Washington (Sep. 1)
(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
The Lord’s Day Alliance, the Anti-Saloon League, the Methodist Board of Temperance and other reform organizations have launched from their Washington headquarters a drive for funds to finance a campaign for the carrying into effect of a series of Sunday observance blue laws. They will fight for the measures in Congress which they want applied to the District of Columbia, and will seek to have these laws adopted as models in all the States.
The bills will provide “a day of rest in the District of Columbia,” close barber shops and prohibit public dancing, theatres and commercial sports. Conformity with the State laws regarding Sunday observance will be demanded for military reservations in the various States.
The purpose of the campaign for the Blue Laws, the reformers state, is to counteract the wave of crime, especially among the young.
Jack Mansfield, from Glasgow. Scotland, will leave Chicago September 10 in an attempt to set a new walking record between that city and New York. He expects to cover the distance in fifteen days, and break the record of 19 days and 22 hours set by J. W. Hawkey in 1920. Mr. Mansfield was the winner of a recent London to Brighton. 54-miles, walking conrest and holds the title of long distance champion of the British army in which he served in the Jewish Battalion in Palestine and also at Gallipoli. When the Hakoah soccer team toured the United States, he was with the team as player and coach.
Among the courses in Jewish education offered by the University College of the University of Chicago, with the co-operation of The College of Jewish Studies is a new course in Contemporary Problems of Jewish Adjustment in America and Abroad. This course will he given under the direction of Dr. A. M. Dushkin. Executive Director of the Board of Jewish Education of Chicago, with the co-operation of a number of lecturers, among whom are Professor Shailer Mathews, Deam of the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. Professor Sapir of the Anthropology Department and Dr. Louis L. Mann of the Semitic Department.
The first step toward the construction of the Jewish community Center. Workers. N. Y. was taken when excavation on the site was begun this week.
The general contract for the work was awarded to Sarrubbi Brothers and Colaneri on a bid of $150,000. The building is to he four stories in height. Among its facilities it will include an auditorium and gymnasium.