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The Jewish herald. (Houston, Tex.) 1908-1914, November 12, 1908, Image 2

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sirable citizen working onty oc
casionally But fourteen of the
immigrants working for the
most part a meager wages are
credited with having saved 1
2G5 sinceth eir arrival in Kan
sas City
The movement has not yet at
tracted the serious attention of
the unions possibly because it is
not on an extensive scale In
ione instance it was found pos
sible toplace a cornice worker in
a uniop shop with the acquies
cence of the unions business
agent It was pointed out to him
ithat the newcomer would prob
ably become sufficiently profi
cient within a few weeks to
earn the union scale As soon
as he should reach that point the
man promised to take out a card
The agent took the position that
it was better to encourage such
a man to enter the union than
to force him into the ranks of
the nonunion forces There
fore he consented that he should
work in the shop on probation
Before the expiration of the pe
riod allotted the immigrant was
able to join the union
Apparently the immigrants di
verted to the West through Gal
veston are not going to drift
eastward At least that is the
Kansas City experience Only
half a dozen of those who have
come to Kansas City have left
town and while the movement
has not been of sufficient dura
tion for a test there seems no
reason to suppose that the new
arrivals will not be satisfied
with the opportunities offered in
the West
As it is they are rapidly be
ing transformed into Ameri
cans The great social service
of the organized Jewish charities
in this transformation process is
selfevident If these Russian
Jews ignorant of the language
and with their low standard oi
living were plumped down into
the West into Kansas City for
instance with no one to look af
ter them they would starve for
a few days and then would drift
into the ranks of unskilled labor
with the chances against their
ever rising With the aid of the
Charity Organization Society
they are able to start above the
poverty level So they have a
chance to look about with a view
o improving their condition
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First they see the need of learn
ing English This is provided
for by the night schools of the
Jewish organization which
ought to be supplanted by public
night schools And then they
begin to look for a better job
A capmaker who in Russia
had made only a few dollars
month when he could get work
was started in Kansas City ai
10 a week which soon was
raised to 12 That was opu
lence and he lived with the joy
of a millionaire until he made r
discovery Then he went to Mr
Billikopf with a grievance
Whats the matter in
quired the superintendent Are
nt you getting on all right
Yes was the reply only I
have heard that Cohen who is
nt any better capmaker than I
is getting 18 When shall I be
getting 18
That discontent was the evi
dence of the Russian capmakers
Americanization And that is
one of the fruits of the Galves
ton movement H J Haskell
in Kansas City Star
The first of the series of de
bates of the Jewish Literary So
ciety will take place on Wednes
day night November 18th anc
the question to be debated up or
will be Resolved that Moses
was a wiser man than Solomon
Those who will argue for the af
firmative are I Tiras Jos Fin
ger Miss Celia Cohen and Max
Scheineck negative Archie H
Cohen Miss Maud Jbeutchner
Chas M Kapner Sam Mass It
is hoped that a large attendance
will be present as a very inter
esting evening well spent is as
The Sons and Daughters of
Zion will meet this Sunday night
at the rooms of the Jewish Liter
ary Society in the Mason Build
ing Important business matters
are to be transacted and a large
attendance is desired Also the
election of delegates to the State
Convention at Waco Texas Jan
uary 3rd 1909 Hereafter the
Sons and Daughters of Zion will
meet twice a month regularly in
the J L S rooms one night and
one Sunday
Tell it to our advertisers that you
sawjt In The Herald
The show that was the talk of
the town at Jjbrt Worth will be
seen here this week with an ad
ditional feature act Every act
on the bill has been a feature act
as well as a big drawing card
The manager said last evening
that he expected one of the ban
ner weeks for this week
Miss Helen Ogden a soprano
and central Lo vocalist ranks
high in her profession The pat
rons of the Alhambra Theater
have always appreciated a good
singer and that is what they
have for this week Miss Ogden
beside possessing such a rare
voice has an elaborate wardrobe
and any number of the latest
and most uptodate songs
Rentfrow and Jansenwill pre
sent for the first time in this city
The Second Mr Fiddle This
is a little comedy playlet that has
been and is the center of attrac
tion on any vaudeville bill vThey
present it in such a manner that
it has won for them a reputation
us mirth provokers The sketch
is duly copyrighted which makes
it very rare and possibly this is
the first and last time you will
see it
Hearts and Eyes is the beauti
ful illustrated song for this
week It has some of the most
beautiful slides ever shown
Corcoran and Dixon late feat
ures with both Primroses and
Dockstaders minstrels will do
more to amuse you and make
you laugh than any other act on
the bill They do a blackface act
that is good and not the least bit
The Alhambrascope always
comes in on a big bill and has al
ways presented a clever little
play itself For this week an
unusual number of good ones
will be shown
This is one of the bills that
the Alhambra Theater is in the
habit of offering every now and
then but it happens this time
that it is a little bit better than
the rest
This popular play house open
ed for the new week Sunday
afternoon with a full house and
a good role The new attrac
tions are far from being stran
Igers to the best audiences and
made a strong impression with
the large audiences
Allen Ramsey remains for
this his third week which is the
best praise which can be ascribed
to his fund of vaudeville mate
rial As usual his appearance
is characterized with a fund of
jokes and merry songs
Hen Sterron the blackface is
surely funny and his perform
ance is equally funny To hear
hi3 role is to be convulsed with
laughter The two CI arks give
a clever musical stunt Their
musical novelties are fresh and
catchy They enjoyed their share
of the applause
Gordon makes a hit with his
musical bottles and is cheered
freely but is poorly supported
in his double plays
The films in the moving pic
tures are new and interesting
thus completinga good catchy
New York Jewish Committee
New York Nov 8 At the
annual meeting of the American
Jewish committee v held here to
day officers were elected and ac
tionwastaken favoring the
creating of a united Jewish com
munity in New York to work in
conjunction with the national or
ganization to prevent the in
fringement of the civil and re
ligious rights of Jews and to al
leviate the consequences of per
Judge Mayer Sulzberger of
Philadelphia was reelected as
president and Judge Julian W
Mack of Chicago vice president
Prof J H Highlander of Bal
timore was elected to the second
vice presidency formerly held
by Isaac H Kempner of Galves
The treasurer Isaac W Bern
heim of Louisville Ky was re
On Pres Roosevelts Letter
Commenting upon the letter of
President Roosevelt dealing with
Mr Tafts religious faith and
with religious prejudice in gen
eral Rabbi Joseph Silverman of
Temple Emanuel said recently
I consider President Roose
velts views on religion anclpoli
tics as safe sane and souiM
Rabbi R Grossman offered the

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