(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
LONDON — The January-Feb-
ruary issue of "Sovietische
Heimland," the only regular
Yiddish publication issued in
Russia, is the first to contain
160 pages instead of the usual
130, it was disclosed here
Seventy pages are devoted to
a complete version of a hitherto
unpublished novel by the late
Soviet Jewish writer, Der Nis-
ter, entitled "The Year 1905."
Which uses the 1905 revolution
as the background for its story.
This work has aroused the
curiosity of literary criticis on
both sides of the Iron Curtain.
Another feature is a long es-
say by Editor Aaron Vergelis
about contemporary Yiddish
Soviet Loses First
Round on Religious
Intolerance in UN Body
UNITED N A T I ON S, N.Y.
(JTA)—Advocates of worldwide
religious freedoms won their
first round in the United Na-
tions Commission on Human
Rights here in a battle against
anti-religious Communist forces
who fear the Soviet Union might
be indicted for its persecutions
against Jewish religious prac-
tices and Jewish culture.
The dispute took place as the
Commission, which convened
for a session scheduled to last
a month, received a motion from
the French delegation proposing
that work be started now toward
a forthcoming debate on a draft
United Nations Declaration for
the Elimination of All Forms
of Religious Intolerance.
Jean Marcel Bouquin, chief of
the French delegation, moved
that, while the commission de-
bates its first agenda item, deal-
ing with racial discrimination,
the 21-member body should es-
tablish a "working group" to
prepare for later debate on the
Platon D. Morozov of the So-
viet Union fought vigorously
against a Bouquin motion, insist-
ing that no such working group
After a lengthy squabble on
the issue, the French motion car-
ried by a vote of 14-3 with four
abstentions—the negative votes
being cast by Russia, Poland and
the Ukraine. The United States
delegation, headed by Mrs. Mari-
etta Tree, was among those sup-
porting the French move. The
working group—without any spe-
cific number indicated—will be
named by the chairman of the
Commission, E n r i q u e Ponce
Carbo of Ecuador.
(Related Stories on Page 8)
at JA. Leaders'
Ex-Minister to Head Cultural Institute
for Brazil, Israel; 3 to Head Bible Contest
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — elected to the presidency of
Prof. San Tiago Dantas, former Brazilian-Israeli Cultural Insti-
foreign minister and former fi- tute.
nance minister of Brazil, was
Three prominent Brazilian
university rectors became heads
of a national committee formed
here for the annual Bible con-
test from which contestants will
be chosen to participate in the
Bible competition in Jerusalem,
The educators are Dr. Pedro
A resolution asking Congress
to propose a constitutional Calmon, Prof. Lisbao da Cuzia
amendment providing for the and the Rev. Dias da Mauro, a
right to recite prayers in public
schools has been adopted by the Catholic leader. They represent
the three largest universities in
The House passed the measure this country.
previously adopted by the Sen-
A Star Out of An 'Unknown'
During the half-hour debate,
Keenan Wynn has been signed
Sen. Milton Zaagman, a Grand to co-star with Jerry Lewis in
Rapids Republican who spon- "The Patsy" in which Wynn
sored the resolution, said ultra- will portray a Hollywood press
liberals were trying to force re- agent who schemes to manufac-
ligion out of the nation.
ture a star out of an "unknown."
The main opponent to the pro- Ernest D. Glucksman is pro-
prosal was Sen. Charles Blondy, ducer of the new comedy which
Detroit Democrat, who cited the Jerry Lewis directs in Techni-
Supreme Court decision against color from a scipt by Lewis and
such prayers and the opposition Bill Richmond. Pr o du c ti on
of various organizations, includ- started at Paramount with Ina
ing the Jew i s h Community Berlin, a Jewish girl, playing
opposite Jerry Lewis who now is
devoting his complete efforts to
Even an angel cannot perform film making after his unsuccess-
two services at the same time. ful fling as TV's new Jack
—Bereshith Rabbah 3.
California Sen. Thomas H.
Kuchel (left) and Dr. Isador
Lubin are among the speakers
scheduled for the United Jewish
Appeal Midwest Leadership In-
stitute at the Edgewater Beach
Hotel, Chicago, March 6-8. Dr.
