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September 9, 1938




sociation in Palestine, Nahum
Goldmann, Geneva representative
of the Jewish Agency; Prof. Selig
Brodetsky, Rev. J. K. Goldbloom,
chairman of the executive of the
English Zionist Federation, Rev.
II. L. Perlzweig, honorary secre-
tary of the 'English Zionist Fed-
eration; Berl Locker, Palestine
labor leader; Rabbi M. Nurock of
Latvia, Chief Rabbi Friediger of
Copenhagen, Rabbi Nahon of Mi-
lan and Dr. Michael R. Traub of
Scores of countries, including
Germany, are represented at the
conference, the American delega-
tion including Dr. Solomon Gold-
man, president of the Z. 0. k.,
Dr. Weigmann's Address
Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president Louis Lipsky and Jacob Fishman,
well-known Jewish editor.
of the Jewish Agency for Pales-
tine, indicated possibility of rejec-
tion of the British Government's Solomon Goldman Calls for •
Broadening Zionist Outlook to
scheme for the partition of Pales-
Embrace All Sphere. of Jewish
tine, when he asserted that Jews
Life Everywhere
never would countenance any so-
lution of the Palestine problem
that would deprive them of the Agency)—Declaring that a Jew-
hope of large-scale immigration. ish commonwealth cannot be firm-
Particular importance was at- ly established in Palestine merely
tached to Dr. Weizmann's re- its the result of an indifferent
marks in view of his previous firm type of good will on the part of
advocacy of the plan for a Jewish American Jewry, Dr. Solomon
State through the partition of Goldman, president of the Zionist
Organization of America, told the
His comment was the culmina- delegates to the Palestine Eextror-
tion of rumors that the impending dinary Conference, which was con-
Partition Commission report voked by the Keren Hayesod and
would be favorable to Jews. attended by more than 100 dele-
Dr. Weizmann testified before gates from many countries, in-
the Partition Commission in Lon- cluding the members of the World
Zionist Executive, that American
don this week. '
Zionists most completely trans-
Stressing t h e unprecedented form their attitude and that the
need of Jews for homes, the Jew- Jewish educational system in
ish leader characterized the out- America must endeavor to create
come of the recent Evian meet- a type of Jew possessing a burn-
ing of an intergovernmental com- ing passion for the rebuilding of
mittee initiated by President Palestine.
Roosevelt as "tragicall Made-
Speaking in Yiddish, Dr. Gold-
man said that American Jews
It is expected that the confer- must be brought into the fold of
ence will try to formulate a plan supporting l'alestine upbuilding
involving mass immigration to not merely as a haven for a few
Palestine that would require the persecuted Jews but because its
aid of the intergovernmental com- re-establishment involves the pres-
ervation of the Jewish spirit and,
Offers Arab. Friendship
eventually, of the Jewish people
Dr. Weizmann held out the as a whole. Calling for a broad-
hand of friendship to Arabs, say- ening of the scope of Zionist
ing Jews "refuse to identify the propaganda to embrace every
Arab people with the' murderous phase of Jewish life throughout
attacks of terrorist bands.
the world, and pointing to the fal-
"In this grave hour," he said, lacy of Zionist propaganda which
"we again extend to the Arab caused it to be preoccupied with
people a call to peace and cooper- Palestine as Zionist ideology, Dr.
ation in the development of the Goldman said, "it is essential that
country for the benefits of all its Zionist propaganda embrace the
whole of Jewish life, and to color
He charged during his discus- and influence it. What is happen-
sion of the Arab-Jewish problem ing in the rest of the Jewish world
that foreign forces were trying to is completely bound up with the
make a little Spain out of little fundamental realization of Zion-
ism. Without a Jewish national
The address of the world leader existence in Palestine the pros-
and the mood of the conference pect of the survival of the Jew-
—the most representative Zionist ish spirit and Jewish body is no
assembly since the last world more than illusory."
Zionist Congress in 1937—were
Asserting that if the Jews of
shadowed by the Italian Govern- the world accept supinely the op-
ment's decree expelling Jews en- pressions and humiliations that
have been heaped upon their
tering Italy since 1919.
After pointing out that Jews brothers, they are unworthy of
did not accept any proposal offer- a better fate than that which has
ed by the Woodhead Commission overwhelmed many of our people,
—which was entrusted with the he called for Jewry to take a
task of divining a scheme of Pal- more vigorous stand in opposition
estine partition—unless it gave
opportunities for Jewish mass im-
C. S. Houston Candidate for
migration, Dr. Weizmann made a
State Representative
two-point demand on the British
C. S. Houston on the Republi-
Demands More Protection
First, he said, must come re- can ticket for State Representa-
storation of the principle that tive, expressed his views on the
Jewish immigration to Palestine campaign issues as follows:
"Governmental economy rather
be regulated by the country's ab-
sorptive capacity, which now is than new taxes is what is needed.
suspended. Second, adequate pro- If government really wants to re-
tection by the government for store industrial employment and
Jews in Palestine, who, he said
should get an increased share in
the maintenance of public secur-
During his address Dr. Weiz-
mann declared:

