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¦'). :¦ ^um^ 3f& Serving Columbus, Dayton, C^nSal and Southwestern Ohio ff\R Vol. 44, No. IS FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 1966 — 25 NISAN. 5726 " ami JmM MMh The World's Weelt Compiled fr«m JTA and WUP Reporh DETROIT, (JTA) — With pre-campalgn contributions totaling $4,412,520, Detroit's 1966 Allied Jewish Campaign has opened with such success that this year's total Is ex¬ pected to reach close to $6,000,000 thus marking the drive as the best in this city's Jewish fund-raising history The 1966 drive. It was indicated by the advance gifts, will exceed the 1965 totals by at least $500,000, and will top the all-time local high of $5,918,26 contributed In 1957. NBW YOBK, (JTA) — Readers of the travel section of the New York Times were startled by an advertisement of El Al Israel Airlines offering a 62-day African tour. In¬ cluding Egypt, for $3,703. The African tour was one of eight from New York offered in a seven-column advertise¬ ment described as El Al's "But-I-Don't-Want-To-Go-To- Israel" tours. Another El Al offering Included Lebanon In a 19-day tour. BONN, (JTA) — Leaders of the new National Demo¬ cratic Party (NDP), which Is often called "the Nazi Party without storm troopers," said at a press conference they had, started legal proceedings against four West German pub¬ lications which had described them as neo-Nazis. They said the legal atclons were aimed at Der Spiegel, the Shtern and two others. LONDON, (JTA) — Passover services were held in the Central Synagogue In Moscow with the crowd overflowing Into the street, according to-reports from the Soviet capital. Many Jewish families in Moscow secured matzoh for the first time iri yeara with the flour being supplied by them to the synagogue bakery. BIO DB JANEIRO, (JTA) — A resolution was adopted here by the Confederation of Jewish Communities In Brazil, opposing the opening of a bureau in this country by B'nal B'rith. "It has been shown that activities of B'nal B'rith In countries outside North America are not always in the „intereata.jQf..the-local_Jewlsh.xonmuinitles. The. establish¬ ment of a B'nal B'rith bureau here would constitute an un¬ invited intervention in the inner affairs of the Brazilian Jewish Communty," the resolution stated. JBBVSALBM, (JTA) — A surprise announcement of a gift of $500,000 to the Hebrew University by Cleveland pharmaceutical chain owner Adolph Weinberger was ap- • plauded at the final session of a meeting of the University's board of governors. Mr. Weinberger, chairman of the lioard of Gray Drugstores, a chain of 150 stores in various states, came to Jerusalem specially to donate a pharmacy school building which will bear his name. UNITED NATIONS, (WUP) — The deposed King of Yemen, the Imam El Bader, in an interview with a cor¬ respondent of the Italian newspaper Roma, declared that he had stopped believing In the Arabs and would now lean towards England and Israel. The Imam, who is supported by Saudia Arabia in his battle against Nasser's forces in his country, further promised special concessions to Israel If and when the Egyptians are expelled from Yemen. NEW YOBK, (WUP) — Norman Cousins, editor of the ' Saturday Review and a leader in the efforts to outlaw nuclear bomb tests, has been selected by the National Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs as the recipient of its annual award for distinguished service to peace and human¬ ity. The award will be presented at the 37th annual con¬ vention of the Federation to be held at Grossinger's May 14. SACHAR SPEAKS AT BALL ¦ Dr. Howard Morley, Sachar, center, y^as the main speak¬ er at the UJFC's annual Golden Gifts Ball, held this year at the Winding Hollow Country Club. On the left Is Marvin Glassman, cihalrman'Of Advance Gifts, and on the right is William L. GUck, Genieral Campaign chairman. Coca-Cola Charged In Franchise Denial NEW YORK, (JTA) — The Coca-Cola Company was charged last week with jieldlng to the Arab boycott of Israel in denying a franchise to an IsraeU bottlhig company. In the Initial development, a spokesman for the firm con¬ firmed In Washington that It had refused to sell Its famous soft drink In Israel but Insisted that the action was based on a "busi¬ ness judgment" that sale of Coca-Cola In Israel would not be profitable. JEWISH