THE DETROIT JEWISH NEW S — Friday, October 7, 1966
By PHILIP SLOMOVITZ
Leon Kay—'Zionism Was the Sabbath of His Life'
Our community is sorely bereaved by the death of
Leon B. Kay, who had so well earned the affections of
his fellow men.
He was one of our most dedicated leaders and
Jewish causes received warm responses from him.
He was deeply concerned that our schools should
prosper and that our children should receive a thorough.
He labored for civil rights and was keenly interested
in good government.
His major activity was Zionism, and he applied to
'himself the famous statement of Theodor Herzl:
"Zionism was the Sabbath of my life."
Out of this interest developed his activities in the
Zionist Organization of America, which honored him for
several years with a national vice-presidency; in behalf
of scientific developments in Israel, through the Tech-
nion and other agencies; in support of investments which
he spearheaded and in which he had interested leading
It was thanks to him that a strong Technion move-
ment developed in Detroit, and it is most appropriate
that a memorial tribute to him should be planned at the
Haifa engineering college.
He was equally devoted to his country and was a
great American patriot. He was keenly interested in the
advancement of the highest principles of our democratic
way of life, and all causes that strove to that end re-
ceived his generous support.
He loved his people, he knew their needs, he labored
to assuage want. Leon Kay was, indeed, a man of corn-
passion and warm feeling for his fellow-men. We lose
in him a good friend. Jewry is bereaved by his passing.
Blessed be his memory.
Israers Finance Minister Levi Eshicol
Coming Here Oct. 11 to Spur are Investments
considering Israeli opera-
.A major stop in Israeli
nance Minister Levi Eshkol's in-
tensive three-week tour of the
U:S. will be his Oct. 11 visit to
Detroit. Purpose of his 11-city
campaign is to
drumbeat h i s
to U. S. busi-
ness and gov-
f o r n. is Is-
for the Encour-
agement of Capital Invest-
ments," which provides conces-
sions as an incentive to set up
Israeli operations. The law is
especially attractive in that it
allows U.S. industrialists to take
their amortization 'and profits
from Israel in dollars. To date,
more than $110,000,000 has been
Harman to Speak
at LZOA Parley
Here on Oct. 27
invested by U.S.-Canadian firms,
but Israel's goal is an additional
$300,000,000 by 1965.
Some of the more recent
American investors are Fair-
banks -Whitney Corp., Dwyer
Baker Electronics Corp., Shera-
ton Hotel Corp. of America, and
Miles Chemical Company, a di-
vision of Miles Laboratories
The 64-year-old Finance Minis-
ter, who arrived in New York
two weeks ago by El-Al Israel
Airlines, was accompanied by
Zvi Dimstein, comptroller of for-
eign exchange in the Ministry
of Finance, and director of the
Investment Authority in Israel.
Eshkol is slated to participate
in negotiations with officials of
at least 12 U. S. concerns that
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He will be talking with mem-
bers of local chambers of. com-
merce, banking institutions and
trade associations in Washington,
Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston,
Rochester, Cleveland, Chicago,
Los Angeles, Nashville and
In Detroit, he will bring the
story of Israel's dynamic indus-
trial growth to 30 top business
and industrial representatives at
a luncheon at the National Bank
of Detroit. Mayor Louis C. Mi-
riani is among the inv:ed guests.
Host for Eshkol's 2t.roit visit
will be Max Fisher, president of
Aurora Gasoline Co., who will
also hold a private dinner in the
Minister's honor at his home.
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
Elections Sidelights .. .
Anti-Semitic organizations are trying to come to the fore-
Avraham Harman, ambassa-
dor of Israel to the United front during the Presidential election campaign . . . One of them,
States, will address the 32nd the National States Rights Party, has even entered a slate of
annual national convention of Presidential electors on the Alabama ballot . . . It is endeavoring
the Labor Zionist Organization to get its name on the ballot in Delaware and other states . . .
