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TEL AVIV, (JTA)—The Israeli
Government will lodge a complaint
against Britain at the U.N. Securi
ty Council in connection with the
British Government’s threats a
gainst Israel, it was officially an
nounced this week. The announce
ment emphasized that the Israeli
Government is taking “an ex
tremely serious and grave view’’
of the entire matter.
“The British Government is
contemplating active military in
tervention in the Palestine war,’’
an official Israeli statement said.
“We know now that British forces
are en route to the Aqaba port.
Plans have been completed to dis
patch British forces to the Egyp
tian-Palestine Sinai border. Dur
ing the past few days a consider
able number of British fighters
and bombers reached Transjordan.
The British Government is active
ly considering the lifting of Ihe
embargo in order to supply Egypt
and Transjordan with arms.
British Plan Betrayed
"These are not hasty moves.
They have been carefully planned.
British troops' in Tripolitania are
undergoing maneuvers under con
dition aimed at Israel. The namies
of places in Israel are even being
used in these military maneuvers.
“The British Government is
now actively engaged in a smear
campaign against Israel and is
whipping up British public opin
ion against Israel and trying to
neutralize the friendship of the
United States for Israel. Britian
is also seeking to maneuver Egypt
into invoking the provisions of the
1936 British-Egyptian treaty. In
dications point to the fact that
the British Government is possibly
embarking on an active military
operation to present the U.N. Se
curity Council with a fait aocom
pli of armed British intervention.
Levant Due Here
OSCAR LEVANT, famed
piano virtuoso and veteran of
many a brain battle on ra
dio’s Information Please, will
come to Phoenix late this
month for two concerts under
the sponsorship of Hadassah
and Mrs. Archer Linde. He
will play Saturday night, Jan.
22 at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday
afternon, Jan. 23, at 3 p.m.
at Phoenix Union High School
auditorium, with net proceeds
going to Hadassah. Tickets
may be obtained at Mrs.
Linde’s box office in the Dor
ris-Heyman basement or from
any Hadassah member. (See
related story on page 6.)
Big Drive Events Scheduled; Goal to Be
Fixed; Appeal for Funds Starts Feb. 6
—Photo by Mashek and Ziegler.
THREE OF THE leaders in the forthcoming 1949 United Jewish
Welfare Fund drive in Phoenix go into a huddle to map campaign
technique. Left to right, Martin Horwitz, chairman of the young
people’s division; Leonard Goldman, vice chairman of the drive, and
Dr. Joseph Bank, chairman.
Truman Asks Congress: Rid DP
Bill of ‘Unfair Discrimination’
(Rotated Stories on Page 2)
WASHINGTON, (JTA) —President Truman, in his State of the
Union message, called upon Congress “to open our doors to displaced
persons without unfair discrimination.”
It was the only reference to displaced persons legislation in a speech
which covered a multitude of domestic problems, touched on foreign
policy, and described “prejudice and intolerance” as one of the coun
try’s major shortcomings.
“The driving force behind our progress is our faith in our demo
cratic institutions,” the President said. “That faith is embodied in
the promise of equal rights and equal opportunities which the founders
of our republic proclaimed to their countrymen and to the whole
“The fulfillment of this promise is among the highest purposes of
government. The civil rights proposals I made to the 80th Congress
I now repeat to the 81st Congress,” he declared. “They should be
enacted in order that the Federal Government may assume the leader
ship and discharge the obligations clearly placed upon it by the Con
stitution. I stand squarely behind those proposals,” Truman empha
Egypt, Israel Agree
To Start Peace Talks
LAKE SUCCESS, (JTA)—
Egypt and Israel were scheduled
this week to start discussions on
the island of Rhodes pointing
toward an armistice affecting all
fronts where their forces are en
The move was regarded here as
the most concrete step toward
peace that has been taken to date.
A. U. N. spokesman announced
that the agreement called for “im
mediate direct negotiations” un
der U.N. chairmanship.
The agreement arose out of an
Egyptian bid for negotiations with
Israel, directed toward implement
ing two Security Council resolu
tions adopted in Paris last No
vember 4 and 16, which have been
null and void thus far. The former
resolution called for a cease-fire
in the Negev and the withdrawal
of forces to the positions they oc
cupied on October 14. The second
Council decision summoned the
two parties to negotiate an armis
tice either directly or through a
United Nations intermediary.
HMC Party Saturday
The Hebrew Men’s Club will
hold its Hard Times Party on Sat
urday, Jan. 15, at 8 p. m. at the
Club Alibi, 4139 E. Van Buren,
under the chairmanship of Hank
Bland. Norman Mendelsohn will
assist as master of ceremonies.
