THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
^2—Friday, May 16, 1969
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Club Bars Keeping Jews Out of Executive Suite'
NEW YORK—Jews are seriously
hampered in their climb up the
executive ladder because they
often cannot acquire the kind of
soc ial lb
virtually a necessity
necessity in the world .
of big business,
ROME (JTA)—A Catholic univ- I Jewish Committee reported in
making public the findings of a
ersity teacher who had publicly
denounced a Palm Sunday church seven-year study.
The conclusions of a 450-page
sermon last year which sought to
justify the charge of deicide against report, The Social Milieu as a
Force in Executive Promotion•" by
the Jews has received a two-month
-Dr. Reed M. Powell, dean of Ohio
suspended prison sentence.
The previous acquittal of Fabri- State University's school of busi-
ness, were disclosed at the opening
zio Fabrini on charges of disrupt-
session of the Committee's 63rd
ing a church service and insulting
a priest was reversed on the ap-
peal of Rome District Attorney Dr. through Sunday at the Hotel
The report is based on inter-
Fabrini, 30, who teaches law at
the University of Florence, has views with 825 upper and middle-
been sentenced once before as a level West Coast corporate execu-
tives, and on discussions with com-
munity and business leaders be-
The case stirred considerable longing to major social clubs in
interest here since the district at- Los Angeles and San Francisco.
torney originally supported his
Among religious as distinct
demand for reversal with a legal
from racial activities, Judaism
brief purporting to show that the
"stands alone as a major nega-
Jews were punished through the
tive factor in the lives of Amer-
ages because they violated God's
ican business executives," Dr.
Powell asserts. In fact, he adds,
At the court hearing, however,
it constitutes an "almost insur-
he limited himself to arguments re- i mountable barrier" to significant
lating to the charges against Fab-
promotion because the dominant
' group "naturally turns to the
'Guilty" of Attack
The district attorney was
chastised by a Roman Catholic
cardinal for advancing, in his
original legal brief, religious
arguments that contradicted "in
letter and spirit" the Vatican
Council's Declaration on the
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Membership in businessmen's
clubs, golf, country and athletic
clubs has value far beyond mere
sociability. Dr. Powell's research
confirmed. These clubs, he says.
are "valuable centers where views
are presented, ideas are modified
and new ideas emerge." The im-
portance of such surroundings can-
not be exaggerated, he says, point-
ing out that even major business
transactions are informally han-
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He was acquitted by a judge
who declared that Father Trioni's
sermon could easily have been
viewed as an attempt to legiti-
matize acts of anti-Semitism
from the massacres of Jews in
the Middle Ages to the Nazi
slaughters of modern times.
The judge pointed out that the
charge of deicide directly contra-
dicted a Vatican Council declara-
tion absolving the Jewish people of
all guilt for the crucifixion and de-
clared that it deviated so far from
human ethics and the Church's
commands, that a public outburst
against it was not -unjustified.
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The criticism was expressed in
a letter from Michele Cardinal
Pellegrino, the archbishop of
Turin, to Father Ernesto Balducci
of Rome. It was intended for
use in ilitt'ilefense of Fabririi,
dled at such centers.
Cardinal Pellegrino wrote his
The Jew seeking advancement in
letter two weeks before the trial.
In it he said he was amazed that
a high judicial officer, in an ap-
peal against an acquittal, saw fit
to inject theological matters and
base an indictment on his own
conclusions. He said it was "absurd
and grotesque" to read a judicial
writ that misquoted and misused
Biblical passages for the express '
purpose of contradicting the "letter
and the spirit" of the Declaration
on the Jews. The letter was offered
in Fabrini's defense but he de-
clined to have it used in court.
Fabrini had shouted "buffoon" I
at the priest, Rev. Riziero Trioni
and accused him of voicing racial,
Nazi concepts during the sermon.
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Father Trioni subsequently had a
reconciliation with his parishioner
CHICAGO BRAND PARTY SALAMI
and considered the matter closed.
But his rector brought charges
ANTWERP (JTA) — The Euro-
pean Executive of the World Jew-
ish Congress condemned the Soviet
Union for its anti-Zionist propa-
ganda campaign which it said had
overtones of anti-Semitism that
created a "climate of hostility" for
the Jews in the Soviet Union.
Winding up its session, the execu-
tive also protested the failure of
the Soviet Government to remove
the disabilities suffered by Jewish
citizens who are not given the
same oportunities to develop their
religious and cultural rights that
other national minorities enjoy.
The resolution also urged that So-
viet Jews be given the right to
leave the Soviet Unix/ if they so
desired." - ' '
he does not belong to the club.
Habit or lack of clear policy can
produce this vicious circle even
when those able to offer promotion
are not personally prejudiced.
big business is caught up in a
vicious circle, Dr. Powell discov-
ered. lie is barred from social
clubs because of prejudice, then
foreclosed from promotion because
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