12—Friday, September 29, 1967
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Navy's Secrecy an Indication That Liberty 11
James Jackson Kilpatrick, writ- men and wounding several others, '
' =, in the National Review (Sept_ including McGonagle. A torpedo
5) indicated that the USS Liberty's boat appeared, signalled the Lib-
presence 13 miles off the Sinai erty, and, when receiving no re-
coast the day it was attacked by ply, torpedoed the boat, killing 25
Israeli planes and ships, was open men in the explosion. The Liberty
was unable to read the torpedo
sboat's message due to the thick
The American ship was smoke.
Dr. and Mrs. Irving Frank of torpedoed 2 p.m. (local time)
Sycamore, Ill., announce the en June 8, the fourth day of the Six- .
After 40 minutes, the attack
gagement of their daughter Re Day War, with the loss of 34 men,
ended. Two hours later, an Is-
becca Jane to Dr. Sanford M including a civilian from the U.S. ' raeli helicopter dropped a note
Cohen, son of the David Cohens of
, on the ship's deck asking for
Department of Defense.
W. Pasadena Ave. The bride-elect
casualty reports. Israel had
attended Northern Illinois Univer-
Kilpatrick indicates t h a t the
realized her error and apologized
sity at DeKalb, was graduated from Liberty may have been a spy ship, 1 for the attack.
Michael Reese Hospital School of saying that the Navy has secreted ■
Micha Limor, an Israeli Naval
Nursing, Chicago, and now is study- the results of much of the investi-
!reservist, reported reasons for the
ing at Loyola University, Chicago. gations following the attack.
Dr. Cohen was graduated from
Sailing off the coast of the Sinai attack when he stated that on a
Flint Junior College and the Illi- Peninsula, not far from El Arish, i windless day, the flag would be
nois College of Optometry, Chicago. the Liberty was subject to close drooping
unrecognizably from the
He is a member of Omega Epsilon surveillance by Israeli planes all mast. "About 2,000 yards from the
he wrote, "the high masts
Phi, optometric fraternity.
that morning. She had been order-
• • 'a
ed to that spot to await further and many weird antennae showed
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Kraft of orders. These orders, according to that this was a warship. The side of
was blotted out by
New York City announce the en- Navy records, were "misrouted, ! the vessel
gagement of their daughter delayed, and not timely received." i smoke, and apart from three num-
Beverly to Donald A. Feinstein, Neither the ship's captain, William hers along her side, we could not
son of William Feinstein of Clem- L. McGonagle (whose conduct , discern a thing. We could
ent St. The bride-elect was gradu- won much praise), nor any of the flag on the mast, nor
■ to be seen on the decks and
ated from Barnard College and ship's crew of 15 officers and 179
is completing her studies at the men knew the reason for their , bridge."
New York University Medical position or subsequent assault.
1 Kilpatrick makes special note of
School. Mr. Feinstein is a graduate
The attack began with machine- 1 the unreceived message. While
of Michigan State University. They gun strafing of the ship's deck by ; not speculating as to the contents
plan to marry in the fall.
three Israeli planes, killing eight of the message, he indicates that
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Mr. and Mrs. Harold Velick
of Grand Rapids. formerly of Flint,
announce the engagement of their
daughter Debra Beth to David
Frederick Simon, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Simon of Huntington
Woods. Mr. Simon is a senior
at Michigan State University and
the bride-elect is a junior. He is a
member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fra-
An Aug. 11 wedding is planned.
Joseph Megdell Heads
UN Birthday Week
i n Flint Oct. 22-29
Kenneth West, president of the
United Nations Association of
Genesee County, has appointed
Joseph Megdell chairman of UN
Birthday Week Oct. 22-29.
Megdell, president of the Flint
Jewish Community Council was
chairman of Flint's record-breaking
1966 and 1967 UJA campaigns;
past president of the Urban League
of Flint; and a member of both
the National United Jewish Appeal
Campaign Cabinet and the Council
of Jewish Federations and Wel-
fare Funds committee on campaign
He recently was appointed to'the
President's Council of Brandeis
University for a three-year term.
Comings .. .
. . . Goings
Airman Gary Rotenberg, son of
Mrs. M. Rotenberg, left Flint Sept.
23 to report to Traverse Air Force
Base, San Francisco, and on Mon-
day he left for Vietnam.
