Boys Sentenced to Jail on Charge of Desecrating Christian Holy Picture

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Three Jewish boys of this city were tried in the district court here on charges of having desecrated a Christian Holy Picture.

The accused, Abraham Munlicic, 14, and Israel Benker, 11, were sentenced to two weeks in jail, Simon Dickermann, 14, was sentenced to one week in jail. The sentences were suspended for one year. Two other Jewish boys, younger than the ones sentenced, were acquitted of the charges.

BREVITIES

The American Ort will take part in the direction of the forthcoming tour of the Hakoah Club of Vienna in the United States, a statement from the headquarters of the Ort declared. By arrangement with Mr. Nathan Agar, owner of the Brooklyn Wanderers, which is sponsoring the tour, the Ort will participate in the coming visit of the Jewish players, which is scheduled for April and May of the coming year. Preparations are already being made in Vienna, and the Club has been strengthened by the acquisition of several Jewish stars noted throughout Europe.

The last tour of the Hakoah, which gave much impetus to Jewish participation in athletics, was sponsored by the American Ort. Out of this tour has grown a persistent demand for the return of the Vienna players, culminating in an invitation extended by the United States Football Assn., and addressed to the Hakoah and to the Oesterreiches Fuss-ball Verband.

The coming tour will include visits to Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Newark and New York.

The Russian Lawyers’ Association in the United States issued a statement protesting against the reported purchase of the Russian crown jewels by Rudolph Oblatt, New York jeweler, and his partner, Norman C. Weiss, jeweler of London and Paris.

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