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RONICIL

?AGE SIX

Of Crime
The Prevention O

ISMS

TfIE ETROIT EWISII CARON 104



0400.1
scree mem. ••• ■ •• ■ 1140e.sa.a
bllehlea
l
Publiebsd Weekly by Tim Jewish Chronic e Pu

• ..

posed as a quota basis the populations of the various
compl
discriminatory
for it No
ad one can complain
that this is
nations
of Europe.
admits aliens to this country in the
which obtains in the countries
over non-
. ov F aet
P
ern and
Nordics, Western Europeans as again
Southern Europeans.
Now comes Senator Sterling and raises a new series
of questions. He insists that too many Jews are coming
• 'd St tes and the new amendment does not

AS WE GO
ALONG

By ABRAHAM CAPLAN

B

the apprentice, of the love for percee.
of
'Voluminous talking is dome on the
come
subject
of
preventing
one
or
another
tion in work, of art in in
Isolationist?
ern
1
0110o tteY
16, •t the Postotlice et Detroit,
Entered •• Second-clan matter March 3, 1 ,
CYRUS ADLER has expressed
of the evils of society, but little of ac- Lark if a halt :sin:111(0,11
T
Mich., under the Ad 01 March 3, 11179.
ingless puring
out of children into
o
tual performance follows the perpet -
LI mild but definite disapproval of
lilt !tor the
n
a.
t
ore
oa
ti
i
.
,
itall
td uoh
th
the practice of prominent European
ual oral rnotMn. The prevention of the in
General Offices and Publication Building
o min f g u n tdo_ rattle
c , ;us
v
::ri
.
n
ie
w
no
Street
West
cure
this
disproportion.
and
s:t 't‘of ' )try ilase-t-'-
ntuti
:
850 High
crime is a relatively simple matter if I tTi: sr'ini g in its trarins
Cable Address: Chronicle
United
Ile argues that although the Jewish population of
sophistientiton, desire for easy work
Telephone: Glendale 9300
the conditions leading to crime are un-
ing mons. Ile semis to have been
r
London Mite .
and big money, iclleness, unrest, once-
1, England
Poland is but 13 per cent. yet four Jews for every Pole
surfeited with the numerous requests
derstood anhe

