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April 19, 1954 THE TRANSCRIPT Page Three SEATTLE'S B'NAI B'RITH NEWS EASEAIIE Lfll]fiE NB. 18i00i00 BLOOD BANK NIGHT THURSDAY, APRIL 29; BE A DONOR AND COME TO A PARTY IN YOUR HONOR ONE NIGHT IN MAY t Recognizing the rapidly depleting reserves at the Blood Bank, Chair- man Martin Brashem has completed plans for a Cascade Lodge Evening at the King County Blood Bank to be held Thursday April 29. Starting at 6:30 p.m. all members are urged to take part in this most important program by donating their blood. When in good health, blood is all too often taken for granted, but we cannot take for granted the needs of our brethren. In addition to the pleasure of giving, a special program has been planned in May for all donors. Details of this event will be announced at the Blood Bank. The Blood Bank is located at Terry and Madison. Remember the date--April 29. Cascade Bowlers In ABC Tournament A representative squad of Cas- cade Bowlers have entered into the ABC tournament now being held in Seattle. Bowlers from through- out the United States have come here for bowling's biggest tourna- ment. Cascade Bowlers are slated to hit the alleys Wednesday after- noon April 21, at 4 p.m. The squad which is entered in the Booster Division of the tournament includes Paul Caplan, Sidney Co- hen, Julian Cohn, Larry Goldberg and Jack Meyers. All fans are urged to join in supporting the ef- forts of the bowling team. Site of the tournament is at the New Armory. Cascade's Bowling Status As a climax to the regular bowl- ing season, the Cascade Grays fin- ished "in the money" in the Queen Anne Industrial League. League Secretary Bill Kronick reported that the Grays finished in fifth place. The Maroons finished far- ther down the ladder but with ac- tive participation by the squad, hopes are already directed to a more successful season next year. Jack Meyers urges all members who may be interested in joining the team to contact him at Ga. 1276. Plans are being made now for the lodges entering a third team, so that full representation may be achieved. Members of the successful Grays were Dave Abrams, Bernie Barnett, Jack Meyers, Don and Gene Zuck. The Maroons were represented by Chuck Abrams, Paul Caplan, Max Efron, Murray Guterson, Joe Ket- tleman, Nate Moses and Joe Witkin. GALA DINNER MEETING TO HONOR NEW MEMBERS A very special DINNER MEET- ING will be held Tuesday evening, May 11, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in honor of new initiates to the Cascade Lodge. This will take the plact of the regular May meet- ing. Elaborate plans which will in- clude dancing, cards and door prizes as well as a special program are being made to insure a festive eve- ning for everyone. Watch the next Transcript for further details. SEATTLE B'NAI B'RITH WOMEN IMPORTANT BUSINESS MEETING--April 21, 8:15 p.m. Temple Center. Election of Officers for 1954-55. To be elected: 3 trustees from the following nominees: Lee Brenner, Sue Calderon, Rose Epstein, Mary Finkel, Shirley Harris, Helen Prince Bertha Sulman. Election of Delegates to Convention. Election of Delegates to Conference. Program: B'nai B'rith girls. Special Passover refreshments. Veterans' Committee Has Outstanding Party The Veterans' Committee of Seat- tle Lodge held another successful party in the series presented at the Veterans' Administration Hospital. Brother Charles Lesser was chair- MERLE PAUL GRIFF Prudential Insurance Co. of America Mr. and Mrs. Merle Paul Griff and Carol Lynn wish all their friends and entire community a very happy Passover. MA. 6316 EA. 0485 man for the last party given on Thursday evening, March 11. Re- freshments were served by Mrs. Lesser, mother of the chairman. Starring in the entertainment was Diana Minkler, sophomore at Roose- velt High School. Known as the "Human Rubber Ball," Miss Mink- ler gave evidence of her bounciness in acrobatic and ballet dancing numbers. Additional entertainment was provided by Joe Clark with selections on the harmonica. FRANKFURT--Famed theatrical producer and director Erwin Pisca- tor has been invited to stage Rich- ard Wright's "Native Son" at the Chamber Theatre in Tel Aviv. == ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A DEAL IN CARPETS AND RUGS? Then See SAM J. FINE of FINE RUG COMPANY 1935 THIRD AVE., CORNER THIRD AND