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COLUMBUS EDITION 2[\Q^ Serving Columbus. Daytti 10NICLE nnjunities 0\R COLUMBUS EDITIOM FRIDAY. MARCH II, I960 Vol. 38, No. 11 Devoted to American and Jewith Ideall About 1500 Jews Of Agadir Are Killed In Earthquake And Tidal Wave JOG RUSHES AID TO SURVIVORS OF JEWISH QUARTER (Oopyrlglit, 1060, JTA, Inc.) GENEVA (JTA)—Some 1500 of the 2300 Jews Who lived in Agadir were killed in the eartflauake and tidal. wave tliat smashed great sectlona of the Moroccan coastal town. The city's Jewish section and the Moslem quarter on the seaside which it adjoined were wiped out. The Initial report of the 1500 Jewish casualties weis made by the Joint Distribution (Committee following reports from JDC repre¬ sentatives in Anadir. THE JDO WAS the first volun¬ teer agency to rush supplies to the survivors of the stricken city. It shipped in food, clothing, shoes and blankets to the value ot tour raillion Moroccan francs, ($8000). Henry Kirsch, JDC representatives in (3asabianca, arranged the ship¬ ment of supplies after conferring with the Moroccan authorities. The surviving Jews were at¬ tempting to make their way to Mogador where many of them had lived originally. Others went to the town of Araudamt. Etforts to identify the Jewish survivors have begun. Jewish institutions in Agadir were almost all destroyed. One of the most tragic Incidents was the destruction of the Lubavltcher Yeshiva where 80 children lived. Sixteen were taken from the de¬ bris. Four of them subsequently died of their injuries. It was feared that the remaining S4 boys and their teachers might stlii be buried in the ruins. IN PARIS the Alliance Israelite (Oontlnaed on page 4) U. S. Boycott Stand Is Target Of Solons' Blast WASHINGTON (JTA)—The Eisenhower Administration was under sharp and heavy criticism in the House of Representatives recently for its stand on the Arab boycott of larael and for "appease¬ ment" of the Arab states on behalf of that boycott. Rep. James Roosevelt, Rep. Leonard Farbstein, Rep. Emanuel Celier, and Rep. Lester Hoitzman, aii Democrats, denounced the Administration and urged it to take "a firm and moral stand" on such Arab activities. SOVIET GOVERNMENT TO SUPPLY NASSER WITH JET FIGHTERS LONDON (JTA) —The Untied Arab Republic's Air Force svlli soon be equipped with Russian- designed MIG-19 supersonic jet fighters — the first supersonic warplanes in any Middle Eajt air force, the aviation correspondent of the London Daily Telegraph rerorted. The New York Times reported from Moscow that the Izvestia, leading Soviet CJovernment news¬ paper, carried an unsigned article appealing for a relaxation of ten¬ sions on the Israel-Arab borders, but putting on Israel the major blame for the recent trouble on the Israel-Syrian frontier. Izves¬ tia said the air in Israel was "unfortunateiy" full of a "military psychosis." During a trip to Israel two weeks ago, the correspondent re¬ ported, it was obvious tiiat the Israeli military authorities "are more than ever concerned with the need for qualitative improve¬ ment In arms rather than greater quantities." He said the Israelis might prefer the French Mirage HI supersonic fighters since their airforce is already equipped with fighter and ground attack planes of French design. But the Ameri¬ can supersonic fighters such as the F-104 or P-106 or the British Lightning would probably be ac¬ cepted if the terms were favorable he said. The normal price of a super¬ sonic fighter, the Telegraph writer said, Is 250,000 pounds sterling ($700,000) excluding any of the other supplies and equipment such as radar and ground control ap¬ paratus which are complemen¬ tary to such aircraft. He pointed out that the Egyptians obtained their MIQ-17'8 on a cotton-for- arma deal. While there are no Indications yet of payment ar¬ rangements for the MIG-lO's, he said, "they are likely to be very favorable." 'The Old Car' IVfrs. Bernard Franlc, In the cor, and Mrs. Bol»ert Baynee, on running t>oard, aro posing in the old car which will provide transportation for all persons attending the Toung Matrons workers dessert tea on Wednesday, March 16, 12:30 p.nL at the Jewish Center. Mrs. Ed Ghitman, not shown, wiil also be help¬ ing with the transportation. Heroine Of Levin's 'Eva^ Coming Here Mrs. Eda Loew of Ramat Gan, Israel, a survivor of Auschwitz and heroine of Meyer Levin's moving best-seller "Eva," will appear at a dessert tea for solicitors sponsored by the Young Matrons Division of United Jewish Fund and Council March 16 at 12:30 p.m. at the Jewish Onter. The affair will feature a staged, dramatic- ceadlnK...of excerpts from "BVa" by Gallery Players under the direction of Harold Eisen¬ stein. The script for the reading was aiao prepared by tievln, who wrote "C3ompulsion," the best- selling novel based on the famed Leopold-Loeb trial, and