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COLUMBUS EDITION Vol. 39, No. 52 Hii.1 XV AS iiDlH M •S 'i-i .. ! nl 'f- IHOatf FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1861 COLUMBUS EDITION on Davotcd to Amarlean ^^ and J«wlth Idaali Shinbach, Abel Note Anti-Bias Progress "This country has achieved the greatest legislative advances in civil rights since the Civil War during the seven years following the Supreme Court's school de¬ segregation decision. "This period has also wdtneased, for the first time, widespread use of popular demonstrations — such as sit-ins and freedom rides — to assert the right for equal treat¬ ment to sJl Americans." These were among the major conclusions contained In the 13th edition of ""Hie People Take the Lead" — the American Jevdsh Committee's annual roundup of clvdl rights advances in the United States — which reviews civil rights developments since 1954. The pampihlet was Issued last week In connection with the na¬ tionwide celebratioin of Bill of Rights I>ay. ANALYZING the publication's major findings, Samuel Shinbach and Richard J. Abel, members of the National Executive Board, as¬ serted that the past seven years have been marked "by an un¬ precedented thrust toward reaJl- zatlon of equality of opportunity tor all our citizens." Shinbach and Abel stressed that "the accelerated pace of civil rights progress since 19B4" has been "especially noteworthy" dur¬ ing the past year. They said that "private oitizens, civic groups, professional societies, legislative bodies, judges and political offi¬ cials have all helped to speed our nation toward Its historic goal of individual dignlly." THEY LISTED the following gains during 1961 tis especially noteworthy: (1) For the first time since the Supreme Court ruling, school de¬ segregation was accomplished without incident in Atlanta, Dal¬ las, Memphis, New Orleans, Little Rock and other cities of the deep South. (2) CONGRESS EXTENDED the life of the Federal Civil Rights Commission for two more years; and the Commission, in five com¬ prehensive reports, called for sweeping executive and congres¬ sional action to extend civil rights in voting, education, employment, housing and the administration of justice. (3) Twelve new law suits ini¬ tiated by the Justice Department Ln southern counties brought to 22 the total number of court actions designed to Insure for Negro Am¬ ericans the right to vote. (4) MINNESOTA, NEW HAMP¬ SHIRE, New Jersey, New York and Pensylvania joined four other states in outlawing discrimination In private housing. (5) Idaho, New Hampshire, North Dakota and Wyoming bar¬ red discrimination in public ac¬ commodations, bringing the total number of states with such sta¬ tutes to -28. (6) ENFORCEABLE FAIR EM¬ PLOYMENT Practice laws were passed by the state legislature of Illinois, Kansas and Missouri, bringing the total to 20. (7) "Freedom Riders" — hun¬ dreds of college students, profes¬ sors, ministers and other citizens from every section ot the country, challenged continued segregation of transportation in many South- em cities; stringent new regula¬ tions by the Interstate Commerce Commission which followed these rides may well have sigrnaled the end ot segregated travel. THE SURVEY POINTED OUT that there Is a need "to highlight the oft-neglected evidence of Am¬ erica's unmatched propgress In the practice ot democracy." Despite these actions, the pam¬ phlet cautioned, "this period has not been without setbacks" and "these heartening signs have come tar more slowly than men of good well might wish." It added: "The middle years of the twenti¬ eth century may well be less mark¬ ed by future historians for the dally crisis they generated than for the daily advances they wit¬ nessed in man's long struggle tor self-respect and individual free¬ dom." Founded in 1906, the American Jewish Committee Is a pioneer human relations agency in this country, combating bigotry and advancing the cause of human rights for all. Arab Hopes Are Shattered By African Defense Of Isreal by David Horowitz UNITED NATIONS, (WUP) — The hopes of the Arabs to gain a majority In their uncompromising battle against Israel were shat¬ tered here this past week when a number of the newly-Independent African states—the very ones they felt certain would join their cause—defended the Israeli position not only on the issue of the refugees but on the overall question of Palestine. This new, unexpected development came as a severe blow to the Arab delegates who had launched Boy Scouts Launch Camp Fund Drive Dr. Marvin Fox COMMUNAL HELPERS TO HEAR DR. FOX Two personalities of outstanding interest to the Columbus Jewish community are slated to partici¬ pate in the Institute for Jewish Communal Workers to.be held at Hiiicl House this Saturday eve¬ ning, Dec. 23 ai)d Sunday, Dec. 24. They are Maurice Bernstein and Dr. Marvin Fox. Keynoting the Institute at the Saturday evening dinner will be Maurice Bernstein, Director of Field Service for the Council of Jewish Federation and Welfare Funds. Immediately preceding his affiliation with CJWF, in 1956, Bernstein served as Executive Di¬ rector of the Columbus United Jewish Fund and Council, having served in that position from 19ri. Bernstein will speak on "Direc¬ tions in Jewish Communal Lite." Dr. Marvin Fox, Professor ot Philosophy at Ohio State Univer¬ sity, will open the Sunday