Berlin (Dec. 10)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)
The German Peace Society at its annual meeting which was just concluded at Mannheim, adopted a resolution proposed by Professor Ueberle urging the branches of the society to combat the anti-Semitic movement. The resolution read:
“This general meeting of the German Peace Society directs the attention of German public opinion to the resolution unanimously adopted by the International Peace Congress in Geneva, calling upon all Pacifists to fight against the anti-Semitic movement which endangers internal peace. This general meeting calls upon all local groups of the German Peace Society to include the fight against anti-Semitism as an integral part of their activity.”
Ben Gold, Communist leader in the Furriers’ Union, told a mass meeting at Cooper Union that in the recent strike $840,342.27 was disbursed and that the deficit existing at the end of the strike was $411,000, of which $72,000 has since been repaid.
Gold denounced Matthew Woll and other American Federation of Labor officers for what he termed “betrayal of the strikers” and defied the federation and the officers of the International Furriers’ Union to attempt to break the hold of the “left wing” on the local situation.
The flogging of Wimberly E. Brown, an attorney, by a band of hooded men near Lyons, Ga., Friday night, has brought from Governor Clifford Walker a warning that martial law will be declared “if the regular processes of the courts fail to curb these outrages.” Nathan Bedford Forrest, head of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Georgia, issued a statement terming the incident “an unspeakable outrage.”
Those in the band “wore robes in imitation of the Klan regalia, but were not in any sense Klansmen,” Mr. Forrest said, and added that the Klan will offer a reward for the apprehension of those involved.
Samuel B. Hamburger, lawyer and philanthorpist, for the last seventeen years President of the Central Synagogue, New York, died suddenly on Tuesday.
Mr. Hamburger had been a member of the Synagogue for fifty-seven years. For thirty-five years he was Principal of its religious school.
For twenty-eight years Mr. Hamburger was a trustee of the Educational Alliance, during much of that period being Chairman of the Committee on Religious Work.
Mr. Hamburger had been identified with the Jewish Board of Guardians and its associated institutions, serving for many years as Chairman of the Committee on Hawthorne and Cedar Knolls Schools.
Mark Workman, Canadian Jewish philanthropist, who recently contributed $20,000 to the United Jewish Campaign, has been named Chairman of the Montreal Keren Hayesod Campaign, which Dr. Weizmann is to inaugurate. The National Council of the Canadian Zionist Organization at its meeting on December 27, decided to inscribe the name of Louis Marshall in the Golden Book of the Jewish National Fund.