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May 08, 1959 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-05-08

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Local Delegates to BB Parley Meet Community Interest Urged by Osnos for
Mentally Retarded
The deep interest taken for a
That ONE-HALF of these
Klutznick's 'Probable' Successors
number of years by Max Osnos

David Ben-Gurion, Moshe Shar- in the problems of the mentally
ett, former Prime Minister of retarded is reflected in a
Israel; Dr. Walter Eytan, direc- pamphlet he is now distributing
tor general of Israel's Foreign in tens of thousands of copies
Ministry; Dr. Nahum Goldmann, in an effort to enlist interest
chairman of the Jewish Agency among his fellow citizens in
for Israel, and Dr. Moshe Davis, efforts to help I
provost of the Jewish Theo- solve the
pressing is-
logical Seminary of America.
The convention w ill end
Klutznick's six-year administra-
tion as president of Bnai Brith. pamphlet calls
Active in Bnai Brith for more attention t o
than three decades, the 52- t h e function-
year-old Jewish communal lead- ing hospitals
er declined almost unanimous and urges that
support for a third three-year visits be paid
term, urging "a limit on any to them i
organizational office in order order to gain
to keep open the . avenues to an first-hand in-
expanding Jewish leadership." formation o n
He was recently elected what is being
Truman to Get
chairman of the Presidents Con- done in Michi-
ference, consultative assembly gan in behalf Max Osnos
President's Medal
KANSAS CITY, (JTA) — of 17 presidents of major na- of the mentally retarded. His
pamphlet advises those w h o
Former President Harry S. tional Jewish organizations.
the hospitals — in North-
Truman was named to receive
the Bnai Brith President's "from the floor." There are no ville, Pontiac, Ypsilanti, Lapeer
and Farmington—to tell of their
Medal at a luncheon honoring nominating committees.
reactions to . the Governor and
Truman's 75th birthday. The
other state officials.
luncheon will be tendered by French Jet Planes
Under a "Do You Know"
Mr. Truma n's hometown
heading, the last page of the
friends and neighbors. Philip Acquired by Israel
four-page pamphlet issued by
M. Klutznick, national presi-
Direct JTA Teletype Wire
To The Jewish News
Osnos asks whether the reader
dent of Bnai Brith, will be-
TEL AVIV—Ezer Weizmann, knows—
stow the award citing Truman
That there are about 70,000
for speaking "the blunt lan- commander of the Israel Air
hospital beds in Michigan?
guage of courage and great- Force, disclosed Tuesday that
Israel has acquired French
Supermystere Jet Fighters
which he said were "capable of
Brith presidency. Klutznick has meeting" the Russian built
indicated that he will not seek Mig 17. The Mig 17, supplied
another three-year term in of- by the Russians to some of the
Arab countries, are considered
Many of the local delegates the best fighting planes in the
already have left for the con- Middle East.
vention, having made plans to
The superiority provided the
first visit in Europe. Others Arabs by the Russian-built fight-
will leave next week directly er jets was believed to have
for Israel, where they will join been offset by the acquisition
some 1,500 delegates and par- of the French Supermysteres
ticipants at the five-day parley, experts said Israel pilots flying
May 25 to 29. -
the French built Mystere four
Twelve chartered flights are jets usually outflew and out-_
planned from Idlewild Airport, fought Arab piloted Mig 17s,
New York, and others from Lon- but .. only because the Israel
don and Zurich to transport pilots were better trained.
1,300 persons in one _of the lar- Among other assets the Mig 17s
gest "airorne"
conventions hi had after burners which gave
them- exceptional speeds. - -
commercial aviation history.'
The first flight to Israel—an
The Supermystere jets which
El Al jet-powered Brittania- have been put into operational
leaves May 16, and will carry condition by Israel ground and
Klutznick, other officials of the air crews also has an after
organization and a group of burner which enables it to
news correspondents.
reach supersonic speeds of 1,200
Other delegates are coming kilometers an hour.
from Latin America, South
The new French jets were
Africa and Australia. Some flown over Tel Aviv Tuesday for
200 representatives of the Bnai the first time in rehearsal for
Brith movement in Israel will the Independence Day parade
participate in the convention flights on May 13. The French
built Vaotoure bomber fighter
The idea of airlifting the also will be displayed May 13.
Bnai Brith convention to Israel
was proposed by Klutznick, and 40,000 Watch Soccer Duel
enthusiastically endorsed by the
Israeli government. A formal cheering crowd of 40,000 watch-
invitation for the Bnai Brith ed Hapoel hold the famous
convention officially to end Is- Rheims soccer eleven to a score-
rael's tenth anniversary year less tie in Ramat Gan Stadium.
was extended by President The Israel Radio broadcast a
play-by-play account of the
The list of convention speak- match with the French cham-
ers includes Ben-Zvi, Premier pions.

