Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1962-02-16, page 01
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COLUMBUS EDITION \nAr7 COLUMBUS EDITION Vol. 40, No. 7 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16. 1962 Israel Devaluation Accepted Calmly JERUSALEM, (JTA) — Calm, marked the opening of Israel's business week as'*lve country faced the fact that, over the Sabbath weekend, the Israeli pound has been devalued. Levi Eshkol, Minister ot Finance, annouiiced the devaluation In a country-wide radio broadcast last Friday afternoon, after all busi¬ ness had ceased for the Sabtoath but Just before sundown ushered in the official day of rest. Under the new economic policy announced by Mr. BJshkol, the Israeli currency was pegged to three pounds for a dollar. The old official rate was 1J& Israeli pounds to tlie dollar. Thes tep had been taken by the Government to boost trade, nar¬ row the trade gap between im¬ ports and exports, meet the chal¬ lenge of the European Common Market, and halt domestic Infla¬ tion. THROUGHOUT the country, business continued aa usual, com¬ modity prices as a whole remain¬ ed stable, and there was no rush of buyers. Mr. Eshkol told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that the trend Is "a welcome sign, tes¬ tifying to the population's maturi¬ ty." He expressed the hope that the trend will continue. u A brief survey of Sunday's ma^ kets, here and at Tel Aviv, re¬ vealed the public reaction as quiet. The Stock Ebcchange at Tel Aviv opened as usual, bank trans¬ actions were jiormal, and there were no special demanda for with¬ drawal of deposits. However, a large variety of commodities were marked athigher prices, including gasoline, heavy oils, automobiles, coffee, tea, cocoa, hides and lea¬ ther, cheiiaicals, metals and Im¬ ported books. SMALLER mOREASIES were marked on refrigerators and cot¬ ton. Tickets for sea and air trans¬ portation were up 20 percent. There were no Increases on con¬ sumer staples like sugar, edible fats, bread, eggs, milk and other agricultural products. Cooking gas and electricity remained at pre- devaluation prices, aa did tho pos¬ tal services and tickets for domes¬ tic transportation services like busses and railroads. The regular, weeldy meeting of the Cabinet here was devoted en- (contlnuad on pag* 4) Israel Bond Drive Honors Eddie Cantor For millions of Americana, the national celebration of Eddie Cantor's seventieth birthday in MHami on Feb. 24 relcindies the wonder and inspiration of the American success story of a ,poor orphan boy who makes good in the face of almost impossible odds. His fabulous journey took him from singing In the streets of New York's lower East Side as a youngster to the heights of stardom with all America for his audience. IThe nationwide tribute, arrang¬ ed under the auspices of tlie Is¬ rael Bond Organization, will honor Cantor for the impressive contribution he lias made to the upbuilding of the State of Israel, as well as for other notable achievements on behalf of his fel- lowman, according to H. Boyer, National chairman of the Cantor Tribute. When the State of Israel an¬ nounced the first Israel Bond is¬ sue In May, 1951, EMdie Cantor was among the first to recognize that this wioiUd be a great step in helping the people of Israel to build a future. Since then, he has been an inspiring mainstay in the forefront ot the drive for over ten years. Through his key role as National Chairman of the Build¬ ers of Israel, he has helped Israel to build more tHian a quarter of a mUUon permanent housing units with the aid of Israel Bonds. Today as Israel begins another major cfhapter In settltnig large numibers of new Immigrants, Ed¬ die Cantor is still in the forefront of the Israel Bond drive bo give them decent homes and to provide them with jobs so that their new life may truly have the blessings of freedom and independence. It Is characteristic of Eddie Cantor that ihe specifically re¬ quested that his birthday be util¬ ized to advance in some concrete form the development of the State of Israel. Thus the big nationwide celebration, to be held in Miami on Feb. 24 under the auspices of the Israel Bond Organization, will formally Inaugurate the 1962 cam¬ paign for Israel Bonds. Former Presidents Herbert Hoover and Harry S. Truman are among the outstanding leaders in American government and public life who have joined the Sponsoring Committee for the National Celebration of Eddie Cantor's Seveairtleth Birthday, The Honorable Herbert H. Leh¬ man, former VB. Senator and Governor of New York, is chalr- (contInu«d on page 4) OlMO Ol srill*l'lT"-J HiSI iV i« ilDlH M wnisnn ".v-^i Uwis i ii 39 Oavefcd to Amerlcm «nd Jcwiih ld*«U William V. Kahn Announces UJFC Goal For '62 Is 1917,289 STARS TO APPEAR A celebration of the seventieth "birthday of Eddie Cantor, National Chairman of the Builders of laraeJ, will serve to In¬ augurate the 1862 Israel Bond drive In the United States, in Miami on Feb. 24. Jack Benny will be a special guest at the celebration olimaxing the 1862 