d t elementary facts
14 Strafford Place, London, W.
straint
Works and contempt for authority.
atftoano in a variety of un-
g
c,ipo
or
titii
ot
n
i
o
or
can
be
eliminated
are
d
f
has
entered
the
United
States
in
the
last
few
years.
Is
children are a law unto
..... . .$3.00 Per Year
showing how it
d ucatio nal and so-
Subscription, in Advance ... .
themselves.
When
a
youngster
goes
employed
in
the
establishment
of
a Jew born in Poland of Polish nationality, or is he of
cihaloreeharacter in Europe and else-
ve
news melte, must reach this
to work the rimiest y that hovered
To Insure publication, ell correapoadene. and
Jewish nationality ? This is a vexing question.
oak. by Tuesday evening of each week.
ni;tihuoedhs. ado i, ..th,
hitcshh
about the hands of his parents sudden-
iss,:w
of the slogan that
-
Aedlienr alioliTitiinonAticthaant
The
Sterling
amendment
is
based
entirely'
upon
ar
The Detrit
Jewish
Chron
icle
invite
tee
orre.rondence
on
subjects
of
Interest
ly disappears•
o
pondbility for en indorsement of the
. n
Dr °
locial
disclelm•
o
o sove
s problems one must be-
life
no
dout
as
lois
mnients
of
t
to the Jewish people, but
b
h
bitrary
considerations,
ignoring
altogether
the
reasons
The final point I wish to stress cen-
• lews exprcreed by the writer,.
True
enough,
but
despair and weariness. That many
gin with the
te child.
tern around the subject of recreation.
- religionists to
Nisan 28, 5684 which have compelled so many of our co ttl the nth - have come here in behalf of causes how are you going to begin with the
• I must be reminded that life
'
2, 1924
- that have developed since the war
emigrate. The Sterling amendment will se e
child if children are reared by parents
a r i go and c rowded city is dis-
Pl'n
for
heir
it!onttil,6hitisvenoittetroatbeed
t
old dispute whether the Jews are a na
ing. Most pepole will agree that
too Mzy, too ignorant or too taken
trading.
nographic, age -
one of the primary needs of people
up with the lousiness of feeding their
But to say that we are through
t.
The much discussed Jewish University of Europe tion or a religion. If passed, we shall answer the con-
who work is healthful recreaion
with them, that we have our own
town and their children's mouths to do
Night after night and holiday after
headed by Albert Einstein has apparently reached the undrum. When is a Pole not a Pole? When he is a
troubles and obligations, is to express
holiday groups of young people in ev-
oneself most unfortunately. Ameri- more than beat their difficult children
Jew.
ery part of the city go searching.
can Jews have to mend their own or let the fairly well-behaved ones go
religionists will be the vie -
stage of definiteness. The free city of Danzig has bees
We are afraid that our co -
recreation. The theaters, the movies,
their
way?
fences, but they must not assume that.
as
the
place
where
this
scholastic
experiment
The first elemental fact in a consid-
tims of discrimination no matter what law is enacted
Chosen
European Jewry must shift for itself.
-
-
fights, athletic
events—all
these'
will be housed. Jewish financiers of Poland are per
their brethren
but much
to insist
vaudeville
and burlesque
houses
American
Jews abroad,
have done
for eration of the problem of crime is that the prize
if we do not continue a concerted, uninterrupted op
attract their thousands nightly. Then
that they can do no more is to make no child can be said ti, he free front
position to any phase of immigration which has any
feeling the financial details.
you have the pool-rooms and the candy
the liklihood of taking to crime unless
feel that the undertaking is
At this distance wid
an
declaration.
semblance of discrimination.
lion unwarranted
within the ranks
of Jewry Isola-
must, he learns from his parents the princi- shops that bauchery,
serve as screens
for pmts.
and schooling
in
e
with great danger and possible injury to the
One outstanding fact revealed by the vote on the
as an attitude of mind, be solemnly pies of obedience, respect for law and ling,
d Youth naturally assemb l es in
crime.
-
for the peace and prosperity of others,
best interests of European Jewry, despite the optimis
forcibly,
is
the
us most
rejected. The greatness of the Jew-
gangs. . The gang spirit is instinctive,
and honesty for its own sake. It is
tic hopes of the sponsors and backers of the ambitious Reed amendment, which strikes
ish
will interaction
not suffer its of
a result
f the Senate on the question of
of a people
spiritual
the the home where lies the hope of child- inevitable. You may transform a
practical unanimity of
gang into ti group pursuing a worthy
hood and youth, for character and the
project.
forces that are at work in its midst.
A Jewish University was discussed in the United immigration reduction. Not even a record vote was
interplay of the amenities of life can purpose, but you cannot destroy it.
If there was any opposition, it was insignificant

he developed in the home, not on the Groups of young men come together
taken.
every night in every part of the city.
States some time ago as a result of an attempt to ex-
The Efforts of Spain.
street or in the school, or in the place
They seek to satisfy, first, their erav-
elude Jewish studen t s f ro m the larger universities. and inarticulate.
. who would con-
d
if
worship.
Those
TRANGE
historical
coincidences
mg for fellowship, and, second, their,
We do not understand,why Senator Reed decid e
t)lt isior, t,i,o(nit of the robleni
will
not
down.
Just
as
this
tribute
to
ilia
Fortunately the discriminatory attitude gave way to a
for recreation. '
S
upon 150,000 per year as the number of adrnissables.
,f
country concludes its plan to keep
more reasonable one after the numerous protests from
h
n
is-
e
f
r
te
Recreation to a large degree is o
i l jole — the . 'c rataott iPonn lo
first principle
from
entering
its
gates
persons
from
all classes in the country reached the ears of those in We think it is just an arbitrary figure, 'in no manner
Recreation is
for the home and the sup-
municipal problem.
- Eastern and Southern Europe, among
either good or bad. Those who engage
charge of the institutions of higher learning. Let us responding to the needs of industry and the business of
port of all efforts leading to the ten-
whom are Jews, Spain comes fomvard
business
of
providing
recrea-
cation
of
interested
and
forceful
nar-
to urge that the Jewish university,
examine some of the alleged causes which have given the country or on our capacity for absorbtion and as
in the
tion
look at the question from the
their
th , children 'and
.
bl e to
t support
which European Jews have found it en t s a.
Pool-room
similation.
to train them in the fundamental prin.
stand
mint of revenue.
necessary to establish for Jewish stu-
standpoint
rise to the movement.
,
ny m,ore nth:
If anybody has a notion concealed in the back of
h
d e d f rom
soil conduct. Individual
'
w o are b eing
oun
os nehris are no ideal istts, ao
n' h
What are the facts regarding the alleged discrimi•
d ents
erth el C

