Fundraising for destitute Jews in Europe continues- 18 October 1930
ALTOONA, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 18, 1930. LOCAL JEWS JOIN IN FUND_RAISING Helping In Nation-wide Drive to Secure $6,000,000 to Be Used In Aiding Destitute Jews In Europe. Leading Jewish-citizens of Altoona are actively engaged in preparations for a drive to cooperate in a nationwide nationwide fund-raising effort to raise S6,- 000,000, by the Allied Jewish campaign, for the American Jewish joint distribution distribution committee's reconstructive work on behalf of the destitute Jews of eastern Europe and for the program program for the Jewish agency for Palestine to aid In the development thero of a Jewish, homeland. William Weil is chairman of the local committee; Jacob Herman, vice chairman; Martin Goodman, secretary; secretary; A. Herman, treasurer, while the executive committee is composed of the following leading Jewish citizens: Myer Abelson, Samuel. Beerman, Joseph Blumenthnl, Sol Brett, Abe Cohen, Joseph F. Cohen, Charles N. Colin, Morris Henderson, Samuel H. Jubelirer, Dr. David Kaufman, Louis Lang, Dr. Louis Lass, Morris Lenson, Bertram Leopold, Mai. H. Neuwahl, Abe Parish, Isaiah Scheeline, Leopold Schwartz, Jacob Silverman, Archie Slutzker and H. D. Snitzer. The Allied Jewish campaign is headed headed by Felix M. Warburg, noted New York banker; Lieutenant Governor Lehman of New York state, and Nathan Straus, venerable philan- hropist, as honorary chairmen, and David M. Bressler, Morris Rothenburg, Rothenburg, Judge William M. Lewis and Paul Baerwald, as chairmen. The joint distribution committee has administered almost $100,000,000 contributed contributed by the Jews of this country since 19H for the reconstruction of the lives of the Jews of eastern Surope impoverished by the World war and by post-war political and economic developments. The latest phase of its activity, and 3y many regarded as the most im- lortant, is the setting up of a vast letwork of ' credit cooperatives and 'ree-loan societies in thirteen Euro- jean countries whereby over 2,000,300 2,000,300 people are afforded means for earning livelihoods. It is expending arge sums of money for hospitals, clinics, and child-care institutions in hose countries, as well as for the maintenance of Jewish cultural in- titutions. It is engaged also in the industrialization of the Jewish popu- ations of Poland, Russia and the jorder states. • It is to receive ?3,00,000 ?3,00,000 from the Allied Jewish cam- iaign. The Jewish agency for Palestine, vhich is to receive $2,500,000 -from the ampaign, was consummated last August, pursuant to the terms of the British mandate over that country. Its jrogram includes the promotion of igricultural colonization in Palestine nased on Jewish labor, the increase f Jewish immigration, provision for ewish religious needs, fostering of he Hebrew language, to assist in the ultural, hygienic and industrial d'e- •elopment of the country, and to pro- •ide funds for schools, hospitals and Hnics. There are now 160,000 Jews in 'alestine, and large numbers in many jiiropean countries are eager to join hem. The agency is taking over the ork in Palestine heretofore financed y the Keren Hayesod, including olonization, creating of labor oppor- uhities, subsidizing of schools and the ^adassah Medical organization. This is the first joint national cam- aign by' the Jews of this country or the welfare of the .lews of east- rn Europe and for the upbuilding of 'alestiiie. Heretofore campaigns for liese .purposes have been conducted eparately. Agreement to conduct a niiied fund-raising effort for both of TCSC causes was effected at a na- onal conference in Washington on larch 8 to 9, to which President Hoo- er sent a message of praise in which, mong other things, he said: "The vork which you have done, apart from ts evident humanitarian aspects, is a e contribution to the cause of ood will between peoples." VETERAN CITIZEN IS 91 YEARS OLD • John H. Nicodemus of Martinsburg, Martinsburg, Soldier of Civil War and Long Justice of Peace^Observes Natal Day. John H. Nicodemus, Civil war veteran, veteran, for many years justice of the peace, churchman and one of the most prominent and highly respected citi' zehs 6f Morrisons cove and the county, county, is today celebrating his 91st birthday birthday at his .home In Martindburg. The passing of another milestone finds Mr. Nicodemus in good health and engaging in his usual routine of activities, but there will be no formal celebration, due to the recent death of his sister, Mrs. Royer. • Born Born on Clover Creek on Oct. IS, 1830, the son of John and Mary Hay Nicodemus, he has spent his entire life In the cove except during the period of his service in the army and eighteen months of residence in Altoona, Altoona, including the year 1889. He enlisted in the Union nrmy in August, 1862, in company V, 125th Pennsylvania volunteers, serving until until the latter part of 1S63. During his :erm of service he took part in the battles of Antietam and Chancellorsville, Chancellorsville, serving under Colonel Jacob Higgins. In both engagements his regiment was pitted against Stonewall Stonewall Jackson's division and the fight- ng was desperate, with heavy losses on both sides. He is Itnown throughout the county county by reason of his long service as ustlce of the peace. He was elected ;o this office in 1899 and served con- iiuiously .until 1928, when he declined reelection. He has been prominently identified with the affairs of the borough borough of Martlnsburg, serving as secretary secretary of the borough council from 1903 y to April 7 of the present year when he retired. Mr. Nicodemus cast his first vote for president for Abraham Lincoln In I860, just two weeks after he attained attained the age of 21 and he has not missed one major/election'sinc'o then. He has been a mmber of" St. John's Reformed church in Martinsburg since 1858 and in his youth he helped to build the church, hauling the bricks which were made on his father's farm on Clover Creek. Mr. Nicodemus was married on April 30, 18G2, to Rebecca Crawford, to which union three children were born, Miss Ella M. Nicodemus, at»home; R. C. Nicodemus of Philadelphia, and A. J. Nicodemus, assistant recorder of Jaffa temple in this city. Today is also the natal anniversary anniversary of Jacob A. Hoffman of Tyrone. He Is 81 today and he is reported to be seriously ill. Attorney Charles J. McCullough of this city is also observing his birthday anniversary today. today. at War of organization. A Crawford, was Introducing hearing ORESSON MAIL CARRIER HIT ON R. R. CROSSING CRESSON, Oct. 18.—Joel H. Glass, aged 45, of Sankertown, employed as a rural maH carrier from the Cresson postoffice, narrowly escaped serious injury injury at 12.54 o'clock yesterday afternoon afternoon when the automobile which he was operating was struck by an empty'engine traveling north on the Cresson branch, and was completely demolished. He was ascending the grade at the time of the accident and upon noticing the approaching locomotive he attempted attempted to shift the gears into reverse, but the front end of the vehicle was struck by the engine and was hurled a short distance. Engincman G. M. Parsons, Altoona, was traveling at a slow rate of i speed, it was said, and was able to stop quickly. Glass was pinned beneath the front seat of his car. Upon being interrogated by the engineer if he was badly hurt, Glass replied, "Oh, I'm all right," and after a few minor adjustments on his automobile automobile he was able to proceed on his route and complete his delivery. His injuries, /which consisted of a slight mark on the face, minor bruises on both legs and a severe laceration of his left index digit, were treated in the office of a local physician last evening. evening. told well speakers is 150th the now more members. of the Lehman, part principal school be every department; Hunt, children Altoona the or in of members of & VI.