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The Detroit Jewish News, 1955-05-20

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Publishers Plan National Journalism
Seminar; Will Offer Editorial Awards

- WALTHAM, Mass—Meeting at
Brandeis University for its 13th
annual convention, the Ameri-
can Association of English-
:Jewish Newspapers last Friday
elected Jacques Back, Nashville,
Tenn., as president.
The election took place at a
luncheon at which Dr. Abram
L. Sachar, president of Brandeis
University, was host to the edi-
tors and publishers.

Others elected include: Vice-presidents,
Leo H. Frisch, Minneapolis-St. Paul;
Arthur Weyne, Philadelphia; -Joseph
Weisberg. Boston; secretary, Adolph
Rosenberg,
Atlanta; treasurer, Abe
Slabot, New Orleans; members of the
executive board, Elias Jacobs, Buffalo;
Morris Janoff, Jersey City: Meyer Kele-
man, Los Angeles; Sam Neusner, Hart-
ford; Sam Schmidt, Cincinnati: Fred
Shochet, Miami; Philip Slomovitz, Detroit;
Albert Golomb, Pittsburgh; Jack Fish-
bein, Chicago; Sarah Singer, Atlantic
City.

The delegates adopted a
warm resolution commending
the Jewish Telegraphic Agency
for its progressive efforts to
advance the standards of Jew-
ish journalism. Victor Bien-
stock, general manager, and
Boris Smolar, editor, of JTA,
were applauded for their ef-
forts to extend news coverage
of the agency and to improve
its feature service.
The delegates "pledged' anew
their sympathetic support to
Israel, to the end that the young
state should win the peace and
grow from strength to strength,"
and protes ed against the arm-
ing, of the Arab states to Israel's
detriment.
Important convention deci-
sions provided for the following
innovations in the English-
Jewish publishing field:
1. Institution of annual
awards to English - Jewish

newspapers adjudged (a) pub-
lishing the best-written non-
syndicated news story of the
year: (b) the paper publish-
ing the editorial adjudged the
best-written of the year and
(c) the papers adjudged the
best of the year typographi-
cally in the tabloid, full-
sized and magazine formats.
2. Establishment of a Sem-
inar on Jewish Journalism,
presidents and publicity direc-
tors of alt national Jewish or-
ganizations to be invited to
participate in discussions of
the place of the English-
Jewish press in American Jew-
ish life and the relation to
them of the national Jewish
organizations.
In his address to the conven-
tion delegates, Dr. Sachar re-
vealed that Brandeis University
is the only school of higher
learning in the country whose
student body is on record as
having selected Hebrew as a
major subject of study—second
only to French. He announced
that the coming year's freshman
class of 300 has been selected
out of 2,600 applicants.
Dr. Sachar also announced
that Brandeis University has
purchased a large tract of land
to assure "development for the
next 100 or 200 years."
Several of the major conven-
tion sessions were held at the
Sheraton Plaza Hotel, Boston. A
dinner in honor of the delegates
was given at the Belmont Coun-
try Club, Boston, Saturday night.
Dr. Ludwig Lewisohn was the
speaker.

International Body to Have Control
Of Documents of Claims on Germany

LONDON, (JTA)—The Inter-
national Tracing Service at
Arolsen, Germany, which is a
complete catalogue of all those
imprisoned and done to death
in Nazi concentration camps lib-
erated by the troops of the
Western Powers, as well as a
catalogue of instructions from
Hitler, Himmler and other top
Nazis for the extermination of
European Jewry, will be admin-
istered by the International Red
Cross under an international
committee, Hanan Cidor, an Is-
rael official, revealed
Mr. Cidor, director of the Di-
vision for International Organi-
zations of the Israel Foreign
Ministry and head of the com-
mittee in Israel on the Arolsen
archives, said that the interna-
tional committee which will be
responsible for the archives will
consist of representatives on the
ambassadorial level of the Unit-
ed. States, France, Britain, Bel-
gium, the Netherlands, Luxem-
burg, Italy, Israel and Ger-
many.
For the first five years, the
Bonn government will bear the
administrative costs of approxi-
mately 1.5 million deutschmarks
annually. After that time. the

