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COLUMBUS EDITION "tesirxE COLUMBUS EDITION Serving Coiumous. Dayton and Centrat Ohio Jewish Communmco ..¦s!*u>- A\JUi^ Vol. 37, No. 28 FRIDAY, JULY 10, 1959 39 0«vat«d to Am«rlc«n and JawUh ld«aU Ben-Gurion Remains In Power, Israel Marks Time Until Election Former Senator Herbert H. Lehman (left) is shown with Dr. Koimon J. Monn, director-general of the Hadassah Medical OrgaJii- zatlon in Israel, after inspecting the $25 million Ha<Ia88ah-Hebre(w University Medical Center, now under construction at Kiryat Ha^ dassoh (Hadassah Town), five miles west of Jerusalem. Hebrew U. Medical Center Is Now Underway In Israel KIRYAT HADASSAH, Israel: In the Judean Hills, overlooking the birthplace of John the Bap¬ tist at Bin Karen, a Hadassah dream is coming true. Here at Kiryat Hadassah, the ?25 mllion Hadassah-Hebrew Uni¬ versity Medical Center \b being built as a "fortress ot healing" in Israel. AND THROUGHOUT the United States and Puerto Rico, the 318,000 members of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization are mobilizing every fund-raising effort to assure completion of thi.s Medical Center in 1960. Mrs. Ab¬ raham Tulin is national chairman of Hadassah's Medical Center Coramittec. Since 1948, when the United Na¬ tions assumed control of Mt. Scopus, Hadassalr has been pre¬ vented from utilizing its hospital there and has been compelled to function in temporary quarters in various parts of Jerusalem. These medical, clinical, diagnos¬ tic and research facilities will be consolidated in the new Medi¬ cal Center, characterized by for¬ mer Senator Herbert H. Lehman as "a monument of the twentieth century scientific and medical world". THE MAGNIFICENT Hadas¬ sah-Hebrew University Medical Center, designed by the prominent American architect, Joseph Neu¬ feld, will Include the Hebrew Uni¬ versity Hadassah Medical School, the only medical school in Israel- founded in 1949 by the Hebrew University and Hadassah. It will also embrace a SOO-bed teaching hospital with service laboratories; a separate Mother and Child Pavilion for maternity and infant care; the Rosensohn Outpatient Clinic, to serve more than 200,000 outpatients annually; and the Henrietta Szold School of Nursing and Residence. One of the Medical Center's major features is already being adopted by hospitals now being built in various parts of the world. It is the brilliantly con¬ ceived nursing unit shaped like half a wheel, which will reduce the work load of the staff and enable a concentration of medical treatment and nursing attention in closest proximity to the pa¬ tients. THE MEDICAL CENTER will igigigigiSigiSlSlS131SlS151SlSlSlSlSlSlSlSlS15 Israel Bond Office Closed Until Aug. 18 Harold Schottenstein, chair¬ man of the Israel Bond Oain- paign Conmilttee, announced that the Columbus Israel Bond office will be closed until Aug. 18. At the same time, he made knoWn that Mrs. Dorothy Mein- rod, office secretary, will assist him in receiving communica¬ tions and answering queries. Leonard J. Brooks, the city manager of the Bond organiza¬ tion, is leaving New York this weel( for a month In Israel. a)SlSlSlgiaiSlSlSlSlS151S15151SlSlSISlSlSlSlSl have the most modern equipment for treatment and research. It will have the newest type model of the Cobalt Bomb for cancer research and high voltage ther¬ apy. CHosed circuit, color tele¬ vision units will also be installed to enable students to observe brain, heart and chest surgery. In keeping with Hadassah's policy, there will be no distinction in treatment based on race, color or creed - between Arab. (IJhristian and Jew — at the Medical Center, Its sole purpose will be to save life and emotionally, the dignity ot the human being. Larry N. Soppel SOPPEL NAMED TO EDITORIAL POST WITH CHRONICLE Larry N. Soppel, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Soppel, 58 N. Merkle Rd., has joined the editor¬ ial staff of the Chronlcie on a full time basis. Soppel graduated on June 12 from Ohio State University's School of Journalism. He. is a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi social fraternity and Sigma Delta Chi' professional Journalism fra¬ ternity. While attending Ohio State, he worked on the school paper, the Lantern, holding positions of asst. managing editor, asst. cjty editor, wire editor, news editor and editorial board member. His joining the staff on a full time basis is just one of a series ot steps which the Chronlcie is taking to improve its service to the Columbus and Dayton com¬ munities, by providing a more informative and interesting news¬ paper. Many ideas and plans, such as new features and columns, and better coverage of both local and national news are in the making. Further announcepient ot these changes will be made in the near future. The' added space of our new location, 87 N. Sixth St., and bet¬ ter facilities and equipment are making it possible for the Chron¬ icle to give you the best tn print¬ ing service and quality. Special To Tile Chronicle Bitterness within the govern¬ ment and uncertainty among the people were the keywords this week as Israel faced a major government crisis. At any rate Premier David Ben- Gurion seemed destined to con¬ tinue at his present post until elections in the fall. INFORMED sources in Jeru¬ salem said Tuesday that Presi¬ dent Itzhak Ben-Zvl would call on the 74-yeap-old Ben-Gurlon to form a new cabinet. Bitterness of the political up¬ heaval, set off by a Knesset- approved arms deal with West Germany, waa emphasized when Ben-Gurion refused to sit with a rebel cabinet minister in parlia¬ ment. President Ben-Zvl began con¬ sultations Monday with leaders of major political parties follow¬ ing the resignation of Ben-Gurion Sunday. THE FIRST group of leaders with whom the President met was a delegation of Ben Gurion's Mapal Party, the largest group GERMANY ASKED ISRAEL TO KEEP DEAL A SECRET - _BQHN. iJTAJ. .