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a?, 1948 ,TILE Giv,F,,00a,,,00POBLtC, o ,h00H00i'lBRil00 Fund Give Now to the Federated Fund APRIL 19, 1948--NISAN 10, 5708 SEA'LI'I.E, WASHINGTON VOL. XXV, NO. 29 SEATTLE WELCOMES HENRY MORGENTHAU Intensified Efforts Urged by UJA Leaders in Europe and Palestine In cabled appeals from Tel Aviv and Paris, respectively, Dr. Israel Goldstein and Dr. Jonah B. Wise, National Chair- men of the $250,000,000 United Jewish Appeal, which derives its Seattle support from the Federated Jewish Fund, this week called on Jewish communities throughout the United States to intensify their efforts to raise at lease $100.000,000 during the month of April for the UJA programs for refugees, overseas needs and Pales- line. Directed primarily to cities where mass meetings are scheduled as part of the United Jewish Appeal's observance of April as "Freedom month," the cables stressed the in- creasingly precarious position of lhe 700,000 Jews in Palestine, the 800,000 in the countTies of Eastern Europe and the 250,000 in Displaced Persons camps in Germany, Aus- tria and Italy. Dr. Goldstein, who is National Chairman of the United Palestine Appeal. is in Palestine to attend the current meeting of the World Zion- ist Actions Committee. Dr. Wise, vice-chairman of the Joint Distri- bution Committee, is in Paris at a meeting of JDC directors in various European countries called to survey the position of Jewish survivors throughout lhe Continent. Morale Firm "Having just set foot on the land of Palestine, torn by warfare," Dr. Goldstein cabled, "I hasten to con- vey to the Jewish communities of the United States the message that (Continued on page 4) Huge BB Monte Carlo on Sunday Featuring a performance by one of America's outstanding enter- tainment teams, The Delta Rhythm Boys, the first annual Monte Carlo of ,Seattle Lodge, B'nai B'rith will be held at the Temple Center on Sunday, April 18, commencing at 7 p.m. All men and women of Seat- tle's Jewish community are cordial- ly invited to attend this affair which is expected to be the largest of its kind ever held in Seattle. Co-chairmen Merle Cohn and Sidney Levin announced yesterday that plans are in readiness to ac- commodate a capacity crowd at the affair. The Monte Carlo committee has worked diligently for several months to prepare a program and games which will attract the inter- est of all those persons who attend. All proceeds from the Monte Carlo will be used by B'nai B'rith for the purpose of carrying on the many functions of the order, such as Anti-Defamation work, Hillel work on the University of Washing- ton campus, nurturing the numer- ous Boy Scout troops sponsored by Seattle Lodge, and Post-War Serv- ice work in military, naval and vet- erans' hospitals. Admission for the evening's en- tertainment will be only one dollar and possession of a ticket will en- title the holder to a chance to win the excellent door-prize, a com- plete Revere motion picture cam- era, projector, screen, and all ac- companying motion picture para- phernalia. The value of this door prize is in excess of $350. The giving of the Monte Carlo is a function of Seattle Lodge's B'nai B'rith's Special Events Com- mittee, which will also be in charge of the annual picnic and other out- standing social affairs which will be presented for the entertainment of the Jewish community during the year 1948. Success of the Monte Carlo and other functions will in- sure adequate finances to B'nai B'rith to carry on its outstanding Work and will obviate the neces- sity to raise dues of its members to cover the deficit under which the lodge has been operating in recent Years. Kick-Off Rally By FJF Youth Division Set for April 28 The Federated Jewish Fund's Young Adult and Youth Division will hold a "kick-off rally" in the form of a worker's dinner Wednes- day evening. April 28th, at the Hil- lel Foundation. it was announced by Sylvia Pincus, campaign chair- man. "Invitations will be sent to youth leaders of the community next week," said Miss Pincus. She em- phasized manpower as the key is- sue to be met in this year's drive. "In the pasl," she said, "only a por- tion of Scattle youth has partici- pated. This year, we hope to have all groups of the Seattle Youth Council and those unaffiliated to join with the community in raising the money to meet our goal." Seven leaders have been made responsible for a different phase of the campaign, Miss Pincus an- nounced the