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October 12, 1962 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1962-10-12

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74 Author's Complications, Jewish
I Involvement in Weidman's Novel

The Story of Israel's Lafayette'

The Zionist Organization
of America

invites you on a
Jerome Weidman won't be 50 couldn't be taught."
Rebecca
is
the
pleasant
and
until next year, yet he now is
in the limelight again with his cooperative figure, while Jennie
To THE
19th book, the novel, "The is always scheming—even to the
Sound of Bow Bells," published extent, towards the end of the
WEST
INDIES
story—of stealing a story from
by Random House.
sails Feb, 21, 1963
Sam
for
a
novel
to
be
published
Sam Silver, a successful fic-
tion writer, is the hero of this as her own, and Sam's convic-
story in which literary agents tion that it couldn't be done a
and publishers play important second time.
The discussions on anti-Sem-
roles, in which a domineering
far
wife finally is rid off, he mar- itism and Jews generally are . are
• Superb Kosher Cuisine
ries his rich mistress, agrees to from profound. But there
• Synagogue Services
a bar mitzvah for his son of his some interesting observations.
• Shipboard Zionist Seminars
There
is
one
comment
that
first wife, enters into numerous
S.S.
JERUSALEM, magnificent
"Jews
are
still
okay
on
the
discussions about Jews and
flagship of the Zim Lines, is
Zionists, Jewish themes in his stage," about Jews being pre-
fully air conditioned. Finest
novels; and in which his mother dominant in the movie industry:
accommodations, swimming
plays a very important role as "Most of the brains and talent Mrs. Emma Marcus, widow of Mickey Marcus, American
pool, lounges, etc.
the Jewish matron with opin- are Jewish. Take the Jew out military expert who gave his life in the struggle for Israel's
7 PORTS —15 DAYS: Virgin Islands
of
the
picture
industry,
and
ions and influence over her son.
...Curacao... Trinidad...Venezuela...
Independence in 1948, presents copy of "Cast a Giant Shadow,"
At 19, Sam wrote his first you've got no industry left. . .
Haiti... Jamaica.
plus the Annual Mardi
story and began to gain fame. Yet they never think of doing the life-story of her husband, to Israel Consul David Ben-Dov
Gras in Martinique!
His mother began to express a Jewish story." -
offices
at
reception
marking
publication
of
the
book,
in
the
But the descriptions of Sam
opinions. She is the usual type
For complete
of
the
American
Zionist
Council.
In
the
center
is
author
information, write or phone
of Jewish mother who cons- Silver's parents are sympathetic
and
Weidman
describes
with
Ted
Berkman.
Marcus
became
Israel's
first
general
since
TOURIST DEPARTMENT
tantly wishes to guide her son,
ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA
and he, in turn, avoids ever warmth their arrival . in this Judah the Maccabee and is the only American who died
145 East 32nd St., New York 16, N. Y.
hurting her and strives to please country and their wholesome- fighting under a foreign flag to be buried at West Point.
.MUrray Hill 3-9200
and help her. His father, on ness.
* * *
Berkman's
biography
of
Marcus
was
published
by
Doubleday.
the other hand, is the type of
It is when the question of
acquiescing man who lets his
wife express all opinions, ex- Billy's Bar Mitzvah comes up Sparks Is Candidate
cept when the matter of Sam's that we have one of the more
son Billy's Bar Mitzvah, when interesting Jewish allusions in for Re-Election as
the book. Billy had been Oakland Treasurer
it becomes "our opinion."
Sam became involved in a taunted by one of his school-
Chester A. Sparks, candidate
Did you ever feel like marching .. .
murder case when Jennie mates, to whom he referred as for re-election as Oakland
"a
boob."
In
fact,
he
beat
him
Broom's husband was murdered.
County Treasure r, on the
just going ... with a
By means of the influence ex- up for his Jewish comments, Republican ticket, divorced him-
"knapsack on your back" and
erted by publishers and agents, yet Billy wanted to be Bar
self from pri-
he, the accused, is promptly Mitzvah, as his father was. Sam
vate practice
a hearty song on your lips?
cleared, and he marries Jennie. explains to him that conditions
` as a real
Then begins a series of dis- are different, that they were
estate and in-
agreements, Jennie attempts to brought up differently; that he,
surance brok-
You Can Sing to Your Heart's Content
influence Sam, her preference Sam, was taught and Billy was
er, to devote
for Shakespeare dating back to not. Billy differed and said:
himself en-
in the
"We're just a couple of Jews,
tirely to his
high school days.
Pops."
It
reminded
Sam
that
Jennie and a lover were to
official duties
have been on a plane that Jennie also once said, to him:
