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October 10, 1969 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-10-10

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

0—Friday, October 10, 1969

Hall, 1
Abe Fortas to Open Bnai Moshe To
End School Bias, ADL Appeal Urges
is Topic NEW YORK—The Anti-Defama- issue "cease and desist" orderS,
Series Oct. 19; 'Privacy, Dignity'
League of Bnai Brith urged and with recent actions by the De-

o

Julius Reznik. chairman, and
Jack Kutnick, co-chairman, an-
nounce the opening of Congrega-
tion Bnai Moshe's Town Hall
Series. 8:15 p.m.. Oct. 19, in the
congregation's sanctuary.
Former Supreme Court Justice
Abe Fortas will open the series
and will speak on the topic "The
Coming Assault on Individual
Rights: Privacy and Dignity."
Abe Fortas came to Washington
out of Southwestern College in
Memphis in the winter of 1930-31
and soon became the editor-in-
chief of the college law journal.
Later he was a member of the
'Vale law faculty and then in goy-
,

"security risks" during the Sena-
tor Joe McCarthy era. It is as-
; serted that he became something
less than enchanted with the press
and its methods in the character
assassination role it played.
Much of his writings, judicial
and otherwise, are against vio-
lence, of any form, against anyone.
"Violence is never defensible—and
it has never succeeded in securir.g
m open so-
massive reform in an,
ciety" . . . "Violence must not 1::e
tolerated; damage to persons or

property is intolerable" . . . "We
cannot a n d should not endure
physical assault upon property or
person. - . . . "The advocacy of
civil rights does not require or
justify the abandonment of all de-
cency."
Dr. Moses Lehrman, spiritual
leader of Bnai Moshe. will intro-
duce Justice Fortas.
Reznik and Kutnick invite the
public to attend. 'rickets may be
obtained at the door or by calling
the synagogue office. LI. 8-9000.

the federal government to use
every means to end employment
discrimination and dual school sys-
tems without further delay, and
expressed grave concern with re-
cent actions by the administration
that might impede fulfillment of
these goals.
Its concern specifically, the ADL
said, is with the administration's
opposition to needed legislation

partments of Justice and Health,

Education and Welfare that would
serve further to postpone school
desegration.
In a resolution passed Sept. 28
by its national civil rights execu-
tive committee, meeting in Chi-
cago, ADL urged the government

"to move vigorously in imple-
menting guarantees of equality of
opportunity embodied in the Con-
authorizing the Equal Employ- stitution and the federal civil rights
Opportunity
Commission
to
laws."
ment

HILLEL DAY SCHOOL PRESENTS

AN EVENING WITH

LIZA
11 1R - LIJI
SAM ITNE)S0)

ABE FORTAS

ernment service. In 1939 at the
age of 29. he was general counsel
of the Public Works Administra-
tion. He was Under Secretary of
the Interior when he left govern -
ment in 1946 to help form the law
firm of Arnold, Fortas and Porter.
No man had been named to the
Supreme Court straight from the
private practice of law since 1930,
when President Johnson appointed
him to replace Arthur Goldberg.
Music is his greatest recreation
and delight, being an accomplished
violinist (he played at dances to
help earn his way through college).
Lack of time does not permit him
to enjoy his workshop and the
craftsmanship of fine cabinet mak-
ing, learned from his cabinetmaker
father.
He and wife Carol were married
in 1935. She is one of Washington's
most noted tax attorneys and with
an LLB degree to her credit.
The right of privacy and an ab-
horrence of violence stand out
clearly in the Fortas judicial na
tore. Conflicts of the right of priv-
acy of the press have shown his
preference for privacy over the
unrestricted right to publish. He
insists that privacy is a "basic
right." That the first amendment
does not preclude effective protec-
tion of the right of privacy. For-
tas represented many so-called

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rael's suicide rate is low, accord-
ing to figures released by the Cen-
tral Bureau of Statistics. The data
for the year 1966 'show that there
were 654 suicide attempts. of which
62 per cent were made by women:
and that the percentage of suicides
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Hungary — 30: West Germany
— 19: U.S.A. — 11.: Israel — 7.
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ily discord Ifor women). Among
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of lonliness, apparently, is an im-
portant factor.

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