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March 11, 1966 - Image 28

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-03-11

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American Savings Plans Even Dozen Non-Jew's Bequest Minutes From Lloyd George Cabinet
Leaves $250,000
Reveal Row Over Balfour Declaration
LONDON—A regulation against laration was the Lord President
to Hias. Service
the release of minutes of Cabinet of the Council, Curzon, who told

Construction of the 12th office of American Savings and Loan Asso-
ciation is scheduled to begin soon on Greenfield Rd., just north of
10 Mile Rd., Southfield. AdjaCent to the New Orleans Mall, the new
branch will be contemporary in design and will be equipped with
every savings and home loan convenience, including drive-in windows,
mortgage-closing rooms and parking for up to 30 cars. With construc-
tion scheduled to begin this month, completion is expected in late
summer A trailer is currently at the Greenfield-10 Mile Rd. site,
rendering savings service to area residents.

Devotion to Judaism, Community Earn
Menorah Awards for 2 Cadette Scouts

A year of study, projects and
service to community and syna-
gogue will come to a climax next
weekend for Oak Park Cadette
Scouts Barbara Bodzin and Karen
Young, who will receive the Men-
orah Award, girl scouting's highest
religious award for girls of Jew-
ish faith.

The Menorah Awards given to
Barbara and Karen will be the
first ever presented in the South
Oakland Girl Scout Council and
possibly in the metropolitan area.
Barbara, whose parents are Mr.
and Mrs. Jack Bodzin, 24031 Jer-
ome, will receive her award 8 p.m.
March 18 at Cong. Beth Shalom.
The award will be presented by
Rabbi Mordecai Halpern, who has
guided and directed Barbara's stu-
dies throughout the past year. Bar-
bara's Cadette Scout Troop 1031
will be in attendance for the cere-
mony, as will her leader, Mrs.
Donn Resnick. Barbara's mother is
troop co-leader.
Barbara, 13, has attended Beth
Shalom Hebrew School for five
years and is her troop scribe. She
is an honor student at Robert
Frost Junior High School.
Karen, daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. Morris H. Young, 15201
Leslie, is a member of Cong.
Shaarey Zedek. She is a seventh-
grade student at Clinton Junior

High School, where she is an
excellent student.
Karen has been assisted in her
award work by Rabbi Irwin Gro-
ner and Mr. Antell, principal of
Shaarey Zedek Hebrew School,
which she attends. For the service
projects required by the award,
Karen worked on her synagogue
school newspaper and purchased
20 bricks for the new Rabbi Mor-
ris Adler School in Israel.
Karen will receive her award at
services March 19 at Cong. Shaarey
Zedek. The ceremonies will be at-
tended by her scout troop and
Pins to be presented are from
the Synagogue Council of America.
The ceremonies at Beth Shalom
March 18 will be doubly impres-
sive as Barbara's fellow troop
member Deborah Shulman be-
comes Bat Mitzvah.

24795 Rensselaer, Oak Park, has
been named Jaycee of the Quarter
by the Oak Park Jaycees. Alexan-
der, vice president of the chapter,
was cited for his work in coordi-
nating group activities, and is
credited with the success of all
chapter projects this season. A
charter member of the Oak Park
Jaycees; Alexander is employed at
the General Motors Technical Cen-
ter in Warren.

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Detroiters of Lincoln, Neb., a son,

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March 6 — To Mr. and Mrs.
Mitchell L. Shiffman (Frances
Smith), 23905 Creekside Dr., Farm-
ington Twp., a daughter, Michele.

