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September 02, 1966 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-09-02

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8—Friday, September 2, 1966

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Mapam, Iteligious Party Clash
Over Sapies Austerity Program

JERUSALEM — The coalition
partners of the Mapai-Ahdut Avoda
allignment in Israel's government
held their first full-dress joint
meeting on Finance Minister Pin-
has Sapir's hotly debated austerity
program for Israel's economic
troubles and, at the end of the
meeting, all of the parties were
as deadlocked as ever.
The meeting was attended by
members of Premier Levi Eshkol's
Mapai Party and its coalition part-
ner, Mapam, National Religious
Party, and independent Liberals.
Ten cabinet members, including
Premier Eshkol and senior econo-
mic ministers, also attended the
meeting.
Despite the fact that no deci-
sion was reached, a spokesman
for the premier's office express-
ed the hope Tuesday that the
plan will be presented to the cab-
inet meeting Sunday.
The principal clash Monday
night was reported to be between
Mapam, which holds the Sapir
austerity plan to bear too heavily
on the wage-earner, and the Na-
tional Religious Party and Liber-
als, who have urged greater ef-
ficiency as the key to Israel's
mounting inflation and worsening
trade imbalance.
The Sapir plan calls for higher
taxes. drastic curtailments in cost-
of-living allowances to workers,
penalties for inefficient producers
and incentives to efficient indus-
tries. The alignment partners
holding a position between Map-
am and the NRP and the Liberals
are split on aspects of the plan.
Eshkol voiced confidence Mon-
day that Mapam would go along,
with the Mapai-Ahdut Avoda al-
ignment in supporting the auster-
ity program.
The premier expressed optim-
ism over the program at the found-
ing meeting of the alignment's
ideological youth circle. In reply
to a question at the meeting, how-
ever, Eshkol dismissed a proposal
that, in view of the economic cris-
is, the time had come for a govern-
ment broader than the present
coalition.
During the weekend, agree-
ment was reached within the al-
ignment on one major point of
difference.
The. Mapai-Ahdut Avoda econo-
mic committee decided to rec-
commend to the Histadrut, Israel's
labor federation, that only half of
the cost-of-living allowance in-
crease, forthcoming as a result of
expected price rises, be paid in
1967 and 1968 to those earning
more than 400 pounds ($133) a
month. Under the compromise
proposal, persons earning less than
that minimum figure would be
compensated in full for all price
increases from now on.
While the original austerity prog-
ram as proposed by Finance Min-
ister Pinhas Sapir sought to eli-
minate all cost-of-living wa
starting next year, this was
s oppos-
ed by the Histadrut labor leaders.
Ahdut Avoda, however, continued
Monday to press its demands that
the economic program should in-
clude a compulsory levy of a loan
of 100,000,000 pounds ($33,300,000)

Jews in Germany

Urge Vigilance
Against New Hate

BONN (JTA)—Vigilance against
"inhuman anti-Semitic acts" was
called for in a pre-New Year
statement issued here by the Cen-
tral Council of Jews in Germany.
The council called on all to be
alert against a new hate campaign.

Atheism
Atheism is the result of igno-
rance and pride - of strong sense
and feeble reasons; of good eating
and ill-living. It is the plague of
society, the corrupter of manners,
and the underminer property. :—
Jeremy, Collier. "

I on self-employed persons in the
upper income brackets, and also
increase the direct taxation of this
category as well as of corporations.
Sapir opposes these measures. con-
tending that they would seriously
hamper the development of busi-
ness in Israel.
The remaining coalition part-
ners — the National Religious
Party and the Independent Lib-
erals—while protesting what they
termed "neglect and lack of con-
sideration" for their views on
the part of the alignment in de-
veloping the economic program,
generally support the broad out-
lines of the plan.
Monday, meanwhile, the first ef-
fects of the program began to be
felt by the Israeli consumer as a
number of everyday items, such
as eggs and other farm products,
increased in price. Dairy products,
consumed by Israelis in - large
quantities, are also due to rise in
price, along with soap, oil fats and
cotton products.
Most increases averaged about
20 per cent.

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characters. The roof leaks (very little overhead) the tires
are not stacked in nice neat piles, and the activities look
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you can be proud to know and who say . .. "THE DAYS OF
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AL STUTZ

Friendly Senior Proprietor

JOE STAMELL

Sports Car Specialist

3140 Grand River

(Next to Carl's Chop House)

Detroit — Phone 321-1234

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They could tell I was newly
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My clothes.
My English not so good .

a little nervous.

Yet nobody yelled at me if I
asked a foolish question. Or
laughed at my little bit of money
Somehow the people made me
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Why not?

They helped me start up my
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I knew it was a good bank that
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to say correctly, when you're not
used to it.

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