A hint of the excitement that
is anticipated by members of
Bnai Brith who are attending
the organization's triennial con-
vention in Jerusalem this month
was felt here this week.
Detroit delegates were visited
by Label A. Katz, of New Or-
leans, chairman of the BB youth
movement; and Herman Fine-
berg, of Pittsburgh, national
commissioner of the A n t
Defamation League and recent-
ly re-elected as president of the
United Jewish Federation of
Both men are considered
strong candidates to succeed
Philip M. Klutznick in the Bnai

Israel Pays Tribute

to Victims of Nazis

Direct JTA Teletype Wire
Participating in the march
To The Jewish News
TEL AVIV.—Thousands who were representatives of the va-
marched down the principal rious armies which had fought
thoroughfare of Tel Aviv Tues- the Nazis, including those of
day in the beginning of the ob- Poland, the Soviet Union, Brit-
servance of Memorial Day for ain, the United States, Bulgaria,
the six million Jewish victims Greece, France and Lithuania.
of Hitlerism walked slowly to Representatives of fighters in
accommodate the crippled and the forests and with the Jewish
brigade also took part, all deco-
the lame among them.
The marchers were members rated with many medals of
of Nazi victims organizations honor.
and veterans of World War Two
The procession marched to
and many hopped along with the Cultural Hall of Tel Aviv to
the aid of one or two crutches. hear commemorative speeches
The procession, headed by by Mayor Chaim Levanon, Chief
men carrying blackdraped Israel Rabbi Unterman and Arieh
flags at half mast, was watched Kubovy, Yad Vashem commis-
by Tel Aviv residents in abso- sioner.
lute reverent s i l e n c e. The
A similar parade took place
marchers carried banners which in Haifa at which Mayor Abba
read "Eternal Glory to Kedo- Khoushi spoke. Members of the
shim" ("The Sanctified") and Kibbutz Ghetto Fighters head-
"Heroes of. the. Holocaust.':'
ed that parade.

beds are occupied by t h e
mentally ill?
That at most we are offer-
ing only limited mental and
custodial care?
That mental illness is more
serious and rampant than we
realize or recognize?
That mental health is a
gigantic social problem as
well as a real medical prob-
That broader medical and
social concepts are needed for
the treatment of the mentally
That we need more mis-
sionary work from all groups,
such as churches, clubs, asso-
ciations, parent-teacher
groups, professional m e n,
business groups and unions?
That Michigan spends over
62 million dollars for the care
alone of the 32,000 people
committed to its care?
That we must have more
new and modern facilities?
(Many of our present build-
ings are fire traps.)
That- we must have a real
broad research program?
That we must have more
training centers for person-
nel? (Professional and non-
That this will give some of
our people a better chance to
get well and leave the hos-


It concludes with the state-
ment: J'You have the answer in
the palm of YOUR hand. Now,
let us all join together and DO

Osnos' pamphlet was so
popular that he found it
necessary to issue a follow-
up reprint in which he em-
phasized: "This is NOT a
fund raising campaign. Read
carefully—we need your opin-
ions and ideas."

Medical men and state offi-
cials have commended Osnos
for his public-spirited efforts on
behalf of the mentally ill and
retarded, as evidenced in his
educational campaign by means
of the two pamphlets.

Herzl Institute Schedules
Public Opinion Conference

The Theodor Herzl Institute
will present the first Confer-
ence on Jewish Public Opinion
in America, May 16 to 17, it
was announced here by Dr.
Emil Lehman, director of the
The conference, in which
some 20 experts in the fields
of public opinion, public rela-
tions and Jewish communal
life will participate, will be
held at the Institute's head-
quarters, 250 W. 57th St., New
York, and will be open to the
public without charge.








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