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August 26, 1960 - Image 24

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-08-26

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS—Friday, August 26, 1960-24

Dr. Steinman,
Bridge Designer,
Dies; Was 73

Dr. David B. Steinman, world
famous bridge designer and
builder who called the giant
Mackinac Bridge his greatest
creation, died Sunday in New
York. He was 73.
Son of a Jewish immigrant
factory worker, Dr. Steinman
grew up on the East Side in
the shadow of the Brooklyn
Bridge, from which he drew his
inspiration and called the most
beautiful in the 'world.
He was in charge of recon-
structing it from 1948 to 1954.
During his 50-year career, Dr.
Steinman was designing or con-
sulting engineer in the construc-
tion of 440 bridges on five con-
tinents. He also was the author
of 16 technical books on bridge
design and construction.
Dr. Steinman said the Straits
of Mackinac could be bridged
when the project was only a
dream in Michigan. At its dedi-
cation ceremonies, he said, "Yes,
I can tell you what built this
bridge. It was faith and dreams
and prayers. This is my great-
est bridge, my master work."
Among the bridges to his
credit are the Mt. Hope Bridge
between. Newport and Provi-
dence, R.I.,; the St. Johns
Bridge in Portland, Ore., the
Thousand Island International
Bridge, the Henry Hudson
Bridge in New York and the
Constitution Bridge in Puerto
Rico. • •

Sir Lewis Namier
Dies at Age of 73

LONDON, (JTA) —.Sir Lewis
Bernstein Namier, 73, noted
British historian died. Sunday.
Dr. Namier served as political
secretary for the Jewish Agency
from 1929 4'1931. - -
He was born in Warsaw and
became a naturalized British
citizen. During World War I he
served in the British army and
subsequently served in the polit-
ical intelligence division in the
Foreign Office. From 1931-1953
he was Professor of Modern
History at Manchester Univers-
ity. He was the author of a
number of books, one of which
included essays on Jewish prob-

Dr. Bernard Wexler,
Local Dentist, Dies

Dr. Bernard Wexler, 18323
Greydale, who practiced dentis-
try in Detroit. for 33 years, died
Saturday at Ford Hospital. He
was 74.
Born in Russia, he was a resi-
dent here for 46 years and had
retired 10 years ago.
Dr. Wexler was a 1916 gradu-
ate of the University of Michigan
Dental School, a member of
Temple Israel, the Zionist Organi-
zation of America and the Ameri-
can Dental Association.
He is survived by his wife,
Sophia; two daughters, Mrs.
David Babitch and Mrs. Donald
Rissman; two brothers, Herman
and Jack; a sister, Mrs. Saul
Gorne and nine grandchildren.

Hammerstein Dead `Close Ranks,' Rabbis Urge Orthodox Jews; Posters Carry Plea

whose genius enriched the
American theater, died of
stomach cancer, Tuesday, at
the age of 65. He was the
creator of "South Pacific,"
"Oklahoma" and other out-
standing musical hits.

Print Bibliography
on Nazi Atrocities

NEW YORK, (JTA) — Pub-
lication of a series of books con-
taining a bibliography of works
dealing with the Nazi atrocities
against Jews, from 1933 to 1945,
and including a 1 s o materials
dealing with the background
and aftermath of these atroci-
ties, was announced here by the
Yivo Institute for Jewish Re-
search and the Yad Vashem
Remembrance Authority of
Jerusalem. The latter is the
official documentary center for
materials dealing with the Nazi
The first volume of the series,
"Guide to Jewish H i s t or y
Under Nazi Impact," is now
Out, written by Jacob Robinson
and Philip Friedman. The sec-
ond, edited by Friedman, is-
"33ibliOgraphy of Hebrew Books
on the CataStrorthe and Herb-
ism," just published in Jeru-
Other works in the series will
be: "Bibliography of Yiddish
Books on the Catastrophe.. and
Heroism," edited by Mr. Fried-
man; "The Hungarian Jewish
Catastrophe," edited by Ran-
dolph L. B r a h a m; and "A
Bibliography of Books, Pamph-
lets, and Newspapers of the
Sheerit ha-Pleta," by Joseph
In preparation also is a two-
volume "Bibliography of
Articles in Hebrew Periodicals,"
by Baruch Ofir; and volumes
by Joseph Gar, John Fried,
Rose Klepfisz and Henry Sachs.
YIVO undertook the project in
1954 after concluding an agree-
ment in Jerusalem with Yad

