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VOL. 29 NO. 26
By Alfred Segal
OUR MR. HILLEL (Hillel Wid
get Corp) called on me to report
a bitter quarrel he had with one
he called Zilch ... "I am confer
ring on him the name of your
favorite character." he said. "Our
quarrel was all about being a Jew
and what it costs.
"Zilch is a richer man than I
am, but I don’t complain. Widgets
are doing all right, too. Only last
month the board of directors
voted me p retirement pension
of $40,000 a year to be paid me
when I get too old to make any
more widgets.
"Me. with my outrageously,
large salary (to say nothing of my
dividends) getting a pension—at
the expense of stockholders! A lot
of the corporations are doing the
same for their big executives and
it's a shame . . . But that Zilch!
“Zilch was buying me lunch in
the hotel. I saw the bill. It was
$5.65 just for min and me. Zilch
started by belly-aching on
how'much it cost to be a Jew.
"He said there was no end of it.
It's one thing after another for a
Jew. He said you pay and pay
and pay, never get through pay
ing. It's like having to pay a
special tax that other citizens
don't have to pay. That's the way
Zilch spoke and I was getting
madder and madder.
“Finally he said, ‘You know,
Hillel, I’d rather be Mclntosh.’
"Who's Mclntosh?" I asked him.
“ ‘You don’t know Mclntosh?’
he replies. ‘Mclntosh the big atom
man? Atoms, Inc! That’s the one!
He is the happiest than, the way
atoms are pouring into his pock
et, you might say. What I like
about Mclntosh’s life is that he
can eat his money and have it,
too, if you get what I mean. You
see, Mclntosh is a Presbyterian.
But, God forbid, suppose Mcln
tosh was a Jew! ’ ”
Mr. Hillel said he felt just about
filled up to the throat with what
Zilch was pouring out . . . "But I
said to him, 'Go on. Zilch, suppose
Mclntosh was a Jew.'
“So Zilch went on, saying: ‘lf
Mclntosh was a Jew it would cost
him a pretty penny. Many hands
would be stretched out to grab
a piece of his money for one
cause or another. There’d be no
rest for him. Poor Mclntosh! As
you well know, there’s no rest for
a well-to-do Jew like you and me
and there would be none for Mc-
Intosh if he could be made over
into a Jew.
" 'Look at Mclntosh, rich Mcln
tosh. the Presbyterian. He pays
his dues to his church and then
he's through handing out money
for his religion. He gives his con
tribution to the Community Chest
and is through with his duty to
society for a whole year.
“ ‘He is allowed to live in peace
without solicitors for all kinds of
money knocking at his door, one
after the other. The Ghesed Shel
Ernes . . . Anshe Chesed . . .
(Continued on Pago Eight)
Harry N. Rosenfield, DP Commissioner,
Receives HIAS Women’s Division Award
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Harry N. Rosenfield, Commissioner of the U. 8. Displaced Persons Com
mission, receives a Scroll of Honor from Mrs. Herman Leffert, President
°! Ju* W° m * n • Division of HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society,
at the group s annual luncheon in New York. Commissioner- Rosenfield,
an educator and author, was the first government official to receive this
award from the HIAS women. He was cited for outstanding work in the
r M ß^ u f.^ nd r « Mttler "®nt of displaced persons. About 400,000 persons of
all faiths and religions came to the U. 8. under the Displaced Person
Act* ®
18 Jewish Alhleies On IT. S. Team
Ai Olympic Games
HELSINKI, FINLAND Eighteen Jewish athletes from, the
United States, four of them members of JWB-affiliated Jewish Com
munity Centers and YM-YWHAs are members of the U. S. Olympic
team which is ready to compete against the athletic elite of the
world in the 15th Olympiad, opening tomorrow (July 19th) in the
Helsinki Stadium. Shepherded by Charles L. Ornstein, JWB repre
sentative on the U. S. Olympic Committee, who is again responsible
for housing and feeding the American team, the Jewish athletes
wearing Uncle Sam's colors, who are entered in eight events, consti
tute the largest Jewish contingent on any American Olympic team.
In the 1948 Olympiad at London there were 15 Jews on the American
team, competing in 10 events.
Fourteen of the 18 American
Jewish contestants are on the
fencing team, which includes 26
men and women. The fourteen
are: Norman C. Armitage, who
because he has competed in the
most Olympic games—this is his
fifth—will lead the U. S. delega
tion in the opening parade; Dr.
Tibor Nyilas, Alan Kwartler, Alex
Treves and Sol Gorlin, all of the
saber team; Dr. Daniel Bukantz,
Nathaniel Lubell, Albert Axelrod,
Byron Krieger and Lt. Harold
Goldsmith, all on the foils team;
Dr. Paul Makler, Albert Wolff
and Norman Lewis, all on the
epee team; and Mrs. Diane Mill
stein, on the women’s fencing
The other American Jewish
entries are: Donald Sheff, of Yale,
a member of the Jewish Commu
nity House of, Bensonhurst
Brooklyn, in the 800 meter swim
ming relay; Henry Laskau, of
New York’s 92nd Street YMHA,
in the 10,000 meter walk; Martin
Engel, New York University, and
a member of the Bensonhurst
Jewish Community House, in the
hammer throw, and Henry W.