^ -The^Xlefense Ministry of West Germany asked Israel not to make the arms deal contract public when it was con¬ cluded last October, it was con¬ firmed here this week. This was done because Middle East experts in the Foreign Ministry and in the Ministry of Economics here feared the arms pact with Israel might disturb relations between the Arab governments and Bonn, it was explained. Middle East experts In the gov¬ ernment here were reported as expressing dissatisfaction with a statement made to the presa in Jerusalem by Moshe Dayan, Is¬ rael's former Chief of Staff, in defense of the arms deal. Mr. Dayan had said in his statement that such arms deliveries could be regarded as a kind of "German obligation" towards Israel, imply¬ ing strongly that the West Ger¬ man Republic would support the development of Israel's defense industry and open the way to arms purchases by Israel from the Bonn government. German officials here reportedly expressed fears that such arguments might bolster Arab charges that West Germany was aiding Israel. Another disclosure made by the Middle East experts was that Israel agreed to place the repara tlons claims on West Germany as surety for the arms deliveries be¬ cause the Bonn Defense Ministry had made an advance payment for the $3 million worth of gre¬ nade-throwers ordered from Is rael. Such advance payments are customary in international arms contracts. It was revealed also that the purchase was initially prompted by the fact that the arms wanted by the West German array were being made by a Finnish concern but that the Finnish firm could not supply arms to West Germany under Finnish-Soviet treaty agree, ments. Soltan, Ltd., the Israel firm making the grenade-throw ers, reportedly is a subsidiary of the Finnish company. After the current summer re¬ cess, the Social Democratic Party will bring the arms purchase up for discussion In tbe West Ger¬ man Parliamentary Defense Com¬ mittee in connection with the opposition party's general criti¬ cism of the Bonn Defense Minis¬ try's practices in arms deals. In Knesset, Israel's Parliament, since they were not so keen on The President was asked by the delegation to invite Ben Gurion to set up a new Cabinet as well as to advance the national elec¬ tions to Sept. 22 from Nov, 19. The Mapai delegation told the President that Ben Gurion could not continue with the present coalition, because tour members of the coalition Cabinet had vio¬ lated the principle of collective responsibility by voting against Israel's arms deal with West Ger- majiy which was approved by the Cabinet. THB SUGGESTION to advance the national elections came from the Mapai Party because there seemed to be no prospect of form¬ ing a new interim government. The General Zionists and the Na¬ tional Religious Party, which have been sounded out on this subject, did not seem inclined to give Ben Gurion support for a caretaker administration. The Progressive Party indi¬ cated that it would agree to the advancement of the elections. Other parties were still hesitant. holding elections before Rosh Hashanah which starts Oct, 3. In the feverish inter-party talks which were going on Monday, the General Zionists and the National Religious Party were asked to give passive support to a "Minor¬ ity Cabinet" to be composed of representatives of the Mapai and Progressive Parties. Mapai's 40 Knesset deputies, plus five Arab deputies affiliated with Mapal and five Progressive Party depu¬ ties would provide a caretaker coalition of 50 of the Knesset's 120 deputies. THIS ARRANGEMENT would be workable, however, on the premise that either the (General Zionists or the religious party deputies would abstain from op¬ position. The General Zionists, who supported Ben Gurion on the arms' deal on grounds of national security, were nevertheless un willing to make any political move which might prejudice the party in the November elections. The Religious Party members were equally resistant to giving Senator Joins JWB Group Sen. Richard L. Neuberger of Oregon, center, receives mem¬ bership card in Jewish Welfore Board Associates, a membership group pledged to support of JWE's work as governraent>author- Ized agency for services to Jews in the armed forces. Presenting the card is Col. Harry D. Henshel, left, choinnan of the National Jewish Welfare Board's Armed Services Division. Moe Hoffman, Washington, D. C. representative, looks on. World's Jewish Children Rush To Israel's Gates From all corners of a