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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-07-24

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OIT JEWIS H NEW S — Friday, July 24, 1959 —

Court Negates SCAD Ruling
on ARAMCO Hiring Policy

Sen. Morse Sticks to His Guns

To Propose Amendment on Saudi Arabian Bigotry

WASHINGTON, (JTA)—Sen. U.S. airbase leased at Dhah- which seem more interested in
profits than in people begin to
Wayne Morse, Oregon Demo- ran.)
NEW YORK, (JTA)—A new exempted ARAMCO from State crat, served notice that he
Sen. Humphrey pointed out understand this simple truth.
Sen.• Humphrey explained
York Supreme Court Justice's laws barring employers from would reintroduce an amend- that President William Howard
decision that "no agency of New asking job applicants in the ment condemning Saudi Ara- Taft once abrogated a treaty that for an American firm to
York State may subordinate the state questions about their re- bian discrimination against with Czarist Russia because agree to foreign demands for
law of the state to the dictates ligion.
that nation discriminated religious discrimination "goes
Jewish Americans.
beyond the bounds of legiti-
Commissioner Carter ruled,
of a foreign state which vio-
The Senator pointed out that against Jewish Americans.
mate compromise, and cannot
lates our own public policy" after having consulted the state his amendment was defeated
Condemning the Saudi Ara-
will be appealed to the Appel- Department, that American in- by only a narrow margin when bian government and the Ara- be accepted if America is to
late Division of the Supreme terests in the Near East "out- the Mutual Security authoriza- bian-American Oil Company for remain true to its cherished
Court by the New York State weigh the abstract vindications tion bill was before the Senate. anti-Jewish practice s, Sen. belief in the dignity of man
and his right to liberty." He
Commission Against Discrimina- of state sovereignty."
Some senators misunderstood Humphrey said: "I applaud the
tion (SCAD), the commission
Justice Epstein, in annull- what the amendment involved, Supreme Court of the State of called the court ruling against
ARAMCO a strengthening of
announced this week.
ing the commissioner's find-
New York for its decision" in
The challenged ruling de- ings, said that the ruling made but have since noted the New
the moral fiber of America and
nounced the Commission for the commission "the vassal of York Supreme Court decision a case involving discrimination a "victory on behalf of free-
involving
Saudi
Arabia
in
anti-
in
hiring
by
ARAMCO
in
New
permitting the Arabian-Ameri- a foreign potentate" and
dom."
can Oil Compnay to practice added that "the film of oil Jewish discrimination against York. The Senator also com-
mended
Justice
Henry
Epstein
Americans,
he
said.
discrimination in employment which blurs the vision of
DRIVING LESSONS
Sen. Morse will use the op- "for his brilliant opinion."
against Jews and told ARAMCO ARAMCO has apparently af-
LESSON
The
Senator
termed
the
portunity
afforded
when
the
to "go elsewhere to serve your fected the commission in this
COURSE . 0
Mutual Security Appropriation ARAMCO case "a situation in
Arab master—but not in New case.
Dual Controls
bill comes before the Senate. which the head of a foreign
York State."
No Permit Needed to Start
"The discrimination practiced
Justice Henry Epstein acted by ARAMCO in New York State This bill is necessary to imple- power is telling an American
Professional Instructors
on the complaint of the Ameri- must cease, and it is the duty ment the previously passed firm whom it can hire and
Day or Evening
whom
it
cannot."
He
said
"such
authorization
measure.
When
can Jewish Congress that SCAD of the commission to see that
Appointments
his amendment comes up demands by a foreign power
chairman Elmer A. Carter had
Safeway Driver Training
it does."
Justice Epstein said there was again, Sen. Morse said, he will not only violate the law of the
TO 9-7600 LI 2-6742
no treaty or Federal law to pre- discuss it "at sufficient length, State of New York and the
so
that
Senators
will
not
again
Constitution
of
the
United
vent enforcement of the state's
misunderstand what the amend- States, but also violate the
anti-discrimination• law.
basic moral principle that men
"The Commissioner may not ment involves."
The Oregon Senator's view is are created equal and are en-
place the policy of Saudi Arabia
PORTLAND, Ore., (JTA) — above the law and public policy that the United States should titled to equal treatment under
World famous composer Ernest of New York State," the court make known its views on the laws of the land."
Serving Detroit
Bloch died here July 15 of can- continued. "No agency of New granting Mutual Security funds
In the Senator's opinion, "hu-
Homes and Industry
cer. He was 79 years old.
York State may subordinate the to nations that discriminate man rights are of prime con-
for Over 45 Years
After a distinguished career, law of the state to the dictates against Americans on a basis sideration, and nothing — not
even Arabian oil — can take
which began at the age of 15, of a foreign state which violates of religion.
Mr. Bloch became interested in our own public policy.
Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, priority over them. It is about
"ARAMCO cannot defy the Minnesota Democrat, immedi- time that some companies
declared public policy of New ately announced he would sup-
York State and violate its stat- port the fight for the Morse
ute within the state, no matter amendment. He expressed the
what the King of Saudi Arabia view that when the previous
