18—Friday, October 20, 1967
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
A Gusher Named Sholem Alechem
PAN AMERICAN PERKY-
On one of his visi s to Jewish communities near Ft. Sill, Okla.,
where he is on duty, Chaplain M. David Geffen (right) discovered an
oil field called the Sholem Alechem, off State Highway 7. It is
said to have been named in honor of the oil editor of the Daily
Ardmoreite, Ardmore, Okla., in the 1920s. This newspaperman,
William (Bill) Krohn, was very well liked by the oilmen, and on
the night that oil began to flow from the well, Bill was right
there on the rig floor getting first-hand information for his readers.
The oilmen called it "Sholem Alechem" because of the greeting
Bill used to give strangers in town, and for the Sholem Alechem
Society he formed for oil men visiting in and around Ardmore.
The field as a whole is very active.
NewYear Book's Population Statistics
number of Jews throughout the
world is estimated at 13,538,000.
The largest part of them (78 per
cent) are concentrated in three
countries: United States-5,720,000,
of whom 2,518,000 reside in New
York State. The Jewish population
in Russia is estimated to number
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2,543,000, while an additional quar-
ter of a million live in the Soviet
Links Tel Aviv ; Suez
satellite countries. A total of 705,-
TEL AVIV (ZINS) — A new 200 Jews reside in South America.
auto-bus line linking Tel Aviv with Of these 450,000 live in Argentina;
the Suez Canal is now in opera- 140,000 in Brazil; 50,000 in Uru-
tion. The journey, which takes
nine hours, connects the center of Jewish Population
the country with the military posi-
tions in the Sinai Desert. The first in Isreal-2,344,877
JERUSALEM (ZINS) — T h e
passengers on this journey
were Israeli soldiers and a larger Jewish population in Israel now
number of tourists who were totals 2,344,877, according to fig-
anxious to fulfill the Mitzva of ures published by the central bu-
Tashlikh at the Suez Canal. Tour- reau of statistics of the Israel gov-
ists attended the Rosh Hashana ernment. Sonie 196,000 Israelis,
services which were chanted by a of whom 96,000 officially declared
military Cantor, while most of the that they are permanently emigrat-
congregants held a Mahzor (High ing from the country, reside
Holy Day Prayer Book) in one abroad. More than half of the Is-
hand and an automatic in the raelis living abroad were born in
other. The sound of the Shofar Europe or in American countries.
echoed throughout the entire Suez Approximately 50,000 are sabras
and often blended with the pierc- (Israeli born), including a large
ing shrieks of sirens and the thun- number of children under fifteen
years of age. Certain Israeli news-
derous blasts of the artillery.
papers assert that the number of
Television's highest paid per- Israelies living abroad exceeds the
former has been Garry Moore, who total cited by official sources. They
was earning $43,000 a week in voice the view that the number of
1963, equivalent to $2,236,000 a Israeli expatriates is anywhere
from 300,000 to 350,000.
NEW YORK (ZINS)—The new-
est Year Book, published by the
American Jewish Committee gives
the following demographic data re-
lating to the Jewish populations in
all parts of the world: The total
guay; and 30,000 in Chile. Other
countries with large Jewish com-
munities are: France — 520,000;
United Kingdom-450,000; Canada
— 275,000; Romania — 120,000;
South Africa-116,000; Hungary--
80,000; Iran — 80,000; Morocco —
70,000; Australia-69,000; Holland
— 30,000; Switzerland-20,000; Bel-
gium-40,000; Western Germany-
Two Israelis Stand Trial
for Egyptian Espionage
(Direct .TTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
TEL AVIV—Two Israelis, one
a former soldier, appeared before
a Tel Aviv district court Tuesday
on charges of espionage. They are
Shimon Kramer, 30, and Meir
Kramer is accused of crossing
into Egypt via the Gaza Strip.
Eilati, who served in an armored
unit, is accused of having made
contact with the enemy via the
Egyptian Consul in the Hague.
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