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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-11-11

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEW S -- Friday, November 11, 1960 —

Israel's Economic Growth Contingent Upon Peace
Treaty with Arabs, Banker Tells JNF Conference

Israel's economic growth po-
tential is contingent upon a
peace treaty with the Arab states,
Gerald F. Dewhirst told the
Jewish National Fund confer-
ence which celebrated the or-
ganization's 60th anniversary
last Sunday.
Vice President of the Nation-
al Bank of Detroit, Dewhirst
was one of 10 U.S bankers to
participate in the "Jewish
Agency Bankers' Study Mission
to Israel" last year.
Author of a pamphlet based
on that trip, "Israel—A Land of
Hope and Achievement," he was
chos-en to deliver the main ad-
dress to the JNF Detroit Coun-
cil conference held at the Hayim
Greenberg Center.
The all-day parley was at-
tended by representatives of
300 local Jewish organiza-
tions, 90 of which are directly
affiliated with the Council.
Dewhirst told the assemblage
that the balance of :trade in
Israel is unfavorable. He cited,
as example, that the country's
imports in 1959 totalled 600
million dollars, as opposed to
exports of 250 million dollars.
This "unfavorable position"
has been balanced somewhat,
he said, by German reparations,
private reimbursement, U.S. aid
(largely food), Jewish fund-
raising agencies and private in-
vestment.
Increases in private invest-
ment, he reported, are strongly
solicited and incentives are


Mrs. Nosanchuk
Sets Up Fund for
Forest in Israel

William Hordes, chairman of
the Jewish National Fund Foun-
dation commission in Michigan,
announced at the annual JNF
conference on Sunday that Mrs.
Pearl Nosanchuk, of 15120 Pem-
broke, is setting up a fund for
the planting of a forest of 10,000
trees—at a cost of $20,000—on

offered to qualified investors
by way of preferential tax
treatment, representing 50 per
cent savings.
"But," said Dewhirst, "should
it be possible to negotiate a
peace treaty with the Arabs,
a great increase in business
in this part of the world
would result and the State of
Israel would become a bul-
wark of peace and stability
in the Near East."
A favorable development to
such an extent is hardly a pos-
sibility, the banker said, be-
cause "the Arab leaders seem
to want td preserve their
feudal society with the masses
of their people continuing un-
educated and - poverty stricken."
He cited particularly the
aid of the Jewish National
Fund.
"The State of Israel ac-
quired an arid land, eroded
and neglected for centuries,"
he said. "Progress is most
evident here with the great
work of the Jewish National
Fund in its afforestation and
land reclamation programs.
"Millions of trees have been
planted, water from th_e north
has been piped south and the
land has been made -fertile and
productive almost as far as
Beersheba. Only the challenge
of the Negev desert in the far
south remains.
"Given peace, or at least the
absence of war, further import-
ant progress can be achieved
with additions to productivity
increasing the standard of
living, and expanded efforts
helping balance the adverse
trade position.
"However, help from Israel's
friends in the free world, and
particularly in the United
States, will still be required
for an indefinite period of
years."
Percy Kaplan, Detroit JNF
Council executive director,
released fig g an
e collect'
"increase
ession.
it •
funds
s Detroi ouncil
The
ected a total of
has
from Oct. I, 19 9 to
$15
30, 1960.
able
suit of the co
was
iod the previoA
37,404.
ore
repo ea
lso, Ka
we p ante
50,00' t •
the Detr
Israel hr
ing the p
F Council
y r. These fig es do no n-
cl , e individUal contrib ons
an
rojects, he said.
rth re-
program began
Council
mark
om the De

president, Morris J. Brandwine.
Seymour J. Frank, influential
Detroit attorney and civic lead-
er, chaired the session. Frank
personally donated $200 for the
planting of 100 trees in Israel
in the name of banker Dewhirst.
Philip Slomovitz, in a key-
note address that (ripened the
conference, traced the values of
the Zionist movement and de-
clared that the entire Jewish
people benefited from the
emergence of Zionism and the
creation of the Jewish National
Fund in the attainment of
stature, in the acquisition of
dignity, in the program of self-
help and self-defense that has
made Zionism an historic oc-
currence in world affairs.
Honored for their work for
the Fund were Charles 'Fein-
berg, Osias Zwerdling of Ann
Arbor, and three deceased De-
troiters, Boris M. Joffe, Simon
Shetzer and Isaac Shetzer.
Cantor Simon Bermanis of
Cong. Ahavas Achim gave his
first public performance
Detroit.
At the morning session
religious groups worksh
solved that a forest be
in the Freedom Forest
ory of the late Chief abbi of
evi Her-
Israel, Ha'Rav Isaac
zog, and that every synagogue
and religious group e encour-
e.
aged to join the ye
The JNF at work p el adopted
anniver-
resolutions to hold a
Yaacov
nary celebration wi
sador
Tzur, former Israel a
to France arid chairman
board of Keren Kayemeth
Israel, as guest speaker; and to
recommend that a women's coun-
cil for JNF be formed in order
to involve every women's or-
ganization in its work.
All panels resolved that the
work of JNF in all its aspects
be intensified during the coming
year.

E.

Irving W. Schlussel, co-chairman of the JNF conference
(left), presented a certificate for a forest in Israel in memory
of Simon and Isaac Shetzer to Seymour J. Frank, chairman
of the conferen epted in behalf of the Shetzer
family.

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JNF land in Israel, in memory
of her husband, Benjamin Nos- ,
anchuk, who died May 23, and
in honor of the Nosanchuk fam-
ily.
Mrs. Nosanchuk has two sons,
Manuel and William; a daugh-
ter, Sydell (Mrs. Douglas) Schu-
bot, and six grandchildren.
Her late husband was asso-
ciated with Congregation Bnai
Jacob and the Bnai Brith and
was a Mason and a Shriner.
Mrs. Nosanchuk, who is active
in the JNF Women's Auxiliary,
is the Auxiliary's associate
chairman of fund-raising. She is
actively associated with Ameri-
can Jewish Congress, Bnai
Brith, Home for Aged, Hadas-
sah, Congregation Beth Aaron,
Histadrut and Order of Eastern
Star. She is a life member of
the Ladies' Auxiliary of the
JNF and the Women's Division
of Bar-Ilan University.
The late Mr. Nosanchuk was
born in Poland in 1897. He
came to Detroit in 1913 and
was engaged in real estate and
was a well known builder. The
Nosanchuks were married 41
years.
Those desiring to pay tribute
to Mr. Nosanchuk's memory are
urged to plant trees in the Nos-
anchuk Forest.

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