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THE JEWISH NEWS
A Weekly Review
of Jewish Events
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Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper—Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle
• VOLUME-27—No. 11
17100 W. 7 Mile Rd.—VE. 8-9364—Detroit 35, May 20, 1955
$4.00 Per Year, Single Copy 15c
Eighth Year ith $4,000,000 Income
Drive Ends; 'Flying Squadrons'
Stretch Efforts for More Funds
New Israel and Group
Begins Its Activities
A new organization, with Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz, ex-
ocutive vice chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, as its
-vice president and directing head, assumed responsibility
Monday for the sale of Israel bonds in the United States
and other parts of the free world.
In accordance with an agreement with the government
of Israel, the Bond sales organization was officially trans-
ferred to a newly created agency known as the Development
Corporation for. Israel. Its national headquarters is located
at 215 Fourth Avenue, New York.
Vigorous Bond campaign plans announced by Dr.
Schwartz—Detailed JTA Teletype Story on Page 2-
Detroit chalked up another year with a $4,000,000-plus income for the Allied
Jewish Campaign, when the current drive officially ended Tuesday evening with an as-
surance that last year's income will be more than matched this year.
Isidore Sobeloff, executive director of the Jewish Welfare Federation, who has
directed all of the eight four-million-plus drives which began in 1948, in an analysis of
the 1955 efforts, at Tuesday's concluding c ampaign meeting, at the Woodward Jewish
Center, expressed certainty that last year's accomplishments will be equalled and that
there is better than an even chance that the $4,000,000 sum will be surpassed by the
continuing solicitations by workers who. refuse to call a halt to their. efforts until all
prospects have been contacted.
Mr. Sobeloff announced that "flying squadrons" of volunteer workers will contact
a large number of Detroiters whose . pledges have not as yet been turned in. He said
there is hope that the stretching of activities by these volunteers augurs well for ad-
ditional encouraging incomes to make it possible for Detroit to attain the bare minimum
of $4,500,000 necessary for the support of all the local, national and overseas agencies
included in the campaign,. and for increases to the United Jewish Appeal for the sup-
port of Israel and for overseas relief.
While Mr. Sobeloff's report indicated that the returns as of Tuesday evening were
a few thousands under $3,800,000, he gave assurances that the 1954 income of $4,150,-
000 will more than be matched because of certain monies due to come in: $200,000
from prospective givers of $1,000 each or more and more than $200,000 from prospective
givers under $1,000. "There is every likelihood that we can pass last year's figure,"
Mr. Sobeloff said. •
His assurances found substantiation in several factors at the meeting: in the pledg-
es of those reporting for their divisions that they will continue their campaign efforts
until all prospects are reached and in assertions like these: "We look forward to surpass-
ing last year's total"; "we are confident th at we will achieve last year's goal"; "the
campaign isn't over until we finish the job"; and many_
similar expressions of confidence in the achievement of
the ultimate goal.
John E. Lurie, general chairman of the 1955 Allied
Awards for distinguished
Jewish Campaign, presided at the dinner.
accomplishments in the
Max M. Fisher, chairman of pre-campaign activities,
reporting on the results of efforts in his division, said:
1955 Allied Jewish Cam-
"With 100 slips remaining to be covered by our division,
paign were awarded at
we are sure that the goal aspired for will be attained."
Tuesday's concluding cam-
Governor G. Mennen Williams, who was the principal
paign dinner meeting to
speaker of the evening, reporting on his recent trip to Is-
Louis Blumberg, Hyman
rael, expressed confidence in the Jewish State's future and
Safran, Irving Blumberg,
declared: "I know that things are going to go well." Stating
Max M. Fisher, John E.
that he recognized the existence of "tremendous difficul-
Lurie, George D. Keil, Mil-
ties," he said that they can be overcome when the Arabs
ton Lucow, Arthur James
and Israel get together on such cooperative efforts as the
Rubiner and Mrs. Sidney
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Honor Salk's Parents:
Mr. and Mrs,
DANIEL SALK, parents of Dr. Jonas Salk, receive a citation
honoring them as "Jewish Parents of the Year", from the
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies as part of the National
Family Week Observance. Shown making the presentation
is SALIM L. LEWIS, president of Federation. The scroll of
honor was presented to the Salks as "shining examples of
the advantages given to children today by a secure American
family life and the love, understanding and companionship of
Gift from Israel:
Of truth and peace, is the gift of Israeli students affiliated
Nolith the Hillel Foundation at the Hebrew University to stu-
Maryland, and will be planted on
dents at the University
Presentation of an Israeli
myrtle tree is made by Mrs. Abba Eban, wife of the Israeli
Ambassador to the United States, to Dr. Wilson H. Elkins,
president of the University of Maryland. Looking on are Dr.
Leah Bloch-Frankenthal (left) of the Hebrew University in
Jerusalem and Rabbi Meyer Greenberg, director of the Bnai
Hillel Foundation at the University of Maryland, who
ranged the presentation. The tree, traditional Jewish symbol
Governor Reports on Israel
G. MENNEN WIL-
LIAMS is shown here reporting on his recent trip to Israel, at the concluding Allied Jew-
ish Campaign gathering, at the Woodward J ewish Center. On his right is MAX M.
FISHER, chairman of pre-campaign solicitations, On his left are SAMUEL H. RUBINER,
president of the Jewish Welfare Federation; JOHN E. LURIE, 1955 campaign chairman,
af the Federation and the Allied Jewisti
and ISIDORE SOBELOFF, e ecutive director