tion, £160,000 for public works
and the absorption of unemploy-
ment, £100,000 for security needs
and £90,000 ts, aid trade and in-
Simon Marks, London philan-
thropist and one of the organ-
izers of the Council for German
Jewry, called on the conference
to assume an additional respon-
sibility of £1,000,000 during the
coming year exclusively for pur-
poses of security and the main-
taining and strengthening of the
Jewish economic machinery in



'Ina.nations of the world
still remain uninfected b the virus
of nnt 1-Pemll Ism recently base att.'s..
to find a solution to • Problem • Lich
Is not their making. lieltain, France,
the United stalestand °Own present
al 'Ohm, 111.1. in the emceed name of
humanity I oluntarlil assumed the bur-
den Imposed thrm by other.. lint
lan In and must remain Ovaiirall)
.Gur position today has become so
MI lent'se ust demand a
permanent solution to our pmblem.
That solution can be found only In
Palestine — the national lame of •
homeless people.
"Despite illsturbancen Is filch lime
ravished the country during the Iasi
jean, Pairs' I ne has ab..bed Nome
50.050 Jewish Iminigrnnts, andes en
I (slay, a hen InunIgnstion la curtail.'
the got ernm rot on political
srounils, Palestine Is a bsorbing m
Jen ish Imnilgra. than a m
roan, ry et (voting the U sited Stoles.
"we do not lino what the Partl•
lion Commisolon may P,01..se o
nosy be the government'. ultimate de-
cision, but at-never would countenanee
any solution whichould
rob our
mattered masse. of the hope of large-
wale immigration to Palestine."

The report presented by Arthur
Hantke, director of the Palestine
Foundation Fund (Keren Haye-
sod), showed there are 223 settle-
ments in Palestine today, com-
pared to 25 in 1888 and 55 in
Since the fund was established
in 1921 the sum of $32,387,275
has been raised for immigration,
colonization, education and gen-
eral development purposes.
Michael Traub, director of the
fund in Germany in a written re-
port to the conference disclosed
that during the pant five years
German Jewry had supplied the
fund with more than $2,000,000,
although the Jewish population in
the Reich declined from 520,000
in 4,33 to 355,000 in July this
A tribute was paid to Felix
Warburg, American philanthro-
pist and leading non-Zionist sup-
porter of Palestine, who died re-

Prominent Leader. Present







s ;

Outstanding Zionist leaders
from Palestine, Europe, Africa
and America are present at this
extraordinary conference on Pal-
Among the delegates are David
Ben Gurion, Eleazar Kaplan, Jo-
Berate, Palestine Labor
Leader, Leib Jaffe, and Dr. Ar-
thur Hantke, directors of the
Keren Hayesod in Palestine. Leo
Herrmann, secretary of the Koren
Hayesod, Hugo Bergmann, rector
of the Hebrew University of Jeru-
salem, Dr. Werner Senator, for-
mer assistant head of the Immi-
gration Department of the Jewish
Agency Executive, Rabbi Jehuda
Fiahman, head of the Agency's
department to aid tradesmen and
artisans; Moses Smilansky, presi-
dent of the Jewish Farmers' As-