CENTER ACQUIRES UKE Leon Friedman, president, and Mayer Rosenfeld, Execu¬ tive Director of the Jewish Center, point out the newly- formed lake along the East Freeway which will be used by children in the Pioneer Camp and Aquatic sports and train¬ ing. A fleet of eanoes and boats will be kept on the site. In the background may be seen homes along Brookwood Place. The lake is part of a 50-acre tract of ground made available to the Center as a result of the freeway construc¬ tion. At the right is Marvin Glassman. Former Editor To Speak At Final Center Lecture Dr. Samuel Margoshes, New York City, former editor of the Day Moming Journal, will be the speaker for the final event of the year in the Jewish Center Lecture Series to be held on Monday, April 18, at 8:30 p.m In the Center Adult Lounge. Dr. Margoshes is the widely acclahned columnist and journalist whose column continues to appear daily In the Jewish Day Journal. He is a contributor to almost every English, Yiddish, and Hebrew periodical which support the wide range of Jewish ciultural ac¬ tivities on the American scene. THIS SESSION OF the Je\yish Center Lecture Series has been developed by the Planning Com- nUttee as "Yiddish Re-Bom." Why a renewed Interest In Yid¬ dish? What kind of Jew should I be In America? A Shtetl in Columbus? In commenting on this final event of the Lecture Series, Dr. Morton Keller, chairman of the Series Planning Committee, Indi¬ cated that we are Indeed fortu¬ nate In having someone as dis¬ tinguished as Dr. Margoshes coming to Columbus. His total life-long commitment to Yiddish and Jewish cultural.values, ideas and activities uniquely prepare Wm to comment on the place of "YIddiShklte" in the American Jewish scene today. DB. MARGOSHES received his Ph.D. from Columbia Univer¬ sity and his Ordination and Doc¬ tor of Hebrew Literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He h£is served as Vice-President of the American Jewish Congress and the Zionist Organization of America. He has traveled exten¬ sively, visiting Israel many times, as well as mmierous trips to'RUssla and throughout Latin America. His prolific writings re¬ flect his varied c'xperiences, as well as his total commitment to Jewish and Yiddish culture. Record Seder HiUel experienced record at¬ tendance at both of their Seders. Over' 650 students participated. There were also several Sedarim held at sorority and fratemity houses as weU as rooming houses and private apartments. Chronicling The News Editorial 2 Teen Scene 4 Society , 6, 7 Shopping Guide 8 Synagogues 8 Sports 9, 10 Real Estate 10 Ciean-Up 12 ,/ Samuel Margoshes INFORMED SOURCES sug¬ gested then however, that the huge volume of sales in Egypt, Lebanon and other Arab states could have Influenced the Amer¬ ican company's decision. Threats from Beirut and Cairo were cited. If the firm provided IsraeUs with the soft drink. The spokesman said that in December, 1964, Tempo Soft Drinks Co. of Israel appUed for a franchise. He said that in Jan¬ uary 1965, "we advised the appU- cant that as a result of a careful study of his presentation "the American firm concluded that economic and m£U"ket conditions In Israel "were not yet much" as would make possible a profit¬ able operation In Israel. THE SPOKESMAN added that the company had Informed the Israel firm that It had taken the same position about a number of other appUcatlons which would get consideration "when econom¬ ic conditions justify It." The spokesman also disclosed that "on severed occasions" it had informed Arnold Forster, general counsel of the Antl-befamatlon League of B'nai B'rith about the matter and had "assured him" its stand had nothing to do with "poUtical considerations." U.S. Commerce Department sources said anti-boycott provisions of the Export Control Act "lacked teeth" for Government inter¬ vention since the company had said no poUtical considerations were Involved. THEN THE ADL spoke out on the issue, asserting that the Coca-Cola stand was motivated by "The Arab boycott" Weighing all the factors at hand, the ADL said, the conclusion was "not unreasonable" that the com¬ pany had concealed "the real reason." The ADL said that 'we are forced to the conclusion that the Arab boycott is the UkeUest reason." The ADL said that the Ameri¬ can fhm had listed three criteria for franchises: tiiat a company