ti ffort cannot better lie
are(itticTleyr
who becoming
.. head that any
the higher seats of learning, be
s rgoaf
d a inl eo organized
of the old traditions of "America as
dives be-
,
nations affecting Jewish students in Polish universi-
,a0r,I.
o
iti
o
enyttee
h
hi s
ois
ht
t
,
o
l
eri(
i
i
r
n
i
)
.?ftli
.
ili
nient
-
o ened in its midst. It offered in-
t
m
L
ti
r
a
f,
I
i
eip,xlernrocinti
a refuge for the oppressed" still obtains, he can medi
-
ous characters find it con-
is to ,
parents
- d Pucements th at compelled eonsidera
ties.
ties,
n
miserable
e on ,x f-
tit
tion.
It
invited
the
Jewish
scholars
tate upon the statement of Albert Johnson to the ef
venient to train boys
report, covering the four larger Po-
0ne
roe ,0 owners
According to a
and studentswith the greatest eager-
both in a physical and in a moral sense
t i toist: sloraels1 sorts rain thteh
feet that we are no longer an asylum for the political
only
lisp universities, the Jewish students make up 24 per
of
bringing
up
their
children
in
.
cause
and .rit
malcontent, or a haven for the religiously persecuted
The Jewish university, however,
with matters of patronage. Clean
a t . cardinal prin-
of the student body, while only 15 per cent. of
aoi spitoeiso of dfiois1,7oliitsi?! st::,.tt h
recreation M a community need and
-
socially oppressed of the old world. Johnson,
.establtishedst ind the free
wall
Practical
the population of Poland is Jewish. This looks scarce
parent
.
of
par-
.t.or
community problem, I am not plead-
Several e ars of observation
Reed, Sterling, are leading the way to an isolationist
y whether the
roll' . r esenraticiewnat,
ing fur a fantastical program! I mere-
ly like discrimination. We cannot say'
oedi etigeeraffi
c nncizi:el:s' n o t a
are
brought
before
ren
ild
ents
whose
ch
nolicv which if carried to its logical conclusion will
. other questions
(.1 the decision of the . back-
the courts tooth on minor and major
ly ask. that this and
same condition prevails in Roumania, Germany, Aus-
ers of the movement. But in the
be approached in a spirit of knowl-
carry
us
to
a
rather
ridiculous,
curious,
untenable
posi-
criminal
charges
strengthen
my
con-
and Hungary, but it would not surprise us at all ' — '
historical
circumstances,
understanding.
light
of efforts to make amends for viction that parents, whether as a r•
etlge and
Spain's
should a similar condition prevail in these countries. tion. And what is more, we have a capacity of carry-
i sw ta rfutiodtratt
salt of ignorance and supineness or
the Inquisition and for the expulsion
0 _ Cor,tiin,oteeni seen loot gaosiinaisy to It
ing absurdities to extremes.
as a result of a fear of correcting-
The so-called numerus clausus seems more of a dead
make
it
.
of the Jews who helped to
-
their children that is tantamount to
its factors are many but it is equally
Why not limit the number of books, inventions, sus
great and powerful, are easily under-
letter than a reality, if our information on student reg-
cowardice, aid and abet in the perpct-
true that they can be apprehended,
ical productions, dramas, giving to each European na-
stood.
istration is authentic. Perhaps this is not the reason
analyzed and effectively treated. It is
troartitzstef
From an imperial power into whose
tion
a
quota
which
they
may
not
exceed,
but
may
not
hee
world
for the establishment of the Jewish university. We
e ssential, however, • to bring to the
co.effreersoatrlircodtr4asuttrsesfeoafr,otto
,,,
of crime levelheadedness and an
e,
every
rul
other possible reasons. It is true that there
veoavianeit study
t• n:iri''''ixtsiaillintwo
ill itei tY at i i l l ka
muse
ability to withstand tooth hysteria and
Spain quickly descended to the posd-
have been many riotous demonstrations staged by the fill? All would have an equal opportunity based upon
testifies
to
I;.
rate
nation
playing
an
sentimentality.
Neither inquisitions

