THE DETR OIT JEWISH NEWS — raday, May 8, 19 59-32
National Leaders to Convene Here
for Annual NCRAC Plenary Session
Jewish community relations
leadership from all parts of the
United States will gather here
next week for the annual Plen-
ary Session of the National
Community Relations Advisory
Council (NCRAC). -
Delegates from the six na-
tional organizations and 47 com-
munity relations councils affil-
iated with NCRAC will debate
policy questions and project
plans for coordinated programs
for the coming year.
The session will open Thurs-
day and continue through May
17, at the Sheraton-Cadillac
Major addresses will be made
Marion A. Wright, North
Carolina attorney, who will
speak May 15, at a luncheon
meeting in observance of the
fifth anniversary of the United
States Supreme Court ruling on
the public school desegregation
Dr. Richard M. Scammon, di-
rector of elections research,
Governmental Affairs Institute,
Washington, D.C. editor, Amer-
ica Votes, who will speak Thurs-
day, on "Impact of Population
Mobility on Political Align-
ments and Relationships — Im-
plications for Jewish Commun-
Rev. Harold C. Gardiner, lit-
erary editor, America; author
of "Catholic Viewpoint on Cen-
sorship," professor of law, Uni-
versity of Minnesota, who will
present differing views on the
question of "Censorship, Sup-
pression and Legitimate Crit-
icism," May 16.
Isaiah L. Kenen, executive
director, American Zionist Com-
mittee for Public Affairs, who
will speak at an oneg shabbat
Judge David L. Ullman.
NCRAC chairman, will open the
2:30 p.m. Thursday session.
Lawrence W. Crohn, president
of the Jewish Community Coun-
cil of Detroit, will welcome the
The session will then proceed
to debate proposed positions on
issues affecting religion and the
public schools—the use of pub-
lic school premises by religious
institutions and requirement of
rabbinic certification of pupil
absences on Jewish holidays.
Rabbi Harry Halpern will be
chairman of this session. Mor-
timer Brenner, of Brooklyn, will
present the proposed draft
The Thursday evening ses-
sion will have Aaron Goldman
as chairman. Detroiter Law-
rence Gubow, national execu-
tive committee member, Jewish
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War Veterans, and Emanuel
Muravchik, director of field op-
erations, Jewish Labor Commit-
tee, will be discussants.
Boris Joffe, executive director
of the local Jewish Community
Council, will be one of four
panelists to participate in a
discussion of "Segregation in
the North" at the May 15 morn-
A major feature of the session
will be a luncheon Sunday, un-
der the chairmanship of Rabbi
Morris Adler. of Cong. Shaarey
Zedek here, in observance of
the fifth anniversary of the
U.S. Supreme Ccourt school de-
Local participants in this dis-
cussion include Fr. Robert F.
Allen, director of social action,
Roman Catholic Archiodecese
of Detroit; Rt. Rev. Richard S.
Emrich, Bishop, Episcopal Dio-
cese of Michigan; William T.
Gossett, vice-president, F or d
Motor Co.; Edward M. Turner,
president, Detroit Chapter of
NACP; Max Fisher, president,
Jewish W elf a r e Federation,
Isidore Sobeloff, and Joffe.
Irving Antell, director of the
Flint Jewish Community Coun-
cil, will serve as a secretary at
one of the major round table
discussions which will occupy
delegates on May 15 and 17.
NEW YORK—Isaac Bashevis Singer, Yiddish novelist and
short story writer, was awarded one of the annual grants of
the National Institute of Arts and Letters . . . Fifty intergroup
relations workshops will be sponsored this summer in 46 cities
by the National Conference of Christians and Jews . . . Peni-
cillin and terramycin sufficient for 15,000 persons have been
diverted to Uruguayan flood victims by Magen David Adorn, the
Israel Red Cross service. (Argentinian Jewry has offered assist-
ance to Uruguayan victims of the worst floods in decades) . . .
