Benjamin Wilk, for many
years a leading figure in con-
gregational and communal ac-
tivities in Detroit, was honored
Wednesday at a luncheon given
him by the National Concrete
Masonry Association at Cobo
The luncheon was part of the
program of the association's
annual convention held Jan. 30-
Feb. 2. It was given in recogni-
tion of Wilk's services as the
first president of the • associa-
tion, from 1933 to 1935, and
his contributions to the concrete
masonry industry during the
past 28 years.
This week's convention of the
association was the first held in
Detroit since 1936.
The National Concrete Ma-
sonry Association consists of 700
of the largest concrete products ItaL
manufacturers in the United
. Benjamin Wilk is vice-presi- in American efforts in behalf of
dent of Standard Building Prod- the Technion—the engineering
ucts Co. of Detroit, one of the college in Haifa, Israel. A past
leading concrete products manu- president' of the Detroit Tech-
nion Society, he is one of its
facturers in Michigan.
He is one of the most active organizers and, its major leaders.
leaders of Temple Beth EL__ a
Wilk has visited Israel sev-
veteran worker for the Allied eral' times in behalf of Tech-
Jewish Campaign and the United nion and the Crush Stone Prod-
Foundation and is one of the ucts, a Detroit investment effort
most distinguished participants in Israel.
Danny Raskin's Morocco Danger Is Unabated
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that '"rightfully belong to the
Arabs of Palestine." Denying
charges of discrimination, he ad-
mitted that- Moroccan Jews plan-
ning to travel abroad must - un-
dergo thorough investigation and
that they are refused passports
unless they prove they do not
intend*to go to Israel. He added
that Jews traveling abroad for
valid business reasons could get
The minister denied reports of
wholesale arrests of Moroccan
Jews during the recent '.visit - to
Casablanca of President Nasser
of the United 'Arab Republic,
but he admitted that police had
detained for identification
checks "a number" of Jews
"suspected of having prepared
demonstrations against Nasser."
Moroccan Jewish leaders have
described this charge as non-
It was also reported in Paris
e ah of Fez, Morocco, we
arrested and taken to prison, the
first such • arrests in Fez. Sev-
eral children were among thos
United States of America, recall-
ing participation of members in
the 1942 American landings that
ended Vichy-control of Morocco
and facilitated subsequent inde-
pendence, asked Moroccan Am-
bassador D. El-Mehdi Ben Aboud
to request his government to
abandon anti-Jewish policies.
Citing the previous liberalism
of Moroccan leaders, the JWV.
national executive director, Jo-.
seph F. Barr, in a letter to the
Ambassador, charged that cur-
rent Moroccan discrimination
was even more severe than
some policies of Nasser's United
Arab Republic. The JWV leader
suggested that King Mohammed
V and Crown Prince Moulay
Hassan -be reminded that Nasser
permitted Egyptian Jews' to
emigrate to Europe and America
while Morocco holds its Jewish
citizens "captive and incom-
BACK IN 1923, when the old
Strangers Athletic Club was top
dog in the area of sports at the
Jewish Community Center on
Woodward, Larry "Lou" Chudler
and Sam Dictor met each other
and played on the championship
basketball team that included
local-ites Bill and Jack Kaufman,
Sam Askowitz, "Chick" Gaines
and Harry Kay . . . Prior to that
year, Lou was on the city cham-
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pionship softball team
"Cincy" Sachs and the res
Balch Street gang, as
.. . AT
known . . . Lou a
also members of
"The House of Delicacies"
• LUNCHES • DINNERS
that spelled terr to their, grid-
iron opponents .
Lou won all-
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Harry Newman pla
he Beth El
spot . . . Harry went
Casablanca. It was
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University of Michigan and A
that apparently as an
American quarterback fame .. . disclosed
BUFFET PARTY TRAYS
As the years went by, Lou and aspect of the deterioration in
GIFT FOOD BASKETS
Sam, like Damon and Pythias, MoroCcan-Jewish relations, David
grew up Jogether as dear friends
blanca Jewish community, was
inviting him to lecture in its . . . A fond memory that Sam replaced as secretary of the
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"He has participated in every business school. As psident of cherishes is the time, 29 years Chamber of .Commerce and In-
aspect of community organiza- the Hillel Foundation he has ago, when he coaxed Lou to at- dustry of Casablanca by a
tion. As chairman of the Allied helped bring the positive value tend a dance given by the Moslem.
Jewish Campaign he has directed of Jewish life to the students Strangers at the Jewish Center Envoy Asked to Intervene
13 Mile & Woodward at Coolidge
IN THE NORTHWOOD
• • ; It was here that Lou met
the fund-raising that finances on campus.
community progress. As an offi-
"He has long been a board
cer of many of the Federation member of Detroit's • Urban come his wife and the mother
member agencies and as a mem- League and an active partici- of their two daughters and a son
ber of the Federation Board of pant in its program of provid- . . . Sam eventually moved to
Governors, he has helped solve ing camping for needy children. California but it still didn't keep
the day-by-day problems inher-
"Irwin Cohn has no "special" them apart . . . He flew into De-
ent in operating, a'' myriad of interests. -His areas of concern troit continually for festive oc-
public services. '
are as broad as the community casions like. Lou and Ann's 25th
"As the greater community itself. He has helped promote Anniversary, which they cele-
has taken advantage of his serv- medical care; recreation, Jew- brated four years ago . . . never
ices, he has found time . for the ish education, free loans, care dreaming that he would be mak-
stewardship of these general of the aged and assistance for ing a quick trip back for another
causes without affecting the his fellow-Jews overseas and reason—to fulfill a , pact made by
the two friends 18 years ago
enormous amount of energy and particularly in 'Israel.
devotiOn expended in behalf of
"In awarding him the 1961 when Sain left for the west
the - Jewish community.
Fred M. Butzel Memorial coast . . . Sam had returned from
"Irwin Cohn has given his Award, the 'Jewish Welfare Fed- Hawaii when he received a phone
legal talent freely' to the entire eratiOn takes pleasure in recog- call informing him that Lou,
community. His service on the nizin t • utstanding services only 51- years old, had died in De-
Detroit House of Correcti
ndered and troit . . •• The agreement made
Commission has shown
fly years was that no matter where they
love and respect fo
ion to were, whichever passed away
prog- first, the other would attend his
funeral . . . It came sooner than
d Italian F
they though t, but life-long
Larry "Lou" Chudler and
served his . State as
i f the Detroi
meet- Sam. Dictor had fulfilled their
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will be pact.
a mater, the
Lavish SMORGASBORD with finest
GOOD- THING Freddy Rosen-
inated ,and smoked fi
berg was playing when .the
cold dishes, Complete
Cornell Dance School basketball —steaks, chops, lobsters, duck, etc.,BeautifUl priv
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• • • The intermediate and var-
sity cha-cha niks lost their cage
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duels but the sixth grade division
the World's Finest 'Steaks. Chops
more than 26 years. All Beef ag
wound up winning, 10-7 . . . with CHOP HOUSE
Freddy scoring all 10 points.
TV ACTOR RUBE . WEISS
insists that television 'has af-
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. . . "Shay, that ain't a bad pro-
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25 - THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, February 3, 1961
Ben Wilk Given Testimonicil by
National Concrete Masonry Group
Pay Tribute to Irwin. 1. Cohn's
.13edication. to Community Progress'
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