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October 28, 1960 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-10-28

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3 Major Even s of ee.k:

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Appears Here
Next Tuesday

Israel Bond Dinner Presents Dr. Joseph J.
Schwartz, Jack Benny, Wednesday

Deictired;§tories on ?ages 2, 3' and -7
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U. S. Must Not
Back UAR
for Security
Council Seat

Hearty
Response
to Bond Drive,
Balfour Event

Editorials
•Page 4

Labor Zionist Organization of America Now
in Convention in Detroit

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Weekly Review

MICHIGAN

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Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper—Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle

Vol. XXXVI I I, No. 9

10 Cornmand-

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Meet a Foe

Our Generation
Takes Fling
at Prophecy

Commentary
Page 2

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Stepped-Up 'Bigotry' Campaign
Repu diat ed b y R e l igious Groups

Adenauer's Associate Asks
`Justice' for Ex-SS G-utard

RENSBURG, Germany, (JTA) — A leader of Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer's Christian Democratic Union called for "justice
and equality for former members of the SS," Hitler's elite guard.
Will Rasner, executive head of the CDU faction in the lower
house of the West German parliam e nt, made the appeal at a
meeting of HIAG, the so-called welfare organization of former
members of the SS. "Hitler and his henchmen not only brought
suffering to millions of human beings, especially upon the Jews,
but also brought misery upon the soldiers of the SS," Rasner said.
Kurt Meyer, a former SS General, told the meeting that the
West German Government could not talk about democracy "as
long as widows of SS soldierS were excluded from pension rights."
He said that "those who support this dual system of rights only
support the policies of Khrushchev."

Remaining Jews in Congo
Fear Future, May Emigrate

PARIS, (JTA)—The 2,200 Jews remaining in the Congo are
fearful of the future, and have grave doubts about the advisability
of staying, the annual program review meeting of the United
Hias Service here was told this weekend.
The report was presented by Morton Friedman, United Hias
representative, who arrived here from Elisabethville, the center
of the -largest Jewish concentration in the strife-wrecked country.
He said more than 60 Jewish families quit the Congo permanently,
as a result of the riots there. He reported that, in Elisabethville,
20 percent of the Jewish population had suffered directly as the
result of attacks against the homes and businesses of European
whites.
Friedman said that, while the situation is calmer at present
and fears of further physical violence have abated, many Jews
are considering leaving the Congo. Jews now constitute about 20
percent of the total white population in Elisabethville, he stated.

An avalanche of anti-Catholic literature punctuated with anti-Semitic insin-
uations, and a repetition of charges of anti-Semitism against leaders of both poli-
tical parties, added to the bitterness and tensions that have been in evidence in
the current campaign for Presidency. Religious leaders have repudiated the alle-
gations, the Bnai Brith Anti-Defamation League hitt• -Sitetaftiadts, earlier declara-
tions that neither candidate is guilty of anti-Semitic sentimerits, and the final days
of the campaign may witness concerted efforts to assure the elimination of all sem-
blances of bigoted propaganda from the appeals to the voters.
Scores of anti-Catholic pamphlets are going through the mails and are
being distributed as handbills throughout the country. At the same time, anti-
Kennedy literature is being disseminated to link the Democratic -candidate with
an alleged reactionary position taken by his father.
Irving Engel, former president of the American Jewish Committee, is
playing a leading role in a campaign to stem the anti-Catholic drive. •
Reform Jewish leaders took the initiative against what they termed an "in-
tensive drive to inject religious bigotry into the final stages of the Presidential
campaign," and the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism has called
upon all Americans "to repudiate the evil of religious bigotry which threatens to
confuse and corrupt the democratic process."
The anti-Zionist Council for Judaism has called upon both candidates to
condemn "Zionism" in the course of their debates in order "to protect Ameri-
can Jews" from "nationalist Zionist" evils.
On the record, however, all the candidates for the Presidency and the Vice
Presidency are strong supporters of Israel and Israel's rights to security and
freedom of navigation. The hope has been expressed in some quarters that both
parties- will, therefore, refrain even from speaking about the Israeli situation.
The JTA reports that Arab recognition of Israel's permanence was urged
by Rep. Chester Bowles of Connecticut, an adviser to Democratic Presidential
candidate John F. Kennedy. Bowles is widely considered as Sen. Kennedy's
choice for Secretary of State or U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations if the
Democrats win in November. Rep. Bowles commented on the Israel-Arab situa-
tion in a Washington interview published by the Christian Science Monitor.
"The Arabs have never really understood the long commitment that we
have all had to the development of Israel," Rep. Bowles declared. "The Middle
East conflict will be eased a great deal when the Arab nations begin to realize
that, whatever they think of Israel, it is there to stay." .