U.S. Resumes Surplus
Shipments to Israel

international committee will de-
cide what to do about the fu-
ture of the archives. The pact
setting up the administration of
the files was initialled at Bonn
last week two days before Ger-
many became a sovereign state,
Mr. Cidor revealed. It will be
signed in June.
Mr. Cidor disclosed that non-
governmental organizations with
a special interest in the ar-
chives will be allowed to par-
ticipate in meetings of the in-
ternational committee, but with-
out voting rights.
Negotiations have been con-
cluded with a British microfilm-
ing organization to copy the en-
tire Arolsen collection of about
20,000,000 documents for the Yad
Veshem, Israel memorial library
for the 6,000,000 Jewish martyrs
of Nazism. The microfilming op-
eration will take a year to com-
plete. Mr. Cidor pointed out that
duplicating the Arolsen docu-
ments was essential because the
whole International Tracing
Service was "an organization of
paper and wood" whose records
and filing cases needed only a
match to send it up in flames.
Thus through the initiative
of the Israel government, Mr.
Cidor stressed, the documents on
which former concentration
camp inmates rely for support
of their compensation claims
will not pass to t h e German
government, although they will
remain in Germany.

Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News

WASHINGTON—Plans are be-
ing advanced here for an early
resumption of the flow of free
United States Government sur-
plus food supplies for Israel's
needy; through Hadassah, it was
learned Tuesday from Depart-
m e n t of Agriculture sources.
This program was suspended for
Israel on March 28, 1954.
Included in the gift food will
be butter, cheese, cottonseed oil
shortening and other staples.
The program to help the world's
underprivileged by giving sur-
plus American food through
American voluntary agencies
was authorized' by Section 416
of the Agriculture Act of 1953.

24— DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday., May 20, 1955

Community- Groups
Planning Institute
For High School Grads

A Jewish High School Gradu-
ates' Institute will take place
at 7:30 p.m., May 31, at Temple
Israel, it was announced by
Hoke Levin, Institute chairman.
Sponsored by the Jewish Com-
munity Council, in cooperation
with Bnai Brith Hillel Founda-
tion, Jewish Community Center,
Jewish Vocational Service and
Jewish War Veterans, these
agencies will share their special-
ized knowledge and experience
with the graduates.
The Institute is organized in
response to a widely-felt com-
munity need to acquaint 1955
graduates with the various Jew-
ish communal resources and
services available to them. It is
hoped that a closer relationship
will be developed between the
graduates and the total Jewish
community.
Trained persons who have
long been active in handling the
various problems of youth will
participate. They will answer
questions on jobs, job opportun-
ities, scholarships, armed serv-
ices, leisure time programs, Jew-
ish activities on the college
campus and discrimination in
employment, education and the
armed forces.
No fee will be charged the
Institute's participants, and re-
freshments will be served.

Confer Life Membership
On Mrs. H. L. Jackson

In recognition of outstanding
contributions to the work and
success of the League of Jewish
Women's Organizations, Mrs.
Harry L. Jack-a`'"
son was recent-
ly honored by
being named a
life member of
the group's
board of direc-.
tors.
Mrs. Jackson,1,
who has served:.
the League as
vice president
and in many'
other capacities
also is past
executive direc- Mrs. Jackson
for of the Women's Division,
Jewish Welfare Federation, JWF
board member, board member of
the Jewish Community Center,
past president of Hadassah and
a member of the National
Council of Jewish Women.
A graduate of Washington
University, St. Louis, Mo., Mrs.
Jackson served for some time as
a personnel worker in St.' ',Calls.

Levin's Honduran Post
Now Consulate General

Under commission of the Gov-
ernment of the Republic of Hon-
duras, the office of Saul R.
Levin has been raised to Con-
sulate General and Mr. Levin
has accordingly been promoted
to Honorary Consul General
here for that country.
The corresponding exequatur
signed by the President of the
United States and the Secretary
of State has been issued to Mr.
Levin.

History of American Zionism

Copyright, 1955, by American Jewish Press

IN FEBRUARY 1896, THEODOR HERZL'S MAN-
IFESTO "DER JUDENSTAAT" IS PUBLISHED
IN VIENNA. THE HISTORIC DOCUMENT
SOON STIRRED THE JEWISH WORLD.

