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,i uary 21, 195 lees FE --ONDAY,  FEBRUARY 4, 1957 -- ADAR 3, 5717 00.od,ioe I SEATTLE, WASHINGTON VOLUME XXV, NUMBER 11 I EGYPTIAN LA S u.s. REFUGEES START NEW LIFE WITH UJA HELP, RALLIES TO AID EMERGENCY RESCUE FUND L :':' . .... I !. /iiI :ungarian Je'i L is visited IJY[ fugees alreadY| Jews driven from Egypt by Nasser's Hitler-like and above regular UJA needs. This money will be l NaUonality"" laws are begfnning -to stream into used to meet the problem of saving 100,000 refugees SSrael at an ever-quickening rate. At the latest in flight from oppression in Egypt, llungary, other report, some 9,000 have fled the Egyptian dictator- Eastern European countries and North Africa. Pro- mp. Above, left, are shown a father and daughter ceeds, also, will go to transport and resettle them 'ough the car'| arriving in Israel with the one shopping bag of in Israel, the United States and other free world personal possessions allowed them by Egyptian countries. In addition, $105,000,000 will be required :ed Jewish AP 1 authorities On disembarkation, they are inter- by UJA's constituent agencies through tile regular he major belle.'[ Viewed by" Jewish Agency Officials as their first _1957 campaign to meet the needs of 525,000 Jews in he Seattle Fed/| Itep in starting a new life. Meanwhile, communi- Israel' and other free countries. UJA agencies in- ,d and council| ,es all over the United States are rallying to the elude: the United Israel Appeal, the Joint Distribu- ca!! of the nationwide United Jewish Appeal to tion Committee, and the New York Association for [ .G|ant I |  $10,000,000 Emergency Rescue Fund over New Americans. ,ctive /| nhcal Two Months Ahead For : Harold P011 President P4orker :'!| O . 0 " Of Federated J F & C nuary)mer Glant,12 aft@[ !'tl JA Emergency .ehef Program . Harold I. Poll, prominent Glant was act in communal and commercial nteer organiZ.P:| circles was elected-P1'esident of' i craft and 1:| the Federated Jewish Fund and the ChildrellJ| VetCh| Council at the 30th annual meet- al, the a Hospital ala[ :e Center. 11!| resident of tb!] Hope CaC 1 ! Temple ' :tive in its . Lnt was also ;le Council t Hadassah P gion Auxiliffl born in 1 Seattle in lP in San Fr$ he next 60 days will present the National United Jewish Appeal l{h its "most challenging emergency since 1948," William Rosen- ld, USA chairman, declared this week in announcing that liewly- tcted U. S. Senator Jacob K. Javits, Will be the guest speaker a dinner honoring Samuel D. Leidesdorf, nationally known busi- ness and communal leader, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New "Ork. . , the emergency will reach a ighwater mark in the next 60 :YS. because it is expected that acldition to the 10 000 foreign, [tatelgss and native' Jews who . already been driven out of ltlgees will need immediate aid O:g with the ]7,000 who have t.adY led Hungary and others *Jtlrig out of Eastern Europe  North Africa in great num- guished service to the cause of Israel's people and for his de- voted efforts in behalf of dis- tressed Jews all over the' world." Mr. Rosenwald pointed out that delegates from all over the coun- try will attend the Leidesdorf din- ner in an hour when 14,000 Hun- garian Jews wait in Austrian ref- ugee camps and 10,000 new Jew- ish refugees from Nasser's Egypt are trying to put together their suddenly shattered lives in France, Italy and Israel. "It is costing the Joint Distri- bution Committee, which re- ceives its funds from the United Jewish Appeal almost a half-a- million dollars a month for the maintenance and care of the Hungarian refugees in Austria alone," Mr. Rosenwald said. "At the same time, a flood of 1,100 re][ugees arrived in Israel on January 22the largest group of new arrivals to enter the country in a single ]lay. This is indicative of a very heavy immi- gration that has placed a terrific burden upon the people of Is- rael," Mr. Rosenwald continued. "The Jewish Agency, which re- ceives its funds from