morn¬ ing session on "Education and the Jewish Conimunity." Dr. Fox has served on the faculties of North¬ western and Ohio State University and Is a regular faculty member of the B'nai B'rith Institutes on Judaism. He is also a member ot the Board of Directors ot the Union of Orthodox Jewish Con¬ gregations and is vice-president of the National Association of He¬ brew Day School PTA's. Representatives of the major communal services in the Co¬ lumbus Jewish community will be in attendance at the Institute ses¬ sions. their all-out attack earlier In the debate In the certain expectation that all the Africans would be won over. The exact opposite happened. For the first time In UN history Israel found herself not alone In her fight against the vehement Arab delegates who, as Golda Melr pointed out Jn her masterful speech, had demanded the undo¬ ing of Israel as a sovereign state. Tlie Arab-African battle started whan fifteen states—^the Central African Republic, Congo-Brazza¬ ville, the Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Togo, Upper Volta, Liberia. Madagascar, Chile, Costa Blca, El Salvador, Gua,temala, Haiti, the Netherlands and Urupay—sub¬ mitted a resolution which called upon the Assembly to renew its appeal to the Arabs and Israel "to undertake direct negotiations with the assistance ot the Palestine Conciliation Commission with a view to finding a solution tor all the questions In dispute between them including the question of the Arab refugees." This resolution so angered the embittered Ahmad Shukairy of Saudi Arabia and the other Arabs .—since it covered exactly what the Israelis wanted—that a new at¬ tack was launched by them, not so much against Israel as against the African states sponsoring the resolution. Flahbergiuittyi at the turn of Bookwalter Project Adopted Nationally A human relations project spon¬ sored by the Ohio State Associa¬ tion of B'nai B'rith Lodges and Chapters, the Ohio District YWCA and the Ohio-Kentucky Regional Oftioe of the Antl-Detamatlon League, has been adopted as a national project of the National Board ot the YWCA. For several years, the Ohio As¬ sociation ot B'nai B'rith and the Ohio District YWCA have spon¬ sored the Amy Schuey Bookwalter project in human relations. The objective of the project was to stimulate among Y-Teen groups throughout the state of Ohio pro¬ grams of human relations Interest. The project takes the form of a competition. Prizes are awarded to those groups which include the greatest amount of human rela¬ tions programming In their sched¬ ules. The prizes, in the form ot cash or a usable Item of equip¬ ment, are awarded by the Ohio Association ot B'nai B'rith. This year, tor the first time in the history of the project, the Na¬ tional Board ot the YWCA has requested that sufficient numbers of the projects brochure be pro¬ vided for national distribution to field staff workers and local staff workers in selected community associations where projects such as the Amy Schuey Bookwalter project are needed either because of work already underway or In order to stimulate activities In a much needed area. In addition, the project is being included hi the curriculum used by the YWCA tor the training ot professional and volunteer staff. Indications are that better than 20 Y-Teen groups throughout the state ot Ohio will be programming human relations content in con¬ nection with the Amy Schuey Bookwalter project and in compe¬ tition for the awards. After more than five years of intensive study by a camp de¬ velopment committee composed of local business executives, the Cen¬ tral Ohio Council of Boy Scouts Is launching a $760,000 capital funds campaign to rehabilitate and expand Its camping facilities. With Frederick W. LeVeque as general chairman and Frederick Stecker and Robert H. Terhune as vice-general chairmen the cam¬ paign has a three told objective: the construction ot two long-term campsites on the 1126 acre Green- hills Reservation in Hocking Coun¬ ty; the rehabilitation and expan¬ sion of Camp Lazarus in Delaware County, and the development of minimum sanitary requirements for five existing short-term or weekend campsites tn Hocking, Union, Fayette, Madison and Jackson Counties. Mr. LeVeque, in emphasizing the urgency of the campaign, pointed out that because of the ever-In¬ creasing enrollment of boys In the Boy Scout Movement of Central Ohio, there Is a critical need for Improvement and expanded camp facilities. In the past 10 years there has been an Increase of ap¬ proximately 1S0% In the numiber of Scouts going camping In the Council. The only major Improve¬ ment made in the last decade was the erection of a training lodge at Camp Lazarus. Today there are 8783 Scouts and Explorers in the Central Ohio Council who are eligible for camp¬ ing. It is estimated by authorities that this number will double by 1970, just nine years hence, ac¬ cording to LeVeque. When Camp Lazarus was found¬ ed in the late 20's there were only 149 Scout Units in Central Ohio. Now there are 367 Units eligible tor camping, but Camp Letzarus has not been expanded because of a lack of capital funds. Scout authorities report that present facilities are not only over crowded but obsolete, and in many cases beyond repair, resulting in less than the best of the program Scouting and camping has to of¬ fer. The last major improvement waa made more