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Indianapolis Indiana Jewish Post (Newspaper) - October 19, 1962, Indianapolis, Indiana15c per copy a published weekly $7 per Yea jewish Post of f Quot if you let the people know they can act intelligently 4<% 3,�4�8 it Indiana edition Friday october 19, 1962 volume exam paper scandal Indiana University suspend three jews As ring leaders hiree ring leaders suspended or one year last month by the Indiana University in Bloomington after disclosure of a Campus wide Trade in stolen test questions were jewish the Post and opinion was reliably told. Furthermore to was Learned that about 8# out of the m students were put on probation were also jewish. The papers stolen last May and peddled throughout the Campus were those of the final examination in a Sophomore introductory course. Robert r. Shaffer Dean of students however refused to confirm that the ring leaders were jewish. He said Quot obviously 1 do not feel that the religion of the individual students involved nor of the members of the fraternities involved is relevant to my investigation. He pointed out that this was a thing that could have occurred on any University Campus. Five fraternities involved Dean Shaffer said had been put on a Quot warning Quot we have warned them that they would be closed if Ever again evidence of group conspiracy is two of the five fraternities a Sigma Alpha my and Zeta Beta Tau a which ranked first and second in a recent Scholastic rat ing Are jewish. Investigations have revealed Dean Shaffer said that Quot terrific pressures from society and parents Quot May have led to the theft of the question papers. Quot they expect their children to make a a for a a Sake. Society has put More emphasis. On the degree rather than upon the education of the he said that he had come to this conclusion after talks with students and parents of those involved. Thus the student mores almost condone cheating of this Type. Quot we want to change the attitude of the parents in pressuring their children and expecting to make High grades like they made in High school. Asked what reaction he had received from the parents he replied a the reaction has been very favourable. Most of them see our Point and no Parent likes his son to be a Dean Shaffer confirmed that Robert Gordon executive director of the Indianapolis office of the anti defamation league investigated the jewish Angle of the Case. The Post was told that lie had found Quot no anti semitism involved. The Case was brought to the notice of the Public by an associated press reporter James r. Polk a former Indiana University graduate. The first Story written by Polk Only mentioned the two jewish fraternities although five fraternities had been involved. Dean Shaffer said that he had secured the names of the two fraternities through his social contacts. He added that he Felt �1 was unethical to write such a Story without getting any official confirmation. Fire guts bedroom at Home for aged prompt action by the Indiana Lis fire department and an alarm system prevented what might have been a disaster at the Borin Stein Home for the aged when a fire broke out in a second floor bedroom of tho main building on thursday oct. 11. A no one was injured but damage is estimated at $2,000. First alarm of the fire was Given at 9 45 . By the fire Alafita system int alted at the Homie about seven months ago. Jacob c. Guthartz acting director of the Home told the Post and opinion that when the alarm went off the residents were on the ground floor and had just finished their breakfast. A they were moved to another building without any panic meanwhile Leon Hollis the maintenance. Man and myself went upstairs with fire extinguishers but could not do anything As the fire was out of control. He said that by this time the fire engines had arrived and contained the fire within ten minutes. Quot i. Guthartz said Quot with the Speed and excellence of the Indianapolis fire department. They were at the scene five minutes after we called Are now being made to the gutted bedroom and the Center Hall which had been damaged by smoke. One inmates clothing was completely destroyed. A Frank Newman executive director of the jewish welfare federation. Pointed out that the foresight of the federation was responsible for the installation of the fire alarm system he explained that the Long Range planning committee under the chairmanship of mrs. David m. Cook in investigating the needs of older jewish Community members observed the need for a safety. Precautions at the Home for the aged. A a a prominent architect. Or. I. Loewenherz surveyed the build ing and called my attention to the need for the alarm. Quot this resulted in its installation by the federation a he increase in unwed mothers says Agency in what has been described As a Quot statistical anomaly Quot the Indianapolis jewish social services a perhaps for the first time in its history a had three cases of unwed mothers on their hands during the past year. A revealing this to the Post and opinion. Or. Jacob c. Guthartz director of the social services asserted that this was not an increase in the incidence of unwed mothers in Indianapolis which averages one unwed Mother Case a year. Guthartz said that two of the women came from out of the Quot town Quot to seek