The Texas Jewish Herald (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 26, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 12, 1933 Page: 1 of 4
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A Weekly Journal Devoted to the Interest* of the Jewish People
The Oldest Jewish Newspaper Published in the Southwest
HOUSTON, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 12. 1033
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Describes Aims of
Berlin (JTA)—An explanation of
bis conception of the meaning of the
Maccabee movement was given to the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency by Lord
Melchett, honorary president of the
World Maccabee Union daring his ry«
cent visit to Berlin, in connection with
the work of tne Maccabee Union.
'The idea behind the Maccabee
Movement is very old and appears to
me to comprise three factors; natural
resistance to oppression, physical and
moral discipline, and development of
courage for the realisation of our
ideal,” Lord Malcbett stated.
"No people that has suffered like
the Jews can remain unaffected in
character, even if they have, at the
same time experienced, a process of
spiritual refinement. One of the most
usual and often grounded charged
made against us by our enemies is that
the Jew lacks courage. That a small
people, the smallest race on earth,
should, during 2000 years of persecu-
tion, have lost the courage to strike
back, is no wonder. On the Maccabee,
and on the Maccabee alone Nats the
responsibility for changing- this aids
of the Jewish character. Physical and
•spiritual preparedness gave one the
power with which to confront one’s ad-,
versaries. They give him faith in him-
self, and the presence of mind to mas-
ter and to control his feelings.
"Mental, spiritual, and physical
equilibrium are all vital matters for a
people. It is the work of the Msecs-
bean Movement to infuse these quali-
ties once more into the Jewish youth.
It is the task of the Maccabean to
impress young Jewish'men and women
with the ideal of a perfect body not
only for aesthetic teasans hut also that
they may learn to achieve classic self-
control, which is only to be obtained
through competitive sport and bodily
"We are now entering a new era of
Jewish life. The Maccabees have,
last year, for the first time, so far as
I know, held an international sport
festival at Tel Aviv. I was present
during the first day, and it appeared
to m* the most exciting and wonder
ful * demonstration of its kind that I
have seen. »
"May our energies be united that we
. may secure end develop the success el
ready achieved, deeply rooted in the
three great ideas of valor, srif-disci
pkne and faith.”
The Foundation, it wai tNrqcd vot-
ed credit grants of # 175,000 to Jew-
ish institutions in Poland, Czecho-
Slovakia, Lithuania and Roumania.
Mr. Fltxner, who is chairman of the
Board of the Palestine Economic Cor-
poration, has long been associated with
the relief and rehabiltation activities
of the Joint Distribution Committee,
serving as chairman of its medical com-
mittee. Vice-chairman of its commit-
tee on Reconstruction and as a mem-
ber of its Board of Directors.
Governor Lehman is vice-chairman
of the Joint Distribution Committee
and has been prominently identified
with in activities since the inception
of the .committee in 1914, As chair-
man of the Committee on Reconstruc-
tion, he supervised the establishment
of a network of Jewish co-operative
loan societies throughout Eastern and
Central Europe, designed to facilitate
the reconstruction program of the
Joint Distribution Committee by mak-
ing credit available to artisans, work-
men and small merchants who other-
wise enjoy no credit facilities.
Last Rites for Mrs.
(JTA)—The last rites for Mrs.
Belle Moskowitz, regarded-as tfie most
influential woman in politics, were
held at Temple Emanu-el in the pres-
ence qf thousands of friends and ad-
There was a great outpouring of the
East Side, who' rubbed shoulders with
New York’s notables in a last tribute
to an outstanding social welfare
Alfred E. Smith, four times gover-
nor of the State of New York, and
Democratic candidate for President,
whose cyeer Mrs. Moskowitz had
program has been worked out to en-
rich the content of Zionist district
Pointing out that Zionist districts
should make a greater effort to keep
their members constantly informed of
developments within the Zionist move-
ment anJ in Palestine, Mr. Rothen-
berg in, a letter sent to chairmen and
secretaries of Zionist districts, an-
nounces that for every coming month
until June, a special topic has been
selected for simultaneous discussion
throughout the land. Appropriate lit-
erature and other material is being
forwarded- to make possible an inform-
ative and comprehensive program' “.
Subjects listed by the program com-
mittee includes: for February, "Mod-
ern Hebrew Literature”; March,
"Fifteen Years of Jewish ^y^rhieve
ment in Palestine"; April, 'Eight
Dr. Mendes Calls -
for Higher Ideal
, , , - , . , Years of the . ,rt..rw w.„
helped to advance, m fourteen years M#y -Amfn,,r1 Contribution to the
of association, sat with Mrs. Smith
Atlantic City (JTA)—The Pereira
Mendes Zion Club, named for Dr.
