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'mm. 2f\^ Serving Colmnbus and Central Ohio Jewish Con 11 Vol. 36, No. 43 COLUMBUS, OHIO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1958 ¦ 7 ¦ ''''"I N voi*<i to Amtrlcan .Jnd Jewish Idoali Atlanta, Peoria Synagogue Bombings Draw Indignation L Budd Bockower, left, chairman of the Anti-Defajnation lieague of B'nai B'rtth'g Philadelphia BeglmuU Advisory Board, presents a citation to James B. Carey, president of the Inter¬ national Union of EleotriaJ, Radio and Machine Workers (AFL- OIO) in tribute to his role tn the protection of cIvU rights. UNITED JEWISH FUND LEADERS LAUNCH GASH COLLECTION DRIVE An Intensive national drive to raise $40 million by year's end to meet a "cash emergency" jeop¬ ardizing the rescue, relief and rescue programs of its agencies which affect the lives and welfare of more than 600,000 Jewish men, women and children In Israel and 24 other countries, is under way by the United Jewish Appeal. Announcement of the cash cam¬ paign was made at a special ses¬ sion of the Appeal's Sl-man National Campaign Cabinet, the organization's top policy and cam- Engaged? Married? Send Us Pictures There's no better way to dress up announcement of an engagement or wedding than with a picture of tho glrL In the case of an en¬ gagement a "head" shot will be sufficient. Wedding pic¬ tures can be full length. If you're mailing your pic¬ ture to The Chronicle, be sure It is backed with card¬ board to prevent creasing. There i< a nominal fee to cover e puving costs. palgn-plannlng body. THE CABINET members adopt¬ ed a resolution declaring a "cash emergency" and calling upon community campaigns to conduct special organized cash efforts to secure payment of outstanding pledges to meet "a critical need for cash" to maintain the oper¬ ations of the agencies whose pro¬ grams are financed by UJA funds. The resolution called attention to "recent developments of the international crisis centering a- bout the Middle East" which. It stated, "have placed Israel's peo¬ ple in the midst of peril and have created a necessity for them to devote almost every resource to stringent safety measures." THE THREAT to . Israel, the resolution continued, "makes it impossible for Israel's govern¬ ment to continue major alloca¬ tions of funds to the Jewish A- gency for the absorption of Imml- granta leaving virtually the en¬ tire burden upon the Agency and the United Jewish Appeal." The Jewish Agency is the phil¬ anthropic organization responsi¬ ble for Immigration, reception and absorption of newcomers to Isra¬ el. THE UJA CASH campaign <eaatlai>sd on pm(c 4) Compiled from ,ITA Reports Americans of all religious faiths voiced their Indignation this week at the bombing of Jewish syna¬ gogues In Atlanta, Ga., and Peoria, 111, Reported threats a- galnat Jewish houses of worship In numerous other large cities prompted authorities to take emergency steps. Cleveland was among the cities where special police guards were ordered. MEANWHIUE, Atlanta police said a bomb plot against the Tem¬ ple of the Hebrew Benvolent Con¬ gregation, rocked by an explosion Sunday, was hatched at a meeting of an antl-Semltlc underground organization there latt May S. Names of the five men who allegedly attended the meeting are reported to be In the hands of police. Indications were that the small scale southern "reign of terror" — manifested with threats In Miami, KnoxvlUe, Tenn., and Richmond, Va., would soon come to an end. IN PEOBIA, a youth Involved In a bomb scare last year was questioned. The- Illinois bombing occurred In a stairwell leading to the basement of Anshai Emeth Temple. The explosive In the bomb was black powder packed Into a short Iron pipe. The Atlanta Jewish Community Council met In executive session and expressed appreciation to the non-Jewish population for the condemnation expressed through the Mayor, church leaders and the press. MEANWHILE, the police stat¬ ioned around-the-clock guards at the homes of Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild, who heads the bomb¬ ed sjmagogue, and William B. Schwartz Jr., congregation presi¬ dent after Mrs. Rothschild re¬ ceived an anonymous call from a man who said: "You had better get out of the house. It will be dynamited In five minutes." Another call was received by a telephone operator at the At¬ lanta Journal and Constitution after the papers offered a $5,000 reward for Information leading to AJC Lauds Eisenhower For Prompt Condemnation NEW YORK. (JTA) — The American Jewish Congress lauded President Elsenhower's prompt condemnation of the Atlanta syna¬ gogue bombing. At the same time it urged the President to call a national White House conference of leaders of religion, education, business and labor "to rally the American people against racial and religious hatred." Rabbi Joachim Prlnz, president of the American Jewish Con¬ gress, also urged the President to issue a Proclamation "spelling out for every American to understand our country's traditional ab¬ horrence of the resort to violence and incitement to racial and re¬ ligious hatred." In Washington, White House press secretary James Hagerty said President Eisenhower received a second report from FBI director J. Edgar Hoover on the bombing of the Atlanta Jewish temple. Mr. Hagerty told newsmen he could not disclose the con¬ tents of the report. A spokesman for the Justice Department pointed out that the legal restrictions under which the FBI operated remain in force. Attorney General William Rogers has previously stressed that the synagogue bombings were a matter for local authorities and not legally within the jurisdiction of Federal prosecution. the arrest ot the dynamiters. The anonymous caller told the op¬ erator: "I have news for you. This Is the Confederate Under¬ ground. You nlgger-lovIng Atlan¬ ta papers, the Negro churches, the Jewish churches—we're going to blow all of you up." It was reported here that more than 300 Atlanta policemen and FBI agents are engaged in searching for and questioning persons suspected of the bombing of the synagogue. FBI agents from Miami, Nashville and Jack¬ sonville were flown to Atlanta to aid the local authorities wdth in¬ formation they acquired in simi¬ lar but less damaging synagogue blasts In those cities earlier this year. DESPITE DAlVlAGE, services will continue. Rabbi Rothschild said. Sunday School classes will be held at the nearby Jewish center. Some 600 children are en¬ rolled In Sunday School classes, some coming from as far as 50 and 75 miles outside the city. For a period some five years ago, the Temple cltissrooms and other educational facilities were used by the public school system to replace a school which had been burned to the ground. Defense Department sources re¬ ported unofficially that Army de¬ molition experts had been au¬ thorized to aid Federal and Jooai authorities. Experts were care¬ fully sifting tons of debris f6r clues. UJF MEETS NOV. 11 Announcement is being made of the 33rd Annual United Jewish Fund meeting to be held Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Winding Hollow Country Club, 6 p. m. PUBUCTTY CHAIRMEN! All publicity turned In to The Chronicle should be typed, double spaced, or printed legibly. Each article should contain the sender's name, address and phone number. Some Who Never Grow Old BY DAVID SCHWARTZ (Copyright, 1888, J, T. A., too.) LAst week Ben Gurion marked his 72nd birthday. An Israel paper commented that the "old man" as he Is called, shows no diminu¬ tion of energy. An English journalist traveling through the Middle Bast at the same time—and had interviewed both Nasser and Ben Ourlon—re¬ marked that Nasser gave him an impression of a military man and Ben Giurion that of a philoso¬ pher. Apparently Ben Gurion Is extremely alert mentally and physically seems to be In pretty good shape too. His favoritp exer¬ cise seems to be the same as Nehru's—the Yogi practice of standing on one's head. ROBERT BRISCOE, the former lord mayor of Dublin in his just published autobiography tells how back In the pre-war days he visit¬ ed Justice Brandels to solicit his support for arming Irgun. Bran¬ dels shook his head. "I have seen too much violence in my day," said Brandels. However, Brandels invited Bris¬ coe to lunch with him an^ after¬ wards said; "Mr. Briscoe, I am an old man. If I were young, I guess I would be at your side. Good luck." How did Brandels know he was an old man? THE LATE Rabbi Cohen of Montreal when in hla 80s woS aaked how he felt, would reply: "Fine, I should feel no worse when I get old." When does one know when he Is old? There is a Jewish saying that Solomon wrote the amorous Song of Songs In his youth; the Book of Proverbs in his middle age; and Ecclesiaates, with Its burden of the vanity of all things—In his old age. BUT THE ROMANCE of the so-called old, is, I am convinced, vastly underrated. They coo as much as anywhere else In the Homes for the Aged. If they don't. It la simply because years bring experience—and so it Is the more concealed. But love "keeps burst¬ ing out all over" and all the time. Since love is a divine thing. It la eternal. To speak of years in connection with it, to think of it aa connected with a transitory period of adolescence, is to de¬ grade it. The rock may be gone out of It In later years, but there is quite a roll left. ONE ORITEBION of age Is said to be getting religion, but that doesn't prove anything either. A friend of mine said to his mother-in-law, who at the ripe age of 78 goes out to a card game ¦every night, that a person who gets old should get religion. "I will," she replied, "when I get old." It is said that a decline of the mental faculties mark old age. Maybe sometimes. The Jewish historian, Leopold Zunz, lived past BO. Once he waa Introduced to the poet, J. L. Gordon. "I have heard," said Zunz, "that you write Hebrew poetry. Tell me In what century did you live?" BUT WHO WOULD associate decline of mental faculties with Bernard Baruch or with Sir Moses Monteflore who lived beyond the