Terrorism Continues; Internation-
al Telephone Service Suspended

Government suspension of all in-
ternational telephone service from
Palestine, and censorship of re-
ports on the disturbances were
enforced here'as Arab violence in
the Holy Land tolled the death of
many, and injured scores, both
Jews and Arabs. Curfew con-
tinued in effect in Jaffa—where
a bomb explosion last Friday re-
sulted in the death of 32 Arabs—
in Jenin, Tulkarem, Nablus and
It was learned from Arab
sources that an
■ appeal ad-

dressed to Arab terrorists by
leading Moslem religious lead-
ers urging them to abstain from
murder and violence during the
three-month penitential period
known as Shehur Al Harem,
was angrily rejected by leaders
of the disorders. In some in-
stance. the Arab terrorists
showed their displeasure with
the plea of the Moslem clergy
by sending threatening letters
to Moslem priests. The appeal
to the terrorist ringleaders is
said to have been signed by
prominent Arab religious fig-
ures, including the Kadi of Je-
rusalem and the Mufti of Acre.
It urged that Shehur AI Ha-
ram, which according to Islamic
tradition, is devoted to inten-
sive prayer, should not be vio-
lated by continued bloodshed.

Terrorism mounted steadily in
Tel Aviv-Jaffa boundary leaving
in its wake nine Jews wounded,
three seriously, by a bomb explo-
sion, and the destruction of a
synagogue, due to incendiary fire.
Internal terrorism among Arabs
flared up again resulting in the
slaying of a Christian Arab near
the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem
and the murder of an Arab con-
stable in Jaffa. Following recent
attacks by snipers upon traffic on
the Jerusalem-Jaffa highway, sev-
eral houses were demolished in
the village of Kubab which is sus-
pected of having sheltered the at-
tackers. In all parts of the coun-
try, in fact, disorders continued,
climaxed by the razing of the po-
lice post at the Wailing Wall in





German and Austrian refugees.
Mr. Hull said that Myron C. Tay-
lor, Aerican
the Com mittee was planning to go
to Rome this week for a first hand
study of the situation. State De-
partment officials intimated that
expansion of the Committee's
scope to cover the Italian situa-
tion would extremely delicate be-
cause such a step might encourage
other countries anxious to get rid
of their Jewish citizens, notably
Poland and Rumania, to follow
suit. Meanwhile, it was learned
that under the Italian quota from
4,000 to 5,000 immigrants can be
admitted for the year beginning
July 1, 1938 provided they were
born in Italy. Italian Jew!, of for-
eign birth must apply under the
quota of the country of origin.
All agents of foreign govern-
ments in the United States except
diplomatic and consular officers
and persons "performing only
private, non-political, financial,
mercantile, or other activities in
furtherance of the bona fide trade
Or commerce of foreign nations"
were ordered by the United States
Government to register with the
State Department immediately as
the new law covering foreign
propagandists came into effect.
Penalty for failure to register
w)thin 30 days or for falsification
of the required information is a
fine of $1,000 or two year's im-

