16—Friday, Felsreary 26, 1971
Worldwide Demand for - Israeli Stamps Seen Growing
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Hadassah Scientist Devises Cancer Test
LOS ANGELES—An indication as
to what the world thinks of a
nation's stability and 'integrity is
how its postage stamps and stamp
souvenir sheets are regarded by
the world's knowledgeable stamp
collectors, in the opinion of Israel
I. Bick, noted Los Angeles philate-
list and stamp historian.
Based on this, says Bick, Israel's
reputation is one to be envied by
much longer established nations.
From the very first day the new
state was declared, its stamps have
been eagerly sought by sophisti-
cated as well as new collectors in
practically every nation.
Bick attributes this to a number
of circumstances. A major attrac- Israeli stamps to decorate the
tion, especially to collectors of his- Christmas and Hanuka. cards sent
toric stamps, is the headline- to his friends and b.traim es s
making international role of the associates.
young state. Some collectors desire
them also because a their beauty,
the quality of the engravings and
their subject matter. Still others
because they are symbolic of
Israel's culture and struggles. An
important factor, too, is those who
collect as an investment consider
the possibility of their increasing
Bick cites examples how this
demand has changed the value
of a number of Israel's stamps
and souvenir covers. Israel's first
issue, on May 16, 1948, consisted
of a set of nine stamps of_dif-
ferent values. Known to philate-
lists as the First Coin Set, they
were illustrated with engravings
of Hebrew coins of the ancient
UAHC Plans National
Licensing of Reform
NEW YORK (JTA) — Planning
will begin this spring on the first
national program for licensing of
principals of Reform religious
schools as one element of a re-
organization and expansion of the
program of religious education of
the Union of American Hebrew
Congregations, the Reform con-
gregational agency reported.
The licensing program will be
one of the tasks of the UAHC de-
partment of professional education,
formerly the department of teach-
er education. Rabbi Manuel Gold
is director of the re-named depart-
ment. The UAHC department of
adult education has been re-named
the department of continuing edu-
cation. Its director is Abraham
Dr. Chloe Tat of the department of oncology, Hadassah-Hebrew - Segal, who had served as director
of the UAHC department of teach-
University Medical Center, has found that by using her new tech-
nique, a serologically distinct protein, which she calls T-globulin
(Tumor-globulin), can be shown to be present in the blood serum of
Certification for Reform school
cancer patients of various types and of pregnant women. It will not
principals outside of the New
be apparent in the serum of patients with a wide variety of other
York Metropolitan area will be
diseases, nor in the serum of nonpregnant, normal individuals. This
handled through the professional
new, simple test makes the early diagnosis of cancer possible.
education department. Asked
Bar Kochba period.
The total cost of these nine
stamps in Israel at the time of
issue was 1,853 pruta, the Israel
coinage at that time, approxi-
mately $9 in United States money.
The current catalogue price, based
on the last sale at auction of a set
of these nine stamps in mint con-
dition is $400. A set of these same
First Coin stamps on a sheet still
bearing the original description tab
is valued today at $1,500.
To philatelists, Israel is a nation
of stamp collectors. One year after
the formation of the state, despite
all its problems, on May 1-6, 1949,
Israel held its rust National Stamp
Exhibition. The Israel Post Minis-
try issued at the time a souvenir
sheet commemorating the event.
It sold at the exhibition for 100
pruta; its value today is $50. _
This deep Interest in Israeli
stamps, Bick believes, has an effect
on world opinion. He points out that
the- vast number of collectors
throughout the world who seek out
these stamps includes every -faith
and ethnic origin. He recalls an
English collector, an Episcopalian
what the value of such licensing
would be to the principal, Segal
told the Jewish Telegraphic Ag- deacon, who purchased over 500
ency that the program had a
(From the files of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
parallel in the program of licens-
ing of teachers for Reform Franco-Israel Trade Pact
40 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK: 1931
Might Be Eipanded
Hadassah said that Jewish women in Palestine had the world's
Emphasizing that the national
JERUSALEM (JTA)—A French
lowest death reate, 2 per 1,000, and that infant mortality had dropped UAHC did not control schools of
from 131/1,000 to 90/1,000 in half a decade.
member synagogues, he said that economic mission arrived, here this
This Week in JeWish History
week to negotiate the renewal of
the Franco-Israel trade agreement
signed in 1953.
