Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1984-10-25, page 01
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ZjIW// Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over «0 Years \Jj\\ LIBRARY; OHIO HISTORICAL SOC4*/n(J 1982 VELMA AVE. C0L3, 0„ 43211 . EXCH VOL.62 NO.44 OCTOBER 25,1984-TISIIRE129 Devoted to American and Jewish Ideals S > 1/ France, Jordan Hearing Major Deal On Arms PARIS (WNS) - French - Defense Minister Charles Hernu held talks last week with Jordanian officials reportedly to finalize a major arms deal which will include - French missiles equivalent to U.S.-built Stingers. Reports here say France has agreed to sell Jordan an undisclosed number of Mistrals, a surface-to-air missile not yet in production and described by French officials as superior to the Stinger. President Reagan last March cancelled a deal to provide Jordan with 1,300 shoulder-held Stinger mis- ' siles. Jordan started negotiating soon afterwards with both France and the Soviet .' Union for equivalent weapons. France had then already agreed to provide Jordan with the Mistrals, 13 Mirage F-l jet fighters and electronic equipment as well as early warning material. Finakagreement oh these sales was reportedly* reached Oct. 14,, and Hernu reiterated France's earlier decision to continue to provide Jordan with all the defensive weapons it needs. - France and Jordan have set up a joint committee to study Jordanian military needs and the means to finance French arms sales to the Hashemite kingdom. BACKGROUND REPORT Confusion Apparent Over Issue Of Moratorium On Israel's Debt Judge Beatrice K. Sowald speaks after being sworn recently in as the first woman judge on the Franklin County Court of Domestic Relations. Celeste Appoints B. Sowald To Seat On Franklin County Court Of Domestic Relations Ohio Governor Richard F. Celeste has appointed Columbus Attorney Beatrice K.- Sowald, 57, the first woman judge to sit on the Franklin County Court- of Domestic Relations. Judge Sowald is also the first woman judge to sit on any Fjranklin County court and one of only two ' women of the "37 municipal and county judges in the central Ohio area. Although Judge Sowald made history when she was sworn in by the governor only hours before the start of Rosh Hashanah, she also made history in 1980 by opening this city's first mother- daughter law firm with her daughter, Heather, who was Over $3 Million Pledged At Federation Major Gifts Affair commented on the leadership role that those" present at the event assumed in Columbus' efforts to achieve the 1985 goal"of $5 million. "We have reached ' new heights — we are helping to write the Jewish history books so that future generations will know that we, with unprecedented opportunity, chose togiveof ourselves to build a strong Israel, a vibrant Jewish community in Columbus and to help our people world-wide," said Traeger. General Alexander Haig, former secretary of state, was the- keynote speaker. "Haig held us spellbound. We felt the access and sup- - port of an outstanding statesman," said Gary Robins, . 1985 general chairman. General Haig addressed the role of the United States in four Areas: Lebanon, the ■ war jn Iran and' Iraq, the peace process and Israel's economy. "In troubled times', it is necessary for (CONTINUED ON PAGE 14) Columbus Jewish community history was made on Monday evening, Oct. 15, when 85 men and women of the community gathered and made a combined commitment of over $3 million to the 1985 United Jewish - Fund Campaign. "For the first time in the history of our community we ' have surpassed the extraordinary total of $3 million at a Federation campaign event~" remarked 'Leslie Wexner, host of the annual" Major Gifts Affair. Wexner was referring to pledges announced at the event to the 1985" Campaign totalling $3,050,000, representing an increase of $500,000 over the 1984 campaign value, "We have opened the 1985 Campaign with an unprecedented start," added Wexner, "and I am especially - pleased to continue the tradition of hosting this vitally important event," Norman Traeger, chairman of the 1985 Campaign's Advance Gifts Division, eight when her mother nrst started law school at The Ohio State University. "The most obvious contribution that I can make is to provide a non-male perspective to the bench of the Franklin County Court of Domestic Relations, too long lacking in,*this county,". -Judge Sowald stated. The Court of Domestic Relations hears cases concerning, divorce, dissolution, annulment, separation, child custody, juveniles r and parentage determination. Although .Ohio law in these matters has undergone great change in the last decade, Judge Sowald is not a stranger to family law matters. Domestic relations cases have comprised the great majority of her 17 years of legal practice. She has led the local domestic relations scene by chairing the Family Law Committee of both the Columbus and Ohio State Bar Associations. Further, she has in- structedflaw students, as an adjunct professor of family' law at the OSU College of Law and lectured practicing lawyers at the Ohio Legal Center Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Domestic Relations. Lawyers also refer to the Domestic Relations Forms chapter which she edited for the 1984 Banks Baldwin Ohio Domestic Relations Law. Judge Sowald trained and monitored a number of lawyers during her