12—Friday, September 27, 1968
THE DETROIT JEWISH
HEWS Zim Lines Attacks Japanese Trading Firm
for Refusing to Use Ship Flying Israel Flag
NEW YORK—The refusal to use
ships flying Israel's flag, by Maru-
beni-lida, one of Japan's three
major trading companies, was
charged by Avner Manor, presi-
dent of American-Israeli Shipping
Co., Inc., U.S. representative for
Israel's Zim Lines.
Zim Lines is Israel's major own-
er of passenger and cargo ships,
serving ports in every continent.
Manor pointed to recent commit-
ments made by Marubeni - lida
promising free choice of shipping
vessels, including those carryhig
the Israeli flag. This was in re-
sponse to protests made by Ameri-
can merchants against Marubeni-
Iida's previous discriminatory poli-
cy, according to Manor.
"When Marubeni-lida's promises
were put to the test, they reneged
and continued to practice their
anti-Israel discrimination," he said.
"Thus, one of Japan's giant firms
continues to be pushed about by
intimidation of the Arab boycott
Two cases last month were cited
by Manor as evidence of his
charges against the Japanese firm.
In one instance, a 10,000-ton ship-
Nixon, Humphrey Stands on M.E. B aked in Flint
The Jewish residents of Flint re-
sponded to the presidential candi-
dates' party platforms by sending
telegrams to Richard M. Nixon
and Vice President Hubert H. Hum-
phrey, endorsing their Mid-East
stand and urging the supply of
Phantom jets to Israel.
Telegrams also were sent to
President Johnson urging that he
supply the jets to Israel.
According to Joseph Megdell,
president of the Flint Jewish Com-
munity Council, these messages
will indicate to the politicial parties
that the Jews of America are vital-
ly concerned with U.S. foreign
policy and the future of Israel.
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At the first meeting of this year's
Executive Committee Sept. 17, the
following appointments were an-
nounced by Joseph Megdell:
Annual Meeting, Arthur Hurand;
budget and allocations, Louis Ka-
sle, B. M. Pelavin, Arthur Hurand,
•Gilbert Rubenstein, Dr. H. M.
Golden and Dr. Saul Gorne; com-
munity relations, Dr. Jack Stanz-
ler; cultural, Dr. and Mrs. Arnold
Schaffer; social welfare, Marvin
Faller and Dr. Leon Rosky; Lapeer
visiting committee, Mrs. Esther
Harris; senior adults advisory com-
mittee, Dr. Evelyn Golden; Senior
Friendship Club, Mrs. Eva Fisher;
youth activities, Marc Lebster;
day camp, Mrs. Peter Kronick;
by-laws revision, Gilbert Ruben-
stein; collections, Jacob Pines, Dr.
Ira Marder, Jack Shaprow and Dr.
Saul Gorne; house committee,
Openings Still Available
in Beth Israel Nursery
William Bernard, Mrs. Ronald
Goldstein and Gerald Schreiber;
Jewish education commission, Dr
Saul Gorne; and UJA campaign,
Also discussed was the annual
meeting to be held Nov. 24, with
Ira Hirschmann as speaker.
Joseph Megdell announced the
following delegates at large:
Honorary member, Israel Sen
dier; Philip Agree, Dr. William
Bernard, Samuel Catsman, Edwin
Elk, Mrs. Eva Fisher, Dr. Evelyn
Golden, Mrs. Saul Gorne, Lawrence
Kaplan, Dr. Peter Kronizk, Mrs.
Peter Kronick, Dr. Ira Marder, Dr.
Milton Rosenbaum, Dr. Arnold
Schaffer, Edwin Schreiber and Mrs.
The League of Women Voters of
Flint met at the home of Mrs. Mark
Levine of W. Vernon St. to launch
its annual financial drive, "League
Week." Among the women cam-
paigning for funds this week for
the league's many service projects
are Mrs. Victor Meerson and Mrs.
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Sidney Davidson, son-in-law of
Israel Sendler, has been elected
president of the American Account-
ing Association and was-installed
at the annual meeting in San Diego
last month. Davidson is on the
faculty of the University of Chi-
Flint General Hospital Guild held
a membership tea at the Grand
Blanc home of Mrs. Herman Rich-
man last week. Assisting Mrs. Rich-
man was her daughter Mr. Harvey
Mishe Giskan, educational direc-
tor of Cong. Beth Israel, announces
several openings remain in one of
two nursery school classes.
The regular nursery school cur-
riculum is enhanced by a special
program of Jewish living. The chil-
dren learn Hebrew songs, partici-
pate in Hanuka and Purim plays,
sit at a model seder and learn
Bible stories in a new audio-visual
Classes are scheduled to start Sept. 30--Beth Israel Sisterhood
after the holidays. Transportation
Board Meeting, 12:30 p.m.
may be provided.
Temple Beth El Board of
For information, call Giskan at
Trustees, 8:30 p.m.
the school office, 233-5386.
Oct. 2—Yom Kippur.
Oct. 3—Cong. Beth Israel Board
Meeting, 8 p.m.
Willowood Team Tops
JWVA B o air d Meeting,
in 5-Year History of
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Golf Assoc. Tourney
Ann Lebster Chapter of Hadassah
Led by Dr. Harold Mallon's is planning its donor event for Nov.
74-69-143, Wildwood Country Club 10. Members and their husbands
players fired three of the four best will meet for cocktail supper and
scores on their home course and view a collection of Israeli art. All
won the 36-hole Golf Association of works will be available for sale
Michigan's Flint District Inter- proceeds going toward the Hadas-
sah Medical Center in Israel. Ziggi
Willowood totaled 592 for the Benor, Israeli vocalist, will per-
lowest team total in the event's form.
