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August 26, 1966 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-08-26

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Precautionary Measures Taken by Federal
Agencies to End Nazi Racial Exploitation

14—Friday, August 26, 1966


Syngagoue Near the U.S. Capital
Is Subjected to Daily Desecrations

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

in the area tackle the problem

WASHINGTON — An Orthodox of contacting parents and children,
synagogue on the edge of the Dis- to see to it that "the obscene
trict of Columbia has been van- role" of completely destroying the
dalized so badly and desecrated synagogue be reversed. "It is to be
so many times that the situation hoped," stated the newspaper,
"calls for something more than "that the neighborhood organiza-
ordinary policing," it was reported tion will have risen to this situa-
here Tuesday.
The house of worship is the
Young Israel Shomrai Emunah Teaneck, N.J., Synagogue
Synagogue, located in Hyattsville,
just across from the boundry of Defaced With Swastikas
the District of Columbia. The TEANECK, N.J.—Police pushed
synagogue's spiritual leader, Rabbi an investigation Wednesday in the
Gedaliah Anemer, said that in swastika defacing of Cong. Beth
four raids within a five-day Sholom her in what was termed
period: the first such desecration of re-
Vandals smashed 40 windows, ligious structures in the commu-
some of these dedicated to the nity.
memories of deceased members,
Police Chief Robert Fitzpatrick
Tore up holy scrolls, spilled said the defacing of the synagogue
wine on prayer shawls.
was a crime but that the nature
Broke a Star of David decora- of the smearings "makes this par-
tion separation the men's section ticularly grave." A neighbor found
from the women's section, defaced the vandalism early Monday
walls, burst open locked doors morning and notified synagogue
and strewed the floors with stones, officials.
rusty cans and charred- logs.
Rabbi Harry Schaeffer said 18
Rabbie Anemer said there swastikas had been "carefully in-
had been previous attacks scribed" with white paint on win-
against the, synagogue during dow panes, pavement, doors and
Civil rights "testers" who were denied housing in an all-white neighborhood in Chicago pass
prayer services, but that he had wood trim of the synagogue. He
between youths carrying Nazi signs, the swastikas and Nazi emblems having been distributed by
refrained from publicizing those said "This was not the work of
American Nazi Party members. Two agitators belonging to racist and anti-Semitic organizations were
actions for fear of offending per- little children who did not know
arrested Sunday when they sought to hold rallies without police permits in an effort to exploit the
sons living in the community what they were doing." He said an
growing racial tension in this city. George Lincoln Rockwell, leader of the American Nazi Party, was,
whose teen-age children were oil base painting was used which
however, granted a permit and spoke to a crowd of 700 persons for 40 minutes. He urged the organiza-
will make it very difficult to re-
believed responsible.
tion of a "white guard" to resist integration, and charged that "Jewish money" was financing Negro
civil rights demonstrations. Those arersted in Marquette Park, in the southwestern section of the city,
On Tuesday, however, Simon L. move the swastikas.
were the Rev. Charles Lynch of the anti-Semitic and anti-Negro National States Rights Party; and
Cain, president of the Neighbor-
In saying he was hopeful that
Evan Lewis of Akron, Ohio, who appeared in the white robe of the Ku Klux Klan.
hood Citizens Association pledged the arrests would be made, the
that everything possible will be rabbi explained that he was not so
Officials of Chicago's suburb of Cicero announced Wednesday that they had turned down an
done to prevent further desecra- much concerned about punishment
application from Rockwell for a permit for a rally he said he wanted to hold Saturday in front of
tions, by either adults or children. of the vandals as he was that such
the Cicero City Hall.
One police official in the area persons had to be educated "to
In his application, Rockwell told the officials he wanted "to organize the white people of Cicero
said the synagogue was being the enormity of their act. By dis-
to defend their homes and neighborhood against Martin Luther King's black invasion."
vandalized because many nearby playing this symbol, they are dis-
Rev. King, leader of the Negro drive in Chicago to remove racial bias from the housing field,
residents believe it has been playing their ignorance of the evil
has scheduled a march to be held in Cicero on Sunday.
abandoned. The house of worship, it stands for."
Cook County Sheriff Richard Ogilvie said that he would have Rockwell arrested on sight if the
opened eight years ago, had many
man set foot anywhere in the county outside the Chicago city limits.
David Paloff, congregation pres-
scientists among its members. ident, said he was disturbed that
recent white outbursts in Chicago.
More recently, however, many of such an incident could happen "in
(Copyright; 1966, JTA, Inc.)
