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4[ THE TRANSCRIPT Monday, December 12, 1960 Hanukah Greetings Northern Products Corp. Terminal Sales Building MAin 2-6677 - SEATTLE SEATTLE SEAFOODS, INC. Pier 61 • MU. 2-215( SEATTLE Branigan's Bakery Featuring SPECIAL HOLIDAY PASTRIES 5506 - 35th N.E. * LA. 2-9826 SEATTLE Greetings McfilNHIS PHARMACY PR. 8-2223 EDMONDS, WASHINGTON RIGHARDSON & HOLLAND, ING, MANUFACTURERS -- JOBBERS BAKERY--CONFECTiONERY--ICE CREAM and SODA FOUNTAIN SUPPLIES Terry Ave. N. and John St. • SEATTLE • MA. 3-7740 Hanukab Greetings WHITE GENTER DEPARTMENT STORE Seattle, Washington Hanulab Greetings HYATT HOUSE HOTEL & RESTAURANT 17001 Pacific Highway South • SEATTLE • CH. 4-6000 Foam Rubber and Floor Covering Specialists R. D. HURST CO. 1400-12th Avenue at East Madison • EAst 5-7200 SEATTLE Best Wishes From McGANN'S MEN'S & BOYS' WEAR 1629 Sixth Avenue • SEATTLE • MAin 3-0227 FARMER'S MUTUAL OF ENUMGLAW Friendly Service Since 1898 FIRE -- AUTO -- COMPREHENSIVE INSURANCE 1460 Wells -:- ENUMCLAW -:- TA. 5-2591 DINING ROOM KUEHNGEL'S DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT ROBERT E. KUEHNOEL 2822 Rainier Avenue • SEATTLE • PA. 3-9321 World-Wide Wire Service SAXE FLORAL FLOWERS J --City-Wide Delivery-- LA. 3-4415 SHOP and GREENHOUSE 2402 East 65th • Seattle Hanukah Greetings e SCHOENFELD NECKWEAR COMPANY MANUFACTURERS OF FASHION CRAFT TIES 2022 Boren Avenue SEATTLE MAin 3-4443 YOUR" CITY LmHT pays over $4,000,000 each year for taxes and other cohtributions to the cost of city, county and state gov- ernment- a sum comparable to the local tax payment of any electric utility, public or private, in the state. In addition, City Light pays another quar- ter million dollars in federal taxes. Yet, at the same time, your electricity from City Light costs less than almost anywhere else in the U. S.- less than half the na- tional average. You live better- for less- electrically, through CITY LIGHT Capital Spotlight By MILTON FRIEDMAN (Copyright, 1960, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.) WASHINGTON The year 1965 will see an Israel in which 240,000 tourists will visit Biblical sites by helicopter and spend an esti- mated $56,000,000, according to a forecast by a United States Government tourism research team. The experts, dispatched to Israel by the International Cooperation Administration, lredicted a sharp rise from this year's estimated 110,000 tourists. Israeli tourism has become big business. Only 3,700 tourists visited Israel in 1948. For 1961 and 1962, the impact of the movie "Exodus" is expected to offer a substantial boost; 1961 is also the 13th anniversary, or Bar Mitzvah year, of Israel. The year 1963 will mark the 15th anniversary of the State. Less increase is predicted for 1964, the year of the World's Fair in New York. By 1965, however, Israel will be firmly established among the world's most important tourist nations, attract- mg non-Jews as well as Jews. But Israel will have to offer improved facilities and prices competitive with other modern tourist countries. According to the I.C.A. report, "Israel is entering the major arena of world tourism" and must "upgrade stand- ards" to foster good will and reap-economic benefits. Urgifig a Knesset subcommittee to promote tourism, the U.S. experts made sweeping recommendations. They voiced concern "that relatively few of the new tourist facilities seemed bold or imaginative in concept, particu- larly adopted to the land.., with the exception of some features of the new Holyland Hotel in Jerusalem, the new Lydda Airport Hotel and perhaps the proposed new Dan Hotel in Haifa." "To compete in the tourist world, Israel needs hotels, motels, and restaurants, and tourist attractions that are exciting and unique to Israel... that catch and raise the spirit," said the experts. They reported "the beach front of Tel Aviv, which should be one of Israel's major tourist attractions, is in distressing condition. The entire area between the Dan Hotel and the new Sheraton Tel Aviv is occupied by rubble and dilapidated buildings.., efforts are needed to improve the condition of the water for bathing." It was suggested that Palm Springs, California, be studied "for ideas that could be applied to Beersheba's resort development." According to the survey, "Beersheba may well have the greatest long-range potential of all of Israel's resort areas . .. and all-year healthful dry desert climate." The experts urged that "Top grade hotels set leadership and establish quality standards which will attract tourists to Israel with their world-wide advertising, prestige and reservations systems." The present shortage of hotel rooms in Te] Aviv was termed "acute." Required at once were 1,000 additional rooms. Improvement of service in existing hotels was recom- mended. The team reported that "many visitors complained that although they had a confirmed reservation, they still