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,x,,:haeoIoBicat&H>s">"<^alMus. N. High St. at 15th-l 2[\\/^ Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community^^/\\^ Vol. 28, No. 25 OHIO .JEWISH GHKONICLE, FRIDAY, JVNI5 18, 1048 Dcvotwl to American and Jewish Ideals United Jewish Fund Calls For Immediate Cash! between ... YOU and ME By BOKIS SMOLAB TRICE HIDHLKiHTS: Now that a four-week tnice prevaiLs in Palestine, it ran l)o revealed that even (luring the AralWcw- l.sh war, Lsraeli representatives maintained contact wllh King Abdullah of Tran.sjordan. In fact, there is now in the United Slates one Israeli representative, who is incognito, who had a personal tali< with the ruler of Transjordan while the Arab Le¬ gion was pounding the Old City in Jeru.salem. While some dele¬ gates to the United Nations are Keeping their fingers crossed in the hope that there will be no Erovocation by extremists to reak the truce, Britain is still manipulating against Israel be¬ hind the scenes. The BritLsh Government is trying its utmost to prevent Israel from getting the part of the Negev assigned to the Jewish state under the U. N. partition decision. This is partly tiecause it has been estat>- lished that this section is po¬ tentially an oil and uranium supply source and also because Britain does not want Israel to have direct access to the Red Sea. Incidentally, the Palestine issue will play an important, role at both the Democratic and Re- pubjlcan national conventions this month. Meanwhile, Ameri¬ can Zionist leaders are greatly irritated with certain "policies" in the State Department con¬ cerning recent developments af¬ fecting Israel., They don't like the fact that the State Depart¬ ment has so far not yet accred¬ ited Israel's diplomatic and con¬ sular representatives in Wash¬ ington and In New York. They also resent the fact that the State Department has accepted Egypt's blockade of Ainerlcan goods transported to Israel on U. S, ships. And they are won¬ dering why the State Depart¬ ment did not properly follow up Its representations to Lebanon against the detention of Ameri¬ can Jews ^Yho were en route to Palestine and were prevented from reaching their destination. PEN POINTS: The sudden death ot Rabbi Joshua Loth Liebman, at the age of 41', de¬ prived American Jewry of one of Its greatest promoters of good wlifbetween Christians and Jews. Following the publication of his best-seller, "P e a c e ¦ of Mind," he became the most pop¬ ular Jew among non-Jews in this country. His radio talks, chiefly on good will, were heard by .¦ople. His book sold more than '700,000 copies in 17 printings. His Cojrespondence from ali over the world reached thousands of letters each week; and the demand on his lecturing time was so overwhelming that he once lost his voice after five hours of continuous speaking. As his book' continued to mount ot) the best-seller lists, his con-- gregation at Temple Israel In Boston grew from 550 families to 1,400. At the time of his death he was completing a new book entitled "Hope for Man," which was to be published next year. President Summer Appeals For All Or Part Of UJF Subscriptions To Meet $100-Million Deadline Upon request of ex-Governor Herbert Ijenman of New York, who has assumed responsibility for collecting .$100,000,000 imme¬ diately to meet the current crisis in Palestine, iVlr. Samuel N. Sum¬ mer, president of lhe United .Icwish Fund of Columhus, i.s appealing to all .suli.scrihers lo the I'lW UJF to pay ail or at least part of their pledges, "IMoneys made nviillahlf^ NOW will go vor.v far toward Having (he .Mlttiatloii," M r. S ii in in e r stressed. All checks sliftuld bo forward¬ ed to the United .lewish I-'und office. I.IO K. Hroad St.. Colum¬ hus I.'). Ohio. I.en Va.sscnoff, ini.S cainpaign chairman of the U.IF, therefore Is calling upon all workers in holh the men's and women's divisions to devote the next few weeks to personal visits and so¬ licitation to raise as much money as is humanly po.ssible to meet the present emergency. "Large sums are needed at once so that Ihe work of rehabilitalion, recon- .?? Star of ''Flag Is Born Understudied Paul Muni Talented Jonathon Harris plays the leading role of Tevya in Ben Hecht's stirring drama of the birth-struggles of Lsrael— "A Flag Is Born"—booked here June 26-27 by the Ohio Medical Supplies Committee for Pales¬ tine. The play will be held at Central High School, with two performances, the first at 8:30 p. m. Saturday, June 26, the second, Sunday at 8:30 p. m. Tickets are $1 to $3, plus tax, and can be purchased at Heaton's Music Store. Mail or¬ ders are being taken by Mrs. Albert Goorey, 1863 Oak St. Jonathon Harris understudied Paul Muni as a member of tlie original New York cast ot "A