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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Jewish Floridian
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v. : ill. ;
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Fred K. Shochet
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Miami, Fla

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Vo1. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 6, 1979)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issues for: v.2, no. 21; v.3, no. 14; v.4, no. 32, and; v.8, no. 3, omitted in numbering sequence and were not published.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issue for Feb. 27, 1981 called also v.3, no. 8, repeating numbering of previous issue.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issue for Nov. 12, 1982 called v.55, no. 46 in masthead, but constitutes v.4, no. 39, as stated in publisher's statement.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issues for Jan. 9 & 23, 1987 called v.9, no. 2 & 3, but constitute v.9, no. 1 & 2 respectively.

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wjewisti Floridian
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1 Volume 1 Number 11
Tampa, Florida Friday, June 15, 1979
Price 35 Cents
Awards Are Presented at Joint Annual Meeting
Kay Jacobs, Paula Zielonka,
Goldie Shear, Howard Greenberg
and Roger Mock were the
recipients of the major com-
munity-wide awards at the joint
annual meeting of the Tampa
Jewish Federation, Jewish
Community Center and Tampa
Jewish Social Service held last
Tuesday evening at the center
auditorium.
In presenting the Leo D.
Levinson Award to Kay Jacobs,
Ben Greenbaum, federation
[ tpresident said, "Kay exemplifies
what Leo Levinson stood for.
Always in the forefront when it
comes to Jewish causes, Kay is a
woman of valor, Eishet ChayL
Sarah Richter, president of the
Jewish Community Center,
explained that she was not giving
the Bob Jacobson award jointly,
but, rather, she was giving it to
two people separately. Of
) Howard Greenberg she said,
"Most people are drawn into
volunteer work at the center by
their children, and that's fine.
Howard Greenberg continues to
be active even though his
children have passed through our
program, because he is willing to
serve the community in a larger
sense."
WHEN PRESENTING the
award to Roger Mock, she said,
"Roger is a terrifying example of
how hard I'm going to have to the past two recipients would in
work for the center even after I any way take away from its
am president, so that I can be as effectiveness. However, when I
proud of myself as we all are of reviewed Paula's work in the
him." Roger is the immediate
past president of the center.
Terry Aidman, president of
Tampa Jewish Social Serivce,
made the following remarks in
presenting the Rose Segall
Award to Paula Zielonka and
Goldie Shear. "I selected Paula
and Goldie because of their
dedication to our community,
their work beyond the call of duty
and the leadership roles they
have both assumed. I fleetingly
questioned whether giving the
Rose Segall award jointly and to
Russian Resettlement Program
and Goldie's work in the Aging
Program, there was no other
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War Sprouts
Major PLO Role
In Amin's Terrorism
By Special He port
The Palestine Liberation
Organization played a
major perhaps the major
role in creating the char-
I nel house that was Idi
Amin's Uganda, training
and equipping the sadistic
fillers Amin let loose in his
reign of terror responsible
for the torture and deaths
of thousands perhaps
several hundred thousand
people.
The role of the PLO and others,
including a mysterious
American, has been revealed in a
perusal of Amin's "secret" and
"confidential" files that were
spilled into the streets of Kam-
pala by the Ugandan and Tan-
zanian liberation forces, and from
the horror stories of the past
eight years from individual
Ugandans.
AMIN WAS kept afloat on a
sea of blood by a "vast array of
ideologically diverse foreigners"
ranging from the Israelis and
British in the early days of his
regime, to the PLO, the Russians
and the East Germans towards
the end of his career, Washington
Post correspondents report.
Israel's role in Uganda was an
early one and was similar to that
in the other African states to
whom it offered agricultural,
health, educational and industrial
knowhow without political
strings.
These ties were broken by the
African states on the insistence
of the Arabs after the Six-Day
and Yom Kippur wars. Amin
himself, before he seized power in
a coup, trained as a parachutist
in Israel, and the wings he wore
on his chest throughout his
dictatorship in Uganda were
those awarded to him by Israel
for his successful jumps. In
recent years, he was a bitter
enemy of Israel and called for its
annihilation.
ISRAEL, it can be said
categorically, had no hand in the
Ugandan terror, and did not
hesitate to violate Amin's ter-
ritorial sovereignty with its
rescue of the Israelis aboard a hi-
Continucd from Page &
Kay Jacobs receives the Leo D. Levinson Award from Ben
Greenbaum, Tampa Jewish Federation president.
Paula Zielonka, Russian Resettlement chairman, greets Sonya Soroka and her daughter, Alia
Gutman, on their arrival in Tampa. B. Terry Aidman, president, Tampa Jewish Social Service,
looks on. PhotobyCharlieMohn
A Personal Report
Teens Find Instant Rapport
Idi Amin: in heyday
By SUSAN KRAWITZ
When 15-year-old Alia Gutman
and her mother, Sonya Soroka,
arrived at Tampa International
Airport, they were immediately
enveloped by an enthusiastic
crowd of wellwishers.
After all the pictures were
taken and a myriad of people
introduced to her, Alia, looking a
bit confused and disoriented, was
led through the airport appearing
as though she wished she would
find a familiar face.
When we were introduced
through an interpreter, she
seemed thrilled to find someone
near her own age. She smiled
happily and greeted me in
Russian. Both Alia and the inter-
preter invited me to join the
welcoming party at their new
apartment, an opportunity I was
not about to miss.
On hand to greet Sonya Soroka and Alia Gutman, her 15-
year-old daughter, on their arrival in Tampa after a two-month
stay in Rome en route from Russia was 17-year-old Susan
Krawitz. Susan, one day after graduation from Plant High
School turned interviewer for "The Floridian" and helped to
welcome the community's newest family.
Susan was a member of SchZFTY at Temple Schaarai
Zedek, where she was confirmed. She recently won national
recognition in a Scholastic Magazine Smith-Corona writing
contest and for the summer will be assisting in "The Floridian"
office
THE LIVING room of the
bright, one-bedroom apartment
at 3218 DeLeon throbbed with
activity. A combination of
Russian and English was heard,
as the people inside bustled back
and forth, talking and laughing.
Above the conversation one could
hear the international code of the
Jewish mother "kooshat!
kooshat!" (eat! eat!). This was a
moat special housewarming. The
third resettled Russian family to
come to Tampa this year had just
arrived at the apartment selected
for them by the Tampa Jewish
Social Service. Sonya Soroka and
daughter Alia Gutman were at
last settling their belongings into
the home they had wanted so
much to attain.
Sonya, a divorcee who had
worked as a waitress in her native
city of Kiev and 15-year-old Alia
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Terry Aidman and Paula Zielonka are engulfed along with Sonya and Alia as former Russians
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Teens Find Instant Rapport
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received much physical and
emotional aid from members of
the Tampa Jewish community.
Some of the previously resettled
Russian families helped greatly
by letting the new arrivals know
that there are others in the same
boat who know what they have
gone through. Tatanya Dvorkin.
10, and Angela Dobrovitaky, 7.
quickly accepted Alia, and the
three were soon chatting and
laughing like old friends-
Alla. who attended middle
school in Kiev, was able to give
me many insights into the life of
a Russian teenager. Although she
spoke no English, her warmth
and friendliness came across
quite clearly. With help from the
translator. Alia told us of the
incredible influence that the USA
has on Russian teenagers. They
listen to American music, see
American films, dance American
dances, and go to great lengths to
emulate their American counter-
parts. The craze for western style
dress was once so out of control
that Russian teens willingly paid
200 rubles roughly $360
American dollars to buy a pair
of USA-produced blue jeans. The
Soviet government discourages
such excessive role modeling
One form of the government's
disapproval is expressed in their
prohibition of discos, although
Soviet teens find it just as easy to
socialize and dance western style
dances in restaurants and bars-
Schooling is one aspect of teen-
age life that differs greatly from
the American version. After
attending a middle school until
age 15. youths in Russia go on to
an institution similar to our high
school until 18. Unlike American
high school graduates, most
Soviet teens find it very difficult
to enter into a university, as
entrance is contingent upon
'connections rather than ability
This emphasis upon 'con-
nections'' and the disapproval by
neighbors of ADa and her
mother's Judaism were what led
Sonya and Alia to seek life in
America. Kiev did not even have
a synagogue, and the Jewish
members of the city were dis-
couraged from practicing their
religion.
Sonya Soroka and Alia
Gutman hope to find in America
and Americans a tolerance that
was almost beyond hoping for in
Kiev. If they welcome they
received on their first day here is
any indication, then it looks like
Tampa's newest Russian family
has finally found a place where
they can live and associate
openly as Jews.
Anti-Nazis Deny Mail Bombs are Theirs
By BEN GALLOB
MEW YORK IJTAI -
Manny Beck, chairman of the
lnternational<)ornmittee Agamst-
Nazism (ICAN). flatly denied
"that Che organization had'or was
mailing parcel bombs to neo-Nazi
groups and former Nazi war
criminals living in the United
States.
Beck told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency that some
group might have been
motivated to organize the
package bomb mailing campaign
by the ICAN's extensive mailing
of anti-Nazi literature. He said,
"this is going to hurt us."
HE DESCRIBED ICAN as
being made up of roughly 500
members but that it had been
forced to delay implementation of
a planned program for lack of
funds. He said the committee has
an office in Manhattan and one in
Toronto.
There were widespread reports
that parcel bombs had been
discovered in New Jersey.
Illinois. Nebraska and Virginia.
One of the news agencies
receiving a call affirming the
' mailing"! Was thVJTA" The caller
said the ICAN was responsible
for the mailings and planned to
do more of them. He refused to
give his name.
ACCORDING TO police
reports, the mail bombs were
received by a Nebraska man
connected with a neo-Nazi group:
a former SS officer in Paterson.
N.J.. and a branch office of the
National Socialist Party in
Cicero, a suburb of Chicago
where the tiny neo-Nazi Party
has its headquarters.
Bombs also were reportedly
found in packages at post offices
in Chicago and Arlington, Va.
The parcel bomb in Chicago was
addressed to Frank Collin. head
of the Chicago neo-Nazi group
who created a major controversy
last year with a threat to march
in Skokie. home of thousands of
survivors of the Holocaust.
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Beth Israel Sets Meeting
On Proposed Relocation
Congregation Beth Israel is
inviting everyone who would like
to have a traditional Con-
servative congregation relocate
to the north side of Tampa to
attend an open meeting on
Sunday. June 24 at 8 p.m. The
Recreation Room at the Fairway
Townhouses in Carrollwood
Village has been reserved for the
evening
Beth Israel's initial venture
into this area was the establish-
ment of a satellite school in
September of 1977. the first con-
gregation to offer such a service
at that time. Since then the
general membership has voted
Collin dropped the threat when
he received court permission to
hold a rally in Chicago's
Marquette Park, located in a
racially mixed area.
POST OFFICE officials in
Arlington refused to give the
name of the person to whom the
parcel was addressed but
Arlington county sources said it
was mailed to the National
Socialist White People's Party. A
parcel bomb was received by
Tscherim Soobzokov. a former
SS officer.
The callers also claimed
responsibility for a package
bomb mailed to a Gerhard Lauck.
a member of an American Nazi
Party in Lincoln. Neb. None of
the explosive devices went off.
