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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-05-02

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5 Days to Go . . .
Many Hundreds
Yet to Be Reached

Stephen Wise
Letters Point to
Historic Incidents

Recalling
Bar-Ilan Memory

Commentary
Page 2

VOLUME LV—No. 7

Detroit's devoted army of volunteers carries on a drive to
enroll every member of our community as a participant in
the Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund . . . If
YOU have not been reached, contact the campaign office and
share in the important task of upholding the hands of
Israel's fighters for security and of assuring availability of
necessary funds for the 50 local and national agencies in-
cluded in the campaign.

Make the Closing
Function on May 7
an Assured Victory

THE JEWISH NEWS
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Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper — Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle

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17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit 48235—VE 8-9364—May 2, 1969

Paying Honor
to Dedicated
Army of Detroit
Volunteer
Campaigners

Editorial
Page 4

$7.00 Per Year; This Issue 20c

eGaulle Pro-Arab Policies
B elieved Remaining in Force;
B ig Four Talks Reach Impasse

Weizmann Institute
Elects Dr. A. B. Sabin
As Its President

REHOVOT (JTA) — The Weiz-
mann Institute of Science has el-
ected Dr. Albert B. Sabin, a re-
search professor at Cincinnati Un-
iversity who developed the oral
Vaccine against polio, as its next

president.

Dr. Sabin accepted the post when
he was informed of his election via
overseas telephone. He will succeed
Meyer Weisgal,
who is approach-
ing t h e retire-
ment age of 75.
He is expected
to take office to-
ward the end of
this year.
Dr. Sabin, 62,
Dr. Sabin
was born in Bialy-
stok, Russia, and came to the Un-
ited States as a child in 1921. He
received his medical degree from
New York University in 1931.
In another development, the
Weizmann Institute conferred an
honorary fellowship Sunday on Dr.
Abraham L. Sachar, chancellor
and former president of Brandeis
University in Waltham, Mass. The
ceremonies, held at a special meet-
ing for the institute's board of gov-
ernors, were addressed by Dr.
Sachar, U.S. Ambassador Wal-
worth Barbour; Dewey Stone,
chairman of the board of gover-
nors; and Weisgal.
The board approved the appoint-
ment of Prof Gerhard Schmidt,
head of the chemistry department,
as the new director of the Institute.

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (JTA)—Ambassador Armand Berard, the French representative at the Big Four Mid-
east talks, was seeking to dispel fears expressed throughout the Arab world that France will abandon the pro-Arab
policies of President Charles de Gaulle who resigned Sunday after his defeat in a national referendum.
When the Four Powers met for their sixth session Tuescliy, Ambassador Berard assured his U.S., Soviet and
British counterparts that Gen. de Gaulle's resignation will have no immediate effect on French Middle East policy, in-
formed sources said.
The Big Four Talks themselves are believed to have reached an impasse. U.S. sources have indicated that they
did not expect the meetings to continue beyond early June if there is no progress. The major obstacle appeared to be
agreement among the Four Powers on Israeli withdrawl from occupied territory. The U.S. maintains that Israel can-
not be made to withdraw except to previously agreed and secure borders. The Soviet Union and France insist that

an Israeli withdrawal must come first.
State Department sources in Washington indicated Monday that France would continue in the Big Four talks under
existing authority and that no drastic changes in its policy were anticipated. The talks were advocated and brought to

