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June 11, 1971 - Image 18

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-06-11

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS Translator of Memoirs
18—Friday, June 11, 1971
of Mrs. Mandelstam Cited


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NEW YORK (JTA)—An English
translation of "Hope Against Hope,"
the memoirs of the widow of Soviet
Yiddish poet Osip Mandelstam, has
won the plinth annual translation
award of the American chapter of
PEN for Max Hayward, an Oxford
The $1,000 award, donated by the
Book-of-the-Month Club was pre-
sented to Hayward's publisher here
by the international association of
poets, essayists and novelists. The
book by Nadezhda Mandelstam
was published by Atheneum last




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This Week in Jewish History

(From the files of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
40 Years Ago This Week: 1931
• Albert Einstein submitted a new paper on "Systematic Research
of the Compatible Field Equation Consistent with Riemann's Theory
of Distant Parallels."
President Hoover stated: "We are rigidly excluding immigration
until our own people are employed."
The first Jewish public event permitted in Spain since 1492 was
a Madrid wedding officiated at by a rabbi imported from Morocco.
Britain moved to ignore its Simpson Report and seek "a com-
prehensive scheme of development" to aid both Arabs and Jews in
Palestine and fulfill British "responsibilities for the general welfare"
10 Years Ago This Week: 1961
The State Department rejected "coercive tactics" to secure Arab
compliance with the anti-discrimination clause of the Mutual Security
Sir Simon Marks, 72, chain store magnate and philanthropist,
was named a baron by Queen Elizabeth II.
A Cairo newspaper said President Kennedy had proposed that
Israel take 25 per cent of the refugees, with the rest going to Arab
countries, the U.S. and elsewhere. Premier Ben-Gurion reportedly
rejected, then accepted the plan.
The Belgrade synagogue was reopened, 20 years after the Nazis
destroyed it.
U.S. philanthropist Max Stern donated $1,000,000 to Yeshiva
University. The Rabb family of Boston gave $1,000,000 to Beth Israel
The prosecution in the Adolf Eichmann case rested after 74
sessions and 112 witnesses.
West Germany agreed to pay $80,000,000 reparations to Austrian
victims of Nazism. The Bundestag, with one dissent, urged the 72
ex-Nazis in the judiciary to resign 'before being removed. Two ex-SS
officers received 15- and 8-year hard-labor terms for killing 6,624 Jews
in Minsk.
Solomon Dingol, Russian-born editor of the Day-Jewish Journal,
New York, died at age 74.
George Lincoln Rockwell and nine "stormtroopers" were sentenced
in New Orleans for unruly picketing of the film "Exodus."
El Al made the first nonstop New York-Israel flight.

Mrs. Meir Advances
as the Most Popular

TEL AVIV (ZINS) — A periodic
poll to establish the three most
popular political figures in the
country now has Premier Golda
Meir leading with 85 per cent,
slightly ahead of Moshe Dayan,
who was named on 84 per cent of
all the ballots cast. The third mem-
ber of this elite group is Abba
Eban, appearing on 29 per cent of
the returns.
The others in the running are
Yigal Allon, 28 per cent; Menahem
Begin, 18 per cent; Gen. Haim Bar
Lev, 8 per cent; Pinhas Sapir, 4.5
per cent; Shimon Peres, 3 per
cent; Ezer Weitzmann, 2 per cent;
David Ben Gurion, 2 per cent.
This is the first time that the
quarterly poll finds Golda Meir
ahead of Moshe Dayan.

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Two long-established American
Jewish organizations, the United
Labor Zionist Organization of
America and the Farband Labor
Zionist Orders, have moved from
recurrent discussions over the
years about the desirability of a
merger to specific steps in recent
months to bring it about.
A basic formula and a proposed
structure for the unified organi-
zation have been approved in
principle by the national executive
committee of Farband and the
central committees of the LZOA.
Both organizations have reschedul-
ed their national conventions to
meet in Monticello next Decem-
ber at the same hotel.
They will meet separately at
first and then, assuming each
convention approves conditions for
the merger, the delegates will
meet in a single convention of
the merged groups.
Representatives of the two or-
ganizations — both with deep
roots in the early stages of the
great post-World War I Jewish
migration to the United States—
have been meeting regularly for
months in merger discussions,
the Jewish Telegraphic Agency
was told.
It was agreed that unification
would result in consolidation of
staff, finances and human re-
sources, as the basis of a more
effective concentration on "spe-
cific areas of Labor Zionist con-
cern, as well as to undertake a
more comprehensive program of
community action," according to
a joint statement to the JTA.
Under the proposed merger, the
JTA was told, Farband will con-
tinue its fraternal activities, but
a subdivision would be created
for "community action" to be con-
ducted mainly by the former LZOA
members. In this way, it was in-
dicated, the work of the two
groups would be maintaind in their
respective fields.
Jacob Katzman, general secre-
tary of Farband, told the JTA
there had been "a considerable
coming together" of the two or-
ganizations in recent years, cap-

ped by creation of a joint coordi-
nating comittee.
He told the JTA that the ex-
ecutive board of the American
Habonim Association, an alumni
group of the Labor Zionist
movement, had approved a bid
to join the proposed merged or-
organization and that the bid
would be voted on during the
December national conclaves.
Pioneer Women's organization
in the United States, while un-
changed in its status at the
women's -branch of American La-
bor Zionism, is not involved in the




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