Arthur Meister, an FBI agent
in the FBI office in Newark, said
the FBI was "actively involved''
in an investigation. in
cooperation witth the U.S. Postal
Service, and that nationally the
probe was being coordinated by
the FBI headquarters
Racism-Zionism
Fomented by Soviets
LONDON (JTAt Sen
Daniel P. Moynihan ID.. N.Y.I,
the former U.S. Ambassador to
the United Nations, accused the
Soviet Union of being behind the
campaign which culminated in
the 1975 UN resolution equating
Zionism with racism.
The resolution. still not
rescinded by the General
mbly. was inspired by an
article appearing in Pravda, the
Soviet Communist Party news-
paper, on Feb. 18-19. 1971.
FOUR YEARS after the anti
Zionist resolution's adoption by
the General Assembly, in the face
of opposition by the U.S.. Britain
and other Western countries, its
influence was still spreading,
Moynihan claimed. He noted that
association with Zionism was one
of the charges against two men
recently executed in Iran.
Moynihan himself was recently
described by an Indian
newspaper as "a Zionist racist
scorpion."
and affirmed a commitment to
reestablish the synagogue in an
area of greater growth and poten-
tial than its present location. The
purpose of this meeting is to
ascertain the level of interest of
the Jewish population at large in
seeing this move expedited.
Mark Lewis, president of Beth
Israel, has said "I certainly hope
the turnout in this area will
reflect the enthusiasm for our
brand of Judaism that until now
has gone untapped." Represen-
tatives of the congregation will
be on hand to discuss pos-
sibilities and answer any
questions. There will be no solici-
tations at this tine.
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Temple Schaarai Zedek Board Meeting Jewish Community Center
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June 19
"Yiddish Humor at Its Best" 2 to 330 p.m Senior Citizens' Lounge
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June 20
Be'n Israel Board of Directors 8 p.m.
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Beth Israel Bible Study noon
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Schaarai Zedek Event
Honors Kay, Maril Jacobs
Danny Thro Is a JCC Veteran
Mr. and Mrs. Maril Jacobs will
be honored with the Israel
Generations of Peace Award at a
social event on behalf of State of
Israel Bonds on Sunday, June 24
at 8 p.m. at Congregation
Schaarai Zedek, it was an-
nounced by Paul C. Pershes,
Congregation Schaarai Zedek
Israel Bond chairman.
Kay and Maril Jacobs have
both been active in many areas of
the Tampa Jewish community
and in synagogue organizational
affairs. Kay is immediate past
president of the Schaarai Zedek
Sisterhood, and Maril is im-
mediate past president of the
Temple.
Shmuel Moyal, media consul
for the Israel United Nations
Senior
Citizen
News at JCC
Swim instruction for senior
citizens will be held at the Jewish
Community Center every
Tuesday and Thursday from 4-5
p.m. All those interested should
sign up at the JCC office or call
872-4451. This class is free of
charge.
All seniors interested in
learning how to mold ceramics,
hand build with clay and other
projects, should sign up at the
JCC office or the senior lounge.
This class is free of charge.
Crochet, held on Thursdays
from noon to 1:30 p.m. will be
canceled for the summer and will
resume in the fall.
"Yiddish Humor At Its Beat:"
Everybody is invited to come and
share favorite yiddish jokes or
just come and have fun on
Tuesday, June 19, from 2-3:30
p.m. in the senior lounge. Ben
Epstein is guest host with a
wealth of jokes to offer. Coffee
and refreshments will be served.
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Shmuel Moyal
Mission and for the New York
Israel Consulate, will be the
guest speaker. There will be
entertainment provided by Merri
Robinson.
Pershes points out to holders
of matured Israel Bonds that
such bonds do not earn interest
after the maturity date. Further-
more, the State of Israel cannot
have full use of the money which
must be set aside for redemption
payments. He says, "If you want
the State of Israel to have the full
benefit of your continued faith
and participation in its economic
development, please utilize your
matured bond for reinvestment
now in the current Israel Bond
issue. We urge you to bring your
matured bond to this meeting for
this purpose."
Holders of Israel Bonds
maturing anytime in 1979 can
receive the full maturity value of
that bond immediately, regard-
less of the month of maturity,
provided that it is fully re-
invested in a bond of the next
higher denomination, said
Pershes.
Danny Thro, director of Tampa
Jewish Community Center Day
Camp, Camp JCC. Sounds simple
enough, but behind that
statement is 12 years of service at
the Jewish Community Center.
By longevity, he is the senior
member of the center staff.
Danny Thro, 27, began what
was to become his career by being
a junior counselor in the pre-
school program, filling-in that
same summer as a lifeguard and
yard man. That was when his
brother. Bill (now the station
manager for National Airlines at
Tampa International Airport)
was in charge of the pool. Danny
was 14 that summer.
Now Danny is physical ed-
ucation coordinator for the
center, a position he's held for
four years, and in this, his 13th
summer of serving on the camp
staff, Danny Thro will be camp
director, supervising a staff of 30
with approximately 200 campers.
"Having been on the camp
staff for so long, I have my own
ideas of things I'd like to do,"
Thro began. "I want to see the
campers be more active
physically and there will be more
field trips."
"I'm especially excited about
the Camp JCC leadership,"
Danny explained.
On the staff are Barbara Rich-
man, unit head K'Ton Ton (ages
2'/i-5), early childhood coor-
dinator; Joanie Allschuler, unit
head Camp Chai (grades 1-5);
Nancy Glickman and Larry
Harrison, co-unit heads Camp Yo
Tan (grades 6-8).
Camp skill specialists are:
Dennis Thro (another brother to
Danny), pool director, aquatics
coordinator (including swim team
and Red Cross courses); Kurt
Van Wilt, drama specialist
(Toronto, master's degree in
english and literature); Debbie
Germann, swim specialist
(master's degree from USF in
physical education); Todd
Danny Thro
Rosenbaum, assistant swim
specialist; Derri Lynn Schank,
tennis specialist (physical
education student at USF);
Debbie Bo it nick, arts and craft
specialist (Hillsborough County
school teacher); and Chris Davis,
nature specialist (USF student).
Sports skill specialist to be
announced.
The Jewish programs at the
camp will include Shabbat
programs, the Macchabiad, the
dramatic presentation and a full
day's activities sponsored by the
Zionist Youth organzation. The
entire camp staff (that's all the
above plus the counselors and
junior counselors) will meet on
Monday nights to develop
programs and to develop group
working skills. "My jobs have
always involved a lot of over-
time. During the year I usually
work 8:30-7:30, weekends, too."
Thro attracts children like a
Pied Piper. Wherever he goes,
there are several young fans
along with him. "When you come
from a large family, you're used
to having people around you," he
explained. The Thro household of
five brothers and two sisters is
located near the center. "My
parents are members of the JCC,
and they come to swim at every
opportunity."
Thro holds Red Cross badges
as a water safety instructor, in
advanced life saving in small
craft knowledge and in white
water canoeing. He is a senior at
the University of Tampa and will
receive his degree in physical
education in 1980.
What will he do after receiving
his degree? "I'm not sure, but I
want to keep working with kids."
After 13 years at the JCC,
what would he like to see
changed? "I wish the center
membership would utilize the
facilities more. We try to offer
programs not available other
places. We'll be starting a co-ed
fitness program, and this fall
we'll have high school basketball,
soccer and a morning gymnastics
class convenients for mothers of
preschool children.
"In addition to camp this
summer, we'll offer gymnastics,
softball, the pool and related
activities, tennis and aerobic
dancing.
"I truly believe that if you
build a healthy body, the rest will
follow."
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, June 15,1979
Mrs. Bloch, You're Home
Welcome home, Dora Bloch!
She was a Jewish grandma taking a vacation. A
highjacking and dictator's egocentric personality
made her famous. A piece of meat stuck in her throat,
and the dictator offered her hospital care. She missed
being rescued at Entebbe. The same dictator's hit
squad brought the action to her. They couldn't kill
soldiers, so they killed a hospitalized grandmother
instead.
Yes, Mrs. Bloch, you're home now. Idi Amin is
hiding behind another lunatic in Libya. But, you,
Mrs. Bloch, need not hide. You are brought home
proudly, with the dignity you deserve, to rest in
peace.
For your killers there will never be dignity. Nor
will there be peace.
Now It's Time for Action
Yom Hashoa Service
Israel Independence Day
JCC Family Fun Day
Joint Annual Meeting of Federation,
JCC.TJSS
This combination of imaginative and quality
programming has brought a response in numbers in
Tampa this Spring previouisly undreamed.
Now Tampa must show that these numbers can
be translated into action; that such action will im-
prove us locally, and in so doing improve our ac-
ceptance of our world-wide responsibilities.
Investing In Israel
In June, 1967, the future of Israel was at stake.
On the morning of June 5, Jews throughout the
world awakened to find an Israel at war, fighting on
all fronts for her survival. As the Six-Day War pro-
gressed, it became increasingly obvious to the people
of Israel that they were not alone.
As Israelis gave their lives, their brethren
abroad poured money, supplies and encouragement
into the beleagured land. Jews in the United States
who may never have performed a single "Jewish" act
called local synagogues to ask how they could help
Israel.
As tangible evidence of this spirit of solidarity,
568,000 Americans and Candians purchased Israel
Bonds in the amount of $217,547,100. Since most of
these Bonds had a 12-year maturity date, the sum of
$140 million the greatest dollar amount of Bonds
to mature in a single year comes due in 1979.
In March of this year, life in Israel changed no
less dramatically although in a different direction
than in 1967. A peace treaty with Egypt was
achieved, presenting Israel with new challenges, the
need to redeploy the population to be evacuated from
the Sinai while continuing to develop the economy
and embarking on an intensive development program
in the Negev.
Now, Israel's pressing economic needs lend
special significance to maturing 1967 Bonds. The
568,000 Bondholders, many of whom have relocated,
must be contacted and reminded that the Bonds are
maturing. This task is compounded by the fact that a
large number of Bonds are held by individuals other
than the purchasers children and grandchildren,
for instance.
Twelve years after the Six-Day War it is peace
that delineates Israel's need for funds. Israel Bonds
are a cogent way of meeting the need, and Operation
Reinvestment proves they are a safe way, too.
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Test is Opening Salvo for Kids
THE FLAP over the func-
tional literacy test in the State of
Florida is understandable, but
opponents of the test are wrong
to contest it.
At issue is the testing of
would-be high school graduates
to determine if they can read,
write and perform basic arith-
metic computation.
To begin with, we (and they)
ought to feel a profound sense of
embarrassment that young
people are permitted to advance
so far along in the public school
system and still be woefully
deficient in the intricacies of what
were once called the "3 R's" when
we call upon them at their
eleventh-hour to prove their skills
in them.
BUT THAT is the nature of
our educational dilemma today.
They are not only deficient; they
are hostile at being called to
account, and they and their civil
libertarian representatives go to
court as the injured parties as
if it were not their fault. This
exists not only in Florida but
throughout the nation, although
Floridians must finally face up to
the fact that their public school
system is among the worst in the
country.
"'"Jewish Floridian
of Tampa
Business Office MBS Henderson Bl vd Tmmp. PI* SMOS
Telephone 873-4470
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The functional literacy test is
designed to force the high school
graduate, prior to getting
diploma, to demonstrate that her
is on a level of academic achieve-
ment commensurate with what
the diploma presumably
represents.
