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April 02, 1965 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-04-02

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Allied Jewish Campaign Opens Formally Tuesday;
Overseas Aid Provided in Drive's Objectives for
Needy in Many Lands; Education Main Beneficiary

Detroit's Allied Jewish Campaign will open formally on Tuesday, at
a dinner of workers and .community leaders in the Jewish Community
Center. With Joan Fontaine, the noted actress, presenting a dramatic sketch,
The Children of Israel," and campaign leaders outlining the objectives of
the great fund-raising effort, the opening session will be devoted to mobiliz-
ing Detroit Jewry for the current aim of making 1965 a $5,000,000-plus
campaign year.
With 55 causes benefiting from the drive, with emphasis placed on
advancing Jewry's cultural needs, the chief beneficiary of the preSent drive
again is the United Jewish Appeal which provides the means of settling
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thousands of homeless Jews in Israel and of caring for hundreds
thousands of refugees elsewhere.

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The major local causes are included in the drive and a score of national
agencies, primarily the cultural movements, are included in the goal.
The campaign opens with sizeable contributions exceeding by far the
$3,000,000 mark—representing increases of 16 per cent over last year's
giving, secured in pre-campaign activities.
Irwin Green and Sol Eisenberg are co-chairmen of the drive, and Al
Borman is the honorary chairman. Mrs..I. Jerome Hauser is chairman of
the Women's Division.
Weekly report meetings are planned during the six week period set
for the drive, during which close to $1,500,000 must be raised from the
general community to reach the $5,000,000 goal.

Detailed Campaign Stories and Leadership, Pages 24.25 and 40 . . . Editorial, Page 4

THE JEWISH NEWS

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A Weekly Review

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of Jewish Events

Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper, Incorporating The Jewish Chronicle

Vol. XLVI I—No. 6

17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit 48235

April 2, 1965

State Dept. Ends Religious
Views Queries; KKK Robes
orn in Army Being Probed

(Direct JTA Teletype Wires to The Jewish News)

WASHINGTON—The State Department has promised to cease requirement of "psy-
chological" tests that compel employes to answer "true" or "false" to such assertions as
"Christ performed miracles."
Questions on the divinity of Jesus and theological concepts pertaining to Christian-
ity were posed in deciding suitability of personnel for overseas assignment.
Responding to protests from Congress, the State Department wrote Rep. Cornelius
Gallagher, • New Jersey Democrat, that "effective immediately, we have discontinued this
policy." Gallagher, chairman of a government operation subcommittee, had warned he planned
an investigation into its "insidious and illegal search of the human mind."
Tuesday he lauded the State Department's decision but noted that some other federal
agencies are now using similar tests for selecting personnel. Among the agencies, he said,
are the Departments of Defense and Labor, the Export-Import Bank and the Peace Corps.
In Rep. ,Gallagher's view, probing questions on religion are not appropriate for a govern-
ment agency to impoSe upon personnel. Civil Service requirements forbid direct inquiry
into the individual's personal religious view.
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The commanding general of the 7th U.S. Army, based in West Germany, has ordered
the army's inspector general to conduct a formal investigation of U.S. Army officers
who recently wore Ku Klux Klan uniforins and displayed Klan symbols.
Protests had been made with Secretary of Defense McNamara by the Jewish War Veterans of the

U.S.A. The JWV said that although the officers considered the robe-wearing and cross-burning a prank,
it was "a grave disservice to our national image," especially in view of recent events in Alabama, It was
also pointed out that such conduct by U.S. officers did not -inspire confidence of Negro, Jewish and
Catholic military personnel.
A Defense Department spokesman announced that the "inspector general's investigation is now in
progress. It was meanwhile made known here that the highest army authorities consider the matter "one
to be dealt with seriously."
(The murder of Mrs. Viola Liuzzo resulted in speedy action by the U. S. House of Representatives
Committee on Un-American Activities which has instigated a probe of the Ku Klux Klan as well as
Rockwell's American Nazi Party. Representatives of all faiths attended the funeral of Mrs. Liuzzo here
on Tuesday. U. S. Attorney Lawrence Gubow was President Johnson's personal representative at the
funeral service.)

Allied Campaign Aids-Needy in Many Lands
Through UJA and Joint Distribution Committee

Wherever there are needy Jews, the Allied Jewish Campaign comes forth with aid
in providing educational media for children, in aiding the sick, caring for the aged, rescu-
ing the homeless. Through the Joint Distribution Committee, the UJA fills many needs,
in many lands, as portrayed in the accompanying photographs. The upper photo, taken in
Iran, shows how JDC has provided for the children in a school where, on the eve of Pass-
over, the Feast of Freedom is given emphasis in the curriculum. The second photo, also in
Iran, shows a mother and child undergoing periodic check-up. The care given to 6,000 each
month has resulted in reducing infant mortality among Iranian Jews from 400 to. 35 per
thousand. The photo third from the top portrays "the touch of sound in Israel." Menachem,
the only child of handicapped parents who arrived in the Jewish State recently from North
Africa, learns the feel of sound from one of the highly trained teachers in the Micha school
for the deaf children in Tel Aviv. The bottom photo transfers attention to Italy. It shows
snack time in Rome in one of three kindergartens supported by the JDC. There are eight
kindergartens, .18 Talmudei Torah and 11 schools supported by JDC in Italy. Added to the
numerous movements — educational, recreational, social service — supported by the Allied
Jewish Campaign in Detroit and nationally, this portrayal depicts the impressive humanitar-
ianism of the 1965 Allied Jewish Campaign.

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