VIRGINIA Phone EL. 3538 Notice to Members There Will Be No Regular Meeting of Seattle Lodge No. 503 on April 21 Open Meeting May 5 Has This Ever Happened to You? The other day one of our broth- ers while on the mission of enlist- ing a new member into Seattle Lodge was hit with the following statement: "I'm a busy person. I don't want to join if I can't be active." Sure, our brother recognized this as a stock retort, and here was his reply. "Henry Adams once said, 'He too, serves who only stands and cheers.'" Of course, we want you to be an active member. But if you don't have the time, that's all the more -eason to help in the only other way possible: your membership! The dues are small and we need your support. B'nai B'rith serves you and yur interests whether you are active or not. There are many like you who join because they say: "The least I can do is be a mem- ber." The moral of this lesson--there is no valid reason not to belong to Seattle Lodge B'nai B'rith. Make your friend a Brother Seattle Lodge Membership Campaign in Full Swing With 'the visitation of Max Kro- loft as guest speaker at the Gala Membership Bowery nite affair held April 15th, Seattle Lodge swung into high gear for the spring acquisition campaign. Membership chairman Ellis Levin assisted by our very able brothers George Can- tor and Hank Finkel did a grand job for this affair, and feel that we will atain our goal of one hundred and twenty-five new members. The contest to determine the greatest number of members is real hot, and our President, Howard Michel is still out front. The sur- prising factor is that as busy as Howard is with the duties of his office he still manages to always find time to bring new members l into our lodge. Why not all the membership become infected with some of this spirit, and make the goal a sure thing with ease? Bits About the Brothers Did you get a look at the vest George Canter had on at the last meeting?--How can you miss him? By the way George "How was the mustard?" Hats off to Audrey and Irving Lewis for the swell spread of strictly kosher sandwiches they arranged. They really took every pain to see that the arrangements were in accord with Seattle Lodge policy of serving at meetings. Biggest surprise of the meeting, was the presence of Bill Himelhoch and Mark Harris after so many centuries. Welcome home Brothers! Keep on coming! For A Job Being Done Well Ed Brashem and his Boy Scout Committee of Brothers AI Pearl John Machlis, and Bob Adler, Nate Prupis, Gerry Goldman, Charley Lesser, Martin Pick, for the swell work on the Veterans Service Com- mittee. Seattle Lodge still gives our hospitalized vets the best. In- cidently Gerry Goldman is taking over the Lodge Blood Bank. Give him a hand by giving a pint. Our B.B.Y.O. Committee functioning in high gearas usual under the Chair- man Phll Posner with the very capable assistance of Sam Soule and Irv Schaff, Important Issue To Be Discussed At Save the date- May 27, Thursday Seattle Lodge Meeting The highly controversial issue of whether or not a "Hebrew Day School is the responsibility of the whole Jewish community" will be the subject of a discussion on the floor of the May 5th meeting of Seattle Lodge of B'nai B'rith. The affirmative side of the ques- tion will be discussed by Dr. Ruth Levy, well known psychologist and community leader. Dr. Levy recent- ly served as chairman of the Jew- ish Education Committee of our local Community Council. The negative side of the ques- tion will be discussed by Mrs. Ber- nice Stern, well known community and civic leader. Mrs. Stern is on the Executive Board of the Feder- ated Jewish Fund and Council, and is well known for her interest in Jewish affairs. After the discussants conclude their remarks and rebuttals, the audience will be permitted to ask questions and make statements. The meeting is open to the entire com- munity. This meeting is in line with the policy of Seattle Lodge B'nai B'rith to bring vital questions and issues to light on the floor of its meetings as has been stated by Howard Mi- chel, president. Merle D. Cohn, past president, is in charge of the dis- sion as a member of the program committee. B'nai B'rith Aid To Israel An 8-point program of aid to Israel has been unanimously adopt- ed by the B'nai B'rith, it was an- nounced here by Philip M. Klutz- nick, president of the