Women's, Mechanical Divisions
First to Exceed As Year's Gifts
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Allied Jewish Campaigners honored the women solicitors
and mechanical trades division for their successful activities
aimed at setting new records for giving by Detroit Jewry
A Weekly Review
Goal for Total
of Jewish Events
Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper — Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle
Vol. XLIX, No. 7
April 8, 1966
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88 Pct. of Detroit Jewry Will Live
In Suburbs by 1975, Study Shows
U. S. Govt. to Supply Jets
to Jordan in New Arms Pact
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Department of State announced
April 2 that the United States has agreed to supply the Arab state
of Jordan with American military jet aircraft.
Official sources described the jets as supersonic military planes
of modern design, and said -the U. S. Air Force will train Jordanian
pilots and ground crew personnel. A department spokesman de-
scribed the transaction as "consistent with our due regard for area
The text of the spokesman's official statement follows:
"As the Department stated on Feb. 5, the United States gov-
ernment has over the years provided Jordan with limited amounts
of arms to meet its defense requirements. We can confirm that an
agreement has recently been reached between the United States
and Jordan, providing for Jordanian purchase of a limited number
" of military jet aircraft for its air defense system to replace older
"Just as we will continue to refrain from being a principal sup-
plier of arms to the Near East, so does it remain our policy not to
discuss the specifics of arms transactions as they occur. Therefore,
we are not in a position to go into details of the equipment sold in
"Our sale to Jordan was made both in light of Jordan's require-
ments and in accordance with our policy of preventing instability
from developing in the Near East. It is consistent with our due re-
gard for area security and our general restraint as to the equipment
"We do not believe that this sale will be a destabilizing factor
_or contribute to imbalance in the area. In this connection, we con-
tinue to regret the massive Soviet . sales of arms to certain countries
_of the Near East which have intensified the arms race in that area,
and we will continue to strive for agreed limitations on arms build-
Meanwhile, the government of Israel revealed it intends to
step up its efforts for the acquisition of military .equipment in order
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Latest studies of the Detroit Jewish community's geographic mobility, conducted
by Dr. Albert J. Mayer of Wayne State University, director of a research project of the
Jewish Community Foundation of the United Jewish Charities, reach the conclusion that
"by 1975 the city of Detroit will contain about 3,100 Jewish households and the sub-
urbs about 23,000." The study asserts: "Thus about 88 per cent of the Jewish households
will be located in the suburbs by that date," and the researcher adds that "to project
further would be presumptuous at this time."
These conclusions are answers to the posed question: "Will the Northwest area, like Dexter,
disappear; and if so, when? Will Detroit become, as Cleveland has, a city without Jews? Which new
suburbs will attract Jewish households?"
Dr. Mayer's study shows that Northwest East of Meyers lost 16 per cent in two years. "If the
same rate is maintained," the report asserts, "this area will disappear as a Jewish area within 15
years. However it will take at least another two years before a definitive estimate of the rate of
movement from this area will become discernible. Northwest West of Meyers did not lose as many
households as Northwest East of Meyers . . . Dexter disappeared as a Jewish area during 1963-1965.
Southfield and New Suburbs grew at a 15 per cent rate during -this period. Southfield, Oak Park,
Huntington Woods and New Suburbs taken together gained 2,000 households in the two years, or
1,000 households per year. Thus in 10 years (1975 ), if the present rate is maintained, about 10,000
households will have left Detroit for the suburbs. This would seem for the moment to be a reason-
able estimate of the rate of movement."
The trend is illustrated with this table of the Detroit Jewish community's residential distri-
bution, 1963-65, indicating geographic boundaries and New Suburbs classifications:
Number of Households
Seven Mile East of Meyers (1)
Seven Mile West of Meyers (1)
New Suburbs (3)
All other areas (4)
Geographic boundaries of these areas are as follows: Seven Mile East of Meyers includes Woodward to Eight
Mile, to Meyers, to Six Mile to Woodward. Seven Mile West of Meyers includes Meyers to Eight Mile, to
Telegraph Road to Six Mile to Meyers.
(2) Less than one per cent.
(3) Includes parts of Livonia, Birmingham. Bloomfield and West Bloomfield Townships, Franklin and Farmington
Includes parts of Detroit outside the Northwest and Dexter areas as well as all other suburban areas other
than those distinguished in the table.
