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UNEF Continues; Threats by
Saud Ignored; Israel Resists
Jordanian's Religious Attack
Louis Satehmo' Armstrong's
'Spy' Role to 'Blow Horn
in Zion...to Confuse Satan'
BY MILTON FRIEDMAN
(Copyright; 1959, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
WASHINGTON—The Arabs were disseminating stories this -
week that American trumpeter Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong was
actually an Israeli spy. He has been banned from Arab League
states. Is there any basis to Arab charges that the : ;Negro jazi
idol is "the leader of an Israeli espionage network?"
Perhaps the charges against trumpeter Armstrong should not
be dismissed too lightly. After all, the Old Testament urged:
"Blow the horn in Zion." And a Talmudic commentary revealed
that "every note has importance, as every item . . . is a
mystery." The Talmud made known that "as we blow, first we
stand, then we sit, to confuse Satan."
What strategic data could Armstrong have conveyed when he
blew his horn in Arab lands? The secret code was _obvious when
he played "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho." He was clearly
trying to breach the walls of "The Sheikh of Araby."
But Armstrong was more subtle in his highly-classified intelli-
gence reports. For instance, he sent weather reports to the Israel
Air Force by playing "Isn't This: A Lovely Day" or "A Foggy Day."
His rendition of "Go Back Where You Stayed Last Night" was an
order to frontier. patrols.
Instructions were given Israeli pdraChutists in "One O'Clock
Jump." The movements of . the United NatiOns Emergency Force
were foretold by "When the Saints Go Marching In."
Of course, "When It's Sleepy Time Down South" referred
to conditions in the Negev; "Down South Camp Meeting!' to
mobilization in the Negev.
, Armstrong cleverly reported on French-Israel relations and
the recent cessation of Renault auto assembly operations in Haifa.
:First he played "C'est Si Bon," then. "Honey, Don't You Love Me
Remember the ship, the "Inge Toft," still detained in the Suez
Canal because she carried Israeli cargo? Armstrong gave
explicit instructions. First he rendered "When My Dreamboat
Comes Home." He followed up with "There'll Be Some Changes
When Israel Foreign Minister Golda Meir ,returned to Jeru-
salem, Armstrong revealed- her -presence by offering "Big Mama's
Back in Town."
Armstrong's intrigues were so extensive. that .he. .openly
promoted immigration - and aliyah: "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please
Come Home?" and "I'll Keep the Lovelight Burning." He even
had a note for anti-Zionist elements: "Someday You'll:Be :Sorry,"
and for non-Zionists, "Can't We Be Friends?"
The entire Diaspora heard Israel's messages: "Because - of
You" and "I'll Always Be In Love With You."
The nerve of Armstrong was such that he even promoted
tourist travel to Israel. He played "Run, Come See Jeruialem"
and "There's A Small Hotel." He reassured Jews trapped in Arab
states with "The Nearness of You."
Armstrong reported on Israeli internal politics. For instance,
the present attitude of the General Zionists was conveyed in
"Melancholy Blues." The nationalist Herut party was characterized
by "Don't Fence Me In." Premier Ben-Gurion's stand: "It Still
Suits Me." -
Reports were issued on Israeli economic Conditions, like
"All That Meat And No Potatoes." Armstrong described Israeli
relations with Ceylon by tooting "Tea For Two."
He went so far as to report the response of Israeli immigrants
from Iron Curtain countries to Communist claims that Jews are
returning from Israel. He blasted out with "That's When - I'll -
Come Back to You," a tune indicating very little likelihood of
such a return. The Soviet attitude was described by "Cold,
Israel's stand on shipping rights in the Gulf of Aqaba was
clearly stated in "They Can't Take That Away From Me:"
Diplomatic Policy was revealed: "Keepin' Out Of Mischief
Now" and "Ain't Misbehavin'."
Jordan River irrigation schemes were reported, of course,
by "01' Man River" and "I Get Ideas."
Direct JTA Teletype_ Wire_to The Jewish News
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (JTA)—The status and functions of the United
Nations Emergency Force in the
' Gaza Strip and at Sharm-el-Sheikh, remain
unchanged by a vote of the UN General - Assembly which ignored a reported
demand by King Saud of Saudi Arabia :for the_ withdrawal of the UNEF units
King Saud's demand could have been voiced formally, before a plenary
s e ssion of the General Assembly . when Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold's
annual report on the operation and maintenance of the Foice came before the
,:bcidy.• Instead, only incidental mention of the issue was made by the Soviet
xepresentatiVe, Arkady A. SoboteV. After a hot exchange between Sobolev and
,4Henry Cabot Lodge, chairman of the United States delegation, Hammarskjold's
report was adopted with only a single negative vote and six abstentions.
The Sobolev-Lodge tiff revolved only around the issue of financing UNEF,
the USSR insisting, as it has since the Force was created in 1956, that only the
nations" responsiblefor the Sinai-Suez "aggressions" should pay for maintaining
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JDC Spells Hope in 25 Languages:
of health and welfare services for Jewish children in 25 countries which will
be reported to the 45th annual meeting of the Joint Distribution Coriimittee in
New York, Dec. 10, 1959; are pictured here: • Top left: Morocco—a cheder,
(religious school) in Casablanca's squalid ghetto. Once the ghetto's only schools,
dingy, medieval, disease-breeding, they have been replaced in recent years with
JDC help. Top right: an oasis in this ghetto: on a street recently cleaned up
and beautified, a JDC-suppbrted kindergarten offers a new life to JeWish children
—health care, nourishing food, clothing—and a new learning- ----how to play.
Bottom left: Italy—at the JDC-aided day nursery in Rome, babies get - loving
care while their mothers work to 'supplement marginal family income. Bottom
right: Poland—a youngster newly repatriated from Russia gets more than book-
learning at the Jewish school at Wroclaw; JDC provides hot lunch and medical
care for him, constructive loans, cash grants and vocational training for his
destitute parents. Funds for JDC services are provided by Detroit's Allied Jewish
Campaign through the United 'Jewish Appeal.