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November 03, 1967 - Image 40

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-11-03

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Eshkol Reviews Problems at Testimonial Fete

(Continued from page 1)
impressive occasion at which was
echoed the tremendous role that
Detroit Jewry has played in the
establishment and the advancement
of the university. (Fisher is honor-
ary chairman of the local Bar-Ilan
dinner to take place Nov. 29 at
Cobo Hall.)

The Detroit delegation that par-
ticipated in the UJA Mission at-
tended the ceremonies and partici-
pated in the dedication of the Gus-
tave Wurzweiler Library at which ;
the principal addresses were deliv-
ered by Professor Moshe Jammer,
president of the university, and by
Dr. Max Gruenewald of the Wurz-
weiler Foundation. Chief Rabbi
Isser Yehuda Unterman gave the
invocation. Professor Y e h u d a
Schechter presented Fisher as
the candidate for the academic
award of the honorary degree. The
occasion was highlighted by an ex-
hibit of historic documents of the
city of Ilebron.
The testimonal dinner in honor
of Max Fisher emerged as an event
of great importance because of the
opportunity that was taken by
Prime Minister Eshkol to review
the existing problematic conditions
affecting Israel. He was frank to
state: "I am not at all certain that
the war is only behind us and not
ahead of us. too."
The prime minister emphatically
declared that the UJA and Israel
Bonds: Are the two pillars on
which our building rests."

"We need the skills of the spe-
cialists who will come here and
share their experience with us, and
will live — together with us — the
problems of production and of mar-
keting abroad.
Fisher, in his response to the
presentation of the glass vessels
which was made on behalf of the
government of Israel and the Jew-
ish Agency by Louis Pincus, stated
in addressing himself to Israel's
prime minister: "We who have
traveled with you through the war
will travel with you to final vic-
tory, will work with you to make
Israel economizally independent
and to strive for an Israel at
Replying to the call for continu-
ation of the Emergency Campaign,
Fisher stated emphatically: "You
have said the emergency continues.
"Our answer is the Emergency
Fund will also continue. "I say this
not only for myself but also for

this great audience and the com-
munities they represent."
• Fisher declared that on all three
issues posed by Eshkol there would
' be a positive response from Amer-
ican Jewry, and he pledged assist-
ance to Israel in a spirit of confi-
dence that the state soon will
reach a population of 5,000,000.
The events at Bar-Ilan University
were marked by recognition of the
vast services that were rendered to
the university in its founding and
its development by the Stollman
family—especially Phillip Stollman,
I the national chairman of American
Friends of Bar-Ilan University, and
Mr. and Mrs. Max Stollman.
The Detroit delegation is con-
tinuing its sessions here and its
survey of conditions in Israel for
another week.
Fisher's response to the prime
minister moved Eshkol so deeply
that he rose with the audience in
honor of the national UJA leader
and kissed him.

The members of the Detroit
mission to Israel, in addition to
Messrs. and Mesdames Max Fisher,
Max Stollman, Walter Field, and
Max Shaye and Phillip Stollman,
included Mr. and Mrs. Milton J.
Miller, George Orley, Mr. and Mrs.
Isidore Moskowitz, Al Borman,
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Picas, Dr.
and Mrs. Raphael Altman, Mrs.
Celia Baruch, Mr. and Mrs. David
Berris, Dr. and Mrs. Eli Brown,
Dr. and Mrs. Herman J. Carson,
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Cohen,
Dr. and Mrs. Elmer Ellias,
Mrs. Edith Frank, Ben Goldberg,
Mr. and Mrs. Irving L. Goldman,
Dr. and Mrs. Julius J. Greenburg,
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hinderstein,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Jackier,
Dr. and Samuel Krohn. Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Malamud, Dr. and Mrs.
Hyman S. Mellen, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Milan, Dr. and Mrs. Sid-
ney Miller, and Mr. and Mrs.
Milford Nemer, Mr. and Mrs.
George Parzen, Mr. and Mrs. Law-

Fisher Acclaimed With Degree

wisdom and greater understand- gentle, warm, loving and lovable.
ing. To this day you have retained Together with your dear Margie
RAMAT GAN. Israel — Sunday a ravenous appetite for culture and you are fast becoming the most

