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January 08, 1971 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-01-08

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Metro Federal Builds New Office

Madison Council Sponsors
Study of Aged Needs

MADISON. Wis. (JTA) — The

Madison Jewish Welfare Council
has approved a study of the needs
of the elderly which will include

consideration of the- Idea of crept

ing a Jewish nursing home or a
home for the Jewish aged, accord.
ing to Ernest G. Budwig, executive
director.
He noted that no Jewish com-
munity as small as Madison has
ever successfully established and
Construction will begin immediately on this $1,000,000 two-story
operated a Jewish home for the
office building for Metropolitan Federal Savings and Loan Associa-
aged.
tion of Detroit, at Middle Belt Rd. and Northwestern Hwy,
The few communities the Jew-
Farmington branch office. Plans call for preservation of the natural
ish populations of less than 5,000
wooded surroundings of the four and a half-acre site with extensive
which do maintain such homes
landscaping. Rosser-Netmtann Associates are architects and interior
serve several communities in
designers for the building. Scheduled completion date is July 1.
their region, with aggregate Jew-
ish populations large enough to
support a home with full med-
ical, nursing, social and activity
programs on an economic basis,
he said.
At the present time, he reported,
the Madison council has a con-
NEW YORK—The death of Ki- trains to Otpor and had refugees tractual agreement with Milwaukee
chiro Higuchi in Tokyo several transported to Harbin, where he
use of its home for the Jewish
weeks ago went largely unnoticed provided them with food and tem- for
aged.

Rescue of 20,000 Jews Credited
to Late Japanese Lt. General

in the press, but it brought to mind
a dramatic rescue in which 20,000
Jewish lives were saved during
World War II.
At the time of his death, Gen.
Higuchi, 82, a lieutenant genercl
in the Imperial Japanese army,
was a trustee of Japan's Israel As-
sociation, an honor tendered be-
cause of his humanitarian gesture
33 years ago.
Some 20,000 Jews had fled from
Hitler Germany in February 1938,
only to be stopped at Otpor on the
Siberian-Manchurian border. Some
froze to death; others nearly
starved.
They applied for entrance to
Manchuria, then under Japanese
control, but Japan wouldn't accept
them for fear of antagonizing its
ally, Germany. Neither would the
Soviet Union, under Josef Stalin,
take the Jews into Siberia.
Then the Jewish Club of Harbin,
Manchuria, appealed to IL Gen.
Higuchi, who, having been a mili-
tary attache in Poland, knew well
what would happen to the Jews if
they were returned to Germany.
Higuchi dispatched a fleet of 12

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About 5,000 of the Jews remained
in Harbin, and the others departed
for Shanghai and elsewhere.
Higuchi's rescue efforts re-
mained a military secret for years,
BLOCH ROSE POST and
but before his death he was ap-
pointed a trustee of Japan's Israel AUXILIARY will meet 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday for a tour through the
Association.
Stroh Brewery and a buffet sup-
per. Discussion of the service
date
for child welfare will follow
'Whatever Became at a regular
business meeting.
For
information,
President
of...? New Volume Annette Goldberg, call
KE 7-3076, or
"Whatever Became Of . . . ?" Betty Katzman, LI 7-7879.
is the title of a series of books
published by Crown, tracing the
stories of famous personalities of
former years.
In the current addition to the
series, Richard Lamparski deals
with interesting personalities and
among them he lists:
Sylvia Sidney, Max Gordon.
Vienne Segal, "The Mad Russian"
Bert Gordon, Lillian Roth, and the
several score others who distin-
guished themselves in many fields
of endeavor—the stage, politics, as
writers.
The photographs of all described,
while they were in their glory and
as they are now, add to the value
of this interesting collection of
factual biographies. P.S.

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DETROffiEW1S11 NEWS

Anti-Perochiaid Drive
to Be Launched in N.Y.

NEW YORK (JTA)—The Com-
mittee for Public Education and
Religious Liberty (PEARL) has
announced that it would launch
an "intensive, statewide campaign"
to oppose efforts in the State Legis-
lature to .provide state aid for
parochial school tuition.
The committee, a coalition of 26
civic, educational and religious
groups, issued its statement in
response to reports that proponents
of state aid to religious schools
would seek enactment of legisla-
Lion to give $250 per child to
parochial school students at the
elementary and secondary level.

Henry Stern Heads
Vocational Council

NEW YORK—Henry B. Stern
has been appointed executive di.
rector of the Jewish Occupational
Council, it was announced by Mil-
ton Albert, president of the coun-
c ll.
The JOC, national coordinating
body of Jewish vocational services
in North America, provides con-
sultative, planning and central
services to its local, regional and
national member agencies.
Stern comes to JOC from. the So- .
dal Work Vocational Bureau where
he has served as executive direc-
tor. He has also been social work
consultant in the research and
program planning division of the
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Corn-
Not a Hairy Problem
JERUSALEM (ZINS) — Yigal mission.
Allon, Israel's minister of educa-
To sow is less difficult than to
tion, stated at a press conference
that he doesn't object to students reap—Goethe.
cultivating long hair and beards,
so long as they observe decent
hygienic standards.
Rated No. 1 in the U.S.A.
He spoke with a number of star-
Come
Aoyw
in and tee why
be trAzois allo '
dents representing several schools,
who petitioned the education min-
4-
ister to resist the tendency "to
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