It is designed to put the brakes
on a democratically-inspired
egalitarian educational process
that has for decades sanctioned
automatic promotion from one
grade to. the next on the basis
that not to do so is to dis-
criminate against certain in-
dividuals, ethnic groups, and / or
races-
THE HISTORY of this
philosophy of education, which
took insidious root after World
War II and its baby boom after-
math, is a sad chronicle of the
decline in quality education.
The fact is that academic
standards can not, or at least
should not, be modified to adaptl
to the cultural norm. If the object
of education is to elevate people
from where they are to some
hypothetical level of achievement
representing where they ought to
be, then just the opposite is true:
people (the cultural norm) must
be modified (elevated) to adapt to
established academic standards.
This is an elitist position, some
will say, but there can be nothing
democratic or egalitarian about
the education process. Since
World War II, democratic and
egalitarian principles have eroded
that process until we now
graduate substandard high
school students as a matter of
course-
It is for this reason that the
functional literacy test has been
designed, and if there is any
argument against it that makes
sense, it is that the test as a
brake against illiteracy comes too
late.
IT IS NOT an occasional,
undeserving would-be graduate
we are holding back; it is many,
while those who pass the test
only marginally raise the number1
of essentially substandard'
graduates and would-be
Continued on Page 10
Robert Segal
Attack on Newsmen Insidious
Friday, June 15,1979
Volume 1
5SK
20SIVAN5739
Number 11
Not long after Pope John Paul
II Let it be known that he was
going this Spring to visit Poland,
land of his birth, that nation's
politburo decreed that all
newsgatherers from non-Polish
lands coming to cover the
Pontiffs homecoming would
have to pay a tax of $350.
Thus the totalitarian mind at
work.
About the same time, in one of
the few surviving democracies, a
Massachusetts state senator
proposed a law requiring those he
branded "investigative repor-
ters" to post a $5,000 bond and
pay an initial fee of $750 plus
aaajpa] tax of $400 to continue as
part of the newspaper profession.
THESE SNOOPING jour-
nalists, he declared, amount to
private detectives and had to be
licensed. News spies packed too
much power and were too devilish
to continue to enjoy freedom of
the press.
Now the highest court in the
United States has held that a
plaintiff in a libel suit has a right
to ascertain the state of mind of
the.newsgatherer preparing his
articles and of his associates
joining in that enterprise. The
case in point was that of Lt. Col-
Anthony B. Herbert, oft-
decorated Vietnam War veteran,
vs. Barry Lando. a producer of
CBS's explosive 60 Minutes
program.
For six years, tins fascinating
libel litigation had journeyed
through the courts. At peak level,
the jurists did not limit pre-trial
questioning- Consequently,
loaded down with documents,
young Lando bad gone through
26 days of questioning.
BUT THAT was not enough.
What were the inner thought
processes of Lando and his CBS
comrades, the trial lawyers
demanded to know. Just how had
they gone about trying to pin the
military hero to the wall? Much
was riding on such questions- Lt.
Col. Herbert, a tenacious
defender of his good name, was
seeking $44.7 million in damages.
Perhaps prior to the era of
electronic journalism, abrim
with tape recorders, candid
cameras, and disconcerting
television lights, such litigation
would never have been dreamed
of- Anyone who has studied the
files of newspaper of a century
ago can not fail to have been
surprised at the vicious name-
calling of men prominent in
public life who, thus besmirched,
failed to collect a penny or even
went to the trouble of suing.
But this is a different day. And
with Chief Justice Warren
Burger at the helm, a jurist
whose mistrust of the media is
already legendary, it is a different
court. Six of the justices have
voted one more brake on the
enterprise of news gathering and
news production
ONCE MORE, to his great
credit, Judge Potter Stewart has
entered sharp dissent. The
Herbert suit, he averred, con-
cerned only what was published
What was not published has
nothing to do with the case.
Liability hinges in the end upon
the publisher's state of
knowledge of the falsity of what
he published and "not at all upon
his motivation in publishing it"
Dissenting Justice Thurgood
strove also to uphold the
foundations of traditional
American press freedom:
"Society's interest in enhancing
the accuracy of coverage of public ^
events is ill-served by procedures
tending to muffle expression of
uncertainty. To preserve
climate of free interchange
among journalists, the con-
fidentiality of their conversation
must be guaranteed."
Increasingly in these times,
shield laws protecting reporters
assurance that confidences will
not have to be violated are being
bypassed by courts.
Increasingly, reporters are going
to jail for holding fast to their
files. In 1978, the Supreme Court
ruled, 5-to-3, that policemen
could rifle through newsrooms
pretty much at will. Little
wonder those who place great
value on the right to inquire, to
write to publish are ap-
prehensive.
"A free press is not a privilege,
but an organic necessity in
great society," Walter Lippman
reasoned How great is the
American dream, the enterprn*
today?
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Friday, June 15, 1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 5
Honors to Kay Jacobs Rutenberg Is Humanities Board Chairman
In the past two weeks, Kay
v Jacobs has been singled out twice
for distinguished service to her
community. First, by
Congregation Schaarai Zedek,
with the President's Cup and now
by Tampa Jewish Federation
with the Leo D. Levinson award.
How does one person deserve
such distinction? As husband,
Maril, said on presenting her
with the temple's President's
Cup, "If I didn't give it to Kay,
I'd be guilty of reverse
nepotism."
Kay is known for her wit and
humor. Whatever the situation,
she has the quip for the moment.
She's a native of Biloxi, Miss,
and attended high school in
Nashville where she met Van-
derbilt student Maril Jacobs.
They have three children,
Dede, a University of Florida
"sophomore; Valerie, a Plant High
School senior and Kenny, a fresh-
man at Jesuit High School.
The Jacobs have made several
trips to Israel. The first time, in
1973, as participants in the
United Jewish Appeal Young
'Leadership Mission. In 1974 Kay
Kay Jacobs
I
went on a Tampa Community
Mission. They went on a Family
Mission in 1975. Dede went in
1977 on the BBYO summer
program, the same program
Valerie will be on this year.
Kay has served the Federation
in many capacities, most recently
as campaign chairman for the
Women's Division and toast-
mistress for the annual
Federation dinner.
Oil Struck Near Ashdod
TEL AVIV (JTA) Israeli drillers struck oil east
of Ashdod last week, but further drilling and tests are
required to determine whether the deposit is large enough
to make commercial exploitation feasible.
The strike was made at a depth of 2,500 meters by the
Ashdod-5 rig operated jointly by the Lapidot and Hana
companies. The gusher seemed promising. A good grade
of oil poured out of the well without the use of pump.
Wallenberg Saga Opens
For Airing After 34 Years
By MAURICE SAMUELSON
LONDON (JTA) Prime
Minster Menachem Begin of
Israel is expected to be asked to
help solve the mystery of
Swedish diplomat Raoul
Wallenberg, who may still be
imprisoned in the Soviet Union,
34 years after his abduction by
the Red Army. Wallenberg's
close relatives are flying to
Jerusalem this weekend following
fruitless attempts by the Swedish
government to reopen the case
with the Russian authorities.
Wallenberg who would now
be 66 was kidnaped in
Budapest, where he headed a
team of Swedish diplomats who
saved 30,000 Jews from
deportation by the Nazis. Many
of the survivors live in Israel.
HIS HALF brother and half
sister, Prof. Guy von Dardel and
Mrs. Nina Lagergren, decided to
go to Jerusalem after hearing
that Begin had privately ex-
pressed an interest in the case. In
view of Israel's influence in the
g"g* rights field, they will ask
^^Begin's help in putting the
Wallenberg affair high on the
ust of urgent individual cases
discussed in East-West contact.
Several politicians in other
Western countries have promised
their support. Sen. Frank Church
(D., Idaho), chairman of the
Senate Foreign Relations
Committee, has urged the
Kremlin to make a full disclosure
of its fUes on Wallenberg,
In Britain. Winston Churchill
MP, grandson of the wartime
Prune Minister, and Greville
Janner MP, are organizing a
Parliamentary committee to
follow the case.
HOWEVER, although U.S.
Ambassador Arthur Goldenberg
18 reported to have brought it up
at the Belgrade sequel to the
"Helsinki Conference on Human
Rights, U.S. government interest
has been erratic.
At the end of 1973, the State
Department was on the brink of
ordering the U.S. Embassy in
Moscow to inquire about
moment, Henry Kissinger, then
Secretary of State, failed to
authorize the move.
Swedish press reports have
attributed this to his anger over
Sweden's anti-American policy
on Vietnam at that time.
Rutenberg acted as Dean of the
College of Arts and Letters at
USF for two years, and he has
taught in the Humanities De-
partment since 1964. He holds
degrees from the University of
Chicago and a Ph.D. from the
University of Florida. He has
been an FEH Board member
since 1976.
He has published a number of
critical articles in the area of
English literature, and he has
been active in humanities
education and adult learning
programs.
Dr. Daniel Rutenberg, chair-
China-Egypt
Arms Deal
Surprises U.S.
By JOSEPH POLAKOFF
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
The State Department indicated
that it had no advance knowledge
that Egypt and China would sign
a military treaty which President
Anwar Sadat revealed last week.
Sadat announced the arms deal
with China in a speech
celebrating the fourth an-
niversary of the reopening of the
Suez Canal, but gave no details.
The State Department's chief
spokesman, Hodding Carter, said
in reply to questions, that with
the Soviet Union having cut off
arms support to Egypt, "Egypt
looked to a number of nations for
assistance, including China."
HOWEVER, he said, to his
knowledge, Egypt did not inform
the U.S. of its pact with China.
But "we had conversations with
a number of nations regarding
the Camp David process and
support for Egypt and Israel,"
Carter said. He would not name
the countries.
Asked about the possibility of
a joint Egyptian-American
venture in arms manufacture,
Carter said no discussions have
been held on a government-to-
government level of a consortium
to produce weapons.
person of the Humanities
Department at the University of
South Florida in Tampa, has
been elected chairman of the
Board of Directors of the Florida
Endowment for the Humanities.
He will serve for one year, ef-
fective July 1.
Seminar on International Education
Set at University of South Florida
Seminar on International Education
"War and Peace Theory and Practice"
June 27,10 a.m.
University of South Florida Library
Special Collections Room
Open to the Public
Muhammed Hakki
Egyptian Minister Counselor for
Press and Information,
Washington, D.C.
H. Joel Arnon
Consul General for Israel
Southeast Region, Atlanta, Ga.
Respondent: Abdelwhab Hechiche,
Professor International Studies
Organized by Committee on International Education of South
Florida, Educational Planning Council and USF International
Studies Program
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, June 15,1979
Honor Student
In the last edition's listing of honor students,
Aiken Miller's biography was erroneously
omitted. The Floridian apologizes for this
omission.
Aileen Harriet Miller, daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
Norman R. Miller, 13502 Palm wood Lane,
Chamberlain High School Plans to attend the
University of Michigan. Activities: French Club,
Opti-Miss Club, National Honor Society, Beta
Club, Model UN. B'nai B'rith Girls: president of
Tampa Chapter and of North Florida Council.
