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December 09, 1960 - Image 21

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-12-09

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The Bnai Brith convention
voted a record budget of $6,900,-
000 for 1960 activities, allocating
slightly more than half of its
JeWish youth programs. The
budget increase is about $250,000
over the current year's expendi-
"This budget reflects Bnai
Brith's awareness of the fantas-
tic population growth and the
fact that this generation of teen-
agers and college students shows
a far greater receptivity to Jew-
ish ideals and values," said
'Maurice Bisgyer, executive vice-
president of Bnai Brith. He
pointed out that the increases
authorized for Bnai Brith's three
major youth agencies "are min-
imal 'when judged against the
requests for additional services
made upon them in the Jewish
In addition, the national ex-
penditure for adult Jewish ac-
tivities was also increased. Ap-
proval was granted to Hillel
Foundations to establish its stu-
dent programs on four additional
campuses next year. These are
at Muhlenberg College in Allen-
town, Pa., Texas Western in El
Paso, the University of Mel-
bourne in Australia and Oxford


(Copyright, 1960, Jewish Telegraphic
Agency, Inc.)

Now that the Olympic Games
are completely over and all the
reports in, here is my final re-
There were more than 50
Jewish athletes competing in
Rome. They won two gold
medals, four silver medals and
three bronze medals.
The Israeli team was shut
out—no medals at all, no points
at all.
Tamara Press, the Soviet shot-
putter, won a gold medal, and
her sister took a silver medal,
80-meters hurdles.
. Izzy Berger, the American
weightlifter, took a silver Medal,
but that was a disappointment,
for it was thought he'd win a
gold medal again.
Alan Jay, the BritiSh fencer,
was eliminated in the foils
finals, but took a silver medal
in the epee. Russian Jews did
pretty well.
Woolf Portnoi was third
(bronze medal) in the long-
This unusual structure is the ammonia storage tank at horse event in gymnastics.
Haifa's giant Fertilizers and Chemicals plant, whose expansion
Blumel, who beat out John
has been financed in great part by funds derived from the Thomas in the high jump, is -
Israel Bond drive. Fertilizers and Chemicals, the most im- Jewish.
portant branch of Israel's rapidly developing chemical in-
Mark Midler, a Russian Jew,
dustry, is now not only providing Israel's farms with all the was the captain of the Soviet
chemical fertilizers they need, but has also established the fencing team which won three
foundations of a growing export trade in chemicals.
, gold medals.

Toronto Re-Elects
Phillips as Mayor


To Revise German Textbooks
Israeli history teachers have
been invited to West Gerthany
under UNESCO auspices to re-
vise the treatment of Jewish his-
tory in German textbooks and
to draft outlines for accurate
treatment of the subject, it was
reported here. The disclosure
was made by Aryeh -Kubovy,
chairman of the Yad Vashem,
the Memorial Authority, at the
fifth-meeting of the Authority's

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(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

TORONTO — Mayor Nathan
Phillips, the first Jew to head
this city's municipal government,
was -reelected Wednesday to his
fourth two-year term, which will
give him a record of eight years
as mayor of - a central Canadian

Olympics Report

e would ever find him holding a
fo ing test tube aloft d shouting,
ureka!" His laboratory as rocki
ir; his apparatus, an nqui
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e to
e given a

Albert Eins
Germany, in 1879. He r
tific education in Switzerland, worked in
the patent office there, and in 1914 re-
turned to Germany as head of the Kaiser
Wilhelm Academy of Science. He remained
there until 1933, when he renounced his
citizenship in Hitler's Third Reich.

He came to America and continue
work at the Insti to for Advanced Studie
iversity. Alb t Einstein



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and us. is theories paved the wa
the freeing of nuclear energy, to
cepts of
ploration of space, and to ne
that are the
light and motion. a
on which the Atomic

A little man whose contemplation
broadened the horizons of science to the
farthest reaches of the universe. A man
who, in his own lifetime, took his place
beside Archimedes, Gallileo, and Newton.

First with the Finest Cigarettes

through Lorillard research.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, December 9, 1960

NEW YORK, (JTA) — Preju-
diced attitudes toward Jews are
commonplace among people liv-
ing in the European area of the
Soviet Union, the Bnai Brith
International Council reported at
its annual meeting here. Analy-
sis of a series of "depth inter-
views" of Soviet refugees and
emigres "strongly indicates that
after 23 years of Communist
rule, popular anti-Semitism re-
mains deeply embedded in the
Soviet culture," declared Philip
M. Klutznick, Council chairman.
The published study, prepared
by Dr. William Korey, the Coun-
cil's research director, showed
that 35 percent of the respond-
ents held anti-Semitic attitudes.
Of this group, 10 percent were
"violently hostile." Another 25
percent held negative stereo-
types about Jews. The sampling
was conducted in 1950-51 by
Harvard University's Russian Re-
search Center. Former Soviet
citizens who had involuntarily
left their homeland, were probed
for their views and attitudes on
a wide variety of subjects.
Klutznick said there is "no
available evidence" that Soviet
authorities have taken any ac-
tion "to reduce negative stereo.
typic thinking about Jews."
The study showed that about
eight percent of the respond-
ents recalled the, Soviet
statute which forbids anti-
Semitism but most of them
considered the law "a device
demonstrating that Jews were
favored by the regime." The
study also showed that "violent
hostility was not limited to the
unsophisticated" and that
"prejudice toward Jews was
particularly strong among
About ten percent of those in-
terviewed, including many who
registered no hostile attitudes
toward Jews, spoke freely about
widespread anti-Semitism in the
U.S.S.R., the study said. The
small number of Jews in the
sampling also reported that anti-
Semitism was "strong" in the
Soviet Union.
The Council concluded its ses-
sions by reelecting Klutznick
chairman. A surprise presenta-
tion of the Bnai Brith President's
Medal, the organization's highest
award, was made to him at a
banquet that opened the two-day
meeting. In presenting the
award, Bnai Brith president,
Label Katz, cited Klutznick as
"a leader among leaders in his
vision, dynamism and eloquence,
as spokesman the world over for
creative progress in contempo-
rary Jewish life."
Elected Council regional vice
chairmen were Frank Goldman,
of Lowell, Mass.; Jack Morrison,
of London; Paul Jacob, of Mul-
house, France; Irvin Epstein, of
Tel Aviv; and Egon Glucksmann,
of Buenos Aires.

Bonds Aid Chemical Industry


KlutzmcK Reports to Bnai Brith
on Russian Anti-Semitism Survey

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