David Mark. The real-life "Eva" makes a dramatic appearance at the' conclusion ot the reading. ivms. ROBERT Kaynes, Mrs. Bernard Frank and Mrs. Edward Ghitman, co-chairmen of the af¬ fair, announced that transporta¬ tion wiii be provided for those solicitors wiio attend. Baby-sitting service will be available at the center during the affair, they added. Mrs. David Roth and Mrs. Ber¬ nard Yenkin, co-chairmen of the Young Matrons Division, urged that reservations be made prompt¬ ly as the appearance of Eva and the staged reading has already assured a capacity audience. Born Eda Biutreloh near Lvov, Poland In 1924, Mrs. Eda Loew (pronounced Beda Lev) waa forced to pose as a Ukranlan peasant girl when her village was occupied by the Nazis in 1938. With the aid of false identity papers, she obtained a position as a maid in the home of an elderly "Aryan" couple in Vienna. THIS PERFECT hideout be¬ came unsafe when the couple grew so fond of Eda they de¬ cided to adopt her. Adoption pro¬ cedures required Investigation of her background, however, and threatened her with exposure. She left the couple amd went to work in a Nazi munitions plant. EJventually Mrs. Loew was found out, denounced as a Jewess and sent to the infamous Ausch¬ witz concentration camp, where she spent a harrowing two years before being liberated by advanc¬ ing Russian armies. She returned to Poland to dis¬ cover her family and the Jewish community destroyed. Her only remaining hope was to reach Palestine and contact the last link of family life—a brother who had emigrated there in 1985. The brother, Chaim Zadok, is today a member of the ICnesset, Israel's parliament. MBS. LOEW took the "classic" route of ail illegal emigrants to Israel. She made the rounds of displaced persons camps In Ger- Mrg. Eda Lo^w many, finally joining up with a kibbutz, which the Hagana Euro¬ pean underground—the Braycha brought to a staging area in southern Italy. It waa there Mrs. L,oew met and married Itzhak Loew, another Jewish displaced person. The ship taking the Loews iind feilow DP's to Palestine was intercepted by the British Navy and they were taken to (Cyprus for Internment. The first of Mrs. Loew's two (Coutinaed on pftce 4) REPHESXINTATIVES Roose¬ velt and Farbstein aaked that United States aid funds be with¬ held from nations that practice boycott and discrimination. Roosevelt assailed "appeasement" of the Moslem states. Two Republicans joined in the wholesale criticism of the Ad¬ ministration. Rep. Seymour Hal- pern, said he was planning to ask a full (Congressional probe of U.S. policy concerning reported Pakistan discrimination against American Jews. He charged that the United States International Cooperation Administration was inquiring into the religion of In¬ dividual employes, as disclosed exclusively by the Jewish Tele¬ graphic Agency. Sen. Jacob K. Javits, New York Republican, called on ail govern¬ ment agencies to coordinate their policies with the language used by the Navy in dropping Its sup¬ port of the Arab blockade. He pointed to the Navy's reversal as an example to be followed by other government agencies that, in ef¬ fect, collaborate with the "illegal" Arab practices. The Arabs refuse to permit any ship that traded with Israel to deliver U.S. goods, even goods donated by the United States. REP. FARBSTEIN, a member of the Houae Foreign Affairs (Committee, told the House that he has not yet received answers to questions he put to the State Department regarding discrimina¬ tion by Pakistan and other Mos¬ lem states against Americans of Jewish faith. In a telegram to James Rlddle- berger, director of the U.S. Inter- national (Cooperation Administra¬ tion, Rep. Halpem demanded "full particulars" on the reported Pakistani restrictions against ICA's Jewish employes. He urged the ICA to reject any such dis¬ crimination, terming it "nothing short of outrageous" that Pakis¬ tan has received several hundred million dollars of U.S. aid and seeks to establish religious dis¬ crimination among Americans implementtng the aid program. He called to the attention ot Rid- dleberger that Pakistan is seek¬ ing a large share of assistance from American taxpayers In the coming fiscal year. Geller, who is clialrman of the House J u d iic I a r y (Committee charged in a House speech that the United States executive de¬ partment "has entered into a gentleman's agreement' with Pak¬ istan not to assign any members of the Jewish faith to American diplomatic or other posts In that country." HE ALSO charged that "similar understandings have lieen entered into with Arab League countries, 30 RIGHT WING GROUPS REPORTED IN W. GERMANY BONN (JTA) — The head of West Germany's internal security police disclosed that there are about 30 right-wing poiiticai groups and youth organizations operating in West Germany and West Berlin. He said they