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...................................................................... Periodical ...... , - IN STACKS Deadline i APRIL 19, 1954--NISSAN 16, 5714 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON VOLUME XXII, NO. 12 Jessel Accepts $300,000 Check For UJA From Alfred Shyman Chairman of Initial Gifts Dinner With the presentation of a check for $300,000 to George Jessel for the United Jewish Appeal on behalf of the Feder- ated Jewish Fund and Council, Seattle joined more than one hundred cities who have already participated in the $75,000,000 five-year loan project initiated by the UJA, proceeds of which will be utilized to accelerate the work of UJA agencies. One of the outstanding results from this money, will be relief from the strain that has been placed upon Israel because the dollar require- ments necessary to handle the mass immigration in the first years of Israel's existence were so greatly in excess of the gift dollars avail-! able to meet them. In commenting on the tremendous undertaking that is still ahead of the Campaign Committee, Arehie Katz, its energetic and dedicated Chairman, Richard Weisfield, Pres- ident of the Federated Jewish Fund and Council, said: "These loan dol- lars are in no sense a substitute for the UJA dollars. However, the re- sponse from those attending the Initial Gifts Dinner for this year's campaign of $400,000 held at the Olympic Hotel on March 30, where more than $115,000 was pledged by 98 contributors is an indication of the interest and cooperation we can expect during the remainder of the 1954 campaign." "The Campaign Cabinet and the Board of Directors of the Fund," Mr. Weisfield continued, "feel that their confidence in the ability of the Jewish community to meet their obligations not only this year, but for five years to come, will be am- ply justified. For that reason, we did not hesitate to comply with UJA's request and mortgaged Seat- tle's fund-raising efforts to the ex- tent of $60,000 for the next five years." "Only if each individual meets his obligation to the Fund and each worker bends every effort to turn in completed pledge cards, can we be assured of the success that is so vitally necessary to fulfill the needs of the local and overseas agencies which depend on us for funds," con- cluded Mr. Weisfield. Meeting of Women's Division Seattle Federated Jewish Fund The Women's Division of Seattle Federated Jewish Fund and Coun- cil will hold its regular meeting for all women's organizations on Wednesday, April 21, at 10:30 a.m., at the Temple Center. Miss Edna Daw, the Women's Club editor of the Seattle Post- IntelHgencer, will be the guest speaker at this meeting. All publicity chairmen are invited to attend this meeting to meet and hear Miss Daw. Important Meeting At Minor School, April 21 A COMMUNITY- LOOKS - AT - ITSELF meeting will take place at 7:30 on Wednesday evening at the Minor School, 17th Ave. and E. Union St. This is probably the first such meeting in Seattle and is sponsored by community leaders of the extensive district between the Lake Washington Canal on the north and Jackson Street on the south, and the Civic Unity Com- mittee of Seattle. The program will deal with changes taking place in this area and their effect on local community relations. The point of: view of business, school, the home, religious centers and youth will be: presented in a panel discussion. John L. King, public relations di- rector of Radio Station KIRO is chairman and among the many co- operating on plans for the meet-: ing are Rabbi Raphael Levine, Rabbi Kahan; Jerry Rogoway, Jew- ish Youth Council; Mrs. Nathan Moses, Council of Jewish Women; Mrs. Maurice Kadish, Seattle Chap-: ter Hadassah. Joseph Radinsky, Garfield High School senior, will represent "Youth" on the panel. Questions for discussions by panel members are invited. The Planning committee requests that such questions be sent to PANEL ON COMMUNITY RELATIONS, c/o CIVIC UNITY COMMITTEE, 417 East Pine St., Seattle 22, Wash. ECHO FROM THE PAST ROME (JTA)--The Union of Ital- ian Jewish Communities has ad- dressed a protest to Mayor Salva- tore Rebecchini against the city's continued use of birth certificate forms left over from the Fascist regime. The birth certificates still require that the "race" of a new- born child be entered as either "Aryan" or "Hebrew." Brownell Commended By Jewish Groups Eight major national Jewish or- ganizations and 31 local Jewish Councils throughout the country join today in a telegram commend- Western Powers' Anxiety Grows As Arab-Israel Tension Mounts Soviet Union Helps Block Solutions In Security Council of United Nations ing Attorney General Brownell on The United States called on Israel and the Arab states to his recemmenaaions to Congress. ease ten-ions in 4. _,_.   ' ........ :n- the --- -  ..... - - Jhe immi .... i  lVll{22ie as oy runounc g ue ok orcu. zo amena  grauon laws to -- " " D .... " "" " " " "- " r} "t i " " V" r rtn I  zae epartmen s oKesman salcl nat oeiore tne goal _rml_ .udmlal re mw f deo__- . P tion orders. The wire was released of peaceful adjustments is reached, both Israel and the Arab by the National Community Rela-i nations "will have to modify their present attitudes" in line tions Advisory Council. Text is as I with armistice pledges to the Unit----- ...... follows: ed Nations. are needed to carry a resolution at "Your proposal to provide for judicial review of deportation or- ders constitutes a significant step forward in the correction of present immigration inequities. The McCarran-Wa]ter Act of 1952 multiplies the grounds for depor- tation and makes possible for the most tenuous reasons, the admin- istrative expulsion of many per- sons whose lng residence and rec- ord of contribution to this country entitle them to the protection of full judicial hearing. Your recommendation to the Sen- ate and House is encouraging evi- dence of growing official recogni- tion that the security of the person is a prerequisite to the security and freedom of the nation. We commend your proposal and add our earnest hope that your proposed bill will be quickly adopted. This would be a first step toward a more com- prehensive revision of the Immi- gration and Nationality Act of 1952 which has been called for by Pres- ident Eisenhower among others." 