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Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, October 29, 1954, Part 2

Compiled by San Diego Jewish World staff


Brandeis Women To Meet For Dessert Nov. 1
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 4

The first semi-annual Membership Meeting of the San Diego Chapter of the National Women’s Committee of Brandeis University will be held Monday, November 1, at the home of Mrs. William Carter, 2171 Willow, at 1:00 p.m. Dessert and coffee will be served.

Highlight of the meeting will be an informal talk by Dr. Leonard Ley member of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, who is at present Asst. Professor in American Civilization at Brandeis University.

The San Diego Chapter of the Brandeis Women’s Committee under the leadership of Mrs. Louis Steinman, now numbers more than 100 members, and is proud to join with sister chapters of the Brandeis organization in 80 communities across the nation in working towards the principal goal of the National Women’s Committee—The support of the Brandeis Library.

Now in its sixth academic year, Brandeis Univerity in Waltham, Massachusetts, is the first non-sectarian institution of higher learning in the Western hemisphere to be founded by the American Jewish community.

The San Diego chapter welcomes new members who may be enrolled annually at $5, and as Liofe Members at $100.

Yo-Ma-Co Halloween Party
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 4

The Yomaco’s are looking forward to a gala evening October 30, 9 p.m., at Michael’s in Lemon Grove.  The fun and frivolity should reach a new height, as its members are noted for their clever and original Halloween costumes.

The committee headed by Al Nadler promise a grand evening with prizes and games in addition to delicious refreshment.

Please Excuse

Southwestern Jewish Press, October 25, 1954, Page 4

National Council of Jewish Women announce the postponement of its October 31 Dinner Dance due to the fact that the dining room of the Mission Valley Country Club will not be completed in time for this event.

In order not to conflict with the scheduled events of other organizations, the Dinner Dance will be held early in the Spring. A definite date will be announced later.

Pioneer Women
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 4

Pioneer Women, Negba Club will combine their regular meeting o Thursday, November 4th with a Membership luncheon honoring prospective members.  Mrs. Bessie Leopold is membership chairman, assisted by Goldie Kitaen and Florence Lebb. All members are urged to bring a friend or prospective member to the luncheon at 12 o’clock noon sponsored by the Officers and Board members. An interesting program is being planned which will include Anne Lebow, West Coast Regional Chairman who will speak about her recent trip to Israel.

The Annual Bazaar is being planned for Dec. 5 and members are working hard gathering and making articles to be displayed and sold.

Jeanette Abrams President is urging all members to try to complete their donor quotas by selling raffle tickets for a fine set of luggage.

Lasker Lodge News
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 25, 1954, Page 4

By Lou Levitt

Really had a fine turnout at the Oct. 25th meeting. With the accent on membership, acquisition, Marshall Zucker reports an  even dozen new members.  Marvelous Marsh, Dave (Pasadena) Goldman gave a most inspiration talk and Marty Drake was terrific.  More meetings like this and we’ll have to meet at the Russ.

Jack Spatz is doing the finest job on retention – but is concerned over those delinquent 1954 dues.  Let’s clear ‘em up.

November 13th is coming up – that means a big night for our Lodge. It’ll be our annual money raising affair so please support it and bring your friends.  It’ll be held at Veterans Memorial Building in Balboa Park.

Contact Alan Lame who is in charge of ticket sales for the new cars and other prizes for the Nov. 28 Golden Harvest Ball in Los Angeles. Sell those tickets – We make good money when we do!

Open Forum Presents Will Durant Oct. 31

Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 4

First Speaker on the San Diego Open Forum Series will be Will Durant, on Sunday, Oct. 31, at 8:00 p.m. Admission is free after that hour.

Mr. Durant is known to the entire reading world as a brilliant interpreter of philosophy and culture through his “Story of Philosophy” and other books.  His topic will be “The Conflict of Civilizations.”  The lectures are held at the First Unitarian Church, 1541 Sixth Ave.


United Success Drive Coming To A Close
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 25, 1954, Page 4

Campaign leaders for the Second United Success Drive this week expressed dismay as contributions for the annual fundraising drive continued to come in slowly.

As of Monday night, a total of $69,950 for 59.8 percent of the $116,782 residential quota was reported by volunteer campaigners.

Overall campaign progress had reached the 70 percent mark with a total of $959,911 raised toward the $1,370,000 goal for 1955 operations of Red Feather organizations.

Campaign chairman George A. Scott said, “With the provision that we double our working and giving power in the next week, we should be able to end this campaign by the end of the month.  The important factor is to raise the money needed by all Red Feather health, welfare and youth causes united in the Community Cause.  Not to end the drive within a specified period of time.”


B.B. Girls Elect New Officers

Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 4

The B’nai B’rith girls have just elected their new officers for the coming six months.  They are Historian: Rose Darman; Sentinel: Sonia Feldman; Conductress: Barbara Bolivian; Treasurer: Gerry Goldstein; Corresponding Secretary: Barbara Kahn; Recording Secretary: Sandy Dombroff; Vice President: Barbara Borner; President: Leani Liechtag.

