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June 24, 1966 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-06-24

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1,000 E mployes
Employer Can Use -Diseretion to Be Dropped by
in Allowing Religions Days Off Jewish Agency

14—Friday, June 24, 1966

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The
President's Commission on Equal
Employment Opportunity has de-
cided to leave it largely to the
discretion of the individual em-
ployer to decide whether to grant
leave to employe's whose religious
holidays fall on normal work days.
However, Dr. Luther Holcomb,
acting chairman of the commis-
sion, called on employers to treat
all employes with "substantial uni-
formity." If the employer lets a
Christian off with pay on Good
Friday, he is expected to treat
Jews similarly on Rosh Hashana
and Yom Kippur.
The policy announced by Dr.

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I Holcomb affects primarily Sab-
bath - observing Jews, Seventh
Day Adventists and some small
Protestant sects that observe Sat- l
urdays as their Sabbath.
Of the '7,000 complaints re-
ceived by the commission during 1
the last year, about 70 per cent
involved religious discrimina- I
tion. Most of these complaints
were filed by Sabbatarians or
persons who observe religious
holidays on days when most
businesses and offices remain
open.
Dr. Holcomb indicated that, in
case of conflict, work needs come
first. "The commission," he said,
"believes the duty not to dis-
criminate en religious grounds in-
cludes an obligation on the part
of the employer to accommodate
to the reasonable religious needs
of employes and, in some cases,
prospective employes, where such
accommodation can be made with-
out serious inconvenience to the
conduct of the business."
Guidelines issued by the Pres-
ident's commission resulted from
a thorough study of business prac-
tices, policies of state agencies,
court decisions, and views of
religious leaders. The guidelines
"follow the rules of reason and
common sense," Dr. Holcomb said.

Chicago Couple Gives
$500,000 to Hospital

CHICAGO (JTA) — An initial
contribution of $500,000 for the
construction of a pavilion at the
Michael Reese Hospital and Medi-
cal Center here was announced by
Harold H. Hines, Jr., president of
the institution's board of trustees.
The gift was made by Harry
Blum and his wife. Mrs. Becky
Blum, who said they will also pro-
vide additional funds through a I
bequest for the construction of the
new building.
Hines made the announcement at
at a luncheon honoring Mr. and
Mrs. Blum, after whom the new
pavilion will be named.
The facility will be a 12-story
building with a capacity of 300 pa-
tient beds. Among those attending
the luncheon were Chicago's Mayor
Richard J. Daley, and French Con-
sul-General Jean-Louis Mandereau.
The latter represented the French
government which, , in 1948 and in
1950, twice decorated Blum for his
contributions to French fashions.

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to
The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM—The Jewish Ag-
ency Executive decided Tuesday to
dismiss gradually about 1,000 of

its employes to save 15,000,000
pounds ($5,000,000) of its budget.
The decision was taken at a
meeting held to discuss the re-
quest made last week by Finance
Minister Pinhas Sapir for curtail-
ment of the agency's budget. Most
of the members of the executive
reportedly agreed with the gov-
ernment's request for the dismissal
of the 1,000 employes of the ag-
ency's 3,800 workers.
The dismissals will take place
over a six- to eight-month per-
iod. Departments most likely to
be hit by the discharges are
settlement-absorption and immi-
gration. The agency was also
expected to start a reorganiza-
tion plan in view of the budget
cut.
Meanwhile, the head of the ab-
sorption department, agency ex-
ecutive member Avraham Cygel,
said the agency was getting land
ready for faster integration of im-
migrants from Western countries
and preparing houses and jabs for
them. He said only 8 per cent of
immigrants from Latin America
had returned home and that this
was mainly for personal reasons.
He said 140 immigrants were due
next week from Argentina.

Vine Tempts Not Jacob

RISHON LEZION (ZINS) —
Israel's wine producers are grip-
ing that their countrymen are not
great imbibers of the vine's prod-
ucts. Statistics show that the aver-
age Israeli consumes only four
liters of alcoholic beverages and
wine per capita, as compared with
120 liters per person in Italy and
160 liters in France.
This abstinence shows up favor-
ably in Israel's accident rate: of
the approximately 11,000 automo-
bile accidents a year in Israel,
only 30 of them are caused by
drunken drivers.

Israel's Defense Pledged
by Nicaraguan President

"If Israel is invaded, Nicaragua,
as well as all the nations of the
western world, should defend it
with every resource at their dis-
posal," the president of the Re-
public of Nicaragua, Dr. Rene
Schick Guttierez, said in an ad-
dress at the 20th annual conven-
tion of the Department of Florida,
Jewish War Veterans, at a banquet
June 11, in Miami Beach.
Daniel Neal Heller, past na-
tional commander, was chairman
of the banquet.
The Nicaraguan president, who
was the principal speaker, called
Israel "a shining example and an
inspiration to the underdeveloped
lands of both hemispheres. A new
culture has emerged in Israel, a
kind of meeting between East
and West, fusing together the best

of both worlds to create a dynamic
new environment."
President Guttierez has just
completed an official state visit
to Israel and other countries.

Israeli Communist
Barred From U.S.

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Dr. Avra-
ham Berman, a leader of the
Israel Communist Party, has been
refused a visa to the United
States.
The U. S. Embassy here con-
firmed that its consular section
had rejected Dr. Berman's appli-
cation because United States law
forbids entry of Communists. Dr.
Berman sought the visa to partici-
pate in an American Communist
Party conference in New York.

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Orleans Drive Hits $542,000

NEW ORLEANS (JTA) — The
1966 Jewish Welfare Fund cam-
paign here raised a total of
$542,000, the second highest
amount in the 30-year history of the
fund, it was announced by the 1966
general chairman, Shepard M. Lat-
ter. This year's total compares to
$521,000 raised in 1965.

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