gen tleman in every sense of the word who laid conducted u profitable bus: ness for a number of years; was in terested in Jewish affairs atul to my lu-tual knowledge lias time and a Rain contributed liberally to various elmrl ties. He had a home of his own and a store well stocked. He was rated in Dun’s from ten to twenty thousand. This man has lost his home and furnishings, ns well as his entire stock of inerchaJidise. He does not want charity but if an organisation, or an individual, would advance him $2.. r »00 to he would .start business from the bottom up. and with the courage which seems to prevail among the bus. incss men of the stricken city of l*u eblo, I am confident that hj will eventually work up a business, where by he will be able to take cure of his family and in time pay Imek the n\pn. ey so advanced to him. Here is another case. A Mrs. It. who 'Conducted a -mall second hand store and had her living rooms in the icjjx of that store. She came here with her family from New York, where her husband was a tailor and has eon. traeted tuberculosis. It was neces sary for them to come to this climate. The store slit* occupied wa ■* an t»l«l frame building, which caved in and fell over, loaning against an adjacent brick building. High! after the flood she came to this nearly destroyed building.,and saved whatever salvage of merchandise was left, and liegan to sell It. hot on the order of Army Officers who nre in charge of the city, she was forced to vacate a.* the build ing was condemned. This woman has no pliico to go. a family to support, and with no'visible means to do that. As another example I will cite the case of Mr/*. X.. She L * a widow and ?dQrte«l.»». .retail Store about twenty five years apo. and thru hard and diligent work, mid putting in loug hours In the store succeeded in build ing up a nice trade, and was worth several thousand dollars. She lived iii 'tin*' rear of the store. Now her entire stock as well as the furnish ing «' were carried away by the flood, and she Is now in such financial straits i that she requires immediate assistance us well as an opportunity to start lugaiu, “Mr. X. conducted a tailoring shop, and who ban nearly readied Ids Hirer score and ten. has lost everything, ami he is now selling soda water on the street, in. order to support himself. This particular party lias never re fused to. give.aspUtuuce to others at ,*tny time from his meagre earnings, but now must deis-ml upon others to ‘help- him to get started again. He said to me: I am past sixty-five years and I never took a dollar charity from anyone."and will not take any charity now. AIL I want is a loan, so at* to enable in© to start, a little shop again. “Another case Mr. Colin spoke of was of n young man who conducted a profitable business, which was en tirely wiped out- He hail n sign paint ed. and put across his demolished store. these words: Discourag ed?.Hell no! This gives you all Idea that these people have not lost cour age. that they will be able to stand on their feet again In a short time If we only give then the menus to start up again. “I could cite at lea.*t n dozen more who ar*j Ttiorc or less in jliunn .4Jl9! straits. This nitty refers to*poo-' pie who were engaged In the mercan tile business. There are a'number ot small traders uml peddlers where, homes have either been partly demol. j ishod-or totally destroyed, and who will have to receive some assistance to start in their business again, or they will eventually liecoine a burden upon the community.'’ Pine Plea By Joseph Barondess. The following touching letter with a soul stirring appeal by the well known New Yorker, who now heads the executive committee of the Amer ican Zionist organization was re ceived by Dr. Splvnk. In n free translation of the Yiddish it reads: My dear I>oetor Xpivnk: I am enclosing herewith a check for S 10.00 toward flu* fund for the vie- j tlms of the Pueblo Flood. Believe 1115 | it hurts me terribly that my meagre! means do not allow me to do as much as my heart uml conscience die. tate to me toward our sisters and brethren, who have met so terrible a misfortune. I rend the Jewish Press and I am astonished to see liow small, meagre mid Insignificant i< the 1 espouse thin we an* giving to the appeal for help that your committee lias sent out broadcast for tlie rehabilitation of our brethren in I*uehlo, and 1 say: *Kl hono Slinl Olnin.