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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-05-22

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Sculpture Depicts Israel's Heroism

Coach Davidson in Israel to Raise Level of Basketball

By JESSE and ROY SILVER

(Copyright, 1964, JTA, Inc.)

Monumental sculpture called "Together," created specially
for the World's Fair, is now on exhibit at the American-Israel
Pavilion. The massive structure, 22 feet high and 15 feet wide,
shows six heroic figures straining to fit two huge water pipes.
According to Z.Vi Gevra, the artist who created the sculpture, it
is a symbol of Israel's stiriving to make the desert bloom. The pipes
represent the conduit that is being constructed to carry the waters
from the north to the arid Negev area in the south. Suspended
eight feet above the ground, the sculpture dominates the section
of the Pavilion devoted to vistas of modern Israel. Geyra, 37, is
also responsible for the interior design of the pavilion. A second
generation Israeli, he is the son of the former deputy governor of
Jerusalem and head of Israel's prison services.

Story of a Great Liberal Russian

"The Story of a Life," auto- politics. Here is a great artist who,
biography of Konstantin Paustov- in the tradition of Chekhov, Tol-
sky, who is today, at 72, the grand stoy and Turgenyev, weaves from
old man of Russian letters, was the fibers of his native land a
published by Pantheon Books. whole cloth, richly textured and
The same compassion and in- universal in appeal.
tegrity which shine through these
pages have illuminated the life of Objectionable Terms
this extraordinary man. Not only
has he enthralled generations of Spur Request for Talks
his countrymen with his novels on Canadian Society
and short stories. but he has also
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
served — through his uncompro-
to The Jewish News)
MONTREAL — The Canadian
mising truth, his belief in the
absolute necessity for artistic free- Jewish Congress Wednesday re-
dom — as the inspiration for the quested a conference with Prime
Minister Lester B. Pearson to dis-
younger Soviet writers.
It was Paustovsky, alone of the cuss possible changes in the goy-
Russian literati, who dared to ernment's efforts to formulate a
new policy dealing with Canada's
attend the funeral of Boris Paster-
nak and to speak out in his de status as a bilingual and bicul-
society.
fense; who has boldly attacked tural
in the request to the premier
government restraint of creative sent by Michael Garber, presi-
expression; who for years has pub- dent of the Canadian Jewish Con-
licly denounced anti-Semitism ()Tess, the CJC objected particu-
i
within the Soviet Union.
laxly to certain terminology in the
"The Story of Life" rises above government's instructions to the
Royal Commission on Bilingualism
and Biculturalism. Those instruc-
JWV Urges Recall
tions, the Congress maintained, do
not recognize minorities other
of German Scientists
The Jewish War Veterans urged I than those of Anglo-Saxon Celtic
the West German Government use or French origin as equal partners
the full power of its good offices in Canadian society.
Garber pointed out in his let-
to recall all German scientists in
ter to Pearson that the Royal
the United Arab Republic.
Commission is guided now by
In a statement issued after re-
instructions "to recommend
from
Frankfurt,
Germany,
turning
what steps should be taken on
where he witnessed the trial of
the basis of an equal partner-
21 Nazis charged with the ship between the two founding
slaughter of 2.5 million Jews in races taking into account the
Auschwitz Concentration Camps,
contributions made by other
JWV National Commander Daniel
ethnic groups to the cultural
Neal Heller of Miami charged that enrichment of Canada and the
"The West Germans are drag-
that should be taken
ging their feet in measures to re- measures
to safeguard that contribution."
call German scientists working to-
"In this sense," the CJC presi-
ward the development of atomic
weapons in Nasser's United Arab dent maintained in his letter to
the premier, "the Canadian con-
Republic."
federation will be developed on
He termed "soft soap" state- the basis of a biracial equal part-
ments made by high West German nership from which all others are
officials including the West Ger- excluded". The mere reference to
man ambassador to the United "other ethnic groups," he de-
States, who have alleged that the clared, is not apt today "when
West German government is pow- such a large number of Canadians
erless to recall these scientists.
are neither of English nor of
French extraction."
The Congress president also ob-
Brazil-Israel Prize
SAO PAULO (JTA)—The "Pre- jected to the use of the word
mio Brasi-Israel," a prize estab- "race" which he noted "in recent
lished in 1963 by the Centro Cul- times has taken on a sinister as-
tural Brasil-Israel in Sao Paulo, pect and evokes many bitter mem-
was awarded to Hermann Lima for ories particularly among "the other
his four-volume "Historia da Carl- ethnic groups."
Garber asked the premier for
catura no Brasil"—History of Cari-
a conference at which an effort
cature in Brazil.
would be made to amend the
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS terminology now guiding the royal
commission.
18 Friday, May 22, 1964