shattered wotld they come, in the tens of thousands—a modern version ot the great children's crusade of medieval times. Behind them lie refugee camps, broken homes, conquered countries; ahead, a new life in a new country. By 1980, 100,000 children from 72 countries will haye been re¬ settled in Israel by Youth Allyah, in a program that began 25 years ago with a group of 43. Backed by Hadassah, its United States repre¬ sentative which has contributed more than $36 million to the pro¬ gram, youngsters are being brought to Israel at the rate of 250 a month. Almost two years ago, however. Youth Aliyah was confronted with the critical need to provide facilities for younger children of eight to 12 within Its framework. Hundreds of families who came mostly from eastern European countries had children of tender years. The responsibility of younger children retarded the in¬ tegration of the families into the life of, Israei, Only Youth Aliyah could help solve this pro.blem by absorbing their boys and girls. At this point, Hadassah came to the fore. At Its 1958 National (Convention, it adopted the Anne Frank Haven program pledging to raise $200,000 above the ntional quota of $2.1 (cuntinued on page 9) (lSiaiSlBlSnai5Bl3lSlSMlS151fflSlSlSlS0151BlS151SlSlSlS1515lHJElS'SliolB151Sl^ Chronicling The News Capitol Spotlight, by the JTA's Milton Friedman, provides some interesting sidelights on the Civil War, Page 2. Israel has come a long way since 1948, But there is still a long way to go. Read the second and final portion of Dr. Buell Gallagher's address to the National UJA Cash Conference in New York. Page 3. Amusements fl, 7 Editorials 2 Society 9 JiaislSlE51ESlSiaiSlSlMS!aSlSlSIS151B5Iil51^!al51S1ilSlESlSIM5l51ia!sia^^ Sports 10 Synagogues 8 Golden 7 assurances they would not em¬ barrass the Prime Minister be¬ cause they still felt a "deep hurt" In the controversy on the Issue "Who Is a Jew" which led the party to quit the coalition. THE SITUATION summed up a total stalemate, since the present Cabinet continues In office, under the law, until a new government is formed and obtains a vote of confidence In Knesset Because there is no chance of a new for¬ mation and .because Mr. Ben Qur- lon remains adamant in his re¬ fusal to sit with the four dissident left-wing Ministers In Cabinet meetings, the Mapai seeks earlier electiona as one means of ending the embarrassing situation of a Cabinet problem In which the Prime Minister refuses to attend meetings. In the meantime, a deputy, presumably Finance Min¬ ister Levi Eshkol would preside at (Cabinet meetings. In the midst of the Inter-party talks on the formation of a new government, the National Re¬ ligious Party came out with the accusation that the government was violating the Sabbath through the arms deal with CJermany by keeping workers on Saturdays 111 the plants producing the arms. THE ORGAN of the Religious Party asserts that the plant work¬ ers, who have been off their jobs on Saturdays, except for the brief period before the 1966 Slnal cam¬ paign, now are working full blast on Sabbaths and holidays alnce . the date the arms agreement was negotiated with the Bonn Federal Republic. Representations against the practice to the Israel Ministry of Labor brought the reply that the Sabbath operations were necessary for security reasons. Provisional statistics issued here indicated that Israel exports to West Germany totalled $9 mil¬ lion for the first six months of this year compared with $11 mil¬ lion for all of 1958. The Bonn gov¬ ernment is now Israel's third best customer. Importing citrus, jams, juices, preseraes, chocolates, eggs and other exports. SEVERAL HUNDRED former inmates of Nazi concentration camps demonstrated against the arms deal with West Germany last week in Tel Aviv. Demonstrators wore yellow badges with the German word "Jude" printed on a shield of David. The badges were intended to recall similar badges that the Nazis forced Jews to wear in occupied Europe. Mcmy demonstrators showed concentration camp numbers tat¬ tooed on their arms. They were mainly supporters of the Ahdut Avodah and the Mapam parties. But they also Included Commu¬ nists and their supporters. THE LEFT-WING parties in Israel are taking their battle against the $3 million deal to the people with a series of protest meetings throughout the country. In defending the arms pact, by which an Israeli firm is supplying grenade-throwers to the West German army, Ben-Gurion told a stormy Knesset session that Israel was Isolated and must find friends on the international scene. The Knesset had approved the pact by a B7-46 vote. HE SAID, "Existing friend¬ ships must be continually primed. Weat Germany is an important factor in its region. Germany's attitude toward Israel will un^ doubtedly tafluence the attitude of other countries with whom ahe is associated." Accusing the two left-wing par¬ ties of demagoguery in opposing the deal, the Premier said that only West Germany had recog¬ nized full guilt for Hitler's atroci¬ ties and made restitution.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1959-07-10|
|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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