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2/\Q^ Serving Columbus, Dayton, Central and Southwestern Ohio CTE Vol. 42, No. 26 FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 1964 — 16 TAMMUZ. 5724 39 °:M^Mr News In Brief (The Chronicle ^vlslies to thank the news department of WliW-C, TV, Channel 4, for providing us vrith local news coverage for the duration of the newspaper strike.) The longest debate on one subject in tiie history of tiie U.S. Senate lias ended. Tlie Senate has passed the Civil Rights Bill. Because the Senate made changes in the Bill, the House must now accept or reject them. Backers had wanted the Civil Rights Bin on the President's desk by July 4. For the first time the State Department has publicly ad¬ mitted the U.S. was thinking of sending American troops to Laos. In testimony released this week, the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs told the House subcommittee on foreign appropriations that that was the only response the U.S. could make if Communist North Vietnamese troops would enter Laos. Civil Rights groups in Florida have added a new dimension to their demonstrations. Five negroes and two whites staged a swim-in at a St. Augustine motel. Negro leader Martin Luther King, Jr., rejected a grand jury request to call off the demon¬ strations while a bi-racial committee is formed to deal with negro demands. King said it was asking too much of negroes and too little of whites. Mayor M. B. Sensenbrenner took definite steps to quiet the hue and cry over stores remaining open on Sunday. He asked City Attorney John Young to spell out the items that may be legally sold on Sunday in an opinion. He also directed Safety Director Fred Simon to establish a special squad for enforcing the closing law. Congressional redistricting for Ohio will be explored by a committee appointed this week in Columbus. The redistricting measure would be in effeet for the 1966 congressional elections. Ohio's flying housewife, Mrs. Jerry Mock, underwent special training at Wright Paterson Air Force Base in Dayton, in preparation for a jet flight she expects to make at Lockbourne in a few weeks. The members of the Newspaper Guild decid^d'this week against publication of an interim newspaper to be printed during the present strike. In Columbus City Council action, the administration's 138- million dollar, five-year capital improvements budget received unanimous approval. It wiil provide for additional sewers, water lines, parks and expressways as well as further urban renewal projects. 33-million will have to be raised through a bond re¬ newal, scheduled to be put on the ballot In November. State Senate Minority Leader Frank King has thrown his second challenge to debate Governor Rhodes on the question of state assistance to schools. The Senator, from Toledo, main¬ tains that the school aid burden on local taxpayers Is becoming (Oontlniz«d on pare 4> CATHOLIC COLLEGE BUYS ISRAEL BONDS Webster College, outstanding Catholic liberal arts col¬ lege in St. Louis, this week purchased $10,000 in State of Is¬ rael Bonds to initiate an Israel Bond Scholarship Fund for its students. Shown above is Sister Francetta, president of the Col¬ lege, presenting a check for the purchase to Morris A. Shen¬ ker, St. Louis Israel Bond chairman. Standing are Sister Jacqueline, vice president of the college, and Mrs. Martin Meltzer, member of the executive board of the Isral Bond Women's Division. The 4% interest on the $10,000 Israel Bonds will provide $400 each year for students in financial need. As the college increases its Israel Bond holdings more funds will become available for its student aid program. Change In Values Is Urged To Save Jewry (Copyright, 1904, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., (JTA) — A leading Reform rabbi forecast this week the assimilation of America's Jews in a few generations if there was no shift from an emphasis on organiza¬ tional competition and fund-raising to a program of Jewish values of learning, worship, cultural and family life. The prediction was made by Rabbl Leon Feuer, president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis at the organization's 75th annual convention here. $100,000 IN ISRAEL BONDS SOLD AT 'NIGHT OF STARS FESTIVAL' SUNDAY The World's Week Compiled from JTA and WUP Reports Washington, (JTA) — Rep. Frank H. Becker, New York Republican, appealed in the House this week for signatures to force out of the House Judiciary Committee for a vote in the Houses his proposed constitutional amendment to void the Supreme Court ban on prayers and Bible readings in public schools. He asserted that "time was running out" and that to date "we have had no result" from the seven weeks of hear¬ ings before the Judiciary Committee on this and related proposals. London, (JTA) —- The Moscow radio in an Arab- language broadcast beamed to the