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VOL. 24 NO. 3
Capital Spotlight
(Copyright, 1948, JTA, Inc.
Germany within the next half
year will be administered by the
State Department instead of the
Army. The administrator is re
liably expected to be former Sen
ator Robert M. LaFollette, Jr., of
Wisconsin. Secretary of State
Marshall said about a month ago
that June 30 was the “target
date” for transfer from military
to civilian occupation. He was
careful to stress however, that
difficulties were involved, and that
it might be later.
Chief among the problems cited
by Marshall was that of getting
the necessary talent. lit the Army
Colonel X and Sergeant K are
ordered to' duty in Germany. In
the State Department, said the
Secretary, you solicit, implore, ap
peal and beg. The civilian re
cruiting campaign, under way
since early last summer, is still
under way.
It is not thought that the take
over of Germany’s administration
by the j State Department will
much affect the displaced person?’
question one way or the other.
The International Refugee Organ
ization will continue to run the
camps, reimbursing the Army for
whatever service it provides. That
branch of the War Department
dealing with displaced persons
may be eliminated, or consolidat
ed with the Occupied Areas Divis
ion of the State Department.
* * Me *
Oil has been seeping of late
from Capitol Hill. From commit
tee rooms, that is.
Not less than five committees.
House and Senate, are either occu
pying themselves full or part
time with America’s oil supply,
foreign and domestic. The Middle
East ;ls brought Into the discus
sion, Inevitably, since its oil re
serves, developed and potential,
®re so important for the economy
and strategy of this country.
The Serrate War Investigating
Committee recently unveiled a
document of interest. The Com
mittee, headed by Senator Owen
Brewster (R.) of Maine, is in
quiring into Navy purchase of
Saudi Arabian oil before and
during the war, on the ground
that the Navy overpaid the oil
Efforts of the oil companies to
assure Saudi Arabia’s eligibility
tor lend-lease came to light dur
ing the committee's investigations.
Bead into the record was a rather
extraordinary letter by one Max
Thornburg to a vice-president of
Standard Oil of California. Ex
traordinary because of Mr. Thorn
i’urg’s position.
At the time of writing in Sep
tember, 1941, he was a special
assistant, on oil problems, to the
then Under Secretary of State
Sumner Welles. He was also an
official of the Bahrein Oil Com
pany, a subsidiary of the Caltex
ompany with large oil interests
in the Middle East.
Announces Budget Plan
Ben Stein, Chairman,
Budget Committee, Jewish
Community Council
In a letter sent to all contribu
tors of the Jacksonville Jewish
Community Council, Ben Stein,
chairman of its budget committee,
has announced that the final bud
get will be adopted at a public
meeting during the week of Feb
ruary 23rd, with officers, execu
tive committee members and or
ganizational representatives of the
Council voting.
The local agencies budget group
under the chairmanship of Harry
Reinstine, and the group for re
ligious agencies under the leader
ship of Mrs. Joseph Hackel will
have separate meetings on Mon
day, February 16th, at 7:30 in
the Council offices at 212 *4 West
Forsyth Street. Anyone desiring
to appear before these sub-conl
mittees and speak for any agency
should contact the proper chair
man and request time to speak,
Mr. Stein said.
The national agencies committee
with David Harris as chairman,
and the overseas agencies group
led by P. N. Coleman, met yester
Keren Hayesod Officers With Mayor Israel Rokach
of Tel - Aviv
Palestine economy was discussed and plans laid for American
partition in the economic development of the new Jewish state at a
dinner held under the auspices of the Economic Bureau of the Pal
estine Foundation Fund (Keren-Hayesod) at the Hotel Waldorf
Astoria. Standing under the photo mural showing Dizengoff Circle
in Tel-Aviv are L. to R. Abraham Krumbein, Treasurer of the
Keren Hayesod; Charles Wolf, Associate Treasurer; Mayor Daniel
Auster; Charles Ress, President; Mayor Israel Rokach; Louis J.
Schwefel, Secretary, and Herman L. Weisman, Chairman of the Board
of Directors of Keren Hayesod.
Southern Jewish
Weekly Brotherhood
Contest Extended to
Feb. 17
Because of the examinations
coming up at the University of
Florida near the close of the
Brotherhood Week Essay Con
test sponsored by The Southern
Jewish Weekly, the deadline for
contributions has been extended
to February 17 instead of the
The 9,000 students were noti
fied of this postponement by
articles appearing in the Gaines
ville Sun; the student paper,
“Alligator”; and in the Orange
and Blue, campus-wide bulletin.
