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April 30, 1965 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-04-30

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Israll Music Festival Planned


Chief JTA Correspondent in Israel
(Copyright. 1965, JTA, Inc.)

JERUSALEM—Preparations are
under way for Israel's fifth annual
Festival of Music and Drama, due
to begin July 28 and continue
through Aug. 23.
In the field of ballet, which this
year will play a principal role,
there will be the New York City
Ballet, directed by George Balan-
chine. The visit of the 110-member
corps is being sponsored by the
State Department. It will give eight
performances. There also will be
local dance represented by the
Batsheva (Rothschild Dance Com-
pany, which has Martha Graham
as its artistic adviser.

Chancellor, Archbishop
Slam Anti-Semitism in
A ustria College Incident

— VIENNA (JTA) — Chancellor
Klaus deplored deeply in a radio
address the death of Ernst Kirch-
weger, a Nazi concentration camp
survivor, who was killed by a neo-
Nazi student in one of a series of
student clashes over a former Nazi
who is now on the faculty of the
Austrian College of World Trade.
More than 10,000 Austrians
joined last weekend in a continu-
ing protest the former Nazi prof-
essor, Taras Borodajkewicz, by
participating in funeral rites for
The chancellor called anti-Semit-
ism one of the most "horrible"
manifestations of modern times
and he added that the generation
who knew Nazism from personal
experience had a duty to tell the
facts to a younger generation
_ Declaring that Austria could
not allow a relapse into the bar-
barism of the Hitler years, the
chancellor sharply condemned
all statements which could create
racial and religious prejudice
among Austrian young people.
Firm denunciation of anti-Sem-
itism was also expressed by Card-
inal Franz Koenig, Austrian arch-
bishop, in a meeting with Chief
Rabbi Akiba Eisenberg. The arch-
bishop promised Rabbi Eisenberg
that he would order all Austrian
parishes to condemn anti-Semit-
ism from the pulpits as a grave
offense against religion and law.
Both religious dignitaries are
expected to meet again later this
Although Prof, Borodajkewicz
denies he is still a Nazi, his lec-
( — res contain anti-Jewish innuen-
es. Jewish groups - and resist-
ce organizations have demanded
his dismissal, and student friends
and foes of the professor have met
in violent clashes over the issue.
Kirchweger was slain in one of
those clashes and police have ar-
rested Gunter Kumel, who ad-
mitted he struck the 67-year-old






Another of the Festival's cen-
tral features will be the James
Baldwin all-Negro theater, which
will perform Baldwin's " T h e
Amen Corner" — a play based
on the religious life of the Amer-
ican Negro _and which contains
dancing, jazz and gospel music.
Baldwin, who visited Israel three
years ago, may attend the festi-
Pianist Rudolf Serkin will par-
ticipate in the festival as soloist
and as artistic adviser of the Marl-
boro Festival Orchestra, composed
of 40 outstanding musicians. A
soloist at the festival will be Ser-
kin's 18-year-old son, Peter, who
recently won acclaim in his Lon-
don debut at the piano.
New York Metropolitan Opera
conductor Thomas Shippers will
conduct the Israel Philharmonic
Orchestra in a series of concerts
featuring the Israeli pianist, David
At the festival's opening concert,
which will have an all-Israeli and
Jewish program, the orchestra will
feature the world premiere of
"Ornaments for Flute and Or-
chestra," by the late Israel com-
poser A. A. Boskovitch, with U.
Toeplitz as soloist. Other 1 o c a 1
music groups will include the
Rinat Choir, which two years ago
made a successful tour of Europe
and the U.S.A., and the Kol Yisrael
Originally it had been planned
to have Israel drama included in
the Festival. However, the idea
was abandoned, since no suffi-
ciently outstanding opening play
had been offered by any of the
Israel theaters.
The festival program will in-
clude the two famous Israeli
pantomimists, Sammy Molcho and
Claude Kipnis.
We understand that one or two
"surprises" are still in store and
will be announced at a later date.
Incidentally, figures now made
public reveal that last year's Festi-
val concluded without a budgetary
deficit, which is an achievement by

Herut, Liberal Parties
Sign Alignment Pact
on Knesset Elections

TEL AVIV (JTA) — The Herut

and Liberal parties formally sign-
ed an election alignment agree-
ment. The pact was approved by
a unanimous vote of the Liberal
executive and by a majority of the
Herut leadership.
The agreement provides for a
common platform in the elections
later this year to the Knesset; a
joint list for the elections of local
authorities; the establishment of a
common election headquarters;
and the setting up of a joint elec-
tion fund.
Herat leader Menahem Begin
said that the new united front will
call on the nation to give it its
confidence as a new alternative
government. If the nation gives
its confidence to the opponents of
the new bloc, Beigin declared,
"this bloc will continue to serve
the nation as an opposition—but
as a greater opposition.
Liberal leader Joseph Saphir
said that while the new bloc com-
prised a unification of "relatives,"
they were not necessarily iden-
tical. He said the new united front
may form an alternative to the
present government and constitute
a better regime.

Ontario Body Receives 'Bill of Rights'

TORONTO (JTA)—A virtual
"Jewish bill of rights," spelling
out the Canadian Jewish com-
munity's attitudes toward a wide
range of issues, was presented by
the Canadian Jewish Congress
Tuesday to retired Chief Justice
J. C. McRuer, the sole member
of the Ontario Royal Commis-
sion Inquiry into Civil Rights
and Civil Liberties.


Among the items covered in

ligious practice; the right to bias-
free opportunity of employinent,
without religious barriers; "pri-
vate" discrimination; fair prac-
tices; and education.

Other requests included: Avoid-
ance of helding elections and
plebiscites on the sabbath; ex-
emption of observant Jews from
jury duty on religious holidays
or the sabbath; the right of ob-
servant Jews and Seventh Day
Adventists to open their busi-
nesses on Sundays, if they close
on Saturdays; a general, anti-
discrimination clause or bill of
rights for the Province of On-

"Spurious" golf clubs, "which

Marty Decatur and Jimmy Jac- are in reality public courses, ex-
obs were among the winners at eluding unwanted religious prac-
the third annual National Jewish titioners or races" were attacked
Welfare Board handball tourna-
ment at the Milwaukee Jewish
Community Center.
Friday, April 30, 1965-11

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Polish foreign ministry denied, in
a statement to the Israel embassy
in Warsaw, that a representative
of the Polish Students Union made
an anti-Israel address at an inter-
national seminar in Cairo.
The report, carried by Cairo
7adio, said that the student made
as anti-Israel statements in a talk
un the Palestine problem. The
foreign ministry said that no rep-
resentaitve of Poland and no Polish
citizen had taken part in the Cairo


NY Straus Mansion Sold
to Wise Adoption Service

NEW YORK — The five-story
residence of Mrs. Roger W.
Straus, one of the few remaining
privately owned mansions in the
city, has been acquired by the
Louis Adoption Services.
The 26-room brownstone house,
was sold for $280,000 to the Mount
Sinai School of Medicine and then
to the Adoption Services, which
will use the building for offices.
Mrs. Straus received the house
as a wedding present from her
father, Simon Guggenheim, in


Substantial Reductions
of Selected Gift Items I


extremist, political philosophies,
"of the right and left."

the 30-page, CJC submission were
such questions as personal free-
dom and the police power; free-
dom of expression; freedom of re-

Poland Denies Egypt Report
on Alleged Anti-Israel Talk


in the document. Another pro-
posal asked that racial stereo-
types in school textbooks be elim-
The CJC also reiterated its op-
position to religious instruction
in public schools, and requested
that more attention be given to
those teaching Nazism and other


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