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Stern Appeals Court's Verdict Dr. Mlkhail Stern, Vinnitsa physician recently sentenced to eight years on "bribery" charges, refused to sign the court verdict, claiming the facts were reported lccurately, according to the NatiOnal Council on Soviet Jewry. His attorney, David Akselbant, has filed an appeal with the Ukrainian Supreme Court that is expected to be reviewed in three months. In a further effort at harassing the family, authorities have told Stern's son August to reapply for his exit visa, despite the fact he had already received permission to emigrate. Rodino Gets Award The award cites Rodino's "Outstanding leadership in Protecting and preserving the Cherished ideals which in years Past brought our fathers,and today brings our brothers to this country Seeking freedom." COngressman Peter W. Rodino, Jr., chairman, House Judiciary Ernmittee has been named rbecipient of the 1975 Liberty Award Y United HIAS Service, the WOrldwide Jewish migration agency. JeWish studies are on the UW e4nlPus partially because you lUPPort Federation. Hillel Programs 'On the Grow' B'Nai Brith Hillel Foundation has extended its program services on the UW campus, Rabbi Arthur Jacobovitz, director, announces. A "Jewish Table" has been established which meets Tuesdays at noon at the HUB to "schmooz" with the Rabbi about any subject. Some "Jewish Hour" programs are now sponsored Thursdays in the Husky Den from 11:30 - 1 p.m. Greg Kleiner, JCC group worker, helps coordinate the program, featuring religious and cultural Jewish subjects. An arts and crafts workshop is offered Tuesdays from 6: 30- 8 p.m. Stacey Simon, JCC staffperson uses the Jewish Catalog as a basis for teaching the making of religious and cultural objects. Ms. Simon also is starting a gourmet club which will meet Thursdays at 4 p.m. Kosher ethnic specialities will be prepared by the students. Cops Crack Ring Jerusalem (JTA)-- Israeli police have cracked a Jewish-Arab drug smuggling ring and arrested a large number of suspects. The ring, known as the "Jor- danian Connection," is part of an international gang of drug traf- fickers supplying narcotics to European and U.S. markets. Biggest Little Travel Agency The following appeared in the Seattle Post Intelligencer Weekend edition recently under travel editor David L. Bond's byline. The article was the first in a P-I series designed to show Why Seattle's travel industry "leads the way." BILL SCHWAMBERG 'O travel doesn't necessarily mean to travel to foreign lands. No It, tn,rny book a "h-eyelet becomes a tourist once he crosses state ines. Hawaii and Mexico are two favorites with inhabitants of the NOrthwest but do you know which area considers us their number One market? Reno, yep Reno, Nevada!! If Reno is the "Biggest Little City in the World" as it's billed, then Seattle boasts the "Biggest Little Travel Agency in the World,', certainly in the eyes of Reno and many satisfied clients. Nestled on the west side of Third Avenue in downtown Seaflle between Cherry and James sits United Travel. United Travel is the number one producer of visitors to Reno... not from Seattle mind you ... but from the United States of America ! , Bill Schwamoerg started business in 1966 and, to get started, PUshed Reno because of his familiarity with the product. In short he used the old maxim of finding a need and filling it. It was a United Airlines DC6 that really got Bill's venture "off the ground".., so to speak.., complete with Reno-bound groups. Bill believed in hard work, in advertising which he used con- Sistenfly and he offered the personal touch at a highly competitive Price ... bingo.., his formula worked. On May 23, 1970, Bill Schwamberg was made an "Honorary Citizen of Reno" for bringing more visitors the the "Biggest Little City,, than any other travel agent in the world. That was 1970 and United sent lust under 1,000 persons to friendly NeVada . .. what of 1974? During the past year a staggering total of lust under 3,000 per- ;ons booked Reno packages with United Travel. Of the three thousand approximately two-thirds flew while the remainder leaded south by automobile. I asked Bill why does Renoattract Northwesterners, why not Las Ve as' " g . Reno is friendlier than Vegas, it s still the best value for nlOney destination that is close at hand." I was surprised to learn that Bill felt that only about five percent of the Reno bound go solely to gamble. "There's first-class entertainment, good hotels, attractive SUrrounding countryside ... etc., gambling is iust a plus. For nyone who needs to, or wants to get away for a brief break from he routine ... Reno is the perfect answer." r Success appears to beget success and although Reno put United raVel on the map it also made travelers aware of Bill's agency. UXty percent of the agency's business now comes from Travel Ireas other than Reno, with Israel, Mexico and Europe coming dgh on the priorities. How about 1975, Bill? "Employment in this area is rising, David; people will of course be looking for value for money. ,"For example, if you travel to Reno on United Airlines on a 'Y Onday or Tuesday you can save $30 per person. I look for a good L ear where people will rely more on travel agents than ever before QeCuse we can save them money." "' "re el ), An optimistic travel outlook from a successful Seattle T v ) ent... now that's my idea of starting out right.  