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The Detroit Jewish News, 1976-03-05

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

JIM. 'Applauds' Attack on Soviet Mission, Denies Responsibility

NEW YORK (JTA) — The
Jewish Defense League has
issued a statement saying
that "we heartily applaud"
the firing of several bullets
into an apartment building
in the Soviet UN Mission's
residence • in the Riverdale
section of New York last
week but denied any connec-
tion with the Jewish Armed
Resistance, the group that
claimed responsibility for
the shootings.
At the same time, the
Soviet Mission to the UN
complained to the world
body about the incident
which it termed "a terrorist
act." In a letter to the U.S.
Mission to the UN, the So-
'Os demanded that the

U.S. identify and punish
those responsible for firing
two to four shots into the
lobby _of-the apartment
building in the Soviet com-
pound and pay the Soviet
Mission for damages.
Police who investigated
said that two to four bullets
were fired into the lobby of
the compound's apartment
building. There were no in-
juries. The Soviet letter,
however, noted that one of
the bullets passed very
close to a mission employe
who was in the lobby.
Shortly after the firings
a woman telephoned the
press to say that the Jeiv-
ish Armed Resistance took
responsibility for the act.

Israelis Score Nomination
of Ex-Nazi as Rotary Leader

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Is-
raelis are protesting vigor-
ously against the nomina-
tion of Wolfgang Wick, of
Austria, for the office of
world president of the Inter-
national Rotary Clubs. They-
say that Wick, who will
stand for election at the
Rotary convention in New
Orleans shortly, has a Nazi
record.
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Zeidel, of the Independent
Liberal Party, Wick became
an active member of the
Nazi Party in 1933, wrote a
book on the Nazi movement
in Switzerland and served as
Commissar for Nazi indus-
try in Austria during World
War II.
Zeidel has urged Israeli
Rotarians to protest his
nomination and to threaten
to quit the world-wide fra-
ternity of businessmen if
Wick is elected.
Lucien Harris, gcATernor
`of the Israeli Rotary Club,
has already cabled Rotary
International headquart-
ers in Evanston, Ill. that
Wick's Nazi past disquali-
fies him from office. Zeidel
has also asked the Weiz-
mann Institute of Science
to withdraw an invitation
sent to Wick to attend the
dedication of the new
French House at the Insti-
tute in Rehovot. The invi-
tation apparently was sent
before the information on
Wick's alleged Nazi activi-
ties was disclosed here.
Israelis are not the only
ones protesting. Dutch Ro-
tarians have reportedly
threatened to bre-ak away
from the international or-
ganization if Wick is elected
and Belgian and Swiss Ro-
tarians are said to be ac-
tively opposed to his nomi-
nation.

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She said it was to drama-
tize the plight of Marina
Tiemkin, a 16-year-old
Soviet Jewish girl, who
was prevented from leav-
ing the USSR with her
father, Dr. Alexander Ti-
emkin, who is now living
in Israel.

The Soviet letter to the
UN charged that last weeks'
shootings was the third
time that a building belong-
ing to the USSR in New
York had been fired upon
and so far the persons re-
sponsible have not been ar-
rested.

Dutch Anti-Semitic Series
Off of TV, Rewritten for Stage

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — viewed by selected groups,
A television series on anti- including representatives
Semitism considered too of the Jewish community,
controversial for that me- the consensus was that the
dium has been re-written series might foster anti-
for the stage by its two au- Semitism rather than de-
thors who claim that several nigrate it. KRO postponed
theatrical companies in Hol- the opening several times
land and other countries are and finally cancelled the
interested in it. _
series.
The writers, Johnny
The Catholic organization
Speight, a British humorist, paid full production expen-
and Dutch quizmaster Ber- ses for the pilot episodes,
end Boudewijn, were com- . amounting to 170,000 guild-
missioned two years ago by ers but refused the authors
the Dutch Roman Catholic the right to re-sell the series
broadcasting service, KRO, to other Dutch broadcast-
to write a humorous series ers. Thereupon, Speight and
for television on any sub- Boudewijn re-wrote it for
ject.
theatrical production.
They selected social anti-
Semitism which they said
was widespread in Holland
though rarely admitted in
public. The authors treated
the subject along the lines of
the successful American TV
series "All in the Family"
whose chief character,
"Archie Bunker" is an ob-
ject of ridicule because of
his racial bigotry.
When the first six epi-
sodes of the proposed
Dutch series were pre-

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Canada to Stop
Entry of Terrorists

TORONTO (JTA) — The
Canadian House of Com-
mons has passed a tempo-
rary but tough new measure
aimed at preventing the en-
try of terrorists into Canada
this year. The Temporary
Immigration Security Act
was adopted at the urging of
Immigration Minister Rob-
ert Andres who warned that
"time is of the essence" and
"we need this and we need it
now."
The law will permit Cana-
dian officials to bar admis-
sion to any visitors "likely to
engage in acts of violence
that would or might endan-
ger the lives or safety of per-
sons in Canada."
The measure will expire
Dec. 31 but it will be in force
during the Olympic games
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Amsterdam Honors
Dutch Resistance

AMSTERDAM (JTA) —
The 35th anniversary of the
February 1941 strike, when
a large portion of the popu-
lation of Amsterdam and
neighboring towns went on
strike to protest the Nazi de-
portation of the 400 Dutch-
Jewish youths to concentra-
tion camps, was marked last
week. As has happened ev-
ery year since the end of
World War II, the gesture of
resistance to Nazi brutality
was commemorated by a
parade headed by the mayor
and aldermen of Amster-
dam.

ABIGAIL MINIS 1711-1807

She provided sorely needed goods for the Continental Army

bigail Minis was the matriarch of a dis-
t inguished family in the early history
of Georgia, and was a Revolutionary
A
patriot of classical note. Born in Eng-
land in 1711, Abigail at age 22, left the security
of London to settle in the new colony of Georgia.
She came with her husband, Abraham, two
daughters, Leah and Esther, and a brother
Simeon.
Abraham was a man of means and followed
mercantile pursuits in the new world. His
name is on the first real estate deed recorded
in Georgia, and his son Phillip was the first
European child born in that colony. Abraham
died in 1757 leaving his estate and business to
the capable Abigail who increased the inheri-
tance manifold during her long and fruitful
life of 96 years.
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to recapture Savannah from the British. Gen-
eral Lincoln selected Phillip Minis and Levi
Sheftal to help the expedition. After the attack
was launched, supplies were sorely needed and
the commanders applied to Abigail for
provisions.

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The keen old woman knew the Continental
Army to be a poor credit risk, but her beloved
state and Independence came first. She "deliv-
ered the goods" without hesitation. The retak-
ing of Savannah was an American failure,
leaving Abigail in a very precarious position.
The British suspected, her loyalty. But before
they acted against her she Managed to leave
for Charleston, S.C. .with herive daughters.
Her son, Phillip, early in the Revolution, was
branded a "vile rebel" and'blacklisted; he could
never hold office under any Royal governor.
Phillip Minis acted as Pay Master and Com-
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1776. He personally advanced $11,000 for sup-
plies to Virginia and North Carolina troops.
He later served as President of.Mikvah Israel
and as City Warden of Savannah.

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