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TT ' , c. W1SB V V Vol. 93 -No. 16 Second Class Postage Paid at Milwaukee. Wisconsin MILWAUKEE, WIS., MAY 29, 1964 Per Year $7.50 Eshkol Rebukes Khrushchev's Offer to Provide More Arms for Nasser; Declares Israel Ready for 'Regional Disarmament1 LONDON (JTA) Soviet Premier Khrushchev told Egyptians, in the presence of President Nasser, that Israel was a "menace" not only to the Arabs but to the whole world. The Soviet leader spoke at a mass rally in Port Said where he laid a wreath at an obelisk marking the 6,500 Egyptians killed in the 1956 Suez campaign by Brit-tain, France and Israel. In a speech in Cairo, he promised Egypt that if the Nasser Government asked for arms, "we shall supply them." Morocco Urpes France to Oppose Water Plan PARIS (JTA) The Moroccan Foreign Minister, Ahmed Balafred, appealed to French Foreign Minister Maurice Couve de Murville, on behalf of all the Arab states, for action by France to oppose Israel's National Water Carrier plan. The Moroccan told the French Foreign Minister that action by France to prevent Israel from implementing the project, which will tap the Jordan river through Lake Tiberias, "would be greatly appreciated by the Arab states and would fur-t h e r Franco-Arab friendship." He said, when he left the conference, that he had also conveyed to the French Foreign Office and to the French government the decisions on the issue taken by the Arab summit conference in Cairo in January attended by Arab kings and chiefs of state. Other reports from Cairo said that Nasser had been urging Khrushchev to join Egypt in an ultimatum to Israel to implement the 1948 United Nations resolutions and abandon its National Water Carrier project which is to tap the Jordan River through Lake Tiberias. The penalty for Israel's refusing the ultimatum, according to the reports, would be severance by Russia of diplomatic relations. At Port Said, the Soviet leader also said that "a reasonable and just solution must be found for Palestine." He said the Franco-British goal in the 1956 campaign was destruction of Egyptian independence. (Continued on page 3) Years Ago From the Pages of The Chronicle June 2, 1939 Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim I. Rubin, N. 45th St., announce the birth of a son on May 30 at Mount Sinai Hospital. Mrs. Rubin is the former Ruth C. Grodin. A surprise birthday party was given for Miss Selma Schnoll, W. Mitchell St., on Saturday, May 27, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fodiman, N. 9th st. Among those present were Messrs. and Mmes. Dave Schnoll and Sol Schnoll; Misses Esther Spitz, Florence Stein, Ethel Drapkin, Lucille Cohen, Lillian Boxer, Florence Lifschultz and Esther Weinstein, and Messrs. Ben Hirschbein, Joseph Fielkow, Henry Silverstone, Milton Mitz, Sam Schwartz, Harold Holtzman, Julius Kohler and Milton Schnoll. The Bar Mitzvah of Emanuel Hassel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis B. Hassel, N. 47th St., will take place Saturday morning, June 10, at Temple Beth El. A reception for relatives and friends will be held June 11, from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 11 p.m. No cards. Miss Claire Elsas, daughter of Mrs. Eugene Elsas, Shorecrest Hotel, recently returned to the city from New York, where she had been doing post-graduate work at Columbia University. WORLD'S FAIR, N. Y. (JTA) One of the smallest national pavilions helped to give the New York World's Fair the biggest day since its opening when more than 100,000 Jews from many cities flocked to the grounds on Sunday to glory over the Jewish Palestine Pavilion and mass in demonstration against British policy on the Holy Land. ALBANY, N. Y. (JTA) Governor Lehman this week signed the Hanley-Heck bill, banning wearing of uniforms like that of the German-American Bund, and the Devany bill barring from civil service and teaching positions persons advocating overthrow of the government by force. NEW YORK (JTA) Prof. Albert Einstein, in a radio address ! ganization, appealed for Arab-Jewish amity and counseled that reason should prevail over dis-; appointment and embitterment" j with regard to the new British j policy in Palestine. i JERUSALEM (JTA) -Prime Minister Levi Eshkol expressed his regret over Soviet Premier Khrushchev's offer to provide more arms to Egypt, and declared Israel is ready now, as always, to "join in any endeavor for regional disarmament" in the Middle East, provided such an effort were coupled with "mutual inspection." Mr. Eshkol made his statement in Israel's Parliament. He did not mention Mr. Khrushchev by name, but referred to the offers of more arms to Nasser, voiced by the So viet leader the last two days dur ing his current visit to Egypt. The Israel government regrets, Mr. Eshkol told Parliament, that, "despite Nasser's aggressive dec larations with regard to Israel, he benefits from political support and arms supply from sources usually propagating peace and co-exist e n c e. Those aspiring to world peace must support also regional peace. "Arms in the hands of Egypt today bear neither an anti-imperialist nor a national liberation mission, but are directed