THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
22—Friday, August 9, 1968
Local Negro Leader Stresses Need
for U.S. Signing of Genocide Treaty
Gina Dorfman En crav
o ed Israelis Are Surprised by Statement
to Gary Stuart Galin Suez' North End Would Be Opened
thanks to the efforts of the Ameri-
BY CHARLOTTE DUBIN
Genocide—a word whose mean- can Bar Association.
"The bar association feels the
ing is filled with horror for the
Jew. A word that has taken on a treaty infringes upon states'
new meaning, equally painful for rights," said Hill, "but it does in
no way take away any sovereignty
the Black man in America.
Don Hill is a Black man. A De- of the United States."
troiter for much of his life, he has
On the contrary, "If we believe
achieved some fame as a pianist in rights for Americans, then we
and raconteur in the Caprice Room should belive in them for all." Of
of the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel.
nine conventions emanating from
He is not a ghetto Negro. He is the United Nations, "we've ratified
neither angry nor frustrated with only one—against slavery."
his lot—a comfortable one, by any
Hill wouldn't mind losing his
standards—in urban America. But
chairmanship, nor would the
genocide is very real to him; in
member organizations object to
his day. an entire people was des-
disbanding, should the treaties
ignated for slaughter in Europe. be ratified. But that possibility
Many Blacks in his own city are is not forthcoming. "The public
convinced that their cultural, eco-
is hardly aware the convention
nomic and social deprivation are
tantamount to annihilation.
Hill, who became involved in
As chairman for the past three the organization through the United
years of the Michigan Ad Hoc
Nations Association, of which he
Committee on the Human Rights was a board member, is disap-
and Genocide Treaties, Hill has
pointed in the lack of interest in
been trying to convince the pub-
the treaty among Black people. He
licthat U.S. ratification of the
found it particularly ironic that
United Nations conventions is "in
black nationalists, concerned as
our national interest."
they are with genocide, are hardly;
aware of the existence of the hu-
losing battle. In existence for five man rights conventions.
years, the local group is still
Despite this fact, several Negro
largely unknown except to its own organizations belong to the local
Ad Hoc Committee. They include
section of religious and civil rights the National Association of Col-
ored People, Booker T. Washington
On a broader scale, the national Businessmen's Association and
Prince Hall Masons.
publican and Democratic platform
Other group members include
planks calling for ratification.
the American Jewish Committee,
Many have pointed out with some American Jewish Congress, Anti-
Irony that the United States, Guard- Defamation League of Bnai Brith,
ian of Freedom and Human Rights, Jewish Community Council, Jewish
has not ratified the UN genocide Labor Committee, Jewish War Vet-
treaty, while the Soviet Union and erans and National Council of Jew-
all Arab states have done so.
ish Wome n. Other major faith
Bottled up in the Senate Foreign groups also are represented.
Relations Committee, the conven-
Hill sees genocide as a problem
tion faces the danger of oblivion, beyond color line; he .insists that
I is interest is strictly from a .hu-
Ian standpoint. "All people should
enjoy their God-given rights," he
said, "as human beings."
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Young 'N Marrieds' Plan
nnual Family Picnic
The Young 'N Marrieds Club of
Adas Shalom Synagogue will hold
its annual family picnic 12:30 p.m.
Aug. 18 at Oak Park Municipal
Park in the play area near Church
S t. Friends are invited.
Participants are azked to bring
t heir own food and essentials, but
charcoal and soft drinks will be
For reservations, contact Carol
Liss, 356-9117, or Sharon Rocklin,
533-8757 by Monday. In case of
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following wee' - at the same loca-
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli
sources expressed surprise at re-
ports from London quoting the
legal adviser of the Suez Canal
Authority as having declared that
the north end of the waterway,
leading into i the Mediterranean,
would be opened to permit the re-
lease of 15 ships stranded in the
canal and the Great Bitter Lake
since the Six-Day War.
They pointed out that the canal
cannot be opened without Israel's
agreement and that Israel has only
agreed to permit the clearance of
the canal from the south end open-
ing into the Red Sea.
Negotiations on release of the
ships are being conducted in Lon-
don by the canal authority's legal
MISS GINA DORFMAN
adviser with a representative of
Mr. and Mrs. Moshe Dorfman Lloyds, the underwriters.
The British are particularly
of Kenwood Ave., Oak Park, an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Gina to Gary Stuart
Galin, son of Dr. and Mrs. Louis
I. Galin of Southfield Rd., South-
Miss Dorfman is a graduate of
the Midrasha, College of Jewish
Studies. Mr. Gallin received his
juris doctor degree from the Uni-
versity of Detroit's school of law.
An October wedding is planned.
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Magen David Adorn
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Answering a plea for worldwide
assistance broadcast by the Costa
Rican Red Cross, Magen David
Adorn, the official Red Cross of
Israel, has airlifted a large ship-
ment of blood plasma and several
hundred blankets to San Jose, the
capital city if that disaster struck
Magen David -Adom has shipped
many tons of medical supplies and
food to the International Red Cross
at Geneva for transfer to Biafra.
In recent months - Magen David
Adorn relief supplies have reached
the island of Mauritious after a
cyclone, Bolivia in the wake of
devastating floods, Sicily after ter-
rifying earthquakes, Turkey fol-
lowing earthquakes and Venezuela
also in the wake of damaging
On July 28, the volcano Mt.
Arensi, long believed to be dor-
mant, exploded with such ferocity
that thousand in the surrounding
villages and countryside were made
homeless. Many lives have been
lost and hundreds are still missing.
American Red Mogen Dovid for
Israel, with headquarters at 50 W.
57th St., New York, is the supply
and support wing of Magen David
Adorn in the Western Hemisphere.
Congressman Emanuel Celler
serves as national chairman.
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