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July 01, 1960 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-07-01

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Harry Golden Shares His Life i vith Israel Bonds Spur Water. Project
Reader inNewBook,'Enjoy,Enjoy!'


Harry Golden, author of two well about a Yiddish-speaking
best sellers, "Only In America" old lady in Milwaukee who
and "For 2c Plain," tells in his commented when Hank Aaron
new book, which is a compila- hit a home run: "A leban uff
tion of brief personal items zein schwartzen keppele"
and opinions, similar to those "a long life to his little black
in his first two books, that his head."
mother, who
A former socialist, he knows
came from
how to evaluate labor issues,
the European
and he tells many a story about
ghetto and
the workers' movements. He
lived on New
also shrewdly describes the
York's East
"credit cards that unfold and
Side, never
drop from wallets like old time
learned Eng-
scenic postal cards . . ."
lish. "It was
He explodes the "New
enough," he
myth" when he quotes
writes in
from an anti-Semitic paper:
the introduc
"that Noo Yawk should be
tion to the
blown off the face of the
new book, "fo
earth" and comments upon
her to stay
it: "You poor, benighted ig-
home and cook Ms
noramus, if anything should
and sew. But
happen to New York (God
she wanted her children to
forbid), there would be more
learn English. And to see that
grieving families in the
they were educated she worked
as a dressmaker in the tenement South than there were after
. late at night. The words she
"A suit for Passover" is a
Mastered in English, 'Enjoy!
nostalgic item of how he got
Enjoy!' meant—Tomorrow."
It is from this favorite ex- himself fitted for the holiday.
He invites .a look at Cooper
pression of his mother that he
took the title for his new book: Union, in New York, as a build-
"Enjoy, Enjoy!" Like his two ing that "stands as a monument
Israel's water needs, principally for large-scale irrigation
earlier books, it was published to freedom of speech."
Organization banquets, the in the Negev area, will be met in great part through the addi-
by World Publishing Co. (2231
"shlock store," the New York tion of 300 million cubic meters of water annually by 1962,
W. 110th, Cleveland 2).
when the Jordan-Negev water pipeline is expected to be com-
In this new book, it is his East
Side wash line and the
son, Harry Golden Jr., Detroit delicatessen stores, and a scare pleted. Israel Bond proceeds are playing a major role in the
country's National Water Project and one of the foremost
Free Press feature writer, who of other experiences are part
undertakings in Israel's development program. The huge pipes
authored a preface in which of Golden's repertoire.
They are small items, but so required for the new water pipeline are being made at the
he relates how he screened and
edited his father's many many of them remind people of Yuval Gad reinforced concrete pipe factory at Ashkelon.
speeches and articles and made their own experiences that they Workmen are shown inspecting the steel core of one of the
which measure 108 inches in diameter and sixteen feet
the selections for inclusion in relish what they read: Golden's pipes,
in length.
his books. He tells a few in- life is his readers'. That's the
timate stories about his father, secret of his books' successes.
whose secret, he states, is that
The topics in "Enjoy, Enjoy!"
"he writes his heart out."
are limitless. Golden writes
As in his previous works, about "affairs of the heart."
about beautiful women, about
Golden is at his best when women who "never tell all."
experts have immigrated to
he deals with the Negro prob-
The fashions industry the
He tells many Jewish
Israel from Leipzig. All types
lem. In "Enjoy, Enjoy!" he
stories, and in an item about world over has been influenced of fur are imported and proc-
has this item under the head-
the "future of the Jews" he by Jews. With the many waves
essed in Israel in efficiently
ing "We are colorless": "Since
expresses the view that "a of immigration to Israel, fashion
w o r k i n g factories. Experi-
we use the term 'colored' for
survivor with a very heavy experts and workers from all ments are in progress with
the Negro race, I suggest
accent will command fees of corners ofthe globe came also the raising of caracul sheep
that the Negro use the term
$5,000 for a single lecture." to I s r a e 1. They included fur for the development of a local
`colorless' for the white race.
That's the vaudevillian in . workers and merchants from fur industry. There has
`A group of colored and color-
Leipzig, textile manufacturers always been established a
less got together for a meet-
ing) . t,
One section of his new book from Lodz and Germany, manu- nucleus for nutria breeding in
Golden's humor follows a pat- is devoted to "Bagels, Bourbon facturers of woolen knitware Israel fish ponds, so that it
tern. He has an item about "the and Madame Butterfly." An from Vienna etc. They set up will soon be possible to
march to the sea" — the flight item in this section is devoted little workshops and factories process nutria furs in the
of non-Jews to the suburbs, the to "Sports in Israel." He writes having imported the looms, ma- country. Israel furriers are
