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September 27, 1963 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-09-27

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The decision by the Detroit
Common Council to postpone
a decision on the Open Oc-
cupancy Ordinance was criti-
cized for creating a "leadership
vacuum similar to that which
has been experienced in South-
ern cities."
Archie Katcher, Michigan
chairman of the Anti-Defama-
tion League of Bnai Brith,
stated that the announced in-
tention to wait for an attorney
general's opinion on state pre-
emption by the Civil Rights
Commission suggested a desire
to avoid decision by the Corn-
mon Council rather than a de-
sire for legal clarification.
In a letter addressed to
Councilman Edward Carey, as
Council president, Katcher
claimed that the postponement
made the Sept. 18 open hearing
at Ford Auditorium "an empty
e x e r cis e" and "dangerously
close to insulting the many
community leaders who sacri-
ficed other obligations to ap-
pear before you."
Spokesman for many Jewish
organizations appeared at the
hearings and spoke in support
of the Open Occupancy Ordi-
nance. The representatives of
the Jewish Community Coun-
cil, American Jewish Congress,
American Jewish Committee,
Anti-Defamation League, Bnai
Brith and other groups spoke
in support of the measure.
Irving Rubin, Zeldon Cohen,
Rabbi Leon Fram, Mrs. Leonard
Sims and other organizational
representatives made presenta-
tions at the hearings.

Fliman Elected Head
of Zionists in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (JTA) —
Mrs. Amalia Fliman has been
elected chairman of Chile's Zion-
ist Federation by the 43rd Chi-
lean Zionist Congress here. Kurt
Loebel has been elected secre-
tary.
During the congress sessions,
plans for expanding the emi-
gration of Jews from South
America to Israel were discuss-
ed by delegates from Argentina,
Uruguay, Brazil, Peru and Ca
lombia. Leo Dultzin, a member
of the Jewish Agency executive
in Jerusalem, took part in the
discussions.

American Jewish Organizations Urge Action for Birmingham Youths

The American Jewish Com-
mittee urged President Kennedy
to establish "a day of national
mourning for those inn o c en t
youngsters" killed in the Birm-
ingham church bombing.
At the same time, the Com-
mittee urged the President and
the Attorney General "to under-
take every possible action which
will re-establish the rule of law
and order in Birmingham, and
in any other city North or
South, where there is a danger
of violence and terror."
Dore Schary, national chair-
man of the Anti-Defamation
League of Bnai Brith, urged
President Kennedy to attend the
funerals of the four Negro girls
killed in the Birmingham bomb-
ing and "then lead the nation
in one minute of silent prayer
to express a sorrow beyond
words."
A Detroit rabbi who rode the
"Freedom Train to Washing-
ton" to participate in the mas-
sive demonstration of Aug. 28,
has communicated to his col-
leagues on the Michigan board
of the Anti-Defamation League
of Bnai Brith his impressions of
the significance of the demon-
stration.
Rabbi M. Robert Syme of
Temple Israel, in a letter ad-
dressed to the ADL board, said,
in part:
"As I marched, together with
tens of thousands of my fellow
Americans, towards the Lincoln
Memorial, it suddenly occurred
to me that I was marching, not
for Negroes, but for my chil-
dren, for my country! I vis-
ualized the children of Israel,
in Biblical times, marching to-
ward the Promised Land, and I
envisioned Americans marching
away from the Egypt of pre-
judice and slavery toward the
Promised Land of genuine de-
mocracy. There, at the Lincoln
Memorial, we re-established the
covenant, we reaffirmed the
conviction that this nation would
have a new birth of freedom!"
Meanwhile, pointing out that
almost 50 bombing outrages in

Mizrachi Parley Nov. 13-17
Rabbi Mordecai Kirshblum,
president of the Religious Zion-
ists of America, today an-
nounced the appointment of
Rabbi Israel Tabak, of Shaarei
Zion Congregation, Baltimore,
as chairman of the national
convention of the Religous
Zionists of America, to be held
from Nov. 13 at the Promenade
Hotel, Long Beach, N. Y.

N

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Birmingham have gone unpun-
ished since World War Two and
that Federal intervention is nar-
rowly limited under the Civil
Rights Act of 1960, National
Commander Daniel Neal Heller
of the Jewish War Veterans of
the U.S.A. urged Attorney Gen-
eral Kennedy to consider and
urge legislation to strengthen
Federal anti-bombing laws.
He noted that Federal author-
ity in hate bombings is con-
fined to prosecution of only
those cases where it can be
proven that explosives have
been transported across state
lines for that specific purpose
or fugitives have fled across
state boundaries to avoid prose-
cution for such offenses.
A statement issued by the Na-
tional Community Relations Ad-
visory Council charged that "the
martyred children of Birming-
ham were murdered by that of-
ficial contempt for basic human
rights which supported the
hands of those who, without
conscience or reason, performed
the terrible physical act."
The American Jewish Com-
mittee and the Anti-Defamation
League also issued a report
stating that 1963 "paradoxically
has been a most productive year


for significant civil rights legis- tional headquarters of the AFL-
lation within the jurisdiction of CIO, and several state and city
individual states.
central labor bodies.
The dominant refrain of the
Michigan was cited in the re-
port for its existing laws on conference sessions was the
public accommodations and fair need for unity of the advocates
employment. It was also pointed of equal opportunity, full em-
out that Michigan became the ployment and social progress.
first state to adopt a constitu-
tional provision establishing a
permanent Civil Rights Com-
mission.

* * *

UNITY HOUSE, Pa. — A
strong alliance of labor, civil
rights and liberal forces in the
nation was called for by a three
day conference here of Jewish,
Negro and labor leaders.
The meeting was sponsored
by the National Trade Union
Council for Human Rights of the
Jewish Labor Committee. The
labor delegates came from 28
international unions, the na-

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (JTA)—
A number of 1 e a d i n.g anti-
Semitic agitators, including offi-
cials and ex-officials of such
groups as the National States
Rights Party, the American Nazi
Party and the Christian Anti-
Jewish Party were indicted by
a federal grand jury on United
States Government charges of
conspiracy to interfere with fed-
eral desegregation court orders.
Seven agitators were indicted.
Among them were Edward R.
Fields, information director of
the National States Rights Party;
Jesse B. Stoner, known anti-
Semitic leader and States Rights
Party attorney; James K. Warn-
er, former national secretary of
the American Nazi Party; and
David A. Stanley, Barney Car-
mack, Jr., Jack Cash, Ralph Le-
wandowski, and Gerald 0. Dut-
ton.
Stoner is a one-time Ku Klux
Klan organizer, who later form-
ed the "S toner Anti-Jewish
Party," which became the
"Christian Anti-Jewish Party."
Fields was secretary of this mili-
tant anti-Semitic group. Dutton
was president of the "Knights of
the Confederacy."

In his Rosh Hashanah sermon
at Temple Israel, Rabbi M. Rob-
ert Syme urged his congregates
to donate $1 each to rebuild the
church that was bombed in Bir-
mingham, Ala.

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5 — THE DETR OIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, Sept. 27, 1963

Stall on Open
Occupancy
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