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December 04, 1959 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-12-04

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THE DETROI T JEWISH NEWS— Friday, December 4, 1959

Sen. Javits Demolishes' Arabs' and James
Warburg's Attack on United Jewish Appeal

Direct JTA Teletype Wire
To The Jewish News

a nation and applaud the spirit equal to it. It was the most
of its people who have made effective and most direct way
great sacrifices to build up bar- in which Americans could re-
ren land and at the same time spond to the call for help which
Provide shelter for their home- came from millions of Jews who
less brethren." were uprooted and despoiled.
He added that he had "long They did this freely as indi-
been convinced that aid to the viduals without calling upon
settlers in Israel through the their government for help in
UJA is a philanthropic endeavor this humanitarian work of re-
in the highest interest of the settlement, but relying heavily
United States. Also, I have urg- on themselves to provide the
ed United States Government necessary means."
He said that "like other
aid for the government and peo-
American voluntary philan-
ple of Israel."
Commenting that the UJA thropic institutions," facts about
was "as indigenous to American the UJA "are public. They are
philanthropy as it is to Jewish available in print. The arrange-
philanthropy," Sen. Javits said ments for the distribution of
that the UJA was a "voluntary funds which are made between
association whose essence is the constituent organizations of
voluntarily giving by Jews all the UJA, the conditions govern-
over the country and in other ing the voluntary cooperation of
lands through their local corn- local community organizations
munity organizations and at the with the UJA, the total amount
behest of their local community of funds received and their dis-
leaders." The pattern which tribution are all a matter of
guided the UJA, he said; "is as public record."
Sen. Javits added that "those
American as the town meeting.
It is the same general pattern responsible citizens and organi-
as that followed by Catholic zations who desire more detail-
and Protestant philanthropic ed information can obtain it
and missionary organizations." from the UJA itself or from the
"The UJA represents a stag- Council of Jewish Federations
gering achievement in the say- and Welfare Funds, the coordi-
ing of human lives," the Sen- nating agency of local commu-
ator said "There is nothing nity funds."

