Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1960-01-22, page 01
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''' ./ li\.\\ . ir.^-:i:U:^J\JMl'%. 'nl ,/ii ¦ "»'t;-^tf*i-;*i»vK'/a«4iwvwKV(v»«.'*' COLUMBUS EDITION (t=3b=? i Itf IS HDIH N )NICLE 2A0^ Serving Columbus. Dayton and Ccnuai unm jewisn ou umues ^jJAR asnw itfjiaoxsiH t Ttfoi.oncai-ioav COLUMBUS EDITION Vol. 38, No. 4 FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, I960 on Otvatad to Amtrlcan OV and J«wlih IdMli Are Today's Nazis Launching "^Operation Confusion?' BY DAVID Hottowrrz UNTTBD NATIONS (AJP)— Ctonfualon waa the secret wea¬ pon of the Nazi victories In the first phases of World War II and Its chaotic prelude. Con¬ fusion on the correct Interpre¬ tation of Nazi roots, Nazi alms, Nazi motlvea had brought about the split of the Allies and the Munich aurrender. Ctonfualon undermined a decisive approach to the peril which had engulfed European Jewry, Ctonf usion again, brought about the revival of a strong postwar (Jermany. If we are to view today's Nazis as having launched ''Op¬ eration Ctonfualon" as a test, a reconnaissance, to see If it will work again—could they now say It was a success? THE ANSWER Is a loud, ¦ categorical "Yes!" Confusion still works. It marks the reac¬ tion to the swastika smear In the past three weeka. There la confusion aa to whether this is a political or religious smear, organized or juat crackpot. There Is confusion In the Jew¬ ish community, confusion In Israel as to her role, confusion among the Allies—who are aa divided on the current menace OS in the Munich daya. There is a little leas confu¬ sion as to Germany's failure to eradicate Nazi remnajita. But there Is confualon and down¬ right concealment, deception and aelf-deceptlon regarding the relatlonahip of Nazism to Oerman nationalism, German miiitariam and the CJerman drive for world hegemony. The ponfualon in the camp of Jewry Itself was tragic—espe¬ cially In the United States. There was confusion aa to the cause; confusion on the (Jerman government; .there was an ai- moat Complete negativlam on the political aspecta of the word "NeizI," which Is not primarily rellgioua In name, but a four- letter contraction of National Soclallam which claimed the- World and now claims a major partnership behind a democratic but unpurged facade aa a aort. of down-payment on aupremacy. AN OFFICIAL of the Union of American Hebrew Ctongrega- tlona and many rabbla attribi uted the epidemic to "cranks, vandals or dellnquenta"—a view shared by an officer of B'nai B'rith'a Antl-Defamatlon League who expressed the opinion that It could be harmful to make "world-wide publicity" of the Incidents, although the United Nations later thought global publicity la just what the doctor should order. Aa to the main cause—most rabbis were reported as having discounted — though hesltatlng- ly^^an organized International plot. "It was just juvenile de¬ linquency!" They overlooked the fact that Hitler had recruited Germany's battalions of Juvenile delinquents as the shock-bri¬ gades of hla Storm-troopers. Dr. Joachim Prinz, however, warned against dismissing this as "a ro(ik-'n-rolI fad," and leaders of the American Jewish Ctommlttee in the U.S. and Ger¬ many slammed down their fists,' right on the Infection spptS^ unpurged Nazism in Gei^many and untiurged Nazis In the CJerman government. And here at the UN Dr. Maurice L. Perlzwelg of the World Jewish ' Ctongrreas put the Isaue before the Subcommlsalon on Preven¬ tion of Diacrlmlnation as an Issue of "life and death" tor the Jewiah peoplea—it was death for six mllllcm under the swaa- tlka. ' BUT EVEN AS Perlzwelg spoke the Israel Mission to the UN thruat a letter before the subcommission expressing con¬ fidence that the governments involved would take the proper action and therefore It asked for no action by the UN. While the Israel government under¬ played the Issue In this world orgcmlzatlon—after a period of silence—It sent a note to Ger¬ many which stated It was neces¬ sary to react "vigorously." In the aubcommlaaton itaelf. Judge