Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1945-07-06, page 01
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N:High"t''S'iirT"'^'*'- <^M ^ JIHRONICLE S)/\V/^ Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Communily \\/A\K Vnl M Wn m Entered u Second.<nata Mutter. vwi. «», «o. .:( Postofflce Columbus.. Ohio. OOWJMBtJB, omo, FRIDAY, JULY fl, 1045 Devoted to Amtriun and Jawlih Idaali The Foundations Have Been Laid The First of the Article.^ by PIERRE VAN PAASSEN (In the absence abrofid of Phineas J. Biron) llnited Jewish Fund Appeals to Columbus Jeiivish Communily What has happened In the Jast quarter centuiV In Palestine is really this; there, In the Holy Land, the foundations have been laid down for the Third Hebraic Commonwealth. The walls of Israel's own house are up. The garden has been laid out. Tbe road has been built. Even now the roof is being put into place. And there IS good hope, too, If regard is had to the phenomlnal growth of pro-Zionist .sentiment in Amertca, where vast numbers of Jews and a great many non- Jews have had their eyes open¬ ed in recent years to the beauty and the justice of the Ideal of Zion Restored — there Is good hope that the completion of the national structure in Eretz Is¬ rael will not be delayed over- long. In the midst of the ajixlety and uncertainty of the present moment of historical transit it is perhaps well to look at the mar¬ velous achievements of the Jew¬ ish people's pioneers in the Land of Israel, and to rejoice, to brealf into a hymn of joy and gratitude, If only to pierce the gloom that has prevailed in Jew¬ ish life since Adolph Hitler came to power — an unburden¬ ing of emotions as it were, for all these years in which we have seen ev|l. Every lover of Zion, be he Jew or non-Jew, has ample rea.OTn to feel glad and be- proud ot what has been done in Pales¬ tine. The Land of Israel is teeming with creative activity from the one end to the other. Palestine ha.s functioned and continues to function as one of the most tell¬ ing, most effective contributing factors in the cause of Allied victory. The sons of the New Palestine have been in" the fore¬ front of the legii>n.<i advancing upon the heart of l'"estung Eu- ropa. In Greece, in Crete, In the Libyan desert, in Ethopia, in Sicily, on the Italian mainland the pagan swastika has been for¬ ced into retreat before the ban¬ ners of the Star of David. With¬ out the industries of Palestine, said Lord Strabolgi in the house of Lords, Britain may well have suffered a disaster in the Near East greater than Dunkirk or Singapore. The Palestinian Jews have built themselves an army on top of a national economic apparatus whlch-for its size is without peer anywhere in the world. Their system of social laws and insti¬ tutions, based on the precepts of the Prophets, la today the ob¬ ject of the admiration and the solicitude of all the world's men of good will, who know that something worth-while and pre¬ cious has again come out of that Zlon whence Torah shall go forth in the fullness of time. The educational system of the country, comparable to that of the most advanced European lands, topped by the great uni¬ versity on Mount Scopus and the House of Healing which Hadas¬ sah has built, might well be the pride and envy of many a rich¬ er and larger state. And wilh all that the Hebrew language is a living organism again and flourishes In a rich new literature, growing strong as a tree grows strong, as the gpoken Idiom of vast nuiubers of Jews. (Con^lBU«> on Page 8) (., Senator Bilbo Slurs Nejjroes, Catholics And Jews Jewish Conference Urges Charter Ratification WASHINGTON (JPS) — One of the most virulent attacks on Americans of the so-called "min¬ ority" groups ever made on the floor of the United States was launched here by Senator Theo¬ dore G, Bllbo. of Mississippi in hl.<) fllllbuster against the bill for a Fair Employment Practice Commission. The bill, seeking to end discrimination In employ¬ ment on grounds of race and re¬ ligion, has the full support of President Truman. Here are some of the state¬ ments made by Senator Bilbo, already on record earlier as a "racist" and anti-Semite, dur¬ ing the first two days of his fili¬ buster: "If this bill passes it is so far- reaching they will be up here going into every office on Capi¬ tol Hill and saying you'll have to stick some Jews in your of¬ fices. "I want good homes, colleges, schools, swimming pools and ball parks for the niggers. But I don't wint them puddling around and messing in my pool. "This is a damnable. Commun¬ ist, poisonous piece of legislation. "If you go through the Gov¬ ernment departments there are .so many niggers it's like a black