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Page Eight THE TRANSCRIPT December 9, EtlITIE AT HHME "Slightly High" At the risk of seeming provincial, it is my feeling that thos( portions of "Slightly High," the Council musical revue presented November 23 and 24 at the Patomar Theatre, which were conceived and written by our own local talent, were the most entertaining portions of thq show. "Diversify," written by Dr. Tom Miller and Lorraine Millar of Seattle, and sung by Barbara Hanan, was the hit of te show. Irving Sternoff and Adele Bui'nett in "I Still Get Jealous" and Mildred Gardner and Eddie Sherman in "Old Soft Shoe," both num- bers seen at the Casting Party staged before tile arrival of the pro- fessional directors, were also show-stoppers. As a/ways Roy Rosenthal's flair for Comedy came across both in his singing and dancing as a Sugar Daddy of the Charleston era, and in his skit with Minnie Bernhard as a couple of "ladies" travel- ing to Ceylon. Dr. Harve Kaufman was hampered by poor material in his two l comedy numbers. Bernice Lurie, Leone Kaufman and Goldie Jaffe put tbe "Three Curvettes" number across with real gusto, and the singing of Barbara llanan, Lillian Lerner, Leon Israel and Irving Sternoff was good enough for any professional musical comedy. Phreda Staadecker's rendition of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" came as no surprise, but Sally Levine's performance in the same number was equally good. Her voice and her personality both came across successfully. Professional direction was evident in the dancing numbers and in the tempo of the entire performance. The show.never dragged, and the ladies and gentlemen of the chorus never missed a step. A " ' ..... good evening s entertainment, and if spontaneity was sacrificed to professionalism, one should not complain, since a lot of people had a good time for a good cause, both in front of and behind the footlights. A New Look at Education Sputnick 1 and 2 have jolted our military experts, but they have also made us take a second look at our own educational system. Now in addition to worrying whether "Johnny Can Read," we are also asking ourselves, "Can Johnny Add?" Part of the answer may be found in the New Yorker cartoon which says: "This week they launched the Sputnick, but we launched the Edsel." Another part of the answer may be the difficulties of security and clearance that McCarthyism and fear put in the way of attracting scientists to government service. One can only hope that the pendulum does not swing too far, and that the humanities and the liberal arts are not sacrificed alto- gether on the altar of furthering tim race between East and West-- a race where American power is accompanied by so much ignorance of world politics, and Russian power by so much arrogance. Music in Israel Fred and Minnie Bergman write from Haifa that Israel is an Ideal winter resort--better than Palm Springs or Miami Beach, since in addition to sunshine, and bathing in the Mediterranean, one has the opportunity to hear great music, with such soloists as Leon- ard Bernstein, Isaac Stertt, Erica Morini and Arthur Rubinstein playing with the Israel Symphony. Last Sunday's "Omnibus" TV program gave us Leonard Bern- stain's own version of his trip to Israel. We saw Bernstein as a musician and as a to'urist-- conducting a series of concerts dedicating thenew Frederic R. Mann Concert Auditorium in Tel Aviv, touring a friendly Arab village, visiting Israeli army reunions, where he listened to the singing of Yemenite girls, and giving Israeli young- stars a music lesson--they sang Hebrew songs for him, and he taught them a Yiddish song. We heard excerpts from "Schelomo" by Ernst Bloch and "Israeli Festival" by the young composer Noam Sheriff. One felt proud of both Israel and Bernstein at the conclusion of the program. C. S. N. NEW YORK (JTA) -- Charle S. Zimmerman, a vice-president of the international Ladies Gar- ment Workers Union and chair- man of the Anti-discrimination Department of the Jewish Labor Committee, has been appointed by George Meany AFL-CIO pres- ident, to be the head of the AFL- CIO's national committee dealing with racial and religious dis- crimination. CLASSIFIED ATTRACTIVE JEWISH HOME, Excellent Kosher Meals. Wtll furnisll room and board at $95 per month and up. 923 23rd Avenue North. Mrs. Polo Lewin--Tel. Fr. 1102. KOSHER STYLE Room a-nd Board. Older citizens welcome Hot Mlfieral Baths; Homey, friendly surroundings and TV. LOUIS HOTEL, Box 338, SOAP LAKE, WASH. PH. CH. 6-2471 FOR RENT--Room in nice Jew- ish home; handy neighborhood on bus line. Call FR.anklin 2149. FOR SALE: Two separate, choice view lots, MERCER ISLAND. Owner, FR. 6534. ERIC ARNOLD, formerly of Bu- chenwald Concentration Camp, Germany, would like to locate former comrades, the Weiss brothers, from Vienna, Austria. All were released in 1938 and came to this country. Anyone having information concern- ing them, please write Mr. Ar- nold, at 419 Park St, Itenton, Wash. ELDERLY RETIRED Jewish gentleman "wants comfortably furnished room In private fam- Ily; with board, if possible. Can give references. Please write immediately tO Jacob K ! | n e, 719-15th Ave. N., Seattle 2, Wn. i i GENERAL ITZHAK RABIN HERE FOR BOND DRIVE General Itahak Robin, one of Israel's leading military figures, who is In charge of his ountry s Northern Com. mend, is now in the United States in behalf of the State of Israel Bond drive. The holder of maqy of Israel's most coveted military honors and decora- tions, General Rabin is addressing meet- ings in major cities to aid the drive for $75,000,000 in Israel Bond sales during 1957 to sFeed economic development. Houston Rabbis Supporl Court on Disegregation HOUSTON, Tex. (JTA); Six Houston rabbis joined 173 cler- gymen of other denominations in this city in urging all residents to support the United States