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March 10, 1961 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-03-10

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Center's Teen
Cagers Ready
for Tournament

Meriwether's Appomtment Stirs
Acrimonious U.S. Senate Debate

(Continued from Page 1)
While the opposition to Meriwether was led by Senators
The Jewish Center Teen Var- Javits, Morse and Keating (R., N.Y.), the nominee was staunchly
sity, midwestern JCC basketball
defended by Senators Robertson, • John Sparkman of Alabama
champs by virtue of their recent
and Dirksen. ,
tournament win at Akron,
MeriWether told the Senate Banking Committee, under cross-
whipped the Buffalo JCC, 63-38, examination, he saw no reason why he should not accept support of
and Ferndale Recreation, 55-43,
the Ku Klux Klan in Alabama politics. He t
to bring their season record to
with Rear Admiral John Cromme
seat and is notorious for pre
against Jews and Negroes.
The Center built up a slowly
Senator Javits said th
spite Meriwether's victory by a five
increasing edge over Buffalo.
to four vote in the Se
Banking Committe he eel
After trailing 12-11 at the quar-
Meriwether qualified
a high p
ter, they led 32-21, at the half "so many millions o
copies whos e y
and 46-27 after three quarters.
brown." Senator Ja
also cit
Tow. Goodman was high with 25. the Ku Klux Klan a Meriwet association in 'tic
a 1958
Ferndale's Gunther scored 23
with Grand Dragon obert She ton of the Ku Klu
and the Center's Bill Davis 19
Senate Democra
leader Mike Mansfie
among those
as the Center built up a sufficient who fought to obtain
e confir •
arles Meriwether,
margin, 49-32 after three quar- as a director of the Exp
Bank beCause "he is the
ters,' to withstand a final Fern- President's nomine."
dale surge.
State Department sources revealed foreign service reports
The Teens will close out their that at least one African - nation made it known it would regard
regular season by hosting the
Meriwether as "persona non grata" and refuse him a visa even
Philadelphia Boys Club at 7 p.m.
if on official business as a director of the U.S. Export-IMport Bank.
Tuesday. The Junior Varsity The report said an individual who admitted accepting Ku Klux
concluded its season Wednesday. Klan political cooperation and still advocated_ segregation would
The Teens will travel to Bos- be "unwelcome."
ton to compete in the National
Appointment of Meriwether was opposed by the American
Jewish Welfare Board's national Jewish Congress, which urged that the nomination be returned to
tournament, March 25-26. They the Senate Committee on Banking and Currency for further study.
will face seven other JCC region-
At the sessions of the Senate Banking and Currency Com-
al champs, The team is raising mittee, at which he was questioned on his KICK membership and
money for the trip through sev-
his association with Crommelin, Meriwether said that Admiral
eral projects.
Crommelin's anti-Semitism was not the basis for their break. Other
A Center-Bnai Bith Youth political
moves by the retired adniiral were responsible, he testi-
Organization night, at 8:30 p.m., field. Meriwether
said he did not share KKK views on Jews
March 18, will pit the Center's
and Catholics but that he did ad-
class A basketball cham against
vocate the segregation of Negroes
a BBYO all-star team.
Cantor E. Niesenson
in public schools.
Lee will be guest
jockey a
uct S'dorim at
a dance afte
, along
Meriwether told the committee_
s, Mt. Clemens that he had never any "problem
surprise ent
The Tee
knoWn Cantor E. of anti - Semitism" and was
arsity will hold
car wash
of Cleveland, will "friendly toward Jews" and the
the ente
parking t, fro 10
e sedorium services at "colored race." Sen. Proxmire
p.m., Su ays, e arch 12
's Arethusa Hotel in wanted- to know what the nomi-
They w sell
nee's attitude would be toward
and w pped
Cantor Niesenson will also be Israel and African and other na-
through t the
at the Beth Tefilas Synagogue in tions. Meriwether said lid would
the next o weeks.
Mt. Clemens this Passover.
"make a great effort to w
them in a cooper
nner if
the business
n the interest
of the Unit
Mr. Me ether's
lifi -
tioiis a
Import ank
admis ns that he
h import
the Cool amenddient.



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