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t'ty»\ COLUMBUS EDITION ClHO HI'. I i Serving Columbus, Dayton and Central 1 gnanoi-M COLUMBUS EDITION Jewish Communiti #; "• ,'TtfDiDno3iuav 2^ VoL 37, No. 19 FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1959 39 D«v*tad to Amtrlcan and Jawiih Idaalt U.S. May Try To Appease Congress By Approving Economic Israeli Aid Fourteen-year-old Alan Porti^r, Urft, president of the Student Council of the Ijarchmont Temple Religious School, presents u suck of 000 silver dollars—collected by tho students during a "Silver Dollar Canipuign for Youth Aliyah"—^for maintaining one child for one year in Youth Aliyah Institutions In Isriu^l. The gift wan accepted in iKthulf of Youth Allyah by the Hon. Simchu Pratt, Israel Oonsul-Oeneral ut Now York, as Mrs. Henry Goldman of Hadiuisah, U.S. chairman for Child's Day for Youth Aliyah, looked on. OHIO VALLEY ZOA CONFERENCE URGES U.$. TO CONTAIN EGPTIAN IMPERIALISM A resolution calling upon the United Statea to contain Nasserist Imperialism in the Middle Bast, to continue economic aid to Israel and to proclaim support for Is¬ rael's political independence and territorial Integrity was adopted at the leadership conference of the Ohio Valley Region, Zionist Organization of America, held Sunday in Cincinnati. Abraham A. Redelhelm, presi¬ dent of ZOA, who was the princi¬ pal speaTier, called the State De¬ partment decision to discontinue grants in aid to Israel as "short¬ sighted and 111 advised." HE DISCIOSED that certain delegations at the United Nations are again trying to revive the 1947 U.N. partition resolution as a basis tor an Israel-Arab settle¬ ment. The Zionist leader warned that every form of political pres¬ sure will be brought to bear upon Israel to force her to yield terri¬ tory "in the interest of world peace." Rabbi Joseph . P. Sternsteln, Dayton, president of the region, said that the Zionist Movement was Israel's most potent .and de¬ pendable ally on the American scene. OTHER SPEAKERS were Shoolera Ettinger, Abe J. Miller, Cantor Myro Glass of Indianapo¬ lis; Dr. Morris Hyman, Dr. I. R. Qlanzberg of Cincinnati; Dr. B. W. Abramson, Columbus; Paul Flacks, Dayton and Ezeklel Lei- kin, Detroit. Greetings from Hadassah were EMBASSY TO OPEN JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Gov¬ ernment announced that It would soon open an Embassy at Con- nakrl, the capital of the new African republic of Guinea. Shlo¬ mo Hlllel, a member of Parlia¬ ment representing Mapai, has been named as charge d'affaires to Connakri. WASHINGTON (JTA) Thei Administration, faced with a ris¬ ing tide of Congressional criticism on its severance of direct assis¬ tance to Israel, may restore Israel to the aid list partially to appease a Senate that might make a last ditch fight against confirmation of Ogden Reid as Ambassador to Israel and other nominations, capital observers said this week. Some Senators have criticized the Reid appointment as political. Senate sources has not only ques¬ tioned Mr. Reid's qualifications but voiced doubts about some ef¬ forts that have been made to ex¬ pedite confirmation. WHILE THE nomination and special assistance Issues are not directly linked, a general dis¬ pleasure Is evident In Congress about matters Involving the State Department. Officials at the De¬ partment are now well aware that the loudest outcry on any recent is.sue involving Israel to come from Congress cnme from the de¬ partment's proposal to terminate grant aid to that State. If the State Department finally agrees to restore Israel to the grant aid list, as Is now expected. It Is thought likely Israel would get aid fin the level of the last fis¬ cal year. That amounted to $7..'i million. Congressional s o u r (• c h (Mted statements to them Ijy State De¬ partment officials to the "I feet that the real responsibility for the original decision to drop Is¬ rael rested not on llv: Dopart- niont, but on i-'r.-sident Eisen¬ howers experts In the Bureau of the Budget. The Bureau of the Budget was charged with drop¬ ping Israel as an econ.)my meas¬ ure, although only a small sum was involved. IN ANY EVENT, the State De¬ partment has apparently begun to suggest to Congressmen that, since Congress is .so concerned, the Department would take a new look at the matter and accede to congressional wishes. A considerable number of Con¬ gressmen either called In person on top Stnte Department officials, or otherwise communicated views on behalf of Israel. Chairman Thomas E. Morgan, ot the House Foreign Affairs Committee, personally raised the Israel grant issue with C. Doug¬ las Dillon. Undersecretary of State for Economic Affairs. Rep. Morgan is a Pennsylvania Demo¬ crat. Rep. l.rf?onard Farbsteln, New York Democrat on the Foreign ACfairs C'onimlttne, told the Jew¬ ish TeU^graphic Agency this week he now feels confident Israel will be restored to the list of nations to receive grants assistance to the aid bill now before Congress. REP. rARB.STEIN had some re.wi-vations about the Adminis¬ tration's attempt to explain away termination of grant aid by stres¬ sing that Israel might Instead get surplus commodities at bargain prices. Rep. Farbsteln indicated that the surplus commodities in¬ volved a complex stockpiling problem. He thought there was no justification for dropping Is¬ rael from the grant aid list. Two Senators who announced their