Jews' march to Sea Gate and about "zeml" — rolls — and chinery and instruments from looking forward to the forth-
later to the Catskills—the gen- "platzel" — the onion roll. their countries of origin. The coming World Congress of
tiles running, the Jews pursuing While
not all his views on anti- fashions industry has now come Jewish furriers to be held in
Semitism may be acceptable, he of age in Israel, many thous- Israel next year in order to
ands of persons earning their
Southern cooking and south- does make the point that "the living in this trade. It is now strengthen existing inter-
ern habits find a good inter- conduct and actions of the Jew one of Israel's principal indus- national ties.
Thus, the fashions industry in
preter in Harry Golden, who are irrelevant because the anti- tries and in the last four years
also knows how to tell a story Semite proceeds on a priori the clothing industry alone has general has, along with many
other industries, taken a re-
Interesting personalities are increased its output by 25 per markable leap forward since
1954, when Israel government
Jack Dempsey's Part recalled by Golden, and an item cent.
In 1938-1939, European mar- controls were lifted and assist-
about the late Josephus Daniels
Jewish Background is especially illuminating. There kets were closed to Jewish mer- ance began to be granted by
is a fine collection of • stories chants, and fashions were sold means of government loans and
(Copyright, 1960,
about politics and politicians. mainly to Oriental countries. e x p or t facilities. Investments
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
"God Bless the Irish" is a series World War II stopped develop- from abroad and German rep-
In his heyday, nobody ever of tales about Jews and Irish. ments again, and when, at the arations have also been helpful
called Jack Dempsey a Jewish
Altogether, there are lots of foundation of the Jewish State, in its development.
fighter. And, of course, he was laughs, and a few good lessons, Arab markets also were closed
This industry will certainly
not. But it was Nat Fleischer for readers of "Enjoy, Enjoy!" to Jewish goods, new outlets take a further step forward if
had to be found. Before long and when Israel joins the Euro-
of Ring magazine who 'first
connections w e r e established pean Common Market and the
called my attention to the fact
that while Dempsey wasn't a JCA to Start Program with the U.S.A., South Africa, Organization for European
Jew, he was no less—or more— of Aid to Israel Farms England and Sweden. Lately Economic Cooperation Scheme
efforts have been made for ex- (OEEC), with whose members
Jewish than Max Baer, who, at
LONDON, (JTA)—Sir Henry ports to countries in the Far- Israel is already maintaining
the time,was ranked by many
East and Central and West strong business ties.
sports writers as having been
Israel fashions are now ap-
Jewish. In his biography of of the Jewish Colonization Asso- Africa. These have a l r e a d y
pearing in increasing measure
Dempsey, Fleischer reported ciation, returned from Israel to brought moderate success.
It is now possible with the on foreign markets, on fashion
that Jack had some "Jewish report on the agreement he
signed on behalf of the JCA Israeli production of c o t t o n, shows and in exhibition hails.
blood," just as Baer did, but
with the Jewish Agency for a
that Dempsey's parents were program of consolidating under- linen and wool, to produce a Lately an agreement was con-
dress from the spinning stage cluded with a French fashions
developed farm settlements set to the finished product. Israeli firm for the mutual exchange of
Now, Jack Dempsey's life up by the Jewish Agency.
goods are successful abroad and designs and fabrics for the pur-
story is in the process of being
The program, to start next superior to those from many pose of common production.
published by Simon and Schus- month, will cover 25 agricul-
other sources, especially in the The output will be shown on
ter, with the aid of Bob Consi- tural settlements and will af-
case of knitted apparel, which travelling exhibitions in the
dine, And in it, Dempsey says, fect about 1,500 farming fami-
are known for their original
"I am basically Irish, with Cher- lies. The cost to the JCA is design, tasteful cut and good U.S.A. and Great Britain.
In Israel itself frequent fash-
okee blood from both parents, expected to be about $2,800,000, finish.
shows are held by private
plus a Jewish strain from my Sir Henry reported.
As far as leather wares are firm s, WIZO workshops and
father's great-grandmother."
He disclosed that Eliahu concerned, exports are growing, even in El Al planes. Schools
That's taking it pretty far Ela th, former Israel ambassa- notably in shoes, handbags and and courses for mannequins
back, but it is an interesting dor to Britain, was elected a gloves.
and fashion designing which
footnote to one of the great member of the Administrative
The Jewish fur trade has open up interesting careers to
fighters of the twentieth cen- Council of the JCA at a meet- had a long established tradi- young girls, also have been
ing of the Council in Paris.
tion. Many fur workers and established.