Philip Halpem of the U.S. drafted a reaolutlon call¬ ing oft governments to act against Incitement elements; but he rejected a correspon¬ dent's suggestion that this In¬ cludes antl-Semltlc officials In governments. "That Is out of the competence of the subcom¬ mission!" he replied. Legally, he explained, governments are not bound until the resolution is adopted by the parent-body, the Human Bightit Commission—a loss of time. (Confusion In the United States gave a blurred picture of the West German reaction. The headlines gave the Impression of an outraged German govern¬ ment and people, of arrests, of strong measures, of "crack¬ downs." The "crackdowns" end¬ ed in three-month sentence for the first two smearers while nine who shouted Nazi slogans were arrested and then released! CBANCELXjOB Adenauer celebrated hla 84th birthday amidst all this without a word and later said that it was a smear on the Republic while Defense Minister Strauss hand¬ ed him aa a birthday present a photo showing the steadlly- rlslng military strength of the Federal Republic. Fortunately, leading U.S. commentators are beginning to call a spade a spade. Britain is outraged, Moacow and East EJuropcan governments gee Nazi resurgence again on their bor- dera. "(i>peration Ctonfualon" was a success and the world again faces the greater danger behind the antl-Semltlc manifestations —a nuclear bomb In the hands of a CJermany stUI unpurged of Its Nazi mentality. It win take a lot of time to wash away the encrusted^mir¬ ror to aee a reflection of the ruth. Meanwhile, the Summit meeting, to decade the future of CJermany, muat not Ignore these portents. It should dis¬ cuss European security not only within the context of weapons, but of the lingering war-psycho¬ sis of the Naizl spirit. HERMAN KATZ TO BE HONORED FOR HIS SERVICE TO CENTER Herman Katz will be honored for his outstanding service as preaident of the Jewish Center for 1957-58 at the annual meeting of the Jewish Center on Jan. 28 at 8:30 p.m. In the Center auditor- Ellas Plcheny, executive direc¬ tor of the Mld-Sectlon National Jewish Welfare Board wlil de¬ liver the principal address on "The Status Seekers—CJhallenge for the Jewish Center." A report of the agency's activities will be presented by Joseph Zox, presi¬ dent of the Center and Mayer Rosenfeld, executive director. Election of officers and board members will take place. A SERIES OF Interesting ex¬ hibits are being prepared by var¬ ious groups in the (3enter. Koda- chrome slides and movies of ac tivltles will be shown. Katz has been a member of t! board since ita inception. He has served as chairman of the Pre- School Ctommlttee, Membership Policy Ctommlttee, and Is an hon- orajy life member of the board. He has served as president of Temple Tifereth Israel, B'nal B'rlth Advisory Board, chairman of Advance Gifts for the United Jewish Fimd and in severaii ca¬ pacities with a number of local and national organlzatlons- Plcheny, a fSrmer center, di¬ rector Eind Jewish educator Ims been with the National Jewish Welfare BoEird for more than 16 years. He has served as research director in the national office and is present administrative director for the Midwest Section of the Jewish Welfare Board, a region extending from Pittsburgh to Den¬ ver. For the past two years h^ has directed a leadership training Institute for teenagers heid at C!amp TamarEick In Michigan Eind Camp Cail in Wisconsin. AT PRESENT he Is conducting a special research project at the University of CSilcago cm "Meth¬ ods of Affecting the Attitudes and Valuea of ParticIpEints In Leisure Time Agencies." All adult members of the Cen¬ ter have been Invited to attend the annUEil meeting. Herb Wise is chairman of the planning com¬ mittee. Editors Say Wave Of Swastikas Are Not Significant NEW YORK (JffA)—American newspaper editors incline to the view that the anti-Semitic swastika wave In this country does not have any great slgnlficEmce, it was Indicated by a survey In the current isaue of Editor and PubUaher, the journal of the newspaper Industry. "The incidents reported In