Graduated third in her class at Chamberlain High
School
Mysterious American
Florida
Residents
Graduate
Seven residents of Florida were
candidates for degrees from
Yeshiva University at its 48th
annual commencement exercises
in Manhattan, June 7-
They are: Susan Ann Berg,
Coral Gables, Master of Social
Work. Wurzweiler School of
Social Work: Arnold Harold Pos-
skk, Jacksonville, Master of
Science, Ferkauf Graduate
School: Sara A. Raiffe. Miami
Beach. Master of Social Work,
Wurzweiler School of Social
Work: Alan Michael Singer,
Miami Beach, Master of Social
Work, Wurzweiler School of
Social Work: Vicki B. Golden.
Sunrise, Master of Social Work,
Wurzweiler School of Social
Work; Abraham Jacob Davis -
Wasserberger, Tampa, Master of
Social Work, Wurzweiler School
of Social Work; and Joel Levine,
West Palm Beach, Master of
Social Work. Wurzweiler School
of Social Work.
PLO Was Behind Amin's Terrorism
Continued from Page 1
jacked aircraft at Entebbe air-
field.
The Amin records show, ac-
cording to the Washington Post's
correspondents in Kampala, that
the PLO was one of Amin's
leading foreign allies. In spite of
the PLO's repeated denials of
involvement in the State
Research Bureau's murder
squads, there is solid proof that it
trained and organized body-
guards for Amin and provided
advisors who participated
directly in the arrest and even the
murder of prisoners, according to
Ugandans "who watched it
happen and survived to tell about
it."
Palestinians even tried to save
Amin from the invading Tan-
zanian and Ugandan liberation
forces. They joined Libyan troops
in a futile effort to stop the in-
vasion, and Tanzanian officers
report that some 200 Palestinians
and 400 to 600 Libyans were
killed in the fighting. Amin later
was reported to have received
asylum in Libya but has gone on
to other places and is now
reported in Baghdad, Iraq.
THE BRAINS and brawn
behind the murderous secret
police organization, euphemis-
tically called the State search
Bureau, was the PLO which
supplied the expertise to its
murder squads, according to
ApoUo Lawoko, a prisoner who
escaped from the Bureau.
He said that six to 10 Pales-
tinians helped to train raw
recruits for the squads and "per-
sonally took part in the inter-
rogations and killings."
Lawoko was quoted by the
correspondents as saying that
the raw recruits were usually
Rwandana and Sudanese in
tattered clothing, and that thaw
newcomers "would be given
prisoners to practice on by
cutting their throats.
"THE OLD members of the
staff would stand by with guns,"
Lawoko went on. "On the first
occasion they (the recruits) often
balked and tried to run away. But
they would be brought back to
finish up the prisoners.
"In these training excercises.
the Palestinians were there to
give instructions. One famous
one was called' Faisal of the Nile.'
He used to boast that he would
do everything possible to protect
Three members of a single
family also cited three instances
in which they saw Palestinians
taking part in the arrest of
civilians.
SAID ONE of the family.
Lydia Sembeguya, "In January
of this year, we were drinking in a
club in Kololo when we were
rounded up by three Palestinians
and four State Research Bureau
hooligans. They were led by
Hassan, the fat Palestinian from
Liberia."
"I've seen Hassan on two
occasions actually picking up
people and putting them in the
boot (trunk) of a car," said her
brother, Hudson.
The PLO, as recently as
March, "assured the world" that
the PLO was not involved in any
way in fighting alongside Ugan-
dan forces. However, as PLO
spokesmen acknowledged at a
press conference in Dar es
Salaam, Tanzania, the PLO had
a "training mission" in Uganda,
but that this was the major Arab
presence in that country. Tan-
zanian army officers, however,
reported finding PLO credentials
on Palestinians killed in the
fighting.
THE MYSTERIOUS Amer-
ican linked to the State Research
Bureau is Frank Terpil, whose
Paris-based company supplied a
wide variety of explosives,
weapons and surveillance equip-
ment to Amin, and trained the
State Research Bureau "in the
art of intelligence sabotage,"
according to the documents
obtained in Kampala by the
Washington Post corres-
pondents.
Terpil boasts that he used to
work for the CIA, but Washing-
ton sources say that he hasn't
worked for that agency for more
than eight years. The CIA itself
refused to comment on any
connection it might have had
with Terpil.
Nazi Deportation Hearing
To be Discontinued
By ROCHELLE WOLK
ALBANY, N.Y., (JTA) -
The deportation hearing of Vilis
A. Hazners of Dresden, New
York, accused of Nazi atrocities
against the Jews of Riga, Latvia
during World War II. will not be
continued.
After several postponements
to accommodate a government
witness who is a West German
prosecutor and expert on Latvian
war Crimea, the government and
defense attorneys have agreed to
a stipulation to accept a
deposition from this witness.
Instead of a public hearing, the
government now has 30 days to
file its final briefs before Judge
Anthony DeGaeto. Following
that, Wars Berlins, Hazners'
attorney, will also be given 30
days to respond.
AFTER JUDGE DeGaeto
reads both briefs, his decision
should be expected in two to six
months, according to govern-
ment officials. Court proceedings
against Hazners began in Albany
in January 1977, and were
scheduled to resume last Apr. 4,
then May 17, before an-
nouncement of the completion.
Rabbi Paul Silton, co-chairman
of the Capital District Ad Hoc
Committee on Justice for Nazi
government's decision to
complete the case without further
public hearings will cause much
of the interest that has been
generated by the Hazners case to
be "swept under the rug.
"In the course of my 2'4-year
involvement with this issue," he
said, "I've consistently been told
by government officials, in-
cluding Martin Mendelsohn, now
deputy director of the Justice
Department's revamped unit on
Nazi war criminals, that public
hearings serve the important
purpose of educating people
about the presence of these
alleged murderers here, and now
we've lost this opportunity."
SILTON SAID that "many
attorneys have told me that the
force of a deposition, as compared
to the appearance of a witness, is
much less effective. After visiting
Washington, DC, on May 3 to
discuss the issue of Nazi war
criminals with the office of
President Carter's Commission
on the Holocaust and high
government officials in the White
House and the Justice Depart-
ment, I had some hope that the
transfer of the Special Litigation
Unit on Nazi War Criminals from
Immigration and Naturalization
Service to the Criminal Division
of the Justice Department would
Elaine Fantle Shimberg is a
Tampa free-lance writer. Her booh,
"Babies and By-Lines: How to Be
a Housewife Author," will be pub-
lished by Writer's Digest Boohs
this fall Her worh has appeared in
Glamour, Seventeen, Lady's
Circle, Screen Stars and many
other magazines She is co-host of
"Women's Point of View," a local
monthly television show. She is
married and has five children.
Elaine Shimberg
Move a Bali of Camp Matzo
By ELAINE FANTLE SHIMBERG
It's that time of year again time to find a camp for the
kids. I always approach it with great trepidation, trying to
match the kid to the camp as much as possible. But it's not easy.
The brochures don't always show the over-flowing septic tanks
or the alligators in the lake.
We've gone through a lot of camps so far. A few years ago
some of the kids went to Camp Menorah. But it only lasted eight
days and they spent most of their time in arts and craft making
candles-
Then we tried Camp Goliath. It was a great camp, but my
kids kept getting picked on by the bigger ones. There was Camp
Haman, too, but no one gave a hang.
THE ONLY "Jewish experience" the children got from any of
these camps was learning how to buy wholesale and making
chicken soup. They also became experts in arts and crafts
because it rained every day.
Last year my son came home from camp with two left
sneakers, someone named Benjamin Davidson s underwear and
a gift he had made in arts and crafts.
"It's lovely," I gasped, opening and closing the largest of the
metal tentacles that wrapped themselves around the object.
"Useful, too," my son added proudly-
"Yes, indeed," I agreed. "Very useful for what?"
HIS PACE FELL. "For all the Jewish holidays. It's
combination dreidle-menorah-Seder plate. See, you just move
the legs around to change it."
I nodded my head in understanding. "Lovely. Very useful.'
And I put it on the bookshelf next to the Sabbath candles
marked 'Sealtest." He had made them the year before by
pouring wax into a milk carton, but we never could get all the
carton peeled off the candle. I tell company "Sealtest" is a
Yiddish word meaning'' Peace.
This year I think we've found a good camp. The movies looked
marvelous. One scene showed a group of happy youngsters
dancing the hora. Overhead, not too far from the power lines,
waved a banner saying, "You'll Have a Ball at Camp Matzo."
The camp is in the middle of Death Valley. Everything's flat
for miles which may be why oh, you guessed it already.
ANYWAY, WE decided to send the kids there. I ordered T-
shirts, which are blue and white, the camp colors. But when ours
came in they were orange and black. I called the director; "Call
me Uncle Sol," he said
"There's been a mistake," I said. "The shirts are the wrong
color."
"No mistake," said Uncle Sol. "I ordered them directly from
my son. He's in shirts. He gave me a special price."
"But they're the wrong color," I repeated. "They're orange
and black."
So it isn't the camp colors!" said Uncle Sol. They're nice
shirts, right?"
I had to agree with him. They really weren't bad. Now I'm
busy sewing nametags on 114 socks, pairing Benjamin
Davidson's underwear in the footlocker just in case he (whoever
be may be) goes to Camp Matzo this year, and addressing
postcards to myself so the kids can simply check the "I am still
alive and well" box and mail it to me.
CAMP 18 a marvelous experience. How else would a mother
learn to pack three wool blankets, sue bunk-size sheets, twelve
shirts, four shorts, three blue jeans, two pair of twenty dollar
sneakers, and a sleeping bag into a duffle bag without breaking
a nail?
How else would she learn that, regardless of how many clothes
you send to camp, your child only wears one pair of blue jeans
and one shirt? That regardless of how well you mark your
child's possessions (even with sew-on nametags and permanent
magic marker) the child will lose half of what was taken to camp
and return with items belonging to a child no one ever heard of
(and who probably never came to camp at all, use
Kilroy) that sneakers sent in pairs come back as swinging
singles That a child who can't remember where the teaspoons
are in the kitchen is perfectly capable of perking his/her
knapsack and spending three days in the Canadian wilds?
Yes, camp is a wonderful experience for the kids too, so I
learned.


Friday, June 15, 1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 7
Women in Jerusalem
We'd Do Better Job -Bella
By Combined JTA Services
JERUSALEM "The world
would be a better place if women
ran it." So said former U.S.
Congresswoman Bella Abzug
Monday morning in preparation
for that night's opening session
of the World Conference of
Women Leaders in Jerusalem.
"Today, politics are run
generally by men, and they are
lacking in humanism and
compassion," the fervent ad-
vocate for women's rights ob-
served. "Women could bring that
same aspect into world
diplomacy and politics, and I'm
sure the world would be a better
place for it." She added that she
was dismissed from her recent
, task as chairman of the
president's Council for Women's
Affairs because, "I fervently
opposed the national budget
submitted to Congress, which
reduced the amount allocated for
women's affairs."
JERUSALEM The remains
of Dora Bloch were laid to rest
here Tuesday nearly three years
after she was murdered at
Kampala, Uganda, on the orders
of former President Idi Amin.
Mrs. Bloch, who held Israeli
and British citizenship, was a
passenger on the Air France jet
hijacked by Palestinian terrorists
to Entebbe in June, 1976. When
most of the hostages were
rescued by an Israeli raiding
party on July 3, she was in a
Kampala hospital from where she
disappeared a day later.