The agreement has been renewed
automatically every year. But the
Six Jews were among 14 Mensheviks indicted in Moscow on charges
of preaching capitalism and overthrow of the government and the
King Fuad, visiting the Egyptian Exhibition, chose a girl at the
Jewish-schools booth for kisses on both cheeks.
Alexander Holossi, acting editor of Hitler's Voelkischer Beobachter,
was found to a a converted Jew, originally Adolph Hollander.
The House voted 295-86 for a bill reducing immigration by 90 per
cent over two years.
Meyer Dizengoff, mayor of Tel Aviv, was 70.
Jacob Koppel Sandler, composer of "Eli, Eli," died in obscurity
in Brooklyn—unknown to a world that thought the 35-year-old melody
generally it was the policy of the
schools to recognize the improved
qualifications of teachers who
earned licenses by upgrading
their salaries and that presumably **suasion to the industrial spiere.
similar benefits would accrue to
principals licensed in the new na-
He reported that another phase
of the new Reform education ap-
proach involved revival of a form-
er UAHC adult education prOgram
called "Torah Tours," in which
well-known Reform rabbis emeri-
tus will give lecture•Institutes at•
several different Reform congre-
gations within a region over *
oeriod of a weekend, a week or
10 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK: 1961
High administration sources said a rumor that President Kennedy
would go slow on Mideast peacemaking had been spread by State De-
partment Arabists. • •
The American Jewish Congress said President Kennedy was "al-
ready overdue" on "pledges to deal effectively with racial and religious
discrimination by use of his Presidential powers."
Israeli general elections appeared imminent when three Mapal
coaltion members—Progressives, Mapam and Ahdut Haavoda—refused
to serve again in a Ben-Gurion administration. The Premier, in turn,
refused to run on a slate including former Defense Minister Plaits&
Many War Criminals
Still -Free in GeirMany
days after he lifted the Jewish emigration ban.
The Premier's office said Israel would have a 6 million population.
by 2000, with one million . theili Arabs.
West Germany's Education Ministry said "concern with totalitar-
ianism is one of the basic tsks of the political education of our youth."
Albert Rapp, an aide to Hinunler accused of 1,500 wartime mur-
Israel Affairs Group Will Meet Congressmen
WASHINGTON — The American
Israel Public Affairs Committee
will hold its 12th annual policy
conference in Washington, D.C.
on Israel's 23rd birthday, April
29-30, it was announced by Irving
Kane of Cleveland, chairman.
Tbe , coaderates will sponsor
Imams. for wombed-' of the
Senate and House on Capitol
at whidi. Ambassador Mak
Rabin and leading members of
Congress will speak.
'In addition, there will be an ex.
change of views with the State De-
partment, following a custom es-
tablished In .1960. •
The delegates wilt also draft a
statement. : of, policy bearing on-
Mid East peace negotiatlims.
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LONDON (JTA)—Dr. Adalbert
Rueckerl, head 'Of the o
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Office: for Investigation of
SAUNA; INDOOR- FOOL; WHIRLPOOL,-
War Crimes in Ludwigsburg, Ger-
_,, v<Awaemeigt.iwayet owe at iniediewn awry. 0t per rrc-
many, has stated- that more than
new K• w, ce-iwnws
15,000 peoole suspected of involve-
"meat in Nazi atrocities have never
been prosecuted and are still living
freely in West Germany, accord-
ing to reports reaching herairom
Dr. Rueckeri stated that at the
Present time; 600 cases-are - being
investigated, • but very few seem-
likely - to be brought -to court.
In Frankfurt, a former membef
of an SS Extermhaation-Unit; AdOltis
Strohammer, has one to- trial for —
war crimes. He is charged Witd
Moroccan Jews mourned the death of King Mohammed V only
ders, was arrested in. Essen with the aid of a 25-year-old photo.
A 67-year-old German sea captain and his wife were awarded $50
monthly pensions for saving 400 Jews after they themselves had been
ill-treated by the ' mom • , •• •
discussions here cover its possible
expansion to the industrial sphere.
The delegation is headed by C.
Colin of the French Ministry of
Economics and Finance. The Is-
raeli negotiating team is headed
by Ephraim Baran, director of the
economic division of the foreign
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