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Vol. No. 13, Issue No. 13 The Arizona Post's World Report —A Digest of Jewish World News Exposer Os KKK Dies At 76 Herbert Bayard Swope, 76 died June 20 in New York City. Mr. Swope won the first Pulitzer Prize for his expose of the Ku Klux Klan in 1922. . . . The Senate has voted to postpone action on the humane slaughter bill for two years. ... In Los Angeles a picture of mass murder of 200,000 Jewish and Serbian men, women and children in the Nazi puppet state of Croatia was drawn during the extradition trial of Andrija Artukovic. Artukovic is seeking refuge in this country. He was World War II minister of inte rior of Croatia ORT has reported that it instructed 27,000 persons in 19 countries during the past years to help them gain useful occupations. . . . The Com bined Jewish Appeal of Greater Boston is expected to reach $5,426,000 this year Teenage raiders of the Yeshiva farm settlement at Mount Kisco, N.Y., have been placed on probation and ordered to write 1,000 word essays on the guar antees of freedom in the U.S. Constitution. The nine teen-agers had raided the Yeshiva farm settlement, shouting “Where are the dirty Jews?” Justice Morris E. Lasker told the teen-agers: “The community is outraged by what happened. You and I and the Ye shiva are all part of the United States.” ... Golda Meir Making Recovery Mrs. Golda Meir’s condition continues “very satis factory” a Tel Aviv hospital reports. The Israel For eign Minister underwent surgery last week. . . . The French ambassador to Israel, Pierre Gilbert, told Israelis that Premier Charles de Gaulle is “an even stronger friend” to Israel.... Israelis have lashed out sharply at the Soviet Union’s rejection of Israel’s $2,400,000 claim for oil damages. Israel sought pay ment for Soviet cancellation of an oil contract during the Suez conflict. . . . Israeli paratroopers held drop maneuvers in the Askelon area as more than 10,000 persons witnessed the mock assault. Nazi Party Legalized In Germany The Nazi party has been legalized in West Ger many in a technical move which, however, is not expected to result in the rebirth of the Hitler move ment. . . . Four Jews have been elected to the terri torial parliament in South Rhodesia. . . . Seven Cana dian cities now have Jewish mayors and in the city of Montreal there are nine Jewish city councillors. . . . Canadian congregations have sent 27 Torah scrolls to Israel settlements. ... In Buenos Aires a new Christian-Jewish Society has been formed to aid in closer relations • • • NAMES IN THE NEWS . . . DR. AVRAHAM BIRAN, Israel’s west coast consul general, is return ing home after three years of service. In San Fran cisco more than SIOO,OOO in Israel Bonds were sold in his honor. . . . PRESIDENT EISENHOWER issued a special message honoring the Yiddish-language press of the U.S. . . . PHILIP M. KLUTZNICK has said no to a resolution drafting him to a third term as national president of B’nai B’rith.... C6MENTHE &OHO &TWEEA Beirut's Jewry Is Threatened, LONDON, (JTA)—A threat from Moslem extremists to blow up the Jewish quarter of Beirut, capital of revolt-torn Lebanon, was reported in the press here. A dispatch from Beirut said that the Jewish community had received an “ultimatum” from Adnan Hakim, leader of the extremist Moslem Najja da Party, to remove from its synagogue and nearby build ings alleged caches of arms and ammunition. The “ulti matum” was published in the newspaper A1 Siassa, which sides with the opponents of the embattled Chamoun gov ernment. THE BEIRUT rabbinate im mediately denied that any arms or ammunition were stored in the synagogue or in Jewish homes. The “ulti matum,” of whose genuine ness the leaders of Beirut’s 3,000 member community are not assured, had demanded removal of the alleged weap ons. The World Jewish Con gress here, estimating that there are 10,000 Jews in Leba non today, said that although there have been arrests of What Is A Jew? Thorny Question Settled JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Israel Cabinet adopted last night two amend ments to the new identity cards issued recently by the Ministry of Interior and which have created dissension within the government. The Cabinet vote backed the Min istry of Interior’s decision that any applicant for a card who declares him self a Jew shall be so identified and, provided he does not profess any other religion, will be considered of the Jew ish faith. Children will be considered of the Jewish faith if both their par ents declare themselves Jews. The battle within the Cabinet found United Religious Party leader Moshe Shapira, the Minister for Re 9 Tammuz 5718 Jews in Lebanon since the establishment of Israel, nev ertheless Lebanon remained the only Arab country in the Middle East “with a stable and practically