10—Friday, September 19. 1969
AKommittee Disturbed at 'Counter-Trend'
in Civil Rights Under Nixon Administration
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS i
Wilbur Cohen Offers Prescription .
for Wiping Out Poverty at Annual
lireetinti of JFCS,
At the annual meeting of the
"We can eradicate poverty in
the 1970s in the United States if Jewish Family am! Children's
we have a true sense of national Service, the following were elected
priorities" said Dr. Wilbur J. Co- as board members:
For three-year terms. Mrs. John
hen at the 'annual meeting of the
Jewish Family and Children's C. Hopp Sr., Mrs. Alfred L.
Service and Resettlement Service Deutsch, Mrs. Maxwell II. Lapides.
Tuesday. Dr. Cohen, dean of the Norman H. Rosenfeld; for a two-
school of education, University of year term. Dr. Conrad Giles; for
Michigan, and secretary of health, a one-year term, Peter B. Cope-
education and welfare under Pres- land. Board members re-elected to
ident Johnson, spoke on "The three-year terms were Mrs. Mor-
Emerging World of 1976". ris J. Brandwine, Albert M. Col-
lie noted that in 1969 there man. Bruce E. Thal. Mrs. Norman
Were 25,000.000 people living be- Wachter and- William H. Wets-
low the poverty line and that it man.
would cost approximately S11,000.-
Arnold Faudman, president of
000.000 a year to bring these fam- the Jewish Family and Children's
ilies up to a minimum standard of Service, in his annual report, said
that some 30 families have been
Another major priority, he in- relocated from riot-torn areas
dicated, is the development of since July 1967 with funds sp-
an effective educational system, propriated by the Jewish Commu-
with greater emphasis on educa- nity Foundation.
Lion of the pre-school child. To
The agency also is considering.
do this, it is important to get
with the Jewish Welfare Federa-
rid of the property tax as the
tion urban affairs committee, sev-
method of financing elementary eral demonstration projects to
and secondary education, he serve families in the inner city-
said. core: The agency also has encour-
More _than 50.000.000 people do aged the development of more ac-
not have any Blue Cross-Blue cessible mobile food stamp distri-
Shield protection, and - 25,000,000 bution centers. "It is hoped that
have inadequate coverage, said such a food distribution center
Dr. Cohen. who favors a health in-; will he set up soon in the Jewish
surance plan for every person Community Center Building,"
from birth to death. Family plan- Faudman said.
Mrs. Samuel J. Caplan, presi-
ning clinics on a voluntary basis
should he set up throughout thedent o f R ese
United States, he said, adding her annual report noted that 34
that it would cost $120,000,000 families-97 individuals—had ar-
more than we are presently spend- rived between May 1968 and Sep-
ing and would he a most produc- tember 1969. more than double
tive use of funds. - the number of refugee families
Dr.' Cohen felt that President who had come to Detroit in the
Nixon is to he commended for pro- nrevious year. As of this month.
posing the overhaul of the welfare Poland has again closed the door
system, but said, a more radical on refugees. but there are 900
revision is necessary: the federal Jewish families waiting. in Italy
government should take over the for relocation.
welfare system totally and admin-
It also was noted - that 235
ister it through the Social Security
restitution and indemnification
System, thus freeing the states to
claims were processed during
increase their funds for basic edu-
1968, and clients received
awards totaling 5120,000 from
Dr. Cohen favored a national
the German government - for
guaranteed annual income, sug-
gesting that such a plan should
begin with the aged, then pro-
gressively extend to the blind
and disabled until the system is
Israeli Pilots Urge
Action Before UN
TEL AVIV (JTA)—The Israeli
Pilots Associatipn has urged the
government to take action before
the United Nations General As-
sembly to secure the release of
two Israeli nationals held by Syria
after their TWA airliner was hi-
jacked to Damascus 'Aug. 29. the
oilots cabled Minister of Transport
It was learned that the Interna-
tional Federation of Airline Pilots
Association (IFALPA) will hold a
meeting in Israel Nov. 5 'to 'dis-
cuss operational problems result-
ing from the hijacking of civilian
airliners. Pilots from many coun-
tries are expected to attend the
meeting as well as observers from
eastern countries. •
(In London Wednesday, the As-
sociation of British Travel Agents
assured the Zionist - Federation that
it was taking all possible measures
to secure the release of .the' two
Israelis detained in Syria. The as-
surances were given by Dennis
Walsh, chairman of the. associa-
tion, in response to an inquiry by
the Zionist Federation. Walsh said
his organization was acting inde-
pendently of what any individual
members might do.)
