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February 14, 1964 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-02-14

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How Lincoln Appeared to Many Peoples
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These engravings show how the martyred old .1. , - ainth et; as a Hebrew, depicted on so-
President Abraham Lincoln appeared to peoples called "Jewish Lincoln" lithograph by Currier
in other lands, and are from the files of the and Ives. Lower, from left, portrayed in a rare
Lincoln National Life Foundation in Fort German biography of 1860, "The Life of Abra-
Wayne, Ind. Ton, from left, on the cover of a ham Lincoln"; Japanese style, on cover of Motoi-
Swedish edition of The Pioneer Boy, and How chi Kume's book, "Lincoln"; painted in oil on
He Became President"; German portrait in an back velvet by unknown Mexican artist.

Sorority Officers at Washington U. Quit; Slam Bias

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

WASHINGTON — Five top-
ranking officers of Chi Omega
Sorority at George Washington
University resigned here
Wednesday, protesting against
discriminatory practice against
Jews upheld by the sorority's
alumnae and set forth as part
of its national policy.
The group resignation, which
followed a meeting between
sorority members and alumnae
representatives with university
officials trying to mediate, came
as a climax to a series of pres-
sures which the alumnae had
been trying to put on members
since the season for new mem-
bers began last fall.
According to the leader of
the resignees, Linda Frost of

Washington, the five official-
ly resigned after a Jewish girl
who had been voted into the
sorority by members was ve-
toed by alumnae. Sorority
rules entitle alumnae to have
the final say on membership.

While the alumnae have
avoided making any outright
anti-Semitic statements, Miss
Frost explained, the Jewish can-
didate was turned down by
them because she did not have
a recommendation from an
alumna in her home town.

The vetoing group also added
that according to the sorority's
constitution, a prospective mem-
ber must be "a believer in
Christian ideals."
It was also explained that
the alumnae had complained

last fall when two Jewish
girls had been pledged. They
had warned the officers that
no more Jewish candidates
would be accepted when the
new rush season began.
As is the case in most aca-
demic institutions, G e or g e
Washington University policy
prohibits discrimination in stu-
dent honorary and professional
societies, but social organiza-
tions are free to select their
own members.

Hadassah Honors Queen Mother
of Belgium for Her Aid to Aliyah

NEW YORK, (JTA)—Belgium's
Queen Mother Elisabeth was
awarded Hadassah's Henrietta
Szold Award for 1964—which
includes a citation and a $1,000
gift—on the occasion of the 30th
anniversary of the founding of
Youth Aliyah.
More than 1,000 leaders and
members of Hadassah attended
the ' conference at New York
Hilton Hotel where Belgian Am-
bassador Andre Forthomme ac-
cepted the Szold award on be-
half of the queen mother. The
presentation was made by Mrs.
Siegfried Kramarsky, national
president of Hadassah.
Queen Mother Elisabeth was
honored for "her commitment
and dedication to the cause of
Youth Alivah," which, the cita-
tion state, "helped to deliver
countless thousands of the child-
ren of Israel from the hands of
evil and destruction into the
hands of healing and salvation."
The actual presentation of the
Henrietta Szold Award to the
queen mother will be made
March 10 at the Chateau de
Stuyvenberg in Brussels, by a
delegation to be backed by Mrs.
Moshe Kol of Jerusalem,
world head of Youth Aliyah,
told the conference that, with-
in the next five years, Youth
Aliyah plans to absorb 25,000
children—between the ages of
13 and 17—from three world
North Africa and Asia, East
ern Europe and Latin Amer-
He said that the first 5,000
children will be taken into
Youth Aliyah between April
1, 1964 and March 30, 1965.
This he noted, will be 1,000
more than the 4,000 normally
absorbed into Youth Aliyah
The 318,000 members of Had-
assah were urged by the lead-
ers of the organization to make
their views known "as individu-
al Americans" on the pending
civil rights legislation now be-
fore Congress by communicat-
ing with their congressional rep-

cabinet decided to hold this
year's Independence Day par-
ade on April 16 in Beersheba,
in response to requests from
that city's mayor and from var-
ious settlements in the Negev.
Beersheba will henceforth be
included in the list of cities
which will be hosts to the par-
ade on a rotating basis.

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$200,000. to Hebrew U.

JERUSALEM — The Hebrew
University has received a con-
tribution of $200,000 from Ted
Chanock of Los Angeles for the
establishment of a virology de-
partment wing in the University
Medical School.

The appeal was contained
in a statement approved by
200 delegates to Ha dassah's
conference. The statement de-
clared that "the enactment of
effective and realistic legisla-
tion by this session of Cong-
ress is a moral issue and is
imperatitve for guaranteeing
to all citizens their constitu-
tional rights and for enhanc-
ing the image of America at
home and aboard. .
Delegates representing 1,320
chapters and groups throughout
the United States and Puerto
Rico also called on Congress to
remove the defects and inequ-
alities" of the Immigration and
Nationality Act of 1952, popu-
larly known as the McCarran-
Walter Act.
The delegates declared that
the act "embodies policies and
principles entitrely out of har-
mony with the American tradi-
tion of offering a haven to the
oppressed and of equality and
The delegates also endorsed
proposals made by President
Johnson in his State of the
Union message, including
creating of a National Service
Corps, providing school aid
, funds and particularly his
call for a policy of abolish-
ing "not some but all racial
Congressional support of re-
visions of Pubic Law 480, gov-
erning American surplus goods,
under which Israel has received
substantial gifts of such goods,
and extension of this legislation
for another five years, was also

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