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COLUMBUS EDITION mTT Hi"*! COLUMBUS EDITION Vol. 37. No. 6 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1959 39 Oavottd to Amvrtun and J«wtih Idtali Israel Resources Studied To Prepare For Expected 100,000 Immigrants Mayor I I 1 I H f N 1 I ( t rc< Iv s tl~ first pre-publication copy of "Americon Jews — Their Lives and Achievements" from Isidore LIpsohute, national president of the American Jewish Literary Foundation, publisher of the new con¬ temporary biographical record. Scheduled for publication on Feb. 15, the OSO-page volume chronicles the lives of 8000 American Jews. Left to right are Dr. Saniuel Cohen, editor-in-chief; Mrs. Walter J. Diamond, national president of the women's division of the American Jewish Literary Foundation; IVIayor Wagner; Mr. Lipschutz and Cong. Abraham J. Multer of New York State. CHIEF JUSTICE WEYGANDT TO SPEAK AT BETH JACOB BROTHERHOOD MEETING Carl Victor Weygandt, Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, Will be the main speaker at the forthcoming annual Inter¬ city Brotherhood meeting to be held thla year at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the Beth Jacob Congre¬ gation. Judge Weygandt Is well known to Columbus citizens for his keen sense of Justice and humanitarlan¬ ism, brotherhood and fellowship to all. Born June 14, 1888, the Chief Justice graduated from the Col¬ lege of Wooster tn 1912, receiving an L.L,D. In 1933. He is a re¬ cipient of many degrees from leading universities, including an L.L.D. from Western Reserve Uni¬ versity and Ohio Northern Univer¬ sity. HE ENTEBED law at Cleve¬ land in 1918, became the judge of the Court of Common Pleas In 1924, Court of Appeals of Ohio in 1930, and has served on tbe iiench of the Supreme Court of Ohio as Chief Justice since 1933. Very active in church and com¬ munity organizations. Justice Weygandt is recognized for hla participation in the Lakewood Hospital Foimdatlon, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Mascois and Rotary groups. He Is the author of Weygandt's Ohio Charge To Juries, and has con¬ tributed extensively to law jour¬ nals. On Jan. 2, 1989 the Chief Justice was given a citation by Delta Beta Phi for his continued aervice for 27 yeara as Chief Justice of the (Copyright, 1969, JTA, Inc) JERUSALEM—A fuU-scale re¬ assessment of the resources of Israel was underway this week In preparation for the gigantic task of absorbing the 100,000 Jews ex¬ pected to be released this year by the Communist Government of Rumania. Israelis were spurred by a pre¬ diction from Prime Minister Da¬ vid Ben Gurion that the Ruman¬ ian exodua was the prelude to realization of another long-de¬ ferred hope — that the Soviet Union would open Its door for the departure of Its Jewa. The Prime Minister did not mention the Soviet Union by name but his reference to the "greatest Jewish center in the old worid" was clear. He said he had "sound grounds" for thla hope. He called on the Jews of Israel and the rest of the world for an "all-out" effort to finance abaorptlon of the exo¬ dus from East Europe which he called an expulsion. MIL BEN OUBION made his remarks at a meeting in Tel Aviv of repreaentatives of Hlatadrut committees engaged In raising funds for the 20,000,000 pound na¬ tional voluntary loan to help fi¬ nance the reception ot new Immi¬ grants. In a ceremony after his address, the Premier was handed 6,500,000 pounds in pledges to¬ ward the Histadrut goal of 10,- 000,000 pounds. The Premier called on the peo¬ ple of larael to "rise to the occai slon" preaented by "this unique opportunity for the Ingathering of the exiles" who will "constitute an important asset to Israel's economy." These people he said, included professionals and skilled workers badly needed by Israei. ADMITTING that even he did not know how these newcomers would be absorbed, he said that with redoubled efforts by Israelis and with world Jewry's help, large numbers would be