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AN INDEPENDENT WEEKLY SERVING AMERICAN CITIZENS OF JEWISH FAITH |
” the OLDEST AND MOST WIDELY CIRCULATED JEWISH PUBLICATION IN THIS TERRITORY VOL. 26 NO. 44 PLAIN TALK By Alfred Segal MORRIS DOES IT The other week Samson the Great came to our town. Sure, you've heard of this Samson! He calls himself the Great to distin guish himself from that mere piker of strength who was the Biblical Samson. He was the one who fell for Delilah. Samson the Great has felt great because he has never allowed himself to fall for any female creature in that way. But in our town he fell for Morris and what a fall it was. Samson the Great had come to our town to give a big show of his strength. The stage was fill ed with heavy objects which, with no effort at all, he picked up one after another. With one hand he lifted a piano and held it at arm’s length. Then he pick ed up a full-grown truck horse to the height of his shoulders. Thus he went from strength to strength until he came to his magnum opus. He picked up an orange. It looked grotesquely absurd for him to be taking up the inconse quential weight of an orange after what he had done with the piano and the truck horse. The audience rewarded him with lus ty laughter. “This is no laughing matter,” he said. “You are about to see the final and most amazing act of my prodigious strength. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet, please ex cuse the expression.” He explained: In a moment he would give a demonstration of strength never tried by any other strong man. With one squeeze he would squeeze all the juice out of this orange to the last drop . . . 'There will be not a drop of juice left after my squeeze" ... He had been per forming this feat all around the country and everywhere he had offered SIOOO to any one who could squeeze one more drop of juice out of the orange after he was through with it. Everywhere the strongest men had come up to the stage but not one had been able to squeeze an other drop out of the orange that Samson the Great had drained dry. He still had the SIOOO. Now he was about to give the act in our town. He took the orange between the palms of his bands and squeezed it even with more than the strength that had lifted the upright piano and the massive truck horse. The juice Poured into a glass. In no more than a second Samson the Great was holding up the empty shell of the orange for all to see. “Ladies and gentlemen,” he said, “there’s not a drop of juice left. I challenge all of you: Here’s SIOOO in crisp SIOO bills— ten SIOO bills—that I will prompt ly hand over to any one in this audience who can squeeze one more drop of juice out of this orange.” One and another citizen came forward out of the audience. ne and another squeezed the ora nge with all strength but not another drop fell. (Continued on Page Eight) Legislation to Reduce Discrimination Demanded by Truman BY MILTON FRIEDMAN WASHINGTON (JTA)—Presi dent Truman this week demanded legislation "to reduce discrimina tion based on prejudice" in an address before the National Con ference of Christians and Jews. The Conference met here to map plans for Brotherhood Week, to be held in February, 1950. President Truman said he ask ed the Federal Government to participate actively in efforts to achieve greater justice for minor ity groups. He stated: “I do not see how we can do otherwise than adopt such legislation. If we look at ourselves in the true spirit of brotherhood, we must acknow ledge that in the United States there are instances of discrimina tion and injustice because of dif ference in color, religion or na tional origin. But we are work ing diligently to overcome these violations of the fundamental faith which holds us together. It is encouraging to see that Ameri cans all over the country are growing more and more aware of the importance of this problem. "The first step of every enemy of this country has always been to separate the different strands of faith and belief out of which this nation has been woven. Our enemies have tried to set group against group, faith against faith —to create prejudice and distrust among our people. All the faiths represented here claim as a com mon heritage the great thoughts of the Hebrew Prophets. The U. S., ISRAELI LEADERS TO ADDRESS UJA NATIONAL PARLEY m Wf & mi 111 vvwnsraw -, v.'XvTvy- .yvv Distinguished American and Israeli leaders who will ad jrcss the more than 1,200 communal representatives from ill parts of the country at the United Jewish Appeal s National Conference to be held in Atlantic City s Chelsea Hotel on November 25, 26 and 27 include (top row, left o right) Moshe Sharett, Israel’s Foreign Minister; Fro e«or Albert Einstein; Congressman Franklin D. Koose /elt, Jr.; and UJA General Chairman Henry Morgentl.au, fr. (Bottom row, left to right) William Rosenwald, UJA National Chairman and Honorary President of United jervice for New Americans; Judge Morns Rothenberg, National Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal and JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1949 Training Bureau Panel To Be Lead by Dr. Reich p. Dr. Nathan