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  • Reform Advocate -- April 17, 1891
    [Standard Club Meets]

    At the annual meeting of the Standard Club, the following communication from the University of Chicago was read: To the Members of the Standard Club. Gentlemen: I am reminded that a year ago, when we were in the utmost danger of failing in our efforts to secure the establishment of the University of Chicago, the Club came to our relief. The subscriptions your committees handed me aggregated $25,350.00, and enabled me to meet the conditions imposed upon us, and thus secure the establishment of the University. It has been felt by the denomination that inaugurated the movement and by the Board of Trustees of the University, that the action of the Standard Club was one of notable public spirit and liberality.

    It will be held in lasting and grateful remembrance, and we hope to erect on our campus a memorial that will tell the story to coming generations.

    I should like to have the Club know that a greater proportion of the Standard subscriptions have been paid than of that of any other class up to date. There has been paid by your members $14,020.

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    This large proportion, much larger than we could demand, has been paid with such cheerfulness and kindness, and with so many expressions of interest as to make my own work of collection easy and delightful. - Yours very truly, G. W. Goodspeed, Sectretary.

    At the annual meeting of the Standard Club, the following communication from the University of Chicago was read: To the Members of the Standard Club. Gentlemen: I am reminded that ...

    Jewish
    I A 1 a, I A 1 d
  • Reform Advocate -- May 01, 1891
    [Awards of Prizes]

    At the commencement exercises of the Chicago Medical College, Daniel N. Eisendrath received the $50.00 prize, for the second best examination in literal science and medicine, and also second dean's prize.

    A mass-meeting was held last Sunday under the auspices of the Chevra Chovve Zion, address being made by Dr. Felsenthal, Rev. A. R. Levy and Rabbi Alperstein. Dr. Felsenthas was made an honorary member, the other reverend gentlemen having previously joined. The chief aim of the organization is to aid in the restoration of Palestine by assisting refugees who go to that country.

    A matinee concert will be given on Saturday afternoon, May 9th, at the Standard Club for the members and their families, by the talented artists, Gussie Cottlow, pianist, and Leon Marx, violinist.

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    An interesting debate will take place Sunday afternoon, at Emerson Hall 45 E. Randolph Street, between the Cremieux and the Columbia Literary Societies. The subject is, Resolved; "That nature is a greater factor in formation of character, than education". The debate will be called at three o'clock sharp.

    At the commencement exercises of the Chicago Medical College, Daniel N. Eisendrath received the $50.00 prize, for the second best examination in literal science and medicine, and also second dean's ...

    Jewish
    I A 1 d, II D 10, II A 3 b, II B 2 g
  • Reform Advocate -- June 05, 1891
    [Prizes to Be Distributed]

    The examination of pupils of the B'nai Sholom Sabbath School and the distribution of the two gold, and eight silver prize medals, under the auspices of the School Board and the Ladies Social Society, will take place at the Temple, on Indiana Ave. and 26th St., on Sunday, June 28th, at 2 o'clock.

    All are cordially invited.

    The examination of pupils of the B'nai Sholom Sabbath School and the distribution of the two gold, and eight silver prize medals, under the auspices of the School Board and ...

    Jewish
    II B 2 f, I A 1 d
  • Reform Advocate -- June 12, 1891
    [Prizes Given to Violinists]

    In the violin department of the Chicago Musical College, seven pupils were in the contest for the diamond medal, the judges being Dr. F. Ziegfeld, August Hyllested, and S. E. Jacobsohn. The Rev. Dr. H. W. Thomas' prize a diamond medal for the best violinist in the college, was awarded to Wilferd Woolett. The judges found it difficult to decide the awarding of the prize as Woolett and Leon Marx were so nearly equal. Dr. Ziegfeld decided that there should be a diamond medal for Leon Marx, and announced that he would donate the prize to Master Marx. The second prize, the college gold medal for the second best violinist, was awarded to Master Adolph Loeb, and the third prize, the silver medal, will go to Mr. Elijah Courlander. Those who took part in the contest besides the winners were Henry Beerman, Michael Lyons, and Miss Lenora Jackson.

    In the violin department of the Chicago Musical College, seven pupils were in the contest for the diamond medal, the judges being Dr. F. Ziegfeld, August Hyllested, and S. E. ...

    Jewish
    II B 1 a, I A 1 d, IV
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- January 29, 1892
    Silly Raving

    Some months ago the English Press almost unanimously recommended the benefits of manual instruction for our youth, and demanded its introduction into all public schools. The Chicago Herald and the Chicago Evening Post indulged in these praises especially enthusiastically, and surpassed all other newspapers.

    However, now that the Board of Education has appropriated a small amount for an experimental introduction of manual training in the public schools, the same press is howling fiercely against wasting the money of the taxpayers, on the introduction of a fad. Again it is the Herald and the Evening Post which are the loudest in their protest against something which they formerly recommended so highly.