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, JANUARY 14, 1949
Israel Emigration Will
Finish in 9 Months
VIENNA, (JTA)—AII displaced
Jews who desire to emmigrate to
Israel will be out of the Euro
pean DP camps by next August
or September, Prof. William Hab
er, retiring advisor on Jewish af
fairs to the American military
command in Europe, declared here
recently. Haber, who is returning
to his post as Professor of Eco
nomics at University of Michigan,
spoke at a farewell luncheon in
He asserted that after next Sep
tember the only Jewish DP’s left
in the camps of Germany and Aus
tria will be those who desire to go
to countries other than Israel. He
revealed that although 1,600 Jews
left Austria last December, there
are still some 10,500 in the coun
try, 70 percent of whom wish to
go to Israel. He estimated that
some 45,000 of 80,000 displaced
Jews still in German camps will
also go to Israel.
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(Related Stories On Pa** 3 and 6)
The signals were set at “full speed ahead” this week
for Phoenix’ 1949 United Jewish Welfare Fund campaign.
The three big traditional lead-off events were definitely
booked, as follows:
Goal-setting meeting: Thursday, Jan. 20, 8:30 p. m., at
Beth El Auditorium, 3rd Ave. and McDowell.
Advance gifts dinner: Wednesday, Jan. 26, 6:30 p. m.,
Fiesta Room, Hotel Westward Ho.
Kickoff dinner: Sunday, Feb. 6, Shrine Auditorium,
15th Ave. and Washington.
Beth El Men Plan
There’s a big funfest coming!
It’s the third annual carnival
and bazaar of the Beth El Men’s
Club Jan. 29 and 30 at Beth El
Auditorium, 3rd Ave. and Mc-
The Saturday festivities will
start at 8 p.m. and run to mid
night. On Sunday the fun will
get under way at 1 p.m. and the
doors won’t close until midnight.
Sunday will be kids’ day. The
hours between 1 and 5 p.m. will
be devoted exclusively to enter
tainment for children, with games
and movies planned, according to
General Chairman Joseph Gross.
A $65 bicycle will be raffled dur
ing the afternoon. There will be
no admission charge for children.
A Prize Every Hour
Food concessions and merchan
dise booths will be open through
out the carnival. A complete
stock of religious articles will be
available for purchase at the Beth
El Sisterhood booth.
As in past years, there will be
an hourly raffle of various items
of merchandise, topped off by two
grand prizes—a Roper gas range
and a Philco refrigerator.
Tickets may be purchased from
any member of the committee or
directly from A1 Gottlieb at ticket
214 E. Roosevelt.
Orchestra Drops Plans
For German Conductor
NEW YORK, (JTA)—The Chi
cago Symphony Orchestra, which
was reported to have hired Wil
helm Furtwaengler as its princi
pal conductor for the 1949 season,
has cancelled its plans following
protests by leading concert artists
and conductors who threatened to
boycott the orchestra if Furt
waengler became its leader.
The musicians, who opposed
the German conductor because he
remained in Germany during the
Nazi regime and conducted major
German orchestras at whose con
certs Hitler and other top Nazis
occasionally appeared, include
Vladimar Horowitz, Arthur Rubin
stein, Alexander Brailowsky, Lily
Pons, and Andre Kostelanetz.
Rights Bill Lauded
NEW YORK, (JTA)— Adoption
by the U.N. General Assembly of
the Human Rights declaration was
hailed here as a “step of incal
culable historic signficance” which
“ushers in an era of international
relations in which the welfare of
man supercedes all other consider
ations —an era of law and justice
in human affairs,” in a statement
issued by former Judge Joseph M.
Proskauer, president of the Ameri
can Jewish Committee, and Jacob
Blaustein, executive committee
Sec. 563, P.L.&R.
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The campaign will run from
Feb. 6 through Feb. 20.
Leo Lania, foreign correspond
ent and author, who recently
traveled to Europe for the Joint
Distribution Committee to witness
the exodus of Jewish DP’s from
the camps to Israel and other
sanctuaries, will speak at the goal
setting rally. On the same program
will be Charles Brown, prominent
Los Angeles merchant and leader
in the United Jewish Appeal. He
will appear as official representa
tive of UJA, after attending the
UJA conference this week at At
lantic City, N. J., to present to
Phoenix Jewry the quota set for
Prior to the rally, Brown and
Lania will meet with local drive
leaders at the Westward Ho for
a detailed analysis of the cam
Haganah Fighter Coming
A fighting Irishman who battled
shoulder to shoulder with the men
of Haganah in Israel will be the
featured speaker at the advance
gifts dinner. He is Hugh McDon
ald, whose experiences in the
middle East included arrest and
incarceration on Cyprus, from
which he escaped to rejoin Hag
The advance gifts dinner will be
attended by about 300 Phoenix
men in the higher brackets of giv
Efforts are being made to bring
Comedian Eddie Cantor back to
Phoenix to speak at the kickoff
dinner, as he did last year. Cantor
helped to get the 1948 drive off
to a SIOO,OOO start. Last year’s
campaign went on to net $167,-
304, by far the largest sum ever
collected in Phoenix for Jewish
welfare. The goal was $252,500.
Dr. Joseph Bank, Phoenix physi
cian who is serving as 1949 cam
paign chairman, emphasized that
the entire Jewish community of
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