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THE DENVER JEWISH NEWS
OFI 11 K: 1. - K8 I AN KI.M K STIIKKT, DH.NVKK, ( OI.OKAIXI—PHONIC MAIN 2887 VI CTO It N’El HAI S. Publisher phokre SOMMER, Editor MORRIS SAREMSKY, Advertising Manager Entered at the Denver Poatoflh-c for transmission thru the mails an second-class matter. si BBCRIP CION BA i BS Two dollar* per year, payable In advance. Five cents per copy. Advertising rapes on application. THK I: I) I TOR IS NOT RKSFO.NSI RI.K FOR VIKWS KX PRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS \ NON VMOI’S MAM SCRIPTS Wll.l, UEIVEIVE NO t'ONSIDERATION Address change Notify a- promptly of any change <-r addreea giving both the old and new udders* Ml-ximr Number*—lf ytl full to receive the weekly service promptly or regularly, notify ns at once *<• Hint we may Invest (gate tin* cause Rem it I slice Hive full naan- and ad.lgesa with remittances mailed to iusiire credit to proper party. EDITORIALS JEWISH CALENDAR. 5082-1021 New Year’*! Eve ..Sun., Oct. 2 Tishrl l Now Year Ist day Mon., Oct. .‘I Tlshri 2 New Year 2nd day Tues., Oct. 4 Tlshri 10 Youi Kippur Wed., Oct. 12 Tisliri 15 Succoth (First Day) .. Mon., Oct, 17 Tlshri lfl Succoth (Second Day) Tues., Oct. 18 Tishrl 22 Succoth (laifft Day)—Shimini Atxereth. Mon., Oct. 24 Tisliri 23 Siincliath Torah .. Tues., Oct. 2.1 Cheslivan 1 Itosh-Chodeseh Wed., Nov. 2 Kislev l Itosh-Chodeseh Fri., Dec. 2 Kislev 25 Chanukah (Feast of Dedication) Mon., Dec. 20 5682-1922 Telirt 1 Itosh-Cliodosch / Sun., Jan. 1 TpU'l 10 Fast Tebeth Tues., Jan. 10 Sh'vut 1 Itosh-Chodeseli Mon., Jan. 30 Adar 1 Uosh-Chodoseh Wed., Mar. 1 Adar 14 Purlin (Feast of Esther) Tues., Mar. 14 i Nissan 1 Itosh-Chodeach - Thurs., Mar. 30 Nissan 13 Passover ( Prsach > Thurs., Apr. 13 Nissan 10 Passover (Second Day) Fri., Apr. 14 , Nissan 22 Passover (Seventh Day) Wed., Apr. 10 Nissan 23 Passover (Eighth Day) Thurs., Apri. 20 lyar 1 ltosh-Chodesc't ,«.Sat., Apr. 21) Ivar IS Lag b’Onier .. _. .Tues., May 10 Sivan 1 Itosh-Chodesch .. Sun., May 28 Sivan 1 Sliuliuoth Fri., June 2 Tatumuz 1 Itosh-Chodeseh Tues.. June 27 Ah 1 Itosh-Chodeseh Wed., July 20 lh 1) Feast of Alt . Thurs-, Aug. 3 Ellul 1 Itosh-Chodesch Ellul . Fri., Aug. 25 5668-1922 New Year's Eve Fri., Sept. 22 : Tishrl 1 New Year (First Day) ... .....Sat., Sept. 23 PROPOSED LIMITATION OF NUMBER OF JEWISH STUDENTS IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES. It has been rumored for weeks that Harvard University in tended placing a limit on enrollment of Jewish students. The rumors have finally crystallized into authentic fact. President Lowell of Harvard, in a letter to A. A. Benesch of Cleveland, dis cusses the question, and, while deploring the existence of Anti- Semitism states, “If every college in the country would take a limited proportion of Jews 1 suspect we should go a long way to ward eliminating race feeling.” An amazingly naive statement! How refreshingly child like. Suppose you had a craving for liquor. Would diminution of your liquor supply eliminate your craving? Suppose there were 100 hungry wolves and 100 fat lambs in a pen. Would you appease the hunger of the wolves by removing half the lambs? Or, could you, by this means, afford better protection to the remaining lumbs? During the late worldwar, Germany proposed to the United States that it would go a long way toward reducing friction be tween us and them if we should limit our ships sailing across the Atlantic, sail only twice a week, and paint our ships in a designated manner. Our government replied that the United States sailed the high seas when and where and how she pleased. As long as Harvard remains a public and not a private insti tution, we Jews claim the right, as American citizens, of enroll ment without this discrimination. President Lowell is of the opinion that limitation of the num ber of Jewish students would be in their own interest. Let him restrain his philanthropic altruism. If Jewish students desirous of a Harvard background are willing to pay the price in Harvard gentile scorn and contumely in return for the advantages of higher education and culture that is distinctly their own private and in dividual concern. We wonder if President Lowell contemplates placing a limi tation on the number of Harvard Jewish professors. Harvard