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November 08, 1968 - Image 38

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-11-08

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38—Friday, November 8, 1968


THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS B-G Calls for Settlement

Cecilia R. Davidson, 77, Aided Emigres, Refugees


cilia Razovsky Davidson, a social
worker and civil servant who de-
voted her career to aiding immi-
grants and refugees, died in San
Diego Sept. 28 at age 77, the Jew-
ish Telegraphic Agency learned.
Mrs. Davidson, who was active
in Jewish communal affairs even
after retiring seven years ago,
was the first Jewish civil servant

The Number of Israeli

Merchant Ships Down


HAIFA (ZINS) — Dr. Naftal
Vidra, former head of the Zim
Shipping Line, drew attention to a
disturbing situation in Israel's
merchant fleet. Whereas 10 years
ago 92 foreigners and 1,608 Israelis
served in the merchant marine, in
1964 there were 1.441 foreign sea-
men and 3.104 Israelis. At the Ares-
ent time, 40 vessels have non-Israel
captains, and 97 are captained by
Jews; 53 out of a 100 first class
ship officers are non-Jews; 51 out
of 97 chief mechanics are non-
Jews, and 200 out of 393 first-class
sailors are non-Jews. Dr. Vidra
said this situation must be rem-
edied quickly.

Aussie Premier Praises
Israel, Asserts Friendship

Minister John Gorton of Australia
recently recalled the time when
soldiers of his country and New
Zealanders fought side by side in
the Middle East with Jewish sold-
iers of Palestine and declared that
Australia's ties with Israel were
as close as ties could be between
any two countries.
Gorton spoke here at a luncheon
on behalf of the Anzac Memorial
and Forest in IsraeL He accepted
a gold medal in recognition of his
patronage of the project which
honors Australian and New Zea-
land troops who lost their lives
fighting in the Middle East during
the two world wars. The Anzac
Forest will be planted south of

Yiddish-English Lexicon
Cause for NY Celebration


NEW YORK—The appearance of
the "Modern English-Yiddish Yid-
dish-English Dictionary" by the
late Dr. Uriel Weinreich will be
celebrated Sunday at a luncheon
sponsored by the YIVO Institute
for Jewish Research at the Hotel
This original lexicographic work
which took 20 years to prepare is
the first English-Yiddish dictionary
since 1891 and the first Yiddish-
English dictionary since 1928. It
was published by YIVO in conjunc-
tion with the McGraw-Hill Book
Co. Isaac Bashevis Singer will be
guest speaker.

hired to do refugee resettlement.
She organized the Coordinating
Committee for Refugee Resettle-
ment which later became the Na-
tional Refugee Service.
Mrs. Davidson was born in St.
Louis and started her career
teaching English to foreigners at
the Jewish Educational Alliance
there. Later she worked in Wash-
ington, D.C. as inspector of the
Children's Bureau and afterwards
became secretary in the immigrant
aid department of the National
Council of Jewish Women.
In 1933, she was selected to head
a committee of immigration ex-
perts appointed by Secretary of
Labor Frances Perkins to study
conditions on Ellis Island, then an
immigrant reception center.

Home for Mentally Ill
Named for Charles Jordan

Philly Ghetto Study Finds Merchants Don't Gyp Poor

study made by Temple University
and the Academy of Food Market-
ing of St. Joseph's College here
has refuted frequent charges that
the poor in ghetto areas of Phila-
delphia are being gouged by mer-
chants who charge higher prices
than prevail in higher income
neighborhoods and sell inferior
merchandise, the Jewish Exponent
The study was administered by
Dr. Donald F. Dixon, associate
professor of marketing at Temple,
and Daniel J. McLaughlin Jr., as-
sistant professor of food market-
ing at St. Joseph's College. It
compared prices charged by stores
located in the North Philadelphia
"inner city" with prices charged
in upper income areas throughout
the city.
"The research was initiated
after the President's Commission
on Law Enforcement and the Ad-
Although approximately 1,000,- ministration of Justice found that
000 adults give up smoking ciga- rioting occurred in major cities
rettes each year, 49,000,000 other because the poor were against
persons who allegedly represented
adults continue to smoke.

