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COLUMBUS EDITION ^.^^ ^^M^^sy 2j[\V/y Serving Columbus. Dayton. Central and Southwestern Ohio ABciil •::. ii; : ,-, l a Ul'iTnPlrAi MV.'.EL'M M Hlnil -T .• - I^Tl' r'- L L' M D L' - I ' Cl' I'' riOLUMBUS iDITION r Vol. 39, No. 31 FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1961 39 Oavotod to Amfrl^an and Jowlyn t< amalt Political Parties Picking Up Power In Israeli National Election Race JERUSALEM (JTA)—With thc national elections in Israel only two weeks nwny, interest in thc election campaign i.^ beginning to mount, and the Government-owned radio station Kol Israel is now giving time to the competing political parties to present their views over tho air. Major parties battling for ballots wiil be given a 10 minute period for electioneering on certain nights, while th" smnllel parties will bo allocated five minute segments each. Prmier David Ben-Gurion, as leader of the dominant Mapai Party, was the first to be accord¬ ed time by Kol Israel. In his broadcast h,e stressed the plan of the Mapai Party which calls tor electoral reform, a change in pro¬ portional ' representation. The present election system, he said, causes fragmentation, and results in governmental instability. SPEAKING FOB Mapam, Yaa¬ cov Hazan toid the electorate that there are advantages in a "neu¬ tralist" policy for Israel. He said that such a policy would enable Israel to obtain aid as well as im¬ migrants from both the West and the East. Achdut Avodah leader Israel Bar-Yehuda urged in his broadcast that Israel should ini-[ chairman of the Jewish Agency tiatc peace talks with the Arab | during World War II, when the states without any prior condi¬ tions'. Peretz Bernstein delivered thc address for the new Liberal Party. He charged that growing state control in the economic field is hindering Israel's development. Dr. Zerah Warhaftig, speaking for the Religious- Party, con¬ demned "excessive secularism" in Israel, declaring these tendencies have made inroads into Sabbath observance. ON BEaiALF OF Herut, Arie Bcn-Ellezer denounced the Ma¬ pal's insistence on the "invinci¬ bility" of Ben-Gurion as the coun¬ try's leader. Ben-Eliezer reminded the listeners that Ben-Gurion was Nazi holocaust resulted in the loss of B.OOO.OOO Jowish lives. THB MAPAI OE^^^RAL Com¬ mittee this weekend unanimously adopted an eight-point election platform containing the following pledges: To increase immigration, and absorption ot the immigrants as the foremost task of the state today: To assure a democratic re¬ gime, individual freedom, equality in rights and duties of all citizens; To encourage all kinds of invest¬ ment—private, corporate, and co¬ operative; To extend settlement on land, and cooperation, in order to foster the creation of a new society where the exploitation of men would be unknown; TO popu¬ late the Negev and Galilee, and deplete thickly populated areas in the cities and the coastal plain; To extend educational opportuni¬ ties and facilities; To base Israel's foreign policy on the wiil for Peace and cooperation with all nations; for an Israel-Arab pact based on mutual independence, with the army serving as a guar¬ antee for peace; To develop science, research, literature and arts. SPEAKING IN THE ensuing debate, Deputy Minister of Edu¬ cation Ami Assftf, said that Mapai should stress the party's desire for continued coalition govern¬ ment. Miss Esther Herlltz snii' the demand for direct Israel-Arab negotiations should also tind its way into tho platform. Justice Minister Pinhas Rosen, addressing an election campaign, meeting on behalf of thc Libera! Party, charged that the firing of the Shavit rocket has been "ill- timed.'' He also charged that "like many other important matters" the firing of the rocket had not been brought before the Cabinet in good time for a considered de¬ cision. Eichmann May Be Moved To New Prison To Await Verdict JERUSALEM (JTA)—The pos¬ sibility has developed that Adolf Eichmann may be moved to an¬ other prison for soourity reasons- while ho is awaiting the verdict of the three-judge court which tried, him on charges of master-mind¬ ing the slaughter of 6,000,000 Eu¬ ropean Jews. The former Gestapo colonel has been kept in a special cell tn the Belt Haam, the (Community Cen¬ ter which was converted into a court-room tor the trial, since the trial began last April 11. He was brought, to the Beit Haam from the Jallemeh prison in northern Israel whore he had been held since he was brought to Israel in the sl)ring of 1960. THE PKOBLEIW of the need for a new location arises from the fact that there is expected to be a SERIOUS DISCUSSION Garry Rupp (left), and Marc Lackritz (right), talk over plana for the forthcoming program of "Project: Youth," when "Youth Looks at Life" on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 10 p.m. on WLW-(5, Channel 4. Marc Lackritz Will Appear On TV Panel Marc Lackritz, 175 S. Merkie Rd., will appear on the television program, "Project: Youth," Sat¬ urday, Aug. 5, on WLW-C, Chan¬ nel 4, at 10 p.m. Marc, a sophomore at Bexley High School, was president of his confirmation class at Temple Israel. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Irving R. Lackritz. He will be a panelist on the half-hour program along with Sally Todd, Dorothy Garvin and Garry Rupp. Dr. Chauncey D. Leake, profes¬ sor of pharmacology at Ohio State University will join the youthful panelists as adult guest on the program. Dr. Leake is a world- renowned scientist, traveler and lecturer. At the moment he is chairman of the board of the American Association for the Ad¬ vancement of Science, president of the American Association of History of Medicine and president of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. "Project: Youth" is a continuing teries appearing this summer on Channel 4 every third Saturday night. Teenage panelists and their adult guest discuss topics of vital import. Moderator is Hugh DeMoss, WLW-C news director. period of at least three months between the end of the summa¬ tions by defense and prosecutions this week and the announcement of thc verdict, which is not ex¬ pected until after the High Holy Days. Police officials believe it would be best to move Eichmann out of Jerusalem, where crowded urban conditions require heavy guard, but feel that because many per¬ sons visited the Jallemeh prison after learning it had been Eich¬ mann's place of detention, Lt might not be wise to return hira there. He will be brought back to Jeru¬ salem to hear the verdict after which he will have a right to make a statement before sentence s pronounced. EICHMANN WILL BE exam- med before an Israeli magistrate, it the request of the West Ger¬ man Government, in connection with many cases of Nazi war riminals now pending in West German courts. The examination will be carried lUt by Dr. Dietrich Zwelg, tlie West German observer at the Eichmann trial. The West Ger- ,nan Justice Ministry received re- luesLs from aome 10 West Ger¬ man courts tor examination of Eichmann in connection with trials scheduled to open in the next few weeks. Among them is the trial of Kurt Franza, former commander of the Treblinka mur¬ der camp. DURING HIS STAY in Israel, Dr. Zweig has been in contact with the Israel Police Bureau 0-6, which prepared the prosecution against Eichmann. Dr. Zweig re¬ ceived information against nu¬ merous former Nazis who were arrested in West Germany as a result. The end ot the marathon testi¬ mony came exactly 15 weeks from the start of the trial. The prose¬ cution brought 112 witnesses to the stand and submitted some 1500 documents. THB OOUBT WAS scheduled to adjourn, after completion of summations, to study the moun¬ tain of evidence and prepare its verdict. Dr. Robert Servatius. Eichmann's chief defense counsel, had indicated he expects a verdict of guilty and that he will appeal the verdict to the Israel Supreme Ck)urt. That procedure means that there will be several more months of the case (or Israel. ARLINGTON POLICE GRAB ROCKWaiS NAZI 'HATE BUS' ARLINGTON, Va, (JTA)—Ar¬ lington police have Impounded George Rockwell's Nazi party "hate bus," decorated with swas¬ tika emblernjs, and arrested Its driver. The driver was Ralph Perry Forbes, 21, who told police his occupation was a "professional Nazi" and thfit he lived as a "stormtrooper" at R o c ic w e 1 I's headquarters barracks. He was charged with having no Virginia driver's permit. The vehicle was seized for lacicing proper Virginia registration papers and an Ar¬ lington County license. Arlington police meanwhile re¬ vealed that the bus is registered in the name Schuyler Ferris, who holds a strategic job in the U.S. Army Map Service. Defense De¬ partment officials said they are investigating Ferris' association with Rockwell. Meanwhjiie, Rockwell appeared before the Arlington County Board in an explosive hearing, after the board read a resolution from the Arlington chapter of the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars urging strong legal actions to curb the local "Nazi activities." Rockwell asked and was granted 10 minutes to present a defense of his activities before the board. But when he began a tirade justi¬ fying Nazism, board member Thomas Richards said the board had done itself "a disservice by giving Rockwell a forum." Rich¬ ards told Rockwell and the squad of "stormtroopers" that accom¬ panied him that "democracy is the only reason you are tolerated" and suggested that the Nazis "dis¬ band this organization and crawl back into the holes where you l)e- long." Board member Ralpli Kaul denounced Rockwell. Common¬ wealth Attorney William Hassan looked the Nazi in the face and called him a "faker." WORTHY CAUSE Members of "Club 18" present $1500 check to go to Heritage House. Accepting the check is Abe Wolman. Next is Mrs. Harold Topy, Mrs. Lou Golden and Mrs. Nat Fast. Heritage House Gets $1500 From Group Scholarships Totalling $20,000 Are Awarded NEW YORK (JTA) — Twelve scholarships for graduate training in Jewish communal service, to¬ talling more than $20,000, have been awarded by the Council of Jewisli Federations and