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Sir Alfred Mond Creates Storm in Parliament Defending Chamberlain Against Lloyd George

March 7, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Echoes of the secession of Sir Alfred Mond from the Liberal Party to join the Conservatives and his quarrel with Lloyd George resounded yesterday in the House of Commons during the breathtaking debate on the proposed enlargement of the League Council, the paramount question of European politics today.

Sir Alfred Mond took the floor following the long expected address of Sir Austen Chamberlain and his duel of wits with Lloyd George and Ramsay MacDonald, former Liberal and Labor Prime Ministers. Sir Alfred rose to refute the attacks of Lloyd George and Ramsay MacDonald on Sir Austen. It was Sir Alfred’s first appearance in the House of Commons since his joining the Conservative Party and his appearance was widely commented upon. Sir Alfred attacked Lloyd George, alleging that “pro-German propagauda has captured British public opinion and numerous members of the House of Commons on the question of the enlargement of the League Council. Lloyd George had suggested that the United States join the League, but the United States of America would find the present discussion the best reason for not joining the League.”

Sir Alfred Mond’s address caused many remarks. Lord Henry Cavendish Bentinck, Conservative, cried out angrily, “We don’t want your appeal,” One member cried, “Shylock.” Several Conservative members expressed annoyance at Sir Alfred’s attitude, especially when he declared that “the British Empire is more important than the League.”


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The Associated Dress Industries of America, representing dress manufacturers of various parts of the country, held its seventh annual dinner-dance in the Hotel Astor, New York on Wednesday night.

David N. Mosesenhn. Chairman of the Board of the organization, presided, and those at the table of honor included J. J. Goldman. M. Mosessohn. Low Hahn, John H. Haha, Theodore J. Startz, Ramsay Pengnet and Alfred Fanti.

One-tenth of the women seeking information at Chicago birth control clinics, according to a statement by Mrs. Ben### Carpenter, vice president of the illinois Birth Control League, Inc. are Jeweses. Three-tenths are Catholic and the remainder Protestant. Four centers for the dissemination of this knowledge are now in Chicago.



In your issue of March 2nd, there appeared a report based on an interview in the New York “World” with James Allman, in which he makes the charge that the old Jewish cemeteries in Manhattan are uncared for.

These burial places, which he says should be sacredly and carefully enclosed and preserved, are sacredly and carefully enclosed and preserved, as anyone who has given them more than a passing glance can see. They are reverently cared for and are cleaned at frequent and regular intervals, and it is not a fact, as Mr. Allman charges, that they are neglected under accumulated refuse and debris.

Mr. Allman is correct in his reproach that these burial grounds are situated among tall, unsightly factories and dilapidated tenement houses. But the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue of this city, which takes charge of these burial places, can scarcely be held responsible for the unsightly and dilapidated buildings surrounding these grounds. It is the character of these buildings and the character of the neighborhood which make it impossible to guarantee that a couple of hours after the keeper of the grounds has done his work there will not be some littering of the grounds. The Synagogue will be grateful to Mr. Allman if he can suggest some way by which the occupants of these tenements and factories can be prevented from throwing rubbish out of the windows into the Cemetery, or some way of checking the wind from blowing dust and rubbish from streets through the iron railings on to the graves. The Synagogue has been struggling with these problems for many years but not even the cooperation of the Board of Health has succeeded in protecting these cemeteries.

These ancient burial places of the Jewish pioneers who helped to build up this city since 1654 are being cared for so far as is possible by their descendants and successors in the Synagogue to which they belonged. The Synagogue has repeatedly and consistently refused every offer, however alluring, to capitalize the real estate value of these cemeteries. It has set historical tablets on their walls and is preserving inviolate these historical resting places of some of New York’s and New Amsterdam’s pioneer citizens.


Rabbi, Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue. New York, March 3, 1926.



I wish to tell you how excellently you are managing the “Jewish Daily Bulletin.” It keeps one informed of the important happenings in the Jewish world and is an achievement greatly worth while.

Wirl, all good wishes.


Rabbi, Rockdale Avenue Temple.

Cincinuati, O., March 2, 1926.

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