this country appear to be the result of either teenage or adult hoodlumlsm with no particular significance so f£ir as racism ia concerned," Frank Eyerly, managing editor of the Des Moines Register, told the SCHOLAR NAMED NEW YORK, (JTA)—A Jewiah scholar was nEimed to the faculty of Union TheologlcEU Seminary, an Institution of ChrlstlEin learn¬ ing. The appointee Is Dr. HarrJ' M. Orllnsky, professor of Bible at the New York school of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish In¬ stitute of Religion. Children Who WiU Model ^own are some ot the youngsters who will model chUdren's (fashions from Sabbsick's Vouth -Center, at B'nal B'rlth Women Sales Tax Dbmeir aiid FYishlon Show, Tuesday evening, Jan. 26 at Ilonka's Provincial House. They Include, from leffl to right: Harry Mar^jMUes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius MarguUes; Olndy Novak, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Novak; Joanne Outter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Gutter; Billie Schottensteln, son of Mr. and Mrs: Leon Schot¬ tensteln; Bonnie Lynne Katsi, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Katz, and Barltaia Anne Heor- woJd, whose parents are Mr. and Mrs. Paul Her¬ wald. At 6 pjn. dinner will precede the fashion presentations. Admission wiU be by sales ttkX stamps, total $350 per person, or cash surrender value of $7 per person. Proceeds will benefit tbe B'nai B'rith CbUdren's Home In Isisel. B. B. Zion Chapter's ^Gift Of Love' Affair Is Set Songs and parodies ot popular aonga of. the past 10 years will be featured In the musical program to be presented next Tuesday night, when B'nal B'rlth Women gives Its sales tax dinner and style show at Ilonka's Provincial Houae. The event, called "Gift of Love," will commemorate the 10th Einnl- versary of the sales tax parties given by the local chapter for the benefit of the children's home In larael, completely supported Eind maintained by the B'nal B'rlth Women of America. PARTICIPANTS in the muaical presentation will be Alex C!low- aon, Bemle Doctor and Mra. Ben Ctonter. Piano accompaniment will be by Mrs. Harry Resisky, profeaaionally known as Mildred Gordon. Aaaiating Mrs. Morris Boster and Mrs. Robert Freed¬ man, co-chairman of the affair, with the progrEim planning, are Mra. SEim Nedelman, Mrs. Morrey Tarcov and Mrs. B. B. Caplan, Hostesses for the evening, which will begjn with a full- course dinner at 6 p.m., Include Mrs. Albert Becker, president of Zion caiapter, Mra. Ike Cohen, Mrs. Robert Bender, Mra. Sam Hellmsm, Mra. B. B. Caplan, Mrs. Harry Schwartz, Mrs. Joseph D. Schecter, Mrs. Al Krantz and Mra. Dorothy Yaaaenoff. Aaaiating In the collection of sales tax stEimps will be the fol¬ lowing women: Mrs. Jack Schil¬ ling, Mrs. I. M. Harris, Mrs. Ir¬ vin Dworkin, Mrs. Malcolm Fine, Mrs. David Handler, Mrs. Albert BlEink, Mrs. Harry Goldstein, Mrs. Martin Marx and Mrs. Dave Beckman. ADMISSION is by sales tax atampa, counted and sorted by denominations. In the total value of $360, have a cash surrender value of $7 per peraon, or by a combination of stamps and cash, to equsU this amount All women attending the affair will be eligible for the many door prizes, gifts Eind favors to be awarded, Including a full course of treatment from Nlblack's Slenderizing Salon, and a $10 gift certificate, courtesy of Mrs. Ahe Levison of the Milgrim hat department, and mEiny others. To be eligible for the special drawings for the two full courses (Goptlnned on page 4> EDUCATION DAY FOR WOMEN SET BY UJFC WOMEN'S DIVISION Mrs. Mark D. Feinknopf, chEilr- mEin of the education comnilttee, and Mra. Abe Wolman, co-chEilr- man, have announced that the committee of the Women's Divi¬ sion of the United Jewish Fund and CouncU has designated Thura¬ day, Feb. 11 ^rom 10 Ei.m. to 2:30 p.m. aa "Education Day" for the women of Columbus. The progrEim wlil be held at Agudas Achim Ctongregation with lunch to be served at noon. Every Jewish woman in the community is invited to attend. This will be a progrEim to explain the causes and programs supported by tbe United