Lubin is a New York economist
and consultant for the Jewish
Agency for Israel, Inc.
Vandals Fail in 3rd Try
to Set Fire to Israeli
Embassy in Mexico
MEXICO CITY; (JTA) — For
the third time in recent weeks,
an attempt was made to set fire
to the Israel Embassy here. The
unknown vandals tossed gaso-
line-soaked rags at the embassy
but no one was hurt, and the
rags were quickly extinguished.
Jewish sources said they sus-
pected that Arab agents were
involved in the arson attempts.
Resume Talk on Pay
to Nazi Victims
LONDON, (JTA) — The
lengthy negotiations between
Great Britain and West Ger-
many, about a possible, lump-
sum payment by the Germans
to cover illegal detention of
British nationals in wartime
concentration camps conducted
by the Nazi regime, resumed
Wednesday, it was announced
by the foreign office.
The announcement came in
reply to an inquiry by a Con-
servative member of the House
of Commons, Avery Neave. He
had asked not only about the
status of the negotiations but
tiso about the number of Brit-
ish nationals to be considered
for German compensation.
A foreign office spokesman
said that the British and Ger-
mans have not yet agreed on
the categories of war sufferers
to be included in the pending
compensation pact. The German
government, he said, had made
it clear that it would recognize
claims by Britons persecuted
for their political ideas or for
reasons of race, faith or ide-
ology. But other categories and
the exact numbers have not yet
been determined, the Foreign
office spokesman stated.
Knopf Publishes Rokeach's
`Narrative of 3 Lost Men'
Knopf will publish "The Three
Christs of Ypsilanti: A Narra-
tive Study of Three Lost Men,"
by Milton Rokeach, professor
of psychology at Michigan State
University. Prof. Rokeach de-
scribes in this book the experi-
ment he conducted in the back
wards of the state mental hos-
pital at Ypsilanti, Michigan. In
the hospital are three custodial
patients—a farmer, a clerk, and
an electrician—each a paranoid
schizophrenic, and each of whom
believes that he is Jesus Christ.
Dr. Theodor Reik made the
following comment about Prof.
Rokeach's work: "I consider his
book a very interesting and in-
structive as well as important
study . .. will be highly inter-
esting not only to psychiatrists
and psychologists, but to a wide
circle of educated readers con-
cerned with human behavior."
There is a monument on Henry Street on
New York's Lower East Side. It is the
Henry Street Settlement House and it is a
monument to the vision and dedication of
a great American woman, Lillian Wald.
Born in 1867, Lillian decided early in
her life that she wanted to help people.
Accordingly, she took nurses' training at
the New York Training School for Nurs-
ing. Appalled by the dreadful conditions
then prevalent among the immigrant pop-
ulation of the Lower East Side, Miss
Wald and another nurse, Mary Brewster,
established a nursing and sanitation serv-
ice for the underprivileged, using their
own apartment as headquarters. This
service grew and ultimately became the
Visiting Nurses' Service, which continues
to furnish assistance to the needy sick in
their homes today.
In 1885 Lillian Wald established the
Henry Street Settlement House—originally
called the Nurses' Settlement—with the
assistance of the well-known philanthro-
pist, Jacob H. Schiff. To this haven for the
bewildered and friendless came streams
of immigrants. To the children she was
mother, friend and defender. Through her
efforts, classes for Ungraded children were
first established in the New York City
schools. To the adults, strangers in a new
land, she was friend, counsellor and
P. LORILLARD COMPANY
teacher, for, in addition to the visiting
nurses' service, Lillian made available
social activities and education.
Lillian Wald's advocacy resulted in the
creation of the Federal Children's Bureau
in 1912, a landmark in social service. Her
70th birthday was celebrated nationally. First with the Finest Cigarettes
Her death, in 1940, evoked tributes from
through Lorillard research
the leading figures in the United States.
Her life, however, is her true monument.
17-TH E DETROIT JEWISH NEWS—Frid ay, February 21, 1964
Heimland Issue Enlarged,
Contains Novel by Nister