Warsaw (Mar. 31)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Senator David Schreiber, who has been elected one of the secretaries to the Senate, speaking at the meeting of the Senate during the discussion on the budget, stated that the Jewish Senators would vote for the budget as a State need. At the same time, they wanted to make it clear that the Jews entertained grave doubts concerning the constitutional justice as well as the economic possibilities of the budget. The budget was too large, he said. The masses of the population were living in poverty. The screw of taxation had been turned to the utmost. It was impossible to increase the State expenditure any further.
The Jewish population, Senator Schreiber said, had placed great hopes in the present Government. They had received with gratification the statement made by the vice-premier, Professor Bartel, that the Government recognizes economic anti-Semitism as being dangerous to the State. It was true that there had since been a number of improvements in the position of the Jews, but they were still waiting for the wise words of Professor Bartel to be finally carried into effect.
“Unfortunately,” he said, “we have been disillusioned. The Czarist restrictions against the Jews still apply in Poland. The compulsory Sunday closing law and other injustices against the Jews have not been removed, and no account has been taken either of the economic or the national political demands of the Jews. We demand,” Senator Schreiber concluded, “the realization of the just Jewish demands, and then we Jews will from all points of view take up our stand in support of the Government.”
Mrs. Feiga Barondess, mother of Joseph Barondess who died Thursday night, was buried in the Beth David Cemetery on Friday.
Unveiling of a statue of the late Dr. Henry W. Frauenthal was held Sunday at the Hospital for Joint Diseases of which he was the founder. The twenty-first annual meeting of the hospital board took place following the unveiling exercises.