THE DETROIT JEWI SH NEWS—Friday, February 19, 1960-8
General Popularity of Kosher Foods
Brings Changes in Minnesota's Law
growing popularity of kosher
meat products with non-Jewish
consumers has led to a major
change in the Minnesota kosher
food regulations, it was re-
ported by Commissioner Byron
G. Allen, of the Minnesota De-
partment of Agriculture, Dairy
and Food, which administers
the Kosher Food Law.
The 1959 Legislature revised
the law to assure closer con-
trol over kosher meat sales and
improved cooperation between
Jewish religious leaders and
state food inspection authori-
Originally, he said, kosher
meats were sold only in a lim-
ited number of kosher meat
markets and delicatessens. Be-
cause of the growing popularity
of such products with general
consumers, many supermarkets
have begun to stock them.
Because this has raised
problems of kashrut, one of
the new revisions in the
Kosher Food Law requires
that every individual meat
cut shall be identified as
kosher with indelible ink or
a hot branding iron. Each
wiener, sausage and frank-
furter must have the neces-
sary information in Hebrew
letters or other symbols on
the product or on a printed
paper collar. Stores will be
required to post signs that
"kosher and non-kosher meat
The new law also prescribes
definite standards in the han-
dling of kosher products which
were expected to clarify am-
biguous and controversial ques-
tions which had developed.
Allen said that law was now in
complete conformity with Jew-
ish Dietary Laws, even to the
restriction in use of shortenings
in confections and bakery prod-
ucts to those which are strictly
The commissioner said that
kosher meat processors would
be given a few weeks to adjust .
themselves to the new label
requirements. After that period,
there will be strict enforcement
of the new requirements.
Role of Jewesses as Stewardesses
By MILTON FRIEDMAN
that they are just American
girls doing the same job as
WASHINGTON — Passengers others. Some comment that al-
on the nation's airlines today though Israel's El Al steward-
enjoy services from "Miss esses receive much publicity,
Cohen" or "Miss Segal" or some Jewish girls could be found
other stewardess of JeWish here as stewardesses long be-
fore the creation of Israel.
As the. airlines marked the
It is not all fun. One stew-
30th anniversary of the use of ardess had trouble with a
the stewardesses, aviation cir- cantankerous passenger. The
cles revealed that Jewish girls plane's captain consoled her,
are being employed in increas- saying, that the passenger was
"only a lousy Jew." The cap-
- A few Jewish girls worked as tain did not know the stew-
stewardesses since 1930 when ardess was Jewish. The pas-
Boeing Airlines (later to be- senger was a non-Jew.
come United Airlines) hired
On another airline, a girl
the first stewardess. Today heard other crew members re-
about 8,000 stewardesses serve fer to all troublesome or de-
domestic airlines. An estimated manding passengers as "Jews."
50 are Jewish.
This was the practice even
The stewardess is deemed so though most of the passengers
essential by the U. S. Civil were obviously non-Jewish. The
Aeronautics Board that one word "Jew" was simply used as
must be aboard every plane a slang term to describe any
carrying ten or more passen- annoying individual.
Mainly, however, the story is
United Airlines this month one of goodwill and harmony.
invited Jewish girls to apply While some non-Jews are ini-
for training among the 700 tially surprised to encounter
new stewardesses to be grad-
Jewish girls as stewardesses,
uated in 1960. There are the girls are accepted as indi-
other major airlines which viduals.
employ on a similarly liberal
Capital Airlines proudly re-
basis. Some companies, small fers to one of its loveliest stew-
and large, still practice reli- ardesses as a "multi-million-
ligious discrimination. There aire." She is Marjorie Segal,
is no fixed pattern.
who has flown an estimated
One of the largest airlines 4,000,000 miles during her serv-
has a reputation for prejudice. ice of nearly 12 years. A trim,
It rejected a number of attrac- green-eyed brunette, Miss Segal
tive girls of Jewish faith whose holds a psychology degree from
names were identifiably Jewish. the University of Pittsburgh.