Conference for Israel Bonds. A minimum of $66,500,000 must be sold during the current year to maJie possible the eoonoanic absorption of Inmiigrant and the development of the Negev. RICHARD J. ABEL RIGHAIID J. ABEL HONORED BY TEMPLE Richard J, Abel Is Temiple Is¬ rael's 1961 selection for, Franklin County's outstanding example of human brotherhood, regardless of race or creed. He will be honored tonight, Feb, 16 at the 8 p.m. ser¬ vice at Temple Israel, according to an announcement by Dr. MUton Parker, chairman of the honors committee. Other members of this commit- too are: Dr. William P, Engelman, Mark D. Felnknopf, Sr., Mrs. Allan Gundersheimer. Sr., Ru¬ dolph Stem, Sr., Leon Friedman and Marvin Glassman. Abel Is chairman of the board of the Abel Corporation. He has been a member of Temple Israel for 25 years. Abel has served as president of the United Jewish Fund Community Council and the Jewish Center. He also has served with the county polio as¬ sociation, tho Community Chest, the United Appeal and the Anti- Defamation League. In recognition of Abel's out¬ standing service to the temple and the community, and in connection with the ctrrrent scries of sermons on the theme "America and Our God-Given Rights," Dr, Jerome D. Folkman will discuss the role of the individual in the preservation of fr edom In his sermon entitled, "Guardlana of th e American Legacy," William V. Kahn, president of UJFC. announced that the Board of Trustees of the United Jewish Fund and Council recently adopted a 1962 canxpaign goal of $917,298. The goal Includes $717,298 for the Regular Campaign and $200,000 for a Special Emergency Fund of the United Jewish Appeal. "This goal," said William V. Kahn. "re¬ presents a careful appraisal of the needs of the local, national, and overseas agencies to be Included In the 1962 forthcoming campaign." The $717,298 represents a 7% to 8% Increase in needs for the local and national a«:encles. The $200,- 000 which will be shown as a sec¬ ond line on the pledge card repre¬ sents Columbus' fair share of-the UJA'a National Elmergency Fund Of $35,000,000. This $35,000,000 is in addition to UJA's regular goal of $60,000,000 and Is sougiht in re¬ sponse to a tremendous, unanti¬ cipated increase In the number of Jews being permitted bo leave various countries in which they are facing tragic economic, social and political difficulties. IT HAD BEEN orglnially esti¬ mated that approximately 30,000 Jews aiinually would be permitted to leave these countries In 1961. If the present rate continues, how¬ ever, a sizeable increased number which can not be quoted may be leaving. Whether they are suc¬ cessful will largely depend upon the success of the UJA Etaiergen- cy Fund. As Morris Skilken, 1962 general campaign ohairman recently said, "The Jews of America have the opportunity of literally saving the lives of thousands of overseas Jews. We in Oolumbus must re¬ spond along with our Jewish peo¬ ple In America to this cause, for the opportunity of saving these people may not be availatade to us next year." THE NEEDS of the regular campaign must also be supported generously. The local agencies supported by the fund play a vital role in the survival and enrich¬ ment of our Jewish way of life. An additional $20,000 beyond the allocations of 1961 are needed by our local agencies in order tliat they may sustain and enhance their services to the coanmunity. HEIRITAGE HOUSE, the new Home for the Aged, has recently been opened. Already It Is near ca¬ pacity. In 1962, Heritage House will need substantially Increased funds so that it can continue to provide services to an expanding institutional population and con¬ tinued pare can be extended to individuals unable to fully meet their own costs. Jewlah Family Service urgently needs additional funds so that it can provide for New Americans coming to Columbus for resettle¬ ment. THE JEWISH CENTER re¬ ceives substantial funds from UJFC and will require more funds to retain the serviceability of its building and its equipment. The Community Relations Pro¬ gram, the Columbus Hebrew Cohool, the Jewish Community Blood Donor Council and the Hll¬ lel Foundation will continue to re¬ quire full support from the com¬ munity. THE UJPC CONTRIBUTES to the support of a number of nat¬ ional agencies which strengthen Jewish life nationally and Inter¬ nationally. Suoh agencies are: the American Jewish Committee, the Antl-Defamatlon League of B'nai B'rith, the American Jewish Con¬ gress, Jewish War Veterans, Jew¬ lah Labor Committee, B'nai B'ritli National Youth Services Appeal, American Association for Jewlah EMucation, National Jewish Wel¬ fare Board, National Council of Jewish Women, and iflany others. In summary, 1962 Is an Import¬ ant year — a year of challenges and decisions. The needs are tre- men-dous. The opportunity for service to people haa never been greater. Morris Skilken stated that the dedication of the Jewish Com¬ munity In the past will continue to be the landmark of 1962 and the years to oome, and bhat our conununity will stand soUdly be¬ hind this year's efforts and will matoh devotion and dedication with generous support. RON ELIRAN TO ENTERTAIN GUESTS AT AGUDASibHIM DONOR AFFAIR, SUNDAY Last plans are made amd the final preparations are In full swing for the Agudas Achim Donor this Sunday evening, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Included In the program are: a cocktail hour, entertainment, ex¬ cellent food, and dinner and dance music provided by the Dan Aber¬ man Combo. According to the oommittee, reservations may still be made by calling Mra. I. M. Harris at BE 1-9100 or Mrs. Art Zwelling at BE. 1-6385. Gallery Presents Tale Of Henry VIII Entertainment highlight for the evening will be Ron Eliran. Eliran a young man. of 24, is a "Sabra," natve Israeli bom In Haifa. In his youth he had con- siderable musioal training. During army service, he was assigned to an entertalniment unit because of his musioal back¬ ground, and there he learned to play guitar and accordlan while performing for the soldiers. After his discharge from ,the mUibary, Ron enrolled at the University of Jerusalem, where he majored in Bngllsh and pol- iUcai science. As a student, he toured with a group of Israeli singe 3 and dancers th'rou^h France and Beigiuin, during Is- Ron EUron reel's 10th anniversary celebra- tiori. This was in 1958. Shortly after, he returned to Israel. While touring IsraaJ late in 1958, seeldng talent for his TV salute to that country's 10th an¬ niversary. Eld Sullivan discovered Ron ElMran, and decided to bring him bo the U.S. for his speoial Israeli show. The enthusiasm of the American public and critics, following his appearance on the Sullivan Show, launched Ron on an extraordinarily promising car¬ eer in the U, S. Ron is different from most otlier Israeli singers In that he does not present his music in traditional settlnga. His aim is to perform the present-day music of Israel in a stimulating man¬ ner. As one critic said: "He has the stage presence and profess¬ ionalism of a veteran performer; his talent Is superior." Having moved away fnom Or¬ iental and Near Eastern influ¬ ences that dominated Israeli music for two decades. Ron pre¬ fers a cosmopolitan sophisticated style fully in temipo with modem life. His flexible pleasing voice — comibined with highly Inventive and original arrangements on the olassical guitar .— results in a performance of uncommon scope and aippeal. He also sings In Elnglish, Prandh, Spanish, Yid¬ dish, and Russian. The story of Henry VIH, King of England, and the six wonien who dominated his years on the Elnglish throne has proven entic¬ ing dramatic fare for playwrights since Shakespeare dramatized the early years of his reign. Since that time, numerous playwrights have returned to Henry for the drama¬ tic substance of their works. The most recent of these excursions into liistory resulted in Hermaim Gresslekcr's "Royal Gambit," which will be presented by the Gallery Players Actor's Lab Com¬ pany in The Jevinish Center Audi¬ torium on Saturday, Feb. 17, and Sunday, Feb. 18. Curtain time for all pE'rformances Is at 8;40 pjn. Directed by WlUlam Bushnell, th production will feature John Fields, veteran of several seasons with the Denison Sunimer ITiea- tre, as the enlightened Henry Tudor. Joyce Cavarozzl, who has appeared at Players dub and Sta¬ dium TTieatre, wlU portray Kata- rina of Aragon, the haughty and tragic princess who was Henry's first wife. Fran Flamholz, who has been actively involved in many GaUery Players productions over the past three seasons, will portray the vain and beauUiR]] Anne Boleyn. JoAnn Rohrbough, a new-comer to the Columbus stage and a student at Ohio State University, will portray the Ul- fated Jane Seymour, Rhea Kap¬ lan, Wlhose theatrical background Includes productions with Play¬ house On The Green, Players Club, Stadium Theatre and Gal¬ lery Players, will portray the vir¬ gin queen, Anna of Clevea Bever¬ ly Bowman, who will be reniem- bcred by Columbus audiences for , her outstanding work in tlie Sta¬ dium Theatre production "Of Mice and Men," will be seen as Kathryn Howard. Henry's sixth wife, Kate Parr, will l>e enacted by Joan Min¬ koff, who recently finished a suo- cesssfui run in the Gallery Players presentation of Shaw's "Major Barbara." Tickets for "Royal Gamiblt" may be obtained by contacting the Gal¬ lery Players office at The Jewish Center, BE. 1-2731. Due to the semi-arena style presentation, the seating capacity Is limited. Gen¬ eral admission seats are priced at $1; student tickets at 75c. 'ROYAL GAMBIT' REHEARSAL A tense moment in the rehearsEil of the GaUery Players Actor's Lab production of "Roytd Gam,blt" is in,'rrored by Rfaea Kaplan Cleft) and Joan Minkoff (right). The Actor's Lab produc¬ tion, staged by WllUam Bushnell (center), will again he presentecl ' Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18 at 8:40 p.m. at the Jewish Center.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1962-02-16|
|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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