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NYU Accepts Goldberg's Recommendation

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

to Retain Director Accused of Anti-Semitism

Nixon Nomination Hurt Fortas;
Gossett Supports Appointment

NEW YORK (JTA)—New York
University has accepted a recom-
mendation of a special committee
that it retain as director of its
Martin Luther King Jr. Afro-
American Student Center John F.
Hatchett who has been accused
of anti-Semitic views.
The committee named to investi-
gate the controversy over Hatch-
ett's apointment was comprised of
former U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Arthur J. Goldberg and District
Judge Constance Baker Motley,
a Negro jurist.
; Dr. James H. Hester, NYU
"president, who set up the com-
mittee and who announced the
decision to retain the former Har-
lem teacher, made public a letter
from Goldberg stating that "As
a result of my frank and candid
talk with Mr. Hatchett, I believe
he now understands the injustice
and dangers inherent in the kind
of criticism he voiced" in an arti-
cle last November in the Afro-
American Teachers Forum.
Hatchett asserted in that
article that Negro pupils were
being "mentally poisoned" by
Jews "who dominate and control
the educational bureaucracy of
the New York public school
system and their power-starved
imitators, the black Anglo-
Saxons."
Goldberg also said in his letter
to Dr. Hester that Mr. Hatchett
"strongly denies that he is anti-
Semitic, although the expressions
in the article can be so regarded."
Hatchett said he did not agree
with Goldberg's evaluation of the
article but added that he regarded
the university's decision to retain
him as a "sign of developing
maturity." That decision was
promptly denounced by Will Mas-
low, executive director of the
American Jewish Congress.
The two agencies joined with
the Catholic Interracial Council
in condemning the Hatchett article

as "black Nazism" when it was
published. it was also criticized
by the American Jewish Committee
of which Goldberg reportedly is
scheduled to become president.
Maslow said in a statement Mon-
day that Hatchett's views were con-
firmed in the course of an inter-
view with him published in the
Village Voice, a neighborhood
newspaper.
It demonstrated. Maslow con-
tended, that Hatchett's charge that
Jews control the New York City
public school system and were
"mentally poisoning" Negro stu-
dents_ 'was not an isolated expres-
sion of his philosophy but rather
representing a deeply-rooted and
consistently prejudiced view of so-
ciety.'
Hatchett maintained, in the Vil-
lage Voice interview, that it was
appropriate in criticizing any de-
partment of the city to mention the
ethnic composition of many of its
staff. "Can a person so addicted to

a racist view of society be properly
entrusted with the task of guiding
black students at NYU into har-
monious relationships with fellow
students of different races and
religions and the community in
which they will live?" Maslow
asked.
Earlier a - New York Demo-
cratic Congressman had urged
New York University to rescind
its appointment of Hatchett. In a
letter to Dr. Alan M. Cartter,
chancellor and executive vice
president of NYU, Rep. James
H. Scheuer, said it was unthink-
able that a Martin Luther King
center for students should be
directed by anyone publicly ar-
ticulating racial and religious
prejudice."
Rep. Scheuer said that he would
feel equally as strong about similar
appointments to those who "prop-
agated views against any group
because of race, religion or na-
tional origin."

