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September 13, 1963 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-09-13

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Collector Feinberg Enjoys 40 Years of Books, Prints, Oil

An article entitled "The Ped-
dler and the Poet," which orig-
inally appeared in Petroleum
Today and has just been re-
printed in Bowers Executive
Review, gives a lengthy analysis
of the accomplishments of De-
troit's noted bibliophile and col-
lector of Jewish ceremonial ob-
jects, Charles E. Feinberg.
When he was 17 years old
in Peterborough, Ont., Charles
Feinberg purchased his first
Walt Whitman letter for $7.50.
Today his collection includes
more than half of the 2,000
known Whitman letters and
about three-quarters of the
2,000 letters written to the
poet. Although he never grad-
uated from grade-school, Fein-
berg has made of himself a
celebrated student of 19th cen
tury American literature. Next
to Whitman his favorite authors
are Thoreau, Emerson, Haw-
thorne and Melville.
Feinberg moved to Detroit in
1923 and became a salesman
for an oil burner company. He
had tremendous success at this
and when he met the late Alex
Groesbeck, a wealthy attorney,
the beginnings of the Argo Oil
Corporation were laid with
Feinberg as vice president.
Since 1958 Argo has had two
merges, still with Feinberg
serving in the same capacity.
"People think you have to
be a millionaire to accumulate
what I have," states Feinberg.
"You don't. I had the money
as I was collecting but I have
modest means now.
Feinberg's interests are
primarily in the academic
world. He looks forward to
helping researchers who seek
knowledge of the authors he
has studied. Frequently he
lends his collections to uni-

versities for display and gives
scholars access to these mate-
rials for use in their writing.
He and his wife have two
daughters and a son, all of
whom are married, and seven
grandchildren. As his retire-
m e n t- approaches, Feinberg
plans to continue work with
the Boy Scouts of America. He
averages a lecture a month at
various universities. "A busi-
nessman - doesn't necessarily
have to be thick between the
ears," Feinberg pointed out
wryly. Among his proud posses-
sion is an honorary doctorate
from Southern Illinois Univer-
sity.
Concerning his collecting of
books and artworks over the
past 40 years, Feinberg corn-

ments, "The making of money
was important to that end, and
my extravagance is around me.
If I lost every penny tomor-
row, no one could take away the
living of these years."

JERUSALEM, (JTA) — Mrs.
Golda Meir, Israel's Foreign
BY MAX M. FISHER
Minister, was again designated
President, Jewish Welfare
by the cabinet here to head
Federation
delegation to the forth-
The New Year is a traditional Israel's
coming General Assembly of
time for reviewing our accom- the
Nations, due to con-
plishments and re-dedicating vene United
APPLICATIONS FOR
Sept.
17.
ourselves to the tasks before
She
has
headed
the
govern-
us. In our complex society we
or
often find that our ability to ment's Assembly delegation
ARE NOW BEING TAKEN
press forward with efficient every year since she became
On New or Existing Homes
work is dependent upon enlist- Foreign Minister in 1955. As
QUICK SERVICE
usual,
Israel's
permanent
rep-
ing the cooperation of others.
Phone Us Today
If our community is to re- resentatives at the United Na-
tions,
Ambassador
Michael
S.
dedicate itself to the tasks be-
FRANKLIN
fore it in the year ahead, we Comay, will head the delegation
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26,000 campaign contributors to from the Assembly.
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Other members of the dele-
the Allied Jewish Campaign
gation
will
be
Ambassador
Ar-
and 2,400 workers who secure
thur Lourie, Israel's envoy to
their gifts.
It must mean engaging the Britain. Gideon Rafael and
interest of younger men in the Ehud Avriel, deputy directors
cause and preparing them for Of the Foreign Ministry here.
positions of leadership, to make and Joel Barromi, the deputy
p
sure that the work shall go on, permanent
representative at the
It must mean recruiting new United Nations who is also Am-
bassador to Haiti. Members of
workers and new givers.
parliament, representing the
The record of what our various parties, will also join
community, in combination the delegation. The names of
with all the other Jewish the parliamentary members
communities of the country will be submitted to the cab-
- has accomplished through the inet for its approval Sunday.
United Jewish Appeal, is in-
spiring and impressive.
Born in anguish and in the JNF Board to Meet;
darkest hour of Jewish history, Off ices
the United Jewish Appeal has
The board of directors of the
for 26 years been our instru-
ment for reaching out to our Jewish National Fund will meet
fellow-Jews overseas who have 8:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Labor
Zionist Institute, according to
been in need.
D Israel Wiener, president,
We have risen to a succession Dr.
A review of the situation on
of challenges. At first there
was the challenge of the Nazis the Israel-Syrian and Jordan
who, in defiance of all human borders will be made. JNF's
values, decreed: "All Jews newer settlements are bearing
must die." Through the UJA the brunt of the Syrian attacks,
the Jews of America responded: said Wiener.
Wiener announced that the
"We shall save as many as can
For unflagging interest and
be rescued." Who prevailed? JNF offices are now open again
The answer is part of the sad- on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 enjoyment, a household of chil-
dest chapter in the history of p.m. Tree orders for all occa- dren, if things go reasonably
the Jewish people and the sions will be taken by phone, or well, certainly makes all other
bleakest chapter in the history by visiting the office, and cer- forms of success and achieve-
of mankind. I tificates will he mailed the same ment lose their importance by
Millions of Jews perished be- 1day. Weekday office hours will comparison." — Theodore Roose-
velt.
cauSe of the bestiality and de- I remain the same.
pravity • of the Nazis and be-
cause the world did pitifully
little to help. But many hun-
dreds of thousands of Jews are
alive today because UJA
agencies brought food, medicine
and clothing to Jews in the con-
centration camps, ghettos and
in hiding, and becauS- e of the
relentless effort on the part of
these agencies to open avenues

of escape to Jews consigned to
death.
There also was the chal-
lenge of the survivors who
made their way into the dis-
placed persons camps. UJA
r t.
funds helped to restore their
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health and gave them the
ability and the will to live.
Then Israel was born and
,y11
there was the immediate chal-
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lenge of the opportunity to
solve the problem of homeless-
ness of the survivors of the
Nazi holocaust and the inse-
curity of the Jews who found
themselves in European coun-
tries of discrimination and in
Moslem lands. Thanks to the
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existence of Israel not one Jew
who had to flee and could get
4"-‘ 5
out was left behind.
These challenges have con-
tinued since Israel came into
being: Jews who broke out of
Hungary in the 1956 uprising;
Jews who were repatriated to
Poland and who could not pick
up the threads of life in ghost
communities; Jews whose posi-
tion became untenable in the
face of events in the North
African countries; and Jews
SEAGRAM'S
from other parts of the world
where life for them was burden-
Mayvinim all over the world
some—all have been part of
the steady march towards free-
cherish the bright color and
dom in Israel and in other
clarity, the rare flavor and
democratic lands. The fact that
these challenges have been met
aroma of Seagram's V.O.
—and met with such great com-
passion for those in need—
IMPORTED CANADIAN WHISKY AT ITS FINEST!
should encourage us to renewed
effort in the year .head.
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— THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Frida y, S ept. 13 , 1963

Golda Meir to Head
Israel Delegation to
UN General Assembly

17

New Year Calls
for Renewed
Effort for UJA

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