A statement concerning the case of Charles A. Levine, owner and passenger of the Columbia on its trans Atlantic non-stop flight to Germany, was issued by United States government officials to a representative of The Day”, the Yiddish daily which criticized President Coolidge and members of his cabinet for their failure to mention Levine’s name in their congratulatory messages to Ambassador Schurman. The statment was issued to the newspaper representative by a high government official in the name of Secretary of State Kellogg.
“Levine’s name was not mentioned because he was considered as a passenger. Notwithstanding the fact that everyone appreciated Mr. Levine’s courage in undertaking the flight, we felt that the official congratulations belonged to the aviator. Later, when it was learned that Mr. Levine had helped navigate the airship on its flight, recognition was expressed in the congratulations to both. It is regrettable that this incident was given a false interpretation. It must be clear to everyone that this attitude in no way represents an act of discrimination against Levin for any reason whatsoever,” the statement declared.
The statement also pointed out that in the telegram of President Coolidge to President von Hindenburg, Le the Japanese Sea to the Black Sea, to Leningrad, and to the frontier we have been permitted to go and see whatever we pleased.
“I wish more people could have an opportunity of satisfying themselves about the earnestness of these people, and the Government who try to work out their still very knotty problems. Surely their finance ideas are different from ours. but things are changing every day, and it has been a wonderful experience to see how they are trying to satisfy the masses and educate them. though that during this time of evolution some people have to go through painful processes of readjustment cannot be denied, but, after seeing the treasures, not only in the Crown Jewels. but the riches of the country, and after admiring such galleries as PHermitage of Leningrad, one feels that the feeling for the beautiful and the things worth while in life have not been fogotten in that country. It is to be hoped that in their relationship with other nations such readjustments can soon be achieved which will be satisfactory to all sides.” Mr. Warburg concluded.
New regulations, scheduled to go into full effect next Dec. 1. which would bar naturalized Canadians from traveling between their Canadian homes and places of employment in the United States, were attacked in a letter to President Coolidge. made public by Representative Emanuel Celier of Brookiyn.
Albert Lorsch. founder of the precious stone business of Albert Lorsch amp; Co., lnc., left an estate appraised at $3,190,350. He gave $5.000 each to the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, Mount Sinai Hospital and the United Hebrew Charitis, $2,000 to Montefiore Home and $1,000 earn to the Home for Aged and Infirna Hebrews. the Hebrew Technical Institute and the Educational Alliance.
The Beth El Jewish Center of Flatbush will lay the cornerstone for its new building this afternoon.
Among the speakers will be Congressman Carley. Alderman Cox. Rabbi B. Le n Hurwitz of the Bay Ridge Jewish Center. Rabbi J. J. Newman of the Kings Highway Jewish Center, Rabbi A. M. Heller of the Flatbush Center and Rabbi Jacob Granowitz of Congregation Beth El.