Soviet Govt. Is Asked to Rehabilitate
Jewish Artists Killed in Purge of '50s

NEW YORK (JTA)—Renewed
appeals were made to the Soviet
government Monday to permit the
re-establishment of Jewish cultural
and educational institutions in the
USSR and to publicly rehabilitate
the Soviet Jewish writers ; artists
and actors who were executed or
imprisoned during the Stalinist
purges of the early 1950s.
The appeals were contained in
separate statements issued here
by the American Jewish Confer-
ence on Soviet Jewry and the
Congress for Jewish Culture. The
occasion was the 16th anniversary
of the executions of 24 Yiddish
writers, actors and intellectuals,
among them some of the outstand-
ing Soviet-Jewish literary figures
of their time, all of them devoted
Communists.
In London Monday, Dr. S.
Levenberg, an authority on. Soviet-
Jewish affairs, said that "no for-
mal rehabilitation of these martyrs
or any officials acknowledgement
of their tragedy" has been forth-
coming from Soviet authorities
Harry Thomas, well known clothier although "Stalin's .brutal misdeeds
at 15200 W. 7 Mile Rd. corner in all other fields have been
Sussex, claims to be running the officially renounced."
greatest race in history.
Among the writers executed 16
"Can Coaltown win all three
places in a race," Harry inquired, years ago were David Bergelson,
waving a pair of fine pants in the David Hoffstein, Itzik Fefer, Leib
Kvitko, Peretz Markish, Shmuel
air? "The answer is NO!"
"Did Man-O-War ever win all Persoff and many others, Dr.
Levenberg said.
three places? You can bet he
didn't! But Harry Thomas is do-
While unofficial tributes have
ing it right now," Harry ex-
since been paid to their merits
claimed.
as writers, they have been other-
"How is it possible?" we asked.
wise classified as "victims of
. . . "You must be Superman!"
the personality cult," according
* *
to Dr. Levenberg. "We are still
"First of all," he said. "I WON
waiting for an official or at
first place in line to get the most
outstanding clothing in America
. imported sharkskin and worst- Technion Plans Student
ed. Then, I'M PLACING them on Growth of 40 Per Cent
sale at the most terrific savings
NEW YORK (JTA)—Plans to ex-
anyone ever saw. Then, I SHOW
Detroit men how to really save pand the Haifa Technion — Israel
plenty of money on really fine Institute of Technology — the only
suits. In times like this, that's a technical university in the Middle
major victory," he shouted with East, were announced by Alexan-
der Goldberg, president of the
glee!
Maybe you're short on your Technion. He said that the institute
wardrobe and want to get some would increase its student body by
long values. If so, you'd better put 40 per cent in the next four years
your money down on the winners and would expand its departments
in Harry Thomas' sale of suits, of aeronautical, chemical, elec-
at 16200 W. 7 Mile Rd. corner trical and industrial engineering.
Goldberg predicted that when
Sussex.
We always knew Harry worked peace finally comes to the Middle
like a horse, on Sundays too, to East, the ksills provided at the
bring his customers big savings Technion could be a factor in the
. . but we never dreamed he improveament of living conditions
could win all three places at once! in all countries of the region.

(Adv.)
Harry Thomas
Wins, Places
And Shows

least semi-official description
which would lay open the
tragedy in all its aspects," he
said.
Rabbi Israel Miller, chairman
of the American Jewish Confer-
ence on Soviet Jewry, said in his
statement that "though these ex-
ecutions have been rationalized
away as manisfastations of ex-
treme Stalinism, it is important
to note that none of Stalin's four
successors has done anything to
halt the systematic destruction of
the instruments and institutions of
Jewish culture and religious sur-
vival."
The statement of the Congress
for Jewish Culture noted that "16
years after the destruction of the
entire (Jewish) literature and the
murder of its most talented rep-
resentatives, there is still no at-
tempt to rehabilitate the murdered
Jewish writers and artists nor has
the Soviet government expressed
any regret or condemned the
crime."

JNF Projects Progress
in Golan Heights Region

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM—Settlement proj-
ects in the Golan Heights are
making rapid progress, it was in-
dicated here Tuesday.
The Jewish National Fund is
preparing about 8,000 acres of
land in the Syrian border region
occupied during the Six-Day War
for the nine Nahal (paramilitary-
agricultural) settlements already
established there and four more
to be set up shortly.
Monday, members of the Knes-
set Foreign Affairs and Security
Committee toured the Heights.
They saw completed sections of
the 10-mile road being built by
the JNF to the southern peak
of Mount Hermon, which has be-
come a favorite spot for skiing
and other winter sports during
the past year.

Friday, August 16, 1968-11

Abe Fortas' chances of being
confirmed as chief justice of the
U.S. Supreme Court are report-
edly fading, due partly to the nomi-
nation of Richard Nixon.
According to Republican lead-
ers, the remarks in Nixon's ac-
ceptance speech that sometimes
the courts have "gone too far,"
were meant as an attack on For-
tas, a liberal.
Fortas was hoping for the con-
tinued support of Senate Minority
Leader Everett Dirksen, but the
Illinois Senator is expected to use
his own re-election campaign as
an excuse to stay out of the Fortas
debate in the Senate, when it re-
convenes Sept. 4.
Detroit attorney William T.
Gossett, the new president of the
American Bar Association, has
endorsed Fortas for chief jus-
tice and criticized Sen. Robert
Griffin for trying to block For-
tas' appointment.
In an interview with the Free
Press, Gossett accused Sen. Grif-
fin, who plans to filibuster against
Fortas' appointment by the Presi-
dent, of "practicing politics" and

said such a filibuster was "un-
worthy of a U.S. Senator."
Gossett applauded Fortas' "first-
class intellectual equipment" and
"impeccable" credentials as a
jurist, insisting that the calls
made by Fortas to line up backing
for Johnson programs did not dis-
qualify him.

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