Aronowicz 'Exodus' Captain Gets
Master's Decree from Columbia U.
`Exodus' on Marquee of Mercury
Theater; Long Run Is Predicted
"Exodus," the famous film moving story, and the film is
based on the best-seller by Leon expected to have one of the
By February, 1947, the captain
An Israeli sea captain, whose
Uris, is now flashed on the mar- longest runs of any' movie yet
daring exploits against the 1947 had selected an American crew, 1947, the United Nations voted quee of the. Mercury Theater, shown in Detroit.
British blockade of Palestine won and the ship was renamed "Ex- to partition Palestine into two and long lines of theater-goers
The music of "Exodus" is es-
world headlines, will be grad- odus." She sailed for Europe. independent states. The British are clamoring for seats.
pecially superb, and it is al-
uated from Columbia. Univer- Her mission: Transport 4,500
The Detroit run began on ready being predicted that the
sity's Graduate School of Business men, women, and -children from captain was able to make a suc- Wednesday. A number of bene- film, if only on the strength of
cessful voyage, delivering the
prisons in Europe to Palestine.
fit nights commenced with the its musical renditions, has a
After dodging the British navy refugees safely to their new na- Hadassah Night Thursday.
He is Captain Y. I. Aronowicz,
chance to be given top rating
master of the "Exodus," the in the Mediterranean for several
Beth Aaron's benefit perform- for the year.
Jewish refugee ship that inspired months, Captain Aronowicz, then
ance will be on Feb. 12. The
the novel and movie of the same 23 years old, outfitted his vessel lowing the creation of Israel, Jewish National Home for Asth-
and took on his passengers. They
amatic Children has reserved
An "A" student at Columbia, sailed from a French port- for the merchant marine service. the dates of Feb. 14 and 15.
Aronowicz will receive the Mas- Palestine in July, 1947.
'the Beth Abraham benefit
The British were waiting for London in 1950. Israel recog- will be on Feb. 26.
ter of Business Administration
The Beth Aaron Sisterhood
degree Feb. 22, which he earned
All are expected to be sell- and Men's Club have reserved
after one year of concentrated for others who had tried to sail and his knowledge of the sea outs.
the Mercury Theater for Sun-
through their tight cordon of in 1958 when he was appointed
study at the school.
"Exodus" is -a long film, but day when the movie Exodus
master of the SS Israel, the
holds the attention of the will be shown at 7:30 p.m.
A modest, soft-spoken man,
nation's 340-passenger flag- it
viewer and is never tiring.
who looks much younger than optimistic.
The committee in charge of
"Very few ever got away," he
There is lots of action; the
his 37 years, Captain Arono-
It was while he was in com- story depicts the struggle for. arrangements h a s announced
wicz plans to return to Israel
mand of that ship that he de- entrance to Israel contrary to that all remaining tickets for
this summer with his Cali- could break it open."
cided he needed more formal British regulations. It com- that evening will go on sale in
fornia-born wife, Irene, and
tinian coast the British at- education if he were to make a mences in Cyprus and depicts the lobby of the Mercury on
two daughters, Ella, 11, and
tacked. Aronowicz maneuvered significant contribution to Israel's most realistically the insistence Sunday from 5 p.m. on, at regu-
of refugees that 'they be per- lar box-office prices.
The captain wants to help im- the Exodus as best he could
He left his command in the fall
Anyone desiring particular
prove his nation's expanding but he was caught between two of 1958 to enter Georgetown Uni- mitted to go to Palestine, which
seats in select sections may still
merchant marine. He plans to destroyers and rammed from versity's School of Foreign Serv- then was under British rule.
The Cyprus scenes, in all contact the ticket chairman,
take an active role in the ad- both sides. Machine gun Mil- ice. In one year and a half he was
ministrative side of the shipping lets splintered the Exodus' graduated with the • highest their reality, are deeply mov- Mrs. Jerome Silberman, DI
business, putting into practice decks and the second mate, an scholastic average received by a ing. The life of the refugees, 1-0436, or th eth Aaron office,
many of the techniques he has American, William Bernstein, student majoring in transporta- the reactions of those who UN 1-0
learned while a student in this of San Francisco, and two pas- tion since the school was estab- kept them within closed bor-
sengers were killed. After 16
of escape and of search fo
It was not a mere twist of hours Captain Aronowicz sur-
Only when he speaks of Israel's haven in the Jewish •ho
circumstances that led the cap- rendered.
