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Page Four THE TRANSCRIPT January 4, 1954 MARION ROSE, EDITOR 727 Seaboard Building Phone SEneca 0136 Seattle 1, Waahlngton Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Single Copy 10c Issued Semi-Monthly $3.00 Per Year Entered as seeond-class matter July 7, 1949, atstofflce at Seattle, Washington, under Act of March 3, 1879.  tJNIVIR$1TY PnINTINa CO. Interview With Milton Katims I hesitated to ask Mr. Katims for an interview on the day before he lett Seattle as I knew he must be a very busy man, but I was curious to get some of his reactions to our community. When he said "Yes," I was delighted. I entered his apartment high up in the Camlin and he was just saying good-bye to a tall young musician, who was beaming. I had a chance to give the well-known conductor a good looking over--I had really only seen his back well at the Orpheum at his concerts. He was downright handsome with his blue-grey eyes and brown hair, but his great charm was his easy, low voice and warm smile. After- wards when I was talking to him and casually asked him his age, he laughed and said, "You guess!" Now I'm one of those people who takes my life in my hands and respond truthfully to this question, and I imme- diately said, "Thirty-one or two." "I'm forty-one," was his quiet answer. I shouldn't have been surprised as it takes time to acquire the reputation and experience he has. Many people believe that Katims will be one of the greatest of our American conductors, and I am sure our Seattle concert-goers share this opinion. Speaking of great conductors, he is a very intimate friend of Tosca- nini-in fact, his little girl is named Artura, as she was born on one of his birthdays. His son Peter is 12 and was born on Pearl Harbor Day. I was hoping that his wife would come in while I was there, but he told me she was out shopping for gifts for the children, for whom they were very lonesome aver their separation of six weeks. There was mute evi- dence of Mrs. Katims in the room--a pearl necklace on the coffee table, a good-looking black purse on the desk, her nail polish on the window sill. "A woman after my own heart !" I thought cheerfully to myself. "You know my wife is not Jewish," Mr. Katims said. "She is Norwegian." "I hadn't heard that, but I did hear that she was most attractive and charming and that you make a wonderful couple," I told him. He looked Council News The next meeting of the Study Group of the Seattle Section of the the National Council of Jewish Women will be held on Monday January 11, at twelve noon in the home of Mrs. Irving Anches, 2519 2Oth North. The topic for discussion will be "A Jewish Community Center or Seattle." Two men, prominent mem- bers of the Seattle Jewish commu- nity, will present their views pro and con. Mrs. Sam Rubinstein will be chairman for this meeting. The following meeting will be held Monday, January 25, at the same address. Its topic will be, "Whom Should We Trust to Make Our Treaties," and will be a discus- sion of the Bricker Amendment by two Council members. Mrs. H. Ra- phael is the chairman for this meet- ing. A snack luncheon will be served before the meetings. Mrs. R. Weis- field urges all members to come, eat and discuss. The January open meeting of the Seattle Section of the National Council of Jewi.h Women has been cancelled. In its place there will be a Board Meeting on January 6, at Neighbor- hood House to which all Council members are cordially invited. The meeting begins at 11:00 a.m. Bring a sandwich. Coffee will be served. Mrs. N. Moses urges all interested Special Hillel Meeting Every member of the Hillel Building Corporation and each contributor to the Hillel Building Fund is requested to attend the: Annual No-Host Dinner Meeting Wednesday, January 6, 1954 6 p.m. OLYMPIC HOTEI,---Flag Room Reservations--S3 per plate Please call in your reservation to KE. 1060 i Mr. Hanan To Speak Mr. Morris B. Hanan, well-known Jewish communal worker, will tell about his r e c e n t experiences in Europe and the Near East including Israel on his recent four month's trip, on January 5 at 8:15 p.m. at the Congregation Ezra Bessaroth, 15th and E. Fir St. In view of the off-the-record, timely account which Mr. Hanan give, and the interest it will have for many in the community, all guests will be cordially welcomed. MERLE PAUL GRIFF Prudential Insurance Co. of America SOMEONE carries the risk always. Will it be my company or your wife? they were good musicians and had enthusiasm for their work--two requi- i I JJ PIX TELEVISION SERVICE II /i I Wo,,own II ]g We Repair All Makes of TV II I BII II L B ANTENNA SPECIALISTS _.. II sites for a good orchestra; and he felt that Seattle audiences were appre- ciative listeners. We got on to the subject of Israel, and he felt the same as everyone I have met who has been there. He and his wife had spent several weeks in Israel this summer and he conducted sixteen concerts with the Phil- harmonic. "You can't imagine the frustration which they live in con- stantly; imagine being ringed in by enemies, having the embargo which is strangling them, the lack of American dollars which slows their tempo, the thousands of helpless immigrants they must take care of--yet they go right on steadily accomplishing wonders! It is their absolute CONFI- DENCE that everything will be all right that GETS you--their courage and belief in their future is unshakable!" "The Israeli are avid for music," he added. "You get to the kibbutzim and they won't let you go. You can understand that when you stop to think how simple their lives are. There are not the hundred and one distractions we have over here. In Tel AvEr, the concert hall holds two thousand people, and in order to accommodate all those who wish to attend, the same concert must be given several times." He told me that not one day of their stay of six weeks in Israel was free from "incidents"; each day there was a story of robbery, pillaging or murder by the Arabs. At Jaffa, after the concerts, and any places near the border, the orchestra was convoyed to and from them by armored trucks. Several times they stopped in the darkness until they were allowed to resume in safety. He said he had taken many pictures in Israel and was leaving them with Dr. H. J. Lehmann and his wife, who were good friends of theirs and who were going to show them. Besides photography, I know that one of his interests is writing. I saw a human-interest story of his about a musician in the New York Sunday Times and it was good. When I left him, I wanted to ask him if he would be back in Seattle as our Symphony conductor as so many of us hoped, but of course I couldn't! Milton Kaims will have a big decision to make when he returns to New York. He was born and brought up there, has innumer- able friends and contacts. His professional connections are many and important, not the least of which is being conductor of the NBC orchestra. Besides, we all know what New York i'tself means to one of its native- born. "We all want you to COme back, Mr. Katims," I said as I shook hands with him, "and I'm only going to say "au revoir" to you instead of "good- bye." He laughed and thanked me. "I only hope he DOES come back !" 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