Su- preme Court decision on deseg- regation of public schools. The statement was issued a day after a Federal District judge directed the Houston School Board to in- tegrate its schbols. : ,, Premier Rejects Neutralism JERUSALEM (JTA)--Appear- ing in the Parliament of Israel for the first tilne since he was wounded there by a madman's hand grenade, Premier David Ben Gurion--his injured leg still shoeless---closed a foreign policy debate .by firmly rejecting the leftwing's proposals that Israel alter its foreign policy in the di- rection of neutralism. The Pre- mier was upheld in a vote of 63 to 12, after his 70-minute address Explaining in detail the rea- sons why the Israel Govern- ment found it impossible to adopt a neutralist policy, the Premier voiced a long and sharp criticism of the Soviet Union--noticeably much sharper than his remarks opening the debate a month ago. Mr. Ben Gurion, summing up instead of Foreign Minister Golda Meir, who is at home nursing her injured foot, hurt in the same bomb attack, insisted that Israel's position in the interna- tional situation was markedly improved over what it was two years ago. lie assailed and re- jected all prophecies of d o o m and trumpeted his faith that the free nations still have the power to deter aggression. Most of his biting oration was aimed at refuting tile remarks of leader of the Mapam, a member of the government coalition, and Jochanan Bader, fiery deputy of the opposition Herut. Only dur- ing the first few minutes, as he paid tribute to the memory of Col. Nehemiah Argov, his mili- tary aide who committed suicide two weeks agowhen he wept openly--did the Premier appear to be other than tile biting, slash- ing prophetic figure so familiar to the Knesset membership. H. U.C. Establishes Institute in N.Y. For Advanced Jewish Studies CINCINNATI (JTA): Hebrew Union College  Jewish Insti tute of Religion, will establish an Institute of Advanced Jewish Studies to intensify scholarly studies of religion, particularly in relation to the facets of mod- ern civilization, Dr. Nelson Glueek, president of HUCJIR, announced last week at a meet- ing of the college's board of gov- ernors at the conclusion of the four-day National Leadership Moshe Sharett Will Address UdA Annual Meeting Dec. 14 MOSHE SHARETT, former Prime Minister and Foreign Min ister of the State of Israel, will arrive in the United StateS next week to appear as principal speaker at the Annual No" tional Conference of the United Jewish Appeal, which takes place December 14 and 15, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel i  New York City. He will address more than 1,000 Americas Jewish leaders meeting to plan the UJA's 20th life-savi campmgn on behalf of needy Jews overseas, and thousand,s of refugees streaming into Israel The Conference will se goals for the 1958 drive, elect officers and wind un this vearl S regular and Emergency Rescue Fund campaigns. Delegate} will also hear the report of the t00-man Fourth Annual uJA Overseas Study Mission recently returned from an on-the" spot survey of all programs bein conducted by H.TA.snorl" sored agencies. UJA funds are used to finance 'the 'wori of ree constituent agencies--the United Israel Appeal, the oint Distribution Committee and the New York,AssociatiOn, : r lew Amermans. lhe United Jewish Appeal is the largeS eneicmry Agency of the Seattle Jewish Federated Fund i ana uouncil. Mobilization of Reform Judiasm , The Institute will be opened News Briefs in New york and will offer MILWAUKEE (JTA)--A or- scholars and thinkers an oppor- tunity for individual and collect- mer member of the Milwaukee 'J lye research and study. The Young Judea, now on a year. board also voted an appropria- study visit in Israel, was revealed. tion of $100,000 to add a fifth this week to have donated blOOd floor to the college's building in to Mosho Shapira, Lhe Minister New York for additional it- of Religion, in his fight for l'e" brary, classroom and faculty of- covery from the critical wounds ice space, he suffered in the October KneS" THE ANNUAL CHANUKAH FESTIVAL of the JEWISH NATIONAL FUND Sunday, DECEMBER 22, 1957-- 8:15 p.m. OLYMPIC BOWL OLYMPIC HOTEL will present as a SPECIAL FEATURE: Prof. Walter Clay Lowdermilk (one of the world's greatest authorities on soil conservation and land reclamation) and Mrs. Inez Lowdermilk (a great humanitarian and a good-will ambassador or the State o] Israel) A Dessert Supper Consisting of Cookies, Ice Cream and Coffee Will 'Be Served After the Program SUBSCRiPtiON $2.00 PER PERSON set bombing. Harvey L. Altshul in a letter to his parents here, Mr. and Mrs, : Morris Altstiul, wrote that he eel i unteered when a public aPpe for persons to come in fok bl 0o* typing was made. He was disco." ered to have blood type O, whiCrL is a universal type for tran sfu" sion. purposes. WASIIINGTON (JTA) -- Tle Department of Health, EducatiO and Welfare revealed this weeg that it has agreed to nay an aS" timated $61,000 towarcl the c O; struction of a new nurs]ng hem at the Jewish Convalescent I-IO[ pital in Baltimore. The total c of the project, which provides ta convalescent home with a neh 34-bed facility adjacent to hal exis.ting one, has been estima! e at $220,950. TEL AVIV: A new school ia the growing network of edtlt tional facilities for immigr': youth in Israel was o ened las* P le week by ORT at Gan YarnS, r new school will provide vocatiOi, a 1 instruction to immigra: , youngsters in the primary schOO The U.S. government last Y made a grant of $50,000 _," equipping the school work shP' NEW YORK (JTA) .... American Jewish Review, aJ fieial organ0f the American ish League for appearance here last 32-page monthly edited by M. Z. Frank tains articles by Louis '(Ttdtets may he obtained by calliag ' Mr, M, N, Ketzlach at EL. 6231 or [r a$y Zionist Orgadation). Dr. Milton Konvitz, berg, Jacob N. Snyder roe Kolatch.