Welfare Funds in cooperation with local communities. Mrs. A. Louis Ores- man, chairman of the National Scholarship (Committee, announc¬ ed here recently. Grants ranged from $800 to $3000 depending on the individual needs of the stu¬ dents. The National Scholarship Plan, !n which 55 communities partici¬ pate, was established at thc CXTFWF General Assembly In Washington, D.C. in 1958. "(rnub 18" wishes to take this opportunity to thank the many generous friends who have sup¬ ported their fund-raising efforts. The club, originally made up of 18 women and now numbering 19 civic-minded "gals" pledged $1500 to the Columbus Home for the Aged over a period of three years. However, the women under the leadership of Mrs. Nat Fast, fund- raising chairman, decided to speed things up a little and are now proud to announce thc com¬ pletion of this project In record time. In the past, "Club 18" has under¬ taken other worthwhile efforts. They raised over $2000 for thc hos¬ pital expenses of a convalescent child urgently in need of medical care; thoy send boxes monthly to thc Columbus State Hospital and State School and Franklin County (THiildren's Home. The club meets monthly in memijcr's homes and the follow¬ ing women are proud of their af¬ filiation with "Club 18": Mrs. Lou Golden, president and Mesdames Jay Barnett, Sol Barnett, B. B. (Kaplan, Lee C!ohen, Nat B^st, Jo-' seph Feldman, Miss Tess Gross¬ man, M. Gilbert Knolls, Milton Leeman, Joseph Plotnick, Martin Polster, Louis Robins, Herman Siegel, Hy Stone, Bert Thall, Har¬ old Topy, Malcolm Young and Abe Zacks. "Qub 18" again would like to thank their many friends who have purchased tickets, donated prizes and. in every way assisted tliem In carrying out plans for a successful venture. 3 Billion Dollars Is Needed By Israel JERUSALEM (JTA) — Finance Minister Levi Eshkol stated re¬ cently that Israel will need nearly 5:3,000,000,000 for Investment in new development programs in the next half-decade. He gave this figure in an address to tho con¬ ference of Jvwish leaders from the United States, Canada and Latin America sponsored by the Israel Bond Organization. At another session. Prime Min¬ ister David Ben-Gurion said that il the Soviet Union opened its .-;ates, 1,COO,000 Russian Jews vould emigrate to Israel within !i year. He recalled in that con¬ nection a remark by Soviet Pre¬ mier Krushchev to a group, of American visitors that eventually tlie Soviet Union would permit emigration. DETAILING THE five-year de¬ velopment plan tor Israel, Eshkol suid $1,000,000,000 will be needed in the field of Industrial, electric power and mining development; $700,000,000 for the construction it 150,000 housing units; $500,000,- 000 for irrigation and agriculture; mother half-billion dollars tor ex- •uinsion of Israeli transport ser¬ vices; and $250,000,000 for service ndustries, including tourism. Israel, he said, will focus its L-fforts in the next five years on 'evelopment of the Negev Desert, establishment of agriculture in he Southern Negev area, and the ¦nnstruction of six or seven major irban centers in the Negev. Bring¬ ing the waters of the Jordan River o thc Negev, he said, is e?sen- iii to the development of the area. THE ISKAEL - UNITED Arab Republic situation was discussed by the delegates. In a question- and-answer period with Mrs. Gol¬ da Meir, Israel's Foreign Minis¬ ter. Mrs. Meir outlined three as¬ pects ot a plan by U.A.R. Preai¬ dent Gamal Abdel Nasser to de¬ stroy Israel. These she said, are: 1) Military attacks against Is¬ rael, Nasser does not dare attack, the Foreign Minister said, as long as Israel has "qualitative equality in armaments, and Nasser is not sure of a victory." 2) The Arab economic boycott and blockade which, though it hurt Israel, is not as successful as Nasser had hoped it would be. 3) The Arab refugee situation. Nasser, said Mrs. Meir, is pre¬ venting the refugees from reset¬ tling In Arab countries, using them instead as a major weapon against Israel and demanding their return here, so that they would act as an advance column of Arab military attack aimed at the total destruction of Israel. BEN-Gl'RION, reviewing Is¬ rael's security problems, charged hat Nasser was planning to anni¬ hilate the people of Israel as Hit¬ ler "and his gang" did in Europe. He said that the Soviet Union was supplying Nasser with arms "because the Soviets require the support of Arab nations at the United Nations and their assis¬ tance in exerting influence throughout Africa." He declared that Israel's secret weapon was the spiritual super¬ iority of its people and that thla made up for the quantitative im¬ balance of arms and population in comparison with the Araba. He asserted that Israel had won a great moral sympathy among a number of African and Asian states because they see in Israel a model for their own develop¬ ment. "They, like us, are starting from scratch," he said.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1961-08-04|
|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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