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August 25, 1967 - Image 3

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-08-25

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Czech Writer Denounces Gov't. Stand on Israel, Is Stripped of Citizenship

TEL AVIV (JTA) — One of
Czechoslovakia's leading writers,
Ladislav Mnacko, asserted here
that the higher echelons of the
Czech government and its Com-
munist Party have - a large per-
centage" of anti-Semites who used
the June war between Israel and
the Arab states as an opportunity
for inflaming the country's popu-
lation against Jews.
Mnacko, who is not a Jew —
his wife is Jewish — came here
after stop-overs in West Germany
and Austria where he publicly de-
nounced his government's stand
against Israel. He said the Czech
government "hurried to adopt an
anti-Israel line during the recent

Large Firms Still Tough
on Jews Seeking Posts as
Executives—AJCommittee

PITTSBURGH — Thirty-five maj-
or corporations in the Greater
Pittsburgh area were told this
week by the Pittsburgh Chapter
of the American Jewish Commit-
tee that large companies are not
placing Jews in management
positions to the extent warranted
by their numbers and ability des-
pite considerable good will and
freedom from prejudice on the
part of corporate policy-makers.
At a meeting sponsored by the
Greater Pittsburgh Plans for Prog-
ress Council. Harold S. Bigler.
chapter committee, told the com-
pany executives that recent studies
revealed that while Jews consti-
tuted 8 per cent of the college
graduates in the United States,
fewer than half of I per cent of
the individuals in the upper man-'
agement and polic•-making ranks
of American, corporations were
Jewish.
Studies in the area of execu-
tive - suite discrimination spon-
sored by the American Jewish
Committee, the representatives
said, were begun in 1960 at the
graduate school of business at
Harvard, the sociology depart-
ment of Cornell University and
the research center of the Uni-
versity of Michigan.
Bigler. executive vice president
of Babb and Co., pointed out that
in many companies where there
is a clear policy of non-discrimina-
tion, this policy has not filtered
down from top management. More-;
over, he added, t h e university
s t u d i e s have indicated that in
many cases there is emphasis on
social considerations rather than
on ability.

Middle East crisis, only to create no organization, but only for him- Synagogue and the Jewish Mu-
an anti-Jewish atmosphere as in self, but insisted that othel -rs would scum. it was reported here by the
the days of Slansky." Rudolph speak up if they dared.
Morning Freiheit, a pro-Corn-
*
Slansky, a Czech Jew. was exe-
monist Yiddish newspaper.
cuted in 1952 after a show-trial
According to the newspaper. an
of a number of Jews who were Czechoslovakia Cancels
Israeli citizen visiting Prague had
accused of having been "traitors Stamps Depicting Old
had a letter rejected by the post-
in collusion with Zionism." The Jewish Institutions
master there because he had used
Slansky case, as it was called.
NEW YORK (JTA) — Czecho- the baaned postage stamps. The
had stirred up anti-Semitism Slovakia has invalidated a series Prague report also -indicated that
throughout Czechoslovakia.
of stamps issued earlier this year one of the daily newspapers in
Informed here that the Czech depicting some of Prague's most the Czech capital. Literaturnya
government had ordered cancella- venerated Jewish institutional Novini, protested against the
Lion of his citizenship, while the buildings, such as the "Old New" postal ban.
Communist Party in Prague had
expelled him, he said he would
Strictly
ultimately return home and fight
Kosher
those decrees, since he considers
Meats and
himself "a better Communist than
Poultry
they are." In its decree against
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him of the many honors and dec-
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coveted Klement Gottwald Prize,
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the highest award in Czecho-
slavakia, and had been twice
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named as honored State Artist.
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Mnacko said that many of his
country's intellectuals, writers
• REGULAR
among them, opposed their gov-
• JUMBO
ernment's anti-Israel policy, "but
they don't dare open their mouths."
"I find it impossible," he stated.
"to support a policy, or even to
Member Detroit Kosher
be silent, when such a policy would
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lead to the liquidation of an en-
tire state.•" He said he spoke for

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Friday, August 25, 1967-3

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C. Breslau, the first Jewish
chaplain to complete airborne
training, gets ready for the first
of his five qualifying jumps as
a parachutist. He was ordained
as a rabbi by the Hebrew Theo-
logical College at Skokie, Ill.,
in 1965, and given his ecclesiasti-
cal endorsement for service as
a Jewish military chaplain by
the commission on Jewish chap-
laincy of the National Jewish
Welfare Board in 1966. He has
been serving as post Jewish
chaplain at Fort Campbell, ICy.

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