A Digest of World Jewish Happenings, from
Dispatches of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and Other
TUCSON, Ariz. — The possibility of inter-state Jewish
Cooperation in the construction of a home for the aged to serve
communities in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona developed when
the Albuquerque, N. M., Community Council pledged $40,000
for such a project.
ATLANTA — Officials of the Temple, target of one of
the first synagogue bombing attacks in the South in 1958,
announced plans to dedicate new facilities which replace dam-
aged portions of the Temple.
NEW YORK — A pledge that the Austrian Socialist Party
will support the parliamentary campaign to secure $6,000,000
as restitution- to victims of Nazism was made by Mrs. Rose
Jochman, member of the Austrian Parliament, at a luncheon
with Adolph Held, national chairman of the Jewish Labor
Committee . . . More than $3,000,000 in contributions to the
United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York were reported at
six campaign division fund-raising events . . . Some 10,000 Jew-
ish children took part in a parade commemorating Lag b'Omer
and gathered at the Lubavitcher Yeshiva building to hear an
address by Rabbi M. Schneersohn, the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
WASHINGTON — Ranking members of the State Depart-
ment, the Supreme Court, members of Congress and other
notables attended a farewell party for Yaakov Herzog, Israel's
Minister Plenipotentiary, prior to his departure for Ottawa
to become Israel's Ambassador to Canada . . .The chiefs of a
mission of Arab states represented diplomatically in Washing-
ton joined in a statement charging that Israel is trying to
undermine Arab relations with the United States, and presented
its views to the press and to the State Department.
ALBANY — Trowbridge Farm, a resort near Kyserike, N. Y.,
was ordered by the State Commission Against Discrimination to
"cease and desist" using biased phrases in its promotional lit-
erature. The order included Mrs. Sylvia Trowbridge, owner of
the farm resort.
S. J. Winkelman to Head Community Council
Stanley J. Winkelman was
elected president of the Jewish
Community Council at the an-
nual delegate assembly held
Tuesday evening at the Esther
Berman Hebrew Schools Build-
Rabbi Morris Adler, Dr. Sam-
uel Krohn and Louis Rosen-
zweig were elected vice pres-
member of the board of gov-
ernors of the Jewish Welfare
Federation; the Jewish Home
for the Aged; the Detroit Con-
vention and Tourists Bureau,
the Detroit Service Group and
Wayne State University Press.
He is a Navy veteran of World
War II and a graduate of the
University of Michigan. He is
a delegate to the Council from
Temple Beth El and has been
active in the work of the social
STANLEY J. WINKELMAN
ideas; Lawrence Gubow, treas-
urer, and Irving Pokempner,
The following were elected
members of the executive com-
Joseph Bernstein, David I.
Berris, Harold! Berry, Max
Biber, Benjamin Burdick, Wil-
liam Cohen, A v e r n Cohn,
Charles L. Goldstein, Dr. Rich-
ard C. Hertz, Benjamin M. Lai-
kin, Mrs. Isidore Leeman, Mrs.
Irving Posner, Frank Rosen-
baum, David Safran, Dr. Leon-
ard Sidlow, Isidore Sobeloff,
Mrs. Nathan Spevakow, Louis
LaMed and Dr. Max B. Winslow.
For the past three years as
Vice President of the Council,
Winkelman served also as a
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RIO DE JANEIRO — Honorary citizenship of this city
was conferred on Chief Rabbi Jacob Funk and Israel Dines,
president of Brazil's Zionist Organization.
BUENOS AIRES — This municipality awarded the Ricardo
Rojas Prize to Dr. Boleslao Lewin, professor of colonial history
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GENEVA — Voicing objection to a report to the UN
Commission on Narcotic Drugs submitted by the Middle East
Narcotics Survey Mission, Menahem Kahany, Israel's observer
on the commission, asked for the Arab states' cooperation
in controlling illegal traffic in narcotics, and added he could
not approve the mission's report because it dismissed the absence
of Arab-Israel cooperation on narcotics, asserting that this
was due to a "political" reason which, according to the report,
was "beyond the scope of the mission to comment on."
ROME — About 30 Israeli athletes will compete in the
Olympic Games here in the summer, it was announced by Robert
Atlasz, technical director of the Israeli Olympic teams.
BONN — German Jewish support was reported here for
claims for restitution by Germans who bought Jewish property
during the Nazi period "in good faith" and then were forced
to return the properties to the original Jewish owners in the
LONDON — Scores of telephone calls were received by the
British Broadcasting Corp. protesting against the description of
an escaped prisoner as having "pronounced Jewish features." ',MURRY
KARLSPUHE — West Germany's highest court ordered a
ban yesterday on further sales of an American-made record of
Nazi speeches and songs.
BASLE — With solemn ceremonies stressing the late Dr. RTISING
Theodor Herzl's direct contributions to political Zionism, which
led to the rebirth of Israel as a sovereign state, world Jewry's
official celebration of Dr. Herzl's 100th birthday was observed UN.
here in the eery hall where the first Zionist Congress was con-
vened by him in 1897. Dr. Herzl was born in Hungary in 1860. 1..5600
JERUSALEM — It was announced here that the Swiss post
office issued a special Herzl Day stamp to commemorate . the
100th anniversary of the birth of the founder of political Zionism,
a Star of David and a Lion of Judah being the stamp's features,
and a first day issue shows Herzl leaning over a Rhine bridge,
saying: "In Basle, I founded the Jewish State" . . . A special
authority to care for Mount Zion took over from the Ministry
of Religious Affairs after repeated criticism of the present
administration . • . Israel's exports in 1959 reached a total
of $177,000.000 — an increase of $37,000,000 over the previous
year . . . The city administration decided henceforth to close
four sections of Jerusalem that are largely inhabited by
Orthodox Jews to general traffic on the Jewish Sabbath . . .
Prior to the collapse of summit parley negotiations in Paris,
Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Nissim voiced a fervent prayer that "truth,
justice and peace" guide the heads of state convening for the
Summit Conference of the Big Four powers . . . All Israel
celebrated Lag b'Omer Sunday, and there were hundreds of
bonfires lighted on hills and mountain tops throughout the
land . . . Pennsylvania Governor David Lawrence arrived in
Israel for a 12-day tour of the country with a group of UJA
leaders from Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, and the
visitors were received by President Ben-Zvi and Prime Minister
Ben-Gurion . . . The three-sided contract on the Zarchin desali-
nation process signed here by the Ministry of Development, the
American Fairbanks-Whitney Corporation, and Alexander Zar-
chin, ccvers rights to all of Dr. Zarchin's past and future
desalination inventions, and the agreement gives 50 percent of
the profits to Fairbanks-Whitney, the Chicago firm which will
set up the desalination plant in Eilat; 35 percent to the Israel
government; and 15 percent to Dr. Zarchin, the Israeli inventor
who developed the process.
TEL AVIV — The flash floods which swept down on parts
of the Negev did not cause any serious damage at the Timnah
copper mines . . . Rehabilitation activities in Israel of the Joint
Distribution Committee were discussed at a two-day conference
of Malben, the JDC's social welfare agency here.
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