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July 05, 1963 - Image 3

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-07-05

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Noted Scholar Dr. Baron Quits
U. S. Sells 'Hawks' for Israel Battalion;
Columbia to Finish History of Jews Jews Included in Saudi Arabia Exercise

Dr. Salo Wittmayer Baron, in 1922, and in jurisprudence
professor of Jewish history, lit- in 192,3, all from the Univer-
erature and institutions at Co- sity of Vienna. He also earned
lumbia University since 1930, a rabbinical degree from the
retired f r o m Jewish Theological Seminary in
Columbia fac- Vienna.
ulty Sunday.
Having served on the facul-
Dr. B a r o n, ties of the Judisches Paedagog-
o n e of t h e ium in Vienna and the Jewish
world's f o r e- Institute in New York, Dr.
most authori- Baron in 1930 was named the
ities on Jewish first incumbent of the profes-
history, h a s sorship in Jewish history, lit-
been designat- erature and institutions estab-
professor lished at Columbia by the Mil-
Dr. Baron
emeritus b y ler Foundation of Columbia's
the Columbia trustees.
newly established Center of Is-
In retirement, Dr. Baron will raelia Studies.
be able to devote full time to
The Columbia historian was
the completion of his monu- called upon to testify as a wit-
mental "Social and Religious ness in the Eichmann Trial, at
History of the Jews," which he which he described the enor-
began in the 1930s. Eight vol- mity of the Nazi destruction
umes have been published to of the Jewish community in
date, bringing the history up Central and Eastern Europe.
to the Middle Ages. Already Author of more than 300
this work has been translated books, articles and reviews,
into several foreign languages. Prof. Baron is equally reputed
Educated in Vienna, Dr. Baron as a teacher and lecturer. He
received a doctorate in philos- lectures without notes in five
ophy in 1917, in political science languages.

Jewish. Social Welfare Agencies
Pioneer in New Services to Aged

Significant new trends in the hospital's total budget has de-
financing and services of Jew- creased from approximately 10
ish health and welfare agencies per cent in 1946 to five per cent
since the end of World War II in 1961.
are reported in the "Yearbook
The combined federation and
of Jewish Social Services" re- community chest allocations
leased by th Council of Jewish show a similar decrease: from
Federations and Welfare Funds. 13 per cent in 1946 to six per
The Yearbook analyzes ser- cent in 1961. Payments for ser-
vice and financial statistics for vice (including Blue Cross and
the year ending December 1961 other pre-paid insurance) con-
in the fields of family, child, tinue to be the hospital's ma-
aged, and hospital care, indica- jor source of revenue, remain-
ting shifts in sources of income ing at about 80 per cent
and in demands for service.
throughout this post war per-
The most dramatic service iod. The major increase, pro-
shift in the past 16 years occur- portionately, has been in in-
red in the area of aged care come derived from public
and is reflected in the work of funds.
family service agencies and
hospitals as well as of institu-
Anti-Semite McGinley
tional homes for the old.
In institutional homes for Dies of Cancer at 73
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
the aged, the 16 post war
to The Jewish News)
years have seen major ex-
UNION, N. J. — Conde Mc-
pansions not only in the num-
ber of homes and their bed Ginley, long time hate peddler,
capacity but also in the num- died here Monday at the age
ber, and proportion of beds of 73 from cancer.
He published "Common
reserved for the chronically
ill. In homes with modern Sense," a semi-monthly which
services, in fact, infirmary f a- claimed a paid circulation of
cilities constitute between 91,000. The House Committee
one-half and two-thirds of on Un-American Activities de-
clared after an investigation in
the total bed complement.
The number of residents in 1954 that anti-Semitism was
75 reporting homes totalled McGinley's chief stock in trade.
nearly 12,000 by the end of He replied at the time that he
1961, or double their popula- did not oppose Jews because of
their religious beliefs but that
tion in 1945.
did oppose "the organized
Three-fourths of the income he
Marxist Jews."
of homes for the aged now
A resolution is pending in
comes from payments by resi-
dents although such payments the New Jersey senate calling
often include government funds him "a bigot who is anti-Negro,
in the form of Old Age Assist- anti-Catholic and anti-Jew." A
ance grants, social security spokesman at his office said,
benefits, etc. This is a marked however, that McGinley was a
shift in income source since Roman Catholic and would be
1945 when only one-third of buried Thursday after a mass.
Born in Oklahoma, McGinley
aged homes' income came from
came to New Jersey in 1929
residents' payments.
Child care agencies are serv- and opened restaurants. He was
ing 20 per cent fewer children a defense plant inspector dur-
today than they did in 1946, ing World War II. After the
but they require more inten- war he devoted himself to
sive service, because they are "Common Sense." The House
more disturbed. The number of Committee, in its 1954 report,
children services, w h i c h had said it had found ties between
declined steadily until 1957 is the hate sheet and the National
Renaissance Party, an American
now increasing slightly.
The period from the end of Fascist group.
World War II to 1961 has
seen an increase of about 80 Scandinavian Youth
per cent in the number of
patients admitted to Jewish Parley Hears Sharett
general hospitals.
The income of Jewish hospi- Moshe Sharett, chairman of the
tals—both general and special Jewish Agency Executive, ap-
— has increased m or e than pealed to the 60 delegates of
four-fold in the past 16 years. the Scandinavian Jewish Youth
While Jewish federation con- Federation's annual congress
tributions to hospitals has re- here to encourage their mem-
mained substantially the same bers to adopt Hebrew "at least
(30 per cent of its total alloca- as their second cultural langu-
tions for local service), the pro- age." He delivered the main
portion of these funds • to the address at the congress.

