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February 25, 1972 - Image 51

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1972-02-25

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Cortipromise Rej

NEW YORK (JTA)=Manhattan claimed that the compromise was
State Supreme Court Justice Irving a "joke," indicating,that-the offer at no point ever made' any sug- city administration to come up decision. The group then met with
gestion as to what shoiuld be on with suggestions on how to ease
H. Saypol ordered that construc- was not a serious one.
the site." He added that the QJCC the tension, but have never re- Neal Ball, White House spokes-
tion of the controversial public
man, who told them that this was
favored having a high school there , ceived anyserious reply."
housing project in Forest Hills,
a "strictly listening session."
boiled over again, Dr. Lashinsky as was originally proposed. The
Queens, be halted.
Dr. Lashinsky. and six other
A meeting that was to have
would not say what alternative, site of the high school was sub- anti-project activists went to
Saypol described the project's if any, to the proposed project or sequently moved to the adjacent Washington
place at Gracie Mansion
to try to get the Nixon
design as "a defective plan" the compromise plan would be ac- community of Corona and the pro- administration
representatives of the
to intervene direct- Queens Jewish
which . does not resemble the or- ceptable to the Jewish community. ject, originally scheduled for
in the Forest Hills controversy. Roy Wilkins, executive
ginal design for the project. He He told the JTA that at this point Corona but shelved because of op- ly
director of
Among those accompanying Dr. the NAACP, and Vernon
said the changes in the plan were there was "no need to talk of a position by residents there, was Lashinsky
were Rabbi Joseph
made without a duly-called public compromise" because of the deci- shifted to Forest Hills.
Grunblatt, vice president -of the dan, director of the National Urban
sion by State Supreme Court Jus-
was called ff.-According
Samuels also rejected the con- Queens Rabbinic Association, and League,
City Corporation Counsel J. Lee tice Saypol ordering a halt in con- tention by Deputy Mayor Rich- Prof. Seymour Siegal, who repre- to Lashinsky, the meeting was
because Wilkins. refused
Rankin said the city is appealing
Hous- sented -the National Jewish Secur- to attend.
Wilkins told the JTA
- the decision of the appelate divi- ject. Pressed by the JTA as to ing Authority Chairman Simeon ity Rights Committee. -
canceled- his partici-
sion of the state's highest court.
Golar, that a compromise" plan
The group first met with Senator pation because of events
cil did want, Lashinsky replied to end tensions over the Forest James-
L. Buckley (Cons.-Rep., . transpired subsequent' to his agree-
A spokesman for the N. Y. Hous- that it "preferred nothing at all."
Hills project had been under dis-
ing Authority expressed optimism
Seymour Samuels, president of cussion with anti-project leaders NY) ;vhe had arranged a meeting ment to attend but did not agree
for them in the White House. that this was the reason the meet-
that a stay would be granted to the QJCC, expressed a similar
forestall execution of Saypol's or- view. He told the JTA that "we of the Forest Hills community. Buckley told the group that he ing %vat canceled. He did not
He said, "We have pressed the was delighted with Judge Saypol's elaborate.
der pending the appeal's outcome.
The Housing Authority spokes-
man asserted that there it "no
major variance" between the 'cur-
rent plans for the 840-unit low-in-
come project and those formally
adopted in
. Only the number
and size of the proposed buildings
ere altered, - he said, noting that
three 24-story structures are now
planned instead of one 22-story,
three 12,stom and three 10-story
But, the HA spokesman explain-
ed, all other aspects of the project
—including the total number of
units, the number to be allocated
to low-income and elderly tenants,
and the project's density -- are
"all virtually the same" as in the
original plani. "Federal cost lim-
itations" dictated the changes that
were made, he- said, and he added
that the "original language (of the
AM :
designs) is general enough to per-
mit" such variance. He said the
changes were "normal procedure."
The Queens Jewish Comma-,
nity Council, one of the Jewish
groups fighting the controversial
Forest Hills low-income' housing
project, rejected as "phony" a
compromise offered by the Lind- -
say administration to scale it
down in size. Dr. Alvin Lashio-
sky, a past president of the
QJCC, told the JTA that the pro-
posal was "turned down flatly"
when it was first offered by -
Eleanor Holmes Norton, chair-
man of the City Human Rights
Commission on Jan. 3 and again
when it came up at a meeting
of Queens Jewish leaders with
city officials at Grade Manson
Feb. 2.
The plan called for shifting part
of the 840 units from Forest Hills
to another projected low-income
housing project in the Lindenwood
section of Queens. The latter pro-
ject was recently killed by the
Board of Estimate. Dr. Lashinsky
Five' artists, born and for the was appointed court sculptor by
lar ethnic interest A visit in 1928 It is interale
most part trained in Europe; but King
i ecen
Ferdinand. He became an
at- t
realized their fulfillment' in early Zionist, emigrated to then- influenced him, and in 1933 he tention of the world to the condi-
Ancient Cemetery Found
in Jerusalem, becoming in tion of Jews behind the Iron Cur-
Jewish themes and ultimately in Palestine early in the century,- and
JERUSALEM — Work expand- Israel, are commemorated on as established the
with the Bezalel school. tarn, as well as to the numerically-
Bezalel Art School volved
ing the Kibutz Galuyot road at Abil many stamps to be issued on March in Jerusalem.
"Resurrection" or "Rebirth" by smaller but no less
Kabir near Tel Aviv was ordered 7.
Kahana is by the youngest artist numbers still remaining in Arab

