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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, October 28, 1960 — 40

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Hadassah Program Featuring Szold Centennial
Highlights Book Fair's Opening Night Nov. 19

Irving Fineman, noted author,
will speak at the opening night
program of the -ninth annual
Jewish Book Fair of the Jewish
Center, Nov. 19, 20 and 21.
The opening night program,
at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19,
will be dedicated to the Henri-
etta Szold Centennial, co-spon-
sored with the Greater Detroit
Chapter of Hadassah.
Fineman is readying for pub-
lication, "Woman of Valor," the
biography of Henrietta Szold he
wrote for Hadassah.

Hebrew Corner

Keren Yeladenu

I happened to visit a neighbor-
hood in Jerusalem adjoining the
border with Jordan. The new immi-
grants from oriental countries who
live in this neighborhood are mostly
poor and unemployed, living in dif-
ficult conditions.
How surprised I was when I saw
in one of the courtyards Mrs. Malka
Frankel and Rabbi Eliyahu Toran,
both of them Jerusalemites, with
a western cultural education—deep
in conversation with one of the
families.
It was explained to me that the
two were trying to persuade a fam-
ily not to hand over their children
to the un-Jewish education of the
Christiau mission. They offered to
plat_ the children in the "Tikva-
tenu" youth center which had been
set up . in this neighborhood.
As soon as I saw this, I became
curious to see the youth center. I
arrived at an attractive and spacious
house from which could be heard
the noise of hundreds of children.
I went into the house and was sur-
prised to hear that the house be-
longed to Keren Yeladenu, whose
aim was to absorb children from
poverty-stricken neighborhoods,
chiefly dedicating its energies to
saving children from un-Jewish
education but gradually widening
the scope of its activities.
Keren Yeladenu has set up 29
youth centers throughout the
breadth of the country in which
7.000 children every day spend the
afternoon.
In these centers the children are
engaged in various interesting
things: song and dance, handwork
and crafts, and backward children
are helped in the preparation of
their school homework.
Those responsible for these insti-
tutions. do not rest content with the
educational care of the children
but look after the parents whose
economic situation is difficult in
order to prevent the mission ex-
ploiting their distress.
Translation of Hebrew Corner
Published by Brit Ivrit Olamit.

Introductory remarks and
welcome will be delivered by
Center President Samuel
Frankel and the Book Fair
chairman, Morris Garvett.
Mrs. L. Jerome Hauser, presi-
dent of Detroit Hadassah, will
speak for her organization.
Fineman, who will discuss
the life and work of Henrietta
Szold, founder of Hadassah,
will be introduced by Mrs.
Joseph H. Ehrlich, member of
Hadassah's national board,
and past president of the De-
troit chapter. The program
will feature dramatic vig-
nettes of the life of Miss
Szold.
Fineman was graduated from
Massachusetts Institute of Tech-
nology and Harvard. His first
novel won the Longmans Prize.
He has * since written fiction,
poetry, criticism, drama and for
the movies, and has taught
literature and writing. at Ben-
nington College. He has lec-
tured widely on literary and
Jewish subjects.
Two of his novels, "Jacob"
and "Ruth," are on Biblical sub-
jects; and his novel of 19th cen-
tury Jewish life, "Hear, Ye
Sons," is considered a classic in
its field and .was republished in
the Modern Library.
While doing research for
"Woman of Valor" he revis-
ited Israel. • He met Miss

Ben-Gurion Sees Vital Israeli Role
in Aid to Newly Emerging Nations

JERUSALEM, (JTA)—Prime
Minister David Ben-Gurion said
that Israel has a vital role to
play in "the central problem of
our generation"—the gap be-
tween the mature nations and
the newly emerging countries
of Asia, Africa and Latin
America.
Addressing the opening meet-
ing of the Israel parliament's