PEC Dinner Honors Joseph Meyerhoff

LAWRENCE, N.Y. -- Senator
Jacob K. Javits, New York Re-
publican, asserted Tuesday
night that charges by "Arab
propagandists and other critics"
that contributions to the United
Jewish Appeal were "tanta-.
mount" to contributions to the-
government of Israel and there-
fore not true philanthrophy
were "baseless."
Speaking before - the Men's
Club of Temple Israel here, Sen.
Javits took issue with a state-
ment by James P. Warburg, for-
mer banker and writer on inter-
national affairs, that the UJA
• engaged in "high handed pro-
cedures" in refusing to "segre-
gate funds contributed for re-
lief or for cultural purposes"
from funds that went "directly
•or indirectly" into the treasury
of Israel. Warburg made his
statement in an address Friday
night to Congregation Mishkan
Israel, New. Haven, Conn.
Sen. Javits said he wanted to
set the facts "absolutely straight
out of respect for the great hu-
manitarian work which is in-
volved for people as harrassed
and persecuted over the centu-
ries as have been the Jewish
people who have now found
haven in Israel." He said this
also was necessary "for the hun-
dreds of thOnsands of Ameri-
cans of all faiths who have con-
tributed so generously to one
of our country's leading philan-
Vitally concerned with prob- to be used in less sophisticated
thropic efforts."
lems of the" undemocratic dis- societies.
"Contrary to what is charted," tribution of vital medical inf or-
Referring to the hundreds
the Senator declared,."the Unit- -mation, Dr. Alan F. Guttmacher, of thousands of illegal abor-
ed Jewish Appeal . does not raise
4 -id gynecologist-in- tions in the U. S. which re-
money for the state of ISrael. obStetrician
chief at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New sulted in relatively few indict-
Its funds are used for such York, and clinical professor of ments, Dr. Guttmacher states
philanthropic purposes as refu-
and gynecology at that "in Michigan, between
gee aid, overseas relief in 25 obstetrics
Colurnbia Medical SchoOl, in his 1893 and 1932, theie were 156
countries and the resettlement new book, "Babies by Choice or indictments and 40 ' convic-
and rehabilitation - of refugees by . Chance" (published by Dou- tions."
in this country, as well as Is- bleday), declares it high time
In his illuminating chapters
rael. Since most of the refugees to solve health problems by in artificial insemination, with
go to Israel, the largest per- frank, free and unbigoted dis- reference to religious and legal
centage of UJA funds is spent
attitudes, he declares that "non-
Orthodox Jewry has expressed
(Dr. Guttmacher will be
The Senator emphasized that visiting chief of obstetrics and high approval of the pro-
"even the United States 'Gov- gynecology at Sinai Hospital, cedure."
ernment does not, in giving aid Detroit, next Wednesday).
to Israel, seek to impose its
In his challenging book, Dr. El Al Carries NATO
views, certainly the UJA does
not do so. The United States -Guttmacher speaks out frankly Parliamentarians
recognizes Israel as a bastion on questions involving contra-
of democracy and as an impor- ception, infertility, abortion, ar-
tant force for freedom in the tificial insemination and steri-
Middle East. Its people have lization. In view of the current
the right to vote and hold office debates on birth control, involv-
—Christians and Arabs as well ing Catholic and Protestant dif-
as Jews—and to publish their ferences and related to the 1960
views in the public press. We Presidential political campaign,
respect Israel's achievements as his book gains in significance
at this time.
"Many people feel it is
right and proper for them to
practice an efficient and ac-
the sun shines
ceptable method of birth con-
trol, but they vigorously op-
bright at the .
pose anyone else's right to
the same opportunity," he
writes. "Man is his brother's
Left to right: Rep. Wayne
keeper when it comes to the
L. Hays, of Ohio, chairman of
prevention of polio or small-
the House delegation, greet-
pox but not when it involves
Now! Pre-Season
ing Baroness Elliot of Har-
Rates to Dec. 20th!
D.B.E., House of Lords,
He finds this duplicity to be wood,
representing the United King-
most obvious in the two
dom, and General Bethouart,
states where contraception is head of the NATO meeting.
illegal, Massachusetts and Con-
* * *
necticut. In these states people
A giant El Al Israel Airlines
able to afford the care of pri-
Britannia, the first of the Israel
vate physicians can hay'e their
national flag-carrier to land at
needs illegally satisfied in hun-
dreds of doctors' offices, but the the nation's capital, brought to
poor and uninformed find them- Washington more than 50 of the
selves• unable to obtain what top parliamentarians of the
hospitals and community birth North Atlantic Treaty Organi-
control clinics would otherwise zation for the fifth annual
NATO conference. It was the
be able to provide.
In his book, Dr. Guttmacher first time this conference has
points out specific instances convened outside of NATO
Season starts
where contraception is advised. headquarters in Paris. The
Nov. 15th!
Take leave and take off for
He tells about birth control group was headed by French
Tucson and the Sahara! Enjoy
methods today, the relative ef- Resistance hero, General Be-
warm days and cool evenings,
fectiveness of each method, and thouart, and was made up of
dancing, riding and golf and
other activities . . . Or just re-
how to get more information distinguished parliamentarians
lax in the sun. Superb Kosher
from Denmark, France, Ger-
about birth control.
cuisine. Write for folder, rates:
He also discusses birth con- many, Netherlands, United
Meyer Cohen,
trol problems in relation to Kingdom, and Turkey. On ad-
Managing Director
overpopulation and jornment of the conference,
ISCEMIZMUMOZW11221311 1 the need for a simple effective the group returned to Europe
CY ress 7-1194
•• •••
• •

Birth Control Among Challenging
Problems Discussed by Guttmacher


who is visiting the United
The„ dinner, under the chair-
manship of Edward M. M. War-
burg, will honor as PEC-Man-
of-the-Year, Joseph Meyerhoff,
well known builder and com-
munal leader of Baltimore, one
of the national chairmen of the
United Jewish Appeal, who is
president of PEC.

Senator Jacob Javits of New
York and Israel's Ambassador
AVraham Harman will address
the annual dinner meeting of
Palestine Economic Corpora-
tion at Hotel Savoy Hilton, New
York, Wednesday. A first-hand
report from Israel will be given
by Col. John Furman, execu-
tive vice president of PEC in
charge of operations in Israel,



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