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Page Eight THE TRANSCRIPT June 9, 1958 i EItlTIE fiT HllME ,:.: Israel's Anniversary Celebration Continues In spite of the threats of revolution in nearby Lebanon, borde] clashes with Jordan and Syria, and the uncertainty of the situation in Algeria, visitors to Israel continue to write with enthusiasm of the spirit of the people, the celebrations and festivals that continue, and the dynamism and courage of the country. Seattle's Committee for Israel's Tenth Anniversary Celebration, under the chairmanship of P. Allen Rickles initiated a trip to Israel for Governor and Mrs. Al- bert Rosellini. Joining him on the visit to Israel were Mr. and Mrs. Leo Weisfieid, and last week they were received by Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion in Jerusalem. The Governor and his party spent four days in Israel, touring the country, including the mountains of Galilee, Haifa Bay, the Judean I/ills and the Negev Desert area. They visited U. S. Ambassador Edward Lawson at his Tel Aviv residence. We feel sure that tile Governor.and Mr. Weisfield will have much to tell" of Israel's accomplishments in her first decade on their re- turn to Seattle. In a letter to Mr. Rickles, Governor G. Mermen Williams of Michi- gan who was the main speaker at the Banquet held to celebrate Is- rael's Anniversary in Seattle, writes: "Thanks for the opportunity which you and your good friends gave me to come to Seattle. The Tenth Anniversary Dinner was certainly an inspiring occasion. The opportunity to chat with you, Joe Gluck and all your good friends was a ,wonderful experience for me. I hope we can meet again soon." As.the celebrations continue in Israel, Seattle too has plans fr the summer months--an outdoor concert in late July or August, with Joe L. Woolfe in charge, aided by a large committee. Liberal Journalism Waning In recent weeks, those of us who value the liberal tradition in Journalism, have been saddened by the death of Thomas L. Stokes, noted newspaper columnist, arid of Elmer Davis, newscaster, reporter and head of the Office of War Information during the Roosevelt era. ".O Both of these men typified what Supreme Court Justice William Douglas calls the greatest of American values: "Ideas of freedom, ideas of the dignity of man; the belief that government cannot do certain things to the individual, that his beliefs and his conscience are his own, and it is nobody's business what he thinks." Tom Stokes was the greatest friend that public power had in the newspaper fraternity. He wrote feelingly about Seattle City Light and J. D. Ross about Grand Coulee Dam and the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the impact of atomic energy. Elmer Davis' last book, "But We Were Born Free," published in 1954 bears rereading. In the final paragraph Mr. Davis reminded his readers of the Philistines who feared before a battle that their cause was hopeless. "Realizing that nobody else was going to deliver them, they said to one another: 'Be strong, and quit yourselves like men, and fight. And they did fight and delivered themselves. So may we; but only if we quit ourselves like men. This republic was not established by Gowards, and cowards will not preserve it." C. S. N. Three Dolls from Jerusalem... Two youngsters play "house" at the kindergarten of the Bakka Settlement Houses, a pro jet! Of th, Mizrachi Women's Organization of A'merica, in Jerusalem. 'J'he kindergarten is one of a network of social service facil, /tics caring for childrcn of working mothers in major itics througi out Israel. NEW YORK: The tIadassah Pil- grimage sailed for Israel aboard the S.S. Jerusalem last week, to participate in a series of events marking the 10th anniversary of 'the establishment of [:rael 'Among the dignitaries seeing the Hadassah Pilgrimage off .t the pier ware former Senator Herbert H. Lehman,. general chairman, of the American Com- mittee for Israel's 10th Annivcr- DENVER (JTA)America's first Jewish-sponsored, free, non-sec- tarian mental health hospital was announced here. The National Mental Health Center will utiliz 1he facilities of the Ex-Patients Sanatorium in Denver, which will continue its Half-century old pro- gram of reha.bilitation of suffer- ers of chest and chronic diseases according