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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-05-17

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Nixon Aide Denies Ethnic Slurs Appear on White House Tapes

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

WASHINGTON — Whit e
House Counsel Fred Buz-
hardt, Jr., declared on na-
tional television Sunday that
the publication of President
Nixon's privately spoken re-
portedly ethnic references
was part of .a campaign "to
poison the public mind
against the President by any
means, fair or foul."
Appearing on the CBS pro-
gram, "Face the Nation,"
Buzhardt said that he had
listende to nearly 40 of the
tapes and "heard nothing

Gottschalk, Meyerhoff to Get Dropsie Honors

that I would consider an eth-
nic slur."
In his blanket denial, Buz-
hardt said he did not "re-
member the word Jew" be-
ing used. The New York
Times, however, said Mon-
day that President Nixon
supposedly depicted some
members of the Securities
and Exchange Commission
as "Jew boys" and also de-
rogatorily referred to Fed-
eral Judge John J. Sirica's
Italian ancestry.

A White House statement
issued Tuesday by Buzhardt
denied that the President
made such comments and
that the Times reference to
the use of the term "Jew
boys" was a "fabrication."

In Cairo, the newspaper
Al Akhbar said editorially
that Monday's Times article
revealed the extent of "Zi-
onist plotting" under way in
the U.S.
The editorial said that if
the article was true it meant



Two Congregations Still Fighting
Machpelah Cemetery Control

The Machpelah Cemetery
suit goes on.
Postponed three times by
Oakland County Circuit Judge
James Thorburn, the court
date for a suit contesting con-
trol of the Ferndale ceme-
tery now has been set for
July 29. It will mark the 64th
anniversary of the cemetery,
founded by three Orthodox
congregations in 1910 and
now controlled . by relatives
of one of the original direc-
tors.
Two of the founding congre-
gations are plaintiffs in the
suit — Beth Jacob-Mogain
Abraham and Bnai Israel-
Beth Yehudah (the third
founding congregation —
Shaarey Zedek — withdrew
its share in ownership in
1913).
Defendants in the suit are
Royal, Theodore and Edwin
Oppenheim, and Alwyn Free-
man, sons and brother-in-law
of the late David Oppenheim.
The latter was a cemetery
director at the founding who
remained trustee after his
congregation (Shaarey
Zedek) relesed its interest an
Machpelah.
He was succeeded in the
trusteeship by his sons, who
say they are carrying on the
work and interest of their
father in maintaining the
cemetery. Other members of
the Oppenheim family com-
prise the board, a newly
listed member being State
Supreme Court Judge Charles
Levin, son-in-law of Royal
Oppenheim
A plaque erected 10 years
ago at the entrance to Mach-
pelah reads "Founded by
David Oppenheim in 1913."
The two plaintiff congrega-
tions plan to reject an offer
by the Oppenheims in which
the congregations would have
received $20,000 each, 200 ce-
metery plots and a total of
two seats on an 11- member
board — all by way of corn-
pensation for relinquishing
control over Machpelah.
A * a meeting Tuesday
n
the membership of
Bnai Israel-Beth Yehu-
dah voted unanimously to re-
ject the offer.
Abe Silverstein, president
of Cong. Beth Jacob-Mogain
Abraham, said that a meet-
ing of his congregation is
scheduled for next week, but
a poll of the membership in-
dicated the Oppenheims' offer
is unacceptable.
Silverstein and Meyer Lev-
in, president of Bnai Israel-
Beth Yehudah, said the offer
is inadequate to fill the
needs of the congregation:
the $20,000 to each congrega-
tion will not buy a new ceme-

.