Flag ^ Is Born." Waiting pa¬ tiently for that opportunity that comfes to understudies just once in a lifetime, Harris finally got his chance several weeks ago, during a rally for the George Washington Brigade in Madison Square Garden in New York. Harris was called on to portray the old Jew, who with his wife, Zelda, seeks t,he road to Pales¬ tine. Only higmights of the play were presented, but Harris re¬ ceived resounding acclaim and was immediately engaged tor the national tour of "A Flag." Harris is a comparatively young man, but he loves to play what he terms "parts with cnar- acter." His is a master of make- Jonathon Harris up, and has a rich baritone (Qual¬ ity in his voice, which has brought him roles in radio, t'ele- vlsion, and motion pictures. Columbus audiences will judge Harris' versatility and talent next Saturday and Sunday eve¬ nings. Proceeds trom these presentations will be forwarded to the brave defenders ot Israel. SOS Campaign Is Everybody's Moi-e than .'i.37:i,flno pounds of cannetl foods, elolhing and olher relief supplies were donated to Ihe SOS (Supplies for Oversea.s Survivors) Collection of the .loint Distribution Committee during the first five months of l(W8. The.se relief-ln-kind contribu¬ tions, which came from more than 1,000 cities throughout the United States supplemented supplies purchased and shipped to needy Jews in 10 European countries by the JDC, major American agency aiding dis¬ tressed Jews overseas. The JDC receives its funds from the United Jewish Appeal. Cities of every ' size, from Greater Boston, with a Jewish population of 125,000, to towns like Brookhaven, MLss/, with a total of 48 Jews, shared equally in the great spring shower ot supplies. The' great increase in supplies donated to SOS Is attributed to more effective hou8e~-to - house canvasses?* resulting in better coverage of the community. The experiences of 1947, testifying to the fact that 'SOS is everybody's campaign,' were borne out again in city after city, large and small.''^ Continuous collections by or¬ ganizations, an inereaslnf[ num¬ ber ot gifts of new materials by trades and industry, city-wide door - to - door drives, were the three avenues that made It pos¬ sible for so many people to con¬ tribute so much to relieve the suffering ot Europe's Jews. PLANS COMPLETED FOR A.A. PRESCHOOL SPRING FESTIVAL Agudatli AchlmV Self •Development Prc- Sehool announces plniui for Its annual Sprlof^ Festival and Commencement ceremonies at the Columbus Art dallery Wednesday, J|ine. 30, at 6:30 p. m. This Is Uie first time in the schoors his¬ tory that tills prdgram Is being held away from the school. This event will mark the conclusion of the 5th successive year of the Agudath Achim t^elM)evelopinent Pre-School, five milestones which have formed a firm foundation for an Ideal translated intp a living, integrated pa*^ tern of our Jewish community. PROMINENT CINCINNATIAN NEW B.B. DISTRICT LEADER POIiKMANS INVITED TO CONVENTION OVERSEAS Rabbi and Mrs. Jerome D. FoXkman are planning to at¬ tend tbe International Conn- cil of Christiana and Jews, which WUI meet In Filboorg, Swltzerbind, July 21-28. Rabbi FoUcman has been invited to be one of tbe American repre¬ sentatives at that meetlngf Benjamin S. Schwartz, promi¬ nent attorney of Cincinnati, was elected presfdent ot District Grand Lodge No. 2, B'nai B'rith, at the 98tn Annual Convention of the District, held at the Clay- pool Hotel in Indianapolis, June 5-8. Other officers elected were Samuel J. Frazln of Denver, fjrat vice-president; Daniel L. Brenner ot Kansas City, second vice-pres¬ ident; Leonard H. Freiberg of. Cincinnati, secretary; and Milton L. Anfenger ol Denver, treas¬ urer. Mr. Schwartz succeeded Judge Robert L. Aronson of the Circtilt Court of St. Louis as president. District Grand Lodge No. 2 em¬ braces the eight states of Ohio, Kentucky, Kansas, Missouri, In¬ diana, Wyoming, New ft^exlco, and Colorado, and has over 30,- 000 members. ' The executive offiqes of the District are located in Clnci^f- nati. The outstanding speakers of the Convention were Justice Meier Steinbrink, National Chairman of the Antl-Defama- tion League of B'nal B'rith; president of the Order, Frank Goldman; Maurice ^Isgyer, sec¬ retary of thmorder; and Sidney G. Kuswo'rm, of Dayton, treas¬ urer of the Order. The members of the General Committee elected were Joseph Freedman of Steubenvllie, Bern¬ ard S. Goldstein of Louisville. Charles Kaufman of Indlanapo- ZOA To Convene In Pittsburgh July 2-5 NEW YORK.