H Pereira Mendes, rabbi emeritus
of the Shearith Israel, Spanish Portu-
guese Synagogue m New York City,
held its first public rally her* last
night. The meeting was addressed by
Dr. Mendes and by Louis Lipsky,
chairman of the American Palestine
This club has been formed to give
Zionism a loftier idealism, Rabbi Men-
des explained. ■ "
"Besides upbuilding Palestine, we
must in Palestine and outsidy Pales-
tine promote the erection of insritu-
of association sat with Mrs. Smith . Upbui|ding of Through Pn- ! "°ni, and the promulgation of Bible
b«ide Dr Henry Moekowitz and vaf<l EntprDriJ, and N’-ei0n*! Effort” I *uch a*> the Brotherhood of
other members of the bereaved family.
The setvieds were conducted by
Pres. Cohen to Visit
Texas B’nai B’rith
Flexner To Succeed
Gov. Lehman As
V. P. ofA. J. R. F
New York.—Bernard Flexner of
New York City has been elected Vice
President of the
American Joint Re-
' Governor Herbert H. I-shman, who
has been compelled to resign because
of the pressure of his official duties,
according to information'received here
from London by Jaeeph G Hyman,
Secretary of the American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee which, with
the Jewish Colonisation Association,
organised the Foundation to consaK-
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Otto certain (toonmucoon KafiQH n
* The B’nei B’rith of Texes will hr •
visited during the Week of January 22-
27 by the Grand Lodge President,
Louis Cohen of Fort Smith, Ark., and
District Committeeman, Mr. Emapuel
Reichman, of Dallas. Texas.
In a communication to a Houston
representative the president stated that
he would like to meet all the Jewish
men and women of Houston. That he
has a message of cheer and optimism
that should prove interesting to all.
During those five days eleven cities
.will be visjted. The following is the
January 22—Corsicana, 2 p. m.
Waco, 8 p.m.
January 23-—Bryan, noon meeting',
Austin, 8 p.m. £— « '
January 24—Victoria, noon meeting;
San Antonio, 8 p.m. ,
January 25—Wharton, noon meet-
ing; Hoqston, 8 p.m.
January 26—Galveston, noon meet-
ing; Port Arthur, 8 p.m. .
January 27—Beaumont, noon meet-
ing- " ■ .
Further announcements will he made.
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Havana (JTA)—The Jewish Can
tar, central Cuban Jewish organisation,
has bum compelled to cioee its medi-
cal department which had bean func-
tioning for seven years, owing to fi-
A reduction in the subsidy previous-
ly granted by the Hias has brought
about this curtailment in program, it
A special meeting of directors of the
Center has bean convoked by the praei
dent, Luis Jurick. A campaign for
funds will be launched' and unless the
necessary sum is subscribed, the entire
activities of the Center will be sue
pended at the end of this month, it h
Rabbis Stephen S. Wise and- Nathan
Krass, who paid tribute to her mem-
Immediately after the services, the
funeral cortege, accompanied by a,
motorcycle escort, proceeded to Tarry-
town, where interment took place at
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
Expressions of condolence have been
received from thousands by members
of the family. Beginning with Presi-
dent-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, mes-
sages of sympathy were received ffom
State officials, union labor leaders,
politicians, social workers and writers.
vate Enterprise and National Effort”;
June, "Convention .ind World Con-
gress Problems ’’ .
Dr. Bela Schick
Gets Award of
Max G. Baron.
Inducted as Judge
of Circuit Court
TU Hm Mm b Nnr Y«* .in
formed the Jewish Telegraphic
cheek Ins bum rempsHsd tc
Central. Europe. Gamer- the monthly snbvdeo granted to the
who held the vke-preei- Havana Jewish Center from #500 a»
Foundation since its in- #325. The Hies, iHts explained, has
St. Louis (JTA)—Judge Max G.
Baron, chairman of the Board of Jew-
ish Education and vice-president of
the Zionist Organization of St. Louis,
was officially inducted into office as
Judge of the Circuit Court in the
pretence of several hundred distin-
guished members of the''bar and rep-
resentatives of hading organizations.
Hon. Guy Thompson, retiring pres-
ident of the Afnerican Bar Association,
paid tribute to Judge Baron and the
qualities which' enabled him to rise
from news vendor to a high judiciary
Tributes were also paid by Judge
Franklin Miller, Judge William T.
Jones, Emil Mayer, president of the
St. Louis Bar Association, and Joeeph
T. Davis, who presided. A men or ah,
with seven candies, was presented by
Samuel I. Sievers, B’nei B’rith leader.
The Zionist Organization of St. Louis
presented a Shield of David, compos-
ed of flowers.