The refugees were taken off future and the future of her land, offer an excellent ew
tain to the Exodus. He had pre-
merchant marine does he show into the aspirations of
pared for it. And when the time
less and dispossesed
came to find a master for the and then back to the German
"In 1948 we had three old
ace where he
Then came the yiel
refugee blockade-runner, the concentration camps from which ships. That was our merchant entrance
peppers to put
of the di idated
Haganah (Jewish defense forces so many of them had come.
fleet," he said. "Now we have boat into Israel and t
in Palestine) knew he was the
took command of another block- 48, most of which are new, built ment of the newcomers
man for the job.
after 1942. We have 40 on order.
With them comment
His adventures on the Ex- ade runner, the SS Pan Crescent. Israel has the fastest growing struggle for statehood an
odus began in November, 1946, This time, with 7,500 refugees merchant marine in the world." emergence of Israel.
when the Haganah purchased aboard, he tried again to break
The scenes depicting the rise
an old and worn Chesapeake through the British lines. Again Brandeis - Hall Honors of the new State, the b a t t l e
Bay steamer, the "President he was intercepted. This time he
Marine Corps General prior to that conducted by the
was interned in Cyprus.
Homes and Industry
WALTHAM, Mass—The name
for. Over 45 • Years
of a late New York City attor- British, the internal battle
ney who distinguished himself among the divergent Jewish
in half-a-dozen varied and di- forces, are part of history as
verse fields will be memorial- narrated in "Exodus." It is a
ized at Brandeis University
The Women's Division Key- 1 Keats, Irving Levitt and Samuel Sunday.
Home of "Price Service"
Bernard S. Barron, a Fe
- TO 6-2800
noters contributors of $52 or Marcus.
Aronowicz, who moved from of the University, Marine
more to 1961 Allied Jewish Cam- his native Poland to Israel with brigadier - general, s
paign will hold a luncheon Wed-. his family at the age of ten in patron of the ar
nesday at the Jewish Center.
1934, w a s
13519 Hamilton at Davison
ist, was a lo -time friend and
Mrs. Morris J. Brandwine, Key' - scarcely o u t
Saves You Money
noter chairman, announces that of high school
the luncheon speakers will be when he joined
Barron ed in New
t h e Palmach,
EW 1961 PLYMOUTHS NEW
wicz, captain of
Are Priced At
force of the
er, Miria Garga-
had been or-
rian, Gor•Goodman, Che
ganized by the
skipper of the
odes and S n
THAN LAST YEARS
odus, 1947", at
a student recital . Sunday
t h emselves
the age of 23.
in the music room of the Jewish
His ship made
Center, announces Jules Chajes,
the most dra-
music director. • Admission is
the Arabs. Aronowicz
rnatic of all
Foreseeing the mass flight of
run Jewish re- Mrs. Brandwine Jews from Central and Eastern
fugees through the British block- Europe to Palest'
Thee Zionist Organization of Detroit
of World W
ade to Palestine.
Mrs. Julien Priver . is Key- wicz joi
der to acquire train-
noters' executive vice chairman. Mari
igation and seamanship
Mrs. Arthur I. Gould is adviser. in
President, Zionist Organization of America
transportation of these
Keynoters' committee members
who will analyze
are Mesdames Samuel J. Cohl,
THE VITALITY OF THE ZIONIST IDEA
In 1946, after fi
Sam M. Croll, Sidney S. Hert
in Its Link with Israel
John C. Hopp, Jr., Miles Jaff
Seymour R. Jones, Sherman Ka man an
Milton Lucow, Irving Pokempne British an
Fifth Annual Balfour Victory Dinner
a udent by
Jack . Rom, Ernest J. Schwart accepted
Marking the Great Success of the Annual ,Balfour Concert
which Featured the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
and Asher N. Tilchin.
vigati in London,
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14
Keynoter captains who are
at Holiday Manor, 18641 Wyoming
calling their prospects to invite th
Dinner at 7 p.m.
them to the meeting are Mes- amina econd Mate later
Cocktails at 6 p.m.
dames Leopold Snyder, Leslie that year. On instructions from
Musical Program by Wyn Garden Landis, Coloratura Soprano,
Pensler, Mitchell Feldman, the Haganah, he proceeded to the
Accompanied by Rita Sloan
Harry S. Burnstein, William U. S. to help recommission an
For Reservations Call the Zionist House
Avrunin, Sol Kaplan, Robert B. obsolete steamer, the President
Colten, Albert M. Colman, Elmer Garfield, which was destined to
Ellias, Sander A. Hillman, David become the historic "Exodus."
COAL & OIL CO.
'Ike' Aronoivicz, `Exodus 1947'
Skipper, Speaker for Keynoters
Ha ilton Motor Sales
MR. MAX BRESSLER