VICTORIA, British Columbia (Jul. 9)
Inertia on the part of the Jewish community is held responsible by Frederick Landsberg for the failure to prevent the presentation of the Passion Play in Victoria, B. C., the city which honored him a year ago by voting him as its best citizen. After single-handedly using every influence in his power to prevent it being shown in Victoria, Mr. Landsberg found that he had begun his efforts too late, due to the delay of other members in the community in coming to his aid.
As a result of his experiences, Mr. Landsberg has sounded a warning to other cities of the Pacific Coast. “I know definitely that this company is intending to present the Passion Play on other cities of the Coast, in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco,” he said. “From my experience I feel sure that they can be prevented, if action is started before full arrangements are made. In Victoria I was able to gain the sympathy and cooperation of all the city officials and clergy, but I started too late, for all arrangements had been definitely completed.”