* what is the matter with our Jews in America? Why do they turn 11 deaf ear to the call of our unfortunate people in Pu eblo. who are in such a critical posi tion at this present moment? It is true indeed that we nre now passing thru a silent crisis, a crisis affecting employer as well as employee. Yet here we nre nil fortunate to have :i roof over our heads: we are having our throe meals daily. It Is quite possible that soui© of us do not live in prosperity as in the former day-, but at that, we all live on our otvn earnings, and our children and our- : selves have at least a bed in whieli j to rest nt night. There, in Pueblo, we find n whole Jewish community starving, and we 1 nre ignoring it. There again, in Pu eblo, the whole Jewish community has; perished. Fathers, mothers and chil-: dren nre wandering around homeless. roadless, and hopeless, and we are keeping ournelves afar. Wo see it with our own eyes, yet we make be lieve flint it does not concern us. Bad times, lm? But 1 would like for you to look around at tin* sea shore or any of the summer resorts, or In the mountains, and see those places crowded—over-crowded by our own people, those people who can say about themselves: "I am the man who No. 28. B’nai B’rith to Assist Immigrants in Mexico HISTORIC MOVEMENT FOR JEWS ORGANIZED. A most interesting n*port linn liecn received l*.v President Kraus of tin* B'nni B’rith from Mr. Archibald A. Marx of Nc\y Orltmiw and Hubld Mur. tin Zielonku of El Paso, a committee of that organization who have ill conjunction with Mr. fJoulston of the Removal office liecn working in Mex ico for nearly n month in Isdiulf of Jewish immigrants who hare landed tliere. These gentlemen were sent to conditions and to bring im mediate nssistjain-o. After eonslder able hard work, a meeting of repre sentative Jews of Mexico City wan liekl on June .'loth. There were in attendance about 30 of the most prom. Ineut member* of the Jewish com munity. It is believed that lids is tlie first time in the history of Mex ico Mint such a meeting where Jew met as n Jew was held. The meeting was most successful. A committee of nine was natutsl who will direct the affairs of the tem porary organization. The committee met at once and elected the following officers: President, Dr. Sidney UlfPlder; vice-president. J. Gromit: treasurer. I.ouis Loeb; secretary, otto I'lfelder. The B'nai B'rith representatives pledged the Order to finance a con tribution for the school for Immi grants and the taking care of the sick in the hospitals for the first three months. Committees were appointed to take charge of the establishing of u home for immigrants, for the reception of sick at the American Hospital a for physicians to take care of In;- grants; a committee on employme- 4 w«l« selected and provision made 'n the establishment of n school for ir* migrants. Mr. Archibald A. V Hr' Zielonku addressed n f migrants who n.re ut ■**:»«• •• Ir In Mexico and advise • Miem nr most recent lows on *ho vnbVef-aert warned them against any attempt to enter the United States contrary to law. Requests were received from In dividuals to put them in toucli with their relatives in the United States so that they may he assisted in gain ing a foothold in Mexico. That re quest is licing complied with. The committee left for Vera Uru* to find out what assistance is neces sary there. “TEN LOST TRIBES" HOLD CONVENTION IN LONDON. (.Tewlult ”*elcgrn|ililc Aseiivj) ' London—The so-called congress of British Israelite**. composed entirely of Christians who regard tlicmselvcs dos oendents of tin* Lost Ten Tribes of Israel, opened liere yestenlny under tile presidency of Lord GaillsboVough. The congress sent a greeting to King George in which the lM*li«*f is expressed that His Majesty sits upon the Throne ol I>nvid. Lord Gainsborough address ing the eongrei'S said that the British Froplre and tin* United States ot America were ipse facto members of the British Israel Federation of the Lost Ten Tribes, traces of which, ac cording to him. had been found in American find Anglo-Saxon races. lias experienced suffering thru the rod of anger.” You should sin* tliein liow they cam ruffage as tlio they would all be born in "happy-land." They are asked ten dollars a day for room and board? "Ynnkef Mesliolem.” In the dance halls of tile same resorts see those happy faces, which express one pur pose in life, and tlint is: "As Thai Shell Sain Gelebt." What became of our Ilachmonin Rnei Raehiuonin? It appears to me. if our brethren liere and around New York would give away the money that they spend only in one day on gasoline for their autos and on other vain pleasures and in stead would give that to our suffer ing brethren in Pueblo then the whole devastated community could be re const rueted. No. we must not allow that! Wo must not let them forget their do tv and obligation which they owe to thoi (,wn flesh and blood in Pueblo! We must stir them, we must remind them that as long as they haven’t as v paid their debt to their unfortunn* sisters and brothers in Pueblo, the cannot, they dare not live in pence I hope your committee will nv with the success in the great wo*-’ they have undertaken. Yours. JOSEPH i 'VTiESS.