encountered considerable confusion and delay at the hotel office." The need for "courteous reception and gracious treatment of visitors" by hotel personnel was stressed. A recommendation was made that at least 12 young Israelis be sent annually on scholarst{ips to a hotel train- ing school in Lausanne, Switzerland. They would return to assume executive positions in Israeli hotels and instruct others. According to the U.S. findings, "the acute shortage of accommodations in key tourist centers is a severe ]imita- tion on the continuing growth of Israel tourism. Many potential visitors are not coming to Israel because of their inability to get suitable places to stay; others who do come are unhappy with the accommodations they receive . ... additional accommodations to relieve the current short- ages andto provide for the expected and potential growth within the next two or three years are an immediate and urgent need." The team decided that hotel facilities, though needed in increased number in the Tel Aviv municipal area, should be spread throughout the country. Hotels were envisaged for the Negev, Ashkelon, the Galilee area, and elsewhere. This would result in a longer visit and greater depth of experience. use of huge helicopters to transport tourists to the, Dead Sea, Massada, and other locations was envisaged. Tourists could fly one way and motor the other. The team "heard criticisms to the effect that guides indulge in too much propaganda for the new State. While the team itself did not experience this, the matter was mentioned often enough by tourists and agents to warrant a word of caution." Israel was found "oversaturated" with domestic travel agents with .consequent low earnings and poor service to travelers. The Israel Government was urged to limit travel agents' licenses, particularly in the Tel Aviv area. The team recommended greater emphasis on tourism from Europe and Latin America. A strong recommendation was made for a reduction in air fares between European points and Israel. According to the team, "the apparent conflict of inter- ests between the Israel Government's efforts to develop tourism on the one hand, and to foster the national air and sea carriers on the other, should be resolved. The team found considerable evidence indicating that the efforts of Israel's own air and sea carriers, E1 A1 and Zim, to strengthen their market position has at times discouraged the aggressive promotion of tourism to Israel by other carriers." Accordingly, the team decided "that the objectives of tourism be clearly defined at the top level, and where these objectives interfere with the legitimate interests or survival needs of the national carriers, the needs should be met by means which do not penalize tourist growth." In general, the study lauded the achievements of the last five years in developing tourism. A potentiality for much greater growth was stressed. B,-..N.i.. 12.nltlmann l in the Congress elections and to ,, uuaJv., ,AV.N,,,U,,,, ' ese .... . i pr nt znelr candidates. Clash Again on Future I Dr. Goldmann, giving a lec- --- -- ....... & /ture in Tel Aviv on the forth Ut rlOfllSl Movemnm 'co - , / mmg Congress rebuked the Jerusalem (JTA) -- Speaking!Prime "" • - minister 1or his criticism from'different platforms but on of t" • - ...... • t ne presen Zionist move the same topic, rmme minister m ........ " _ -  ,.  ea neinsiseahatthe move- David Ben-urion ann r ±a- m "" • -...  - - " • I ent still had a two-fold rots- hum .kioiamann ciasnect agalnlsio n ......... to Drmg o israel the last week on the future of the man-"Jewsnv Zionist movement, y who need anctuar "y or wish to go to Israel and to The Prime Minister remarked bring thoae Jews remaining in in the Knesset, Israel's Parlia- other countries closer to Israel ment, that he doubted that the so that they would regard Israel adjective "Zionist" ,was ap- as a "center and basis" for the propriate for the forthc0ming,life of the entire Jewish people. 25th World Zionist Congress. The world Zionist leader at- He added he was willing "to lgue d that while the Prime Min- advise my friends not to recog- ister has not said so openly, he nize this Congress as "Zionist,, I intended that the Israel Govern- but that my friends do notJment would take over the share this view." functions of promoting settle- The Prime Minister made his met in Israel and Hebrew ed- comments in reply to a question ucation in Jewish communities from Joseph Serlin, General , other countries. Dr. Gold- Zi6nist Knesset member, who mann said this would not be ac- asked whether the Prime Min- cepted b y any Government ister was aware that two Mapai,abroad and least of all by Jews Cabinet members had presented!in other countries. their candidacies for the Con- I No Time to Change gress in lists abroad. Hewas re- I He added that even if one ferring to Finance Minister lwere to accept the contention Levi Eshkol in Britain and that