Try and Stop Me
By BENNETT CERF
ONTIFICATES Henny Youngman: "When a woman puts
on a dinner dress, it does not necessarily mean she's go-
ing to dinner. And when she dons a cocktail dress, it doesn't
insure her going to a
cocktail party. But when
she puts on a wedding
dress, Brother, you know
she means business!"
* * *
Sports expert Herman
Mashin tells of a rawboned
sophomore end, playing his
first varsity game for the
University of North Caro-
lina, who was taking a hor-
rendous going-over from
the tough mountain. boy
facing him on the opposing
eleven. He appealed to his
coach for help. "Okay," said
the coach. "I'll tip off the
Ireferee to watch what this guy is doing to you in every scrim-
mage. Then you call the lug the worst name you can think of.
He's sure to take a sock at you and they'll be penalized 15 yards.
You're willing to take one good punch on the nose for your old
Alma Mater, aren't you?"
The boy followed instructions to the letter, and the opposing
end knocked him flat. He came to on the bench. "What hap-
pened?" he asked the coach. "We scored on the play," explained
the coach happily, "so we had to decline the penalty."
Novel Instrument to Massage Heart Developed in Israel
REHOVOT—A novel method of
prolonged cardiac massage with-
out having to operate on the chest
cavity has been developed by the
department of electronics at the
Weizmann Institute of Science in
conjunction with the Tel Hasho-
mer Government Hospital, Israel.
This emerges from the survey
of scientific activities during 1964
which has just been published by
the Weizmann Institute here.
The report states that there are
certain cardiac conditions in which
only mechanical massage of the
heart can ensure adequate blood
flow. To accomplish this, it is
generally necessary to cut open
the chest and apply the massage
The new appliance enables car-
diac massage to be continued for
a long period, while eliminating
The method is based on the in-
troduction of an expansible body,
such as a balloon, into the cavity
22,000 Youngsters in 13 Lands
Q. What do they call the little rivers that run into the Nile?
What do they call the Englishman who builds 10 pleasure
boats a month?
A. Sir Launchalot.
1965, by Bennett Cert. Distributed. by King Features Syndicate
A Breath of the 20th Century
"On my first visit to Djerba, I whole education was limited to
found the Jewish children there religious training.
the most deprived in Tunisia,"
When JDC first initiated its pro-
Katya Roberts wrote recently — grams in 1952, it found poverty
she is the Joint Distribution Com- and destitution, suffering a n d
mittee day-care consultant for primitivity throughout the island.
Tunisia. "Establishment of a kind- JDC established a school, a clinic,
ergarten meant for them not only canteens for school-aged children
a breath of the 20th Century and modernized two kindergartens.
and the introduction of basic ele- In addition, the JDC program in-
ments of hygiene and education, cluded distribution of clothing and
but also victory over the super- food packages.
stitions and stubbornness of their
One year ago seven young girls,
residents of Djerba, finished a JDC-
Djerba is an island, 20 miles sponsored course in day-care for
long, in the Gulf of Gabes, off the pre-school children, the first ever
southern coast of Tunisia. Its popu- undertaken on this island.
lation is 35,000. Twenty-five cen-
More than 100 children (aged
turies ago, when King Nebuchad- 3 to 5) now attend two
nezzar's warriors destroyed the kindergartens equipped with toi-
Temple of Judah, some of the lets, showers and other modern
Israelites fled to the west. After facilities, and participate in an
many years of wandering, they fin- over-all program which includes
ally settled in Northern Africa. It Hebrew lessons, painting (for the
is thought that a few thousand of first time in the history of the
them settled on the tiny island island, children paint) and the
of Djerba, which is believed to be basic elements of modern Jewish
the spot where Ulysses and his and secular education.
sailors stopped and "ate of the
The two kindergartens, run by
lotus fruit and forgot their fam- OSE and the Tunisian Jewish
ilies and homes."
Health and Child Care Organiza-
For 2,500 years the Djerban tion (and financed and supervised
Jews lived in complete isolation; by JDC with funds provided by the
their lives were much closer to United Jewish Appeal), continue
that of the ancients than to con- their programs and — amazingly
temporary civilization. When JDC — are accepted by even the most
started its program there 13 years orthodox Jews.
ago, the Jews of the island still
"I find the children of Djerba
remembered and worshiped the extremely bright, active and creat-
memory of their old home. They ive. It is only a pity that we did
were still in deep mourning for the not start our program some years
Temple; men wore little black rib- ago because we would already
bons on the bottoms of their trous- have had an active generation
ers — incidentally, the only thing brought up in the modern educa-
differentiating them from the tion system." Miss Roberts said.
as a symbol of their "But even now I keep thinking
grief; music and song were for- about the 70 kids whom we could
bidden on the Jewish part of the not admit to our nursery school
island. The ancient disaster played due to lack of space. And the lack
a predominant role in Jewish life of funds for expansion."
When the miraculous news of Boston Reform Temples
creation of the State of Israel
reached the island, some of the Have Joint Selihot Service
Djerban Jews decided to return to
BOSTON (JTA)—A joint Selihot
their ancient homeland. Since 1948 service was conducted by the Re-
the Jewish population of the island form congregations of the Boston
has decreased from 4,500 to ap- area for the first time in the his-
proximately 1,600. Most of the resi- tory of religious observance in the
dents are artisans — goldsmiths, area
silversmiths, tailors, shoemakers or
The service, conducted in the
carpenters. Their language is Temple Israel Meeting House,
Arabic. Only in recent years the Saturday night, sponsored by the
boys have begun to attend Gov- New England Council of the Union
ernment schools. Previously their of American Hebrew Congrega-
tions and the New England Region
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS of the Central Conference of
22—Friday, September 24, 1965
Got Vacations in JDC Camps
More than 22,000 Jewish chil-
dren from 13 countries were given
summer holidays lasting from
three weeks to two months in 97
vacation camps operated with
financial and technical assistance
from the Joint Distribution Com-
This massage system was suc-
of the heart by a catheter — a
flexible hollow plastic tube. The cessfully substituted for the ac-
arterial system is then inflated, tivty of the heart during a period
thus enabling the blood flow to of. 10-20 minutes in experiments
" " " L'SHANAH
2,200 Social Workers
Some 2,200 full-time profes-
sional social workers were em-
ployed by Jewish social service
agencies in the United States in
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