The Texas Jewish Herald (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 27, 1934 Page: 2 of 4
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THE TEXAS JEWISH HERALD
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THE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY
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Entered aa aecond-claaa matter at the Poa toff ice at Houaton, Texaa, under thy
act of March 8. 1879.
The Jewish Scene j
By Samuel Rosinger
These lines, I knowj will be read by few of those
they are intended to reach; yet if they will influence
a single reader, I shall be well rewarded for. having
written them. The New Year is approaching, and a
world still steeped in paganism, heralds its entrance
jyith boisterous frolic and drunken revelry. Now, of
course', this is a secular celebration and there can be
no objection to merrymaking in connection with its
observance. Yet, fun with the Jew must never over-
step the boundries of decency, and when Jews and
Jewesses reel with drunkenness in public places, they
present a disgusting spectacle, which cannot be con-
doned on the* specious grounds “everybody is doing
it/’ The Jew who celebrates his New Year’s Day
with a religious solemnity that touches on the sublime,
must not become at the entrance of the secular New
Year a liquor-swilling hog. ,We must not have a
double standard. Decency must be upheld by the
Jew, even if everybody else throws it to the wind.
If we wilt follow the crowd and descend to their level,
we might as well cease iplaying the role of a people
with a high mission, anq stop plaguing mankind with
By the VOICE of the VOICELESS
show* the divinity of humanity.
—means service to "OTHERS,”
—pleads with man to help the inno-
—is a shepherd to both human and
The Parent-Teacher organizations
are in a position to help Humane
Education more than any , other
agency.”—Theo. D. Meyer.
My memory guest for today is Min-
nie Maddern Fiske—the woman who
was a friend to all humanity, especially
to every friendless beast.
Do you think it is JUST to over-
load and beat man’s faithful servant,
There can be no greater punish-
ment to an active dog than confine*
ment by being tied or in a limited
space. Lack of sufficient exercise brings
on disease and usualjy ends by making
a dog sick, sullen or vicious.”-—Mrs.
If you are working in a righteous
cause, remember that even ONE with
GOD is a majority.
- If yoq have nq enemies, small is the
work that you have done.
Kindness lends no listening ear to
Kindness teaches that the kingdom
of heaven is within us,' ,
When you say "Happy New Year,”
"1 he same force formed the sparrow
That fashioned Man, the King;
The God of the Whole gave a spark
To each furred and feathered thing.”
KINDNESS is a universal song of
KINDNESS imbues our hearts with
compassion towards the helpless and
the defenseless—be they . human or
PLAN CAMPAIGN TO RAISE
MONEY FOR PURCHASE
OF LAND IN PALESTINE
In accordance ■ with a- resolution
adopted at the last convention of the
Texas-Louisiana Zionist' Federation,
held in Corpus Christi early last
month, a group of Houston citizens
met to formulate plans for a city-wide
campaign among Jewish people to raise
£2,500.00 for a tract of land to be
purchased in Palestine by the Jewish
National Fund (land buying agency
in Palestine) and to be known as
Nahlat Texas, according to Dr. Harry
Caplovitz, chairman. >
With the influx of German refu-
gees in Palestine, the necessity for in-
creased land accommodations has be-
come a crying need. It is further in-
tended that the contribution of Texas
Jewry shoyld be memoralized as a trib-
ute tdi the Texas Comtnonwealth as
well, and thus the name Nahlat Texas,
or Texas territory. When the certifi-
cate for a #10,000 tract of land is ac-
quired through the efforts of the en-
tire state, the same will be presented
to the state at the Texas Centennial
celebration in 1936.
A banquet to initiate the campaign
is being planned for January 13, at
which time Dr. H. Raphael Gold of
Dallas, Texas, will explain the project.