opposition to the exclusion of Israel were Wayne Morse, Ore¬ gon, and John F. Kennedy, Mass., both Democrats. Sen. Morse said he WEIS planning a fight in the Senate because he did not believe Israel's elimination was justified. Sen. Morse added that Israel should receive continued grant aid "because she did not walk out on her moral obligations to refugees, but the United States did." He .said Israel relieved the refugee burden, and assumed obligations the United States should have undertaken. SEN. KENNEDY said he was opposed to. any arbitrary exclu¬ sion of Israel from the program. He took the position that Israel needed and deserved a fair share of -special assistance. The senator said he was studying the overall foreign aid program submitted by the State Department In order to evaluate the treatment of Israel In the proposals for the fiscal year. Andrew J. Biemiller, legislative director of the AFL-CIO, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that organized American labor urged restoration of Israel to the list of nations to receive special assistance grants In 1960. Mr. Biemiller told the commit¬ tee that "in view of the key role the United States played In the establishment of Israel as a free democratic nation in the Middle East, there can be no justification for cutting off Israel from essen¬ tial aid to her developing econ¬ omy." brought to the conference by Mrs. Jonas J. Benet, Cincinnati, mem¬ ber of Hadas.sah'H Nutiinml .Serv- I ice Board. Text of the conference res(jlu- tlon follows: "Recognition of the legitimate national interests and aspirations of ull peoples Is a fjaslc tenet of Zionist thought and action. We firmly believe in the application of this principle to the nations of the Middle East, for the benefit of the Arab countries no less than for Israel and other, non- Arab states of the region. "We, therefore, call upon our Government to contain Nasserist imperialism which has fomented aggression and subversion, has served as an instrument for Soviet domination of the Middle East, and which menaces the legitimate national aspirations and Indepen¬ dence of Middle Eastern coun¬ tries. Nasserism cannot be ap¬ peased. "Efforts by our Government to provide economic assistance to underdeveloped countries are wel¬ come and merit support and en¬ couragement. If applied through the United Nations, such assis¬ tance should be rendered to na¬ tions observing the United Na¬ tions Charter, which prohibits bel¬ ligerency and economic boycott as practiced by Arab states against Israel. We strongly urge the con¬ tinuation und extension of , bi¬ lateral economic aid programs for countries such as Israel, which are identified with the United States In the struggle for de¬ mocracy and against communism. "Israel's role as the major bul¬ wark of strength for the West in that region is now generally un¬ derstood and appreciated through¬ out the Free World. Accordingly, we urge our Governinent to pro¬ claim, its support for Israel's po¬ litical Independence and territor¬ ial Integrity, and to make It un¬ mistakably clear that aggression against larael would be treated as a threat to Western security." iiaiSMSlBlBiaBISlBlSnSlSIBISlSlSMSBlSiaiBlSlSlSlSlSlSlSlsiBlSlSlMBlS^^ Chronicling The News A column by JTA Columnist Milton Friedman about mixed marriages has put him In hot water. Read about it on puge 2. Jews have played an important part in the development of Alaska. Turn to page 3. UJF Success Story To Be Told The 1909 United Jewish Fund "Success Story" will be told Wednesday ut 8 p.m. ut the Agudas Achim Congregation. To highlight the campafgn re¬ ports, Abe I. Yenkin, general cam¬ paign chairman, along with I. W. Gar-ek und Mrs. David Gcrsten- feid, program committee chair¬ man, are pleased to report that the guest speaker for the evening will be Rabbl Irving Miller, na¬ tional chairman of the American Zionist Council. Rabbi Miller is also a member of the Nationai Cabinet of the United Jewish Appeal. One of America's prominent Jewish lead¬ ers, Rabbl Miller has been in the forefront of Jewish affairs for 25 years. The American Zionist Council, which he heads, repre¬ sents all organized Zionist bodies In America with an aggregate membership of 750,000. A-S A MEMBER of the Actions Committee of the World Zionist Organization since 1939, Rabbl Miller has made frequent trips to Israel. He is about to leave for Israel again. As usual, on his most recent trip, he participated in Im- Rabbi Miller portant discussions with Israel's top leaders on matters relating to refugee immigration, economic deveiopment and voluntary pri¬ vate aid from the United States. NEW YORK TIMES REPORTER FINOS JEWISH YOUTH MISSING IN BIRORIDJAN Amusements 10 Editorials 2 Society 7 Sports 13 Synagogues 8 Travel Talk 8 NEW YORK IJTA) The most striking aspect of Birobidjan, the so-called autonomous Jewish Re¬ public In Siberia, to a New York Times reporter who toured It .re¬ cently, was the absence of young Jews. Max Frankel, one of the few western correspondents ever to visit Birobidjan, reported this week that gefilte fish with horse radish and cheese biintzes with .sour cream were "the pleasantest memories and realities" of his visit "to that much-publicized, little-known colony" which he called "the object of pride in Moacow and concern abroad." THE CORRESPONDENT, re¬ viewing the history of the area, said it was organized In 