of America, which will open The party favors Governor Orval Faubus for President, though
Oct. 27 at the Statler-Hilton the Arkansas governor has repudiated any form of NSRP sup-
port . . . Retired Admiral John G. Crommelin is favored by the
is a perennial candi-
Hussein and Nasser . . . the Internal Arab War
Delegates and visitors from NSRP for Vice President . . . Crommelin -ou
If they were not' so trag,ie, some of the events that transpired communities in the United date in Alabama, campaig ning on an all t
at the United Nations in the last two weeks could well have been States, Canada, Mexico and form for a variety of local and national posts . . . Some anti-
Puerto Rico will assemble for Semitic elements are now traveling through the South trying to
Khrushchev still is banging away, while his cohorts keep tune, this convention which' will 'garner funds and supporters for the outspokenly anti-Semitic
with him. Nasser poses as a "neutralist," but it is evident that dan,
his examine and project plans for party . . . The official party publication—Thunderbolt —
s ly, by
light of new world conditions. expensive-looking compared with previous issues .. . The Thun-
Fortunate The opening session, to which derbolt is being published in Knoxville, Tenn. . . . Incidentally,
are remaining calm and are keeping their balance. Their temperate the public is invited, will fea- Rockwell's anti-Semitic organization is operating for the present
reactions to the fantastically wild outbursts of the Communist ture prominent American and under a new name—Federation of American Nationalists . .
i Washington s
and pro-Communist leaders may influence the other nations towards Israeli personalities, besides a Rockwell's American Nazi Party rallies in
time but in a toned-down form . . . Most of the blatantly Nazi
a recognition of the need for a sense of deep responsibility to keep colorful, artistic program.
Morris Lieberman, a mem- regalia flaunted at previous meetings has been discarded .. .
the peace and to avoid another world conflict.
In the struggle for peace, it is well to call attention to an her of the national LZOA Ex- his latest speeches Rockwell speaks of moving on Atlanta
important fact in relation to the Hussein-Nasser battle. Jordan ecutive Committee, is local con- pastures, at various times mentioning Richmond,
owes its existence to Israel, and the entire Middle East can boast vention chairman.
is very questionable since the American Nazi Party reported -re-
of relative peace because of Israel's present position. If it had not
cently that during the past year it received less than $3,000 in
been for the certainty that Israel would never permit Nasser to Federation Women
resort to aggression against Jordan, Hussein's rule would have
ended long ago. But Israel is on Jordan's border as a warning Visit Camp Tamarack
to the United Arab Republic not to dare to disrupt the territorial
Members of the Leadership UN Sidelights .. .
Jews in the United States abstained from any anti-
Training Course sponsored by
This is true also in relation to the other Arab states. While the
will 'Nasser demonstrations during the stay of the head of the Unite h
i not the case
Arab Republic in this country . . . This is
they keep accusing Israel of extra-territorial ambitions, the battle
some Americans of Arab descent who have relatives in Syria
is on among them for territorial expansion. If not for Israel, there visit Camp Tamarack Monday.
would long ago have been an internal Arab conflict that might have
This trip is the fifth in a and Lebanon • . . The Lebanese in this country are especially
led to a major war. Only Israel's existence has prevented it.
series of Monday sessions de- violent in their attacks against Nasser . . . The Lebanese Ameri-
Journal, as well as the Arabic daily newspaper Al-Hoda,
Jordan and her kinsmen, and the world at large, can thank signed to give the women an
opportunity to learn about publ ished in New York, call Nasser all kinds of names, accuse
Heaven for Israel's existence.
Federation and its affiliated him of falsely posing as a leader of a "united" Arab front,
charge him with suppressing freedom of speech, press and
Levi Eshkol's Detroit Visit
The group will meet at the national identity of Arab-speaking nations . . . They emphasize
Israel Finance Minister Levi Eshkol will be here on an interesting
mission next Tuesday. He is coming to inspire greater participation Ten Mile Jewish Community that he is trying to submerge Lebanon and Jordan into his kind
in Israel investments, and he will meet with local bankers and with Center, 9:45 a.m., and will be of anonymous "unity" by force, threats, murder and spying .. .
driven , to camp. Sam Marcus, They urge Americans to ask the Syrians, Jordanians and Leb-
Jewish community leaders.
It has been indicated that Americans and Canadians have executive director of Fresh Air anese what they think of Nasser and his "freedom-destroying
invested $110,000,000 in Israel, and the goal for increased invest- Society, will conduct a guided unity" . . . Even more outspoken is the Lebanese Gazette pub-
lished in Detroit . . . This paper has, in connection with Nasser's
ments is $300,000,000 more by 1965. tour of the camp for the group. presence in the United States, published a special pamphlet,.
