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December 15, 1961 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-12-15

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International Trade Body
Accepts Israel as Member

GENEVA, (JTA) — Israel has
been accepted as a full member
of the General Agreement on
Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the
international organization which
deals with the reduction of tariff
barriers to trade among member
countries.
Israel was elevated to full from
associate membership by a vote
of 32 of the 35 member states.
Pakistan voted against Israel.
Two abstentions were made in
secret but it was learned that
one abstaining country was Indo-
nesia.
Barbossa de Silva of Brazil,
chairman of the current session
of GATT, welcomed Israel and
expressed hope that Israel's co-
operation would be profitable for
all members. He stressed Israel's
important and constructive con-
tributions to the work of GATT
since its provisional joining in
1959.
Moshe Bartur, head of the Is-

rael delegation, expressed his be-
lief that the spirit of understand-
ing of all problems and the atmo-
sphere of "give and take" would
prevail in future relations be-
tween Israel and GATT. The eco-
nomic benefits accruing to Israel
from its GATT membership were
expected to be considerable since
GATT now includes almost all
the western countries.

The emergence of the Euro-
pean Common Market "means
for Israel a gradual progress-
ive exclusion and separation
from the economic' area to
which it belongs," M. Bartur
told the GATT meeting.

The meeting is being attended
by more than 30 officials who
are responsible for trade and eco-
nomic affairs of countries in
western Europe, Africa, Asia, the
United States and Canada, as
well as by ministerial members
of the European Economic Com-
munity Commission.

Jews of Chicago Suburb Incensed
Over Plan to Erect Nativity Sene

CHICAGO, (JTA) — A year-
long dispute over erection bf a
Christmas nativity scene on
property of Skokie Village ended
with a decision by village offi-
cials to allow a creche again
this year.
been,
Two rabbis who
named to a Skokie Human Rela-
tions Commission, set up to deal
with the issue, protested the
plan but were overruled by
their Catholic and Protestant
fellow members. The commission
then announced it had decided
to set aside space in the Skokie
Village hall to be used by
citizen groups, subject to ap-
proval by the village board.
Rabbi Karl Weiner asserted
that "anti-Semitic elements in
the community have used this
opportunity to stir up animosi-
_ties and hostilities. At the same
time I have been most disturbed
by the display of shameful
groveling before the mob" at a
stormy open meeting of the
human relations commission "by
some of our Jewish citizens."
The North Shore chapter of
the American Civil . Liberties
Union raised a constitutional•
challenge, asserting that the vil-
lage board's decision "ignores
the constitutional principle of
separation of church and state."
Bernard Marsh, village manager,
said that a creche had been set
up in front of the village hall
for the past 15 years.
Last year a citizens group con-

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Percentage Formula for AllocatiOn of Allied
Jewish Campaign Funds to Be Formulated Sunday

A percentage formula for allo-
cating funds to be raised in the
Jewish Welfare Federation's
1962 Allied Jewish Campaign
will be developed at a pre-cam-
paign budget conference 10 a.m.
Sunday, at the Jewish Center.

Highlighting the conference
will be the presentation of antici-
pated needs in the budgeting
areas of health and welfare, edu-
cation, community relations and
overseas needs.
Judge Theodore Levin, chair-

Varying Responses Are Reported
on Christmas Programs in Schools

NEW YORK, (JTA) —Vary-
ing responses were reported in
three Eastern seaboard area
cities to Jewish requests for
elimination of sectarian observ-
ances in public schools during
the pre-Christmas period.
In Troy, N.Y., the Board of
Education decided to adopt the
policy urged by the Troy Jewish
Coinmunity C o u n c i l to drop
observances of Jewish holidays
in plays and pageants in Troy
public schools. The board, how-
ever, left unchanged the tradi-
tional Christmas programs in
the school. Children will be ex-
cused from participation or
attendance at programs which
conflict with their religious
beliefs, the board announced.
In Hamde n, Conn., David
Wyllie, the school superinten-
dent issued a directive calling
for the de-emphasis of Christ-
.mas observances in Hamden
public schools. The New Haven
Jewish Community Couneil had
requested that action, recom-
mending generally the elimina-
tion of both Jewish and Chris-
tian religious celebrations.
I n New Haven, that plea was
ignored. School officials said
Christmas will be observed in
New Haven public schools "as

