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July 29, 1960 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-07-29

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, July 29, 1960 —

Sitte, Famed Technion Scientist,
Admits Spying for Foreign Power

TEL AVIV, (JTA) — Prof.
Kurt Sitte, the internationally
known physicist who headed the
physics department of the Haifa
Technion until his arrest in
June, has admitted contacts
with a foreign agent. He was
revealed to have asked for re-
ports on all research being done
at the Technion-Israel Institute
of Technology shortly before his
arrest.
Sitte, who had been head of
the Technion physics depart-
ment, was named deputy chair-
man of the Technion research
committee shortly before his
arrest. One of his first acts in
that capacity was to ask direc-
tors of laboratories of the Tech-
nion to provide him all infor-
mation on the research work
underway in their departments.
The arrest came before he re-
ceived the information.
Sitte, who conducted various
research projects at the Tech-
nion under contract with the
U.S. Air Force, particularly in
cosmic radiation, also has ad-
mitted passing information to a
foreign power through the agent.
It was also reported that
Sitte was sent to Israel specif-
ically to conduct , espionage
and that for a long time he
met once a month with a
foreign diplomat who was
reportedly sent to Israel to
meet Sitte for espionage pur-
poses.
The meetings took place at
a cafe in Haifa and were
secretly photographed by Israel
security forces.
Sitte holds a West German
passport which he obtained two
years ago. Between 1954, when
he arrived in Israel, and 1958,
he had no nationality status and
traveled with an Israel "laissez
passer," a document serving the
functions of a passport.
Police sources said that the
investigation had been com-
pleted and data handed over to
the Israel Attorney General's
office for use in preparing an
indictment.
The Czech-born physicist
was reported to have been
under Israel Security Service
surveillance since his arrival
in 1954. It was disclosed that
during his interrogation, he
tried to deny the charges but
when he was shown (leen-
ments and photographs, he
admitted his espionage activi-•
ties. Subsequently, it was re-
ported, he has cooperated
with his interrogators.
The arrest took place when
police officers went to his home
and asked him several ques-
tions for which he could not
provide satisfactory answers.
He is not being detained in an
ordinary prison cell.
The Sitte arrest focused at-

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Direct Pipeline

Break El Al Pilot Strike Deadlock;
Negotiating Committee Is Formed

TEL AVIV, (JTA)—Air crews with chartered planes-
tention on the fact that Israel's
In announcing the end of the
of El Al Israel National Air-
highly developed science insti-
lines called off their six - day strike, the crew members said
tutions — the Technion, the
strike and agreed to return to they were obeying appeals of
Weizmann Institute and the He-
work without winning their de- the Histadrut, the Israel Labor
brew University—have won the
Federation, which also had re-
mands for more pay.
esteem of other countries. How-
ever, it was noted, while such
The airline immediately an- jected their claims, and of the
countries as France and the
nounced a return to normal government to return to work
"so no harm would be done."
United States either make use
schedules on all flights.
The strikers did win an agree-
of the research facilities of
The strikers gave up their
these institutes or cooperate
battle after the International ment for establishment of a
with them in joint research ac-
Pilots Union formally disap- committee representing them,
tivities, other countries try to
proved of the strike and the the Histadrut and the airline
obtain information about re-
airline assembled substitute to seek a solution to the strike
search in the schools through
crews and additional flights issues within a month.
espionage.
The Israel daily, Haaretz, re-
To enable Israel to con-
ported several such cases. It re- tinue economic progress, as
60 DAYS OF
called the case of a Weizmann demonstrated by this work-
Institute guard who was sen- man who is forming steel
"SPRING FEVER
tenced to two years imprison- pipes at a plant in Ramie for
ment on espionage charges. In use in an oil pipeline, the
SELLING SPREE"
a similar case recalled by Haar- Israel Bond campaign is
ett, a foreign agent approached planning to raise $75,873,550
a Technion professor and offer- during 1960.
ed some information in which
the scientist was interested. The
DAN C. ROSE
Fleet Sales Mgr.
scientist was glad to get the in-
formation. However, when the
MAKING SPRING TIME DEALS TO BEAT THE BAND!
same agent later asked the sci-
CALL DAN ROSE TODAY AT TRinity 5-0500
entist about research work he
was doing for a western power,
the scientist contacted Israel
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to
security authorities who in-
The Jewish News)
6250 WOODWARD AVE., JUST S. of MILWAUKEE
structed him to discontinue the
LONDON. — The central
contact.
commission investigating war
crimes in Poland has collected
Convention Abolishes considerable material on the
wartime activities of Ludwig
All Hired Labor for
Han, who has been arrested in
Hamburg, it was reported here
Kibbutz Settlements
TEL AVIV, (JTA)—The con- Tuesday from Warsaw.
Han, as commandant of the
vention of the Kibbutz Hameu-
chad, collective settl ements Nazi security police in Warsaw,
sponsored by the Achdut reportedly took part in the
Haavoda movement, concluded destruction of the Warsaw
its session with the adoption Ghetto and in the crushing of
the Warsaw Ghetto revolt. He
of a resolution to abolish all
has been accused of responsi-
hired labor.
bility for ordering most of the
The proviso prohibits hired
executions in the Warsaw dis-
labor in the collective settle-
trict and for the organization
ments, themselves, and the in-
of street arrests and deporta-
dustrial enterprises run by the
tion of the Polish population
settlements.
to concentration camps.
Leaders of the convention
Janusz Gumskowski, director
contend that hired labor jeopar- of the central commission, said
dizes the purpose of the kibbutz the commission was ready to
movement—to fulfill the aims provide documentation on Han
of socialist Zionism.
to the court that tried him, if
They blamed the difficulties such a request is received.
of the movement on the general
• Qualified Attorney
decrease in pioneering spirit
• U. of D. Graduate, Ph. D
which had resulted in "concen- Turkey Strengthens
Detroit College of Law LLB