Jewiah Fund and CtouncU. It will not be a campaign meeting. THB MORNING segment of the progrsim wUl feature Ernest Stock of New York City, noted economlat, consultant on overseas studies for the Ctouncil of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, who will address the group. The topic of discussion wilJ be "Stock Taking with Ernest Stock." He win draw on hla ex¬ perience abroad to discuss prog¬ ress and future of Israel economl- (contlnDed on. pas* i) publication in a comment that summed up the majority view¬ point, ERWIN SWANGUARD, man¬ aging editor of the Vancouver Sun, stressed the need for dealing "cautiously with the story be¬ cause undue publicity only en¬ couraged further acts by hood¬ lums. Paul A. Tlerney, editor of the; Long Island Star-Journal, stressed the view that "acts of intolerance and bigotry Indicate a social maladjustment, which, however limited, requires sober Eind non-sensatlonEil exposure." While the number of incidents reported in the United States de- cresised sharply durhig the week¬ end, one of the most serious of the entire epidemic took place In the Forest Park suburb of C!hl- cago where VEindala overturned 80 tombstones and smeared 40 others with Swastikas. At C>>lumbus, O., officials of Ohio State University suspended a 23-year-old senior for having painted a swastika on the door of the Hlllel Foundation at the uni¬ versity. Action W£ia aiao taken by Ohio Unlvefalty officials against two freshmen at that Institution who had assisted him in the Job. THE NEW JERSEY Assembly may aot tomorrow on a bill pro¬ viding prison terms up to three years and fines up to $1000 for deaecratora of religious, charitable and educational property. Treason charges fUed last week against three Queens, N.Y. youths who had set up their own Nazi party and had planned on "beat¬ ing up some Jews" were not ex¬ pected to be sustained. The charges, made for the first time in New York Judicial history, were ordered by Magistrate MUton Solomon In Ridgewood Felony Court when the three young hood¬ lums were Eirraigned on disorderly conduct charges. In Washington, the Navy dis¬ closed It had taken steps to dis¬ miss Oeorge Lincoln Rockwell from the VS. NavaTBeaerve, In Which the founder of the Ameri¬ can Nazi PEirty holds the rank of commander. AOnON BT THB Navy fol¬ lowed published reports of the Jewiah Telegraphic Agency which described the concern over Rock¬ well's naval status. Rockwell last month announced formation of the American Nazi party and distributed propaganda In and around the District of Columbia, Hia leafleta threatened Jewa with "the gas chamber" and cfiUed for enliatment of American Nazis for anti-Jewish activity. At New York City Hall, Mayor Roberf"Wagner expressed his con¬ cern over th64ncldents to a group of representaUv'es. of 25 foreign language publications. New York Superintendent of Schools John J. Theobald announced that spe¬ cial eraphEisls would bo griven In all city schools to programs for human relatlona and Intergroup cooperation. MAYOR WAGNER also alerted the police department which, ac¬ cording to a departmental spokes- msin, is continuing vigorous prob¬ ing of all Incidents here. The out¬ standing anti-Jewish manlfeata- tion in which 87 headstones were defaced In the Baron-~d^_Jjitsch Cemetery, in Staten Island, waa being thoroughly investigated, the police department spokeamtm aaid but "nothing new" had been re¬ vealed. A three-acre section of the cemetery, the iargeat Jewish bur¬ ial ground in the vicinity, waa found ameared with swastikas and with German terms for "Death" and "Fatherland." On many of the gravestones, the Star ot David waa smeared with yellow paint. At Boston University, students discovered that the walls of a (Continued on pave 4) TIPS Tips for writers on style for |>ublicity and ntfws to appear in the Chronicle may he ob- tained by writing the Chronicle at 87 N. SiJrth St., Columbus, 0.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1960-01-22|
|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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