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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-07-23

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---itimsey Report: Jewish Culture Militates AgamstCnme

NEW YORK (JTA) — The view that Jewish family life and cultural
values serve to minimize the number of sex crimes committed by Jews is
offered in the new Kinsey Report which will be published on July 29. The
923-page report entitled "Sex Offenders" deals with the findings of the

Senatorial

late sexologist Dr. Alfred Kinsey and his associates. "There are elements
in Jewish culture and family that militate against the commission of crime.
There are simply far too few Jews in our prison and sex offender groups
to be explained in any other way," the report states.

Gildersleeve
Record:
Sad_ Account of
Educator's
Bias Against
Zionist Cause

THE JEWISH NE

Expose:

Arab-Fostered

Anti-Semitism

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Spread in U. S.

A Weekly Review

Editorial
Page 4

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of Jewish Events

Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper —Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle

VOLUME

XLVII—NO. 22

10f0rt ILdionin Shop

17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit 48235—VE 8-9364—July 23, 1965

Commentary
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$6.00 Per Year; This Issue 20c

London Synagogue Youth Form
Squads to Guard Against Arson,
ombings, Increasing Vandalism

Nazi Slurs in Munich, lieilbron;
Bamberg to Pay Damages, but No
Arrests of Vandals Made So Far

MUNICH (JTA)—The new outbreak of swastika smearings,
begun at Bamberg more than a month ago and, since then,
cropping out in various other parts of Germany, continued to
manifest itself.
In this city, perhaps the staunchest of the old strongholds.
of Nazism, the swastika was found by police Monday morning
to have been chalked in crayon on sidewalks and on advertising
posters. On several walls, the police found the slogan "Jews,
Get Out." At Heilbron, windows on stores in a shopping center,
and several walls, were also daubed with the swastika.
Thus far, not one of the swastika smearers has been ar-
rested anywhere in the country since the new incitement
campaign was launched at Bamberg June 13.

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BAMBERG, W. Germany (JTA)—Mayor Theodor Mathieu
informed the head of the Jewish community here that the city
will pay for material damage resulting from the overthrow of
tombstones and their desecration by swastikas in the Jewish
cemetery here. In that anti-Semitic action, a month ago, 23
graves were smeared and overturned. The cost of repairing
the material damage is expected to be about 15,000 marks
(nearly $4,000).

The puzzling situation here is that the local police has, so far,

not succeeded in apprehending the perpetrators of that anti-Semitic

act and of other, similar anti-Jewish acts, despite the condemnation

of these manifestations by the city officials, press and population.
Nor have the regional police authorities discovered as yet any clue
to the smearers of Nazi swastikas and anti-Jewish slogans in this
city, which has a very small Jewish population.

LONDON (JTA)—Self-defense squads were formed by young Jews in various parts
of London to guard synagogues against bombings, arson and vandalism of the type that
occurred here three times in the last week and at least 20 times since last November.
Rabbis in most of the synagogues appealed Saturday to worshipers to participate
in the defense squads. One squad leader declared: "We are not taking the law into our
own hands. But we are ready to pounce on any of these hooligans and to hold them until
the police arrive."
Within the last week, fire broke out at a synagogue in Stanmore, a London sub-
urb, after two incendiary bombs had been placed on the premises. A few days earlier,
a similar incident took place at a synagogue in another section of the city.
In Golders Green, a section heavily populated by Jews, a number of Jews engaged
in a fight with men who had gathered in the vicinity at midnight in an apparent effort
to carry out an action against another synagogue. In this case, the Jewish defenders were
ready, after an anonymous telephone caller had tipped off the synagogue's caretaker.
The unidentified, would-be molesters were chased away before police could arrive.
A delegation representing the Board of Deputies of British Jews, led by Solomon
Teff, president of the board, met with Scotland Yard's assistant commissioner of police,
and discussed means for strengthening security measures around synagogues.
The police official stated after the conference that Scotland Yard regarded the
recent incendiary attacks against synagogues, as well as other anti-Jewish incidents,
"very seriously," and asserted that all possible steps were being taken to protect Jew-
ish houses of worship and to apprehend those responsible for the outbreaks.