Dr. Caplovitz is assisted in his work
by a committee composed of the fol-
lowing: Joe Weingarten, L. A. Freed,
Sam Rosenberg, Harry W. Freeman,
Charles Keilin, Charles B. Spiner,
Morris Catchman, Abe Schuman and
Few .congregations appr4ciate the value of the
work done by the national organizations of which
they are constituents. National organizations like the
Union of American Hebrew Congregations, United
Synagogue, Union of Orthodox Congregations, etc.,
are the spiritual power houses which supply the indi-
vidual congregations with the light and learning they
generate in their rabbinical seminaries; teachers’ in-
stitutes^ libraries and other institutions maintained
by them for the furthering of Judaism. Few congre
gations give due thought to the expense which the
training of rabbis and teachers cost, and the expense
involved in producing text books and other material
for religious schools and the many fruitful activities
the national bodies mentioned, are engaged in. To
starve these organizations by inadequate support,
to stop up the fountains of Jewish learning in Amer-
ica. Let congregations not compel these ‘institutions
to put on the detestable drives, but respond to their
dignified appeals, voiced by their repective rabbis,
joyfully and generously.
If you want tojknow the seefet of the Nazis’ suc-
cess, think of the spirit of enthusiasm, loyalty and sac-
rifice which moved a thousand German-Americans of
Chicago to return to the Saar, their former native
land, to cast their vote in favor of Germany, and of
the hundreds of Nazi sympathizers in America who
raised the large sum needed to defray the expenses
of these voters, in a silent way, without the trumpet
blares of a publicized drive. If we Jews will generate
such a spirit for the upbuilding of Palestine, or for
the advancement of Judaism in America, we shall also
eminently succeed. Establishing paper organizations
and feeding them on press publicity will inevitably
lead us to self deception, failure and impotence, and
not to solid and enduing achievements.
MAX BAEjR, heavyweight boxing
champion, will ‘pull on the glovrts for
a four-rotund exhibition bout with King
Levinsky, klngfish of the sluggers, in
Chicago, on Friday night, December
28. Fight fans expect plenty of action
when the two Hebrew boys come out
at the opening gong, to swap punches.
And speaking of boxing, we see
where Benny Bass, that Jewish boy
from Philadelphia, and former world’s
featherweight atfd junior lightweight
champion, scored a decisive 10-round
victory over Irish Jimmy Brady at
Newark, N. J., last Tuesday, Decem-
STARRING at Jefferson Davis
High School of Houston in football,
basketball and track, Sam Lefkowitz,
Jewish athlete, has continued in Jus
stride with the Sam "Houston Teach-
ers College Bearkats. Lefkowitz is
showing much class at a guard position
for the Bearkat quintet He also flash
ed briltiant form on the gridiron the
past football season,. for the Teachers.
FOOTBALL will help charity on
New Year’s Day, in the annual East-
West charity game at San Francisco,
Calif. "Izzy” Weinatock, All-Ameri-
can fullback of the Pittsburg Panthers,
has been placeed on the starting eleven
for the eastern aggregation.
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HIGH scores featured basketbal
play in the Central League, Thursday
night, December 20, at thi City gym
The Zophitn Club remained at the
top of the league by virtue of a 40
to 27 win over the strong Addicks
quintet. Amos swamped the lowly
D. S. O. five, 57 to 9, to remain in
a tie for second place honors with
M. M. Society, who took the West
End Methodists into camp, 25 to 19.
EVERY authoritative picked All-
Southwest Conference team did not
fail to place Phi) Sanger, star and of
the University of Texas Longhorns,
on it, aj)4 now ha comes through with
a position op an all-time University
of Text? eleven.
Cemetery under direction of Weathaun-
er-Vollus Company. Active pallbearers
were Jack H. Wyatt, C. E. Moaaa,
Herman Weisz, Joe Ehrenfeld, Sey-
mour Wagner and W. C. Kohen.
Honorary pallbearers: Members of ad
fraternal organizations of which he
was a member and Albert Chimene,
Irvin Chimene, Da^e Lewis, Simon
Lewis, Christopher L. Jones, Dr. Rob-
ert L. Cox, Dr. Alvis E. Greer, Her-
man Hoffman, Leo Zindler, Mitchell
Zindler, Charles Bonart, Jack . Hall,
G. A. Leavens, Sol Blum, M. Wagner,
N. C. Hoyt, Howard Levy, Morris
Kagan, Israel Rudy, L. C. Masterson,
J. B. Adoue, J. E. Davlin, Albert
Townsend, Leon J. Daily, Dr. E. O.
Chimene, Walter C. Wolff, Max Rock-
off, Arthur S. Levy, Simon H. Al-
ster, Jack Shainock, C. E. Black, C.
