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DECEMBER 28, 1942 THE TRANSCRIPT PAGE THREE Norwegians Hide 300 Hunted Jews WASHINGTON (JTA) --The Of- fice of War Information quoted a report from the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter stating that about 300 Norwegian Jews who escaped deportation to Poland are being hidden from the Nazi police by friendly Norwegians. "Besides hiding these Jews in the countryside, Norwegians have start- ed collections of funds for Jews still remaining in Norway," the pa- per reported. The Nazis issued an order to the Norwegian police to confiscate such collections and to arrest all persons connected with them, the report stated. The suggestion that the Jews of Finland be allowed to seek asylum in Sweden is made by the Swedish newspaper Arbetaren, according to a report received by the O.W.I. The newspaper said that while Finland hasn&apos;t "been compelled" to adopt any anti-Jewish laws as yet, Jew- ish refugees there are threatened with "the same cruel fate" as the Jews in Norway. Would Enslave Jewish Women ISTANBUL (JTA) -- A demand that Jewish women be mobilized for forced labor was voiced in the Hungarian parliament by a Buda- pest deputy, Agoston Eitner, it was reported here. At the same time Either attacked the Jews who have been sent to forced labor at the Soviet front, : charging that they are "demoraliz- ing" the Hungarian troops. Accord- ing to reports reaching here recent- ly there are almost a quarter of a million Hungarian Jews attached to labor and penal battalions on the Russian front. Goebbels Dubs Jews Allied Fiftb Column LONDON (JPS) -- Dr. Goebbels has launched a new anti-Jewish campaign, employing press, radio, mass meetings and street demon- strations to broadcast propaganda to the effect that the Jews are the "fifth column of the Allies" in all Nazi-occupied countries, that they endanger the existence of the Nazi order and that they must therefore be exterminated. The campaign is directed not only against the Jews, but also against French, Dutch, Belgian, Czechoslo- vakian and other individuals who assist the Jews. F.D.R. SIGNS BILL WASHINGTON tJTA) --President Roosevelt signed a bill giving per- mission to naturalized wives and children of citizens living abroad for governmental, religious, charit- able and similar reason, to remain outside the country for as long as necessary without losing their citi- zenship. Ordinarily, naturalized citi- zens lose their American nationality by staying in foreign countries more than five years. WAR DAMAGE INSURANCE NOW AVAILABLE! The Free Protection formerly provided by the Government must now he replaced by War Risk and Bombardment Insurance Applleatlons Now Being Ac- cep4ed on a Non-Profit Baals. RATES $1.00 PER THOUSAND Call Us At Oneel LIPMAN & ESFELD SEATTLE BREWING & MALTING CO. Since 1878 * VC'asbington's Oldest Industrial Institution * Emil Sick, Pres. INSURANCE, EXCLUSIVELY! SMITH TOWER MAin 2841 Hadassah Sends Miss Szold $5000 For War Work As Birthday Present FAMOUS PAIR: Wendell L. Willkie, American "civilian ambassa- dor," and Miss Henrietta Szold, founder of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, shown talking together in Miss Szold's study in Jerusalem, Palestine, during Willkie's one-hour visit with her recently. Miss Szold celebrated her eighty-second birthday on December 21. Though he had a crowded itinerary which allowed for but one day in Palestine, Willkie "made time" to talk things over with the "First Lady of Zionism," who wrote that she found it refreshing and stimulating to meet this world-famous American. < NEW YORK (Special).--A birth- day gift of $5,000, to be used for any phase of war work she indi- cates, was sent from here by Ha- dassah, the Women's Zionist Organ- ization of America, to Miss Henri- etta Szold, its founder, who cele- brated her eighty-second birthday last Monday hard at work in Jeru- salem, Palestine. where she is at present head of the Youth Aliyah (immigration) Bureau and a mem- ber of the group's War Emergency Committee. More than 600 chapters through- out the country have planned "working celebrations" of their founder's birthday. In many. spe- cial child welfare and Youth Aliyah fund-raising functions are planned. In others, "luncheonless luncheons" to raise funds for Hadassah's war emergency feeding project are be- ing held. A cable received this week from Miss Szold contains a heart- rending plea to save the Jewish children