would have ( in that case, a sorely depleted educational staff. Would he also bar and limit the amount of money contributed by Jews to Harvard’s endow-ment fund. We can not too emphatically con demn this latest Harvard attitude. It is nothing more nor less than a return to medieralism. AMERICAN JEWISH CONGRESS Surprise has been expressed at the great divergence of opinion regarding the Jewish Congress. Delegates from 65 cities in dif ferent parts of the country, and from 18 national and central or ganizations assembled in Philadelphia on May 21-22, and unani mously established an American Jewish Congress on a permanent basis. This session marked the beginning of a new era in the or ganization of American Jewry on a democratic basis. This Congress is attacked in some Jewish quarters by the assumption that 300 delegates have no right to b&ome spokesman for the 3,000,000 Jews residing in America. These delegates, who elected Nathan Strauss, president, and for vice-presidents, Honor able Aron J. Levy Honorable Samuel Untermeyer and Dr. Stephen S. Wise passed resolutions on the “Reaffirming Bill of Jewish Rights,” as recognized under the Treaty of Versailles, and the dedi cation of this Congress to the task of safe guarding all these rights, up holding and carrying out the Minority Right principle into action in all these countries, where such rights are demanded by the Jewish inhabitants, deprecating Lithuania’s failure to carry out agreements, and protesting religious repressions in Russia. The assembly included communal workers, well known for their philanthropic work, these delegates, some grey hoarded ven erable Rabbi's, and young Jewish men of notable character, all met on a platform that is important to all Jewry, as important as is now the idea that the existing congresses send delegates to a conference which ill furnish the basis for the convening of a Federated World Jewish Congress. Mention was made about the differences among Jews, and confidence expressed that, “these differences would be adjusted and, that soon a re-united Jewry will press on to victory,” as Dr. Wise declared, “This is no place for Jewish partisanship and sectarianism.” Support for the committee of Jewish delegates, which is a tower of strength to the Jews, in countries, where the struggle for their rights continue, has been promised by the Congress. To lend and carry out all projected activities, a substantial fund was pledged by the delegates, individually and in behalf of various af filiated organizations and communities. . . THE AFFAIR AT ANNAPOLIS. We are not alarmists. We have faith in America and its insti tutions, in the rights and freedom of this great country. We can not pass without protest the injury and indignity heaped upon Leonard Kaplan, a Jewish student of the graduating class at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. Senator Sutherland of West Virginia, Kaplan’s home state, called the attention of the Senate to the alleged indignity committed by the graduating class, and attributed this indignity to racial and religious pre judices. The incident, which caused the trouble, was in perforation of the inner margin of the last page of the book of the graduating class, known as "The Lucky Bag,” this page containing a photo graph and a short sketch of Kaplan, the apparent object of the perforation being to suggest that the page could be torn out with out defacing the volume, a very handsome and expensive publica tion, printed on fine paper and with sketches and photographs ex cellently reproduced. The photographs of all the members of the graduating class are contained in the book, each with a short bio graphical sketch containing ironical comment on the chief char acteristics of the graduate. Kaplan’s name is omitted from the index to the biographies. There are two sketches to the page. On the page with Kaplan’s photograph and biography, which is termed “an autobiography” in the book, is a crudely drawn picture of a fictitious member of the graduating class designated as "Porky,” of whom it is said that he was "born in the Township of Zion, County of Cork, State of Ignorance, Sunday, the 17th day of March, 1900. Annapolis belongs to the American people. It is a public insti tution. The Jews are as proitd of this country as are the gentiles. They