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The Southern Israelite. (Augusta, Ga.) 1925-1986, November 15, 1929, Image 12

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Page 12 The Southern Israelite Ns nn r^ S AV E WITH ICE 1 1 w l 1 The Sure Way to keep food Safe Plenty of ice in a good, well-insulated refrigerator is the best protection for food you can get. Ice maintains a temperature low enough to keep even the most highly perishable foods sweet and safe and creates an atmosphere neither too moist nor too dry, but just right to keep foods in prime condition. It is false economy to shut off the ice supply when summer is gone, for ICE is cheap and abundant. Let us keep you supplied this fall and winter. City Ice I)elivery Company WITH ICE 867 Peachtret WAlnut 1287 1 MAISON ADOLPHE TOWN SALON . . . succeeding Theresa Zalin. is now established with ns. Arbiters of style and good grooming, we are especially pleased to endorse a shop of such merit. M. PAUL, popular coiffure expert, will be in charge of the opening of ADOLPHE'S TOW \ SALON—assisted by M. HARRY of New York who has joined this eapahle staff of beauty specialists. 2X^-2? r T PC !=• ST Random Thought* By CHARLES H. JOSEPH Copyrighted “A. Rosenthal, Editor.” For many years I have seen that name on the editorial page of the “Modern View” of St. Louis, one of the best edited of our Jewish weeklies. Almost from the day I began to write RANDOM THOUGHTS, the column appeared each week in that journal. I never met A. Rosenthal. Once I was in St. Louis hut for some reason or other, that has escaped my memory; I did not or could not avail myself of the oppor tunity of meeting him. Now I am sorry I didn’t because the sad news has been conveyed to me that my friend has passed to his eternal rest. I say “my friend” because all through the years I received frequent commu nications from him and never was there one that did not contain a friendly gesture of camaraderie that could emanate only from a fine spirit. 1 had never seen a photograph of him until it appeared in the front page of the paper that he loved so much and to which he had given so much of himself. It revealed the face of a man of character, of imagination, a poet, perhaps. Those expressive eyes could only belong to one who loved fine things and who possessed the true artist’s temperament. “Art,” said El bert Hubbard, “is the expression of joy in one’s work” and in that sense truly was Abraham Rosenthal an art ist. He has gone. I truly will miss him. As must many others who had the privilege of personal contact and who, week after week, through the years, read his interesting, inspiring and extremely sane messages on th* thousand-and-one subjects involving Jews and Jewish life. His death is a definite loss to American Jewish jour nalism. Leo Wise celebrated his 80th birth day last Monday in Cincinnati. For over a quarter of a century he followed in the footsteps of his sainted father, the immortal Isaac M. Wise, in edit ing and publishing the newspaper his father started soon after he came to this country, the “American Israelite.” I met Leo Wise only twice, but I can not forget the encouragement he gave me on many occasions in the columns of his paper. I knew and esteemed him as one of the most brilliant para- graphers that ever graced the Jewish press. His late brother, Dr. Julius \\ ise, who used to write years ago un der the name of “Nickerdown.” What a keen, satirical weapon was his pen! I know of no paragrapher who has ever reached the heighths to which he attained. ‘Nickerdown!” How mem ory is stirred when I see that name as it must stir many of the older men in the realm of Jewish journalism. I am reminded by Leo Wise’s 80th birthday of the fact that I attended the 80th birthday of his father. In honor of that occasion the Central Conference of Reform Rabbis held a special session in Cincinnati. A ban quet was held to which all the digni taries of the city, Jewish and non- Jewish were invited. I remember that Max May was in charge of the cere monies. I recall the special services held (let me see) in the Plum Street Temple? I went to that celebration with the late Dr. Lipman Mayer of Pittsburgh, one of the rare, fine, old scholarly pastors in Israel. *h v longed to the school of David Fir Samuel Hirsch, Isaac M. Wi se . Da- Lilienthal and other great light: American Israel. He was the Fa- Confessor of many of the most T -*- guished of the so-called “ yr Rabbis belonging to the school of f>. G. Hirsch, Dr. .Joseph KrauV- Leon Harrison, David Philip^ seph Stolz, Tobias Schanfarher Sa- uel Spitz, Dr. Sale, Edward < aA Moses Cries, Henry Berkowitz host of others who have added g, n and prestige to the American Rab nate. And I mustn’t forget the Kaufmann Kohler and Gustav f, theil, two other outstanding nan,. American Israel, to say nothing t Samuel Schulman and J. Levy. To Dr. Mayer came thes. ] his for advice on the many pr K that confronted them in their £ of work. And through him I came know- these luminaries and the ex|'-r:- ences resulting from those c<>r.ta< have never been forgotten. There ;• one name I still must add and tha - is Joseph Silverman. You who rea: this column ask the elders in y .- family if they recall this host of grea- leaders in American Israel during formative period of Reform Judaism The following is one of Karl K v en’s stories appearing in the New York “Evening World” which w.! give most of us a chuckle: “Jack Noahson, the Panama hat lad, slipped me this one: “Morris Kaufman, ‘one of the boys,’ recently made a fourweek trip through the country to shake hands with some of his customer-. “Arriving in Little Rock, Ark just before Yom Kippur, he had a hearty meal at 6 o’clock and wert up to his hotel room, and fa-t all that evening, and all the f - lowing day. “When the sun went down partook of another hearty n thus breaking his fast, and w to a movie show. “The following morning, at ■ o’clock, he called on one of ’ wholesale houses of the city, on.) to find a notice on the d - r, ‘Closed on account of holiday. ■ reopen tomorrow morning. The., must be late in opening th. morning.’ he thought, and went another house. Again he found the door close with a similar sign in the ' dow. Then it dawned on him tha. had fasted one day too soon. He immediately returned to I hotel and resumed the fast unti- the sun went down that “Which proves,” added Jack, “that one must take his a - slowly.” lay not be a good guesser. - • Tiling to wager last years ^ the Commission appoint* ^ Britain to investigate _ s that led up to the up> j ‘ st the Jews in ftjtat* £ blame on both sides. any a diplomatic standpoin t conclusion is practicable y English government is