Sapiro-ford Libel Suit Postponed Till March 15
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Sapiro-ford Libel Suit Postponed Till March 15

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The $1,000,000 libel suit of Aaron Sapiro, of Chicago, against Henry Ford and “The Dearborn Independent” has been postponed until March 15. Opening of the trial had been scheduled for next Monday.

The postponement was at the request of Senator James M. Reed of Missouri, chief of defense counsel.

Judge Fred M. Raymond also ordered redrafting of the 200-page plea of defense attorneys after an attack upon its property by Sapiro’s counsel.


Pleas for a wider interest in the Hebrew Union College, were voiced at a dinner held last night, (Tuesday) at the Metropolis Club, 105 West 57th Street, given to the Board of Governors of the institution by New York members of the Executive Board of the Union. Ludwig Vogelstein, chairman of the Executive Board of the Union, presided, and among those who spoke were Adolph S. Ochs, Louis Marshall, Alfred M. Cohen, chairman of the Board of Governors, and Dr. Julian Morgenstern, president of the Hebrew Union College.

Mr. Ochs, who heads a committee which is seeking an Endowment Fund of $5,000,000, reviewed the progress made by him in this direction, and stated that he was somewhat disappointed in the poor response to his appeals for aid for the institution.

Mr. Marshall deplored the lack of interest and support given to Jewish educational work by Jews. Money is poured out, he said, for every type of aid, but it appears difficult to obtain funds for a movement that aims to Judaize the Jews, teaching them the faith of their fathers, instilling in them a love for their traditions, inspiring them to develop into Jewish leaders. Since 1914, he stated, $85,000,000 was raised in this country for suffering Jewry abroad, and yearly, he announced, $20,000,000 is subscribed by Jews throughout the country for local Jewish projects-such as hospitals, Federations of Jewish Charities, Orphanages, Homes for the Aged, etc. A rather insignificant sum is expended on Jewish educational activities. He blamed the indifference of the Jew toward his religion, on the parents who take no interest in their religion. He also criticized the college Jew who boasts of his Godlessness.

Mr. Cohen gave a picture of Jewish life throughout the country as it had been developed through the aid of those who were graduated from the Hebrew Union College.

Dr. Morgenstern gave a review of the progress made by the Hebrew Union College in its 52 years of existence. Of 264 graduates of the institution, he said. 178 today occupy pulpits in all parts of the United States, one in Canada, and two in England. Nine graduates are members of the Faculty of the College, he added, and four are engaged in Jewish social work; three are directors of Hillel Foundations, and seven are leaders in other forms of Jewish activity.

Among those present at the dinner were: Ludwig Vogelstein, Dr. Julian Morgenstern, Adolph S. Ochs, Alfred M. Cohen, Louis Marshall, Dr. H. G. Enelow, Henry M. Toch, Dr. David Philipson, Joseph H. Hagedorn, Rabbi James G. Heller, Rabbi David Lefkowitz, Philip J. Goodhart, Rabbi Jonah B. Wise, A. N. Franzblau, Dr. William Rosenau, Arthur Hays Suizberger, Dr. Nathan Stern, Benjamin Veit, Rabbi J. B. Pollack, Benjamin Mielziner. Maurice J. Freiberg, David M. Bressler, Dr. Albert H. Freiberg, Leslie V. Marks, Dr. Solomon Lowenstein, Rabbi I. E. Marcuson, Carl E. Pritz, Dr. Isaac Landman and Mr. Samuel M. Newburger.

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