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January 05, 1962 - Image 23

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1962-01-05

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`Utopian Essays, Practical Plans' in Charness-Nishar
Paul Goodm,an's Modern Analyses Rites Planned

Paul Goodman, the "Man of
Letters in the Old Sense," as
he describes himself, the critic-
whose fame is based on a num-
ber of noteworthy literary
achievements — one of them,
"Communitas," was written
jointly with his brother, Per-
cival, the Columbia Universit'
professor of community plan-
ning—adds to • his glory as an
author with his newest work,
"Utopian Essays and Practical
Proposals," to be issued_ this
week by Random House.
Goodman, is concerned with
human beings and their en-
vironment. His essays are about
sex. and politics, science and
religion, technology and paint-
ting.

often tyrannical; neverthe-
less their urban Jewish mem-
bers, rather well educated on
the average, have inevitably
run into fundamental conflict.
Their atmosphere has there-
fore been sometimes unhappy
but never deadening; and
they have produced basic so-
cial inventions and new char-
acter-types."

Society's role-playing is dis-
sected by -Goodman with skill,
and he has some sound advice
for youth. Agreeing that "young
people today are weak in lofty
universal ideals," he advises
that they stop "conforming and
seeking status, or rebelling out
of resentment." He advises that
they need not feel frustrated by
He concerns himself also career goals and give courage
with community planning, and by asserting:` "They learn to re-
theessay, "Banning Cars from spect experiment, instead of be-
Manhattan," written jointly ing afraid to perform awk-
will delight the reader and wardly because they will be dis-
will attest to a combination dained. They learn that ideas
of genuine knowledge of the must be tested by present ac-
architectural theme and the tion, but, that, also, faith , finds
sense of humor of the- two, means."
It is in this sense also that
eminent brothers.
Gocidman's thesis will find a
As a writer, Goodman warns _response among his admiring
in his preface, he is "hampered readers.
by the present law on pornog-
raphy, and as a man and a.
father by the sexual climate of
that law. . ." He states that as
a New Yorker he proposes "to
ban the cars from the streets
aped create a city of neighbor-
hoods.
Commenting on the "audi-
ence's technological and or-
gaiiizational helplessness molli-
fied by the famously high stand-
ard of living," he states that "it
puts a writer in the position of,
as we Jews say, banging a tea-
kettle, when his readers couldn't
care less. At the same time,
Mr. and Mrs. Naimark
these same people are evidently
in the grip of anxiety in the
Mr. and Mrs. Bdrijamin Naim-
face of changes that they don't ark, 19130 Stansbury, recently
begin • to prepare for."
celebrated their golden wedding
Dealing with "Utopia Think- anniversary at a- party and testi-
ing," with the "context of a monial given in their honor by
pragmatic social science," their sons and daughters-in-law,
Goodman makes this interest- Dr. and Mrs. Martin Naimark,
ing observation: "In our era, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Nalinark
to combat the emptiness of and Mr. and Mrs. Norton Naim-
technological life, we have to ark at the, Hayim Greenberg
think of a new f t t the con- Center.
t ity. Historic
flictf ul co tt
s included relatives from
ally, clos • ommunity has
*ladelphia, Montreal,
Chicago,
vided • armth and s
Y, New York
Toledo.
nnical,
• has been
but
.e Movsas Goldof-
Speakers
an beral, and • tic (mi-
ns). We, tas, represen g the Farband
ist small
l'
wever, have to do with al- branch of whi Mr. Naimark has
r for 25 years;
ady thoroughly urb "zed been a me
representing the
avid Sisli
ndividuals with
Committee; Mrs.
arband C .
culture and
amer, representing
Mildred
nology. Th
ioneer Women, where
Club 1
offer the
mark has been affiliated
Mrs.
tion. Som
fo
0 years; and Mrs. Bessie
fanaticall
iris. on behalf of the , Council
ing to v
of Pioneer Women.
AN HAGOPIAN EXCLUSIVE!
Both Mr. and Mrs. Naimark
have been active in the Labor
Zionist movement for more than
50 years. They were married in
Philadelphia, Pa., and have .lived
in Detroit 30 years. They have
seven grandchildren. Jewish Na-
tional Fund trees have been
planted by friends and relatives
in their honor.

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Pepper Will Lead Oak Park Hebrew
Academy Fifth Anniver sary Banquet

Dr. James N. Pepper, super-
intendent of Oak Park Schools,
will serve as honorary chairman
of the fifth anniversary banquet
of the Hebrew Academy of 0
Park on Feb. 6 at the Rainb
Terrace.
Pepper, who in 1958 rece d
the seventh annual Brotherb od
Awar of the Oak-Woods Lo e
Bnai trith, is the first supe
tendent of the Oak Park Schools,
a system he developed from a
one-school rural classification to
a Class A network.
Banquet co-chairmen are Mr.

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The Parents Without Partners •
group of the Jewish Cente r,
18100 Meyers, will have an open
meeting 8:30 pm. Tuesday.
Dr. Bernice Roberts, cpordina-
tor of elementary ,education for
the Livonia Public Schools, will
speak cm "Education Is Your
Partner." A coffee social will
follow the discussion.
A Parent•- Children Bowling
afternoon will be held 4 _p.m.
Sunday at the Rolawile Recrea-
tion, 7040 Puritan. There will be
special supervised bowling for
younger children.
For information- about the
group's activities, call DI 1-4200.

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Dr. Louis M. Hellman to Deliver
Rothman Lecture at Sinai Hospital

Dr. Louis M. Hellman of the
Downstate Medical Center, State
University of New York, will pre-
side as Visiting Chief in Obstet-
rics and Gynecology at Sinai
Hospital on Jan. 10.
A feature of the day will be
the first annual Emil D. Rothman
Memorial Lecture, sponsored by
the Phi Delta Epsilon Graduate
Club of Detroit.
The day's program will begin
with a clinical conference at 9
a.m. in the •Main Lecture Room
of the hospital. At 10:45, the
Rothman Lecture will be pre-
sented by Hellman. All interest-
ed physicians in the community
are invited to attend.
That evening, Hellman will
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In addition to his post as pro-
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cology at the Downstate Medical
Center, Hellman is director of
Obstetrics and Gynecology at
Kings County Hospital. He is co-
author of a new textbook ' on
Obstetrical Practice. '
As a tribute to the memory
of Dr. Emil D. Rothman, • an
annual lecture series has been
established in his name by the
Phi Delta Epsilon Graduate Club
of Detroit. At the time of his
death in January, 1961, Dr. Roth-
man was Chief of Obstetrics and
Gynecology at Sinai Ho -spital.

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