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May 05, 1967 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-05-05

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Great Cultural Creations of Jacques Lipchitz
Acclaimed by Fellow Citizens and in New Book

At 75, Jacques Lipchitz. the great
sculptor whose background was in cal characteristics of the artist but also with his descriptive text: Thus
his birthplace on the Nemen River the variety of his creative tem- "Jacques Lipchitz—The Artist at
in Lithuania, who began to gain perament . . . " He has attained it Work" emerges as a great book.
world fame on the Seine in Paris
and firmly established a great ca-
reer on the bahks of the Hudson
in New York, now is being hailed
for the accomplishments which
have elevated him to great heights
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
"The employee is free to estab-
to The Jewish News)
He has won the affections of his
lish a regular work week general-
fellow citizens in Hastings-on-Hud-
WASHINGTON — The U. S. ly
applicable to all employes, even
son and is this week being honored Equal Employment Opportunity
by them. A week's festivities there Commission reported Wednesday though such schedule may not
, that it has considered problems operate with uniformity in its ef-
will conclude on Sunday.
fect upon the religious observances
Meanwhile the entire artistic arising from the insistence of of all employes."
world admires the works of this some employers that employes
It was rue
Id by th e commis-
great sculptor, and new books work on Saturday in cases involv -- sion that "An employer may
about him give an impressive ac- ing Jewish workers.
permit absences from work on
count of his creative art and his
Seventh Day Adventists are als o religious holidays, with or with-
personality.
affected. But the commission mad e out pay, but must treat all reli
it clear that very few such com-
Jeanne Sherman of the public
gions with substantial uniform-
ity department of Crown Pu b- plaints alleging religious discrimi- ity –in this respect.
nation
were received. Only 14
lishers, informs us that Lipchitz's
Closing a business on one reli-
works eventually will be house d cases of religious discrimination gious holiday does not of itself
were recommended for commis- create an obligation to permit time
in the National Museum in Jeru-
salem. Crown has published "Jac k sion investigation in contrast to off from work on another, how-
Lipchitz—The Artist at Work," the 2.026 Negro complaints or- ever, the employer must, to the
and in a foreword to this de- dered probed during the last year. extent he can do so without ser-
The first annual commission
scriptive work which contains
ious inconvenience, accommodate
report covered discrimination by to the needs of his employes in
reproductions of the major crea-
employers, public and private connection with such holiday ob-
tions by Lipchitz Karl Katz, direc-
tor of the Jerusalem Museum,
employment agencies, labor or- servances."
ganizations and joint labor-man-
writes: "The photographs in this
agement apprenticeship pro- Sen., Mrs. Brooke
book will aid the scholar and gen-
grams.
eral public by permitting them to
peer into the artist's world. They
The report revealed that "Of the Board El Al Plane
are a remarkable record—foot-
total number of charges filed with
notes and insights, observations,
the commission during the first
perceptions, and views—of a won- year, relatively few alleged reli-
drous career."
gious discrimination, and of those
Indeed, "wondrous career" is . most raised the question whether
what is now being honored. and it is discrimination on religious
in the Crown-published "The Artist grounds to discharge or to refuse
at Work" we have the finest delinea to hire a person whose religious
tion of the genius who is now be - observances require that he take
ing honoredthe eminent sculptor time off during the employer's
being portrayed in his home, in his regular work week.
studio, at work amid his foundry's
"These complaints typically in-
fires while sculpturing works many volve employes who regularly ob-
of which already show promise of serve Saturday as the Sabbath or
being imperishable.
who observe certain special holi-
"The Artist at Work" is by the days during the year."
internationally famed photographer.
The commission determined ba-
Bert Van Bork, and because of the sically that an employer is re-
eminence of the author who is so quired "to accommodate to the
well qualified to describe the works reasonable religious needs of em-
of a great artist, this large volume ployes or prospective employeS
becomes the collective effort of where such accommodation can be

Equal Employment Opportunity Body
Notes Few Complaints by Sabbatarians

.

two notes and creative artists. Be-
sides, there is an evaluative criti-
cal article by Dr. Alfred Werner
appended to this work.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, May 5, 1967-13

California Assembly
Would Ban Advocacy
of Mass Murders

If h ae man is worth knowing at
is worth knowing well.
—Alexander Smith.

'67 BUICKS

SACRAMENTO (JTA) — A draft
bill outlawing the encouragement
and public advocacy of genocide
was under consideration here by

the State Assembly's criminal pro-
cedures committee, after a public
hearing at which testimony favor-
ing the measure was heard from
representatives of political, civic,
religious and other groups, includ-
ing Jews from various sections of
California.
The bill had been introduced by
Assemblyman Lester A. McMillan,
Los Angeles Democrat. In addition
to making public advocacy of
genocide a felony, the measure
would classify as misdemeanors,
slander or defamation of "citizens
of any race, color, religion or
ethnic origin" and the wearing of
the uniforms of Nazi storm troop-
ers or Ku Klux Klan.

