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¦~y.s.~^.ji*5^;^;.i»; j; U., hi-J n-u, . H JHROMCLE ^f\\y^^ervinq Colvunbus and Central Ohio Jewish ConmiunitY\//\\^ Vol. 22, No. 25 COIAMBVH, OHIO, FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1043 Devoted to Auertomn •nd Jewieh Ideal. Strictly Confidential Tidbits From Evorywliore By PhlncAs .1. Biron WE'RE TEIiLING YOU . . . PS From our own Invesligatov Antl-Semllism is takinp; on urIv proportions in the sliipyarrls cif the East . . . Literatin-o of tiio Strcicher type Is being snuigRled In and passed out amons; the workers, ancl whispering cam¬ paigns agalnat ".Jewish slacltors" are rampant . . . I-iere is some¬ thing that should engage the at¬ tention of the FBI . . . Not oniy are such deplorable conditions very much out of place in a democracy, but they also inter¬ fere with production . . . The Textbook Commission to elimin¬ ate anti-Semitic statements from American Textbooks, of which Kenneth Leslie is the chairman, will make the headlines hefore July 1st. with a very important announcement . . . Joseph Wein¬ er, who has been our Director for Civilian Supply, has resigned . . . He. doesn't like the atmos¬ phere in Washington for offi¬ cials whose names are non-Ary¬ an. . . WAR BX)HOES ... 1% In one day last month the Nazis executed a hundred Dutch¬ men . . . And 64 of them were shot for helping Jews to escape Oie clutches of the Gestapo . . . Grapevine reports from the un¬ derground In the Netherlands in¬ dicate that the barber-shops there are now levying an extra charge whenever a Nazi comes In to be shavdd . . . the barbers explain that the extra charge Is justified, because the Nazis' faces are longer these days . . . And Harry Hershfleldj cracks that when Hitler vowed that Nazism would last a thousand years he must have been figur¬ ing In Jap "Zeros" . . . JBWISH NEWS ... A That antl-Zlonlst interview with King Ibn Saud which was published In Life was a major blow to the Zionist political lead¬ ership . . . The gentleman en¬ trusted with the political activi¬ ties of the World Zionist Exe cutlve had been rather positive that Ibn Saud was favorably dis¬ posed toward a Jewish Palestine . . . His letter In Life proved that Moshe Shertok, the Zionist poll tlcal director, had been very badly Informed ... It is an operi secret that the local election con ferencesofthe Jewish Conference are attracting a most disappoint¬ ing participation . . . The Confer¬ ence, It must be admitted, hasn't caught on . . . We are told very confidentially, that the Commit- ' tee for a Jewish Army ami the New Zionist Organization may amalgamate, anil work as one body . . . Henry Monsky, Presi¬ dent of B'nal B'rith, is emerging as the dominant figure in Amer¬ ican Jewry because of hi.s inde¬ pendent leadership and hl.s re¬ fusal to be lntlni,ldated by any group in Jewish life, no matter how great tho pressui'e . . . Wo have a special reason for this encomium — a reason which, however, we shall reveal perhaps only many months later . . . THIS AND THAT . . . BB G. Kaltanowsky, world cham¬ pion blindfold chess player, who holds the record of having play- - ed 35 games simultaneously, has given tip competitive chess for the duration ... He is an expert dlanv)nd cutter, and is malting use of his skill In war work . . . RCA "Victor's Julius Haber Is launching a national drive for (Cpntlnued on Page 8) United Jei^ish Fund Launches Greatest Campaign In History JUDGES IN NATIONAL PLAYWRITING CONTEST A trio ot noted personalities from the literary and tlramatic world have be^n named judges of the national one-act playwrltlng contest on Jewish themes which Is being sponsored by Aleph Za¬ dlk Aleph, B'nai B'rith youth organization; the Women's Su¬ preme Council ot B'nai B'rith; and the American Association for Jewish Education. The Judges arer (left to right) Ludwig Lewlsohn, world-re¬ nowned author and c-ritlc: Mark Schweld, actor, playwright and director of educational dramatics df the Jewish Education Com¬ mittee of New York; and Harry Sackler, novelist and playwright. The contest is open to every¬ one and ends on October 1st, 1943, at