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September 13, 1968 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-09-13

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X19.000,000 Gift
Finances Medical
Center at Brandeis

WALTHAM, Mass.—The largest single gift in the 20-year history of Brandeis University, $19,000,000 in cash
and securities, was announced this week in a joint statement by Lewis S. Rosenstiel, retiring chairman of the board
of Schenley Industries, New York, and Dr. Abram L. Sachar, retiring president of Brandeis.
The grant is to be used for a new medical sciences research center, to be staffed eventually by over 100 spe-
cialists in biochemistry and other related life sciences.
The gift takes the form of securities amounting to $15,000,000 par value, expected to yield $900,000 annually
to finance the research, and $4,000,000 in cash and short-term securities to finance the research building. The
Brandeis allocation is the first of a series of grants by the Dorothy H. and Lewis S. Rosenstiel Foundation, which
are expected to total approximately $50,000,000 and whichwill be distributed within the next few months.


An Historic
How Danes
Helped Rescue
Jews from Nazis

Wiping Slate

Clean for a
New Season:
Dodger Manager
Explains His Credo
for Good Future


A Weekly Review

Page 4

of Jewish Events

Page 2

Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper — Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle

Vot. LI I I, No. 26



September 13, 1968-17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit 48235—VE 8-9364

$7.00 Per Year; This Issue 20c

Johnson's Bnai Brith Speech
Revives Jerusalem as Peace
Issue, Delimits Direct Talks


More Czech, Polish
Jews Seeking HIAS
Help to Emigrate

VIENNA (JTA) — Increasing numbers of
Czechoslovak and Polish Jews are - applying at
offices of the United Hias Service for assistance
in emigrating to the United States and other
Western countries, Gaynor I. Jacobson, executive
Vice-president of the migration agency, stated
here. He disclosed that since the occupation of
Czechoslovakia by Soviet and other Communist
- country forces on Aug. 21, 418 Czechoslovak Jews
had registered with United Hias for permanent
resettlement. Forty others had similarly regis-
tered before the occupation.
Jacobson came here to head up a team of
United Hias staff members flown in to Vienna
from other United Hias offices to deal with the
mounting refugee problem here. He said "the
pace of new registrations is increasing and we
are being hard-pressed to keep up with the
influx," and pointed out that included among the
1,100 Czechoslovak refugees who are currently
receiving aid here from the Joint Distribution
Committee are hundreds who are still undecided
whether to return to Czechoslovakia or to apply
for emigration.
United Hias, with the help of cooperating
agencies in England, Switzerland and other West-
ern countries, has already helped more than a
100 Czechoslovak Jewish refugees to find tem-
porary haven in those countries, the United Hias
executive said. He expressed appreciation to a
number of governments for their interest in the
Czechoslovak refugee problem. The Unite& States
(Continued on Page 7)


JTA Staff Correspondent

(Direct JTA Teletype Wires to The Jewish News)

WASHINGTON—President Lyndon B. Johnson admonished Israel Tuesday night. to remember that
"Boundaries cannot and should not reflect the weight of conquest" and reminded them that "it it more
certain than ever that Jerusalem is a critical issue in any peace settlement." The President, speaking to
some 3,000 members of Bnai Brith and their guests at the triennial convention banquet at the Shoreham
Hotel here, also took issue with Israeli demands for direct negotiations with the Arabs, Asserting that
"many channels are open; how the talking is done at the outset is not very important tonight."
Johnson had been expected to announce a decision to deliver supersonic Phantom jet fighters to Israel
to meet Israel's need for deterrent strength. The convention had, two days before, heard both Vice Presi-
dent Hubert H. Humphrey and Richard M. Nixon, the Presidential nominees, emphasize the importance
of meeting Israel's need for these planes. Then, on Monday, President Johnson met . secretly with Deputy
Prime Minister Yigal Allon of Israel. It was, therefore, widely anticipated that when Johnson made his
unannounced and surprise visit to the Bnai Brith banquet, it would be to respond to Israel's anxiety over the
mounting Soviet buildup of the Arab states.
Instead, Johnson lavished praise on the Jews as a people, condemned Communist anti-Semitism in East-
ern Europe, and reiterated some aspects of support of Israel — but introduced a number of potentially
controversial new pOints.
The President said "It is more certain than ever that Jerusalem is a critical issue in any peace settle-
ment. No one wishes to see the Holy City again divided by barbed wire and machine guns. I therefore to-
night urge and appeal to the parties to stretch their imaginations — so that their interests, and the
world's interest in Jerusalem, can be taken fully into account in any final settlement."
He singled out Jerusalem for mention after asserting that "Boundaries cannot and should not reflect
the weight of conquest."
The President said that, "in recent weeks," progress had been made toward peace in the Middle East.
(Continued on Page 5)

