The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 1, 1933 · Page 6
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THE WISCONSIN JEWISH CHRONICLE September 1, 1933 6 JEWISH CENTER NOTES Samuel Untermyer Presents Case for World Boycott of German Products (Continued from Page 1) Stark and Milton Futowsky. On exhibit at The Center are articles of handicraft made by the children. The Center acknowledges its indebtedness for the success of the camp to Misses Winnik, Sheier, Stark, and Rapkin, and to Mr. Futowsky. Jews May Not Bathe in Wann-see, Nazi Order Berlin. (J.T.A.) Notices were displayed outside the Wannsee Lake, on the outskirts of Berlin, prohibiting Jews from entering. The order was signed by State Commissar Klein. According to explanations advanced by the authorities, the order was due to the number of complaints received lately from Aryans objecting to "Jews swarming all over the place." REGISTRATION OPEN AFTER LABOR DAY Registration for the greatest cultural program ever to be offered by The Jewish Center will start after Labor day and will continue throughout September. Lecture series and studies of the arts will hold a prominent place in the extensive list of activities which The Center is planning for its 1933-34 season. Louis Gothelf, director of The Center school of art and art director of the Davidson theater players, will conduct classes in drawing and painting Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30. His classes will be open to adults only. Samuel Gantz, former art instructor at Temple Emanu-El, will conduct junior classes in art on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 4:30 to 6. Registration fees for Mr. Gothelf's courses will amount to $5.00 for a semester of 3 months, and those for Mr. Gantz's will be $3.00 for a semester of 3 months. Morse Darasoff, instructor of dancing, will be prepared to conduct the largest classes in Center history. New this year is the feature of no charge to members beyond a $1 registration OPEN "UNIVERSITY IN EXILE" WITH GERMAN FACULTY (Continued from Pare 1) tense of maintaining the gold standard for the present mark, which it issued when the now worthless billions upon billions of the people's hard-earned money had been thrown by it into the junk heap without a penny of compensation to the holders. "Gold standard indeed! True, it still finds, by hook or crook, the tens of millions to squander on world-wide reckless, lying propaganda and on the elaborate preparations it is making for war, which is the only hope of the present regime, by squeezing its people dry with crushing taxes. "There is no corner of the earth where it could borrow a dollar, no matter if it confiscated and piled mountain-high the remaining wealth of its unfortunate citizens. This is indeed the beginning of the retribution that will overtake it. There is far more to come, as the aftermath of this incredible crime of the centuries. Calls Boycott a Better Reply "Why sell our birthright for a mess of pottage? If we must pay forcible ransom to this outlaw government of gangsters who have kidnapped our brethren and are starving, torturing and holding them as hostages by requiring them to leave their property behind them as a condition of their release, so be it. That would be far preferable to making the amazing bargain that has been proposed. We shall find a way to get even with these pirates and hold-up men masquerading as a government. "We shall be faithless to our duty if we lose this sad opportunity of using the powerful economic weapon in our hands to teach the lesson that we are living in a civilized age in which the world will not tolerate the unspeakable crimes of which this Nazi gang of crooks, bigots and fanatics are guilty by their own confession. "I ask you here and now to instruct your representatives to break loose from the compromise movement and support the boycott. That does not mean that you shall not co-operate with them as well as with us and all other bodies in appealing to the ing their government in this hellish campaign. "What have these amiable gentlemen accomplished, and what do they hope or expect to accomplish in the way of stemming this conflagration of civilization by their feather-duster methods? You cannot put out a fire, and especially that kind of a fire, by just looking on until the mad flames, fanned by the winds of hate, have destroyed everything. "What we are proposing, and have already gone far toward doing, is to prosecute a purely defensive economic boycott that will undermine the Hitler regime and bring the German people to their senses by destroying their export trade on which their very existence depends. They have flaunted, and persist in flaunting and defying world opinion. "We propose to and are organizing world opinion to express itself in the only way Germany can be made to understand. Hitler and his mob will not permit their people to know how they are regarded by the outside world. We shall force them to learn in the only way open to us. "There is nothing new in the use of the economic boycott as an instrument of