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Ajt iv IS MOlH U 9 T'/OI.onojH.OHi. 2rP^ Serving Colmnbu^ and Central Ohio Jewish Community ^AS LE Vol. 35, No. 29 COLUMBUS, OHIO, FRIDAY, JULY 19, 1957 39 Dsvoted io Amartoefk, and- Jewhh Ideali ISRAEL BATTLES FOR PEACE BY DAVID HOROWITZ, American Jrrwirth Press UNIT^ED NATlONa 'AJP) — Having takon the Initiative from 'the Arabs in Egypt, Israeli diplomacy, quietly and even secretly, ap¬ pears to be bont on maintaining this Initiative, both on the pByrliolo- gtcal and military fronts. The undcrBtandablo, objective Reems to be to keep the Arabs off balancp while the situation is fluid and while the Big Power struggle Itself—within which the Middle Eaat devel- opmonta aro ensconced -Is in a very fluid condition. Two developments of late serve to Illustrate what may be termed ag Israeli tactics in this dizzy Mideaat "merry-go-round" which is not so merry but which is certainly moving in circles- paradoxical circles. First is a number of mysterious dispatches emanating from Europe And the United States to the effect that certain Arab states are secretly negotiating for the resettlement of some 800 thousand Arab refugees. Such talks woujd necessarily have to be the very whisper of secrecy If they .are to escape the crushing onslaught of the Cairo, propaganda-machine. The Arabs are no different than other peoples In tho seemingly universal rule that those who launch hate-propaganda become the first victims of their own wi-b. Thus the hate of Israel has becomo so deeply imbedtled in the collective Arab psychology that, even if an enlightened Arab were to sustain a change of heart oh the refugee issue, it would be considered the height of foolhardy courage to give his convictions open e.xpression. Thus it Is possible that certain Arab leaders may, indeed, have become weary of an Issue which has become a stumbling-block to their own progress. As an ex¬ ample, we know that the state of Jordan can extricate herself from economic paraplegia onjy by the development of her hlnter- land- al development schemes with a bad shortage of at least thren million people. Iraq herself could absorb all of the refugee population and still be short of man-power to launch theae projects for which there is land, money, international aid -projects which could easily ii„ fa^.t ..vcrythlng but people, absorb many refugees. We know, yet, In the present tussle for also that Iraq, a pro-Western ^^^^^ between the Baghdad Pact country, could easily absorb many I nations and Nasser's influence. COOLING THOUGHTS ny DAVTD .St'HWARTZ, JmvMh TelPRraphlc Aitrney ISRAEL BONOS AID PRODUCTION state of IsracJ Development Bond doIIarH are being ummI to develop and expand iHrael's induHtrlal enterprines, including the Jerusalem Light Buih C-onipany, which manufacturen nioHt of the country's incandeticent eltwtrlc lamps. iHnuO Bond funds, which have i>een utiilxe<l by the bnll) company to Improve and m(Klerniz4' its operations, ure enablbig tbe plant lo Inereaw prmluction for lionie and export consumption. Shown ai»ove at one of the initial Htages of pnMluction is a plant worker, who lit wasliing a niek of empty glass globes before they are pliictMi on the asHembly line. refugees. We know also that Iraq, a pro-Western country, is embarked on a number of nation- plamprogram¥ honor citizens 119th Annuof Oitlzenshlp Day Program Sot for Sept. 22 Newly naturalized citizens will be honored at the 19th annual Citizenship Day program Sunday, Sept.. 22. at the Gallery of Fine Arts. The program is sponsored by 50 patriotic, civic and religious organizations, coordinated through the Council of Social . Agencies, and highlights observ- a n c e of National Citizenship Week, wherein communities throughout the country officially recognize the persons who have received their final citizenship papers. In the Columbus area, appro¬ ximately 300 new citizens will be guests at the civic occasion, along with their families and friends. The final meeting for all com¬ mittee membera will be heid Monday, Sept. 9, Board Room, Community Services Building, 137 E. State St., 3:30 p. m. All or¬ ganizations participating are urged to send a delegate to the meeting. Local persons assisting with the Citizenship Day program are: Mrs. Daniel Cohen. 