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4 THE TRANSCRIPT Monday, April 27, 1964! Between You and Me By BORIS SMOLAR (Copyright, 1964, Jewish Telegraohic Agency. Inc.) COMMUNAL CURRENTS: Leaders of the United Jew- ish Appeal are greatly satisfied with the march of the UJA campaign this year... They feel that more funds will be raised throughout the country in the 1964 drive than in the previous year . . . Pre-Passover giving this year has been higher than last year in communities where the campaign has already been started . . . Espe- cially responsive are the donors of bigger gifts . . . Rabbi Herbert A. Friedman, UJA executive vice-chair- man, has numerous reasons to give for this increased generosity . . . He feels that the fact that the national inaugural conference of the UJA was held this year in Washington, and not in Miami Beach, has stimulated greater giving . . . There was not much publicity given to the proceedings of the Washington conference -- in fact, publicity was avoided this time -- nevertheless those invited to the conference were all greatly inspired by what took place there... And their inspiration has transferred itself to many "communities all over the country . . . Rabbi Friedman found the experience of launching the national UJA campaign in Washington instead of Miami Beach so rewarding, that he makes no secret of his sentiment to make Washington the place for inaugural conferences in the future . . . He also attributes the greater giving this year to the fact that three very important Israelis came to the U.S. during the last three months to address the communities on behalf of the United Jewish Appeal... They were Louis Aryeh Pincus, the able treasurer of the Jewish Agency who made a deep impression in the communities which he addressed during his tour in January; the eloquent Deputy Premier Abba Eban, who addressed communi- ties in February; and the head of Israel's Air Force Ezer Weizmann who took the communities with his charm early in March . . . These three guest speakers have given a strong lift to the campaign in numerous cities and thereby helped to raise more funds not only for UJA but also for local and domestic Jewish needs . . Another factor is the UJA Young Leadership pro- gram which has brought much "young blood" into local leadership. Deputy Premier Eban, who has not been to this country for several years, was very much im- pressed with the hundreds of new young faces he saw in the ranks of the UJA leadership during this tour . . He had never seen anything like that before he left his post in the U.S. as Israel Ambassador in Washington An indication of the good response which the UJA meets now in its campaign was the atmosphere which marked the Midwest and West Coast regional confer- ence of the United Jewish Appeal which took place in the last weeks . . . There are still communities wheie the UJA campaign will start at the end of the sum- mer; however, the certainty exists that the 1964 drive will in total exceed the results of 1963. $ $ ::: SOVIET ECHOES: The discriminations against the Jew- ish religion in the Soviet Union--expressing themselves not only in making difficulties for Jews to bake.matzoth for' Passover--are best seen from a book published in the Soviet Union in the Russian Orthodox Church there ... The book, entitled "The Russian Orthodox Church-- Organization, Situation, Activity," has been published in Russian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Arabic . . . It constitutes interesting evidence of the flexibility in Soviet official policy when dealing with an "approved" religion, as compared to the rigid denial of facilities to Judaism . . . The book shows that the Soviet Government permits the Russian Orthodox Church to maintain contact with dioceses, parishesand Greetings from Tacoma Greetings to All Our Customers La Pore's Shop-Rite Food Store 3118 North 21st SK. 2-3272 TACOMA Cass's Triple XXX Drive-In 924 Puyallup BR. 2-1477 Tacoma Coffee House Roasters Inc. 3700 Center St. FU. 3-2633 Tacoma Staley Locker & Ice Co. Wholesale -- Retail PARTY ICE 6622 So. Tacoma Way Tacoma GR. 2-1711 Tacoma Marine Supply Inc. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL MARINE SUPPLIES @ 759 Port of Tacoma Rd. BR. 2-3223 Double ,Cola Dr. Pepper Bubble Up :Canada Dry CAMMARANO BROS. Tacoma, Washington missions overseas . . . A central Church body is permit- ted to supervise local churches throughout, the 1ISS1 and to maintain contact wth non-Orthodox ChrJsLm communities abroad by correspondence . . . It controls secondary and higher theological establishments which include eight seminaries and two higher academies, in addition to maintaining correspondence course for hun- dreds of students . . . It publishes a monthly magazine, Bibles, religious textbooks, se{mons and patriarchal messages . . . It maintains a candle factory, workshops for production of church requisites like priests' crosses, crucifixes for believers, incense and other religious ob- jects, including icons . . . The book describes in great detail the considerable network of overseas relations maintained by the Church, both with its own constit- uent bodies in foreign countries and with other Christian churches... Judaism, a world religion with a far hmger history and traditions and a wider terrestial dispersion,, is, in contrast, not even a poor relation . . . It is not permitted to maintain any central organization of any kind to link the few synagogues still allowed to exist in the Soviet Union . . . It has no facilities at all for publishing essential religious literature, and no Hebrew Bible, or even a Jewish calendar has been published in the Soviet Union since 1917 . . . It is not permit,ted to establish any contact whatsoever with branches of religious Jewry outside of the Soviet Union . . . Its be- lievers are actively persecuted by the authorities and pilloried in the Soviet press . . . The book published by the Church is liberally illustrated and shows, among other items, Hebrew texts displayed on the walls in a class room at the Church Academy in Moscow intended for students attending lectures on dogmatic theology .. Since the teaching of Hebrew to Jews is prohibited in the Soviet Union, it seems that the only way Jews can learn their own holy tongue would be by studying for the Russian Orthodox priesthood. Avivah Offman Winner for Region In Bible Contest Alfred Munro Elias, an American statistician, pio- neered in the application of formal statistical procedures to the field of baseball in the early part of this century. By 1919 his statistical bureau was made the official record-keep- ing agency of the National and International Leagues. (JTA) Subscribe to Federated Fund Jewish Leaders in hrgenlina Reassured By Govt. Action BUENOS AIRES, (JTA)-- Recent events in Argentina have shown that the situation of tim Jews in this country is serious, but it could have been much more grave if the Gov- ernment had not at.ted firmly against advocates and prac- titioners of anti-Semitism, Dr. :Isaac Goldenberg, president of the DAIA, central body of organized Argentine Jewry, told the Jewish Telegraphic i Agency here. "The DAIA," he stated, "has found a firm and very positive attitude in high Government circles," he said. Dr. Goldenberg discussed also the activities of Hussein Triki, Argentine representa- tive of the Arab League. The offensive started by Triki re- cently against the Jews here, said the DAIA leader, must be viewed in the light of infor- mation in the hands of the Jewish organization, showing that Triki had aimed at form- ing a Nazi-type drive intended to weaken the position of the Jews in this country. Itow- ever, said Dr. Goldenberg, "Triki has overplayed his hand, so that he has even been disavowed by the Egyptian Embassy here, with which he had been formerly in close contact." Nevertheless, Dr. Golden- berg warned, the Arab propa- ganda did succeed in implant- ing certain ideas among some members of the Argentine public. He had raised "veno- mous" questions about sending money from Argentina to Israel th'rough the United campaign; and about alleged Canada Can Learn From Israel Says Alberta Premier EDMONTON, Canada, (JTA) --- Alber ta's Premier Ernest C. Manning told a gath- ering here that Canada could use some of the spiril of lhe people' of modern Israel which, he said, is destined to thrive "in accordance with the pro- raise made to Abraham." Speaking at an awards meeting of the Jewish Com- munity Council attended by almost 600 persons, the Pre- mier described Israel as a "nation in a hurry," attribu- ting this to an "attempt to make up for the lost time of centuries." The Premier had just returned from a tour of Israel. Philadelphia Takes Monument for Jews PHILADELPHIA, (JTA) An 18-foot bronze sc.ulpture commemorating the 6,000,000 Jews martyred by the Nazis has been accepted by the City of Philadelphia as a gift. The monument--the first of its kind in the United States is expected to be placed per- manently in a prominent loca- tion on the West Plaza of City Hall. Until construction and improvement work is com- pleted, it will be temporarily erected on a city owned plot. Do your part--don't wait for a solicitor. Call Federated Fund at MAin 2-8213. Jewish "double loyalty." "It will take great effort to clear up the mess that.,man has stirred up," said Dr Golden- berg. ":" B. C. Teachers Urge End of Teaching Religion in Schools VANCOUVER, Canada (JTA).