justice. The Covenant of the League of Nations expressly provides in these identical words for its use to bring recalcitrant nations to terms. Says Roosevelt Sets Precedent "President Roosevelt, whose wise statesmanship and vision are the wonder of the civilized world, is invoking it in furtherance of his noble conception for the readjustment of the relations between capital and labor under the terms of the sweeping Industrial Recovery Act, to the end that labor shall receive a more just share of the wealth it creates. He is about to enlist the consumers of the country in a national campaign in which they pledge themselves to boycott all manufacturers, jobbers and retailers who fail to subscribe to the codes and to buy only from those who have assented and who are thereby privileged to fly the Blue Eagle of the NRA. What more exalted precedent do our timid friends want? "Each of you, Jew and Gentile Center's Face Lifted As New Season Starts A newly decorated and renovated Center will meet the eyes of visitors when they enter the halls of Milwaukee's Jewish cultural and recreational institution. Paint has been dabbed about profusely to lend a smart, fresh appearance to whatever spots meet the eye. The handball courts in particular have been freshly whitened for another season of battering play. The feet of gymnasium habitues will patter about on a brand new floor, as will the feet of dancers when said floor is periodically metamorphosed into a ballroom. The Center's physical plant, in short, has been prepared to accommodate adequately the increased crowds which its expanded program will attract during the coming season. Y O R K' NEW "IN THE HEART OF universities for some 50 men. France has found many places, especially for men working in the applied sciences. Universities of World Open Haven "The University of Palestine has raised funds to establish chairs for some. Switzerland, Holland, Belgium and Spain are exhibiting hospitality to German scholars in proportion to their resources. Even Jugoslavia, Turkey, Egypt and China are bestirring themselves to find places for German scholars, as a protest in behalf of academic liberty. We have an extensive organization in the United States which, is raising funds for the temporary placement of German scholars in various universities. "It is a conservative estimate that down to the present one hundred German scholars, out of the eight hundred, soon to be increased to 1,500, have been placed abroad." Pointing out that Germany has its own methods, traditions and values, Dr. Johnson argued that a place should be found abroad not only for the scholars but for the "exiled" German university system. This, he said, was the point of the "University in Exile," which will function along the traditional German lines of instruction. Discussing the work of the committee, and of the sponsors of the idea, he said: "A vote of the board of directors of the New School authorized a plan for raising funds to support a graduate faculty in the political and social sciences, as a first unit in a "University in Exile." A group of distinguished Americans were invited to serve as an advisory committee, exercising IN NEW YORK 1 League of Nations, as we are now ar alike, who has not already enlisted in ranging to do, though I fear from ... Mrt . .1 past experience with little hope of , 0 T. . . ' . . - " ... f success, except in securing tne tuning RO d d . Germany. You must concession of forcing Nansen pass- .:4.i. V": refuse deal with to any merchant or AT A SENSIBLE PRICE Right in the center of things . . . The LINCOLN . . . excellent in service . . . cordial in tone . . . offers 1,400 sunlit rooms, each with radio, servidor and bath-with-shower! Also . . . delicious food at sensible prices in the NEW Dining Room, Grill and Cafeteria. $2.50 SINGLE $3.50 DOUBLE HOTEL LINCOLN 44th to 45th St. - 8th Avenue, New York JOHN T. WEST, General Manager ui ii shopkeeper who sells any German-made goods or who patronizes German ships or shipping. "In conclusion, permit me again to thank you for this heartening reception and to assure you that, with your support and with that of our millions of non-Jewish friends, we will drive the last nail in the coffin of bigotry and fanaticism that has dared raise its ugly head to slander, belie and disgrace 20th century civilization." with respect to this graduate faculty virtually the function of trustees. "The personnel of the committee consists of Governor Cross of Connec ports, for which there is abundant precedent. "We owe it not only to our persecuted brethren but to the entire world to now strike in self-defense a blow that will free humanity from a repetition of this incredible outrage. If we once admit, as is insisted by the German Government, that such fiendish persecution of the people of one race or creed is an internal domestic affair and not a world concern, how are we to know whose turn will be next? "Now or never must all the nations of the earth make common cause against the monstrous claim that the slaughter, starvation and annihilation, by a country that