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August 11, 1967 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-08-11

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Riot Victims Get Aid . . . 'No Let-Down in Rebuilding Detroit'

size supermarkets, corner grocers, should have a fund, free of obliga-
beer-wine stores and drug stores— tion, from which to realize sonic
of their losses."
among the casualties.
Cooper stated that "The board
Morton Feigenson, Faygo presi-
would have funds available from
group of Black Power advocates.
(Only the Rev. Albert B. Cleage than 2 per cent of the nearly 6,200 the federal government to give to
Jr., pastor of the Central United retail accounts served by Faygo businessmen and homeowners
Church of Christ, was applauded trucks in Detroit, were so badly who meet certain criteria. The
burned that, with the exception of study committ e e would, of
after his militant speech.)
a few supermarkets which may be
"We are grief-stricken," said rebuilt,
they have probably been
Rabbi Lehrman, "at the loss of
life so needlessly snuffed out on wiped out forever.
a battlefield of futility. We are
simultaneously hopeful that out
State Rep. Daniel S. Cooper has
of this purposeless fury will introduced a resolution to study
In a pastoral letter of reassur-
emerge a new sense of dedication the feasibility of a riot disaster ance to his congregation, Dr. Rich-
and rebuilding."
compensation claim board. Cooper ard C. Hertz, senior rabbi of
He added: All of us are responsi- stated that "many businessmen Temple Beth El, called for "testi-
ble for the madness that hit our and homeowners were devastated mony by our deeds and by our
by the holocaust which engulfed attitudes" for no backlash or let-
down in the battle to rebuild De-
More than 300 persons attended the city of Detroit."
the service at Friendship Baptist
Although the government will troit.
Church, 3900 Beaubien. Ma yor issue loans to many businessmen,
Calling for his people to be
Cavanagh and Gov., Romney also the concept of a loan is not ade- "ambassadors of reconciliation"
were present.
quate, Cooper said. Millions of Rabbi Hertz stressed the need for
dollars are going to go into pro- "understanding the social dyna-
A route-by-route survey of riot- grams to alleviate the conditions mite that exploded here in the
ravaged Detroit by Faygo Bever- which cause civil disturbances, massive revolution for social jus-
age Co., second largest U.S. inde- "and that is as it should be; how- tice for the Negro, for better jobs,
pendent maker and packager of ever, businessmen and homeowners for better housing, for better edu-
carbonated beverages, has counted who were destroyed and have no
314 soft drink outlets—medium. insurance due to many reasons THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Crohn Elected Hebrew Free Loan
President; Loans to Riot Victims

Lawrence W. Crohn was elected
president of the Hebrew Free Loan
Association at the annual meeting
Aug. 1.
William Wetsman was chosen
first vice-president; Jack Malamud,

course, determine what pre-
centage of loss should be paid."
Cooper stated "the riots stern
from a sickness in our society, and

the total community should hear
the loss rather than one unfortu-
nate group who happen to have
businesses or homes in the riot

Beth El to Continue in Present
Location, Pastoral Letter Asserts

cation for higher hopes for those

alienated from society by poverty,

misery and frustration."
Aubrey H. Ettenheimer, presi-
dent of the congregation, joined

Rabbi Hertz in pledging that the
congregation's educational and re-
ligious programs "will continue
in the present location as hereto-
"The physical presence of our
beautiful edifice on Woodward
Avenue remains a source of
strength and stability to our con-
gregation and to our city," Rabbi
Hertz and Ettenheimer said.

Friday, August 11, 1967-5


second vice-president; and Henry
Leopold, secretary-treasurer.
Samuel Lieberman, retiring pres-
ident, was given a rising vote of
thanks for his dedicated services
during five terms as president.
Crohn announced the associa-
tion's decision to make special
funds available to merchants and
others who were adversely af-
fected by the recent riots.
Funds are available from the
Hebrew Free Loan on the tradi-
tional basis of gemiluth hassodim
without interest charges.
Crohn stated that a special com-
mittee has been named to pass
on new applications for loans
which, as in the past, will require
guarantors and ability to repay.
Samuel Lerner, director of the
Jewish Family and Children's
Service, told The Jewish News
there has been great need for
rental housing in the northwest
area, and the riot has added new
impetus to the agency's search for
such quarters.
Not only elderly Jewish individ-
uals but some poor families, were
living in the riot area. If not ac-
tually made homeless by the fires
and looting, these persons live in
fear for their person and posses-
sions; the Detroit Housing Com-
mission's offer to settle the burned-
out families does not apply to them.
Lerner said it is increasingly
difficult, also, to place refugee
families in decent neighborhoods
because of the unavailability of
rental housing they can afford.
Persons who may know of such
housing are asked to call Lerner,
DI 1-5959.
Rabbi Moses Lehrman of Cong.
Bnai Moshe expressed hope for the
future Sunday at an interfaith com-
munity memorial service for the 41
persons killed in Detroit's riot.
Like other clergymen who spoke,
Rabbi Lehrman was heckled by a

Drs. Luby, Mendelsohn
Head Research Team

Dr. Elliot Luby, professor of
psychiatry at Wayne State Univer-
sity, is co-director with Dr. Robert
Mendelsohn, assistant professor of
psychology, of a WSU riot research
They hope to find answers to
what causes riots and what socio-
logical, physical and welfare
changes are needed to avert future
uprisings. The federal government
has already awarded $130,000 to
the group, which expects to spend
more than a year on the study.
Already, more than 200 victims
and participants in the riot have
been interviewed.

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NO Place

NO Time Like Now
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