150 Filipino Children Adopted By Jewish GIs NEW YORK--One hundred and fifty Filipino youngsters whose families have been driven from their homes by the "Huks," the pro- communist guerillas waging under- ground war on the Philippine gov- ernment, have been adopted by the Jewish servicemen at this post, ac- cording to word received by the National Jewish Welfare Board from Chaplain Milton Matz, Jewish chaplain at Clark Air Force Base, Manila. An assessment of one dollar on each Jewish soldier monthly has made possible the inauguration of weekly "protein parties," where the bill of fare features lots of red meat, fish and eggs, topped off with a big dish of ice cream. The nondescript, tattered gar- ments of the children are beginning to give way to decent, warm cloth- ing as the leaders of "Operation Brotherhood" launch appeals for clothing among the various squad- rons and base organizations. Better nourished and with clothing they are not ashamed to wear, the children are also beginning to at- tend a free public school set up for them by the Catholic church in Angeles. Badly-needed medical aid for the youngsters is being provided by the post's Jewish doctors, who are making referrals of sick children to local institutions in nearby Angeles. Henry Suydam, press officer, made known this government's at- titude at a news conference. Dispute at UN The United Nations Security Council wrangled for four hours yesterday in an unsuccessful at- tempt to decide whether to consider Arab complaints against Israel, or vice versa or both. The delegates of the United States, Britain and France urged the Council to discuss the two com- plaints together as part of the gen- eral item, "The Palestine Question," listed on the agenda. The Lebanese delegate, Dr. Charles Malik, insisted that the two complaints be discussed separately, the Lebanese complaint being taken up first because it preceded the Is- raeli complaint on the agenda. He warned the Western Powers that their insistence upon a general de- bate on the Arab-Israel situation would influence the stand of the Arab countries toward the "Big Three." Andrew Vishinsky, Soviet dele- gate who presides over Council ses- sions during the month of April, said that usually the Security Council considered items in the or- der of their submission, which means he sided with Malik. Western Circles Want On-the-Spot Report Western diplomatic circles are re- ported discussing a proposal for an on-the-spot-report on the Arab-Is- rael frontier situation by the UN Peace Observation Commission, a 14-nation General Assembly body over which the USSR has no veto. Whether or not this "watchdog" unit is asked to investigate the Is- rael-Arab situation or not will de- pend in a large measure on whether the U.S., Britain and France agree to it. Soviet Veto Kills UN Resolution Against Egypt's Anti-Israel Blockade UNITED NATIONS (JTA)The Soviet Government used its veto rights in the United Nations to veto a resolution in the Security Council calling upon Egypt to abandon its anti-Israel blockade of the Suez Canal, and authorizing the Israel- Egyptian Mixed Armistice Commis- sion to deal with Egypt's interfer- ence with shipping proceeding to the Israeli port of Elath on the Gulf of Akaba. The resolution which was intro- duced by New Zealand, was backed by the United States, Britain and France and received eight of the 11 votes taken. Only seven votes the Security Council. The Soviet vote cast by Andrei Vishinsky killed the resolution regardless of the number of votes cast in its favor. Israel May Complain To General Assembly Abba Eban, Israel's permanent delegate to the UN, taking the floor after the vote in the Council, indi- cated that Israel might take its complaint against the Egyptian blockade directly to the General Assembly. He expressed satisfac- tion that the majority of the Coun- cil had voted for the resolution and expressed the opinion that the ma- jority of the General Assembly would feel the same way. Mr. Eban asserted that the vote had proven that Arab objections "must prevail" regardless of ma- jority opinion or the right in the matter. He noted, however, that the law in the Suez Canal and the Akaba area was still the Security Council's decision on September 1, 1951, calling for an end o the blockade, and added that this res- olution was still binding on the par- ties concerned. New Tactics Adopted By Egypt Israel authorities view with con- cern a new development in Israel- Egyptian relations which consists in the Arabs appealing to a special mixed commission against decisions of the regular Israel-Egyptian Mixed Armistice Commission. In the latest incident, the Egypt- ians have asked for a ruling from the special body on a decision of the MAC which censured the Egypt- ians for firing on an Israeli patrol in the Gaza area and ordered the former to return an Israeli soldier kidnapped in thP incident. The Egyptians have appealed the de- cision, refusing to return the kid- napped soldier while the appeal is pending. The Israelis have protested ac- ceptance of the appeal by the spe- cial commission, insisting that it was set up only to deal with mat- ters which were not included in the armistice agreement or where the armistice pact was ambiguous. How- ever, General Bennike, head of the UN truce supervision organization, has instructed the UN chairman of the MAC to permit the appeal. In the interim, the MAC decision has been suspended. Israel's Views on Present Situation "If it is Israel's destiny not to have peace in its first decade and its first stages of evolution, the State will accept that fact and will (Continued on Page 6) The Check Which Will Greatly Ai d Israel AUDIT NO. EXACILY SSi, 300,0000000o O0,v00u 175353 z36976 $]0{00000.00 CASHIER'S CHECK CASHIER Evidence of Seattle's confidence in their Federated Jewish Fund and Council and In its ability to meet Its obligation to the United Jewish ppeal for the next five years is this check for $300,000 borrowed from the National Bank of Commerce of Seattle, and already forwarded to ;he United Jewish Appeal in New York. William Rosenwald, Chairman of the five-year UJA loan project, indicated that it was already evident that meaus will be provided to mable the agencies of UJA to accelerate programs long delayed because sufficient funds were not available during the overwhelming immi- gration of the first years of Israel's existence.