World Press Digest

The Echo, organ of the United Order True Sisters, publishes the following editorial on the attitude of Jewish mothers towards war and peace:

As mothers we can assume only one position on the question, the position of all intelligent people who realize how seriously the future of civilization is threatened by the menace of a second World War. We must oppose militarists no matter what disguise they may put on. We must oppose every move of the war-mongers and every form of preparation for war.

As mothers, we must oppose militarism in education. We must put on an uncompromising battle against the way militarism is fed to our sons in summer camps, in text books and in the various forms of military training, often disguised as physical education.

JEWS CONCUR IN PRAISE FOR KING

Commenting on the Silver Jubilee of King George, the Synagogue Review, a London publication, says:

All that has been written already and will be written concerning King George’s personal character and his bearing during the twenty-five years of a troubled and difficult rein will be echoed by Jews in common with all others. The contrast between the present position and prestige of this country compared with almost all others throughout the civilized world is remarkable today in most respects. Most particularly, however, is the freedom and the peace of this realm a matter for the deepest gratitude on the part of Jewry.

NAZI MEMORY IS VERY SHORT

Ludwig Lore, in his column in the New York Post, commenting on the order of Joseph Buerckel, Nazi Commissioner in the Saar, not to accept philanthropic contributions from Jews, says:

Needless to say, it was not a sudden dawning of decency that prompted Herr Buerckel to issue these instructions. The Saar Commissar is a rabid anti-Semite. It was he who declared, that “We will drive the Jew back into the ghetto.” Coming from this man the above order was undoubtedly intended as a blow to the pride and self-respect of every Jewish citizen.

How quickly these gentlemen forget! In the years after the war, when Germany’s need was greatest, German and other Jews in the U. S. A. sent millions of dollars to the people of the Reich to feed German women and children. Many a good young Nazi who cries for vengeance against the “Jewish despoiler” of his fatherland would have perished of hunger and want in his early childhood but for the helpfulness of some Jew in the United States whose pro-German sentiments braved the storm of American patriotic disapproval when many a good German patriot and latter-day Nazi succumbed with an American flag in his buttonhole.

THE EXCAVATIONS AT LACHISH

The Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, commenting on the recent excavations in Palestine at Lachish, says:

The excavations of Mr. Starkey at ancient Lachish (Tel Adduweir), which are yielding such important material for all periods of Palestinian and Israelite history have furnished invaluable evidence bearing on our problem. In 1934 he uncovered a Canaanite temple on the edge of the great mound, with three successive phases, all belonging to Late Bronze. The third phase is shown by its pottery to belong to the thirteenth century B. C.; Starkey dates it more precisely to the first half of the reign of Rameses II, about 1195-1162 B. C., i. e., according to the new Borchardt chronology, 1301-1168 B. C. There can be no question about the competence of Mr. Starkey and Mr. Harding in matters of pottery, but one may be permitted to doubt whether the absolute dates are entirely correct.

QUESTIONS SUPERIORITY OF OLDER IMMIGRANTS

The Spokesman of Louisville, Ky., on the question of whether the later immigration to America is actually inferior, says editorially:

Attacks on the present immigration laws by persons demanding that the doors to the United States be closed tight almost invariably are based on the premise that immigrants to the United States after 1890 were generally of an inferior type to those who preceded.

Although the probability is great that this assumption is based on fact, we have lived long enough to know nothing is certain until it has been definitely established by investigation or research. At present there is no actual data proving the superiority of the old immigrant over the new. In fact, indications are that just the opposite may be true. It is common knowledge that book dealers find an unbelievably small sale in the South were the stock is almost 100 per cent native-born, while in the East and North where most of our new immigrants have settled, book selling is a substantial industry.

A representative of Mayor La Guardia and a large delegation of American-Jewish sports fans will greet members of the American Maccabi team when they return today on the Italian liner, Conte di Savoia.

The athletes, headed by David White, took first in the track and field competitions at the Tel Aviv games.

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