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August 21, 1959 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-08-21

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Do:ieson Describes Russian Visit; Israel to Assist
Prevented from Going to Pasternak Liberia to Set
By JULES DONESON
a Jewish family, but I quickly
Up Eye Clinics
altered these plans—just on a
It was a warm summer eve-

hunch to play it safe.
Visiting places of "special" or
"professional" interest is
usually off-limits to individuals
or groups who do not have a
"special" or "professional" in-
terest in these institutions.
The highlight of the tour was
the opening of the American
Exhibit in Moscow. I was very
proud to have been present
during this occasion, and made
no secret of it. I was only a few
feet away from Nixon and
KhruShchev when they ex-
changed toasts,. and was de-
lighted with the manner in
which Nixon handled himself.
For one who was politically de-
tached from Nixon, I could
honestly state that his stock
rose 100% with me. The exhibit
itself was good and will cer-
tainly open the eyes of many
Russians.
I had occasion to see the
Nixons again in Leningrad.
They were arriving as we were
leaving. The airport crowd was
orderly. There were no boos or
cat-calls. The people lavished
much affection on Nixon as he
went into the crowds, and
wanted him to speak to them
in Russian.

ning as our Soviet Jet TU-104A
set down on Moscow's Vnukovo
airport. Every one of the 100
passenger seats was filled —
Americans, English, Scots,
French, Hungarians, Mongols,
Chinese, Canadians, Czechs, and
some returning Russians.
Armed with my Berlitz Rus-
sian and my ever-present phrase
book, I sought out an interpre-
ter in the terminal building
whose job it was to collect all
tour groups and turn them over
to the Intourist guide assigned
to each group. I found that the
interpreter spoke less English
than I did Russian, so we used
sign language.
Food at the Hotel Peking was
generally fair. The potatoes
were soggy, the black bread was
bitter, the white bread heavy.
Green vegetables were lacking,
but there appeared to be plenty
of meat, eggs and poultry. The
borscht and kasha were espe-
cially tasty. Whatever the Hotel
Peking offered was done in
Chinese cuisine, even the to-
matoes which were from satel-
lite Bulgaria. The rice was im-
ported from Red China, the
cucumbers from Hungary.
It's a good practice not to
drink alien water—better to
order bottled mineral water. I 10,000,000 Marks Loan
found Moscow is no exception.
Ice cream is served quite often Raised in Germany for
for dessert, and it is good. No Israel Housing Project
Direct JTA Teletype Wire
one starves, but comparing the
To The Jewish News
cuisine in hotels of various
GENEVA, Switzerland — A
world capitals, Moscow rates
rather low.
loan of 10,000,000 marks was
I discovered in Moscow, Kiev raised in West Germany by the
and Leningrad that waiters do Jewish Agency on behalf of the
and waitresses do not accept Rassco Company, the Agency
tips. But I haven't found out announced here Tuesday.
The loan, which will finance
why this is so. Certainly it's
against the Communist ideology, new housing projects in Israel,
and is considered a "bribe" by was granted by German banks
many of the waitresses I spoke on favorable terms. The new
with. Even the "floor ladies" projects will help clear maa-
who clean the rooms will not barot (temporary camps) and
accept a tip for washing or house new immigrants.
ironing.
The news-stand in the hotel
lobby has the Pravada, Izvestia,
London Daily Worker, the
Moscow News (in English), and
other language papers which all
print the same thing.
There are no American films
showing in Moscow, except
Tolstoy's "War and Peace."
"The Diary of Anne Frank" was
due to open shortly after I left.
Generally, American books,
magazines, and films (any
media which depicts the Amer-
ican way of life) are prohibited
from circulation in the USSR.
Prior to my arrival in Rus-
sia, I had heard much about
travel restrictions behind the
Iron Curtain; of tourists be-
ing shadowed, and the uneasi-
ness with which the tourist
moved about. Perhaps it was
my curiosity which tempted
me to test their security.
Whatever it was, I found my-
self hopping about in taxis,
buses, and subway almost at
will, without an Intourist in-
terpreter. Then I decided I
would like to pay a visit to
Boris Pasternak. The closest
I could get was about a half
mile from his "dacha." Be-
fore I knew it, the NVD
closed in on me and escorted
me back to my hotel. They
were very polite and excused
the incident. The only other
"scare" occurred as I was
leaving on one of my fre-
quent visits to the Israel Em-
bassy. I noticed a man out-
side the exit gate of the em-
bassy and paid no attention
to his presence, until I saw
him again just off the lobby
of the Hotel Peking, where
I was staying. There was not
any doubt in my mind that
he was watching my progress
after I left the Embassy. My
original plans were to visit

Direct JTA Teletype Wire
To The Jewish News

JERUSALEM—Israel has ac-
cepted an invitation from Pres-
ident William V. S. Tubman
of Liberia to send experts to
that country to develop ophthal-
mic medicine and help in the
setting up of eye clinics, it was
announced Wednesday.
A leading Israel eye special-
ist, Prof. Isaac Michaelson, of
the Hebrew University Medical
School, will shortly leave for
Liberia to make the study and
to advise on problems concern-
ing the establishment of eye
clinics there. On returning to
Israel, Prof. Michaelson will be
accompanied by several young
Liberian doctors who will re-
ceive special training in oph-
thalmic medicine at Israel hos-
pitals, while two Israel eye spe-
cialists will fly to Liberia to
assist in the opening of the
clinics.

Young Anti-Semite
Gets Prison Term

COLUMBUS, 0., (JTA) —
Richard Vernon Smith, Jr., 18,
convicted of smearing swastikas
on synagogue walls and of
setting a fire in a museum
where the damages totalled
$30,000, was sentenced to a
prison term of six to ten years.
Judge Hubert Calhoun, who
sentenced young Smith, up-
braided him for his anti-Semi-
tism and told him to "forget
the tommyrot about Jews." The
youth, according to police, had
called himself a "superman,"
and had described himself as
"a hater of Negroes and Jews
and a follower of the Nazi
beliefs of Adolf Hitler."
Young Smith confessed that
he had smeared swastikas in
yellow paint on the walls of
two synagogues here, and had
made a bonfire of 160 paintings
in the Museum of Arts and
Crafts here.

Haifa Fertilizers Bonds To Be Sold in the U.S.

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The mained unchanged for more
Ministry of Finance approved than a half-year period, the
a 5,000,000 pound bond issue to Central Bureau of Statistics
reported.
be floated abroad by Fertilizers
and Chemicals of Haifa. The
DRIVING LESSONS
bonds, paying six and one-half
LESSON $2
percent interest, will be sold
COURSE
a
in the United States shortly.
Dual Controls
President Ben-Zvi appointed
No Permit Needed to Start
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Professional Instructors
five-year terms as governor of
Day or Evening
the Bank of Israel.
Appointments
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