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VOL 29 NO. 42 BROADWAY TALES by Ben Feingold A JUST QUERY Funnyman Larry Best took his grandmother to her first ball game at Ebbets Field last sum mer. Just as they were seated, the announcer said, “Gladys Gooding will now play The National An them.” Everyone arose. When the song was finished, everyone sat down but Larry’s grandmother. “Bubba,” Larry said. “You can sit down now. It’s all over.” But she persisted in standing. “Why don’t'you sit down?” Larry asked. “What’s the matter?” she haughtily snapped. “ ‘Hatikvah’ they don’t play here?” FOR SHAME Lew Tendler, the former light weight contender, now a Phila delphia restauranteur, unveiled a plaque to the late Benny Leonard in his restaurant the other day. A GREAT CROWD WAS PRES ENT. •—^ However, when Benny’s stone was unveiled in Old Carmel Cemetery in Ridgewood, Brook lyn, a few years ago, outside of his immediate family, a few re porters, his old loyal manager, Buck Areton and Sammy Dachs, a boxing handler and an old friend—NO ONE ELSE WAS PRESENT. TIMES SQUARE BECOMES HADASSAH SQUARE Menashe Skulnick claims he’s a tremendous hit with the ladies, particularly when it comes to kissing. “Whenever I go to a party,” Menashe explains, “the women all scream, ‘Look at the kisser! ’” . . . The famous men’s clothing house of Robinson & Roberts, in Pa Knickerbocker’s Towne has such a vast clientele of comedians that wrestler Abe Stein, a customer, was constrain ed to note, “Here’s a twist. In stead of these comedians buying material from gag writers, they’re buying it from a clothing house.” . . Manhattan Borough President, in connection with Hadassah Week, temporarily proclaimed the Times Square area between 43 and 44th Street, as “Hadassah Square.” ... A radio program that has become a tremendous hit with the Jewish people of New York and environs, is called “Songs Os The Synagogue.” It features leading cantors in folk and liturgical melodies, over WEVD every Sunday afternoon at 2 . . . Many of you no doubt know that Myron Cohen, the great dialectician, was a silk salesman before he became a great comedian. But how many of you know that he owned a Kosher delicatessen called “Hy mie's,” in the garment district, where he picked up his vast re pertoire of dialectic didoes? ... Comedian Danny Davis saw a new Bronx television set on the market two days ago. In case you get hungry, you can eat it ... It has halvah knobs . . . Eban Rebukes Arabs al U. N. - ~ UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (JTA) Ambassador Abba Eban, head of the Israel delegation at the United Nations, told the U. N. Ad Hoc Political Committee this week that if the Arab countries did for the Arab refugees what Israel has done for its new immi grants, there would be no Arab refugee problem. He emphasized that the Arab countries had far more resources than Israel. The Israel diplomat sharply re buked the Arab delegates for their attacks on Israel during the debate on the Arab refugee prob lem. He said that it was Arab politics ’fohich had prevented the re-integration of the Palestine refugees in Arab countries. In Israel’s view, Mr. Eban stated, “regional settlement” would be in the interests of the refugees, would be just, and would lead the way to an Arab- Israel peace. He pointed out that in the meantime Israel was doing the‘best it could, with its limited resources, to help solve this prob lem of international scope. He emphasized that Israel’s past commitments with regard to com pensation “stand fully valid-” Mr. Eban said that the Arab refugees were “in the truest sense, at home in the Arab coun tries,” particularly in those with a shortage of manpower. There could have been “spontaneous re integration,” but it had been “consciously prevented,” he charged. The Arab governments, he declared, had initiated “an ill considered military adventure” and bore primary responsibility Chief Participants, National Conference for Israel si• llli A wi< Abba Eban fifo#f A mbattodor so fhm United States fe ; HHbw< jBH Rabbi Irving Miller frnldtiH, Zionist Organisation of Amorico JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1952 Israel Conference Set for Sunday Top-ranking leaders of American and Israel Jewry headed by Abba Eban,. Israel Ambassador to the United States, will be among the principal participants at the forthcoming National Confer ence for Israel, Sunday, No vember 9th, at the Commodore Hotel, New York City. (See picture bottom of page.) The conference will be de voted to helping develop an over-all program for the re habilitation and resettlement of more than 240,000 recent immigrants still living under extremely difficult conditions in the maabaroth. Rudolf G. Sonneborn, na tional chairman of the United Israel Appeal which is conven ing the conference, declared that ‘the delegates will seek to chart a system of techniques and procedures to help Israel