Defense Department an-
nounced that negotiations have
been completed to transfer to
Israel enough Hawk. supersonic
anti-aircraft missiles to equip
one battalion at a cost of
U. S. military authorities de-
clined to say exactly how many
missiles and launchers were in-
volved, but pointed out that an
American battalion is equipped
with 24 launchers.
A missile battalion is made
up of four firing batteries, six
launchers each, and one non-
firing headquarters battery. It
is presumed that Israel is es-
tablishing a similar unit. The
Hawk is designed for use
against attacking planes .flying
at low and medium altitudes.
American units in the
NATO structure are equipped
with Hawks for use against
aerial attackers at moderate
range and with Nike missiles
for high flying targets. The
Hawk missile is mobile and
may be moved rapidly. It is
fired by launchers which
may be discharged individu-
ally or by coordinated bat-
The Defense Department said
it could not publish the exact
number of missiles or launchers
on grounds of military security.
A final exchange of letters has
taken place to verify the sale.
Some Israeli military person-
nel have already been trained
at the U. S. Air Defense
School, Fort Bliss, Tex., and
others are scheduled for train-
ing at Huntsville, Ala., and else-
where, for training in mainten-
ance of the sensitive equipment.
The State Department an-
nounced that a,U. S. fighter
jet squadron and supporting
units arrived in Saudi Arabia
last weekend - for air defense
training exercises to be 'con-
ducted jointly with Saudi
Arabian forces and that the
United States made it clear
that Jews would not be elim-
inated from among American
personnel assigned.
Saudi Arabian policy, under
the goading of the Arab
League, has sought to screen
out Americans of Jewish faith
from among U. S. military men
assigned to Saudi Arabia. How-
ever, the State Department
stressed that the United States
would not comply with an anti-
Jewish ban.
State Department spokesman
James L. Greenfield said Saudi
Arabia had not altered its visa
policy against admitting Jews
as individuals, but, he added,

"our own policy of non-discrim- Our efforts have been directed
ination among American citi to obtaining at home and
zens on grounds of race, creed abroad recognition and accept-
or color is firmly established. ance of this principle."



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Exhibit on Jewish
Press in Britain
Covers 140 Years

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

LONDON — An exhibition of
the Jewish press in Britain
covering a period of 140 years
and containing 477 items was
opened here Tuesday at the
Ben-Uri Gallery.
The exhibit included a dis-
play of the Daily News Bulletin
of The Jewish Telegraphic
Agency which has been pub-
lished in London during the 46
years of the existence of the
The exhibit, sponsored by
the British Section of the
World Jewish Congress, was or-
ganized by Josef Fraenkel.
The Jewish Chronicle was dis-
played at a special stand
mirroring its development and
ango-Jewish life as reported in
it over the years. A. L. Easter-
man, political director of the
World Jewish Congress in Lon-
don, presided at the opening
ceremony. David Astor, editor
of The Sunday Observer, for-
mally opened the exhibit.

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