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December 27, 1963 - Image 23

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-12-27

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Using part of the proceeds of its recent Balfour Concert,
the Zionist Organization of Detroit made a $3,000 Israel Bond
purchase, bringing the ZOD total Bond purchases to $30,000
since 1960. Shown presenting the check to Tom Borman
(center), general chairman of the Detroit Israel Bond Commit.
tee, is Judge Ira G. Kaufman (left), ZOD president, and Carmi
Slomovitz, chairman of the highly successful Balfour event.

$20 Million Housing Project Is
Planned for Israel by U.S. Firms

$20,000,000 housing project for
Israel, involving seven major
American insurance companies;
the Jewish Agency for Israel,
Inc.; the Intercontinental Asso-
ciates, Inc., an American hous-
ing company established by a
group of prominent real estate
men headed by Jack D. Weiler
of New York; and the Israel
Economic Development Corpora-
tion (Chail), Ltd. was arranged
after an all-night teletype ses-
sion while a group 6,000 miles
away gathered around a tele-
type station in Tel Aviv.
This transaction involved $9,-
000,000 of 15-year secured notes
purchased by a group of insur-
ance companies headed by Aetna
Life Insurance Company, which
took the major share. The others
include New England Mutual
Life Insurance Company of Bos-
ton; Penn Mutual Life Insur-
ance Company of Philadelphia;

Seminary Library
Gets Letters of
Eleanor Roosevelt
Two signed letters from the
late Eleanor Roosevelt have
been presented to the Library
of the Jewish Theological Semi-
nary of America.
These letters, written by Mrs.
Roosevelt to a friend, Abris Sil-
verman, provide new insights on
a beloved national figure whose
interests and friendships were
so encompassing. A n n o u n ce-
ment of this gift was made by
Menahem Schmeltzer, Associate
Librarian of the Seminary.
These letters reveal that a
few months before her death in
1962, Eleanor Roosevelt had
taken part in the Passover Se-
der service held at the Silver-
man home. It was her second
such visit. The year before, Mrs.
Roosevelt had attended a Seder
for the first time at the home
of the same friends, and the
letters show how moved and im-
pressed she had been at partici-
pating in the centuries-old cere-
monial of the Jewish festival of

The lovely Eleanor Rogers is pic-
tured in repose. Eleanor has long
been associated with "alien's salon"
as a co-worker. She is now one of
the outstanding members of this
busy beauty organization. When you
ask for Eleanor, it's synonymous
with asking for the ultimate in
beauty-care and advice.


State Mutual Life Assurance
Company of Philadelphia; State
Mutual Life Assurance Company
of America of Worcester; and
Phoenix Mutual Life of Hart-
ford, all four of whom partici-
pated in previous deals of simi-
lar character. The Fidelity Mu-
tual and the Provident Mutual,
both of Philadelphia, completed
the lending group.
This total loan made possible
the construction by Intercon-
tinental Associates, Inc., of 4,000
immigrant housing units which
will take care of approximately
17,000 new immigrants, some of
whom will arrive in Israel this
year. These apartments are
leased simultaneously to the
Jewish Agency for Israel, Inc.,
which is responsible for immi-
gration, absorption and rehabili-
tation of immigrants to Israel.
The Jewish Agency: for Israel,
Inc., also guarantees the entire
transaction. The transaction is
the third in the series, and ac-
counts in the aggregate for 8,000
housing units over a period of
two years.

Israel Reduces
Draftee Army
Service 4 Months

ordered reduction of army ser-
vice under the country's draft
law, lessening the period of
service for both male and fe-
male draftees by four months.
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol
informed the Knesset of the new
regulations, noting that the
changes have been approved by
the cabinet after rec-ommenda-
tons by the army's general
staff. No legislation on the issue
was required, the change being
effected through an administra-
tive order.
Men to be called up during
May 1964, or thereafter, Eshkol
said, will serve 26 months, in-
stead of 30 months as hereto-
fore. Girls will serve 20 months,
the order concerning female
draftees going into effect im-
mediately for women in the
army since last June.
The reduction in lengths of
service were decided upon, the
Premier said, because the num-
bers of boys and girls to reach
enlistment or draft age are in-