expand its absorptive poten tial. for the refugee problem. “You cannot let loose a war and wash your hands of all responsibility,” he stated. Mr. Eban announced that Israel would support the resolution submitted by France, Turkey and the United Kingdom and the United States, authorizing the United Nations Relief and Work Agency to increase its relief bud get for the present year to $23,- 000,000. He said that this was an expression of confidence in the United Nations Relief and Work Agency. The resolution was car ried by a vote of 50-0 with seven abstentions including Iraq. £■« JL/Jif Oved Ben-Ami Mayor of Natanya BSiiflß '^>f ||f Julliet N. Beniamin Fund-Halting Coordinator, Hadottoh ' (A' 1 • Mttm : yM i | Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz tnoeuHva Vleo-Cholrmoo, Unltod Jowith Appeal ■monnnhhhhnmhbbhbhhhhhhihH ' ' ' /^wSStm ” ;mV BiI# ; • ;fjß I j§«g Ralph Wechtler Iroa tutor, labor Zionist* of Amorico ELECTION RESULTS FORCAST EARLY McCARRAN LAV , REVISION BY MILTON FRIEDMAN (JTA Washington Bureau Chief) WASHINGTON, (JTA) One of the most significant develop ments to emerge from the presidential campaign is the agreement by both major parties and their presidential candidates that the McCarran-Walter Immigration Act, passed by two-thirds of Congress last June, was a major mistake. The act was vigorously opposed by national Jewish organizations, minority groups and liberal elements which considered it discriminatory. President Harry S. Truman, who had vetoed the measure in a stinging condemnation of its clauses, introduced the issue into the election and made it one of the top issues. Gov. Adlai Steven son and Gen. Dwight Eisenhower both attacked the law and later stages in the campaign showed the issue was one on which many voters hung. The Perlman Com mission, appointed by President Truman to tour the country and seek popular views of those who testified favored revision of the % WINS AWARD FOR VOICING FAITH IN UNITED NATIONS NEW YORK, (JTA) Clara Shapiro, fourteen-year-old junior high school girl, who asked “how can one human being be perfect ly content, knowing another per son suffers?” was adjudged the winner this week in an essay con test on “Why I Am For the Uni ted Nations.” Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Golden, theatrical producer, were the judges in the contest conducted by the Board of Edu cation. There were 27,000 entries. Clara was presented with her SIOO prize in a special ceremony at City Hall. i fHH Ir Sii6/ guglgpßß Rudolf O. Sonneborn National Chairman, Unitod Itraol Appoal ill J' IJUU % fe ' ? I M 4 ■wl i ■ MK&- r.' ■ v 7 &$> I i liiiwi ■ :>■>•' • S^Bk: I I lIIBF s I fl :v:y:swv B : B ! : >:% ' B&C’lJvvsl f ISBllaEftiiMliill < Jfl -■§ J|| Or. Pinkhot Churgin Protidont, Misroehi Organisation of Amorico “racist” principles. Many of the candidates elected to the Senate and House of Rep resentatives are pledged to work for repeal or amendment of the act. Indications in the capital were that action for repeal may be sought in Congress early in the new session. McCarran -and Walter Repudiated by Stevenson In the course of the campaign, the act’s author, Sen. Pat. McCar ran of Nevada was rejected by President Truman and repudiated by Gov. Stevenson who consider ed not only the McCarran im migration act but also the Mc- Carran Internal Revenue Act of 1950 as travesties on the liberal principles espoused by the Demo cratic Party. Governor Stevenson also point edly refused to endorse the can didacy of Rep. Francis E. Walter, co-sponsor of the immigration measure. Although the Pennsyl vania congressman was on the platform of the campaign train with him in the congressman's home town, the Democratic standard-bearer refused to ask his audience to vote for Walter. Wal ler had complained to news papermen that Stevenson had been "ill-advised" on the immi gration situation and said he had boarded the train to "straighten out" the governor. Gen. Eisenhower, in speeches also denounced the McCarran im migration measure and his run ning mate, Sen. Richard Nixon, who had voted for the bill and to override the president’s veto, also came out for revision. During the campaign, the Con troversial immigration act was defended by the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Ameri can Legion, the Japanese-Ameri can League, the Steuben Society of America, the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Society of the War of 1812, and a few other groups. Both Parties Agreed on Israel Aid Friendship for Israel was ex- 1 pressed by both candidates in y conformity with the platforms of their parties. There is no indica tion that any major change will » occur in the area of Mutual Se curity Assistance for Israel. De spite of the new faces in Congress and the new occupant in the White House, every indication points to the continuation of Fed eral assistance for the State of Israel. $3.00 A YEAR