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October 02, 1959 - Image 37

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-10-02

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By ROBERT SHOSTECK

JANISSE MORTGAGE CO.

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel G. Keywell

KOSTERE'S RESTAURANT

Lakewood Home and Hospital

GREENE'S HAMBURGERS

Shown preparing initial plans for the annual Balfour Con-
cert of the Zionist Organization of Detroit are, left to right,
seated: HARRY COHEN, honorary chairman; Judge IRA G.
KAUFMAN, ZOD president; and ABRAHAM BORMAN, co-
chairman; standing, Dr. I. WALTER SILVER, co-chairman;
SHERMAN SHAPIRO, chairman of the concert; and IRVING
SNIDERMAN, co-chairman. The concert, which will star singer
Jennie Turel, is planned for Nov. 14, in the Ford Auditorium.
Tickets are now available at the ZOD office, 10424 W. Mc-
Nichols, or by calling DI 1-8540.

Israel Censured by
UN Armistice Body

German President Asks
`Mutual Confidence'

LONDON, (JTA) — In the
absence of Israeli representa-
tives, the UN Egyptian-Israeli
Mixed Armistice Commission
"strongly blamed" Israel for an
attack by four Israeli fighter
planes on an Egyptian airliner
over the Gulf of Aqaba on Sep-
tember 13. The commission
called the incident a "flagrant
breach" of the armistice agree-
ment and demanded that Israel
refrain in the future from any
such action.
Israel has been boycotting the
commission's meetings for the
last three years. Israel did not
attend the last meeting, either.
The UAR brought about the
meetings by its claim that Is-
raeli military planes fired on
the Egyptian airliner in an at-
tempt to force it to land on
Israeli territory. The plane flew
on to Cairo. Israel had denied
that its planes did any shooting.

NEW YORK, (JTA) — The
Bnai Brith Anti - Defamation
League made public a cable re-
ceived from Dr. Heinrich Lueb-
ke, new President of West Ger-
many, in which the head of the
Bonn government indicates that
he hopes to deepen the relation-
ships of "mutual confidence"
between himself and the Jews
the world over.
Emphasizing that his prede-
cessor, Dr. Theodor Heuss, had
fostered such relations, Presi-
dent Luebke said they were "a
precious trust bequeathed to
me."
He added that "a great deal
remains to be done to remove
completely the rubble of a
wretched past." His cabled mes-
sage came in response to a com-
munication from Henry Edward
Schultz, ADL national chairman.

Plan Oil Development

JERUSALEM, (JTA) — More

than $75,000,000 has been in-
vested during the past six years
in prospecting and developing
Israel's only significant oil find,
the Heletz field, according to
a report in the Israel Govern-
ment Yearbook which will be
published this week. Despite in-
tensive exploration, the report
declared, the Heletz field sup-
plies less than 10 percent of
Israel's annual consumption of
100,000 tons of oil.

Classified ads bring fast results!

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an Patrons

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Dorothy S, Zechman — Ben S. Sidlow

Hubert J. Sidlow — Franklin 1. Sidlow

NEWS — Fri day, October 2, 1959

shortly after the outbreak of
the Civil War and enlisted in
a Massachusetts infantry regi-
ment. An eyewitness account of
his bravery was first told by
Lt. John Anderson, his company
commander, who wrote:
"His gallantry was con-
spicuous in the battles of the
Wilderness, Spottsylvania Court
House and the North Anna
River, in which latter engage-
ment he was wounded while
far in advance of the line,
bearing the colors of the Regi-
ment; but he carried the
colors until wounded a second
time . . . "
After the war, Karpeles, his
legs shattered by multiple
wounds, worked as an auditing
clerk in the Treasury Depart-
ment. He died Feb. 22, 1909.
Sixteen-year-old Benjamin B.
Levy enlisted in the First New
York Volunteers as a drummer
boy and was detailed as orderly
to Gen. Mansfield. While young
Levy was conveying dispatches
aboard the steamboat Express
to Gen. Wool at Fort Monroe,

