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July 11, 1969 - Image 28

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-07-11

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

28—Friday, July 11, 1969

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Thant Warns

He May Reca ll

Vic Mittelberg of MSU to Wrestle
at the Maccabean Games in Israel

Vic Mittelberg, an offensive
tackle on the Spartan football team
of Michigan State University, and
a heavyweight wrestler on the
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (JTA)
—Secretary General U Thant in a Spartan wrestling team, has been
special report to the United Na- • named to represent the United
tions Security Council stated that States in the Maccabean games in
he may have to withdraw the 96 Israel.
UN ceasefire observers from the
The 6-foot 4-inch, 240-pound Mit-
Suez Canal zone because "open telberg was born in Israel, and at
warfare has been resumed" along the age of three viewed the first
the Suez Canal. Thant said that the Maccabean Olympic's parade from
UN observers - cannot be expected his father's shoulders. Mittelberg
to serve as what amounts to de- said he had been waiting for these
'enseless targets in a shooting games since he came to this coun-
gallery."
try 18 years ago.

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He reported that as of July 5,
the last day for which he had a
formal report, firing across the
Suez Canal had gone on for 86

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Reburial on Masada
For Bones Believed
Remains of Defenders

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Bones be-
lieved to be the remains of Jewish
defenders of the mountain fortress
of Masada against Roman Legion.
naires 1,900 years ago were re-
buried with full military honors on
the site of that ancient fortress
near the Dead Sea. The remains
were said to belong to 27 men,
women and children who took their
own lives rather than fall into
Roman hands.
The cortege was accompanied to
the burial site by a guard of honor
and a rifle squad. Prof. Yigal
Yadin, the Hebrew University arch.
aeologist who discovered the bones
in a cave while excavating around
Masada, read a selection from an
address of Elazar Ben Yair, the
commander of Masada during the
seige. Others officiating at the re-
burial ceremonies were Gen. Shlomo
Goren, chief chaplain of Israel's
armed forces, and Dr. Zerach War-
haftig, minister of religious affairs.
Some controversy surrounded the
authenticity of the bones. Prof.
Yadin himself said there was no
proof that all of the skeletons be-
longed to the Masada defenders or
that they dated from the same pe-
riod. But religious authorities in-
sisted that the remains be given
heroes' burial on the Mount of
Olives outside Jerusalem. The cere-
monies were to have taken place
in March but were postponed while
a special Cabinet committee con-
sidered the evidence. The Commit-
tee eventually recommended re-
burial but the site selected was
Masada. a remote location, rather
than the Mount of Olives.

Halprin Youth Hostel
Dedicated at Nathanya

TEL AVIV (JTA)—The Rose L.
I Halprin youth hostel was dedicat-
ed at Kibbutz Bohan near Nathan-
ya last week. It will serve Jewish
youth from abroad who come to
: Israel for the "Shenat Sherut"—

a year of voluntary service.
Dr. Israel Goldstein chairman
of Keren Hayesod, spoke at the

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dedication ceremonies which were
attended by local officials and
foreign guests.
The hostel is named for Mrs.
Rose L. Halprin, American wom-
an Zionist leader who served for

during the month of June there
were 21 incidents of firing by
Egyptian forces and five by Is-
raeli forces on UN personnel or
installations.
He said the shooting "further
demonstrates the degree of disre-
gard which now prevails for the
Security Council cease-fire in the
canal sector." He added, "It is
certainly true to say that since
June 1967. the level of violence
in the Middle East has never been
higher than it is at present."
Thant said that he felt com-
pelled to warn the council that if
the observers continue to be fired
on, he would have "no choice"
but to consider their future dis-
position. including possible with-
drawal. after consultations with
the governments providing the ob-
servers. He said that UN ob-
servers. their posts, shelter and
equipment had been targets.
(The British Foreign Office ex-
pressed agreement with Thant's
grim assessment. It issued a state-
ment saying, "U Thant's warning
confirms our impression that there
has been a deplorable increase in
incidents along the cease-fire
lines with the consequent danger
of escalation. This points out still
again the urgent need for a set-
tlement and for restraint by both
sides.")
He said that if the situation con-
tinued. it could "render vain ef-
forts for a peaceful settlement and
it could even be the overture to
more general and intensive hos-
tilities" in the Middle East.

Israel Museum
Acquires Another
Dead Sea Scroll

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Prof. Yigal
Yadin has announced the acquisi-
tion by the Israel Museum of an-
other Dead Sea Scroll, known as
the "Temple Scroll."
About 30 feet long, it is the
longest in Israel's possession. The
scroll contains, in Hebrew, rules
concerning the Temple, feasts and
kings, Prof Yadin, the arch-
aeologist, said the scroll had been
obtained from an East Jerusalem
Arab who deals in antiquities. The
reported purchase price, other
sources said, was about $71,000.

Dr. Goldmann Will Visit
I Australia for Conference

MELBOURNE (JTA) — Dr. Na-
1 hum Goldmann, president of the
World Jewish Congress, will make
his first visit to Austraia later
this year to attend the Southeast
I Asian Conference of Jewish Corn-
' munal Leaders.
i Held in Sydney, Melbourne
and Canberra, Nov. 30 to Dec. 5,
Dr. Goldmann's planned visit was
I inspired by renewed WJCongress
interest in Pacific and Southeast
Asian Jewish communities. The
Congress considers these com-
munities among the most isolated
Jewish population centers in the
world. One of the purposes of the
conference is to bring these Jewish
communities closer together. So
far, few of the leaders represent-
ing the communities have indi-

many years as president of Ha-
dassah and as chairman of the
American section of the Jewish cated their willingness to attend
Agency.
the conference.

Greco-R o m an and free-style
wrestling in the .Maccabean
games.

Only one problem faces Mittel-
berg at the present time. His
father passed away last fall and
he would like his mother to accom-
pany him to Israel. Currently, Al
Dorow, assistant football coach at
MSU, is trying to raise transpor-
tation money for Mrs. Mittelberg.
Donations can be sent to Al Do-
row, 215 Jenison Fieldhouse, Mich-
igan State University. Checks
should be made to Paula Mittel-
berg.

Mittelberg, who resides in Sko-
kie, HI., qualified for the /theca-
bean games when he won three
wrestling bouts at the national
qualification meet in New `fork.
He is expected to wrestle both

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