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December 04, 1959 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-12-04

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Around the World..

A Digest of World Jewish Happenings, from
Dispatches of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and Other
News-Gathering Media.

Canada

MONTREAL--Mendel Ladsky, national director of the Israel
Maritime League in Canada, announces the establishment of a
maritime training school in Israel, to be located at Dor, 11 miles
south of Haifa, to be known as. Canada Center, for the training
of officers and seamen.
TORONTO—A residence which the local Jewish philan-
thropist, Sigmund Samuel, donated to the provincial government
will become the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of
Ontario. Samuel also donated to the province a large collection
of Canadian historical manuscripts and art works and made
gifts to science and research in Toronto.

United States

Half of U.S. Population
Living in States with
Anti-Bias Legislation

*The majority of Americans
now live in states with enforce-
able laws barring racial and re-
ligious discrimination, it was
reported this week by the Amer-
ican Jewish Congress.
Michigan is among the states
which have enacted such legis-
lation, the survey showed.
The 26-page Congress report,
prepared by its commission of
law and social action, establish-
ed that 16 states have created
specialized agencies empowered
to administer and enforce laws
prohibiting discrimination based
on race, religion and national
origin.
Two other states have created
anti - discrimination agencies
without enforcement powers.
The 16 states with enforce-
able anti-bias laws have 50.32
percent of the country's total
population, according to the
Census Bureau's 1958 popula-
tion estimate.
Residents of these states com-
prised 23.59 percent of the total
Negro population' in the U.S.,
5925 percent of other non-
whites and 82.29 percent of the
total estimated Jewish popula-
tion, the study _noted.

NEW YORK—In view of the proximity of the meeting of
the Zionist General Council in Jerusalem, the third national as-
sembly of the American Jewish League was postponed from the
originally scheduled date of Dec. 5-6, Ezra Z. Shapiro, president
of the League, announced . . . A memorial meeting for the late
Gedalia Zakiff, secretary general of the Jewish Agency in Jeru-
salem, was held in the New York office of the Jewish Agency,
with Dr. Nahum Goldmann delivering the eulogy . . . Dr. Grayson
Kirk, president of Columbia University, accepted a gift of books
from the Israeli Defense Forces made in appreciation of the
university's contribution to education of Israeli veterans, the
presentation having been made by Col. A. Yariv, Military, Naval
and Air Attache at the Israeli Embassy in Washington . . . The
International Synagogue, sponsored at Idlewild International
Airport by the New York Board of Rabbis, will contain a Jewish
Museum which will have a section on religious art in the U. S.
and a section with contemporary objects and documents salvaged
after the Nazi occupation of East Europe, construction of the
synagogue, on a site leased from the Port of. New York, to begin
next year, to cost $300,000.
Classified ads bring fast results!
WASHINGTON—Secretary of State Christian Herter told a
press conference that the United States now enjoys improved
• relations with both the United Arab Republic and Iraq and added
that this country is making constructive moves in the direction
of Arab-Israel relations.
TRENTON—New Jersey's ban against business on Sundays
in 12 of the State's 21 counties, inclUding the most populous
regions in the northern sections of the State, went into effect
temporarily. The State Supreme Court, highest tribunal in New
Jersey, refused at an extraordinary session to halt enforcement
of the new Sunday closing law even while arguments against the
law are to be reviewed at a session of the court scheduled for
Dec. 22.
DENVER—$1,250,000 research facilities were dedicated at
National Jewish Hospital here and named in honor of Walter
Neustadt, Ardmore, Okla., independent oil operator and philan-
thropist. Neustadt, a trustee of the free, non-sectarian institution,
is a native of New York City who moved to Oklahoma in 1917.
He is a board member of the American Council of Judaism, the
Oklahoma University Foundation, and the Oklahoma University
Medical Research Foundation. He has made numerous contribu-
tions to education. •

Israel to Issue New Currency, Jan. 1

JERUSALEM, (JTA) — All present banknotes at par value
Israel postage stamps and air- exchange.
letters will be withdrawn Jan.
1, when new ones are issued fol-
lowing the start of circulation
WO 3-5301
this week of new Israel money.
The new legal tender is based
on a division of tin Israel
pound into 100 agorot instead
of 1,000 prutot. The pruta has
been the smallest unit of Is-
rael currency since the estab-
lishment of Israel.
Designer and Manufacturer of
Fine Jewelry
The new banknotes became
A Detroit Pioneer in
legal tender this week but will
the Jewelry Industry
not enter circulation through
35
W.
GRAND RIVER
t:A: banks until Sunday when
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they will progressively replace

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Europe

PARIS—An appeal to the French government to act against
the notoriously anti-Semitic "Jeune Nation" magazine was made
by 16 French Jewish organization . . . An agreement for the con-
struction in a French shipyard of a new, 10,000-ton passenger
vessel, was signed here between representatives of the Zim-
Shoham Israel Navigation Company and a leading French ship-
building firm, Ateliers & Chantiers de Bretagne.
LONDON—Baghdad Radio reported that West German Am-
bassador Herbert Ernst Richter has told Iraqi . Foreign Minister
Hashim Jawad that West Germany is no longer buying arms
from Israel, that a previous arms deal expired and no new nego-
tiations are under way.
BIELEFELD—Herbert - Zimmerman, prominent attorney who
served as a Gestapo and Security Service chief in Bialystok,
Poland, was acquitted on charges that he had ordered the shoot-
ing of 100 Jewish prisoners just before the city was liberated by
the Soviet army 15 years ago, Zimmerman having pleaded not
' guilty on grounds that he acted under orders, but the prosecutor
claimed that the victims would not have been killed if Zimmer-
man had not ordered the executions.

Israel

TEL AVIV—Members of the Yiddish State Theater of War-
saw, named after the noted actress Esther-Rochel Kaminska,
were given an ovation when they arrived in Israel for two weeks
of performances.

Japanese MD Learns About Asthma

Interested i n
learning the most
modern methods
in allergy, espe-
cially bronchial
asthma, Dr. Mi-
nors Umehara, of
University Hos-
pital, Tokyo, Ja-
pan, has come
for a year's train-
ing to the inter-
nationally-
famous Jewish
National Home
f o r
Ashmatic
Children at Den-
ver. Here, young-
sters, like the one
shown at right,
are given free
treatment a n d
care for intracta-
ble asthma.

This label tells you the whole story:

ea-49

It
says the beans inside the can are Heinz Vegetarian
Beans. Meaning, of course, the best-tasting beans
in all the land ! The label also says these beans are
strictly Kosher — because it carries the O seal of
approval of THE UNION OF ORTHODOX JEWISH
CONGREGATIONS OF AMERICA. About all it
doesn't say is about some ... tonight?"
Well how about it?

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