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May 28, 1965 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-05-28

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News Quarantine
of Rockwell in D.C.
CriticizedinReport

NEW YORK (JTA) — The three
Washington newspapers apply a
"quarantine" to news about George
Rockwell's American Nazi Party
"with the conscious objective of
denying the Nazis publicity and
minimizing their impact," it is
asserted in an article in the cur-
rent issue of the Columbia Jour-
nalism Review, pubished at the
graduate school of journalism of
Columbia University.
The article, by Ben H. Bagdi-
kian, a permanent Washington
correspondent, argues that "all in
all, the Nazis qualify as news—at
the most as a gang promoting
savagery and paranoia on the na-
tional scene, and at the last as
civic pests." But the Washington
newspapers' news quarantine of
the Nazis, the article affirms,
while it is "a quarantine under
the best possible conditions of a
subject odious to most Ameri-
cans," nevertheless is still "per-
nicious."
In criticizing the newspapers
for having suppressed news of a
Washington incident in which
Nazis pushed a speaker off the
platform of a public meeting, the
article commented:

Community Cooperation Sought for Jewish Press;
Two Publishers Honored; Janoff Renamed Prexy

"Papers that are worrie d
about the impact of the Nazis
might have played the news
straight and then asked edi-
torially why the Nazis arrested
for breaking up the meeting
were let off with a $10 for-
feiture of collateral and never
brought to trial."

The writer raises the questions
"Who is to decide whether Nazism
is an issue in this country? And
how is anyone to know, if it is
quarantined from public study?
If it is not an issue, then there
is no danger in playing news of
Nazis in the normal way. The
fact that there is a quarantine
means editors accept that Nazism
is an issue with enough people to
cause worry."

Sol Satinsky Again
President of JPS

PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — Sol
Satinsky, prominent Jewish leader
was reelected for a sixth consecu-
tive term as president of the Jew-
ish Publication Society of Ameri-
ca at the organization's 77th an-
nual meeting.
Dr. Solomon Grayzel was re-
elected JPS editor. He was hon-
ored at a special reception for
completing 25 years as editor, at
which Dr. Salo Baron, professsor
of Jewish history at Columbia
University, was , the principal
speaker paying tribute to Dr.
Grayzel's role in Jewish educa-
tional life. Lesser Zussman was
elected to his 16th term as JPS
executive director.
Reelected vice presidents were
Dr. Jacob R. Marcus, Bernard L.
Frankel, Bernard G. Segal, Jo-
seph M. First and David C. Mel-
nicoff. Named honorary presidents
were Jack Solis-Cohen, - Jr., for-
mer Judge Louis E. Levinthal and
former Chief Justice Horace
Stern of the Pennsylvania State
Supreme Court. Other officers re-
elected were Edwin Wolf II, chair-
m a n, publications committee;
Myer Feinstein, treasurer; and
Jerome J. Shestack, secretary.
Philip Slomovitz was reelected a
member of the board.