Arab terrorist gangs were smashed by Israel, and the youths who placed bombs in Tel
Aviv. and Jerusalem ash cans, killing one in Tel Aviv and injuring many scores, were round-
ed up. But the shelling of Israeli areas continued all week, and Egyptian and Jordanian ac-
tions continue to break the cease fire. Fighting continues on the Jordanian border, but Israel
has refrained from counter acting in the Suez Canal zone, while the request for action by the
United Nations Security Council resulted in more debates without firm results.
Detailed stories on inside pages.

The 'Joint' Again Looks After Them: JDC Aids Czech Refugees

NEW YORK — An emergency appropriation of
$100,000 to provide assistance for Czech Jewish refugees
in Vienna has been made by the Joint Distribution Com-
mittee, major American agency
aiding needy Jews overseas.
Samuel L. Haber, JDC ex-
ecutive vice chairman, reported
that from Aug. 21, date of the
Soviet occupation of Czech-
oslovakia, through Sept. 4, 780
refugees had applied to the
JDC office in Vienna for as-
sistance. The first applicants
came from among the thou-
sands of tourists who were out-
side Czechoslovakia when Rus-
sian troops crossed the border;
the latest group consisted of
men, women and children who
have just come to Vienna from
To meet the immediate needs of the refugees, Haber
said, JDC is providing small cash grants, primarily for
food, shelter and other necessities. Other aid is being
given to the refugees by nonsectarian voluntary agencies
and the Austrian authorities. Few of the Jewish refugees,
Haber noted, have made any plans for the future, though
small numbers have already indicated a desire to
emigrate to the Unite-d - States, Israel and other countries.
"The general consensus of those on the spot," Haber

said, "is that this is a waiting period, with indecisiveness
playing the main role."
The JDC Vienna office is overcrowded with the
refugee influx, and additional office space is being sought.
To cope with the emergency, experienced JDC staff mem-
bers have been sent to Vienna from JDC headquarters
in Geneva and other offices in Europe.
Haber said that additional funds will be provided
if the emergency continues. FundS for JDC's assistance
programs overseas come chiefly from the campaigns of
the United Jewish Appeal.
Sophie Lennox, JDC representative, sent the follow-
ing eye-witness account of the Jewish refugees arriving
at the JDC Vienna office seeking assistance:
"The large, old-fashioned entrance hall of the JDC
office on Brahmsplatz is crowded. Quiet, dignified, hap-
hazardly dressed, a little dazed, Czech Jews wait there
to ask for help — emergency help. These are no longer
Czech tourists stranded abroad by the events of the last
10 days but people who have come over the Czech-
Austrian border in the last few days, in flight.
"Vienna has responded splendidly to the Czech crisis;
the town hall and the ice rink have been converted into
vast dormitories, free meals are provided upon presenta-
tion of a Czech passport, permits to stay and to work
in Austria are automatic.
"As I walked through that crowded hall and joined
two of my JDC colleagues interviewing family after
family, the news to which we had listened so anxiously


in Geneva emerged as stark and shattering reality. A
young Jewish girl and her husband-to-be, her bare feet
chafed and dusty in crude sandals had crossed the
border yesterday and only today found their way to the
JDC. They had spent the night in the town's poorhouse;
they were not sure they could sleep there again tonight.
"The young man is a 'qualified construction engineer,
the girl a student. They came in the clothes they wore
when they rushed to catch the train from Prague. They
are penniless. They are given money to tide them over
the next few days in which to unwind and collect their
thoughts, to come back then to the JDC and perhaps
United HIAS Service if they so wish. Like all the young
ones among the refugees they speak only Czech and
Slovak and a bit of Russian; the next man waiting to
be interviewed acts as interpreter.
"He is a single man in his 40s, a journalist and
publicity expert who worked for Czech TV till he left
hurriedly on Aug. 24. An Austrian family - has let him
use their small flat while they were away, but they will
be back tomorrow. Now JDC will pay just under $3.00
a day for a room and give him pocket money to tide
him over until he can join a brother who has been a
citizen of another European country ever since 'World
War II.
"Next I find myself drafting a cable to a husband
who happened to be on a work-study trip in the Americas.
His wife, his mother and his little daughter crowd around
me. They ask me to write 'We are safe in Vienna. JOINT
is looking after us,' "

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