the UJA is straining every resource to build 16,000 new permanent housing units immediately to. meet needs of the new influx of immigrants," Mr. Rosenwald said. He said that the UJA-financed Joint Distribution Committee is providing on-the-spot relief and welfare services for all Jewish refugees in Europe and adjacent areas, including food, clothing and temporary shelter. The Jew- ish Agency, which also is a bene, ficiary of UJA funds, transports (Continued on Page 6) dinner will serve, also, as step in launching the $100,000,000 Emergency Fund and regular .19"57 and as a testimonial to cers of the successful 1956 grl. need by UJA constituent to provide immediate re- pitiful plight of thou- Hungarian and Egyptian refugees patiently sitting centers in Europe is an almost intolerable Upon the humanitarian tion's finances, Mr. Ro- explained. At the same tide of Jewish refugees Israel's open gates is rig daily, stretching the tiny e Eastern democracy's re- to the breaking point, chairman said. When refugees arrived in :n a single day on January added, it broke all immi- records there for the p'ast of Maintaining Refugees lleavy Burden said that Mr. is being honored for dedicated and disting- ing oL membership on Monday, January 28, 1957. Mr. Poll was the Campaign Chairman for the Fund in 1956 and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Congrega- tion Temple De Hirsch. He has served in many capacities with :the Fund and Council and has been active in other Jewish and non-Jewish activities in this com- munity. Mr. Nathan Feinberg, a Past President of Herzl Conservative Congregation, and a Vice:Presi- dent of the Fund and Council was elected as Campaign Chairman fcr 1957. In announcing the tem- porary absence from the city of Mr. Feinberg, Mr. Poll said, that in the next issue of the Tran- script, a statement with reference to this year's campaign will be issued by Mr. Feinberg, with a time schedule of campaign events. Other officers installed that evening were Herbert Bridge, Vice-President, Dr. Charles S. Fine, Secretary; and Herman Keisler, Treasurer. The following were elected to three year terms on Board of Di- rectors: Mrs. Irving Ancims, Da- vid A. Frand, Nathan Feinberg, John Friedlander, Stanley D. Go- lub, Donald Hoci]berg, Mrs. Jay Jacobs, M. N. Ketzlach, Carl Koch, Dr. A. S. Kiewe, Melville Monheimer, Sr., Howard Michel, Mrs. Philip Naroclick, Sam Prot- tas, Edward F. Stern, I. Volotin, and Mrs. William S. Wienir. Those elected for three year terms to the Budget Committee were: Max H. Block, Mrs. Morris I L. Bender,,Norman Davis, Albert M. Franco and Archi.e S. Katz. Officers and Board members of the Women' Division of the FunC. hnd Council were installed (Continued on Page 6) u her husba 4rs. Jack K ler, Sam S Francisco. were held with burial'- [) -- The d this long closed : imps. The on was the nbers of ' in the [ng units to:: The no decisioll nption of he ent 'ravel by Egypt, een ged in the ce late ent id the constant permitting nd of aid e said no en. Israel Determined to Hold Gains In Gaza Peninsula and in Aquaba UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (JTA)--A showdown was set" for this week in the United Nations on Israel's determina- tion to hold its position in the Gaza Strip and at the Sinai, peninsula southern tip until adequate security guarantees were forthcoming. That s.tand was set forth by Prime Minister David Ben- Gurion in a.historic address to the Israel Parliament, in which he bluntly told the Uited Nations that Israel would not withdraw from Gaza or Sharm el Sheikh, overlooking the Strait 6f Tiran and the Gulf of Aquaba, without dependable assurances of security and freedom of navigation. Those demands were rejected almost entirely by Secre- tary General Dag Hammarskjold, in his report Friday to the General Assembly on Israel's compliance with the UI November 2 resolution on withdrawal. The head-on collision between Israel and the secretary- general .produced four possibilities of UN General Assembly action in what appoared likely to be a long and arduous de- bate next week.' Four Possible Courses at  Assembly Action 1. Support of Israel's position, as set forth in a Knesset vote of confidence, 54 to 17, for Prime Minister Ben-Gurion's stand. 