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April 30, 1920 - Image 4

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The Detroit Jewish Chronicle, 1920-04-30

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Editorial by Rabbi Harry H. Mayer
in Kansas City Jewish Chronicle.



Brands Plank of Presidential
Candidates as "Disgrace
and Calamity."

Jewish immigration to the United
States has dwindled to almost noth-
ing. A syndicated letter to the news-
NEW \'lR K—Taking as his sub-
papers commenting on this fact ma- ect "Shall Prohibition Be Repealed?"
liciously remarks that one of two the Rev. Dr. Stephen S. \Vise. in the
explanations will account for the de- Free Synagogue, Carnegie Hall, last
crease of Jewish immigration to this Sunday set forth reasons why in his
country—either the Jews in Russia
opinioe'the Eighteenth Amendment
are satisfied with the bolshevik
should ',tam!. He said there was no
regime or the economic inducements
argument for the repeal of the amend-
which the United States offers no
ment save the threadbare, meaning-
longer are such as to lure them.
less argument that personal liberty
A superficial investigation will suf- was invaded by it s passage.
fice to demonstrate that the stem-
"It is an insult to the intelligence
ming of the tide of Jewish immigra- and dignity and honor of the Ameri-
tion is due to other causes. The can people to continue to keep the
difficulty in obtaining passports front liquor issue, which has been ans-
Russia, whose government the United si,vered, in the forefront of American
Slates refuses to recognize, is one of life at a time when America must
the impeding forces. The extreme concern it self with momentous prob-
poverty of the Jews of Eastern Eu- lems of common life that press for
rope that has been intensified since
solution," Dr. Wise said.
the great war is another factor and
On behalf of repeal it was urged
doubtless the chief one. Thousands
that there was much dissatisfaction
of Jews in America would he happy
with prohibition and its enforcement,
to bring to this country their Euro-
he said He asked if every law was
pean relatives if conditions permitted.
to be repealed the enforcement of
Unable to get into communication
which excited opposition and were
with them, and when communication
the American people ready to go to
is established, unable to obtain for
the length of admitting that no law
them a passport, they despair of be-
should be allowed to stand on the
ing able to give any assistance to
statute books because some people
their brethren abroad except by send-
ing them food drafts and money re• did not like it? 1)r. Wise answered
'Pittances. When the bars are let the argument of the "wets" that im-
down a flood of Jewish immigration migrants were leaving or threatening
to leave a drinkless America, by put-
will flow to our shores.
ting the question whether any Ameri-
,Should the bars be let down en-
can would stand up and seriously
tirely or should the immigration reg-
maintain that we should change
ulations previous to the war be re-
American law' and order to stub the
stored? Should a More severe law
personal habits and customs of a cer-
with regard to immigration be made?
tain group of immigrant s.
$hould the influx of aliens be re-
"That the next Presidential cam-
Stricted entirely? \Ve must concen-
trate upon these problems, both for paign should revolve around the issue
liquor is a disgrace to America
the sake of the welfare of our be-
loved country and for humanity's 2m1 . 3 calamity to its citizenship," he
sake. Regulation has been our na- said. "1 on against the repeal of pro-
tional policy up to the present.. With hibition because the testimony of all
a million immigrants per annum impartial and Worth-while • Witnesses
seeking a home amongst us. as wan throughout the land is to the effect
the case before the war, the regula- that the nation has already, even
tions that had been adopted proved within the brief period of merely par-
Woefully inadequate. • We have seen tial enforcement, been greatly bene-
that an unassimilated mass of for- fited thereby. Traveling from State
eigners has been clinging to our na- to State through the land, I have not
tion as barnacles to a ship. While hearth a word in challenge of the wis-
not all the anarchists and radicals dom and beneficence of the prohibi-
and reds have been aliens, it is never- tion law save from the lips of a few
theless a fact that in the foreign men whose personal tastes and con-
sections of our city the frantic rav- vivial habits are more important in
ings of irresponsible fanatics have their own sight than the well- being of
found a fertile field. Our govern- the whole nation.
ment should not he satisfied with
"I am against the repeal of the
regulation in the form that it has Eighteenth Amendment because every
hitherto had. Nor is complete re- argument that was valid on behalf
striction of immigration advisable of nrohibition continues to be valid.
from any point of view. We need Alcohol has not ceased to be one of
the brain and the brawn of Europe the three race poisons perpetrating
in the constructive national move- its baneful effect upon the human
ments which have been set on foot
race from generation to ..generation,
and will in ever larger measure he
because of the passage of the Eigh-
set on foot among us. Our new in- teenth Amendment.
dustries, springing up like mush-
'1 am against the repeal of pro-
rooms, are under-manned, and the
unskilled labor of Europe is the only hibition, nominal or actual, because
the character of the groups which
source of supply upon which we can
depend to relieve this situation. It favor repeal or annulment and the
would be penny wise and pound fool- methods they are ready to employ.
ish to lock the doors against all im- The criminal alliance of liquor inter-
migration. But, on the other hand, ests and politics too long postponed
the government of our country has the enactment of prohibition. The re-
been &relict in neglecting the con- newal of that criminal alliance alone
trol of immigration instead of reg- can become effective in repealing pro-
ulating, it. The practical means by hibition. I do not believe that the
which Control of immigration can be American people will suffer that al-
made effective should be worked out liance to prevail against the will and
by those competent to solve a prob- weal of the whole American nation."
lem so vital. Control of immigration
Dr. \Vise said there should be
should be exercised even after the im- either enforcement or repeal, but not
migrant has been admitted. He should the cowardly and lawless evasion of
be under surveillance of the govern- enforcement through the outwardly
ment without infringement upon his lawful processes of annulment. The
liberty of conscience and conduct, American people would visit its
and with the end in view of educating wrath upon the heads of any group
him in the language, customs and or party within the nation which
ideals of American democracy. As sought to annul the will of the people
between regulation, restriction and by such methods of indirection as
control there can he but one choice, were rife among the essentially law-
and wise forethought will persuade less opponent s of the Eighteenth
our legislators to perfect a practical Amendment, he told his congrega-
system, of immigration control.
Our Jewish philanthropies have
been under the necessity of carrying
on educational and cultural work
which the government can and should
do much better. Outside of the Jew-
Editorial From "Jewish Criterion,"
ish group few, if any, of the alien
Pittsburgh, Pa.
groups have been helped by disinter-