anonymity and the third came from Central Indiana. All came in Early stages of their pregnancy. However none of the three remained Here so that their cases could be completely dealt with. Quot the main reasons for their return to their Homes was because they Quot became homesick Quot and that the Community was to Small to permit Complete anonymity. Or. Guthartz said. This was the first time he de Claired in his seven years As director of the Indianapolis Agency he had come across three cases in one year. A in the Case of the girl from Central Indiana she abandoned her baby after the birth of a daughter. Hie child is now in a Foster Home. A Guthartz attributed the Small number of unwed mothers As compared to the general Community to the fact that the jewish family life was stronger. Another reason he gave for the Low incidence was that if a girl got into trouble her family would protect her by sending her away to larger communities. A Quot in this Way some of the cases of unwed mothers May not be brought to the notice of the Agency Guthartz said. A on the question of adoption Guthartz said that a in any one year we will have no More than one child for adoption. However jewish families that do adopt children independently prefer the jewish social services to make a study of their family for the court As part of the Legal process of adoption. Commenting on the use of Ille Dimate jewish children in Denver Guthartz said that Denver zionist convention to feature rabbi my a Landes As speaker the 23rd annual convention of the Ohio Valley Region of the zionist organization of America will be held sunday oct. 28, at hotel Sheraton Lincoln. Indianapolis starting at 10 . Twenty five districts in Indiana Ohio an 1 Kentucky will be represented at the one Day Parley which will Deal with problems affecting Israel and the zionist movement. Shoolem Ettinger and Abe j. Miller of Indianapolis Are chairmen of the convention committee and the local zionist District. Featured As guest speaker at the luncheon session at 1 . Is rabbi Morris a. Landes of Pittsburgh president Tri state zionist Region and National vice president of the organization. He is the author of a trends in american jewish a Judy Gold weds in san Diego miss Judy Gold of Indianapolis and Philip Sierson were married in the Kes Ereth Israel synagogue in san Diego calif., on monday oct. 15. A the Bride is the daughter of or. And mrs. Israel Gold 560 Fairway or. She. Had attended Indiana University. The Groom is the son of. Or and mrs. Irving Sieron of Tucson Ariz. He recently completed his term of service with the army and is now employed in the electronics Field. Rabbi Morris Landes to speak at meeting the Indianapolis zionist d i strict of which Ronald s. Lieber is president will be Host to the convention. Workshops on America Israel. Reports from Israel by regional funds Alyah and tourism program and education and membership and Azo will begin at s. . Had a much larger Community and is an attraction As a tourist Center. Also it is the largest jewish Community in a several state area. A a this will tend to draw to it Many jewish unmarried mothers who would seek out the Agency for help and planning around the pregnancy and the adoption of the child. A for these reasons Denver would have Many More chit Dren available for adoptive placement. A although i also believe there has began to be a breakdown in the traditional values of jewish family life i am still convinced. That the jewish family is still stronger proportionately than families in the general population. However if we continue the pattern of family disharmony i believe that within the next ten a years we Wil be unable to Point Zyvith any Pride to any difference in jewish family. Life As compared with the family life in our total rabbi Sidney Steiman of Temple Beth Al. Was of the opinion that the Denver situation was a typical of the general Alineri can jewish a from my own personal min. Is try in Boston and Indianapolis there Lias never been enough illegitimate jewish children to met the requests for adoption. Quot if there is an increase of illegitimacy is then usually the moral and family pressures usually resolve in a marriage of the boy and the girl or the responsibility for caring for the child being undertaken by the families of the couple involved. A the increase in pre Mari Tal sex activity among the jewish if there is such an increase undoubtedly reflects the general condition of the majority of the population. The jewish Community takes All the characteristics of the majority environment it begins to reflect the same strength and weaknesses of the general Community. He Felt that the sudden increase in Denver May be due to particular local problems such As it being a resort area and having a unique distribution of jewish population. Jewish mores he pointed out usually demand a great responsibility for entering a marriage such As the ability to support a. Wife and Home. This places great difficulty Oft Early marriage. A with the mobility of Young people increasing and Early marriage still quite difficult the potentially for illegitimate pregnancies must become a matter of increasing concern rabbi Steiman deadline the new fall deadline for All news items and photos is monday noon

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