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I Deadhne Nov. 21 T-'vMB='I: 17, 1952 -- H-]S -AN 99,5713 S-]ATTLE, WASHIN(TON t 7OLUME 'NO. 5 Seattle To Welcome Behor Sitreet, Israel Minister of Police, on Dec. 2 Behor Shalom Sitreet, Minister of Police of Israel, will arrive in Seattle on December 2, to speak at the Olympic Hotel in behalf of the $500,000,000 State of Israel Bond Drive. The ST-year-old Police Minister is alging a nation-wide tour under sponsorship of the State of Is- rael Independence Bond Drive. The life of His Excellency Behor Shalom Sitreet, Minister of Police i Israel, reads like an exotic tale lUYstery, adventure and intrigue. eteetive, criminologist, rebuilder of Israel's penal code and prison aystem, his career has been studded ith bizarre and remarkable inci- ents that surpass the excitement of a Hollywood spy thriller. The son of a prominent Sephardic erehant-farmer whose family had .e to Palestine a century and a s.a. tf earlier from Morocco, Behor Itreet was destined for the Rabbi- hate. But after graduating from the Alliance Israelite Universelle arid from the Yeshivc, he comprom- ed With his family and became a aCher and a leader in the early lOmst movement. The academic life, with its rou- tine activity, was not exciting enough for Sitreet, who volunteered for the British Army in 1917 when it entered Palestine and was as- signed to the police. ,r SUch was the beginning of a ca- b eer Which has made of Sitreet a e.g.endary figure throughout the 'vucldle East. As a sergeant, he :at through a rapid training ,r .v.Urse in police duties and military r irl 1 given by an Egyptian officer, r f,.u Within three months was ap- t ooated Sub-Lieutenant in charge r of Tiberias. Early in 1918 he be- t ea. e Commissar of Police for the lberias Sub-District, and by 1919 r  . Arab official at Irbid had put a  rlce of 100 on Sitreet's head, since ii Was a member of a commissionxa fixed ,..t the boundary between r}lsan and Tirat Bent Aluwan of ii ransjordan. "reet was in DUring the 1920's St Charge of "the apprehension of high- way robberies" as the official rase had it, served as Superin- ndent of the Fingerprint Bureau of the Criminal Investigation De- [:rtment in Jerusalem, and began thffCquire a fabulous reputation as tter nemesis of criminals and mur- ers. cut - as well and served through-  ne 1930'' a Senior Police . gistrate, aSa:iing the solid ex- [l:r ence that was to stand him in ra't god stead upon the establish- hec:,,.  of the Jewish State, when he ly.c".e the logical head of the new- S eared Ministry of Police. his aCked high on Sitreet's desk in lol',u,,uerusalem office are dozens of relo'raanuals and magazines which ln::. " on innovations employed by enforcement agencies much old- tl'a.[ nan., his own A portion of each Mi, !s spent by the 57-year-old of ;ter in sifting through dozens otis ports in search of new meth- Wo.a_PPlicable to the 4 800 men and 00nder his command. aver'_rlaps most appreciated by the :age Israeli was Sitreet's intro tteti- b]n,, ori of a new mobile service -" 10atterned after the American patrol. Police jeeps With two-way radio trans- cruise major cities 24 hours every day in the week. also established a stream-: lolice laboratory in Tel-Aviv, Within a matter of hours, i evidence can be turned clues in the solution of He insists that prison adhere to dietary laws, and a team of police chaplains on a full-time basis, con- synagogue services behind walls. years of association with who know him as a fair administrator, have to respect their ways, repertoire of Arab folk- Played on his native-style is almost as limitless as his of Israeli folk tunes. he has immersed him- lolice lore and is interna- recognized as a uniquely sleuth, Behor Sitreet still Bibor Sbalom Sitreet maintains his loyal adherence to Sephardic traditions. A distin- guished representative of the Se- phardim of Israel, he is today Vice- President of the World Sephardic Federation, and comes to the United States with an unparalleled knowl- edge of the people and problems of Israel. The $500,000,000 State of Israel Bond Issue in the United States will enable the flourishing new democ- racy of the Middle East to launch a vast expansion of industry and agriculture during the next crucial three years. It will provide the necessary capital for the integration of 600,000 additional newcomers to Israel and enable them to be ab- sorbed into a productive, self-sus- taining economy built along the most modern lines, Israel's Inde- pendence Bond Issue is designed to help the Jewish State add economic independence to the political inde- pendence it has already achieved. Mrs. Irving Anches Ap.pointed to Board Nat,onal Hadassah Mrs. Irving (Reyna) Anches has won recognition for her unselfish and tireless efforts for Hadassah, by appointment to the National Board of the