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Charles H. Joseph has been editor of the “Jewish Criterion” of Pittsburgh for over twenty-five years. He also is the author of the syndicated page “Random Thoughts”, appearing in fifteen of the principal Jewish weeklies. Mr. Joseph is the outstanding paragrapher of the English-Jewish press and has a larger reading public than any English-Jewish journalist in the country.

Among those present at the reception given by ## Monday Opera Club in honor of Grand ##chess Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of the Grand ##ke Cyril who has vodka dreams of the Return of the Romanoffs, were Mr. and Mrs. S. Stanwood ##enden. Now I can understand why Mr. Men## so strenuously objected to the entry of Countess Karolyi to this country. God save America from the Colonial Dames and the Men##!

Benjamin P. Chass of Pittsburgh sent a copy of John Kenneth Turner’s book “Shall It Be Again?” to the Carnegie Library in that city but John H. Lette, the Director, refused to place the book on the shelves for general circulation. Said it was anti-American. But it is the same Mr. ## who accepted Henry Ford’s “Dearborn Independent” for general circulation. I think Mr. ##eete should also have been honored with an in##itation to meet the Grand Duchess.

It seems that there isn’t so much objection to Maurice Samuels saying “You Gentiles!” as to the way he says it. I strongly suspect that he is sticking his tongue out besides. Very unbecoming Maurice, very unbecoming.

August Belmont was an example of complete assimilation. That’s one way of solving your Jewish troubles. But not the self-respecting way.

The increase of Jewish power in Palestine has been, still is and always will be a source of annoyance to the Vatican. The Catholic Church would like to see an Immigration Law introduced that would practically exclude the Jew. When it comes to wirepulling the Vatican is Past Master and unless I am very much mistaken you will soon see not me but several fine Italian hands pulling wires to prevent the Jews from obtaining the dominating position in the Holy Land.

So the stage folk are going to honor Felix Warburg for his philanthropies by giving him a dinner next Sunday evening. He deserves all the honor that is accorded him. Mr. Warburg typifies the finest type in American Jewry. He not only has the manners of a gentleman, but which is of more importance, he has the heart of a gentleman. Sometimes we can buy manners, but a heart that’s different! Maybe some of you missed reading of Mr. Warburg’s taking a thousand mile trip the other day to participate in the cornerstone buying of a “Y” and contributing ten thousand dollars to the fund. That incident sums up effectively the character of Felix Warburg.

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