Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1962-02-23, page 01
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COLUMBUS EDITION COLUMBUS EDITION 2I\^ Serving Columbus, Dayton> Central and Southwes >r-)nr7 n Vol. 40, No. 8 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1962 Hnisnw ivoiaoisiti 39 '':;;rj'.it;i^7J:Lir" SlSiLTlKnesset Backs Government On Policy For Devaluation DISCUSSING HADASSAH AFFAIR Pictured discussing final arrangements for the Hadassah donor-Medical Organization affair, are the Chapter co-chairmen, Mrs. Robert Friedman and Mrs. Maurice Zox. The affair, featur¬ ing the celebrated artists, the Hadar Ensemble, will be held on Sunday evening, Feb. 25, Temple Tifereth Israel, at 8:30 p.m. Hadassah Celebrates 50th Anniversary Temple Tifereth Israel's new so¬ cial hall, scene of Hadassah's Donor-Medical Center Party will be decorated in a festive birthday theme this Sunday evening, in honor of,its golden anniversary celebration. A huge birthday cake will domi¬ nate the spotlight, with 50 candles commemorating the five golden decades celebrated by Hadassah Women throughout the coimtry. Eaoh table will have its own birthday centerpiece and elaborate gift packages will be distributed througbout, according to Mrs. Jack Marks, decorations chair¬ man. To further create an aura of glamour arid enchantment, lighted Topiary trees will grace the hall. The program featuring the in¬ ternationally famous Hadar En¬ semble will begin at 8 p.m. A lale supper will be served under the direction of Mrs, Ben Shafran, chapter hospitality chairman, and her committee. All checks for Donor may be mailed to Mrs. Sam Cohen, 256 N. Gould Rd. Reservations for the Donor party may be made by call¬ ing Donor chairmen, or any group president. There will be a $1-75 charge for refreshments. All funds earned from this one appeal goes toward Hadassah Medical Organi¬ zation's curative and diagnostic services. Almost all of Hadassah's medical services are located In the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center at Kiryat Hadas¬ sah. Included in this network are the Rothsehild-Hadassah Univer¬ sity Hospital, complete with 25 de¬ partments, Institutes and labora¬ tories, which treats approximately 15,000 in-patients annually; Moth- er-and-Child-Pavllion, Rosensohn Outpatient Clinics, Hansen Hos¬ pital, Israel's only leprosarium; mental hygiene and child guidance center,' Kiryat Yovel Community Health Center, Sciiooi ot Dentist¬ ry, District Health and Medical Service in Jerusalem and the Cor¬ ridor, the Hadassah-Straus Health Center, the Henrietta Szold School of Nursing, Hebrew Universlty- Hadassah Medical School and countless other public health serv¬ ices. Working on the 33rd Annual (contlnutd on page 4) TO "PACESETTERS AT EXCELSIOR CLOR The Women's Division of the United Jewish Fund and Council will present its 1962 Pacesetter's Luncheon on March 7 at 12:30, The Excelsior Club will be the scene of this annual affair, whose guests will consist of those women who have contributed two hundred dol¬ lars or more to the current cam¬ paign. The speaker at the luncheon will be Mrs. Gerda Weissman Klein, author of the moving auto¬ biography "All But My Life." Mrs. Klein was born in Bieletz,,Poland In 1924, where she lived with her parents and younger brother at the time the German armies oc¬ cupied Poland in 193«. After spending three years in the Bie¬ letz ghetto, during which time her parents and her brother died, she was deported, first to a transit camp and then to a succession of concentration camps as a slave laborer. In midwinter of 1945, as the Nazi empire began to crumble t>efore the advancing Allied forc¬ es, the 4000 inmates of her camp in Silesia were driven 1000 miles eastward towards Chechoslovakia JERUSALEM. (JTA) ^ The Knesset. Israel's Parliament, sup¬ ported the Government's new economic policy by defeating by a vote of 86 to 43 three non-confidence motions introduced separately by the Herut, Mapam an^ Communist factions in protest against the de¬ valuation of the Israel pound. The Liberal Party abatained on the vote. Among the supporters of the Oovemment policy were the Achdut Avoda deputies, who went along Branton To Address Zionist Youth Rally The Columbus Zionist District is sponsoring an active weekend of programs to be held March 2-4. Harry Branton, national member¬ ship director of the Zionist Or¬ ganization of America, will be in Colimibus to speak at the Zionist sabbath at Agudas Aohlm on Fri¬ day evening, March 2. He will alao speak to Columbus high school and college students about the importance of Zionism. T h 1 s- "youth rally" willbe held at the Jewish Center at 2 p.m., March 4 on Sunday