36—Friday, October 3, 1969
Jews. ACLU Say N.J. Schools Evaded Prayer Ban Ruling
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
NEWARK. N.J. (JTA)—A Jew- tation" period in which the 6,500 whose religious backgrounds for-
ish group here and the New Jersey students were given time to pray bids them to participate in the
kind of religious ceremony spon-
chapter of the American Civil Lib- silently if they chose.
According to state ACLU di- sored by the Netcong schools are
Each scholarship entitles the erties Union have expressed con-
placed in a cruel and intolerable
recipient to full tuition for the cern over what they consider to be rector Stephen M. Nagler, the
school year, plus $200 for miscel- the evasion by two New Jersey use of the nondenominational dilemma. They must either parti-
cipate in religious ceremonies of
prayer culled from the Congres-
laneous expenses. There are no townships of the U.S. Supreme
sional Record was "simply a a plainly Christian, sectarian char-
financial or length of service re- Court's 1962 decision barring pray-
acter or subject themselves to be-
quirements for the scholarships.
ers in public schools.
ing singled out as different and
The ACLU said it was preparing of separation of church and
unwilling to conform to the plain-
a suit against the Netcong, N.J. state.
Counselors-in-Training school board. Recently a non-de- The New Jersey Ad Hoc Com- ly expressed desires of the school
nominational prayer was recited to mittee on Church and State, which authorities.
Intited to 'Workshop
Rabbi Dresner said further
300 students assembled in the represents 16 Jewish organiza-
Teens in grades 10-12 with a de- Netcong high school gymnasium
that "the fact that the prayer
tions, secular and religious groups,
, sire to work at camp are invited before classes started.
reading is advertised as 'volun-
condemned the use of non-denom-
to join Counselors - in - Training
tary' makes the dilemma for the
Similarly in Sayreville, N.J., inational prayers and meditation
Workshop, a series of 10 two-hour classes started in all eight public
child worse rather than
periods because they "place great
sessions meeting on alternate schools with a two-minute "medi-
better. It leaves him with full
pressures on those students whose
Thursdays starting Nov. 6.
for the decision as
conscience or religion does not
Drama, crafts, games, songs,
to whether to violate his con-
permit them to participate in a
gym and swim. , basic first aid.-
science and expose himself to
religious service not of their own
nature lore, program design and
the penalties of non-conformity.
group dynamics will be included
No child of any faith should be
in the workshop. Each session is I
John Kaufman, chairman, and
placed in that position."
Meyer Fine, secretary of the Ad
headed by a resource person.
Netcong is a predominently Ro-
Hoc Committee, claimed in a man Catholic and Italian commu-
The program will provide a test-
statement issued here that the
By HERBERT G. LUFT
ing ground for abilites in camp
nity of 3,500 whose residents ap-
(Copyright, 1969, JTA, Inc.)
"voluntary" aspect of the religious
parently supported the school
The training workshop also is ' Sophia Loren was on the set of exercises in Netcong did not alle- board's decision.
the pressure because "it is
open to those who already have the Joseph E. Levine' picture
camp experience. A wider variety "Sunflower," produced by Carlo clear that the school is sponsoring
and encouraging a form of worship
of assignments requiring greater Ponti and Arthur Cohn.
Otte ~ inat atop ualituatia
She gave her impression of Is- and those who do not participate
skills will be included.
Registeration in the group serv- rael where she made a movie will be under great pressure to do
ices office of the Jewish Center is "Judith," just five years ago.
, "Israel derives much of its
necessary by Oct. 31.
The statement said, "We do
strength from the soil of the Holy not recognize a neutral religious
Land; her people have an earthy,
The variety of religions
Israeli Gets Vienna Lead healthy quality—a will power and
has enriched American life and
VIENNA (JTA)—The municipal-
' ingenuity that makes the dry, and
the imposition of, or encourage.
ly-owned Theater an der Wein has barren desert bloom again after
ment for, .a neutral religious
signed the Israeli actor, Yossi
S I-1 (1 E ti
2,000 years of erosion," said the
exercise is similar to the form of
Yadin, to play the principal role
famed Italian star who speaks
state worship from which the
in a new musical based on the
English with the poise and per- Pilgrims fled and whose experi-
novel "The Postmaster" by Alex-
real queen. "I do love
ence led to the prohibition of
ander Pushkin. Yadin has pre- fection of a
establishment of religion by the
viously appeared in Vienna as the the Israelis very much!"
state in the First Amendment."
milkman Tevya in "Fiddler on
the Roof." He has been signed for war on the lives of little people,"
The Netcong school superintend-
15224 W. 7 MILE ROAD
the title role in the musical says Miss Loren. Its theme em- ent, Joseph M. Stracco, said that it
Blks. E. of Greenfield
braces all the profound drama in was not the intention of the school
a double odyssey in which a wife board to violate the Constitution or
searches for her husband lost at defy the Supreme Court. He said
Hours: 10 to 6
the battlefield of Russia and the the prayer service before the
spouse in return vainly tries to school day was intended to encour-
110 II 1 .1
find his woman until it comes to age "the love of one's neighbor,
Sept. 25—To Mr. and Mrs. Den the tragic encounter that enfolded brotherhood and respect for the in-
nis Green (Anita Sheppard), 29315 before the cameras just during our .dividual."
