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April 08, 1960 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-04-08

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, April 8, 1960 —

Variety of Vital Subjects in New
Viking Explorer Paperbacks

Viking Explorer Books, pub- development projects is in-
lished by Viking Press (625 complete.
Ley's references to "one
Madison, N. Y. 22). cover such
a vast variety of st bjects that Heinrich Hertz involving 'elec-
they are certain to serve as a tromagnetic waves' " also indi-
most illuminating library on cates that he did not make
sufficient study of the eminent
many vital scientific issues.
The extent of the import- scientist's accomplishments.
"Men of Medicine" by
ance of this series is indicated
by one of the titles, "The Katherine B. Shippen, (illus-
Triumph of the Tree," by John trated by Anthony Ravielli),
Stewart Collis. Describing the another of the new Viking
"unexampled power of trees Explorer Books issued in
over the minds of men," the paperbacks, lists the great in
author of this popularly-priced medicine, including Dr. Sel-
paperback adds that "perhaps man Waksman, Nobel Prize
no race was more influenced winner, Dr. Salk and others.
Other Viking Explorer paper-
than the Jews." He states: "So
deeply did the Semites cling backs include: "The Foresee-
to the belief that there was a able Future," by Sir George
spiritual force inherent in Thomson, about the scientific
vegetation, that the Old Testa- world a hundred years hence;
ment prophets, engaged in re- "The Chemical History of a
moving the Deity out of reach, Candle," by Michael Faraday,
were appalled a' the perversity a popular science classic, with
with which the Israelites per- an introduction by Keith Gor-
sisted in planting groves and don Irwin; "When the Stars
setting up altars in the sacred Come Out," by Robert H. Baker,
an astronomer's explanation of
the heavens; "Caves of Adven-
Collis writes that "groves ture," by Haroun Tazieff, the
concealed idolatry in the days story of the Pyrenees expedi-
when idols of any god save tion; "Adventuring with Beebe,"
Jehovah were considered wick- by William Beebe, a beneath-
ed; and that period in • the the-sea account by a famous
world's history covered by the naturalist.
Old Testament wat. so riddled
Among the attractive illus-
with denunciation regarding trated stories for very young
groves that centuries later the children, just published by
children of Europe were made Viking Press, is "The Very
to learn about it."
Special Badgers — A Tale of
"The Triumph of. the Tree" Magic from Japan," by Claus
has a major shortcoming. Stamm, illustrated by Kazue
While Collis points out that Mizumura—a book that is cer-
the Holy Land that once tain to delight the youngsters.
flowed with milk and honey
"fell from glory" and that "it
was not until the great Herzog Succeeds Lourie
Allenby, of massive sym- as Canada Ambassador
pathies and searching intel-
lect, stooped down to plant Israel government made final
trees even in the middle of a decision naming Yaacov Her-
his campaign, that the 'fatal zog, now Minister at the Israel
deforestation of Palestine -be- Embassy in Washington, D.C. as
gan to receive attention and the new Israel Ambassador to
the waste lands to flower and Canada. He succeeds Arthur
shine again," he renders an
Lourie, now Israel Ambassador
injustice to the Jewish people. to Britain.
It was at least 35 years before
The Cabinet voted to delegate
Allenby, when the first mod-
ern Jewish settlers came to Abba Eban, Minister Without
Palestine in the 1880s, that Portfolio, as the head of a spe-
there was tree-planting again cial Israeli mission to Argen-
in the Holy Land. Already at tina on the occasion of Argen-
the beginning of this cen- tina's celebration of that coun-
tury, the Jewish National try's 150th anniversary. The
Fund began to plant forests Argentine event is scheduled to
in the land that was to be- open May 21.
come the State of Israel.
Yaar Herzl—the Herzl Forest Child Welfare Agencies
—was begun more than 50 Announce Merger in NY
years ago. Collis's story would
h e
have been more complete had merger of two Jewish child-wel-
he incorporated these facts fare agencies—the Jewish Child
in his otherwise very inter- Care Association of New York
esting book..
and the Jewish Youth. Services
Palestine figures in another of Brooklyn—was announced in
of the Viking Explorer Books a joint statement by Irving
paperback s, "Engineers' Mitchell Felt and Harry Roth-
Dreams," by Willy Ley. In this man, presidents of the respec-
book about "great projects that tive agencies.
As a result of the merger, 125
could come true," Ley devotes
a chapter to the Valley of the foster homes in Brooklyn will
Jordan. He reviews the import- be added to the Association's
ance of the area, the marshland 350 homes. The Association also
of the Huleh Lake, the position maintains the Pleasantville Cot-
of Lake Tiberias and the im- tage School in Westchester and
portance and interest of Pales- the Edenwald School in the
tine to archaeologists and his- Bronx. The merged agencies
will operate as the Jewish Child
Ley discusses the plan that Care Association of New York.
was proposed by Dr. Walter
Clay Lowdermilk, distinguished Ask Gov. Rockefeller to Press
American soil expert, in 1933- New Vote on Bias in Housing
NEW YORK, (JTA) — Pres-
34. With regard to the "Lowder-
sures were being brought here
milk Plan," he states:
"I presume that Dr. Lowder- by a number of civic organiza-
milk, when evolving his plan, tions, calling on Gov. Nelson A.
expected the Jordan River to Rockefeller to convene a spe-
be the border between the cial session of the State Legis-
future state of Isrsel and the lature, to reconsider a bill out-
kingdom of Jordar (then still lawing discrimination in private
called Transjordan) and so housing on grounds of race or
did not take political border religion. The measure was de-
difficulties into account. Un- feated last week.
The Governor has received
fortunatPly, when the border
between Israel and Jordan the requests from the New
was drawn it did cross the York chapter of the American
Jordan River in a manner Jewish Committee, the Ameri-
which is highly unfavorable can Jewish Congress, Jewish
for either his concept or Labor .Committee and the New
York State Commissicn on Dis-
Since Ley does not mention crimination in Housing.
the Eric Johnston plan, his
account of the Jordan River Classified ads bring fast results!