tration in the cities and the de- Jewish Relations
sire for easy earnings."
• Native of Michigan
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
Action was called for by the
to The Jewish News)
• World War II
delegates to settle youth in bor-
ISTANBUL—The Premier of
Overseas Veteran
der areas by means of obliga- Turkey, Gen. Gemal Gursel,
• Member of Veteran
tory agricultural service. They said Monday that all Turkish
Organizations
also called for more coopera- citizens are considered "as equal
tion between the kibbutz sons of this country, whatever
• Active With Civic and
movements of Mapai, Mapam their religion or creed may be."
Youth Groups
and Achdut Haavoda for the
Addressing a large crowd in
benefit of Israel labor.
the Eastern province of Erzu-
rum, the new head of state
pointed out that .different re-
The. Freiman Family
Probably there is no . more ligious beliefs could not affect
outstanding Jewish family in the relations between citizens.
Relations between the new
Canada than the Freiman fam-
ily, of Ottawa. Both the late Turkish government and the
Mr. and Mrs. Archibald J. Jewish community appear to be
Freiman devoted themselves to off to a good start. The Chief
all good causes, but particularly Rabbi of Turkey, Raphael Sa-
to the Zionist Organization of ban, recently presented to the
LARRY
Canada of which Freiman was Istanbul Governor General Re-
Canadian president. In 1903, he fik Tulga a golden chain and
married Lillian Bilsky, who was plaque carrying the Ten Corn-
national president of Canadian mandmants which he used to
Hadassah since its foundation. wear at official ceremonies.
The Jewish community of Iz-
The King honored her with the
Order of the British Empire in mir, the second largest in Tur-
recognition of her work with re- key, presented a check of 5000
turned soldiers. Her most lives (Approximately $550) to
notable piece of work was the the treasury as a contribution
rescue of several hundred chil- in the current drive for the re-
dren orphaned during the covery of the Turkish economy.
World War, whom she per- Many Jews joined the campaign
sonally brought from Europe. by donating their wedding gifts.
Primary, August 2 -
Contacts between the mem-
Freiman was born at Wir-
ballen, Lithuania in 1880 and bers of the Jewish communities
came to Canada with his par- in Istanbul and Izmir and the
ENDORSED BY:
ents in 1883. After some years new military rulers have be-
come
frequent.
The
authorities
George D. Kent
in Kingston, he moved to
Rabbi Milton Arm
Ottawa and built up one of the have repeatedly told Jewish
Seymour
P. Katzer
Irving Cane
largest departmental stores in leaders that they are ready to
Philmore
A.
Leeman
Peter
Chodoroff
the country, A. J. Freiman meet any requirements which
Maxwell M. Lowe
Abe Friedman
Limited, now run by his son, the Jewish community may
Lawrence Freiman. In the true need..
Nathan Silverman
Dr. Maxwell Hoffman
family tradition, Lawrence Frei-
Louis Weber
Joseph
Holtzman
In
1938,
the
Michigan
De-
man, who is national president
Dr. Israel Weiner
Jason L. Honigman
of the Zionist Organization of partment of Health, in its broad
Canada, is a leader in artistic research program, isolated one
and cultural communal develop- of the three polio viruses—nam-
ing it the "Lansing" strain.
ment.

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