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December 22, 1961 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-12-22

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$3, 904, 429 Goal in11962Created by
Orerseas-Israel, Domestic _Needs

Budgeting Conference Sets
Drive Formula ; Zuckerman
Renamed to Head Campaign

Faced by emergency demands for- a 50 per cent
increase in contributions to the United Jewish Ap-
peal, to meet vastly increasing needs created by a
new immigration influx into Israel, the annual pre-
campaign budgeting conference of the Jewish Wel-
fare Federation and the Allied Jewish Campaign, in
session Sunday at the Jewish Community Center,
unanimously went on record endorsing a call to the
community to increase 1962 contribution in the
amount of $1,200,000.
A steering committee which developed a formula
for the 1962 'campaign, meeting after the conference
session, approved as the 1962 campaign goal the sum
of $4,704,429 as a base for the normal Detroit gifts
to the UJA, the educational obligations of the com-
munity, its health and welfare and civic-protective
projects and the responsibilities to the educational
and health and welfare national agencies.
The base represents small increases to provide
for increased national allocations and for the ex-
pansion of the community's educational system.
On the basis of the formula arrived at by the
steering committee, the goal for 1962 is $5,904,429.
Announcement also was
made at Sunday's conference
that Paul Zuckerman has been
renamed for, and has accepted,
the chairmanship of the 1962
Charles H. Gershenson will
be Zuckerman's co-chairman.
Sol Eisenberg and A. Alfred
Taubman were named co-
chairmen of pre-campaign ac-
Leonard Simons and Phillip
Stollman were named cam-
paign vice-chairmen.
Max M. Fisher presided at
the budgeting conference, and
Paul Zuckerman
.reports were submitted by
chairmen of the health and welfare, educational, civ-
ic-protective, capital needs and overseas Israel divi-
Hyman Safran was chairman of the steering com-
mittee, which formulated the campaign obligations.
Committee members included: William Avrunin,
Mandell L. Berman, Lawrence Crohn, Jacob Citron,
Dr. Norman Drachler, Mrs. Joseph H. Ehrlich, Sol
Eisenberg, Max M. Fisher, Edward Fleischman, Ir-
win Green, Charles H. Gershenson, Samuel H. Green-
berg, Dr. Jerome Hauser, Fred H. Keidan, Mrs. Sid-
ney Karbel. Jack 0. Lefton, Judge Theodore Levin,
Alan Luckoff, Isaac Litwak, Mrs. Philip R. Marcuse,
Dr. Irving Posner, Erwin S. Simon, Leonard Simons,
Philip Slomovitz, Max M. Shaye, Phillip Stollman,
Alan E. Schwartz, Isidore Sobeloff, Louis Tabashnik,
A. Alfred Taubman, and Stanley J. Winkelman.
The base formula provides for these allocations:
Overseas and Israel, $2,218,929; local operating, $1,-
419,475; local capital, $230,909; national agencies,
The campaign formula provides that, after allo-
cating $4,704,429 for all these needs, everything
raised above this sum will go-100 per cent to the
United Jewish Appeal for overseas needs and Israel.
The campaign aim will be to secure the additionally
needed sum of $1,200,000 to boost the total to
Fisher, as presiding • officer, in his capacity as
president of the Jewish Welfare Federation and as
national treasurer of the Jewish Agency for Israel,
Inc., described the vastly increasing overseas needs

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A Weekly Review


of Jewish Events

Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper, Incorporating The Jewish Chronicle