than a decade ago. The Corporate Gifts Division solicitation Is already underway. The Public Phase and Scout Fam¬ ily Divisions will go Into solicita¬ tion shortly after Jan. 1, and con¬ tinue until the termination of the campaign, March 31. It is hoped that construction on the new GreenhlUs Reservation can be started in tlie early Spring 1982. events, Shukairy hurled his ta- vcctlves on the delegate of Upper Volta, M. Frederic Gulrma, charge ing his state with being "bought," bribed, by Israel. He further termed the African action as "traitorous." Delegates of Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria charged similarly. Replying to Sukalry's charge that the Africans had "sold out," Arsene Assouan Usher of the Ivory Coaist—joining Mr. Gulrma and the others In the anti-Arab onslaught — declared thit "the delegate of Saudi Arabia may be used to buying negroes, but he can never buy us." Thus the battle mged as history was being made In the world or¬ ganization. A word about Golda MeJer. Is¬ rael's Foreign Minister had come to the UN specially for this debate ^and for good reason. Her pres¬ ence tn the Conference Room to¬ gether with Ambassador Michael Comay certainly enhanced Israel's position. Golda In the past several years had paid courtesy visits to most ot the new African states and a number of Friendship treat¬ ies had been entered Into as a re- suit. Her speech before the Com¬ mittee, a masterpiece, went un¬ challenged. The delegates were deeply Impressed. Within the spam ot an hour, she summed up the whole Palestine case In a manner v/hlch left no doubt as to who was right tind who wrong. Begin Tryouts For "Dealers Choice" Tryouts for "Dealers Choice," a play which will have its world premier by The Gallery Players In Columbus, will be held Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, Dec. 26 and 27, at 8 p.m. in the Green Room of The Jewish Center, 1125 College Ave. "Dealer's Choice" has been writ¬ ten by Frank Gerolmo, Broadway actor and stage manager, and concems an Italian family In the Midwest that operates a gambling establishment. The play Is filled with both conflict and humor and includes roles for twelve men and six women. The play is the second major production of the Gallery Players 1961—'62 Subscription Season and will open the end of February. Re¬ hearsals will begin shortly after the first ot the year. SCENE FROM A MINYONNAIRE REUNION This week-end a scene similar to the ohe shown will take place again at Agudcis Achlm. Pictured above are the Agudas Achim Mlnyon- aires at one of their previous re-unions. A.A. Minyonnaire Reunion To Be Held The Annual Agudas Achlm Homecoming Sabbath and Min¬ yonnaire Re-Union which are the highlights ot a weelc-end dedi¬ cated to the young people of the congregation will take place this week-end, Dec. 22-24. Homecoming Sabbath to be ob¬ served on Friday Evening, Dec. 22, gives returning college stu¬ dents and army personnel an op¬ portunity to worship together, meet old friends and to listen to Inspiring and informative talks delivered by worthy colleagues. The following speakers will grace the pulpit Friday evening: Miss Nina Rosen, Miss Beverly Greene, Miss Rita Waldman, Ron¬ ald Robins.and Jeffrey Haas. Clas¬ sically provocative and stimulat¬ ing discussions fallow the formal addresses. Rabbi Samuel W. Rubenstein will conduct the services. Cantor Philip H. Gellman will render the liturgy. The rabbi will extend greetings and a message of wel¬ come to the visiting young men and women and their parents. The traditional Shabbos worship (Saturday — 9 a.m.) will be con¬ ducted by the following: Messers: Edward Gelin, Barry Kayne, Joel Seiteras, Morrey Topolosky — Schaehrls; Charles Malerson, Da¬ vid Seff. Seth Hock and Ivan Gold — Mussof. The Mattlr will be chanted by Dave Kotzln. The week-end concludes with the Minyonnaire Bar Mitzvah Club ro-union tn be held Sunday, Dec. 24, at 8:30 a.m. The members of Brotherhood and Sisterhood who helped organize this activity will be given their deserving recogni¬ tion at this service. 'Eternal Light' Programs Listed "Mrs. Perlberg's Partner in Heaven," by Sylvia Berger, will be presented by The Jewish Theo¬ logical Seminary of America on the Eternal LIgiht television pro¬ gram Sunday, Dec. 24 from 1:30 to 2 p.m., EST, on N.B.C. "Mrs. Perlberg's Partner in Heaven" is a fantasy about the kind acts of a truly pious person who practices charity in spite of her own mod¬ est circumstances. ¦"The Tablet ot Slloam," by Ir¬ win Gonahak, based on a chapter in "Voices from the Past," by Azriel Elsenberg (Abelard-Schu- man), will be presented on the Eternal. Light, weekly radio pro¬ gram on Sunday, Dec. 24, from 12:30 to 1 p.m., EST, N.B.C. Net¬ work. "The Tablet of Slloam" Is the story ot Ahmed, an Arab boy. of Jerusalem, who found on Inscribed stone while swimming one day In the year 1880. The inscription, In classical Hebrew of the time of Hezeklalh, King of Judah, and the Prophet Isaiah, almost three mll- lenia before, told the story of two stone . cutters who dug a tunnel through solid rook to be used as a conduit for the water which ultimately was to save the city of David from the tyrant Assyrian King, Sennaoherlb.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1961-12-22|
|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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