Anti-Semitic American Legion Post Loses Charter
SACRAMENTO (JTA) — The California State Executive Committee of the
American Legion revoked the charter of the Legion's Signal Hill Post No. 490, at Los
Angeles, for engaging in anti-Semitic and anti-Negro activities. The Legion conducted
a two-day trial of the Signal Hill Post last April, at Hollywood. After reviewing the
proceedings of that trial, the State Executive Committee voted revocation of the
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post's charter for "engaging in practices and a course of conduct that allowed the
displaying and distribution at or about Legion meetings of anti-Semitic and anti-Negro
literature." The post will be given an opportunity of appealing the state executive
committee's decision to the Legion's national headquarters.
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Eshkol, De Gaulle in Accord
During Friendly,Trivate' Visit
Israel Pavilion Counters Jordan
NEW YORK—The American-Israel Pavilion is out to prove its desire
for "Peace Through Understanding" with a mural countering the contro-
versial exhibit in the Jordan Pavilion.
A copy of the Jordanian mural, which has been interpreted as being
hostile to Israel, was unveiled last week in the courtyard of the Israel
Pavilion. Accompanying the photographic blowup of the Jordan mural
is a poem stressing peace.
The Jordan Pavilion has persistently refused to remove the anti-
Israel mural. Thousands of Fair visitors have paid 50 cents to enter the
Jordan Pavilion and see the mural, but the reproduction will be placed
in the Israel Pavilion courtyard where there is no admission fee.
The poem was written by Harold S. Caplin, chairman of the board of
the American-Israel World's Fair Corp., for the celebration of American-
Isael Day at the Fair May 24.
Entitled "Peace Through Understanding," it is patterned on the
inscription under the Jordanian mural. The original says, "Before you go,
have you a minute to spare to hear a word on Palestine and perhaps
right a wrong?"
The Caplin poem begins: "Before you enter have you a minute to
spare to hear a word on Israel and enjoy seeing our dream?"
It takes up Israel's history, heritage and geography, and in the tenth
of 11 stanzas. it says:
"We hail all our neighbors here at this fair. We degrade them not
and ask the same in return. And to one and all, pledge our hope for
`peace through understanding'."
Earlier. New York City Councilman John Samuel proposed that if
World's Fair Corp. President Robert Moses ignores the Council demand
for removal of the Jordanian mural, the Council should enact a law to
make it a misdemeanor to display on city property material which stimu-
The City Council resolution called the mural "a source of insult to
millions of people in this city, state, country and the world."
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, who is paying a 12-day, "private"
visit to France, has found a "most friendly attitude" on the part of President Charles de
Gaulle, as the two statesmen discussed a variety of subjects of common interest to
both governments, it was rev"aled here Tuesday.
Eshkol met for a full lour Monday with President de Gaulle, who according to
most reliable sources here, showed "great understanding for Israel's problems —
economic, political and military."
In spite of the fact that Eshkol's visit was nominally "private," the Israeli premier
was received by Gen. de Gaulle with great "eclat." As the car carrying Eshkol, who was
accompanied by Walter Eytan, Israel's ambassador to France, arrived in the courtyard
of the presidential palace, 10 presidential guards costumed in full uniform formed an
A platoon of infantry presented arms as Eshkol was greeted by President de
Gaulle's political secretary, Pierre Gallichon. The latter escorted Eshkol and Eytan to
the president's study for a conference which was attended only by Eshkol and Eytan,
President de Gaulle and two interpreters.
Throughout . the conference, it was reported, Gen. de Gaulle referred to Israel
as "our f Aend and ally." The Israeli premier brought up in his talk with Gen. de Gaulle
the poss . oility of Franco-Israeli cooperation in various scientific fields, especially in the
science of oceanography. The same topic had been discussed earlier in a separate con-
ference between Eshkol and French Prime Minister Georges Pompidou.