New drugs and treatments are
usually successful in reducing high
blood pressure, a disease which
can do tremendous damage if al-
lowed to go •unchecked, says the
enforce a policy of withholding I ment concluded by saying "justice
federal finds fro ninon-complying and morality demand a reversal
school districts Undll. rTitle VI of of the recent course of events.
the Civil Rights Act of 1964;
'A petition from the Department Vegetables From Jericho
of J Justice and the Department of
Ilealth, Education and Welfare to to- Be Exported
TEL AVIV (JTA)—Jericho,.whIch
S. Court of Appeals for the
5th Circuit, to extend the deadline enjoys a subtropical climate the
for- the desegration of 222 schools .year-round, will soon . be growing
summer-time vegetable crops for
Sustained efforts by the admin- export to Europe in the winter.
Israeli experts aided by local
istration to weaken t he Voting
Arabs in the West Bank town near
Dead Sea will instruct farmers
The AJC board noted that its
apprehension was shared by 40 in harvesting the vegetable crop
and packing it for shipment over-
lawyers of the civil rights division
of the Department of Justice com- seas. A packing houSe will be built.
prising about half the career legal
staff of the division, who last
month expressed serious misgiv-
ings regarding the softening in
civil_ rights enforcement efforts.
On Sept. 10, the same group com-
plained to Attorney General John
N. Mitchell that he had not ack-
nowledged their protests.
Declaring that the American
tion legislation authorizing the
Jewish Committee "remlins. deep-
Equal Employment Opportunity ly committed to the principle of
Commission to issue "cease and racial integration and deplores any
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- wn in. the drive toward
Failure by the administration to equality of opportunity," the state-
between Southfield & Telegraph
oppose the Whitten Amendment Ito
the appropriation bill for the de-
partments of labor and -of health.
education and welfare. which
would bar the use qr the -withhold-
Prices Quoted Over
ing of funds to compel the end of
dual school systems based on
NEW YORK—The board of goV.
errors of the American Jewish
Committee has expressed "great-
est concern" with the way the
Nixon administration has dealt
with civil rights matters. and has
made a strong plea that "both Re-
publicans ,and Democrats rededi-
cate themselves to the civil rights
Noting that the major civil rights
legislation, including the civil
rights acts of 1964 and 1968 and
the Voting Rights Act of 1965. had
been passed "with strong Repub-
lican and Democratic support,"
the AJC board of governors point-
ed to a "series of events which
frould„,appear to undermine these
achievements and to redirect the
legislative and achninistrative ef-
forts to implement laws that arc
presently on the books."
recent developments. the
Committee listed the following as
being indicative of a counter-trend
in civil right5 progress:
Opposition by the administra- -
To Deal With
Failure of the administration to
OPERATOR AT LOD:
health and property losses in-
flicted by the Nazis.
The following officers Of Reset-
tlement Service were elected:
President. Mrs. Samuej J. Cap-
lan; vice president, Jack Stattman:
secretary. Mrs. Lewis H. Manning.
and treasurer, David I. Rosin.
Board members elected are: for
three-year t e r m: Mrs. Arnold
Frank; two-year term, Hubert J.
Sidlow and Mrs. Samuel Linden:
one-year term, Norman D. Katz
and Harley Selling. Board mem-1
bers re-elected for three-year
terms are. Robert Alpern, Abra-
ham Cooper, Seymour Frank, Le-
wis H. Manning and Philip R.
Samuel Verner, executive direc-
tor of both agencies. noted that
the Child Welfare League of
America completed an accredita-
tion study of the agency and com-
mended the JFCS for its high
quality of service to children.
Lerner said that "The agency con-
tinued to emphasize their core
program—outpatient treatment of
the socially and emotionally dis-
turbed; whether it be couples
wracked by marital unhappiness,
the socially isolated adult, or the
youngster in conflict with his par- '
ents. Our focus in recent years
has been direct treatment of chil-
dren and adolescents."
He indicated that "the agency's
specialized use of placement facil-
ities. the new relationships we
have developed with the Orchards,
a residential treatment h o rn e
which serves pre-adolescent boys.
and our selective use of Bellefaire
in Cleveland as a residential treat-
ment resource for emotionally dis-
turbed boys and girls, continue our
tradition of careful use of place-
ment only where outpatient treat-
ment of the child is not advisable
Mrs. Ben Schottenfels was chair-
Michigan Heart :Association. It
takes testing to - tarot., if - you -have man - af the atmaat: meeting plan- ,
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