Air Swastika, Civil Rights Issues Around U.S.
in the same muck of intoler- plied for permission to build
NEWARK, (JTA) — A con- religious activities in the pub- Icommodations at inns, hotels,
a new synagogue there on land
troversy over religious pro- lic schools, making it "impera- restaurants, eating houses, bar- ance and bigotry."
it owns in Mt. Lebanon. The
grams in the public schools of tive that programs of educa- ber shops, in public convey-
versity president, ordered the town's board of commissioners
suburban Livingston was cited tion about this issue be in- antes and theaters.
has reserved decision on grant-
by an Essex county Jewish tensified throughout Essex i He also calls attention to the dean of students to investigate ing or denying that permission,
leader as evidence of the need County."
fact that it is a penalty for any
until it receives a ruling from
for concern on such issues no
person to publish or - circulate campus.
the Mt. Lebanon Planning Com-
less in February than in De- High Court to Rule
notices or advertisements to the
effect that accommodations, ad- May Join Catholics
Meanwhile, h o w e v e r, the
Catholic diocese, which has
Phillip E. Hoffman, chairman on Swastika Smearers; vantages or facilities in such in Zoning Squabble
been denied the right to erect
of the community relations Prosecutor Withdraws places shall be refused because
PITTSBURGH, (JTA) — A a church in the same area, is
of race, creed or color or that
committee of the Jewish Corn-
NORWALK, Conn., (JTA)-
munity Council of Essex County, Two men under arrest here forany race, creed or color is not Jewish congregation here may testing the Mt. Lebanon zoning
join the Roman Catholic Dio- ordinance in court.
said the need for year-round • smearing the swastika symbol I welcome.
cese in fighting zoning restric-
William Crosby, attorney for"
understanding . was dramatized on Beth Israel Synagogue were
tions in a suburl, which forbids the Jewish congregation, said
by repeated evidence of corn- bound over from City Court to
munity tensions over the issue. the higher State Superior Court Dean to Probe Bigotry the erection of houses of wor- he may enter the Catholic ease,
The debate in Livingston was after Norwalk City Prosecutor After Student Incident ship in certain areas of that joining the • diocese as "amicus
curiae," or friend of the court,
touched off by a letter to the George W. Ross withdrew from
SEATTLE, (JTA) — An offi-
The suburb is Mt. Lebanon. in pressing the appeal against
local Board of Education from the case when he felt his im
cial investigation to determine
a Jewish parent who charged partiality impaired because he the degree of anti-Semitic big- Congregation Beth El has ap- Mt. Lebanon's stand.
that too much school time was
otry on the University of Wash- Sea-Faring 'Sabra' Commands African Ship
being devoted to preparation was a Jew.
The men, both 22, are Wil- ington campus is under way as
for religious holiday celebra-
tions. The parent said that the liam Arnold, a West German a result of an anti-Jewish inci- Dulitzky, Israel-
public schools were not meant national, the son of a glove dent which involved the suspen- born Master of
in Hamburg; and sion of a Jewish student from freighter "Tano
to give children religious train manufacturer
Harold L. Fahy. Both, according his class presidency.
The student, Bruce Oster- with H. E. Wil-
It of publication of to police, admitted painting the
_ swastikas, but claimed it was a man, 18, of San Francisco, made
that letter, a number of non
liam Q. M. Halm,
prank due to drunkenness.
a successful bid for the presi- Ghana's Ambassa-
Jewish residents were moved "Prank"
dor to the United
to write. Hoffman said that
most of the letters were well _ because, he told the City Court month as the only non-frater- States, at a recep-
intentioned but included the here, "my feelings and emotions nity candidate.
tion aboard the
During a campaign parade vessel in New
use of such phrases as that in this case, arising from my
Livingston was "a - Christian Jewish religious affiliations, through the university's frater- York, when she
community," a reference to would not be consistent with the nity row last month, unidenti- inaugurated a
"comparative newcomers. . . . tradition of fairness and impar- fied students threw firecrackers new cargo serv-
try to change our way of life" tiality required of prosecutors." at Osterman and painted swas- ice between West
According to Ross, there are tikas on the truck he was Africa and the
and the description of the
United States as a "Christian "pretty good circumstantial" in- riding. The youth responded U. S. A. Ghana's
country founded by our Chris- dications that the men had not with an obscene gesture for Black Star Line,
been guilty of a mere prank. He which he was later suspended owners of the
The Essex County leader said said both wore dark-blue uni- from the presidency by the Stu- "Tano River," is
managed by the
it was evident that the issue form shirts when they were ar- dent Judiciary Committee.
The incident moved the stu- Zim Israel Navi-
was inadequately understood rested and had Nazi-type litera-
dent newspaper, the Washing- gation Co., Ltd.,
both by parents - who opposed ture in their possession.
State Attorney Lorrin Willis ton daily, to declare editorially of Haifa. Its ships
and those who favored such
has taken over the case, and a that "we are ashamed to be a are manned by
hearing for the men will be held part of a university and aso- Ghanaian crews with Israeli officers on bridge and in engine
The Hebrew Corner
in Superior Court in Bridgeport. ciety which condemns others room, part of Israel's own "little Point 4" program to aid growth
The State Court could impose a while it washes its own hands of newly independent nations of Africa and Asia.
penalty of a year's imprison-
Eliahu Eli Makuas is.one hundred ment, which is a higher sen-
and twenty years old and is the
tence than the City. Court here
oldest man living today in Israel.
Eliahu Makuas was born in a is empowered to render. The
small and distant village in the
Atlas Mountains and came to Israel men are out on bail of $2,000
from Morocco in the year 1956. He each.
ARE YOU LOOKED UP TO?
lives in Sderot, a new town in the
Negev, close to the Gaza Strip. From
the day he came to the country, and
settled in Sderot he has left his
home only once—when he went to
vote on Polling Day for the Knesset.
Except for this the old man sits all
day in bed reading the Bible — he
reads the Book of Psalms especially.
Of his twelve children only two are
still alive, one son who lives to-
gether with him, and an only daugh-
ter who lives in Safad. From his
two children he has seven grand-
Eliahu Makuas got married at a
very advanced age, and so his wife
is only seventy today.
When Eliahu Makuas is asked how
he feels in the 'country he replies
"It is good in Israel".
And when he is asked how one
(a man) can reach the age of one
hundred and twenty he points with
pride to the Bible.
Translation of Hebrew text.
Published by Brit Ivrit Olamit.
Adams Asks Tightening
of Accommodation Law
Michigan State Attorney Gen-
eral Paul L. Adams has circu-
lated a letter to prosecuting at-
torneys in each county of the
state asking each prosecutor to
acquaint the public with the
existence of a state law guaran-
teeing equal treatment in places
of public accommodation.
Attorney General Adams
cites the provision of the act as
declaring that all persons are
entitled to full and equal ac-
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