cloud all around you". "Some Catholics in this coun¬ try are lined with some rabbis trying to bring about racial equality for the niggers. Some ot my best friends are Catholics. A Catholic priest In my state gives me a birthday present every year. But can't get away from the fact'that some of them are rotten. "The niggers and the Jews of New York are working hand in hand. That's why you find Eugene Meyer-a-Jew—(owner ot the ^\'ashlngto¦n Post) denounc¬ ing me and saying I'm bankrupt. I'm not taking any chances on this bill passing. I'm going to a funeral Monday. I'm preaching a sermon In advance. The FEPC is dead, "If the niggers will come North, God ble.ss em. I want 'em to come north. "The few Jews in Mississippi are extremely exemplary citi¬ zens. They all vote f6r Bilbo". .NEW YOBK rWNS)—Immed¬ iate ratification of the United Nations charter by the United States Senate to assure the new world organization of the sup¬ port of America's enormous pres¬ tige and physical poiver was called for by the American Jew¬ ish Conference, at a meeting here of delegates and electors from the Greater New York area. Henry Monsky, the Confer¬ ence consultant to the American delegation at San Francisco, and his associates, Louis Llpsky, Dr, Israel Goldstein, Judge Morris Rothenberg, Hennan Shulman, and Rabbl Joseph H. Looksteln, reported their views on the first conference of the victorious Uni¬ ted Nations and the accomplish¬ ments there of the Jewish dele¬ gations. The American Jewish Conference had operated jointly in San Francisco with the Board of Deputies of BritUsh Jews and World Jewish Congress, and all three grOups had backed the alms of the Jewish Agency for Palestine. "The adoption of the charter of the new world organization, now a tact, is proof of earnest¬ ness of the desire to establish an effective Instrument for interna¬ tional peace and security", said Louis Llpsky. who presided at the meeting. "It is a more prom¬ ising beginning than was the first League of N-ilion.s. "When the victorious allies now meet to arrange the terms ot peace, they will find the prol>' lem of the Jewish people one ot the still-delayed and over-de- ferred Issues which they will have to meet", Mr. Llpsky con¬ tinued. Declaring that injus-. tice to Jews In the war zone threatens to beeljme a postwar habit, he warned that further delay in deciding'the fate of the scattered human beings who pre.ss against the closed gates of Palestine and ask for freedom In their own land, may lead them to acts of desperation. All the speakers emphasized the complete unity of Jewish representatives in San Francibco on the human rights broposals and Inclusion of the Valestine .wfcguard clause In the chapter, on trusteeships. Sounding a warning tliat inadequate relief and recon¬ struction measures in behalf of the million and a half of the surviving Jews of Europe may shatter their hopes for a life of security in the post-war world, Campaign chairman Rob¬ ert W. Schiff this week appealed to Columbus Jewish com¬ munity to give its prompt unprecedented support of the United Jewish Fund drive now in progress. The funds raised here are now urgently.needed by the United Jewish appeal, the combined nation-wide fund-raising agency for tne Joint Distribution ConWnittee, the Unitet^ Palestine Ap¬ peal and the National Refugee Service, whose estimated needs for the current year exceed the sum of $80,000,000. A 'Serve-A-Chaplain' Service Formed In Columbus NEAV HOUSTON TEMPLE GROWTH MOl'STON, Tex. (JPS) — The sum of $192,000 has been pledg¬ ed for the construction of a per¬ manent temple building for the reform congregation Emanu-El of Houston, founded last year by a group who broke away from Congregation Beth Israel, of Houston, in oppcxsltlon to its adoption of the "Basic Princip¬ les" prohibiting new members from voting unless they signed a statement condemning Zion¬ ism and rejecting the Ka.shruth laws. A 'Serve-A-Chaplaln' .service, sponsored '^y the Army-Navy Committee of the Jewish Wel¬ fare Board, a nationally organiz¬ ed group, has been formed in Columbus with the following or¬ ganizations represented: B'nai B'rith Auxiliary, Ahavas Sholom Sisterhood. Agudath .lichlm Sisterhood, The Beth Jacob Sisterhood. Bryden Road Temple Sisterhood. T. I. Si-ster- hood. Council of Jewish Wo¬ men, Ezras Noshlm. Senior Ha¬ dassah. Women's Mlzrachl, B. & P. Harias.sah, Pioneer Women No. I, Pioneer Women No. II. Ivreeyoh Society and the Jew¬ ish War Veterans Auxiliary. The function of this group will be to procure articles ind supplies whenever ro(|uested by a specific Chaplain in the Paci¬ fic war area who has been as¬ signed to the Columbus district. This service will he on a non- sectarian l)a.sls. The first box will be packed and sent of!