'
i
d
rthmenot-h
-
f
a
i
n
i(n
tion of a third
non-Jewish students in many of the European universi- national origins, but the genius, development, needs
parents who are either mental weak-
insignificant role in the affairs of Eu-
,end hcireies for blood nor mawkishness
ties. It is anything but pleasant to be constantly or and potentialities of the countries would be outside all
lings, 'busy beings concerned about
rope, Spain refused to learn from
will result in betterment. Those who
calculations.
contribute to the understanding
- other nations. But other nations re -
everybody's business but their own,
should
Certainly we are silenced on the subject of discrimi
even periodically subjected to villitications by fellow
lazy persons ever seeking the line of
fuse to learn from Spain.
and prevention [ter
least resistance, or indifferent to right
that crime results from the failure of
students
and
professors,
not
to
mention
actual
physical
violence which has not been uncommon. This would nation by the pious gesture of national origins, but who
conduct themselves. Wise and honest
the social and intellectual and moral
parents who seek to live understand-
forces of a community to properly in-
be an excellent reason for wishing to create a Jewish will dare say that the new bill is not as unsound and
O NE oFfrt'hueduinleollicaCtiuointusro.f a deca-
.
fluence human nature. It is not in
ch0irlodortenioo,rft like chhaavre-
inogkl.yr wiTIlhbo egote,tutT
unscientific
as
any
proposed.
dent
intellectual
life
is
the
' kJ
-
times of stress and excitement
a ctor .
university in Europe, but hardly sufficient and persua
We have the feeling that these measures are but
ceaseless prating about culture by
none to blame but thenisi•Ives if their
wrought by unusual manifestations 01
persons who entertain very definite
to
sive in the light of the disadvantages which might flow
i
al
peace.
All
ephemeral palliatives. They are intended to delve pro-
.
crime that we shall fifes
offspring menace the soc
views regarding their cultural os -
stomp out outrages against society
economic problems, but that is hardly
g w
t ow -
from it.
:it hs 0r rtmd a tr tki m o ifs tthhee lower-
i
°e
- found, social -
a
w
rn
etth
ta
i
o°P
sp
n
e
t
Pathologists
do
not
stop
searching
col
le ath(aletvt
a
wo'nm
t KhiinsismSaoylom
standards
. 's lrikue
theft purview. Artificial barriers may have .
si in
A further reason which possibly moves the prat
the cure of disease once the disease
•11 . 11 It i so in-