ested agencies in acquiring a knowl-
edge requisite for proper perform-
ance of the duties of American citi-
zenship. The Federations of Jewish
Charities in our various cities, the
National Council of Jewish Women,
and the Hebrew Sheltering Aid So-
ciety have been generous and cheer-
ful in taking upon themselves re-
sponsibilities which the government
should have been glad to undertake,
and which, in the new conception of
the goversinuit's rsponsibility towards
the alien, will undoubtedly induce it
to consider in any proposed revisions
of the immigration laws.


MacDiarmid's chocolate house, lo-
cated for many years at 211 Wood-
ward 'avenue, in the Wright-Kay
building, will move about May 1st
to a temporary location at 239 Wood-
ward avenue, in the Aunis Fur build-
ing, corner Clifford' street. Duripg
occupancy of this temporary store,
the fountain service will be discon-
tinued. Complete aSSorttnents of
I\f acDiardmid's freshly cooked candies
will he: carried at all times. The an-
nouncement of Macrharmids,greater
chocolate house will lie made these
columns shortly, however plans have
been completed sufficiently tia an-
nounce it will compar in size and
splendor with the finest in America.
The usual candy and fountain service
will he retarlied at the other Mac-
Diarmid. stores in the city.

With appropriate ceremonies and
with the pastors of the various Chris.
tian churches participating,- the cor-
nerstone for the new synagogue of
the Congregation of Temple Israel
was laid at Wichita Falls, Tex., last
week. Rabbi David .Goldberg is in
charge of the congregation.

\Ve like the Detroit idea of a "i
'nullity Seder" when hundred; of
members of congregations gathered
on the second night of the l'assover
and, tinder the direction of Rabbi
Franklin. of Beth El, conducted an
inspiring and impressive ceremonial.

\Ve believe in "Community of ef-
fort . ' along these lilies.
\1'e are glad that the Confirmation
receptions this year are to be a cum-
in:I:My event. All this is a step in
the right direction. In Detroit it
seems that the community spirit has
been developed to a large degree.
It is noticeable in the fact that the
Detroit community has only one
11'nai Brith Lodge, which does won-
derful work. It is co-operative effort
that counts for the most in the end.
Unity of action that promotes a deep-
e r communal feeling; that lirtngs out
the social responsibility that one owes
to his neighbor; that is' the 'sort of
thing that should he encouraged In
every city. We hope that the plan
of a community Seder,will be adopted
in this city; it would he a wonder-
fully inspiring °cession, of that We
are sure. And it would be . extremely
valuable in developing a deeper un-
derstanding of the meaning of Pesach
ancrwoUld unquestionably. "train" parr
colts to hold the seder ceremony in
their own homes IcSs self-consciously
and with a greater degree of earnest-
nes,. \Ve commend the thought to
our local leathers.

Saul Drucker. for nearly six years
head of the Betsy Levy Memorial
Home at Baltimore, Md., has recent-
ly resigned his'position to accept the
superintendency of a Boston orphan-
age. Before going to Baltimore Mr.
Drucker was'in charge of the Marks
Nathan Orphans' Home at Chicago,


it 03101 11,1 1 , 1 1 HARM

Do You Know the Secret
of Essex Leadership?

It is the New Light Type With Big
Car Ability. Can Any Light Car Rival
Its Speed, Power or Endurance?

Lightness today is an overwhelming advan-
tage in a motor car, provided it means no for-
feit of fine performance, endurance or distinc-
tive appearance.
Yet, prior to the Essex, what car combined
all these qualities? There were light cars to
be sure. But none to meet the requirements
of those who exact the highest standards of
ability, comfort and good looks.
Had such a type existed, Essex could not
have won such swift dominance. It could
have set no world's selling record as it did,
with a greater total paid for Essex than for any
car ever brought out in its first year.
The very suddenness of its success shows
how its qualities commandeered attention.
For men are not quick to buy a car that time
has not proved.
And the Essex came unknown. Merit was
its only advocate for recognition. Its quality
was instantly obvious. In looks, in action, its
appeal was dynamic. And it drew immediate
response from all classes of motor users.