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Szold on his first visit, 30
years ago.
Sunday, Book Fair will fea-
ture a puppet show, religious
school assemblies, workshops
and other special activities.
Sunday evening, Yiddish - He-
brew Night will feature an ap-
praiSal of the works of Bernard
Isaacs by Dr. Moses A. $hul-
vass. There will be two special
programs on Monday, and the
exhibit area will feature the
display and sale of Jewish
books, opportunities to meet the
authors, and special book ex-
hibits.
Assemblies for religious
schools, a puppet show, and
a dance workshop will high-
light the family day program,
Sunday, Nov. 20.
An assembly for religious
high schools•, co-sponsored by
the Sunday School Directors
Association, will be held in the
morning, with folk singing and
a student panel discussion of
"Ekodus."
Abraham. Burstein's "Adven-
ture on Manhattan Island" will
be dramatized by the Berry
'Puppets, at 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and
4:30 p.m. Teme Skully literary
and poster and junior poster
contest winners will be an-
nounced at the 3:30 p.m. show.
Jewish Parents Institute will
sponsor a dance workshop, with
family folk and social dancing,
from 2-5 p.m.

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winter session here, Ben-Gurion
placed Israel's contemporary
position—internally and extern-
ally — into the perspective of
present-day world events. He
told parliament that, while
Israel was "small and poor,
with little population and bur-
dened with difficult tasks, it is
a fact that representatives from
Africa and Asia, official and
unofficial, come here to study.
Israel's instructors, experts and
technicians are invited to help
in their development."
Expressing the opinion that
"a balanced examination" of
the competition between the
"two blocs" in the "cold war"
indicated that fears of a third
world war were exaggerated,
the Prime Minister said each
of the world's two great
powers was "well aware" that
either could wipe the . other
off the face of the earth.
Asserting it was hard to
imagine that their leaders would
"delibertly bring about the de-
struction of their peoples and
countries," Ben-Gurion asserted
that the real meaning of the
phase, "the cold war," was the
struggle for the support of the
new nations of Asia and Africa,
as well as Latin Am e r lc a,
"which, together, comprise al-
most half of the human race."
Discussing Israel's security
situation, Mr. Ben-Gurion re-
called an address to Israel,s
army commanders in which he
had said that Israel's forces
could never be equal in num-
bers to that of the actual and
potential enemies of Israel, and
that only through qualitative,
moral and intellectual superior-
ity could Israel survive.
There is much to be done
in the field of education, the
Premier said, adding that "if,
Heaven forbid, we do not
manage to pass on to the
younger generation the su-
perior moral and intellectual
qualities of those who cre-
ated the State and the Israel
forces, from the War of In-
dependence to the Sinai cam-
paign, there is a danger that
the coming generation may
t r oust o r m Israel into a
Leviathan state."

Around the frr6rld. • •

Digest of World Jewish Happenings,
from Dispatches of the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency and Other News-Gathering Media.

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United States

NEW YORK—The State Department has been urged, in a
resolution of the American Jewish Congress, to support one of
the new African states rather than the United Arab Republic
for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Coun-
cil. The declaration of the AJC's national governing council
declares that the U.A.R. has defied the Security Council to
which it aspires to belong . . • Four members of the Lubavitcher.
Hassidic movement in Israel paid a courtesy call on Mayor
Robert F. Wagner after similar visits to the White House and
the State Department in Washington . . . The American section
of the world executive of Agudas Israel has recommended that
the organization's next world congress, to be held in the summer
of 1961, meet in - Jerusalem . . . Yeshiva University's Einstein
College of Medicine is launching a $27,500,000 drive for a devel-
opment program to strengthen and expand the institution's re-
sources and facilities for training, research and patient . care.
George Alpert, president and chaiman of the board of the New
York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, has been appointed
national chairman of the campaign . . . Special college entrance
examination board tests for Sabbath-observing Jewish high school
students will be offered during the school year . by Yeshiva
University. Five such examinations, normally given by colleges
on Saturdays, will now be offered at Yeshiva on other days
of the week. Applicants for admission to any college may take
their examiantion at Yeshiva . . . The Palestine Economic Corpo-
ration has acquired a 31 percent interest in Israel's largest
paint factory, Tambour Paints, Ltd. The balance of Tambour's
stock is held by Anglo-Israel Securities, Ltd., of London, and by
a group of Israel investors. Tambour Paints, located in the
town of Acre, supplies approximately 40 percent of Israel's total
requirements of paints, varnishes, enamels and industrial fin-
ishes.

