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June 24, 1960 - Image 3

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-06-24

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Bomb Believed Intended for Home Chilean Jews Suffer No Loss of Life in Earthquakes, Damage High
Santiago, (WJA) -- No loss cepcion Jewish center had been itial estimate was that some 14
of Florida Jewish Editor .Hurled
of life has been reported among severely damaged, recommend- or 15 Jewish families would
Chilean Jews as a consequence ed that $2,500 be sent to the need such aid.
at Building of Unrelated Namesake of the series of earthquake and Concepcion
Jewish community
There are about 185 Jewish

MIAMI, (JTA)—A bomb was
hurled early Tuesday morning
at the home of Samuel Mind-
lin, whose last name is the
same as Leo Mindlin, executive
editor of the Jewish Floridian.
The two are not related.
Leo Mindlin has been cru-
sading editorially against a lo-
cal radio commentator, Alan
Courtney, of Station WQAM,
who has accused Israel, on the
air, of "crimes worse than Hit-
ler's." Courtney has insisted in
his broadcasts that Nazi killer
Adolf Eichmann, awaiting trial
in Israel for the mass murder
of Jews, "must be assumed in-
nocent until proved guilty."
The bomb in front of the
Samuel Mindlin home tore a
hole three feet wide by three
feet in depth on the lawn and
sidewalk facing the Samuel
Mindlin property. Police and
FBI are investigating the at-

tack, and have placed the
homes of both Mindlins under
24-hour surveillance.
Leo Mindlin reported in his
column last week that he had
received seven threatening let-
ters, two of which had warned
that his home would be bombed.
He stated that all of the letters
included "crudely anti-Semitic"
Courtney has been har-
anguing on the air against Leo
Mindlin and his newspaper, ac-
cusing them of having "cruci-
fied" Roy Cohn, former coun-
sel for the late Senator Joseph
McCarthy. Courtney was ac-
cused by Ralph Renick, vice-
president in charge of news of
the local CBS-TV affiliate, Sta-
tion WTVJ, of "arousing the
worst instincts" of men.
Officials of Station WQAM
have denied any responsibility
for the opinions expressed on
the air by Courtney.

$33,150,000 in Cash for WA Marks
High Record for Non-Crisis Year

first campaign in 21 years un-
marked by an immigration
crisis in Israel or a massive
emergency in Jewish life over-
seas, the nationwide United
Jewish Appeal Sunday marked
a remarkable midyear stand-
ing of $33,150,000 in cash raised
against pledges.
(Abe Kasle and Joseph
Holtzman were the Detroit
delegates at the conference.)
(Michigan members of the
USA national cash committee
were Abe L. Drasin, Grand
Rapids, and Richard Sloan,
The sum was reached as 450
leaders of community cam-
paigns from all parts of the
country presented checks to-
taling several millions of dol-
lars to Melvin L ibinsky, of
St. Louis, UJA national cash
chairman, at the closing session
of the two-day national midyear
leadership conference at the
Shoreham Hotel.
Rabbi Herbert A. Friedman,
executive vice-chairman of the
Appeal, told the conference "if
the campaign continues at the
present pace, there is every
reason to believe that by the
year's end the 1960 drive will
approximate the $68,000,000
raised by the UJA in its suc-
cessful campaign of 1960."
The UJA Executive Vice-
Chairman paid tribute to "the
maturity and deep sense of
responsibility" • exhibited by
American Jews in their re-
sponse to the 1960 campaign.
Muses A. Leavitt, executive
vice-chairman of the Joint Dis-
tribution Committee, under-
scored the long-range aspects
of UJA's support. The JDC, a
principal beneficiary of the
UJA; operates in behalf of dis-
tressed Jews in twenty-four
overseas countries, and con-
ducts a special welfare program
for aged and handicapped im-
migrants in Israel.
"In 1960, JDC is helping
some .250,000 persons in Mos-
lem countries, Europe and in
Israel. It is worth noting that
most of those whom the JDC
helps no longer can be techni-
cally clasified as 'refugees.' But
the needs of these people are
as great as in the days of home-