which time all entries must be in the national AZA headquarters, 1003 K Street, N. W., Washington, 1, D. C. WOMEN'S DIVISION TO HOLD GIANT BAIiLY MONDAY, JUNE 28 In an endeavor to mobilize tbo maxlmniu strength qniong the Jewish women of this community for the United Jewish Fnnd cam)>ulgn, Mrs. Allen Gundersheimer und Mrs. Jos. D. Schecter, co*halr- men of this year's effort, arc announcing that a huge mass meeting of all Columbus Jew¬ ish women Ih being planned for Monday, June 28, at 2 P. M., at the Bryden Road Temple Wi'll known speakers will address the meeting which will be followed by a social hour and refreshmeuts. .More details are to be an- iioiin<><'d in lie.vt week's Issue of the Chronicle. B'nai B'rith Sets Tuesday Night For Fall Meetings Zion Lodge No. G2, B'nai B'rith Is this week anno'unclng that Us fall program will begin with its first meeting on Tuesday, Sept. •21st. Duo to the late closing of the downtown stores on .Monilay evenings, the meetings of Zion Lodge will be held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month for the duration of the war. It is hoped that the change of meeting night will be more con¬ venient fpr the members and friends of the lodge to attend the fine programs being planneilfor the fall season., The officers of B'nal B'rith will also appreciate the coopera¬ tion of all local organizations hy not scheduling meetings that would conflict with the above dates. —Buy War Bonds— Citizenship School To Graduate Class Of 25 Thursday Diplomas will be presented to twenty-five graduates of the Citizenship School conducted by the Council of Jewish Women In conjunction with the Colum¬ bus Board of Education on Thursday, June 24, at 8:00 p. m., at the Schonthal Center. Mrs. L. L. Praver and Mrs. Daniel Cohen, chairmen of the Council's Americanization com¬ mittee working with Mrs. Sid¬ ney Rockoff and Mrs. Lessure, teachers of the clas^ have plan¬ ned the following program for the occasion; Speaker, Mr. Torrance L. Web¬ ster of the Community Fund; presentation of diplomas, Mr. 11. M. Applenian of the board of education; Pledge of Allegiance, Mrs. Benjamin Cooper; student representative, Mr. Jacob Lurie; musical selection, Miss Donna Gitlin accompanied by Miss Mir¬ iam Winter. Mrs. Louis Madison, hosi)ital- Ity chairman, will be in charge ot the social hour lo which all are invited. The Americanization conunit¬ tee will be glad to assist anyone in making out citizenship paiJors on Monday evenings front 7::i() to I) p. m., al the Schonihal ("en- tor. Mrs. Praver and Mrs. Co¬ hen are assisted in this work by Mrs. Milton Staub. Last Tuesday night's United Jewish Fund dinner mee't- ing, which formally launched the opening ot the 1943 cam¬ paign, has set an all time record not only in increased sub¬ scriptions, but in the enthusiasm and wholehearted detei-- mination to meet the challenge of the rapid changing world events. Over 200 attended the event which was ably pre¬ sided over by Simon Lazarus, who for 17 ycai-s has served as Ti-easurer of the Fund. In introducing the first speaker of the evening, Mr. Laz¬ arus said that hard work and proven ability have character¬ ized the record of Robert W. Schiff, who this year for the third time is heading the United Jewish Fund Drive. Mis co¬ workers f«cl confident that as general chairman he will surpass the ejtcellence he has already shown in previous ef¬ forts, Mr. Lazarus stated- PKKDICTH Jl'NKKKS WILI., I'KOFKHS LOVK OF JEWS WASHINGTON (JPS)—When the Junkers feel that Germany wili lose the war, they will (is- sassinato Hitler and then plead for friendship, saying "we love the Americans; we do not hate the Jews", it was predicted by Emil Ludwig, German Jewi.sh biographer, in a hearing hefore the House Foreign Affairs Com¬ mittee, which made his tesli- m.ony public. Jr. Division Of Fund Will Open Drive Wednesday Evening According to Marjorie Was.ser- slrom, 19-13 Junior Division chairman of the United Jewish Fund, the youth drive will offi¬ cially open next Wednesday eve¬ ning, June 23, at 8;00, at the Broad Street Temple. The meet¬ ing is to be held for all work¬ ers, but any other