Her remains were discovered
buried at a village near Kampala.
LOS ANGELES Swastikas
will no longer be provided by a
Mattel subsidiary, Monogram
Models, Inc., for decoration of
m cale model reproductions of
"historic aircraft, ships and
vehicles, it was announced by
Harvey B. Schechter, director of
the Anti- Defamation League's
Pacific Southwest Regional
Office. This information was
given to ADL by Mattel because
of a complaint filed by ADL.
More than a year ago, "We
questioned the wisdom of
providing children in Germany
with swastika-adorned models,"
said Schechter, "and we are
pleased with the Mattel decision
which is based on a recent
decision of a West German
Supreme Court forbidding
further use or display of the Nazi
swastika with any consumer
products, packaging or pro-
motional material produced or
marketed in West Germany."
PARIS The French daily,
Le Matin Dimanche, quotes an
unidentified Jewish woman who
bays she saw three men enter the
Djerba synagogue just before a
fire broke out last May 9. The 24-
year-old woman says she saw the
three men approach the
synagogue at 10:30 p.m. and
"forced their way in. A few
minutes later, she saw them leave
the building.
Another young Djerba Jew,
identified as David, told the
newspaper that there were no
candles burning that night in the
synagogue.
The paper quotes Tunisian
Chief Rabbi Fradji Uzan who
repeated his conviction that the
authorities are doing everything
in their power to find the origin of
the fire. Fradji stressed that the
country's Jews enjoy full and
equal rights.
JERUSALEM Foreign
Minister Moshe Dayan on
Monday stressed the importance
reciprocity in normalized
Israeli-Egyptian relations,
moments before he departed for a
vwittoCi1"
"The agreement must be based
on the principle of reciprocity,"
Dayan told reporters at Ben-
Gurion Airport. "Israel will not
agree to a situation in which El
Arishis can freely come into
Israel while Israeli fisherman
cannot cross the border to fish in
the Badarwil waters. It has to be
one or the other. Either the
border will be open from both
9ides or closed from both sides.
TEL AVIV Israeli circles
expressed concern that the
murder of Sheikh Hashem Al-
Huzander outside his home in
Gaza 1st Friday night may be the
beginning of a wave of political
assassinations by terrorists
aimed against Palestinian leaders
who support the autonomy plan
for the West Bank and Gaza
Strip.
The 70-year-old Imam
(religious leader), head of a
prominent Gaza family, was
found dead of stab wounds at his
doorstep shortly after he finished
conducting evening services at
the Imari mosque, the largest in
Gaza.
Police reported no clues as to
the identity of his assailants. But
the Popular Front for the
Liberation of Palestine claimed in
a broadcast from Beirut that its
agents were responsible for the
killing and warned that the same
fate awaits all "collaborators"
and supporters of the autonomy
plan. The broadcast named
Mayor Rashid A-Shawa of Gaza
as next in line for execution.
JOHANNESBURG After
nine years of service in South
Africa, half of them as Israel's
ambassador, Itzhak Unna will
return to Israel next month, to
take up a new post in Jerusalem.
His term of office saw the
normalization of relations bet-
ween Israel and South Africa and
a growth in trade. In an in-
terview with the leading
Afrikaans daily, Die Burger,
Unna laid down what amounted
to a guideline for a Jewish envoy
to South Africa. He said:
"Do not forget your own
people's experiences in facing up
to the problems of South Africa.
Bear in mind the differences as
well as the similarities, between
your country and South Africa.
Even while being critical,
remember that you are a guest in
a foreign land. Be well-versed in
South Africa's sociological and
historical development, and get a
feel for its contemporary literary
trends. It helps greatly, not least
when sounding critical of the
country'8 leading echelons, to
speak to Afrikaans.
\ Jkiomt ^oum
By LESLIE AIDMAN
Missiles in Lebanon
Are Confirmed
WASHINGTON (JTA) The State
Department has confirmed that Soviet-made SAM
anti-aircraft missiles are in place in Lebanon near the
Syrian border, but their number and purpose were
not disclosed.
Department spokesman Tom Reston said the
missiles are "an old story."
HE SAID "there is no indication they have been
moved southward (away from the Syrian border) or
that their number has increased."
Reston was unable to say who placed the
missiles in Lebanon. Asked if they might be used
against Israel in the event of Syrian-Israeli warfare,
he replied that he had "no military judgment to
offer."
Neo-Nazis Grilled in Court
By ALFRED SCHROEDER
BONN (JTA) A West
German court has opened
criminal proceedings against six
neo-Nazis accused of establishing
a terrorist organization, as well
as committing individual crimes.
It is the first time in legal history
that the chief federal prosecutor
has pressed charges against neo-
Nazis or right-wing extremists
for terrorist activities.
The defendants are former
Army Lt. Michael Kuehen, 24,
described as the "brains" behind
the gang which calls itself the
"Werewolf Underground
Organization."
HE WAS discharged from the
military for neo-Nazi activities;
Lothar Harold Schulto, 26, a
former non-commissioned officer;
Lutz Wegener, 22; Uwe Rohwer,
42; Klaus Dieter Puls, 37; and
Manfred Boerm. 29.
All are former members of the
new Nazi Party in north Ger-
many, said to have a membership
of 200. They are charged, among
other things, with raids and bur-
glaries to obtain arms and money
to finance terrorist attacks.
The High Court of Celle in
north Germany is conducting the
trial behind the walls of Bueck-
burg orison
precaution. It fears that other
neo-Nazis may try to free the
defendants or commit acts of
violence against the court or the
jurors.
According to the prosecutor,
the "Werewolf' gang had
detailed plans to raid German
Army and NATO installations
and to bomb the Berlin wall. The
indictment charges them with an
attempted attack on a British
forces broadcasting service
transmitter in north Germany.
PLANS WERE also found to
free Hitler's former deputy,
Rudolf Hess, from Spandau
prison where he is serving a life
sentence, to attack East German
border guards and to attack the
memorial at the former Bergen-
Belsen concentration camp.
Members of the gang were
instructed to raid arms shops and
banks as a test of their
"courage," the charges said.
Schulte and Wegener are
accused in addition of raiding the
guard room at an army barracks
to steal a submachinegun. Later
they broke into a Cologne apart-
ment and made off with two
rifles, jewels and cash worth
60,000 Marks. In December,
1977, they broke into an army
ammunition depot and stole
(Please call me about your social news at 872-44 70.)
Hearty congratulations to Stefanie Verkauf, daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. Barry Verkauf, who recently graduated from
Berkley Lower School with honors.
She won the Leslie P. Sim-
mons Award for the highest
academic average for grades 4-6,
and was presented with a beautiful
plaque. In addition, Stefanie, her
sister Leslie, and her cousins, Julie
and Katie Turkel (daughters of Dr.
and Mrs. Bob Turkel), all won gold
pins for consistently high academic
achivement throughout the school
year. We think these accomplish-
ments are really fantastic! Ste/Jwto Verkauf
Six-year-old Andy Solomon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marty
Solomon, could put most of you joggers out there to shame. He
logged 77 miles last month in the "Muscular Dystrophy Run-a-
Thon" and thus will collect over $600 to donate to this most
worthy charity. Andy, who will be in first grade at Dale Mabry
Elementary School in the fall, has been jogging for two years
and runs between three and seven miles most weekdays just
for the exercise! We're really proud (and a little envious) of your
outstanding record, Andy.
We'd like to add to our list of graduating seniors who will be
attending college: Beth Levine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Arnold Levine. She plans to go to Boston University in the fall.
Have a marvelous year, Beth!
We're proud to tell you about David Echelman, son of Anne
and Dr. Gil Echelman, who recently graduated magna cum
laude from Amherst College with a BS in physics. He will
continue his education in the M.D. Ph.D. program at Johns
Hopkins. Attending David's graduation, in addition to his
mother and father, were sister and brother, Janet and Todd, and
grandmother, Lillian Einhinder. Brother Michael was unable to
go as he is outgoing president of SchZFTY and had a banquet to
attend the same weekend.
At the Berkeley Preparatory School Awards' assembly for
graduating seniors which was held recently, Emily Heller,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Heller, and Tracy Tanb,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Tanb, received a good portion of
those awards presented. Emily and Tracy received jointly the
outstanding cheerleader award. Emily also received the Norman
G. Stallings Award for the outstanding girl in the upper school
and the Headmaster's Trophy for the overall outstanding
student in the senior class. In addition, Tracy received three
merit certificates for music, drama, and high academic achieve-
ment, plus two book awards for excellence in individual sub-
jects. You two girls should rightfully be quite proud of your
noteworthy achievements at such a young age!
Congratulations to Martin Louis Gutkin, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ben Gutkin, who was married April 29 at Temple Ahaveth
Chesed in Jacksonville. His bride is Rhythm Lynn McCarthy,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Belcher Jr. and the late Mrs. Opal
I. Belcher. The bride was graduated from the North Carolina
School of the Performing Arts in Winston-Salem. She is a pro-
fessional ballet dancer and instructor. The bridegroom
graduated from the University of South Florida and is a C.P.A.,
associated with the firm of Jaffe. Shainbrown and Grenedier in
Jacksonville. He also served for six years in the submarine
service with the U.S. Navy. Our wishes for much health and
happiness to the newly weds.
Three cheers to Joel Karpay, who has just been appointed
associate manager of E. F. Hutton's local office. Joel, who is an
assistant vice president in the company, was formerly president
of Tampa Jewish Federation. Always active, this year Joel was
chairman of the Budget Committee and the Nominating Com-
mittee for Federation. Joel is married to Rhoda and they have
three daughters, Bonnie, Lori and Beverly.
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Rothburd and their children, Craig
and Cheryl, recently returned from a trip to New York City and
Mountainside, N.J. In addition to visiting with lots of family,
the Rothburds were there to attend the Bar Mitzvah of their
nephew, Jonathan BegMter. They stayed at the home of Judy's
brother, Steven Weingarton, enjoying fishing, theater, and
dining out with him and some of Michael's side of the family, Dr.
and Mrs. Sidney Rothburd and Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Rothburd.
Gail Pershes, chairman of the Hillel School Bucs Dinner,
which was held recently at the JCC, reports that the evening
was a great success. In addition to enjoying a delicious
spaghetti dinner, those who attended loved "rapping" with
football players Council Rudolph, LeRoy Salmon, and George
Ragadsle. Also, there were four big winners of the giveaway
prizes: Mr. and Mrs. H. Fish won a color TV, Scott Goldsmith
won an autographed football, Robert Solomon won five tickets
to Sea World, and Marc Jacobean, who had sold 147 tickets, won
five tickets to Busch Gardens for his outstanding selling efforts.
Obviously, a terrific evening was had by all!
Meet Sheryl and Brace YudU, who moved to Tampa just
six weeks ago from Philadelphia to the Carrollwood area.
Also in the Yudia family are Ryan who is four years old and
attends the Early Learning Institute, and 21-month-old
Andrew. Bruce is a regional manager of Triangle-Pacific Cabinet
Co. and had been traveling weekly to the Tampa area for a year
before the family moved down here permanently. The Yudises
are members of Congregation Kol Ami While waiting for their
house to be built, our new family keeps busy with sports and
various hobbies. Welcome to sunny Florida Sheryl, Bruce, Ryan
and Andrew!


