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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-01-10

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Prof. Howard's Biography of Frank Murphy
Reviews Jurist's Racial, Liberal Attitudes

Frank Murphy, one-time Detroit gonism that existed between Mur-
Mayor, Michigan Governor, U.S. phy and Mr. Justice Felix Frank-
Attorney General and an Associate furter, Prof. Howard states: "It
Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was Frankfurter who provoked
had decided Murphy's half-jesting, yet incisive
views on many confession that he 'really did not
questions, includ- care much for Jews—until some-
ing anti - Semit- body jumps on them.' "
ism, and in the
But Murphy had many Jewish
view of his bio- friends and associates when in
grapher, Prof J. high positions in Detroit and in
Woodford H o w- Michigan. As mayor he addressed
ard of Johns numerous Jewish gatherings and
Hopkins Univer- he was especially outspoken in
sity, was the support of the Zionist cause when
most libertarian he addressed an overflow gather-
of the high court ing in the old Lafayette Theater.
Murphy
justices.
It was when the Detroit Zionists
The story of the life of the emin- met to protest Britain's failure to
ent Michigander is told in How- protect Jews during the Arab riots
ard's book, "Mr. Justice Murphy," in 1929.
published by Princeton Press.
Prof. Howard explains that
For jurists and lawyers, this
Frankfurter, the "excitable and
volume is a must, as an evaluative
scrappy intellectual," "had ill-
account of legal opinions and con-
concealed contempt for the Irish-
troversies.
man's (Murphy's) intellect and
It is a marvelous study of a
night life" and that "Murphy in
Politician, and it has a great bear-
turn came to regard Justice
ing on the struggles for human
Frankfurter's professional habits
decencies in many of which the
as tiresome and tangential."
late Mr. Justice Murphy had par-
The question is posed by the
ticipated.
biographer whether Murphy sub-
Murphy's attitudes on persecu- stituted personal compassion for
tions during the Nazi era are in- law, and he quotes Frankfurter on
terestingly tackled. The author this score: "Your biographers (in
refers to a comment made by 1986) will have to face the ques-
Supreme Court Justice Murphy tion: which is the more courageous
to his brother George that he character—a sensitive humanitar-
wants to utilize the Constitution ian who has taken the oath as a
—"the great charter"—"wher- judge, with the resulting confined
- ever it is necessary to sustain freedom of a judge to give expres-
the rights of man." And there- sion to his own compassion and
upon Prof. Howard states about therefore does not yield to his com-
Murphy's views on the Consti- passion, or the same person who
tution:
thinks 'his compassion is the meas-
"That he invoked it more ure of law? What is the difference
than necessary was simply addi- between you and Louis XIV, who
tional evidence that racial equal- said 'I am the law,' when you say
ity was his last passionate cru- 'I am the law, jurisdiction or no
sade. Taking advantage of his jurisdiction'? After long meditation
position to fight the 'moral and the most merciful suspension
epidemic' of racial prejudice, of judgment, the aforesaid bio-
the Justice by speech and pam- graphers will conclude that their
phlet, by organizing rallies and Justice failed to keep in mind the
buttonholing reporters, concen- vital doctrine of separation of
trated his extracurricular ener- Church and State, more particular-
gies on the brotherhood move- ly in that he exercised the com-
passionate privileges of a priest
ment.
"Typically his member- when in fact he was only a
ships were reduced to a Philip- judge."
pines relief society, an Indian
protection league, and a Chris-
281 Israelis Killed
tian Committee Against Nazi
Persecution of the Jews, which' Since June 1967
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Mili-
he agreed to head with Wendell
tary authorities said Monday
Willki e. This organization,
that Israel had suffered 281 kill-
though reduced in ultimate effec-
tiveness by conflicts among ed and 1,115 wounded since the
end of the Six-Day War in June
other members of the board, was
an all-Christian group formed to
1967.
The Arabs lost 600 guerrillas
combat anti-Semitic propaganda.
dead and 1,500 captured, plus a
Murphy, who thoroughly enjoyed
retooling his oratory once the substantial number of casual-
ties among regular Arab
crusade began, became the
armies. The authorities said
group's ace evangelist at broth-
several hundred Jordanian reg-
erhood rallies because of his
ulars and irregulars were be-
conviction that 'thus far no one
has undertaken to put the prob- lieved to have been killed inside
lem before the American people Jordanian territory.
There were 1,280 border inci-
as it should be put—that is as
dents reported, 920 of them on
the burden of the Christian and
the majority group to be solved the Jordanian front.
in order that justice will be done
in the laud.' That he sometimes
labelled anti-Semitism as racism Biomedical Studies Center
spoke volumes about the speak- Inaugurated at Technion
er, who was- awarded- the Amer-
HAIFA
— A distinguished audi-
.
ican Hebrew Medal in 1945. But
to Murphy and • most listeners, ence including many of Israel's
leading
doctors
and scientists at-
such ironies mattered little.
Jews were being 'jumped on.' tended the inauguration ceremony
Without distinction as to forum, of the .Julius Silver Institute of
and with only slight concession Biomedical Engineering Sciences
of style, `a strong new champion at the Technion-Israel Institute of
Technology.
for an imperative cause' preach-
The ,new Institute, established
ed the gospel at every oppor-
tunity that one who embraces with a $250,000 gift from Julius
the 'virus' of prejudice 'in reality Silver, a prominent New York
makes war on the Christian attorney, is providing support for
faith and the Constitution of the the advanced biomedical engineer-
ing research projects being carried
United States.' "
Yet, while describing the anta- out in the Technion's laboratories.

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pects. It throws light on the Flint It is a splendid biography excep-
sit-down strike during Murphy's tionally well organized.
governorship. It relates to his con-
troversy with Solicitor General
'mouea 's•iiettIM ellert
Prof. Howard exonerates Mur- Robert Jackson over proposals to
phy, declaring that he "has be- investigate the Nazi anti-Semitic
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come a symbol of issues that trends. It has much to do with the
transcend his personal impact on religious views of the hero of this
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Murphy was a very close ism, personal freedom, determined
friend and admirer of Father attitudes of the Michigan leader
Coughlin, but they broke rela- who rose to the high court and was
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tionships over the Royal Oak among FDR's very close friends.
priest's anti-Semitism. In 1936
Coughlin opposed Murphy in his
campaign for re - election as
mayor of Detroit. Coughlin, it
will be recalled, also led a cam-
paign against his former idol,
Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Trimmed Rite, Priced Rite)
Prof. Howard emphasizes, in •
spite of the Frankfurter charge,
the anti-clericalisrrt of Mr. Justice
Murphy, asserting 'that as the first
Roman Catholic on the high bench
he held on to the tradition of "im-
munity from sectarian influence"
declaring that "his judicial be-
havior was unaffected by religious
faith."

Prof. Howard's "Mr. Justice
Murphy" has many historic as-

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