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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-01-13

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Rabbi Adler's Essays to Be Published Posthumously;
Yahrzeit Memorial Service at Shaarey Zedek Feb. 28

A collection of Rabbi Morris
Adler's essays, excerpts from
speeches and sermons and the texts
of his messages to his congrega-
tion, Shaarey Zedek, will be pub-
lished posthumously, in time for
the observance of the first Yahrzeit

University of

Vol. L,

by Prof. Abraham Joshua Heschel
of the Jewish Theological Seminary
of America at the memorial service
on Adar 19—the evening of Feb.
28—when a public service for the
entire community will be con-
ducted at 8 at Shaarey Zedek.

Rabbi Irwin Groner will officiate
at that service. Participants in the
traditional Maariv service will in-
clude Cantors Jacob H. Sonenklar
and Reuven Frankel and the syna-
gogue choir under the direction of
Dan Frohman.


Middle Eastern

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of his death,, it was announced this
The volume of Dr. Adler's
writings will appear under the title
"May I Have a Word With You."
It will be reviewed as part of a
memorial lecture to be delivered


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Jordan Liquidates PLC); Javits
Asks Tripartite Peace Effort

LONDON (JTA)—Jordanian Security Forces have closed offices in
Jordan of the Cairo-based "Palestine Liberation Organization" and arrested
five of the PLO's leading officials, it was reported from Amman, Jordan's
According to the report, the crackdown followed a series of terrorist
explosions in Amman and Jordan-held Old Jerusalem. The security forces
were quoted as saying they had arrested two men who confessed entering
Jordan from Syria to try to assassinate King Hussein. One of the Syrians
reportedly had obtained a job in the Amman Radio station.
Radio Cairo broadcast a renewed threat by Ahmed Shukairy, head of
the PLO, th2t the organization would overthrow the Hussein monarchy.
Other Cairo broadcasts threatened that "the palaces of the Amman rulers
would be blown up" and asserted that an Arab commando unit was organiz-
ing underground operations against King Hussein.
(State Department officials in Washington stated. Tuesday that the
United States was observing developments on the Israel-Syrian border
resulting from shooting episodes of the past few days. Two Israelis were
wounded in the Syrian assault on Sunday. There were no casualties in the
shootings on Monday. Israel's Prime Minister Levi Eshkol said "we must
warn DamascuS that we shall not tolerate these incursions and wanton mur-

der." He said Israel was trying to limit military measures to self-defense
"but I cannot exclude the possibility that we may have no other recourse
but deterrent measures."
WASHINGTON (JTA)—Senator Jacob K.' Javits, New York Repub-
lican, called for a three-power conference by the United States, Britain and
France to reaffirm their commitments to preserve peace in the Middle East.
It was these same three powers that issued the tripartite declaration in 1950
stressing their "unalterable' opposition to the use of force or threat of force"
in the Middle East.
Sen. Javits' proposal for a new tripartite declaration, contained in a
letter to Secretary of State Dean Rusk, followed the rejection by the State
Department of an earlier suggestion by the New York Senator that a "great
power conference," including the Soviet Union, be called to consider ways
of preserving peace in the Middle East and stabilizing the arms race.
Warning that "the peace of the world may well be at stake" in view
of the growing disturbances in the Middle East, Senator Javits declared in
the letter that "we are fast approaching a situation where any incident, big
or small, could trigger a direct confrontation." He urged, therefore, that the
administration give "utmost consideration to calling a new tripartite confer-
ence so that positive steps can be taken now to prevent another Middle

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Weizniann. Institute Considering Legal Action
For Libel Against Birch Society Broadcasters

