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January 18, 1974 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-01-18

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Research Team Seeks Remains
of Noah's Ark on Mt. Ararat

SAN DIEGO — A Baptist
research organization report-
ed that it had received
"quasiofficial approval" to
scale Mt. Ararat in Turkey
to search for remnants of
Noah's Ark believed to be
embedded in the snow-
covered mountain.
The Baptist Church-spon-
sored Institute for Creation
Research here plans to send
an eight-man expedition to
find timbers and some struc-
tural portions of the biblical
ship preserved in the ice and
snow near the 14,500-foot
level on the northeast side
of the mountain.
Mt. Ararat lies in a highly
militarized zone in eastern
Turkey, between the Black
Sea and the Caspian, near
the borders of the Soviet
Union and Iran, and foreign-
ers are rarely permitted in
the area.
According to the Bible, all
of the people of the world are
descendants of Noah and his
family, believed to be the
only survivors of the great
flood.
Although the "universal-
ity" of the flood—its scope—
has been under theological
debate, Dr. Henry Morris.
president of the institute, and
his son, both of whom will
join the expedition, literally
accept the words of Genesis
7:19 that "the waters pre-
vailed exceedingly upon the
earth, and all the high moun-
tains that were under the
whole heaven were covered."
Most Christians believe that
the flood was universal.
However, conservatives in
the clergy believe that the

flood only affected a small
part of the world.
Dr. Bernard L. Ramm of
the Baptist Seminary of the
West in Covina, Calif., ad-
vised caution in reading the
words "all" and "whole".
He said that Mesopotamians
had no concept of the world
beyond their own and were
unaware of other continents
and peoples.
Dr. Ramm- also said it was
improbable to care for and
feed so many animals for
such a long time, and that
there was still a mystery as
to what became of the flood
waters.
"If all the globe was under
nearly six miles of water, it
would had no place to drain
off." he said.
The Morrises contend that
through a miracle of God the
water drained off with the
help of high winds, submerg-
ing forever great land masses
and opening up the oceans
making them deeper and
broader than before.

Pravda Writer Hits
Jackson and Meany

NEW YORK— The Wash-
ington correspondent f o r
Pravda, the Soviet Commun-
ist party newspaper, wrote
that although Sen. Henry M.
Jackson was a "polite gen-
tleman," he is "an anti-Soviet
and friend of the Zionists."
Sergei Vishnevsky, who
told his readers that Sen.
Jackson may run for the
Presidency in 1976, said that
Sen. Jackson was backed by
"a sinister coalition of mili-
tary manufacturers, Penta-
gon hawks, Zionists and
trade union bureaucrats."
Vishnevsky also criticized
George Meany, president of
the AFL-CIO, calling him a
supporter of Sen. Jackson
and "an ardent anti-Commu-
nist obscurantist."

U. S. Sympathetic

NEW YORK (ZINS) — A
poll commissioned by CBS
News indicates that more
Americans sympathize with
Israel than with the Arabs
and believe that the United
States should apply little or
no pressure on Israel to re-
linquish Arab territories tak-
en in the 1967 war.
The results of the poll, con-
ducted by Opinion Research
Corp. of Princeton, N. J. in a
national sample of 1,231 peo-
ple of voting age, were broad-
..cast on the Columbia Broad-
casting System's television
program "60 Minutes".
Moderator Mike Wallace
said that 38 per cent of those
polled had expressed sym-
pathy for Israel compared
with 7 per cent for the Arabs.

Our liberty cannot be
guarded but by the freedom
of the press, nor that be
limited without danger of los-
ing it. — Thomas Jefferson.

Arab Propagandist
on U.S. 'Mission'

UNITED NATIONS (JTA)
—Dr. Clovis Maksoud, the
Arab League's envoy who ar-
rived in the U.S. last week
to present the Arab view-
point to the American pub-
lic, said in a press confer-
ence here that Syria will not
exchange POWs with Israel
until Israel adheres to all
the provisions of the Geneva
Conventions.
He contended that Israel
asks only observance of the
POW issue and ignores other
provisions of the Geneva
Conventions. He did not elab-
orate. He said that the Arab

16—Friday, January 18, 1974 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Jewish Mothers
Jump (It Chance to
Feed Their Boys