in accordance with Egypt's declared poli- AFL-CIO Executive Says Mr. K. Incited Arabs WASHINGTON (JTA) The AFL-CIO executive council charged that Soviet Premier Khrushchev was deliberately i n c i ti n g the United Arab Republic to aggression against Israel. The C o u n c il said in a public statement that Khrushchev's visit to the UAR was "a hate-breeding tour" designed to encourage President Nasser's ambitions to dominate the entire Arab world. The Council noted "with dismay that the hope of the peoples of the world for peace and the efforts of our country and its allies for a genuine detente have been severely jarred" by the Khrushchev tour of the UAR and his abusive statements there. Notice was taken by the Council of the continuing flow .of Soviet ultra-modern weapons to the Egyptian armed forces. cy toward an anti-Israel war serving also Nasser's aims to dominate neighboring Arab countries," Mr. Eshkol continued. "All this negates fundamentally the peaceful co-existence idea accepted by Russia and the West alike." Reiterating Israel's readiness to join a regional disarmament move coupled with mutual inspection, he noted that Israel never introduced new weapons into this area. "But," he said, "as long as Israel's enemies are not ready for disarmament, Israel must and will f ,o r t i f y her deterrent strength, which is needed for the preservation of the peace." Mr. Eshkol also reiterated the fact that Israel's sole objective in nuclear develop-m e n t is aimed at research for peaceful purposes. In that context, he was replying to recent press reports abroad that stated that not only Egypt but Israel as well is engaged in the development of nuclear weapons. Dr. Franck Dead; Helped US to Develop A-Bomb GOTTINGEN, Germany (JTA) Dr. James Franck, the German-Jewish scientist who shared in the Nobel prize for physics in 1925 and fled Nazi Germany in 1933, died here while on a visit from the United States where he helped to develop the atom bomb. Dr. Franck held the post of Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago. New Shecliitah Method Announced by ASPCA; Accepted by Rabbinical Council NEW YORK (JTA) A new method for preparing and handling animals for slaughter, so that shackling and hoisting are eliminated but the needs of kash-ruth are not violated, was announced here by, the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. According to ASPCA president William Rockefeller, the society "worked out its solution of a worldwide problem with complete respect for the 4,000-year-old Jewish ritual of shechitah, kosher slaughter." In a statement by Rabbi Israel Klavan, executive vice-president of the Rabbinical Council of America, the announcement was hailed as "a dramatic breakthrough" and an "unprecedented contribution" as well as a "considerable economic saving for the meat industry." Worked With Leading: Rabbis Both Mr. Rockefeller and Rabbi Klavan pointed out that the ASPCA has been working with leading rabbinical figures for more than a year, through the Joint Ad Top Israel Award Will be Presented Charles Lubofsky Pioneer Bond Leader to Receive Honor at Commendation Dinner Charles Lubotsky, prominent businessman, one of the pioneering leaders of Israel Bonds in the United States, and a mainstay of the bond effort in Milwaukee from I i . - ) J 1 ;'N (l I i CHARLES LUBOTSKY the very beginning, will receive one of Israel's highest honors, the Commendation Award, it was announced by Avrum M. Chudnow, general chairman of the Milwaukee Israel Bond Committee. Presentation will be made at a Commendation Award dinner in the Coach House Motor Inn on Wednesday, June 17, which coin-cidentally happens to be the birthday of the guest of honor. A distinguished person from Israel will make the presentation. Serving as co-chairman for the Award Dinner are Max Branovan, president of the Max Branovan Shoe Company, and Irving G. Rhodes, publisher of the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle. Mrs. Ben Druch is chairman of the Women's Division, which is taking an active part in the arrangements for the event. Mr. Lubotsky, president of the Charles Lubotsky Tire Company, is known with good reason as "Mr. Israel Bonds" in Milwaukee. He was general chairman for Israel Bonds here for many years. In 1952, Abba Eban, then Israel's Ambassador to the United States, personally named him as one of the key "Minute Men" for Israel Bonds in this country. In that same year he won national recog nition when he received the nation-wide "Big Wheel" Award at a national Israel Bond conference in Atlantic City. Organized First Temple Drive Mr. Lubotsky organized, in Milwaukee, the first Temple and Synagogue High Holiday campaigns for Bonds. He made countless talks to synagogue groups, and has served as the High Holiday Coordinating Chairman for Bonds from the very first. His work led the way for High Holiday Israel Bond programs in communities throughout the country. He visited Israel for the first time in 1962 and returned inspired with new vigor and dedication in his work of stimulating the community to continue and increase its support of Israel's economic upbuilding. "I saw at first hand what the people of