Weizmann Institute Gets
$1,333,000 U. S. Computer
Vol. XLI I, No. 26
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)
TEL AVIV—Parts . for a $1,333,000 computer arrived in Israel from the United
States in 100 cases, brought to the Weizmann Institute, were assembled Tuesday.
The computer was expected to be put in operation within 24 hours, officials
of the institute's Department of Applied Mathematics said. A Rothschild Memorial
Foundation grant made it possible for Israel to acquire the computer.
A Weekly Review
Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper—Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle
Printed in a
100% Union Shop
17100 W. 7 Mile Rd. —VE 8-9364-- Detroit 35, Feb. 22, 1963
$6.00 Per Year; Single Copy 20c
Detroit's Gift to $11,650,000
Initi I UJA Fund Exceeds 10%
Congressional, Press Protests
Mount Against Banning of J1' A
From StateDepartment Briefing
WASHINGTON, (JTA) — The American Civil Liberties Union • pro-
tested to Secretary of State Dean Rusk against the barring of the Washing-
ton correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Milton Friedman,
from a press briefing conducted • by the Near Eastern Division of the State
Department on the Arab refugee issue.
Declaring that the ACLU is "gravely disturbed" over this act, and
that the organization considers the exclusion of the JTA correspondent
from the briefing "a clear violation of freedom of the press in which the
State Department, or any other agency of our government, has no business
being involved, John de J. Pemberton, Jr., executive director of ACLU,
said in the letter of protest:
"The treatment of Mr. Friedman would appear to be outright discrim-
ination, based on the things he has written. The statement that the State
Department considered Mr. Friedman's writings unfriendly to the Depart-
ment's policies, or that his attendance at the briefing was not welcome
because his articles. were sometimes used by the Israeli Government, only
heightens the abuse. If this theory was carried to its logical conclusion,
the State Department might exclude all reporters whose articles did not
conform with the Department's standards.
"The freedom of the press to criticize government policy was a funda-
mental reason for the creation of the First Amendment. Only through
such criticism can the public be informed about government operations
and given the opportunity to comment about policies under which our
country is governed. Any road block placed in the way of the press to
fulfill this vital function should be immediately removed. We urge that
whatever ban has been imposed on Mr. Friedman be immediately lifted,"
the ACLU letter stated.
Democratic Senator Ralph W. Yarborough, of Texas, has called on the
State Department's director of Near Eastern Al l - airs, Robert C. Strong, to
give "fair treatment at future press conferences by the Department of
State" to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
The Texas lawmaker said he was acting following the receipt. of a
letter of protest from Jimmy Wisch, editor and publisher of The Texas
Jewish Post, of Dallas, who asked the Senator to "convey to the State
Department the importance of making certain that the future press
conferences given by Strong will not be used as a reprisal against Fried-
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Special to The Jewish News
MIAMI BEACH—More than 60 Detroiters participated in the launch-
ing of the 25th anniversary year's activities of the United Jewish Appeal,
at the nationwide UJA conference and at the national inaugural dinner
held Sunday at the Fontainebleau. Announcement was made at the dinner
of Detroit's gifts, secured thus far through the Allied Jewish Campaign,
of $1,850,000. The total initial gifts announced at the UJA conference
amounted to $17,625,000.
Thus, the Detroit total announced at the UJA conference here was
more than 10 percent of the national amount reported thus far.
Charles H. Gershenon, Detroit campaign chairman, Abraham Bor-
man, co-chairman, Abe Kasle and Paul Zuckerman, previous years' cam-
paign chairman, were seated on the dais.
Among other_ Detroiters present were: Mrs. Abraham Borman, Mr.
and Mrs. Norman Cottler, Israel Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Davidson,
Mr. and Mr4.'David Fealk, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Feldman, Mr. and Mrs.
