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June 23, 1961 - Image 29

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-06-23

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When Samuel Applebaum
passed from the scene on June
1, he left behind him a life rich
in achievement and adventure in
far-off climes. He also left a
bequest of over $100,000 to the
land of Israel through the Foun-
dation for the Jewish National
The spirit of adventure that
possessed Samuel Applebaum as
a lad carried him off to the
Yukon in 1897, where he joined
other Americans intent on strik-
ing it _rich by unearthing a pre-
cious vein of gold in Alaskan
As a pioneer in Alaska at the
turn of the century, Applebaum
helped colonize the vast forbid-
ding stretches of this Arctic
region. He helped found . the
town of Bethel. In appreciation of
his contribution to the taming of
the wilderness, a mountain in the
vicinity of his abode was named
Mount Applebaum.
After almost 50 years as one of
the very few Jews in that king-
dom of. ice, Samuel _Applebaum
sold his general store and in
1945 returned to the United
States. He settled in Seattle and
became active in the fur trading
A staunch admirer of the pio-
neers who were .reclaiming Pales-
tine during the years when he
was pioneering in Alaska, he
visited Israel' for the -first time
in 1959. The bond that united the
Arctic pioneer with his brethren,
who were carving out a new life
under the Middle Eastern sun,
proved so strong that Applebaum
immediately provided in his will
to aid the Jewish Mational Fund
in its epic struggle to 'reclaim
the land of Israel.


Sabra Skipper Takes
Command of Liner

Captain Mordechai Libin, at 39
one of the youngest men ever
to command a trans-Atlantic
passenger liner, has taken over
as Master of
the SS. Zion'
of the Zim Is-
rael Navigation
r a el Naviga-
tion Co., Ltd.,
'which plies
e g ularly
New York - and
- Jaffa, Libin
was born in
Capt. Libin "Tel Aviv in
1922, received his training at
Italian, and .BritiSh nautical
schools and has been going to
sea for. 25 years, the last 10 of
them as a ship master. Libin
succeeds Capt. Benjamin Berko-
witz who relinquished command
of the Zion last month to take
over Israel's newest passenger
liner, M/S Moledet.

In a double ring ceremony at
Beth Abraham Synagogue Sun-
day evening, Sandra Elaine
Freedman became the bride of
William Loveman Roskind.
The bride, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Lou Freedman of W.
Outer Dr., wore an ivory bou-
quet taffeta gown with empire
bodice of hand-run Alencon lace
and pearls. Garlands of the lace
embellished t h e princess-line
dome shaped skirt falling into
a chapel train. Her two-tier
fingertip veil of silk illusion
was held in place by a crown of
heirloom orange blossoms and
Sandra Lappan was maid of
honor, and Mrs. Paul Berger,
sister of the bridegroom, was
matron of honor. Mrs. Donald
Sachs and Myra Eder, cousins
of the bride and Mrs. Jerome
Kaufman and Andrea Asarch
were bridesmaids.
The bridegroom, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Jacob Roskind of
James Ave., Oak Park, chose
Paul Berger, his brother-in-law,
as best man; and Michael Freed-
man, brother of the bride, Her-
man Mathias of Nashville, Term.,
Donald Sachs, Dan Berkowitz and
William Ginsburg as ushers.
Karen Eder was flower girl, and
Daryl Berger carried the ring.
The Raskinds are honeymoon-
ing in Puerto Rico, and upon
their return will reside in Oak

Irvin Block's Story
for Young Children
About 'Ferblundget'

rent boom in the economies of
most western countries had a
marked beneficial effect in 1960
on programs of 40 loan institu-
tions supported by the Joint Dis-
tribution Committee, the JDC
reconstruction department re-
ported in an analysis issued here.
Loans made by the 40 institu-
tions, operating in 19 countries,
reached an all-time high of
$3,118,000, an increase of $240,-
000 over the total loaned in
1959. Because of the high cost
of establishing businesses, cur-
rently, the average amount per
loan rose to $460 during 1960.
The increase in the size of loans
prevented the institutions from
meeting all requests and the
number of individuals receiving
loans during 1960 declined by
six per cent--from 7,049 to 6,658.
The number of losses from
failure to repay dropped in 1960
and in addition, substanial sums
were collected from accounts
which had been written off as
losses in previous years, the re-
port indicated. As a result, the
average percentage of losses
dropped from three-quarters of
one per cent in 1959 to one-
third of one per cent in 1960.
The report said two new loan
operations were established last
year. One was formed in San-
tiago, Chile, to help victims of
the disastrous May, 1960, earth-
quake with funds provided by the
JDC, the Conference on Jewish
Material Claims Against Ger-
many, the Jewish Colonization
Association and the local com-
munity. The other was set up
in Melbourne, Australia to pro-
vide housing for newcomers with
funds from the Central British
Fund as well as from the JDC
and the JCA.