tery, and the 200 Machpelah
cemetery plots would be
scattered, making it impos-
sible for an Orthodox burial
society (hevra kadisha) to
supervise.
However, Silverstein said
the real crux of the issue re-
mains ownership of the ceme-
tery.
Judge Thorburn has indi-
cated he no longer wants the
suit heard by a jury in open
court, but rather will himself
rule on the case July 29.
The hearing has been post-
poned for several reasons,
including the illness of a key
witness, Royal Oppenheim;
the judge's order that new
briefs be prepared; and op-
portunity for the congrega-
tions to vote on the defen-
dants' offer. Silverstein said
that while much documenta-
tion has been obtained, it is
difficult to research the issue
because the records of 40
years ago were kept by an
immigrant generation un-

familiar with legal formali-
ties. One example was the
spelling of the name Bnai
Israel — spelled originally
as Benei, later as Bnei, and
finally as Bnai.
Judge Thorburn, address-
ing both sides in court April
30, said, "There are two kinds
of cases that courts view with
abhorence in our society.
One is a litigation between
members of an immediate
family . .. The other is liti-
gation between people of the
same or similar faith, as you
have in this case.
"I think it is a very healthy
thing if wise lawyers can
help their clients settle a
case of this kind. Certainly,
in a case of this kind nobody
can win. We have two appel-
late courts to go to after you
finish with this one. How-
ever, I can see nothing but
a total loss for all concerned.
It is not something that is
conducive to good human
relations."

that Mr. Nixon had conclud-
ed that "pressure and secret
activities by American Zion-
ists" were so strong that
they collided with the nation-
al interests of 'the U.S.
However, if the article was
untrue, the paper said, it re-
flected "Zionist participation
in the present campaign to
bring down Nixon" because
he had changed American
policies in the Middle East.
The paper called the Times
a "pro-Zionist and pro-Israel
paper."
There is a growing belief
in Cairo that American sup-
porters of Israel are the driv-
ing force behind the demand
for the President's impeach-
ment, the Times reported.
President Anwar S'adat is
said to have "gone out of his
way" to express gratitude to
President Nixon, and said
that his impeachment would
be a tragedy.

PHILADELPHIA — Drop-
sie University will award
honorary degrees to Dr. Al-
fred Gottschalk, president of
Hebrew Union College—Jew-
ish Institute of Religion in
Cincinnati, and Joseph Meyer-
hoff of Baltimore, national
communal leader, at the 62nd
annual commencement exer-
cises, May 30.

The exercises, to be
held in the Dropsie Auditori-
um on the university campus

Friday, May 17, 1974-5

at Broa and York Streets
here, also will include the
conferring of Doctor of Philo-
sophy degrees to seven grad-
uates, and Master of Arts
degrees by the university's
division of education to two
graduates.
The commencement ad-
dress will be delivered by Dr.
Emanuel Rackman.

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Mrs. Klarsfeld Granted Liberty;
Must Return for German Trial

BONN (JTA) — Be ate
Klarsfeld, the avowed Nazi
hunter was granted provi-
sional liberty May 8 from a
Cologne prison after solemn-
ly promising German authori-
ties she would return to
stand trial there next month.
Mrs. Klarsfeld is accused
by German authoriteis of hav-
ing tried to kidnap three
years ago Kurt Lischka, a
former gestapo head-in Paris,
in order to bring him to jus-
tice in France. Lischka was
sentenced in absentia to life
imprisonment by a French
court in 1950.
Mrs. Klarsfeld's lawyer,
Arie Marinski, assured Ger-
man authorities that his client
would be present for her
trial scheduled to open in
Cologne on June 26.
Benjamin Halevi, a former
Israeli Supreme Court Justice
and currently a Knes set

member, also vouche r for
Mrs. Klarsfeld's sincerity by
giving his personal assur-
ances to the authorities that
she would return to face Ger-
man justice.
Marinski said it was un-
presedented for German le-
gal . authorities to__ release
someone from jail on assur-
ances from a foreigner.
Mrs. Klarsfeld was arrest-
ed April 17, the eve of Holo-
caust Memorial Day, while
attending a demonstration at
the site of the former Dachau
concentration camp to protest
against the Bonn parlia-
ment's delay in ratifying an
extradition a c c or d signed
three years ago with France.

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