Israel have accomplished with the aid of our Israel Bond dollars," Mr. Lubotsky said, on his return, "and it made me tremendously proud. I saw also that our investment in Israel's future is more important than ever now, for Israel has just begun to undertake the real big jobs full scale reclamation and settlement of the Negev desert, for example." visory Committee of the Synagogue Council of America and the National Community Relations Advisory Council. The Synagogue Council embraces the lay and rabbinical organizations of the Orthodox, Conservative and Reform branches of American Judaism. The NCRAC is the coordinating body for six national and 72 local Jewish community relations organizations. Among prominent leaders of the Jewish community who joined Rabbi Klavan in hailing the ASPCA announcement were Rabbi Pinkhas Teitz, of the presidium of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada; and Rabbi Bernard J. Bamberger and Mortimer Brenner, co-chairmen of the Joint Advisory Committee. A letter from the co-chairmen to the ASPCA declared: "We are proud to have had a part in what the ASPCA has done." One of the patents for the new method was given to the ASPCA by the Joint Committee, Mr. Rockefeller said. The patents will be made available without cost or royalty to the meat industry. Meyer M. Cohen Named to UW Board of Regents MADISON Meyer M. Cohen, DePere, prominent attorney and Jewish community leader, was appointed by Gov. Reynolds to the University of Wisconsin board of regents. Mr. Cohen, 60, was named to replace Ellis Jensen, Janesville, for a nine year term until May 1, 1973. He will resign as a public member of the coordinating committee for higher education when he becomes a regent, Reynolds stated. The governor said he expected Mr. Cohen to be seated as a regent without objection. AJCongress Heads Arrested at Fair; Picketed Jordan Protest Mural Painting Termed as "Libel"; to Challenge Picket Law NEW YORK (JTA) Rabbi Joachim Prinz, president of the American Jewish Congress, and 11 other persons, including his wife and other national officers of the AJC, were arrested at the New York World's Fair after they staged a picketing demonstration in front of the Fair's Jordanian Pavilion, protesting against a mural painting in the Jordanian exhibit which they termed "li bel" against Israel and the Jewish people. They were arraigned before Judge Bernard Dubin, of the Criminal Court of Queens County, and paroled without bail in their own recognizance, pending the filing of motions by their special counsel, Howard M. Squadron. He told Judge Dubin he will challenge the constitutionality of the Fair's ban against picketing. The case was adjourned to June 16. Requested Picket Permit Dr. Prinz had previously requested a permit to picket the Jordanian pavilion, and was denied such authorization by Robert Moses, president of the Fair. On Monday, Dr. Prinz and the 11 others appeared at the Fair entrance with picket signs. Policemen told them they would not be admitted with the banners. They then left, the .signs and entered the Fair grounds. Proceeding to the front of the Jordanian pavilion, they started marching to and fro. One of their number, C Irving Dwork, national secretary of the American Jewish Congress, lifted a picketing sign reading: "The American Jewish Congress Urges Peace Through Understand-ing Jordan Incites War Through Bigotry." The Fair's official slogan is "Peace Through Understanding." When a Fair security officer ordered Mr. Dwork to lower the banner, and the latter refused to do so, all members of the group were arrested. All but Mr. Dwork were charged with disorderly conduct. He was charged with "resisting arrest." Those arrested, in addition to Rabbi and Mrs. Prinz and Mr. Dwork, included: Theodore Bi-kel, a prominent singer and actor; Theodore Kolish, a national vice- (Continued on page 3) H. Cowan Joins Welfare Fund Staff Herman Cowan (above) recently joined the staff of the Milwaukee Jewish Welfare Fund as Campaign Associate. In addition to being an integral planner of the HERMAN COWAN campaign itself, Mr. Cowan will be responsible for such related activities as cash collection, the development of the Welfare Fund's foundation and trust programs and in helping to correlate other activities. He brings with him a wealth of experience as a professional and voluntary leader in communal service. A native of New York, Mr. Cowan spent many years in various phases of the florist business. He was executive vice-president of one of the largest commercial painting and decorating firms in the midwest, with headquarters in (Continued on page 3) ( V I Premier Eshkol to Press Peace Aims In Visit to U.S. Will Strive for Basis of Understanding With LBJ During 11 -Day Trip TEL AVIV (Special) Premier Levi Eshkol is expected to strive for an understanding with President Johnson on three principal matters when Mr. Eshkol , ... LEVI ESHKOL calls at the White House this week. Mr. Eshkol will fly to the United States. He is to spend 11 days there. It will be his first trip outside Israel since he succeeded David Ben-Gurion as Premier last year. Invitation by Johnson President Johnson extended the invitation