integrated Into the country's economy. He hoped that both Israei and world Jewry would feel the "bless¬ ing of this great hoiir" and would understand that "the future of Israei and of the Jewish nation was at stake. Expulsion or ex¬ termination can be changed to redemption." The absorption of the new Im¬ migrants will require an increase in larael'a state budget, it was announced in the Knesset The budget presented by the govern¬ ment to the Knesset totals 1,036,- 000,000 Israeli pounds. Ohio Supreme Court. Judge Wey¬ gandt is known for his leadership in bringing fair play into aports, serving as referee In football games for over 15 years. The Ohio Bar Association honored the judge after 25 years of service in the Supreme Court. HE BEDSIDES with his wife in Lakewood, O., and they have three chUdren. The program for tho evening wiU be a moat delightful and atlmulatlng one. The opening prayer will be given by Rabbl Jerome Foikman of Temple Icrael. The pledge of allegiance will be recited by Joe Nichols. Welcome on behalf of the Beth Jacob Brotherhood will be ex¬ tended by Sara Komesaar. Rabbl Samuel Rubenatein of the Agudas Achim Synagogue, will extend greetings and Cantor Mendel Klein wlU render a liturgical se¬ lection. Rabbl David Stavsky, aplrltual leader of the Beth Jacob Syna¬ gogue, win make a presentation of a citation to the Chief Justice, and the closing prayer will be given by Rabbl Billot FUikel of the Ahavaa Shoiom Congregation. Al Shames Is master-of-cere- monles for the evehing. Refresh¬ ments will be served by a com¬ mittee headed by Harry Rosen in the aoclal parlors of the Syna¬ gogue. The arrangements committee Includes Dr. Charlea Young, Joe Nichols, Harold Hlllson, Harry Rosen, Leonard Schwartz and AI Shames. Report Top - Year For Investors NEW YORK (JTA)—Abraham Dickenstein, preaident of Ampal- Amerlc|in Israel Corporation, larg- "Bst.j^^rbup of private American investors in larael projects, said this week that 1958 was banner year for the group. During the past fiscal year, he reported, Ampal sold in this coun¬ try securities for over $4,000,000, consisting of various Ampal de¬ bentures, the common stock of Israel Development Corporation and the debenture-stock of the Israel American Development Bank, Ltd. For the first time, an American group of affiliated financial en¬ terprises associated with Israel, has sent out to its stockholders dividend checks amounting to $716,000. "During the paat year, the Am¬ pal group extended medium and long-term loans to, its Israel clienta for approximately $33 mii¬ lion," Dr. Dickenstein stated. "Thla brings the total In loans and Investments executed since tbo establishment of the group, to over $230 million. The balance of outstanding loans and Investments has risen from approximately $29 million at the beginning of the fiscal year to approximately $33 million by the end of the year, an increase of cloae to $4 miilion." Liberties Union Opens Court Action NEW YORK (JTA)—The New York avli Liberties Union, acting for five residents of nearby Her- rlcks. Long Island suburban com¬ munity, has instituted court ac¬ tion designed to challenge the canstitutlonaiity of a required daily recitation of a brief prayer In the public schools. This is the first known test of the practice, recommended in 1981 by the State Board of Re¬ gents. The case will be heard in the Nassau County Supreme Court February 24. « IN THIS ISSUE Amusements 6 Boris Smolar 2 Sports U Synagogues 12 Travel "Talk 8 Society 7 BUY OIL BONDS JERUSALEM (JTA)—Ten mil¬ lion Israeli pounds worth of bearer bonds, convertible Into comihon shares. Issued by the National Oil CJompany, were snatched up by Investors on the first day they were available, the company annoimced. U. S. Committee To Study Problems NEW YORK (JTA)—A new private organization, the United States Committee for Refugees, concerned with the refugee prob¬ lem "on a global scale," was formed here this week with the blessing of the U.S. State