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January 08, 1960 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-01-08

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NEW YORK, (JTA)—There
will be no revival of Yiddish-
language schools in the Soviet
Union, Soviet Minister of Edu-
cation V. P. Yelyutin told a
New York Times correspondent
prior to his departure with the
Khrushchev party to Moscow.
At the same time he denied
that the Soviet government dis-
criminates against Jews in edu-
cational opportunity.
Yelyutin said Jews constitute
10 per cent of the students in
Soviet institutions of higher
education although they are
only two per cent of the Soviet
population. He claimed there
are no quotas limiting the ad-
mission of Jews to any educa-
tional institutions.
He said there is no point re-
.viving Yiddish-language schools
. because Jews are widely dis-
persed among Russians, Uk-
rainian and other non-Jewish
peoples. If Jews were to be
taught in Yiddish, they would
not be able to work effectively
with their non-Jewish fellow-
citizens.
The minister did not reply
when asked why recent Soviet
listings of scientists by ethnic
groups had oinitted Jews
though a 1955 listing showed
Jewish scientists to be about
10 . per 'cent of the total: A
Soviet Embassy attache com-
mented that omission of the
Jews had been a "mistake,"
the Times reported.
The Premier's son, Sergei,
denied reports that his wife
Galin,a was Jewish. He said the
, Premier's past references to
having half-Jewish grandchil-
dren reflected the fact that his
first son, Leonid, a fighter pilot
during World War II, was
married to a Jewish girl.
* * *
Manchester Guardian Says
Soviet Authorities
`Encourage' Anti-Semitism
LONDON, (JTA) — The Man-
chester Guardian said in an
editorial that there was no evi-
dence that the Soviet authorities
were taking steps to stamp out
anti-Semitic hooliganism but
that, on the contrary, anti-
Jewish feelings were being en-
-eouraged.
The British liberal daily
commented that what Lenin had
called one of the most hateful
characteristics of Czarism—"to
play up the most despicable
prejudices of the most ignorant
strata of the population against
the Jews"—seemed to have sur-
vived the Bolshevik Revolution.
Recent incidents, the paper
said, "may be acts of hooligan-
ism rather than of deliberate
policy. But there is no evidence
that the authorities are taking
energetic steps to stamp out
this evil before it spreads. On
the contrary, anti-Jewish feel-
ings are being encouraged both
by newspaper articles and by
administrative measures."
(A Moscow dispatch to the
New York Herald Tribune re-
ported that the Soviet Union
still has 15 ships' pilots on duty
in the Suez Canal. The pilots
have been at work, aiding the
Egyptian Suez Canal Authority
since 1956, according to the dis-
patch.)

ORT Receives $1,700,000
from JDC for Program

The Joint Distribution Com-
mittee will provide $1,700,000
during 1960 for the vocational
training programs of ORT, the
Organization for Rehabilitation
Through Training, it was an-
nounced by officials of both
organizations.
• The funds will help finance
trade education and economic
rehabilitation activities which
ORT conducts in Europe, Israel,
North Africa and Iran. More
than 35,000 persons are exL ,
pected to receive such assist-
ance in these areas. .

NEW YORK, (JTA) — James
Rice, executive director of the
United Hias Service, questioned
a statement by Rep. Frances E.
Walter, Democrat of Pennsyl-
vania, who had declared that
the European refugee prob-
lem had been virtually solved.
Rep. Walter, chairman of the
House Immigration subcommit-
tee, based his evaluation on a
seven-week study of refugee
and other problems in Europe
and Latin America. Bills in
Congress still call for the ad-
mission of nearly 70,000 per-
sons to the United States alone.
Rep. Walter said that only
28,000 refugees registered for
transfer to the Western Hemi-
sphere remained on the lists,
and therefore "there is now no
European refugee problem."
Rice said that the 28,000 fig-

Tom Borman, left, general chairman of the Detroit Israel
Bond Committee, presents State of Israel Bonds Scroll of
Honor to Elias Goldberg, of Pisgah Lodge, Bnai Brith, at the
annual Pisgah Lodge and Chapter Israel program, in recogni-
tion of Goldberg's efforts on behalf of the Bnai Brith Israel
Bond program. Goldberg was chairman of the Metropolitan De-
troit Bnai Brith Council Israel Bond Drive in 1954-55 and
1958-59, and is co-chairman this year. He is also program chair-
man and past president of Pisgah Lodge. The Pisgah affair
resulted in $37,100 Israel Bond sales, bringing the Bnai Brith
Israel Bond drive total for 1959-60 past the $75,000 mark, with
sales at two affairs yet to be reported.

ure was accurate only for ref-
ugees still living in European
camps, but that there were
still at least an additional 70,-
000 persons who, though not
living in refugee camps, actu-
ally were homeless. He said
they lived on relief or marginal
jabs while waiting for an oppor-
tunity- to migrate for perma-
nent settlement. This, he said,
would make the true total of
European refugees at around
100,000 and not 28,000.
Rice said that -there were
6,000 Jewish refugees in Eu-
rope registered for immigration
with Hias, including 1,000 Jew-
ish expellees from Egypt. He
said there were also other Jew-
ish refugees in Europe who
had not registered for resettle-
ment for various temporary
reasons.

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1 3-THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Fri day, January 8, 1960

Yiddish Through Goldberg Gets Israel Bond Scroll Refute Rep. Walter on Refugee
as Soviet Tongue
Problem; Cite 100,000 Homeless

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