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January 21, 1966 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-01-21

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Form Truman Peace Center at Hebrew University


Thirty-six distinguished Jewish personalities, including two Detroiters — Mrs. Morris (Emma) Schaver and Abraham Borman — joined on Thursda in
$3,600,000--$100,000 each—to assure the establishment at the Hebrew Universit y in Jerusalem of the Harry S. Truman Center
providing a sum of
for the
In recognition
President Truman's peace efforts and in tribute to his major contribution to the establishment of the State of Israel, the 36 form
a counterpart
of of
36 — the of Lamed-
Vav Tzaddikim—who, in Jewish tradition, are the modest and upright leaders in mankind's quest for justice. Samuel Rothberg, chairman of American Friends of the Hebrew Uni-
versity, as the initiator of the Truman Peace Center idea, played a major role in the
presentation. President Johnson's personal participation In the ceremonies, the a ppearance of
Chief Justice Warren and other notables made the occasion an outstanding event. Story on this page . . . Commentary explaining Lamed Vavnicko, Page.

The Jewish



Tradition Honors
Harry S. Truman


The Appeal

to Johnson and

Its 1948



A Weekly Review

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of Jewish Events

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

Vol. XLVIII, No. 22

Printed in a
100% Union Shop

17100 W. 7 Mile Rd.—VE 8-9364--Detroit 48235—Jan. 21, 1966

$6.00 Per Year; This Issue 20c

B onn Agrees on Conditional
P ayments of Indemnification

BONN (JTA) — Dr. Rolf Dahlgruen, West Germany's Minister of
Finance, agreed provisionally to give priority in 1966 indemnification pay-
ments, due victims of Nazism, to certain categories of claimants. But he
insisted that victims who could not file claims prior to Oct. 1, 1953, because
they were still captives in countries behind the Iron Curtain, would have
their 1966 payments severely restricted, due to the government's budget
The provisional agreement was made at a meeting with representatives
of various organizations of victims of Nazism, including the Conference on
Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. The delegation that called on
Dr. Dahlgruen protested vigorously against a recent amendment to the Ger-
man Indemnification Law which would have delayed 1966 and 1967 pay-
ments to the "post-1953" group of indemnification claimants. Included in

Jerusalem Peace
enter to Honor
arry S. Truman


- INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — An historic
event took place here, at the Truman
Library, on Thursday morning.
With distinguished leaders in attend-
ance, the White House taking note of the
event, President Harry S. Truman was
formally notified of a great honor that
is being bestowed upon him: the es-
tablishment of the Harry S. Truman
Center for the Advancement of Peace
in Jerusalem.
This gift was made possible by 36
people who came here to participate in
the occasion. The 36 — the replica of
the Lamed Vav — Hebrew for 36 —
in the famous legend of the Tzaddikim
the most saintly — were either rep-
resented here or came in person to share
the joy of the event with President


President Johnson joined in paying
honor to Truman at this historic event.

Chief Justice Earl Warren of the

U. S. Supreme Court was another of

the distinguished guests who paid honor
to the former President, and there were
messages from distinguished world and
American leaders.
The list of contributors includes two
Detroiters—Abraham Borman and Mrs.
Morris L. (Emma) Schaver. Borman
was accompanied at the presentation
ceremony by his wife. There was a
nurse with them to care for Mrs. Bor-
man who is not in good health. Mrs.

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that group are about 150,000 claimants who are Jews.
As a result of the meeting, Dr. Dahlgruen agreed to divide the various
types of claims into two categories, one having priority, the other labeled
"non-priority." The provisional agreement calls for priority payments in
1966, without cuts or deferments, to claimants who are 65 years or over;
claims for medical treatments; and victims of Nazism entitled to pensions
or annuities.
The Finance Minister placed the "post-1953" claimants in the "non-
priority" category, as well as some other claimants such as those who claim
indemnification for having their education interrupted by Nazi persecutions.
These claimants will be eligible in 1966 to a flat payment of 5,000 Deut-
schemarks ($1,225) each plus a 40 per cent payment of their total individual

Increased Gifts Mark Allied
Campaign Start; $2,450,000
Pledged at Initial Session

Large increases in giving to the Allied Jewish Campaign, announced
at the initial pre-campaign gathering at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Hamburger, 27881 Lakehills Drive, Franklin, Monday night, gave reality
to the prediction of the campaign chairman, Sol Eisenberg, that between
$5,500,000 and $6,000,000 will be raised this year. His co-chairman, Irwin
Green, concurred in the aim for 'a new high goal when the total raised that
night—•2,450,000—was announced from approximately 110 of the 150
people who attended that traditional campaign opener.
In every instance, the pledges marked increases over last year. The
list of pledgers was headed by Max M. Fisher, national chairman of the
United Jewish Appeal, who announced a gift of $180,000. He was followed
by a pledge of $160,000 from Louis and Samuel Hamburger.
The gifts announced Monday night represent an increase of $338,000-
15 per cent—over those made by the same people in 1964. At the similar
gathering at the Hamburger home, on Jan. 26, 1965, a total of $2,405,745
was announced, and this week's amount therefore sets a new record for
giving. The $2,450,000 sum includes $376,575 contributed at a women's divi-
sion gathering last week.
U.S. Senator Jacob K. Javits of New York, was the guest speaker
Monday night, and Governor George Romney made a brief appearance
there to give the campaigners his good wishes.
Governor Romney, who took occasion to commend the legislative career
of Senator Javits and to pay honor to the philanthropic activities of Max
Fisher, spoke of the "divine influence" in the undertaking in which the
gathered were dedicating themselves. He expressd admiration for "the
way you do things and the things you are doing" and he wished the workers
success because of "the universal significance of the work involved in the
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State Department
Denies Blockade
of Liner. at Suez

reports that the American President
Lines was subjected to Suez Canal block-
ade threats, a high State Department
official said "we have been assured by
the company that at no time did the
Egyptian authorities threaten to close
the Suez Canal to an American Presi-
dent Lines ship if it included Haifa in
its itinerary." •
Douglas MacArthur II, Assistant
Secretary of State for Congressional Re-
lations, made the comments in a letter
to Senators Jacob K. Javits, New York
Republican, and Harrison Williams, New
Jersey Democrat. The two Senators co-
sponsored an anti-boycott amendment to
the Export Control Act calling on the
Executive Department to rally American
companies in resistance against the Arab
boycott. They wrote the State Depart-
ment recently to ask a report on action
taken in connection with the deletion of
Haifa from a cruise itinerary of the S.S.
President Roosevelt because of Arab boy-
cott pressure.
MacArthur replied: "Since last De-
cember, officials of the American Presi-
dent Lines have consulted with depart-
ment officials on several occasions. We
have been assured by the company that
at no time did the Egyptian authorities
threaten to close the Suez Canal to an
American President Lines ship if it in-
cluded Haifa in its itinerary.

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