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October 02, 1959 - Image 67

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-10-02

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Definition of a Genius
A genius is a person who,

.eeing farther ana pro mug
leeper than other people, has
1 different set of ethical valu-
itions from theirs, and has
ffect to
energy enough to give effect
[his extra vision and its valua-
Lions in whatever manner best
suits his or her specific talents.

Uganda Impressions

have been in the offer of
autonomy, but it is rather
doubtful whether London had

idealists who dreamed about
the Return to Zion and set out
to put their dreams into action.
No Jew ever dreamed or prayed
for Return to Uganda. And the
Return to Zion was not only
geographical and spiritual. It
was also a profound sociologi-
cal revolution of the return to
the land, to work with one's
own hands to turn the desert
into orchards and the waste-
lands into blooming gardens.
There were no deserts on the
Ugishi Plateau, and the or-
chards and gardens were plant-
ed for the white man by the
colored African. As so many
nations learned throughout his-
tory—you cannot stay long on
a land if somebody else is
working it for you.

KAMPALA, Uganda — For more in mind than some kind
practically all the delegates at of cultural and communal
autonomy, and whether Bri-
Editor's Note: Eliahu Sal- the Sixth Zionist Congress in tain would have actually
1904,
the
debate
was
rather
peter, chief correspondent of
looked with favor upon any
the Jewish Telegraphic Agen- academic. Some—they proved to truly large-scale immigration
cy in Israel, has just returned be the majority—insisted on which could have established
to Jerusalem from a trip in Palestine as the only possible the foundations for Jewish
Africa. Uganda is one of the Jewish homeland. Others were
in favor of accepting Lord statehood there.
countries he visited.
—G. B. Shaw.
But more important than
oa
Chamberlain's offer to establish
an autonomous Jewish territory these are the twin points of the
in Uganda, in the heart of Love of Zion and of Jewish
British East Africa. After the Labor.
In those early years, Pales-
Congress was over, both the
Wishes
pro-Palestinians and the pro- tine did not yet loom largely
Michigan Jewry
Ugandists went quietly home, as a safe haven for Jews per-
A Happy New Year
to Russia, Poland, Austria, secuted in the Diaspora. Those
Germany and Western Europe. who came to Palestine to settle
ALLEN A. WARSEN
However, a group of young on the land were the young
President
O
people—ten boys and two girls,
to be exact—took this Uganda
Holiday Best Wishes
business seriously, and went
We
Build
Friends
While We Are Building
out to pioneer, despite the de-
Holiday Greetings
Industrial
cision of the Congress, in the
Meyer
Commercial
wilderness of Africa. Most of
them became farmers, settling
18956 Wyoming
Weingarden & Sons
in the then far-away Ugishi
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GENERAL
CONTRACTORS,
Inc.
Plateau,
which
now
does
not
be-
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Others became traders. Most of


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the "Uganda Pioneers" are by
now gone; some went the way
New Year Greetings
of all mortals, some emigrated
Holiday Greetings
to Canada, America or Austra-
lia. But two of them still live
—not in Uganda and not on a
All Types of Fences — Commercial and Residential
farm—but in Nairobi, the capi-
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tal of Kenya. One of them is
Seed — Sod and Fertilizers
31301
Stephenson,
Royal
Oak
"Aunt
Lily,"
who
married
one
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her brother, head of the Block
18650 RYAN ROAD
family, who own all the big
hotels in Kenya and also some
Happy Holiday
important real estate in Nairobi,
Holiday Greetings
as well as some prosperous
farms.
TILE CONTRACTOR
Aunt Lily lives in an old
1314 Selfridge, Clawson, Mich.
mansion, somewhat like a colo-
nial house in the American
Manufacturers of reinforced concrete Pressure Pipe
JU 8-2929
South, with its broad porch and
VI
2-7630
3651 Wyoming, Box 38, Dearborn
wooden pillars, in a quiet sub-
urb of Nairobi. But she is still
fighting the dispute of the 1904
00
Zionist Congress. "To Palestine
New Year Greetings
they had to go. This was not
Holiday Greetings
good enough for them," she says
in an English mingled with
Yiddish expressions. "They sent
FACTORY SUPPLIES
an engineer to have a look here.
Kentile Distributors
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He did not understand nothing
5100 Grand River
from nothing. CA Krenk Hat
VE 8-5963
14630 Schaefer
Er Verstanden.') You have seen
C.
this country; isn't it a land of
milk and honey? But the pro-
Happy New Year
posal was not practical, he
New Year Greetings
said." And she adds with con-
s i d e r able bitterness: "Who
knows, maybe those six mil-
SIMONIZING — WAXING
lion Jews. in Europe would be
Scientific motor tune-up — Wheel balancing — Brakes — Mufflers
Harold M. Stein
alive today if they did not reject
Anthony Fasang, Prop.
the proposal!"
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"Iffy" historic questions are
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u., always fascinating as they are
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probably unanswerable. What ro■Norrm sailsommeo4Nwo ■ ovine-o ■n■•■ naleruparomor
4( would have happened if the
*
New Year Greetings
Happy Holiday
4( Zionist Congress had accepted
*
*
Lord Chamberlain's "Charter"
*
*
offer and decided to establish
East Africa a Jewish home-
*
4( in
land? One can only point at
Consulting Engineers
*
Detroit, Michigan
t some facts, which may perhaps
*
Detroit, Mich. .ii serve as guiding points for any
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-I( conjecture on the subject.

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4C****************************** **************1 0 The first and most obvious
—though not necessarily the
10
Happy New Year
0
most important—point is that
nobody
ever
"offered
Uganda
'
Happy New Year To Our Friends & Patrons
C to the Jews." What Lord
Chamberlain offered was a
region of what was then East-
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ern Uganda, but now belongs
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1 -. to Kenya, a British Colony
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26035 Coolidge
which was recently the scene
of bloody Mau Mau uprisings.
. The Ugishi Plateau is part of
..
the White Highlands, lying
Happy New Year
in the Kikuyu region, which
. Happy New Year
was the center of the Mau
Mau troubles. If one can ven-
ture any guesses at all, it
Fuel Oil & Gasoline Tanks — 135 gallons — 30,000 gallons
might have been that any
Precision or Production Machining — Short Runs — Long Runs
considerable Jewish (i.e.
WHOLESALE ONLY
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19042 W. Warren
white) settlement in that area
Ri 8-1700
525 E. Elmwood, Clawson, Mich.
50 years ago would have,
by now, produced a Rhodesia
or even a South African type
Greetings
of situation.
Best Wishes For A Happy New Year To Our
The second point is, that
Friends and Patrons
when the British offered to
open the Ugishi plateau, any
Bumping — Painting — Estimates Cheerfully Given
white man was actually free
Barto Gruber
to come there and get land at
Manufacturers of Ruby Bee Food Products
J. Arnold
nominal prices, with or with-
Marmalades — Jellies — Syrups — Fountain Supplies
TU 2-5400
16651 Harper
out any "Charter" from Lon-
WA 1-0800 .
1 g . a teitair
1951 East Ferry
don. The difference might

By ELIAHU SALPETER

(Copyright, 1959, JTA, Inc.)

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