says."
vote was taken, a number of
The Justice declared the Con- Senators had not been fully
stitution and laws of New York informed on the background of
could not be "cast aside to pro- the Saudi Arabian issue involv-
tect the oil profits of ARAMCO."
Commissioner Carter said that ing Jewish Americans.
(Saudi Arabia refuses entry
the decision of SCAD permitting
ARAMCO to make applicants to Jewish Americans and bars
state their religion "is an appli- U.S. military personnel of Jew-
cation of the consistent view ish faith from landing at the
of this agency first made in con-
YOU EXPECT MORE
nection with Saudi Arabia in
FROM HAMILTON
Unveil
Shrine
to
Late
1950.
BEN GREEN
AND GET IT !
JACK MANN
"This ruling held that in mat- M. Weiss, Whose Will
ters affecting the national secur-
You Can't Drive Overhead — Why Pay For It!
ity, SCAD will be guided by Built New Settlement
statements of the Federal gov-
With the dedication of Neve
ernment as -to the best interests
Michael, a new agricultural
ERNEST BLOCH
TO 6 - 2800
of the United States."
13519 HAMILTON at DAVISON
SCAD challenged Justice Ep- settlement and urban center in
Jewish themes, with the advent
Adullam, Israel, a marble tablet
of the Hitler regime in Ger- tein's contention. that there was was unveiled in memory of the
no
basis
in
United
States
policy
many in 1933.
for the exemption. Carter as- late Michael Weiss, of Orange,
It was as a composer express- serted that the disputed ruling N.J., whose bequest to the Jew-
ing the Jewish spirit that Bloch was in line with a judgment ish National Fund was made
was best known. He said at one that "when a job applicant must expressly for the establishment
time in an article that "it is travel to a foreign country to of the settlement.
not my desire to attempt a 're- perform a job, SCAD will per-
The bequest, believed to be
constitution' of Jewish music. mit the employer to determine the largest made by one in-
It is the Jewish soul that in- whether the applicant can sat- dividual to Israel's official land
terests me, the complex, glow- isfy the entrance requirements development and soil reclama-
ing, agitated soul that I feel as a prerequisite."
tion agency, was augmented by
vibrating throughout the Bible."
The American Jewish Con- Mr. Weiss's widow, Helen, to
In an article in 1938 dealing gress hailed Justice Epstein's the sum of $250,000.
She and her family were
with his 'Jewish' work he said decision "as demonstrating
that "I have but listened to an once again the vital role of among the 500 guests who wit-
Bermuda, 6 days
Aug. 17 Ryndam
inner voice, deep, secret, in- our American courts in up- nessed the traditional memorial
holding
the
civil
rights
and
service
and
unveiling
on
the
sistent, ardent, an instinct much
West Indies, 14 days
Aug. 25 Ryndam
more than cold and dry reason, civil liberties of American site of Neve Michael.
a voice which seemed to come citizens.
Mr. Weiss, who died in 1956,
Sept. 25 Nieuw Amsterdam, Havana, 6 days
It is said that "the opinion was born in Tarnow, Galicia,
from afar beyond myself, far
of
Justice
Epstein
will
long
be
and
subsequently
lived
in
Vi-
beyond my parents ...
Oct. 2 Nieuw Amsterdam, W. Indies, 12 da.
remembered as establishing that
"This entire Jewish heritage the onward movement in this enna, Essen, Germany, and in
Holland
where
he
and
his
wife
moved me deeply, it was reborn country to strike down all bar-
Oct. 23 Nieuw Amsterdam, to Haiti, 8 days
in my music. To what extent it riers on grounds of race, relig- opened a wine business. They
immigrated
to
the
U.S.
from
is Jewish, to what extent it is ion or national origin will not
Nov. 27 Statendam, 15-day cruise
just Ernest Bloch, of that I be stemmed or reversed, either the Hague shortly before World
War
II.
know nothing. The future alone in obeisance to Arab dictators or
Dec. 4 Nieuw Amsterdam, to St. Thomas,
According to Mrs. Weiss, they
will decide."
to the fancied notions of the
Martinique, Curacao, Haiti, 12 days
Especially popular among requirements of American for- reared four children but "de-
cided
to
adopt"
another,
the
Jews are his "Shlomo" and "Is- eign policy."
For further information call and talk to our
Jewish National Fund. "In writ-
rael Symphony" and works like
ing
his
will,"
she
said,
"my
hus-
"Avodat Hakodesh," a musical Milwaukee to Survey Needs
staff who have taken these cruises.
band assigned an equal share of
setting for the sabbath morning
of
Changing
Community
his riches to this fifth child."
From $150.
service, and compositions such
MILWAUKEE, (JTA)—Faced
as "Rhapsodic Hebraique."
No national literature will be
Born in Geneva, Mr. Bloch with a rapidly changing com-
came to the United States in munity and changing welfare produced in Yiddish. Anything
1916. He was director of the needs, the Milwaukee Jewish that may be worth preserving
San Francisco Conservatory and Welfare Fund and the Jewish will be preserved in Hebrew
professor emeritus of the Uni- Family and Children Service translation . . . the rest will
1244 WASHINGTON BLVD., DETROIT
versity of California at Berke- have begun a study of Milwau- all disappear completely with
the disappearance of Yiddish
kee's Jewish casework needs.
ley.
WO 1-6631
The committee has brought itself. Can anybody doubt that
In recognition of his work
with orchestral music, Mr. in Mrs. Rae C. Weil, executive Yiddish will be forgotten in
Give Us a Call and Have a Ball
Bloch was the recipient of director of the Jewish Family two or three generations." —
Ahad Ha'am in "Rival Ton-
Association
of
Cleveland,
as
the New York Music Critics
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