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five-year history. It was 25 strokes
over Warwick Hills.
Beth Israel Sisterhood is sponsor-
Dr. Maurice Taylor was runner- ing a Sukkot Family Dinner 6:30
up with 72-75-147, and Harvey p.m. Oct. 6.
Shaprow's 75-75-150 shared third
. Percy Braun, the fourth Willo-
wood player, had 77-75--152.
Jacob Pines; hospitality, Dr. and
Mrs. Peter Kronick and Mr. and
Larry E. Fink, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Al Tucker; personnel, Gilbert
Rubenstein; young leadership, Dr. Mrs. James Fink, is one of 17 Flint
area high school students named
semifinalist in the National Merit
Scholarship Program. These stu-
I dents were among the highest scor-
ers in the state on the National
At a recent dinner party at Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test,
in February in 17,500 schools
Kingsley Inn, Dr. and Mrs. Michael
Engelman announced the engage- throughout the country. The semi-
ment of their daughter Susan Rene finalists represent less than 1 per
to Orin Ross, son of Mr. and Mrs. cent of the graduating seniors in
Harry Rosenblatt of Oak Park. Mr. U.S. high schools.
Ross, a graduate of Wayne State
University, is supervisor of music
studies in the Southfield School
System. A December wedding is
To Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Rosen-
thal, a son, David Bernard.
meat of coal was planned for load-
ing at Hampton Roads, Va., and
discharge in Japan. Marubeni-Iida
telexed the U.S. shipping broker
"Sorry Cannot Entertain Israeli
Flag" when informed that the load
was to be shipped on Zim's Beer-
Another case involved two
bales of raw silk, loaded in Port
Newark on the Zim-owned De-
ganya, operated by Pacific Star
Lines, for shipment to Kobe,
Japan. After the vessel had al-
ready sailed for Boston, the skip-
per was _ordered by Marnbeni-
lida's bank to discharge the load
and not use vessels operated by
Pacific Star Lines. Though the
load was only a 308 pound ship-
ment, it further documented the
Japanese firm's refusal to use
Israeli flag ships.
"Our company," said Manor,
"considers this a serious infraction'
of the traditional friendship and
liaison that has existed between I
the nations and the industries of
Israel and Japan. Where we were
reassured by the giant Marubeni-
lida of its neutral role in t h e
economic tensions between o u r
country and the Arab bloc, the
practice it displayed only in the
past few weeks, the first oppor-
tunity to test its promised neu-
trality, proved disappointing and
disheartening. To imagine that a
company of its stature and strength
would choose the role of a weak
servant in this battle of nerves is
beyond our understand - mg.
doesn't realize that major firms
from the leading markets of the
world have proven that they could
stand up to Arab threats of re-
prisal, and still do business on both
Arab and Israeli soils.
"Japan has proven itself able to
do this in other ten , e markets,
such as the Iron Curtain countries
and the U.S., Formosa and R e d
Chinal, North and South Korea. We
intend to make a forceful protest
to the Japanese government
against the treatment accorded
us by Marubeni-lida, and certainly
hope the government will convince
Marubeni-Lida of the folly of its
actions, and urge its change at the
earliest possible moment."
Eban Meeting in France Expected
to Raise Question of Embargoed Jets
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
in exploring oil resources in north-
to The Jewish News)
ern Iraq. Negotiations were inter-
PARIS—Foreign Minister Abba rupted by the military coup in
Eban was to meet with French Baghdad, but the French offer of
Foreign Minister Michel Debre arms deliveries, including Mirage
Thursday in what was to be the jets to Iraq, apparently still star 1•.
first high-level Franco-Israeli talks An Iraqi military delegation is ex-
since the Six-Day war. Eban, who pected here next week.
will be accompanied by Israel
Ambassador Walter Eytan, was ex-
pected to raise the question of the
50 embargoed Mirage jets which
Only women's reducing
Israel bought and paid for but
resort in the midwest
which the French government re-
fuses to deliver.
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The issue of the jets is one of
several matters that were to be
raised in connection with Franco-
Israeli relations that have deterio-
rated since President de Gaulle
adopted a pro-Arab stance after
the June war. But it is one of the
predominant issues, and Eban was
expected to press energetically for
France to honor its contract and
commitments. Observers here be-
lieve that only Gen. de Gaulle him-
self can reverse the embargo on
the Israeli jets, and there is no in-
dication in French political circles
that he is considering such a move
at this time.
Eban is en route to the 23rd
session of the United Nations Gen-
eral Assembly which opened in
New York Tuesday. There too, ac-
cording to some sources, Israel
may be drawn into a confrontation
with France. According to unoffi-
cial but persistent reports, France
intends to call for "immediate im-
plementation" of the Nov. 22, 1967,
Security Council resolution on the
Middle East in accordance with
the Arab interpretation of that
document. That would forcelsrael
to withdraw from the occupied
Arab territories without direct ne-
gotiations, a peace treaty or even
a. guarantee of its own future
Prior to his meeting with Eban,
Debre has been conducting a round
of talks with a number of Arab
ministers. He met for over an hour
with Egyptian Foreign Minister
Mahmoud Riad on Monday and
was due to confer with Mohammed
Chekhli, the Iraqi foreign minister.
Riad and Chekhli also were on
their way to the General Assem-
Observers here attach special
importance to the Franco-Iraqi
talks in view of France's interest
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