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THE DENVER JEWISH NEWS
OrriCK: 1W LAWKCMCK STREET, DENVKB, COtOBAPO-fHOMK MAIN 2W7 VICTOR NMJUAUS, Publisher PHOEBE SOMMER, Editor MORRIS SARSMSKT, Advertising Manager Entered at the Denver Poatofflce for tranaminaion (lira the mails aa aecond-claaa matter. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Two dollars per year, payable in advance. Five cents par copy. Advertising rates ou application. THE EDITOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ANONYMOUS MANUSCRIPTS WILL KKCCKIVE NO CONSIDERATION Addretta -Nutify ut> promptly of any change of address giving both the old and new addrcsa ‘ , , , Mlaalas Nunb«r» —If you fall to receive the weekly service promptly or regularly, notify as at once so tbnt wc may Investigate the cause Remittance—Hive full nr.rne and address with remittances mailed to insure credit to proper party. Jewish Calendar 5683-1933 New Year’s Eve Fri., Sept. 22 Tishri 1 New Year 1st day - Sat., Sept. 23 Tishri 2 New Year End day — Sun., Sept. 24 Tishri 10 Yom Klppur — - Mon., Oct 2 Tlshrl 15 Succoth (First Day) Sat Oct 7 Tishri 10 Succoth (Second Day) Sun. Oct. 8 Tishri 22 Succoth (Last Day)—Shiiniui Atxercth Sat., Oct. 14 Tishri 23 Siniechath Torali Sun., Oct. 15 Cheshvnn 1 Rosh-Chodesh Cbeshvan Mon. Oct. 23 Kislov 1 Rosh-Chcnlesli Kislev Tues., Nov. 21 Kislev 25 Chumikah (Feast o Dedication) Fri., Dec. 15 5683-1923 Tcbct 1 Rosh-Chodesh Tehfcth Wed., Dec. 20 Tebt 10 Fast o Telieth - —Fri., Dec. 20 Hh’vat 1 Rosh-Chodesh’ Shebat Thurs., Jan. 18 Adar 1 Rosh-Chodesh Adar . Sat., Feb 17 Adar 14 l’urim (Feast of Esther Fri.. March 2 Nissan 1 Hosli-Chodesh Nisnu —. Sun., March 18 Ntssan 15 Passover (Pesach) Sun., April 1 Nissan 10 Passover (Second Day) r. Mon. April 2 Nissan 21 Passover (Seventh Day) Sat. April 7 Nissan 22 Passover (Eighth Day) Sun., April 8 Iyar 1 Rosh-Chodesh Iyar Mon., April 10 Iyar 18 Iaig b’Oiner ...... Fri., May 4 81 van 1 Rosh-Chodesh Si van ... Wed., May 10 Sivan 0 Shaiiouth (First Day) Mon., May 21 Sivan 7 Slia bon til (Second Day) Tues., May 22 Tnminuz 1 Rosh-Chodesh Tammuz — Fri., June 15 Ai» 1 Rosh-Cliodesh Ab. Sat., July 14 Ah 0 Fast of Ah Sun., July 22 Ellul 1 Rosh-Chodesh Elul — Mon., Aug. 13 5684-1923 Ellul 21) New Year’s Eve. Mon., Sept. 10 EDITORIALS THE ROSENBLUTH CASE. A young Jewish army officer has been recently indicited by a Federal Grand Jury for the murder of Major Cronkhite, the alleged crime having been committed in 1918. Charges of perse cution, on the grounds of religion, are rife; and there is consid erable stir in some circles to make of it a “cause celebre,’ another Dreyfus case. With commendable courage and apparent candor, the young man in question demands either an early trial or a congressional inquiry. If the indictment has been had thru per jured evidence it is probable that an impartial congressional in quiry will bring the facts to fight and the anti-Semitic malefactors to justice. In the meantime,'-Sb an the part of wisdom to obtain from rash charges and re-criminations. We do not fear any Drey fuss case in America, even in the face of a rising wave of anti- Semitism, Ku Klux Klanism, etc. The young man in question does not seem to be suffering any hardship. He is not incarcerated in durance vile. He is out on bail. He seems to have plenty of friends and well wishers. His only danger, at present, so far as we can learn, seems to lie in the direation of the over zealousness of his friends and that excitable portion of the Jewish Press which seems to see in every case of a Jew charged with crime, persecution rather than prosecution. We are of the opinion that this young man is being persecuted. If this is the case we have no doubt the truth will eventually be brought to light, the innocent vindicated and the persecutors punished. Let us retain our poise, our sense of perspective and, above all, our faith in American institutions and American justice. NUMA PATLEGEAN An event which will be classed among the most important in the American artistic world is the exhibition of the works of Numa Patlegean, which is to take place in New York at the Stern er Gallery from Nov. 20 to Dec. 5, and in various other cities later on, Numa Patlegean is thirty two years old, a Jew of the Ghetto, a Kishineff Jew, who lived thru the pogrom of 1903, and still bears in his soul the scars of that terrible tragedy. It was this event which gave