Allied Jewish Campaign On In Full Force;
30,000 Contributors Asked for Assistance
E JEWISH NEWS
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'VOLUME XXXVI I—No. 4 101-,/gntgioi-T silop 17100 W. 7 Mile Rd.—VE 8-9364—Detroit 35, March 25, 1960 $5.00 Per Year;
House Foreign Affairs Committee
Acts to Ensure Freedom of Seas,
Prevent Boycott Against Israel
Kasie Gives $65,000 to 12
Causes on 65th Birthday
Honoring his 65th birthday, which occurred on
March 18, Abe Kasle, prominent Detroit Jewish com-
munity leader, this week announced gifts totaling
$65,000 — $1,000 for each year in his life — to 12
Mr. Kasle allocated his gifts as follows:
Wayne State University
Negro College Fund
Jewish National Fund
Jewish Theological Seminary
Boys Clubs of Michigan
University of Detroit
Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel
Yeshivath Beth Yehudah
Yeshivath Chachmey Lublin
Hillel Day School
Mr. Kasle earmarked his $20,000 gift to Wayne
State University for assistance to needy, capable stu-
dents who desire to dedicate themselves to the teaching
profession. The same stipulation is made for the Uni-
versity of Detroit school of education gift.
The $20,00.0 gift to Midrasha, the College of JeW-
ish Studies of the United Hebrew Schools, is to be
used for the expansion of the special courses that were
set up for students in Jewish history at the University,
of Michigan now being conducted by Midrasha in co-
operation with the Jewish Theological Seminary of
America. The original fund for these courses was pro-
vided by Mr. Kasle.
The Negro College Fund is being allocated to Fisk.
University, $5,000, and Howard • University, $2,500.
The. $5,000 gift to the Jewish National Fund .is to
inaugUrate the planting of a Kasle Forest in Israel.
- Bar-Ilan University's $1,000 gift is to be in memory
of Dr. A. M. Hershman and is to serve as a beginning
for the setting up of a Hershman Chair in History at
the university in Israel.
The Jewish Theological Seminary gift of $2,500
is earmarked for the preservation of books. The Boys
Clubs gift is for youth activities in Michigan.
Mr. Kasle.'s gifts had their
precedent five years a g o
when, on his 60th birthday,
the distinguished Detroit Jew-
ish leader gave $60,000 —
$25,000 for the establishment
of the Kasle Hebraica and
Judaica Library at Wayne
State University and $35,000
to wards the Kasle High
School Building of the United
A group of local leaders who
are associated with Mr. Kasle
in the work of the United He-
brew Schools, Allied Jewish
Campaign, Sinai Hospital, Is-
rael Bond Campaigns, Jewish
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WASHINGTON — The House Foreign Affairs Committee Tuesday adopted
an amendment to the foreign aid bill calling on the President to take action to
ensure freedom of the seas, by opposing Arab blockade and boydott restrictions in
the Suez Canal and elsewhere.
The amendment, originally submitted by Rep. Leonard Farbstein, New
York Democrat, was co-sponsored by another Foreign Affairs Committee member,
Rep. Wayne Hays, Ohio Democrat.
The amendment declared that it is the "sense of Congress" that because the
U.S. favors freedom of navigation and international economic cooperation, the
purposes of the Mutual Security Act are "negated" and "the peace of the world
is endangered when nations which receive assistance under this act wage economic
warfare against other nations assisted under this act, including such procedures as
boycotts, blockades, the restriction of the use of international waterways," and
that aid legislation be administered to give effect to American principles.
It was specified that "in all negotiations between the U.S. and any foreign
state arising as a result of funds appropriated under this act, or arising under the
agriculture, trade and assistance act," these principles shall be applied "as the
President may determine, and he shall report on measures taken by the Adminis-
tration to ensure their application."
Reference to the agricultural act indicated that the committee was mindful
of Arab discrimination in requiring that ships bringing them surplus American
commodities must never have entered an Israeli port.
Allied Jewish Campaign Set Into Motion
With Initial Gifts Totaling $3,291,154 -
Inspired by an informative address by Rabbi Herbert A. Friedman, execu-
tive vice-president of the United Jewish Appeal, who outlined the objectives of
the Allied Jewish Campaign, at the dinner which formally opened the drive on
Monday evening, at the Jewish Center, all campaign divisions proceeded on Tues-
day to contact the thousands of potential contributors from whom it is hoped
to raise more than $5,000,000 this year.
Division heads on Monday reported pledges totalling $3,291,154. This rep-
resents 68 per cent of last year's total of $4,850,000. The objective this year is
to exceed the $5,000,000 figure, and it is hoped that 30,000 contributors will be en-
listed in the great 1960 fund-raising tasks in behalf of the overseas, national and
local agencies represented in the Allied Jewish Campaign.
Rabbi Friedman, in his effective analysis of the needs provided for by the
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At the Allied Jewish Campaign dinner meeting Monday, left to right: Judge
Theodore Levin, chairman of executive committee of Jewish Welfare Federation;
Irwin I. Cohn, campaign chairman; Rabbi Herbert A. Friedman, executive vice-
chairman of United Jewish Appeal, guest speaker, and Irwin Green, chairman of
mechanical trades division.