to John Streltzer, Col- oradoState Representative and aary CelebratiOn, and His Excel- president of both institutions. levcy Abba Eban, Israel ambassa- than 2,000 persons were on hand dor to the United Staten. More to bid "ben voyage" to the group. ACCURATE DRY CtEAmnS WE CLEAN WITH PERCHLORETHYLENE OR SOLVENT OUR CHOreS on tEAW IT WiT. US Cleaning in the 2510 E. Cherry EA. 3-8844 BONNEY-WATSON COs J. E. Drummey, Pros. FUNERAL DIRECTORS -"Beautiful Things Need Not Be Costly" r 1.702 Broadway EAst 2-0015 A Fresh Look at Anti-Semitism By BORIS SMOLAR (JTA) A fresh look at ati-Semitism in the United States was taken by the American.Jewish Committee at their three-day annual meeting which started on May 25. A confidential report on how Christian communal leaders feel about accept: ing Jews as business associates, in their clubs and in their homes was discusse.d. The'report culminates a study conducted by the Ameri- can Jewish Committee to determine the attitudes of influen-. tial Gentiles in this country towards Jews. Christian bankers, industrialists, real estate operators and top Gentiles in busi- ness and social life were interviewed in a city with a popula- tion under 500,000 where the Jews constitute 10 per cent. The question about their attitude towards Jews in general was approached very casually amidst other questions posed. From the replies it was estab- lished that their attitude towards Jews in general is rather friend- ly. Even the most hostile among them consider Jews "very able people," and "very strong family people." Many of them were es- pecially impressed with the facts ,that Jews are "very liberal with their own people" and raise large sums for Jewish philanthropy. Despite the general aura of friendliness, some of the leading Christians made pretty disagree- able remarks about Jews during the interview. Virtually all of them stressed that Protestants, Catholics and Jews work to- gether magnificently for common causes, but go their separate ways in socializing. This was explained by "first family socialites," with the fact that at parties one "can- not mix" everyone with Jews therefore, they are not invited !into homes. As to not admitting them to certain clubs, the mildest explanation was that "this is more of a tradition than any- thing." On the whole, the ,persons in- terviewed seemed to look upon Jews as a "different kind" of peo- ple. The interviewers we/e struck by the frequent mention of "money" or "Dollars" in talk of Jews, which indicated that the wSrd "money" has become deeply imbedded in the Gentile's image of Jews. The "clannishness" of Jews was also menlioned by a number of interviewees. Others gave left- handed compliments, to their Jewish friends by stating that "they are not aggressive like some Jews," or "they are not as grabby as most Jews." There were other comments of this kind showing that mental reservations against Jews still exist even among Christians who get along well with individual Jewish ac- quaintances. SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)-- Marcus C. Sloss, leading Jewish figure on the West Coast, philan- thropist and former justice of the Califoffnia Supreme Court, died here last week at 89. He was a president of the Jewish Welfare Board and was active in the American Jewish Committee. CLASSIFIED FOR RENT: 2-bedroom unfur- nished brick duplex; redeco- rated; close to Talmud Torah, Jewish shopping district, and bus. $65.00. EA. 2-1704. No Guarantee JERUSALEM (JTA) --The United Nations Truce Super- visory Organization recently refused to guarantee the safety of an Israel Foreign M i n i s t r y representative for whom Israel asked permission to attendthe UN questioning of Israel witnesses in the Mt. Scopus clash of May 26. Israel had agreed that the UN investigation be limited to questioning of Israel witnesses inside the Hadassah compound on Mt. Scopus after Jordan had refused all proposals for a three-way joint investiga- tion. But Israel asked that Joseph Tekoah, head of the Foreign Ministry's Armistice Division, be permitted to go to Mt. Scopus to attend the ques- tioning of Isr a el witnesses. UNTSO officials replied they could not guarantee Tekoah's safety while crossing from new to old" Jerusalem, a state- ment unprecedented in UNT- SO's brief history. Prof. Martin