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Argentina Sets Prison Terms
For Anti-Jewish Incitements
•Thousands near Noted Poets
Castigate USSR Anti-Semitism
LONDON, (JTA)—About 9,000 persons crowded a Moscow
stadium where poets read their works which, under the guise
of attacking Stalinism, castigated anti-Semitism in the Soviet
One of the poets, the famous Alexander Benin, read a
.poem entitled "Pappa's Friends," in which he noted that the
Stalin regime carried out attacks "against various groups."
His verse referred to "hypocrites" who were Stalinists and
how "weep over their victims."
Two women poets. Rina Kazakova and Yuna Maritz, spoke of anti-
Semitism openly. Miss Kazakova read a poem hitting at the Nazi holocaust,
" declaring that "Jews and Christians mixed their blood," and asserting that
her grandfather was a Jew. Miss Maritz read a poem eulogizing Anne
Frank. The crowd in the stadium, filled to capacity, greeted Miss Martiz's
poem with "stunned, dramatic silence of approbation," according to the
Moscow dispatch received -here.
Sen. Dodd to Seek Strong U. S. Stand on Soviet Acts
HARTFORD, Conn.. (JTA)—United States Senator Thomas J. Dodd,
Connecticut Democrat, announced here that he will exert new pressures
on the State Department in Washington for the recall of the American
Ambassador to Moscow as a protest against the continuing "inhuman
persecutions of the Jewish people" in Russia and against Russia's "sys-
tematic efforts to destroy Jewish culture and Jewish religion." He had
made such a request last June, but the State Department has not acted
on the recall of its Moscow envoy.
in an interview with the Connecticut Jewish Ledger, Sen. Dodd said
•he was dissatisfied "with the mute disapproval" of Russia's anti-Jewish
acts which has so far been the policy of the State Department. "If our
disapproval is to have any meaning," he said, "it must be publicly voiced
and it must be re-enforced by diplomatic demonstrations, such as the
temporary recall of our Ambassador for the annuonced purpose of dis-
cussing the problem of Jewish persecution in the Soviet Union."
LEONARD N. SIMONS
At the annual meeting of
the Jewish Welfare Federa-
tion, Tuesday evening, Leon-
ard N. Simons was present-
ed with the annual Fred M.
The citation presented to
Simons at the meeting stated
that the Federation proudly
conferred upon him the
awar d "for distinguished
community service, in rec-
ognition of: length of serv-
ice to the Jewish commu-
nity; service to the total
Jewish community as well
as its constituent parts;
service as a representative
of the Jewish community
in . the organized general
community; character and
integrity in communal af-
See Editorial, Page 4
Report of Presentation,
Simons' Response, Page 3
BUENOS AIRES, (JTA)—The government of Argentina promulgated,
a law, for the first time, providing severe prison penalties for any person
convicted of instigating racial or religious "aggressions."
The law, aimed mainly at .Communists but providing also for govern-
ment actions against neo-Nazis, anti-Semites and other extremists, is aimed,
according to the official terminology, against anyone who "publicly, and
with endangerment to the general peace, instigates toward violations of
the rights and guarantees expressly enumerated in the National Constitu-
tion which derive from the principles of the people's sovereignty and
Republican form of government and for racial and religious equality."
Ordinary violations, under the new law, would be punishable by im-
prisonment for terms between six months and three years. Violations
involving "armed" aggressions call for prison terms ranging from two
years to seven years.
Shots were fired from a speeding car at a synagogue in Helguera
Street here Sunday, slightly wounding a policeman guarding the Jewish
house of worship against possible attack. The policeman returned the
fire. but the attackers escaped.
Mark Turkow, representative of the World Jewish Congress in Latin
America, returned here from a visit to Bolivia and reported that the
general situation of the Jews there is "quiet" now, despite anti-Semitic
propaganda by ex-Nazis who had infiltrated into that country. Turkow
said he found walls scribbled with slogans like "Glory to Hitler" and
"We will revenge Eichmann's death." However, he added, leaders of the
Bolivian Jewish community have assured him that government authorities
fight against any outbreaks of anti-Semitism.
Brazil Governor Rejects Neo-Nazi for Cabinet Post
RIO DE JANIERO, (JTA)—Governor Ademar de Barros, newly elected
Governor of Sao Paulo, announced he will not include Plinio Salgado,
former leader of the neo-Nazi Intergralista Party, among the members
of his provincial cabinet.
