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Bundestag Approves Amendment
to Up Hardship Fund for Claims
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
benefit from the final amend-
The bill then went to the
to The Jewish News)
Bundesrat, where approval was
ments to the indemnification law.
BONN — The Bundestag, lower
Estimates of the number of Jew-
house of the West German parlia- expected. The Bundesrat in-
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cludes representation from the
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ment, approved by a large ma-
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West German states who would
jority Wednesday an amendment
Eastern Europe after the October,
INTERMARRIAGE REFLECTIONS: The intermarriage problem, to the West German restitution
claims, a possibility which
1953, deadline range from 100,000
coming more and more to the forefront in American Jewish life, was law which substantially increases
taken up at a special conference sponsored by the Federation of Jewish a special hardship fund for pay- could lead to some debate on to 150,000.
Je wish refugee groups have
Philanthropies in New York . . It seems that the New York Jewish ment of c 1 a i in s to victims of the measure.
community has a good deal to worry about in the growth of inter- Nazism trapped in Iron Curtain
Until Tuesday, there had been contended that the refugee
marriage ... It was brought out at the conference, which was arranged countries in 1953. That was the doubt that the bill would receive hind the Iron Curtain country
by the Federation's commission on synagogue relations, that 18 per deadline for the filing of claims Bundestag approval be,cause of should be treated by West Ger-
cent of Jewish wives and 20 per cent of Jewish husbands who lived in against West Germany for resti- differences of opinion between many on the same footing as those
the 1950s in a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City, had non- tution.
the Christian Democrats and the who were able to file in time,
but West German financial au-
Jewish spouses . . . Although it is doubtful whether this midtown area
While members of the Free Social Democrats, particularly thorities have rejected that pro-
is representative of the New York Jewish community, these data give
over the s i z e• of the hardship
ample reason for worry . . . Especially since there can be no question Democratic Party voted against fund. However, Dr. Eugen Ger- posal. They have contended that
that today the figures are higher . . . Much discussion was evoked at the measure, which increases the stenmair, Bundestag president, in- full indemnification would add
the conference by the fact that the rate of intermarriage increases as hardship fund from 700,000,000 tervened in the Bundestag in- some 4,000,000,000 marks ($1,000,-
the proportion of native-born Jews increases . . . It was pointed out marks ($175,000,000) to 1,200,000
demnification committee to 000) to West Germany's restitu-
that while about 18 per cent of this generation as a whole intermarry, marks ($300,000,000), Chancellor achieve a compromise.
the percentage of all men who were or are college students and had Ludwig Erhard's Christian Demo-
Martin Hirsch, chairman of the
married non-Jews rose to 37 '• . . No data was presented on the percent- crats and the opposition Social
A GOOD MAN TO KNOW !
age of women students who married non-Jews . . . The impression Democrats voted for it to give it indemnification committee, said
that about 180,000 persons would
that intermarriages on the campus—or at least a more open attitude a large majority.
to intermarriage—is on the increase is supported by the experiences
of Hillel directors in most parts of the country . . Dr. Alfred Jospe,
leading spirit of the Hillel Foundations, spoke at the conference at
great length on this subject . . . He revealed that many of the Hillel
SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) — ted Fund and chairman of the
directors report that the number of young people who come to them Mountain View, a fast-growing Family Service Advisory Board of
for counsel or help in connection with their plans to intermarry is city on the Bay, has elected its Mountain View.
larger—and sometimes substantially larger—than ten years ago . . . first Jewish mayor, 32-year-old
He also revealed that quite a large percentage of Jewish faculty men Charles Gordon, a resident since CJFWF Gets $79,680
are married to Gentile women . . . He blamed "numerous" Jewish 1958. In 1963 he was named the
faculty members as preparing the ground for intermarriage among outstanding young man of the year for Study of Senile Aged
their Jewish students by making them feel, in printed or oral state- by the Mountain View Junior
The Council of Jewish Federa-
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tions and Welfare Funds has re-
vant to the knowledge and needs of the 20th century man.
In 1962, Gordon was elected to ceived a grant of $79,680 from the
the city council by the largest National Institute of Mental Health
VATICAN ECHOES: Editors of the Catholic press everywhere were vote ever given to any candidate.
to be used for a second year of
told in no uncertain terms how the Jews felt about any possible changes
He is a member of the Beth Am study on the treatment and pre-
in the Declaration on Jews which will come up in a revised form before
Congregation, a former president vention of mental impairment
the Ecumenical Council in September . . . At a World Congress of the
1 block South of
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present behind-the-scene tug-of-war in the Vatican over the document Brith, president of the 1965 Uni- by Irving W. Rabb of Boston.
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and Stop Me
By BENNETT CERF
ROGERS, who would have been 85 years old last
November 25, once wrote, "A Democrat never ad-
journs. He is born, grows to voting age, and starts right in
arguing over something,
and his political adjourn-
ment is his date with the
undertaker. Politics is
2 o LiT‘cs
business with a good
Democrat. He don't work
at it, but he's always tell-
ing what he would do if
he WAS . working at it."
"Halloween and Elec-
tion Day," added Rogers,
"come mighty close to-
gether—and of the two,
Election Day provides us
the most fun. On Hal-
loween they put pump- 3_15
kins on their heads. On
Election Day they don't have to. But always remember
this: as had as we think our government is run, it's the best
run the world ever saw. And don't be too quick to knock
your President. Lord, what a tough job it is to have a whole
country like ours on your hands!"
During a severe rainstorm, a distressed householder called the
police and implored, "Come and rescue me quick! I'm standing
in two feet of water." 'Sorry," the police lieutenant told him,
"but in this state, two feet of water do not constitute a flood
emergency." "You don't understand," wailed the householder,
"I'm calling from the third floor."
1965, by Bennett Cert. Distributed. by King Features Syndicate
12—Friday, May, 28,. 1965
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