1934, with much fanfare, as a home for Jews, "an empty plot on which Jews were to pioneer and exert their talents without getting mixed up with Zionism." Byt no mass migration of Soviet Jews to Birobidjan developed and the population now is 160,000, "per¬ haps half Jewiah, two-thirds ur¬ ban." Frankel noted Soviet Govern¬ ment denials of rumors that It Intended to send more Jews to Birobidjan and added "there is no evidence of auch iilans in Birobidjan. On llie contrary." A.S F''AK AS cultural life was concerned, Frankel reported that "no Yiddish is taught in schools, no Yiddish films are shown, no Yiddish books are printed. A well- stocked bookstore hud not heard of a commemorutive Yiddish edi¬ tion of some works ot Sholem Aleichem, publisiied in Moscow this yeur. He said that a two-page Yiddish newspaper is published three times a week und Soviet reference books list ita circulation aa 1000. Two newstands hud a few copies; a third newstand near a publicly posted copy of tjie newspaper had not heard of It. The correspondent aaid "no youngster ever shows up at the shack that servea aa a synagogue. Friday nights and Saturdays, on the Jewish Sabbath, Cantor Cap¬ ian there is no rabbl - leads pruyers for .30. persona, more wo¬ men than men. Laat Yom Kippur. iOO worahippcra walked to the little houai', about a half mile from the paved city center. Norman Staiger, well-known tenor, wiil perform ut the rally. Mr. Staiger is Profeaaor of Music ut Ohio State Univeraity. and prominent in music circles In Co¬ lumbua He has performed In various parts of the country and la recogTilzed for his brilliant singing. Thia will be the first time that the fund has held a community- wide report meeting at which the top leadership of each of the major divisions - Men, Women, Young Matrons, Young Adults and Junior.s--will be reporting to the community. MR. YENKIN STATED that the way the contributions have been coming In there Is every in¬ dication that this will be one of the best campaign years of the fund. But, at the same time, he atated, this will not take place unless many of the prospects who have not been aeen will be con¬ tacted by Wednesday. There are still many pledges to be brought in. He urged strongly that the leadership and Workers put forth that extra effort in covering their prospects. RAIiBI MILIJDK, the guest speaker, was a delegate to the founding session of the World ../I'wish Congress in 1936 in Gene¬ va, and is today a member of ita Executive Committee, in 1942 he was nariied chairman of the Executive Committee of the Ameriirun Jewish Congress and succeeded the lute Stephen S. Wise iLs president, on the latter's death in 1949. During World Wur II, Rabbi Miller aerved as Secretary Gen¬ eral of the World Jewish Congress, undertaking many important mis¬ sions on behalf of European Jewry threatened by Nazism. Since 1936 he has served the Zionist Organization of America in various official capai'lties, be¬ coming president and serving for (cuntinued on page 4) IJBEL SUIT FILED ISTANBUL (JTA) -A libel auit againat an antl-Semltlc weekly, "Hur Adam," was filed here this week by the Turkish Journalist Association, alleging "grave slan¬ der" because the periodical has charged the Turkish preas with being "a tool of Jewish plots against Islam." In Its suit, the association declared that the "Hur Adam" charges "caused deep re¬ gret in Journalistic circles in Tur¬ key." ANTI-SEMITIC GROUP FORMED AGAIN IN OHIO Ohio-Kentucky Regional Office of the Anti-Dtifamatlon League of B'nal B'rith has reported the formation of a new anti-Semitic group in Ohio. The report was published in the office's April newsletter. The group, which took out In¬ corporation papers recently, calls itself The Constitution Society of Ohio. ADL reports that the group first appeared in 1954 as the Con¬ stitution Party of Ohio. In 1955, ADL recalls that the group changed its name to the Constitution Club of Ohio. The earliest "Constitution Party" served as a channel for the dissemination of hate litera¬ ture of a number of anti-Semitic organizations. Guiding the group at that time were CHarence Larkin of Columbus and the late Harry W. Binegar of Dayton. Ljirkin was employed as full time organizer. He has a long record of antl-Semltlc activities, having aided the efforts of such nationally known bigots as GerjUd Winrod, Harvey Springer and Conde McGinley. James A. Weis of Colutabus was ehairmun of the Constitution Club in 19,')5 ADL recalls. Tu'key Reports Increase In Trade ISTANBUL (JTA)—Israel-Tur¬ kish trade is on the increase, according to figures released here by the Turkish Government. This increase, cites a Government re¬ port, is due to the pursuance of its new commercial policy. In support of this declaration, the report further states that from November 1988, to the end of March 1959, Turkey has Im¬ ported a total ot $6 million worth of goods from Israel, and has exported $4.5 million worth of products to her. OVERHAUL SUBS LONDON (JTA)—Israel's first two submarines, acquired from the Royal Navy last year, are undergoing overhaul and repairs at the Portsmouth submarine base. The two vessels, renamed the Tanln and Raqhev, will not be ready to return to Israeli waters until summer.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1959-05-08|
|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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