* * *

March 6 — To Mr. and Mrs.
Harvey M. Yates (Phyllis Plot-
kin), 20227 Brentwood, Livonia,
a daughter, Beth Ann.
* * *
March 5—To Mr. and Mrs. Har-
vey Wechsler (Wynne Gooze),
24091 Scotia, Oak Park, a son,
Roger Maurice.
* * *
March 4 — To Mr. and Mrs.
Eileen Schwartz, former Detroiters
of Manchester, England, a daugh-
ter, Danielle.
* * *
Feb. 26 — To Mr. and Mrs.
Harvey Cohen (Judith Spolan),
12701 Saratoga, Oak Park, a daugh-
ter, Amy Faye.
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with their new availability has
come a fresh look at the Cabinet
debate in 1917 over the Balfour
The documents in the Public
Record Office cover the Lloyd
George coalition administration of
1916-1922, the London Observer
There was some strong oppo-
sition to the declaration, by
which the British government
proposed to allow Palestine,
which had just been conquered
from the Turks, to become a na-
tional home for the Jews.
Strongest opponent was the sole
Jewish member of the Cabinet,
E. S. Montagu, secretary for
India. He argued that to establish
a national home would be to "drive
the Jews back into the ghetto."
In a secret paper circulated among
his colleagues, which he called
"The Anti-Semitism of the Present
Government," Montagu said, "I
deny that Palestine is today as-
sociated with Jews or properly to
be regarded as a fit place for
them to live in."
The minutes report that he asked
the Cabinet how he could "ne-
gotiate with the peoples of India
on behalf of His Majesty's govern-
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told that His Majesty's govern-
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Monday in Parliament. Some mem-
bers of the coalition parties criti-
cized the budget for its income
tax increases. Both the Indepen-
dent Liberals and the National Re
ligious Party urged re-examination
of the increases.
Despite these expressed doubts,
the budget was approved by a vote
of 43 to 23 which reflected undi-

the Cabinet that Zionism was
"sentimental idealism which
would never be realized."
Foreign Secretary A. J. Balfour
convinced the majority however,
that "from a purely diplomatic
and political point of view it was
desirable that some declaration
favorable to the aspirations of the
Jewish nationalists should be made.
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Russia and America, as indeed all
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complete negative votes by the op-
The Jewish Agency announced a
new project under which living
space for residents of settlements
in the Jerusalem Corridor will be
greatly enlarged. The areas of the
housing units will be increased by
more than 50 per cent. The plan
is being financed by the Keren
Hayesod, with the families them-
selves contributing 25 per cent of
the cost. Those families comprising

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NEW YORK (JTA)—A non-Jew-
ish, former Prussian nobleman,
who said in his will he had been
helped by Jewish friends, has left
a bequest estimated at $250,000, to
United Hias Service, the 82-year-
old Jewish migration agency. His
total estate; estimated at a value
of $500,000; was ordered divided
equally between United Hias and
Francis Cardinal Spellman for use
of Catholic charities.
The bequests were made public
when the will was filed for probate
in Surrogate's Court. The donor
was Wolfram von Pannwitz, who
died Jan. 28 at the age of 76. Child-
less, he lived alone in a hotel in
this city. His only living relative
is a sister who resides in Wies-
baden, Germany. The will stated
specifically that "all my blood
relatives, near and remote, shall
be excluded from my inheritance,
there being special reasons for this,
my direction."
The United Hias bequest was left
"for the purpose of assisting needy
and deserving Jewish immigrants
to the United States." The donor
explained in his last testament
that, three times, Jewish friends in
Europe and in the United States
had helped him "to make a decent
living" and stated: "This (the
United Hias bequest) is the only
way I can show my gratitude."
Von Pannwitz, a Lutheran, and a
scion of German nobility, was in
business in Berlin prior to World
War II, and left the German capi-
tal when Hitler assumed power.
Later, in Paris, he helped plot the
abortive scheme to assassinate
Hitler. In World War I, he was in
the German Air Corps as a cap-
tain, and was wounded in France.
He came to the United States in
1947, and became an American
citizen in 1952.
James P. Rice, executive direc-
tor of United Hias, acknowledged
gratefully today the notice of the
bequest, saying that "coincidental-
ly, $250,000 is the exact size of our
current deficit." He noted, how-
ever, that due to technicalities in
settling the estate, it may be some
time "before we actually get this
Rice announced that a check of
his agency's records showed that
Mr. von Pannwitz was brought to
the United States in 1947 with the
cooperation of two of the United
Hias predecessor organizations,
the Joint Distribution Committee's
immigration department and the
United Service for New Americans.
Both of these groups, along with
the old Hebrew Immigrant Aid
Society, merged to form the pres-
ent United Hias Service in 1954.

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