--Delegates to the Bril- ish Columbia Teachers Federa- tion convention have urged the elimination of compulsory re- ligious exercises in public schools of the province. Under a Public Schools Act, schools must set aside the fir s t : mimfl, es of each school day.t a prescribed Bible reading ' r temtal of the Lord s Praye Using such terms as "far cal" a n d "mumbo - jumbo";; describe the compulsory eX cises, the 1,200 delegates n01 that the schools also were tended by children of Jew Moslem and other faiths. Subscribe to Federated Fu SEATTLE CiTY LIE .... : AVIVAH OFFMAN Avivah Offman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Offman, an 8th grade student at the Seattle Hebrew School, was the regional winner of the National Bible Contest. She scored 68V out of a possible 70 points. Avivah also placed first in the 1962 contest and was runner-up last year. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Lena Pearl. Birgitta Lydzinski, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Lydzinski, a 9th grade student at the He- brew School placed second in the contest. Avivah and Birgitta partici- pated in the Hebrew division of the Bible contest. All ques- tions were given and answered in t-Iebrew. This year's contest was the Fifth National Bible Contest with headquarters in New York. Avivah's outstand- ing record has won her high }raise. toronto Agencies Agree To End Bias TORONTO (JTA).-- Fifteen private employment agencies pledged themselves this week to ignore biased inquiries among clients seeking workers. Dr. Dan Hill, Ontario Human R i g h t s Commission director, said the pledge woul d set a new t o n e in employers" rela- tions, with employment agencies. "It may not completely elim- inate discrimination but it will be a big step," Dr. Hill said. "No employer will be able to call up and say: 'Don't send me ,any N e g r o e s or Jews.'" The pledge provides for the prom- ulgation of a clea r policy of non-discrimination to all su- pervisors and interviewers and for acceptance a n d classifica- tion of job orders from em- ployers based on specifications of fitness, not on race, color or creed Seymour Kaplan On Church Study Series Seymour H. Kaplan, A n t i - Defamation L e a g u e regional director, is a participant in the adult study series on "Church and State: What's at Issue?" at the Magnolia Presbyterian Church, April 26 through 29. The Rev. Dr. John R. Bodo of the San Francisco Theologi- cal Seminary is in charge of all sessions. Issues will include providing public funds to pa- rochial schools and celebration of religious holidays, Bible reading and prayer in the pub- lic schools. Harold ,Meyer PRESCRIPTIONS Two Locations To Serve You i lth & K St. FU. 3-4494 and 49th & S. Tacoma Way TACOMA OLD FINGERS CAN LEARN NEW TRICKIS I THESE ARE THB OLD FINGERS of a man who is learning a new trick--to live again! He is learning to help himself again, to work again, and so--to live again. Once his fingers could make music on a vi- olin. They could hold a child's trusting hand. But they forgot these skills in the days they clawed the fences of a Nazi prison camp. Now--years later--the fingers finally are leaving the prison and so is the man. All this is thanks to a remarkable organi- zation, Malben-a beneficiary of UJA. Malben is the healing arm of the Joint Distribution Committee in Israel. It cares for 51,000 aged and handicapped immigrants-- people Israel admitted gladly-despite the burden they posed. When Israel was born her people pledged never to close the immigration gates. Malben helps make good the pledge with care for social cases. For example: Malben aids 26,000 aged to live normal lives-in their own fiats and jobs. Help in this wonderful work. Give gener- ously to the regular United Jewish Appeal. Give again to UJA's Special Fund. Today. Save More Lives..: Build More Lives United Jewish Appeal I $69,000,000 Regular Campaign and $36,000,000 Special Fund J I behalf o| UNII]D  .IEWISIi aE! It'll F01I IIE]La INI;?..IOINI. OISTRIBUTION Ci0MMITTEI[d, IIEW IORK ASSOCIATION. OR NEW AMERICANS * UNITED HIAS SERVICE IN 1004, UJA MUST 0lYE LIFESAVIH6.AID TO IN ISRAEL--Help immigrants -- new Give newcomer. initial aid... ' Absorb immigrants of previous Aged and lmndicapped immigrants for renewed usefulness. Young people in need of training. hnnfigrant farm settlers struggling nomic freedom. UnskiUed newcomers in development IN EUROPE, OTHER LANDS--Sustain Help with food, shelter, medical cam Assist those who can emigrate to free IN USA--AM and resettl THE UNITED JEWISH Is the Major Beneficiary of the 1964 Campaign Seattle Federated Jew! Fund & Council  1017 4th Ave., Room 202  Seattle, Wash. 98104 i IJ E i I " :3:3 '3 E ,re T" MAy 11, 191 II The 9th t Jewish C Seattle w Sam L ran, 1964 t additio: approac Panel dism the topic, Ch for Sea Th, A1 :e presider Centers embcrs w are G Ans Mrs. r. Addis OSeph Land Ore Schr for the a g u e of now ta "I w amount are rec to the, orthwe 0cal Me L:A. meeting al Excel guest of Will be lled