stopped after it was discovered to
-Pane, a Latvian immigrant represented. He was born in Ger- lands. - -
The- Israel Philatelic Agency in to Abel
pass over a Jewish cemetery near-
Palestine after study in Paris, many and, with the rise of Nazism, Th e slx-Day
America lists the artists and works taught briefly at the Bezalel School was a 1934 immigrant to Palestine.
Was made the dif-
ly 2,000 years old.
ference in both eases, encouraging
as "The Scribe" - by Boris Schatz, and specialized early in landscapes
* * • a
The few graves left -untouched (1862-1932), "Sarah" by- Abel Pann of
So-called - Vas
A three-stamp Iirael issue alsoof -Silence"
r(most of them had been looted) 1883-1963), "Zefat" by Menahem
The influence of Schatz was felt slated for March 7 as one of the to -
reveal that a far larger Jewish Shemi (1897-1951), "Old Jernsa-
three issues for that date will sewhere.
el • .hei g htening
population existed in. the Jaffa re- lem" by Jacob Steinhardt (1887- by Shemi, a Russian-born art pro-
a salute to the spring cele-
gion at about the time of the de- 1968) and "Resurrection" Aaron digy drawn to Palestine by reports offer
-sah or Passover. The appeal for free- and unim-
of the Bezalel School.
struction of the Second Temple Kahana (1905-1967).
The scenes were designed by- peded migration to Israel has been
than had been supposed.
Jacob Steinhardt was a rising
Schatz, whose work is the only young figure in European art when; D. Ben Dov, reproducing (by photo- evoked by designer M. Faraj with
The inscriptions on some tombs sculptured piece of the five re-
the effect of figures inscriPtiens itr- effect scrawled in
during military, service in 1914,
show that Jews from the Diaspora produced, was born in poverty he came in contact with the Lithu- from carved panels enacting scenes chalk on a heavy, timbered and-
also were buried there. It is be- in Vorono, Russia, was directed to anian Jewish community. Earlier, of the Flight, removing the un- metal door or wall, repeating the
leavened bread from the oven and theme cry "Let My People Go"-
lieved that the cemetery was used religious study but - soon -began de- the Berliner who had come
between the 1st and the 5th cen- in Vorono, Russia, was directed to such
at the seder
exodus table.
of today is in English, Russian, Arabic and- of
.diverse influences as German sitting
course Hebrew. _
tunes. Study in Vilna led to Paris and Expressionist Levis Corinth and
ultimately to Sofia, Bulgaria, Matisse, who had himself founded the appeal of a single stamp to
The over-all symbolism is stark,
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS where he became director of the
be issued by Israel on March 7 reprodpeo0 by PhotolithograPhY.
an- offshoot of the Expressionist on the theme "Let My People
52 Friday, February 25, 1972
Academy of Illustrative Arts and movement, had shown no particu- Go."
First -diii=fiie.,thein- issues - will
be at Jerusalem.



hree Themes in Variety of New Israeli
tamps All Due for -Release March 7






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