the vessel was attacked by a
Confederate gunboat.
The Express, with all aboard,
was in imminent danger of
capture when Levy rushed to
cut loose a water schooner the
vessel had in tow. The schooner
* * *
was captured, but the Express
The American Jewish com-
sped safely away.
munity of a century ago—less
For his prompt act, the
quick-thinking youth was com-
than 60,000 persons — gave
mended by both Gen. Mans-
heavily in men and material to
field and Wool. Drummer-boy
the bitter four-year struggle
Levy was again cited during
that was the Civil War. About
the retreat from Richmond,
6,000 Jews fought in the Union
when he threw away his
Army. Some 2,000 served with
drum, picked up a fallen
the Confederacy.
comrade's weapon and saved
A number of them are re-
his regiment's colors from
membered for their heroism.
capture.
Leopold Karpeles was one
There were many other Civil
—the first Jew on record to
War soldiers of the Jewish faith
win the Congressional Medal
who distinguished themselves
of Honor. He was born in
and were awarded citations for
Austria in 1838 and came to
action beyond the call of duty.
America as a boy of 11. He
Among those who won the Con-
later migrated to Texas where
gressional Medal of Honor were:
he joined the Rangers and
Sgt. Major Abraham Cohn
fought in the Mexican border
who displayed conspicuous gal-
wars.
lantry by rallying disorganized
A staunch abolitionist, Kar-
troops during the battles of the
peles made his way north
Wilderness and the Mine.
David Orbanski of the 58th
Ohio Infantry, for exceptional
Sincerest Greetings on the New Year
bravery and coolness under fire
during engagement at Shiloh
and Vicksburg.
Henry Heller of the 66th Ohio
Infantry, for bravery at Chan-
DI 1-2300
16777 James Couzens
cellorsville.
Abraham Greenwalt of the
104th Ohio Infantry, for cap-
turing the enemy corps head-
quarters flag at Franklin, Tenn.
Cpl. Issac Gans of the 2nd
Ohio Calvary, for exceptional
battlefield bravery.
Wish All Their Relatives and Friends
Little is known of Jews in
Confederate forces because of
A Most Joyous New Year Season
incomplete or destroyed serv-
ice records. But if the Con-
federacy had the CMH it
probably would have been
Best Wishes for a Happy New Year
presented to Lt. Albert M.
Luria.
This youth, who received his
A Wonderful Adventure in Dining
commission in a North Carolina
Lunch — Dinner — Supper
Jack Rosevear at the Piano Bar
infantry regiment when he was
19, was killed at Seven Pines in
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June, 1862, while leading his
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company.
An incident in Luria's career
of
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respect of his comrades. During
one engagement, an eight-inch
Union shell, the fuse still burn-
El ing, fell into his company's
gunpit. Luria scooped up the
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shell and ran it to a tub of
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water before it could explode.
His company engraved the de-
El
tails on the shell casing, adding:
"The pride of his Regiment and
the bravest of the brave," It now
Holiday Greetings
stands as a monument over his
grave near Columbus, Ga.
A somewhat similar incident
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cost the life of Dr. Marx E.
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Cohen, of Charleston, who en-
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listed in the Confederate army
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after graduation from medical
school.
Dr. Cohen volunteered with
two other men to remove some
Holiday Good Cheer
explosive shells that fell near
their position. The men suc-
ceeded, but were cut down by
Yankee bullets before return-
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Dr. Simon Baruch partici-
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pated in all of the battles of
Lee's army in Virginia. Be-
cause he refused to leave the
wounded, he was twice taken
Holiday Good Cheer
prisoner, escaping once, and
being paroled the second
time.
More than 30 surgeons are
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known to have served on both
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sides. Dr. Morris J. Asch, who
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Potomac and under Gen. Sheri-
dan, caused a storm of con-
troversy in the Northern press
New Year's Best Wishes to All Our Friends and Patrons
by his exposure of the deplor-
able conditions existing in tem-
porary military hospitals.
Fame of another sort came to
Ben Pasman and Simon Blum
Dr. Israel Moses. He designed
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TW 2-9646
the ambulance wagon that pro-
vided safe and comfortable
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transport for the sick and
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wounded.




(Mr. Shosteck is curator of
the Bnai Brith Exhibit Hall in
Washington, D.C., and sec-
retary of the Jewish His-
torical Committee or the
Civil War Centennial.)

LE — aus, taa u, no ar

Bnai Brith Leader Recalls Jewish Heroes in Blue
Zionist Organization Forms Plans
and Gray on Eve of American Civil War Centennial for Annual Balfour Concert,Nov.14

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