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Simplicity Marks Rites; Throng of
4,000 Fills New Temple Emanu-El,
Equal Number Outside
New York (J. T. A)—American
Jewry, joined by city and state offi
cials, leaders of the American bar,
paid their last tribute yesterday to
the memory of I»uis Marshall. Four
thousand men and women, represent
ing a cross section of Jewish life in
New York and America, crowded into
Temple Emanu-El, to pay their last
respects, while a group equal in num
ber, stood for two hours outside the
Temple, unable to gain admittance.
A detail of 100 police under the per
sonal direction of Police Commission
er Whalen were required to handle
The men and women who had known
Louis Marshall personally and shared
in his varied activities personally were
there; the high and mighty of New'
York City and State, the Lieutenant
Governor of New York, Herbert H.
Lehman, former Governor Alfred E.
Smith, the Chief justice of New York
Supreme Court, Benjamin N. Cardoza,
the negro leader James Weldon John
son, the heads of various organiza
tions representing Jewish activities in
this country, and the thousands who
knew Louis Marshall only by virtue of
his deeds. Many cities were represent
ed and 54 Organizations.
In the beautiful Reform Temple,
consecrated to Reform Judaism, sat
men of every shade of opinion and re
ligious belief, Orthodox Jews in high
hats and flowing beards, side by side
with bareheaded leaders of the reform
wing, united by the solemnity of the
Simple religious services consisting
of three prayers were the only rites
for Louis Marshall. The absence of
all eulogies, the utter simplicity lent
a deep impressiveness to the services,
which lasted one-half hour.
Promptly at 10 o’clock when the ex
ercises began the honorary pallbearers
marched down the side aisle to the
Beth El Chapel where the body of
Louis Marshall had reposed since its
return from Zurich, Monday on the
Leviathan, filing past in silent tribute.
The figures of Dr. Cyrus Adler, Pres
ident of the Jewish Theological Semi
nary, wearing a skull cap, and Rabbi
M. S. Margulies, President of the Un
ion of Orthodox Rabbis of the United
States, with his high hat and flowing
white beard stood out.
The American flag in which Monday
the casket had been brought to Amer
ican soil, was yesterday replaced by a
blanket of red roses.
At the first strains of Handel’s Lar
go, the casket was lifted to the should
ers of ten Jewish members of the
New York Police, members of the
Shomrim Society, w r ho served as active
pall bearers. Walking two abreast,
the honorary pall bearers led the pro
cession to the altar of the main tem
ple. Behind them, black robed, the
three ministers of the Temple. Rabbi
Samuel Schulman, leading Rabbi H.
G. Enelow and Rabbi Nathan Krass
together, immediately preceeding the
The entire audience stood as the
procession proceeded, the police sta
tioned in the Temple, in stiff salute. A
solemn silence pervaded the assem
blage broken only by the shuffling
tread of the pall bearers.
Before the altar which Louis Mar
shall had presented to the Temple in
memory of his wife and parents, on
the rostrum from which he was to
have delivered the dedicatory address
of the still uncompleted Temple of
which he was the President, the seal
ed casket was placed. A blanket of
roses and a wreath to one side were
its only tributes. At the request of
the family, no floral offerings were
sent by organizations.
Rabbi II. G. Enelow and Rabbi Sam
uel Schulman conducted the services
at the temple, Rabbi Enelow recited
Psalms DO and l Jl. Rabbi Schulman be
ginning in Hebrew, with a special
prayer for the dead, ended with the
recitation of the kdrd Psalm in Eng
lish. Both Rabbis were deeply moved
during the recitation of the prayers.
These and a musical program consti
tuted the only ceremonies at the tem
ple. the Cnoir of temple Emanu-el El,
under the direction ol Lazare Zamm-
sky, together with a symphony or
chestra, accompanied by the organ,
rendered the musical part, following
Raobi Endow s prayer, tne choir sang
“uh, Lord, What is ivtan,” set to tradi
tional music, miss Amy Ellerman was
the soloist and Goturied fedenein,
Mendelssohn’s Funeral March con-
eluued the exrcises. V\ ith the hono
rary pali bearers, as a guard of honor
the coitin was carried to tne waiting
hearse by the Snomrim.
Hundreds of automobiles were in
the iunerai procession to Salem fields,
Cypress rims, i>roo«.iyn, where inter
ment tooa place besiue the body of
Mr. Marshall's wife. An automobile
tilled wnn tributes irom members of
the fanniy, followed tne hearse.
Rabbi Nathan Krass who delivered
the prayer at the cemetery, broae
down during the recitation of the
Kaudish. Many wept as the body was
lowered into tne grave. As a last fare
well, tne mourners circled the grave,
throwing liowers on the casaet.
Mr. Marshall is survived by three
sons and one daughter.
The following organizations were
represented: American Jewish Com
mittee, executive committee, Jewish
ideological Seminary, board of direc
tors, Uuggenneim, Untermyer &
Marshall, employes and wives, Syra
cuse Cniversity, New York College of
forestry, Association for Protection
of AdironuacKS, New York County
Lawyers’ Association, Federation for
support of Jewish Philanthropic So
cieties, Joint Distribution Committee,
Jewish Welfare board, Jewish Theo
logical Seminary, faculty and student
representatives, Brooklyn f ederation,
Israel-Zion Hospital of Brooklyn, New
Y'ork Section National Council of
Jewish Women, Ninety-second street
Branch Y. M. H. A., Educational Alli
ance, Junior Federation, International
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