Depart¬ ment. One goal of the committee will be to "do something" about the problem ot the world's 15 mil¬ lion refugees, an announcement aaid. Although the announcement made no reference to the Arab refugees, that group waa expected to be part of the new commlttee'a concern, particularly since one of the vice presidents of the commit¬ tee was listed as Henry Laboulsse, former director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. UNRWA has been handling a United Nations relief program for the refugees almost since the.end of the larael War of Indepen¬ dence. Edward B. Marks, formerly as¬ sooiated with the International Refugee Organization and the In¬ tergovernmental Committee for European Migration, will be ex¬ ecutive director. Former Senator Herbert H. Lehman also Is a vice president. Joseph Zox Is Elected Center Board President DB. SOHWABTZ LEAVES NEW YORK (JTA)—Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz, vice president of the Israel Bond Organllzatlon, left thla week for ten days of confer¬ ences and discussions of plans for the 1969 Israel bond campaign In various countries ot Western Europe. At the annual meeting of the Jewish Cfenter held Jan. 29, Joseph Zox was unanimously elected as president of the board for 1959. Alao elected were Richard J. Abel, Albert Roaen and Harry Schwartz, vice prealdenta; Harold Kayne, secretary; Leon Friedman, treas¬ urer. Mr. Zox has a distingulahed rec¬ ord of activity and leadership in the work of the Jewiah Center. He haa been a member of its Board aince the opening of the Center in 1950 and has served aa chairman of the following com¬ mittees during this period: Adult Activities, Pre-School and Mem¬ bership Policy. In 1954 and 1955 Mr. Zox served as president of the Jewish (immunity Clouncll. IN HIS PRESIDENTIAL re¬ port, Herman Katz reviewed the activities ot the agency during the peist two years and preaented a plan for the future development of the Jewish Center. In turning over the gavel to the Incoming president, Mr. Katz pre¬ aented a contribution to purchase a camp trailer which wUl be used In the Center summer program. It was pointed out that this will provide new opportunities tor family programming and greatly enhance the Center's services to "tween" agers. BY VIBTUE of his outstanding service as president of the Center, Mr. Katz was nominated and elected unanimously as a life member of the Board. Elected as board members for the coming year: Richard Abel, Dr. B. W. Abram¬ son, Robert Aronaon, Louis Ber¬ liner, Mra. Albert Blank, Herbert Cummina, Di-. S, D. Edelman, Troy A. Fell)el, Mark Feinknopf, Ber¬ nard Feltllnger, Rabbl Elliot Fln¬ kel, Rabbi Jerome Foikman. Melville Frank, Mrs. Melville Frank, Allen Friedman, Leon Friedman, Harry Gilbert, Dr. Ivan Gilbert, Milton Glas, Marvin Glassman, William Glick, Arthur Goldberg, Harry Goldberg, Charles Goldsmith, Mrs. E. J. Gordon, Richard Grundstein, Allen Gim- dershelmer, Mrs. A. Gundershel¬ mer, I. M. Harris, Melvin Harris, Daniel Harrison, Myer Hausman, Mrs. Ben Kahn, WUliam Kahn, Rabbl Harry Kaplan, Walter Katz, Harold Kayne, Louis Kra¬ koff. CHABLES B. LA2ABU8, Rob¬ ert Lazarua, Mrs. S'mon Lazarus, Louis Levin, Herbert S. Levy, Her¬ man Luckoff, Ben Mandelkorn, Myer Meilman, Robert Mel|man, Samuel Melton, Dr. Paul Meyer, Richard Neustadt, Helen Nutis, Mra. M L. Papurt, Mrs. Milton Parker, Lawrence W. Poiater, Dr. Alexander Pollack, J. S. Resier, Mrs. J. S. Realer, Mrs. Max Rieser, Albert Rosen, David Roth, Harry R. Roth, Rabbi Samuel W. Ruben¬ steln. Mrs. Joseph Schecter, Herbert Mr. Zox Schiff, Jack Schiff, Louis Schie¬ zinger, Howard Schoenbaum, Sam¬ uel J. Schlonsky, Mrs. Leon Schot¬ tenstein, Harry Schwartz, Mrs. Harry Schwartz, Samuel Shin¬ bach, Dr. Don Shusterman, Gil¬ bert Siegel, Marvin Silbersteln, Justin U Sillman, CSiarlea Solo¬ mon, AI Solove, Rabbl David Stavaky, J. W. Stelnhauser, Jo¬ aeph S. Summer, Allan Tarshish, Mrs. Sanford Timen. MRS. JOSEPH VENOOK, Emil Wasseratrom, WllUam