in January when he also invited King Hussein of neighboring Jordan. In seeking a United States-Soviet accord to pacify the Middle East, Premier Eshkol will take up a matter that had been a subject of fruitless discussion between Mr. Ben-Gurion and President Kennedy. Israeli officials believe that changing world conditions have raised hopes and aspirations for an agreement between the two great powers. Accordingly, Mr. Eshkol is expected to urge Mr. Johnson to see to it that any such agreement includes the Middle East. Pending such a development, however, Mr. Eshkol will try to get the President to acknowledge that the effective deterrent to an Arab attempt to liquidate Israel is a strong and well-equipped Is raeli army. Cooperative Research In seeking American help to build a reactor, Mr. Eshkol will take up his own proposal of cooperative research between the two countries in the desalting of sea water by nuclear means. Mr. Johnson made the proposal in New York at a fund-raising dinner Feb. 6 for the Weizmann Institute of Science. Israel is more pressed than is the United States for an economical and effective means of desalting sea water. Some coastal wells in this country have had to be closed because of the encroachment of sea water resulting from over pumping during years of drought. The diversion of the Jordan River waters will offer some relief but it will not answer Is- Continued on page 3) LAY - I Weizmann 's Book Disavers Alleged Bribe to Ibn Saud NEW YORK (JTA) Allegations made by Lt. Col. Harold Hoskins, an emissary for President Roosevelt, who said the late Dr. Chaim Weizmann allegedly offered a bribe to King Saud of Saudi Arabia, were shown here to be completely baseless. The charge that Dr. Weizmann had offered a bribe of 20,000,000 pounds sterling to King Saud for Jewish control of Palestine was contained in a 1943 memorandum by Hoskins to President Roosevelt. The State Department published the memorandum last weekend, among other documents, in "Foreign Relations of the United States, Vol. IV, the Near East and Africa." Col. Hoskins had been known during World War II for his pro-Arab attitude. Dr. Weizmann, then president of the World Zionist Organization, dealt with the Hoskins allegations and other related issues in his 1950 autobiography, "Trial and Error." He wrote that not only had he never made such an offer, but "in fact," some such an offer had been made to him by St. John Philby, a representative of King Saud. Talked to Churchill In his book, Dr. Weizmann described how he was asked to go to the United States because President Roosevelt wanted him to work on the problem of synthetic rubber. In March, 1943, Dr. Weizmann planned the trip but before doing so, visited Prime Leaders Urge Speedy Finish for Campaign; Report Set for June 5 Friday Report Meeting Deemed Climactic One for Campaign; Cabinet Reviews Efforts; Karl Urges Stepping Up Tempo of Solicitations The leadership of the 1964 Campaign of the Milwaukee Jewish Velfae Fund quickened the pace of the current drive as it pointed towards a climactic report meeting on Friday, June 5 at the Jewish Community Center. A meeting of the campaign cahinet, along with key chairmen of the Men's Divisions, on Friday, drew a bead on the task of swift completion. "It is our purpose to culminate this campaign by mid-June, if possible," Max H. Karl, general chairman, asserted. "We believe that a campaign to be successful cannot be allowed to dawdle. There is spirit and zest and a real desire to get this campaign completed quickly. So we must r- so to speak 'strike while the iron is hot'," Mr. Karl stated. The meeting on June 5th is deemed a climactic one. The hope is that every worker will be finished by June 5 and towards that goal the campaign cabinet concentrated Capitol Hill Sees Less Pressure for School Prayer Bill Congressmen Report Change in Tone of Mail on Court Ruling WASHINGTON (JTA) The possibility that Congress might be stampeded into approving the proposed Becker constitu tional amendment, which would void the Supreme Court ban on prayers in public schools, is diminishing informed sources on Capitol Hill said this week. Rep. Emanuel Celler, New York Democrat who is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee which is hearing testimony on the issue, expressed the belief that the tide had turned in the debate. He said "sober judgment is beginning to make itself felt." In addition, a number of Congressmen who initially supported and testified in favor of the amendment sponsored by Rep. Frank Becker, New York Republican, have changed their minds. In continuing testimony, a number of Jewish spokesmen expressed opposition to all proposals to void the Supreme Court ruling. They included Rabbi Edward E. Klein of New York, testifying for the Central Conference of Amer ican Rabbis: and Dr. Joachim Prinz, president of the American Jewish Congress. Mail Strongly An ti -Amendment Congressmen reported a noticeable change in the tone of their mail on the prayer issue. When the hearings began five weeks ago, mail was heavily in favor of such proposed amendments. But the testimony of the majority of witnesses for religious organizations