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Volume 18, Issue No. 2 CJA Kicksoff Record '63 Drive MMniHHNIIHIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIItIIIIIIIIIIIUIIIIIIIUIIi The 1 Post | Office | iiiiiiiiiiiih by Abe Chanin SOME FASCINATING in formation you may have missed in the confusion of the day: A group of busy sociolo gists at the University of California reports that fewer Jews would survive an all out atomic attack on the United States than members of other religious groups. The reason? A major at tack would kill more city dwellers than rural resi dents. And since Jews are concentrated in big cities, they would be harder hit than other groups. Solution? Move to Tucson where all we have are Titan missiles, a missile manufac turing plant and a Strategic Air Force Base. Or convert from Judaism and stay in New York or Chicago. ✓ ✓ ✓ IN ISRAEL there is a new crisis. There is an over-surplus of bananas. A few years ago they be ,<?an growing the tropical fruit in the Jordan Valley. This year the growers outdid themselves with a 10 percent increase in production. If you have any good re cipes for bananas please send them to Israel in care of the Jewish Agency. ✓ ✓ ✓ ANOTHER ITEM of inci dental, but startling, infor mation: The Dean of Yeshiva Col lege in New York is none other than Dr. Isaac Bacon. ✓ ✓ ✓ ISRAEL’S NATIONAL In surance has announced that it is raising “considerably” its grant for mothers giving birth to twins or triplets. ✓ ✓ ✓ THIS PAST XMAS an Is raeli company received a large order from a Tokyo company for a “holiday food” to be used as an aper itif. The food that won Japa nese raves was “falafel”—a strictly Israeli invention. ✓ ✓ ✓ YOU CAN NOW breathe easily when you go to Mex ico. The ADL reports that the Mexican Government’s Tourism Department has de leted the question of religion from the tourist card appli cation form. 111 jfjLi. -v a. wfmk! . v ■ Hk 10 m w*' A m w ■ -SKL v * j ' 9 ADVENTURE IN MAKING The Tucson Jewish Community Center is in the midst of tanning an airborne trip to Paris for its members. Tentative arrangements are being made by Stanley P. Phillips (left), Tucson manager for Trans World Airlines, and Beniamin N. Brook, executive vice-president of the Center. The Center is now polling its membership to study interest in the projected tour for this summer. Other Centers in the west have found similar adventures to be well-received by their membership. Many Crops Ruined Drought Strikes In Negev JERUSALEM (Special) A severe winter drought has imperiled crops in the Negev, it is reported by The Jerusalem Post. A continuing lack of rainfall already has ruined 100,000 dunams of the 300,- 000 dunams of winter field crops. The remaining 200,- 000 dunams may also be lost. The dry spell also has resulted in a 50 percent kill of the flocks of Beduin Appeal To U.S. Red Cross Seeks Nazis Release WASHINGTON (JTA) — Three leading Nazis, still confined at West Berlin’s Spandau war crimes prison may go free if the United States heeds clemency ap peals by the West German Red Cross. The criminals are Rudolf Hess, once Hit ler’s top deputy; Baldur von Schirach, the fanatic Hitler youth leader; and Albert Speer, Reichsminis ter of armaments and munitions. The international Nur emberg tribunal desisted from sentencing von Schir ach and Speer to death only because their testi mony helped incriminate the other Nazis on trial. tribes and 12 sheikhs have appealed to the Israeli government for “drought pay.” The sheikhs called the drought the “worst year in living memory.” The Beduins already are receiving an allowance for drought losses in the Ne gev last year. North of the Negev the dry winter has caused far mers to step up irrigation to save crops and 500,000 more cubic meters of water Without their self-serving testimony, both would have been executed. They re ceived 20 years each with the expectation that this time would not be reduced by a single day. Hess es caped death because of a mental condition which may have been feigned. He was sentenced to life im prisonment. The German Red Cross told American officials that only a few years re main to be served by von Schirach and Speer. Hess is described as a pitiful vic tim of psychiatric disturb ances, who should be al lowed to spend his remain 29 Tevet 5723 are being used daily than last winter. Because of the effect on the Negev irrigation line officials