De Barros had stated three weeks ago that he would name Salgado
to the post of provincial Minister of Education. Sharp protests arose in
the Brazilian press after that announcement.
Annual Federation Meeting Honors
Council, Sinai Hospital Anniversaries
Marked by toasts, led by Max M. Fisher, President of the Jewish Welfare Federa-
tion, to two important community agencies, and to the United Jewish. Appeal, the annual
Federation meeting on Tuesday night, at the Jewish Center, paid honor to Sinai Hospital,
on its 10th anniversary, to the Jewish Community's Council's .25th anniversary and to
UJA's - 25th anniversary.
. Inviting the participants in the annual meeting, at the dinner that preceded the
formal presentation of his report on last year's activities, to join him in a "L'Chayim,"
Fisher said, in evaluating the work of two agencies. that "it is good for us to recognize
that the same organized Jewish community which is making a contribution to general
health services, has an equal concern with the strengthening of Jewish identification."
Fisher spoke of Sinai Hospital as "a dream come true" after a whole generation had
bemoaned the fact that Detroit did not have a hospital under Jewish auspices. Sinai, he
said, "is the modern expression of our concern for the sick of all faiths. It is a splendid
example of voluntary, cooperative enterprise under Jewish auspices. It is a workshop for
doctors and a God-send for patients. It is a center of healing, .of research, of training and
of teaching. It is a highly respected institution among medical men and among educators.
It has gained recognition from our government, both for capital development and research."
In the absence from the city of Nate S. Shapero, president of Sinai Hospital, Abraham
Srere, past president and now chairman of the Sinai executive committee, responded in
behalf of the Sinai officers. Dr. Julien Priv er, newly elected executive vice-president of
Sinai Hospital, addressed the gathering to express recognition of the chiefs of staff of the
At the business meeting that followed the dinner, Fisher paid honor to the Jewish
Community Council and declared, on the occasion of the Council's 25th anniversary, that
"it is a compliment to any organization when we say that it reflects the times in which it
functions." He added:
"The Council was born at a time when Hitler's successes overseas encouraged the
domestic brands of anti-Semitism in America and in Detroit. The. aggressive attacks upon us
demanded unity of action on our part for our own sense of security.
"The late thirties were a time of struggle and ferment. Defense against our enemies
compelled us to close ranks. It cried out for more united action. Today we talk of .a
more united action. Today we talk of a unified community—it was not always thus.
Twenty-five years ago we still talked of the Yiddish-speaking element as a group apart.
We talked of German Jews and Russian Jews as if each lived in a world of their' own.
Today, many of the old differences have been softened and almost washed away.
"The Community Council was a gook-bommOn meeting place for airing some of
the differences. Soon we found that there wag,.-more than the negative business of fighting
our enemies to bind us together. We learnedjha't there were many positive values that
we shared as Jews and as Americans. In this aeVelopment the Council has done excellent
work, both within the Jewish community and the community at large."
Stanley J. Winkelman, president of the Council, responded with an address evaluating
the Council's aims, principles and activities.
Srere presented an interesting resume of activities that were conducted in Detroit
in behalf of a Jewish hospital. Pointing out that Detroit, until 10 years ago, was the only
large city in the land without a Jewish hospital, he recalled that 50 years ago a demand
was Made from various segments in the community for a Jewish hospital. He said Jewish
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Marked by the presenta-
tion of the annual Fred M.
Butzel Award to Leonard.
N. Simons and the election
of nine members to its
board of governors, the
Jewish Welfare Federation,
at its 37th annual meeting,
at the Jewish Center, Tues-
day night, heard an evalua-
tive report from Max M.
Fisher on the progress
made in the community
during 1962. He stated in
reviewing community pro-
"The Jewish Home for Aged,
in cooperation with our Capital
Needs Committee, has quietly
completed a matching program
of financing that will make it
possible, in the immediate fu-
ture, to build a new 150-bed unit
for the care of our old folks,'at a
site on Seven Mile Road and
Sunderland. With land provided
by the United Jewish Charities
and $1,100,000 from capital
funds administered by our Capi-
tal Needs Committee and more
than $1,000,000 subscribed by
friends of the Home, we are
about to move forward in a field
of service that cries for expand-
"This had left us free to con-
centrate: as a united community,
on the annual Allied Jewish
Campaign and to raise, in 1962,
some $200,000 more than the
year before, the bulk of the extra
funds being added for the United
Jewish Appeal, our major bene-
ficiary. We are, as all of you
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