p
rod is
underlying
ins conceit of men and women
gonists of the Jewish University is the fact that oil-
No greater truth, if its im-
conies under control. They labs
tended.
have
partaken
of
a
measure
of
intel-
professors have been insulted, beaten and compelled temporary effect, but the basic organic laws
are
realized,
was
ever
utter-
ceaselessly until they do discover
plications
the processes of social and economic evolution will as-
t ectual
actual training. Persons who parade
remedy. Let those who interest them
and
shrill
their
attain-
to resign their posts in
i some of the anti-Semitic, fascisti
sert themselves despite these makeshifts of restricted
selves in the problem of crime do like
ments f rom the housetops do culture ed by
sages,
ancient
or
modern.
The next element in the child's
tu
uo
lt
en
immigration and other nostrums of like efficacy.
do:
s
l.
raond.
training
to
which
parents
might
di-
universities.
00,
0
ne
.
wise.
t : i nj ustice
a
-
We appreciate to the full the validity and sound-
rect their attention is its education.
Did you ever stop to ponder how important mess
m
ori
i
i
cc
oa
m
t
i
s
i
i
l
l
u
a
d
'w
c
h
t
i
l
man,"
and
at
the
same
time
reveal
t
i
taha
ness of these reasons, but there are such overwhelming
great law- himself a man of becoming gentility. The Imo sosr el itiho?trhoouog,I
We Merely Regret.
thee
reasons to the contrary that unless something more is ores and problems are disposed of by our
T
crime. Ignorance always has bred un-
nt,ian tessa shinuct earede:: teiatnuod re ,
that the doors of the Unite
offered we cannot whole-heartedly endorse the univer- making bodies? Did you ever hear of Congress diag- - a usIttautree is fno
social state.: of mind. The richer the
Ill States virtually have been close
- nosing a problem, to ascertain the causes (of immigra
otpecutc.
and, what is, more important than al
ootrees,,prtm
c fosa ca hgialcilost thetanw
ts:cl t i ti tetatti, oe ononi
sity any more than we could endorse a Jewish univer
to those people upon whom it has no
,tncalculattitli,g
tion, for example), and the most practical, honest and
ii, tuherilitthings, da fiann e and ti
t te
its stamp of disapproval, if nog le
ses. hence, how pathetic a spectacle
humility and
superficial disposition will
sity in America.
concealed dislike, the only thin
fall points oyf
scientific remedies ?
it is that we behold year after year of
is
with men a n ol women no e
l
In the first place these excesses and discriminations
of
the
way.
It
out
for
those
who
pleaded
that
this
coo
it
Anyget
view and persuasions.
children dropping out of school on
(10, so long as they can
are but evanescent episodes and will no doubt pass en-
try maintain its traditional policy ■
Culture without cultivation is as
reaching working age or completing
tirely out of the European scene as soon as the general high time that the people of America send intelligent
welcoming the persecuted oth
lovely as the ruins of a bomb arded
youth the elementary grades. Only a frac-
countries is to go on with their won
cathedral. If we must behold
economic and social conditions reach a state of stable men to Washington instead of politicians.
of elementary school children en-
e
ed work. It will be hard for the
consciously pluming itself on its wif
tors the secondary schools, and the
to contemplate the mistress of t
at
least
be
spared
the
us
dom, let
equilibrium.
percentage of high school boys and
western world pursuing a policy
ignoble spectacle of mature men and
In the next place the Jewish University would find
The new gymnasium of the Hebrew Union College
girls who enter college is negligible. It
pudiated by history and condemn
women flaunting their bits of inform-
is
not
surprising
the
vast
major-
itself unequipped and inadequate to take care of the
by morality. It will not be please
s
has a swimming pool. Crossing the Jordan will not be
uborg
ands in stthe ears of their ne exdinty i of the inmates of our penal insti-
r for
for them to see a country that
areigh
tey
h
that
tremendous number of students who would clamo
and in sg
more
a problem for future rabbis.
tutions
can
claim
no
more
than
the
destined to and actually had achicv
a fulsome culture. Before culture —
entrance, and the number of teachers who would seek
most rudimentary sort of
pre-eminence in the affairs of t
cultivation.
Se-
-
alert
noisy
anti
The
biggest
piece
of
work,
next
to
-
world resorting to the petty anima
e ve
er
posiions
on the faculty. The
t
teaching prisoners trades of one kind
ties that characterized various
No
record
vote
was
taken
in
the
Senate
on
the
John-
mites would insist upon the strict carrying-out of the
Soothing Ointment.
another, that penal institutions are
tions in the past and continue
hear how valiantly they
numerus elausus. Some would no doubt go further and
doing is that of giving men an oppor-
son immigration bill. YOU
DRESIDENT COOLIDGE is said to
do so.
o
hard
devising
a
plan
tunity
to
study
subjects
which
they
fought against the bill from many. "Some of my best
I be thinking
demand a more, drastic cut in the number of Jewish
Calamity howling will avail n
might have mastered at school. One
to satisfy the Japanese while retain-
m
ing. Although we had expected t
students, basing their argument upon the fact that the
friends are—" Senators.
would not like to think of penitentiar-
ing in the immigration bill the clause
America would triumph over
excluding them front entering this
Jews now have a University of their own. And in all
ins and reformatories as finishing
aberrations that have assailed
young men. Prison-
country. This is one of the most re-
schools
for
our
world during and since the great a
fairness what could be opposed to the argument?
young
markable feats to which an agile mind
e
nowadays
are
practically
all
oung
The Japanese smoke-screen stuck on to the John-
we submit to the judgment o f
m
There is yet another reason more weighty and de-
could apply itself, a feat of diplomacy
en—from
15
to
35.
national legislators with the feel
m
son bill succeeded in its purpose. The masses of the
the
like
of
which
we
cannot
recall.
that they were wrong in their be
cisive than the foregoing. A Jewish University would
Closely connected with this question
land are so shut off from the real issue—Nordic exclu-
To reject and at the same time to
gration policy, that their state
of
immature
education
is
the
question
be tantamount to voluntary segregation. We have
retain, to wound and at the same time
mind was anything but statesman
siveness—that they will never see what was going on.
of industry. It is only natural that
from time immemorial denied that we want to set up
to heal, to offend and at the same
and that some day they will see
the boy who goes to work at IL and
time to maintain an abiding friend-
error of their way.
independent secular organizations in the social body.
becomes a premature adult, self-de-
ship—this is a new revelation.
Mistakes which nations make
pendent and free to do as he pleases
A university is a secular institution and consequently
We might suggest to Mr. Coolidge
Anti-Semitism is growing in Germany; anti-Semi-
not easily retrieved. A policy as
will cease to submit to parental quid-
that he do likewise in the case of the
would and should be open to the whole community on
has its roots in hatred for other r
tism is spreading over Roumania (again); anti-Semi-
ante. The demand for cheap laborers
Jewish people, whom the restriction-
and peoples has no chance of per
equal terms. As a Jewish University, teaching secular
brings into the labor market children
tism here, there, 'most everywhere. The balance sheet
ists, as it nova` clearly is indicated, have
ing without mischief for those
who are almost demoralized whenthey
subjects, it would be in the untenable position of dis-
had uppermost in mind when they
shows that the three great religions horn in Palestine
adopted it. America may some
get their work-permits. While adults
framed the law. We suggest that he
criminating against non-Jews in favor of Jews. The
awaken to the fact that it, too, y
go
about
unemployed,
children
toy
the
have failed to elate.
find a method by which to assure the
e d to an insistent hysteria. But
very wrongs we have assailed, we eommit ourselves.
thousands are engaged in street trades
Jews that, while he approves their
hope that it will come to this rea
or work in factories and stores, un-
We are caught on the horns of a dilemma. If open to
exclusion, he still thinks they are a
tion sooner than othhr nations
able to reach out to positions beyond
as-
valuable asset to the country and
all on equal terms. then why a Jew ish University? If
Sir Walter Scott once said, "You may bribe
come.
of
those of ordinary labor. The day
that, while he has bluntly dismissed
an
life
a
not open to all on equal terms, then voluntary segrega-
sassin to slay a man, or a witness to take away
Jewish leaders who urged a modifi-
cation of the bill. he still has the
by false accusation, but you cannot make a dog tear
tion,
highest regard for the "great Ilebrew
his benefactor." There is much that the human race
As citizens of a country we must insist upon the
race."
same rights for all in civil, political. secular matters,
A really extraordinary undertaking
can learn from the cur:
on the part of the President. It seems
and departure therefrom is an stints ion that we have
like the prophetic fondling of the
h others, IM I that discrimina-
lamb by the lion, a case of putting
not the same rights as t he
My thoughts astounded asked me why
Rabbi Joseph Jasin of Miami, Fla., "tells the world"
love and hate in sheer equipoise, a
tions are acceptable to us.
matter of mating positive and nega-
Towards the whirling wheels on high
that
Miami
hotels
are
free
from
anti-Semitic
discrimi-
\\'e have kept up the good fight for equality and
tive in the most amicable of ways.
In ecstasy I rush and fly.
nations. The South is reforming. The next thing you
democracy with measurable success, and now is hardly
The wisdom of statesmanship is be-

