Vienna (May. 24)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Further details of the organization of the anti-Semitic International and its plans were learned here.
It appears that the headquarters of the International, located in Vienna, are presided over by a directorate of five, consisting of Professor Alexander Cuza of Roumania. Theodor Fritsch of Germany, Mrs. Nesta Webster of England. General Neschvolodov of Russia and Deputy Franz Ulain of Hungary. Anti-Semitic dictatorships were to be proclaimed in Roumania. Hungary, Austria and Bavaria during the month of April. This plan, however, could not be carried out because of the sudden disclosure of the Hungarian counterfeiting plot. It was also learned that the anti-Semitic international planned an attack on the “Judaized Catholic church” because of the fact that numerous church leaders in Europe refused to turn the church into an instrument for anti-Semitic propaganda.
12,000 AT YESHIVA MUSIC FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK
Twelve thousand persons, many of whom paid $100 for individual tickets and $1,500 for boxes, crowded Madison Square Garden Sunday evening to hear a concert participated in by leading Jewish musicians and operatic artists, and to assist in raising a million dollar Yeshiva College now being crected on Amsterdam Avenue, between 186th and 188th Streets.
Mayor Walker extended the city’s greetings, and there were addresses by Gustavus A. Rogers, Chairman of the Festival Committee, and Samuel Levy, Chairman of the Executive Committee.
The musical program, which was devoted exclusively to Jewish compositions, was arranged by Ossip Gabrilowitsch, who appeared also as soloist and dirtected some of the numbers. The greater part of the conducting was by Alexander Smallens, director of the Philadelphia Opera. The feature of the evening was the premiere of the prelude and third act of a new historical opera by P. J. Engels, entitled “King Solomon.” Cantor Josef Rosenblatt took the stellar role of Achija, the prophet.
DR. I. SIMCHONI DIES IN BERLIN
Dr. I. Simchoni, weil known Hebrew scholar, died in Berlin, cabled advices received in New York state.
Dr. Simchoni, who translated Josephus Flavius’ “Jewish Wars against the Romans” into Hebrew, was a noted scholar in Jewish history and ancient Jewish literature. He was coeditor of the Encyclopedia Hebraica. He was 37 years of age.