VOL. XL— No. 17

17100 W.. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit 35

December 22, 1961

Israel Acts to Prevent
Eichmann Assassination

Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News

TEL AVIV—Adolf Eichmann will be moved from prison to prison every few
weeks until a final decision is made on the death sentence imposed on him last
Friday, the Israel Prison Commission said Tuesday.
The switches of prison locations was directed to deal with the "extreme
possibility" of a conspiracy by fellow prisoners to kill the former Gestapo colonel.
Eichmann currently is back in Ramle prison, working again on his memoirs. An
appeal from the death sentence has been .filed with the Israel Supreme Court
which is not expected to act on the issue before March.
Servatius Believes Death Sentence Will Not Be Carried Out
COLOGNE, (JTA)—Dr. Robert Servatius. chief counsel for Adolf Eichmann,
said upon his arrival here from Jerusalem that in his opinion it is "ten to one"
that the ,death sentence against Eichmann will never be carried out. He said that,
in his appeal, he will challenge the Israel court's jurisdiction over Eichmann, the
method of Eichmann's apprehension through his kidnaping in Buenos Aires, and
the "procedural faults" of the trial itself.
Lawyer Files - Notice of Appeal Against Death Sentence
JERUSALEM, (JTA) — Counsel for Adolf Eichmann filed notice of an appeal
to the Israel Supreme Court.
The notice was filed by Dieter Wechtenbruch, assistant to the chief of Eich-
mann's defense, Dr. Robert Servatius. The latter returned to Germany immediately
after the sentencing.
Wechtenbruch told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency he has requested an extension
of 15 days for filing the defense reasons for the appeal against the court's judgment
and sentence. Dr. Servatius, he said, will be back here before the end of the month for
the finalization of the formal appeal.
Eichmann, as a convict facing death instead of a mere prisoner awaiting trial and
sentence, has been transferred from the jurisdiction of the police to the care of the
government's prison administration.
The convict is now in an Israeli prison, occupying a single cell, wearing a
regulation red prison costume instead of civilian garb. His cell contains a bed, table,
chair and drinking water. He will be denied contact with other prisoners but will
be permitted to take a walk every day.
Both Dr. Servatius and Wechtenbruch told newspapermen here, after the
sentencing, that Eichmann had expected the verdict he heard as well as the sentence.
"It was no surprise to him," said Dr. Servatius before he left for Germany. "After
all, he himself did not expect to rejoin his family again as a free man."
Dr. Servatius praised the conduct of the trial here, declaring it was "a great
spiritual achievement." He expressed the opinion that the Eichmann trial was
juridically a greater achievement than the Nuremberg War Crimes trials in 1946, when
he acted as defense counsel for some of the leading Nazi war criminals.
Wechtenbruch said "the first time I saw Eichmann, I felt he would be hanged."
Like his chief, he declared also that "Eichmann received a fair trial throughout." He •
answered "yes" to a question as to whether a German court would have convicted
Eichmann under the same evidence adduced at the trial here.
One objection raised by Dr. Servatius was to the refusal by Israel's Attorney
General Gideon Hausner, chief prosecutor in the Eichmann case, to the release of
the book of memoirs written by Eichmann since he was imprisoned here. Dr.
Servatius said he would have submitted the book to the court, but for Hausner's
rejection of his request to obtain the manuscript.
Wechtenbruch said the defense hopes to sell Eichman's memoirs to meet the cost
of the appeal. The Israel government had allocated $20,000 to help defray the ex-
penses, but Wechtenbruch said the defense has already spent $32,500. The assistant
defense counsel said Eichmann's book contains "no criticism of Israel whatever."
The appeal to the Israel Supreme Court, if filed early next month, cannot result
in a high tribunal ruling before about March, since the high court will have to study
not only the entire 300-page final judgement and sentence, but also the lengthy
record of the trial law, the appeal must be heard by a minimum of three members
of the Supreme Court and, in any . case, by any odd number of justices.
In pronouncing the death penalty, Judge Moshe Landau, president of the three-
(Continued on Page 24)

U.S. PCC Intensification' Proposal Adopted by UN:
Direct Negotiations Plan Loses. But Enlists 34 Votes

Direct JTA Teletype Wires to The Jewish News .

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.—The General Assembly on Wednesday began con-
sideration of a United States resolution calling for the "intensification" of efforts
of the Palestine Conciliation ComMission concerning the Arab refugee problem.
The resolution was adopted Tuesday by the 104-nation special political committee
with two pro-Arab amendments by a vote of 74 to one, with 23 abstentions. The
pro-Arab amendments can be rejected by the General Assembly.
The special political committee cast 34 votes on behalf of another resolution
which, for the first time in many years, called for direct peace negotiations between
Israel and Arab states. By a majority of 44 to - 34, with 20 abstentions, this resolution
was rejected ; but the size of the favorable vote was deemed here as a significant
move in the direction of ultimate Arab-Israel peace negotiations.
An amendment to the American resolution, proposed by Afghanistan, Indonesia

and Pakistan, calls for reconstitution of the PCC and for the commission's enlarge-
ment from three members to five. This was adopted by a vote of 47 to 27, with 24
abstentions. The United States, Britain and France joined Israel in voting against
the amendment.
The second amendment "requests reconstituted conciliation commissions to take
measures for protection of rights and property interests of Palestine Arab
refugees." This clause was rejected by Israel on grounds that such a move by
the PCC to deal with alleged Arab property in Israel, impinges upon Israel
sovereignty. The amendment was adopted, 42 to 36, with 20 abstentions, the
U.S., Britain and France again, joining Israel in voting against it.
On the resolution as a whole, including anti-Israel amendments, the U.S. and
Britain voted for, France and a number of West European and British Common-
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