following young people as campaign chiefs: Jim Winters, Young Adult Division; Emily Sam- eth and Sarah Schmulman, Campus Division; Rolfe Becker, Junior Di. vision; Sigmund Fisher, publicity; and Jo Kleiner, speaker's bureau. In this "Year of Destiny" the Youth Division, an activity of the Seattle Jewish Youth Council hopes to surpass the quota of $12,000. TO HAVE INSTITUTE ON RAGE RELATIONS The first institute on race rela- tions ever held in the Pacific Northwest for regional considera- tion of employment problems and racial restrictive covenants, will be held on the University of Washing- ton campus April 23 and 24. Principal speaker for the Institute will be Dr. Robert C. Weaver, con- sultant to the American Council on Race Relations, lecturer at North- western University and well known author, who will come here from Chicago to be the keynoter. Dr. Weaver is the first Negro to earn a doctorate in economics at Harvard University. He is the author of "Negro Labor, a National Problem" and "The Negro Ghetto" in addition to numerous articles on employment and housing problems of minority groups. His first talk on "Is The North- west Color Blind?" will be given on Friday evening, April 23, in the auditorium of Guggenheim Hall on the campus. All interested persons are invited to this meeting which will be free of charge. Dr. Weaver will speak again on Saturday morning, April 24, in Gug- genheim Hall on "Racial Restrictive Covenants." This institute is being sponsored by the University's Departments of Anthropology, Sociology, Adult Ed- ucation and Graduate School of So- cial Work together with many Se- attle Civic groups. University spokesmen stress that all its ses- sions are open to the general pub- lic. They especially invited partic- ipation of minority group members to hear Dr. Weaver and to take :part in the discussions. Further in- formation may be had from Mrs. Irene Miller, in the office of the Civic Unity Committee, Ma. 5883, or from the University's Depart- ment of Adult Education, Me. 0630, ex. 612. Huge Crowd At Protest Meeting By Sigmun'd Fisher Friends of Palestine, both Chris- tian and Jew, met Wednesday eve- ning at the Moore Theatre to pro- test the U. S. reversal on Palestine. More than 1,300 persons, filling the theatre to capacity, heard four speakers, two Jewish, two non-Jew- ish, denounce the Truman adminis- tration for its reversal, terming the action "a betrayal of the United Nations principles and the Jewish people." Dr. Henry Ness of the Hollywood Temple and Prof. Melvin Rader, University of Washinglon, gave the Christian viewpoint. Jewish speak- ers were Dr. Ruth Levy and Rabbi Samuel Lcrcr of Spokane. Chairman of the evening wa Sheriff Harlan S. Callahan, who was introduced by Joe L. Woolfe, chairman, Protest Committee. The meeting was co-sponsored by all Seattle synagogues and the fol- lowing organizations: Zimist Emer- gency Council; American-Christian Palestine Committee; Seattle Lodge B'nai B'rith 503; and the Seattle Zionist Council. Patrons who lent their moral sup- port to the meeting were Council- man James Scavotto, Judge Allan Pomeroy, Judge Matthew C. Hill, Rev. F. Benjamin Davis, Negro Baptist church; Donald F. Dexros, Director, Youth for Christ; Rev. H. Hildebrandt, Magnolia Church; Rev. William Gold, University Congre- gational Church; Rev. Robert Por- ter, Westminster Foundation; Gus- tav H. Schultz, business executive; John J. Sullivan, attorney; Coun- cilman David F. Levine, and Hild- ing Halvarson, Youth for Christ. A choral group, composed of singers from Jewish choirs, directed by Samuel Goldfarb, sang the "Star Spangled Banner" and "Hatikvah." Leo Levine gave the latest news on Palestine through the wires of the Jewish Telegraph Agency. Cards signed by the entire audi- ence were forwarded airmail to Pres. Truman and Secretary Mar- shall, a day prior to the full debate on Palestine in the United Nations Security Council. 