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December 01, 1961 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-12-01

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Helena Rubinstein, Given Award

Ban on Nuclear Weapons - Asked by the Knesset

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

"Woman of Year" Award to beauty authority and art con-
noisseur Helena Rubinstein, (center) was presented at the
annual luncheon of Women's Division, American Friends of
Hebrew University, by Mrs. Louis S. Gimbel, Jr., national pres-
ident, left, and Madame Armand Berard, wife of French Ambas-
sador to United Nations, right. Guests at gala luncheon-benefit
for ibrary of Jerusalem university, heard Israeli Ambassador
Arieh Eshel call on his country's fellow members at the UN to
"reaffirm and strengthen the principles of peaceful co-existence
in the United Nations charter and resolutions, in order to improve
the international climate and strengthen the cause of peace."

JERUSALEM—The security
and foreign affairs committee
of Israel's parliament called
Tuesday on all countries, their
governments and their parlia-
ments to make every effort to
reach agreement on a ban on
nuclear. weapons testing under
effective international controls.
The unanimously-a d opt e d
resolution was forwarded to the
secretariat of the Interparlia-
mentary Union with a request
that it be brought to the atten-
tion of the parliaments of the
The committee earlier dis-
cussed the problem of atomic
testing in line with motions in
the Knesset for a full-dress
debate on the recent Soviet
megaton weapons testing. The
committee expressed full sup-
port for the unanimous resolu-
tions approved at the 15th In-
terparliamentary Union confer-
ence in Brussels last September
concerning the danger to hu-
man life and world peace in-
volved in such weapons testing.
The committee also heard a -
survey of Israeli air defense
problems from Brig. Ezer Weiz-
mann, commander of the Israel

Air Force. Deputy Defense
Minister Shimon Peres told the
committee that Israel had not
supplied arms directly or in-
directly to the Portuguese goy-

ernment and that Israel had
taken the steps needed to in-
sure that Israel arms were not
transferred to Portugal through
a third party.

Stir Bonn Government to Act on Other Nazi s

German government is consid-
ering starting probes - into the
activities of all those who
participated in the notorious
"Wannsee Conference" of 1942,
at whiCill the liquidation of all
Jews was decided upon by Nazi
One of the participants in
this conference was Adolf Eich-
mann,, who is now awaiting the
verdict in Israel after his trial
there. on charges of responsi-
bility for the Nazi annihilation
of 6,000,000 Jews in Europe. It
is as a result of revelations
which he made during the trial
that the Bonn Government is
now planning action against the
other participarits, it was em-
The announcement of the
government's intentions was
made' by Erwin Schule, head of
the West, German Center for
the Investigatioti of Nazi War

Crimes. He also revealed that,
contrary to Eichmann's insist-
ance that he was merely carrying
out orders which he was duty-
bound to implement, instruc-
tions had been issued to the
Gestapo that members of the
organization did not have to
carry out orders which were

Construction Starts On -
Home For Israelite Press
struction is underway on a new
building to house the Israelite
Press-which is also expected to
become a cultural center' for
the -Western Canadian Jewish
Noah Witman, manager of
the weekly, announced 1 a s t
June that all proceeds of a 50th
anniversary edition would be
used to build a permanent home
for Western Canada's only, bi-
lingual JeWish and English

Distortion of Facts

Charged by Minister
in Case of Lovers' Child

ing to questions in the Knesset,
Minister of Social Welfare Joseph
Burg stated that the public, both
here and abroad, has been misled
by "distorted facts"' regarding
the case of the unmarried- couple,
Yaffa Ajami, who is Jewish, and
Abdul Rahim Majdaleh, a Mos-
lem. -
Burg said that Miss Ajami had
been under probation after being
convicted for theft. It was at
the couple's request, he said
that a probation officer helped
get their newly-born infant in
an institution. When the father
sought to remove the child, the
Ministry's social worker, acting
in the child's interest, requested
the Juvenile Court to order that
a social worker be assigned to
look after the child's interests.
However, continued the Minis-
ter, the court ruled that the
father -"might use the child for
selfish interests" and that "the
mother could not be relied upon
to- protect it, as she was under
Majdaleh's influence." The court
then ordered that the infant
remain at the institution.
Burg said that there were
"tense" relations between the
couple and their families, - lead-
ing at one time to violence and
police intervention. When Miss
Ajami removed the child from
' the institution, the matter was
submitted to the police authori-
ties, and the 'girl was charged
with abduction. On an appeal to
the Juvenile Court, the child
was returned to its parentS,
under supervision. -
The Minister deplored the
"distortions" -which,- lid said, led
the foreign press to treat the
story as "a Romeo and Juliet
tragedy." He also censured the
Jerusalem Post for declining to
publish the full text of the Minis-
try's account, while printing let-
ters from readers as well as an
editorial based on incorrect in-

Professionals are 20%
of Israel's Immigrants

NEW YORK, (JTA) — About
20 per cent of the current" im-
migration to Israel consists of
professionals, it was revealed by
Dewey D. Stone, chairman of
the Jewish Agency for Israel,
Inc., and national chairman of
the United Jewish Appeal upon
his return from Israel where he
discussed the problem of absorb-
ing newcomers with government
and Jewish Agency officials.
He noted that currently immi-
grant transports bring as much
as one physician for every 20


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The Recluse -And A GreatJewish Medical Center

Even as a young man, Sampson Simson of
colonial New York had garnered enough
honors to last some men a lifetime,
He had been one of the first Jews to
graduate from Columbia—A.B., Class of
1800. He was the „first to have delivered a
commencement oration in Hebrew. He was
the first alumnus to have made a contri-
bution to the college. And he was the first
Jew to pass the bar examinations of the
State of New York.
He was launched on a successful law
career, reading 'law in the offices of the
famous Aaron Burr. And then—suddenly
he dropped from sight. Some said it was a
result of his having been attacked and
badly beaten. In 'any case, Sampson Sim-
son retired - to his father's estate on the
Saw Mill River and turned his back on his
future, his friends, and the world.
Years passed. His relatives died' and he
was alone. And then one day this elderly

gentleman, in his old-fashioned clothes,
emerged and looked upon a changed world
with wonder, much like Rip Van Winkle.
He was a recluse no longer! There had
been much talk about establishing a Jew-
ish Hospital in New York—but very little
action. Sampson Simson got action! He
scandalized the more conservative by hold-
ing a Charity Ball in fashionable Niblo's
Gardens and raising $1,034. He donated
two plots of land. on 28th Street near 8th
Avenue. From the estate of the beloved
Judah Touro he obtained $20,600. In 1852
the Jewish Hospital in the City of New
York was founded! -
After the Civil War the name was
changed •to Mt. Sinai Hospital. Today it
stands—this great center of medical re-
search and science—a monument to hun-
dreds of great physicians and liberal bene-
factors. And to the memory, too, of
Sampson Simson!

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