fruition largely through the personal efforts of Gen. de Gaulle. Washington sources said that eventually a new French
government would have to continue de Gaulle's mandate to Ambassador Berard or make known a modification of
policy.
The French ambassador to the U.S., Charles Lucet, conferred Monday with Joseph Sisco, assistant secretary of
state for Near East affairs. A department spokesman would say only that their meeting was another in a series of
bilateral discussions of the Middle East dispute being held concurrently with the Four Power talks.
Sisco is also holding bilateral talks with Soviet Ambassador Anatoly F. Dobrynin.
French sources here said de Gaulle's pro-Arab policies were "realistic" and not likely to be repudiated by a
new government without risking new problems in North Africa. The
sources said the de Gaulle policies were in large measure from his
Riga Student's Immolation
successful efforts to reach an accommodation with Algeria after seven
years of war.
Protests USSR Prejudices
British newspapers which keep in close touch with events in Arab
LONDON (JTA) — A 21-year-old Jewish student
capitals reported "dismay" throughout the Arab world Tuesday over
at Riga University in Latvia tried April 12 to burn
de Gaulle's resignation. The Daily Telegraph, reported from Cairo
himself to death in the center of Riga as a protest
against discrimination against Jews, it was reported
that Arab leaders consider a change in France's vigorous pro-Arab
here. He was said to have shouted to Russian mar-
policies to be inevitable, inasmuch as they were personally initiated
ines to let him die or to give him freedom to emi-
by de Gaulle. The paper reported- that some Arab commentators
grate to Israel. The student was identified as Ilia
thought a new French government would lift de Gaulle's embargo on
Ripps, a mathematics student. The incident was said
arms and military equipment to combatants in the June 1967 Arab-
to have taken place in front of a liberty statue and
Israel war. The embargo has mainly affected Israel which was largely
was witnessed by two American tourists, one from
dependent on French aircraft and other arms up to June, 1967. Egypt
New Jersey, who told the story to the Geneva office
and
Syria have been fully re-armed by the Soviet Union.
of the International League for the Repatriation of
Rusiian Jews.
The London Guardian said Tuesday that in Arab eyes de Gaulle
The tourists said that they saw Ripps standing in
was playing the role of an "honest broker" in the Big Power counsels
front of the statue with his clothing soaked in gaso-
to settle the Mid East conflict. They counted on France rather than
line. He put a match to himself and was engulfed
Britain
to bring about a Four Power agreement favorable to the
in flames. A group of Russian marines rushed up to
Arab cause, especially in view of the recently improved relations be-
him and put out the blaze. The incident was said to
tween Paris and Washington. "Without de Gaulle, Nasser would prob-
have been witnessed by a large crowd. The Ameri-
ably have shown less persistence in his search for a peaceful settle-
cans said that he was brutally beaten and taken to
ment than he has," the Guardian said.)
a police station. He was reported variously to be

(Continued on Page 5)

9 From Michigan Among 220 Members of Congress
Who Signed Declaration for Direct M. E. Talks

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A bipartisan declaration urging the Arab states to enter into direct peace negotiations
with Israel and opposing attempts by outside powers to impose a Mid East settlement has been signed so far by 200 mem-
bers of the Senate and House of Representatives. The declaration was drafted by Sen. Hugh Scott, Pennsylvania
Republican, and Sen. Abraham Ribicoff, Connecticut Democrat. Among the signatories are Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of
Massachusetts, the Democratic whip, and Sen. Edmund S. Muskie of Maine, the Democratic vice presidential candidate
in the 1968 election.
Members of the Michigan delegation in Congress who signed the declaration include Senator Philip A. Hart and
Congressman Charles C. Diggs, Martha Griffiths, Gerald Ford, William Broomfield, Gary Brown, Edward Hutchinson,
James Harvey and Elford Cederberg.
The declaration condemned "one-sided United Nations resolutions which ignore Arab violations of the cease-fire
and which censure Israel's reply and counter-action." In it the lawmakers said, "We deeply regret that Israel's Arab
neighbors, after three futile and costly wars, still refuse to negotiate a final peace settlement with Israel. We oppose
any attempt by outside powers to impose halfway measures not conducive to peace." The declaration added that "to
ensure direct negotiations and to secure a contractual peace settlement, freely and sincerely signed by the parties
themselves, the U.S. should oppose all pressures upon Israel to withdraw prematurely and unconditionally from any
, .
(Continued on Page 10)

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(Continued on Page 7)

Allied Jewish Campaign's
Victory Dinner Wednesday

With a total of $9,218,000-97 per cent
of the total amount subscribed in the 1968
campaign—reported pledged at the final re-
port meeting of the Allied Jewish Campaign-
Israel Emergency Fund, Monday, the many
hundreds of workers are preparing for the
victory dinner, to be held Wednesday at the
Shaarey Zedek.
It is anticipated that this year's total will
exceed by far the amount raised last year.
At the victory dinner, Ahuva Zadok,
noted Israeli singer, will be featured.
Telethon solicitations will continue during
this entire week-end and on Monday and
Tuesday.

(Detailed story,

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