A heated debate took place on
the floor of the House of Repre-
sentatives when State Rep. Daniel
S. Cooper (D-Oak Park) pointed
out the critical situation in the
Middle East and asked his col-
leagues to demand President Nixon
asked for what the United States
has been giving its allies for years.
Cooper further stated that unless
the balance of power is maintained
by giving or selling Israel all the
necessary equipment it needs,
In the June primary, Gordon
captured the nomination with over
1,000,000 votes. With 53 per cent
of the total vote, he received more
votes than his three opponents
Gordon is a graduate of Wayne
State University. In 1964, he re-
Cooper stated that Israel did not
ceived the outstanding alumnus
ask for American troops, but only award from the university's South-
ern California Club for his achieve-
ments in business and government.
Rums for Congress
in 18th District
August Scholle, longtime labor
leader, has announced he is a
He also holds an MA from UCLA.
He has been state commis-
sioner of real estate, chairman of
the state board of investment
and chairman of the Governor's
Emergency Economic Task Force
for the Rehabilitation of Watts,
after the riots there in 1965.
Gordon's activity in the Jewish
Democratic candidate for Congress
in the 18th District.
As honoree of the American community includes the Los Ange-
les Federation Council, Bonds for
Israel and Capital for Israel. He
Detroit dinner in 1966, Scholle con- is a member of the board of gov-
tributed the proceeds to establish ernors of the University of Juda-
Trade Union Council for Histadrut,
the Israeli labor federation, at a
an Histadrut scholarship fund in
his name for the benefit of Israeli
high school students.
Sponsors of the dinner praised
Scholle for his career goal of
fighting "for the improvement of
conditions for working men and
women. His belief in democracy
made him the state's and one of
the nation's leading champions
of the 'one man, one vote' prin-
ciple as the basis for determin-
ing legislative representation."
Following the dinner, Scholle and
his wife Kathleen visited Israel,
where he saw the schools which
would benefit from the scholar-
Martin Gluckstein Runs
for Regional School Board
Martin E. Gluckstein, 42, has
announced his candidacy for the
regional board of education—Re-
gion 4, which covers the Central-
Ford-Mumford area in Detroit.
A registered professional engi-
neer employed as a research
supervisor in the Ferndale Labor-
atories of a chemical company, he
holds bachelors, masters and PhD
degrees in chemical engineering
from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Gluckstein'; community ac-
tivities have included board mem-
berships in the Hampton Elemen-
In his campaign for Congress. tary PTA the Hampton Junior
Scholle is stressing the need to re- High Parents Organization, and the
order national priorities by reduc-
ing or eliminating spending for
war and defense and using the
funds to meet the needs of the
, Mumford Parents Club. He serves
' on the housing and curriculum
Elsman States His Position on M.E.
there will be great problems in the
The colloquy between the two
In an effort to "combat rumor
representatives was ended only spreading," James Elsman, a can-
when the speaker of the House didate for Congress from the 18th
recessed the session.
District, has issued a statement on
his position in the Middle East
and the State Department to give Ex-Detroiter Wins Democratic Nomination
or sell unlimited arms to Israel.
Cooper pointed out that the for State Treasurer in California Primary
Soviet Union was now providing
Milton G. Gordon, a native of ism, the West Coast branch of the
great amounts of arms and planes Detroit and brother of television Jewish Theological Seminary; and
to Egypt, and that unless the commentator Lou Gordon, won the is on the board of the Anti-Defama-
United States fulfilled its moral Democratic nomination for Califor- lion League.
and political commitment to Israel, nia state treasurer in the primary
Gordon is the son of the late Abe
the shift in the balance of power just concluded.
Gordon and Mrs. Anna Gordon who
in the 3liddle East could precipi-
Gordon, a former member of resides on Santa Maria Ave.
tate an armed . conflict of vast Governor Edmund G. Brown's
cabinet, served California as sec-
Rep. E. D. O'Brien entered the cretary of business and commerce
debate by stating that he agreed from 1964 to 1967.
with Rep. Cooper and that the
U.S. should honor all of its com-
mitments throughout the globe.
The intense debate ensued con-
cerning the type of involvement
and the difference between the
involvements in the Middle East
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
16—Friday, July 3, 1970
Cooper Draws Distinction Between Vietnam, Mid East
Doubts were raised when he par-
ticipated in a recent debate with
political opponent Annetta Miller,
who called for the U.S. to sell
Israel the jets she has requested.
Both Elsman and Mrs. Miller will
be seeking the Democratic design-
, ation in the forthcoming primary.
In his just-released statement,
Elsman declared that "the Nixon
administration's 'even-handed' po-
licy puts Israel in danger of even-
tual extinction, if we must some-
day choose between oil and Israel.