he anti-Semitic weekly Roma
Jewish Admiral Dismissed by Italy
The recall by the Italian minis-
try of marine of Rear Admiral
Paolo Maroni, commander of the
naval forces at Palma, Majorca,
disclosed that Italy's anti-Jewish
crusade has been extended to the
armed forces. A former naval at-
tache at many capitals, Admiral
Maroni served in the World War
and the Ethiopian campaign, br-
ing decorated several times. At
the same time the anti-Semitic
paper II Tevere demanded that
the Sydney Sonnino Square in the
Trastevere District of Rome be
given a new name. The square is
named for the lute Baron Sydney
Sonnino, Jewish statesman, Who
was premier of Italy for 100 (lays
before the World War. The paper
said Sonnino's name could be
glorified in .the ghetto.
Three thousand Jewish pupils
in Turin and Florence are also
slated to be expelled. Nineteen
Jewish officials in the Interior
ministry have been ousted while
many Jewish officials, including
the mayor of Ferrara, municipal
officials in Trieste and the vice-
president of the Fascist Council
of Corporation have "resigned."
Elimination of Jews from the Italian Jew Cancels Bequest to
Italian Charities as Protest
army and navy and the judiciary
is foreshadowed in an article in
In a
the anti-Semitic newspaper
dramatic gesture
of protest
against Italy's decree ordering
the expulsion of all foreign Jews,
State Department Concerned
Signor Pinot, wealthiest Italian
WASHINGTON, D. C.—(WNS) Jewish cotton exporter in Alex-
—The State Department is con- andria, Egypt, called at the
sulting other countries represent- Italian consulate there and in the
ed on the Intergovernmetal Refu- presence of the Italian consul
gee Aid Committee regarding the tore up his will in which he had
expansion of the scope of the bequeathed three-fourths of his
Committee', work to include refu- fortune to Italian schools and
gees from Italy, it was indicated charities, it was reported by the
here after Secretary Hull said he Daily Herold. The same source
was studying the Italian anti- declares that Egyptian Jews are
Jewish program. The Committee preparing to boycott Italian goods
is now limited in its sphere to and that Jewish insurance and

(wNp) —

other business houses plan to dis- lem of having to do without medi-
cal attention since non-Jewish
miss Italian employees.
medical men refuse to attend
Jewish patients. Effective October
Bund Demands Constitutional
I, the order was blued without
Amendment to Bar Jews from
the approval of Prof. Charles J.
Public Office
Burkhardt, League of Nations
NEW YORK. — (WNS) — An
amendment to the Constitution of
the United States to exclude Jews
from election or appointment to
public offices and from the courts
American Bund in one of a series
was demanded by the German-
annual convention. l'hrased in the
of resolutions adopted at its sixth
form of a petition, the manifesto
is to be circulated throughout
the country in 1,000,000 copies.
Fritz Kuhn, who was re-elected
national leader, outlined a nine-
point program of action which de-
manded the exclusion of Jews
from the army and navy and edu-
cational institutions. Speaking in
German at a session held at Camp
Nordland at Andover, N. J., Kuhn
said his program would "save
America from being controlled
by the international Marxist
Jews. A socially just, white Gen-
tile-ruled United States," Gentile-
ruled American labor unions. a
"thorough cleaning of our most
important medium of propaganda
and entertainment, the Hollywood
film industry;" "severance of dip-
lomatic relations with Russia:"
"the outlawing of the Communist
Party;" "immediate cessation of
all dumping of undesirable aliens
disguised as political refugees on
th shores of this country" and
"cessation of all abuse of the
freedom of the pulpit, press, ra-
dio, and stage, undermining the
patriotism and morals of the
American people" were other
points put forward by Kuhn.

MO Commissioner, who has gone
to Geneva to report the matter
as well as other recent anti-Jew-
ish measures. The ban makes no
exception even for war veteran;
and is a direct violation of Dan-
zig's constitution.

Danzig Bars All Jewish Doctors

DANZIG. — (WNS) — All
Jewish doctors in the Free City
of Danzig have had their licenses
to practice cancelled by orders
of the Medical Association, which
acted on orders from Berlin, thus
not only depriving the Jewish
physicians of the means of liveli-
hood but also confronting the
Jewish population with the prob-



Rutenberg First Passenger to
Land at Tel Aviv Airport

TEL AVIV. — (WNS-Palcor
Agency)—Keeping up its giant
strides in its, progres as the most
modern city in Palestine the all-
Jewish city witnessed for the first
time the landing of a passenger
airplane at its new airport now
under construction near the Read-
ing Power House at the mouth of
the Yarken River. Pinhas Ruten-
berg, director of the electric
works bearing his name, was the
first passenger to land in Tel Aviv
in a plane. Rutenberg flew from
Haifa to the all-Jewish city.


