Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1975-01-23, page 01
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f • , • ' . ■ ■ I .. ■ f I "■.. ■'^i^^i'^^v vA-',to..' .A ■■ ■■' ..■■-■..-.* /A.-/,,, . .vv'.-'.v'iK: < VOL. 53 NO. 4 2][\\y7 Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community tor Over 50 Years y^/AxA " 'to JANUARY 23, 1975 - SHEVAT 11 to "• LI BRAKY, OHIO HISTORICAL, SOOUTY 1982 VELM,-. AVE. COLU. 0. 43211 EXGH By Joseph Polakoff (Copyright, 1975, JTA, Inc.) Cancel Trade Agreement Preparing for the Agudas Achim Sisterhood Donor Dinner February 8 are left to right: Mrs. Terry Meyer, Sisterhood President, Mrs. Harold Harris, Donor Dinner Chairman, Mrs. William Nullman, Sisterhood Treasurer, Mrs. Ed Stan, Solicitation Chairman, and Mrs. Martin Greenberg, Invitations and Reservations Chairman. , Agudas Achim Sisterhood Donor Dinner Is Set For February 8 Mrs. Terry Meyer, President of Agudas Achim Sisterhood, announced that plans are being made for an evening of champagne,. dinner and dancing, Saturday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. This gala event is. the culmination' of the yearly fundraising for. the Synagogue by the Sisterhood. The donor pledge is a $12.50 minimum, and the .proceeds from the evening will go to maintain religious school' equipment, and synagogue ' and kitchen facilities. Chairmen for the evening include: Mrs. Sheldon'Sch¬ wartz, Fundraising Vice President; Mrs. Harold Harris, Donor Chairman; Mrs. Ed Stan, Solicitation Chairman; Mrs. Nate Katz, Solicitation Co-Chairman; Mrs. Martin Greenberg, Reservations and Invitations Chairman1; Mrs. Jack Silberstein, Hostess Chairman; ''Mrs. Larry Felsenthal, [Donor Treasurer; Mrs. i Stanley Vogel, Dinner Chairman; Mrs. Frank Nutis, Program Chairman; Mrs. Ronald Goodman, Decorations Chairman; Mrs., Herbert Greff, Physical Arrangements Chairman; ' and Mrs. Frederick Luper, Publicity Chairman. For reservations, call Mrs. Martin Greenberg 253j-7261. WASHINGTON, (JTA) - Key Senate and House; members expressed Jan. 15 surprise and most reserved immediate comment on the Soviet government's repudiation of its 1972 trade agreement with the United States and its refusal to accept conditions based on recently adopted American laws. Senator Russell Long (D. La.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee which heard Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger say on Dec. 3, that the com¬ promise he had reached with Senators Jackson, Abe Ribicoff (D. Conn.), and Jacob K. Javits (R. NY) was satisfactory to him, in¬ dicated through aides that they felt the Soviets also had agreed to the compromise arrangements. Kep.'Charles A. Vanik (D. Ohio), who led the emigration phase of the jtrade legislation in the House, said that he regretted the Soviet action and hoped the Soviet government would change"its mind. "We can in no way force credits or most favored nation treatment on any nation," Vanik said in a brief statement. A joint statement issued by Jackson, Vanik, Javits and ■ Ribicoff noted that the Soviet Union's repudiation of the trade pact was a "disap¬ pointing development." It added: "We in the Congress remain committed to the. view that a broadening of trade relations must be accompanied by progress in the area of human rights. We shall not diminish our efforts to help those who seek freedom." They also said that "with or without a trade agreement we have a right to expect the Soviet Union to honor .the Uniyersal Declaration of Human Rights." They said they did not. know why the Soviets have chosen to "scuttle" the agreement. But they said the compromise of Oct. 18 which "was freely entered into by all concerned, appears to have lost its appeal to the Soviets only when it became apparent that the Congress would not approve govern¬ ment credits for multi-billion dollar development programs in the Soviet Union." The Senators said that since the Oct. 18 ex¬ change of correspondence between Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and Jackson the assurances contained were reaffirmed by Soviet Communist Party Secretary Leonid I. Brezhnev in Vladivostok, and Kissinger in Washington. "At no time have we been informed by ' the Administration to which the assurances were made Ford Says U.S., Israeli Interests May Not Always Be The Same NEW YORK (WNS) - President Ford has in¬ dicated that while the tlnited States and Israel's national interest, now coincide this, may not always be the case. In an interview. in Time magazine, the President was asked, if ttiere are "any concrete limltj'to otjr com¬ mitment to Israel." Ford replied: "It so happens that there is a substantial relationship at the present time between our national security interests and those of Israel. But in, the final analysis, we have to judge what is in our national in¬ terest above any and all other considerations." Ford i said he would not rule out a formal U.S. guarantee to Israel "under some cir¬ cumstances, but there has to CJF Sets Record $6,000,000 Goal For 1975 The Columbus Jewish Federation has established a record $6,000,000 campaign goal of needs for 1975. Sidney I. Blatt, President. of the Columbus. Jewish Sidney I. Blatt Federation, stated, "that the goal is the highest in our community's history. A $6,000,000 goal of need to provide for the basic human needs and to improve the quality of Jewish, life in Columbus, in the United States, in Israel and throughout the world, places upon the Jewish community of Columbus a high degree of - responsibility." The $6,000,000 goal wa<- set at the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Columbus . Jewish Federation, on Monday, January 20th,-1975, and was unanimously adopted. ) The campaign, under the Chairmanship of Millard Cummins, is