Israel

JERUSALEM—The Israel Finance Ministry announced here
that a $7,500,000 grant has been approved by the United States
for the Israeli purchase of surplus wheat and soya beans in the
U.S.A. An additional $30,000,000 grant is expected in the form
of U.S. surplus foods . . . Eight European construction com-
panies, and five Israeli firms have submitted bids for the new
Haifa Port development, the Transport Ministry announced. The
bids specify completion of the port development by the summer
of 1961 . .. A one-year graduate course in social medicine and
public health, leading to the degree of Master of Public Health,
will be inaugurated this year at the Hebrew University. The
course will be open to medical or dental graduates as well as
to holders of bachelors' degrees showing special previous train-
ing . . . A worldwide mass pilgrimage to Israel, to mark Israel's
13th year of statehood, its Bar Mitzvah year, is being organized
for next Passover. The Bar Mitzvah celebration, which will begin
on Independence Day, is expected to bring a record number of
tourists . . . The first group of students to complete a four-year
study course at the Kfar Silver Agricultural Training Center
were presented this week with graduation certificates. The group
included 22 teenagers from nine countries . . . For the first time,
an Israeli film producer will be a member of the jury which
will pick the winners at the international Film Festival, to be
held at Rouen, France. The Israeli chosen is •Yona Zarecki. The
Festival judges will view two Israel-made films, among 160 pic-
tures from 18 countries . . . The Labor Ministry has awarded
contracts for the construction of 1,979 housing units for new
immigrants, ordering that the homes be rushed to completion
before winter sets in. The housing will accommodate persons
now living in transit camps . . . Delegat i ons from two American
Jewish groups, the Women's Division of the American Technion
Society and the Pioneer Women; have arrived in Israel. Alto-
gether 500 members of Pioneer Women are expected to partici-
pate in celebrating the 35th anniversary of their organization and
the 40th anniversary of the Women's Council of Histradut.
TEL AVIV—Two members of the United Jewish Appeal's
study mission have received special honors: Dewey D. Stone of
Boston has been made an Honorary Fellow of the Weizmann
Institute of Science, and Adolph Kiesler, Denver philanthropist,
was guest of honor at a special dinner celebrating his eightieth
birthday.
WASHINGTON—The number of telephones in Israel will
probably be doubled as a result of a $6,000,000 loan to Israel
by the United States Development Loan Fund. Part of the nec-
essary expenditures will also be met by the government of Israel.
BOSTON—After five years of discussion the Associated
Jewish Philanthropies and the Combined Jewish Appeal of
Greater Boston will merge into a single central agency, the
Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston.

Europe

DUSSELDORF—Eleven police officials in North-Rhine West-
phalia have been suspended this year, following filing of charges
of Nazi crimes against them by the Public Workers Union.
Criminal proceedings have been started against several of the
men on charges of participation in the execution- of men, women
and children during World War II.
VIENNA—One hundred and nineteen persons were arrested
in Austria this year for neo-Nazi activity, Minister of the Interior
Afritsch said today. Ninety-four were arrested for smearing
swastikas or for other anti-Semitic activity; 75 will face trial.

Czechs Pledge Data on Eichmann;
Israel Faces Dearth of Translators

JERUSALEM, (JTA) — The
Foreign Ministry of Czechoslo-
vakia today notified the Israel
legation at Prague that it would
supply to Israel material per-
taining to the activities of Adolf
Eichmann, No. 1 Nazi mass-
murderer of Jews, during the
Nazi regime in Czechoslovakia.
Political circles here expressed
the hope that other countries

in the Soviet bloc would now
follow suit, before Eichmann is
placed on trial here.
Meanwhile, authorities here
are facing a surprising technical
problem. Despite the strong im-
pression made by the mass Ger-
man-Jewish immigration of pre-
war years on Israel's cultural,
economic and social life, a mass
shortage of German Hebrew
translators was revealed.

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