George Davidson of Lafayette
College, a non-Jew, is now in Is-
rael on a special mission to raise
the level of basketball in that coun-
try and to coach the Israeli na-
tional team for the Olympics.
Davidson's trip is his second.
Both were sponsored jointly by the
U.S. Committee Sports for Israel
and the U. S. State Department.
The following is a special progress
report from Davidson to this
column:
"I have found a decided im-
provement in the youth (15-17-
year-olds) and a continued interest
on their part for basketball. This
can be attributed to their interest
in the national players and some
better instruction by a few of the
coaches at the lower level.
"At present I am working
with four groups of these boys
(30 in each group) at four dif-
ferent areas of the country,
namely: Haifa, Tel Aviv, Jeru-
salem and Rehovah in the South.
After they complete their regu-
lar seasons we are going to form
a Little League and have them
compete against each other. -
"When the Bulgaria National
team arrives we are going to have
two of these boys' groups play the
prelim game.
"I am concentrating my efforts,
per the request of the Sports for
Israel Committee and Israel's Min-
istry of Education, on the devel-
opment of the coaches and teach-
ers of physical education in the
schools. We are going to cover the
proper instruction of fundamen-
tals through to game strategy in-
cluding types and uses of different
offenses and defenses, modern
techniques, and proper training
procedures with the emphasis put

American Mutual Fund
for Investments in Israel
Offers Shares to Public
NEW YORK, (JTA,—Shares in
the Israel American Diversified
Fund, Inc., a newly formed, open-
end diversified investment com-
pany, are now being offered to the
public following registration with
the Securities Exchange Commis-
sion, it was announced by Lawr-
ence G. Laskey, president of the
Fund.
Laskey indicated that this fund
represents the only American
mutual fund for investment in
Israel. He said the primary objec-
tive will be to offer growth possi-
bilities through investment in a
varied group of Israeli, Israeli-
oriented, and American companies.

upon fundamentals and the proper
and only way to teach them."
* * *
Iry Kipcinet and Sid Luckman
(football), Dave Trager (basket-
ball), Courtney Shanken (gymnas-
tics) and Grant Golden (tennis)
are sponsors of the U.S. Maccabiah
Games Fund in Chicago. The Fund
has been established to send a
U.S. team to the 7th World Mac-
cabiah Games in Tel Aviv in Au-
gust 1965, and to build an Ameri-
can Friendship House in the Mac-
cabiah Village there.
The Friendship House will serve
as the base of operations for the
U.S. team. During the period be-
tween Maccabiahs, it will provide
inexpensive quarters for visiting
pilgrims from around the world.

Some weeks ago this column
carried a story about the Jewish-
ness of Tamara and Irina Press,
Russian track and field Olympic
stars in 1960. Abraham Green, one
of Israel's three national track
coaches, said he was told by Soviet
coach Gabriel Korobkov that the
Press sisters were not Jewish.
Now, your correspondents have
had an opportunity to talk to a
second Israeli national coach,
Mordchai Mogali, who is presently
in the United States. This is what
he told us:
"During the Rome Olympics I
spoke briefly to Tamara Press
through an interpreter. I asked
if she were Jewish. She asked if
it was important. I said yes. She
looked at me for a few seconds,
smiled and then said, Pa.' Then
she walked away."

Union in New York. . . . Follow
the progress of Iowa freshman
Dan Wolfe, who pole-vaulted 13
feet during the indoor track sea-
son. . . . 25-year-old Jimmy Rothen-
berg, former junior champ of Mk
ami and ex-member of the U. of
Florida golf team. has been named
assistant golf pro to Sam Sharrow
at the Nevelle Country Club in
New York's Borscht Belt.
Hotzy-totzy news from S outh
Africa: 18 year - old breaststroker
Basil Hotz won a pair of crowns
in the Springbok swim champion-
ships and was selected to repre-
sent his country during a Euro-
pean tour this summer. Another
tourist will be water-poloist Dennis
Port of Natal . . Rhodesia's
Marilyn Sidelsky captured the 110-
yard freestyle event in the South
African championships.

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consultant to the U.S. Olympic
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