r hY not try the UNITED TRAVEL SERVICE way--Call Now: MU L ('1818, Weekdays 9-5 A A   ..... Februa ry S, 1975 The Jewish Transcript Page 11 g ifi Me SCOp Medical Organization employs Ma n cent unt us 2,200 people, and the reopening of the Mount Scopus Hospital will Hospital to Reopen Oct. 21 Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, an- nounces that next Oct. 21 it will reopen its "magnificent hospital on Mount Scopus, according to national president Rose E. Mat- zkin. East Jerusalem, where the Arab population is centered. Tribute to Americans Tribute to the 335,000 American women of Hadassah could be in the words spoken by its founder, Henrietta Szold at the original provide 550 additional iobs." She adds, "Hadassah plays a major role in the absorption of new im- migrants to Israel through its retraining and employment programs which include many Soviet immigrants." Hadassah serves all people, and about 10 per cent of its patients are MOUNT SCOPUS HOSPITAL REBORN-to serve a united Jerusalem. Oct. 21, 1975, the renovated and expanded hospital, costing over $25 million, will reopen. Based on original design of Bauhaus architect Erich Mendelsohn, new facility includes Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Rehabifitation Pavilion. Had to Go In 1948, when Trans-Jordan took East Jerusalem, access was cut off and both Hadassah and Hebrew University had to evacuate Mount Scopus. For 12 years, Hadassah and Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School operated from five scattered old buildings in Jewish- held Jerusalem, until they moved into the new Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Ein Karem, a western suburb. Then, in 1967, when Jerusalem was united during the Six Day War, Mount Scopus was returned to Hadassah. After seven long years--including another war and a soaring inflation--the ex- traordinary women of Hadassah are reopening a completely rebuilt and expanded hospital and rehabilitation pavilion on Mount Scopus beer reserve the people of hospital cornerstone laying in 1934: "The activities of Hadassah have been and shall be of the spirit. A Jewish scholar of note suggested to Hadassah the choice of the motto, the healing of the daughter of my people, the tender words of the Prophet Jeremiah (8:22). "The thought was that Hadassah's practical work was born of the Zionist recognition, that the Jewish soul stands in need of the healing which wells up for it from the soil that produced the Prophets. "The Hadassah women in America, while seeking spiritual healing for themselves in their Zionist faith, bestowed healing upon the land of their ideal and the people it harbors." Helps Emigrants Faye L. Schenk, nationat HMO chairman, says "The Hadassah Arab. The proportion will be higher at Mount Scopus because of its proximity to the Arab population center. Opened in 1939 to serve all the people of Jerusalem, it was the most modern hospital in the Middle East. It was an ar- chitectural gem, designed by famed Bauhaus architect Erich Mendelsohn, and largely staffed by doctors fleeing the Nazi Holocaust. Among them was Dr. Bernard Zondek, co-developer of the Aschhe;m-Zondek pregnancy test. During World War II, as the Arabs aligned with the Nazi- Fascist Axis, Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital was used by the Allied Forces, Eastern Mediterranean Medical Com- mand. Israelis Barred From Ping Pong Finals in India New York--President Nat Holman of Sports for Israel, U.S. Committee, has sent a letter protesting discrimination against an Israeli table tennis squad, to India's Ambassador to Washington. The letter states "It has been brought to our attentioR your government refuses to issue visas to the Israel team for the Table Tennis Championships at Calcutta Feb. 6-16. "The International Table Tennis Federation stipulates all members be allowed to participate in the championships, regardless of nationality. "We trust you will agree politics must be kept separate from sports...to preserve...fair play...we respectfully urge your government to issue visas to the Israel team..." 27 YEARS IN PRISON Widow of Trotsky's Friend Yoffe Emigrates to Israel Tel Aviv (JTA) -- Maria Michailonova Yoffe, widow of Leun Trotsky's closest friend and associate in the Bolshevik Revolution, Adolf Yoffe, arrived in Israel recently as a new im- migrant. The 75-year-old immigrant who supported Trotsky against Stalin in the 1920s and spent 26 years in Soviet prisons and labor camps between 1929-1e56 as a con- sequence, said she planned to write "so people will know what happens in the Soviet Union." Communist in Youth A Communist activist in her youth, Mrs. Yoffe said she had been thinking of coming to Israel since her release from prison nearly 20 years ago but hesitated because "after all, what have I done to help Israel?" She said, however, thai when she decided to emigrate, it took her only 10 days to get an exit visa and the Soviet authorities gave her five days after that to get out of the country. "So here I am," she told reporters at Ben Gurlon Airport. Origina I Bolshevik Her husband, Adolf Yoffe, was elected one of 22 members of the Bolshevik Party's Central Com- mittee July 17, 1918, only a few months before the October Revolution. He later became one of the Soviet state's first diplomats, serving as Ambassador to Ger- many, Japan and China. He killed himself November 1927 in protest over the explusion of Trotsky from the Communist Party. Mrs. Yoffe knew Trotsky well and also knew Lenin and other for your next affair Liebchen delicatessen 746.7810 Kosher Style Catering fast, prompt, efficient service Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Lake Hi/Is Shopping Center - 523-156th S.E. Bellevue, Wn. 98007 ================================================= founders of the Soviet regime. After her husband's suicide she was tried and convicted of. "revisionism" and began her long prison ordeal. She recalled that she also knew Vladimir Jabotinsky, the Russian- born Zionist-Revisionist leader. She said he was an excellent orator "but there was no one to compare with Trotsky." Information Drive Eliezer Shefer and Uri Gordon, two young World Zionist. Organization leaders, plan a new information drive in Europe by means of a camping wagon. The team would visit Jewish com- munities to introduce Israel of 1975 to the Jews of Europe.