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December 15, 1961 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-12-15

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Cuban refugees as a means of
WASHINGTON—Some 2,000 countering growing and po-
Cuban Jewish refugees in the tentially serious "intergroup
United States have been aided tensions."
Samet told the Senate group
by the United Hias Service dur-
ing the past year, a Senate in- that the large influx of Cuban
vestigating subcommittee was refugees into Florida's Dade
Co u n t y, which encompasses
told Wednesday. -
James P. Rice, Hias execu- Miami, has provided "a conven-
tive . director, in a statement ient scapegoat for Miami's ills."
He expressed fear that the
prepared for the Senate Sub-
committee on Refugees and local residents might be
Escapees, said that as a result
of his organization's emergency
program of aid to Cuban Jew-
ish escapees Hias will close its
fiscal year "with a substantial
deficit since we have been un-
able to obtain all the necessary constitutionality
of a daily
additional funds from our con-
tributors over and. aboVe our prayer recitation in New York
planned 1961 budget of $2,300,- public schools will - be con-
sidered by the United States
Supreme Court next spring.
Rice said, that. the Cuban
The high court agreed to rule
refugee program has thus far
on the prayer, which was re-
cost Hias over $400,000.
commended in 1951 by the New
He told the Senate commit- York
of Regents for all
tee that of the 2,000 Cuban public Board
in New York
Jews processed by the Hias
staff, about one-third are still State and which was upheld in
in Miami" and the balance in a series of tests in state courts.
The prayer is: "Almighty
96 other communities in 29
states, the District of Columbia God, we acknowledge our de-
pendence upon Thee and we
and Puerto Rico."
Rice lauded the Miami Jew- beg Thy blessings upon us, our
ish community for its work on parents, onr teachers and our
behalf of Cuban Jewish refu- country."
Five families with 10 chil-
gees which he said has "been
giving - indispensable service. to dren chool in New Hyde
large numbers o Jewis
urban Nassau coun-
complainants. Two
one is Unitarian,
In oth
e ember of the Ethical
lture Society and _ one is a
of Miami,
of the
d immediate
They contended that the af-
f a commun- fect of the procedure, though
ity rela tions service for not mandatory . On pupils in

prompted "to or g a n i z e in
groups to seek their own rem-
edies." The AJC official said
that tensions have developed
around such things as housing
and general integration into
the community.
He said that the "impatience,
resentment and fear" of some
local residents will probably
"soon be expressed as racial
and ethnic antagonisms."

New York School Prayer to Come
Under Supreme Court Decision

schools where it is used, was to
force all children • to join in
the prayer. They also said the
language of the • prayer was
contrary to their religious views
and, in the one case, contrary
to_ the non-religious views of
one of the families.
Their petition argued that
the prayer constituted state
encouragement of r eligi ous
practices in the schools and
hence a violation of a Constitu-
tion ban on any governmental
establishment of religion.
The Board of Regents filed a
strong brief as "a friend of the
court" in opposition to the ap-
peal. The brief asserted that
the board .recommended the
prayer because it was "aware
of the dire need, in these days
of concentrated attacks by an
atheistic way of life upon our
Two private citizens, Bertram
Dalker of Port Washington,
Long Island, and Thomas J.
Ford of Brooklyn, filed a brief
on behalf of the New Hyde
Park School board and a group
of parents who support the

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, Decemb er 15, 1961

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

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United Hias Service Tells Senate Subcommittee
2,000 Cuban Jewish Refugees Have Been. Aided
in U.S.; 'Large Influx' Creates Tension' in Miami,

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