What is needed now are U.S. acts
of assistance to Israel, including
credit, and a clear policy state-
ment that our vital interests insist
that Israeli independence be un-
threatened." Elsman did not clarify
what he meant by "acts of assist-
Arab Students at Hebrew University
Place Emphasis on Science Studies
JERUSALE51—Arab students at
the Hebrew University of Jerusa-
lem are turning increasingly to
the natural sciences, while only a
few years ago they were concen-
trated largely in humanities and
In a statistical analysis on stu-
dents from the Israeli minorities,
prepared by the office of the dean
of students, it appears that over
one-third of these students have
taken up studies in the natural
sciences, with another third study-
ing in the faculty of humanities,
and the last third of the students
divided among subjects such as
law, social sciences and social
According to the statistics—the
first ever such detailed study made
at the Hebrew University — the
number of Arab and Druse stu-
dents at the University totals 205,
a slight increase over last year's
200. The number comprises 42
Druse and 16 students from East
Jerusalem (including one - third
hloslem Arabs, one-third Christian
Arabs and one-third Armenians),
as well as two Christian Arabs
An interesting feature of the sta-
tistics is that 70 per cent of the
Arab students come all the way to
the Hebrew University from their
homes in the northern part of the
country, despite the existence in
that area of the Haifa University
College, which now has more than
300 Arabs and Druse enrolled
among its student population of
close to 4,000. The balance are
from Jerusalem and the south
(17 per cent) with the "Little Tri-
angle" and central Israel account-
committees of the Mumford Con- ing for the remaining 13 per cent.
, stellation Citizens Group.
The geographical distribution of
cities, education and social pro-
the Arab and Druse population in
Israel is clearly reflected in the
12 Top Dem Districts
statistics. The vast majority of the
Back Levin for Primary
Kramer's Bill Aids
Two Democratic congressional students are villagers (68 per cent),
district organizations, the predomi- while 32 per cent are city dwellers.
nantly blue-collar 15th, including, It is noteworthy that one village,
in Outstate Colleges
several Downriver and western higher near Tiberias, comprising
a mixed population of Druse as
A bill introduced by Rep. Albert , Wayne County suburbs, and De- well as Moslem and Christian
A. Kramer, Democratic candidate , troit's heavily black 13th, have en- Arabs, has no less than 14 stu-
for the State Senate for the 15th dorsed State Sen. Sander Levin in dents at the Hebrew University,
Senatorial District, would enlarge ' the four-man Democratic guberna- while the Druse village Yasif, near
educational oportunities of Michi- torial primary.
The districts are two of the Acre, has 12 students and the vil-
gan students by allowing them to
lage of Rama (mixed population)
attend outstate schools with state strongest Democratic districts in has 11.
Altogether, 142 of the 205 stu-
Previously, Levin had been en-
Under Kramer's bill, adopted by
dents are from villages (133' from
the Legislature, tuition grants dorsed by the Michigan UAW, the the north, 26 from the central re-
would be made available to quali- Michigan AFL-CIO and a statewide
gion and three from. the south and
fied students to study medicine, coalition of educators.
Levin opened his Oakland County the Jerusalem region — all three
dentistry, optometry, podiatry,
are from Abu Gosh). The cities
pharmacy or any of the recog- campaign headquarters Sunday on are represented as follows: Naza-
nized healing arts when those hte second floor of a house con-
reth (24 students), Haifa (five),
courses are either not offered in verted to offices at 772 E. Maple, Acre (one), Safed (one), Betah
Michigan institutions of higher Birmingham.
Tikva (one), East Jerusalem (16),
learning or because of limited
West Jerusalem (10), Beersheba
capacities the prospective stu- Howard Fried Runs
(two), Lydda (one), and Bethle-
dent is unable to attend the Michi-
gan school of his choice though
Of the 205 students, 107, or just
Howard J. Fried has announced
he is qualified in all other
his plans to run in the Democratic over 50 per cent, live in student
primary for state representative in residence buildings, including 20
the 64th District, which includes students on the university's Mt.
Candidate Berk Shows
Farmington and West Bloomfield Scopus campus, 65 on the Givat
His 'Tour Through Russia' townships and a portion of South- Ram campus, eight on the campus
of the Medical Center in Bin
Attorney Daniel G. Berk, who is field, including Lathrup Village.
Fried, 46, received AB (English), Karem, 10 in the student buildings
running for state representative
in Kiryat Yovel and four in the
from the 67th district, is back from
an extensive tour through Russia, ogy) degrees from Western Re- faculty of agriculture campus in
where he took slides and spoke to
Some 99 per cent of the students
many citizens. Berk will present, the juris doctor degree from
at no charge, his "Tour Through Wayne State University. An Army are members of the Student Union,
Russia" to any organization upon , Air Corps veteran, he is a former 73 per cent are registered with
the student health services, and
request by calling 352-2693.
71 per cent have joined the Na-
tional Insurance Institute scheme.
Five per cent of the students are
women, comprising a total of 10
— five of them from East Jeru-
9th Arava Settlement
Land reclamation for the settle-
ment of Ketura in the Arava Val-
ley desert has been completed by
the Jewish National Fund. For
the first stage, the village will re-
ceive 113 acres of land for cul-
tivation and 25 acres for the
settlement site. Living quarters
and service buildings should be
ready in November. Ketura will
be the ninth settlement bile 100-
mile Arava Valley.
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