• • •
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Kahan
(Gail Capitol) are spending the
next few years in Camberra, Aus-
tralia. Dr. Kahan is doing research
in political science for the Univer-
sity of Michigan; his wife is study-
ing for her doctorate in Oriental
art and is also studying Japanese.
Circuit Court Judge Steward A.
Newblatt was elected treasurer of
the Michigan State Judges Associa-
Bnai Brith Women will sponsor
tion at the annual Judicial Con- a trip to the Fisher Theater Dec.
ference at Boyne Mountain.
5. The play, "How to Be a Jewish
Mother" starring Molly Picon and
Godfrey Cambridge, will be pre-
sented for one - veek only in a
Esther Goodstein has just gradu- pre-Broadway production. Tickets
ated from the University of Miehi - ' will be available from Bnai Brith
can; her brother Jack is starting members in October. Bus transpor-
MIT; and her sister Rachel is' tation will be provided and also
off torKingswood. They're the chil- box suppers for those who desire
dren of the Sanders Goodsteins.
• • •
Frank Shoichet and Solomon
Beth Israel Men's Club is plan-
Goldman are already at work at ning a Father and Son Dinner Nov.
the University of Michigan. Off to 12 featuring prizes and entertain-
Michigan State University are ment.
Howard Benyas, Maura Elford.
Eddie Kirsbaum, Mark Engelman
Susan Osher. Arnold Schwartz. Aged Care Programs
Linda Shapiro ant Cathy Winston.
Get Increase in Grants
Andy Covitz will be at Bradley;
NEW YORK (JTA) — Pro-
Andy Koffman at Ferris; Richard
Gordon at Oakland; and Barbara grams for care of the- aged in the
Jewish community re-
ceived the largest increase in com-
to local Jewish
Mike Gellis, son of Mr .and Mrs.
David Gellis, is residing in De- services during the 1956-1966 dec-
troit. where he is attending Wayne ade, with the next largest increase ,
going to programs providing em-
St3te University Medical School.
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According to a report by the
Billi Epstein. daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Louis Epstein, spent the Council of Jewish Federations and
weekend at the Americana in New Welfare Funds, such allocations
to Jewish care for the aged pro,
grams rose in that decade by 65
PRE-TEEN BOWLING PROGRAM per cent and by 62 per cent to
Boys and girls in the 5th - 7th Jewish employment service agen- ,
grades are invited to a Flint Jewish cies. Next came Jewish centers,
Community Council 'cowling session for which allocations rose by 62
2 p.m. Sunday. Shoes and refresh- per cent, then Jewish education;
ments are included in the nominal with a rise of 58 per cent, followed
fee. For reservations, call the Coun- by family and child services, for
which allocations rose 51 per cent,
cil office. 767-5922.
then local community relations,
boosted by 39 per cent. Alloca-
tions for refugee care dropped in
that decade by 45 per cent.
I Not all of this money comes
The Bar Mitzva of Michael Allan from strictly Jewish sources, the
Hyman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed- report noted. Nonsectarian com-
ward Ilyman. will be observed munity chests and united funds
also provide money for such Jew-
Saturday,- at Temple Beth El.
ish services. Federations constitu-
the major source of contribu-
. . .
ted income for local Jewish service
Youth on the Move'
agencies in 1965. They provided
about $41,500,000 in 1965 to local
Sept. 6 — To Mr. and Mrs. Jewish services . in the fields of
family and child care,
Stefan Tucker (Marilyn Miller), refugee
ai Jewish centers, Jewish
formerly fo Flint and now of Silver
Spring, Md., a son, Lawrence education, aged care, Job services
and community relations.
RENO OF MUTED IMMO. SU
RIM OUL 06.8 PROOf. SEAGRAM DISTILLERS COMMIT.
it was this message that precipi-
tated the attack.
Kilpatrick writes, "One would
like to know a great deal more, of
course, about the specific purpose
sought to be served by Liberty's
position so close to the Sinai
shore. Why 13 miles out? . .
Skeptical observers will continue
to assume that the Liberty was en-
gaged upon a general mission of
intelligence-gathering and c o d e-
breaking; and they will wonder
what might have been received,
translated, tape-recorded, and fed
into computers between, say, 10
o'clock and noon on June 8 that
resulted in the pinpoint deitrue-
tion of the very hull compartments
— frame 53 to frame 66 — where
the electronic gear was housed."
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