November 11th the BBG’s will usher at the Russ Auditorium for the appearance of Mrs. Roosevelt and azre planning for their installation to be held in the early part of November.

Meetings are held the first and third Thursday at Beth Jacob at 7:00.


Jewish War Vet Aux.

Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 4

The Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary will have a card party and luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 12 noon at Beth Jacob Center. There will be a special door prize plus other prizes. 

Everyone is welcome and may purchase tickets at the door or from any member.

Adlai Stevenson, Tom Sherrard Compare Political Notes

Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 5

After his appearance in the Hollywood Bowl rally recently, Democratic standard-bearer Adlai Stevenson found time to discuss local political problems with Tom Sherrard, assembly nominee. According to Sherrard, Stevenson feels that the current Democratic trend is so deep-rooted that it will extend to the California State Assembly offices.

Stevenson further commented on the Maine and Alaska landslides as indicating the unrest and dissatisfaction currently sweeping the country.

Sherrard confirmed Stevenson’s observations by citing the following examples in his local district to indicate disapproval of California’s own brand of Republicanism.

(1) Fear of the nibbling away of income by sales-tax.

(2) Fear of unemployment, and

(3) Disgrace of the liquor mess.

Sherrard concluded, “after discussing government problems with Adlai Stevensonh and state insiders, I’m more convinced than ever that a government is only as strong as the collective strength of local assembly bodies.


Candidates Pledge Israel Support
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 5

Three San Diego County congressional candidates joined 100 other congressional candidates in signing a pledge against the arming of Arabs, according to Fred Yaruss, president of the San Diego American Zionist Council.

Congressman Bob Wilson and congressional candidates Ross T. McIntire, both of the 30th District, were joined by Harriet O. Enderle of the 28th District and Sam Yorty, candidate for U.S. Senator, in their opposition to the granting of arms to any of the Arab states unless they first declare their readiness to join in the defense of the free world against Communist aggression; secondly, agree to negotiate a peace settlement with the State of Israel; and thirdly, in advance of any such negotiations, abandon their direct and indirect boycott of Israel and, in the case of Egypt, the restrictions on the free movement of shipping in and from Israel through the Suez Canal.

They also stated that they believe that the administration should make a new and vigorous effort to bring the Arab states and Israel to the peace table for direct negotiations.

George E. Collins Jr. For State Controller
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 5

{2010 Editor’s Note: Collins’ middle initial appeared differently in headline and in body of story}

George D. Collins, Jr., Democratic Nominee for State Controller, formerly an Assemblyman from San Francisco, has served the state for 16 years. Noted for his ability and honesty, Mr. Collins feels that the Controller’s job is to be the watch-dog of state funds.

A native Californian, Mr. Collins is a leading San Francisco attorney and for 8 years has been a member of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee which passes on the State budget and all finance legislation.  He feels that his background and experience make him suitable for the office of State Controller.

Phi Alpha Lambda News
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 5

By Carole Simmons

Recent elections for the San Diego State College sorority include President Iris Leeds; Vice Pres-Secy, Carole Simmons, Treasurer; Reitha Stokes, Historian, Lillian Slayen and Parliamentarian, Sandy Flax. Social Chairman is Arline Mihlman.
A post rush “Coke Party” will be held at the home of MR. Nick Elbogan, Sr. advisor on Wed, Oct. 20th.

Installation of new officers and pledges during a candlelight ceremony will be held on Oct. 27th at the home of Iris Leeds.

Showers are being planned for sorority sisters Ethel Schwartz, Ida Urbach (Jr. Advisor), Iris Leeds and Barbara Shames, who are all getting married in the very near future.

Sister Margie Goodman who is now attending UCLA recently sent gumdrops to a Pi A meeting to announce her pinning to Herb Hyman, a Z.B.T. at UCLA.

Pi Alpha Lambda Anita Weinstock is now attending U.S.C. Anita took 2nd place in the Miss Chula Vista contest as did Carole Simmmons in the Queen of Coronado contest.

Pleads for “Clean City”
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 5

Pleading for “Clean, honest housekeeping in government,” DeGraff Austin, candidate for Supervisor in the 4th District, asked voters to elect responsible people to public office.

Favoring “preventive” work with juveniles, Mr. Austin advocated more adult vocational programs and camp-school activity.

City of Hope Aux.
Southwestern Jewish Press, October 29, 1954, Page 5

Liz Gotkin, Chairman of the Anna Shelley Memorial Fund, her committee and Ethel Berwin, President, thank everyone who helped make this Fund Riasing Event so successful..

Ethel Berwin, Anna Lazarowitz and Fanny Addleson will attend the West Coast Regional Conference at Lake Arrowhead.  Volunteer donors to this conference are workers from Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, who have raised their $250,00 quota between April and November of this year.


“Adventures in San Diego Jewish History” is sponsored by Inland Industries Group LP in memory of long-time San Diego Jewish community leader Marie (Mrs. Gabriel) Berg. Our “Adventures in San Diego Jewish History” series will be a regular feature until we run out of history.  To find stories on specific individuals or organizations, type their names in our search box.  



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