(5) About 300 households left the city during the two-year period. However, an unknown number of new house-
holds have come to Detroit.
40 Jewish Candidates Win
ill Britain. 3 in South Africa
(From JTA News Services to The Jewish News)
Significant victories were recorded for Jewish candidates running in nationwide
elections in Britain last weekend. But in South- Africa, election triumphs were few
among the 12 Jewish candidates.
A total of 40 Jewish candidates from both major parties were elected to Britain's
Parliament, according to results of the elections which gave Prime Minister Harold
Wilson a decisive majority in the House of. Commons.
All of the Jewi .sh candidates were elected in constituencies with little or no
Jewish voters, while areas with heavily Jewish populations invariably sent non-Jews
All Fascist candidates were not only decisively defeated in the balloting but for-
feited their deposits in every case. Deposits are forfeited when the candidate receives
less than one eighth of the total votes cast in the constituency.
Among those elected to the new House were both of the Jewish Conservatives
who held seats in the last Parliament — Sir Keith Joseph and Sir Henry d'Avigdor
(ioldsmid. The latter is president of the Jewish Colonilation Association.
The Jewish Laborites elected included Emanuel Shinwell, Sir Barnett Janney,
Sir Meyer Galpern, Maurice Edelman, Ian Mikardo, Marcus Lipton, Sam and Jon
Silkin, David Weitzman, John Diamond, Leslie and Harold Lever, John' Mendelson,
Julius Silverman, David Guinsberg, Maurice Orbach, George Jeger, Austin Albu,
Frank Allaun, Joel Barnett, Reginald Freeson. E. Lyons, Dr. Kerr and Sydney Silver-
man, a former chairman of the World Jewish Congress in Britain and champion of the
bill to abolish capital punishment.
In South Africa three Jewish candidates of 12 running for Parliament won their
contests. The winners included Mrs. Helen Suzman, an outspoken critic of Premier
. Henrik Verwoerd's apartheid policy, and the only successful candidate of the opposi-
tion Progressive Party who was reelected.
Samuel Emdin and Dr. E. L. Fisher, both Jews from Johannesburg constituencies,
also were returned to Parliament. The National Party's S. Frank was expected to hold
his seat . Hyman Miller, and Len Taurog, both of the United Party, failed to be returned
to their posts. Miller, a Johannesburg citizen, was born in the United States, the son of
a rabbi. No new candidates were successful in their bids for election.
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Mrs. Gandhi Asked to Change India's Stand on Israel
NEW YORK (JTA)—The Zionist Organization of America and the Zionists-
Revisionists of America voiced requests to India—when India's Prime Minister, Mrs.
Indira Gandhi, came to New York for a three-day visit—to establish formal diplomatic
relations between India and Israel.
The. New Delhi government has recognized Israel since 1950, but has never
established diplomatic relations with the Jewish State. Israel has only one consul in
India, stationed in Bombay. He has often been snubbed by
the Indian government. At the same time, however, India
was the first country in the world to give formal recognition
to the Arab League, whose 13 members seek the destruction
The ZOA request was voiced by Jacques Torczyner,
president of the ZOA. The Zionist-Revisionists made their
demand in a telegram to Mrs. Gandhi from Beinish Epstein,
executive vice-chairman of the Revisionist group. Both re-
ferred to the fact that, only recently, India had shown dis-
courtesy to Israel's President Shazar while he stopped in Cal-
cutta on his way home from a state visit to Katmandu, Nepal.
In his statement Torczyner said: "American Jewry was
most sympathetic toward India at the time of her struggle
for independence. The improvement of diplomatic relations
between Prime Minister Gandhi's country and the State of
Israel would be in keeping with India's traditions and lofty
The telegram from Epstein stated: "We are at a loss to understand how the
government of India, whose stated aim is the championing of justice, prevention of
aggression and fostering peace, maintains its anti-Israel stand to curry favor with the
Arab states and give aid and comfort to their belligerency, contrary to the spirit and
charter of the United Nations, undermining the cause of world tranquility."
Torczyner made his statement at 'a rally conducted in his honor by the metro-
politan district of the ZOA. The principal guest speaker at the event was U.S. Under-
secretary of Labor John F. Henning. Identifying himself as a "fellow Zionist," he
told the meeting that Israel was justified in its resolve to defend its security against
the 40,000,000 hostile Arabs surrounding the Jewish State. "Surely," he said, "Israel
is no threat to them."