In a report to the House of Commons, Home Secretary Sir Frank Soskice replied this week
to a query by Quinton Hogg, MP, who asked whether Sir Frank was satisfied that adequate meas-
ures are being taken for the protection of synagogues. Sir Frank said that last March a youth was
fined three pounds for possessing an offensive weapon and another man had been arrested in
connection with an arson attempt on a synagogue. "The police are in close touch with the Jewish
religious authorities and are paying special attention to synagogues throughout London," he said.
One man, arrested over a week ago after a fire in • a synagogue in the London suburb of
Southgate, was ordered held without bail after his second arraignment, in which he was charged
specifically with "breaking into a place of divine worship and committing arson." Previously, the
charge against the man, 39-year-old Aubrey Desmond Cadogan, had accused him vaguely of com-
mitting "sacrilege."
A long-pending bill outlawing racist propaganda, incitement and discrimination was passed on
third reading in the House of Commons last Friday. It prohibits "incitement to racial hatred," and
forbids issuance or distribution of "threatening, abusive or insulting publications or speeches with
intent to stir up hatred against any section of the public distinguished by race, color or ethnic or
national origin."

Justice Goldberg Succeeds Stevenson
As U.S. Ambassador to United Nations

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)

WASHINGTON—President Johnson announced Tuesday the appointment of Arthur J. Goldberg, associate
stice of the Supreme Court, to be the new United States ambassador to the United Nations, succeeding
late Adlai Stevenson. It marks the first time in American history a personage of Jewish faith was accorded
a diplomatic post of that importance.
Goldberg made known that he will accept the nomination and
resign from his position on the Supreme Court. His status will be that of
cabinet rank.
President Johnson said Goldberg will always have direct access
to the White House and the "full respect and confidence of the President
and the Secretary of State."
Senate approval of the nomination was indicated when Chairman
J. W. Fulbright of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee commented that
the selection of Goldberg was "an excellent appointment."
Goldberg has been a leading force in recent efforts to alleviate
Soviet anti-Jewish pressures. He visited Israel in May to address the international
convention of Bnai Brith, an • organization in which he holds membership.
He stressed the need for close American support of the independence and
security of the State of Israel.
Prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court by President Kennedy,
Goldberg served as secretary of labor and before that as general counsel
of the AFL-CIO. In that capacity he negotiated with the State Department
on the Arab boycott and blockade discrimination against American ships
affecting American seamen.
Egyptian embassy sources immediately indicated displeasure at the
Mr. Justice Goldberg
appointment, indicating that it would undermine American relations to the
UN with the Arab League because Goldberg is considered by the Arabs to be a "fanatical partisan of Israel,"
rather than an objective statesman. No formal protest has been received as yet by the State Department, although
(Related Stories, Page 5)
it was learned that Egyptian diplomats have cabled President Nasser for instructions.

Ecumenical OK of Declaration
on Jews Foretold in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (JTA)—A belief that the next ses-
sion of the Ecumenical Council, to be convened
at the Vatican in September, will give final ap-
proval to the declaration on relations with Jews,
adopted at the Council's last session, was expressed
editorially by the St. Louis Review, official organ
of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese here.
Terming as "garbled" some reports that
have stated recently that the declaration on Jew-
ish relations would be tabled, the weekly news-
paper dclared: "The overwhelming majority of
the Fathers last Nov, 20 voted 1,770-185 in favor
of the declaration removing the last spurious theo-
logical grounds for anti-Semitism. We feel sure
that the near unanimity of the bishops will not
be thwarted."

Continuing at some length on the need to erase any
church references "that might seem to substantiate the
charge of deicide" against the Jewish people, the editorial
added that it felt, however, "that too many Jewish groups
react almost automatically to pleas for a re-examination
of all the factors involved in government aid to those
in private schools as a threat to religious freedom." The
editorial concluded that, while the church is prepared
to rethink some of its traditional positions, the Jewish
people should be prepared to do the same.

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