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February 16, 1968 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-02-16

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16—Friday, February 16, 1968

French Envoy Denies

NEW. YORK (JTA)—The French
ambassador to the United States,
Charles Lucet, denounced "calum-
nious" suggestions that anti-Semi-
tism could in any way affect the
policies of the French government.
French President Charles de
Gaulle has been under severe
criticism for several months since
he criticized Israel and the Jewish
people at a press conference last
Speaking at a reception tendered
him by 150 Jewish leaders of the

Israel Immigration Figures Projected to 1985
Manufacturer Rogosin
Now there are 2,400,000 Jews,
Dedicates Israeli Schools
raeli Office for Statistics estimates and 400,000 others.
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
Bias in Government
to The Jewish News)
If 25,000 settle each year, the
that if 15,000 new immigrants
American Friends of the Alliance
TEL AVIV—Israel Rogosin, Amer- settle in Israel each year, the gen- population figure by 1985 will be


Israelite Universelle, the envoy also
said that Israel's right to existence
"must be recognized as a fact."
He insisted that the fact that
France, "in conformity with its
historical tradition, also has good
relations with the Arab states,
should in no way offend the State
of Israel." He added he was sure it
did not.
He commented that France had
"contributed to a large extent to
the development, progress and
security of the young state."
Prof. Rene Cassin, honorary head
Economics Minister Says of the French Council of State, told
the reception that difficulties and
Bonn Favors Closer
misunderstandings of a "transitory
Israeli-Euromart Ties
nature" should not affect "what is
BONN (JTA)—West Germany's basic and permanent" in the atti-
economic minister, Karl Schiller, tudes of one people toward another.
said here that Germany sought He is president of the Alliance.
closer economic ties with Israel
and was one of four. out of the six
nations comprising the European Aid Small Communities
NEW YORK — A re-organized
Common Market, that favored Is-
rael's bid for association with the service to meet the special needs
small cities has been initiated by ,
European economic community.
Schiller said in a magazine in- the Council of Jewish Federations
Welfare Funds, it was an-
terview that no competitive prob-
lems existed between Israel and ' nounced by Louis J. Fox, president
West Germany. For that reason, he of the council.
The service will be under the
said, Germany would welcome in-
creased imports from Israel and in- supervision of Herman B. Leven-
creased exports to that country. He sohn, in Chicago, and James
noted that Israel has ordered steel Young, in New York, both of whom
pipe from West Germany for the are present members of the Coun- ,
construction of a pipeline between cil staff.
Eilat on the Red Sea and Ashdod
on the Mediterranean.
Referring to the Common Mar-
ket, Schiller said that only two
member countries opposed ties
with Israel, though not as a matter
of principle. He said that Israel
was seeking an agreement for pre-
ferential treatment and that Ger-
many and one other member coun-
try favored the application of gen-
eral customs preference to Israel.

ican textile manufacturer, dedicated eral population will reach 3,900,000 4,100,000; Jews 3,500,000.
three new high schools in Ashdod by the end of 1985, with the number
At an annual immigration of
Wednesday which he helped build of Jews at 3,300,000.
15,000, the estimated growth of the
through contributions to the Israel
population by 1970 w i 11 rise to
Education Fund of the United
2,900,000, including half a million

Jewish Appeal.
The dedication ceremonies were
held on the occasion of Rogosin's
81st birthday. Rogosin owns a tex-
tile plant in Ashdod, Israel's near-
est city and seaport.
The new schools are the Rogosin
High School, the Rogosin Compre-
hensive High School and the Rogo-
sin Religious High School.

Plan Monthly Pension
for Elderly Immigrants

ning in April, each elderly immi-
grant will receive a monthly gov-
ernment old-age pension which is
granted to long-term settlers who
have contributed for years to the
Social Security plan.
This was announced by Minister
J. Burg, in behalf of the govern-
The monthly rates are: 93 pounds
($21.39) for an individual, 143
($32.89) for a couple, 180 ($36) for
a family of three, and 209 ($48.07)
for a family of four.
Old-age pensions are paid re-
gardless of recipients' other in-
come sources.

Israel Red Cross Airlifts non Jews; in 1975 3,200,000 Jews,
and 400,000 non-Jews; in 1980 —
Aid to Sicilan Victims
TEL AVIV—On the morning of 3,000,000 Jews, and 600,000 non-



the devastating Sicilian e a r t h-
quake, the Italian Red Cross sent
out emergency calls for aid as the
vastness of the tragedy was be-
yond the scope of Italy's emer-
gency service. Magen David Adorn,
Israel's Red Cross service, acted
Within hours, tons of warm
clothing, blankets, orange juice,
blood plasma, powdered milk,
miracle drugs and vitamins bear-
ing the Red Star of David were
flown to Italy by Magen David
Adom. Relief shipments from the
people of Israel to the hard-
pressed people of Sicily continued
to flow in massive proportion over
the next four days. The El Al air-
lift of emergency hupplies was
received with Much gratitude by
officials of the Italian Red Cross.

