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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-04-28

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A Tribute to Edward C. Levy

It is my privilege to serve as chairman of the testi.:
monial committee in honor of Edward C. Levy, one of
Detroit's very distinguished citizens.
Yeshiva University has chosen to honor him at the
annual banquet in Detroit, and the Detroit. Committee
wholeheartedly endorses the selection. Ed Levy is a
generous man. He is devoted to Jewish causes and to
all worthy projects when they have a humanitarian
approach.
Ed Levy has been an important factor in our Allied
Jewish Campaigns. He has been most helpful in invest-
ment projects for Israel. He has assisted all traditional
Jewish movements, and he is now in the forefront of
activities in behalf of the great Yeshiva University.
In behalf of my committee and myself, I congratu-
late Ed Levy and wish him good health and many years
in Which to continue to serve good causes. He deserves
the honors that are being given him by Yeshiva Uni-
Vemity and by all who take note of his many good deeds.

ABRAHAM BORMAN

215 Social Service Groups in U.S.
Received $204 Million in 1959

- - NEW YORK, (JTA) — More
than - $204,000,000 was received
by- 215 Jewish family service and
child care institutions, homes for
the aged and hospitals in the
United States in 1959, it was
reported here by - the Council of
Jewish Federations and Welfare
Funds.
Of that amount nearly $36,000,-
000 came from Jewish and non-
sectarian philanthropic sources;
$18,900,000 from Jewish federa-
tions and welfare funds and
$6,900,000 from community chests
and $10,177,000 from auxiliaries
and individuals. The greatest
source of • income, $142,944,000
was payments for services by the
persons receiving them. Public
tax funds accounted for $17,276,-
400. The remaining source, about
$8,000,000,. -came from interest
on reserves, investments and mis-
cellaneous sources.
Seventy of the 215 agencies
eovered by the report are family
service agencies. These reported
income of $9,466,000 of which
over 51 per cent came from
Jewish federations. -Only five per
cent, $470,000 cattle from pay
meats- for service by the persons
served. Sixty-four homes for the
aged derived, the bulk of their
income, 73.7 per- cent, or $16,-
400,000, from payments for serv-
ice.
Sixty-five hospitals and clinics
also reported that more than
three-quarters of their income,
$125,000,000, came from pay-
ments for service. Although fed-
eration support was small by
percentage, 5.5 per cent, the
dollar figure reached almost
$9,000,000.
Child care agencies received
the largest share of their income,
42.6 per cent ($4,200,000 re-
ported by 16 agencies), from pub-
lic tax funds; 29 per cent, almost
$3,000,000 came from federations
and only 7.5 per cent or $740,000
from clients' fees.
Only among the family agen-
cies was income from community
chests a sizeable factor, 30.8 per
cent or $2,900,000. The non-
sectarian community funds ac-
counted - for 7.4 per cent of
income of child care agencies,
$734,000; 3.5 per cent for homes
for the aged, or $780,000; and
1.5 per cent of hospital income
$2,451,000.
Seventy-six homes for the aged
provided 4,200 days' - care for
15,000 residents; the year-end
census was slightly under 12,000,
an increase of about 200 over the
year. before. The number of beds
available in the 76 homes was
almost 12,500, and utilization
averaged over 93 per cent
throughout the year.
A total of 74 Jewish hospitals
reported more than 5,500,000
days' care for over 540,000 pa-
tients during 1959. There were
16,396 beds available for adults
and children and these had an
average, utilization rate of 85.4
per cent. More than a quarter of
the total days' care were freed
Eighty-one family service agen-
cies reported a total of 53,872

active cases during the Year. Of
these, 2,500, or less than five
per cent, received financial aid
amounting to $2,243,000. The
bulk of the service was counsel-
ing on family problems. New
arrivals to this country accounted
for slightly more than 1,800 of
the total caseload. In addition to
relocation and vocational aid, the
immigrants received over $500
000 in financial aid. Financial
to transients amounted to
$24,000 during the same
od.
Fifty-five Jewish c
care
agencies reported a tota
more
than 7,000 children u
care
during the year and a
ar-end
caseload of 4,169. Of th
1,669,
or 40 per cent, were
ing in
foster homes; 1,105, or 7 per
cent, were under care in
ency
institutions; and 967, or
cent, were treated while- resid{
in their own homes or in the
homes of relatives.

Yeshiva Friends Arabs Lose UN Refugee Ballot
to Honor Levy at Urging Custodianship over Property
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. led the fight to defeat the anti-
Testimonial Fete •(JTA)
— The Arab bloc's only Israel moves, and was supported

Some 800 reservations for the
Edward C. Levy testimonial din-
ner already have been made,
according to Morris J. Brand-
wine, co-chairman of the event
to be held by Detroit Friends
of Yeshiva
University May
17 at Cobo
Hall.
He added
that over 1,000
a r e expected
to attend the
largest $ 1. 0 0
per couple
kosher dinner
in Detroit's
history.
Rise Ste-
vens, Metro-
politan Opera
star, will pro- Levy
vide the entertainment, and din-
ner music will be provided by
the orchestra of Dave Diamond.
Contrary to the day erro-
neously printed in the ad ap-
pearing in The Jewish News
last week, the event will be held
Wednesday, May 17.

20th Centur
Confes
ail. Poland

drive to put through an anti- by other Western powers, Latin
Israel resolution at this year's Americans and representatives
General Assembly has failed. of those new African states that
Two clauses of a resolution belong to the French Commu-
aimed at establishing United Na- nity. • Francis T. P. Plimpton,
tions custodianship over property deputy chairman of the Amer-
allegedly left in Israel by the ican delegation, told the Assem-
Arab refugees were defeated in bly that the Arab drive for
the Assembly's closing day, fail- property custodianship in Israel
ing to get the needed two-thirds amounted to "shortsight
ical ma
majority.
One of the clauses was voted
t for
oughout
lon
down, 44-38, with 12 abstentions•
jection of t e refugees' . rop-
the second clause was defeat
erty rights" into the anti-Israel
44-35, with 15 abstentions.
drive by the Arabs, the United
om- States s eld • Isr t i
When the tallies wer
sim- no reso u i in
pleted, a resolution whi
ply affirms that the A mbly, gee
next fall, is to review t
UN's year
work in aiding the Ara refu-
gees was passed, 37-17,
38
abstentions. The Arab member ,
which had pushed for the entire
resolution, were among the ab-
Almost Everything in Wear-
stainers on their own draft, since
ing Apparel from Size 40
it no longer contained the clauses
Extra' Long to • 66 Stout.
Objectionable to Israel.
jerry BAKER'S ' 536,1410 c sTy°125 . 2‘,`,;" 4 ""`a
The United States delegation

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