Rap Pupil Penalties
for Religious Reasons
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.,
(JTA)—The practice of some
schools and colleges in the
United States of penalizing
students who absent them-
selves from classes for religious
reasons was denounced at the
38th annual national conven-
tion of the women's division
of the Union of Orthodox Jew-
ish Congregations of America.
The 600 delegates, represent-
ing 500,000 members of sister-
hoods of Orthodok Jewish con-
gregations in the United States
and Canada, criticized the prac-
tice in a resolution approved
at the closing session of the
The resolution' also protested
the practice by some schools
and colleges in scheduling ex-
aminations and other manda-
tory curricular activities on the
Jewish Sabbath and other Holy
In another resolution, the
delegates noted with "regret"
the recent decision of the
United States Supreme Court
upholding Sunday closing laws
for Sabbath observers holding
a day other than Sunday as
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Rockwell Says He Will Speak in N.Y.
When Time Is Right for Propaganda
ARLINGTON, Va., (JTA)— ■ delayed plans for a speech in
George Rockwell leader of the New York City now that the
"American Nazi party" said he United States Supreme Court
would go through with court- has in effect supported his con-
stitutional right to do so.
The high court refused to re-
N. Y. Rabbis Present
view a ruling of New York
Citations to Denmark,
courts that Rockwell could not
Sweden for Aiding Jews be refused a permit to speak
NEW YORK, (JTA)—Cita- in Manhattan's Union Square.
However, the self-styled Nazi
tions were presented to the
governments of Denmark and leader added his visit to New
Sweden for their cooperation York for that purpose might
in the rescue of almost the en- be delayed for a few weeks or
tire Jewish population of Den- even a few months so that he
mark from extermination by could time his speech "for maxi
the Nazis in 1943. The awards mum propaganda value."
He was refused a permit by
were made by the New York
Board of Rabbis, as par_t of a the New York City Parks ,Com-
television documentary showing mission in May, 1960, and took
how the Danish people rescued the c e to t wit h elp
the Jews from the Nazis, send- of t lean er-
ing them to safety in Sweden. ties
The CBS-TV network, which
filmed the documentary in Den- She
re al on grounds that
mark, was also cited. The New
nstitutional guarantees of free
York rabbis had cooperated in
the production of the documen- speech did not extend to "self-
tary. Participants in the cere- confessed advocates of violence"
monies were Paul Ryder, Den- under conditions making pub-
mark's consul-general here; lic riot inevitable.
The New York State Ap-
Erik Kronvall, consul-general of
Sweden; Richard Salant, presi- pellate Division threw out Jus-
dent of CBS-TV; and David Riv- tice Epstein' ruling, holding
that the city had no constitu-.
lin, Israeli consul.
tional authority "to exercise
prior restraint of the e pression
will imiately an •rrepar-
ably, t he public
to Court of
kup eld e Appelate
ruling and the United States
Supreme Court in effect sus-
tained it by its refusal to review
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