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March 10, 1967 - Image 37

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-03-10

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Critics Stop Noise as Heart Surgery Commercialism,
by Dr. A. Vineber g Shows Promise Religion Must Be

WASHINGTON — The snickers
have ended, or at least died down
for Dr. Arthur M. Vineberg, a 63-
year-old surgeon who for the last
20 years has been working on an
unorthodox remedy for heart dis-
ease.
Speaking at a meeting of the
American College of Cardiology
(ACC), Dr. Vineberg drew a stand-
ing-room audience, and in light of
recent results, his peers, although
still skeptical, had their ears
perked up as the method and re-
sults of the "Vineberg operation"
were described.
Vineberg does not claim he has
a cure, but rather that his opera-
tion at least reduces pain and at
most restores heart disease vic-
tims to normal, healthy activities;
life may even be prolonged.
A senior cardiac surgeon at
Montreal's Royal Victoria Hos-
pital and a teacher at McGill
University, Vineberg was moti-
vated by his father's death in

`Berlin Diary':
Shirer's Book
Still Is Timely

"The Rise and Fall of the Third
Reich" is the great work by Wil-
liam L. Shirer that provides the
most complete portrait of the Nazi
image. It was preceded by
Shirer's "Berlin Diary" and for
those seeking data about the early
stages of the Nazi crime against
humanity the earlier book retains
the valuable qualities of informa-
tion on how the criminal regime
had grown.
Benn Hall Associates (757 Third,
NY 17) have reissued "Berlin
Diary" as a paperback. It is
a contribution to the literature
about the horrible holocaust and
should be utilized by all who are
studying the events of 30 years
ago.
In its_ day a best seller, "Berlin
Diary" may now again become a
best seller among paperbacks. It
is an hour-by-hour record of the
eminent author's experiences in
Hitler Germany. First presented
in 1941, the diary's dates com-
mence with the prelude, written
in Spain, dated Jan. 1'7, 1934.
Through Dec. 13, 1940—midnight-
the dairy is a record of the
"totalitarian citadel."
The new paperback should be
read anew. Students of world af-
fairs and of the events that trans-
pired under Hitler will find here
the background material to the
great drama that afflicted man-
kind. There are evaluative ref-
erences to the plight of the Jews,
their flight in the early years, the
anti-Semitic assaults upon them,
etc.

1935 from a heart attack to spe-
cialize in heart surgery.
After four years of experiment-
ing with dogs, the operation was
tried on humans. From 1951 to
1954, 12 patients with angina pec-
toris (heart disease invalids suf-
fering from crippling chest pains)
were operated on, eight being suc-
cessful. Presently, with other
doctors in Canada, the United
States and abroad using the
"Vineberg operation" some 3,000
operations have been given since
1961 in 60 different medical cen-
ters. The mortality rate has
dropped to less than 5 per cent,
low for heart surgery.
Yet the majority of Dr. Vine-
berg's peers protest that the
operation is illogical and dan-
gerous.
The operation works this way:
The left internal mammary artery
is freed from the chest wall which
seems to get along perfectly well
without the artery. The bleeding
end of the disconnected artery is
then plugged directly into the
thick, muscular wall of the heart's
hardest working chamber, the left
ventricle; that's the site of the
most trouble.
Regardless of whether the
method works, it is still debatable
whether or not this additional
blood in any quantity would really
result in more nourishment to the
he art.
Dr. Vineberg thinks perhaps his
operation could aid 2,000,000 agina
victims in the United States. Con-
servative cardiologists place it at
a r o u n d 200,000 desperately ill
people.

HIAS Helps 100,000
Come West in 10 Years

Brandeis to Give Awards

NEW YORK (JTA)—Murray I.
Gurfein, president of United Hias
Service, reviewing migratidn high-
lights during the past 10 years,
said that the agency had during
that period provided services "to
more than 500,000 Jewish men,
women and children, including
about 100,000 who were assisted
to resettle in Western countries."
Speaking before more than 1,200
members and delegates at the or-
ganization's 83rd annual meeting
at the Hotel Roosevelt, the leader
of the worldwide Jewish migration
agency declared:
"The statement by USSR Pre-
mier Alexei N. Kosygin, regarding
the right of emigration of Soviet
Jews for family reunion has en-
couraged Jews throughout t h e.
world. United Hias always stands
ready to counsel and assist rela-
tives who seek to locate their loved
ones and to help their reunion
through emigration."
Gaynor I. Jacobson, United
Hias executive director, re-
ported 8,800 refugees and mi-
grants were resettled last year
by the agency in the United
States and in other free coun-
tries.
Jacobson told of 400 Cuban chil-
dren entrusted to United Hias by
their parents who were unable to
leave the island. "0 u r agency
placed the children on a temporary
basis with relatives or in foster
homes throughout the U.S. We
are happy to report that the prob-
lem was resolved last year when
the last of these children was re-
united with his parents."
A resolution adopted at the
meeting, called upon the Soviet
Union to implement "fully, com-
pletely and with utmost speed"
Premier Kosygin's statement with
reference to the emigration of
Soviet Jews. Another resolution
urged Congress to relax the re-
strictions of labor certification in
the present immigration law.

