Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1945-06-29, page 01
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N:Hi^sfS'iltii!l"^'-'^- MROMCLE ^f\\/Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community \VAIK Vnl J^ IVn 9T - Entered as Second-Class Matter, vvi. iSj, no, «/ PostofficB Columbua.. Ohio. COLUMBUS. OHIO, FRIDAY, JUNE 29. 1945 D«vot*d to Amtrlcan And Jttwiih Idvali Strictly Confidential Tidbits From Everywhere B.V Phlnens .1. Biron FLASH TO Ot'R RF-ADERS . . . tei The ne.xt two "Strictly Cnnfi- dentlal" columns wiil be written by Pierre van Paa.'?.sen . . . The author nf "Day.s of Our Years". 'The Forgotten Ali.v". etc., has undertaken to he the guest col¬ umnist while we're away on a flying trip to Cuba and Me.xlco . . So watch out for Pierre Van Paassen's two columns, which will be featured in your paper . . The first will be in the nature of a report to the nations,'and you'll .see it next Friday . . . It'll be followed b.v a Report on the Homeland . . . Thanks a niil- Ilon, Pierre, for writing these in¬ valuable contributions exclu¬ sively for our column. . . WARNINGS ... ^ Warning to communal lead-' ers: "The United Veterans of World II" is an anti-Semitic group headed by that arch-Jew- baiter. Frederick E. Ki.ster, .a buddy of Gerald K. Smith and a former associate e<litor of Scrib- ner's Commentator . . . The oth¬ er day Victor Riesel. lalior col¬ umnist of the New York Post, published a scoop that other papers should take notice of . Victor reveaieti that members of the Polish Govemment-in- exile now in this country have joined hands with members of the Ku Klux Klan in an inten¬ sive anti-Semitic and anti-Soviet propaganda campaign . . ¦ And, what's still more interesting. Dr. Katys Pakstas of W West 'Mth Street, New Yprk, participates in this anti-Jewish, antl-United-Na- tlons-unity campaign , . . Mr. Pakstas is the public relations head of Ihe United Lithuanian Relief Fund ot .\merica, which shares in tlie National War Fund collections . . . Victor Bi«sel discovered all this in De¬ troit — and a good thing he did. (Continued on Page Four) Workers Intensify Efforts to Attain United Jeiivisli Fund Goal Use of Anti-Semitic Book In Army and Navy School Courses Shocks American Jewry WASm.N'G'I'ON (\V\R I —Dis¬ semination of anti-.Iewish propa¬ ganda by the U, S. Anned For¬ ces Institute, under joint and of¬ ficial auspices of the .Mjorale Ser¬ vices DiviKi(tn of the Army Ser¬ vice Forces. War Department and the Educational Services Section of the Bureau of N'aval Personnel. .N'avy Department, was admitted here liy a spokes¬ man of the War Department who declared.,however, that the objectionable material had lieen eliminaieti. The Navy Department refu.s- ed to comment on the disclos¬ ure. The anti-Semitic views were disseminated among the armed forces throughout the world in an etiucational correspondence course conducted under the aus¬ pices of the Army and Navy and Issued by the U. S. Armed For¬ ces Institute at the University of Wisconsin. One of the "le.s.sons" in the English corruspfmdence course included a chapter from Andre Siegfried's book "The Melting Pot", in which the foiTiier at¬ tache to the French Foreign Of¬ fice says, among other things, that "if the Stars and Stripes is waved at a jingo demonstra¬ tion in New York, you may be sure that it is a Jew who holds the standard, while the 100 per¬ cent American whose great grandfather was a friend of Washington ,Htands aside dis- gusteti". The .servicemen were taught: "In Ihe American Melt¬ ing Pot, the temperature at which fusion takes place,varies with the different races. In certain cases it occurs at a very low .(icgrec, being particularly aLUoinatic. in others, however, a liigh temperature is needed, aiid even afler prolonged heat¬ ing an in.-.olubie residue is likely to remain. This is par¬ ticularly true of the Jewish race''. Siegfried in iii.s iiook divides immigration into Nordices and non-Nordices and says thtit of all Ihc immigrants- Ihe .lews are most resistant lo assimilation, in one passage Siegfried says that the Jews are "restless and am¬ bitious" and that "the Gentile fears, and with reason the'com¬ petition of the Jew in business, and despises him as a matter of course''. In what was purported¬ ly designed as a course'in orien¬ tation, the Army and Navy used the following from Siegfried's book: "As there are three million Jews in the country, a million- and-half in New York alone, the problem is important, more especially as thev include Jews of every class of society, from tiristocratic bankers of London or F'rankfurt to verminous refu¬ gees from the ghettos of the Uk¬ raine and Poland", Also used was the following characteriza¬ tion of the Jew as citizen: "The Jew passes through the first phase of Americanization with disiconceriling rapidity. There is something auspicious about his e.xcessive zeal. Caught sud¬ denly into the rhythm of the New World ,he is soon more American than the Americans themselves,' He joins ,societles for the promotion of eirhical cul¬ ture, where he mixes with broad- minded Protesumts anxious alxiut their duty to society". "The 1945 United Jewish Fund campaign will not be closed Until every member of the community has been given the opportunity to give. It will continue until the final card has been tabulated ;and the greatest total of money raised to meet the imperative needs overseas, in Palestine, for the Refugees in America, and for the various other cultural, protective and educational national agencies to which our Fund contributes". So declared Robert W. Schiff, Campaign Chairman, as the current drive entered its fourth week. From the