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December 04, 1959 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-12-04

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Israeli Consul Dagan to Address
ADL Plans Probe Into Discrimination in Housing Rentals
The determination of the effort to break through what- dividuals reporting instances of
Histadrut Reception for Volunteers Anti-Defamation
League's Re- ever barriers may still be ex- discrimination would be pro-

Col. Matityahu Dagan of the
kz* K:' , ;;? ;
Israel Army and recently-ap-
pointed Israeli Consul in Chi-
cago, will be the guest of honor
at a reception for volunteer
workers of the Israel Histadrut
Campaign on Thursday evening.
This special function, to
which only volunteer workers
are invited, is the first of sev-
eral scheduled activities planned
in preparation for the official
opening of the 1960 Histadrut
drive on Jan. 19.
- Col Dagan's appearance on
the local Histadrut platform
will be one of his few major
addresses since appointment to
his present post in May of this
A third generation Israeli,
Col. Dagan's family originally
migrated to Palestine in 1882.
His military career, dating
from 1936, includes service in
the Haganah, the British Army
and the Army of -Israel. During
World War II he saw action in
NEW YORK, (JTA)—A $5,-
the Italian, Belgian and Hol- 000,000 goal for the 1960 Hista-
land theaters of war. On Presi- drut campaign was adopted at
dent Ben Zvi's assumption of the closing session of the 36th
office, Col. Dagan, then a brig- annual convention of the Na-
ade commander, was appointed tional Committee for Labor Is-
director of the office of the rael. Delegates from all parts
President, a post that he held of the country presented more
until April of this year.
than $600,000 in cash toward the
Morris L. Schaver, honorary newly adopted goal.
chairman of the Detroit Hista-
Rabbi Jacob J. Weinstein of
drut Campaign, anticipates a Chicago was elected national
record turnout . of .workers for chairman of the organization,
this affair at the reception.
succeeding Joseph Schlossberg,
Herbert Pincus and Harold 85-year-old dean of the Amer-
Kempner,. co-chairmen of the ican Zionist Labor movement
Labor Zionist Division and cur- in this country who stood at the
rently engaged in recruiting helm of the Histadrut campaign
new volunteer workers from for the past 25 years. Schloss-
among the younger elements in berg was elected to the newly
the community, have pledged a created post of president.
large representation at Thurs-
Convention sessions were ad-
day's reception.
dressed by Israel Ambassador
Individual work assignments Avraham Harman, Yoseph Al-
will be handed out to the w
_ ork-
mogi, member of the 'Knesset;
ers following a briefing that Isaiah Avrech, former director
same evening.
general of Israel's Ministry of
Morris Lieberman, general Education, and other guest
chairman of the campaign, has speakers from Israel.
reported a generous increase in
Louis Stulberg, secretary
the level of giving following a
"special gifts reception" held treasurer of the International
in the home of Harry Schumer Ladies Garment Workers Union,
last Tuesday evening on the oc- announced that in addition to
casion of a visit to this city by the $1,000,000 already contrib-
Nahum Verlinsky, director uted by his organization to build
TNUVA, the Histadrut Market- the new Histadrut hospital in
ing Cooperative, member of the Beersheba, the Union would
Israel Advisory Council and a present a $100,000 check within
director of the Bank Leumi the next few days.
The convention Was also ad-
Verlinsky, now on a mission dressed by former American
to the United States, appeared Ambassador to Israel, Edward
in place of Yosef Almogi, Israel B. Lawson, who said that his
Knesset member and secretary four and a half years of service
of the Haifa Labor Council, in Israel was a "remarkably
who had received an urgent satisfying and stimulating ex-
cable from Prime Minister Ben- perience."
Gurion to return to Israel im-
He spoke enthusiastically of
the "compelling drive and ac-
Response to Verlinsky's ad- complishment" of the people of
dress by the 40 guests at the Israel, and referred to Histadrut
Schumer residence brought a as "one of the most unusual
statement from Lieberman that" trade unions in the free world."
"on the basis of the increases
in the special gifts category, I
Half of Lebanese
look forward with great optim-
ism to the 1960 Israel Hista-
Jewry Emigrates
drut Campaign."
Beirut newspaper is quoted
ORT Schools in Israel
by the Israeli press as re-
at Peak Enrollment
porting that half of Leba-
Rising enrollment in Israel's non's 5,000 Jews have left
trade schools has failed to keep Lebanon "in a panic." Israel
pace with the still larger num- sources confirmed that a
bers seeking admission, it has "number" of Lebanon- Jews
been established by ORT (Or- had relinquished their prop-
ganization for Rehabilitation erties and emigrated to
other countries.
through Training) in Israel.
Kul Sheye, the Beirut
ORT, which operates the larg-
paper, cited Lebanese secur-
est system of trade schools in
ity forces for its report and
the country and in many other
expressed satisfaction that
nations, predicted that the
the Jewish section of Beirut
trends producing this deficit in
had been half-emptied. "We
technical education facilities
will spiral even higher in the will not regret it if another
half of Lebanese Jews will
coming years.
leave the country," the paper
Schools run by ORT in 22
said, adding: "It is better
Israel localities admitted 2,158
that they leave on their own
new students this September,
at the earliest opportunity
an increase of 31 percent over
admissions of the previous year. than wait until we shall ask
This brings the student enroll- them to leave when we
might get in trouble with
ment to 5,153, an all-time peak the
United Nations."

Histadrut Adopts
$5,000,000 Goal

gional Board to come to grips
with the problem of housing
discrimination directed against
Jews in the Detroit metropolitan
area has led to the appointment
of a new committee. -
Sidney J. - Karbel, chairman of
the Michigan Regional Advisory
Board, announced that Max
Osnos has agreed to serve as
chairman of this new commit-
tee. He will be assisted by
Joseph J. Pernick as co-chair-
man. -
Osnos stated that "Jewish
citizens, suspecting discrimina-
tion in their efforts to purchase
or rent a home, have preferred
to take no action. Many people
to whom I have spoken, summed
up their attitude by saying, 'I
don't care to live where I am
not wanted.'
"This approach, while show-
ing considerable individual ma-
turity, nevertheless hinders our

tant. We would prefer that cases
of housing discrimination be re-
ported to the Anti-Defamation
League. In this way, our com-
mittee can begin approaches to
real estate agents and home
owners on a civilized, tactful,
diplomatic, but nevertheless,
formal basis."
Osnos gave assurance that in-

tected and not meet embarrass-
ment in any form.
A research project intended
to cover all Detroit suburban
areas is being prepared in co-
operation with a major market-
ing analysis company which
specializes in the • area of hous-
ing, Sol I. Littman, ADL direc-
tor, announced.


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