The Southern Israelite. (Augusta, Ga.) 1925-1986, September 20, 1929, Image 11
The Sou thern Israelite Page 11 \ Prince Has Fallen In Israel By WILLIAM Z. S PI EG ELM AN \\ th the passing of Louis Marshall, \rm-rican Jewry sustained an irre- ■irable loss which will be mourned only throughout the United States )(i , ana da. but throughout the world, ,vho’.wr Jewish communities are to „ f. un«l. With the death of Louis Mar- American Jewry lost the great- •he most gifted and the most ■ flm-ntial leader it has ever produced, • whnm no Jewish cause was alien. Though seventy-three years of age, •nc late leader of American Jewry active, full of energy and untir- nK , in his devotion for the cause of Judaism, to the very last day, when ,. wa- taken ill in Zurich, Switzer- He was operated upon only a a days after he had steered to a -ut I'essf ul conclusion the Jewish \c<;uy conference, when the dream f his life to bring about a union of .,11 Jews, Zionists and non-Zionists li ke, for the rebuilding of Palestine ,, the Jewish National Home, was M-ahzed, and the Jewish Agency Coun- ii was created with him as chairman f the Council. He literally fulfilled a hat appears now to have been a ; • iphesy when he said on the occasion ,f the ostentatious celebration of his 'twentieth birthday in 1926: “I hope :<i continue my work. 1 want to wear it. not rust away.” header of International Fame A leader of international fame one : the leading constitutional lawyers n the United States, a champion of ,ustice for the oppressed and down- •r<.dden, a fearless warrior for freedom if liberty, he fought many battles the protection of the rights of •Jew., everywhere, and proceeded with •irticular care and devotion to de- 1 in the courts of the United States ■•he rights of racial and religious mi- i*;es. including the Japanese, the Negroes, the Hindus, wherever and whenever they were in danger of be- iurtailed or infringed upon. A, president of the American Jew- ' l: 1 "inmittee since 1912 the late Mr. Marshall became the center of Jewish "■"ught and activity in the United At* >, spreading his influence and his wig zeal for Jewish causes to al- "'t every part of the globe. As pres et the American Jewish Relief mittee, together with Felix M. fburg. Dr. Cyrus Adler and others, Was the prime force which became • n - s trumental in the creation of the American Jewish Joint Distribution < „° m mittee at the beginning of the " or Id War. he Joint Distribution Committee >nce that date, under his guid- ,nc< ’ a,u ^ inspiration raised and ex- eemled a sum in the neighborhood of • "",('00,000, to bring succor and relief ■ ew s without regard to group or P arT \ affiliation, who suffered eco- m.c ruin in the wartorn countries. . e t he staunchest champion of , e *^ mer ican Jewish relief work and t e Jewish colonization work in Vl *t Russia in the face of some op tion and of many obstacles. Portsible for Unity in Jewish Life grnnn ^ "titstanding leader of the K of non-Zionists in the United States, he was the man with whom the president of the Zionist World Or ganization six years ago started the negotiations for the extension of the Jewish Agency to include non-Zionists as well as Zionists. It was due to the late Mr. Marshall’s statesmanship, pa tience, unusual skill, leadership and forbearance, that the exceedingly dif ficult negotiations were brought to a successful conclusion, resulting in unity in Jewish life. But alas, like the first leader of the Jewish people, he was permitted only a glimpse of the land of Israel from a distance, but never to enter it. So greatly was he imbued with the importance of the work facing him in connection with the rebuilding of Pal estine under the auspices of the Jew ish Agency that when he awoke from the ether, following his first opera tion, his first question was, as the cables despatches reported, ‘‘What is the news from Palestine?” During the entire time of his illness, on the order of his physicians, the news con cerning the tragedy in Palestine was withheld from him. Ever unwilling to cross the ocean, he undertook to go to Europe at his advanced age this summer in order to attend the Zurich conference, for the sake of Jewish unity and the rebuilding of Palestine. Honored by the people of his state and of his country, admired by the members of his profession, and loved and revered by the Jews of America, and Europe, Mr. Marshall’s life of three score and thirteen years was one of highest idealism and usefulness. A speaker of unusual force, a jurist known for his incisive logic, a writer wielding a clear and convincing pen, a commanding personality radiating strength and goodness, the late Mr. Marshall held a unique position of power and influence in America and in American-Jewish life. During the last decade, as the qualities of his leadership became widely known and respected, his word and decision in Jewish matters were final and univer sally accepted. Though he exercised his leadership with a firm hand and a strong conviction, he was modest and unassuming to an unusual degree. Very often he could be seen at impor tant Jewish gatherings, in which he played the leading part, occupying one of the back seats until he was called upon to preside. Born in Syracuse, New York, on December 14, 1856, the son of Jacob and Cilli (Strauss) Marshall, Jewish immigrants from Germany, Mr. Mar shall was educated in Syracuse High School, graduating with high honors in 1874. While at school he assisted his father in the hide business. For two years he read law in the office of Nathaniel B. Smith, after which he studied at the Law School of Columbia University, taking the two year’s course in one year. He returned to Syracuse and became a clerk in the office of a law firm headed by William C. Ruger, later chief judge of the Court of Appeals. He was admitted to the bar and became a member of the firm. In 1894 he moved to New York City and he became a member of the firm of Guggenheimer, Untermyer and Marshall. oAnd Now zMens oAppecil Always a newspaper with many appeals for women readers, The Georgian-American now has two strong attractions for added appeal for men. During August began the new financial and markets section which is second to none offered in Atlanta—nor would one have an easy job to find any newspaper giving a more thorough survey of finan cial and market news. Full and accurate reports on the New York Stock and Curb Exchanges, New York Bonds, Chicago Stocks and Local Issues will make The Georgian stand high in the estimate of the business man. An additional wire has been neces sary for The Georgian to give its readers the combination of the financial features of both the morning and evening news papers with which it is connected. A more popular appeal to men is had in the addition to its staff of Everett Strupper, former Georgia Tech All- American Foot Ball Star, and Coach William A. Alexander, of Tech. Coach Alexander has been named a member of the four man All-American Foot Ball Board with Tad Jones, Knute Rockne and Glenn Warner and the stories of this Board will appear exclusively in The Georgian in Atlanta. These two announcements of in creased power in The Georgian s col umns will of course tie The Georgian closer than ever to its audience:—the younger-minded, more vigorous people of Atlanta and this territory.