tended that the creche might be
unconstitutional and plans were
made to eliminate it. When some
elements in the community
threatened to demonstrate against
&lipping the creche, Marsh called
Skokie Village Jewish leaders
together. They agreed to allow
the creche in 1960 on condition
that a permanent answer to the
problem was worked out in the
following spring. However, Sko-
kie had an election in that
period and it was kept out of,
the election by agreement of all
candidates. -
The village board then set up
the human relations commission
to deal with this and other inter-
group probems. They discussed
the creche issue for several
t
months before arriving at . the
Max J.
decision not to have the creche
has been re-
in city hall but on village elected as re - nt of the United
property under private auspices. Jewish C rities for a second
one year t m.
The United Jewish Charities
$1,875,000 Given
was founded in 1899 to coordi-
Weizmann Institute; • _ nate the philanthropic efforts of
citizens. In
Name Weisner Fellow' Detroit's Jewish 1926
the UJC
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
helped found.
to The Jewish News)
the Jewish
NEW YORK — A total of
Welfare Fed-
$1,875,000 was contributed, here
eration to do
Tuesday to the resarch fund of
the Detroit
the Weizmann Institute of
Jewish com-
Science .at Rehovot, Israel.
munity's budg-
The contributions were an-
eting, f und
nounced by Arthur B. Krim,
raising and so-
chairman of the Annual Weiz-
cial planning
mann Institute Dinner - held at
and became
the Waldorf-Astoria, and Abra-
the Federa-
ham A. Feinberg, president of
the American Committee for the
tion's fiscal
Weizmann Institute.
a n d property
More than 1,500 guests at-
holding body.
tended the $250-per-plate event,
Zivian
Zivian said:
where the principal speaker was
"We have made treme us
Dr. Jerome B. Weisner, Presi- strides through individu
dent Kennedy's special assistant corporation generos
in'dais
for science and technology.
the level of co
y servi s
Weisner was elected an honor- to people through a 1 ape
ary fellow of the Weizmann In- tion contributions nd capi 1
stitute. In • presenting him with gifts. We must now at act en-
a citation, Dr. Dewey D. Stone, dowment funds for r • rch and
chairman of the Institute's Board experimentation in field of
of Governors, lauded him for his Communal service.
contributions "to the general
"We will be able to deal with
rucations in
science o co
ell as of his the problem of the aging popu-
various sy ems,
g the link lation, the increased need for
u iqt
ow scientists and education, and prevention of de-
bodies of this linquency in the years ahead,
only if we are ready to commit
n
g the participants in the ourselves with the necessary in-
ev t ere a number of Nobel vestigation and experimentation
Pr e laureates. Other Nobel regarding new methods in these
lau eates share with Weisner the fields of service.
"We have gone beyond the
distinction of being honorary
fellows of the Weizmann In- question of whether health and
welfare services are required.
stitute.
We must now, address ourselves
Famous British Architect
to the challenge of providing
Delissa Joseph, a late 19th them in a manner which will
Century British-Jewish architect make the greatest contribution
and designer of many of Lon- to our society."
Zivian is a member of the
don's buildings, built . seven
synagogues in that city. Joseph board of governors of the Fed-
is one of two architects credited eration, Sinai Hospital and the
with having designed an entire Jewish Community Center. He is
street in London—Fitz George a former chairman of the Fed-
eration capital needs committee.
Avenue in West Kensington.

it has been for the past 100
years."
In River Edge, N.J., a town
of 10,000, mostly non-Jewish, a
nine-foot Menorah erected on
the lawn of a Jewish family
attracted praise both from non-
Jews and the River Edge Lions
club. The Lions Club lauded the
display as helping to "improve
Christian-Jewish relation s"
through education about Jewish
religious customs.

FURN ITURE

Dr. Fritz Feigl Given
Austrian -Gold Medal

SERVICE

RIO DE JANEIRO, (JTA) —
Professor Fritz Feigl, president
of the Confederation of Jewish
Communities in Brazil, and a
world-famous scientist, was
awarded the Gold Medal for
scientific achievement for his
work in the field of analytical
chemistry by the Austrian gov-
ernment.
The award was presented to
Feigl at a luncheon in his honor
given by the Austrian Ambassa-
dor.

Re-E ect Z
UJC

man of the Federation executive
committee, will speak for over-
seas needs.
Erwin Simon, chairman of the
health and welfare budget and
planning division, will discuss
health and welfare needs.
Jack 0. Lefton, chairman of
the community relations division,
will discuss anticipated needs in
that area of service.
_ Education needs will be de-
scribed by Louis LaMed, chair-
man of the education division.
The conference, the Federa-
tion's 13th experience with pre-
campaign budgeting, allocates
percentages, rath than dollars,
to three areas f ed: local, na-
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