are considering placing restrictions on wa ter usage. Despite the drought the vegetable picture in Israel is bright. Due to the warm weather Israelis are pro ducing a record crop of vegetables with a heavy increase of tomatoes and bananas. ing years in freedom. United States authorities were asked to extend spe cial consideration to the three. The Soviet Union still has a say at Spandau prison, owing to the old so u r-power arrangement. But America is urged to find a formula to remove the prisoners from Rus sian “tyranny.” After dissolution in 1948 of the four-power Control Council in Germany, there was no supreme authority which could grant clem ency to the last inmates of Spandau. The German Red Cross thinks the age of these final three major prisoners Community-wide Dinner Slated For Jan. 31 Off to its greatest start in Tucson history, the Com bined Jewish Appeal kicks off a record-breaking 1963 cam paign with a gala dinner open to all men contributors. There is no minimum donation required. The CJA opening will be held Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. in the Max H. Volk Auditorium of the Tucson Jewish Commu nity Center. Dinner will fol low the cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m. An invitation to all men of the community was voiced jointly by Jerome H. Court ney, CJA general chairman; David A. Bloom, advance gifts chairman; Stanley Weinstein, key gifts chair man; Jack Davis, trade divi sion chairman; Leo Morris, community business division chairman and William Hart, residential division chairman. The joint invitation said: ‘We are urging all men to attend this important com munity affair, and point out that all are invited with no minimum donation set. At tending this dinner is a sign of recognition of the vital is sues of the CJA campaign in a year when help is great ly needed.” This year the Combined Jewish Appeal is seeking to raise an all-time high goal of $255,000 and campaign leaders are hoping that the lead of the special gifts di vision will be followed to wards a successful drive. The special gifts division opened with $116,100 in gifts —a 20 percent increase over last year and the highest in CJA history. Reservations for the Jan. 31 dinner can be made by calling the CJA office at MA 4-8603. A highlight of the commu nity-wide dinner will be the appearance of Jeanne Da man, the Belgian under ground worker who aided many Jewish children dur ing Nazi occupation in her country during World War should be considered, and that compassion is indi cated. American officials seem to agree. German public opinion is depicted as feeling that continued imprisonment of men who served their country and fought Communism is in humane. Indeed, the only people who seem to care very much are the surviv ors of the Nazi oppression which these three helped conceive and implement. The Jewish War Veter ans of the U.S.A. has served notice in Washing ton that too many lives were snuffed out by Nazi bestiality to grant further charity to leading Nazis. Lend Your Aid to CJA in J 963 Friday, January 25, 196 Hi H HI JEANNE DAMAN H. The war heroine was honored nationally on Chet Huntley’s TV show, “T h e Righteous”. Since the end of the war she has been aiding the United Jewish Appeal and recently made a tour of Europe and Israel to study the needs of immigration and absorption. Wo men Open Drive Miss Daman also will be the guest speaker at the opening coffee affair of the CJA women’s division Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. at the home of Mrs. I. Horwitz. Mrs. Leon Levy is chair man for the affair and host esses are Mmes. Bernard J. Friedman, Henry H. Kauf mann, Mel Ritter, Elmer E. Present, David A. Garber, Alex Gelb, Ben Klimist, Phil ip Aries, Bernard Bloch, Jer ome H. Courtney, Bernard Rosenbaum, Arthur Grune wald and Paul Present. Mrs. Present is women’s general chairman and Mrs. Grunewald is chairman of the special gifts division which is sponsoring the cof fee. Reservations may be made by calling Mrs. Hor witz. UJA’s Strike Is Quickly Settled NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (JTA) —A strike of field men of the national United Jewish Appeal, which took place the weekend of Jan. 5-6, was settled here. Agreement was reached in discussions between rep resentatives of the UJA ex ecutive office and the Field Men’s Union. All field representatives have re turned to their posts.