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November 20, 1959 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-11-20

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People Make News

Blame Electronic Tyrants in Israel Phone Bill 'Fix'

JERUSALEM, (JTA) — An.
outraged Israeli citizen won a
major battle in his war against
the tyranny of counting, com-
puting and bookkeeping auto-
matons when the Israel Su-
preme Court gave sympathetic
ear to his charge that these
electronic marvels had been

Christmas Seals, which. go on tions Council of Greater Phila-
their annual "errand of mercy" delphia (JCRC) to succeed Mau-
into homes throughout the rice B. Fagan as executive di-
country to support the fight rector. A former Philadelphian,
against tuberculosis, will begin Cohen will come from New
arriving this _week. For 53 years York to take over his new dti
Christmas Seals have been rais- ties on Jan. 1. Fagan resigned
ing funds the "personal' way" to become the first full-time ex-
for_ the programs which have ecutive director of the Phila-
reduced and will continue the delphia Fellowship Commission.
* * *
fight against the dangers of tu-
berculosis. The TUBERCULO-
Dr. ALVYN V. FREEMAN, of Commends German
SIS and HEALTH SOCIETY and the United Nations _ , internation-
the. DETROIT TUBERCULOSIS al lawyer for the International Envoy in Detroit.
SANATORIUM both receive Atomic Energy Agency, has
their entire support from the been appointed the agency's Editor, Jewish News:
I learn with deep regret that
sale of Christmas Seals.
representative at the confer- Dr. Ferdinand Friedensburg,
* * *
ence now in session in_ Porto the German Consul in Detroit
Mrs. Mortimer Jacobson, Ha- Rico.
will soon leave for a new as-
dassah's national Zionist affairs
* * *
signment in another city, and
chairmen, last week was named
JOSEPH KADANS, attorney, most likely on another conti-
• chairmen o f
the executive' president of Congregation nent. If I would have been told
committee of Shomrey Emunah, was recently in the summers • of 1946 and
the American installed as commander of 1947, when Mr. ChajeS and I
concertized on a "morale tour"
Zionist Court- American Legion Post 485.
* .* *
throughout the "Displaced Per-
: cil. Mrs. Jacob-
WILLIAM HORDES, - repre- sons" camps in Europe, that
son, who is
some day I will write this let-
also a nation- sentative of the Hordes Agency ter, I would have thought it
al vice presi- of the Columbus Mutual Life incredible!
dent of Hadas- Insurance Co. at 17616 WYom-
However, Dr. Friedensburg
sah, was one ing, Detroit, turned in $79,054
of Hadassah's in paid-for life insurance to and his very charming wife
leading dele- rank third among all of the came to Detroit three years ago
,::a gates to the company's agents during Octo- and endeared themselves to all
Mrs. Jacobson World Zionist ber. Hordes also ranks ninth the people whom they met.
Their feelings about the Hit-
for the first 10 months of this
Congresses in 1951 and 1956.
year with a paid-for production ler era and its atrocities and
* * *
of $391,304, Fred Adams, super- the "collective guilt" of the
Detroit's 1960 HOME FUR- intendent of agencies, announc- German people, classify them as
NISHINGS SHOW will be held ed.
belonging to the group headed
April 2-10 in the Detroit Artil-
by Adenauer Heuss, Dr. Fried-
lery Armory, 15000 W. Eight
ensburg Sr., who is a member of
Mile Road. The News and the WIC to Aid Early
the West German Parliament,
Furniture Club of Detroit co-
and other most conscientious
sponsor the annual exposition. American Community Germans.
The exposition will be managed
The World Jewish Congress
Through Dr. Friedensburg's
by Philip Metz Associates. office in New York has taken personal and forceful interven-
Arthur Leebove is exposition steps to aid one of Latin tion, many, and maybe all of the.
chairman. Others on the com- America's earliest Jewish com- German Jews in Michigan, have
mittee are: J. Albert, Charles I. munities, Paramaribo, Surinam, received payments for repara-
Bassey, Jack Beckwith, Marvin in its efforts to maintain its tions and also pensions for the
Danto, Harry Goldberg, Warren Jewish traditions.
rest of their lives.
Greenstone, Charles Kalt, Dave
He spared no efforts nor un-
A
basic
library
of
Jewish
Levin, A. H. McKeown, William
tiring work to convince us that
J. Purtell, R. E. Reese. Edward books on such topics as the leaders of tbday's Germany
Robinson, Harold Robinson and Jewish history and folk-lore, condemn Hitler's doings, and
as well as textbooks and song
Charles H. Stuart.