of 2 Million Jews in Negev

Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
has called for the settlement of
2,000,000 Jews in the Negev and
the industrial development of that
region so that it can serve as a
center for exports to African mar-
kets. Ben-Gurion, who makes his
home in the Negev village of Sde
Boker, spoke before the Negev De-
velopment Club.
He called the region, which com-
prises two-thirds of Israel's terri-
tory and is in large measure arid
and undeveloped, "Israel's gate to
Africa," and said, "We do not need
the Suez Canal, we have a Suez
of our own." The Negev is served
by the port of Eilat, on the Gulf
of Aqaba, which leads to the Red
Sea and the Indian Ocean. Most
of Israel's trade with East Africa
and the Far East passes through

LONDON (JTA) — A home to
care for mentally ill Jewish refu-
gees from Nazi persecution and
their children will be opened here
in the name of the late Charles H.
Jordan, executive director of the
Joint Distribution Committee who
died under mysterious circum-
stances in Prague in August 1967.
The home is sponsored by the
Central British Fund for Jewish
Relief and Rehabilitation. It will
initially house 25 patients who are
presently confined to general men-
tal hospitals. The Conference on
Jewish Material Claims against
Germany has contributed $48,000
toward the $240,000 cost of the
home. Opening ceremonies will be
performed by Mr. Jordan's widow.

the principal form of their op-
pression, namely white merchants
and principally Jews who charged
high prices or sold inferior goods,"
the Exponent reported.
The Dixon-McLaughlin research
substantiated a survey of local
merchants made by the Jewish
Community Relations Council of
Philadelphia which found that
ghetto merchants "generally offer
sound merchandise at reasonable
prices and that exceptions are
rare," the Exponent reported.

Dutch-Israel Friendship

JERUSALEM—Near Nir Etsi-
von on M t. Car m el, the Rot-
terdam Forest, contributed dur-
ing the Israel week in Rotterdam,
and symbolizing the friendship
bonds between the two cities Rot-
terdam and Haifa, was recently
inaugurated in the presence of
Dr. P. I. Krop, head of the Dutch-
Israel friendship League and of
the Israel Week Rotterdam Com-
mittee, who had specially come
to the ceremony with his group
from Holland.

Newspapers Get
Things Done

Agnes Scott College Drops

Bar to Non-Gentile Staff

ATLANTA — Agnes Scott Col-
lege, whose policy against hiring
non-Christian f a c ult y members
angered the Jewish community, has
dropped the prohibition in a "re-
statement" of hiring policy.
Charles F. Wittenstein, south-
eastern area director of the Amer-
ican Jewish Committee, called the
step "a significant change" that
had eliminated a "sticky point."
Agnes Scott, a privately owned
liberal arts college for women, has
close ties to the Presbyterian
Church. Although it allows Jewish
students, it had never admitted
Jewish faculty.

Book in Czech Contains
Information on Aliya

language edition of the Jewish
Agency's booklet outlining the
rights and duties of new immi-
grants to Israel has just been
published and is being distributed
throughout Europe by the Jewish
Agency, it was announced here.
The booklet, which also outlines
immigration procedures
Arabs Jam Israeli Waves standard
privileges granted new immi-
television is being subjected to grants has been published in eight
interference by mischievous Arab languages but never in Czech.
gadgets. In order to eliminate the
ill-tempered intrusion, , the govern- Agndath Israel Launches
ment has ordered giant transis- Drive to Extend Textbook
tors in West Germany which, Benefits to Elementary Schools
NEW YORK—A drive to extend
when installed, will ensure clear
reception not only by Israeli tele- the loan of textbooks to non-public
Vision screens, but will also aid school children In New York from
Arab television set .owners in en- 1st through 6th grades was launch-
joying Israeli transmitted pro- ed by Agudath•Israel of America,
based on the recent IL S- Supreme;
court decision upholding the con-
stitutionality of -tirC state's textbook
Arali4"froni Hebron Hills
The current law grants books
Employed by JNF
YATIR, Israel—Over 400 Arabs, from 7th through 12th grades,
inhabitants of towns and villages
of the Hebron Ring in southern
Judea, have been working for the
last few months in afforestation
and land reclamation in the JNF
development area of Yatir. They
are daily brought in lorries to
workiand returned to their homes.
In order to shorten their journey,
JNE is now building a road con-
necting Samua with Yatir which
crosses the pre-1967 armistice
lines. During the current season,
'750,000 trees will be planted, the
tame number as in eitclv..of ,the
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last 'two' years.' •


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