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February 03, 1961 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-02-03

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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister
Joins in Honorarium to Hurok

Stanford Fraternity Refuses to Expel Four Jewish Pledges

PALO ALTO, Cal., (JTA) —
Although threatened -with ex-
pulsion from its national organ-
ization, the Stanford Univer-
sity chapter of Alpha Tau Om-
ega fraternity stuck to its anti-
bias policy, refusing to expel
four-Jewish students' whom the
chapter elected to membership
in the group.
The chapter is being backed
fully by the university Student
Council; by Dr. William Craig,
Dean of Men; and by Stanley
E. Mosk, California State At-
torney General.

Bnai Brith Service
Committee Holds Finals
in Talent Competition

A $150-per plate dinner at the Waldorf Astoria was held

in tribute to impressario Sol Hurok for "distinguished service
in the cause of cultural exchange." Russian beputy Foreign

Minister Valerian A. Zorin joined in this America-Israel Cul-
tural Foundation tribute at which almost 1,500 persons raised
$250,000 for the Foundation's Israel cultural institutions and
the America-Israel cultural exchange program. Shown here
are from left to right, Hurok, Zorin and Mrs. Zorin.







Soviet 'Explains' Tale About Jews

In a belated effort 'to counter
an article in the NeW York
Herald Tribune of last November
4, describing an anti-Jewish story
published by an official organ of
the Communist - Party in the
Daghestan - area of the U.S.S.R.,
the Soviet Embassy in . Washing-
ton recently released a letter of
reply from a group of six
Daghestan mountain Jews. The
communication had been trans-
mitted by S. R a binowic h,
U.S.S.R. corresporident of • the
Morning Freiheit, a Communist-
oriented Yiddish-language _daily
of very limited circulation, pub-
lished in New York City.
Using the anti-Semitic "blood
libel" of the Middle Ages, the
original story—quoted by the
Herald Tribune — had accused
Daghestan Jews of drinking the
blood of Moslems in fulfillment
of heir
t
religious rites. The let-
ter released by the Embassy de-
clares that the article Cited was
"a reader's letter," and that it
was "an extremely rare and ex-
ceptiOnal case, the like of which
has never before -occurred in our
country and, we are -sure,- „will
never bee—peate4.:_ll was. purely
an accident, a mistake of irre-
sponsible journalists, made. with-
out any ill intent." The reply
goes on to state that on the day
after publication "the newspaper
made its excuses to the readers,"
that "government: and party"
groups "sharply condemned the
mistake," and that "those re-
sponsible for it were punished -
accordingly.".
The 'main burden of the let- -
ter from the . Daghestan Jews is
the assertion: that "we know bet-
ter thah anyone else that in our
country there is no hostility be-
tikeen the peoples, that the rela-
tions between them are based on

brotherly friendship and mutual
esteem." Asserting that Jews
hold high positions in Daghestan
life, the writers claim that "re-
ligious Jews, just like the
lems, have every opportuni
performing their religio
es"
and that "synaigogu
unction
normally." This las
atement is
apparently a re ence to a
quotation in the
rald Tribune
from another
icle in the
Daghestan paper, fling for the
closing of the sy ogue in the
city of Buinaksk.
While interesting
its details, the letter 0
Daghestan Jews notably fails to
explain how in an *atmosphere
which is allegedly that of "a
united, friendly family" it was
possible for anti-Semitic ideas to
exist and to appear in print.

Metropolitan Detroit Bnai
Brith Service Committee for the
Armed Forces and Veterans
(SCAFV) will hold its "Search
for Talent" in the Dearborn
Veterans' Hospital Outer Dr. at
Southfield, 7 p.m., Tuesday.
This contest, originated in
1960 by Sol Steinberg, chair-
man of the SCAFV Committee
of Detroit Bnai Brith, had as
its purpose a two-fold aim to
provide good entertainment for
veterans confined in the mili-
tary and naval hospitals
t • • •
state, and to
ability of
oung people in e
in and
possessing talent for t
enter-
tainme field. Audition have
been .
d ach month
the
sever
ra spital The
jud
a n s,
th
g
, and
y 'the
mittee itself.
Finals will
u r e three
winne
he elimination
, nd will be judged by
professionals in the entertain-
ment field. Trophies, donated
by the SCAFV Committee, will
be presented to ' the winners
according to their standings in
these finals.



cation of its national charter
for bringing Jews into member-
ship was made here this week-
end by the chapter's president,
Michael Kavanaugh. He said
every one of the present 54
members of the chapter voted
for the admission of four. Jew-
ish students, although the na-
tional constitution of the
ternity provides th
er-
ship is to •
s ricted to
"Christian 0 casians."
"We are not trying to
to
crusade," said Kavanau . "We
just think we ought
choose
our members regardl
of race,
color or creed." T
chapter
has received notice
m the
fraternity's national h
uar-
ters at Washington that i
oust the four Jewish "pledg-
es."
The fraternity's- national
grand chief, Gerald E. Johnson,
notified Kavanaugh that Alpha
Tau Omega's national high-
council is bringing charges
against the chapter for violat-
ing the fraternity's national
charter.

1957, ordering all fraternities
on the campus to drop their
discriminatory policies. Dean
Craig said "we are backing the
chapter all the way." Attorney
General Mosk declared that he
will file a brief, as "a friend of
the court," supporting the local
ch to stick
olicy
1 s nationa c
r.
he Student Council res
tion, adopted unanimously,
dared- that nt b
its
rd Cha r
of
0 fo its fusal t . is-
Stanf
stu-
the*
ce, re-

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at no time did she put the onus
for lack of a minimum of Amer-
ican Jewish immigration on the

shoulders of Israel's Premier
David Ben-Gurion, as was at-
tributed to her in reports of her
address at the mass meeting of

the American Zionist Council
here at which she was one of
the principal speakers.

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Rose Halprin Clarifies
Stand on Emigration
to Israel from America

NEW YORK, (JTA) — Mrs.
Rose _Halprin, acting chairman
of the Jewish Agency executive
in New York, this week clari-
fied her stand on emigration of
American. Jews to Israel in a .
statement issued through the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Mrs. Halprin said that -"it
would be unthinkable that in
the great historic proceM of the
upbuilding of Israel—land and
people— American Jews and
particularly American Zionists
should be found .wanting."
Mrs. Halprin emphasized that

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