afternoon, Viennese-lKirn and educated Harry Branton has a long history in Jewish organizational life. In his early youth, he served as a chaiutz in what was then Pales¬ tine, was then a SQclal worker in his native Austria, ahd after Hit¬ ler's aggression,' went to Frcince, where he was a leading person- Durlng the war he saw comibat In ality tn refugee welfare work. the Normandle invasion with the ninth Infantrv division and earned a Bronze Star medal. He served atf^ a U.S. Intelligence Offlper In the United Kingdom in France and Germany and comimanded a unit of technical experts interrogating ' German prisoners of war. At that time, he also waa concerned with the collection of evidence against Axis-war criminals for the War Crime's Commission, headed by the late Justice Jackson. After Wirld War H, he worked for the Vqlce of America, a unit of the State Department. As an American representative of the Organization for Rehabilitation Harry Branton Through Training (ORT), he headed a vast rehabilitation pro- praim in the Jewish D.P, camps In Austria, organizing a network of vocational training and rehabi¬ litation centers, under the Juris¬ diction of the VS. Army and the International Refugee Organiza¬ tion of the United Nations. Upon his return to the United States, he joined the staff of the Zionist Or¬ ganization of America as director of several regions, and is now the National Membership Director of the ZOA. Branton is the author of sev¬ eral papers and publications deal¬ ing with rehabilitation and economic, social, and psychologi¬ cal Integration of Displaced Per¬ sons. He has addressed many aud¬ iences abroad and In the United States. Oerda Weissman Klein by the Gestapo. When the march came to a halt, there were fewer than 200 survivors. However, fate intervened for Mrs. Klein In the form of an advance contingent of U.S. Infantry, commanded by Lt. Kurt Klein, which liberated the village where she was. She mar¬ ried him not long afterwards, and came to the United States to be¬ gin a new life. Her book, "Ali But My Life," haa been hailed by critics in the United States, England and Hol¬ land as "One of the most moving and beautifully written books of Jewish suffering and survival." It has been placed In the British War Museum as a reference work on European History. '' Mrs. Klein lives, now, in Buffa¬ lo, New York, with her husband and three children. She is active in community organizations, and consented to tell her story for the United Jewish Fund in many cit¬ ies in the United States. Chairmen of the Pacesetters' Luncheon are: Mrs, Gernard Coh¬ en, Mrs. Mllton Friedman and Mrs. Louis Praver. Their commit¬ tee consists of the following wom¬ en: Mesdames Bernard Feitlinger, B.B. Friedman, Leon Friedmian, Jacob Gilbert, Stanley Goldberg, Charles Goldsmith, Raymond Kahn, Joseph Kass. Others arc: Mesdames A. H. Kanter, David Levison, Louis Madison, Jule Mark, Helen Nulls, Milton Parker, Joseph Schecter, Harold Schiffman, Jerome Schot¬ tenstein, Sol Shenk, Joseph Sch¬ wartz, Max Tennenbaum. and Miss Helen Nulls. Reservations may be obtained by calUng, Mrs. David Levison, BE. 5-2307, or Mrs, B. B. Fried¬ man, BE. 1-3152. with their coalition partners. Al¬ though Achdut Avoda accepted the new economic measures whloh devalued the Israeli currency from 1.8 pounds to three pounds to the dollar, the party will still demand special Government ac¬ tion to ease the burden of farmers whose dollar-linked mortgages In¬ creased In principal value by 67 percent. MEANWHILE, several thous¬ and workers In large plants In Tel Aviv staged a two-hour demon¬ stration strike recently to protest against attempts to postpone pay¬ ing higher cost-of-living allow¬ ances. The left-wing Mapam Party called for a mass demon¬ stration against the new-economic policy, on Wednesday. Workers belonging to the dominant labor party Mapai and to the Hlstadrut, Israel's Federation of Labor, did not support the strike. The Hlstadrut Central (Commit¬ tee decided to wait until March 15, when the February cost-of-liv¬ ing Index is published, before deciding whether circumstances warranted demands for an addi¬ tional coat-of-living, allowance. THE GOVERNMENTS first major test In holding the price Une following- devaluation met with success recently when an agreement was concluded between the Manufacturers Association and the Government, providlilg that the latter would waive any claims to levy sur-taxes on all local stocks Etnd consignments en route to Israeli manufacturing firms in cases where credit was obtained before Feb. 9, the day the devad- uatlon was announced. The manufacturers, for their part, agreed to freeze prices for a period up to six months. In¬ dustries