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September 06, 1968 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-09-06

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Defendant Found Guilty of Bigotry W ill Appeal Case

NEWARK (JTA)—The attorney

Lehman stated he had been

for a New Jersey businessman "coerced" not to buy the $75,000

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found guilty of anti-Semitic bias Heidt home because he was Jew-
in the first case of its kind in the ish and that he later bought an
state said he would appeal the de- $85,000 home in Short Hills, a
eision.
Newark suburb.
John C. McDonough of Essex
Lehman said McDonough told
Falls was found guilty by the State him, in a telephone talk, that
Division on Civil Rights of viola- "people of your kind don't belong
ting the state law against dis- to this community" and that he
crimination after a hearing on moved out of South Orange "to
charges that he had used anti- get away from your kind of
Semitic pressures to prevent the people." He testified also that
sale of a house next door to a McDonough told him he would be
Jewish family.
obnoxious to the Lehman family
The case was the first in which if it moved into the Heidt home.
a person not directly involved in
McDonough said at the hear-
the sale of a house was so charged
in New Jersey. The ruling, issued ing that he did not know the
by George Pfaus, the division di- meaning of anti-Semitism and
rector, on Aug. 18, ordered the that two key executives in his
defendant to "cease and desist":
from conduct "amounting to such
unlawful discrimination."
McDonough was accused by a
Newark attorney, Myron S. Leh-
man, of acting to prevent sale to
the Lehman family of a house
owned by Christian Heidt.
During the hearing,
Mc-
Donough denied being anti-Se-
mitic, and several witnesses
testified on his behalf. Mrs.
Heidt testified that McDonough
had used anti-Semitic language
in seeking to persuade the Heidts
not to sell their home to the
Lehmans because they were
Jewish.
She said that McDonough had
told her, after learning of the
planned sale of the Heidt home to
the Lehmans, that "he did not like
Jewish people" and that "he would
not have them live next door to
him."
She also testified that the mer-
chant told her that sale of the
Heidt home to a Jew would reduce
the value of McDonough's property
and that 15 neighbors would sign a
petition against her and her hus-
band.

business, several of his buyers
and "many of my friends" were
Jewish. He admitted telephoning
Mrs. Heidt, but he said it was
only to ask whether the Leh-
mans had young children.
Myron Levin, housing super-
visor for the division, said no
effort had been made to fine Mc-
Donough because a case was still
pending to determine whether the
division had that power. Thomas
Durkin, McDonough's attorney,
said he would appeal on grounds
that the civil rights division has
no enforcement powers. He said
he also was critical of the handling
of the case by Pious, who has
since resigned to take a federal
government post.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, September 6, 1968-15

387 Day Schools Open Throughout U.S., Canada

NEW YORK — A total of 387
Hebrew day schools—at least 10
of which are new ones—are open-
ing their doors this month to a
projected day school enrollment
in the United States and Canada
which will for the first time
possibly exceed a total of 70,000.
A joint report issued at the start
of the new school year by Samuel
C. Feuerstein, president of Tora
Umesora, the National Society for
Hebrew Day Schools, and Dr.
Joseph Kaminetsky, national di-
rector, called attention to the aid
given by Tora Umesora in the
establishment of the new schools-
348 in the United States and 39 in
Canada.

Stressing the rapid increase in
the number of Hebrew day schools
on the high school level, Dr.
Kaminetsky and Feuerstein pointed
out that seven of the 10 new schools
are high schools and that attention
also is being directed toward the
need for Hebrew day school facili-
ties for girls. Four out of the seven
new high schools are for girls
exclusively.

Cricket Player
John I. Marder is leading the
United States cricket invasion of
Great Britain. Marder, a Los An-
geles accountant, is president of
the U.S. Cricket Association.

Singapore Uses
Israeli Defense
System, Advisers

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

NEW YORK — The island re-
public of Singapore has chosen the
Israeli system of defense and is
relying heavily on Israeli advisers
to build its security system, ac:
cording to a report from Singa-
pore in the current issue of the
Atlantic Monthly, a leading na-
tional review.
The article, by Arthur C. Miller.
the magazine's Southeast Asia cor-
respondent, pays tribute to Prime
Minister Lee Kuan Yew and the
Singapore leaders who "do not
assume to know everything and
quite openly search for ideas and
help from others."
Asked "What kind of armed
forces would Singapore require?"
Yew replied that the government
studied several countries' training
systems. It chose Israel's. "Today,
some 20 Israeli advisers, sometimes
referred to as 'our Mexican busi-
nessmen' because of the sensitivi-
ties of Singapore's Muslim neigh-
bors, are putting young Singapore
citizens through their paces and
molding them into the hard core
of the island's defense forces. All
able-bodied men (and starting next
year, women, in good Israeli
fashion) between the ages of 19
and 45 must do national service.
Singapore, in effect, plans to make
Its entire adult population into
some form of defense force, rang-
ing from the hard-core military
units to a popular ragtag vigilante

corps."

Treating Blow to the Eye
For a blow to the eye or a
"black eye," apply cold com-
presses immediately, recommends
the National Society for the Pre-
vention of Blindness, Inc., for
about 15 minutes per hour. A
black eye could mean serious in-
ternal damage to the eyeball and
shotild _be seen by a doctor.

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