eight years as supervising attorney af the Family Law Unit of the 'Legal Aid Society of Columbus. She practiced at the Legal Aid society for 13 years prior to opening her own firm in 1980. Other professional leadership activities include ser- . vice as vice-chairwoman of the Columbus Bar Associa- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 16) (JTA)—Israel's economic crisis dominated its relations with the United States .last week and gave rise to confusion as to whether Premier Shimon Peres obtained hard commitments from the Reagan Administration during his Washington visit or a series of contingency measures proposed to help Israel put its economy in order. Conflicting reports emerged from Jerusalem and Washington over an alleged~U.S. offer of a moratorium on the payment by Israel of $500 million in debts which fall due during the next three months. According to the story circulated in Israel, Peres said that he and Deputy Premier Yitzhak Shamir who accompanied him at most of his meetings in Washington, had serious doubts about the . offer because of the adverse impact a debt moratorium could have on Israel's credit standing in the world's money markets. But, according to the local report, Peres said he was reassured by the Americans that Israel needn't worry about its credit-worthiness in light of the public expressions of confidence in Israel by the Administration, including President Reagan during his White House meeting with Peres. The Americans pointed out furthermore that the world was well aware of Israel's economic troubles so there was no point trying to conceal them. Moreover, Israel's immediate cash needs will be met by the Administration's agreement to pay the entire $1.2 billion in economic aid for fiscal 1985 in a lump sum now rather than in the usual quarterly installments. This money is a grant" and need not be repaid. The story from Washington was somewhat different. Reagan Administration (CONTINUED ON PAGE 19) Westerville Resident Honored For Heroism During WW II Jewish Scientist Wins Nobel Prize NEW YORK (JTA) - Cesar Milstein, one of three immunologists who won the 1984 Nobel Prize in Medicine,, began his scientific career in Argentina where his father, a Jewish immigrant from the- Ukraine, settled in 1897. Among the honors he received prior to the Nobel Prize, Milstein was also the recipient four years ago of the Wolf Prize in Medicine from the Wolf Foundation in Israel. The other two winners of the $190,000 Nobel Prize were Georges Koehler, 38, of the Basel Institute of Immunology in Switzerland, and Niels Jerne, 72, professor emeritus in the institute. The prize; announced last week by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, will be divided equally between the three recipients. Their research into the body's natural defense against disease and their development of a revolutionary new technique for producing antibodies "opened up completely new fields for theoretical and applied biomedical research," the Karolinska Institute said. Antibodies are chemicals that the body's immune defense" system produces to attack virus, bacterium or other molecular invaders of the body. By Judith Franklin Chronicle News Editor On Thursday, Oct. 4, Jack Wallick, president of the Columbus Jewish Federation, presented Westerville resident Alice Paulus the Federation's Tree of Life Award for her "great acts of humanity during World War II." That is when Paulus and her late husband Paul hid a Jewish family from the Nazis for two-and-a-half years at immense personal danger to themselves. They were able to do so, she said, because of their great "Christian. belief and prayer" and because their home was located in the Dutch countryside, away from the usual haunts of the Jtfazis. "There were many people hiding Jews in Holland during the war," Paulus noted. In fact, after the war, she found out that Paul's six brothers also had been hiding Jews in their homes. They didn't really believe they were in much danger at the time, she remembered, but still became anxious whenever they heard footsteps outside. The family they hid, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nathans and their toddler daughter, were represented at the presentation by Michael, who still lives in Holland but has kept in close contact with Paulus over the years. Rabbi Harold Berman of Congregation Tifereth Israel, pointed out that 95 percent of Holland's 140,000 Jews perished in the Holocaust. Of the 24,000 who went into hiding, 16,000 — little more than the current Jewish population of Columbus — were saved by people like the Pauluses. "We pay tribute tonight," Rabbi Berman said, "to those who put their lives on the line." \\ Michael Nathans, of the Netherlands, and his second wife (far left) were present for the ceremony on Oct. 4 at which Alice Paulus was presented with the Columbus Jewish Federation's Tree of Life Award for her "great acts of humanity during World War II." She and her late husband, Paul, hid the Nathans family from the Nazis in Holland. Nathans is holding the book on artist Marc Chagall, which was given him by CJF President Jack Wallick on behalf of the Federation; Paulus is displaying tbe Tree of Life Award.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1984-10-25|
|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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