Wasser¬ atrom, Mrs. William Waaaeratrom, Robert Weiler, A. B. Welnfeid, Herbert Wise, A. A. Wolman, Leo Yassenoff, Ben Yenkin, Fred Yen¬ kin, Aaron Zacks, Mrs. Aaron Zacka, Rabbi Nathan Zelizer, Sol Zell, Max Ziskind and Joaeph Zox. Life Membera elected in prior years ore Dr. E. J. Gordon, hon¬ orary president, I. W. Garek, Eid¬ ward Schiezinger, David Gold¬ smith and A. I. Yenkin. EDWARD 8CMLEZINOER, chairman of the Nominating Com¬ mittee, presented the committee's report and the new officers were Installed by Mr. Garek. A highlight of the meeting was an address by Herbert MlUman, director of field service for the National Jewish Welfare Board. Mr. Mlllraan apoke on "The Jew¬ lah Center In the Next Decade." He pointed out that the In¬ creaaed amount of leisure time available presented a challenge to the leadership of the Jewish On¬ ter. He stated that the Jewish Ctenter fulfills Its objective as a dynamic force In Jewish life to¬ day by being easily accessible, by providing opportunities for cre¬ ative expression in ita varied ac¬ tivities and by working together with all other Jewiah communal agenciea towards the goal of a better Jewiah community. The meeting concluded with a social hour during which movies and exhiblta of Onter activities were displayed. Harry Schwartz was chairman of the arrange¬ ments committee. Rabbi Jonah Wise Is Dead At 77 NEW YORK (JTA) — Rabbi Jonah B. Wise, a founder of the United Jewish Appeal, for many years a leader of the Joint Distri¬ bution Committee, an outstanding American Reform rabbl and ac¬ tive worker in behalf of Interfaith amity, died here Sunday night at the age of 77. Funeral aervices were held Tuesday at the Ctentrai Synagogue of New York, .whose spiritual guide he haa been for 34 yeara. The Central SjTiagogue was established by Rabbi Wiae'a f%t ther. Rabbi laaac M. Wise, who founded Reform Juaism in Amer¬ ica. The aon followed In his fa¬ ther's footsteps and, in his later yeara, waa frequently referred to aa the "elder statesman" of the Reform movement. Rabbi Wise was a dynamic fig¬ ure in the tremendous relief and rescue operation for German Jewry, which became a matter of Ufe and death with the advent of Hitler. He went to Germany to establish a temporary relief pro¬ gram until the leadership and resources of the American Jewish community could be mobilized. He was one of the founders of the UJA in 1939 and served as nationai chairman until 1958 when he was named honorary nationai chairman. Jesuit Schools Closed In Egypt LONDON (JTA)—Three Jesuit achooia in Cl^iro have been closed by the Government for having uaed a geography textljook which reportedly compared the Arab states unfavorably In some re¬ spects with larael, the offioiai newspaper, AI Ahram, reported this week. (Jesuit circles In Home denied UAR charges that the geograpiiy textbooks used In the schools in Rome contained "Israel propa¬ ganda.") The newspaper reported that oil copies of the offending textbook were confiacated and burned about a month ago and that the schools would "continue function¬ ing" when they have been sup¬ plied with new textbooks "in line with the national Arab senti¬ ment." The affected schools have a high academic reputation. Some of the ministers of the present United Arab Republic Government are among their graduates. ' Msgr. Oddl, the Papal Nuncio In C:ilro, called the UAR Foreign "Ministry to protest the CJovern¬ ment action, first of its kind against (^irlatlan mission schools in Egypt. There are some 180 Roman Catholic mission schools in Egypt but only four belonging to the Jesuits. ElVDOWS CHAIB NEW YORK (JTA)—The en¬ dowment of a chair in botany at Bar-Han University to be named for Solomon J. Weinatehi, New York philanthropist, tvas an¬ nounced here yiia week at ei din¬ ner in honor of Mr. Weinstein.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1959-02-06|
|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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