A $50,000 scholarship fund for young Israeli students in the
fields of painting, music and sculpture was announced by Mad-
ame Helena Rubinstein at a reception and tea give in her honor
by the New York chapter of the Women's Division of the
America-Israel Cultural Foundation.
PATERSON, N. J.—John Martin, superintendent of Wayne
school in nearby Wayne Township, reports that a secret society
of students who planned a Nazi regime in America had been
uncovered and broken up.
DENVER—Ralph J. Kaplan, radio news commentator on a
network of over 30 western stations and widely known lecturer,
was named as national vice-president of the Mental Health
Center of America at Denver.
WASHINGTON—A study published in Public Health Reports
shows that Jewish residents of St. Louis, Mo., have a 14 per
cent lower overall mortality rate than white St. Louisianans
as a whole . . . Senator Jacob K. Javits (R., N.Y.) obtained as-
surances from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that
no restrictions against Americans of the Jewish faith were con-
tained in the new treaty with the Arab sultanate of Muscat
and Oman which was ratified by the Senate . . . Anti-Jewish
slurs have been injected in broadcasts of Voice of the Arabs,
Cairo radio outlet. of the United Arab Republic, and it was
revealed that a recent UAR broadcast heard in Washington
said "a Communist is like a Jew—servile, a flatterer and a
hypocrite." . . . It was learned that the Iraqi government has
blacklisted two American ships, the Seagarden and the Pacific
Explorer, for trading with Israel and the boycott office in
Baghdad has blacklisted the Norwegian ships Diesel Vigil and
Tinto as well as a Greek manufacturer of cardboard boxes.
CHICAGO—Testimony presented before the Illinois Advi-
sory Committee to the United States Civil Rights Commission
showed that Chicago is one of the "sore spot" centers in the
field of job discrimination, with at least 1,484 firms practicing
tics and other fields.
The Jewish Parents Institute job bias on the basis of race or religion.
will have a family event on
Saturday night, May 23.
MONTREAL—Rabbi Jesse Schwartz retired as national exec-
"On Stage, American Jew," a utive director of the Zionist Organization of Canada.
drama department presenta-
OTTAWA—Budget plans being studied in Parliament may
tion, is set for May 27.
provide that Hebrew religious objects will be admitted into
Junior field days, a modern Canada without duty.
dance concert, lectures, profes-
sional meetings, and other
DUSSELDORF—Police in the nearby town of Dinlaken re-
special events will be scheduled.
Noted ex-Detroit artist Na- ported that unknown persons had .demolished 35 tombstones
thaniel Kaz will speak on May in the Jewish cemetery . . . The Central Council of Jews in
28 in conjunction with the Germany issued an appeal to all German Jewish communities
week-long art exhibit. A special for staunch support of the fund-raising appeal to aid the absorp-
film illustrating his work will tion of Jewish immigrants in Israel.
BERLIN—The West Berlin de-Nazification Board ordered
the confiscation of 3,000 marks ($750) from the estate of the
late Dr. Leonardo Conti, former Nazi Reich Health Leader,
Butcher of Buchenwald the funds to be used for restitution purposes.•
Denied Re-Trial; 25-Yr.
WIESBADEN—The International Auschwitz Committee
Jail Sentence to Stand lodged a complaint with the Hessian Ministry of Justice against
repeated delays in the prosecution of Hermann Krumey, whom
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the committee called "a key figure in the Nazi extermination
KARLSRUHE.—The Federal program."
Supreme Court Tuesday reject-
PADERBORN, Germany—Plans were launched by the Jew-
ed an appeal for a re-trial from ish community and municipal officials for the consecration of the
Martin Summers, the "butcher new synagogue being built with funds contributed by the city.
BONN—German Boy Scouts are cleaning up and repairing
Summers was sentenced last old and unused Jewish cemeteries in a number of localities in
July by a jury court in Neyreuth efforts to re-educate German youth along lines of inter-faith
to from 25 years to life impris- understanding.
onment for his savage murders
NUREMBERG—The Nuremberg public prosecutor ordered
of concentration camp prison- the seizure of American-made phonograph albums which repro-
duce the history of Nazism.