the present form of the Minis t e r of Education Abba Zionist organization was not Eban in Belgium. ideal, any attempt to create a Name Does Not "Fit" new organization would cause The Prime Minister replied chaos and leave a vacuum in that he felt "nobody should be Zionist activity. Not only could a candidate for the Zionist Con- Israel not prevail in such a vacu- gress since that name does not urn, Dr. Goldman said, but the fit the Congress[" However, he Jewish people as such could added, others think otherwise not continue in view of the re- and have a right to participate laxation of religious ties. Chanukah: A Time for Heroism (Continued from Page 1) of Judah, who fought from the hills and mountains against lhe Syrians. The victories of the Maccabees make for exciting reading, yet I doubt that many of the people who mark Chanukah take the trouble of ever reading the Books of the Maccabees, or pay attention to the reign of the Hasmoneans after the sons of Mathathias cleansed the Temple in Jerusalem and drove out the enemy from the THE JEWISH QuIz BOX By RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX (Copyright, 1960, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.) QUESTION: What is the "Poroches?" where the Torahs are stored. The term is found in the Bible (Exodus 26:31,33) where its function is delineated in the following manner: "And the veil shall divide unto you between the Holy Place and the Most Holy." The term comes from a root meaning "to separate" and hence signifies a partitioning veil or curtain. The "poroches" in the synagogue is thus sym- land of Israel. Chanukah, here, is a gay holiday, connected with "Chanukah gelt," partying, going perhaps to the Chanukah Festival for Israel in Madison Square Garden. Still, the theme of heroism must also inspire the Ameri- can Jew, as it does the Israeli. The Jew in Israel calls himself--although not publiclythe modern Maccabee, and the history of Israel during the past thirteen years is eloquent evidence of the justice of this label. This, too, is why the Israelis in the kibbutzim, on the land, in the factories, in the Negev, in newly built Beersheba, in Eilat, and in the Galilee, walk with such pride and, yes, even arrogance. They are living history and they feel again, with justice--that the achievements of the Maccabees were no more impressive than their own. What is more, Israel is full of Jews from Europe who survived the concentration and extermination camps, as well as Israelis who fought the Arabs and who experi- enced the loss of family members in that fight. Thus, they all walk proudly in Zion and thus there is peace, and not unrest, in Zion. American Jews are aware, too, not only of the Mac- cabees of Judah's time, but of the accomplishment of the Maccabees of Israel. They accept the Maccabee concept easily, without strain. And they are aware of other degrees and kinds of heroism, for they have been subjected to an enormous barrage of booksndvels, documentaries, an atmosphere for heroism, and so Chanukah moves forward among the holidays, not backward. It is not different for a Jew be he American or Israeli--to identify with a holi- day which stresses military victories and heroism. For example, John Hersey's "The Wall," a best-selling book and now a hit play, is terribly sad, and yet it ends on a defiant note, just enough defiance to suggest heroism. The pile of books about Jewish heroes and survivors--in Elie Wiesel's "Night"in Andre Schwarz-Bart's "The Last of the Just"in Meyer Levin's "Eva"--these all help us to build in our own minds a realization that ours has been a heroic age, even if it has been a bloody and disastrous one. Heroism, then, is what we most admire, and it has been prominent in our era. Thus, we equate Chanukah with adventure, with accomplishment in the face of odds and even death in the face of a cruel enemy. Because the American Jew lives a dual life in some ways through his effort to maintain a Jewish identity in an overwhelmingly, non-Jewish environment--he some- times finds it difficult to relate his Jewish holidays with contemporary American life. It is not easy for the modern American Jew to recite the prayer for dew with any sense of immediacy; he may also experience a sense of bewilder- ment over other holiday customs and prayers. But Chanukah marks a celebration he can understand, even if it came in midsurhmer, and not in the December period of Christmas. We understand the non-passivity of the Maccabees and the modern Israelis. We understand the heroism of many Jews trapped in the Hitler camps of destruction. We understand why the synagogues and temples and social centers find it pleasant and useful to mark Chanukah with extreme intensity. Children, to whom holidays must be made attractive, respond warmly to a Jewish Maccabee, to tales of Israeli heroism, to valor generally. And Chanukah is the story of a valorous people at the peak of their