Jewish Members, Ousted by Michiwaukee Golf Club, Enter Legal Suit
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Jewish Members, Ousted by Michiwaukee Golf Club, Enter Legal Suit

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The attempt of the Michiwaukee Golf Club to oust the 32 Jews who are on its rolls, has now reached the court stage. Three suits were filed in circuit court, stating the fact that eight Jewish members of the club have been asked by the board of directors to resign and charging that this is the beginning of an effort to force all of them out of the club.

Charles and Adolph Polacheck are plaintiffs in one of the suits. They are stockholders in the land company which owns 120 acres of the land which is leased by the golf club. The complaint charges that the officers and directors of the club, who are also the officers and directors of the land company, are acting contrary to the best interests of the land company, and asks that they be removed.

Max Polacheck is complainant in another suit. He points out that the club suffered a deficit of $1,000 in 1927 and that the actions of the directors asking the resignations would increase the deficit, thus imperiling the financial stability of the club. He also demands that the present officers and directors be removed.

The third suit was filed by Joseph N. Dribben. He also received a letter asking him to ‘resign and resigned forthwith. The complaint asserts that the request to him was not made in good faith and now asks the court to annul the action of the directors in accepting his resignation and reinstate him as a member.

The officers of the club are named defendants in the suits. They interposed demurrers asserting that the facts are not sufficient to constitute a cause for action and requests that the complaints be dismissed.

The complaints also assert that the only consideration paid by the club to the land company for the use of the property is the taxes and that this is grossly inadequate and contrary to the best interests of the stockholders. Cancellation of the lease by which the club is using the property is asked, as is the issuance of an order restraining the company from permitting the club to use the property.


The Pacific Hebrew Orphan Asylum in San Francisco, which sheltered the late Rube R. Fogel during his youth, will receive a substantial part of the $941,400 realized at anction for some of his properties in New York City, Jewish and Catbolic institutions were also named in the will.

Mr. Fogel, who died last November, amassed a fortune of more than $2,000,000 through jewelry and real estate businesses. The Pacific Hebrew Institution, to which he was admitted in 1873, under his will received $100,000, or 49 per cent of the capital stock of his business, estimated to be worth $100,000 and the residuary estate. Mr. Fogel is said to have secretly given more than $200,000 to his early home.

Other institutions for children received gifts under the Fogel will. The Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum and the Home for Aged and Infirm Hebrews of this city got $5,000 each, the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New York received $10,000 and the Montefiore Hospital Educational Alliance and the Home for Hebrew Infants, all of New York, each received $2,000.

Don Feebs, Vienna cantor, who came to this country seven years ago, died Thursday at the Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia. He was fifty-eight years old.

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