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May 06, 1960 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-05-06

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ecte s rest en t o

Albert Schiff, industrialist
and life-long Zionist leader,
was elected president of the
Jewish National Fund of Am-
erica at the annual meeting of
the JNF board of directors last
week. He succeeds Dr. • Harris
J. Levine who held the office
of president for ten years.
Maurice Levin, industrialist,
and former president of Hearn's
Department Store, was named
national treasurer, and Mendel
N. Fisher, executive director
and secretary. Dr. Levine. and
Dr. Israel Goldstein were elect-
ed honorary presidents.
Schiff, who was born in
Lithuania in 1893, is a vice
president and director of the
Shoe Corporation of America
and a director of A. S. Beck
Shoes and the Adler Shoe
Stores. He is also a member of
the board of directors of the
Palestine Economic Corpora-4>
tion of New York and of the
board of governors of the Israel
Bond Organization.
Elected as vice-presidents are
Dr. Miriam Freund, president
of Hadassah; Clara Leff, presi-
dent of Pioneer Women; Nathan
Jerome . Weidman, co-author
A. Levine, national vice presi-
dent of the Religious Zionists with George Abbott of the
of America, and Judge Albert musical "Fiorello," based on
D. Schanzer, national vice presi- the life of the late Mayor Fior-
dent of the Zionist Organization ello LaGuardia of New York,
is in the limelight: "Fiorello"
of America.
Miss Julliet N. Benjamin was has been named to receive the
named honorary secretary; Mrs. Pulitzer Prize as the best 1960
Maurice Plesser and Louis play.
A. M. (Abe) Rosenthal re-
Segal, associate treasurers; Isi-
dore Epstein, assistant execu- ceived the Pulitzer award . for
international reporting.
tive director.
Miriam Ottenberg, of the
Among the honorary, chair-
men of the JNF elected at the Washington Evening Star, re-
meeting is Rabbi Isaac Stollman ceived the award for local
of Detroit.
"Fiorello" has been pub-
lished in book form by Ran-
Drop Chaucer Ballad dom House. "
The complete text of the
as Anti-Semitic Slur musical,
as issued by Random,
LONDON, (JTA) — London contains the comment by a
University will exclude from heckler, in the crowd that
its examination syllabus, begin- gathered in one of the scenes
ning next year, the Chaucer to hear LaGuardia's political
"Ballad of Little Hugh of Lin- speech: "I hear you're half
coln," because it has outright Jewish. How come you never
anti-Semitic connotations, it was brag about your Jewish back-
announced by Mrs. Elsie Jan- ground?"
ner, chairman of the education
Fiorello replies: "I figure if
committee of the Board of a man is only half Jewish it
Deputies of British Jews.
isn't enough to brag about."
According to Mrs. Janner,
Then there is the Yiddish
the committee has sought the version of a song that follows
deletion of the Chaucer ballad - Fiorello's remarks to the gath-
from the syllabus because the ering: ",Ich bin LaGuardia."
poem deScribes the alleged Fiorello declames:
murder of a Christian child "Doss is Lamed A-leph Gim-
presumably killed by Jews for
mel A-leph Raysh
"ritual blood" purposes. • The .Doll-ed- yaod eyen ,dee far- '
university has now assured the
guess doss nischt
committee, she said, that the Ich zug tsu eye-ich, Tammany
poem will no longer be in-
is nisht kosher
cluded in the syllabus.
Hahb doss in zinnen
Mrs. Janner announced also Un heatzich foon zay!"
that her committee will launch
It will be noted that the
a campaign to explain Judaism lyrics are spelled phonetically
to non-Jewish youth in this —and that the Polish-Yiddish
country. The purpose, she said, version of pronunciation is
is to help : eliminate possible used.
anti-Jewish prejudices among
When Fiorello completes his
non-Jewish youth in Britain.
appeal "heatzich foon zay"—
be on guard against Tammany,
PEC Stockholders Elect the Chorus sings:
New Members to Board "La-med
A-leph Raysh Doll-ed
Six prominent business and Yood • eyen meer vein doss
civic leaders from New York,
Ohio, California and LoUisiana
It is at this point that the
are newly elected to the 51-men crowd erupts into a wildly en-
board of directors of Palestine thusiastic street dance, which
Economic Corporation, N e w includes the sherrele—one of
York, chosen at the annual the most exciting scenes in
stockholders' meeting.
The new directors are Morris
The Random published ver-
W. Berinstein of New York and sion of "Fiorello," in view of
Albany, general chairman of the honors accorded the mus-
the United Jewish Appeal; Jo- ical, should be in great demand,
seph E. Cole, Cleveland busi- the musical being assured a
nessman; Julius Fligelman, Los very long run.
Angeles furniture manufactur-
er; Paul Capelow, New Orleans Dr. Elder's 'Prophets,
Jewish communal leader; Ben-
jamin H. Swig, San Francisco Idols and Diggers' Is
realtor; and Jack E. Weiler, a Bobbs-Merrill Volume
New York realtor and a nation
The review of "Prophets,
al chairman of the UJA.
Idols and Diggers,'' by Dr. John
Elder, which appeared in The
Film Banned by Jordan Detroit Jewish News on April
A report from Amman states 15, inadvertently failed to give
that the American film "The the name of the book's pub-
World, the Devil and the Flesh" lisher.
has been banned, the charge
The volume was published by
being that it contains Zionist Bobbs, Merrill Co., Indianapolis,