less wandering, or greater,"
Leavitt said.
Itzhak Aronowicz, captain of
the ill-fated refugee ship "Exo-
dus 1947" which attempted to
run the immigration blockades
to Palestine, was another major
conference spealter.
Dr. Abram L. Sachar, presi-
dent of Brandeis University,
told the conference that "Amer-
ican Jews have no right to be-
come tired" of fund-raising ap-
peals until Israel's people have
received full economic inde-
"What Israel's people accept
through our great philan-
thropic campaigns is not for
themselves," the noted Jew-
ish historian and educator said.
"It is accepted in order to keep -
the land open for the only
spot on earth where every Jew
is immediately welcome and
where there are no restrictive
immigration acts to hold him

Israel Agreement with
Willys for Manufacture
of Four 'Jeep' Models

S A. Girard, president of
Willys Motors, Inc., stated in
Toledo this week that an agree-
ment has- been signed between
Willys Overseas S. A. and
Kaiser-Ilin Industries Ltd. for
the Israeli firm to manufacture
four basic "Jeep" models.
These will be the world-
famous "Jeep" Universal, the
"Jeep" One-Ton Pickup Truck,
"Jeep" Sedan Delivery Truck
and "Jeep" Utility Wagon.
Formerly known as Kaiser-
Frazer of I s r a e 1, Ltd., the
Israel firm had an assembly
agreement with Willys for the
past 10 years. Component parts
were shipped from the Willys
plant in Toledo for assembly in

LONDON, (WJA) — Herbert'
Cukurs, a fornier Captain in
the Latvian - Air Force and
leader of the .SS, thought to be
responSible for the death of
many Jews in Riga - during the
Nazi occupation, has asked the
Brazilian authorities for pro-
tection and for the right to
carry a weapon, following the
capture and abduction of Adolf
Eichmann, the World Jewish
Congress learns.
Using a Jewish woman as a
stoolpigeon, Cukurs found his
way. to Brazil after the con-
elusion of hostilities and set-
tled first in Rio de Janeiro and
later in Sao Paulo. Repeated
requests by Jewish organiza-
tions for his expulsion from
the country were rejected on
the ground that evidence
against him, presented to the
authorities, was "insufficient"
to make a case. The Brazilian
authorities uphold their view
even when, during a visit to
Rio de Janeiro, Herbert Cu-
kurs was identified by Rabbi
Mordechai Nurock of Israel as
having been responsible for the
death of many Jews in Riga.
Cukurs went as far as to apply
for naturalization. His appli-
cation, however, aroused strong
opposition in parliamentary cir-
cles and in the press.
When asking for protection
and the right to carry a weapon
If 479 1
recently, Cukurs claimed that
he had never caused any harm
to Jews but on the contrary
saved many, and that the cam-
paign against him was Soviet
inspired, since as a Latvian
Milan Wineries, Detroit, Mich. I "patriot" he had fought with

the Germans against Ruwia.

for repairs.
T h e emergency committee
will consider providing loans
through the JDC and the Jew-
ish Colonization Association for
the repair of Jewish homes and
business establishments. The in-

families in the three earth-
quake-hit cities. Mr. Levy pre-
sented a check for $5,000 to
Dr. Sotero del Rio, Chilean Min-
ister of the Interior, as a con-
tribution to general relief for
the quake victims.

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flood disasters which hit parts
of the country last month, ac-
cording to a member of the
Chilean Jewish Representative
He added, however, that in
the provinces, particularly in
Concepcion, Los Angeles, Val-
divai and Puerto Mont, which
have small Jewish communities,
the material damage is im-
An emergency committee met
here to study reports of Jewish
families who suffered property
damage, in some cases severely,
in the earthquakes.
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Henry L. Levy of the Joint Dis-
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