Friday, December 21, 1962 — 12
'Man of the Year Award Given
Levinson by Veterans Council
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BALBOA, Canal Zone — Ralph
M. Paiewonsky, governor of the
Virgin Islands, has accepted the
chairmanship of the reorganized
National Jewish Welfare Board
Armed Services Committee for
the Virgin Islands, it was an-
nounced by Rabbi Nathan Wit-
kin, director of JWB's Armed
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USO-JWB Caribbean area direc-
Governor Paiewonsky, the third
Jew to hold this office, will head
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its members one of his Jewish
predecessors, Morris F. DeCastro,
Governor of Virgin Islands to Head JWB Armed Services Body
and Rabbi Moses D. Sasso of the
St. Thomas Synagogue.
During his Caribbean tour,
Rabbi Witkin reorganized JWB
Armed Services Committees in
Port of Spain, Trinidad-Tobago;
Puerto Rico, Kingston, Jamaica;
Curacao, Dutch West Indies and
visited the tiny Jewish commun-
ity in Haiti.
Rabbi Simeon Maslan, a native
of Boston and a graduate of He-
brew Union College-Jewish Insti-
tute of Religion, spiritual leader
of Temple Emanuel, Curacao, has
assumed the chairmanship of the
JWB committee in that com-
munity. Louis Grinberg, presi-
dent of the Jewish Religious
Community in Port of Spain, has
taken on the chairman for Trini-
In Puerto Rico, the new JWB
chairman is Aron Levin, presi-
dent of the Jewish Community
Center in San Juan.
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German Consulate Will
Expedite Claims of
Victims of Nazism
CHICAGO, (JTA) — A repre-
sentative of the West German
government here assured heirs
of the Jewish Nazi victims of
America that he will ask Bonn to
facilitate the filing of indemnifi-
cation and restitution claims by
former Nazi victims living in this
area of the Middle East.
Leaders of the organization,
headed by the group's presi-
dent, M. I. Tochatchevsky, and
including Felix Lasky of New
York, as well as representa-
tives from Wisconsin and In-
diana, met here with German
Consul - General Gunther B.
Mats. The Jewish leaders re-
quested that physicians appoint-
ed in this city to inquire into
the necessary medical history
During the past four years, Benjamin Levinson served of claimants include some who
understand Yiddish. Mats agreed
as chairman of the fund-raising committee of the Allied with the justice of the claim.
Veterans Council, to secure funds to provide holiday needs
for the wives and children of hospitalized veterans. Each
year, Levinson, who is president of Franklin Mortgage Corp.,
has raised from $6,000 to $10,000 for the veterans' wives
and children in the three veterans' hospitals in Dearborn,
Ann Arbor and Battle Creek. In recognition of his efforts,
he was again drafted this year to continue this service, and
in appreciation a testimonial dinner was given in his honor
on Dec. 10 by the Allied Veterans Council at the Veterans
Memorial Building. He was presented, at that time, with
the "Man of the Year" award plaque, and the presentation
was made by Lawrence Gubow, U.S. Attorney for this dis-
trict (right in the photo). The plaque's inscription, signed
by Victor Bocci, president, Allied Veterans Council of
Wayne County, expresses "grateful recognition of corn-
passionate understanding and continuing effort and leader-
ship" on the part of Benjamin Levinson.
Israel Favored for
Euromart by Italy
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
JERUSALEM — Guiseppi Sar-
ragat, Italian Social Democrat
leader, assured Prime Minister
Ben-Gurion Wednesday of Italy's
support for Israel's efforts to
negotiate trade ties with the
European Common Market na-
The visiting socialist leader
transmitted to the Prime Min-
ister a message from Italian
Premier F a n f a n i expressing
Italy's understanding of t h e
Euromart's overriding imp o r-
tance for Israel and the assur-
ance that the Italian government
in principle favored the working
out of a satisfactory arrange-
ment with Euromart.
Sarragat, who is secretary gen-
eral of the Italian Social Demo-
crat Party, told correspondents
his _party favored the expansion
of Israeli ties with Italy and
he stressed Italy's aim to main-
tain friendly relations with both
Israel and the Arab states.
On the Record
By NATHAN ZIPRIN
From My Notebook .. .
The lure of public dinners
has thinned for me over the
years and, but for professional
responsibility, I could do with-
More often than not the din-
ner speeches are agonizingly
dull, repetitious, mundane and
as long as the galuth. It is on
rare occasions that a dinner
speaker rises above the din. I
always strain my neck to get a
speaker's tone and undertone,
but almost always my scribbling
is in vain when I have de-
ciphered it. The words invar-
iably are old, the semantics
colorless, the ideas antiquated
and the content shallow.
As a rule there is neither
newness nor even phrase-
making throughout an evening
of laborious travaille.
There have of course been
notable exceptions. Among the
few Jewish leaders who can be
counted on never striking an
inauspicious note from platform
is Edward M. M. Warburg. His
roots of mercy and understand-
ing are so deep that he almost
never relies on script for guid-
ance when he dwells on Jewish
moments. As often as I have
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statements like "Piles have ceased to but by a spirit of festivity that
be a problem!" The secret is a new was enhanced by the radiance
healing substance (Bio-Dyne®)— dis-
covery of a world-famous research of his words.
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called Preparation He. At all drug
If your wife be short, stoop
down to talk to her.
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