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Continued on• Page 9

Post-War Period 'Called `Cataclysmic':
011T Told of 'Revolution. in Jewish Life'

Gift for Royalty •

Denmark's King
Frederick and Queen Ingrid were presented with copies
of the original letter written by George Washington in
1790 on bigotry to the Hebrew Congregation in New-
port, Rhode Island, by New York banker and philan-
thropist Morris Morgenstern. The presentation took
place during the royal couple's visit to New York, at
an informal reception given by the Overseas Press
Club, at the Waldorf-Astoria. The letters, owned by the
Morris Morgenstern Foundation, are on display in the
headquarters of the Bnai Brith Building in Washington,
D.C. Mrs. Morgenstern, right, looks on as Mr. Morgen-
stern explains to Queen Ingrid that this letter "is an
eloquent expression of American freedom and religious
harmony, a classic statement of the American ideal."

LONDON, (JTA) — Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, in a message to the 80th anniversary
ORT Congress, said that, aside from assuring security on Israel's border, "the main task is still
the turning of our people into a productive nation."
Ben-Gurion's message was read to the 250 delegates from 30 countries by Prof. William
Haber, chairman of the central board of the World Union of ORT. The Prime Minister said in his
message that the anniversary was an occasion for him to express Israel's "deep appreciation and
gratitude for the important work that ORT has d one for so many years in the field of vocational
training among Jews in many parts of the world and especially in. Israel."
Prof. Haber, in his keynote report, described as "cataclysmic" the period in Europe after the
war, when 80,000 persons received ORT training; He said the period had brought about a "three-
fold revolution in Jewish life"—geographic, demographic and sociological.
Dr. Haber warned that there are many problems awaiting attention. One is the uncertainty
in many areas of the world where Jews live in great insecurity, and the role of ORT in such "un-
stable climates." Another is the problem of coping with "three and five times as many applicarits
as there are places available in many ORT schools in many countries." The third is the prob-
lem of strengthening of "Jewish content" of the schools. Finally, he cited the • severely limited
finances which restrict the proper development of the schools at a time "when Jewish youth is
swarming to them."
The Congress also heard a message of greetings from Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, who
lauded "the contribution you are making to meet the daily increase in the demand for trained men
throughout the world."
Other speakers were Charles Jordan, European director of. the Joint Distribution Committee;
Thomas Jamieson, director of the United Nations High Commissioner's office for refugees; French
Ambassador Jean Chauvel, on behalf of the diplomatic corps; Barnett Janner, president of the
Board of Deputies of British Jews, and Daniel Mayer, president of the League of Rights of Man.
(Earlier ORT Congress Story on Page 30)


SundarScholDropped
by 6 Synagogues
f,.
Six..Chicago Conservative synagogues have dropped their Sunday school



programs.
Children who would have attended fourth grade Sunday school classes in the synagogues are
being urged to attend the week-day Hebrew schools of the synagogues.
The change affects mainly Jewish education for girls, since boys enter the Hebrew, school
after the third grade to qualify for Bar Mitzvah. The Conservative movement seeks to achieve
equal Jewish education for girls on the premise that the quality of the Jewish home depends on
the attitudes of the homemaker.

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