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COLUMBUS EDITION COLUMBUS EDITION Serving Columbuf "'^vton, Central and Southwestern Ohio Vol. 39, No. 20 CHAIRMEN NAMED FOR ISRAEL BONDS AFFAIR ON JUNE 13 Julius C. Margulles and Mrs Mitchell S. Goodman have been named by the CJolumbus Israel Bonds Committee to chair the "Israel Bar Mitzvah Celebration which win be held Tuesday eve nlng, June 13, celebrating the 13th anniversary of the State of larael The featured speaker of th evening will be Ira Hlrschmann American diplomatic representa¬ tive, outstanding financier and businessman, and correspondent on the Eichmann trial for Look magazine. THE PROGRAM will include testimonials to Dr. Jerome D. Folknuan, Rabbi Harry Kaplan, Rabbi Samuel W. Rubenstein. Rabbi David Stavsky and Rabbi Nathan Zellzer. Children Bar Mitzvahed In 1961 will be commended with special State of Israel Awards, celebrating the happy coincidence of their Bar Mitzvah with that of the newly formed state. MAR«UUES resides with his wife Roslyn, and daughters Cheryl, Joyce and Lisa; and sons, Greg (a 1961 Bar Mitzvah boy) and Harry, at 2671 Bexley Park Rd. He Is the owner-manager of Margulis Department Store, and is a graduate of Kast High School, and the College of Business Ad¬ ministration of Ohio State Uni¬ versity. He is the initial purchases vice- chairman of the Columbus Israel Bonds Committee, a member of the Temple Tifereth Israe! Board, vdce-presldent of the Columbus Hebrew School, as well as a mem¬ ber of the American Legion, B'nai B'rith and Jewish War Veterans. IMKS. MITCHELL S. Goodman resides with her husband and fam¬ ily at 1288 Medford Rd. Her chil¬ dren, Mark and Andrea, attend Berwick Elementary School. She Is a past program chairman of the Beth Jacob Sisterhood, and chairman of the Beth Jacob Reli¬ gious School Parents Group. Mrs. Goodman is a ijoard member of Zion Chapter, B'nai B'rith, as well as a member of Hadassah, Council of Jewish Women, Brandeis Uni¬ versity and the Jewish War Vet¬ erans Auxiliary. Sharing her civic responsibilities, she is a past area chairman for the National Foun¬ dation. QQ Davo»ad to Amarican <^^ and Jawlihidaaii STEERING COMMITTEE Trial Testimony Covers Aid From Many Non-Jews JERUSALEM, (JTA) — The chilling recital at the Adolf Eioh¬ mann trial by one survivor after another of the Nazi abominations Was relieved somewhat last week by testimony about the Christians who at the risk of terrible tortures and death saved many Jews. At the same time the prosecution tightened its effort to llnli EJlchmann dlreqtly with the bestialities, tortures and deaths described by the witnesses. The Israel Bonds Women's Division steering committee is shown, left to right. They arc Mrs. Milton J. Leeman, chairman; Mrs. Jule Mark, sponsor chairman; Mrs. Mitchell Goodman, "Israel Bar Mitzvah Celebrations" women's chair¬ man; "Mrs. Ben B. Caplan, Chen ohalmian; and Mrs. Robert S. Curl, Immediate past chairman. A Large Bank Loan Is Given To UJFC For Quick Aid To Israel A bank loan of $360,000 has been made available to the United Jewish Fund and Council to provide immediate help to fcrael, it was announced recently. The loan, made at the request of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Inc., the newly created American agency which controls the expendi¬ tures of all philanthropic funds in Israel raised by the United Jewish Appeal, is part of a planned program to liquidate the Indebtedness of the Jewjah Agency. Mrs. Mitchell Ooodmon Deadline News For Jiine 2 Chronicle All copy and photographs to appear in the Friday, June 2 edition of the Chronicle MUST be In our office by Fri¬ day, May 28, 5 p.m., the regu¬ lar deadline. Because of the Memorial Day holiday on May 30, no copy or photos to appear In the June 2 Issue will be ac¬ cepted, under any circum¬ stances, after this regular deadline. There will be no ex¬ ceptions. THE INDEBTEDNESS has ac¬ cumulated the last 10 years and now totals $65 million. The need for borrowing resulted from the failure of the United Jewish Appeal, and in turn the local American Jewish communi¬ ties, to provide sufficient funds to finance the Immigrant absorp¬ tion programs In Israel, particu¬ larly tn the early days of the cre¬ ation of the State when Immigra¬ tion was at its heaviest. IN THE FIRST five years after Israel was founded, the rate of Immigraitlon each year exceeded 100,000 persons. The burden this presented to a native population of 600,000 was overwhelming. When faced with the alternative of curtailing immigration or bor¬ rowing funds, the decision was made by the Jewish Agency, which at that time waa adminis¬ tered by an Israeli and represent¬ ative group of world Jewry, to borrow rather than shut the door to Immigrants. BORROWINO, therefore, took place in substantial measure from numerous sources Including for¬ eign banks, individuals, and di¬ rectly by the Jewish Agency itself. In 1954, United Jewish Appeal asked more than 100 communities In the United States to borrow funds from their local banks for varying periods, usually three to five