when he first
"We're
just
a
couple
of
Jews."
crashed, and Sam thought she
was elected
Came
the
time
of
Jennie's
be-
was dead. It was not until 11
in 1932. In the
years_ later that he learned that trayal; her return and her ask-
first year of
ing
to
have'
Billy
back,
and
Every Monday Evening — 8 p.m.
they missed the plane.
his treasure-
Sam's
reply
that
she
couldn't
Meanwhile, for two years he
ship,
Sparks'
Mumford High School
had a mistress, the rich Rebecca have him. But Jennie only
office receipts
Meissen, whom he finally mar- wanted to see him, to look at
were $4,000,.
him.
ries.
000. In 1961
When Billy said "today I am
* * *
For Audition : Call Director
Chester Sparks they rose to
a
man,"
at
his
Bar
Mitzvah,
Time and again, the question
more
than
$100,000,000.
It
is
of the Jewish content of his Sam concurred in peaceful no wonder, his supporters say
novels comes up, and publish- silence: "So am I."
Thus Weidman's novel about in urging his re-election, that
ers purportedly reject Jewish
book
publishing and an author "the Oakland County Treas-
heroes. - But there are many
carries
with it a Jewish plot of urer's office has become a
ianipulations and schemes,
considerable
interest. "The model for counties all over the
ome striving to capitalize on
Sound
of
Bow
Bells"
is another state and many of its procedures
ALL MEMBERS OF THE
Sam's success. At 36—the age
have been copied widely."
when the novel begins—he is of his well written novels.
the author of best sellers and
British Tennis Club
and one of the most successful City in Illinois
magazine writers.
Rejects Jewish Girl's
The plot is woven together Cancels Speech by
Bid for Membership
by means of a series of flash-
George
Rockwell
LONDON (JTA) — A Jewish
backs, knitting past with pres-
city councillor of Birmingham
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
ent and leading up to the final
News)
to The Jewish
denounced this week the rejec-
act, when Sam consents to his
URBANA, HL—Urbana police tion by a Birmingham Tennis
son's having a Bar Mitzvah.
scheduled speech by Club 61 the membership of his
Sam's mother is the especially canceled a Nazi
George Rock- 11-year-old daughter.
impressive character in the book American
well
which
was
to have taken
A membership bid from a non-
—her insistence upon his eating place Wednesday
night at the Jewish friend of the girl, which
tzimis, her impressions of pub-
Murray Forum here. was submitted at the same time,
lishers and agents and her de- Channing
sire to see Sam get the fullest The reason given was fear of was accepted by the club.
Councillor Harold Woods urg-
benefit from his work, her com- violence.
Rockwell's topic was to have ed the club to reconsider its de-
ments on anti-Semites.
Then there are the judges of been "The Need for Nazism in cision and added that if the club
"continues to reject the applica-
his works, one of whom — his American Politics."
The sponsoring group was tion for reasons of racial and re-
teacher—referred to Sam as "a
genius and a Jew," and Sam's the Urbana Forum for Dissent liigous discrimination, I intend
to use all legitimate means to
retort, "You stated that genius Committee. _
expose what I consider religious
prejudice of a most insidious
character."
The Officers and Members of the Association
Roger Naitken, chairman of
the club told newsmen that "the
Wish All Their Customers and Friends
position is extremely delicate
and I would rather not say any-
thing at this stage."

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AND SUNDAY, OCT. 21
(Simhat Torah)

Dr. Sabin, Hebrew U. Chiefs Confer

Dr. Albert B. Sabin (center), developer of the live virus
anti-polio vaccine, confers in New York at the offices of
the American Friends of the Hebrew University with Dr.
A. L. Olitzki (left), dean of the Hebrew University-Hadassah
Medical School, and Dr. Moshe Prywes (right), associate dean.
Dr. Sabin, a frequent guest lecturer at the Hebrew University
of Jerusalem, is active in fostering the further development
of the Medical School.

Welfare Projects
More than $2,000,000,000 has
been raised by central Jewish
community organizations in
America since the end of the
Second World War with an
average annual rate during the
past decade of $118,000,000. The
funds went for local welfare
projects in Jewish communities
throughout the country as well
as for various overseas causes.

Astronaut shave cream and
Blast-off bath soap were two
trademarks recently filed with
the U.S. Patent OffAce.

A G'MAR HASIMA TOVA

Allan Cohen, President; Philip Swaren, Vice-President;
Joe Felstein, Recording Secretary; Morris Levy, Health
& Welfare Secretary; Jack H. Goldin, Financial Secretary.

Yiskor Services Will Be Observed at Your
Synagogue, Saturday, October 20

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