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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-06-21

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I Jews Warned to Adopt
French Canadian Ideas
by Cabinet Minister

MONTREAL, (JTA)—A mem-
ber of the Quebec Provincial
Cabinet warned that the Jews
in the Province would have to
come nearer the views of
French Canadians if they do
not wish to become isolated.
Rene Levesque, Quebec Mini-
ster of Natural Resources, told
the Canada Israel Chamber of
Commerce that the Jews should
do this if they would avoid be-
ing trapped between the two
principal ethnic groups in the
country as has happened in
Jewish history.
Levesque assured the Jewish
community that changes "will
soon be made to modify the
somewhat barbarous present
position of the Jewish schools
in the province," and prom-
ised_ greater flexibility in the
education of Jewish children.
In spite of the separation of
Jews from French Canadians,
he said, there is least anti-
Semitism in French Canada. He
praised the fidelity of the Jews
to their national origins , which
make possible the existence of
the State of Israel and the
Canadian Jewish community.

Joel D. Tauber, the new President of the Junior Division
of the Jewish Welfare Federation, is congratulated by out-
going president, Louis M. Stern, and Leonard N. Simons, cen-
ter, guest speaker at the Junior Division Annual Meeting.
Under the leadership of Stern, the division collected $23,010
for the Allied Jewish Campaign. Awards for outstanding service
to the division were presented to Louis M. Stern, Wallace M.
Handler, Guy Barron, Ivan Boesky, Mrs. Alan E. Luckoff, Joyce
Markin, John H. Shepherd, Joel D. Tauber, and Barry Yaker.
Division officers elected at the meeting include the chairman
of the executive committee, Mrs. Alan Luckoff and vice-presi-
dents Ivan Boesky John H. Shepherd and Barry Yaker.

U.S. Scientist Incurs Soviet Wrath
With Charge of Red Anti-Semitism

-

NEW YORK, (JTA). — An I fronted by a mass phenomenon.
American professor told Soviet I Look at Birmingham; there's a
scholars that real studies in I problem for you to study."
many social science fields are
Feuer answered that he did
impossible in the USSR due to not prejudge the extent of anti-
curbs imposed by the Soviet Semitism in the Soviet Union.
system. He cited the study of He said it did appear to exist
anti-Semitism in the Soviet and it required sociological
Union as an example, the New study to determine how much,
York Times reports from Mos- where and how it varied. "You
COW.
don't dare face the facts of your
Dr. Lewis Feuer, professor of own society," he told his Soviet
philosophy at the University of hosts..
California, was reporting to his
The atmosphere became heat-
Soviet hosts at the Moscow In- ed and tempers flared.
stitute of Philosophy on -his im-
"How dare you Americans
pressions of four months of re- come here and accuse us of anti-
search on Soviet sociology. Semitism?" Konstantinov shout-
Feuer is in Moscow on an ex- ed. "You are now allied with
change basis. His observations, the destroyers of the Jewish
especially his remarks about the people. We are the ones who
impossibility of making a study saved the Jews in World War
of anti-Semitism in the Soviet II." Asserting that "Marx the
Union, provoked a stormy dis- Jew is our. teacher," Konstan-
cussion.
tinov accused Feuer of being "a
"Take anti-Semitism," Feuer cold war agent whoa came to
told his Soviet hosts. "At the study our failures." -
University of California we have
a $500,000 project to investigate Set Hebrew Seminar
this problem through interviews
in industry, the • arts and aca- for Communal Leaders
demic life. When I raised the
NEW YORK, (JTA)—A semi-
question here I was told there nar in New York for the in-
was no anti-Semitism in the tensive study of Hebrew es-
Soviet Union. But I spoke to pecially geared to the needs
people in synagogues and heard of American Jewish communal
leaders will be offered this
stories to the contrary."
Feuer's Soviet hosts could re- summer by the Department of
strain themselves no longer. Education and Culture of the
"What evidence do you have American Section of the Jew-
that there's anti - Semitism ish Agency for Israel, it was
here?" Feodor Konstantinov, di- announced by Dr. Samuel Blu-
rector of the Philosophy Insti- menfield, director of the de-
tute, asked. "You talk to two or partment.
three old women in synagogues
and consider that a basis for Kansas City Jewish
scientific investigation. We • have Weekly Gets New Chief
laws punishing discrimination
KANSAS CITY, Mo., (JTA)—
against Jews or any other na-
tional group. If anyone were to Victor Slone, a founder of the
investigate anti-Semitism here Kansas City Jewish Chronicle,
it would be the Institute of has retired as president of the
Criminology. To justify a scien- 43-year-old Jewish weekly and
tific study you must be con- has been succeeded as president
by Emanuel Spack.
Milton Firestone, a life-long
'Out of the Desert,' resident of Kansas City, has
been named editor of the
Lyric 3-Act Drama
weekly, a post held by Slone.
"Out of the Desert," a dra- Spack is a past president of
matic composition in three acts, District Grand Lodge No. 2 of
by Michael Atzomni Keen, pub- Bnai Brith and a member of
lished by Philosophical Library Kehillath Israel Synagogue and
(15 E. 40th, NY 16), is a lyric Cong. Beth Shalom.
story that was written • in 1947.
Firestone is a graduate of the
It is a deeply religious theme University of Kansas, where he
incorporating a declaration of was elected to membership in
faith. It is' intended to magnify Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma
the Jewish ideal of spirituality Olpha, national honorary schol-
rather than to place emphasis astic fraternities. Slone will
on the military aspects in the continue with the Chronicle as
associate editor.
struggles for freedom.