40 N. Ever¬ ett, Council ,of Jewish Women; Mrs. E. J. Gordon, 926 E. Broad St., Council of Jewish Women; Sheldon Stelnhauser, 82 N. High, An ti-Defamation League. BETH JACOB HAS GUEST RABBI Louis M. Levin, president of Beth Jacob Congregation, an¬ nounces that rabbi Joel Lehrfleld of Chicago will be the guest rab¬ bi of the Congregation for the sabbath of July 27. Late Friday evening services will be conducted at 8:15 next week, and Rabbi Lehrfleld will deliver a sermon. An Oneg Shah-* bat will follow and refreshments win be served by the Beth Jacob Sisterhood. On Saturday, July 27, services will begin at 0. a. m. Rabbi I^ehr- field will deliver his sermon at 10:30 a. m. All members and friends of Beth Jacob are Invited to the services to hear and personally meet Rabbi Lehrfleld. neither Iraq nor Jordan dare risk what would aoon be Cairo-brand¬ ed as a pro-Israeli position. THE ARAB refugee office in ¦New-^ York' and the-Jord«n^-EJm>- bassy in Washington have both issued official denials of any knftwledgo of the rumored nego¬ tiations, although Iraq, signifi¬ cantly, has not. But it might be noted that, if such talks were launclied. the proponents would make sure that these two were the last to know' about it. The whole report may be a bit of propaganda -pardonable prop¬ aganda, because it is directed to a progressive objective. In the miracle of Israel's hi even In our own more times—truth is not only than fiction, but fid molds truth In Its own Image makes it come to modern terms, it may be charged up to a bit of a "peace-offensive". ,^nd certainly there is nothing of¬ fensive about peace. Similarly, the shooting on the Israeli-Syrian border this is now becoming something of headline news. Israeli spokesmen have charged, the trigger-happy Syr¬ ians with provoking the Inci¬ dent. Here at the UN, however, the Syrian delegation issued a rather detailed statement de¬ scribing the strange moblllzE^tlon of Israeli contingents, backed by a Sherman-type tank, against a vantage-point In Syria named Dirbassiah. The Syrian move fol¬ lows a known Arab pattern In propaganda tactics, namely, pro¬ voke an Incident and then accuse the defending Israelis with ag¬ gression. KEEPING TO this pattern, the :^udi Arabian delegation at the UN continuea to complain of naveil maneuvers by Israeli gun¬ boats In the Qulf of Aqaba. One thing Is clear — and the Arabs sense It—Israel Is deter¬ mined not to permit the return of those days when the sniping, raiding and shooting Initiative was all on the side of the Arabs from the sanctuary of UN truce protection. We also know that Saviet arms are still being pro¬ vided to Egypt and Syria- Israeli military forces are now so deployed as to avoid any con¬ centration of forces on her bor¬ ders which would lay her open to a surprise attack. In effect, Is¬ rael says to her Syrian, Egyptian and Saudi neighbors that If they wish to build a national security establishment, they must do so oniy after making peace with the Jewish State. Late Bulletins Sabra Event at Jewish Center A reminder to all young married women of Columbus to an evening of Bingo, social¬ izing, prizes and refreshments, presented free by Sabra Chap¬ ter of Pioneer Women. It's at the Jewish Center, Wednesday. 8:30 p. m,. A brief film. "Tuft of Grass." will provide first-hand infor¬ mation on thb work of Pioneer Women In Israel with young¬ sters and orphans. Mrs. Jerry Bloom, BE. 5- 4616, win accept reservations and arrange for transporta¬ tion. Indemnification is Quest of Czechs LONDON. (JTA) The Jewish community o f Czechoslovakia plans to ask the West German Government to end Its "discrimi¬ nation agalnat Czechoslovak citl- ; zens" in tho matter of compensa¬ tion legislation. It was reported here from Prague. The Bonn resi¬ dents of countries with which it does not have diplomatic rcla- ons. The report said that "VestniU," official pubJication of the CouncU of Jewish Communities of Bo¬ hemia and Moravia, listed the principal categories of compensa¬ tion and Indemnification for which individual victims might be eligible and asked that all de¬ tails of such claims be sent to the Council together with informa¬ tion as to whether the claims had been filed with West German au¬ thorities. The announcement In "Vestnlk" said that tt seekri claims Informa¬ tion from Individuals in order "to obtain a clear picture of those In our ranks who have suffered damage" from Nazi persecution. • * * Fowl Brawl? JERUSALEM, (JTA> - Unless fowl receive hormone injections In parts of their body other than the head and neck they will be declared non-kosher (treif>, a spokesman for the Chief Rabbi¬ nate said last week. The spokesman said that the present system of injecting poul¬ try th rough the brai n or neck renders them unfit for human consumption according to Jewish dietary laws. Agricultural marketing cooper¬ atives are now discussing this matter. It was reported^^ One co¬ operative said It has already dls<- continued such injections. The hormones are Injected to speed up the fowl's growth. Some concern was felt about the injection a year ago by male consumers, since only female hormones are used in the Injec¬ tions. Authorities believed 1 t might have ill effects on men and they urged the public not to eat the head .of injected fowl. Writer Sees Israel As 'Unyielding' NEW YORK. (AJP) -- "If Is¬ rael's Government did make any compromise on Elath, it would have about the same effect here as a reversal of the earth's rota¬ tion." So reported N. Y. Times correspondent Soth S. King from Jerusalem thia week. 'Sinai coat Israel 170 of her young me. endangered her econ¬ omy, and Interrupted the flow of Immigrants, " King stated. "In, agreeing to withdraw from the territory that larael had cap¬ tured. Premier Ben Gurion risked his political life. There is no one here who doubts that his Govern¬ ment would fall in a twinkling If he permitted any Arab country to Interfere in any way with' EJath ..." « • • May Change Names BERLIN, (JTA) - - The com¬ plaint of a Jewfsh tavern owner against the local police chief has won the absent of the Adminis¬ trative Court here, which ruled that "a Jew may rightfully feel threatened when his racial affi¬ liation becomes known." The Innkeeper, who operates a tavern In the working class su¬ burb of Neukoelln, brought suit when the Police Department re¬ jected his application to permit the adoption of a new and less Jewish-sounding family name. He pointed out that, as long as he retains his present name, he haa reason to be afraid of antt-Seml- tic outbursts by his guests. The court upheld his contention and reversed the Police Department decision. Aid From Poland LONDON. (JTA) - More than fi.OOO Jews repatriated from the Soviet Unjon are now seeking aid in Poland, It was reported at a Jewish meeting In Lodz, accord¬ ing to the latest Issue of "Folk- siitimme." Warsaw Yiddish news- p.[>er reaching here. Most of them are in need of dwellings and work, the paper reported. It ia told of the atomic scientist Dr. Oppenhelmer, that in his student days, he wrote to a friend: "It's so hot all I ran do Is lie on thf bed and read Gcsenius' Mathematical Equations of Sublunary Gases." The weather must have bepn something like now. We would not care under thesO conditions to read the light literature that regaled Dr. Oppenhelmer. Our preference would be to go to the North Pole, like Peter Freuchen, a good Zionist who has spent years exploring the Arctic regions. Theodore Herzl forcvlslonod Is- j ¦ rr~. ¦ rael as teaching the world how tn | make the warm regions of the t earth more congenial for man's j habitation and I don't doubt that i man will learn to make the excrs- i sively cold regions more suitable for people who are not Eskimos. Doubtless In the not too di.'itant future. there will be towns around the poles. There will be an igl.K> syna¬ gogue, thoy will sell Israel bonds, collect for Yeshlvas, for the UJA. tar the Seminary, for the JWB. Yea, there Is a lot of fund-raising ahead now for those regions where only Polar bears collect now. There l.ave been a considerable number of Jewish explorers of the frosty northern regions. To mention two outstanding ones. Angelo Heilprln, the aon of the distinguished Michael Hellprin of Civil War days, who 'hcadpd the Peary Relief Expedition: and the I prematurely cut off Edward Is- j rael who was .with the Greeley j expedition in the "eighties and of | whom many expected great: thing.s. I A C'O.VSIDERABLK numb<'r of | otir brethren