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December 20, 1963 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-12-20

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Friday, December 20, 1963—THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS--1 4

Cantor Recalls Entertainment
History in Book About Actors

Eddie Cantor not only has the
reputation of one of America's
ablest entertainers: he also is a
warm and sociable human being,
a man who has made many
friends and who is beloved in
the entertainment world.
His cany contacts and friend-
ships in the course of his life-
time of labors as an entertainer
are reflected in his recollections,
in his new book, "As I Remem-

timely, Cantor declares: "The
great group of younger comics
are just as funny, but much
more literate. There . is no pie-
in-the-face in their method of
creating laughter."
His book is in large measure
a history of the entertainment
world. He comments, quoting
from their gags and relating
interesting experiences with
them, about Al Jolson, George
Jessel, Milton Berle, - Gus Ed-
wards, Enrico Caruso, Florenz
Ziegfield, W. C. Fields, Fanny
Brice, Bert Williams, George M.
Cohan, Ted Lewis, Perry Como,
Jimmy Cagney, Jack Benny,
Groucho Marx, Jimmy Durante,
Red Skelton, Danny Thomas,
Danny Kaye, Bea Lillie, Judy
Garland and many others.

In every instance, the recol-

lections are personal, based on
Cantor's work with and friend-
ship for the actors and en-
tertainers described in his


ber Them," published by Duell,
Sloan & Pearce (60 E. 42nd,
N.Y. 17).
Told with an intimacy that
once wins the reader's attention
and respect, well illustrated,
filled with interesting stories
and anecdotes about the people
described, the new Cantor book
adds considerably to his estab-
lished reputation as a story-
There are so many notables
who appear in this book, so
many humorous stories are re-
lated about them, that only a
complete reading of the book
will give proper perspective to


In more than one sense,
Cantor's book also is a com-
mentary on humor. One of the
closing chapters in the book
deals with humor, and in it
Cantor describes the differ-
ences between the humor of
the time when he and some
of the greats of his time per-
formed and the present hu-
morous trends.

He tells about the emergence
of radio entertaining, about the
early Hollywood experiences,
freak acts an dother happenings
on the stage, in films, over the
air waves.
There is an interesting chap-
ter about Grossinger's. Cantor
relates how, when vaudeville
faded, "the Catskills came to
the rescue . . . Grossinger's be-
came The Palace. Now, in show
business, when someone points
and says, "He's a G-man," it
doesn't necessarily mean that
he is with the FBI. He is prob-
ably a graduate of Grossinger's."
He proceeds to pay honor to
Jennie Grossinger for the en-
couragement she gave to young,
entertainers and for the plat-
form that was provided by her
at the .summer resort..
itten a
Eddie Cantor has wr
most interesting book about the
entertainment world. His "As
Remember Them" should and
undoubtedly will have a large
and deserving circulation.
—P. S.

Seven Concealed Things
Seven things are concealed:

the day of death, the day of
comfort, the depth of judge-
ment, what's in a mother's
Asserting that the humor of heart, what may prove to be
people like Milton Berle, Jack profitable, when David's dyn-
Benny, Bob Hope, Groucho Marx asty will be restored, and when

Austria Postpones
Action on Man Who
Jailed Anne Frank

VIENNA, (JTA) — Austrian
authorities "postponed indefi-
nitely" a disciplinary investiga-
tion into the wartime activities
of a Vienna policeman who ar-
rested Anne Frank and her fam-
ily, police announced. No reason
was given.
The investigation of Karl Sil-
berbauer, 52, was to start Dec.
17. He was charged with breach
of discipline for concealing his
World War II role as a Gestapo
officer who specialized in track-
ing down Jews. Silberbauer ad-
mitted arresting the Anne Frank
family, and said that he was
only carrying out his assigned
duties under the law.

Israelis Appeal
to Russia for
Jewish Emigration

Arab Council Denounces Britain's Criticism
of Boycott Intimidation, Issues Threat

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

cott pressure of Lord Mancroft

from the board of Norwich Un7

LONDON — A resolution de- ion Insurance Co.
nouncing the attitude of Britain
The council, which ended a
"'concerning the Zionist cam- meeting Tuesday in Cairo, said
paign against the Arab boycott that "support from any country
machinery" was adopted Tues- for the policies of world Zionism
day in Cairo by the Arab Lea- is considered support for Israeli
gue Economic Council. aggressive acts."
The resolution declared that
"any interference by Britain or
any other country to hamper
implementation of Arab boycott
regulations will ineijtably lead
to reconsideration of the Arab
states economic relations with
that country."
The resolution was a response
and you con also get
to a formal British government
Blue Cross - Blue Shield
condemnation of Arab boycott
activities against British firms
presumed to be doing business
Saul Seltzer
with Israel. The condemnaton
DI 1-3317
followed the incident of the
forced resignation under boy-


TEL AVIV, (JTA) — Forty
thousand Israelis have, thus far,
signed a petition calling on the
authorities of the Soviet Union
to permit Soviet Jews to emi-
The announcement was made
by Maoz, a non-political organi-

zation dedicated to helping So-
viet Jewry. The organization

plans on presenting its petition
to the Knesset, in an effort to
stimulate parliamentary action
here on behalf of the Jews in
the Soviet Union. Maoz leaders
said the campaign to obtain
further signatures to its petition
will continue for the next two

$1,000,000 Jewish
Convalescent Hospital
Planned for Montreal

'Quebec Minister of Health, Dr.
Alphonse Couturier, officiated

at ground-breaking ceremonies
for a new Jewish Convalescent
Hospital in Chomedey, near Mon-
treal. The new building to house

108 beds will cost approximately
A Quebec provincial grant lof
$250,000 will be met by a match-
ing grant from the Federal gov-
ernment, towards the construc-
tion cost, and a building fund
campaign to raise the balance
of the money required is being
planned for the spring of 1964.

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A new, authorized translation
of Sigmund Freud's "The Fut-
ure of an Illusion" will be pub-
lished in paper covers by Anchor
Books on Jan. '3. This new edi-
tion of Freud's major statement
concerning the role of religion
and traditional beliefs in the
development of the human per-
sonality and culture is based on
the W. D. Robson-Scott transla-
tion, published in hard covers
in 1953 and as a paperback
Anchor Book in 1957.
The present edition is a com-
pletely revised and fully anno-
tated version of that translation
prepared under the general edi-
torship of James Strachey, in
collaboration with Anna Freud,
and assisted by Alix Strachey
and Alan Tyson, for "The Stan-
dard Edition of the Complete
Psychological Works of Sigmund

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Has An Errand on Earth
By Abba Hillel Silver

When is a man free? Not
when he is driftwood on the
stream of life, . . . free of all
cares or worries or ambitions
. . . He is not free at all—only
drugged, like the lotus eaters
in the Odyssey . . . To be free
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diverted and purposeful achieve-
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a worthy objective across 'a
fierce terrain of resistance, to
be vital and aglow in the ex-
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that is to be free and to know
the joy and exhilaration of true
freedom. A man is free only
when he has an errand on earth.

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