Now he wants to ride the horse
these members have shifted to a a community like Teaneck." He
WASHINGTON — Federal law of white resentment, white fear, Coventry Cathedral
synagogue in Silver Springs.
said the congregation was consid-
enforcement officials are taking white prejudice, white anger --L- Defaced With Swastikas
The Jewish Week, local news- ering offering a reward for infor-
precautions lest Nazi efforts to under a slogan of white' power.
COVENTRY, England (JTA) — peper, declaring that the issue mation leading to arrest of the
exploit racial tensions in Chicago By proclaiming that he will lead
lead to an explosion "that could a march into the Negro slums, Police here intensified their watch was a community problem, asked vandals. Teaneck has four other
make the Watts riot look like a Rockwell sees a chance to get a over Coventry Cathedral and over editorially that civic organizations synagogues.
Sunday school picnic."
white mob moving under the other public buildings, due to a
Police surveillance is being main- swastika emblem — a mob psy-
tained on Nazi plans to organize chologically ready to follow a rash of painted swastikas and anti-
a massive march into seething hatemonger and defiantly wave Semitic slogans that has broken out
Negro ghetto streets of Chicago. Nazi emblems."
here, including desecration of the
Reform Jewish Congregation
The anti-Negro "Back to Africa"
cathedral itself.
demonstration is tentatively sched-
ing as less of an ideological
The walls and pillars of the
uled for Sept. 10.
Ernest J. Conrad, Rabbi
The Nazis, operating from small commitment to Nazism but as a cathedral were discovered Sunday
night to have been painted with
will initiate worship services
cells in a number of cities, are prevented and sadistic protest
trying to organize motorcades of gesture to attract attention, ac- large swastikas and slogans of a
cording to Federal officials. Nazi Nazi character. One three-foot high
FRIDAY EVENING, SEPT 2nd, 8:30 p.m.
fanatics from Southern California,
adherents are focusing their slogan proclaimed "End Jewish
Texas, Georgia, Alabama, Missis-
at the Birmingham Unitarian Church
Control." Another demanded "Re-
Woodward Ave. just North of Lane Pine Rd.
sippi, Virginia, Massachusetts, Con- efforts on infiltration of spon-
lease Hess," and a third slogan
taneous anti-Negro eruptions
necticut, New York, New Jersey,
because this is more "timely" was worded "Support Rhodesia."
Michigan and other areas. Such
and "in the vogue" than anti-
motorcades have been asked to
The Hess call related to Rudolf
For Information About High Holiday Services
Semitism, officials said. But Hess, Hitler's close confidant, who
converge on Chicago for the
and Religious School Please Call
Sept. 10 weekend. The intention
any absence of anti-Semitism ably to seek peace. He is serving
is to spark current unrest among
some white elements, with Nazi from the thinking of anti-Negro a life sentence in Spandau Prison,
Office Mr. Kenneth Solomon-353-3353
in West Berlin.
"leadership" in the streets, for
Mr. Julian Scott-626-1686
Rockwell has stated that "thou-
a "massive counter-attack."
Under the various daubings, in-
Police do not take the Nazis
cluding a swastika on the wall of
expressed desire to march under
seriously. Their attempts to stir
the Police Training Center here,
up anti-Semitism failed dismally Nazi banners in Chicago. He said were the initials "N.S.M.," be-
since their emergence in the he will be at the head of the
lieved to stand for National
column. In the heart of the worst Socialist Movement. Assistant Chief
late 1950s. A call by George
.Lincoln Rockwell, leader of the
of Police Stanley Porter said Mon-
denounce Negroes and demand day that "our inquiries will cer-
:American Nazi Party, for a
that they go "back to Africa."
white "army" to demonstrate
tainly be stepped up to find those
The Nazi agitator said the mood responsible for the serious and
against the 1963 Negro rights
"March on Washington" was
receptive to dastardly defacement of the
ignored. Only a handful of Nazi Nazism in anti-Negro street demon- cathedral."
followers emerged, and soon
But what about the Negro mood?
But passions are now such that Is it receptive to suggestions by
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even a few Nazis may provide a outside agitators that Negro citi-
spark to ignite a conflagration. zens depart from their country for
Oak Park, Michigan
Negroes have sought open hous- Africa? The Negroes may feel that
ing in segregated areas of Chicago. the war against Nazism did not
Next Tours: Sept. 2-11
Marches led by the Rev. Martin really end in 1945, and consider a
Rosh Hashana
Yom Kippur
(Labor Day)
Luther King were met by violence. final battle.
Sept. 28-Oct. 9
September 23, 8:30 p.m.
An ugly, climate exists. •
In any event, police are prepar-
September 24, 10:30 a.m.
September 15, 10:30 a.m.
A U.S. Justice Department ing, and Jewish and other com-
Children's 2:00 p.m.
Children's 2:00 p.m.
source said that Rockwell is "a munal agencies are cooperating. .• RESERVATIONS,
Memorial 4:30 p.m.
flop." He termed the Nazi leader Washington feels that present
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