Writer to Speak `Grandpa and the
on 'Middle East' Girls' and Other
Now at Mercury
Kenya Jewry Has Busy Community DI
With the future status of its
country now under active con-
sideration, the Jewish commu-
nity of Kenya has submitted a
detailed report of its* structure
and activities to the World Jew-
ish Congress in New York.
The report, sent to Dr. I.
Schwarzbart, director of the
WJC's. organization department,
states that there are about 900
Jews in Kenya, of whom ap-
proximately half live in Nai-
robi. Smaller communities are
located in Nakuru, where about
100 Jews live, Mombasa, Kitale-
Eldoret and other places.
Nairobi houses the commu-
nity showpiece: a beautiful
modern synagogue and a com-
munal hall. It is also the head-
quarters of WJC organizations
and agencies of the community,
the Board for Kenya Jewry, af-
filiated, East Africa Board for
Jewish Education, the Kenya
Zionist Council, WIZO and
A. A. Haller, newly-elected
chairman of the board for
Kenya Jewry, reports to WJC
that his community is "strong
today in its Jewish conscious-
ness and outlook." Religion in-
struction in the public schools
for the Jewish pupils is supple-
mented by Sunday classes at
the local Hebrew school at-
tended by 90% of the commu-
During the past five years,
response to central fun•-raising
for Israel and other causes has
been satisfactory. News of the.
Random House has just pub-
lished a uniquely entertaining
novel, "Grandpa and the Girls."
On the jacket, the title of this
story, written by Lewis M. Hey-
ward, who is described as first
having published something he
has written, at the age of 6, in
1926, in the American Hebrew,
is listed as "Grandpa (goes West
to visit the rich, long-absent
daughter) and the Girls (who
work for her in a most surpris-
ing business)". At 7, we are
told, he wrote something for
Boys' Life. He wrote a radio
script at 13 for NBC. Since
then, he has written many radio
HAL LEHRMAN, foreign
and. TV pieces.
correspondent, author, radio
Now comes his Grandpa story.
and television commentator
It is a tale about the long-absent
and winner of many journal-
daughter who lives in Tulsa
istic awards, will speak at where she is a Madam and oper-
8:30 p.m., Feb. 29, at Temple ates a House. But Grandpa- is
Israel, under auspices of the
not told by the New York fam-
temple's Men's Club. His ily what business she is in. But
topic will be "Crisis in the
he insists upon going to . Tulsa
Middle East: Peace, War or to see her, in spite of his age
Permanent Armistice." Tick-
of 87. When they refuse to give
ets are available at the tem- him the money, he sets out to
ple office. A social hour will earn it. When that creates com-
follow Lehrman's address.
plications, they yield.
The daughter, the generous
Aunt Dora, is notified. She at
N.Y. Critics Acclaim
once puts up a "quarantine"
Chayefsky's `10th Man' sign
on the "house" and the
The first play of the Broad- girls are told to act like college
way season to receive unani- girls, to say they are rooming
mous critical acclaim was Paddy with the Madam and to be on
Chayefsky's new drama, "The vacation.
Tenth Man," now at the Booth
There are interesting devel-
Theater, New York, which was opments. The Jewish girl in the
greeted by seven enthusiastic quartet of the employed returns
reviews from New York's seven to the Bronx and gives up the
"business." The others insist
"The Tenth Man" is Chayef- upon returning to work. Final-
sky's second Broadway play. ly, after 10 days, although he
The first was "Middle of the was to stay only three or four
Night," which ran for two sea- days, Grandpa returns to New
sons in New York and has re- York, and the tensions in both
cently duplicated its stage suc- New York and Tulsa come to
cess in its cinematic version. In an end.
addition he has written such
There are many interesting
provocative and exciting televi- incidents accompanying the
sion and screen plays as weird tale. The story is studded
"Marty" (an Academy Award with stories from Jewish folk-
winner), "Bachelor Party" and lore. It is a way of Grandpa's
getting around many situations.
Donald Harron, Jacob Ben- Some of the stories—and Hey-
Ami, Arnold Marie, George Vos- ward has gathered a great many
kovec, Risa Schwartz, Lou Ja- of them for his novel—are a
cobi, David Vardi and Jack Gil- bit distorted. Others lose their
ford have leading roles in "The flavor because of the compli-
Tenth Man," which has been cated manner in which they are
directed by Tyrone Guthrie.
related. Still others are misap-
propriated: for instance, the
Miami Israel Tourist Office
story about learning the Torah
The Israel Government Tour-1 on one leg is credited not to
ist Office opened a new branch Hillel but to Rashi.
in Miami Beach, to help dissemi-
Nevertheless, it is a well told
nate information about winter tale. Because of the "Madam's
vacations in Israel among Amer- House," it may arouse some re-
icans whose travel interest in sentment in some quarters. But
Israel is mounting with each it has entertainment value.
* * *
month, it was announced by
Yohanan Beham, director of the
It was only a few months ago
Israel Goverhment Tourist Of- that John O'Hara was listed
fice in New York.
among the authors of top best
sellers, when his novel, "From
Over 85% of Immigrants
the Terrace," received wide ac-
to Australia Naturalized
Now he is bidding again for
SYDNEY (WJA)—More than
85 per cent of all eligible Jew- a top best-seller position, with
ish immigrants who came to his newest narrative, "Ourselves
Australia in the last 25 years to Know," published by Random
were naturalized, a spokesman House. •
His new work is much more
for the Australian Jewish
Welfare Society declared in powerful. It is a brilliantly nar-
Sydney. Unofficial surveys in rated story about a man who
recent years indicated that the kills his wife who betrayed
percentage of naturalization him and told him all the de-
among post-war immigrants was tails of her licentiousness. He
gains freedom but lives a life
of seclusion until he is 89.
It is a story packed full of
many details about social issues,
about Catholic-Protestant differ-
ences, about human relations,
medical problems and scores of
issues that are faced in life.
For the first time science has
O'Hara is the master story-
found a new and healing substance
with the astonishing ability to teller. In "Ourselves to Know"
shrink hemorhoids and to relieve he shows the skill of being able
pain—without surgery. In case after
case, while gently relieving pain, to keep the reader's attention,
actual reduction (shrinkage) took to hold him glued to the pages
place. Most amazing of all—results
were so thorough that sufferers of this brilliantly written novel.
made astonishing statements like It may well be accepted as his
"Piles have ceased to be a problem!"
The secret is a new healing sub- best work.
;tops Itch--Relieves Pain
stance (Bio-Dyneg)—discovery of a
world-famous research institute.- This
substance is now available in sum
pository or ointment form calle'l
Preparation H(33). At all drug count.
Nils—money back guarantee.
The Boy Scouts of America
is now observing its 50th anni-
YUL BRYNNER plays the
wise, amorous warrior king of
the Israelites who falls in love
-with the Queen of Sheba in the
Technirama spectacular, "Sol-
omon and Sheba," now playing
at the Mercury Theater. The
heralded production by Edward
Small and Ted Richmond, with
King Vidor as director, co-stars
GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA as Mag-
da, the Queen of Sheba. A bril-
liant musical score by Mario
Nascimbene helps to create the
picture's mood. "Solomon and
Sheba" is filmed in Hi-Fi Stereo
Jewish world is circulated to I 3
the community through its own
monthly publication, the East t4
African Jewish Newsletter.
Haller states that the corn- ;73)
munity is doing all in its power 0
to maintain the customs and '4'
traditional life of the Jewish
people through religious, social,
cultural and educational activi- 41
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