American-Jewish Presidents Clarify Group's Rules

Conference of Presidents of
Major American Jewish Organ-
izations has "set its house in
order" by adopting a commit-
tee report spelling out the or-
ganization's basic frame of ref-
erence, and deciding upon def-
inite rules of procedure, Philip
M. Klutznick, president of the
Conference, announced, after a
meeting attended by all leaders
of the 17 organizations repre-
sented in the Conference.
The group, according to
Klutznick, decided that its
"frame of reference reaffirms
the traditional position that the

Conference concern itself with
American-Israeli affairs." Un-
der the rules adopted:

1. Each president belonging to the
Conference has the freedom to be
instructed by his own organizations
as to whether he does or does not
have full freedom to vote on issues
before the entire Conference.
2. The Conference is to hold two
regular, stated meetings annually
In. addition, a meeting is to be con-
vened by the chairman when one
is requested by at least four of the
3. The Conference is to establish
a .regular budget, which will be
met by the member-organizations on

a proportional basis. The group Is
also to have its own executive di-
rector and such staff as it may
need from time to time.

Klutznick announced that the
meeting authorized him to name
a committee to draw up a
budget as well as a nominating
committee for the naming of the
next chairman. He expressed
the hope that the nominating
committee may be ready to re-
port within about a month, after
which he will summon another
meeting of the full Conference.

Our Sincerest Best Wishes

B-G's Plea for Labor
Unity Brings 1st Results

To Everyone

TEL AVIV, (JTA) • — The
initial reaction to Prime Minis-
ter David Ben-Gurion's strong
plea for labor party unity in
Israel emerged today in Bnai
Brak where the left-wing Ach-
dut Avodah faction merged with
the local Mapai branch.
Although not all of the Ach-
dut Avodah members in Bnai
Brak joined apai, the fact
that some of the party's local
secretariat and several mem-
bers did join was considered
by Mapai officials as the first
sign of success in the Prime
Minister's unity bid. The Achdut
Avodah secretariat in Tel Aviv
announced it was continuing to
operate its branch in Bnai Brak
despite the fact that members
there had joined Mapai.

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