Senator Jackson Says Oil Prices
Won't Affect His Support of Israel
By ALAN HFrSKY
Sen. Henry M. Jackson
(D. Wash.) told a Southfield
press conference Saturday
that "no matter how high the
price of oil goes, or what
others might say, Sen. Jack-
son won't change his posi-
tions in support of Israel."
Campaigning on behalf of
Michigan gubernatorial can-
didate Sander Levin and 18th
District congressional candi-
date James Blanchard, Jack-
son said, "I want the U.S.
to have its own oil reserve,
and be self-sufficient in en-
ergy. I don't want the U.S.
Oct. 11—To Mr. ano Mrs.
Michael Zacks-- (Carole Le-
zell), 27486 Bell, Southfield,
a son, Jeffery David.
Oct. 6 — To Mr. and Mrs.
Burton Roth (Laura Silver-
man), 14251 Hart, Oak Park,
a daughter, 'Jodi Susan.
Oct. 2—To Mr. and Mrs.
Michael Trager (Lynn Rachel
Edwards), 4634 E. 15 Mile,
Sterling Heights, a daughter
* * *
Oct. 1—To Mr. and Mrs.
Phillip Eichner, 19426 St.
Marys, a son, Alian Louis.
Sept. 27 — To Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Friedman (Beverly
Weisman), 18414 South,
Southfield, a daughter, Gayle
Sept. 17 — To Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Rubin (Ellen Schwartz),
7143 Riverstone, West Bloom-
field, a daughter, Kimber-
To Mr. and Mrs. Harvey
Schulist (Shelley Bank),
23111 Scotia, Oak Park, a
daughter, Laura Beth.
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Father Charles E. Cough- Chuch would have caused a he was silenced under threat
Tin's recent illness has rupture in the alliance soon- of being defrocked by the
brought the infamous radio er or later. Coughlin had Church, through Church cen-
priest of the 1930s briefly overreached him s e 1 f: a sorship and discontinuance
back into the news. Operating Rome-Royal Oak Axis was an of his radio broadcasts and
from his Shrine of the Little unattainable dream," Cannis- his journal, and revocation
of second-class mailing privi-
Flower, and through weekly traro and Kovaleff write.
The authors state that leges. —Alan Hitsky
radio broadcasts and his jour-
nal, Social Justice, Fr. Coughlin, until 1936, was more
Coughlin became increasing- populist than anti-Semitic, THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
ly anti-Semetic until the challanging bankers rather 46—Friday, October 18, 1974
Catholic Church muzzled him than Jews. But after Roose-
velt won his second term
An interesting facet of Fr. Coughlin became increasingly
Coughlin's activties is the anti-Semitic, "and saw in
link he tried to forge with Italy's racial policies an-
Mussolini's Fascist Italy. other opportunity to estab-
The Autumn 1971 volume of lish relations with Musso-
the political science Journal lini."
However, he misunderstood
With STYLE for
of Church and State (Vol. 13,
No. 3) describes how Cough- the Italian policies, which
Men and Women
lin's radical ideas on world were only "half-heartedly en-
economics led him to anti- forced in Italy and was in-
Semitism, and a hoped-for tended largely for internal
DAWN ... Tan,
propaganda purposes." The
alliance with Rome.
authors say Mussolini would
The article, entitled "Fath- have been foolish to risk al-
er Coughlin and Mussolini:
Black or brown
the carefully nour-
Impossible Allies," written ienating
ished American public opin-
by Phillip V. Cannistraro of ion over a cause to which he
Florida State University and
Theodore P. Kovaleff of St. attached
So Coughlin continued his
John's University, states: activities alone, under in-
"The Radio Priest's activities creasing criticism from Cath-
were carefully followed in loic leaders and government
Rome since they could serve officials. Finally, at the out-
23i PIERCE, BIRMINGHAM
33 East Adams
as a valuable instrument for break of World War II, when filip, 19360 Livernois
• 20901 Kelly Rd.
advertising Italian' Fascism
the Italians believed Cough-
in America. At the same lin might do them some good,
time, however, the Italian
government recognized that
"Let 1:s Entertain You
his extremist views and rad-
The messiah or "anointed" warrior, king, judge and ical schemes made open as-
sociation with him undesire-
(king), is a strictly post- teacher of the Torah.
biblical concept, though there
In the Middle Ages, a vast able."
The carefully documented,
is a biblical prehistory of messianic literature de
veloped. Messianic specula- 16-page article includes sev-
eral unanswered letters writ-
At the height oDavid's tion and attempts to find the ten by Coughlin to Mussolini.
power, there appeared the
But: "The relationship be-
doctrine that the Lord had redemption were a constant tween Coughlin and Musso-
chosen David and his des- feature of Jewish culture up lini's Italy had always been
cendants to reign over Israel to nearly modern times.
one-sided. The Radio Priest
and also over alien peoples
Then, the doctrine of the of Royal Oak had reached out
to the end of time.
messiah was reinterpreted for an alliance with the Ital-
of in two ways: it substituted ian regime on numerous oc-
Lieutenant Commander Dr. and Mrs. Cary Jay Stegman (Shirley
David's empire after the the belief in a messianic age casions, but his efforts had
Jean Kunin) announce the birth of their daughter, RACHEL BETH,
death of Solomon, there for the belief in a personal always gone officially unrec-
on October 4, 1974.
arose the hope that the House messiah, and it severed froth ognized.
