Our President-Elect--Our Prayer for His Welfare
Vox poptai, vox Del—the voice of the people (is) the voice of God—
is the verdict of Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1968, now being accepted by the entire
American nation. And with this acceptable ancient Latin rule for political
conduct, we now settle down to the business of reuniting the American
People, of resolving to bring peace to our cities and to the world, of striving
for an end to hatreds and passions, of a cessation of fears and suspicions.
Richard Milhouse Nixon will be our President commencing on Jan.
20, 1969, and even now, prior to that day, we must continue to labor to-
. gether for the common good. We must provide the sinews for peace, just
as we have hitherto given means to fight wars. We must strive for the
kind of amity that makes people of all faiths, all races, kinsmen as con-
Americans never abandon the right to criticize, to protest indignities,
to defend ideas, especially if they are those of the minority. But in such
an ideological setting we also strive for the unity that spells the welfare
of our entire people.
In this sense, we pray for the health and well being of President-
Elect Richard M. Nixon. We wish him strength and uninterrupted good
health so that our nation may be assured direction from the man chosen
to lead us in the four years ahead. May the new President and this Nation
be blessed in the spirit of our democratic ideals !
THE JEWISH NEWS
A Weekly Review
Vol. LI V., No. 8
of Jewish Events
17100 W. 7 Mile Rd.—VE 8-9364—Detroit 48235 Nov. 8, 1968
Israel, Again Embattled,
Rejects Surrender Terms;
Major Threats From USSR
With Soviet Russia providing the sinews of war to the Arab states that have
renewed assaults on Israel, and with the USSR therefore again emerging as the major
threat to Israel's security, the Middle East has again become a battleground, and a
continuing state of terror has been imposed upon the area.
Egypt's attacks on Israel brought extensive retaliatory acts by Israel, while the
peace within Israel-held territories again has been disrupted. Many casualties are re-
ported, and the tensions have mounted to a high pitch, with the issues again having
been placed on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council.
(Direct JTA Teletype Wires to The Jewish News)
JERUSALEM—Many Arab shops reopened in East Jerusalem Tuesday as a pro-
Faith 1n the Future of America
From Stephen Vincent Benet's "Listen to the People"
Our voice is not one voice but many voices,
Not one man's, not the greatest, but the people's.
The blue sky and the fifty states of the people,
Many in easy times, but one in the pinch.
Our voice is all the objectors and dissenters,
And they sink and are lost in the groundswell of the people,
Once the people rouse, once the people wake and listen.
We are the people. Listen to us now.
Say you we're puny? We built Boulder Dam.
We built Grand Coulee and the T. V. A.
We built them out of freedom and our sweat.
We made the seas of wheat, the seas of corn.
We made five states a sea of wheat and corn.
We built the cities and the skyscrapers, but it wasn't enough.
We lost our way for a while, but we've found our way.
We know it and we'll hold it and we'll keep it.
We'll tell it to the world. We're saying it:
Freedom to speak and pray,
Freedom from want and fear—
That's what we're building.
test strike begun by Arab merchants last Saturday appeared to be petering out. Owners
of 15 shops and restaurants that were seized by police Sunday have appealed to the
high court of justice, and police authorities were called on to defend the legality of
According to authorities, the Arab premises were confiscated to serve as billets
for extra policemen assigned to maintain order in East Jerusalem where tensions ran
high. The Arab merchants there went on strike Saturday in a gesture of protest on the
51st anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. The strike was continued Sunday, Monday
and Tuesday because of the confiscations. Monday night, burning rags were thrown into
three Arab shops whose owners did not observe the strikes, but the fires were put out
before they could cause damage. Police continued to patrol the streets Tuesday but no
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Javits, Ribicoff Re-Elected;
Many Congressmen Win
U. S. Senators Jacob Javits of New York and Abraham
Ribicoff of Connecticut were re-elected for six-year terms.
Jewish members of the 91st Congress will include Sidney
M. Yates, Illinois; Samuel M. Friedel, Maryland; Charles S.
Joelson, New Jersey; Lester L. Wolff, Seymour Halpern, Ben-
jamin S. Rosenthal, Emanuel Celler, Bertram L. Podell, Leon-
ard Farbstein, James H. Scheuer, Jacob H. Gilbert, Richard
L. Ottinger, New York; and Joshua Eilberg, Pennsylvania.
In the Michigan contests, Robert Nederlander was elected
a member of the University of Michigan Board of Regents.
Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney S. Jerome Bronson
was elected to the Court of Appeals.
Judge Joseph Pernick won in the race for Wayne County
The election of Southfield Mayor James Clarkson to Dis-
trict Court will, in January, elevate Council President Norman
Feder to the mayoralty of Southfield.
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1968 Book Fair
Max M. Fisher Believed Slated for Cabinet Post
Max M. Fisher
The election of Richard M. Nixon as President of the United States places Detroiter Max M.
Fisher in one of the most favored positions in the next administration.
Fisher is believed to be slated for a cabinet post. He could well be chosen for the post of Sec-
retary of the Treasury, but there is also the probability of his being named Secretary of Housing and
Urban Affairs. As the recently-chosen chairman of New Detroit, and as Nixon's appointee, early
in October, as his special adviser on urban and community affairs, it appears likely that the urbal
affairs post is the one the President-elect had planned for the Detroiter at the outset.
There has been some talk also of Fisher being named U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St.
James, but his selection by Nixon as his community affairs adviser seems to point to the cabinet post
dealing with such affairs.
Fisher was at Nixon's side on numerous occasions. He was among his most loyal supporters,
he headed the Concerned Citizens for Nixon which he had organized. He introduced him at numerous
functions and he especially labored in his behalf in Jewish ranks.
For three years national general chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, Fisher is presently'
UJA president. He is chairman of the executive committee of the Jewish Welfare Federation, served
as Federation president and as chairman of the Allied Jewish Campaign and is one of the largest con-
tributors to UJA in this country. He headed successful Community Chest drives here. He holds
honorary doctorates from Ferris Institute and Bar-Ilan University.
Annual Book Fair, spon-
sored by the Jewish Com-
munity Center with several
will open at the Center Sat-
urday. Highlighting this
year's Book Fair will be
an exhibition of material
from American Jewish Ar-
chives and a display of hun-
dreds of books of Jewish
interest. Prominent authors
will address the many func-
tions planned during the
period of Nov. 9-20.
Detailed Stories, Page 48
Editorial, Page 4