of Europe from "the gruel- ling, barbarous persecutions of the Nazis." The Youth Aliyah Bureau, which holds 2700 certificates for Jewish refugee boys and girls, is at present attempting to arrange safe transit routes for them through the few remaining neutral terri- tories on the continent. Miss Szold, who was born in Bal- timore, Md., December 21, 1860, has been called "the First Lady of Zion- ! ism." The daughter of Rabbi Ben- jamin Szold, noted Talmudic schol- ar, she was one of the first teachers to initiate Americanization educa- tion for refugees in this country at the end of the nineteenth cen- tury. On the occasion of her eighti- eth birthday two years ago she was cited as one of a hundred outstand- ing women of the century for her work as head of the Youth Aliyah Willkie Stresses Synagogue Need NEW YORK, (3TA)--Emphasiz- ing that a better world can and must be built after the war, Wen- dell L. Willkie urged the Jewish people to "keep the lights burning in the temples" they have built all over the world, in an address to a dinner at the Hotel Waldorf-Astoria, marking the hundredth anniversary of the Congregation Rodeph Sholom here. Other speakers at the dinner in- cluded Governor Charles Poletti, who reiterated his advocacy of a Jewish army; Borough President Edgar J. Nathan, Jr., of Manhattan, and Dr. James G. Heller. Poletti read excerpts from a message from President Roosevelt congratulating the congregation on its hundredth anniversary. Special ceremonies marked the conclusion of the three- day celebration. BEVERLY HILLS 4JPS)--Work- ing on the theory that the United States would go to war with Japan to avenge the death of its greatest film idol, the military clique in Tokyo plotted to kill Charlie Chap- lin ten years ago, it was disclosed by the film comedian in a newspa- per interview. He said that while he was visiting Japan in 1932, the ter:orist group placed his name on their death list together with that of Premier Inu- kai who was assassinated in May of that year. Chaplin said his life was spared because he was attending a wres- tling match with one of the Pre- mier's sons on the night the assas- sins struck. Japs Plotted r Lehman Explains Chaplin's Life Job's Importance NEW YORK (JPS) -- Describing Baltimore Ends Its Best Drive his new duties as Director of For- eign Relief and Rehabilitation, ex- Governor Herbert H. Lehman said that "every project. I don't care t, hat it is. to be successful must be justified from an economic as well as a social standpoint." In an interview published in the New York Times Magazine he de- clared that by helping the peoples of Europe "'we shall in turn be help- ing ourselves." While the work of feeding the liberated countries will be gov- erned primarily by a humanitarian" motive, Lehman emphasized that "the bread that we cast upon the waters we shall find after many days." He declared that the major share of the work under his administra- tion will have to be done after the war ends. Finns Deny Nazis Demand Refugees NO MORE REFUGEES WASHINGTON (JTA)---Cuba laas admitted all the refugees that it has been able to absorb, President Ful- gencio Batista told a press corffer- ence. He added that visa and citi- zenship applications were suspend- ed last summer as a defense meas- ure and remain suspended. movement, which has rescued some 8500 Jewish children between the ages of eleven and seventeen to date. Miss Szold undertook this lat- est project at the age of seventy- five. In 1939, she became a member of Hadassah's War Emergency Com- mittee, which now administers a country-wide network of war health, child welfare and social service activities in cooperation with allied medical authorities in Palestine. BALTIMORE (JTA) -- The com- pletion of the most successful cam- paign ever held by the Associated Jewish Charities of Baltimore was announced here by Harry Green- stein, executive director. Total subscriptions of $617,000 were secured against a quota of $585,600. The Jewish charities of Baltimore raises its funds exclu- sively for local purposes. National and overseas needs were provided through the Jewish Welfare Fund which held its campaign in the spring. STOCKHOLM, (JTA) -- Denying previous reports, the Finnish Gov- ernment stated officially that Nazi Germany has not demanded the extradition of Jewish refugees re- siding in Finland. It admitted, how- ever, that some "criminal refugees" have been dealt with by police authorities Buy War Bonds NOW!