unmolested Jewish population.” The Leb anese Jews occupy important economic positions, mainly as business men and profes sionals. “But the economic lot of the former Syrian Jews— a large portion of the Leb anese Jewish community—is worse and they have not been granted Lebanese citizenship because of Syrian pressure,” the WJC emphasized. o Torah Ceremony A Siyum HaSefer ceremony will be held June 29 at 10 a.m. at Cong. Anshei Israel. The Torah was presented the congregation by the late Mrs. Nettie Halperin. Danciger Gym Auditorium Is Given Approval The Tucson Jewish community is moving ahead with plans for a $250,000 auditorium and gymnasium at the Tuc son Jewish Community Center. In recent actions both the boards of the Center and the Tucson Jewish Community Council accepted the offer of the Dulles Hailed By American Zionists NEW YORK, (JTA) Secretary of State Dulles was hailed by American Zionists for the stand taken by him on the “grave threat against Lebanon and its in dependance,” in a state ment by Dr. Emanuel Neu mann, president of the Zionist Organization of America, presented to the national Zionist executive council, the ruling body of that organization, at an all day session held in the Carnegie Endowmer t Build ing for International Peace. In praising the Secre tary’s action, the statement said: “We have had occa sion in the past to criticize our State Department for errors of judgment and mistaken policies with re gard to the Middle East. In pledging fullest American support for the Lebanese Republic, now fighting for its life against aggression and subversion by the Nas ser dictatorship and its agents, Secretary Dulles re flected awareness that the crisis in Lebanon is also a serious crisis for the Uni ted States and all Western allies.” Dr. Neumann announced that President Ben Zvi has been selected by the offi cers of the ZOA as the first recipient of the Theo dor Harzl Award named for the late founder of Zionism which is to be awarded annually for out standing service to the cause of Zionism and Is rael. ligions, lined up against the left-wing Socialists led by Interior Minister Israel Bar Yehuda. The compromise was seen as only temporary in the is sue of “who is a Jew” on which the left takes the position that anyone who says he is, is. Neither civil nor religious courts are required to accept the statement on the identity cards as proof of Jew ishness. Religious leaders argue that under the latest decision the matter of mixed marriages will be further confused, as will the situation result ing from the fact that members of some local Christian sects identify themselves as Jews, though of a dif ferent religious faith. New Summer Office Hours for The Arizona Post 10 a m. to 4 p.m. Office Closed Saturday and Sunday Friday, June 27, 1958 ■ Danciger Foundation to con tribute SIOO,OOO in matching funds for the construction of the building. THE MULTI-PURPOSE au ditorium-gymnasium will me morialize Sadie and Joseph Danciger. Sadie Danciger had lived in Tucson prior to her death and had donated funds to purchase land for the site of the present Center. The delegate assembly of the Tucson Jewish Commu nity Council also approved the acceptance of the Danci ger Foundation gift and also approved a plan where the current CJA contribution to the Center will be used to pay off a subsequent mortgage on the auditorium-gym. If local banks approve the refinancing plan of the Cen ter mortgage there will be no need for a separate capital fund-raising drive for the building. Planning for the new audi torium-gym moved ahead as Morris A. Shanhouse, Center president, and David N. Gins burg, Council president, ap pointed a joint planning com mittee. MEMBERS of the commit tee are Mr. Shanhouse, chair man; Harry Bacal, Bernard Friedman, J. C. Fruchthend ler, Harry Gorodess, William Levin, Nathan D. Perlman, Edward Smotkin, Morris C. Rosenbaum, Fred Busby, Jack Ruderman, Lew Davis, Jacob Mandelbaum, Mr. Ginsburg, Sidney Gilberg, Marvin Volk, William Gordon, A1 Oshrin and Abe Chanin. The committee will hold its first summer meeting June 30 at 8 p.m. at the Center. Leon Spector, national architect for the Jewish Welfare board and Mr. Friedman, local architect, will meet with the committee to discuss preliminary plan ning. Mr. Shanhouse has invited the community to suggest or recommend any facilities they think would be worthwhile to include in the plans for the gym-auditorium. o German Head Meets American Jewish Leaders NEW YORK, (JTA)—West German President Theodor Heuss and a group of Ameri can Jewish leaders conferred here for nearly two hours recently on restitution prob lems encountered by Jews seeking redress under West German legislation. The meeting, held at the President’s invitation in his Waldorf-Astoria suite, was said to have discussed frank ly the problems involved.