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May 18, 1973 - Image 48

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-05-18

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Allied Jewish Campaign Leaders Submit Reports
at Victory Dinner Marking Philanthropic Triumph



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At the victory dinner of the Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund, at
the Jewish Center, May 9, hundreds of volunteer workers heard heartening reports on
Detroit Jewry's response to Israel's needs and the local and national agencies' roles in
the great local philanthropic tasks. In the upper photo, seated, from left at the long
table on stage in the Aaron DeRoy Jewish Center Auditorium, were: associate chairmen
Arthur Howard and Richard Sloan; UJA executive vice chairman Irving Bernstein,
the guest speaker; co-chairman of the campaign, Paul M. Handleman; Mrs. Morris J.
Brandwine, who was reporting for the women's division; Samuel Frankel, general

At the Victory

White House Clarifies Nixon's Capital Punishment Position;
Meeting Says 'First Monday' Does Not Necessarily Speak for President

At the triumphant Allied Jewish Campaign victory meet-
ing at the Jewish Center, May 9, the audience in the DeRoy
Auditorium included Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hechtman, sit-
ting in front of Mr. and Mrs. Max Stollman, and Phillip
Stollm an.

Shestack Again Heads JPS;
Feinberg Named on Board

PHILADELPHIA—At the
85th meeting of the Jewish
Publication Society of Ameri-
ca, Jerome J. Shestack, prom-
inent Philadelphia lawyer and
civic leader, was re-elected
president of the society.
Other officers, vice presi-
dents Isaac L. Auerbach,
Myer Feldman, Mitchell E.
Panzer, Justice Samuel J.
Roberts and Philip D. Sang
were re-elected as were
treasurer Robert P. Abrams
and secretary Dr. Edward B.
Shils.
Dr. Chaim Potok was elect-
ed to an eighth term as edi-
tor of the society. David C.
Gross was named to his first
full term as executive vice
president, succeeding Lesser
Zussman, who is retiring af-

48 Friday, May 18, 1973



co-chairman; William Avrunin, Jewish Welfare Federation executive vice president;
William M. Davidson, associate chairman; Lewis S. Grossman, chairman of trades and
professional divisions.
In lower photos were the reporters for the various campaign divisions, from left:
Robert M. Rubin, junior division; John Nemon, metropolitan; Graham A. Orley, real
estate and building trades; Marvin Goldman, industrial and automotive; Norman
Wachler, mercantile; Tom Klein, food; Sherwood Colburn, services-arts and crafts;
Jack A. Robinson, professional.

ter 23 years with the society.
Eleven trustees of the so-
c•ty, whose terms were ex-
piring, were re-elected, and
four vacancies on the board
were filled by the election of
the following for three-year
terms: Judge Arlin M. Adams
of Philadelphia, Charles Fein-
berg of Detroit, Robert S.
Rifkind of New York and
Edward E. Elson of Atlanta.
Elie Wiesel was guest
speaker for the meeting on
"Dare We Forget."
Since its beginning 85 years
ago, the Jewish Publication
Society of America has pub-
lished nearly 8,000,000 vol-
umes divided among 800 titles
and distributed these through-
out the world. Its headquar-
ters are in Philadelphia.

Political party organs do
not necessarily speak for the
President, a White House
spokesman told The Detroit
Jewish News this week.
Ken W. Clawson, deputy
director of communications
for the executive branch,
writing from the White
House, made this assertion
in reply to The Jewish News
commentator's article, in the
issue of April 20, on the ques-
tion of capital punishment.
The JN Purely Commen-
tary pointed out, in relation
to an article in "First Mon-
day," the publication of the
National Republican Commit-
tee, that Jewish tradition
does not approve of the death
penalty, contrary to the
views expressed in "First
Monday." The article in the
latter had criticized a New
York Times editorial oppos-
ing the death penalty. The
Jewish News commentator
indicated the error in "First
Monday" 's resort to Scrip-
ture to uphold the President's
viewpoint.
Clawson's letter regarding
the President's attitude on
the subject states:
"On behalf of the Presi-

dent, I want to, thank you for
your letter of April 18. While
we are, of course, interested
in your viewpoint regarding
a recent article which ap-
peared in 'First Monday,'
the publication of the Repub-
lican National Committee, I
would like to correct one of
your impressions: 'F i r s t
Monday' does not necessarily
speak for President Nixon.
"For your information, I
am enclosing the transcript
of some remarks by Presi-
dent Nixon which relate to
the article you have pre-
pared. I think you will agree
with me that it is important
to distinguish between the
President's statement and
any interpretation of such
statements offered by other
groups, regardless of their
affiliation."
President Nixon's view on
capital punishment, as sub-
mitted by Clawson, was in-
cluded in the address from
the White house, on the sub-
ject "Law Enforcement and
Drug Abuse Prevention,"
March 10. The President then
said:
"I am . . . proposing that
the death penalty be restored

for certain Federal crimes.
At my direction, the Attor-
ney General has drafted a
statute consistent with the
Supreme Court's recent de-
cision on the death penalty.
This statute will provide cap-
ital punishment for cases of
murder over which the Fed-
eral Government has juris-
diction, and for treason and
other war-related crimes.
"Contrary to the views of
some social theorists, I am
convinced that the death pen-
alty can be an effective de-
terrent against specific
crimes. The death penalty is
not a deterrent so long as
there is doubt whether it can
be applied. The law I will
propose would remove this
doubt.
"The potential criminal will

know that if his intended
victims die, he may also die.
the hijacker, the kidnaper,
the man who throws a fire
bomb, the convict who at-
tacks a prison guard, the
person who assaults an offi-
cer of the law, all will know
that they may pay with their
own lives for any lives that
they take.

"This statute will be a
part of my proposed reform
of the Federal Criminal
Code. However, because
there is an immediate need
for this sanction, I have di-
rected the Attorney General
to submit a death penalty
statute as a separate pro-
posal so that the Congress
can act rapidly on this single
provision."

JWF Women Draw Up Meeting

On 2nd Thought • • . Then Again

You can't even be friendly these days without being
misunderstood, the Chinese ambassador to Greece learned
the other day.
Chou Po-Ping arrived with his interpreter at the Athens
home of Israel's ambassador to Greece, Yehuda Gaulan,
who was hosting a reception for Israel's 25th anniversary.
Inevitably, tongues started wagging. Did this mean that
China was considering establishing diplomatic relations with
Israel?
Chou responded to such conjecture with "Our position
is very clear: we do not recognize Israel. Your question is
bizarre, very bizarre."
But thinking it over, Chou realized that his presence
could be interpreted to the contrary. So, he and his inter-
preter shook hands with Gaulan and promptly exited.
"It was a technical error," Chou explained later. "I
thought I was visiting the Kuwait Embassy . . . It was all
a very regrettable error."
There is no Kuwait Embassy in Athens.
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Even while another meeting was going on, plans fe -
the annual meeting of the Jewish Welfare Federation's
women's division set for Wednesday at Cong. Adat Shalom
were being discussed by, from left, Mesdames Milton Bar-
nett, N. Brewster Broder and Norman Rosenfeld. The noon
luncheon meeting, at which division officers will be elected
for the coming year, will feature "Israel at 25," an informal
slide-film presentation by Rabbi Jacob Segal. Mrs. Barnett,
co-chairman of hostesses, Mrs. Rosenfeld, general chairma•;
and Mrs. Broder, adviser, are shown at the victory meeting
of the Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund.
Reservations for the May 23 meeting may be made by
calling the women's division, WO 5-3939.

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