him, yet a boy, his first inspiration, the theme “Massacre.” This theme and the tragedy he passed thru pro duced in him a restlessness, which finally gave expression in art. With assistance, he first studied in Switzerland, where at the end of the year he carried off the first prize, and then to Paris where for seven years he worked incessantly. He gave himself up to the mastery of every detail in art. He wanted no rough or ready productions, but work finished and complete in the most refined details. ' Patlegean has been given the title of “The Sculptor of the Soul.” He has the particular faculty of bringing out in the in dividual the characteristics of his soul, so that it will show the man as he is, and is often said that his portraits are more like the man than the man himself. In his picture, a group of clown 3 and Pieriots, which has aroused so much discussion in French art circles, one sees not only the clown, the man, the jester, but also a type and a soul. Patelgean has had many distinguished subjects as models. He made a bust of Kerensky which created a furore, of Miliukoff, the famous Russian, and Mahler, the famous German composer. To the .Jews of the United States the name of Numa Patlegean should become a revelation. Such a man can not help but become an or ganic part of our national art. He is bound to enrich the world with such work as will lift the Jewish name to an honorable place in the world of plastic arts. AN AMERICAN JEWISH UNIVERSITY A CONTRADICTION IN TERMS. An American Jewish University. To name it is to condemn it. It can not be defined. It will not scan. Try to put it to music. Just as an American non-Jewish university w'ould die of inanition in a generation ( as Harvard may learn to her sorrow) so an Amer ican Jewish university would have no bricks with which to build OPINIONS Personal, Local, National, International 'E who steals another man’s brainwork is as . much a thief as if he H stole a purse. Ideas are worth just as much in these days as any other property. The in dividual plagarist is not rquch thought of. We may not be quite so severe with a city which “borrows” the plumage of another but it is foolish to invest in seed that will never grow a full harvest. Even a professed montebank cannoi succeed without a few original tricks. Denver is plan ning a festival, an exposition, a demonstration of some sort, for next summer. This movement is of such importance that every resident of the city should inter est himself in it. Everyone should lend a helping hand for the advancement of a public show that will be more than a temporary advertisement. It is suggested that this Den ver festival shall be called the Pageant of Progress. THIS TITLE BELONGS TO THE CITY OF CHICAGO AND UN DER THIS NAME A SUCCESS FUL CELEBRATION OR EX POSITION HAS BEEN STAG ED IN CHICAGO TWO YEARS. To use it here would be nothing short of plagarism. It is well enough to learn and j profit from the experiences of other cities but to borrow the verv name of their civic festivals seems the height of folly. It suggests a lack of creative imag ination which is one ot the most valuable assets in all work. It is equivalent to proclaiming to the world that we in Deliver are incapable of' thinking out any- j thing for ourselves. It is an ad-: mission that when we need an idea for civic betterment we must beg, borrow or steal it. It is interesting, as well as illuminating, to turn back the! pages of history. We find there: always has been a desire on the j part of nations and cities to en courage the play instinct in their people and to foster public dem onstrations which could be cap italized for the development of national or municipal ideals. The idea of unity was the in centive for building the tower of Babylon. The Grecians furth ered physical perfection thru the agency of the Olympic games. Rome glorified the military spirit in the Circus and the Coliseum. In the middle ages, the carnivals of Rome and Venice flourished. They were held shortly before the opening of the Lenten season to satiate the people with pleas ure enough to last them thru the period of fasting. Enough pleas ure was stored up some times during these saturnalia of pleas ure to last the victim a lifetime. Modern times have created a more artistic conception in the carnivals of Paris and Cologne. It was the French who estab lished the Mardi Gras in New Or leans. The Merchants’ fairs in Germany, known as “Messen,” were devoted primarily to in dustrial and commercial ex change. All attempts to transfer the Latin spirit to America thru the medium of carnivals have failed except in New Orleans. Carnivals are not adapted to northern peo- after the foundation was laid.' To exist, there must be a “raison d’etre.” There is none for an American Jewish university. An American Jewish university? Yes, of course. A Jewish 1 University. A university is most emphatically a material entity. As such, it cannot be conjured out of thin air by words or greatness. It has its origin in necessity. It is an effect not a cause. The necessity, the primal factor being non-ex istent, there is no logical effect, no conclusion. It vanishes before ; it has become visible. When all Americans universities shall have barred their gates to the Jew, then, and only then, will the neces sity for an American Jewish university arise. And when that time comes, America will have ceased to exist. 1 - THE DENVER JEWISH NEWS By VICTOR NEUHAUS pie as our experience with the Festival of the Mountains and Plains demonstrated. The only public demonstration that has been able to maintain itself in this country successfully is the English county fair. During the last quarter cen tury, with a rapidly growing pop ulation, we have also felt impell ed to “show off.” So-called carnivals were inagurated every where, and, as we are a commer cial people, the motives were principally to stimulate business. The social and cultural aspects, with one exception, were lost sight of. This may have been the principal cause of failure. If we wish to succeed with a summer festival it must be some thing more thpn a mere enter tainment. It must be more than a commercial fair. It must give something that private and pub lic amusement enterprises do not furnish. IT'MUST BE DISTINC TIVE. Some years ago, Cincinnati produced historical spectacles of such artistic value that great traveling circuses every year purchased a part of them to add to their attractions. These pro ductions were educational as well as entertaining. But since the advent of the moving picture, with its gor geous spectacles, it is difficult to satisfy the public taste with demonstrations of this sort, not to mention the prohibitive cost. The camera now is selecting for us the most impressive and spectacular scenes and it is more accurate than the human eye. Any attempts along this line, no matter how well-directed, will never get us out of the provincial stage. Los Angeles and New York, the leading film producing cen ters, could have for the asking spectacles that would cost us a fortune to create. Of course, we can have all the circus and vaude ville talent in the world. But these already appear thru the regular theatrical channels and a public enterprise should not compete with them. The proper place for the Fol lies girls is the Broadway the ater. While it may be true that there is nothing new under the sun, our mere imitative attempts are doomed to failure. The Pageant of Progress in Chicago has been a paying success—a money maker. But in an under taking of this kind, one of the main requisites is originality and particularly originality in name. People who have seen the Pageant of Progress in Chi cago are not going to come to Denver to see the same thing again. They are not going to come to see a different thing un der the same name. Warmed over entertainment is no more alluring than warmed over food. One of the greatest assets of a municipal festival, as we said before, is an original name which gives it distinct local col or and which will be n commer cial and artistic inspiration to the whole community. And we should not forget that there are some things which cannot be transplanted. They j are rooted into the community [which evolved them and from [which they receive their life blood. Suppose we could bring the Passion Play with all its players and scenery here from Oberamagau. It would soon die on our hands. And if the Ober ammergau peasants tried to take it book they would not be able to revive it. What does this prove? Our contention of the value of orig inality. Did we succeed in try ing to copy the Mardi Gras of New Orleans merely by calling it the Festival of Mountains and Plains? It is not our intention to. dis courage, but rather to point out the way to success, If Denver wants a summer festival, let Denver call upon her artists and artisans, her