NEW YORK—Brandeis Univer-
sity will present its 1967 creative
arts awards April 16 to eight ar-
tists in the fields of music, archi-
tecture, poetry and theater arts.
_A ninth award, intended to honor
a person or a group for notable
achievement in the creative arts,
will also be presented during the
11th annual awards ceremony, at
Delmbnico's Hotel, New York. The
ceremony will_ _be followed by a
reception and buffet supper.

Greatness
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives
sublime.
And departing leave behind us
Footsteps on the sands of time;
Footsteps that perhaps another,
Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwreck'd
brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.
• •

-
--Longfellow'

Arab Pamphlets Handed
to Students in Toronto

TORONTO (JTA)—The Canadian
Jewish Congress announced Tues-
day that, in conjunction with the
Zionist Council, it is preparing to
take up with the authorities of
Ryerson Polytechnical • Institute of
Toronto complaints by Jewish
students that brochures of an anti-
Semitic and anti-Zionist character
have been distributed among the
school's students by a student em-
ployed at the RPI bookshop.
The pamphlets, bearing the im-
print of the Palestine Arab Delega-
tion, a propaganda group in New
York, blame "Zionist crimes" for
both world wars.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, March 10, 1967-47

Israel Complains to Security Council
Divorced, Parley Told on Syrians' Stalling at Meetings

NEW YORK (JTA) — "American
Jews are in danger of becoming
non-b a p t i z e d, secularized, post-
Christian would-be Protestants and
non-Gentiles," Dr. Abraham G.
Duker, Jewish historian and edu-
cator, told a conference here Tues-
day of 150 rabbis and Episcopal
priests and Jewish and Episcopal
laymen participating in a two-day
parley on family life.
The parley is taking place under
the auspices of the Episcopal
Church and the Synagogue Council
of America.
Prof. Duker cited inroads being
made against the Jewish family,
but said that "despite crushing
change" there was still emphasis
on "the positive aspects of marri-
age and working with the com-
munity."
However, he added that "such
negative concepts as juvenile de-
linquency, drug addiction and the
notion of child permissiveness
were making gains in Jewish
homes."
The elimination of commer-
cialism from religion was urged
at the conference by Rabbi
Isaac N. Trainin, director of re-
ligious affairs for the Federation
of Jewish Philanthropies of New
York. Doing away with commer-
cialism in religion, he said,
would indicate that vital Jewish
events like circumcision, the
Bar Mitzva, weddings and fu-
nerals "must be returned to the
synagogue."
"The rabbinate and the syna-
gogue," he said, -'must discipline
themselves to reject their partici-
pation in religious ceremonies
which take place outside the syna-
gogue. The synagogue must ad-
dress itself to problems of the
Jewish family today such as, di-
vorce, intermarriage, separation,
the lonely aged and lost youth."
The conference participants
agreed that the family was still a
basic and vital unit inculcating
high ideals among key individuals
who "weave the important fabric
of American society."

Cardinal Bea Leads
Vatican-Jewish Ties

ROME (JTA) — The question of
who is in charge of the Vatican
relations with Jews was cleared up
at a press conference held by
Paola Cardinal Marella, chairman
of the Vatican Secratariat for Re-
lations with Non-Christian Reli-
gions. Cardinal Marella said that
Vatican relations with Jews was
the responsibility of Augustin Car-
dinal Bea.
Cardinal Bea, head of the Secre-
tariat for the Promotion of Chris-
tian Unity, had a key role in the
formulation of the strong declara-
tion on Christian-Jewish relations
which was approved in a somewhat
diluted version by the Ecumenical
Council and promulgated in 1965
as official Church doctrine.
The declaration repudiates the
charge of collective Jewish respon-
sibility in the crucifiction of Jesus,
deplores anti-Semitism and calls
for "fraternal" Christian dialogues
with Jews.
In that capacity, Cardinal Mar-
ella said, Cardinal Bea had main-
tained contact with Jewish circles
since. Cardinal Marella also said
that Jews in a way were "pre-
Christians," and therefore were not
in the category of non-Christian
religions with which his secretariat
was concerned.