order. The action was taken by the Adminis- trative Committee, interim govern- mg and policy-making body of the B'nai B'rith, at its session at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel last week. The meeting, attended by 50 rep- resentatives of B'nai B'rith from all parts of the country as well as Canada and South America, was devoted to policy, decisions on re- ports submitted by a number of B'nai B'rith committees. The B'nai B'rith Israel program calls for direct voluntary participa- tion of B'nai B'rith men and women in the following efforts: 1. Creation of a B'nai B'rith For- est near Jerusalem. Trees will be planted in a special section of the Great Martyrs Forest, established by the Jewish National Fund to commemorate the six million vic- tims of Nazi persecution. 2. Gift lunch boxes will be sent to Israeli school children in order to provide them with one supple- mentary meal a day. Endorsed by the Ministry of Social Welfare of Israel, this effort is expected to pro- "Pay Your Dues Now" THINKING OUT LOUD By Howard Michel, President Last week it was my pleasure to vsit with one of our Seattle Lodge sponsored AZA Chapters, and that evening I felt a resurgence of all that is good in our community, for here were young men with the de- sire and willingness to learn and to teach. Here were our AZA boys realizing their place in our com- munity and the obligations and duties they need perform to make for a better way of life for them- selves and their families. However, there was one thing that did disturb me and which I had to recognize. That was the attitude of some of the parents in what their own children are doing. These boys are assuming man-size responsibilities, and through their work in AZA are seeking their place in the pattern of our Jewish community, but unless the parents also take their place of responsi- bility they are being unfair to their children. AZA may teach them and guide them, but the assistance of the parents is needed to make such a program complete. To those parents that are not to- day members of our Seattle Lodge B'nai B'rith I say, "You have a place in our lodge, and you should stand up with all other men and be proud to be called a Brother, for you will be the guide for our youth, and should supply the en- couragement that will make them proud of their Jewish name, and their Jewish heritage." American Jewish Tercentenary As one of the national events of the Tercentenary, nationwide atten- tion will be drawn to a ceremony incident to the erection of the new B'nai B'rith building in Wash- ington, D.C., sponsored by the Henry Monsky Foundation, where exhibit halls and libraries open to the public will be available for the portrayal of such contributions in literature and art. If any B'nai B'rith members or friends have any documents, mementoes or collec- tions which pertain to Jewish Life in America, on subjects of relevant interest, please write a description of such material and send to the office of our secretary at 724 Sea- board Building. If sufficiently important, these articles will be placed on display in the Exhibit Hall of the new building. It is understood that these manuscripts and other records will be kept in perpetuity and will be- come the property of B'nai B'rith. vide extra rations for more than 50,000 undernourished Israeli school children. '3. Continued cooperation and par- ticipation of B'nai B'rith member- ship in the Israel bonds drive. 4. Sponsorship of the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 5. Sponsorship by the Women's Supreme Council B'nai B'rith Chin dren's Home in Israel. 6. Sponsorship of the B'nai B'rith Veterans' Rehabilitation Center in honor of Chaim Weizmann in Tel Hashomir, Israel. 7. Development of a special in- formation service to keep the B'nai B'rith membership informed of the progress of these efforts in behalf of Israel. 8. Establishment of a permanent B'nai B'rith Israel Committee, through which all efforts on behalf of Israel will be channeled. Only 14 Days Left... for Seattle Lodge Members to Win an AWARD . . . for Writing Only 300 Words on the Topic- "Is Our Freedom Secure?" WRITE YOUR ESSAY NOW--and Submit It NOT LATER THAN MAY 3, 1954 To: Don 1. Kapner, Chairman Americanism and Civic Affairs Committee Seattle Lodge No. 503, B'nai B'ritb 724 Seaboard Building, Seattle 1, Wash.