L. Harby, V. S. Davis, Howard La-
vine, (jus Stem, OsT. Taylor and
BENEFIT CARD PARTY
The N. I. ’C. Club will sponsor a
benefit card party on February U, <4t
the Recreation Plaj*~House, 402 Buf-
falo Drive, at 8:30 p.m. There will be
an, admission charge of 25c. Tickets
may be secured from the president,
Mrs. Sara Brateman, H. 4410, or
from the publicity chairman, Miss
Rossi Lee Berman, P. 6556, or from
any member of the club.
Watch for more news in later issues
of the Herald. ' J
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LOCAL A. Z. A HOLDS
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Houston Chapter A. Z. A. at a
special meeting held Thursday night,
December 20th, in the Abe M. Levy
Memorial Hall, by^a record vote elect-
ed the following officers: President,
Bernard Summors; vice president, Mar-
tin Gould; treasurer, Reginald Kott-
witz. George Schnitzer Jr. was elected
chaplain; Wm. Perlman, sergeant-.zt-
arms, and Bernard Mazow, club re-
The following Alephs were given the
first degree of initiation into the A.
Z. A.: Seymour Schwartz, Bernard
Pauli, Wm. Perlman, and Bernard
Mazow. , ,
In honor of the newly elected offi-
cers, and of the newly accepted mem-
Israej Cohen, 56, former HoustOtV
merchant, died Tuesday morning at
his residence in Jefferson, Texas.
Mr, Cohen was a resident of Hous-
ton for 15 years, but moved from, this
city Several years ago and for the last
ive years had resided in Jefferson. He
was a member of Masonic bodies and
of Temple Beth El of Houston. He is
survived by his wife, Mrs. Alta Cohen
Jefferson; daughter, Mrs. Adolph
Wagner of Houston, and a son, Abe
Lewis Cohen of Beaumont.
The body was brought to Houston,
arriving early Wednesday, and funeral
services were held at the Westheimer-
Vollus funeral home at 9 p.m. Wed-'
nesday with Rabbi Nathan H. Colish
officiating. Burial was in Beth El Cem
etery. Pallbearers were M. Wagner, beri) a ,moker wjH be given for mem-
Alfred Alexander Max Susman, Joe berV>onl on Thursday night, Janu-
Wagner, Snfton Lewis and LUcian , ... ,
Lehman. ary 3rd, at Abe M. Levy Hall.
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HORW1ITZ CHRISTMAS PARTY
SERVES 75QO BOYS AND GIRLS
Seventy-five hundred boys and girls
of Houston received candy, fruit, cake,
toys and other gifts from Santa Claus
at the twelfth annual Will Horwitz
Christmas party, at the City Auditor-
ium Monday night, December 24.
Under the direction of Pat McCar-
del,.Students of the Able and Florence
•Record Schools of Dancing, provided
the entertainment for the kiddie*.
Santa Claus was impersonated by
Henry Holmes. t
Mr. Will Horwitz and Mr. Bill
Wallace certainly should be compli-
mented on the humanitarian instinct
jt takes to put on the spectacular show
of this kind. '
Sol W. Baernstein, 57, of 419 Mar-
shall, died at a local hospital at 6 p,m.
Sunday. Mr. Baernstein was a native
of Alabama and had been a resident
of Houston for 33 years. He was a
member of 1 emple Beth Israel,
Knights of Pythias, Lamar Lodge No.
189; a past senior councillor of United
Commercial Travelers’ Protective As-
sociation, and the BagtTten of Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosie
Opet Baernstein; one son, Harold I.
Baernstein, and one daughter, Mrs.
Joseph Jesse .Lewis, all ; of houston;
two brothers, Leo F. Baernstein of
Beaumont, and Max Baernstein of
Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Sidney S.
Josephson of New York and Mrs.
Louis S. Alexander of Victoria. Funeral
services were held from the Westheinv
er-Vollus Funeral Home Monday at
prm., with Dr. Henry Barnston of-
ficiating. Burial was in Beth Israel
A" T orgsin Order
will enable your relatives in the
U.S.S.R. to buy heavy clothing,
shoes, underwear, foodstuffs,
household utensils, tobaccos
and countless other domestic
imported articles. These
gifts will be doubly volued with
the oncoming of the long Rus-
Prices compare favorably
with those in America
For Torgeto Order* —
bonk or Ml"
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