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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-07-29

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

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Swainson's War Tragedy Led to Soviet Reported
Friendship With Judge Kaufman Interested in

Israeli Science

A battle in World War II re-
sulted in a friendship that be-
(By a Special Correspondent)
gan with a chance meeting in
REHOVOT, Israel. — The
North Carolina years ago be-
Russians want to remove the
tween two men who are now a
Iron Curtain completely as far
Michigan judge and the present
as science is concerned. Many
lieutenant governor and guber-
of their own scientists are
natorial candidate.
traveling to other lands and
John B. Swainson, following
there is a large Soviet attend-
high school graduation, entered
ance at scientific conferences in
military service and served
every country of the world.
during World War II under
General George S. Patton.
This is the Impression
During a night battle in France,
brought back from the U.S.S.R.
a land mine explosion resulted
by Prof. Ephraim Katchalski,
in critical wounds which re-
head of the Weizmann Insti-
quired amputation of both his
tute's biophysics department.
legs.
Together with Dr. David Vof-
Upon discharge from the
si, of the Institute's Polymer
Army Swainson entered Olivet
Research Department, and Zvi
College. As a result of compli-
Tsur, of Israel Mining Indus-
cations from his service dis-
tries, Prof. Katchalski attended
abilities, Swainson then moved
the International Symposium on
to North Carolina where he un-
Macromolecular Chemistry held
LT. GOV. SWAINSON
derwent further surgical treat-
last month in Moscow. From
ment and complete d his0
meetings with the Russian
academic studies, receiving his
scientists at the conference, it
law degree from the University
was evident that they were
of North Carolina in 1951.
eager to develop scientific links
Swainson was elected presi-
with Israel scientists. •
dent of the University Law
The symposium, sponsored
School Association and served
by the International Union on
as a delegate from the Uni-
Pure and Applied Chemistry, is
versity at the U.N.
JERUSALEM, (JTA) — The held each year in a different
While he was a law student Israel Cabinet in a special ses- country. In April, 1956, it took
at the University of North sion has approved a compulsory place at the Weizmann Institute
Carolina, one of his classmates, loan for 15,000,000 pounds in Rehovot, where Prof. Kat-
whose father was a member of (about $8 million) which the chalski's brother, Prof. Aharon
the General Assembly of the treasury said it needed to cover Katzir, head of the Polymers
State of North Carolina, invited expenditures in the current Department, was chairman of
Swainson to go to Raleigh, the budget it had not counted on. the organizing committee.
capital, to listen in on an extra-
In Moscow, Prof. Katchalski
The loan will be part of a
dition hearing.
delivered the main lecture and
115,000,000
pound
(about
$60
Circuit Judge Nathan Kauf-
was chairman of the session on
man, then a Wayne County as- million) additional budget. The biological polymers (polymers
sistant prosecutor, had been compulsory loan will be raised are long-chain molecules which
sent down on the extradition as advance payments on prop- are the basis of plastics).
to get this man who was then erty taxes and on war damage
Soviet scientists have come
residing in North Carolina. insurance taxes.
late into this field and they are
The Cabinet decided to allow anxious to forge ahead as rapid-
Swainson and Kaufman had
the Progressive Party, which ly as possible. (There were 800
never met.
After Swainson graduated strongly opposes the compulsory Russian research-scientists at
from the University of North loan, to abstain from voting the symposium in addition to
Carolina and came back to his when the bill is submitted to the 400 visitors, who included
home State of Michigan to the Knesset, Israel's parliament. many Americans.)
practice law, a friend of Swain-
Prof. Katchalski attended a
The Progressive Party is a
son's, who knew Nate Kaufman, member of the Coalition and Moscow synagogue on the Sab-
made arrangements for Swain- under a Coalition agreement, all bath and was rewarded by the
son to rent an office with Kauf- partners are obliged to vote in usual display of wonder and in-
man.
Knesset for any motion or bill terest in Israel. Most of the
Swainson t h en recognized approved by a Cabinet majority worshippers in the synagogue
Kaufman as the man who he unless the Cabinet gives specific were elderly people. The rate
heard in the extradition case permission to abstain.
of intermarriage, which was
in North Carolina.
higher before the World War,
Judge Kaufman and Swainson
has now dropped to inconsider-
became close friends and have Israel Cabinet Body
able proportions.
worked on many Jewish causes
Many of the Jews, among
Seeks
to
Eliminate
together throughout the years.
whom he met several scientists,
Both are interested in liberal Post-Dated Checks
seemed to be in the liberal
legislation and work hand in
JERUSALEM, (JTA) — A professions. But he formed the
hand to support fair employ-
impression that although there
ment practice and Anti-Defama- favorite method used by Is- was no official anti-Semitism, it
raelis
for
securing
credit—by
tion League legislation among
using post-dated checks—may was more difficult for them to
other worthwhile causes.
succeed than for others.
Swainson's partners in a De- be on the way out after the
Prof. Katchalski found that
troit law firm are Joseph J. Cabinet Economic Committee in general the Russians know
approved a draft bill prohibit-
Pernick and Allen Zemol.
very little about Israel and the
ing the practice.
The bill, to be presented to Middle East.
West German "Freedom
Prof. Katchalski's overall im-
the
Knesset (Israel's parlia-
Prize" Awarded to
pression was that although the
ment),
stipulates
that
a
check
London Jewish Publisher
becomes payable immediately standard of living was low —
FRANKFURT, (JTA) — Offi- regardless of the date on it. lower than in Israel — the Rus-
sians were proud of their
cials of the Frankfurt book fair
Government officials have ob- achieveinents and laved their
announced that the West Ger-
man "Freedom Prize" had been ected to the current practice country fanatically.
Prof. Katchalski r e t u r n e d
awarded to British Jewish pub- of issuing checks payable at
lisher Victor Gollancz. The prize some future date on the grounds with the conviction that scien-
is awarded annually to the man that such procedures actually tific ties between Israel and
of letters who has done most increase the amount of money Russia, as with all other
for the cause • of peace in the in circulation in a manner that countries, would benefit every-
cannot be- controlled by the one concerned.
previous year.
State bank.
"After all," he remarked,
"there is no room for ideolog-
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Didn't Censure Israel

NEW YORK, (JTA) — Label
A. Katz, president of Bnai Brith,
denied a report that at the re-
cent World Conference of Jew-
ish Organizations in Paris a
number of participants "ex-
pressed dissatisfaction over the
occasional practice of Israeli
government leaders in claiming
to speak on behalf of all Jewry."
Katz also denied that he was
authorized by the conference to
bring the issue 'to the attention
of Prime Minister David Ben-
Gurian. He pointed out that
since the subject was not men-
tioned at the conference, there
was obviously no basis for any
such authorization.

Textile Industrialist's
Grant to Brandeis- Brings
World Leaders to Campus
Brandeis University will be
host to world leaders in many
fields as a result of an unusual
grant from a New Jersey textile
manufacturer.
Brandeis President Abram L.
Sachar has announced that the
university has received a $200,-
000 fund from Martin Weiner of
Paterson and Hopatcong, N.J.,
to subsidize a program that will
bring outstanding men and
women to the Waltham, Mass.,
liberal arts college in a con-
tinuing lecture series beginning
next fall.

Comfort Ye, Comfort Ye,
My People

Today our mourning is tem-
pered with solace as we con-
template God's mighty deed
in restoring Zion. We hear
the Phophet calling—Comfort
Ye, Comfort Ye, My People !

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