books for the 40 children in are anxious to establish most
* * *
the Paramaribo Hebrew friendly relations with the Jew-
A B R A M SETSUZAU KOT- school, and other educational ish people. A year ago • Dr.
SUJI, 60-year-old Shinto scholar materials , have just: been sent Friedensburg intervened with
recently converted to Judaism, to the community by the the German Foreign Office in
will visit Chicago next month as WJC's cultural office in New Bonn and obtained a fellowship
Brest of the Jewish Information York.
for Isidor Saslav, the young and
Society, it has been announced
promising Detroit Violinist. The
When
the
library's
prepara-
by Ben Maccabee, president of
special grant enabled Saslav to
the organization. The Jewish tion was announced, Dr. D. H. study at the Music Academy in
Information Society, with Chi- Einanuels, one of the leaders Munich for a full year. The
cago offices at 127 N. Dearborn, of the 500-member community German government took care
was founded to disseminate in- whose forefathers settled in. of his room, board and tuition
formation on Judaism through Surinam more than 300 years expenses.
written materials, radio, tele- ago, wrote a plea to the World
Saslav, who just returned
Jewish Congress for the -books. from Germany, will shortly ap-
vision and open forums.
* * *
Dr. Emanuels emphasized pear in a concert, sponsored by
JULES COHEN, national co- that the absence of Yiddish or the Music Study Club of Detroit.
ordinator of the National Com- Hebrew-speaking Jews neces- I know that none will be hap-
munity Relations Advisory sitated that all the books pier to hear him again than his
Council, was the unanimous should be in English, or Dutch. sponsor, Dr. Friedensburg.
choice of the board of directors
I would like to thank Dr.
of the Jewish Community Rela- Classified ads bring fast results! Friedensburg publicly for all his
wonderful efforts and for a job
well done, far beyond his duties.
MARGUERITE KOZENN
CHAJES

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GROCERS

Rabbi to Receive
Schechter Award

A unique and successful ap-
proach to the problem of
juvenile delinquency by a com-
munity organization came to
light with the announcement of
the Solomon Schechter Awards
of the United Synagogue of
America.
The awards committee has
voted to confer its Social Action
Award to Temple Emanuel,
Staten Island, N.Y., for direct
participation in the rehabilita-
tion of more than 350 cases of
former or incipient juvenile
delinquents through a combined
program of work placement and
religious counseling. The pre-
sentation will be made to Rabbi
Benjamin B. Wykansky, spirit-
ual leader of the congregation,

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scientifically cheating him by
overcharging him on his tele-
phone bill.
The court ordered the Israeli
Post Office, which runs the
country's telephone system, to
permit neutral experts to ex-
amine the automatic billing
equipment used by the Post
Office to establish whether or
not it is faulty, as charged, and
is overcharging telephone sub-
scribers.
Israelis have been protesting,
in letters to the newspapers and
elsewhere, that ever since the
introduction of inter-urban auto-
matic dialing, their phone bills
have become inordinately high

and that the automatic billing
equipment has been, cheating
them. The Post Office heatedly
denied this.
One irate bill payer finally
made a test case. He acted
under an old law dating back
to the days of the British Man-
date, and demanded that the
Post Office rent him individual
counting equipment_ to check his
phone bills.
The Post Office said it had no
Such equipment available on a
rental basis. The subscriber
thereupon sought an order nisi
from the Supreme Court which
called for a neutral expert
study of the charges.

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