Although no formal cummunique was issued after the de Gaulle-Eshkol con-
ference, it was understood that, in addition to scientific cooperation, they talked also
about the international situation in general, the Middle East situation, relations with
West Germany and with Communist China, and Israel's relations with the Common
Market. On all these subjects, it was stated authoritatively, the two leaders found
themselves "in complete agreement."
These sources described the Franco-Israeli situation, after the meeting, as "un-
changed in all fields," declaring that "the same close ties between Israel and France
continue to exist." Both President de Gaulle and Premier Pompidou showed keen
interest in a Franco-Israel scientific agreement.
Eshkol had also raised, in his talk with Premier Pompidou, the issue of the
Arab boycott against Israel. The Israeli leader called Pompidou's attention to
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Community Relations Leaders See New Specter
of McCarthy ism as Radical Right Gains Support
ST. LOUIS—Jewish leaders expressed the
fear that infiltration by the radical right of
conservative elements in this country poses
the threat of a new type
of McCarthyism to our
ing the 20th annual plen-
ary session of the National
Community Relations Ad-
visory Council (NCRAC)
at the Chase-Park Plaza
cited the success of Sen.
Barry Goldwater and other
conservative political can-
didates and their open ac-
eeptance of radical right-
wing support as one reason
for the growing concern.
Aaron Goldman, Washington, D.C. busi-
nessman, newly elected chairman of the
NCRAC, expressed particular concern over
what he termed the continuing support for
Sen. Barry Goldwater in spite of the fact
that the senator has at no time modified
any of the "extreme" positions he has taken
on such issues as civil rights, the United
Nations, TVA and social security.
The view expressed by representatives
contrasts with a survey presented to the
NCRAC a year ago at their meeting in At-
lantic City. An increase in ultraright-wing
activity in certain parts of the country
which should be closely observed and scru-
tinized, it was then reported, did not repre-
sent an active threat to the nation's demo-
The NCRAC, the coordinating body of
six national Jewish religious and civic agen-
cies and 73 Jewish community councils in
this country, also named Walter E. Klein,
executive director of the Jewish Community
Council of Detroit, a member of the NCRAC
national executive committee.
The comments at this year's meeting
were in response by delegates to a section
in a draft of a proposed "program plan"
which contains a section on the radical
The draft plan stated that differences
existing between the ultraright and con-
servatives could until now be detected by
tactics and approaches, but that such criteria
no longer apply under current conditions,
singe the position of the radical right on
many issues overlaps with that of conserva-
As a consequence of these and related
developments, the statements added, diffe-
rentiation of right-wing radicalism from
legitimate conservatism has become in-
Lewis H. Weinstein, Boston attorney,
who retired after four successive terms as
chairman of the NCRA Council, in a closing
address called attention to the "unholy alli-
ance" which has emerged between the segre-
gationists and the extremists of the radical
He warned that there exists "another
potential like that of McCarthyism, in which
innuendo and unsustained accusation blank
out debate and deliberation."
"Should that happen, the democratic
process of decision by reason and the weight
of evidence may once again, as in that
nightmarish era, be subverted," Weinstein
Goldman commented that "Unlike the
true conservative, the 'radical right' denies
patriotism to those whose vision of America
differs from their own, continually raises the
specter of communism to becloud issues."
"Their extremism is matched by personal
invective and attempts at personal intimi-
dation alien to American traditions of fair
play," the new chairman noted. "The diffi-
cult job for those of us who oppose their
views is to make certain we don't start
imitating their methods."
The consensus among a number of the
delegates concluded that until this time the
radical right groups have concentrated their
efforts on local elections, but with the emer-
gence and popularity of Sen. Goldwater they
have gained encouragement to pursue na-
tional political offices.
At the same time, the Jewish community
representatives feared that the success of
these groups impedes the civil rights drive
because of the cooperation existing between
segregationists and rightists.
Unless leaders of national civic and re-
ligious organizations close the gap of opinion
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