$30,000 Rockefeller
Grant for Research
at Israel Hospital

B. Linder, Yiddish writer and
member of the editorial staff
of Day-Jewish Journal, died
Monday at the age of 75. He
was born in Berditchev,
Ukrainia, and came to this
country in 1903. He is the
author of a number of Yiddish
novels. •

Rockefeller Foundation an-
nounced approval of a $30,000
grant to finance research, at
Tel Hashomer Hospital near
Tel Aviv, on favism, an anemia
produced in certain individuals
who eat the fava bean.
Research at the Israel Gov-
ernment hospital has already
established that the anemia oc-
curing in certain Israelis shows
different characteristics from
manifestations of the disease in
populations in other parts of
the world. The grant will en-
able further progress to be
made on understanding the na-
ture of the blood deficiency. Dr.
Chaim Sheba, chief of the hos-
pital's Department of Medicine,
is in charge of the 'project.

Former Texaco Head Dies
Michael H a I p e r n, of New
York, former senior vice-presi-
dent of Texaco Corp., died Aug.
6 at the age of 67.

Clarence Buttenwiesser Dies
Clarence Buttenwiesser, New
York Jewish leader, member of
the New York Stock Exchange,
died Aug. 16 at the age of 62.

Linder, Yiddish Author
Dies in New York at 75

placards calling on Orthodox
Jews to . close ranks and desist
from mutual recriminations
were posted on public bill-
boards throughout the city this
Without mentioning names,
the notices alluded to the cur-
rent rift between the Agudat
Israel party and Poalei Agudat
Israel over the latter's defec-
tion from the parent group to
join the government coalition.
Entitled "Call for Peace,"
the placards bore the signatures
of 25 prominent rabbis and
heads of yeshivot, including
Rabbi Zvi Pessach Frank, chief
rabbi of Jerusalem.
The notices urged both par-
ties to reunite, bury their dif-
ferences and continue efforts

on behalf of Orthodoxy.
Some 10,000 persons attended
a rally in Bnei Brak at which
the Gerer Rebbe urged modera-
tion and restraint on members
of Agudat Israel who gathered
to protest the independent ac-
tion of the A g u d at laborite
faction in leaving the parent
organization and joining the
Government coalition.
The rally followed a series of
violent outbreaks by extemists
of the Agudat Israel party
against leaders and offices of
the Agudah Workers faction.
Expressing his regret at the
defection by Agudah laborite
group, who, he said, had played
a great role in the strengthening
of Orthodoxy in Israel, the
Gerer Rebbe called upon the
Agudah members to make all-

Agency Executive Maps Agenda for
Coming World Zionist Congress

JERUSALEM, — Jewish edu- The summary speeches by
cation in communities outside members of the Executive
of Israel and the promotion of
immigration to Israel, particu- made it clear that the two top-
larly from western countries, ics were regarded as of most
are the two items which mem- significance.
bers of the Jewish Agency
Aliyah emerged as the key
Executive consider of primary to Zionism in the views of the
importance for consideration at members of the -Executive, who
the next World Zionist Congress, indicated they would like to see
it was disclosed Tuesday.
this topic discussed at maximum
The Executive Monday night length during the next Congress.
ended a series of meetings at
which the agenda for the Zionist
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Congress was discussed.

out efforts for peaceful under-
standing and urged them to de-
sist from quarreling.
Among the other speakers at
the rally was Rabbi Zalman .
Surotzkin, head of the Moetzet
Gdolei Hatora'i (the Agudah
Council of Sages), who demand-
ed that the detectors return to
the fold..

Simcha Day Nursery
Announces Registration

Cong. Shaarey Shomayim's
Simcha Day Nursery announces
registration is open for Sunday
and Hebrew school (including
Bar Mitzvah instruction), ac-
cording to Rabbi Leo Goldman,
spiritual leader.

A new heart also will I give
you, and a new spirit will I put
within you, and I will take the
stony heart out of your flesh.
Ezekiel 36:26.




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