(JTA)—The gold medal of the
Phi Lambda Kappa Fraternity, na-
tional fnedical scictety, for "conspic-
uous achievement- in the medical
sciences’’ has been awarded to Dr Bela
Schick, (pediatrician at the Mount
Sinai Hospital. *
Dr. Schick is the author of the test
for susceptibility in diphtheria diagno-'
sis which bear^ his name.
The award is the fourth in the his-
tory of the Society, the previous re-
cipients being Df. Jay F Schamberg,'
Director of the Dermatological Re-
search Institute -of Philadelphia; Dr.
Solomon Solis-Cohen, professor-emeri-
tus at the College of Medicine of the
University of Pennsylvania and Dr.
Julius Friedenwald of the University
of Maryland School of Medicine.
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Trust Fund Gives
$4500 To 8 Causes
Zionists To Mark
, Dr. Leo Picsker
■ New York.—-Zionist districts tbru-
out the United States will com memo-
/at* the fiftieth anniversery of die
publication of "Auto-Emancipation,”
the book by Dr. Uo Pinsker which
initiated Zionist political thought, in
mootings * during tho month of Janu-
ary dedicated 60 the life and philiso
Detroit (JTA)—Eight Jewish in-
stitutions —six local and two national
—ere to benefit from a special insur-
ance trust agreement prepared by the
late Samuel P. Wilkus during hit life-
time. Samuel P. Wilkus died in Los
Angeles on December 20, and funeral
services were held in Detroit on Jen
uary 1. r
The trust insurance agreement, pre-
pared by Morris Garrett, attorn*"
names Mr. Garvett and David Wil-
kus son of the deceased, as trustees.
The agreement dilwihutes the sum of
#4500 as follows:
Jewish Old Folks’ Home of De-
troit, #1000; Detroit Fresh Air Fund,
#500; Young Women’s Hebrew As-
sociation of Detroit, #500; United He-
brew Schools, #500; Jewish Children’s
Home, #500; National Jewish Hospi-
tal for Consumptives at Denver, #500;
Jewish Consumptives Relief Society «f
The trust agreement is similar to
the one that was written, also by Mr.
Garvett, for the late Abraham Cohen,
who assigned a sum of #10,000 for
various institutions, the Congregation
Shoarey Zedek receiving #5000. Mr.
Gamer's efforts in urging tho writing
of insurance cruft agreamanti hem
as making « daf
SO the needs of
man, the End of War,” Dr. Mendes
! stated. "In every land as well as in
Palestine we Jews must be an element
i making for good citizenship, for civic
i purity, for social high standards," and
for professional and commercial in-
tegrity. We must make the name of
the Jew respected. It is not respect-
ed as highly as it should be We ap-
plaud the splendid accomplishment! of
Zionism in Palestine, in laying the
foundation for a Palestine, a Zion,
that shall -be a Cathedral whose spirit- t
ual influence shall mean spiritual up-
lift for Jew and Gentile in Palestine
and outside of Palestine.
"Zionism has not had the support it
should from all Jews all over the
world, because it has not sufficiently
stressed the 'spiritual'. It needs a high- "
er ideal than the materialities. And
Zionism has not the support of na- '
tions, because nations do not grasp
the fact that our destin^ is to be al-
truistic, to ’be a blessing.’
"There should be by now a ’House v
‘of Prayer for all the nations.' The
Nations’ Supreme Court should be on
Zion, not in Geneva^,There should ho. ^
on Zion a Spiritual Center to teach' ' '
the world the World's three great '
R's’—Reverence, Righteousness, Re-
sponsibility,” Dr. Mendes concluded.
Dr. Mendel .was the first president
of the Zionist Organization in the
Unwed States. He was asked per-
sonally by Theodor Herzl to introduce
Zionism in the United States. Dr.
Mendes also served as a member .of
the Actions Committee of the Zion-
Cong. Adath Emeth
Seventh Annual Ball
On Sunday night, January 15, at
8 o’clock, the Ladies Auxiliary of
Congregation Adath Emeth willi give
their seventh annual ball at the Uni-
versity Club for the benefit of their
Hebrew School. This dance promiws
to be one of the best of the season,
and as the proceeds are being used for ^
such a worthy cause, the support of
all Jews is invited. The young fofia
who are pleasure bent can be assured
of a good time as this dance floor is
unsurpassed by any in the city and the
music furnished by Curtis Smith
his orchestra, will lend pep to *
mg fast. Excellent refreshments'
as only our Jewish women are
of preparing will be served by
abb committee composed of tbs m|
lowing; Meadames Geo.
Freda Roberts, M.
R-itfK S Solomon, I.
L B. Levina, A.
Etfcmd, Kristi si and S.
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