\the morning of July loih fr^ tlte .Schonthal Center. Among the yrticles requested, the foilowinfl have been im¬ possible to procure: • Bntt6ry rafllo / • Harnionlcari ^..-^'' • Tonetts • Hnnd-oiieruted victj-ola • Hebrew nnd Jewish records If you have any of the above please bring them to Schonthal before July lOt'h or call Mrs. Leo Kfessel, EV. 20.13. Mir. Schiffs appeal u> every prospect of the Men's, Women's and Junior Divisions Is as fol¬ lows: "The barriers to full-scale re¬ lief and reconstruction which existed during the war years have been swept aside by the Allied armies. There are many thousands of Jews in Europe today who clung to the sljreds of life by the thread of faith In the readiness of the United Jewish Appeal arid its constituent agen¬ cies to help them. The hour for unrestricted aid Is at hand. The wreckage of war and devastation must be cleared away. Individ¬ ual and communal rehabilitation on an unprecedented .scale is vitally needed for the restoration of the Jewi.sh survivors in Europe. Thoise large numbers who cannot, or do not wish, to return to their former homes are anxiously looking to Pales¬ tine as their one hope of re¬ vival. Their future existence will be Jeopardized, their hopes will be blotted out if a full measure of support Is not forth¬ coming to place them on the road lo recovery and security without delay. "The agencies of the United Jewish Appeal for Refugees, overseas Neetls antl Palestine (J. D. C, U. P. A. and N. R. S.) are the instrument.s of ail American Jews who are concerned with the problem of securing for thfe Je\\'ish ])e()ple their proper share of the human freedoms for which this war has been fought". JBWISH CHILDREN .'VRE BEGGING TO BE RESTORED TO Jl'DAISM HEBRBW SCHOOL TO HOLD ELECTION OP OFFICERS NEXT TUESDAY Show yonr appreciation to the Chronicle's 24 years of loyal and devoted sef vice to Colnmbns Jewish -.Comiq«nlty by poylng your ,,'aabsci^tlon now—$3.00 for the year. A special meeting for nomina¬ tion and election of officers ot the Columbus Hebrew School for the ensuing year will be held next Tuesday, July 10th, 8:30 P. M., at the Hebrew School building. All parents and those Interested In the welfare of the Hebrew school are urged to at¬ tend and help select the officers and members of the board of di¬ rectors who will best serve the cause of Jewish education In Columbus. Show your interest in our only dally Jwlsh educational Instltu- Uoii In our city by your attend¬ ance at this very important meeting. —^Bny War Bonds— TEL AVIV (WNS) — Jewish boys are fleeing from monaster¬ ies where they were given shel¬ ter during the German occupa¬ tion, anp are appealing to Jew¬ ish ^rganlzaztlons to return them to Judai.sm, it was assert¬ ed by Richard Cohen, a former head of the Palestine Office in Zagreb, Yugoslovla, who arrlv: ed here la.st week aboard the Spanish steamer, Plus Ultra. Cohen told reporters that shortly before he' left Switzer¬ land a group of Jewish girl refu¬ gees, between the ages of 17 and ID, none of whom had any liv¬ ing relatives were baptized. 7,000 flOMELBSe JBWISH CHILDREN ROAMING IN^THE STREETS OF BUDAPEST Organizations Asked To Send In List Of Council Delegates AU organizations in the city of Coiumbu.s affiliateil with the Jewish Community Council are urged to send In their list ot new delegates. WITHOUT bE- I..AY. within the next few weeks, , it was announced by Harry Gil¬ bert, president. A special form has, been mail¬ ed to the presidents of all or. ganizations and the names and addresses of the delegates are to be written on these blanks and returned to Miss Thelma Zlsenwlne. 886 S. 22nd St., Co- luni'bus. 0., who is assistant sec¬ retary of the Jewish Community Council. OHRISTTIAN FRONT TEL AVIV (WNS)-rOf the 10 000 Jewish children remain¬ ing in Budapest, 7,000 are wan¬ dering the streets, homeless and uncared for, according to a re¬ port received here. Only 3,000 have been able to secure shelter. NEW YORK (JPS)—An out¬ break of antl-Semltlsm in a sec¬ tion of Brooklyn which was a hot-bed of Christian Front ac¬ tivity before the war, and where hate literature Is still peddled outside churches on Sunday, has resulted In the an'algnment of a slxteen-yejir-old boy on charges of disorderly comduct. Charges were filed by Nathan Gervhi, who said the boy had, on four occasions, smashed the show window of his store and of throe other stores, the only ones in the vicinity owned by Jews.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1945-07-06|
|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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