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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, June 15,1979
Vance Cozies Up to Arab Territory Viewpoint
By BARBIE ZELIZER
In his speech, Vance employed
the nomenclature of Egypt's
Defense Minister, Kamal Hassan
JERUSALEM (JTA) Ali. referring to the "self-
Secretary of State Cyrus governing authority" to be
Vance who snoke for the established under autonomy on
vance. wno spoKe ior tne the Wegt Bank and Uaza strip
United States at the formal
opening of the Egyptian-
Israeli talks on Paelstinian
autonomy in Beersheba,
appeared to be closer to
the Egyptian position than
the Israeli on that sensitive
issue.
rather than to an "'administrative
council" which is the term U9ed
by Israel.
THE OPENING session was
marred by the last minute
decision of Egyptian Premier
Mustapha Khalil not to attend.
Hassan Ali spoke for Egypt and
Interior Minister Yosef Burg,
head of the Israeli negotiating
team, for his country. The session
was devoted to speeches, not
negotiations. The latter were
expected to begin when the two
sides meet again in Alexandria
Wednesday and Thursday.
All three diplomats spoke with
restraint. Hassan Ali avoided
any reference to the establish-
ment of a Palestinian state. Burg,
for his part, did not explicitly
demand the right of continued
free settlement and land ex-
propriation by Israel. The dif-
ferences between the Egyptian
and Israeli were most apparent
however in their references to
Jerusalem.
P *
Pope Prays
For Victims of Auschwitz
By EDWIN EYTAN
PARIS (JTA) Pope
John Paul II prayed for
the four million people,
most of them Jews, who
died at the Auschwitz and
Birkenau concentration
camps. The Pope, ac-
companied by nearly half a
million people, celebrated a
solemn mass at an open air
altar between the railway
lines which once brought
Jews from all over Europe
to the gas chambers of the
twin death camps.
The Polish-born Pontiff
seemed deeply moved as he
walked along the remaining camp
huts, the barbed wire, the watch
towers and the remnants of the
gas chambers. He said "This is a
place built on hatred in the
named of a crazed ideology. It is
the site of a terrible slaughter
that brought death to four
million people of different
nations."
THE POPE, who was ac-
companied by camp survivors
wearing the former striped
uniforms of inmates, said: "It is
my duty to recall the past in the
name of people who suffer all over
the world and to prevent similar
horrors from taking place again."
He spoke in moving tones
about the Jews who were
slaughtered in the camps. "They,
they were the main victims.
Innocent people killed for no
reason except their religion."
Then the Pope knelt in the
middle of the railway tracks and
with bowed head and hands
crossed in prayer, said: "Here, I
kneel in prayer before the in-
scriptions recalling the Ausch-
witz victims in such languages as
Polish, English, Bulgarian,
Romany (Gypsy), Czech, Danish,
French, Greek, Hebrew, Yiddish,
Spanish, Flemish, Serbo-Croat,
German, Norwegian, Russian,
Rumanian and Italian."
AT BIRKENAU, about a mile
away from Auschwitz, the
Pope donned his vestments in the
blockhouse where SS officers
once watched their victims being
chosen for the gas chambers.
Here also he seemed deeply
moved as he blessed the dead in
the nightmarish atmosphere of
watch towers, bunkers, barbed
wire and gallows. A delegation of
Polish Jews attended the
ceremonies at Auschwitz.
Burg spoke of the city as "the
eternal capital of Israel" while
Hassan Ali noted that "Arab
Jerusalem" is to be subject to the
"principle of inadmissability of
the acquisition of territory taken,
by the war" according to
Security Council Resolution 242.
HE STRESSED that all
Israeli actions taken to change
the area's status are "null and
void." But he did not specifical-
ly demand that East Jerusalem
which he referred to as "Arab
Jerusalem," be incorporated
under the future autonomous
authority.
It was Vance's remarks that
aroused the greatest interest in
Israel and consternation in some
quarters here. Following are
excerpts from the Secretary of
State's speech:
"The range of issues involved
in the Palestinian problem is far
Sharansky Was Railroaded by Soviet
NEW YORK Documents
just brought out of the Soviet
Union and acquired by the
National Lawyers Committee for
Soviet Jewry support the long-
held suspicion that Soviet
authorities irreparably violated
the legal rights of Jewish
emigration activist Anatoly
Sharansky before, during and
after his trial.
Although the information is
contained in a summary of
Sharansky's doomed journey
through the Soviet legal system
by his brother, Leonid, and his
legal representative, fellow
refusenik Solomon Alber, the
chairman of the NLCSJ, an
affiliate of the National Con-
ference on Soviet Jewry, says it is
"more than a cavalcade of abuses
of one man."
"VIEWED ON a broader
scale," says former U.S. District
Judge Marvin E. Frankel, "the
account of the trial and sub-
sequent incarceration of Anatoly
Sharansky which even now
prevents him from filing an
appeal is an indefensible in-
dictment of a legal system based
not on fair procedural require-
ments, but on hostile deter-
minations made in advance and
docilely carried out by the
prosecutor and court.
"The lack of safeguards for
defendants,'' continued Frankel,
"not only brutalizes innocent
Soviet citizens, it virtually en-
sures that there will be more such
pseudo trials and new Sharan-
skys."
Sharansky received a 13-year
sentence last July for "treason"
and seven years for "anti-Soviet
agitation." both terms to run
concurrent l\
ALTHOUGH SOVIET law
stipulates that Sharansky was
entitled to engage a defense
counsel at the completion of the
State's preliminary in-
vestigation, the new account
rvfil.s that since by arrest two
Clear proof of a Soviet attempt to fool Westerners into believing their letters reach imprisoned
Anatoly Sharansky is seen in the registry receipt returned to an American sender allegedly
confirming delivery, and given to the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry. The Moscow post
office has stamped the receipt, but Sharansky's signature is missing, and a Soviet official has
written the word 'name' in Russian, thinking any scrawl in that language would satisfy the
sender.
t 'Viewed on a broader scale, says former U.S. District Judge-^
Marvin E. Frankel, 'the account of the trial and subsequent
incarceration of Anatoly Sharansky whicheven now prevents
him from filing an appeal is an indefensible indictment of a
legal system based not on fair procedural requirements, but on a
hostile determination made in advance and docilely carried out
by the prosecutor and court'
serious questions as to whether
the guilty verdict after the five-
day trial was based on evidence
presented during the trial or on a
pre judgment of guilt rendered
long before the formal hearing
began.
years ago, he has never had
access to an attorney.
During this two-year period,
Sharansky has been kept in
isolation and did not meet with
any friends or relatives from the
time of his arrest until after the
completion of his trial on July 14,
1978.
Four days later, he met with
his mother, Ida Milgrom, for 24
minutes, and on Aug. 2 he was
allowed two hours with his
mother and brother. Since then,
two meetings with his family at
Chistopol prison, scheduled for
November and February, were
canceled by authorities.
PERHAPS THE most per-
plexing aspect of the present
situation is the content of the
judgment. Sharansky's
i judgment, which is supposed to
contain all the information pre-
sented at the trial, is only about
50 pages long. It therefore raises
too complex to be resolved at
once. The only realistic approach
therefore is to establish a
transitional period, during which
time the decisions that need to be 4)
made can be dealth with in a
measured and logical way. The
approach was agreed by Egypt
and Israel and Camp David and
they have invited other parties to
the Arab-Israel conflict to
support it and join the
negotiations.
"WE REGRET the absence of
the Kingdom of Jordan and of
Palestinian representatives from
these proceedings today. If we do
not agree with their decision not
to attend at this time, we
nevertheless respect their right to
have a different view. We want to
make it clear that the invitation
to them to join us remains open.
At the same time, their absence
need not check the progress these
negotiations can make towards
the objectives which Jordan and
the Palestinians hold no less than
those of us at this table. \
"I want to assure you in the
strongest possible terms that the
United States understands the
deep emotion and interests on all
sides that are. touched by the
process which begins today. For
Egypt and the Arab world, the '
primary focus is upon the
legitimate rights of the
Palestinian people. No peace can
either be just or secure for any
participant, if it does not resolve
this problem in its broadest
sense.
IN THE United States, we
believe that the Palestinian
people must have the right for
themselves and their descendants
to live with dignity and freedom, I
and with opportunity for eco-
nomic fulfillment and political
expression.
"For Israel, meanwhile, a
lasting solution to the
Palestinian question and the
wider Arab-Israeli conflict will be
possible only if there is a genuine
acceptance of its right to live in 1
peace and security. We must also
go beyond these negotiations to
the broader aspects of the
Palestinian problem. i
"We must make a start to deal
with the problems of Palestinians
living outside the West Bank and
Gaza. They, too, must know that
an accepted and respected place
exists for them within the inter-
national community.
"SECOND, the security of
Israel is equally a central figure
of the Camp David framework.
As we seek ways to resolve the
range of issues of the West Bank
and Gaza, we must recognize that
Israel's security is of critical
importance to the success of
these negotiations because of the
special geographic and
demographic factors involved.
The negotiators must be sen-
sitive to these concerns, and
imaginitive and far-sighted in
proposing ways to meet them-
"Third, it is worth restating
that the UN Security Council
Resolution 242 remains the basic
statement of principles covering
a peace settlement. The Camp
David frameworks are built upon
it. It establishes as the fun-
damental equation for peace,
withdrawal from occupied
territories in exchange for
commitments to live at peace
with Israel within secure and
recognized boundaries.
"It is axiomatic that
Resolution 242 applies to all
fronts of the conflict. The
negotiating history of the
resolution leaves no doubt that
this was the understanding of all
parties when the resolution was
passed in 1967.
The evidence amassed by the-
KGB during its one and one-half
year-long investigation of
Sharansky, during which he was
kept in isolation and not allowed
to consult with an attorney, is
known to have filled 51 volumes.
Based upon this information,
Izvestia, the official USSR
government newspaper,
proclaimed Sharansky guilty of
espionage for the United States
before the trial began.
B'nai B'rith Plans
Family Picnic
B'nai B'rith Tampa Lodge will
hold a family picnic at the Tom,
Weiss ranch in Lutz, June 17 at
noon. Lunch, games, swimming,
boating and children's activities
are planned.
RSVP to Marc Perkins at 228-
7713 or 83d-1742 or to Lida
Kaplan at 9

riday, June 15,1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 9
Jody Says
U.S. Regrets Israel's New Settlement
By JOSEPH POLAKOPF
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
The United States said Tuesday
that it "deeply regrets" Israel's
I decision to build another settle-
[ment near the Arab town of
Jablus on the West Bank and
that it considered "absolutely
eprehensible" the Palestine
liberation Organization's
Acknowledged assassination of a
loslem religious leader in Gaza
:>r supporting the Israeli-Egyp-
i peace treaty.
But in neither case, however,
|id the Carter administration
ndicate any moves to alter its
elationship with Israel or its
jlicy toward the PLO.
STATE DEPARTMENT
skesman Hodding Carter dis-
cussed both matters at a press
(riefing. He said, "The point
lost disturbing" about the
Israeli Cabinet's decision Sunday
that the "establishment of new
i'ttlements is harmful to the
eace process," and "it is par-
^cularly regrettable at this time
vith negotiations just begin-
ing" among the U.S., Egypt
fand Israel "to establish a new
I relationship" for the West Bank
[and Gaza Strip.