Dr. Stegman is Chief of Radiology at the Naval Hospital,
of David would come to
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington. The Steg-
"Coughlin represented an
power again. Later, cites the a return of the exiles to agressive, outspoken, and
mans are formerly of Southfield.
EOyclopedia Judaica, the Zion, as the whole world controversial propagandist for
The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Stegman
of Farmington. The maternal grandmother is Mrs. Lawrence Kunin
prophet Isaiah shifted the would become perfected and Italian Fascism in America.
emphasis from the perpetu-
But since Italian policy in
ity of the dynasty to the the religion of all men. This the United States was based
qualities of the future king: last con c e p t, however, to a considerable extent on
distinguished by his zeal for changed again with the rise the maintenance of favorable
justice, he will be charisma- of anti-Semitism, the Holo- public opinion, this prevented
tically endowed for sensing caust, and, _on the positive Italy from openly associating
the rights and wrongs of a side, Zionism.
itself with him.
case and for performing
Today's Orthodox Jewry
"Although Italian policy-
retains unimpaired the tra- makers continued to watch
Messianic figures of differ- ditional doctrine of the Coughlin's pr ogres s, and
ent ,types begin to appear in messiah of the House of maintained unofficial contact
the time of the Second Tem- David who will reign in Jeru- with him, they recognized
ple. Thus, in the Dead Sea
that he could well cause
Scrolls, the Encyclopedia Ju- ple. Some Orthodox Jews see Italy more damage than ben-
JULES and MARY ABRAMS
daica states, there are three in the creation of the state efit. Coughlin himself thought
messianic figures represent- of Israel the beginning of he had found in Mussolini's
News, Interviews and Beautiful Music
ing the three. main functions the redemption, while some Italy and ideological ally
Every Monday, Wednesday and
of the ideal Jewish state, see in the state a substitu- from which he could receive
Thursday, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
namely kingdom, priesthood tion of purely human re- sustenance in his own hid
and prophecy. Later on the demption for the redeemer for power in America. Had
importance of the Davidic sent by God.
Coughlin been less violent in
Among modern Jewish his propaganda, he might
Messiah in Judaism weak-
ened or caused the disap- thinkers there is a tendency have been an acceptable ally
pearance of the other mes- to invoke once again the for 'Mussolini, and an agree-
traditional idea of messian- ment might well have been
In rabbinic thought, the ism as a direct, divine inter- consummated.
messiah is the king who will vention, in which a "new
"Even then, the vital in-
redeem and rule Israel at the heart" will be created for terests of Coughlin's, own
climax of human history and men, rather than as an au-
the instrument by which the tomatic human progress to-
kingdom of God will be wards an ideal state.
Rabbi Pinhas of Koretz
The merit of the following says: "Joy is on a higher
The messiah was expected
to attain for Israel the idyllic (experiences) are: at a wed- plane than grief. Even with
blessings of the prophets: he ding, to cause merriment; the newborn child, tears
was to defeat the enemies of among mourners, to keep cane first and smiles only
Israel, restore the people to silent; at a lecture, to listen; later. Joy constitutes a high-
the land, reconcile them with at a session, to arrive early; er stage, for it springs from
God, and introduce a period at teaching, to concentrate; higher worlds, from the glory
of spiritual and physical in -time • of fasting, to give of God. Thus is it that joy
washes away all sin."
bliss; he was to be prophet, charity.
to be blackmailed by any
A Jackson aide said the
senator is confident that the
Soviet-U.S. trade pact will be
completed to the senator's
satisfaction. The aide said
several meetings with the
Ford Administration have
been scheduled, and "several
matters remain to be worked
out, but we are nearing a
The aide would not predict
when the trade pact would be
adopted, or the number of
Jews and other minorities
who would be allowed to leave
Russia under the Jackson-,
Mills-Vanik Amendment to
the trade legislation, but
Jackson said "We are prac-
During the press confer-
ence Jackson admonished
President Ford to use "quiet
diplomacy" on bath the Rus-
sians and the Arabs. "We
have been able to turn the
Russians around 180 degrees
in just two years by using
our economic power."
"Gunboat diplomacy doesn't
work anymore," he said. "I
would rather withdraw our
gunboats, and watch the
Arabs run to us." In spite of
Russia's aid, he said, "The
Arabs are afraid of the Rus-
Sen. Jackson outlined his
own energy policy, which he
said would make the U.S.
self-sufficient and independ-
ent of the Arab bloc. He also
said he was alarmed by the,
growing Arab wealth.
He called for the U.S. to
begin a $20 billion develop-
ment of its oil reserves, ex-
ploitation of the Alaska con-
tinental shelf and off-shore
oil deposits, and use of U.S.
naval oil reserves in Cali-
fornia and Alaska to offset
Arab prices and the U.S. de-
mand for Arab oil.
He also chastised PreSident
Ford for not committing U.S.
resources to domestic oil de-
Jackson, who is seeking
the Democratic nomination
for President in 1976, said
"The overriding issue facing
the American people is the.
price of petroleum.
"Those cartel oil prices
have quadrupled over the
past year. That's why prices
are going up and our pay-
checks are getting smaller."
Jewish View of Messiah Concept
Italians Reportedly Respected Fr. Coughlin,
But Kept Relations With Him Unofficial
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