Agency)—According to a find
just made on the ancient site
of Apamea, an important
ruined Seleucid city near
Hama, Jews who lived in Syria
under the Seleucidae Dynasty
—at least 1,300 years ago—
used the swastika, present em-
blem of Nazi rule. The city
flourished during the early
centuries of the Christian era.
Belgian archaeologists investi-
gated a synagogue which was
found to have an altar stand-
ing on a richly-decorated mo-
saic floor, near the remains of
a Byzantine church inside the
walls of the old fortress of
Kalat Mudik. The hooked
crosses appeared in consider-
able numbers in one corner of
the marble squares forming the
floor design. The discovery is
one more instance of the ex-
tensive use of the swastika,
also known as the flyfot or
gammadion (from the Greek
letter Gamma), as One of the
few decorative religious em-
blems found in pre-historic re-
mains in European Asia and
in the Latin Americas.

U. S. Envoy to Britain Flays Dic-

real wages, it should reduce ex-
penditures and taxes and not in-
crease them.
"No one will deny the need of
adequate relief for the unemploy-
ed but increased taxation is not
necessary. Michigan tax revenues
and Federal aid have soared to
an all-time peak during the past
two years. Expenditures. have
risen faster than revenues. Now
the public purse is empty. Addi-
tional taxation is' the first solu-
tion proposed by hysterical poli-
If $10,000,000 for relief are
necessary, they can be found by
meager economies in Michigan's
governmental expenditures. What
we need is comma- sense adminis-
tration of governmental expendi-
tures—state and local, not more
"Business is today engendering
a new confidence and starting the
nation back towards recovery. Ev-
ery tax levied on business is a
tax on the laborer, who is the con-
sumer. Every new tax on Michi-
gan business drives employment
out of Michigan and the workers
are entitled to a fair deal."

16 Rabbis Arrested in Russia

to the forces that seek its destruc-
tion and follow the example of f
, he Yishub in the defense of their
I rights.



tators' Persecution

ABERDEEN , Scotland. —
(WNS)—The freedom of worship
is the main pillar of democracy,
United States Ambassador Joseph
P. Kennedy declared in an ad-
dress at the laying of the corner-
stone of a memorial to Samuel
Seabury, first Episcopal bishop in
the United States. Assailing the
persecution of religions by dicta-
torships, Kennedy called on the
people of the United States and
Great Britain to hold fast to reli-
gious liberty and other rights of
the individual which distinguish
democracies from other forms of
government. Pointing out that
in certain parts of the world the
profession and practice of religion
is being called a political of-
fense," the American envoy said
"men and women are being
thrown out of the land of their
nativity because they profess a
certain religion which political
authorities have decided to up-
"Indeed, many who do not pro-
fess the forbidden religion, but
whose ancestors did, are being
treated with equal rigor. Other
religions likewise are threatened.
The church, in order to be al-
lowed to exist, is forced to take
its place at part of the political
or worldly organization of the
states. It cannot teach what it be-
lieves to be the word of God. but
rather what the authorities of the
state decide it should impart in
the interest of national discipline,
national psychology, racial soli-
darity or other political aims."

MOSCOW (WNS)—The arrest
of • number of rabbis in Ber-
dichev, White Russia. on the
charge of maintaining a rabbin-
ical seminary allegedly for train-
ing anti-Soviet propagandists is
reported in Bezbozhnik, organ of
the Union of the Militant Godless.
Maurice Schwartz is readying
The paper denounces the rabbis
as saboteurs and accuses them of three Yiddish talkie productions
officiating in 16 synagogues in which, if successful, will also be
done in English.

Greatness must be abandoned
Man says what he knows, wo-
to be appreciated.
man what will please.

Former Undersheriff






His Record Is Unassailable

He Is Tolerant to the Ba lclbone

His Character, Integrity and Sincerity Is Beyond Reproach

He Is Honest, Courageous, Experienced, Capable, Respected

"DuNig the period I served as
Undersheriff and Chief Deputy of
Wayne County I was appalled at
the waste, extravagance and incom-
petence existing in the Sheriff's of-
fice. Should I be elected, I plan
on placing the office on a strictly
business basis and to use the same
methods in conducting the office as
I would do in conducting my own
private business."



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