Jewish and Christian as well as of legal experts has been strongly anti-amendment. Dr. Prinz, now a rabbi in Newark, who had served as a rabbi in Berlin prior to World War II, told the Committee that religious instruction in German schools had failed to prevent the rise of Hitler and the excesses of Nazism. He disputed the position that public school prayer recitation and Bible-reading encourage national (Continued on page 3) fice to say farewell to Churchill's Minister Winston Churchill's of-private secretary, John Martin, who suggested he see Churchill for a moment. Dr. Weizmann said Churchill had wished him luck on the trip to the United States and then told Dr. Weizmann: "I want you to know that I have a plan, which of course can only be carried into effect when the war is over. I would like to see Ibn Saud made lord of the Middle East the boss of bosses provided he settles with you." According to Dr. Weizmann, Churchill said "you might talk it over with Roosevelt when you get to America." Dr. Weizmann recorded that he was "rather dazed" by Churchill's remarks. Staggered by Interpretation Dr. Weizmann made his trip to the United States and there met "a Col. Hoskins, of the Eastern division of the State Department, whom I understood to be the President's personal representa tive in the Middle East. Col. Hos- kins was not friendly to our j cause" but he was "not as hostile as his colleagues of the Eastern division." Dr. Weizmann related that Col. Hoskins told him "something could be done in Palestine if the Jews would, as he called it, moderate their demands.' He spoke of bringing half a million Jews into Palestine in the course of the next 20 years, quite a 'con- (Continued on page 3) on ways and means of stepping up the tempo of solicitations but, as Mr. Karl was quick to accent, "without sacrifice of thoroughness." He said that "We can't afford any possibilities of not getting the peak potential from every prospective contributor. While we are urging haste, we are also warning against waste," Mr. Karl emphasized. To Properly Prepare Contributors The Campaign Cabinet spent a fruitful period at its meeting reviewing precisely where the campaign was going, and what could be done to expand the possibilities of achieving the $1,750,000 goal. Mr. Karl said that one of the prime tasks of the campaign workers was to properly prepare the contributors to commit themselves to the fullest, and for this the solicitor must be prepared also to give adequate time and coverage to the story of urgency and need. "So that every contributor will be inspired to give to the hilt of his ability," Mr. Karl said, "we ask every worker to see his prospects quickly, but also to do the job thoroughly." According to a Welfare Fund office summary, the campaign has topped the $800,000 mark, after an audited return. This sum is about $100,000 ahead of the same givers last year. Optimism ranges high that this bodes well for the final results of the campaign. Dr. Lurie Speaks Here Officers, board members and campaign leaders took time off from the campaign last Tuesday noon to hear Dr. Walter Lurie, executive director of the Large City Budgeting Conference of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. In his talk, Dr. Lurie gave a concise and illu minating outline of the budgetary process of the LCBC, and explained the relationship and func tions of the body to welfare funds and federations. He defined the LCBC as a voluntary and advisory body without any control over any of the constituent members. The Milwaukee Jewish Welfare Fund is a member of that body, in addition to the CJFWF. See Tax Deduction For All Children of Religious Schools NCJE Tells of Shortage of Teachers; Urge Aid from Welfare Funds ATLANTIC CITY (JTA) More than 13,000 teachers are employed in Jewish educational institutions in the United States, and at least 1,000 teachers are needed annually for new positions and replacements, it was reported at the four-day 38th annual conference of the National Council for Jewish Education, the overall professional organization of Jewish educators in this country, held at Breakers Hotel here. "The annual shortage of hundreds of teachers in Jewish elementary, secondary and higher schools of learning is a threat to the very existence of the several Jewish school systems in the United States," the report said. More than 500 delegates attended the conference. Dr. Elazar Coel-man of Philadelphia, dean of Gratz College, was elected to a second term as president of the organization. The conference adopted a resolution urging amendment of federal income tax laws to permit parents of children attending full-time religious schools to deduct from their taxable income a portion of funds spent for tuition to such schools. The resolution stressed that such an arrangement would not infringe on the principle of church-state separation, but "would ease the present unfair burden of double taxation on such parents at relatively little cost to the federal treasury." In another resolution, the delegates urged the Jewish federations and welfare funds "to provide ade- (Contlnued on page 3)

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