organization. Mrs. An- ehes' wide range of community ac- tivities include in addition to the past presidency of Seattle Chapter Hadassah, the Chairmanship of the Women's Division of the Seattle Federated Jewish Fund and Coun- cil, advisor to Junior Hadassah, and Regional Past President of the Northwest Pacific Coast Region of Hadassah. Mrs. Anches also serves on the National Board of the Wom- en's Division of the United Jewish Appeal. Her appointment to the National Board of Hadassah was made at the recent national con- vention in Detroit. Jewish Committee, ADL Reaffirm Withdrawal From H. C. R. A. C. NEW YORK (JTA)--The Ameri- can Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith made public the texts of resolutions passed during their re- cent concurrent meetings in Chi- cago reaffirming their withdrawal from the National Community Re-i lations Advisory Council, eoordin-I ating body of Jewish groups en- gaged in fighting anti-Semitism. 00Sam W. Tarshis Elected" Member of A. D. L. National Commission New honors have come to Seat- tle's Sam W. Tarshis with announce- ment of his election as member of the Anti-Defamation League's Na- tional Commission--the ADL's high- est governing body which determ- ines all matters of policy for the B'nai B'rith defense agency. The announcement was made by Sam r. Tarsbis Henry E. Schultz, prominent New York attorney and chairman of the executive committee of New York's Board of Higher Education, who was elevated to national chairman- ship of the League following the recent resignation of Justic Meier Steinbrink from that post. Mr. Tarshis thus becomes the West's third member of the League's high policy-making body, the other two commissioners being Jesse Steinhart and Jefferson E. Peyser, both noted San Francisco attor- neys. This top position in the ADL goes to a Seattle man of vast experience in Jewish communal life. Now chair- man of the Washington State Ad- visory Board of the ADL, Sam Tar- shis, has served two terms as presi- dent of the Federated Jewish Fund and Council and currently is presi- dent of Seattle Lodge of B'nai B'rith. Twice president of the Seattle Zionist District, his endeavors on behalf of Israel have placed him on the board of the American Zionist Council. His welfare fund activities have won him recognition as a member of several important com- mitties of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds and his untiring efforts locally on be- half of emigres in the Jewish Fam- ily and Child, Service propelled him to a seat on the board of the United Services for New Americans. He is also a member of the Nation- al Council of the Joint Distribution Committee. At present Washington state chair- man of the United Jewish Appeal, Mr. Tarshis has become a familiar figure to other cities of our state which he has visited on behalf of the UJA and the joint Defense Ap- peal. As an indication of his many- faceted interest in Jewish life, he serves as a member of the Univer- sity of Washington Hillel Founda- tion Board and is a member of the management committee for the Se- attle Transcript. As a member of the League's na- tional finance committee, and as a national vice-chairman of the Joint Defense Appeal, the fundraising body for the ADL and the American Jewish Committee, Mr. Tarshis has become one of America's best-in- formed men on problems of bigotry and the techniques used to over- come and counteract anti-Semitism. He is a member of both Temple de Hirsch and Bikur Cholim con- gregations. Truman Praises Adolph Sabath WASHINGTON, D. C.Adolph Sabath, Democrat from Illinois, who died at the age of 86, just after he had been re-elected to his 24th con- secutive term, was praised by Pres- ident Truman, as the champion of the forgotten man. Whole World Mourns Death of Chaim Weizmann, First President of Israel Chaim Weizmann, first President of the State of Israel, died on No- vember 9 at the age of 77, of a respiratory inflammation of which he had been ailing for more than a year. He died at his home in the citrus township of Rehovoth, where he had been bedridden for more than six months The burial took place on November 11, with Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Halevi Herzog offieiating. Sirens throughout the land sounded a minute-long blast at the hour of the funeral, stilling all traffic and work from Dan to Beersheba. Rabbi Herzog recited ten verses, from the Book of Psalm, chosen so that the Hebrew Initials of each verse spelled out "Chaim Ben Ozer," for Chaim, son of Ozer Weizmann. The coffin was covered with the blue-and-white flag of Israel, and was flanked by eight generals and borne by eight colonels of the Is- raeli army, navy, air force and po- lice on the last short journey from the catafalque, where it had lain !in state since Sunday, November 9, to the grave a few hundred yards away in the garden of the Presi- dent's