Almost Doubles
Light Car Endurance

They found ability, speed and power before
believed impossible in a light car.
Now see how Essex has justified all the fine
things that have been said in its praise. An

Essex stock chassis set the official world's 50-
hour endurance record of 3,037 miles, In
three tests it travelled 5,870 miles averaging
above a mile a minute. An Essex stock tour-
ing car also holds the world's 24-hour road
record of 1,061 miles.
To those who had owned light rais, the
Essex was a revelation. It gave them a new
sensation of stability and power. They found
charm of appearance, riding ease, and pride of
ownership that comes from possession of a car
they know none can surpass in perforr•ance.

The Dominant light Car
By Official Proof

People accustomed to fine car qualities
recognize in the light Essex, all the perform-
ance, comfort and good looks that formerly
were regarded excxlusive to large, costly cars.
And with it Essex brings advantage of the
light type. These compel consideration. They
consist not only of important economies, but of
greater handling case, safety and convenience.
Parking for large cars is becoming an increas-
ingly difficult problem. So, too, is their manip-
ulation in heavy traffic. The light car clearly
shows its value in greater nimbleness. The
common sense facts prove it from every angle,
the type for all-round usefulness.
When you know the appeal of the Essex you
will scarcely be content to drive another car.


286 East Jefferson Ave.

Main 3786

Members D. A. D. A.—Responsible Automobile Dealers Who Sell Only Reliable Cars
Kennen — Jansen. Mt. Clemens, Mich.
Highland Auto Sales Co., Highland Park
Birmingham Garage, Birmingham, Mich.
Thompson Auto Company, 99 Pitt St., West, Windsor.. Ont.
Morrison Motor Sales Co., Wyandotte, Mich.
Standard Garage Company, Pontiac, Mich.


,t1 Mani



Members of the Flowers of Judaea
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. B. NI.
Sussman, 3,111 East Ferry avenue,
Monday e vening, .A aril 19. A short
business meeting preceded the pro-
gram of the evening.
Four buys of the Shaarey
choir featured the program. The
quartet consists of Masters Kalmon, ,
Sach se, So mor Horowitz. Abraham
Schreiber and Boris Raphael. Violin
solos were rendered by Master Mor-
ris Harris, and Nlis: Ethel Wolfe
gave an exhibition of classical danc-
meeting will be in the !
home of Miss R. T. Hanelsky, 2 ,9
F.; st Kirby avenue. Girls, 13 y
of age. are especially invited to sHt
the club.

The next


Wraps are all so

charming that the
moat strenuous part of a purchase Is
choosing a model. when all models balk
so well. The 1920 vanes are responsible
for a good deal of the excitement. There
Is a certain Independent swing and sway
In Its picturesqueness. it freedom express-
ed In charms of cloth or silk. While they
have their definite limitations they man-
age to effect a decided degree of unusual-

B. Siegel Co. show an Interesting and
varied gown of coats and wraps for day
and evening wear. Taffeta and satin
have their list of favored material: tine
wool Bolivia, Camel's Hair (loth and Eng-
lish coatings are In the favored 1 . 13.:
embroidery, shirring and cording enpart
the decorative note.
A cape of Taffeta in nieinn pink and
lavender with a little cooled whirring
about the )oke a cleverly draped hood or
lining of chiffon In either pink or lawn-.
der or flowered In beautiful harmonizing
hues In as charming and serviceable a
wrap for *mauler evenings as one could
desire. Another model shown by this
firm represents an equally desirable wrap.
The Material is old' blue satin and it IS
shirred on cords about the shoulders and
fails In hmse flowing lines below. The high
soft collar is draped about the shoulders.
The Wrap Is faced with black.

routs and coat capes are found here
fashioned (rem satin or rhormeuse as are
the modish capes. Satin Is enjoying a
impularity exceptional at this time. Eve-
ning coats of all kinds are made from
satin, and the decorative inueli, Is lin-
trrIffeitrs -of otnProttlawir of one
kind nr another, sluice this (stin -, does
not lend Itself as readily as does taffeta
to corded shirring. Putting.. etc.

A very smart automobile rape Is of old
blue velour. the back of which Is draped
In a long hood effect. There ht embroid-
ery and fringe trimming. Another au-
tomobile wrap Is made in cape effect In
front and side. The material is black and
brown check velour.

One of the best models noted recently
at Siegel's is a cloth cape-coat made of
blue grey cloth, with high roiling collar
sr.d shawl revears, which fasten at the
line below the waist. The lower part of
this wrap is attached to the upper part
at the stile and back with ehirred•full-
ness, under a wide heading.—Adv.

Knight Motors Inc.


The First Detroit Showing of the


America's Only Knight Six

In New and Exclusive
Salesrooms at

1187-89 WOODWARD . AVE.

Distributors of Sleeve-Valve

Direction Thomas H. Walker.

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