"We feel it is detrimental and
ire-judging the outcome of the
egotiations," Carter said.
"The point we are trying to
|t ress is that we are getting down
negotiating this real estate"
md the settlement "is bound to
ive a negative effect on the par-
ticipants." Later he withdrew the
term "real estate" and
Acknowledged that "obviously
ve consider this an extra-
ordinarily sensitive issue."
CARTER SAID, however,
lat the U.S. would not take any
eps to prevent further settle-
ments in the future, observing
etorically, "other than dip-
bmatic steps between friends
3." He said he was not aware of
ny pledge by Israel not to estab-
sh further settlements. He
eplied "yes" when asked if this
i a continuing problem-
Asked if privately-owned land
ir&B being expropriated for the
ettlement near Nablus, Carter
)aid, "We don't know what the
and is. If any private land is
nvolved, we would deeply regret
^hat aspect of it. Taking private
property is distressing."
Concerning the murder Friday
light of Sheikh Hashem
Uhuzander, the Imon (religious
eader) of Gaza, Carter said he
[was "incapable of making an
[accurate assessment of the ef-
I feet" of the assassination.
'BUT IT can't be anything
I but harmful," he noted. "We
obviously condemn it in the
strongest possible terms. Since
the PFLP (Popular Front for the
Obituaries
ICREENSTIIN
IGeorge. Si, of 4901 N. 22nd St. Funeral
Iservice! were held Friday, June 8 at B.
Marlon Reed Hyde Park Chapel Rabbi
IMark Kram officiated Cremation
followed. Bom in Baltimore, Md., he
flved In Tampa 40 years. He waa a
TeUred electrical engineer and a
k-eteran of World War F serving In the
U.S. Navy. He was a member of
Veterans of World War I, Barracks IT,
knd Veterans of Foreign Wars. Sur-
vivors are his wife. Mrs Dora S. Oreen-
itein. Tampa; a niece, Mrs. Blalne
KcLaughlln. Ft. Worth. Tex.; and a
ephew, George Hermann. Houston,
x. B. Marlon Reed Co. handled
r range ments.
OR TON
Idward. 75. Graveside funeral services
tere held Wednesday. June 6. In Myrtle
Jll Memorial Park. Rabbi Frank N.
ndhelm of Congregation Schaaral
dek officiated. Born In Washington,
VC, he had lived In Tampa over 60
lars. He was a retired owner and
>rator of a drycleanlng business. Sur-
Vors are his wife. Mrs. Sabrla Porton,
impa; four sons. Jimmy and Jerry
yton, Tampa; Morris Porton, Spring-
I. and Richard Porton, Tampa; a
*hter, Sabrla Porton. Tampa; two
re, Clara Ortaaonstok. Washington.
-. and Delia Johnson, Tampa; a
sr, Robert Porton. Las Alamos.
i and four granddaughter! B.
non Reed Funeral Home handled the
Cements.
Liberation ot Palestine) seem Carter said.
eager to take credit, we include Asked by the Jewish Tele-
tnem in the condemnation," graphic Agency what position
the U.S. would take against the
PLO if it seeks political control
by assassination, Carter replied
that assassination "is not ac-
ceptable." But he would not
indicate any action that would
alter the U.S. position toward the
PLO of which the PFLP is an
integral part.
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last issue. Sorry, Robert and Glen.' Editor.
Test is Opening Salvo for Kids
Robert Freedman
Glen Fozin
Jews Urge Firing
Of Broadcast Official
JOHANNESBURG South
African Jewry is urging the
dismissal of a national broad-
casting official who has written a
booklet with anti-Semitic im-
plications, including a reference
to Jews as a "problem" that
requires a "solution." The author
is Bill Chalmers, head of religious
programing of the publicly-
owned South African Broad-
casting Corp. That has a
monopoly over radio and
television in the country -
The South African Zionist
Federation has accued Chalmers
of "a deliberate attempt to foster
anti-Semitism" and Harold
Rudolph, a Jewish member of the
Johannesburg city council,
publicly challenged the Chalmers
views. The booklet. titled Thm
Conspiracy of Truth, purports to
be a "Christian" response to
world problems.
Military Denies as 'False'
Report of Israeli Operation
TEL AVIV (JTA) A military spokesman
branded as totally false a report from Beirut Wednesday
night that Israeli naval units aided by helicopters at-
tacked Tyre and the nearby Rashidiyeh refugee camp,
killing 15 people. The spokesman said no naval or air units
were in action against targets in Lebanon.
Israeli artillery fired on terrorist positions in south
Lebanon after several Katyusha rockets were fired at
settlements in Upper Galilee. It was reported that on
Israeli army patrol discovered a large terrorist arms cache
on the western slopes of Mt. Hemon. It contained Karl
Gustaff submachineguns, hand grenades, explosive
charges, axes, ropes and other equipment.
Belts filled with explosives were found, believed
intended for use as "suicide jackets" indicating that the
users would blow themselves up rather than be captured.
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graduates to a critical level.
The war against illiteracy must
be waged not when our young-
sters are ready to graduate but at
the first grade, when they begin
their public school careers.
Those who oppose the func-
tional literacy test argue that it is
a discriminatory instrument,
especially against Blacks, whose
pre-integration education was
substandard, and that the teat ia
therefore doubly punitive in a
kind of Catch-22 way: the public
school system has not success-
fully prepared the Black student
for graduation; and, if he finally
makes it through 12th grade at
least symbolically, he is barred
from graduation because he is not
prepared to take the test success-
fully
MY OWN experience in a
college classroom daily shows me
the legacy of our endemic
national illiteracy, which im-
prisons not only the Black
student, but all manner of others
as well: white Anglo-Saxon
Protestant, Jewish and Catholic
in every category from Hispanic
to European.
In the end, those who oppose
the test as discriminatory can
teach us the most about our own
attitudes toward education. Just
what do we think it is? Joseph
Addison, in the Spectator of
November 6,1711, wrote:
"I consider an human soul
without education like marble in
the quarry, which shows none of
its inherent beauties till the skill
of the polisher fetches out the
colours, makes the surface shine,
and discovers every ornamental
cloud, spot and vein that run
through the body of it."
And the Harvard University
philosopher, George Santayana.
said that education that ends at
school and not taken up at home
is no education at all
THOSE WHO oppose the
functional literacy test are not
unique in seeing education as a
duty to be performed by the
school alone especially because
they fear, and rightly so, that the
academic failure of their children
says something about them-
selves. The sad fact is that most
Americans see school this way.
They reduce school to a slightly
more glorified baby-sitting insti-
tution. As parents, they bring
little or nothing of themselves to
their children's education.
To do this, parents need not be
PhD's. Rather they must inspire,
by the example of their own lives,
which they seem unable or un-
willing to do, a sense of reverence
and awe for education in the
minds of their children.
They must make their children
want to learn not simply to sit
. back and morosely challenge
someone to teach them some-
thing. These are two very dif-
ferent things indeed.
IF PARENTS refuse this
responsibility, if they refuse to
inculcate a sense of respect for
knowledge and learning, then
their failure becomes their
children's, as well. They make in-
different clods of their children
even as they, themselves, are
indifferent. They inspire their
children to expect that teachers
perform some miraculous act by
which they will miraculously
become educated even as they,
themselves, expect such miracles.
When miracles fail to occur,
and they never do occur, both
parents and children, each in
their own way, are bitterly
i disappointed.
A youngster who has not, aa
Steele said over 250 years ago,
seen education as a process which
"fetches out the colours, makes
the surface shine," blames his
teacher for this failure in himself.
And the parent who fails the
zhild in inspiring him to want to
be a pert of this process blames
toward the educational process.
In such an egalitarian society
as ours, we have come to expect
some benign Big Brother, 4.
contradiction in Orwellian terms,
to do everything for us even to
educate us. Although it is too
late, the functional literacy test is
designed to reverse these crip
pling cultural attitudes in at least
one aree'of our false expectations.
If nothing else, the test is a
starting salvo in the war to do so.
I Thatcher Rumored Uninformed
the teacher, too, as a seemingly
logical but dishonest alternative
to blaming himself.
THAT IS the lazy thing to do:
it is a natural outgrowth of the
decline in educational standards
since World War II unmodified
by misplaced egalitarianism and
in the loathesome rise in parental
permissiveness that leaves the
child to form his own ill-con-
ceived emotional attitudes
On Affairs in Middle East
<
By JUDITH ROSEN
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Eric Moonman, a former
Labor member of Parlia-
ment and president of the
British Zionist Federation,
said here that Britain's new
Conservative Prime Minis-
ter Margaret Thatcher was
relatively inexperienced in
foreign affairs, especially
the Middle East.
He said the main concern
of British Jewry was with
Mrs. Thatcher's principal
spokesman on foreign
affairs in the House of
Commons, Sir Ian
Gilmour.
MOONMAN, who was
defeated for reelection in the May
3 elections, noted that Sir Ian,
the Lord Privy Seal, is very
active in the Arab lobby in Eng-
land and has openly advocated a
Palestinian state on the West
Bank and Gaza Strip. He called
Thatcher's appointment of Gil-
mour, a founder of an Arab-
British friendship movement, a
"foolish and thoughtless move."
Asked during an interview
with the JTA about the effects of
the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty
on fund-raising activities i^
Britain, he admitted that
Zionism is easier to promote
"during a hot war and crisis."
However, he called peace a
"challenge" and said the Jewish
community must come to terms.*
with the situation and respond
with more creative techniques in
fund-raising to keep up the
momentum. In that connection,
he observed that while American
Jewish organizations had more
professionals than their counter-
parts in Britain, the relations be-
tween the lay and political
leadership was not always well
defined.
HE SAID he felt there was far
too much duplication of activities
among various Jewish organiza-
tions' in the U.S. Moonman said
there was a problem in Britain
today of maintaining Jewish
identity.
He said the fight was against
indifference rather than$
assimilation.
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Donald M. Robinson (center), president of the Joint Distribution Committee, is shown
handing a check for $10,000 to Vasa Veskovic, Consul General of Yugoslavia, for earthquake
relief. Severe tremors along the southern Adriatic Coast recently caused hundreds of
casualties and left tens of thousands homeless. Left is Ralph I. Goldman, JDC executive vice
president, and at Robinson's left are Henry Taub, member of the JDC Executive Committee;
and Mile Weiss, secretary of the A ssociation of Yugoslav Jews in the United States.
Headlines
Stone Chairs Hearings for Seniors
U.S. Sen. Richard Stone chaired hearings in
Miami Beach late last week to hear from senior
citizens whose food stamp benefits have been cut
drastically.
Stone is the sponsor of a bill, S. 928, that would
restore food stamps to elderly persons with high
medical expenses whose benefits were reduced
when Congress tightened up the food stamp
program to prevent abuses. The Senate Agri-
culture Committee, of which Stone is a member, is
expected to act on Stone's bill and others like it in
the next few weeks.
The State Department has confirmed that an
American military delegation, headed by Erich
von Marbod, deputy director of the Defense
Department's Defense Security Assistance
Agency, has gone to Cairo for talks with Egyp-
tian defense officials on American arms sales to
Egypt
The talks are part of a series between Egyptian
and U.S. officials to determine how Egypt will use
the $1.5 billion in military credits granted it by
Washington. The semi-official Egyptian news-
paper, Al Ahram, said the U.S. will provide
Egypt with Phantom jet fighters, air defense
missiles, armored troop carriers, electronic equip
ment and naval units.