fought the wars, the Revolutionary Wars, the Second war with England, the Mexican war, the Civil war, the Spanish war, the World war. They were ambitious, tenacions, proud. What they did vitally influenced their lives. ’The world knows what the Jews have done for America. Officers who investigated the affair said that while eight Jew ish members of the class certified to the register as either Jews, Hebrew or reformed Jews, Kaplan wrote no religion. The case and the inquiry, whether the authorities of the Naval Academy ' were responsible for the publication of “The Lucky Bag,” will be brought forward again in the Senate, when the Naval Appropri ation bill will be under consideration. J Congrgationale TKMI’I.K KMANIKL Servlet's will be held every Friday evening throughout the summer ut 7:4." o'Mock. Mr. lien Solomon will ifad services Friday evening. All are welcome. BETH HA MEDROSH HAGODOL. Pa-lly sorvices arc hol«l »:» tilt* Synn- K og Clitfpo.l Htth anil Gaylord, at. «:S0 in the morning imd !, t ” l* l tin* eve ning. Friday o vonimr services are held at sunset. Saturday morning services 'at !). OHEB ZADEK CONGREGATION Services will begin Friday evening at S o'clock. Saturday morning at !>. CONGREGATIONAL BETH OSEPH Services will In- held at tlu* ('onre lational Beth Joseph Wednesday morning at Ht.'tO. Friday night at S p. in.. Saturday morning at S;:iO. SHEARITH ISRAEL Siirariili Israel service** art' held every morning sit. and Friday eve ning at sundown. MRS. FROMENSON, PALESTINE SUPPLIES BUREAU, 55 FIFTH AVE., NEW YORK CITY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Dour Mre. Frouienson: I linve cabled yon some time ago in regard to our needs for linen, and I notice from the New Palestine that you have begun a collection of the necessary supplies. Let me again write to tell you how urgent the need has become within the last few months. Ily an ar rangement with the local Kupat Holim (Workingmen's Siek Hencflt Society) we have undertaken to do all the med ical work for them, and one of our duties is to supply linen to their many field hospitals which they are establish ing in such settlements as Nouns, Nn halul. etc., and to their workingmen's sanitariums in Safed. Cliadera. etc. Al most daily demands for sheets, pillow cases, pajamas, etc., come in. Our sup ply is practically exhausted, particular ly as we have opened a hospital of tiffy beds in Haifa this month.' and 1 am rather at a loss what to do. I cannot Urge too strongly upon you the neces sity of sending us. as soon as possible, jail the linen that you have collected. Please do not wait for any large ship iments hut send us the stuff as it comes in. The situation is very, very serious indeed. Sincerely yours. (Signed) I. M. UUIiIXOW. Director. The Universe is based upon three things: conscience. Justice and peace. —Talmud. I THE DENVER JEWISH NEWs Modern Pastimes of Jewish Origin By MORIS SAREMSKY ' AtlUrtier* , Although no organized forms of nth lot its tire found in tint history of the Jews, there art* numerous feats of strength in biblienl instances related which might have formed tlie fonnda tion for nuHlern athletics and at. tin* same time refute the insinuation that the Jews have not any lighting Mood in them. One need tally relate the story of the all-night struggle of Jacob who wrestled with a man until morn ing anil the latter linding he could; no; prevail over the former—"touched the hollow of his thigh causing a strain." After the combat the antagonists arc sahl to have “blessed each other. (Gen. .'ll!). This is probably the llrsf instance of a wrestling match in the history of athletics —uml one recalls here the practice among present day wrestler: (and lighters) of shaking hands after the bout. The same Jacob allowed a remarkable font of strength when he rolled a groat stone from tin* month of a well at the meeting with I/>voifs daughter, a feat which usually requir ed the combined strength of a mini her of Shepherds to accomplish after their ret lira from the field. (Gen. -'«> • Moses too showed pugilistic inclina tions when he smote an Kgyption who was in combat with a Jew: and in the 4th century we are told of a visit to Syria l»y Jerome when* he found Jewish youths raising heavy stones above their heads to develop their muscles. (Jewish Life). I'misual