Yiddish Lyrics
in Pulitzer Prize
Winner Fiorello'


to• ite
Dr. Posner at
Annual Meeting

ay 5"-Ket as Box Day by

Sunday, May 15, will be JNF
Blue-White Box Day in this
area, according to a decision of
the Jewish National Fund Blue-
White Box Committee. Mrs.
Morris Kutinsky is chairman of
the committee.
Blue-White Box Day has been
designated as the culminating
date of the Spring 1960 Box
clearance, which has been going
on in Detroit and the area since
April 15. It is the hope of the
JNF that all box holders whose
homes have not yet been visited
by volunteer workers, will be
cleared on this day.
Aleph Zadik Aleph, Bnai
Brith Youth Organization, has
volunteered the services of 50
to '75 young men who will take
all Blue-White box cards uncov-
ered or unassigned, and will
visit those homes and clear the
boxes. Mrs. Kutinsky expressed
gratitude in behalf of JNF to

the leadership of AZA and to
BBYO for their interest in,
and devotion to, the cause of
the State of Israel, to which the
money from the Blue-White box
is dedicated.
The following are the organi-
zations participating regularly
in the clearance, and their JNF
Blue-White Box Chairmen:

Dr. Irving Posner, local pedi-
atrician, will be cited for 20
years of volunteer service as
medical director of the Jewish
Family and Children's Service
child placement department at
the JFCS annual meeting.
The meeting, to be held joint-
ly with the Resettlement Serv-
ice, will be held on May 15, in
the main Jewish Center, 18100
Another highlight of the pro-
gram, according to Milford R.
Pregerson, JFCS president, will
be a panel discussion by four
community leaders on family
counseling as viewed in the
panelists' respective professions.
Participants include Prof.
Clarice Freud, University of
Michigan school of social work;
Rabbi Max Kapustin, director,
Wayne State University Hillel Glasser Co-Chairma
Foundation; Edwin Sinon, law;
and Dr. Raymond A. Soko- of UJA Cash Appeal
lov, medicine. Mrs. Charles Lak-
Joshua B. Glasser, of Chicago,
off will serve as moderator.
has been chosen to serve as
Annual reports for both JFCS
UJA regional
and Resettlement Service will
cash co-chair-
be presented by the presidents
man for the
of the two agencies, Pregerson
Central States
and Nathan Milstein. A new
in the nation-
board for JFCS will be elected,
wide drive to
and new officers will be voted
raise at least
upon by Resettlement Service.
$35,000,000 in
Mrs. Robert Drews is chair-
cash by June
man of arrangements for the
18, it has been
annual meeting. She is assisted
announced by
by Mesdames Samuel Green,
Melvin Dubin-
Archiel Harwith and Louis Hin-
sky, national
cash chairman
of the United
Jewish Appeal.
Weizmann Institute
Glasser will
coordinate ef-
Honors Two Editors
forts of the
Two eminent British friends
area's repre-
of Zionism, the late C. P. Scott
sentatives on
and the late Herbert Side-
Glasser a national 50-
botham, are to be commemor-
man cash committee, which is
ated at the Weizmann Institute working
intensively to spur
of Science, it is announced by cash collection
efforts in thou-
Meyer W. Weisgal, chairman of sands
communities through-
the Institute's executive coun- out the of nation.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sacher,
of London, made annual grants
for two research associates in
their memory. The Sacher gift
amounts to $280,000.
C. P. Scott was for many
years the editor of the Man-
chester Guardian and it was
through him that Dr. Chaim
Weizmann met Balfour and
other great British statesmen
and notables.
Herbert Sidebotham, who
wrote under the pseudonym
"Scrutator," was one of Britain's
foremost political journalists.
During 1917-21, he edited the
periodical Palestine, which was
a powerful pleader of the Zion-
ist cause. Like Scott, he re-
mained a devoted friend of
Zionism until his death.
Sacher was at one time on the
staff of the Manchester Guard-
ian and a close associate of both
A bust of C. P. Scott by Jacob
Epstein has been presented by
Harold Lever, M.P., of Man-
chester, to the Weizmann Ar-
chives at Rehovoth where it is
on view.

Hadassah Chapter of Detroit, Mrs.
Aaron Friedman; Hadassah of East
Oak Park, Mrs. William Edelson;
Hadassah of West Oak Park, Mrs.
H. Warheit; Hadassah, Huntington
Woods, Mrs. Robert White; Hadas-
sah, Birmingham - Farmington, Mrs.
I. Grumet; Hadassah of Livonia,
Mrs. Ivan Edelstein; Ha d a s s a h,
Southfield, Mrs. Herbert Michelman;
Ladies Auxiliary of JNF, Mrs. Ku-
tinsky; Mesdames Hyman Gold and
Sol Lifsitz, co-chairmen; Mizrachi-
Fannie Gluck, Mrs. S. Cohen; North-
west Child Rescue, Mrs. David
Nagel; Pioneer Wolnen, Mrs. Max
Gladstone;, Sisters of Zion-Mizrachi,
Mrs. Rose Whiteman. •

Mrs. Kutinsky urges box-
holders whose boxes will not be
cleared by or on Sunday, May
15, to call the JNF office, UN.
4-2767, and arrangements will
be made for immediate clear-

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