persons who are interested and wish to attend are most cordially invited. The speaker for that occasion will be Robert Schiff, General Chairman of the 19-13 campaign; E. J, Schanfarber, president of the United Jewish Fund of Co¬ lumbus, and I. W. Garek, chair¬ man of the organization commit¬ tee and vice-chairman of the Men's Division, David Gold¬ smith, senior advisor to the ju¬ nior division wlll'also give some helpful hints on solicitation. In a statement this week re¬ garding the important role to be played by the Junior Division In the Fund campaign. Miss Was¬ serstrom said; "Every member ot the Cam¬ paign Committee is interested this year more than over, in get¬ ting the iai'gost number of con¬ tributors, "Stand up and be counted" is the all out effort. This is particularly important right now for the morale and spirit of the Jews the workl over. This ot course is in addition to the actual, dire need for Immed¬ iate help. The youthtvd workers will i-ov- er every street and section where prospects may bo lot'alod. They'll .search them out and .see that ovei-y l)oy and girl in oiu- conuntuiity does Itis or her share. This they will ilo through ihc method of zoning and ;i geo¬ graphical ilistribution ot cards". Organtzaliun In thi.s 3'ear's oi'ganlzalion .-jcl up Miss Hortense Kohn will serve as co-ortlinator of ilie fol¬ lowing ^'ice-Chairmen:— Helen Hchnttonsleln, Holly Schanfarber, .M Wasserstrom, Sybil Zalk, Thelma Jano Thall, Bert Hemmelstein, Fahn Siilier¬ stein, Helen Gruber, Fred Kiause and .Sol Zeldin. Each vice chairman is to have a team consisting of two cap¬ tains with each captain having a team of two or three lieutenant^. The captains are to Include: Isabel Peer, Eugene lloi-owiiz, Myer M. Mellman, Selma fluben, Betty Wolstein, Phyllis Fox, Gloria .Maybrook, Elaine Schiff, (Continued on Page 8) In discussihg the importance of the the 19-13 Fund cam,palgn to every Jewish man, woman and the youlh of our communily, Mr. Schiff said: "It Is our primary responsi¬ bility to keep the torch ot hope aloft tor the survival ot our people. It is the duty to pro¬ vide the three major agencies of the United Jewish Appeal the means to carry on their humanl- . tarlan efforts on behalf of the stricken Jewry of Europe and to maintain our great Institu¬ tions here in America. The bulk of the money to be raised will be used to feed, clothe, house and give medical care to Jews in war torn Europe, to tran.sport thousands to havens ot refuge, many ot them in Palestine. This work Is being done by the Joint Distribution Committee, the United Pales¬ tine Appeal, and the National Refygee Service. Many other vital services will , depend upon the campaign for support. Included are the agencies which are combating anti-Semitism and un-Amerlcan- Ism in the Uniled States. The organizations are the American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, B'nai B'rith Antl-Defamatlon League, Jewish Labor Commitleo and the Noa- Sectarian Anti-Nazi League. .National agencies which arg,^^,^ helping Jewish youth, such "as the Hlliel Foundations and the Jewish Wolture Hoard wore in¬ cluded by the budgol committee. The latter serves .lowlsh men in army and navy service. Nalional Jewish hospitals which treat persons suffering frnm tulicrc'ulosis llkewl.se will share in the cilmpaign. With vital services hoth at homo and abroad dopending u|> on the I'ampaign for their conlin- uanco. I am again calling upon the Columbus .lowish Coinmtin- iiy to iiKet tho critical cliallonge of the needs both al home and abroad and Io respond courage¬ ously and generously-to assure that those whoso lives- depend upon Iho campaign will live, ancl. lo assure a'beltor fufure for Amorican Jews as well—tt fu- (Continued on Page 8) DRIVE INFOKMATION Campaign headquarters, of (he United Joivlmh Fnnd 1943 drive wll) bo maintuinrd at ISO East Broad St. A call to MAin taaa win elicit any in¬ formation desired by workers or members of the commun. Ity.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1943-06-18|
|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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