campaign headeiuarters it was announced th(at the workers in the Men's, Women's and Junior Divisions were intensifying their efforts to attain their goal within the next few weel^s, in reviewing the .splendid rec¬ ord made to date by the Co- lumbufl^ewish communit.v In its (¦egpwise lo this year's United ,»<n?NV-ish Fund Campaign, Presi¬ dent Simon Lazarus made the following statement; PARENTS OF SER'VICE- .MEN ATTENTION PLEAHE! TO NAME QUEEN FOR 1945 AT A. Z. A. SWEETHEART DANCE TONIGHT Since many serTicomen now being whiftert t Europe (o the South E^cific areas, many of whom jnavinR leaves with their points in this community, tne Chron¬ icle would apiu*ecfafe such in¬ formation as It would help u» to comply with government mailing regulations of our newspaper to the lM)ys in ser¬ vice. Yonr cooperation will aid us In onr effort to .serve every Jewish fighting man for the duration. Call the Chronicle AI>, 2«54 Hardly A Jewish Family In Europe Not In Need One of tliese girls will bo named queen nt A^. X. A. Sweetheart Dance. They ore, left to right, Miss Thelma Katz, .Miss Charlene Grossman, Miss Bernice Solove, Miss Marilyn Mlntzes. Saturday evening, (tonightl Columbus's chapter of A. Z. A. No. 155 will hold its fifth annual Sweetheart Dance in the Rose Room of the Virginia Hotel from 9 to 12 P. M. It is to be a semi- fbrmal affair with music provia. ed by the well-ltnown oreliestra of Lenny Wynn. Candidates were chosen from the various sororities through¬ out city to compete for the title of 'A. Z. A. Sweetheart of 1945". The candidates and the organi¬ zations they represent are as fol¬ lows: Marllyrt Mlntzes, Kappa Gamma Phi; dkarlene Grossmai), Phi Gamma;/ Bernice Solove, B'nai B'rith Girls; and Thelma Katz, Iota Tau Gamma, Saturday nlgiit's affair Is open to the public and not limited to a! Z. a. members as in previous years.. Support your A. Z. A. organi¬ zation hy attending this affair and help make it one of the most successful affairs ever held in Columbus. Tickets may now be purchased from any member of A. Z. A. or at the door tonight. NEW YORK (JPSl—There is hardly a Jewish family in Eti¬ rope not in need, Dr. J, .T. Schwartz, European Director of the'.'\merican Jewi.sh Joint Dis¬ tribution Committee, declared at a press conference here. There Is hardly a Jewish fam¬ ily that has not lost one or more of its members through Nazi persecution, he added. Most tragic Is the situation of the Jews in the liberated concentra¬ tion camps in Germany, the "\JDC leader pointed out, many of them are stateless, the vast ma¬ jority refuse repatriation. In many countries, he said, Jews seeking re-settlement elsewhere, and many seeking it in Pales¬ tine, face a new obstacle — Gov¬ ernments are not too eager to permit,the exit of youth, since they nee<l all available manpow¬ er for the restoration of their countries. Dr. Schwartz repor'ted that ten JDC relief units, comprised of social workers and medical personnel, will shortly leave for the liberated concentration camps in Germany where they will work closely with UNRRA, with the consent of the military authorities. Britain, France and Sweden, he said, have agreed to give temporary slielter to sev¬ eral thousand Jewish orphans found in German concentration camps, pending their perman¬ ent settlement in Palestine. "There are certain indexes to the character of a Jewish com¬ munity, as reliable as the chem- ist'.s test in the laboratory. One of these is the community's re- .spon.se 10 a humanitarian chal¬ lenge such as the United Jewish Fund, %iDw in progress. It is not merely a test of the com¬ munity's willingness to give and of going "over the top". It is a test of the community's cohes- Iveness as a S(^ial unit, of its ability to muster shoujder-to- i^houlder workers from all quar¬ ters, of its inner strength and pride in its group achievement. "Each year the appeal is re¬ newed. Each year the test Is re-applied iiy the community to itself. To the extent that we do the job again and again, with ever smoother functioning, with ever closer fellowship, with ever gi'eater giving—to that extent the community proves to itself its own vitality and in the eyes of the world sustains Its histor¬ ic reputation as a city of noble character. "The challenge and the oppor¬ tunity are here. The Jew.s- of Columbus. I am sure, will again rise honorably to the occasion as they have in all previous ef¬ forts". If you have not already given, If you havo not already been visited by a volunteer worker, send in your contribu- tion. Give, give as much as you can—but glVo today. Send .your contribution to tlie United Jewish Fund Cam- puign office, Isp E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio. Thone MA. 48.1.1. HEBREW SCHOOL BliECTION Nomination and election of of¬ ficers of the Columbus Hebrew School has been postponed to Tuesday, July 10, 8:30 P. M., at the Hebrew School building. All patrons anor orgfanizatlons are askedV keep this date open. LIEUT OTTO STERN IS PROMOTED TO CAPTAIN Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stern, 65 Governor Place, received word recently of the promotion of their son. Otto, to Captain. At pres¬ ent Captain Stern Is in a hospital in Germany where he is recuper¬ ating from wounds received from a bomb explosion Copy for next week must be in early on account of 4th of July. ATTENTION PLEASBI Hadassah will be at the Victory Comer next Mon¬ day and Tuesday, July Znd and 3rd. AU members and friends are urged to come in and boy bonds on these da^s.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1945-06-29|
|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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