Arab countries, assailed this week the American-Israel desalination agreement, as¬ serting that it would go far beyond the limits of desalination The broadcast said, "It is clear to what the Israeli Prime Minister refers as the most modern weapons," Moscow claimed. "Obtaining these weapons overtly is forbidden, so Israel found a pretext to hide nuclear cooperation with the United States." St. Augustine, Fla., (JTA) — Fifteen Reform rabbis were among 37 demonstrators arrested here this week when they sought to recite Hebrew prayers at a rhotel Involved in a desegregation controversy. The rabbis came to join the Rev. Martin Luther King's desegregation drive. The motel manager, James Brock, shoved the rabbis and abused them physically, stating "you are not going to pray here. This is private property." While the rabbis were being pushed, shoved, and dragged into police cars, Negro and white demonstrators jumped into the motel's "white only" swimming pool. They were then beaten by police and arrested along with the rabbis. The rabbis were charged with conspiracy to violate state laws, trespassing and dis¬ orderly conduct. New York, (WUP) — The New York Board of Rabbis, representing the three branches of Judaism In New York State, has come out with a strong condemnation against "the practice of conducting High Holy Day services in resort areas In facilities essentially deyoted to entertainment and recreation." Scoring the practice of conducting services in resort areas, the Board stated that "these are places where the sacred spirit of the High Holy Days Is diluted and where the atmosphere is permeated by forces which do not make for the spiritual elevation which is the purpose of those days." Dr. B. W. Abramson, chairman bf the Israel Bonds "Night of Stars Festival" proudly anhounced sales totaling $100,000 as the result of the "Night of Stars Festival," which was held last Sunday, June 21, at the Jewish Community Center. Among the major purchases anounced were: The City National Bank of Columbus for $25,000, solicited by Mr. Jack Resler; and The Huntington National Bank of Columbus for $25,000, solicited by Mr. Samuel L. Oppenheimer, In announcing the total. Dr. Abramson went on to say, "Israel faces the challenge of absorbing an increasing population, now growing at the most rapid rate in at least a decade. This requires increased industrial and agricultural produc¬ tion, large-scale irrigation, new housing, the exploitation of natural resources, and the development of trans port and communications. Funds provided through the De¬ velopment Budget with the aid of Israel Bonds are geared to these purposes." Dr. Abramson outlined the allo¬ cations under Israel's new Develop¬ ment Budget: a $11,262,000 for agricultural de¬ velopment and settlement, es¬ pecially 100,000 acres in the Be- sor area of the northern Negev, and 80,000 acres in the unde¬ veloped parts of the Galilee, a $30,021,000 for irrigation to pro¬ vide for the completion ot the National Water System to bring water to the Negev and other areas. • $9,333,000 for the exploitaUon of mines, quarries and other natur¬ al resources, including increased production of phosphates, cop¬ per, potash and bromine for ex¬ port as well as domestic use. a $8,667,000 for the continued ex¬ pansion of industries and crafts throughout' the country. • $14,405,000 for electric power, in¬ cluding the construction of a new 250,00Q-kilowatt power sta¬ tion in Haifa. • $4,000,000 to aid in the discovery and exploitation of additional oil wells. • $41,667,000 for transportation, in¬ cluding accelerated work on the construction of the new harbor at Ashdod. a $16,701,000 for telephones, tele¬ graph lines, and other communi- cation installations, including 32,000 new telephones in the com¬ ing year, as against a waiting He told his 850 rabbinical col¬ leagues that the time had come to re-evaluate the relationship of the rabbinate to the Jewish community which he said suffered from "dup¬ lication of expenditures and waste of funds." He described the Jewish com¬ munity as a "kind of hodge-podge" of a wide variety of organizations "vieing for funds, manpower and time for program schedules." He said the innumerable organizations "stumble all over each other," creating confusion for the "bewild¬ ered average Jew" besieged by "conflicting claims upon his at¬ tention, loyalty and financial sup¬ port." "Unless the American Jewry can be made to grasp this basic truth that a change of emphasis is need¬ ed, all of the motivations for the support of ancillary programs, in¬ deed for survival altogether, will vanish in a few generations," Rabbi Feuer warned. He called upon the Reform rab¬ binate to express themselves on this issue in the communities in a "loud and clear voice.". The religious leader decried the "millions upon millions of dollars wiiich go into building funds and the operation