Winter Up North

BY SAM RUBIN
Senior Adult Division, Jewish Center

The Northern winter, the bright-
ness
That blinds you,
The cold fear that follows
And finds you.
The snows that fall
Are older than history,
The stillness and big moon
So bright is still mystery.
And `614 feet in *nil. hea'rt
NOT/ •
_ ,

'For this i s all God's'

UNITED NATIONS (JTA) — zones on the Israeli - Syrian
Israel complained to the Security frontiers.
Council here Tuesday that Syria
Tuesday, Dr. Shabtai Rosenne,
is reneging on its "unconditional" Israel's acting permanent repre-
agreement to participate in dis- sentative here, sent a letter to
cussing an "agreed agenda" in the Bulgaria's Ambassador Milko
Israel-Syrian Mixed Armstice Com- Tarabanov, this month's council
mission, resorting instead to a
chairman, protesting against
"fog" of propaganda coupled with
Syria's stalling tactics. It was
further incitements against Israel's
Dr. Rosenne's second letter to
sovereignty.
the council in two days. Monday,
The ISMAC session, originally he protested vigorously against
summoned by Secretary-General the recent outbreak of sabotage,
U Thant, has been in suspension mine-laying and penetration of
for several weeks, due to Syria's Israeli territory by Arab infiltra-
tors, listing seven specific in-
refusal to stick to the single point
on the agenda—the cultivation of stances of that type in the past
farm lands in the demilitarized week.
"It is unfortunate," Tuesday's
Israeli communication said, "that
the government of Syria has chosen
the way of propaganda and incite-
ment to war and violence, instead
of carrying out in good faith its
obligation under the charter and
the general armistice agreement
Woodrow Wilson's conflicts in
Princeton, as university president, and its explicit acceptance without
and as President of the United any condition of the proposal re-
garding the meeting of the Mixed
States, are contrasted in a signifi-
cant personality study, "Woodrow Armistice Commission and its
agreed agenda.
Wilson and Colonel Houser by
"Through the fog of Syrian verb-
Alexander L. George and Juliette
iage,
one inacceptable fact is clear:
L. George, published by Dover (180
It is Syria that has brought the
Varick, NY14).
In view of the new sensation current meeting of the Mixed Arm-
created by the Freud-Bullitt psycho- istice Commission to its present
analytical account of Wilson, this stalemate by its obstinacy in re-
volume by the Georges is of special fusing to adhere to the agreed
if not of even greater interest. It agenda while, at the same time,
is in itself a most revealing psy- intensifying its aggressive activi-
chological study and it reveals the ties in the area on the one hand.
late President's stubborness, his and its trumped-up tendentious
insistence upon his undiluted Lea- propaganda before the Security
gue of Nations program, rejecting Council on the other."
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge's com-
promises.
YIVO Research Institute
But it shows how the Wilson's
Notes Interest in Yiddish
ideas succeeded through the
NEW YORK—A marked revival
United Nations and how, in our
of interest in the Yiddish language
time, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. was
and culture on the part of Ameri-
the U.S. ambassador to the Unit-
can-born Jews has been noted by
ed Nations, the successor to the the YIVO Institute for Jewish Re-
League of Nations.
search in a statement convening the
The Georges' volume indicates institute's 41st annual conference
the friendship of President Wilson here April 8-13. The statement was
with Louis D. Brandeis upon whom issued by Julius Borenstein, chair-
he leaned for guidance.
man of YIVO's executive commit-
Using the Wilson-House relation- tee.
ship as a particularly illuminating
As evidence, Borenstein cited the •
case study, the authors demon- overflow registration for the insti-
strate how these personality factors tute's -current Yiddish literature
influenced Wilson's political func- course for teachers in the New
tioning throughout his career. From York City Public School system.
the early days at Princeton and his Some 152 high school and elemen-
entry into the political arena to tary school teachers are enrolled
the Great War and the Treaty of in the course which is being repeat-
Versailles, they probe deeply into ed for the second year.
the forces and factors issues and
Eight thousand copies of "Cot-
events that brought him to fame lege Yiddish," the textbook by Dr.
and resulted in his defeat.
Uriel Weinreich which the YIVO
published several years ago, have
been sold to date without any ad-
N.Y. Assembly Speaker
or promotional campaign.
Pledges to Block Humane vertising
A new printing is now being pre-
Slaughter Legislation
pared.
NEW YORK (JTA) — A pledge
to block humane slaughter legisla- Boston Jews Fight Move
tion was made by New York State
Assembly Speaker Anthony J. for Nonsectarian Prayers
Travia at the 45th anniversary din- to Be Recited in Schools
ner of Agudath Israel of America.
BOSTON (JTA) — The Boston
"The American tradition of reli-
gious freedom speaks against the Jewish Community Council and the
humane slaughter bills because American Jewish Congress joined
Orthodox Jewry considers them a here in expressing opposition to a
threat to Jewish ritual slaughter," proposed resolution by the General
Court, the Massachusetts legisla-
Travia stated.
Travia was the recipient of an ture, urging the U.S. Congress to
award at the dinner, together with pass a constitutional amendment
State Senators Edward J. Speno "permitting the recital of a non-
and William J. Ferrall, for their sectarian prayer in our public
role in the passage of the New schools!"
York State Textbook Bill, which
He that loves to be flattered is
provides textbooks for non-public
school children from the 7th worthy of the flatterer. — Shake-
speare.
through the 12th grade.

Wilson and House
Roles Revealed in
Personality Study

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