Wittenberg, a member of JWB’s
Health and Physical Education
Committee and the 92nd Street
YHMA, in the light heavyweight
free style wrestling.
In addition to Armitage, Lask
au, Bulantz, Lewis and Witten
berg competed in the 1948 Olym
pics. Wittenberg won his event in
1948 and Lewis finished ninth in
the men’s epee.
Syria Protests Israel Foreign
Ministry Move
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(Copyright, 1952, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
• *******s
There is nothing new in the movement of the Israeli Foreign
Ministry from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, although the Syrians would
appear to be under that impression, judging from the indignant note
which they have sent to the United Nations. It is merely part of the
transfer of.the government which was decided more than two years
ago, and announced then.
As the Israeli delegation here
points out, the Foreign Ministry
would naturally be the last to
move as accommodation has to be
found not only for its offices but
for the various legations and dip
lomatic missions attached to it.
The delay has been due* to hous
ing and nothing else.
The Syrian note asserts that the
Republicans Favor
Aid to Israel
(Copyright, 1952, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
The determination of a few men and a reservoir of goodwill
established in Washington were responsible for the Israel plank
which emerged at the Republican National Convention. For several
days at the convention it appeared as if there might be no such plank
at all, or at best an indifferently-worded one.
Before the convention opened
a feeling prevailed among mem-
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aid to the Near East in general.
There was tremendous opposition
to the Administration’s foreign
aid program. The Israel plank
issue was beclouded by anti-Zion
ist testimony of the American
Economic Council. Hart assailed
the Administration foreign policy,
saying that the government has
aided Israel and the Soviet Union
but had insulted Spain, which he
described as effective anti-Com
munist country. He denounced the
the United‘Nations Human Rights
program and complained that
America was on the wrong side
in Palestine.
Sentiment developed among
members of the foreign relations
sub-committee to write a plank
which called for an "objective re
view" of the Truman policy on
Israel, which they believed had
"alienated" the Arab world. It
was the intention of some to
write in a strong case for the
Arabs who had deserted Israel.
Into this grim scene stepped I. F.
Kenen of the American Zionist
Council. Kenen effectively testi
fied before the platform sub-com
mittee, answering allegations of
the sort raised against Israel by
Hart and Council for Judaism.
Rep. Jacob K. Javits testified be
fore the sub-committee on behalf
movement of the ministry is "a
defiance of the authority of the
United Nations" which decided on
the internationalization of Jeru
salem. . With becoming bureau
cratic thoroughness, it lists all the
resolutions which it claims the
transfer has violated.
Unfortunately, it must be ad
(Continued on Page 5 )
of the Israel plank which he ex
plained would help insure a Near
Eastern peace and stability.
When the sub-committee re
statement undesirable because of
its faint and unenthusiastic word
plank, a member, Sen. Irving M.
Ives, of New York, considered the
viewed the first draft of the
ing. He demanded a strong state
ment commending Israel’s refu
gee resettlement program. He was
joined by Senator Richard M.
Nixon, of California, former Sena
tor Wayland Brooks of Illinois,
and sub-committee chairman Sen.
Eugene Millikan, Colorado. They
considered the plank before the
committee as not clearly defini
tive of Republican sentiment to
ward Israel and thought it com
pletely inadequate. After a dis
cussion behind closed doors the
plank emerged.
It gave Israel a "strong com
mendation" and pledged the party
to "cooperate" to bring economic
and social stability to that area.
It also said that Republican in
fluence would go behind the ef
forts for peace between Israel and
the Arabs. From a convention
which was at first indifferent, or
at best lukewarm, this resolution
represented a Zionist victory. It
was, however, not as strong as the
G.O.P. plank of 1948, but a dif
ferent situation prevails today.
The plank gave American Zion
ists a basis on which they may
ask and rightfully expect aid for
Israel should a Republican Ad
ministration be elected .It was an
uphill battle, won by the deter
mination of a few staunch friends
of Israel who utilized the accom
plishments of the state as argu
ments in favor of the mutual
value of the advancement of
American-Israel friendship .
Developments at Chicago indi
cated a strong pro-Zionist senti
ment on the part of many Repub
lican Congressmen and bore testi
mony to the health of the Zionist
Movement. It also proved that the
Republican Party is aware of the
accomplishments of Israel since
its establishment.
The plank which was adopted
reads: “The Republican Party has
consistently advocated a national
homeland for the Jewish people,
since a Republican Congress de
clared in support of that objective •
30 years ago. In providing a sanc
tuary for Jewish people rendered
homeless by persecution, the
State of Israel appeals to our
deepest humanitarian instincts
and arouses our strong commen
(Continued on Page 6)
bers of the
platform com
mittee that
there should be
no specific ref
erence to any
country, but
only a vague
statement o n
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