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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-08-10

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, August 10, 1973-9

Immigrants to Get Short Army Term

TEL AVIV (JTA) — The
army has decided to shorten
military service for immi-
grants.
According to the army
broadcasting s t a ti o n, the
manpower division of the
armed forces has decided
that immigrants aged 20 and
older will serve 18 months
if single, nine months if mar-
ried, or three months if they

have children.
Newcomers who served 18
months in a foreign army
will be called up for 90 days
in the Israeli army. Immi-
grants who are going to
school will be able to defer
their induction -date.
Regular service in the Is-
raeli army will be 33 months
beginning April 1974 instead
of 36 months.

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Attache Admits Zubin Mehta Honored b Israel Philharmonic
to Arms Sales
to Great Britain

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Maj.
Gen. Shmuel Eyal who was
until recently the Israeli at-
tache to England and the
Scandinavian countries said
here that during his four
years of service in England
he had signed contracts for
the purchase of hundreds of
millions of Israel pounds in
military equipment. He did
not reveal the nature of this
equipment.
Eyal, 50, is about to re-
tire from army service and
is slated by the Labor Party
to run for mayor of Rishon
le Zion, a Gahal stronghold.
At the press conference
marking the termination of
his three decades of service,
Eyal also revealed that Is-
rael, Britain and the Scan-
dinavian countries had ex-
changed technical knowledge
and that the sale of Israeli-
manufactured equipment has
been negotiated.
Eyal had been a brigade
commander during the war
of liberation, headed the air
force administration a n d
later became head of civil
defense.
He was then thief of the
Nahal forces, and prior to
being appointed to the Lon-
don post, he was head of the
manpower division at the
general headquarters.

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Zubin Mehta, who now directs the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has been made
an honorary member of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra which he directed from
1967 until this year. Prime Minister Golda Meir expressed thanks to Mehta at an
Israel Philharmonic ceremony at which the honorary membership was awarded to
him. The photo shows Mehta conducting the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at an
outdoor concert in the Bethlehem Manger Square, shortly before the membership
award ceremony in Tel Aviv.

Editorial Pays Tribute to Judge Sobeloff,
Calls Attention to Courage in Famous Case

"reasonable doubt" of his
loyalty. Dr. Peters appealed
the dismissal on the sole
ground that it had been
based on information pro-
vided by an anonymous in-
former. He claimed he had
a constitutional right to face
his accuser.
"When the case got to the
U.S. Supreme Court, the gov-
ernment had the choice of
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arguing the constitutionality
Fittings
of the pernicious anonymous
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accuser aspect of the loyalty
program or of dropping the
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case. Solicitor General So-
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der to save the rest.' Once
the nation started down that
road, he said, it could no
more count on reversing the
process 'than a man who has
jumped out of an open win-
dow can change his mind
and hope to halt his descent.'
"Judge Sobeloff attempted
to persuade Attorney Gen-
eral Herbert Brownell not to
pr e s s the Peters case.
Though he came close, he
did not succeed. When Mr.
Brownell decided to press
the case, Judge Sobeloff re-
fused to sign the brief or to
argue the case because he
believed the government's
position to be wrong and un-
constitutional. Ultimately, an
Orthodox Angered
assistant attorney general
at 'Insensitivity' of
named Warren E. Burger —
NY Elections Board now Chief Justice of the
NEW YORK — The New Supreme Court — argued the
York City Board of Elec- case. The government lost.
"Judge Sobeloff, having
tions was called upon to re-
sign due to its "insensitivity endangered his career on a
to the needs of the Orthodox matter of principle, was ulti-
Jewish citizens of this city mately appointed to the
and for violating its mandate Fourth Circuit Court of Ap-
to increase voters registra- peals where he completed a
tion."
distinguished career in the
This demand was made law. Whatever other distinc-
by the commission on legis- tions there were in the
lation and civic action of judge's career — and there
Agudath Israel of America, were many — that moment
a major national Orthodox in his life when he put prin-
Jewish movement, which cen- ciple above expediency and
sured the board of elections the Constitution above the
for "disenfranchising Ortho- wishes of his superiors is
dox Jews" by designating one which teaches the most
two of the three registration desperately needed lesson
days in October on days when for these gloomy days."
religious law prohibits Jew-
Judge Sobeloff was a na-
ish people from writing and
tionally active leader in
transacting legal business.
These two days are Oct. 13, Jewish educational circles,
a Saturday, and Oct. 10, the in the American Jewish
eve of the Sukkoth holy day Congress, the Zionist move-
ment and many other causes.
which begins at sundown.
He was a brother of Isidore
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An editorial tribute to the
memory of Judge Simon
Sobeloff, in the Washington
Post, recalls an important
case in which the late fed-
eral judge and nationally
prominent Jewish leader
played an important role.
Entitled "Principles Above
Expediency: A Moment in
History," the Washington
Post editorial called atten-
tion to the case of Dr. John
F. Peters that involved a
loyalty case in 1953. The
editorial states:
"These days as we watch
an incredible procession of
public and quasi-public men
seeking to justify a series of
betrayals of their public of-
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good judgement — not to
mention the law — on the
grounds of absolute trust in
their superiors and associates
or on the grounds of political
expediency, one yearns for
a man who has an inde-
pendent sense of right and
wrong or sense of principled
decency. The death last week
of Judge Simon Sobeloff,
which coincided with the
morally opaque dronings of
former Attorney General
John N. Mitchell before the
Senate Watergate commit-
tee, provided a touch of
poignancy to that yearning
for there was a gleaming
moment in Judge Sobleoff's
career that demonstrates
just what is missing in the
Nixon men we have seen
testify over the last couple
of months.
Judge Sobeloof was Solici-
tor General in the mid-1950s
in the first Eisenhower ad-
ministration, Sen. Joseph
McCarthy (R.-Wis.) was
much more than a distant
memory then and the mood
he had helped create was
still upon the country. In
1953 Dr. John P. Peters, a
professor at the Yale medi-
cal school, was dismissed as
a consultant to the public
health service under the gov-
ernment's loyalty program,
on the ground that there was

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