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October 02, 1959 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-10-02

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A distinguished gathering of
leaders representing all walks
of life in Michigan last Satur-
day, night heard George Rom-
ney, president of American
Motors, propose urgent action
by President Eisenhower to set
up a fact-finding committee to
avert a calamity. faced by the
current steel strike.
Romney spoke at the dinner
at the Sheraton Cadillac Hotel,
in accepting the 1959 American
Democratic Living Award made
annually by the Michigan Re-
gional Advisory Board of the
Anti-Defamation League of Bnai
Max Osnos was toastmaster

at the dinner and the pre-
sentation of the award was
made by Sidney J. Karbel, a
member of the national ADL
commission. In his presenta•
tion, Karbel stated that Rom-
ney was selected because he
is "a man who believes there
is a greater purpose than self-
aggrandisement," that "he
seeks to better the lot of
mankind by fighting the
goliaths of ignorance, hatred,
poverty and bigotry."
The ADL honors Romney "for
his contributions towards aid-

"in arousing the social con-
sciousness of Americans."
Messages of greetings from
Governor G. Mennen Williams
and Mayor Louis C. Miriani
were brought on special films
made in the offices of the State
and City executives who could
not attend the dinner.
The event assumed special
significance because of the
prominence of many of the
guests. Osnos introduced two
previous award winners, Judge
Wade McCree and C. Allen Har-
lan, who were on the dais.
Other previous award winners
were Leonard Simons and Mrs.
Thomas F. McAllister of Grand
Hyman Crystal presented
others on the dais, including Sol
Littman, ADL regional direc-
tor; Rabbis Morris Adler and
Richard C. Hertz, who gave the
invocation and benediction; Dr.
Lynn M. Bartlett, Michigan 'Su-
perintendent of Public Instruc-
tion; Justice Harry F. Kelly,
Congressman John D. Dingell,
Lt. Gov. John B. Swainson, At-
torney General Paul L. Adams,
Congresswoman Martha Grif-
fiths, Judge Victor Baum.
Among the other notables
present who were introduced by
Osnos were Judge John P. Scal-
len, Catholic Co-Chairman of
the Detroit Round Table; Rob-
ert Frehse, Round Table execu-

chev's recent attack on Jews
that they make poor collec-
tivists and then proceeded to
analyze the current economic
conditions, emphasizing the
need for strengthening the
American democratic ideals
and the necessity to be on
guard against the intrusions
of the destructive communist
"We are engaged in the great-
est struggle for survival," he
warned. "Some of our liberties
may vanish," he declared, stat-
ing that he was alarmed by "the
consummate skill with which
Khrushchev spread his propa-
ganda aimed at subordinating
the individual to the state."
Romney called for action by
our Government in studying the
conflict, especially in relation
to the threats that come from
the steel strike. He disputed
the views on capitalism as ap-
plied to the American way of
life and said that "now we have
developed a consumerism from
which the American consumer
"We need to rediscover the
basic principles of American-
ism in order to build a better
future," he added. He declared

that the steel strike must be
settled immediately or it'll run
into catastrophic proportions
and will bring immeasurable
harm." He then proposed a
fact-finding study and "emer-
gency legislation to prohibit

further collective bargaining
power." He condemned eco-
nomic power concentration,
among both employers and em-
ployees, and deplored the
apathy that exists among citi-
zens in relation to this problem.


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ing the underprivileged, for his
contribution to our youth, for
his work for better educational
opportunities," Karbel said, out-
lining Romney's many commu-
nal affiliations. He said that tive director; Judge William

Romney advances the religious
ideas of brotherhood, through
his work for the National Con-
ference of Christians and Jews,
and he added that ADL "ac-
claims him as a source of in-
spiration" to those who seek the
advancement of human values.
Harry Yudkoff, member of
the Bnai Brith national board of
directors, in greetings to the
gathering, enumerated the ac-
tivities sponsored by Bnai Brith
in advancing education, in the
struggle for human rights, in
behalf of men in the armed
forces, in support of Israel and
in citizenship and civic affairs.
Mrs. Samuel S. Aaron,

chairman of the Michigan
ADL Advisory Board, de-
scribed the work of ADL in
eliminating "gutter-type anti-
Semitism." She described the
ADL educational campaign

Friedman, Judge John Wise,
Oak Park Justice Burton Shiff-
man, and a score more of local
and state Bnai Brith and ADL
Alfred Bounin led the gather-
ing in the singing of the na-
tional anthem.

In his address, Romney said
he was "raised in a faith and
in a home that honor your
beliefs and basically share
them and your prophecies."
He made reference to Khrush-

Little Hope Seen for
Austrian Restitution
Payment Increases

Direct JTA Teletype Wire
To The Jewish News

Ja ■ itamoa ■ oa ■ oam.4•Noo.mwo.rm.oei ■ olmiwnip

The officers of


VIENNA — A survey by the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency of
opinions of members of the
Austrian government indicated
Tuesday that there was little
hope of any increase in resti-
tution for victims of Nazi per-
secution during the German
occupation of Austria.
Dr. Bruno Pitterman, vice

chancellor, said that the Aus-
trian federal budget for next
year does not include any in-
extend best wishes for al crease in payments already be-
very Happy New Year tol ing made for each month is

17556 Wyoming


all its members and
* * *

I imprisonment in Nazi concen-

tration camps.

He said that while the gov-
ernment agrees with some
claims of the Jewish commu-
nity, such as for payment of
six million schillings • for
wrecked synagogues, nothing
will officiate at High Holy
had been done about this so
Day services and will chant
the prayers toith a trained
Dr. Pitterman added that
the best way for better resti-
tution payments would be
through present laws because
Rosh Hashanah Services
efforts to obtain legislation for
Saturday and Sunday
larger payments would "stir"
Oct. 3-4
emotions among the Austrian
8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Anton Proksch said that rent
1 Yom Kippur Services 1
payments for Nazi victims was
Sunday, Oct: 11
the only possible means of in-
! Kol nidre, 5:30 p.m. I creasing payments to perse-
Monday, Oct. 12
1 cutees, including the war-crip-
8 a.m., Yizkor 11:30 a.m. I pled
A. Probst, general secretary
1 of the Socialist Party, revealed
* * *
that a subcommittee of coali-
Reservations in our hall are l i tion parties set up to study
available for weddings, Bar
restitution problems was prac-
i i Mitzvahs,
parties and organi- I tically dormant. However, So-


* * *



zational meetings.



MEYER LEVIN, President i


cialist members of the govern-
ment expressed hope that the
problems would "soon be

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17 - THE DETROI T JEWISH NEWS Fri d ay, O ctober 2, 1959

Romney Sifts Economic Issues in Accepting ADL Award

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