Nathan Fishman, Mrs. Charles H. Gershenson, Fredrick-a Gershenson, Mr.
and Mrs. Irwin Green, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Grosberg, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
S. Gruber, Mr- and Mrs. Sam D. Jacobs, Mrs. Abe Kasle, Daniel A. Laven,
Mrs. Nathan Lerner, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Mendelson, Mr. and Mrs. Morris
Pollack, Esther R. Prussian, Mr. and Mrs. A. Joseph Seltzer, Mrs. Saul Sloan,
Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Sobeloff, Mr. and ,Mrs. Abraham Srere, Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Tabashnik, Mrs. Paul Zuckerman, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Barnett and
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Brody.
In preparation for the Sunday night announcement, a Detroit cock-
tail party was held at the Martinique, Feb.- 14. Hosts for the party included
Charles H. Gershenson and Harvey H. Goldman as chairmen with Harry
Barnett as vice-chairman, and the following additional members: Israel
Davidson, Nathan Fishman, Arnold E. Frank, Charles Grosberg, Daniel A.
Laven and Edward C. Levy.
In a joint statement following the Sunday night dinner, Gershenson
and Borman, as Allied Jewish Campaign chairthan and co-chairman, spoke
with enthusiasm of the positive climate that is developing. Vacationers who
will be back in Detroit shortly will be taking the lead in conducing a series
of divisional advance gifts functions in the Detroit campaign.
Among the meetings scheduled are the real estate and building
division on Feb. 21; at the home of Harold Berry, the food service council
on March 4 at the Standard Club and the mechanical trades division on
March 5 at the Statler Hotel.
The national UJA conference here commemorated the 25th anniversary
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Yevtushenko Replies Vaguely
7 • •
to invitatton to Visit israel
Allied Jewish Campaign division
leaders are shown at a planning meeting. From the left: Irving Goldberg, chair-
man, arts and crafts division; Max M. Shaye, chairman, trades and professions
division; Malcolm S. Lowenstein, co-chairman, metropolitan division; Robert
Steinberg, co-chairman, services division; Gilbert Silverman, co-chairman, real
estate and building division; Harry B. Aronow, chairman, mechanical trades
division;. Marvin G. Alexander, chairman, mercantile division; William R. Rosen-
thal, co-chairman, food service council division. The Allied Jewish Campaign,
established in 1926, is divided into seven trades and professions divisions, a
women's division, a metropolitan, organizations and junior divisions. Fourteen
local member agencies in Detroit, the United Jewish Appeal and 40 national
and overseas causes are campaign beneficiaries. The campaign will open on
March 19 and close on May 7.
PARIS, (JTA) — Yevgeny Yevtushenko, the famous Soviet poet and
author of the poem "Sabi Yar," which alluded to the mass grave in the
Kiev suburb where many thousands of Jews were machinegunned by the
Nazis, received an official invitation to visit Israel. -
The invitation was handed to the poet at the Israeli Embassy here
by the cultural attache. David Catarivas. It was signed by the president
of the Israeli Authors Association. Yevtushenko said that, while he was
ready to visit Israel, he had a crowded schedule for his current visit
. abroad, and was unable to make definite plans for Such a visit.
Last week, during a press conference here, the poet told newsmen,
in answer_ to inquiries, that, in regard to visiting Israel, he was waiting
for an official invitation first." Monday, he told Catarivas that he is
scheduling to visit a dozen European countries as well as Cuba in the next
few months. "Thus," he said, "I am unable to make definite plans.
Basically, I accept the invitation, but practical plans must still wait."
The influential French evening newspaper, Le Monde, printed a long
article on its political page, discussing the attitude of Soviet authorities
toward the Jews in the USSR. While the• article brought no new facts
to public attention, its tone was seen as an illustration of continued con
cern in the entire subject among French intellectuals, including left-
"The Russian authorities," stated Le Monde, "who are usually' effi-
cient in reprimanding any deviation from official Marxist doctrine, have
not shown any determination in fighting anti-Semitism." The newspaper
pointed out that the "normal practice" in Russia leads to the dismissal
of any editor who commits a serious error. Le Monde noted, however, that
the editor of a Communist newspaper in Dagestan, who raised the canard
about Jewish ritual murder, "was not subjected to a similar measure."