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Sen. Edward Brooke (R. Mass.)
and Mrs. Brooke are pictured
above at New York's Kennedy
International Airport shortly be-
Karl Katz' foreword, in which
fore boarding an El Al Israel
Lipchitz is described as "an ad-
Airlines jet enroute to Tel Aviv,
mirable human being, declares
Israel, where Senator Brooks and
that this collection of photos Lip•
party were guests of Histadrut,
chitz' works will have "great
MONTREAL (JTA) — Charges
the Israel Labor Federation. A
significance" for the Bezalel Mu-
and counter-charges exploded in
highlight of the trip was the
seum.
the Quebec provincial legislature ,
ground-breaking ceremony
in
Van Bork's biographical sketch after a Union National member
of Lipchitz is in itself a fascinatin4 made remarks about the Jewish Beersheba for a Histadrut Trade
School
that
will
bear
the
name
evaluation of a great man. The origin of an opposition member•
of Senator Brooke.
experiences of the sculptor, the who had been a cabinet minister
relationships with other artists, es- in the previous government.
pecially Modigniliani, the minter
Montreal Liberal Yves Michaud Israel Economic Unit
ous anecdotes linked to his life's sparked an hour-long debate by
work, combine to make this a most attacking allegedly anti-Semitic re- Approves Creation
impressive elaboration on the life marks made in the House by
of Chemical Combine
and works of a genius.
Tourism Minister Gabriel Loubier
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
Of social interest in the elabora- • against Claude Wagner who was
to The Jewish News)
tion on this "authentic sculptor" is minister of justice in the former
JERUSALEM — The govern
the essay by Dr. Werner. Lipchitz' (Liberal) government.
ment's ministerial economic coot
flight from the Nazis upon their in-
The day before, Wagner had mittee approved Tuesday creation
vasion of Paris, his eventual set-
been complaining about a slow- of a giant chemical combine of all
tlement in the United States, his
down in the government's fight of Israel's chemical and petrol-
emergence as "the American Lip-
against organized crime. As he chemical industries with an Ameri-
chitz" are part of this story.
was quoting a newspaper head-
can Jewish industrialist as its
line that read "Mafia black hand board chairman.
Werner states that among Lip-
clutches for Canada," Loubier
chitz' bronzes in the two decades
The projected combine will have
shouted: "How do you say that assets totalling 600,000,000 pounds
of his American labors, those in-
in Yiddish?"
spired by political events, are
($200,000,000) plus anticipated in-
"'Prayer' (a grim reminder of
Wagner is half Jewish and his vestments of 350,000.000 pounds
the slaughter of Jews in Europe)
father became a Roman Catholic ($117,000,000) or total assets of
and 'Miracle' (a joyous response upon marrying a French-Canadian. nearly 1,000.000.000 pounds ($333,-
to the creation of a Jewish Michaud said he wanted an apology 000,000).
state)."
from Loubier or he would be forced
Jerry Sudarsky, vice president
There is such a vast variety of to conclude that the government of the International Chemicals and
photographs of the artist at work, "feeds dangerously on xenophobia Minerals Corp.. who has been a
so many excellent reproductions and racism."
consultant to the Israel Develop-
Loubier denied that his remarks ment Ministry under the UN tech-
of the sculptural creations of Lip-
chitz, and the able author's com- carried any anti-Jewish intent.
nical assistance program, will be
As Wagner read the names of a board chairman. Sometime ago, he
mentaries are so skilfully appor-
tioned, that the Bert Van Bork few persons now before the courts, contributed $500,000 to the Bio-
work rightfully becomes a pub- a voice shouted: "These are all chemistry Building of the Hebrew
Jews, French-Canadian Jews." This University.
lisher's mark of pride.
Van Bork has rightfully said that is not the first time the Union Na-
Included in the new combine
his aim was "to render a true and tionale has been in hot: water over will be the Dead Sea Works.
alleged
anti-Semitism.
Premier
lasting portrait of Jacques Lip-
Chemicals and Phosphates, the
chitz—the artist and the man— Daniel Johnson sparked widespread Haifa Refineries. Israel Petro-
through my photographs . to cap- protests for his comments after chemicals, Haifa Chemicals and
Arad Chemicals.
ture and express not only the physi- the June, 1966 elections.

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(:alled Anti-Semite

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