Mrs. Harry L. Jones Gets Her
Master's; Earned RS. in 1929

One of Detroit's leading wo-
men, a grandmother of two,
earned her Master's degree this
Mrs. Harry L. Jones received
her advanced degree last night
from Wayne State University.
She specialized in the liberal
arts and in the humanities.
While remaining active in
numerous community causes,
Mrs. Jones took special courses
in the past three years and
completed her work for her
Master's degree. She earned her
B.S. degree at New York State
University in 1929.
A former president of Ha-
dassah and a former president

Turover Slates Picnic

Turover Aid Society will hold
a picnic Sunday at Palmer Park
in celebration of Israel's Bar
Mitzvah anniversary.
The Turover Ladies Auxiliary
and Cong. Ezras Achim will host
the afternoon of games and a full
course dinner. Friends are
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(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to
The Jewish 'News)

TEL AVIV—A year-long cele-
bration began Wednesday night
throughout the Jezreel Valley, in
northern Israel to celebrate the
50th anniversary of the beginning
of Jewish colonization of the
malaria-infested swampland and
its development into Israel's
President and Mrs. Ben-Zvi,
who were among the first settlers
in the valley, were guests of
honor Wednesday night at Kib-
butz Merhavia, the first Jewish
settlement in the valley, founded
by the Hashomer movement.
The first furrow was plowed-
50 years ago by settlers on land
acquired by the Jewish National
Fund. Two of the settlements,
Ein Harod and Nahal, will mark
their 40th anniversaries.
Fifty years ago, the valley was
a series of marshes with a few
Arab villages scattered along the
Kishon stream which barely pro-
vided enough water for the little
farming done in the area. Jewish
settlers, battling malaria—which
killed some of them—and the
marshes, pushed through a large
scale program of drainage which
turned the marshlands into pro-
ductive farming soil. Various
types of collectives now occupy
every foot of the valley.

Irvin Block has caught the
spirit of youth with his enter-
taining story, "George and the
Ferocious Ferblundget." •
Published by A. S. Barnes &
Co. (11 E. 36th, N.Y. 16), with
fine illustrations by Flo -Jacks,
% this is a story about a little boy
who began to build a hideott
for-- himself and came across the
hiding place of Ferblundget, a
curious species that could only
-be fought by a group rather than
an individual.
George's friends are invited to
Electronic Computer
participate in the onslaught and
Ferblundget is licked.
a Boon for Golfers
Then George invites his friends
A new electronic golf com- to join him in making the new
puter promises year around hideout "Everybody's Place," and
golfing practice to Michigan an entertaining tale ends happily
golf enthusiasts.
for a group of youngsters.
Made so it can be set up in-
doors or outdoors, this new elec-
tronic machine permits drives Name Davrath Consul
up to 340 yards rn, an area only of Israel for Trade,
9x14 feet.
Recognition of Israel,
The electronic brain com- Economic Affairs
Shaul Ramati, Consul of Is- Not Refugee Question,
putes the distance the ball
would travel, automatically re- rael in Chicago, announces the
cording a slice or hook. A regu- appointment of Ephraim Dav- Is Key Issue—Mrs. Meir
lating device in the brain com- rath as Consul of Israel in
pensates for condition of the charge of economic and trade only authority which can decide
fairways. The "Electronic Golf affairs.
whether Israel should admit a
Computer" is equally adaptable
Davrath succeeds Matityahu portion of the Arab refugees is
for instruction, practice, fun or Dagan, who now serves as Con- the Israel Cabinet and no such
sul of Israel in Dallas, Tex.
decision has been made yet by
According to Jim Lynch, gen-
Davrath, 35, a native of Ger- the Cabinet, Foreign Minister
eral sales manager, the "Elec- many, came to Palestine with Golda Meir told a press con-
tronic Golf Computer" can be his parents in 1935. He studied ference,
equipped with a coin mecha- at the Hebrew University and
Mrs. Meir reiterated Israel's
nism for installation at driving was a Haganah leader. He was view that, not the refugee ques-
ranges, amusement parks, rec- captured in the Old City of tion, but the refusal by the Arabs
reation centers, motels, hotels, Jerusalem during the War of to recognize Israel's existence is
etc., and is distributed by Elec- Independent and was a prisoner the 'key problem. "No gimmick
tronic Recreations of Michigan of war of the Arab Legion for can alter this fact," the Foreign
Inc., 14811 Kercheval.
one year.
Minister added.

of the Women's Division of the
Jewish Welfare Federation,
Mrs. Jones has played a leading
role in Allied , Jewish Cam-
paigns. At the same time, she
has been active in many civic
Judge Theodore Levin and
Prof. W. F. Albright received,
honorary doctorates at the
WSU commencement Thursday
Prof. Albright will be hon-
ored by a committee of all
faiths at -a luncheon today.



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29 -- THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS -- Friday, June 23, 1961

Israel Gets Gift
Roshinds Take Economy Boom
of $100,000 from Puerto Rican Trip Boosts JDC Aid
Sam Applebaum.
GENEVA, (JTA) — The cur-

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