was an historic event for Detroit-
ers. Bar-Ilan University had chosen
to confer its first honorary degree
upon the eminent Detroiter leader,
Max M. Fisher, and the occasion
—the opening of the university's
13th academic year with a student
body of 3,500—actually turned into
He declared that there are three a "Detroit Day in Israel."
issues that primarily affect Israel—
In addition to the honor of Fish-
the security problem, the economic er, the psychological clinic in mem-
future and the need to "attract im- ory of the late Sol Kanat of De-
migrants from the free world to troit was dedicated in the presence
participate with us in assuring the of his family visiting here, and high
development of the Jewish state." honors were accorded to Phillip,
Commenting on the attitude of Frieda and Max Stollman for their
the hostile Arab world, Eshkol share in helping in the advance-
stated: "The Arab rulers have dem- ment of Bar-Ilan.
onstrated often enough, and may,
In the presence of President
demonstrate again, that their ac- Shneour Zalman Shazar, of Israel.
tions are not guided by reason who cut the ribbon marking the
opening of the Wurzweiler Library
"But even if there will be no on the Bar-Ilan campus, the
to Fisher was presented
major war, this does not mean that
by Dr. Joseph Lookstein, chancel-
we may expect a period of tran-
university, who read this
quility on our borders.
"Since the
Max M. Fisher. your life story
War, we have had about 100 border is one of the fascinating sagas of
incidents. some of them involving American opportunity.
loss of life.
You grew up amidst humble sur-
"The various I attempts at sabo- roundings in the modest but warm
tage within the country have not home of immigrant parents. You
succeeded. thanks to the alertness I were no stranger to adversity, and
of our army. our border police, our hardship was the normal climate
regular police forces, our intelli- of your adolescent years.
gence service and the general pub-
But to a superior spirit adver-
lic. But we have no guarantee that sity is never an obstacle. Great
we will be uniformly successful, in character blossoms in log cabins
the future, too, in repelling or pre- more often than in sumptuous man-
venting such attacks."
: sions. This is in keeping with the
In his outline of the need for ex- American pattern. This, too, is the
panded immigration, Eshkol em- tradition of our people whose sages
phasized: "We need people who taught: "Be mindful of the chil-
will come here and who will bring dren of the poor, for from them
with them necessary resources for shall issue forth learning."
investment in Israel's export indus-
You wrested an education out
of the very clutches of a hard des-
"We need people with profes- tiny. You graduated with honors
sional and technical knowhow, with from Ohio State University, work-
commercial experience, with inter- ing your way through school and
national contacts; people who know college. No task was too menial,
what should be bought, when. and I no labor too exacting as long as
I the end reward would be increased
under what conditions.

an unquenchable thirst for intel-
lectual enrichment. You can still
consume books by the dozen.
You have achieved material suc-
cess and have acquired substance
and affluence, Yet those who know
you are aware that your real
wealth lies beneath your hat and
your true fortune is not in your
purse but in your heart. Blessed,
indeed, is the man who possesses
wealth. but is not possessed by it.
Today you are an acknowledged
leader of men whose generalship
and generosity transcend all bar-
riers of creed, color and nation-
ality. In your native State of Mich-
igan, indeed throughout the dem-
ocracy that is America. you are
the friend of governors, the coun-
sellor of statesmen, the champion
of all righteous causes and the
advocate of every progressive
To our people and to its ances-
tral homeland you have become a
tower of strength and a sturdy
pillar of support. You have inspired
others to serve and to give by the
example of your own supreme
service and by the magnificence
of your personal benevolence. You
have in truth become a symbol of
the multitudes of our people every-
where who are prepared to bring
their talents, energies and sub-
stance as offerings upon the altar
of Israel's statehood.
Yet you remain serene, kindly.


adored couple in the Jewish com-
munity. As the academic hood of
our university is draped over your
broad 'shoulders it will symbolize
a people embracing affectionately
one of its most favorite sons.
By virtue of the authority in me
vested as Chancellor of Bar-Ilan
University, by the Board of Regents
of the State of New York, I am
pleased to confer upon you, sir, the
degree of Doctor of Humane Let-
ters. honoris causa. As a visible
symbol thereof, I cause to be placed
over your shoulders the academic
hood of our university, and I hand
you this diploma.
"May God bless you out of

Zion, and may you see the good
of Jerusalem all the days of your

Deeply moved by the honor he
received. Dr. Fisher, in a brief
address of acknowledgement, spoke
of his deep interest in Israel and
emphasized the need for cultural
and spiritual survival and the nec-
essity to emphasize learning as
much as economic aid to Israel.
In his speech, Fisher paid high
honor to his dear friends the Stoll-
mans for having guided him to-
wards a deep interest in Bar-Ilan.
Phillip Stollman presided at a
luncheon in honor of Mr. and Mrs.
Fisher and the distinguished guests
at the convocation. Among the
speakers was Kaddish Luz, speaker
of the Knesset.

rence Phelps, Mr. and Mrs. Milton
Pilhashy, Harold S. Podolsky, Louis
Redstone, Dr. and Mrs. Abraham
S. Rogoff, Mrs. Dora Rose, Mr. and
Mrs. Abraham Satovsky, Mr. and
Mrs. Max Sheldon, Dr. and Mrs.
Peter G. Shifrin, Dr. and Mrs. Mor-
ris Shoskes, Mrs. Michael Tanzer,
Mr. and Mrs. Julian S. Tobias, Mr.
and Mrs. Steven I. Victor.
Flint members of the UJA mis-
sion included Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Kasel, Morris Pelavin, Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Shaprow and Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Megdell.

