Jewish Aid to Civil Rights
Lauded Before NAACP
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Jewish
organizations were lauded by Roy
Wilkins, executive secretary of the
National Association for the Ad-
vancement of Colored People, for
their work toward passage of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Wilkins said in an address be-
fore the 55th annual NAACP con-
vention that "many hands and
minds and hearts brought victory."
He singled out Jewish organiza-
tions, working under the banner
of the leadership conference on
civil rights, for special credit along
with national Negro, labor, church,
fraternal, and women's organiza-
His speech generally stressed the
cooperation of many American ele-
ments to advance the civil rights of
15 Rabbis Arrested in Florida Protest `Maccabees' Patrol Helps Cut Crime
Over 90 Per Cent in New York Area
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
NEW YORK — The Hassidic
organizer of a citizens' car patrol
in the crime-ridden Crown Heights
section of Brooklyn reported Mon-
day night that crime in the area
had dropped by 90 per cent since
the patrols began.
Police, officials, noting that the
area had been heavily reinforced
with additional police, confirmed
that the situation had improved.
The police reinforcement followed
the formation of the Hassidic ra-
dio-equipped car patrol last May
17 after a wave of muggings, as-
saults and murders in the area.
Rabbi Samuel Schrage, who
led the organization of the car
patrols, said that the number
of calls received by the civilian
Patrol headquarters had dropped
to an average of 15 a night. Pre-
viously from 50 to 100 calls were
received nightly. He credited the
police as well as the unarmed
patrols for the improvement.
He said the patrols with their
(Barton's Summer Assortment)
240 volunteers would be continued
until August wh en a decision
would be made on whether to con-
tinue them. The cars are manned
by Hassidic Jews and by white and
Negro Christians. Rabbi Schrage
also reported that at a meeting at-
tended by representatives of 35
local civic and religious groups.
plans were made to recruit addi-
tional volunteers for the patrols on
a community-wide basis.
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One of the rabbis who accompanied Negro integrationists at-
tempting to hold a prayer service in St. Augustine, Fla.. is forcibly
ejected from the Monson Motor Lodge by its manager, James Brock
(left). Fifteen rabbis were arrested when they sought to recite
Hebrew prayers at the motel involved in a desegregation controversy.
* * *
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (JTA)—
Fifteen Reform rabbis were among
37 demonstrators arrested here
when they sought to recite Hebrew
prayers at a motel involved in a
The Department of Justice no-
tified Sen. Jacob K. Javits, New
York Republican, that federal
agents have opened a full prelimi-
nary investigation of the arrest.
(Sen. Javitz requested federal inter-
cession upon hearing of the mass
arrest of the rabbis.)
Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, a
Negro desegregation leader, led
the delegation in prayer. The
rabbis arrived here to join the
Rev. Martin Luther King's de-
segregation drive. They came
from the convention in Atlantic
City of the Central Conference
of American Rabbis.
The motel manager, James
Brock. shoved the rabbis and
abused them physically. stating
"you are not going to pray here.
This is private property." He
hustled them into police cars with
the help of police who arrested
Four police squad cars filled
with rabbis were driven to jail.
With the first arrests the rabbis
began reciting a Psalm, "Yea
though I walk the valley of the
shadow of death .. • "
While the rabbis were being
A. Philip Randolph (left) ac-
pushed, shoved, and dragged into
police cars, Negro and white cepts the 1964 Histradrut Human-
demonstrators jumped into the itarian Award from the National
motel's "white only" swimming Committee for Labor Israel, which
pool. They were then beaten by hailed his leadership in promoting
police and arrested along with the Israel-America friendship and es-
t ablished scholarships in the Negro
The rabbis were charged with labor leader's name at Histrad-
conspiracy to violate state laws, rut's Afro-Asian Institute in Tel
trespassing and disorderly con- Aviv. Holding bronze plaque is
Theodore W. Kheel, noted labor
mediator who was toastmaster at
the Award dinner.
Negro Leader Gets
Ground to Be Broken
for 1st YM-YWHA
Building in Jerusalem
Ground will be broken Sept. 1
for the first YM and YWHA build-
ing in Jerusalem, it was announced
here by Solomon Litt, president of
the World Federation of YMHAs
and Jewish Community Centers.
The Federation is raising the funds
for the building under the leader-
ship of Mrs. Hugo Dalsheimer of
Ground-breaking exercises will be
part of an international conference
on YM and YWHA and Jewish com-
munity center work to he held in
Jerusalem Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.
Top Brazilian Architect
Has Migrated to Israel
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA)—Oscar
Niemeyer, the leading architect in
Brazil and one of the most promi-
nent in the world, has settled in
Israel. He is not Jewish.
Niemeyer, who designed Brazil's
modern capital city of Brasilia, was
abroad last April when the Brazili-
an government was overturned. In-
stead of returning to Brazil, he
settled in Haifa where he is work-
ing as an architect.
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, June 26, 1964
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