Louis E. Miller, noted Yiddish editor, who died last Sunday at 61, was laid to rest yesterday on Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. The funeral, which was arranged by the Jewish Writers’ Club in conjunction with the “Day,” of whose editorial staff Mr. Miller had been a member, was attended by a large number of admirers of the late editor and many Jewish newspapermen. The burial ceremonies were very simple, in accordance with Mr. Miller’s last wish.
Eulogies were made at the burial by Dr. S. Margoshes, editor of the “Day,” Joseph Barondess, Dr. Lichtenstein, Mr. Miller’s physician and personal friend and Joel Entin, also a close friend of the deceased.
Mr. Miller was one of the founders and first editors of the “Jewish Daily Forward” and later founded and edited for many years the “Warheit,” now defunct. Since 1926 he had been on the staff of the “Day.”
FREETHINKERS TO APPEAL TO U.S. SUPREME COURT ON RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION
An appeal to the United States Supreme Court from the recent decision of the New York Court of Appeals upholding the religious training of public school children during school hours at churches selected by parents will be made by the Freethinkers’ Society of New York. John C. Mahon, attorney for the society announced.
“I can afford to continue to get beaten in defense of the laws and Constitution of this State and country,” said Mr. Mahon, “but I do not believe the courts of this State and country can afford to continue to decide squarely against the laws and Constitution and the best decisions of the courts and educational authorities.
“Courts have held on occasions that witchcraft is true, that evolution is untrue, and that religious instruction may be given during regular school hours to pupils under the laws and Constitution–without affecting in the least the truths denied.”
JEWISH COMMUNAL ACTIVITIES
The completion of the Jewish Centre of University Heights, 174th Street and Nelson Avenue, Bronx, was marked Sunday by dedication ceremonies, concluding with a dinner in the evening. The new buildings, constructed from the designs of J. J. Gloster, architect, cost $350,000 and include a synagogue, class rooms, and a gymnasium.
Sol. M. Stroock, president of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies; Abraham Grenthal and Rabbi L L. Bril were the speakers.
Contributions of $15,250 received by the Young Men’s Hebrew Association $1,500,000 Building Fund Campaign, brought the total of contributions at the close of the third week of the campaign up to $1,057,625.
The contributions included an unsolicited donation of $1,000 from the “Literary Digest”; $5,000 from S. A. Leidesdorl; $2,000 from Philip Lehman: $2,000 from Morris Fatman: $1,500 from Elias A. Cohen and $1,000 from Bernard F. Gimbel.
The discovery of a rich store of early Israelite pottery by the Mizpah expedition of the Pacific School of Religion under Prof. William C. Bade, has resulted in a decision to extend the operations of the expedition into the summer, an Associated Press despatch from Jerusalem states.
In an area adjacent to the ancient Semitic temple found ten days ago, the expedition discovered two closed cisterns hewn out of the bed rock. The importance of the find was recognized immediately and the Governor of Jerusalem accepted an invitation to open the cisterns.
Thy contained a rich collection of early Israelite pottery, including forms entirely new to ceramics in the Near East