LONDON, (JTA) The birth
of the I,oooth baby at the Belsen
DP Camp, in the British zone of
Germany, was celebrated this
week by the camp’s inmates, it
was announced here by the Jewish
Committee for Relief Abroad. The
birth rate in the Jewish camp now
averages one per day.
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Christian Baron Calls Upon Jews
Here to Aid in the Rebuilding
of Palestine
In an address at the Jacksonville Jewish Center Monday night
Baron Hans De Meiss-Teuffen, Christian Zionist and only non-Jewish
member of the Histadruth, called upon American Jewry to get be
hind the government and urge Immediate aid to the beleaguered
Jewish communities in Palestine. Reiterating again and again his
stand that the only way the Palestine situation will be met by the
world powers is through pressure from the common people, the
Baron called upon the assemblage to bombard Washington with wires
and letters to demand action through the United Nations.
Speaking under the auspices of
the Jacksonville Zionist District,
the Baron told of his interest in
the Palestine and Jewish problem
Southeast Region Will Hear Report
on Europe's Jews at Feb. 15,
Atlanta Meeting
Harold F. Linder, leading authority on overseas relief and ref
ugee problems, will address the second annual meeting of the Joint
Distribution Committee Southeast Region on Sunday, February 15,
in the Hotel Ansley, Atlanta, Ga., it was announced by William P.
Engel of Birmingham, Regional Chairman. The JDC is the major
American agency aiding distressed Jews abroad.
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as it was initially aroused by
reading an account of the -first
Zionist Congress in Basle. He also
related of his sojourn with the.
chalutzim in various kibuttzim
throughout Palestine. Having liv
ed with the young Jews the Baron
chastized the British for referring
to them as communists. “Here
is the most perfect capitalistic
system in the world. Through a
system of cooperatives the Jews
of Palestine have introduced
something from which all the peo
ples can learn. There are fewer
communists in Palestine than even
in the little country of Lebanon,”
he said. He declared that most
of the fighting in Palestine is
being carried on by the unem
ployed from the Syrian border
and that Palestine Arabs are not
rising against the Jews.
SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 5 (JTA)
—A time bomb exploded this week
in the Israelite Club here, causing
damage estimated at $12,000 but
no casualties. Minister of Interior
Emmanuel Torres promised Man
uel Goren, Chilean Jewish leader,
that his office would investigate
the blast. Local police officials
announced that they had already
launched an inquiry of their own.
Mr. Linder, JDC Vice-Chairman,
who was official United States
adviser to the 1946 United Nations
meeting establishing the Interna
tional Refugee Organization, will
describe the needs of Europe’s
Jews this year for their recovery
and rehabilitation.
“As an expert on international
aid in behalf of distressed persons,
and as one who has played a lead
ing role in the development of as
sistance activities, Mr. Linder is
in an unusual position to describe
the need abroad, with special ref
erence to the situation confront
ing Europe’s Jews,” Mr. Engel
stated, urging widespread attend
ance at the conference.
No funds will be solicited at the
general session which will be open
to the public. The meeting will
be attended by regional officers
and executive committee members
from Alabama, Florida, Georgia,
Louisiana, Mississippi, North and
South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Vice-Chairman of the JDC South
east Region are: Day J. Apte of
Tampa, Lee W. Kuhn of Nashville,
Armand May of Atlanta, Stanley
C. Myers of Miami, Edgar B. Stern
of New Orleans and Lionel Weil
of Goldsboro. William W. Good
man of Memphis is Secretary and
Hyman Rubin is Chairman of the
Program Committee.
Jewish community leaders of
Atlanta, among the region’s Exec
utive Committee members, are
Frank Garson, Nathan Katz, Don
ald Oberdorfer, Samuel Rothberg
and I. W. Weinstein.
Southeastern Hadassah
Pledges to Meet
Emergency Needs of
Following a plea voiced at the
lecent Southeastern Regional Con
erence of Senior Hadassah in
Charleston, by Mrs. Moses P. Ep
stein, past national president of
the organization, to raise 50%
above present quotas, delegates
pledged themselves to return to
their homes to continue their
work of assistance to the com
munities in Palestine.
“It is either our money or their
blood,” Mrs. Epstein declared in
an emergency session called to
present the situation to South
eastern Hadassah. “The Yishuv
has pledged itself to a task of
fighting and building and we must
stand back of them if the Jewish
state is to stand the test present
ed at this time,” she said.
She told of the need of added
medical supplies and bandages,
and of the wartime budget Ha
dassah is being forced to accept.
83.00 A YEAR

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