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June 30, 1967 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-06-30

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Late D. W. Simons Gift Recalled in Priest's Tale

An important gift to the Jewish
National Fund and to the Hebrew
University made by a prominent ;
Detroit family 36 years ago is given
.1rominence in a report published
in the Michigan Catholic.



6—Friday, June 30, 1967

—7 Bernstein to Conduct, Stern to Play
With Israel Philharmonic on Scopus

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

Fr. James G. Fleck. S.I, in Israel
•vhen the war broke out. went to
Mt. Scopus and
and there saw
the bench mark-
ing a gift to the
JNF and the uni-
versity by the
Simons family.
Fr. Fleck, who
described his war
experiences, told
of his visit on
Mt. Scopus and


the old univer-
library, re-
, ity


The Israel Philharmonic Orches-
tra will give a concert next month
on Mount Scopus for the first time
since the area was liberated in the
war, and Leonard Bernstein will
conduct with Isaac Stern as soloist.
Jennie Tourel, the soprano,' also
will perform in the concert with
Israel soprano Netania Davrath.
Mount Scopus was an Israeli en-
clave in Jordan-held Old Jerusa-
lem from 1948, when Jordan seized
the area, until June 8, when Is-
raeli troops knocked Jordan out
of the third Arab-Israeli war.

Richard Burtous Veto Russia

ported as follows:

In a flowery
grove next to the
library there is a
panorama over-
looking the city
and the ancient D. W. Simons
temple site. On this plot stands a
bullet-pocked marble bench that
was meant for student use.

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

The Sylvia Simons Bench on Mt. Scopus

and like all Israel the bench bears ago; the struggle for existence;
the scars of three wars in that now a return to civilian and stu-
dent life.
span of time.
College benches were meant to
This long forgotten gift perhaps
symbolizes the turmoil of Israel's be worn out by student wear and
brief existence: The hopes of years tear, not the abrasion of war.

NEW YORK—A spokesman for
Elizabeth Taylor and her husband
Richard Burton confirmed Monday
reports that they had canceled
plans to attend the July Moscow
Film Festival because of opposi-
tion to the Soviet diplomatic of-
fensive against Israel. Tony Cur-
tis, another film star, also dropped
plans to attend the July 9-20 festi-
val for the same reason.

iette Greco, Sopha Loren, Yves
Montand and Paul Newman.
(Blacklisted films included "The
Ten Commandments," "Ben Ilur,"
"Lawrence of Arabia" and "Cleo-

For 20 years, since the last
classes met, Israeli soldiers have
used it as an observation seat.
Miss Taylor is a convert to Juda-
Catholic Trade Unions Will Send Missions to Israel
The marble bench is inscribed: "In
ism, and Curtis is Jewish. Several
TEL AVIV — (JTA) — Leaders Histadrut, the Israel federation of
memory Of Sylvia Simons, Died on
years ago, Miss Taylor's films
July 19, 1930, daughter of Laura of the free trade unions and of labor, reported. Becker, who re- were barred from Arab countries
the international Catholic trade turned from Geneva from the an- because of her work for the sale
and the late David Simons of De-
nual conference of the Interna-
of Israel Bonds.
troit, U.S.A., who donated a plot union movement will visit Israel tional Labor Organization, said the
I (The Algerian government black-
of land in this vicinity to the in July on good-will missions, and Communist trade-union mission
a delegation representing the Com- would be the first it had ever sent listed Monday several American
Keren Kayemeth Lelsrael for the
films and film performers for sup-
munist-controlled World Federation to Israel. Becker said that the
Ilebrew University."
of Trade Unions will send a fact- Swiss Federation of Trade Unions porting Israel. Among those black-
were Frank Sinatra, Eliza-
No student has sat peaceably on finding mission here, Aharon had joined the campaign to raise
beth Taylor, Richard Burton,
this bench for over a score of years Becker, secretary-general of the funds for Israel in Switzerland.


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