years. PROCEEDS OF these loans were uaed to repay the short-term indebtedness of the Jewlah Agen¬ cy and United Jewish Appeal, which was made higher than the usual rates of interest only be¬ cause this was the only quick way funds could be rushed to Israel to take care of the thou¬ sands of immigrants who were arriving each week. As the payments to banks fell due, this required a sizeable pro¬ portion of the total funds raised by United Jewish Appeal and further penalized Israel because it restricted the current funds available. AS A RESULT, as loans were gradually reduced, new borrowing look place, and during the past six years the total amount out¬ standing was. In effect, reduced very little. The newly created Jewish Agen¬ cy, which came into being In 1960 with a board of 21, 20 of whom are leading members of the Amer¬ ican Jewish community. Immedi¬ ately addressed themselves to the orderly process of debt liquidation. "CHE JEWlSa Agency, after a careful examination of the pro¬ grams in Israel — utilizing studies and reports of objective and ex¬ pert economists including Dr. Isa¬ dore Lubin — concluded that the programs in Israel over these years have been carried out creditably and "are consistent with the standards of accounting, budgeting and welfare administra¬ tion as practiced by the. best of similar organizations in the Unit¬ ed States." The Jewish Agency, concluded, however, that some plan had to be formulated lo liquidate this in¬ debtedness and the current plan was adopted, IN ACCORDANCE with this plan, 50 of the largest Jewish communities in the United States, including Columbus, were asked lo borrow a total of $65 million. Columbus' share towards tills na¬ tional program is $360,000. New York banks agreed initially to participate in this total loan to the extent of $25 million, providing other communities throughout the United States successfully con¬ cluded arrangements with their local banks totalling $40 million. TERMS ARE that these loans shall be repaid on the basis of 10 per cent each year. This plan, therefore, projects the total liqui¬ dation of these loans during a 10-year period. There is also on understanding that there will be no additional borrowing for any purpose what¬ soever by the Jewish Agency for the work sponsored by It. SHOULD THERE be any un¬ foreseen emergencies In the world situation during this period and should this require funds which are not available otherwise, the American Jewish communities vrill be consulted and no plan In¬ volving securing funds from any other source will be undertaken without their express consent. In this way the annual debt liquidation program will Involve $6,500,000 plus debt-service costs. Columbus will, therefore, repay $36,000 a year according to this plan, plus interest. THE TOTAL amount repaid the bank, Including debt service, will be credited against the allocation due the United Jewish Appeal from the United Jewish Fund and Council campaign. Tills Is the pattern which will be carried out through the United States. Today, more than 100 communi¬ ties owe the banks for sums bor¬ rowed In behalf of United Jewish Appeal. In accordance with this program, the number of com¬ munities participating will be con¬ solidated to 50. THE UJFC owed the local hank (Contlnuad on paaa 4) A DESCRIPTION of the suc¬ cessful efforts by the Norwegian underground to save hundreds of Jews from tho Country's Nazi oc¬ cupiers was given by Mrs. Hen- rlette Samuel, ^yldow of the chief rabibl ot Norway's 1700 Jews. She presented a dramatic ac¬ count of how the Norwegian Jews were first warned of Im¬ pending Gestapo seizures and then smuggled across the border Into Sweden In sub-zero temperatures. Rabbi Samuel refused to leave his people and was token to Ausch¬ witz and murdered on Dec. 16, 1942. THE OBEYING survivor told how, one night In November of that year, she received a telephone call from a neighbor siie called Inge, a member of the under¬ ground. "It is very cold tonight and I advise you to dress your children warmly," Inge told her. Mrs. Samuel awakened her chil¬ dren and addressed them. An hour later, Inge came and took Mrs. Samuel and her children, a sister- in-law and her two children to a nearby house. After a week of hid¬ ing, she said the five children and the two adults were brought at night to two trucks which had licenses to ship potatoes. The witnoes said, "We had to act like potatoes under the tar- pulln." The children had been given sleeping tablets. They said farewell to Inge—later identified as Ingeborg Sletten — and the trucks were driven across the border. In moving 40 other Jews into Sweden, In the same way, the underground operatives told the Jews "you are potatoes, don't say a word," the witness stated. MRS. SAMUEL, describing the work of the Christian under¬ ground, sold that 880 Jews were Sam Melton Invited To Special Dinner Stunuel M, Melton, Colum- bus civic leader and philan¬ thropist, has been invited to at¬ tend a private diriner for Am¬ bassador Adlai E. Stevenson at thc Jewish Museum