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adoption by the U. S. Senate of convention in Washington in June
whom we reach with social news
the Williams - Javits resolution 1966.
we also offer world Jewish news
which would prevent boycott ac-
compiled for us by the Jewish Tele-
The 1967 sessions will be held
tivities by Arabs against Ameri- in Minneapolis and Boston—to
graphic Agency as the major news-
cans - doing business with Israel. mark the 55th and 65th anniver-
gathering agency in world Jewry.
Back headed the resolutions saries, respectively, of the Minne-
It is true that there are some
committee.
apolis-St. Paul American Jewish
papers that are poor in spirit and
coverage, but they are diminishing,
Later, addressing a televised ses- World and the Boston Jewish Ad-
and it is wrong to denigrate a sion of the convention, Congress- vocate.
The publishers were the guests
great instrument in Jewish life, es- man Charles Weltner, who spon-
pecially when it is the only means sored the move for Congressional of the State of Georgia at the
of making American Jewry an in- investigation of the Ku Klux Klan Stone Mountain Memorial Park,
formed constitutency."
activities, announced that the and at a reception at the home of
The publishers inaugurated the House of Representatives subcom- Israel Consul and Mrs. Yallon.
Directing the tour for the State
observance of American Jewish mittee on trade had just acted with
Press Week with a call to Ameri- his proxy vote to amend the ex- of Georgia were the public rela-
can Jewish communities to port control act to prevent the ac- tions director, Jack Gilchrist, and
strengthen communications b e - tivities of the Arab Boycott office his associate, Mrs. Judy Vorden-
tween the communities of this in Damascus, which "with injus- bang.
country and those throughout the tice and humiliation interfere with
world through a strengthened Eng- free trade acts of Americans do-
ing business with Israel."
lish-Jewish press.
Addressing the convention at
Honors were accorded at the con-
vention to Adolph that session and introducing Con-
Rosenberg, editor gressman Weltner w a s Irving
of the Southern Kaler, nationally prominent in
Israelite of At- Bnai Brith AZA and currently the
lanta, the host assistant Georgia state Democratic
newspaper, a n d Party chairman.
to Leo Goldberg-
Publishers embarked on a ven-
er, editor of the
ture to set standard terms for
Hebrew Watch-
use in their papers when trans-
man of Memphis,
literating -from Hebrew to Eng-
on the 40th anni-
lish. Frisch heads the commit-
versaries of their
tee.
newspapers. A t -
It also was decided to hold the
lanta Jews pre- mid-year session of the associa-
sented Rosenberg tion in New York and the annual
with an automo-
bile at the ban-
quet.
Speakers at the
Rosenberg first day's ses-
sions includedM orris Janoff,
mtualirmenm,...
..ruvmmasiILL
president of the association; Jo-
twalarce. , 1
seph Weisberg, editor of the Bos-
ton Jewish Advocate; Leo Frisch,
editor of the Minneapolis-St. Paul
We Kid You Not .. .
Jewish World; Atlanta's acting
mayor, Sam Massell, prominent
NOBODY UNDERSELLS
Georgia Jewish leader; Senator-
nominee Elliott Levitas; Rosen-
berg; Rabbi Pierce Annis of Macon;
Israel Consul Shimon Yalon; press
attache David Patir of the Israel
"AND DON'T EVER FORGET IT!"
Embassy in Washington; Max
Cuda, president of the Atlanta
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Jewish Community Council; and
Jacques Back, editor of the Ob-
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server of Nashville.
Half Mile South of Davison
Greeting the editors as "part-
ners," Yalon stated that there
Israelis Appeal to Russia
"must be dialogue between Israel
to Allow Jewish Identity
and the Diaspora."
Janoff was re-elected president
JERUSALEM (JTA)—An appeal
at another s e s -
to Soviet authorities to allow Rus-
sion, and Frisch
sian Jews to exercise self-determi-
was elected hon-
nation as Jews emerged from a
orary vice presi-
meeting here of 120 leading Is-
dent. Frisch was
raeli scientists, writers and artists.
paid recognition
They approved a petition asking
as one of the
the Soviet Union to allow Russian
chief pioneers in
Jewry to develop their national
American Jew
culture, fulfill religious duties
ish journalsim.
establish contacts with co-reli-
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Other officers
gionists in other countries and or-
elected
were
ganize nationally. The petition
Rosenberg, A 1 -
One Coat Does The Job!
urged Soviet officials to permit
bert Golomb,
emigration of Russian Jews par-
Pittsburgh J e w
ticularly where World War II had
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The convention strongly urged
8 Friday, May 28, 1965

(Special to The Jewish News)
ATLANTA, Ga. — Taking excep-
tion to conclusions of a survey
published in a Bnai Brith maga-
zine in which the English-Jewish
press was labeled "dull," "unin-
spiring," "poorly written," "dis-
proportionately" devoted to social
news, Philip Slomovitz, editor of
The Detroit Jewish News, repu-
diated the charges as "unwarrant-
ed, unwise, unimaginative, certain-
ly not factual."
Addressing the community din-
ner here given in honor of the edi-
tors and publish-
«amen
e r s associated
i, v‘Cl■ N
with the Ameri-
can Jewish Press
Association, at
t h e association
convention in ses-
sion here last
4ssoat, \Q' week-end, Slomo-
vitz stated:
"The survey is farcical. If ever
the English-Jewish press, and the
very important agency that sup-
plies it with news—the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency—were to de-
cline, world Jewry would lose the
most important fusing force that
keeps the Jewish people together
through the information they im-
part to Jews about Jews every-
where.
"The foolish survey admits that
fund-raising would be less effec-
tive, that communities would lose
an important news medium and
there would be a blackout on news
without our weeklies. But it re-
turns to an old canard, to a very
silly view that there is 'dispro-
portionate' emphasis on social
news in our newspapers, that we
sensationalize on anti-Semitism.
"The fact is that our civic-
protective movements—and Bnai
Brith is not the least of them—
are the first to call attention to
anti-Jewish acts, wherever they
may occur.
"The fact is that there isn't a
newspaper in America, including
the New York Times and some of
the country's greatest newspapers,
that does not publish social news.
Our coverage is proportionate to
community responsibility. To those

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