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September 14, 1962 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1962-09-14

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The Jewish News is pleased to
announce that two new teen-age
writers have been enlisted to
write high school news columns
beginning with next week.
Rudene Meyersohn, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Meyer-
sohn, of 19766 Freeland, will
write the Mumford High School
column. Rudene, a Mumford sen-
ior, has been active in Bnai Brith

youth movement. She studied at
Temple Beth El's religious
Bruce J. Kriegel, son of • Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel Bale of 15230
Kenwood, Oak Park, will write
the Oak Park High School col-

umn. He is an Oak Park High
senior, is a member of the ad-
vanced journalism class and
served as page editor of the
school newspaper, the Eagle. His
brother, Dr. Joel Kriegel, is an
intern at Sinai Hospital.

Eternal Light

Since the inception of the Israel Bond drive in 1951,
annual industrial production has nearly quadrupled, passing
the $1,100,000,000 level in 1961. Israel Bond funds have en-
abled Israel to bring its total employment above 700,000, with
more than 165,000 working in industry. Shown above are (top,
left to right) the Frutarom electrochemical plant in Acre and
the sulphuric acid plant at the Timna copper refinery; (bottom,
left to right) scenes in the power plant at Ashdod and the steel
plant at Acre.

The center lamp of the seven-
branched Candelabraum was re-
ferred to as the "Ner Hamaa-
ravi" (western lamp) because
it was next to the three lamps
which faced the east, while
those on the other side of it
faced the west. (Rashi Shab-
Plump, Juicy
bath 22b.) This lamp was left
Bursting with Flavor
burning all day and all night.
Enjoy Superior
Even though it had oil enough
Wilno Kosher Salami
only to burn until morning, by
and Bologna too!
a miracle its light lasted until
the following evening (Mena-
At Leading
hoth 86b). The other six lights
Were kindled from this one
Supermarkets and
which burnt eternally. This was
regarded as a fulfillment of the
Biblical command "to cause a
lamp to burn eternally in the
tent of meeting." (Exodus 27:
20, 21). The synagogue thus
has a light burning before the
ark as a replica of this lamp
which may have been symbolic
Distributed in Detroit and Michigan by:
of the fact that the light of the
JULIUS POLLAK, 7522 Fenkell, Detroit Tel: UN 2-5822
Almighty shines forever.

1 5 - THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Frid ay, September 14, 1962

Industrial Production Quadrupled 2 New Teen-Age Writers Enlisted by Jewish News


Cohen's Pamphlet Explains Pros

and Cons of Sunday Closing Laws

According to New York law,
bread and cake may be pur-
chased on Sunday but not fresh
meat. In Massachusetts, dredg-
ing for oysters on Sunday is
legal but not digging for clams.
In South Carolina, swimming
pools may be open on Sunday
but lifeguards working there are
fined $1.00; while in North Da-
kota shoeshine boys may work
but shoe polish may not be sold.
These are typical of the "crazy.
quilt pattern of exceptions and
exemptions" in the Sunday-clos-
ing laws on the books of many
states. A comprehensive picture
of the complex issues involved—
which affect religious groups that
observe a day other than Sunday
as a day of rest as well as cer-
tain commercial interests — is
given in "Sunday in the Sixties,"
by Richard Cohen.
This 25-cent pamphlet. has just
been published by the Public
Affairs _Committee, 22 E. 38th
St., New York 16. Cohen, co-
author of public relations for the
American Jewish Congress.
Cohen traces the history of
Sunday-closing laws and the de-
velopment of strong pro and con
sentiments in recent years. He
discusses the religious roots of
the legislation, the attitudes of
churches today, and the effect of
the growth of suburbs.
"It was the post-World War II
move to the suburbs, combined
with what might be termed the
`automobile explosion ,' that
turned the question of Sunday
laws into one of the country's
hottest issues," Cohen declares.
"Merchants small, large, and
middle-size took to the road to
meet the needs of the growing
population. . . . Sunday sales
soon began to account for an
increasing_ share of weekly re-
tail volume — up to 30 per cent
in some discount operations."
Analyzing the decision of the
U.S. Supreme Court that upheld
the constitutionality of Sunday-
closing laws in Maryland, Massa-
chusetts, and Pennsylvania,
Cohen points out that "All par-
ties concerned . . . agreed that
the court had met the issues
squarely and had been unequivo-
cal in its decision. They also
agreed that the ruling really did

not settle the main issue; its
effect was to establish guidelines
for the next round in the strug-
gle, which would move from the
federal courts to the state (or
municipal) legislatures."
The Supreme Court had heard
cases involving two discount
houses open seven days a week
and two Orthodox Jewish mer-
rthants who were closed on Sat-
urday on religious grounds and
sought to remain open Sunday.
In its decision, handed down on
May 29, 1961, the Court, Cohen
notes, upheld the constitutional-
ity of Sunday-closing statutes as
"social welfare rather than re-
ligious laws." While agreeing
with that view, the dissent held .
that the laws unnecessarily in-
fringed upon the constitutional
rights of persons who observe a
day other than Sunday as their
day of rest.
Cohen also finds "evidence of
growing agreement between the
pro and anti-Sunday law forces
in several areas:
"1. Sentiment is gaining for
an exemption from the Sunday-
closing requirements for small
merchants who close their places
of business on Saturday for re-
ligious reasons.
"2. On the religious front,
there is growing recognition that
Sunday is no longer an end in
"3. Application of the Sunday
laws to such holidays as Colum-
bus Day and Veterans Day will
almost certainly disappear."
For the future. Cohen feels
that the Supreme Court action in
upholding the constitutionality
of Sunday laws . . • will have
real effect only if the public at
large — by the way it votes —
shows it wants all but the most
necessary commercial activity to
halt on Sunday.. . . But if Amer-
icans continue to do their family
shopping on Sunday; if our pop-
ulation continues to shift from
cities . . . to suburban and rural
areas served by highway shop-
ping centers; and if the convic-
tion grows that compulsory-clos-
ing laws are incongruous with
the temper and tempo of Ameri-
can life in the 1960's, Sunday
laws may be repealed or die of


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