estate. Chaim Weizmann An estimated 250,000 persons had filed by the black-draped catafalque prior to the funeral service. Chaim Weizmann, born in Motol in Russia, early evinced an over- whelming interest in the problems of the Jewish people, and lived to see his life-long dream of a Jewish State come true---a dream which his work, and his efforts, his states- manship and his devotion brought to fruition. His autobiography, "Trial and Error," tells the story of his never-ending" battle for his peo- ple, and his conferences and diplo- matic conversations with the great of all of Western Europe. A noted chemist as well as a statesman, lae 'was considered by many to be the modern Moses, the man who con- tributed more than any other sin- gle person to the return of the Jewish people to their land. He spent much of his life in England, where he was Professor of Chem- istry at Manchester University. As a scientist he discovered the method of manufacturing Acetone syntheti- cally, and thus aided Great Britain, to whom he gave lhis discovery, in solving a very serious ammunition shortage during World War I. Messages of sympathy from heads of state all over the world have arrived in Israel, at the passing of the First President of the State. It was considered likely that Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of the Knesset, and acting President during Weiz- mann's illness, will succeed him in office. Dave Barry Radio Star]Seattle Zionists to Have C,ty of Hope Annual /Rabbi Mnx Nusshaum Meeting Tues., Nov. 18/-,- - --,-- -l.----,-- Dave Barry, Hollywood radio and] AS 00pea00er nov. zo stage star, will be the guest artist i Mr. Leo A. Meltzer, President of at the first Annual Meeting of the City of Hope Seattle Cancer Guild to be held on Tuesday evening, No- vember 18, at Temple Center, at 8 p.m. Mr. Barry will entertain the members and friends of the City of Hope with an hour-long show in- cluding comedy and song. Samuel H. Golter, Executive Di- rector of the City of Hope, Duarte, California, will be the principal speaker of the evening. A comparatively new group, the Seattle Cancer Guild proudly boasts of the formation of eight Guilds in the Seattle area. The group joins forces with 150 "City of Hope Aux- iliaries" throughout the nation whose membership totals 10,000. Motivated by the opening of the nation's first all-free cancer haven in July, 1951, Seattle women or- ganized to further a program which will embody facilities for early l diagnosis of cancer; free hospitaliz- ation for cancer patients; a fully staffed out-patient department; an extensive research department and a postgraduate medical training course in cancer. The credo upon which the City of Hope has flourished was voiced by Louis Pasteur when he said "We do not ask of an unfortunate, "What country do you come from or what is your religion? We say to him, "You suffer, that is enough. You belong to us; we shall make you well." "Many thousands who know of this admission policy," said Mrs. Herbert M. Meltzer, Pres/dent of the Seattle Cancer Guild, "support our organization because they know that the City of Hope has been dedicated to a single high purpose . . to heal the sick without dis- crtmination and without cost." Mrs. Bertram Schatz, membership chairman, urges the community to attend. No solicitations will be made. A coffee and social hour will follow the meeting. Officers assisting Mrs. Meltzer include Mes- dames Samuel Aronson, first vice- president; Bertram Schatz, second vice-president; Samuel Glant, third vice-president; Irving Jaffee, secre- tary, and Sydney S. Margolis, treas- urer. the Seattle Zionist Organization, hopes there will be a large turnout at the Temple Center on Tuesday evening, November 25, when Rabbi Max Nussbaum, of Temple Israel of Hollywood, will address an open meeting. Rabbi Max Nussbaum of Los Angeles Rabbi Nussbaum is president of the Western States Region of the Zionist Organization of America; a National Vice-President of the American Jewish Congress; Vice- President of the College of Jewish Studies in Los Angeles; and Chair- man of Education for the Southern California Region of the Zionist Organization. Dr. Nussbaum arrived in the United States from Germany in 1940, where he had been eonneedmd with the Zionist Movement from his early youth, and was one of the leading figures of the Zionist Or- ganization in Germany, a member of its Executive Board and its Chairman for the Jewish National Fund. He was appointed to the pulpit of Temple Israel of Hollywood, in September, 1942. During his many years in the United States, Dr. Nussbaum has lectured from coast to coast to hundreds of Jewish and non-Jewish organizations, c i v i c clubs, universities and colleges, and has contributed to the American Jewish Press. He is an outstanding orator, and inspiring leader in !American Jewish life.