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October 12, 1973 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-10-12

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Senate Approves Resolution Urging
Austria to Alter Schoenau Decision

WASHINGTON (JTA)- spicuous target for terrorist
The Senate in a resolution attacks.
approved by voice vote Oct.
Speaking to the Jewish
2, urged the Austrian govern- Telegraphic Agency corres-
ment to reverse its decision pondent privately before the
to close its processing center luncheon, Kirchschlaeger said
for Jewish emigrants to Is- that Austria would not ac-
rael, warning that "capitula- cede to President Nixon's
tion to terrorists encourages request that it reconsider its
their attempts at blackmail." decision. "If we yield to
The "sense of the Senate" Nixon, tomorrow will come
resolution sponsored by Sen. Brezhnev and we will have
Walter F. Mondale (D.Minn.) to yield to him," the foregin
was approved as an indica- minister said.
tion to show how strongly
In his luncheon remarks
American feeling is running to about 30 news m e d i a
on the issue of terrorism representatives, including the
and was attached to an JTA, Kirchschlaeger stressed
_amendment to a $1,200,000,- that the decision to close
000 economic aid authoriza- Schoenau was not made under
--tion bill.
the pressure of negotiations
slier, Mondale and three with the terrorists but had
c. ,essmen charged that been under consideration for
the Austrian government's some time; hinted that
- promise to two Arab ter- Czechoslovakian authorities
rorists to close the transit were to blame for permitting
center for Soviet Jewish the terrorists to board the
refugees was a capitulation Moscow-Vienna express in-
to terrorist blackmail.
side Czechoslovakia; and de-
Senators Henry M. Jack- fended his government's ne-
son (D., Wash.), Abraham gotiations with the terrorists.
He said his country was
Ribicoff (D., Conn.), a n d
Representative Bella Abzug also unhappy with the highly
(D.,N.Y.) sent separate mes- organized nature of the Jew-
sages to Arno Halusa, Aus- ish movement through Aus-
tria's ambassador to the U.S. tria. He said that whereas
urging his government to re- Russia granted visas indi-
vidually, the emigres moved
consider its decision.
An interreligious delega- through the country en masse
tion representing Catholic, and were conspicuous tar-
Jewish and Protestant or- get for terrorist assaults.
He conceded that if Schoen-
ganizations received assur-
ances from the Austrian Em- au was bypassed in the fu-
bassy that the closing of the ture, the danger to the emi-
Schoenau center did not mean gres would increase and said
that Austria had closed its that was the reason Austria
wanted to shorten their time
doors to refugees.
In New York it was re- in the country.
ported that immediate estab-
He disclosed that the two
lishment of a "freedom air- terrorists who took three
lift" to transport Jews to Jews and an Austrian host-
Israel from the Soviet Union age last Friday had tried to
was urged by the Anti-Defam- enter the country 10 days
ation League of Bnai Brith. earlier but were stopped at
The Rev. John Steinbruck, the border because they had
of the Lutheran Place Lu- no transit visas. He hinted at
theran Memorial Church that point that Czech authori-
here, reported that Dr. Hans ties were at fault.
Rudofsky, minister councilor
Israel's cabinet began con-
of the embassy, told the dele- sideration of specific prob-
gation that the closing of the lems entailed in maintaining
center was "an organization- the flow of S o v i e t Jews
al problem" and that Austria through Austria.
continues to be an "open
Leon Dulzin, acting Agency
country."
chairman, said he hoped the
The Rev. Steinbruck said agency would be given at
he suggested during the dsi- least two to three months to
cussion with Dr. Rudofsky arrange new transit pro-
that the closing of the tran- cedures.
sit center provided an oppor-
Israeli officials remained
tunity for religious groups noncommital on a reported
such as the Lutheran World proposal by the Austrian
Federation, the Church World minister of interior, 0 t to
Service and the Catholic As- Roesch, for a new system of
sistance Organization to form immigrant transit through
a coalition to assist Austria Austria that would make the
in processing Jewish mi- Schoenau transit center un-
grants on their way from the necessary.
Soviet Union to Israel.
Roesch, in an interview
The Council of Europe said published in Maariv, said he
in Strasbourg that "No gov- had established a committee
ernment can be bound by a of senior officials to work out
pr o m is e extorted by vi- a system whereby Jews leav-
olence." The resolution was ing the Soviet Union would
proposed by German delegate be transported from the Aus-
j
Blumenfeld, president trian-Czech border directly to
o. .e political commission.
an airport to board planes
Yitzhak Rabi, JTA UN cor- leaving for Israel.
respondent, reported that
Roesch pledged that the
Austrian Foreign Minister Schoenau facility would not
Rudolph Kirchschlaeger ad- be shut down until the alter-
mitted that his country was native plan goes into effect.
feeling the pressure of Is-
Israeli officials considered
rael's campaign against Aus- dead a proposal that the
tria "and not Israel's alone," Schcenau facility be placed
and that "it is rather an ef- under the aegis of the UN
high commissioner for
fective campaign."
But he said, addressing a refugees. They said that UN
press luncheon at the Har- Secretary General Kurt
monie Club, that his govern- Waldheim's statement that
ment would not revoke its de- Schoenau "did not fall with-
cision to close the Schoenau in the mandate of the high
immigrant transit camp be- commissioner" killed the
cause Schoenau had become Austrian initiative.
an extra-territorial entity on
Observers who believe that
Austrian soil and was a con- a compromise with Austria
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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS Friday, October 12, 1973-17