minor incident in Transvaal
Town Council involving the
reputation of the Union of Jew-
ish Women of South Africa is
provoking stormy protests here
by Jewish organizations and is
being condemned by the press.
Every year the Randfontein
branch of the Union of Jewish
Women receives a grant from
the Randfontein Town Council
towards its philanthropic work,
which is performed without dis-
crimination of race or creed, and
which includes the running of a
soup kitchen for poor Africans.
When the grant came up for
routine approval in the Rand-
fontein Town Council this week,
one Councillor, P. J. Fouche,
said that before approving it the
Council should ascertain the
nature of the activities of the
Union of Jewish 'Women. and
find out whether any of its
members were connected with
any subversive organization.
He did not wish to imply that
Jews in general were involved
in subversive activities, but
since "many Jews had been de-
tained under the 90-day deten-
tion law" in connection with
such activities, he thought the
Council should not approve the
grant until it had assured itself
on the point he had raised.
In a press statement Mrs.
Sylvia Silverman, president of
the group, said that her organiza-
tion was astounded that such a
question should ever have been
raised about a registered welfare
organization with 60 branches
throughout the country whose
work is social, cultural, educa-
tional, and for goodwill and the
welfare of both Jewish and non-
Jewish communities. The work
was well known and had been
commended by civic leaders all
over the country, she stressed.
N. Philips, president of the
South African Jewish Board of
Deputies described the incident
as "scandalous" and "completely
irresponsible," and as "the type
of smear that can do incalcul-
able harm, not only here but
overseas as well."
"The Star," largest. South Af-
rican evening paper, in an edi-
torial headed "Race Smear,"
condemns Fouche's raising of a
groundless issue, and criticized
the Randfontein Town Council
for agreeing to make "the out-
rageous inquiry, thereby smear-
ing not only a reputable or-
ganization and its members, but
all Jews."
It pointed out that there were
individuals or all sections among
the persons detained under the
90-day detention law, and asked
whether the Randfontein Town
Council proposed to make a sim-
ilar enquiry into every organiza-
tion which asks it for a grant,
declaring, "Unless it does, its
decision on the Union of Jewish
Women will stand condemned
as one of blatant anti-Semitism."

Ticket-Holders Await
Yiddish Theater Revue
Nearly 400 Detroiters bought
tickets for the "Yiddish Theatre
Revue" which was scheduled for
Nov. 24 at the Jewish Center.
Due to the tragic events of that
weekend, the program was post-
poned and will now take place
8:30 p.m. Jan. 12.
Israel Welichansky, the ver-
In the Upper Galilee
satile actor from the New York
By Morris H. Masse-man
Yiddish stage, and Masha Benya,
The bus rides
On shaky hills of time
outstanding folk singer, will pre-
Up, up, past tombs,
Sent dramatic and unusual selec-
Cloud ringed,
Of martyred rabbis,
tions from the works of Sholom
Through narrow defiles
Aleichem, Peretz, Grade and
Of death
In the sacred dust,
Which is History.
This community-wide event is
Saviors brood
sponsored by the Book Fair He-
On the somnolent hills.
brew-Yiddish Committee in co-
The centuries gleam
operation with Center Culture
In the marble sum.
Club, Farband-Labor Zionist Or-
Larry Lederman of Milwau- ganization, Kvutza Ivrit, Lands-
kee is president of the Wis- manshaften, Shaarit Haplaytah,
consin AAU District Associa- Sholom Aleichem Institute and
Workmen's Circle.

Aliens to Report
in January; Spur

At a recent family dinner,
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Browarny of
Burt Dr. announced the en-
gagement of their daughter,
Rena Gail, to Lawrence Arnold
Singer, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Sol Singer of Cherrylawn Ave.
A March 1 wedding is planned.

Weekly Established
in Western Canada

WINNIPEG (JTA)—The first
edition of the Israelite Press,
the only Yiddish-English news-
paper in Western Canada, on its
own press, which is now owned
by a cooperative, was marked
with ceremonies at the weekly's
new offices.
To guarantee the survival of
the weekly, the newspaper and
its new home, including the
printing plant, were placed
under control of a new coopera-
tive enterprise, the Israelite
Press Printing Cooperative As-
sociation, Ltd.
Joseph Margulius, chairman of
the board of the new coopera-
tive, invited all Western Cana-
dian Jews to join the cooperative
by the purchase of shares which
are priced at $5 each and sold
in minimum units of 10 shares.
He said that the formation of
the cooperative made the Israel-
ite Press, now in its 53rd year,
"a community institution, belong-
ing to all to whom Jewish cul-
ture and the Yiddish language
is dear."

More than 100 million pre-
scriptions are written in the
United States each year for
tranquilizers and other drugs af-
fecting mental health.

District Director Walter A,
Sahli, of the Immigration and
Naturalization- Service, stated
that the annual alien address
report program usually causes
a sharp rise in the number of
applications for naturalization.
The law requifei:-.4t010,t.in
the United States,_4itlir:,ie,i5P4x-
ceptions, to report -
dresses each January. Through-
out the United States, almost 30
percent' more applications for
naturalization are received dur-
ing the months of January, Feb-
ruary and .March than are re-
ceived during other months. •
Sahli attributes this sudden
rise to the Alien Address Re-
port Program.
Aliens not required to make
this report are diplomats, those
accredited to certain interna-
tional .organizations and those
who have entered temporarily as
agricultural laborers.
Forms for making the reports
will be available to aliens at
all Post Offices and Offices - of
the Immigration and Naturaliza-
tion Service during the month
of January.
Sahli indicated that aliens de-
siring information concerning
naturalization or similar matters
should obtain the forms at an
office of the Immigration and
Naturalization Service where
personnel trained in these fields
will be available to answer in-

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23—THE.DETROIT JEWISH Npys—Friday, December 27, 1963

ZOD Bond Purchase Totals $30,000 Anti-Jewish 1 ide Browarny-Singer
in Transvaal
Engagement Told
Stirs Protests



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