writers, her men and women of imagination and accomplishment, her architects and builders, decorators and flor ists, singers and dancers, manu facturers and merchants. We hear the cry, “amateurs, amateurs!” But let’s not forget that anyone we may hire must have been an amateur before he became a professional. And let us not forget that some of those we may consider professionals may. hold only amateur ranking in other communities. The decorative field offers possibilities which are not pro hibitive. in cost and cannot be overshadowed by either movie or theatrical producers. An architectural decorative scheme must form the basis of any suc cessful local summer festival. In to this must be woven the vari ous events which we wish to re produce. And they must be original in conception as well as in execution, thus eliminating one of the gravest dangers of failure—the bugaboo of odious comparisons. The main object of such an en terprise must be to attract the widest and most favorable atten tion. This will be impossible if we copy after Chicago, New York or any other city, as our influence in impressing people will end where that of other cities begins. To a man who lives in Kokomo, even a Denver moon will not ap pear much more enticing than his home town satellite but if we promise him a comet with a long, brilliant tail that can’t be seen anywhere else on earth, then he might come to Denver to have a look. Give the contemplated festi val a simple name that is original and which will make a strong ap peal to all people near and far. MINORITIES’ TICKET WINS AT POLISH POLLS. Twenty-one Jewish Moderates Elect ed; HundLsts and Left Foal#* Zion .Suffer Defeat. (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) Warsaw —Twenty-one Jewish dep uties have been elected to the lower house (Sejm) of the Polish Parlia ment, according to incomplete returns. The successful candidates are nom inees of the Minority Nationalities’ P.loc, consisting largely of Jews and Germans with a liberal sprinkling of Kutlicniuns. Jewish parties not al lied with the minority fusion went down to defeat. Thus the “Bund,” the “Poale Zion” and “Jewish Peo ple’s Democratic Bloc” candidates headed by Noah Prilutaki, were not returned, Mr. Prilutxkl alone being ejected, despite the 23,000 votes cast for it. * Warsaw alone returned 7 Jews, Wilna, 2; Lemberg, 2; Cracow, 1; Plotzk, 1; Bialystofcft, 1; Tliero were notable victories for tla: candidates of the Galician Zionists as well as, for the Zionist candidates throughout Poland. . The majority of the seats have been won by the Polish Center Party, no torious fm* its nntl-semitic planks in its platform, the Peasant’s party running a close second and Polish So cialist Party coming in third. The minority tnationuli Jietf candi dates including Id German, Ukrainian and White Russians will, together with the Jewish Candida tbs. be in a position to combine with other Sejm ! groups on issues calling for defeat of reactionary measures. When love is intense, both find room enough on one bench : afterward they I may find themselves cramped in sixty | cubits.—Talmud. FATIMA^ CIGARETTES / 106 for TWENTY —and after all, what other cigarette is so highly respected by so many men? Let Fatima smokers ' mm tell you V 7 Liggett & Myirs Tobacco Cq. KIDDIES- The Child of Today Is The Man of Tomorrow ; \ . 1 Your greatest contribution to our coun try’s future lies in moulding your chil— dren into loyal, purposeful, thrifty Americans. Some folk imagine that small accounts ; are “Too Much Bother” for a big bank. I : On the contrary, these children’s ac- ; counts are welcomed here, we encour ; age this thrift habit, and even a dollar • ! or two a week will grow into a snug ; I sum by the time the child reaches ma : turity. ; I 4% on Savings Accounts, In- < ’ torcst Computed Semi-Annually < ! UNION STATE BANK j OF DENVER ' 17th at Arapahoe Street ’ 1 VIN ER “ T [ I 490 I roadster! $635.70- DENVER \ We have the best in used cars < WE SELL ON TIME 324 South Broadway ; The Newest Art.—There is one sub ject that we think only one of the new mathematical artists can do jus tice to. Won’t Francis Ficabia or somebody do a full-length oil painting; of the personal equation?— Chicago j News. .Joys of ever go* homesick ?” “No,” replied Senator Sorghum. "After being heckled a few times by my constituents I’m perfectly satisfied to reside in Wtuahington, L>. C.” — hvatdiington Evening Star.