Reich, chairman of the Department of Economics at Hunter College, will lead a panel discussion on “Training and the Future of Jewish Communal Service in the United States” at the third annual meeting of the Training Bureau for Jewish Communal Service to be held in Cincinnati on Thursday, December Bth. Dr. Reich, as chairman of the Course and Scope Committee of the Training Bureau, will present the report of a group of educators and communal workers on the future program of American Jewry’s only school for the training of social welfare leaders. Prophets were among the first of men who saw that the concept of the Fatherhood of God required men to do justice to one another. “The great service of the Na tional Conference of Christians and Jews is to fight against the (Continued on Page Eight) United Palestine Appeal; Rabbi Jonah B. Wise, National Chairman of United Jewish Appeal; and Edward M. M. Warburg, Chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee. Dr. Einstein will speak to the conference via a radio hook-up front his home in Princeton, N. J. The UJA National Conference will blueprint plans for aid to Israel, assistance to Jews in Europe and Moslem countries, and aid to refugees reaching the United States. The UJA’s 1950 goal, to be set at the conference, will represent American Jewry’s responsibility for the rehabilitation, resettlement and reconstruction programs of the JDC, UPA and USNA, constituent agencies of the UJA. Southeastern Regional Conference To Be Held Here December 3-4 More than 100 prominent civic leaders are sponsoring a South east Regional Conference on Resettlement and Displaced Persons to be held in Jacksonville Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4, and will take an active part in the conference program, A. H. Rothenstein, conference chairman, said yesterday in announcing Jewish National Fund Tag Day, November 26 and 27, Celebrates Israel's Growth On Saturday, November 26th, after sundown, volunteers carry ing the famous Blue-White Boxes of the Jewish National Fund will approach every passerby in Greater New York to remind him of the eternal bond between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel. The Jewish National Fund Tag Day will continue throughout Sunday. Similar tag days will be arranged in other Jewish Communities throughout the country, in each case the lo cal Jewish National Fund Coun cil setting the date. November 1949 marks three im portant milestones in the history of Israel: On November 2, 1917 the Brit ish Government through Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour issued its famous Declaration to the Zionists, pledging its assis tance in the establishment of a Jewish National Home in Pales tine; On November 29, 1947 the Unit (Continued on Page Eight) $3.00 A YEAR their names. In addition to the sponsors, many organizations and individu als in the region interested in the resettlement and orientation of DPs will be represented at the conference, according to Mr. Rothenstein. The conference is under the auspices of United Service for New Americans, which carries on a nation-wide program for the immigration, re ception, resettlement, and rehab ilitation of Jewish DPs and refu gees in America. United Service for New Americans is a constitu ent agency of the United Jewish Appeal. The Jacksonville conference is one of ten regional conferences being sponsored by United Serv ice to mobilize community efforts throughout the nation in meeting the challenge of the highest Jew ish immigration in over a decade, "Immigrants eligible to enter the United States under current DP legislation." Mr. Rothenstein stat ed. "are arriving in this country at a rate precedented only by the mass migration of Hitler's early victims in 1939." The conference will be an oppor tunity Mr. Rothenstein explain ed further, for participating com munities to share experiences and set up a joint program of activities designed to achieve the speediest possible integration of the newcomer into American life. Conference sessions are sched i uled to open at the Roosevelt i Hotel, with a dinner at 7 P. M. on ! Saturday, December 3. Reserva j tions may be made through the Roosevelt Hotel, Jacksonville, Florida. List of Florida Sponsors for Conference Ft. Myers, Mrs. Sam Kosiner; Gainesville, Dr. Matthew Dros doff; Hollywood, Rabbi Jacob J. Honig: Jacksonville, Mrs. Joseph Glickstein; Miami, Charles Cohen, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley C. Myers; Miami Beach, Mrs. Aron Farr, Michael Gettinger, Herbert Scher, Mr. and Mrs. Monte Selig, Har old Ungerleider; Orlando, H. | George Miller; St. Augustine, j Lester Bernstein; St. Petersburg, Mrs. James L. Moed; Tampa, Charles H. Jacobs, Mrs. Julian D. Witman. Unveil Monument Erected In Memory of 200 Reims Jews Who Perished At Hands of Nazis REIMS, France (JTA) —A mon ument erected to the memory of 200 Jews from this city who per ished at the hands of the Nazis was unveiled outside the syna gogue here during ceremonies conducted by French Chief Rabbi Isaie Schwartz. Among the par ticipants in the ceremonies was Adolph Caen, vice-president of the Consistory of French Jews.