Isaacs Retires After 36 Years As
Superintendent of Hebrelv Schools

After serving as superintend- superintendent since then. Many
ent of the United Hebrew thousands of Detroiters were
Schools for 36 years, Bernard guided in their Jewish studies
by Mr. Isaacs, and major Jewish
community efforts were inspired
by him.
An ardent Zionist, active in
the Zionist movement since his
arrival here, Mr. Isaacs, accom-
panied by Mrs. Isaacs, visited
Israel two years ago and renew-
ed many friendships with schol-
ars, educators and writers. He
had the distinction of having
one of his books published in Is-
rael.
In addition to many essays
and articles in Hadoar and
other magazines, Mr. Isaacs is
the author of two books, "Bein
Shnai Olamot" ("Between Two
Worlds") and "Amos Mocher
Tapuzim" ("Amos the Fruit Sell-
er").
A pioneer in Jewish educa-
tional efforts in this country,
Mr. Isaacs is consulted in proj-
BERNARD ISAACS
ects involving school problems
Isaacs, nationally prominent ed- by Jewish educators in this
ucator, retired from his post to country and in Canada.
devote himself to travel and to
He turned to Jewish educa-
compiling the scores of essays tion, as a labor of love and out
and short stories he has written of devotion to his people's most
in recent years.
sacred interests, after graduat-
Announcement of his retire- ing from the Cooper Union en-
ment was made at the meeting gineering college in New York.
of the board of directors of the Prior to that time he studied in
schools on Wednesday evening. yeshivoth in Europe.
At this meeting, Mr. Isaacs
He was the founder of the
was unanimously elected super- Kvutzah Ivrith, Detroit's He-
intendent emeritus of the brew-speaking organization, 14
schools. Albert Elazar, associate years ago, and is the editor of
superintendent of the schools, the Hebrew publication, "Hed
automatically was elevated to Ha-Kvutzah." He helped organ-
the superintendentcy.
ize the Women's Auxiliary of the
Abe Kasle, president of the United Hebrew schools.
schools, paid high tribute to
A tireless worker in all Allied
Mr. Isaacs for his devotion, Jewish Campaigns, Mr. Isaacs,
his untiring efforts in behalf in addition to membership in
of every Jewish educational the Zionist Organization of
activity and for his pioneering America, is affiliated with Hista-
work in the establishment of drut Ivrith and the National
Detroit's United Hebrew Council of Jewish Education.
Schools.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaacs have one
Organizer of the united school daughter, Annette, and three
system in Detroit in 1919, Mr. sons, Irving of Pittsburgh, Ru-
Isaacs has served as the school's ben and Emanuel.

German Juror Faints When Mass
Poisoning of Jews Is Described

FRANKFURT, (JTA)—An eld-
erly woman juror fainted in
court here at the trial of Ger-
man chemical manufacturer Dr.
Gerhard Peters when she heard
him explain calmly how a lethal
cyanide product of his own in-
vention and manufacture, known
as "Zyklon B," was injected into
closed rooms at concentration
camps through shower-type
nozzles. Dr. Peters is being tried
in a local court for being "an
accessory" to the murder of 300,-
000 Jews in Nazi gas chambers.
Dr. Peters is charged with the
death of 300,000 Jews because at
least that number was killed
with the "Zyklon B" gas crys-
tals he furnished to Auschwitz
after SS Lt. Col. Kurt Gerstein
had, by Peters' own admission,
revealed the purpose of the
shipments to him in the summer
of 1943. The indictment makes
no mention of the hundreds of
thousands of killings of inno-
cent people resulting from earl-
ier poison gas deliveries made
by Dr. Peters.
The defendant, who was hand-

ed over by the Allies to the Ger-
mans seven years ago and
whom high-ranking. German
personalities are keeping out of
jail even though he has been
convicted in seven different
trials, is presently working as
an industrial chemist for a Co-
logne subsidiary of the IG-Far-
ben chemical empire. During the
war, he was manager of the
"German Corporation for Ver-
min Extermination" (DEGESH),.
a firm derived from IG-Farben.

Israel Pays 4 1 /2 Million
To Foreign Investors

Foreign investors in Israel en-
terprises received a total of
$4,538,000 in dividend payments
and other transfers of earnings
during the past three fiscal years
ending March 31, it was an-
nounced in New . York by Meir
Sherman, Economic Minister of
Israel in the United State s.
Nearly $2,000,000 of the total was
Paid out during the last fiscal
year.

I. The Spark and the Fire

By DR. JAKOB ROSENTHAL and MAURICE del BOURGO

IN 1898, PROFESSOR RICHARD GOTTHEIL,
NOTED . ORIENTALIST, AND AN EARLY PIO-
NEER OF ZIONISM ; ORGANIZES THE FEDER-
ATION OF AMERICAN ZIONISTS ... IN 1918,
THE FEDERATION BECAME THE ZIONIST
ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA.

AT ITS FIRST CONCLAVE 4,1 NEW YORK, THE
FEDERATION OF AMERICAN ZIONISTS ELECTS
GOTTHEIL PRESIDENT AND YOUNG RABBI STE-
PHEN S. WISE SECRETARY ..

IN 1901, THE MST AMERICAN ZIONIST
NEWSPAPER, THE MACCABEAN WAS
EDITED 3' LOUIS LIPSKY, ONE Of THE
GREAT LEAOERS OF AMERICAN ZIONISM.

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