Boys Town Jerusalem
Gets ORT Backing

"What we aim at . . . is
building a comprehensive
school at Boys Town Jerusalem,
a school that will combine study
with labor, as did our great
Talmudists: and ORT is helping
us with the job. ORT will play
an important part in our
future."
Thus does Rabbi Alexander
S. Linchner, f o u n der of a
unique and dramatic educa-
tional project in Israel, describe
the new dynamic relationship
of Boys Town Jerusalem and
ORT, the vocational training
agency of the Jewish people.
Boys Town Jerusalem at pres-
ent lists carpentry, cabinet-mak-
ing, printing and mechanics in
its vocational curriculum.- ORT
will introduce electronics.
At present, Boys Town Jeru-
salem has 450_ students and a
staff of 80.

-

Jewish Claims Conference Chiefs
Dissatisfied with W. German Bills

BONN, (JTA) — Dissatisfac-
tion with two bills of supple-
mentary laws on restitution and
indemnification drafted by the
West German Ministry of
Finance was expressed here by
three top leaders of the Con-
ference of Jewish Material
Claims Against Germany who
spent three days in Bonn dis-
cussing these laws with mem-
bers of the German 'govern-
ment.
The three Claims Conference
leaders are Dr. Nahum Gold-
mann, Jacob Blaustein and
Moses A. Leavitt. They met
with Chancellor Adenauer, Vice
Chancellor Erhard, Foreign
Minister Schroedder, Finance
Minister Dahlgruen, important
members of parliament, Hirsch
and Prof. Boehm, chairman and
vice chairman of the Indemni-
fication Committee of the
Bundestag.
The representatives of the
Claims Conference made it
clear to the members of the
German government that while
they welcome the fact that
after years of negotiations the
Finance Minister is on the point
of presenting drafts of the two
bills to the cabinet and the
parliament, they have strong
objections to various provisions
of the bills and are opposed
to them in their present form.
They criticized above all the
attempt to take away certain
rights from categories of Nazi
victims, which they enjoyed un-
til now. They also demanded
that the claims of the Nazi vic-
tims, who left Eastern Euro-
pean countries after Oct. 1,
1953, and who cannot file -claims
under the present law, should
not be taken care of, as it is
stipulated now, by a special
fund, but included in the exist-
ing indemnification law. Also,
they raised objections to a
number of other provisions of
the bills.
The Finance Minister assured
the representatives of the
Claims Conference that while
he does not want to delay the
presentation of the bills to the
cabinet- and to the Bundesrat
before the summer recess of

Soviet Arrests
Israeli Tourist

JERUSALEM, (JTA)—Israel
protested to the Soviet govern-
ment the arrest earlier this
month in Kharkov of an Israeli
citizen on charges he was a
Soviet national who deserted a
Russian army unit, it was an-
nounced by the Foreign Min-
istry.
The Israeli, Yehuda Cohen,
41, was among a group of 37
Israeli tourists who left for the
Soviet Union on May 7. On June
9, it was learned that he was
arrested on a Kharkov street,
forcibly taken in a car, arrested
and held incommunicado. The
Foreign Ministry protest asked
that a representative of the Is-
rael Embassy in Moscow 'be per-
mitted to see Cohen without de-
lay and that he be returned to
Israel.

Fine Chicago Woman
for Breaking-Up
Anti-Nazi Meeting

CHICAGO, (JTA)—A Latvian
national, who turned loose 10
mice at a meeting of the Na-
tional Committee Against
Nazism and Nazi Criminals last
month, was fined $100 when she
was found guilty of trying to
break up the meeting.
Mrs. Dagmara Vallens, 34,
also received a stern lecture
from the judge on the need to
respect the American tradition
of free speech and assembly.
She told' the court that she had
never taken out citizenship pap-
ers because she was waiting for
Latvia "to be free."

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the parliament so as to set the
parliamentary machinery into
motion, he is ready to continue
talks with the representatives
of the Claims Conference and
to discuss their proposals and
demands.
The Claims Conference lead-
ers indicated that they are "de-
termined to draw the attention
of the German parties and of
public opinion, in Germany and
outside of it, to the just de-
mands of the persecutees as far
as they remain unfulfilled in
the new bills, and to do every-
thing to bring about neces-
sary substantial improvements."
They expressed hope "that both
the federal government, the
Laender and the Bundestag will
recognize the supreme moral
duty of Germany to do the ut-
most to compensate the victims
of Nazism at least _ materially,
in a generous way, and that
the leaders of Germany will
regard this sacred obligation as
overriding fiscal and financial
considerations."

Jewish Students Hold
Parley in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, (JTA)—A
seminar for 30 Jewish univer-
sity students from Argentina,
Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile
opened here under the sponsor-
ship of the South American
University Zionist Federation.

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