Girls with non-Jewish names, She is a daughter of Harry Se-
although Jewish, had no diffi- gal, Clerk of the Court of Alle-
culty. The rejected girls found ghany County, Pa. She is sched-
jobs with other airlines.
uled off work on Yom Kippur,
Other airlines openly inquire fasts, and attends synagogue.
into religion on employment Hundreds of passengers have
applications. When challenged, told her she "doesn't look Jew-
one company said the informa- ish." She regards it as no com-
tion was needed `.`in case of ac- pliment. She hopes to visit
cident" and to "arrange work Israel.
schedules on religious - holidays
Betty Jo Cohen, a 23-year-old
of various, faiths." Yet the in- United Airlines stewardess, is
formation is required before reading Herman Wouk's "This
the applicant is employed.
Is My God," between flights. A
As the. airlines grew into a native of Lexington, Mass., she
major industry, Jews overcame received a degree in art and
initial difficulties to find em- paints in oils and watercolors.
ployment. At one time a rigid She chats with passengers like
barrier of discriminaton faced Vice-President Nixon and Ad-
Jewish pilots. Gradually, young miral Rickover. A stewardess
Air Force veterans of Jewish since 1958, she recalls that the
faith found employment as airline once made special ar-
pilots, engineers, radio oper- rangements for a single pas-
ators and mechanics.
senger. He was an Orthodox
Jewish stewardesses stress Jew who was prevented from
landing at Chicago because of
fog. It was the Sabbath. The
airline made reservations for
I him at Omaha, locating a kosher
eating place. He was able to
keep the Sabbath despite the
fact that he unexpectedly found
i himself in a strange city.
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
Lavie, Mrs. Marshall
at Women's Division
Israel Bond Event
Arik Lavie, dramatic hero of
"Hill 24 Doesn't Answer," the
international award • - winning
motion picture story of Israel's
!right for independence, and one
lof Israel's top singing stars, will
make his first Detroit appear-
ance at a "Curtain Time Tea"
for Sponsors of Israel at the
home of Mrs.
1 9 4 0 0 W a r -
shall, wife of
Gen. S. L. A.
,. turned fro m
stay in Israel,
w i 11 discuss
ed on behalf
of the W o-
Lavie men's Division
of the Detroit Israel Bond Com-
mittee, is the annual February
Sponsor re-enrollment program,
according to Mrs. Max Stollman
and Mrs. Joseph Katchke, co-
Women who have already en-
rolled as Sponsors for 1960 by
purchase of $1,000 or more in
Israel Bonds, or who expect to
enroll at the program at Mrs.
Sucher's home, are to be guests,
said Mrs. Harry Nachman,
Lavie, known as the "Sinatra
of Israel," is the star of the
Teatron, the famed Theater
Club of Tel Aviv.
MAX ,M. FISHER has been
named a member of the board
of governors of Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of Re-
Israelis Ask Ike to Free Sobell
A number of prominent Isra-
elis, headed by Dr. E. J. Jarus,
of Tel Aviv, chairman of the
Israeli League for the Rights of
Man, have endorsed an earlier
request to President Eisenhow-
er calling for the release of
Sobell, the imprisoned scien-
tist, was condemned to 30 years
in the trial of Julius and Ethel
Rosenberg, who were convicted
The letter sent to President
Eisenhower subscribes to "the
appeal of Lord Bertrand Russell
and Prof. Martin Buber," and
asks Mr. Eisenhower "in the in-
terest of justice and humanity"
to exercise Presidential clem-
Sobell already has served
nine years in prison, six of those
years at Alcatraz. He is now at
Pratt to Return to Israel;
Name Eliav as Successor
JERUSALEM, (JTA) — Ben-
jamin Eliav has been appointed
Israel's Consul General in New
York. He will succeed Simcha
Pratt, who is returning to Israel
shortly. Eliav, 50, was born in
Riga. He served as First Secre-
tary of the Israel Legation in
Buenos Aires in 1953.
the Federal Penitentiary at
Signing the letter, along with
Dr. Jarus, were Dr. Ludwig
Bahr, Samuel Hugo Bergman,
Nathan Bistritzky, Nathan Chaf-
shi, Dr. Samuel Eistenstadt, J.
Grunbaum, Dr. Martin Hirsh-
feld, Mrs. Margot Kla usner, Dr.
Martin Nathan, Prof. M. Reiner,
Dr. Naftali Schneid, Ernst Si-
mon, Prof. N. H. Tur-Sinai and
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