—Some 2,000 del- egates and alternates repl-esent- ing Zionist districts in 44 states, will attend the Slst annual con¬ vention of the Zionist Organiza¬ tion vof America, July 2-5, at the William Penn Hotel ih Pitta- burgh. The first national Zionist gath¬ ering since the establishment of the Republic of Israel, the con¬ vention will give a great deal of attention to the adoption of a revised program ot organiza¬ tional and cultural activities in the light ot the existence of the Jewlsn State. This major aspect of the new American Zionist approach will be treated at length In the presidential mes¬ sage of Dr. Emanuel Neumann, to be presented at the official opening session Saturday night, July 3a^ lis, Julius Koenigsdorf of Kan¬ sas Cily, Gabriel Leeb of Cleve¬ land, Louis Matusoft ot Dayton, Dr. Charles Rosen of St. Louis, and Allan Tarshlsh of Columbus. Michael Sharlltt of Cleveland was appointed Field Director, and Donald W. Harris ot Cin¬ cinnati executive secretary. BRANDEIS U. PRESIDENT PLEDGES MAINTENANCE OP "HIGHEST STANDARDS" BOSTON (JTA). —Dr. Abram L. Sachar, first president of Brandeis University, pledged this, week that the new Jewish- sponsored school would follow the Ideals of "academic integ¬ rity," and of service established by the late Supreme Court Jus¬ tice, Louis D. Brandeis, for whom the University Is named. "Brandeis will always strive for the blghest standards," he toid a large audience at the Hotel Statler. "Faculty will al¬ ways be chosen on the basis of capacity and potential creativity. Students will always be chosen by the yardstick of academic record." The non-sectarian insti¬ tution will avoid the "bigness" and "vast impersonality of sheer numbers" which' Justice Bran- dels "dreaded." struction, and statc-bullding can bo c.'irried on," stated Mr. Yas¬ senoff. He further strcs.=:o(l the fact that DP's are lieing resettled at the rale of l.'j.OdO a month in Palestine. "To date," he added, "more Ihan TiOO subscription cards have nol a.s yet heen ac¬ counted for." Last week, in addressing a., meeting of campaign workei's in HosKm, Halm Snicgcl. I'alestln- ian-horn llaganali inomber. said: "The Jews of Israel have a chance to win because they can't afford to lose, but mere reccignilion Is. no help. WE .N'EED MONKYI WE NEED SUPPI,IEaj_45very Jew In Pal¬ estine looks tAAmerican Jewry for survival!" * Thfe repre.sentative of heroic I'alestlniaji youth told a .stirring story of battles between suffer¬ ing Jews and the Arabs. "The Arabs fight for a piece of terri¬ tory, for prestige. But the Jews fight for their very existence, tor theii- IndependetKe.- They are determined tb fight to a vic¬ torious'finish. They have to win, because they have no place to run if they lose!" This story of the Jews in Pal¬ estine speaks for itself. Your subscription payment, of your pledge—all or In part—may be the difference of success or fail¬ ure for the survival of our brethren, in Europe.. It will as¬ sure our valiant people that we are their allies, and that we will stand by to see them through! Medical Committee Contributes $100 To Col's Hadassah Dr. B. W. Abramson. Chair¬ man, Ohio Medical Supplies Com¬ mittee for Palestine, announced today the gift of $100 to the Columbus Cnapter of Hadassah. This money has been con¬ tributed to the Committee by Mr. Morris RIbner with the Mpeclflc re<|ucst that It be turned over to Hudassuh to be UHcd only for hypodermic needles and syringes. ' The Committee takes this op¬ portunity to thank Mr. RIbner for his very generous contribu¬ tion. Kaplan, Folkman On Agenda Of Rabbis' Conference At K.C. KANSAS CITV. — Five hun¬ dred rabbis will gather here for the 50th annual convention of the Central Conference of Amer¬ ican Rabbis, opening Tuesday evening, with the presidential address by Dr. Abraham J. Feld¬ man, who has Jiist completed his first year as president ot the oldest and largest rabbinical br- ganization in the United States. Rabbi Harry Kaplan Is to bo one of the speaikers at the Conference. He will read a •paper on "25 Years of HUlel" at tbe Wednesday afternoon session. June 23. During the Saturday morning services (June 26), Rabbi Jerome D. Folkman will give the Adora¬ tion and Kaddish. DBMP8BY DONATES BLOOD NEW YORK (JTA). — Jack Dempsey, internationally-known boxing champion, donated blood this week to the Red Mogen David here. At the same time he presented equipment donated by tjje Everlast Sporting Goods CJCmpany to Material for Pales¬ tine^ for the establishment of a gymnasium ih Israel in memory of the late B^nny Leonard, for¬ mer lightweight boxing cham. pioh of the world.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1948-06-18|
|Subject||Jews -- Ohio -- Periodicals|
|Place||Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)|
|Creator||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Collection||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Submitting Institution||Columbus Jewish Historical Society|
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