Judging by Israel's industriousness and the progress that al- Mrs. Milton L. Berry and Mrs.
"Middle East Resists Nasser," and distributed it among members
ready has been attained by the small country that still must be Asher N. Tilchin are making
of various delegations to the UN . . . In this 14-page pamphlet
on guard against possible onslaughts by several antagonistic and arrangements for the day.
Members wishing further in- leaders of Arab and Moslem countries—beginning. with King
war-threatening neighbors, and taking into consideration the warm
Hussein of Jordan and including President Bhourguiba of Tunisia
response to Israel's needs by the Israelis' Jewish kinsmen, there formation may call Mrs. Lewis and the Foreign Minister of Iran—are all quoted as voicing
is no reason why this newly-set goal cannot be attained.
very uncomplimentary opinions about Nasser . . . Al-Hoda is
the largest Arab-language newspaper in the United States . . .
It has a circulation of 15,000. which is more than all other
Arab-language publications in this country taken together.
Lavon, Former Defense Minister, Contradicts
Ben-G -urion Stand in I vestigation of Dismissal
"certain affair" was investigated
by a two-member committee - in
JERUSALEM — Pinhas Lavon 1954, and' that the nature of the
denied Wednesday a statement "affair" has not been disclosed
issued by David Ben-Gurion in for security reasons.
Lavon . challenged Ben-Gurion's
which the Premier asserted that
assertion that he was unaware.
there was no connection be- of his proposals for changes in
tween his ordering an investiga- the country's defense 'structure
tion into the integrity of two and why they were not accepted.
army officers and Lavon's resig- Lavon quoted in his statement•a
nation as:Minister of Defence in
letter he • addressed to the PriMe
Lavon, now secretary general Minister reminding him that im-
of Histadrut, said the cause of mediately after Ben-Gurion
his post as Minister of
his resignation six years ago
from the Cabinet of former Defense in February 1955 he
invited Lavon to his office and
Premier 'Moshe Sharett was - the
asked him about the proposals
refusal by the government to
dismiss two members of Israel's and his conclusions.
Lavoli ,said he then - told Ben-
security network.. He -said he.
manded their dismissal after • a Gurion what he had said to
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to - The Jewish News)
Israel Sidelines .. .
Prerhier Sharett — that
The new oil strike in the Negev is attracting attention of
two per:sons. should be dismissed American investors . . . Trading has been especially lively in
from the security network.
Israel American Oil Corporation shares, listed on the American
The Former Defense Minister Stock Exchange ... This corporation owns 20 percent of Lapidoth,
said in his statement - that Ben- whiCh is searching for oil in Israel . . . It is also actively con-
Gurion's suggestion that anybody ducting its own search, and has drilled in several places .
looking for exoneration should It holds concession on 250,000 acres in areas in Israel where
-apply to the courts, cannot be the' largest strikes have been made . . . It also expects to drill
related to him.. He: agrees, he for gas on a number of sites . . Spark-plug of Israel American
said; that the Chief of -Staffi or Oil Corporation is the 46-year-old German-born Xavier Federman,
the Defense' MiniSter -May -66de known throughout Israel as "Xiel," a diminutive of his Hebrew
to bring the two officers before name Yekuthiel . . . A new immigrant 14 years ago, he enlisted
the courts when the investigating the support of a group of Americans who joined him in putting
committee headed by Supreme up the money to make Israel-American a going concern .. . He
Court Justice Haim Cohen com- had a hand i.t the new 16-inch oil pipeline from Eilat on the
Red Sea to Haifa on the Mediterranean . . In recent years, he
pletes its probe.
-empire which includes the ele-
The statement hinted that has created an extensive hotel -
Ben-Gurion was unfair in ap- gant, renowned King David Hotel in Jerusalem . . Federman's
pointing the investigating com- current pet projects are the asbestos pipe and sheet factory near
mittee while Lavon was out of1.Haifa, and the .erection of Israel's first skyscraper—a 26-story
1 building in the heart of Tel Aviv.