NEW YORK (JTA)—The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel was reported consulting lawyers in
Washington for legal action against a right-wing telephone message service which broadcast propaganda taped
telephone messages that the drug LSD has been smuggled into the United States from the Institute. A spokesman
for the Weizmann _Institute here said "there is not a scintilla of truth in the outrageous broadcast."
The Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith charged that the message service, which operates under the name
"Let Freedom Ring," is circulating a "scurrilous and libelous" attack against the Wiezmann Institute. The ADL
was to meet this week to consider action against the ultraright-wing service.
"Let Freedom Ring" messages were established by Dr. William C. Douglass, a physician of Sarasota,
Fla., who is a member of the John Birch Society. These messages have attacked former President Dwight D.
Eisenhower, President Kennedy, the late Adlai E. Stevenson, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Chief Justice
Earl Warren and Senator Jacob K. Javits. The current message, according to the ADL, links LSD with
Communism and suggests that if a quantity of LSD were placed in a central water supply "a metropolis could
suddenly become a city of fools totally incapable of reason as to invasion or sabotage and not really caring."

Bir,...her's Broadcasts Exposed by Michigan ADL

Israel Gets Toras:


some of the 2,000 Tora Scrolls sent by the Romanian
government to Israel for distribution are Harold
Trobe (left) , Joint Distribution Committee director
for Israel, and Rabbi Greenbaum, JDC consultant on
yeshivot. At headquarters of the Chief Rabbinate
in Jerusalem, the scrolls will be carefully inspected
and prepared for distribution, first to synagogues
where former Romanians worship, and then to other
synagogues in Israel and possibly in other countries.
The distribution will be made by a commission con-
sisting of Israel Minister of Religions Zorah Wahr-
haftig, Romania's Chief Rabbi Moses Rosen and
Charles H. Jordan, JDC executive vice-chairman.

Detroiters, beginning last week, heard the latest recording of "Let Freedom Ring," telephone message of
the John Birch Society, state unequivocally, ". . large quantities of this diabolical drug (LSD) have been
smuggled into the United States -from the Weizmann Institute in Israel," according to Melvin Weisz, chairman
of the Michigan regional advisory board of the Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith. "Earlier," Weisz said, "the
recording alluded to a possible 'LSD attack' on cities by an 'enemy agent' who 'could carry enough LSD in a poCket
to immobilize a large city' which would 'suddenly become a city of fools totally incapable of resisting invasion or
sabotage and not really caring. In fact,' the recording continues, the victims become so consumed with love of
fellow man that they may even welcome the invaders.' "
Weisz said that the trick of alluding to "an aggressor force," which the recording also does, is typical of the
scare-tactics of the radical right.
"This is not the first time that "Let Freedom Ring" has engaged in this kind of thing," Weisz continued. "In
mid-1965 their representatives distributed a flyer headlined 'Beware of the Brotherhood Racket' which concluded
"For More Information About Current Activities of the Anti-Christ Forces in our Nation, Dial 871-2447," the
then-number of the "Let Freedom Ring" recordings. Similarly, they have called the Selma civil rights demonstration
"orgies," (quoting former Sheriff Clark of Selma, Alabama, now a Birch Society speaker), Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr., an associate of communists and criminals, and have promoted such John Birch Society anti-civil rights programs
as TACT (Truth About Civil Turmoil) which purports that the entire civil rights movement was "wholly created"
by the Communists for their own purposes.
"Thus it is no surprise that the recording dealing with LSD states, 'The Communists recognize LSD as a
powerful means of conquest, far more devastating than the atomic bomb.' "
David Frantz, 6323 Robinson, Allen Park, is still the principal "narrator." Frantz, a Ford Motor Company
office employe, is a John Birch Society section leader, one of the incorporators of the John Birch Society's
bookstore in Allen Park, and a speaker for the society's Conservative Speakers' Guild. Frantz, along with Donald
Lilla of Dearborn Heights, brought "Let Freedom Ring" to Detroit.
The Birch Society's front group, "Support Your Local Police," promotes "Let Freedom Ring," urging
readers of their flyers to call "for a timely message," as do other official materials of the John Birch Society,
including an advertising card headlined "Keep this card. The Life It Saves May Be Your Own," going on to
promote Birch films.
Weisz stated that ADL was meeting to discuss further steps of counteraction and was considering
additional negotiations with the Federal Communications Commission and the Bell Telephone Corporation.


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