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October 13, 1961 - Image 32

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-10-13

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THE. DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, October 13, 1961 — 32


Detroit Group
Ends Tour of
UJA Projects

Around the World...

JERUSALEM — The Detroit
group of Community leaders
left Lydda Airport this week
after an intensive two-week tour
of Israel under the sponsorship
of the United Jewish Appeal.
During the visit, the Detroit
group met with President Yitz-
hak Ben-Zvi, and top govern-
ment and Jewish Agency lead-
ers. The Detroiters observed
present conditions and develop-
ments in the country.
Chairman of the group was
Hyman Safran, accompanied by
his wife. Other members were
Messrs. and Mmes. Harry Bal-
beror, Harold Berry, Irwin I.
Cohn, Lewis Davidson, Samuel
S. Greenberg, Merle Harris, Hy-
man S. Mellen, Sylvan Rapaport,
P et e r Shifrin, Harold Victor
and William Wetsman; Messrs.
Mel Rubin, Isidore Kolodney,
Irving A. Rubin and Fr a n k
Lewis and Mmes. Joseph M.
Prentis and Ester Appelman.
_Ben-Zvi, addressing the
group, said: "Send us your chil-
dren." He stressed that the life-
blood of Israel was continuous
Ben-Zvi called upon the group
to support the gathering and
absorption of immigrants
through the UJA, and to en-
courage their children to come
to Israel "if not to settle perma-
nently, at least to study for a
The present UN and . . Berlin
crisis and the continuing anti-
Israel stand of the Arab League
states, m a k e achievement of
peace with Israel's neighbors
more difficult to reach, Max
Varon, head of the Israel For-
eign Ministry Central European
Desk, said to the group at a
panel session.
Reviewing the progress of im-
migration, Moshe Rivlin, gen-
eral-secretary of the Jewish
Agency, said that increased
funds were needed immediately
because the influx of Israel's
second million immigrants has
begun at a fast pace and created
absorption problems.
The UJA also sponsored the
current - two week Israel visit
of Israel Davidson and his son-
in-law and daughter, Dr. and
Mrs. I. Jerome Hauser.
Davidson, a department store
executive, is director of David-
son Brothers Inc. and Federal
Department Stores.

RIO DE JANEIRO—Four firms, owned by non-Jews, have
contributed funds to help the construction of a new synagogue
here, it was announced by Rabbi Henrique Lemle.
MEXICO CITY—The Jewish Community of Guadalajara has
donated 200,000 pesos ($16,000) to the provincial government for
the building of a new school for the city's inhabitants . . . Two
separate periodicals, both bearing the title La Vaz de Jerusalem
(Voice of Jerusalem), made their appearance here last week,
one printed in Spanish, the other in Hebrew.

A Digest of World Jewish Happenings
from Dispatches of the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency.and Other News-Gathering Media.

Latin America


JERUSALEM—Israelis will be free to. travel abroad after
Sunday without having to obtain exit visas which have been
required for such travel since the establishment of Israel in
1948 . . . Israel's exports increased more than 15 per cent during
the period from January to July of this year, to a total of
$157.2 million, which compares with $135 million for the same
period last year . . . Three new buildings of the Home for
Maladjusted Children in a Jerusalem suburb, were dedicated
here by Mrs. Moe Kudler, president of Bnai Brith Women of
the United States and Canada, which sponsored the project . • .
Four Arab youths were sentenced this week to prison terms of
15-21 months for leaving a restricted area without permission
and trying to cross into the Egyptian-held Gaza Strip . . . The
Finance Committee of the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, has
approved a grant of government credit for the construction of
three freighters for the Zim Shipping Company . . . Despite
an increase in immigration during the first six months of this
year, Israel is enjoying near full employment, and even - a slight
labor shortage, the government has reported.


MONTREAL—The Canadian Jewish Congress reported it
has been asked by the town of Mount Royal for a Jewish
calendar to avoid a repetition of a meeting of taxpayers called
on Yom Kippur eve to vote on a loan bylaw.

United States

Upper photo shows HYMAN SAFRAN, chairman of the
special Detroit delegation to Israel, with immigrant children
at Yehuda Transit Camp in Israel. In the center photo, Mr.
and Mrs. HAROLD BERRY observe the processing of a new
immigrant (right) aboard ship upon the Detroit group's arrival
at the Haifa port. The lower photo shows ISRAEL DAVID-
SON (right), pioneer Detroit Zionist and community leader,
with his son-in-law, Dr. JEROME I. HAUSER, chief of staff
of Sinai Hospital, and daughter, MRS. HAUSER, president of
Detroit Hadassah, upon their arrival at Lydda Airport to
join the Detroit group in the tour of United Jewish Appeal
projects in Israel.

Paray Plans Sixth Visit in Israel; Plea to Save Puerto
Rican from Death
Will Be Honored by ZOD on Nov. 25 in Electric Chair

Announcement was made this
week that Paul Paray, music
director and conductor of the
Detroit Symphony Orchestra,
will return to Israel next spring
for his sixth visit in the Jewish
Max Brod, the noted Jewish
writer, states in his book on
Israeli music that Paray is the
only conductor in the world
responsible for the promotion
of Israeli compositions.
Paul Paray will be honored
by the Zionist Organizaion
of Detroit at the 29th annual
Balfour Concert, at Ford
Auditorium, Saturday, Nov.
25. He will appear with the
Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
- Jan Peerce, one of America's
foremost tenors, will be guest
artist. Tickets may be ob-
tained at the Zionist House,
10424 W. McNichols Road.,
or by phoning DI. 1-8540.
For many years Paray was
the music director and con-
ductor of the Orchestra Co-
lonne in Paris, a post he relin-
quished in 1941 when the Ne-
zis occupied Paris. Since the
founder of the Orchestra, Ed-
ouard Colonne, was a Jew, the
Nazis asked Maestro Paray to