had a total membership of about 98,000, half of thom in adult groups which form political parties. These right-wing political parties polled a total of about 350,000 votes In tho last elections, he said. Dr. Rudolf Toyka, head ot the internal security department in the Ministry of the Interior — West Germany's FBI—cited these figures when he received five visiting United Nations corres¬ pondents. He said hla organiza¬ tion had Screened the youth groups—15 in number, with a total membership of between 40- 50,000. Only one of them, he said, was down in his records as out- rightiy tending towards a Nazi type of ideology. This group, which maintained contact with the German Relchs Party, had a membership of 2300. The majority of the youth groups, Dr. Toyka said, officially accept the democratic principles of the West German (Constitution but, "whether they are Nazis at heart, I could not teil." He said that members of these groups wore military-type u n i f o r.m s. marched in military fashion and tried to glorify the old military traditions of pre-Hltler Germany. TTie other youth groups did not, he said, declare themselves Nazi. Dr. Toyka, who supervised preparation ot the White Book (continued on pace i) and they have been reached as well with Moroccan and Afghan¬ istan." Rep. Cellor, a New York Democrat, said that the Adminis¬ tration yielded to Moslem bigotry and showed "less backbone than can be foimd in a chocolate eclair." ' Director Riddlelierger told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that he is examining ICA's Pakis¬ tan operations to determine the facts of tho new "gentleman's agreement." Riddloberger toid the commit¬ tee he wouid not knowingly per¬ mit religious discrimination in the ICCA but was unable to cate¬ gorically deny that such a new arrangement is now in force re¬ garding assignments to Pakistan. HE INDICATED that he would attempt to have any discrimina¬ tory policy, formal or informal, rescinded. He added, however, that the United States could not always "force" nations like Pakis¬ tan to accept American Jews as members of U.S. economic mis¬ sions. Finance Minister M Shoaib of Pakistan sought to deny that Pakistan recently asked the Unit¬ ed States to cease assigning American personnel of Jewish faith to that Moslem nation. Speaking at the National Press (Club, Shoaib appealed for "even more generous" economie aid from the United States. Asked about Pakistan's attempt to elim¬ inate Jews from the U.S. aid mis¬ sion in Pakistan, ho denied that Paltistan discriminated in any manner. Plan 'Pacesetters' A£Faii* Pictured alM>ve are the members of tlie plan¬ ning oonunlttee for the "Pacesetters' Affair" of the Women's Division of the United Jewish Fund and OounciL This affair, which each year Uoks off the Women's Division campaign will be beld- on Tuesday, March Si, at 12:80 pja Left to right are Mrs. Ben VenlUn, chairman, Mra. Leon Sohot- stein, co-ehoimuuv Mrs. Ben Kohn, Mrs. Joseph Scheoter, Mrs. Samuel M. Melton, Mrs. Leon Friedman, Mrs. Moe Giassnuui, IMra Jules Mark, Mra, Jack 8. Hester, Mrs. Morris S. SUIken, Mrs. Bobert S. Ourl and Miss Lillian Danziger. UJFC WOMEN PUN MINIMUM LUNCHEON TUESDAY, MARCH 22 Once again the Women's Divi. sion of the United Jewish Fund and Council is planning its $200 minimum subscription luncheon. Under the leadership of Mrs. Ben A. Yenkin, chairman, the luncheon is planned for the home of Mrs. Joseph Waisman, 2399 S. (Com¬ monwealth, on Tuesday, March 22, at 12:30 p.m. , The group wiii focus its^attcn- tlon on the theme "Keep Pace With the Needs of Today." The record of past achievements of the UJFC serves as a background of inspiration to the pacesetter group. Mrs. Yenkin said, "It is the hope of our women that we can help Israel to meet the on- coming needs necessary to make her a seif-sustaining democracy as well aa keeping pace with our local community needs." The principal speaker for the afternoon wiii be Mrs. Dlta Nat¬ zor, public relations officer of Beersheba, Israel's gate\yay to the Negev. She will discuss the re¬ search studies being made on the economic future of Israel's desert lands. Serving on the committee are luncheon chairmen, Mrs. Joseph Waisman and Mrs. Ben Kahn; invitation chairmen, Mra. Paul Meyer and Mrs. Joseph Skilken; co-ohairmen of hospitality, Mrs. Nate Berlin and Mrs. Harold Schottenstein; decoration chair¬ man, Mrs. Louis Madison; solici¬ tation chairman, Mrs. Leon Schot¬ tenstein; keynoter, Mra. Sam Mel¬ ton. Other meml>ers of the pace¬ setter committee are Mrs. Milton Leoman, Mrs. Herbert Sohlff and Mrs. William Gllck. Reservation for the luncheon can be made by calling Mrs. Leon Schottenstein, CU 8.2S83.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1960-03-11|
|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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