Syracuse (Oct. 26)
Governor Herbert H. Lehman paid glowing tribute last night to the late Louis Marshall and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Marshall, at the annual Marshall memorial exercises at the Jewish Communal Center here. The memorial services were instituted fourteen years ago by the late Louis Marshall as a memorial to his parents.
In a brief address, Governor Lehman eulogized Mr. Marshall as “one of the few people to have influenced my life and my outlook towards the Jewish work and need. It was largely in 1914, while working with him at the outbreak of the war, helping our suffering brethren abroad through the aid of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, that I came in close contact with his great personality.
“One of the great by-products of that committee, of which Louis Marshall was the head at the time of his death,” the Governor stated, “was Jewish unity. There are always two things in our lives which draw us together, and they are relief of misery and suffering without any regard to race or creed, and the other is the combatting of prejudice and misunderstanding.
“I know of no one who was more generous with his time and money, more self effacing and industrious in communal affairs than Louis Marshall,” the Governor continued. “He was a great personality and a great Jew, a great lawyer, zealous worker, and a leader of our people.”
Governor Lehman was introduced by Warren Winkelstein, president, and Benjamin Stolz, honorary president, of the Center.
George M. Hyman, executive director, spoke on “Jewish Youthâ€”What Now?” Stewart F. Hancock, prominent local non-Jewish attorney, donor of the prizes in memory of the late Samuel Pearlman, who worked in his law office and showed promise of a brilliant career until his death in 1919, spoke and awarded fifteen prizes given to outstanding volunteer workers and members for constructive service to the Jewish Communal Center during the past year.
The winners were Morris Ferguson, Max Newman, Victor Taylor, Anne Govendy, Celia Lavine, Irene Rubenstein, Abraham Bernstein, Sadie Brenner, Rebecca Fox, Jack Levy, Hilda Freeman, Jacob Goldstein, Celia Hodes and Emanuel Luxenberg.