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i i Seattle Public library ' ...,o.,o.L Next ,:;LL:; ' ::T ,, I Deadline  u Pi.l CATI[ I July 10 JULY 6, 1953 -- TAMUZ 23, 5713 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON VOLUME XXI, NO. 16 FROM AMERICA TO ISRAEL For Mrs. Karolina Yekov and her five children, immigrants from Bulgaria, the CARE kosher food package presented to them by the Tel Aviv Welfare Department as a gift from friends in America will mean noUrishing food to supplement their meager diets. Symptomatic of Israel's PrOblems is the fact that 10 per cent of Tel Aviv's population  some 12,000 families -- must receive aid from the municipality. CARE: (Cooperative for American Remittances to Everywhere, Inc. FREDERICK & NELSON, Seattle CARE is supported by the JDC which is represented in Seattle by the Jewish Federated Fund & Council. A SERIOUS PROBLEM At the last meeting of the Fed- erated Jewish Fund's Campaign Executive Committee held on June 23, Richard Weisfield, chairman of .the 1953 effort, expressed his serious concern with the apathy in the Progress of the campaign with the With the result that "Money" cards are not being covered or, if they are covered, are not being turned in. $275,000 has been pledged to date. This perennial problem is a thorn in the side of any conscien- tious campaign leader and yet it seems to be an almost inherent characteristic of all community Campaigns, whether it be Minne- apolis, San Francisco or any other. If we fail to reach last year's to- ta! we are rle:sfuOrres a frdifmfiC:  time, With the p sides for funds. "There can be no let-down until the last card is contacted," said Mr. Weisfield. "All our efforts for I the remaining pledges is essential, in order to complete the campaign effort. The clean-up is being waged against a back-drop of Soviet anti- semitism which has given a grim determination to make every pledge COunt. Failure to help now might result in a great loss of life. The fund keeps hope alive for the fear- ridden Jews behind the Iron Cur- tain." As matters stand today, the cam- Paign has entered its most crucial Phase. Success or failure of the drive hinges on the coverage of these pledges that must be seen Without delay. "Failure will mean but one thing; reduced help to the State of Israel at the most critical stage in its five Years of existence; reduced help to the many agencies--health, wel- fare, religious, Jewish community relations--and local institutions-- Which depend upon our all-in-one drive to carry out their important activities and which will suffer if we are not able to provide for their minimum needs," said Mr. Wets- field. "Our Federated Jewish Fund and Council represents the very essence and basis of the Jewish community. It cuts across all differences in Jew- ish life, and supports causes of direct concern to every Jew. In the interest of an early and successful COnclusion of our drive and in be- half of the causes dependent on the OUtcome of our campaign, I appeal to all workers to see their remain- ing prospects at once," concluded Mr. Weisfield. Seattle Chapter Formed Of Alliance Universelle The American Friends of the Al- liance Israelite Universelle, Inc.,i was launched at a well-attended meeting last Sunday at the Sephar- dic Bikur Cholum Congregation. Mr. S. Cherniak, of New York and Paris, executive secretary of the organization, spoke and stressed the need for support of the or- ganization, one of the oldest Jew- ish groups in existence, which for almost a century has provided edu- cation for Jewish boys and girls in the Near East and Morocco where their existence as second and third- rate citizens, denied them public education. The group attending the meeting responded generously by joining and forming a local chapter to further the work. Mr. Morris B. Hanan, chairman for the evening and representative of the Alliance in Seattle for many years, was appointed chairman of the Chapter; Dr. Harry S. Tarica Mesdames Rose Alhadeff, Nessim S. Adato and Victor Capeloto, vice- chairmen; Mrs. Ralph Capeluto, re- cording secretary; Mr. Samuel Ben- aroya, financial secretary, and Mr. David J. Behar, treasurer. The responsibility of the Chapter is to spread information about the work of the Alliance Israelite Uni- verselle, secure members, and in- terest the Seattle Jewish com- munity in its program. Jewish Austrian Claim To Be $50,000,000 TEL AVIV, (JTA)--Dr. Nahum Goldmann, who arrived here today, reavealed that the Jewish organiz- ations now engaged in reparations talks with Austria will claim from the Austrian Government $50,000,- 000 for damages to Jews under the Nazi regime. Dr. Goldmann emphasized that there are good prospects for the outcome of the Austrian-Jewish ne- gotiations. He pointed out that it is highly important to seek improve- ment of the existing restitution laws in Austria as well as to assure that payments will be made to individ- uals claiming compensation. The Austrian Chancellor, Dr. Julius Raab, has expressed his hope that the negotiations will conclude suc- cessfully, Dr. Goldmann stated. Finaly Boys Back ,n France HENDAYE, France, (AP)--Gerald and Robert Finaly, Jewish war or- )hans whose baptism and removal to Spain by Roman Catholics created a religious-political furore, were returned to France today to live with a wealthy French Jew until they are old enough to choose their faith. Spanish authorities at San Sebas- tian, Spain, handed the two lads over to a representative of Pierre Cardinal Gerlier, Catholic Arch- bishop of Lyon and Primate of All Gaul, who met them at this French Spanish border town. The young brothers--Robert is 12 and Gerald 10--were spirited last February from one Catholic insti- tution to another until they crossed into Spain to thwart a court order for their return to their Jewish aunt, Mrs. Hedwig Rosner of Gedera, Is- rael. This was done despite strenous ef- forts by Cardinal Gerlier and the church