Having to wait may be
characteristic of Israel's
bureaucracy, but when it
comes to aiding Israeli
soldiers, there's no time to
waste reports former De-
troiter Shirley Sklash of Kfar
Haroe, Israel.
During Hanuka, the son of
Mrs. Skiash's neighbor, who
was stationed near the Suez,
casually remarked in a letter
to his mother how nice it
would be to eat soofgania, a
small doughnut-like cake
without the hole and jelly,
customarily eaten on the hol-
iday.
Jumping to his request, the
mother contacted friends in
other cities, and several
women's groups responded.
A local yeshiva became an
instant bakery, where women
rolled, cut, fried and sugared
the t r e a ts. The children
packaged the sweets destined
for Beersheba, and from there
distributed among soldiers at
numerous outposts. M o r e
than 16,000 soofganiot were
contributed.
While distributing t h e
goodies, Mrs. Sklash found
that soldiers at a new out-
CLOVIS MAKSOUD
post had an unusual menora.
oil embargo will be lifted Atop mounds of sand sat
"when the cause of the em- Egyptian soldiers' helmets
bargo is removed to the sat- filled with oil for the Hanuka
celebration.
isfaction" of the Arabs.
Maksoud, a Christian, will
Equality in U.S.
be in the U. S, for three
No Jew should ever look
months to appear on televi- upon our institutions as an
sion and radio talk shows alien. His people have had
and with trade union lead- their tremendous share in
ers, educators, farmer groups making them. If they are im-
and legislators.
perfect, his is a part of the
According to the American blame. If they surpass all
Jewish Committee, Maksoud others, his is a part of the
repeatedly has advocated the glory. In either event, they
liquidation of Israel, to be belong to him equally with
followed by a new "demo- others.—Calvin Coolidge.
cratic-secular" Palestine. He
frequently attacks U. S.
policy ip the Mideast and has
rejected any Jewish claim to
group national existence in
Palestine.
A graduate of the Ameri-
can University in Beirut and
George Washington Univer-
sity Law School, Maksoud
writes for An Nahar, the
Beirut daily.

Golan Sheikhs
Ask Israel to
Annex Golan

KIRYAT SHEMONA —
Three Druze notables from
the Golan Heights have urged
Israeli authorities not to re-
turn the Heights to Syria.
Suleiman Kanz of Majdal
Shams. Muhamel Ali Farhan
of Bukata village and Atif
Salem of Ein Kinivah — had
come to Kiryat Shemona to
'ongratulate the leader of
the independent local list,
Avraham Aloni, on his elec-
tion victory.
Aloni was told the sheikhs
are worried by "rumors
about the possible return of
the Golan to Syria. We want
to be citizens of Israel and
want Israel to annex the
Golan."
They also appealed to
Aloni to continue the social
and economic cooperation
between Kiryat Shemona and
the Golan Druze, and recall-
ed that he had initiated the
opening of a Histadrut
branch there.
Alnni, who himself had
fought in the Golan in the Expanded U.S. Tie
Yom Kippur War, said "We
didn't fight to return the With Israel Asked
NEW YORK, ( J T A ) —
Golan to the Syrians because
we know this would be dan- Elmer L. Winter, president
gerous not only for the Druze of the American Jewish Com-
but for Kiryat Shemona too." mittee who has just returned
from a two-week visit in
Israel, called for "an ex-
Parents of Soviet
panded partnership between
Israel and American Jewry"
Activist Seek Help in
which American Jews seek
NEW YORK (JTA) — The new ways to help Isael dur-
parents of a 28-year-old So- ing her current critical
viet Jewish activist have ap- period. .
pealed again to the Student
Within a 10-point program
Struggle for Soviet Jewry for that he said he planned to
help to get their son permis- offer to the agency's board
sion to leave the Soviet of governors, Winter out-
Union.
lined a number of sources of
The parents said when they additional assistance, many
were allowed to leave the of them in areas where close
Soviet Union in January 1973 cooperation has been in effect •
they were promised by So- since establishment of the
viet authorities that their Jewish state 25 years ago.
son, Mikhail Mager, an en-
"We must assure Israel of
gineer in Vinnitsa, would be our support and our commit-
allowed soon to join them.
ment to work for a continu-
Mager was refused permis- ing relationship between the
sion again last month and is American government and
under increasing official Israel by emphasizing to the
pressure for his Jewish ac- `American public how the
tivities, according to the best interests of the U.S. are
served by supporting Israel,
Mager's parents said that natural ally of the U.S.,"
their son sent a written Winter said.
statement to United Nations
Take all the fools out of
Secretary General Kurt
Waldheim and UN Human this world, and there would-
Rights head Marc Schreiber n't be any fun or profit living '•
in it. —Josh Billings.
asking for help.

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