OP Library Series
Opens Next Week

Scenes and arias from
popular operas will open the
1973-74 free concert series
sponsored by the Friends of
the Oak Park Library 9 p.m.
Wednesday in the library.
Selections will be sung by
Florence Sampson, Cynthia
Blough, Carroll Strickland,
Michael Schust, Garth Tay-
lor, Imogene Bird, Melvin
Hardim an, Shirley Benyas
and Anne Jaffe.
The quintet from Act II of
Carmen will be sung by Ruth
Killeen, Maria Foster, Cyn-
thia Blough, Phillip Mooney
and Carmen Cavallaro.
After t h e performance,
audience and singers will get
together for conversation and
coffee.
Other musical programs
scheduled by the Friends of
the Library will include an
oboe-piano concert by Theo-
dore Baskin and Edward
Perrone, the Oak Park Civic
Chorus, Madrigal Singers of
Eastern Michigan University
and the faculty woodwind
quintet of the Detroit Com-
munity Music School.
Dance programs, discus-
sions, speakers and films
have also been booked.

W. Germans Assist
Israel Development

Sunday service at the main
DETROIT PUBLIC LI-
BRARY will resume Oct. 21,
library director Clara S.
Jones announced. The library
will be open 1-6 p.m. Sundays
offering full reference service
in the subject departments.
The f i 1 m department, the
schools department and the
rare book room will be
closed.

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Is-
is possible pointed out that
rael
and West Germany
the Israeli government's offi-
signed an agreement for a
cial communique did not
make a specific demand that
DM 140,000,000 German loan
Schoenau be kept open.
for civil construction and
Israel demanded officially
other projects in Israel.
that there continue to be "a
The loan wil be used to
free and unlimited passage
cover housing, telecommuni-
(for the migrants) as has
cations, industrial develop-
been the case hitherto" in
IF YOU TURN THE
ment and infra-structure
Austria.
projects, some of which have
received financial support in
The U.S. government en-
UPSIDE DOWN YOU WON'T
the past.
tered into a discreet diplo-
FIND A FINER WINE THAN ,
The DM 140,000,000 loans
matic silence following Aus-
have been granted annually,
trian Chancellor Bruno Kreis-
after negotiations, in past
ky's rejection of President
years. The current agree-
Nixon's appeal to him.
ment was signed by Israel's
"The United States is not
Detroit, Mich.
ambassador in Bonn, Elias-
in a position now to recom-
hiv
Ben
Horin.
mend alternatives or solu-
tions," St a t e Department
spokesman John King said.
IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN UNCLE
He confirmed that depart-
ment spokesman John King
The
said. He confirmed that de-
partment officials and diplo-
mats in Washington, New
CALL
York and abroad are consult-
HE WILL ADOPT YOU AND
ing with various governments
but he would not name them
GIVE YOU AN EXPERT JOB
apart from Austria and Is-
AT A LOW PRICE TO BOOT
rael.
In Vienna, a political source
close to the opposition Con-
Silence never makes any
"A BRYANT DEALER"
servative Peoples Party
claimed that, despite his blunders.—Josh Billings.
threats to resign rather than
reopen Schoenau "Kreisky
would not resign, because he
fears a political set-back for
his Socialist Party in the
forthcoming elections in Vi-
enna and upper Austria. His
statement is mere rhetoric."
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) c.
Austrian parties vowed to
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