2. Support of Mr. Hamnaarsk- jold's position, as set forth in his report to the General Assembly on Israeli withdrawal compliance. 3. Support for a plan with com- promises on demands in both the Secretary-General's and Israel's positions, looking to means of as- suring that pre-fighting condi- tions were not reinstated under UN auspices. 4. Support for the Afro-Asian bloc demand, sparked by the pressure of Arab League coun- tries for total and unconditional Israeli withdrawal. Democrats Criticize Pres. Mideast Plan Three Democratic Congress- men, testifying before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the Eisenhower Middle East plan, criticized it for failing to" deal effectively with the Arab-Israel question. Rep. Emanuel Celler, New York, urged President Eisen- hower to get first hand reports from Premier David Ben Gurion as well as from King Saud. He said the President's resolution does not come to grips with such "agents of destruction" as Nasser, with the pouring of Communist 'arms into the Middle East and with .American self-interest in maintaining a democracy like Is- rael. Rep. James Roosevelt of Cali- fornia qtestioned whether the Eisenbower plan contained ade- quate safeguards against Arab use of American arms to destroy! Israel. Rep. Abraham Multe'r of: UN Sanction Talk Amazes Israeiis JERUSALEM.An Israeli of- ficial said it was inconceivable that the United Nations would vote economic sanctions against Israel if the problems of the Gulf of Aquaba and the Gaza Strip were not solved immediately. "It would mean a double stand- ard of morality, one for Egypt and one for Israel," the spokes- man said. Last week premier David Ben- Gurion declared that Israeli troops would remain, on the southern tip of the Sinai Penin- sula and in the Gaza Strip in de. fiance of the U.N. resolution, un- til freedom of passage through the Gulf of Aquaba vas guaran- i teed and until a plan for joint Israeli - United Nations adminis- tration of Gaza was approved. "We are still hopeful, that the United Nations Assembly will produce a plan to guarantee our use of the Gulf of Aquaba, but we have heard of no new plan for Gaza that would insure our security and also provide for the economic rehabilitation of that area,'" the Israeli official said. "We still believe that the United Nations will see the $us, tice ill our position," he con- tinued. "If this matter comes to the threat, of sanctions against us, Israel will face this problem and will work it out. But the dif- ficulties facing the whole middle East cannot be settled only b, formulating resolutions." New York said he favored eco nomic and military aid to Middle East countries only if they first entered agreements to abide by international law. TRUMAN TO ADDRESS NATIONAL ISRAEL BOND I CONFERENCE IN MIAMI BEACH FEBRUARY 16 i I Former President ltarry S. Truman will be the principal speaker at the 1957 Inaugaral Conference for State of Israel Bonds, to be held at the Fontaineldeau Hotel in Miami Beaeh' from Felwuary 15-17. Mr. Truman will address the main session of the Conference on Saturday evening, February 16, which will take the form of a speeial dinner eommemo. rating Eddie Cantor's sixty-fifth birth. day. The ,salute to Cantor will high. light the official launching of an in. lensive nation-wide campaign to sell $75,000,000 in Israel Bonds during the year, with the first $20,000,000 to be raised by the end of February Key eities throughout the country will hold simultaneous Cantor bii'th. day celebrations, and will be linked with the Miami Beach dinner by means of closed-circuit television. ants 1951. CAPITOL CLEANERS ";Seattle's Oldest Quality Cleaners" :::* 27 Broadway North CA. 0900 NEW DRIVE-IN PLANT 2947 Eastlake CA. 2444 (2 Blocks South of University Bridge)