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the time to capitulate. The same energy and determi-
nation which has characterized our tight against these
forces of darkness must be continued and only when
victory is won should our fight end.

Reed's Brilliant Substitute.

Senator Reed of Pennsylvania, solved the trouble-
some problem of restricted immigration in a most as-
tute, yet simple, fashion. lie accomplished what the
restrictionist had in mind without offending those who
opposed the discriminating features of the Johnson
Bill. After careful study of immigration history the
Pennsylvania Senator conceived the legislation now
pending before Congress which he called the "National
Origins Bill." Instead of raising immigration quotas
upon any census of nationals in this country, he pro-

know we'll be forgetting what a good old-fashioned

lynching headline reads like.

A worthy colleague writes: "Progress in soul and
spirit are still of more value than success in material
things." Oh, gee! that reads so sweet. Dear colleague:
Why don't you start a kindergarten class at a certain
end of Pennsylvania avenue. in Washington?

"And," continues the same gentleman, "by appre-
ciation of great characters in history, one stamps his
mind with ideals that help to minimize the adverse in-
fluences of heredity." We should like to coincide with
him here, but he must be wrong, for our dear friend
from Dearborn insists that history isn't worth a hang.

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yond understanding.

The Negro Answers.
dig-
u[TE have only praise for the

nified manner in which the
Negroes of the country are going
about their work of self-development,
keeping a quiet demeanor amid the
howlings of enemies. This fact is
being demonstrated, for one thing,
by the establishment of the National
Ethiopian Art Theater in New York,
the object of which is to enable the
American Negro to express himself
in the various phases of dramatic
and literary art. The Negro, feeling
that he has something to contribute
to American culture, proceeds to a
task which compels admiration. The
Negro has learned how to answer ill-
will with the will to achieve.

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The living God is my desire,
It carries me on wings of fire,
Body and soul to Him aspire.

God is at once my joy and fate,
This yearning me He did create,
At thought of Him I palpitate.

Shall song with all its loveliness
Submerge my soul with happiness
Before the God of Gods it bless?

SOLOMON IBN GABIROI

(Translated by Israel Zangwill.

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