hierarchy to effect their re- turn--efforts which even were com- municated as high as Pope Plus XII. (Ed. note--According to Jewish sources, the return of the boys was promised on condition that they be raised in France and not in Israel.,) Bermuda Club Denies Barring Jews From Becoming Members LONDON (JTA)--The president of the Mid-Ocean Club of Bermuda, !site of the forthcoming meeting among President Eisenhower, Prime Minister Churchill and a rep- resentative of the French Govern- ment, has denied charges that the club bars Jews from membership, Reuters reported here today. The l dispatch from Bermuda quoted Sir Howard Trott, head of the club, as saying that the club had Jewish members and that it barred Jews and non-Jews alike who were not "satisfactory." In Commons yesterday, Sir Win- ston clashed with two Laborites who charged that the club discrim- inated against Jewish guests and asked that the site of the meeting be changed. Sir Winston stated that he had been "assured" that the club did not discriminate against Jews, but would examine any evidence to the contrary offered by Ian Mikar- do, Labor M. P. Arabs To Establish Propaganda Office In Washington WASHINGTON (JTA)--The Syr- ian Embassy made known today that it will participate in the estab- lishment of an Arab propaganda bureau in Washington and a large Arab exhibition in New York City. From Beirut, it was reported that the Lebanese Cabinet voted to es- tablish an office to organize a boycott of foreign companies that have branches in Israel Supreme Court Makes Momentous Ruling WASHINGTON (JTA)--The Su- preme Court today ruled that a home owner may not be sued for violating an anti-minority covenant. .The court acted on a case which involved an agreement restricting non-white from occupying property. Three neighbors of a California woman had sought damages from her because she sold her property in such a way that a restrictive ra- cial clause was not included in the deed and Negroes later moved in. The Supreme Court said it would not permit or require California to "coerce" the respondent to pay damages for failure to enforce in- equity. Walter D. Heller, San Francisco businessman and civic leader, has been named chairman of the Na- tional Jewish Welfare Board's Armed Services Committee for the 6th Army Area. He succeeds Col. Jesse C. Colman, also of San Fran- cisco, Vcho has been active in JWB's work since World War II. I RABBIS MAKE TV HISTORY I Sig Mickelson (center), Director of CBS TV News, explains the operation of a television camera to (L-R) Rabbi Harold H. Gordon, General Secretary of the N. Y. Board of Rabbis, Rabbi Solomon J. Spiro, Program Director of the Union Orthodox Congregations, Mlsll Isabel Redman, producer of CBS-TV's religious program "Lamp Unto My Feet" and Rabbi Bernard J. Bamberger, former President of the Synagogue Council of America, at the CBS-TV's studios last week. This demonstration took place during the first TV workshop in hill- tory for Rabbis, conducted by the CBS-TV Network under the spon- sorship of the N. Y. Board of Rabbis and the American Jewish Committee, N. Y. Chapter. Every technique of television production was covered by top CBS-TV experts for 60 Rabbis from six states who registered for the 3-day course. SENATOR LEHMAN SPEAKS (From an article by Jos. Brainin in B'nai R'rith Messenger) "Let us look for a moment at the forces which are gathered under the banner of the McCarthy brand of anti-Communism ... They are among the most vicious in America today... They are forces which are responsible for the bigoted and intoler- able provisions of the McCarran Immigration Act... "They assassinate characters by associations... They pil- lory innocent men and women by reason of activities per- formed long ago in another era when such activities were neither criminal nor reprehensible... They engage in witch- hunts against the wholly innocent, using bits and scraps of insubstantial evidence, taken completely out of context, as a basis for accusation of treason... "They turn neighbor against> neighbor, religion against religion, and whole bodies of our citizens against the government and the in- stitutions of government . . . "They desecrate the memory of the dead, making charges which cannot possibly be answered from the grave . . . They befoul our na- tional heroes and besmirth the hero- ism and sacrifices of the past. All this to enhance their own prestige, in the name of anti-Communism." The above quotation is from an address by Senator Herbert H. Leh- man before the National Commis- sion of the Anti-Defamation League, which bestowed on him its 19521 award for outstanding service. Any student of political trends will have to acknowledge the un- mistakable truth in the Senator's wise observations. The usually re- strained voice of the Democratic '' Senator from New York uses strong words, yet no one looking objective- ly at the present political climate in the United States will deny that theY are appropriate. What is still more slgnlLieant is that this climate is generated by dulY elected representatives of the AMerican people and not by sub- (Continued on Page 6) LET'S FINISH THE JOB I. THE SUCCESS OF THE FEDERATED JEWISH FUND'S CAMPAIGN DEPENDS ON "CLEANUP" WORKERS AND THOSE WHO HAVE NOT CONTRIBUTED Can you afford to forget: 1. The thousands waiting to enter Israel? 2. The new immigrants entering our own Community? 3. Our own crucially needed local services? 4. The defense of our own rights as Jews in this Country? If you have not given yet-- Search your consciencel 5. Can you pass up your duty as a Jew to: 6. Your brethren in peril behind the Iron Curtain? 7. The upbuilding of Israel as a haven? AND 75 Jewish Causes? Send your contributions today to Seattle Federated Jewish Fund Campaign . . 725 Seaboard Building, Seattle 1, Washington MAin 8213 CAMPAIGN WORKERS: The Cards in your Pocket rep- resent Human Lives in Danger. Please clean up your Cards Now!