Rambling Rd., Southfield, a son,
Rabbi Israel Dresner, of Spring-
of heartbreak, hope, and despair
field, N.J., president of the New
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of two Neapolitan newlyweds (So-
Jersey Region of the AJ Congress,
Sept. 25—To Mr. and Mrs. Paul phia Loren and Marcello Mastro- claimed that the prayer which con-
Shwedel (Adrienne Baron), 20821
' eluded with the words, "In the
Kenosha, Oak Park, a daughter, the husband is sent to the Russian Redeemer's name we pray" was
front in World War II,
- unacceptable to those not of the
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I The film reveals that the Nazis. Christian faith."
Sept. 24—To Mr. and Mrs. Arn-
Rabbi Dresner said in a tele-
old M. Fink (Barbara Stern), as allies on the battlefields, actu- gram to Palmer NI Stracco, presi-
ally turned on them with a ferocity
15643 Jeanette, Southfield, a son,
of the Netcong school board
which is hard to fathom. Resentful
Robert Aaron. -
of the fact that Italy was giving that "Jewish children and others
way to the advancing Allied forces.
Sept. 20 — To Mr. and Mrs. A. the German army withheld food,
Stuart .Schwartz (Sandra Gold- ammunition and clothing from their
141 West Maple Rd.
berg), 19884 Cranbrook. a son. Da- comrades in arms during the ter-
Midwest 6 - 1440
rible winter campaign, abandoning
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them when injured or in need of
Thu re., Fr i.
Sept. 18—To Dr. and Mrs. Ber- help. Mastroianni portrays one of
nard L. Toft ( Marlene Soverinsky), the Italian soldiers, an unwilling
22700 Shevington, Southfield,
a patriot, who is left to die by the
daughter, Alyssa Joyce.
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The Russian press labeled "Sun-
Sept. 16—To Mr. and Mrs. Her- flower" a "great anti-war story"
bert Freedland (Rona Lawson), and called Sophia Loren an
17600 Adrian. Southfield, a son, "ambassador of world understand-
ing" when she went with the pro-
duction company to the Soviet
Sept. 12—To Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Union this summer for exteriors
Edelstein (Barbara Boxman of De- in Moscow, and in Poltova within
troit) of Honolulu., a son, David the agricultural center of the
Sept. 7—To Mr: and Mrs. Rich-
"When I was young I had an
ard Walker (Carole Ross), 14761 elderly friend who used often to
Talbot, Oak Park, a daughter, Mi- ask me to stay with him in the
country. Be was a religious man
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and he read prayers to the assem-
Aug. 31 — To Mr. and Mrs. Lee bled household every morning. But
Lasser (Edene Ogoroskin), 5508 he had crossed out in pencil all
Tamerlane, Birmingham, a daugh- the passages in the Book of Com-
ter, Allison Renee.
mon Prayer that praised God. He
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said that there was nothing so vul-
1800 S. Woodward, Birmingham f•p••••
Aug. 19—To Mr. and Mrs. Law- gar as to praise people to their
1. Wks. north of If Mi.. West side-corner of Smith )
rence K. Snider (Maxine Bobman faces and, hi self a gentleman, he
of Philadelphia). 1312 Lafayette could not bell ve that God was so
For your convenience ... we hare hot coffee 7 dap a
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week, Is to p p.m., Sundays from 12 to 6 p.m.
Towers E., a daughter, Stephanie ungentlemanly as to like it."—W.
Central Overall Awards Scholarships to 6 Students
Central Overall Supply Co. hon-
ored the first six Schaver Scholar-
ship holders and their parents at
a dinner Wednesday at the Engi-
neering Society of Detroit.
The scholarships at Wayne State
University are the first to be grant-
ed to children of employes of Cen-
tral Overall through the Morris
and Emma Schaver Foundation.
Mr. Sehaver was the late president
of the company.
The scholarship holders are:
Mary Whitaker, 4486 Sheridan:
Patricia Davis, 6396 Canfield:
Sharon Leonard, 14753 • Novara:
Anita Cohen, 23011 Radelift. Oak
Park: Rebecca Groff, 507 Vester,
Ferndale: and Paul Maceri Jr.,
OP Symphony to Open
Season Under Rosen
The Oak Park Symphony, under
the direction of Jerome Rosen, will
open its fifth concert season 8:30
p.m., Oct. 14 at the Oak Park High
The program will include per-
formances of the Rosamunde Over-
ture by Schubert. Symphonie Con-
certante by Mozart, and Braham's
Symphony No. 1.
Rosen will be featured on violin
in the Symphonic Concertante. In
addition to directing the Oak Park
Symphony, he is associate con-
certmaster of the Detroit Sym,
phony. Philip Porbe• also of the
Detroit Symphony, will be featured
on viola in the Symphonic Concer-
The symphony will present three
more concerts. Nov. 30, Feb. 15
and April 7. Season tickets may
be obtained at the Oak Park Com-
munity Center, Oak Park Library
and Mumford Music.
Sept. 28—To Mr. and Mrs. Ger-
ald Cook (Barbara Pollak). 28150
Sutherland, Southfield, a daugh-
ter, Cheryl Rebecca.
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Sept. 27—To Dr. and Mrs. Ken-
neth L. Shmarak (Suzanne Plot-
kin) 25603 Briar, Oak Park. a son,
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