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February 11, 1966 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-02-11

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AJCongress Chief Quits as CORE Adviser
in Protest to Official's Anti-Semitic Remark

NEW YORK (JTA)—The execu-
tive director of the American Jew-
ish Congress resigned Tuesday
from the national
advisory board of
the Congress of
Racial Equality in
)rotest against
he "tepid and
ambiguous re-
sponse by CORE
to a vicious anti-
Semitic outburst"
by a CORE offi-
cial in Mount
Vernon, N.Y., last
_ Will Maslow,
a member of the
CORE board for
the past five years, said in a letter
to James Farmer, national director
of CORE:
"I cannot continue an association
with a group whose Moral fiber is
so flabby as to respond in an equi-
vocal manner to the horrifying and
racist public statement" made by
Clifford A. Brown, education chair-
man of CORE in Mount Vernon.
On Feb. 3, at a meeting of the
Mount Vernon, N.Y. Board of
Education, Brown, a Negro, re-
portedly told an audience of 100
including a number of Jews, that
"Hitler made one mistake when
he didn't kill enough of you."
Monday a CORE spokesman dis-
avowed Mr. Brown's statement
and ordered an investigation to
determine the "context" in which
Brown made the remark.
Brown's resignation from the
Congress was announced soon after
by James Farmer, national director
of CORE.
Farmer announced at the same
time that he has ordered Herbert

Callender, CORE director of or-
ganization, in charge of all CORE
chapters, "to investigate this entire
matter and to report back to me
personally and promptly."
In his letter of resignation, Mas-
low said the CORE official should
have been "immediately suspend-
He added: "Can you conceive of
any situation that would justify the
kind of tirade that calls for more
acts of genocide?"
The CORE statement Monday
said that the "delaying tactics"
of the Mount Vernon school
board in ending de facto segre-
gation in the city's schools were
"also intolerable." Maslow com-
mented on this statement in his
letter by asking: "Does CORE
feel that it must palliate Mr.
Brown's remarks in some way by
equating what he said with what
the school board did or failed to
do? Or does it believe that in-
sults worthy of a Nazi are the
fit coinage of debate over social
Maslow, a lawyer, was named
executive director of the American
Jewish Congress in 1960, following
15 years as director of its commis-
sion on law and social action.
During World War II, he served
as director of field operations for
President Roosevelt's Committee
on Fair Employment Practices. He
said that his resignation from the
CORE National Advisory Board
"does not mean that I will in any
way lessen my efforts in the strug-
gle against racism to which I have
devoted a good part of the last 20
Meanwhile a full report on the
anti-Semitic outburst was ordered

filed with the Westchester district
attorney and the Federal Bureau
of Investigation by Mayor Joseph
The mayor also announced that
neither he nor any other Mount
Vernon official or agency would
have anything to do with CORE
while Brown remained in the or-
ganization. Brown, a Westchester
County probation officer, later
"apologized," saying his remarks
were "cruel and excessive" and
made 'at an emotional moment."

Sa'ad Women Aid Study of Parkinson's

A women's service group dedi-
cated to raising funds for research
in Parkinson's Disease and other
brain disorders recently presented
a check for $1,500 to Dr. John Stir-
ling Meyer, chairman of the neuro-
logy department at Wayne State
University's School of Medicine.
The 35 homemakers and profes-
sional women who are members of
the Sa'ad organization have donat-
ed all their funds raised since 1957
to the work under Dr. Meyer's
direction. •
Before the establishment of
Sa'ad, whose title is taken from a
Hebrew word meaning "to give or
to assist," there was no established

foundation in the Detroit area de-
voted to supporting research in
Parkinson's Disease. Dr. Meyer
acknowledged that Sa'ad was one
of the first sources of aid sup-
porting his work.
The Sa'ad contributions, raised
primarily from an annual fashion
show, have been used for elec-
tronic instruments to record muscle
activity and conduction of nerve
impulses, for drug and brain
chemistry studies, as well as for
the support of young doctors de-
dicated to research.

Friday, February 11, 1966-9


UPIMID ClittiAa CHUMS erith


Israel Coalition Govt. Wins
Confidence Test as Prices Soar


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel's
new coalition government faced
its first parliamentary test of con-
fidence Monday — and won, by a
vote of 66 to 28 — when Gahal,
the fusion of the Herut and In-
dependent Liberal parties, tried
to put through a resolution of non-
confidence in- the Knesset, Israel's
The resolution attempted to
censure the government in connec-
tion with the recent increases on
many commodities and services,
and for plans to raise taxes and
customs duties.
In the balloting, two of the op-
position parties, David Ben-
Gurion's Rafi and Agudath Israel,
bstained, both explaining that
de questions of the changing Is-
4eli economy and higher taxation
would be debated when the gov-
ernment's new budget comes be-
fore the Knesset next week.
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol
denied to the Knesset the Gahal
charges to the effect that the gov-
ernment has no constructive solu-
tion to the economic situation. He
said a stable government's pre-
requisite is the implementation of
sound economic policy. He noted
that, even during the recent elec-
tion campaign, which returned
him to power in last November's
general balloting, he had not hid-
den the economie shortcomings.
However, he said, there is no
panacea for a stable economy and
declared that various measures

Lehman's Grand-Nephew
Defeated by Kupferman

Theodore Kupferman was
elected member of Congress to suc-
ceed Mayor-elect John V. Lindsay
of New York. He defeated Demo-
crat Orin Lehman, grandnephew
of Herbert Lehman, by 900 votes.

Perfectly Bad Seed
One teacher to another: "Not
only is he the worst behaved child
in school, but he also has a perfect
attendance record." — Ramona
(Calif.) Sentinel.


must be taken to hold down the
inflationary pressures on Israel's
Meanwhile, further price in-
creases were announced and
other consumer cost hikes are
in the offing, as the spiral of the
cost of living in Israel continued
to rise.
The latest increase concerns the
cost of telephone installations in
homes and offices. That cost, here-
tofore 450 Israeli pounds ($150),
is to go up to 880 pounds (about
$293) by April 1. This increase is
one of the sharpest yet announced
in the present wave of rising
prices caused by higher taxes and
duties, aimed to provide revenue
for Israel's next budget, which is
about 12.5 per cent above the cur-
rent budget.
The finance ministry, it was
learned Sunday is also planning
to impose taxes on services like
repair work in garages, advertis-
ing and electrical repairs.
Prices for cigarettes are to go
up by 25 per cent, while the cost
of alcoholic beverages are to rise
by 15 to 20 per cent.
The drastic cost increases in-
dicate that Finance Minister
Pinhas Sapir has decided to
change the customary procedure
regarding tax increases. Instead
of spreading out those increases
over a period of several months,
he is believed to prefer a policy
of "giving it to the public in one
big dose over a short period." His
plan is believed to be centered
on a hope that, after costs have
risen, he may be able to stabilize
the country's economy on a new
Meanwhile it was disclosed that
the government is to cut sharply
its expenditures on new housing
for immigrants in development
The decision is to reduce new
housing of that type to 3,000 units
from a previously contemplated
program involving the construction
of 13,000 dwelling units, unless
there is a sharp and unexpected
increase in immigration.


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by Rabbis
S. Reichmatt
1. M. Chariot)


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