has reverted to barbarism, of its own innocent and defenseless citizens without rhyme, reason or excuse, is an 'internal affair' against which the rest of the world must stand idly by and not lift a hand in defense." What Lies Behind Hitlerism? What Lies Behind War? Bigotry, Stupidity, Violence, Hatred: Forces Which Seek to Block Man's Progress fee, which entitles all members to 24 lessons in ballroom, ballad, interpretive, and other forms of danicng. The classes will start October 15 and will continue until April 15. Non-members will be permitted to join the classes on recommendation of members for a registration fee of $2. Informality will be the keynote of a lecture series to be offered by Edwin D. Sanderson, student of economics with degrees from Illinois and Michigan. Mr. Sanderson's, first lecture group, "Economically Speaking," makes up a course in fundamental practical economics "so designed and constructed as to meet the needs of those in business activity who know how things happen but would like to know why." A non-technical course in commercial law will follow, to be succeeded by a study of social problems, with particular reference to Jewish life in America. The easy, fraternal atmosphere which will surround the lectures, together with the modest registration fee, is expected to draw a large number of students. Summer Members May Extend Terms The Center invites members who joined for the summer period to continue their memberships by applying them for the full annual term. The summer period ends September 15, and those who wish to join The Center after that period may keep their memberships by resuming payments. This offer is being extended as well to members of the indoor camp, who may apply payment on that project toward a full year's membership at The Center. Indoor Camp Ends After Great Season The third summer indoor camp sponsored by The Jewish Center ended Thursday, August 24 with an outing at Bradford Beach. Handicraft, music, dramatics, gymnastic games, swimming, and outings were weekly features of the camp. One of the highlights was a water carnival, at which Robert Pentler and Harry Kolmas gave a detailed life saving exhibition, assisted by Miss 1 Double Purpose of Campaign ! Mr. Untermyer said that the boy- cott campaign was twofold: defensive j ticut, John Dewey, President Neilson of Smith College, President Hutchins of the University of Chicago, Mr. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Felix Frankfurter, Charles C. Burlingham, Professor Robert Maclver, George A. Plimpton, Herbert Bayard Swope, Ernest Gruening and Professor Edwin R. A. Seligman. "The raising of funds was carried on without any formal organization and without publicity. In spite of the difficulties of the times a sufficient volume of pledges was promptly secured to justify the opening of negotiations with a group of German scholars, selected with a view to functioning effectively as an organic research and teaching unit. A Boon to Students Here Dr. Johnson pointed out that the university undoubtedly would be valuable to graduate students who, in other times, would have been advised to take a year's work in Germany. "It is hard to conceive," he said, "of any American professor offering such advice at the present time. The German faculties are too seriously disorganized through loss of many of the ablest members of their staffs, and the spirit of the professors, forced to weigh every word with a view to the danger of political discipline, would not be conducive to effective teaching. If our students cannot resort to Germany to familiarize themselves with German methods we can set up a German faculty in New York, where teacher and student alike will feel absolutely free to follow the truth wherever it may lead." and constructive. "On the defensive side will be the economic boycott against all German goods, shipping and services," he said. "On the constructive side will be an appeal to the League of Nations to construe and enforce the labor union provisions of the Versailles Treaty and the written promises made by Germany, whilst the treaty was under negotiation, to protect its minorities, which have been flagrantly violated by its disfranchisement and persecution of the German Jew. "As to the boycott, strange to say, a mere handful in number but powerful in interest of our thoughtless but doubtless well-intentioned Jews seem obsessed or friehtened at the bare Our descendants will contemplate it as we do cannibalism, human sacrifice, witch-burning. The glory has departed from war: likewise the profit. Who won the great World War? Who won the San Francisco earthquake ? " The war cost 333 billion dollars. Who paid? Both victor and vanquished. We can overcome war. It will be achieved by the minority which is dedicated to the cause of progress. They will lead the passive herd to new heights of Civilization. Where do you stand in this struggle? What is your contribution to this constructive effort? You cannot devote time to it, perhaps. You are too busy. But you can devote money. You can at least give a dollar. If every