change the name and call it
Orchestre Paray. The Maestro
refused the offer and preferred
to leave his position. He • went
to conduct in Marseilles, which
was at that time still under the
Vichy regime. He jeopardized
his life when, at the opening
concert with the Free Radio
Orchestra, he conducted works
by Mendelsohn and Paul Dukas
and finished the program with
a rousing rendition of the
"Marseillaise." Due to pres-
sure from the Nazi war lords
he was asked by the "Free
French Government" to dismiss
four Jewish members of the
orchestra. Fortunately a call
from the manager of the Monte
Carlo Orchestra came with an
offer to assume the director-
ship, wich the Maestro accept-
ed under the condition that he
should be allowed to bring the
four Jewish orchestra members
and their families with him.
It soon became apparent that
the lives of the Jewish fami-
lies were in danger, and ,Maes-
tro and Mine. Paray hid them
for three years in their attic.
They became leaders of the
Mavis (French underground)
in Monte Carlo.

Three Jewish civil liberties
lawyers joined in asking the U.S.
Supreme Court to review the case
of a Puerto Rican youth convict-
ed of murder and sentenced to
die in the electric chair. The
high court was asked to examine
the verdict on the ground that
Puerto Ricans are discriminated
against for jury duty in New
The lawyers—all of them serv-
ing without fee—are Shad Polier
and Stephen Wise Tulin of New
York and Charles Reich of New
Haven, Conn.
All three are serving in their
private capacities.
The review petition, which does
not excuse or condone the crime
for which 17-year old Salvatore
Agron was convicted a year ago,
emphasizes the boy's "obviously
paranoid mentality, the senseless
nature of his acts and his extreme
The petition, emphasizing the
"inherently racial" character of
the crime and the "strong racial
feelings" aroused during the trial,
argued that "a differently com-
posed jury might well have con-
sidered the many mitigating cir-
cumstances and therefore con-
victed petitioner of a lesser of-
fense than first degree murder."

WASHINGTON—Senator Kenneth B. Keating, New York
Republican, claimed that a war claims bill (S. 2618) reported
out by the Senate Judiciary Committee "creates a category of
second-class citizens, and omits any provision for settlement of
heirless property awards for relief of victims of Nazi persecution"
. .. The United States Army paid special tribute to the Saudi
Arabian commander of the Dhahran airbase and the Judge
Advocate General who enforced the barring of American military
personnel of the Jewish faith from airfields leased by the United
States, it was disclosed in a protest lodged with Defense Secretary
Robert S. McNamara by the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A.
GREENWICH—An official of the Connecticut Civil Rights
Commission has indicated that the Commission intends to call
the president and several members of the Greenwich Real Estate
Board in its investigation of bias against Jewish home buyers.
PHILADELPHIA—Dr. Sidney K. Wolfson of Philadelphia,
an assistant instructor in surgery in the Harruson Department of
Surgical Research at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital,
has received a $3,000 grant from the Heart Association to study
ways of extending the currently limited period of deep-freeze
techniques in delicate heart operations.
BOSTON—Dr. Robert B. Berg has been named pediatrician-
in-chief at Beth Israel Hospital of Boston and associate in
pediatrics at Harvard Medical School . . . A gift of $250,000 from
the Slosberg family of Boston and a foundation set up by the
family was announced this week by the Beth Israel Hospital
Development Fund.
BUFFALO—Donald C. Lubick of Buffalo has been named
tax legislative consultant to the United States TreaSury Depart-
ment at a salary of $18,500 a year . . . "Supreme Court Justice
Philip Halpern of Buffalo has been unanimously nominated by
the Republican, Democratic and Liberal parties for another
14-year term in the Appellate Division . . . The Buffalo Fire
Department has begun an investigation of a $1 million blaze
that destroyed Temple Beth Zion and its school last week.
SAN FRANCISCO—The special committee organized to obtain
contributions to help Rabbi Joseph Gumbiner to meet court
costs in his arrest as a freedom rider in Mississippi called off
the campaign temporarily in line with a request by the Congress
of Racial Equality which asked Rabbi Gumbiner to plead no
contest when his case comes up next month.
NEWARK, N.J. — Rabbi Joachim Prinz of Temple Bnai
Abraham, said this week that his reform congregation would
not follow the move of other Newark congregations to the
suburbs because "raising huge sums of money to duplicate the
present building in the suburbs is not the responsible thing to
do," and that financial burdens of such a move would be "over-
whelming" ... Beth Israel Hospital. has announced receipt of a
grant of $15,882 from the John A. Hartford Foundation to
develop an implantable, self-energizing pulse generator unit for
complete heart blocks.
ST. LOUIS—The St. Louis Jewish _Employment and Voca-
tional . Services has received a federal grant for use in evaluation,
work-adjustment training and job placement to individuals over
45-years of age who have suffered a disability.


MUNICH—The Bavarian Finance Ministry has allotted 250
million marks ($60.5 million) for restitution to victims of
Nazism in its fiscal budget draft for the 1962 fiscal year.
WEST BERLIN—A jury court in this city has sentenced
Hans Elshola, a right wing politician, to two months in prison
without probation for making anti-Semitic remarks, while Dr.
Hans Kapfinger, editor of a daily newspaper, went on trial for
printing anti-Semitic material.
BLACKPOOL, Eng.-----The Labor Party conference approved
last week a resolution condemning the decision to permit West
German troops to train in Britain as "a betrayal of all those who
fought and died during the last war."
PARIS—Shimon Peres, Israel's Deputy Defense Minister,
completed a week of consultations and negotiations with French
defense and army officials and said he was "most satisfied"
with results of the talks.


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