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Vol. LII, No. 20
THE JEWISH NEWS
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North Korean Crisis May Block
Israel Skyhawk Supply; Liberty
Case Contrasted With Pueblo's
Oil Slick Eyed; Probe
for Lost Sub Goes On
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to the Jewish News)
HAIFA—Samples of an oil slick taken from the
sea between Famagusta, Cyprus and Lebanon were
being examined in laboratories here Wednesday as
the search continued for clues to the e,fate of the
missing Israeli submarine, Dakar. Thie. oil slick
was found in roughly the same area from which
wireless distress signals were detected on Satur-
day. The signals may have come from the Dakar's
radio indicator buoy, but no buoy was found and
the submarine did not respond to calls on its wire-
The oil samples are under study in the labora-
tories of the Haifa Technion, the army and several
The Dakar's sister ship, the new Israeli sub-
marine Dolphin, arrived at her home base Wednes-
day without maiden voyage fanfare. The former
British underseacraft had taken part in the massive
sea-air search for the Dakar but had nothing to
report. The Dolphin and the Dakar left Portsmouth
Naval Base, England, on Jan. 9 after being com-
missioned under the Israeli flag. The Dolphin made
the 2,000-mile voyage on the surface but the Dakar
made part of the trip submerged.
The commander of Israel's navy acknowledged
here Tuesday that chances were "very dim" for
finding the Dakar and its 69 officers and men alive.
But, Admiral Shlomo Harel told newsmen at his
first press conference since the undersea craft was
reported missing last Thursday, the navy would
continue its search for the Dakar until the most
remote possibilities of finding it are exhausted.
Adm. Harel disclosed that SOS signals, possibly
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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Three Naval Reserve squadrons mobilized by President Johnson because
of the Korean crisis will be equipped with the Douglas A-4B Skyhawk jet attack bombers from
reserve stocks, but it is not known if this will interfere with the delivery of Skyhawks to Israel.
Defense Department sources said the Skyhawks being sent to Israel under terms of a sales
agreement negotiated in 1966 were production items newly manufactured. There was no information
available, however, on whether the activation of reserves and other emergency measures would cause
the Skyhawks designated for Israel to be diverted to fill American military requirements.
The main emphasis of current military preparations involved mobilization of air power. At least
372 reserve aircraft were placed on active duty, manned by the Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard,
and Naval Reserve.
(In Paris, Minister of the Armed Forces Pierre Messmer told the Foreign Press Association that
there had been no cooperation in the field of aviation between France and Israel since last June. He said
no Mirage planes had been shipped from France to Israel since last June and that the embargo on
shipment of the French fighter-bomber to Israel would be lifted only after the Middle East situation
(Related story Page 8)
has been resolved.)
Pueblo Case Contrasted With USS Liberty Incident in June
The Pueblo incident was contrasted with the USS Liberty tragedy which occurred in the Mediter-
ranean shortly after the June Six-Day War in a report from Washington by George W. Ashworth, staff
correspondent of the Christian Science Monitor. Ashworth stated:
A serious question is being raised here whether the United States was militarily prepared to
protect its captured intelligence-gathering ship, the USS Pueblo.
According to defense officials, it is not customary to guard United States spy ships plying the
oceans. The theory has been in the past that it was sufficient that they be in international waters.
When the moment of crisis came for the Pueblo, there was a striking contrast between the
support given it and that offered the USS Liberty last June off the Sinai Peninsula.
In the case of the Pueblo, no aid was forthcoming when the plea went out. According to the
Pentagon, "time and distance factors made it impossible to respond to the call that was made when
the ship was being boarded."
By comparison, bomb-laden jet fighters were streaking off the decks of carriers in the Mediter-
ranean within about 10 minutes of the call for help by the Liberty. When Israel acknowledged the
attack, the fighters were recalled.
One reporter who was at sea with the fleet said later. "I thought we were at war."
There are indications that United States armed forces were not so available as the Pueblo was
surrounded and boarded.
Egyptian Prisoners Freed by Israel:
Isra0, Egyptian officers and soldiers captured in last June's Six-Day War are shown
here ascending the UAR-controlled west bank of the Suez Canal. It was a lopsided
exchange of prisoners-465 Egyptians for two Israelis who were returned to their
homes in Israel.
Orthodox Jewish Educators Divided
Over Approaches to Sex Education
NEW YORK (JTA) —A recent study of sex education in Orthodox day
schools in the Metropolitan New York area has indicated that Orthodox educa-
tors feel such instruction is necessary but that they are divided and uncertain
about how to develop an effective approach to such teaching for children.
The study by Tora Umesora. a society for Jewish day schools, of 18 Ortho-
dox-sponsored Jewish day schools in the Metropolitan New York area disclosed
that only three had formal sex education programs, though most of the school
principals felt it was imperative, in view of the present hedonistic outlook of
society, that an effective program, geared to the approach of Jewish religious
law to sex behavior, be developed. Even the principals who indicated a belief
that parents should assume responsibility for such instruction, admitted that
most parents were too shy and embarrassed to handle that task and the result
was that children were not getting trustworthy information to offset the infor-
mation they inevitably acquired from "very unwholesome" sources. Students
in all of the 18 schools were described as mainly American-born children whose
parents ranged in religious outlook from modern Orthodox to moderately tra-
The day school agency also reported that the National Conference of
Yeshiva Principals, one of its affiliates, had named a committee to discuss the
problem, exchange ideas and to consult with the. rabbinical administrative
board of the agency to develop specific guidelines for ultimate development of
a program of sex education for such schools.
The principals cited, among the problems hindering implementation of sex
education programs in their schools, the fact that it was difficult to determine
when a child was ready for such instruction. Another was the fact that th,ere
are references in the Talmud which seem to indicate that sex and sex codes
should be discussed only in very small groups rather than in the classroom
situation. Another problem cited was the fact that very few teachers had the
tact, factual information, "Tora spirit" and willingness to prepare and present
suitable lessons. Still another was the complete lack of sex education teaching
guides for yeshiva educators. In addition, some boards of yeshiva day schools
object to any sex education in the curriculum.