Dr. Nirenberg Shares Nobel Medicine-Physiology Prize
NEW YORK (JTA)—Dr. Marshall W. Nirenberg, 41, a native New Yorker, was named as one of three winners of the 1969
Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine. He is a staff member of the National Heart Institute at Bethesda, Md., and is credited with
two major discoveries that decipher the biochemical code by which genes determine hereditary characteristics.
Dr. Nirenberg will share the $70,000 prize with two other scientists for his work on the fine structure of the genetic code and
how it is used by the cell in manufacturing proteins.
Dr. Nirenberg, who received his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Michigan in 1957, visited the Weizmann Institute
of Science in Rehovot, Israel, several years ago, and subsequent to that the then-head of the Institute's biochemistry department,
Dr. David Elson, worked with Dr. Nirenberg in Maryland. He will receive a $23,333 share of the prize along with Prof. Robert
Holley of Cornell University and Prof. H. Gobind Khorana of the University of Wisconsin. On Oct. 19, Dr. Nirenberg was named co-
winner with Dr. Khorana of the Louisa Horwitz Prize for outstanding research in biochemistry. The award was presented by its
administrator, Columbia University, on Thursday.
THE JEWISH NEWS
and the Role
A Weekly Review
of Jewish Events
Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper — Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle
LIV, No. 6
October 25, 1968
17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit 48235—VE 8-9364
A Salute to
for Israel Bonds
$7.00 Per Year; This Issue 20c
'Extremist' and 'Racist' Threats
Seen Endangering Jews in Many
Posts; Teachers' Role Critical
Eban, LBJ Confer;
on Sale of Planes
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israeli For-
eign Minister Abba Eban met Tuesday
with President Johnson and Secretary
of State Dean Rusk in separate meet-
ings. He later expressed hope that
negotiations will soon move forward on
Israel's bid to buy Phantom fighter-
' Eban, who conferred alone with John-
son at the White House, said the Presi-
dent told him that he would be glad to
receive a visit from Prime Minister Levi
Eshkol on his way to Latin America.
Eshkol is slated to visit the U.S. in
The Foreign Minister said he express-
ed to the President his appreciation for
Johnson's Oct. 9 statement instructing
the State Department to hold negotia-
tions with Israel on the F-4 jets it has
sought for more than a year. The Eban-
Rusk meeting was described as marking
Aspects of the crisis developing from the critical school situation in New York City and the decentralization
issue appear to have spread to Detroit, and there is evidence of a new element of bitterness that has emerged into
an increasing racism and a developing anti-Semitism among Negroes.
A major aspect of the third teachers' strike since the opening of the 1968 school year, in New York City,
reportedly points to mounting tensions, with two-thirds of the striking teachers being Jewish and the Negro extrem-
ists seizing upon it to introduce anti-Semitic elements into the dispute. This is reportedly strongly in evidence, in
spite of the fact that half of the replacement volunteer teachers in the , controversial Ocean Hill-Brownsville school
district are Jewish.
The booing of Mayor John V. Lindsay at a Brooklyn Jewish Center meeting is, at the same time, interpreted
as pointing to a growing anti-Negro attitude among Jews as a result of the emerging tensions.
Dr. Abraham Duker, professor of history and social institutions and director of libraries, Yeshiva University,
speaking Monday evening at the 25th annual convention of the alumni of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological
Seminary, declared that the "extremist attitudes" of black power militants in league with those of the New Left
could result in the economic displacement of less affluent Jews, forcing them to seek jobs and businesses outside
the large cities.
Dr. Duker said the "harassment, terrorization, agitation and extremist propaganda" of the militant groups
may find Jewish teachers, civil servants and professionals pushed out of their jobs through the abandonment of
the merit system and the substitution of state and municipal-supported ethnic or racial schools for the common
core culture public schools.
He warned this may be done through quasi-legal means, exercised by local, state and federal government
agencies and with the approval of "respectable elements" of white society. "This may be only the beginning,"
he cautioned. "It also carries with it the connotation of second-class citizenship."
Commenting on the announcement of a financial grant to the Ocean Hill-Brownsville School District by the
Episcopal Church, Dr. Duker called it "a case of Christians throwing Jews to the Panthers."
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HUD Approves Loan
for Seniors' Apartments
• The federal government has approved a $2,300,000
loan for the construction of senior citizens housing by
the Detroit Jewish Welfare Federation, it was learned
Joseph Jackier, president of Federation Apartments,
Inc., was notified Tuesday by telegram from Sen. Philip
A. Hart that the Department of Housing and Urban
Development okayed the loan for a 15-story dwelling unit,
to be located on 10 Mile and Greenfield Rds., in Oak
The apartments, which will contain 169 units, are
expected to be completed by the end of 1969.
Jordanians Continue Attacks on Israelis; Curfews
Imposed After Demonstrations by Arab Students
(Direct JTA Teletype Wires to The Jewish News)
TEL AVIV — Artillery and mortar fire blazed along the Israel-Jordan demarcation line Tuesday night
and Wednesday morning, interspersed with machinegun bursts and bazooka shells. A military spokesman said
that all of the clashes were initiated from the East Bank of the Jordan, andtlsraeli units returned the fire without
suffering casualties. ‘
The main targets of Jordanian gunners were Israeli forces and patrols in the Beisan and northern Jordan
valleys. Mortar shells burst near the settlements of Hamadya, Tirat Zvi . and Kfar Ruppin and blasted river
crossing points at Umm Tutz and Umm Sidra. A two-hour artillery duel took place near the Allenby Bridge, the
chief thoroughfare for traffic between Jordan and the West Bank. During the night, saboteurs damaged an un-
used railway line near Kalkilya. Police are investigating.
An eyewitness to the clash at the Allenby. Bridge remarked on the incongruity of the situation. During
the day the span resembles a heavily trafficked international crossing with a steady stream of private cars, trucks
and buses and customs officials doing their normal routine duties. But at sundown the movement of vehicles
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Kasle Family Sets Up $250,000 Endowment Fund for Hillel Day School
A contribution of $250,000 to the Hillel Day School for the creation of a special endowment fund has been announced by Mr. and
Mrs. Abe Kasle in behalf of the Kasle family.
Mr. and Mrs. Abe Kasle
Mr. Basle stated, in making the announcement on Wednesday, that "This money is not to be used for the new building which is
presently in the process of being built, but the income from it is to be used to help defray the scholarship program of the Hillel Day School.
The $250,000 gift is in addition to the $70,000 already contributed by the Kasles to the building fund.
In his announcement of the $250,000 gift, Mr. Kasle said:
"This fund could act as a nucleus to start an all-day high school to take care of graduates from Hillel, other schools and congre-
gations and the United Hebrew Schools. Something can and should be worked out in conjunction with the Midrasha whereby we will be able
to train boys and girls from the ninth grade on, who would become informed lay people, and perhaps some of the young people will take
up teaching in the Hebrew schools as a profession. The rates now paid to Hebrew school teachers are anywhere from $12,000 to $15,000 a
year, and with conditions as they, are this figure may go higher. This certainly makes for a good, steady and well-paying profession.
"It is our hope that this will induce our younger generation to work towards a teaching profession, and also, we might get good
lay and professional leadership, with a knowledge and feeling for Jewish life. And who knows, we may even get some rabbis out of this
group. But at least in the 21st Century, which is drawing very close, we will have knowledgeable, informed Jewish leadership."