ROME—A Turin court rejected an appeal for annulment
of a marriage on racial grounds which involved revival of the
principle of racial inequality contained in fascist legislation re-
pealed in 1944, the court having stated that to grant the an-
nulment on grounds stated would be contrary to the "supreme
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LONDON—The Soviet press, it is reported here, has again
- Burma is the first Asiatic country
which formed ties of friendship with attacked Israel's Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion for allegedly
Israel. After it, came other countries
as well and today Israel has many asserting that Jews in the Soviet Union and elsewhere in Eastern
friends in Asia and also in Africa. Europe face extermination.
New Jewish Center's Formal Dedication
Set for Entire Week of May 20 to 28
A week-long series of special monies set for Sunday after-
events and programs will mark noon, May 24.
Governor Williams, Mayor
the dedication of the Jewish
Community Center's new build- Miriani, and other civic and
ing at 18100 Meyers, from May political leaders will be in at-
20 to 28, it was announced by tendance. Principal speaker will
Samuel Frankel, Center presi- be Irving Edison, past presi-
dent of the National Jewish
The immediate past president, Welfare Board.
An art exhibit, featuring
Jacob L. Keidan, is chairman
" • • ••••'.' of the dedi- works by Jewish artists owned
cation week by local collectors, will be open
commitee, from May 20 to June 2.
A Center Symphony concert
aided by the
Center st a f f on May 26 in the new Aaron
coordinated by DeRoy Theater will feature as
Meyer Schrei- soloists Marilyn Cotlow and
ber, program Roman Totenberg, under the
direction of Julius Chajes.
An older Adult Public Af-
cial and sports fairs Institute on May 21 will
events are run all day, with numerous out-
among the ac- standing speakers, headed by
tivities sched- Dr. Wilma Donohue.
Sports exhibitions and clinics
uled, with the
formal dedi- will be given during the week
J. L. Keidan cation cere- in diving, swimming, gymnas-
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The relations with these countries
are not restricted only to diplomatic
representation and commercial ties.
For a number of years, already,
Israeli experts have been in Burma
and are helping its Government in
the fields of economics, industry,
Some months ago, a large delega-
tion of several tens of people came
to Israel from Burma. They came
for a period of one year and brought
their wives and children with them.
In the course of the first month the
members of the delegation learned
the elements of the Hebrew language
and then they went out to live in
agricultural settlements. They will
live in these settlements for a whole
year and will make a close acquaint-
anceship with their social, educa-
tional and economic problems. When
they return to their own country the
members of the delegation will help
to establish modern agricultural set-
tlements in Burma.•
Cooperation between Israel and
other nations in Asia and Africa is
growing increasingly strong from
year to year and is bringing great
benefit to all parties.
TEL AVIV—Declaring his conviction that Israel and France
will have stronger ties than ever under the regime of Gen.
Charles de Gaulle, Gen. Pierre Koenig, former French Minister
of Defense, speaking at a rection given him by the Franco-
Israeli Friendship League, called for expansion of French-
Israeli economic and cultural ties . . . President Tito of Yugo-
slavia has promised to visit Israel on his next trip to the Middle
East, it was reported by Aaron Becker, Israel Federation of
Labor delegate to the recent Trade Union Conference at Bel-
grade .. . Histadrut Labor Federation, in a May Day proclama-
tion, appealed to the Soviet Union to allow Russian Jewry to
emigrate to Israel . . . Bnai Tzahal, a Western Galilee collective,
was renamed Moshav Lehman in honor of former U. S. Senator
and Mrs. Herbert H. Lehman who were guests of the settlement
. . . A bus en route to Upper Galilee was ambushed but the
driver and a single passenger escaped unhurt though the bus
was hit by at least 16 bullets, apparently from Arab guns.
JERUSALEM—Experts in economic affairs state that "con-
siderable" expansion of trade between Israel and Japan is - ex-