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April 17, 1959 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-04-17

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, April 17, 1959-8

Bnai Brith Presents Man of Year Herzog Address at NY Seminary Is 'Disappointing'
him in the course.
I the State and its people. This
Award to Wm. Randolph Hearst, Jr.

In recognition of his contri-
butions to Americanism and to
journalism, and of his steadfast
support of Israel, William Ran-
dolph Hearst, Jr., was honored
by 500 members of Bnai Brith
and was presented with the
annual Man of the Year Award
by Bnai Brith Newspaper Lodge,
at a testimonial luncheon at the
Waldorf-Astoria, in New York,
on Sunday.
The inscribed bronze plaque
presented to him reads: "In
tribute to his ideals—courage-

Accepting the citation, Hearst
said he desired to think of it
as "a recognition of the achieve-
ments of our newspapers in-
stead of as a personal tribute.
After all, the Hearst newspapers
are not just one guy. They are
everybody connected with the
production of the papers. On
that basis I can honestly tell
you that accepting this award
fills me with real pride."
Hearst added that "we in the
Hearst organization would like
to think that the principle of
Americanism and service to the
community are the paramount
principles that guide us always.
He paid tribute to "my Pop"
who originally championed
these ideas and quoted from his
father's editorials to indicate
his devotion to high ideals.

John Manning, editor of the
Detroit Times, and Walter
Aranoff, the Detroit Times
circulation manager, s a i d
they were thrilled to learn
that the head of the Hearst
newspapers was chosen for
the high Bnai Brith award.

They added that the Detroit
Times at all times adheres to
the principles acclaimed at the
Bnai Brith luncheon meeting in
New York on Sunday


NEW YORK (AJP)—A three-
part lecture — "The Develop-
ment of Israel's Foreign Policy
and Its Spiritual Motive" —
read from a prepared text at
the Jewish Theological Semi-
nary of America by Yaacob Her-
zog came as a disappointment
to a select audience of scholars
and students who were already
fully aware of the plain and
simple points outlined in a
monotone manner by the Min-
ister Plenipotentiary of the
State of Israel.

It was generally felt at the
Seminary . that the fact of
Reid's reverting to the class-
room in order to understand
better the people to whom he
is accredited is a very encour-
aging sign marking a turning-
point in the diplomatic history
of the U.S.

was the view expressed by a
number of those present who
came to hear the Chaim Weiz-
mann Lecture of the Seminary
Israel Institute.

• It was unfortunate, therefore,
that Minister Herzog, during his
lecture, should show something
less than either modesty or
humility. It can only be hoped
that Reid did not use this
Using "dictionary term s" occasion to pass judgment in
which possibly only an Abba his mind upon the nature of
Eban could get away with;,Min-
ister Herzog overdid himself.

It -was an astonishing spec-
tacle witnessed by your AJP
reporter who received similar
reactions from numerous people
present including a well-known
Israeli veteran newsman.
Among those in the audience
were such distinguished person-
alities as Mr. and Mrs. Ogden-
Reid and Prof. William F. Al-
bright. Mr. Reil is the newly-
appointed U.S. ambassador to
In preparation for his duties
as Ambassador to the Jewish
State, Reid is taking a spe-
cial course in Hebrew at the
Seminary. Mrs. Reid has joined



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Americanism a n d community
service in the field of journal-
The presentation was made
by Henry Edward Schultz, na-
tional chairman of the Anti-
Defamation League and a mem-
ber of the New York City
Board of Higher Education, who
stated that the Hearst press has
been a leader in creating an at-
mosphere of freedom, enabling
Jewish traditions and culture to
thrive and flourish.

Schultz recalled that as
early as 1911 the late Wil-
liam Randolph Hearst de-
nounced Russian persecutions
of Jews before a packed Car-
negie Hall gathering and
championed the cause of free-
dom for oppressed Jews. The
younger Hearst, honored by
Bnai Brith, continues "his
father's fighting spirit of
freedom and equality for all,"
Schultz added. "His feet are
firmly on the ground, his head
is in the clouds of idealism
and between we find a warm

The ADL chairman recalled
Hearst's interviews with Israel's
Prime Minister David Ben-Gu-
rion and his enthusiastic de-
scriptions of his visit in Israel.
He spoke of Hearst's "warm at-
titude in sitting down- with
members of the Anti-Defama-
tion League to discuss Jewry's
problems" and praised Hearst
and his associates for `the exclu-
sive Pulitzer Prize-winning in-
terviews with Soviet leaders in

Bible Scoffers Draw
Blast from Ben-Gurion

called "modernists" and "pro-
gressives" who snub the Bible
as "passe" were castigated here
by Primp Minister David Ben-
Gurion. 'He voiced his attacks
in an address opening a four-
day Biblical research convention
Regardless of skeptics and
cynics, Ben-Gurion sated, "the
immortal values of the Book of
Books" remain unchanged to-
day. Several hundred delegates
from all parts of Israel are at-
tending the convention.
The sessions are devoted en-
tirely to the Books of Isaiah
and Ezekiel, and feature pre-
sentations by leading scholars
of learned papers dealing with
the eras when these two proph-
ets lived.

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