78Henry Morgenlhau Honored Guest at FJF Initial Gills Dinner Last Tuesday More than 200 Jewish leaders in finance, industrv, and the professions will attend the Federated Jewish 'und's Initial Gifts dinner 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, at the Olympic Hotel, to hear Henry Morgenthau, Jr., general chairman of the United Jewish Appeal. Appearing with Mr. Morgenthau is HENRY MORGENTItAU, Jr. Jewish Aqency Film Available to Public "Birthday of a Prophecy," pro- duced under the auspices of the United Palestine Appeal, is avail- able to the community for public showings. Reservations for the 20 minute, 16 mm film may be made by calling the Federated Jewish Fund office, MA. 8213. The film tells the story of the Jewish agency, how it started and how it grew to the position that it holds today. David Hacohen, managing director of Solel Bench, Palestine's con- struction cooperative. Frank Newman, Sr., campaign chairman, praised Mr. Morgenthau for his efforts for the United Jew- ish Appeal. "Mr. Morgenthau," he said, "has achieved a lasting place in the history of the Jewish people for his untiring efforts in their be- half. For the past two years, Mr. Morgenthau has devoted his full time to the United Jewish Appeal, foregoing all other interests. I ask the Jewish leaders of our city to come to this dinner to show Mr. Morgenthau that Seattle Jewry will not shirk its duty to the United Jewish Appeal." Louis Fricdlander, president of the Fund. predicted increased iv- ing this year in Seattle. "Other cities," he said, "have shown that they understand what giving means. In a 'Big Gifts' meeting in Philadelphia, 240 persons pledged a total of $2,650,000 to the U.J.A., double the amount contributed in 1947. In Des Moines, an initial 'Big Gifts' meeting realized  total of $352,850 in pledges compared with $190,025 last year. Let us show Philadelphia and Des Moines that Seattle Jewry can raise money in an amount unparalleled in the his- tory of our city." Mr. Morgenthau and Mr. Hacohen will- be in Seattle for one night only, due to the rigid schedule which they must follow in order to tour the entire country with their vital messages. Women's Division, Federated Fund, Raises 40% of Total 1948 Goal ZBT Open House Sunday "I have seen the suffering Jewish children of France, I have heard them say when they receive your generous assist- ante that 'God must live in America'." Thus spoke Madame Paulette Oppert, war-time resistance leader in France, to 300 women who filled the Spanish Ballroom of the Olympic ,Hotel to capacity last Monday in the Women's Division $36.50 mini- The Alpha Mu chapter of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity will formally dedicate its new multi-thousand dollar home at 4626 21st Ave. N. E. with a house-warming Sunday from two to five p. m. The entire community is cordially invited. : A short dedication program will be held at 3 p. m. A high- instrumental in the development of the spacious colonial-style frater- nity house. The Open House committee in- eluded Mrs. Joe Hornsteln, Mrs. L. Degginger, President Danny Bar- rish, Julian Lewis, Bob Well, Jerry Cohn, Elihu Hurwitz and Roy Ros- enthal, Jr. Assisting grads were Ira Alexan- der, Mel Lurie and H. Orley Solo- moll. Col. Addis Gutmann was cam- (Continued on page 4) light will be the presentation to the* chapter of a bronze World War II Memorial plaque. The active chapter wishes to thank the entire community espe- cially parents, Mothers Club, alum- ni, and the National Permanent Endowment fund for their help in the realization of a life-long frater- nity goal. Past-presidents George Keiter, Marlowe Goldsby and Phil Robin- son as well as alumni Sylvan Cohn, Elkan Offer, Earl Glant and Ira Alexander were among those most mum luncheon. Mrs. Irving Levine, chairman of the Women's Division, announced that $30,000 was raised at the lunch- eon, 70 per cent more than was raised at last year's luncheon. "At this luncheon," said Mrs. Levine, "The women of Seattle raised 40 per cent of their 1948 goal. With such a good start, I know that we can reach our 1948 goal of $70,000." Mine. Oppert spoke for 40 min- utes on the problems facing Euro- pean Jewry. She spoke of the MaN son de'Enfants home in France, one of eight supported by the J.D.C. She told how children were brought to the home who didn't want to be Jews any longer. "They have seen how their parents were killed," said Mine. Oppert. "Many of them said they didn't want to be Jews any longer for to be a Jew meant death. But, through American gen- erosity, these children have been rehabilitated. They have been made to realize that living as Jews is now )ossible. They have been restored to the bosom of Judaism." "This is the beginning of the campaign," said Mrs. Levine. "Our Federated Fund workers will now begin soliciting in the neighbor- hoods. When they call upon you, please respond generously." Hear the Eternal Light Drama Sunday, April 18--9:30 a.m. RADIO STATION KOM0 "THE PASSOVER OF REMBRANDT VAN RIJN"