A drive for the removal of John Smith, manger of the Brighton Beach Woolworth store, for his alleged anti-Semitic statements, was opened Friday morning by the Brighton Anti-Fascist Committee with a house-to-house campaign. Petitions addressed to the Woolworth management, demanding the immediate removal of Mr. Smith, will be circulation in the entire Brighton Beach section during the next few days.
This course of action was decided upon following a special meeting of the Anti-Fascist Committee, which was adressed by Maria rialberstadt, a refugee from Germany and former high school teacher there, and Mike Green of the International Labor Defense. Green, one of eleven pickest arrested front of the Brighton Woolworth store two weeks ago urged the members of the committee to continue the boycott of the store untill assurances are given that no German goods will be sold.
Questioned about Smith’s remarks, Green said that everything would come out in the trial of the eleven pickets at the West 6th Street Court Brooklyn, Monday morning.
BIBEL SOURCE HELD ARAMAIC, NOT GREEK, SAYS SCHOLAR
That the Gospels, in their present form, represent transaltions into Common Greek of certain Aramic texts and not Greek originals, will be the subject of a free public lecture to be delivered Friday University by Dr. C. C. Torrey, professoremeritus of Semitics at Yale University.
Dr. Torrey, who is an outstanding Aramaic scholar, will present a critical defene of his thesis that some of these texts date in part as carly as the lifetime of Christ. He has stated that while these rederings from the Aramic are skillful and literal translations, the translators were “upon occasion slightly or even wholly misled by their origianals, producing what can only be called arrant nonsens.”
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR DR. LOUIS A. ARONSO
Funeral services for Dr. Lours A. Aronson, widely known neurologist, who died suddenly Wednesday at his West Ninety-first Street home, were held at Riverside Memorial Chapel on Friday.
Dr. Aronson was a graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He was assistant neurologist of the New York School, and attending neurologist at Mount Sinai for eleven years. Afterwards he served on the staffs of the Morrisania and Bronx Hospitals, and the New York infirmary for Women and Children.
The deceased was fifty-two years old. He is survived by his wife. Dr. Emma Selkin Aronson, a physician who shared his practice; by their two children and three of his sisters.
Bruno Lessing, in his column, “Vagabondia” published in the New York American, rekates a rcent encounter with a group of Nazi vacationing in Rome. “With utmost cheerfulness they told me tales of atrocities that made me shiver,” he writes from the Eternal City, continuing:
“With the naivete Characteristic of malicious children one of the Teuton sadists bemoaned the credence Americans gave to the atrocity stories in Germany.
“He actually looked surprised when I exclaimed, ‘My God! Aren’t you spreading them yourself’?
” ‘Cutting off children’s hands and that sort of thing aren’t exactly atrocities, at least we don’t call them that,’ the Hitlerite replied. In the ensuing conversation the ‘Aryan’ added, ‘If you Americans understood our Fuehrer you would love him.’
“We do love him,’ the writer said quietly, ‘It is just a misunderstanding in the use of words. When we love a man we like to see him sit on a hot stove.'”