heroism, a heroism clearly translated into modern terms, we have studied about the Maccabees, but we have lived through other Jewish heroisms, in recent, vivid and unforgettable years. This is why Chanukah is so important to us all. JEWS IN SPORTS By HAROLD U. RIBALOW (Copyright, 1960, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.) (Continued from Page 3) round progressed, and in the last seconds put on a rally of his own. In the second round Jordan timed a Cohen rush and dropped the Jewish fighter with a left hook for a count of nine. The second time Cohen went down was the result of a push rather than a punch, but the third and final time came with another left hook. In New York there is a rule: three knockdowns in a round and you are finished. Cohen was finished. And apparently he'll never make it big. Not enough chin. This is not related to courage. The chin is weak, even if the heart isn't. CHESS The United States team came in second in the final round standings of the chess Olympics in Leipzig, East Germany. The American team was runner-up to the Soviet Union.There were some unusual developmentsi'n the tour- nament which may be worth reporting. Mikhail Tal, the world champion and another in a tong line of Jewish title- holders, was beaten for the first time in the eleventh and final round. He lost to Jonathan Penrose, the British cham- pion. The American team consisted of Bobby Fischer, William Lombardy, Robert Bryne and Arthur Bisguier. The Americans performed brilliantly and beat out eleven excellent teams from countries which specialize in chess. ANSWER: "Poroches" is the bolical of the curtain that sep- name given to the curtain or arated the "Holy" from the veil which usually hangs over "Holy of Holies" in the ancient the Holy Ark in the synagogue Temple. Hanukah Greetings RAINIER FOODLINER 8323 Rainier • PA. 2-1949 SEATTLE BEACH PHARMACY HARRY OTTERSEN JR. 6416 32nd Ave. N.W. SU. 3-5211 • SEATTLE Robby's Restaurant BOB ALBRIGHT 5303 1st Ave. S. at Bennett SEATTLE Compliments HARTSOOK STUDIO 1406 Second Avenue MAin 4-1840 • SEATTLE Greetings From MARSHALL SARAN SUPERIOR HOUSE CLEANERS, INC. ME. 3-5515 • SEATTLE Archway Home Style Cookies I --AT YOUR GROCERS-- We Use Pure Vegetable Shortening Only B. F. 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Jewish War Vels To Elect December 13 Seattle Post No. 686, Jewish War Veterans of the United States, will hold their next reg- ular meeting on Tu,esday, De- cember 13, at 8:30 p.m. in the Jewish Community Center, at which time election of officers will be held. On Sunday, December 18, at 2 p.m. the JWV will make their annual Chanukah visitation to Kline Galland Home, 7500 Sew- ard Park Avenue. Past Com- mander Mike Green, general chairman, and Quartermaster Hy Osier, co-chairman, ask that all members make a special ef- fort to be present. Many Jewish veterans have asked and are asking, "Why a separate organization of Jewish Veterans?" Abe Bridge, Corn= mander, Seattle Post No. 686, JWV of the USA would enlight- en them with the following in- formation. JWV does not compete with or isolate itself from other vet- eran groups in the American community. While it is true that the general membership of veterans groups vigorously de- cry,, bias, the requirements of their vast inter-denominational membership do not permit them to give precedence to legal, leg- islative and educational coun- ter-measures in the fight against discrimination. B e c a u s e its membership is among the first to feel the effect of the attack on the loyalty and the patriot- ism of minority groups, JWV must take a primary interest in exposing the lies and falsifica- Ubns of the bigots' accusations. By its very existence JWV con- stitutes an obstacle to totalitar- ian ambitions in the United States, for JWV denies member- ship to avowed or proven Com- munists and Fascists. JWV vig- orously resists attempts by fol- lowers of either doctrine to play off Christian against Jew, white against Negro. As the patriotic voice of American Jewry, JWV and its Ladies' Auxiliary par- ticipates in programs which pro- mote racial and religious coop- eration with their comrades in other veterans organizations. The membership drive will continue until January 1961. Members having prospects are asked to notify Commander Bri.dge, EA. 2-2776, who will contact them personally.' WASHINGTON (JTA). United States Army authorities have informed the Jewish War Ceterans of the U.S.A. that an investigation has been launched in the issue of the employment by the United States of an ex- Nazi general, whdse remarks about Jewish victims at Dachau caused an international contro- versy. IRWIN BRENNER If It's Made of Paper or Plastic We Have It 2326 First Avenue • SEATTLE • MAin 3-4348 Greetings Front Aggie's Hook &Ladder 4200 University Way .--. SEATTLE .--. ME. 3-3562 Greetings From MILWAUKEE SAUSAGE CO. 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