'Symptoms of Revival'
of Nazism in Germany
Warned by Delegation

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

ROME—A delegation of West
Germans representing that coun-
try's anti-Nazi movement dating
from the pre-World War II pe-
riod, warmed at a press conference
in Turin Tuesday that "there are
alarming symptoms of a Nazi
revival in Germany today."
One member of the delegation
is Werner Krunune, president of
the Coordinating Committee of the
Organizations of Political and
Racial Persecutees in Bavaria, who
holds Israel's "Medal of the Just."
Krumme's Jewish wife was mur-
dered at Auschwitz where he too
had been interned for anti-Nazi

Meanwhile, in Washington, ef-
forts to free Rudolph Hess, once
Adolf Hitler's deputy and No. 2
man in the Nazi heirarchy, now
serving a life sentence in the
Spandau international war crimes
prison in Berlin, were vigorously
opposed by Samuel Samuels, na-
tional commander of the Jewish
War Veterans of the United States.
In a statement Samuels said that
Hess, one of the original storm
troopers, had "gone beyond the
realm wherein a claim for com-
passion could be made." He is the
only war criminal left there.
Moves to free Hess have been
supported by former United States
Attorney General Francis Biddle
who had himself passed judgment
on the Nazi at the Nuremberg
war crimes trials in 1946. Biddle
said recently that he thought Hess,
who defected to Britain in 1941,
had served long enough and that
Lord Oaksey, presiding member
of the Nuremberg court, agreed.
Samuels noted that Hess was
given a life term and "would have
been executed with other ex-
tremely brutal Nazis had a ques-
tion not been raised about his
sanity." To free Hess, he said.

"would mock the sacrifices of all
those who opposed Nazism."

Balfour Anniversary, Tribute to Weizmann
Marked in Rehovot at Week's Ceremonies


cert together with the Kol Israel Dr. Weizmann and there were
evaluative reviews of Israel's cur-

Symphony Orchestra directed by
REHOVOT, Israel — With world
Mendi Rodan.
Jewish figures and Israel's most
Participating also was the Zedi-
distinguished leaders joining in
Choir conducted by Laszlo
most impressive observances of the
50th anniversary of the Balfour Roth.
It was an historic event of great
Declaration, a series of events, held
at the Weizmann Institute of Sci- significance at which the parti-
ence here• marked the historic oc- cipating notables reviewed the his-
casion of the promulgation of in- tory of the Jewish national move-
ternational recognition of Jewish ment that led to statehood, the
development of science in Israel,
rights to statehood.
The celebrations began on Mon- especially through the efforts of
day and continued for the entire
week, climaxed by a tremendous Suez Closure Costly
demonstration held Thursday at
LONDON (JTA) — The con-
which President Zalman Shazar
presented his Presidential Pro- tinued shut down of the Suez Canal
clamation for the anniversary. Lord is costing Britain an average of
Rothschild, who presided, delivered $56,000,000 a month, or more than
one of the principal addresses, and $200,000,000 since the Six-Day
the speakers included Dr. Nahum War last June. This information
Goldmann. Prof. Amos de-Shalit, was given to Parliament by Prime
Meyer W. Weisgal, Lord Sieff, Gen. Minister Harold Wilson whose gov-
Ezer Weizmann and Prof. Michael ernment is planning new relations
with Egypt after a three-year
Max M. Fisher, general chairman of the United Jewish Appeal,
The occasion was linked with hiatus.
receives a tribute from the Israel government and the Jewish
Most of the money has been
the memorial to Dr. Chaim Weiz-
Agency for his three years of service as UJA head. In the picture
mann, first president of Israel, spent in precious hard currency
are (from left) Rabbi Herbert A. Friedman, executive vice chair-
on the occasion of the 15th an- for oil to replace Middle Eastern
man of UJA; Louis A. Pincus, chairman of the Jewish Agency;
niversary of his passing. The El supplies, contributing to Britain's
Fisher; and Israel Prime Minister Levi Eshkol.
Maki Rahamim was chanted by already precarious balance of pay-
Jan Peerce who also gave a con- ments situation, it was disclosed.
40 — Friday, November 3, 1967

rent status and the outlook for the

• A ceremony marking the unveil-
ing of "The Rock of Testimony"
honoring members of the British
and Irish Joint Festival Appeal
featured a commencing program on
Members of the international
board of the Weizmann Institute
were in session the entire week.
and eminent leaders from many
lands, including a U. S. delegation
headed by Dewey Stone, were

among the participants.
The celebrations will continue
through the weekend and on Fri-

day there will be a dedication cere-
mony, in the presence of Lord and
Lady Rothschild, of the "Animal
Breeding Center"—a new Weiz-
mann Institute project.
Leaders gathered here are pay-
ing honor to Meyer W. Weisgal,
chairman of Yad Chaim Weizmann,
as the architect of the great struc-
tures in which scientific research
is being conducted and the insti-
tute's historic achievements which
have won for it international ac-

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