acts of courage aml brav ery involving strength or skill are found in the tale of Samson and Del ilah and in the remarkable perform - 1101*0 of David who slew Goliath with a small stone thrown from a sling. With the conquest by the Unmans. Jews came to look upon athletic feats with ilcsdain been use the seeming pro ficiency of the Homans and Greeks made it appear to them (the Jews) as part of foreign culture: for in fact the Talmud delines athletics as Greek Wisdom (Chochnios Yovouim) Baba Kama SH—Soto -lb. With the loss of their homeland it is not at all surprising that athletics dwindled out of Jewish life—for in their struggle for existence, the more , important undertakings of life's pre servation and culture occupied their I attention —which makes it the more ! remarkable that today we can point I to such celebretles in the pugilistic 1 world as Abe At tel and B**nnv Leon ! aril —both lightweight champions in I their time nrnl others. Subscribe for the "Jewish News." Announcement — THIS IS TO CKKTIFY, after n thorough inspection that The RADIO CAFE \ TJ 7 Is strictly sanitary . \ ( Signed ) CAUL DKLOCIITK. V \AJ (Chief Inspector, State of Colorado.) You will appreciate the air of refinement and service. Radio Concerts % ■ while you dine in Denver's Coolest Restaurant. 5:30 to 7P. M., 15th St. near Arapahoe. CANO SENTER, Manager. 'v —JJHMQ $14,000,000 When the Colorado National opened for business last Monday morning, the depositors in its Savings Department had to their credit over $14,000,000. This astounding total places them over $5,500,000 ahead of the savings depositors of any other bank in Denver, and tenth among all the national banks in the entire United States. During the past four years the Savings depositors of the Colorado National have drawn almost a million and a half dollars in in terest. Why not open a savings account here this week e 4 ( /o interest on your deposits, compounded semi-annually COLORADO NATIONAL BANK. , SEVENTEENTH CHAMPA Foreign Exchange, Safe Deposit Vaults, Trust Service, Liberty Itouds llought and Sold j Member Federal Bexerve Hyntein CHARLIE CHAPLIN, MILLIONAIRE, GUARANTEES SUPORT OF ALIEN MOTHER. Washington. I>. (*. lmmigration au thorities are investigating the condl tions under which Hannah Chaplin, aged and shell-shocked mother of Charles Chaplin, is allowed to remain in the I'nited States. K. .1. Ilenuing. Assistant Secretary of Labor, granted a stay today to enable counsel employ ed bj her sons. Charles and Sidney, to present legal ground for permitting Mrs. Chaplin to be a semipermanent resident. Mrs. Chaplin, herself an actress, it was explained was mentally deranged by shock In one of the first Herman air raids on Loudon. After the war her sons wanted to take iter to Cali ' fornia to give her environment and treatment to ease her condition and possibly restore her reason. After some difficulty permission was given for her to enter the Ctilted States for olie year. This time has expired and the ques tion has arisen whether a longer pe riod of residence can be legally allow ed. The Chaplin brothers gave usstir jance that their mother never would Where Everybody Goes Phone Main 7081 become a charge on public charity. They installed her in a cottage at Santa Monica, Cal., with trained nurses and expert medical ait tent ion’. Physicians report, it is said, that Mrs. Chaplin's mental condition Ims improved stead ily. despite her age. and counsel have presented a statement that Charles Chaplin is worth more than $1,000,000. ioi. lending that the extraordinary cir ' ciimstances justify some yielding in the ! legal harriers against admission of a I either permanently or temporal'- : ily mentalUy unsound. If thou hast the means, enjoy life's ' 1 innocent pleasures. —Talmud. JEWS HAVE OWN SCHOOLS IN WILNA. Wilim—Enrollment of Jewish i»ni»il s in the eleiueiitury, second and unlver i sit.v classes in the Wilim district to talled 3.700, in March, the total atten dance in all schools and colleges num hering 23 910. There are 4.030 pupils in 32 Jewish elementary schools, 1.027 in live Jewish gymnasia. 303 among the Ota, students in the two Russian gymnasia, besides 230 students in oue Jewish professional school. Others in attendance in the Wilim ''schools are Toles. White Uutlieuians, Lithuanians and Russians.