On May 23, the 30th anniversary of the Federal
Republic of Germany, Karl Carstens was elected
its fifth president. Carstens, currently president
of the Federal Parliament, received 528 votes out
of a possible 1,036 at the specially-convened
Federal convention in Bonn. Last-minute Social
Democratic (SPD) candidate, Annemarie Renger,
Deputy Speaker of Parliament, received 431
votes. The Christian Democratic (CDU) majority
at the convention carried for Carstens.
Carstens, b4, is a lawyer. He is professor of
International Law at the University of Cologne
and studied at German and French universities
and at Yale. He was the first Federal Republic
representative to the Council of Europe in Stras-
bourg in 1954. He has been State Secretary in the
Foreign Ministry (1960-67) and in the Ministry of
Defense (1967). He was Chief of the Federal
Chancellor's office under Chancellor Kurt Georg
Kiesinger in 1968.
Henry 0. Shor, of Baltimore, has been named
national chairman of the Jewish National Fund
Foundation and a member of JNF's Adminis-
trative Committee, Rabbi William Berkowitz,
JNF national president, announced this week.
The JNF Foundation was created to ensure a
constant flow of income, over and above annual
fund-raising, through planned, or deferred giving
and bequests in wills.
As Foundation chairman. Shor will be
responsible for accelerating and expanding JNF
efforts in encouraging individual donors to take
advantage of the tax incentives in JNF's various
programs.
The president of the National Conference of
Christians and Jews has been cited by Columbia
University "for his humanitarian efforts."
Dr. David Hyatt was recently presented with
the "Distinguished Alumnus Award" of
Columbia's Teachers College for his "leadership
as civic educator."
The NCCJ president received his PhD from
Teachers College in 1959.
Standing at the edge of the village in remote,
desolate Siberia to which he has been
banished for five years, Vladimir Slepak, the
USSR's top Jewish activist, manages a smile
though bundled against severe springtime
cold, in a photo obtained by the Student
Struggle for Soviet Jewry.
The University cited Dr. Hyatt as one who
"has been in the front ranks of those who seek
interreligious, interracial and international
tolerance."
The Union of American Hebrew Congregations,
representing 1.2 million Reform Jews in the
United States and Canada, this week became the
first national Jewish organization to endorse
Senate ratification of the Strategic Arms
Limitation Treaty.
In a unanimously-adopted resolution, the
UAHC board of trustees said SALT II offered
"the most realistic possibility presently available
for checking an insane, wasteful and potentially
catastrophic nuclear arms race."
Jewish college students and faculty from
throughout North America will gather to examine
the ethical crises of modern society at the
National Hillel Summer Institute at B'nai B'rith-
Perlman Camp, Starlight, Pa., in August.
"Students in Search of a Decent Life Style: An
Institute on Jewish Ethics" is a study conference
developed by an all-student steering committee to
meet the urgent need to give Jewish students a
forum in which to struggle with the difficult
moral questions of their society and daily lives.
Fred Silverman, president and chief executive
officer of the National Broadcasting Company,
received the 1979 Man of Achievement Award
from the Anti-Defamation League Wednesday in
the New York Hilton. The tribute to Silverman
was announced by Maxwell E. Greenberg, the
League's national chairman, who praised him for
"his outstanding commitment to democracy."
Old Babylonian brick deciphered by Tel Aviv University's Dr.
Raphael Kutscher and Munich University's Prof. Claus Wilcke
revealing a hitherto unknown page in Babylonian history.
With Scholars' Aid
Stone Pieees Ancient
History Together
in Iraq by the Munich archaeo-
logical expedition.
THE TEL AVIV Assyriologist
sent his partial transliteration
and translattoA- of the text to
Prof. Dietz Edzard of Munich
University, a known expert in
Assyriology and a colleague of
Dr. Kutscher's. Edzard consulted
with Prof. Wilcke, who identified
the brick as an exact duplicate of
the one he was working on.
The text, inscribed in the Old
Babylonian dialect of Akkadian,
was written on each tablet twice,
once on the surface and once
around the sides. Thus, between
the four texts and the coincidence
of their simultaneous decipher-
ment, the experts were able to
bring alive an era in history
about which little detail was
hitherto known.
TEL AVIV Chance coin-
cidence coupled with the co-
operation of Tel Aviv University,
Yale University and Munich Uni-
versity have enabled the recon-
struction of a hitherto unknown
page in Babylonian history.
Dr. Raphael Kutscher, of Tel
Aviv University's Institute of
Arachaeology, and Prof. Claus
Wilcke, of Munich University's
Institute of Assyriology, were by
coincidence both attempting
simultaneously to decipher
identical ancient clay bricks
dating back to approximately
1800 BCE.
BOTH OF these Babylonian
bricks were badly damaged and
neither could be restored alone,
but each lacked different sec-
tions. In jigsaw-puzzle fashion,
the two texts complemented each
other, and the entire text of 97
lines was recreated, shedding new
light on the Kingdom of Baby-
lonian King Takil-ilissu.
Tel Aviv University's Dr.
Kutscher received the brick for
deciphering from Yale University
Curator of the Babylonian Col-
lection. Prof. William W. Hallo,
during his sabbatical year at Yale
University. The relatively large
brick (33cm long, 32cm wide,
8.5cm thick), acquired by the
Yale Collection in 1915, remained
undeciphered for over 60 years at
Yale due to its poor state of
preservation and despite its
supreme archaeological value.
The second tablet, at Munich
University, had just been ex-
cavated at the site of ancient Isin
The tablet tells of Babylonian
King Takil-ilissu who reigned
over the state of Malgium, who
established a Temple dedicated
to the sky god, Anum, and his
aide, Ninshubur, and to the god-
dess Ulmashitum.
THE TABLET specifies daily
religious cultic procedures and
ceremonies as well as new moon
and full moon festivals. King
Takil-ilissu, whose interest in
inscribing the tablet may either
have been the public relations or
historical value of his con-
struction of the Temple, had to
wait over 3,700 years for the
world to find out about his con-
tribution, when the two scholars
published a joint paper.
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Vienna Summit
Mideast Not Likely to Be Important Topic

By JOSEPH POLAJtOFF
WASHINGTON -
(JTA) At the highest
U.S. and Israeli official
levels in Washington, the
considered opinion is that
President Carter and Soviet
President Leonid Brezhnev
will only briefly discuss
Middle East issues at their
Vienna conference Friday
but without results that
would significantly alter
their present formulas for a
Middle East settlement.
These officials believe the
leaders of the superpower* are
coo involved at present in then-
particular approaches to change
item abruptly. The US is
ieepry committed to a compre-
hensive intleraant through the
Egyptian- Israeli treaty and
Camp David processes. The
Soviets want to discard the
treaty and accords and settle all
at a Geneva type conference of
"all" the parties including the
Palestine Liberation Organize
tJon without preconditions. The
IS insists on the PLO ac-
cepting condstions regarding
Israel before dealing with it.
AMONG East Europeans, who
monitor both superpowers, a
lfiddle East speriafant observed
that the Soviet Union cannot
drop a* slaanras with either the
PLO or the 'rsjactioaast" Arab
for obvious polaTir al
.1.-. ,li I- Urn
unuing dnve for penetration of
the Middle East.
Thus it would seem that the
Vienna summit wul pass without
another U S USSR agreement
that is m any wav like the
bilateral
Oct. 1. 1977"
Nevertheless, the differences
between Moscow and Washing-
ton may not be as great as they
appear judging from the dis-
runsaons and joint statements at
the recent Soviet-American
parley behind dosed doors in
Wilhamsburg. Vs.
FOB THREE days in May. 17
deputies of the Supreme Soviet
and top political technicians met
with 24 Americans, including
several Congressmen and leaden
in the industrial and publishing
worlds-
It was the occasion of the Ket
tenng Foundation's 12th Dart-
mouth conference m 20 years
Their conclusions were not har-
monious and only a few from each
side participated in the various
subject discussions inrmdrag the
Middle East. But there was
movement towards under-
standing on
elements.
Leonid Brezkne
building of a comprehensive
peace." a leading participant in
the Middle East discussion told
the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
HE CONFIRMED abso-
lutely" that "all parties" include
the PLO "New and imaginative
steps should be thought for that
might provide a new framework
and new procedures for
with the question" of s
prebensive" settlement and that
full setf-determination" should
be provided the Palestinian
Arabs, he said.
These positions would indicate
that the Americans in the dis-
cussion appeared to lean towards
scrappsag part of the Camp
David accords to accommodate
Soviet approaches for as Arab
friends.
"There was vary dear
agreement that the next steps (in
the Arab-Israeli sataation) most
be directed towards finding a
basic formula for ma'ilaa al
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"common ground"
hi the WihamsbuTg
the participant, who
to be
a
separate peace between Egypt
and Israel would not in itself
achieve a comprehensive settle-
ment and that the Palestinians
were the central issue.
THE PARTICIPANT ob-
served the jointly approved
statement called for a Pales-
tinian state." He said this was
blurred by legitimate rights" of
Palestinians and full self-
determination" for them. While
the two sides took strong op-
posing positions on the Egyp-
tian-Israeli treaty, the par-
ticipant said "emphasis was on a
new framework and procedures
so that all parties could be in-
volved." He said. "The Russians
hardly mentioned Geneva. It was
clear they were WwlriTig for a new
formula with consultations by all
parties without saving "return to
Geneva.' "
Told that the Russians agreed
"everybody would have to
recognize Israel." the JTA asked
whether the PLO would be in-
cluded before accepting President
Carter's conditions and whether
the PLO would first change its
charter that calls for Israel's
dissolution. These questions
angered the participant.
THE PLO charter does not
mean a G-d thing at all. It's a
dead horse." he said He said the
conferees did not go into the
timing of the consultations and
the conditions" for the PLO s
entry ware left "blurred."
Search for Peace in the Middle
East, was endorsed by the
American Friends Service Com-
mittee, and Evgend Primakov,
director of the Soviet Institute of
Near East and Middle East
Studies, were co-chairmen of the
Middle East discussion. In the
general .American group were
Charles Yost, former US.
Ambassador to the United
Nations: David Rockefeller,
chairman of the Chase Man-
hattan Bank: Hedley Donovan,
retiring editor of Time. Inc.: Jim
Hoagtand. Middle East specialist \
for the Washington Post: J C.
Hurewttz. director of Columbia
University's Middle East Insti-
tute: Robert G. Chotta. bead of
the Kettering Foundation: and
Norman Cousins, of the Saturday
Review.
RUSSIANS attending the
conference in general included
Georgi Arbatov, director of the
Soviet Institute of US and
Canada Studies: retired Lt Gen.
Mikhail Milatam and Alexander
Koslov. also of the Institute;
Pravda commentator GeonjJ
Zhukov. and Nikolai MostoveU.
chief of the U.S. Section of the
Central Committee of the Soviet
Communist Party.
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1979 book.
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cussants was Rap- Stef
Solan ID NY) When he
asked about the joint statema*
and specifically the reference w
full self^etanzunation for the
Palestinians, which is an as-
tension of previous US off**
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