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October 25, 1968 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-10-25

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12—Friday, October 25, 1968

Heads Humphrey Task Forces

A Heartwarmer

would like to pass on to you an incident demonstrating real_ warmth
and compassion on the part of a recent visitor to the City of Hope which
perfectly exemplifies the atmosphere at our Pilot Medical Center.


Jack Beckwith


Robert R. Nathan (left), coordinator of the

Task Forces for the
Humphrey-Muskie Campaign, discusses issues with Dore Schary,
chairman of United Americans for Humphrey-Muskie. Nathan was
economic adviser to the state of Israel. A friend and adviser to
government officials in the United States, as well as to representa-
tives of a number of newly developing nations, he was the first
choice of Vice President Hubert Humphrey, to head the policy-
recommending study groups, Task Forces, of the Democratic Presi-
dential campaign. Over 30 of these groups have been set up under
Nathan to provide additional expertise to the candidates on all the
major foreign and domestic issues confronting the United States.
Nathan's association with Humphrey dates back to the early 1950s
when both men worked closely together for Americans for Demo-
cratic Action.

The late U.S. Senator Robert F. Ken-
nedy visited the City of Hope on May 20
during his campaign tour of Southern Cali-
fornia. Before his visit to us, he learned
that Margarita Nava, a 13-year-old child
he had met two years ago on a trip to Cali-
fornia to inspect a housing project near
Fresno, was now a seriously ill patient in
our Children's Wing.

JNF Announces 4-Year Plan
to Reclaim 30,000 Israel Acres

NEW YORK (JTA)—Jewish Na-
tional Fund world chairman Jacob
Tsur announced a four-year plan
to reclaim nearly 30,000 acres of
soil in northern Israel, plant 25,-
000,000 trees in new forests and
open 500 miles of roads.
JNF President Herman L. Weis-
man said that the American Jew-
ish community will be asked to
contribute $54,000,000 needed to
complete the project.
Weisman told 1,500 delegates at-
tending the plenary session of the
JNF National Assembly here that
the region earmarked for develop-
ment extends from the northern
tip of Israel near the sources of
the Jordan River to the eastern
shores of the Sea of Galilee, a dis-
tance of 100 miles. He called the
project "imperative for Israel's
economic and physical future."
Dr. Milton Aron, JNF executive
vice president, said that since it
began activities 68 years ago, it

The opening dinner was the oc-
casion for the presentation of
citations to 66 supporters of the
JNF, including special awards to
Dr. Theodore K. Lawless of Chi-
cago, Negro philanthropist, and
to Dr. Ernest Vamos of San

Detroiter Gen. S. L. A. Marshall,
military analyst, urged the United
States government to help restore
the Mid-East balance of power
upset by Soviet renewal of weapons
to Egypt. Dr. Neumann said that
the new situation in Israel created
by the June 1967 war had imposed
on the JNF "new tasks and chal-
lenges of vital importance." He
added that "Not only all Zionists
but all true friends of Israel are
called upon to give these efforts
their whole-hearted support."

N.Y. State Agency Refuses Request
for Welfare Allowance to Buy Kosher

NEW YORK (JTA) — A request
ing was held here last July 5 and
for an increased allowance in wel-
the ruling was handed down last
fare aid by an Orthodox Jewish week, Schwartz said.
woman to buy kosher food was
The attorney reported that, in
rejected by the New York State the ruling, the state found that it
Department of Social Services, the was a fact that kosher food, par-
lawyer who represented the plain- ticularly in the meat and fowl cate-
tiff reported. gory, was more expensive than
The attorney, Harvey Schwartz, nonkosher food and that the pres-
is chairman of the social service ent city welfare food allowance
committee of the National Jewish was not adequate to purchase
Commission on Law and Public kosher food.
The denial, the lawyer said, was
Affairs (COLPA), which represent-
ed the woman in the action. based on grounds there is no state
or state social services depart-
COLPA is an Orthodox organiza-
tion formed to protect the rights of ment ruling which authorizes an
Orthodox Jews in matters of law. allowance supplementing the regu-
lar food grant for religious pur-
The woman, whose name is
being withheld, applied for the in-
He said that COLPA would prob-
crease to her city caseworker,
ably appeal the ruling to the appel-
arguing that the cost of such foods,
late division of the Supreme Court
particularly for meats and fowl,
of New York. He also reported that
was higher than that of nonkosher
he had been informed by the
foods. The caseworker rejected the
United Jewish Organization of
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a central
The woman was referred by agency for Orthodox Jewish groups

community workers to COLPA,
which applied for a "fair hear-
ing"—the equivalent of an appeal

— to

the state agency. The hear-

Senator Kennedy, upon his arrival at
the City of Hope, visited with Margarita
and then, after completing 's tour, took
even more time out from his h tic sched-
ule to go back again for a persona,
chat with the child. Margarita told us that
during their visit, she and the Senator ex-
changed gifts. He gave her his tie clasp
and she gave him a picture of herself and
a wallet.

had provided more than $300,000,-
000 for afforestation and reclama-
tion of the land of Israel.

in that area, that a "fair hearing"
would be held by the state agency
on the same request from another
Orthodox Jewish woman.

• ,

He also promised to write to her. I am
sure this heartwarming expression of con-
cern on the part of an important and busy
man will remain with Margarita and her
parents as one of the high points of her life.

I would hope that all the candidates
for the highest office in the land could
come visit your City of Hope so they too
might be inspired by our abiding concern
for the individual and, indeed, all human-



Presents their

56th Annual Dinner Dance



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