of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America. In New York City, on Tuesday evening. May 23, it was announced by Dr. Louis Finkelstein, chancellor of the Seminary. The dinner, which is being limited to 60 top communal leaders from various areas of the nation, will mark the es¬ tablishment of the Adial E. Stevenson Foundation of the Seminary's Herbert H. Leh¬ man Institute ot Ethics. Trus¬ tees will be selected from among the distinguished guests. The trustees will en¬ deavor to raise the $1,600,000 necessary to create Uie Poun- tlon, which will further the work of the Herbert H. Leh¬ man Institute of Ethics. taken Into Sweden by such means. She added that Nazi police swooped down on Jewish males one night and, despite the brave efforts of the Norwegians, 760 were caught and only 12 survived. Dr. Joseph Melkman, a survi¬ vor of the Bergen-Belsen camp, told the court that Dutch Christ¬ ians took tn and saved about 4O0O Jewish children during the NaJd terror. Even the fate of the chil¬ dren thus saved was a hard one. Dr. Melkman testified, since they (Continued on paga 4) Have You Inquired About The Chronicle Tour Yet? From Pittsfield To O.S.U. To Broadway BY LARRY SOPPEL, Ohronlcle Editor It's a long distance from Pittsfield, Mass. to Oolumbus, O., but It's even farther from Columbus to New York, when you're worlting toward Broadway. To I'aul Llpson, presently a featured player with the touring cast of "Fiorello," which appeared in Columbus recently, the road both directions has been interesting. LIPSON CAME to Columbus Kaplan In 1935. Rabbi Kaplan took over the reins of OSU'a Hillel Foundation and Llpson entered Ohio State. He could not afford living expenses so Rabbi Kaplan provided the third floor at the Hillel Foundation (or housing and made him director of activities. He arrived here in Rabbi Kap¬ lan's "broken dovsm (2hevy." hav¬ ing come across country after the rabbi came by train. "In those days no matter how poor you were," Lipson said, "you could achieve your goal. Today, you have to know where you're gonna go." LIPSON'S LIFE at OSU was not spectacular, but reminiscing the days gone by created an aura ot happiness for hjm. He recalled hia classmiales, his Columbus friends and acqalntances and from Pittsfield with Rabbi Harry wanted to know what tiappened to many he iiadn't seen for many years. This was only his second visit to (dolumbus since leaving, the first time being in 1946 after the war, buit this visit was most im¬ pressive. He told of driving down Ekist Broad Street from the air¬ port and coming upon the apart¬ ment buildings, Franklin Park and Temple llfereth Israel. "It looked like a bomb had hit it," Lipson said referring to the Tem¬ ple. "By the way is Rabbi ZeUzer still there?" he asked. "I remem¬ ber hUn." UPSON ARRIVED a day be¬ fore the opening of "Fiorello" to attend a reoeption tendered him by Dr. and Mra. Milton Parker. Dr. Parker was ono ot Llpaon's I roommates at HlUel and Paul [takes the credit for having Intro- . duced him to Mrs. Parker. "In addition to being 'director of activities' at Hillel, I had to do other work," he said. "I sold shoes at Lazarus, directed activities at the Schoenthal Center, founded the first scout troop at the Cen¬ ter and taught Sunday School at the Bryden Road Temple. You know, I never even saw a football game on Saturday afternoon." HIS INTEREST in theater was always with him, he explained. "I directed a Uttle review at the Schoenthal Center. A little fellow by the name of Herman Silver¬ man did a dance. He's Herkle Styles, you know." After spending four years here majoring In social administration, Llpson went to New York for one year to "get the theater bug out of my system. It wasn't encourag¬ ed in those days for a Jewish boy." BUT WHEN HE got started in New York, he decided that this was for him and he's been at it since. He made his Broadway detout in Ben Hecht's "Ully of the Valley," then spent four and one- half years as a captain in the Air Force, Resuming his theatrical career, he appeared pn Broadway in "Df;lective Story," "The Happy Time," "I've Got Sixpence" and spent two and one-half years with Judy Holliday in "Bells are Ring¬ ing." He toured with Carol Channlng in "Wonderful Town," and Walter Slezak in "My Three Angels." His first nationwide tour was as the Archbishop of Rhelms in "Joan of Lorraine" with Diana Etarrymore. He appeared with Phil Silvers on the Sergeant Bilko show as "Patsy the Bookmaker." LIPSON HAS been touring with "Fiorello" since November. He portrays La Guardia'a office man¬ ager Morris. "It'a comedy relief. I take all the guff," he said. "The play is booked through Jan. 27. He was "apprehensive" prior to his first appearance before a Co¬ lumbus audience, he explained. LIPSON EXPLAINED that he likes his Ufe. He Isn't married, and "that's why I can afford to go on tour and still be happy." Did he return to the scene of (Contlnuad ba paga 4) i.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1961-05-19|
|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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