arc not too far I from tho Pole—in Alaska. A i~ou- \ pie of friends of the present writ-^ er moved there ten ycara ago, | They came back some months] ago, but only for a temporary j fitay. They live in Teakell. Alaska, j In fact, they are the only rest- | dents of this Alaskan town. The nights are long in Teakell. For six montha there is little sun. but they like it. Jews were among the first white settlers to go to Alaska, some of them going with the Rus¬ sian fleets which first occcupied that country and, according to Bernard Postal, ah authority on Jewish Americana It was a cou¬ ple of Jews, toy the names of Gerstell and Groldsteln who got Secretarx Seward Interested in the idea of America buying Alas¬ ka from Russia. The two Jews were interested In the seal fish¬ eries and they succeeded in ob¬ taining a 20-year exclusive con¬ tract for the exploitation of those fisheries. The U. S. not only got Alaska but the company of Jewish fur¬ riers paid Uncle*Sam more than $7,200,000 in fees and rentals aa much as the U.S. paid Russia for the whole of Alaska. Also, says Postal, the Gerstell company built roads and trading posts and launched a line ot steamships be¬ tween San Francisco and the Alaskan cities- all as part of the contract. THE JEWS, the chosen people, and the Eskimos, the frozen peo¬ ple, sc^m to get along very well. According to Postal, many Eski¬ mos claim to be of Jewish ances¬ try. There -has been considerable Inter-marrlage. The two Eskimos, Mala and Rae Wlce. both of whom starred in recent moving pictures with an Alaskan back¬ ground both claimed to be of Jewish-Eskimo ancestry. A number of Jews have risen to political prominence in Alaska. Isidore Goldstein served six terms as Mayor of Juneau and Dr. Rex Swartz haa been Mayor of Nome. There has been a Jewish Federal judge In the territory and the former Governor of the territory was Jewish. Qbvlpusly. there Is little or no anti-Semitism in Alas¬ ka. 1 suppose in a snowstorm no one is an anti-Semite. MRS. MENSTER TO HEAD HOBBY SHOW Mrs, Bernard Mentser, 30riO Dale Ave., general chairman of the ninth annual Golden Age hob¬ by show, hits appointed Mrs. Joa'- cph H^as, 100 S. Cassady. obdir- man of the tea, and Mrs. Joseph Altman. 236 N. Remington ,Rd., co-chairman. The event is sched¬ uled Sept. 15-22 at the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts. The hobby show Is the largest annual affair for senior citizens In Franklin County. It is designed to encourage free time activities for older persons. Last year more than 100 prizes were given for hobbles, ranging from knitting to sculptorlng and collections from dolls to guns. Sponsors of the iihow are The Columbus Citizen, Council of So¬ cial Agencies, Columbus Recrea¬ tion Department q,nd the Junior League of Columbus, Anyone over 60 who has a hob¬ by or collection he would like to exhibit is asked to contact the Department of Services to Older People, .CA. 8-5696. IVUZBACHI WOMEN LINEN SHOWXIB IS AUG. 7 Mrs. Ben Greenberg, 41 S. Broadleigh Ave^ will open her home and garden Wednesday, Aug. 7, to members and friends of the Columbus Chapter, Miz¬ rachi Women, for the annual linen shower and garden party. The affair will begin at 1:30 and continue all afternoon, with evening hours scheduled from 8 to 12. , Cards and other g^ames can be arranged, and refreshments wdll be served. Anyone wanting to make a donation, either in cash or linens, is welcome to attend the garden party. USY HAS BAKE SALES AT HEPPS & BKXLEY United Synagogue Youth ia conducting bake sales Sunday, 10 a. m. to 4 p. m., at Hepps Deli¬ catessen and Bexley Kosher Food Market. All proceeds will go for the an¬ nual membership picnic Aug. 11. For fact lervlce. AttractlTc Jubi aad reasonable ratei, yuar best bet for all kinda of prIntlDK I| THE CHRONICLE ISRAEL BONDS OFFICE CLOSED DURINO JULY Any correspondence directed to the Bonds for Israel office during the month of July will be accepted, even though the office, located in suite 832-833 of the Deshler-Hlltoh Hotel. Will be cloa¬ ed during the month. It will re- I open on Aug. B.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1957-07-19|
|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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