A yearly influx of 25,000, will en-
large the population to 2,950,000 by
1970, wit h non-Jews numbering
350,000; by 1975-2,900,000 Jews and
400,000 non-Jews, and by 1980-
3,200,000 and 500,000 in the same

Over 400,000,000 persons suffer
from trachoma. For 10 cents,
UNICEF provides the antibiotics
to save one of them from blind-

national Jewish organization to
join the Presidents Conference,
coalition of Jewish religious and
secular agencies with an estimated
4.5 million members.

JWB Is New Affiliate

of Presidents Conference

tional Jewish Welfare Board has

voted to affiliate as a constituent
member of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations, according to
a joint announcement by Louis A.
Stern, president of the National
JWB, and Rabbi Herschel Schee-
ter, chairman of the Presidents

The JWB will become the

Charge Discrimination
in N.Y. Poverty Programs

NEW YORK (JTA) — The prin-
ciples and procedures governing
Jewish and ethnic representation
on poverty boards in New York
City and the allocation of anti-
poverty funds threaten to bring on
severe ethnic conflicts in the city,
a rabbinical expert on the pro-
gram declared here.
Rabbi Bernard Weinberger, a
member of the New York City
Council Against Poverty and pre-
sident of the Rabbinical Alliance
of America, made the charge at a
presS- conference at which the New
York -i chapter of the American
Jewish Committee challenged New
York City anti-poverty officials to
look into revamping the entire
local poverty program "in the in-
terests of all the poor, no matter
from what area or what group."

Survivors of Maidanek
Plan Meeting in Lublin

LUBLIN, Poland (JTA) — Sur-
vivors of the infamous Maidanek
concentration camp met here to
plan a 25th anniversary comme-
moration of the liberation of the
death camp by Allied forces in
World War II.
The survivors came from Poland
and other European countries.
Their program calls for a con-
ference of survivors and the un-
veiling of a memorial stone
recording the fact that the citizens
of 22 countries were killed at
Maidanek by the Nazis. The sur-
vivors will also published a journal
recounting the camp's history and
personal memoirs of survivors.

$2,200,000 in Bonds Sold
at Boyar Birthday Dinner
record sale of over $2.200,000 in
Israel Bonds was announced at a
70th birthday tribute to Louis H.
Boyar, chairman of the board of
governors of the Israel Bond Or-
ganization which opened the 1968
Bond campaign here Jan. 31. lit'-
raham Harman, Israel's retiring
ambassador to the United States,
joined more than 1.000 other per-
sons paying tribute to Boyar's
record of service and leadership. at
a dinner party in his honor.

0 1967 P. Lorillard

Father ofTheYiddishTheater

In the vast Yiddish-speaking Pale of
Eastern Europe, the Hassidim frowned
on the stage as immoral. Abraham Gold-
faden disagreed. He considered Theater
a legitimate means of bringing light into
the dreary lives of his fellows, and he
determined to start one.
Since there was no body of drama writ-
ten in the common language, he had to
start from scratch, writing plays and
musicals, training actors, directing and
stage-managing, even painting scenery
and choosing costumes. With no models
to follow, he had to create his own forms
and techniques, appropriate to a simple
culture which had hardly progressed
since the 17th Century.
Jewish audiences responded immedi-
ately. By 1879 Jewish theaters emulating
his productions were springing up in all

major, cities. lie turned to the glorie4 of ,

the past for material and composed oper-
ettas that would foster the spirit of self-
respect and opposition to tyranny.
When he came to New York in 1883,
he found his fellow immigrants slaving
at low wages and living in squalid pov-

erty, unable to escape the dreary mo-
notkny of their lives. Lost to the language
and mores of the Broadway stage, they
embraced Goldfaden's ideas with delight,
and the New York Yiddish Theater blos-
somed. It developed remarkable artistic
merit and culminated in the Yiddish Art
Theater and the works of such giants as
Sholem Asch and I. J. Singer.
Through the development of the Yid-
dish Theatre, Goldfaden brought hope
and pleasure to countless people, and left
a great legacy—the host of Jewish play-
wrights, actors and producers who enrich
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