Israel Advances Fashion Industry;
Local Products Used in Fur Trade

Son of Nazi Victims
Killed Riding Bicycle

A 13-year-old boy, whose par-
ents were victims of Nazi
brutality, was killed when an
auto struck his bicycle, June
24, on Wisconsin and Puritan.
Solomon Wnuk, 13, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Leon Wnuk, of 15773
Wisconsin, died Monday in Mt.
Carmel Mercy Hospital. His
parents met while interned in
a concentration camp.

Elazar's Brother Dies

Yitzhak Elazar, an official of
the Jerusalem municipality,
brother of Albert Elazar, super-
intendent of the United Hebrew
Schools of Detroit, died June
14, in Jerusalem, at the age
of 62.
A native of Jerusalem, he
was associated with religious
and communal movements in
the Holy City.
Surviving him, besides his
brother Albert, is another
brother, Jacob, and a sister,
Rebecah Behora Baruchiel, both
of Jerusalem, and another sister,
Rachel Elhassid, of New York.

Memorial Service Will
Honor Max Kaminsky

The Beth Aaron Synagogue
will hold a memorial service in
honor of Max Kaminsky at 8:15
p.m. Thursday in the Main
Sanctuary, 18000 Wyoming.
Mr. Kaminsky was ritual
chairman and vice president of
the • congregation from 1948 to
Rabbi Benjamin Gorrelick
and Cantor Ihil Gildin will of-
ficiate. All friends of the Syna-
gogue and the Kaminsky family
are urged to attend.

Circle to Honor Memory
of Late Abraham Zweig

A special memorial program
in honor of the late Abraham
Zweig is planned' by the Work-
men's Circle at 1 p.m., July 10,
at the Circle Cemetery, Gratiat
and 141/2 Mile Rd.
Isaac Finkelstein will deliver
the eulogy at the monument
unveiling ceremony, which is
arranged by Jacob Reissman
and David Feinn, representing
the Circle school and Branch
Mr. Zweig had devoted his
life to activities of the Circle.
All friends are invited to at-

Heaps Achieved
Fame in Canada

Abraham Albert Heaps, who
•was a CCF member of Parlia-
ment for Winnipeg North,
achieved something truly nota-
ble in Canadian government. It
was through his efforts in the
House of Commons and his in-
fluence with the late Prime Min-
isters R. B. Bennett and W. L.
MacKenzie King, that he, more
than any individual, was respon-
sible for the passage of the
Unemployment Insurance Act
and the Old Age Pensions Bill.
One of the West's best known
labor leaders, he was elected to
Parliament in 1925 as an Inde-
pendent Labor member and was
re-elected, in 1926 and again in
He became a member of the
CCF in 1930 and represented
Winnipeg North for the party
until 1940.
Always active in Jewish cir-
cles, he intervened successfully
with the Minister of Finance in
1933, to .permit the bringing
into Canada, of Palestinian
oranges, duty free.
He served as a delegate of
the Canadian government to the
30th session of the general con-
ference of the International
Labor Organization in Geneva,
in 1947, as a technical advisor.
Heaps died suddenly in
Bournemouth, England, in 1954,
and was buried in Leeds, where
he was born, and from where he
came to Canada in 1911.
He had two sons, Leo J.
Heaps, of Montreal, and David
Heaps, of New York and Paris.

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