    It is indeed, permissible to change one's mind in regard to certain matters, and to renounce a thing which we have acclaimed previously, if this change is based upon bad results of a test which has been executed. But to change one's mind before a test is made, and to bitterly criticize officials, because they did what was urgently demanded of them, is indeed an absurdity. Perhaps the English press was of the opinion that manual training could be introduced and instructions 2given without any expense and if so, their raving should be directed against their own folly.

    Manual training is recognized by all modern pedagogues as an excellent and indispensable means of education. It is worth a trial even if it should cost more than has been calculated.

    Instruction in German in our public schools is also considered a fad by the English press, against which they are raving. Usually it continues until the budget consultations are completed and then nothing more is heard about it, and being accustomed to it, it is of no effect. However, it does not matter! If they and their readers derive pleasure from this, let them rave.

    Some months ago the English Press almost unanimously recommended the benefits of manual instruction for our youth, and demanded its introduction into all public schools. The Chicago Herald and the ...

    German
    I A 1 a, I A 1 d, I A 1 b
  • Reform Advocate -- February 20, 1892
    [Chicago Musical College Celebrates 25th Anniversary]

    Dr. Florenz Ziegfeld's very successful Chicago Musical College will formally celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of its existence at the Auditorium on the 23rd of this month. The jubilee will undoubtedly be one of the events of the musical season, and Theodore Thomas and his fine orchestra will add to its prestige.

    Assisting Mr. Thomas will be the leading pupils of the College, those to whom the diamond medals donated by Messrs. Fred Peck, Gen. Charles Fitz Simons, Dr. F. Ziegfeld and W. Kimball, were awarded, among them being Miss Maude Quivey and Miss Francis Striegel, both Dr. Ziegfeld pupils. The others who will assist are Louis Folk, Leon Marx and Mrs. Alice De Mers Bennis. Dr. Thomas will make an address.

    Dr. Florenz Ziegfeld's very successful Chicago Musical College will formally celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of its existence at the Auditorium on the 23rd of this month. The jubilee will undoubtedly ...

    Jewish
    II A 3 b, I A 1 d, IV
  • Reform Advocate -- April 09, 1892
    [Yearly Endowment]

    The Hon. Simon Wolf, of Washington, visited the Jewish Training School last week, and was greatly pleased with the institution. To show his appreciation of the excellent word done under Prof. Bamberger's superintendence, Mr. Wolf will award, yearly, gold medals to the boy and girl who are most earnest and skilful. The gentleman has also donated to the school a valuable wall map issued by the government, and some books.

    The Hon. Simon Wolf, of Washington, visited the Jewish Training School last week, and was greatly pleased with the institution. To show his appreciation of the excellent word done under ...

    Jewish
    II B 2 f, I A 1 d
  • Reform Advocate -- May 07, 1892
    [A Collection of Minerals for the School]

    A valuable collection of minerals has been presented to the Jewish Training School by Mrs. Jacob Greenhood. The donation is made in memory of the late Jacob Greenhood, who spent years in gathering the many beautiful and rare specimens of which the collection consists.

    A valuable collection of minerals has been presented to the Jewish Training School by Mrs. Jacob Greenhood. The donation is made in memory of the late Jacob Greenhood, who spent ...

    Jewish
    I A 1 d, II B 2 f
  • Reform Advocate -- June 11, 1892
    [Musical College Awards]

    Twenty-four medals were awarded last week by the Chicago Musical College to the pupils, who proved themselves the ablest performers in their departments. In the violin department, the first prize, a diamond medal, went to Adolph Loeb, and in the vocal department, the third prize, a silver medal, was awarded to Miss Sophia Levy.

    Twenty-four medals were awarded last week by the Chicago Musical College to the pupils, who proved themselves the ablest performers in their departments. In the violin department, the first prize, ...

    Jewish
    I A 1 d
  • Reform Advocate -- June 11, 1892
    [Election of Officers]

    The monthly meeting of the Jewish Training School, was held last Monday evening, when the following permanent officers were elected: President, Henry L. Frank; vice-president, Mrs. M. Rosenbaum; recording secretary, Rabbi J. Stolz; financial secretary, Herman Hefter; treasurer, Leo Fox.

    Announcement was made of a donation to the sinking fund of $10,000, from Mrs. Henrietta Rosenfeld. Mr. Leon Mandel sent $100 to be used as cash prizes for the best pupils in the graduating class, and also donated $2,000, the interest on which is to be used annually, for the same purpose.

    Mrs. I. Wedles, donated $100 in memory of her deceased mother.

    The monthly meeting of the Jewish Training School, was held last Monday evening, when the following permanent officers were elected: President, Henry L. Frank; vice-president, Mrs. M. Rosenbaum; recording secretary, ...

    Jewish
    II B 2 f, IV, I A 1 d