concerned with raising funds . for many causes. The -overseas beneficiaries of the fund include the United Jewish Appeal and the Israel Emergency Fund. The United Jewish Appeal, the major fund raising arm of American Jewry, i^ the single largest beneficiary of the Columbus Jewish Federation, and includes the following agencies which receive allocations towards their program of im¬ migration, rescue, reset¬ tlement and rehabilitation for Jews in Israel and throughout the world: The Joint Distribution Com¬ mittee (JDC), The Jewish Agency, ORT, and The New York Association for New Americans. The Israel Emergency Fund devoted exclusively to Israel's humanitarian health and welfare services, is an ad¬ ditional fund 'which is necessary because of Israel's precarious con¬ ditions. Other overseas beneficiaries include The American Israel Cultural Foundation, The Federated Council of Israel In¬ stitutions, The Joint Appeal of Hebrew University and The Technion, The Jewjsh Telegraphic Agency, United Hias, and .the Youth Aliyah Program of Hadassah. Allocations are ' made to major-- national Jewish agencies to support their 'vital programs, and to eliminate the need for a multiplicity of fund raising efforts in Columhus. These organizations contribute to the needs of Jews throughout the United States, and in many cases elsewhere in the world. Included among the national beneficiaries of the Columbus campaign are: American Association for Jewish Education, American Jewish Congress, Anierican Professors for Peace in the Middle East, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, Bellefaire, B'nai • B'rith Hillel Foun¬ dation, B'nai B'rith Youth Organization, The Council of Jewish Federation and Welfare Funds, Dropsie University, The-Institute for Jewish Life, The Jewish Braille Institute, The Jewish Labor' Committee, The (CONTINUED ON PAGE II) be, in my judgment, some real progress (toward peace) there before that step would be taken." Ford warned that prospects for a new war 'are very, very serious. They get more serious every day . if we doh'C get some action for further progress in the settlement of some of these disputes." Fond said the Soviet Union wants all of the Mideast issues decided at the Geneva conference. He said the U.S. does not rule out Geneva, "but we do feel that in the interim, before we go to Geneva ... we ought to try and make some other additional progress on .a step-by-step basis." Asked about Soviet Jewish emigration, Ford said "we have worked very hard to get conditions that would increase the. availability of applications for emigration, non-harassment and relatively free emigration. The great publicity that has been given by some, perhaps going beyonckthe facts, may well have hurt rather than helped Jewish emigration." In Jerusalem, Ford's remarks were seen as a gentle nudge to Israel to make further concessions in advance of second-stage negotiations. Observers feel his offer of a U.S. guarantee . is intended to soothe Israel's, security susceptibilities and prod her toward greater" generosity in' a Sinai pullback. Observers see a real and definite American interest in achieving a second-stage agreement and thereby further limiting Soviet influence in the -Mideast. Meanwhile in New York, Rabbi Israel Muller, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, told a press conference that- Ford's (CONTINUED ON PAGE 3) that they have been with¬ drawn." Sen. Cliffod P. Case (R. NJ) issued a statement saying that the Soviet action reflected a struggle' for control within the Soviet leadership and was not related to any U.S. action since the USSR had accepted the trade bill. He noted that the U.S.. "Cannot base its own foreign policy ob¬ jectives on the shifts and turns of Soviet domestic politics," and therefore it would be "unwise and im¬ prudent for I any Congressional action on trade with the Soviet Union at this time." Some Senators, and Representatives apvocated caution and no denunciation of the Soviet government, Kissinger or the Congress which virtually was unanimous in adopting both the trade law with its Jackson-Vanik amendment, and the Export-Import Bank law that puts a ceiling of $300 million in credits to the Soviet government over the next four years. The Soviets had expected to. get some $8 billion from the United States to develop its Siberian gas and oil fields. The Ex¬ port-Import Bank restric¬ tions, plus the 18-month trial period for Soviet emigration , practices in. the trade bill appeared to be the fun¬ damental basis for the Soviet repudiation* but some felt there was more to it. "We ought to sit back and wait' before we talk too much," one moderate Senator said, asking that his name not be .used since he would appear to be violating his own ad¬ vice. "The Kremlin ap¬ parently is engaged in a bitter . back yard quarrel. Between Oct. 18 when the Kissinger - Jackson com¬ promise was.announced and Dec'. 18 when the letter to Kissinger from Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko made known strong Soviet displeasure over the legislation, something happened, it seems, within the Kremlin leadership." Continuing, the Senator said, "We don't know if the Soviets are making a change in leadership. If so, the denunciation of 'the trade agreement may be symp¬ tomatic of that since new leaders in the Soviet system always attack the last ' leadership on' some major element. Usually' the new leaders go back to the previous position. But it .may be that the present leadership acted this way to blunt the opposition's attack. We should know what is taking place within a few days."
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1975-01-23|
|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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