century mark. The philosopher, Alfred North Whitehead, told an amusing story ot Monteflore Whitehead's grandfather waa a friend of the Monteflores and when the elder Whitehead died at 87, Sir Moses commented, "Isn't that too bad about Whitehead, dying In his very prime!" In the great manana, Isaiah predicted, when a person died at 100, people would say, "An Infant passed away." METHUSELAH WAS the long¬ est-living man in history. When he was SOO years old, the legend says, an angel visited him and rebuked him for living In the open. He should build a house. "How much longer have I to live?" queried Methuselah. The angel told him he had 600 more years coming. "For so short a tim«," replied Methuselah, "it Is hardly worth while building a house, and he went on residing under ills favorite chestnut tree. Methuselah knew that once he built a house, he would get old. When all you do la alt In the house, looking out through a window, maybe that's a sign you're old. Goldf^Meir Trips Gromyko With Artful Move In U. N. BY SAUL y^RSON (Copyright, 19S8, J.T.A., Inc.) UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. Golda Melr, Israel's foreign min¬ ister, was the undoubted star ot the show on the day, last week, when the General Assembly con¬ cluded its annual "general de¬ bate." That so-called "debate" consists of a series of statements by prime ministers, foreign minis¬ ters and other topranklng spokes¬ men for member states, who out¬ line the major foreign-affairs policies of their governments. Nearly 70 of these highly au¬ thoritative spokesmen had al¬ ready delivered their formal ad¬ dresses when Mrs. Melr took to the podium, at the opening of the morning session of the last day of "general debate." For the rest of DR. HELLER, ISRAEL BONO LEADER, TO SPEAK AT MEETING HERE OCT. 28 Dr. James G. Heller, a promin¬ ent leader of American Jewry and chairman of Community Re¬ lations for State of Israel bond organization, will speak at the home of Louis Schlezlnger, 166 S. Chesterfield Rd., Tuesday evening, Oct. 28. The Tifereth Israel (Congrega¬ tion Israel Bond Committee to assist Mr. Schlezlnger will be headed by Albert Blank and be made up of Julius Gutter, Julius Margulles, Morris Paine, Fred Roland, Irvln Roth and H. H. Weinberg. RABBI HARRY KAPLAN, di¬ rector of Hillel Foundation at Ohio State University and a close personal friend of the speaker, will Introduce Dr. Heller to the guesta at Mr. Schlezlnger's home. Dr. Heller's long record of serv¬ ice In communal activity began In Cincinnati, where he graduated from Hebrew Union College and served tor 32 years as rabbi of Isaac M. Wise Temple. At one time he served as presi¬ dent ot Central Conference of American Rabbis, president of Labor Zionist Organization of America and national chairman of United Jewish Appeal. HE IS A NOTED composer and musician and hla orchestral Dr. Heller and chamber music works have been played by leading symphon¬ ies throughout the western world. Dr. Heller Is the holder of a Doc¬ tor of music degree from Cincin¬ nati Conservatory of Music. His visit here is the opening event in the Temple's campaign for Israel Bonds which will be climaxed by a congregational function Sunday night, Nov. 9. that day, the spotlight was on (3olda—the highest ranking wom¬ an delegate here, whom almost all refer to by her first name as a mark of affection or respect. IN PUNCHY, yet polite, prose, Mrs. Melr sailed Into the Arabs who would wipe Israel, off the map. With keen analysis, she showed the Assembly that there Is a very wide, dangerous gap between pretty, pious sentiments about peaceful Intentions—amd ominous practices In the Middle East that endangers not only that region but the, peace of the entire world. She dissected the latest Middle East report by Dag Hammarsk¬ jold, showing how empty it was of peaceful promise- without sayr Ing so In so many words. Finally, she tackled the biggest bear of all—Russia's Andrei Gromyko— and made mincemeat of him. It was a mosterful performance. PERHAPS THE most draraaUo moment came when Mrs. Melr replied to Gromyko. Since last August, when the Middle East crisis was discussed by a special emergency session of the Assemb¬ ly, the Russian Foreign Minister had been "warning" the United Nations about a . "plot" whereby Israel was to march troops into. Jordan as soon as the British troops are withdrawn from the latter country. Abba answered Gromyko's r u m o r-peddling at that time. In the "general debate," Gromy¬ ko resurrected that prize pieccf of corrldor-gosslp. The flavor of Mrs. Melr's entire address may be tasted from a reading of the exact reply she tossed at Oromy- ko. After referring to the "some¬ what surprising character" of the Gromyko statement, she told tha Assembly: "THE DISTCNOUISHKD for¬ eign minister of the Soviet Union,. (contlnoed on page t> "•^'-<"«*»».'r'.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1958-10-17|
|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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