seeking a franchise must make an investment of $1,000,000 min¬ imum, that the company must make only COca-COla and no oth¬ er soft drink and that, hi Israel's case, financial feasibility was in doubt. The ADL said the criteria were "obvious nonsense." The ADL noted that there were 31 Coca-Cola bottlers in the Near Eaat and Middle East. It also noted that In countries of com¬ parable population, the mini¬ mum $1,000,000 hivestment had not been required of bottlers re¬ ceiving franchise. It cited a com¬ pany in El Salvador that began in 1965 with a capitalization of $200,000 and a Kuwait bottler who was granted a franchise in 1953 with total assets of $280,- 000. THE TEMPO FIRM was shown to have a net worth of $500,000 and owns a plant ex¬ pected to have a net worth of $1,750,000, the ADL said. On the basis of such facts, the ADL said, the facts "seem strongly to in¬ dicate that, while submitting to the Arab boycott, Coca-Cola as¬ siduously attempted to camou¬ flage its submission as a -pure non-political, economic decision." Bishop Says Christian Church Like Un-Kosher Restaurant NEW YORK, (WUP)—Declar¬ ing that the Christian Church today is Uke a restaurant In a Jewish area that suddenly dis¬ covers the reason people haven't been coming in to eat: the food isn't kosher. Bishop James A. Pike this past week had some strong words against the Church. The crucial problem for Christ¬ ianity, he complained, is whether the kosher kitchen can be built before the restaurant taUs. Bishop Pike, known for his revolutionary stand on Christian dogma, made this criticism in an interview following a sermon he had given here at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church. "I believe In God," he stated, "but He's not the God who can be described by traditional .reUgious categories. The old forms are gone—they no longer make sense today, The question," he added, "Is whether we can come up with the new ones — the kosher kitchen — fast enough." BISHOP PIKE has refused to accept the Christian dogma re- volvtog around the Trinity, the immaculate conception, etc. Bill Of Rights For Soviet Jewry Set PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—A BUl of Rights for Soviet Jewry wiU be drawn up Monday by 400 Jewish leaders representing 25 national Jewish organizations affiliated with tbe American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry which wUl hold its third annual leadership conference here. "iTie BUl of Rights for Soviet Jewry wiU be presented for rati¬ fication and signature to the presidents and dialrmen of the 25 natloilal Jewish groups In Con¬ gress Hall, where the American BlU of Rights was formally added to the U.S. Constitution In 1791, Arabs Offer Industry A Wild Request NEW YORK, (WUP)—Lead¬ ers of the local garment indus¬ try's trade association — whose membership Is largely Jewish— were confronted with an amazing request from the United Arab RepubUc, a request to export to the Egyptian market garments of various sorts—on the condition that they answer "no" to a series of question about business con¬ nections with Israel. The request came in the form of a letter from Moustafa Afifi who stated that he had been ap¬ pointed by the Nasser Govern¬ ment as "sole importer Into the UAR of a wide range of special goods." Leon Frechtel, president of the Association, expressed utter sur¬ prise at the strange request. "In¬ credible!" he exclaimed. "They're in the wrong pew!" AFIFI'S LETTER contained the following questions: "1. Has your company a branch Or a factory in Israel for manu¬ facture or assembly?' "2. Has your company gremted any IsraeU firm the right for manufacture or assembly? "3. Has your company granted any Israeli firm the right to use your name on the manufactured products? "4. Has your company any shares in IsraeU firms in Israel? "5. Has your company given any IsraeU firm or any Individual in IsraeU exclusive representa¬ tion in the Middle East? "6. Has your company given any technical assistance to any firm in Israel . . . 7. Has your company any ac¬ tivity In distributing any Israeli product? 8, Does your company use the hexagonal IsraeU Star (Magen David) as a trademark . . .7"
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1966-04-15|
|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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