to Be Held in November
JWV National Convention THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
to Draw 4,000 to Florida
HOLLYWOOD, Fla.—More than
4,000 veterans of the Jewish faith
will gather at the Hotel Diplomat
here next week for the 73rd annual
national convention of the Jewish
War Veterans of the U.S.A.
Gen. Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli am-
bassador to the United States, will
be guest speaker at the National
Commander's Banquet Aug. 24.
Editor, The Jewish NewS:
On Aug. 12, 1952, 26 Jews— One of the panelists in a discus-
distinguished writers and intel- sion on "The Spirit of Judaism
lectuals—were murdered in Rus- and the Urban Crisis" will be De-
sia. This was not merely another troiter Shirlee Iden, national edi-
of the many liquidations under tor of the JWVA Bulletin.
the Stalin regime, but a deliberate
DAVID. I. ROSEN, representative
attempt to annihilate the surviving
cultural leadership of the Soviet- of Invesfors Diversified Services
for this area, is distributing shares
Although Stalin failed to elimi- of a new, growth-oriented mutual
nate secular Judaism, Soviet pow- fund, IDS New Dimensions Fund,
ers have not seen fit in the 15 Inc.
years since his death to permit ro■o■woo
restoration of the cultural vitality
and creativity that Russian Jews
so well expressed. (Needless to
say, Jewish religious life lies in
a state of enforced stagnation.)
Meanwhile, even minorities de-
ported under Stalin as traitors—
the Volga Germans, for example
—have undergone complete and
official "rehabilitation" and enjoy
a network of institutions to
strengthen and transmit their na-
Soviet Jews want Jewish cul-
ture. In the latest census of 1959.
474.000 of the 3,000,000 Russian
12 NOON TO 5 P.M.!
Jews - d e c l a r e d Yiddish their
mother tongue; many others con-
skier it a second language. The
figure is extraordinary when one
realizes that there has been per-
mitted no formal Yiddish instruc-
tion in the USSR since the '40's.
Jews, especially the younger
generation, overflow auditoriums
when the infrequent Yiddish
"concerts"—a few songs or skits
by a decreasing number of aged
actor s—are performed. The
small editions of Yiddish books
(none from 1948-1959, and only
a dozen since then) are eagerly
snapped up, as is the sole Yid-
Were 90, now 45
dish journal now published. Yet
even under Stalin in the '30's,
hundreds of books and scores of
magazines were published.
We fervently hope that the visit
of Moscow's Rabbi Levin heralds
a change of heart on the part of
the Soviet leaders. Restoration of
Jewish culture and religion in the
Soviet Union, in this International
Human Rights Year, would clearly
Were 125, now 62
show the world that the martyr-
dom of the 26 was not in vain.
MAURICE W. MEZOFF
The Center for Russian Jewry
Suite 8001, Empire State Bldg.
New York, N.Y. 10001
Do Soviets Recall
Martyrdom of Jew
Under Stalin. Rule?
MISS SHIRLEY COLEMAN
Mrs. Rose Coleman of Mansfield
Ave., announces the engagement
of her daughter Shirley Ann to
Joel Lawrence Robbins, son of
Mrs. Bessie Robbins of Washburn
Ave. and Mr. Ben Robbins of Los
A Nov. 17 wedding is planned.
Mrs. Rose Zimmerman of George
Washington Ave., Southfield, an-
nounces the engagement of her
daughter Deborah G. to Samuel V.
Johnson, son of Mrs. Esther John-
son of Santa Rosa Ave., and the
late Mr. Jesse W. Johnson. Miss
Zimmerman, daughter of the late
Edward L. Zimmerman, is a grad-
uate of Wayne State University.
Her fiance, also a WSU graduate,
is stationed at the Ft. Holabird,
Md., army base.
French Jew Predicts Govt.
Will Warm Up to Israel
PARIS (JTA)—A French-Jewish
leader predicted here today that a
great change will take place very
shortly in French policy toward Is-
rael. Salomon Friedrich, president
of the France-Israel Committee,
told the Jewish Telegraphic Agen-
cy that the men responsible for
French foreign policy are con-
cerned about developments in the
Arab world and said that the re-
cent bellicose statements by Pres-
ident Nasser of Egypt and Presi-
dent Boumedienne of Algeria have
made them "take notice."
Friedrich had just been received
by Prime Minister Maurice Couve
de Murville and three other
French ministers, Rene Capitant,
Philippe Decharte and Roger Frey.
He said that the issue of the 50
Mirage jets sold to Israel that
France has embargoed is coming
to a head and that "friendship be-
tween France and Israel will be
saved" despite French support of
the Arabs in the recent United Na-
tions Security Council debates.
to Aid Needy With
Furniture Club Gift
Were 160, now 80
155 Guest Rooms—Sauna—TV
1901 Southfield at • Dix
LINCOLN MOTOR INN
Every day men run up against
the kind of truth that hurts.
6 to 10 p.m.
GREEN - 8 CENTER ONLY !
Friday, August 16, 1968-29
William Wolf (left), chairman of
Furniture Club of Detroit's child
welfare committee, presents a
check to Dr. Sidney W. Grayer, di-
rector of the Children's Orthogenic
School for emotionally disturbed
youngsters. This is one of several
institutions recognized by the Fur-
niture Club of Detroit, in its child
welfare program. According to Dr.
Grayer, the funds will be used for
scholarships to needy children.
People who drive as if it were
an emergency often end in the
emergency _ward. _
Were 90, now 45
Were 125, now 62
Were 200, now
12 NOON TO 5 P.M.
iii ■ o ... *Imil
Were 160, now 80
CHARGE IT! Security, Mich. Bankard, Juliet
lisoiNwn .w......o mow o l■ aorwo om ommo ty ■ thammwo....0 4.3. 41 4..t
o on. o ir ► o arem -aw. o .m. a; 1 4... .) 4....o .r t) ■■ mown
o . m..I
owit w ing