or individual firms im- able to maintain pre-devaluation prices will automatically be sub¬ ject to the surtax, according to the agreement. A spokesman for the Manufacturers Association said that subsequent negotiations might find a way to extend the price freeze for an Indefinite period "provided services and wages were al* kept at the pre¬ sent levels." A REMAINING FIELD of friction, not covered by today's agreement was between the Gov¬ emment and the country's major importing firms. The importers have refused to pay the surtax on goods already in port and re¬ fuse to clear them from the dock areas. The Haifa port, as a result, was almost totally blocked today by goods and Ships waiting in Haifa Bay for space to unload. The Port Authority has warn¬ ed the importers that If the port is not cleared by Wednesday, the goods will be removed to bonded warehouses at the expense of the Importers. The latter are de¬ manding the same arrangements granted to the manufactures— that goods already paid for should be paid for at the old exchange rate. DETAILS RBGABDINO con¬ cessions that will be made to holders of dollar-linked obliga¬ tions were being worked out to¬ day by Fiance Minister Levi Eshkol and Housing Minister Giora Josephthal for presentation to a meeting of the Ministerial Economic Committee. The pro- iposal affects only loans financed by the Government In public hous¬ ing schemes. One of the first grbups to take advantage of a mortgage con¬ cession granted by the Govern¬ ment wis the Miami Group of Investors, which raised $2,000,000 within a few days to pay off at the pre-devaluation rate 6,000.000 pounds of the 8,000,000 pounds in dollar-linked loans granted by the Government Tourist Development (contlnuad on paga 4) "A UVING BILL OF RIGHTS" Examining a copy of the pamphlet by WlUlaim O. Douglas. Justice of the Supereme (Court of the United States, which will be the basis of the panel discussion on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 1 pjn. at the Jewish Center, are the following members of Zion Chapter, B'nal B'rith Women, sponsors of the annual Intergroup. meeting: from left to right: Mrs. Ben (Soodman, chairman of the Antl-Defamatlon Leagrue (Committee of the Chapter, Mrs. Robert Bender, president of Zion Chapter, Mrs. Edward Klein, ot the Hospitality Cominittee, and Mrs. Marvin Browtn. one of the hostesses of the day. Inter-Group Meeting To Feature Panel Reservations already received from representatives of church and civic women's groups through¬ out the city Indicate that a ca¬ pacity attendance will be on hand at the annual Inter-group meet¬ ing, sponsored by Zion (Chapter, B'nai B'rith Women, at the Jew¬ ish Center on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 1 p.m. According to Mrs. Ben Good¬ man, Anti-Defamation League chairman for B'nal B'rith Wom¬ en, response to the Invitation sent these groups has been gratifying, both as to the number of women who have Indicated their intention to attend the meeting, £is well aa their interest in the subject to be discussed, the rights and freedoms we enjoy as American citizens, as guaranteed to us by the Bill of Rights of the Constitution. The panel discussion that after¬ noon will be based on a recent pamphlet written by Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, entitled "A Living Bill of Rights," and the committee has aimounced that copies of this pamphlet will be available at the meeting for 50c each. Moderator for the afternoon win he Mr. Joel Ollander, Com¬ munity (Consultant of the Region¬ al Office of the Ohio-Kentucky Antl-Defamatlon League. Partici¬ pants Include Mr. Oscar Fleckner, Reverend Russell M .Jones ,and Dr. Frank Strong. Mr. Fleckner, secretary and as¬ sistant treasurer of the Shoe (Corporation of America, has a long record of public service. Since 1934, he has held many posi¬ tions of responsibility at the local and state levels, including his aervlce as Examiner of the Ohio Division of Securities, ai" Attor¬ ney-Examiner of this Division, as City Manager of Spring-field, Ohio, ahd as Director of the Ohio De¬ partment of Liquor (Control. He is (contlnuad on paga 4) Herbert H. Schiff Moses A. Leavitt Gottlieb Hammer UJA MIDWEST INSTITUTE SPEAKERS Pictured above are four of the speakers sched¬ uled to address 600 Jewish leaders at the UJA Midwest Leadership Institute, March 2-4, at Hotel French Ljlfik Sheraton, French Lick, Ind, Shown, left to right are: Herbert H. Schiff, ohairman ot the Institute; Moses A- Leavitt, Gottlieb Hammer and Mra, I. D. Fink.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1962-02-23|
|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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