Buber Honored in New York NEW YORK  The belief that the people of modern Israal are truly dedicated to God and will eventually solve their current difficulties with their neighbors, was expressed here in an address last week by Dr. Martin Buber, internationally famed philoso- pher and religious leader. Speaking before 1,000 persons at a meeting arranged by the metropolitan chapters of the American Friends of the Hebrew University, to honor him on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The Israeli scholar, who is Pro- fessor Emeritus of Social Philoso- phy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalm, and now in the United States delivering a series of lec- tures as visiting professor ht Princeton University, said that he dislikes the appelation of pro- phet since "we live in an era without prophets." Dr. H. Richard Niebuhr, the prominerit Protestant theologian, paid tribute to Buber as a "Pro- phet of the soul and witness to the truth." Others who paid trib- ute to Buber were .,Father Gus- tave A. Weigel, Catholic theolo- gian, and James Marshall, former president of the-Board of Educa- tion of New York City. COMEDY AND MUSIC EN ROUTE TO SEATTLE Jack J. Engerman and Zollie M Volchok of the Northwest Re- leasing Corporation are deter, mined toy keep Seattle enter- tained during the summer. The charming, dapper Maurice Chevalier plus his straw hat will appear here for one night only Monday,,June "23rd, 8:15 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre. Entirely different, the Ricky Nelson Show which the whole family will enjoy is scheduled at the Orpheum for two perform- ances on June 18 to take place at 6:30 and at 9:00 p.m. Jazz lovers will revel in the Jack Teagarden Dixieland Band coming to the Moore Theatre the evening of July 27. Tickets for the three shows are available at Sherman Clay, 1624 Fourth Ave. or may be ordered by mail from the Moore Theatre. Enclose remittance with stamped addressed envelope. Town of Askelon, Gift- Of S. African Jewry To Israel Government JOHANNESBURG, ( J T A ) South African J e w r y will pre= sent the core of a town in Israel to the Israeli Government within the next six months. Ten years after laying out the basic communal buildings, parks; and 900 home, the South African Jewish Appeal, the Union's Zion-" ist Federation and the South Af- rican Jewish Board of Deputies; decided to give the town of Aske- Ion to the Israel Government as a gift of S0uth African Jewry. In the flush of enthusiasm fol- lowing upon the proclamation of the State of Israel, the South Af- rican communal organizations or- ganized a company to plan, fin- ance and build a "garden city" in Israel as a demonstration project for future urban development in the .Jewish State. "Ar "I .ldar," a the town planning and housing company was called, drove through with its plans even though the final costs were three times the original estimates. WASHINGTON (JTA)--Max- well Rabb, a Jewish attorney who has served on the White House staff since the start of the Eisen- hewer Administration, has re- signed, it was announced last week. He will leave his post as Secretary of the Cabinet. The 47-year-old Bostonian will join the New York law firm of Stroock and Laban as a partner. He identified himself with Jew- ish causes during his service as Secretary of the Cabinet. NEW YORK ,([TA)Govern- ment grants totalling $1,510,000 to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical research were' an- nounced here by Dr. Leroy E. Burney, Surgeon General of the United States The researches, into the physi- cal processes of aging in man, will be carried out over five years, U. S. AID FOR HEBREW UNIVERSITY. American A;nbassador to Israel, Edward B.Lawson, presents check for first instalhncnt on grant of IL 200,000 to Dr. Michael Evenarl, Vice President of Hebre University. The money s from U. $. Information Media Guarantee Counterpart Funds, will be usel for the University's School of Education to be named for the late John Dewey, famous U. $. philosopher and educator. The School is sponsored' : on4 supported with funds by the National Cuncil of Jewish Women. ltrom left to right: I. Herman, Hebrew University Seeretary.CaeraI,Dr, Evenari, Mr. Lawson and Dr Alexander Dushkin, Director of the Scheei i: of Edu6ation.