of scores of Jewish Mrs. Norbert Kruger Mrs. Norbert F. Kruger, Co¬ lumbus Women's Division chairman for State of Israel Bonds awarded Chen Charms to eight women for their out¬ standing work in making col¬ lections and sales for State of Israel Bonds. DOCUMENT PROVES ALLIES PLEA TO POPE PIUS FUTILE Washington, (WUP) — Despite urgent pleas made to the late Pope Pius xn that he speak out against the "incredible horrors" committed by the Nazis against Jews and others, the head of the Catholic Church at the time remained un¬ moved and indifferent, according to U.S. diplomatic documents brought to light this past week. These documents disclose that in 1942 the U.S., through President Roosevelt's personal envoy at the Vatican, had confronted Pius XII along with othep Governments ur¬ ging him to mwce his voice heard against the Nazis. One of the documents, dated a year later, reports on a meeting Harold H. Tittmann, aide to Myron C. Taylor, had with Pope Pius. During this meeting the Pope ex¬ pressed his deep concern over the possible bombing of Rome by the AUies; he also showed more worry about Communism and "Marxist Socialism" than he did over the Nazi butcheries. It was at this meeting, Tittmann observes, on January 5, 1943, that the Pope had cited his Clhristmas message of December 24, 1942, as justification of his criticism on the way the war was going.- Not mentioning either Hitler or the Nazis, the Pope had condemned the fact that "hundreds of thou¬ sands of persons who, without fault on their part, sometimes only because of their nationality or, race, have been consigned to death or to a slow decline." That was as far as Pius xn went while millions were being butchered by the Nazis. "He (the Pope) explained," Titt¬ mann notes, "that when talking of atrocities he could not name the Nazis without at the same time mentioning the BolsWviks. And he led me to believe that he felt that there had been some exaggeration (on the atrocity stories) for pur- centers which have been imposed upon Jewish communities all over the country, while those Institutions which are dedicated to the religious and intellectual enrichment of Jew¬ ish personality, to the preservation of Jewish traditions and values go begging for a pittance, and no one has yet rationally explained what these centers contribute toward the survival of Judaism." Dr. Feuer remarked that some national Jewish organizations have already begun to recognize the fact that the younger generation of American Jews scorns this dupli¬ city in Jewish life' and competitive¬ ness. He said that these groups were already concerned about the "possible disappearance of phil¬ anthropic and other types of com¬ munity giving on the part of suc¬ ceeding generations." GASH MOBIUZATION AND COLLECTIONS COMMIHEE A£TIVE Dave Levison, chairman of the cash mobilization and collections committee of the United Jewish Fund and Council stated that the campaign for cash collections is now on, and is talung place on a person-to-person basis. Members of the committee are calling upon those people who have past balan¬ ces to arrange plans of payment. Funds realized in the collection drive will be used to meet the fin¬ ancial obligations the UJFC has to its over 40 benificiary agencies. The members of the committee are: Morris Groner, Mel Schotten¬ stein, Mitchell Cohen, Herbert Wagner, Harold Epstein, Sam Gor¬ don, Sam Shamansky, Armand Coha, Saul Wachs, Alvin Ruben, Allen Gundersheimer, Jr., Al Kran- tz, Asher Moser, Jim Jacobs, Rob¬ ert Marks, Dr. George Ornstein, Richard Fisher, Sol Finebloom, Martin Godofsky, Leonard Quinn, Charles O'Koon, Lou Berliner, MU¬ ton Pinsky and Al Braverman. E. M. Englander, Goodman Kap¬ lan, Bernard Kaplan, Ir,ving Chas¬ in, Fred Levi, Ben .Seiferas, Fred Grail, Dr. Simon Dinitz, Dr. Her¬ schel Hausman, Dr. Burton Louis, Dr. Edmond Schecter, Dave Lev- inSon, Al Blank, Pearson Press, Simon Cooper, Dr. Paul Meyer, Dr. Fred Kapetansky, Dr. Louis Adelman, Ernest Stern and Mar- tin^Hoffman. Ben Rehmar, Peter Forchheimer,, William Goodman, Arthur Isaac, Jr., Elias Snyder, Saul Komessar, Irving Smith, Sig Wasserman, Maurice Chanis, Gil Seiden, Hy Stone, Philip Gluck, Dave Forman, Dave Madison, Gerald Friedman, George Levine, Myer Mellman, Harry Schwartz, Hy Weinberg, Lou Levin, Sam Schlonsky, Sol Zell, Robert Aronson, Joseph Zox, Leon Handler and I. M. Harris. (conilnu.d on pagi 4) ' pose of propaganda." JOEY ADAMS AT HERITAGE HOUSE At the request of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Resler, the State of Israel Bond office of Columbus was pleased to have Mr. Joey Adams, internationally, known comedian, appear at Heritage House for a special performance in honor of Father's Day.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1964-06-26|
|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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