reader of this appeal sent us a dollar, in stamps, check, money order or registered mail, we could secure several hundred thousand dollars worth of advertising space for our message. We could go ahead with our project for a great (international campaign. Other peace groups are focused upon details of the problem. Many are directed towards perfecting the already organized machinery for Peace. We are devoting our attention to a vital factor, moulding mass but for the satisfaction of knowing that you have put your shoulder to the wheel of Progress: you have aligned yourself with the evolutionary process, you have not been a passive slacker in man's struggle toward the stars. Let us leave this swamp of Hate, Prejudice, Suspicion and Fear and climb to the uplands of Justice, Confidence, Co-operation and Fellowship. Our Board Members and Endorsers Include: Rabbi Jonah B. Wise Bruce Barton Stanley Hijth Mary E. Woolley Mrs. Rebekah Kohut Prof. Franz Boas Mrs. Alexander Weinberg Prof. Benj. R. Andrews James G. McDonald Walter Dill Scott Rabbi Sidney Goldstein Norman Thomas Alvin Johnson Theresa Mayer Durlaeh Dr. Max Wlnklef Estelle M. Sternberger Prof. Harry Allen Overstrect Prof. Carlton J. H. Hayes Dr. Lynn Harold Hough Tucker P. Smith Rev. Reinhold Mebuhr Bennett Chappie Dr. George S. Counts Dr. Alvin C. Goddard Dr. John D. Finlayson Rev. Walter Getty Frank .W. Nye Ray Newton E. Raymond Wilson Herbert S. Houston Elvira Fradkin and others. THERE are three basic causes of war: economic, psychological and political. We must combat war on all three fronts. The same three causes explain Hitlerism. The fight against war is definitely related to the fight against Hitlerism. Philosophically considered, it is all a part of the evolutionary struggle, of the attempt to bring order out of chaos, of the effort to impose control upon the blind forces of Nature, of the struggle of Intelligence to dominate Emotion. There can be but one issue Victory for the forces of Reason, Justice and Righteousness. The constructive forces will inevitably finally control the destructive. But how soon? Sooner than most men realize. The period from 1830 to 1930 introduced more revolutionary and drastic changes in human life upon this planet than 10,000 years of previous history. From man's viewpoint the earth shrank 90 per cent in size. The machine age increased man's productive power a thousand fold: likewise his destructive power. In the light of these vast changes how stupid to say that "Because we've always had war, wje always shall have war." War has become so terrible that it has sounded its own death knell. The great mammoths became so huge that they could not find food to support them and they became extinct. War will soon become obsolete. Hay Fever Sufferers: GET RELIEF AT I DfiescDirit EAGLE RIVER, WIS. mention of the word boycott. It signifies and conjures up to them images of force and illegality, such as have on occasions in the past characterized struggles between labor unions and their employes. And these timid souls are capitalists and employers. The word and all that it. implies are hateful to their ears. "In point of fact, it signifies nothing of the kind. Inese gentlemen do not know what they are talking or thinking about. Instead of surrendering to their vague fears and half-baked ideas, our first duty is to educate thern as to what is meant by a purely defensive, economic boycott, and what we are doing and proposing. Boycott Only Weapon "Admittedly, the boycott is our only really effective weapon. These gentlemen who are taking counsel of their groundless fears to the exclusion of their reason have done nothing and have no program except to attempt to arouse world opinion, which is and has been from the outset on our side, as it was bound to be because of this brutal, senseless, unprovoked assault upon civilization. "It is not necessary to belittle or underrate their accomplishments, if their aimless, fruitless endeavors in that direction may be so dignified in recognition of their good intentions, barren of results as they have been. "It is sufficient that their efforts have proven unavailing and that , the campaign of 'Schrecklichkeit' not only goes on unabated in the face of unanimous world opinion, but that it is spreading, mcreasing in intensity, and that the masses of the German people, misled by false government propaganda and the suppression of free speech and of the press, are either voluntarily or through fear of punishment at the hands of their despotic rulers, support- Help us not for our sake but for your own; not merely for your physical safety "The Ideal Spot for Your Vacation" Eagle Waters Resort adjoins the sportiest golf course in Northern Wisconsin. Here, too, you will find all the enjoyable outdoor sports. 7,000 feet lake frontage in Virgin Pines. Hotel and private cottages containing hot and cold running water, showers, electric lights, etc. September Rates: $25.00 per Week American Plan Address reservations request to: 'EAGLE WATERS RESORT, Eagle River, Wis. 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