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February 21, 1964 - Image 25

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-02-21

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Mr. and Mrs. Irving LaKritz
of Vassar Dr. announce the en-
gagement of their daughter
Linda Marlene to Dr. Burt A.
Frank, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted
Frank of Manasquan, N. J.
A July 4 wedding is planned.

Chabad Dinner Guests
to Hear Message From
Lubavitcher Rebbe

All preparations have been
completed for the annual dinner
of Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch
(Chabad Lubavitch), to be held
6:30 p.m. Monday at the Labor
Zionist Institute.
The dinner will honor Wil-
liam Hordes for his lifetime of
service to Jewish causes and
especially to the Chabad move-
Congressman Seymour Hal-
pern of New York will be guest
speaker. Rep Halpern is espe-
cially active in matters affect-
ing the Middle East.
Rabbi Zalman Posner of
Nashville, Tenn., will deliver
a message from the Luba-
vitcher Rebbe Shelita. Rabbi
Posner, ordained at the Luba-
vitcher Yeshiva, is considered
an authority on Hassidism.
He is an author of several
books, has contributed to var-
ious periodicals a n d is a
m e m b e r of the executive
board of the Rabbinical Coun-
cil of America. He has been
a rabbi at Nashville for 10
years and heads a day school.
Rabbi Posner was one of the
first to go on a mission for
the Lubavitcher Rebbe to the
Jewish survivors in the con-
centration camps.
Cellist Paul Olefsky, will be
guest artist. Proceeds of the
dinner will aid the schools and
camps of Chabad throughout
the world.
Dinner chairman is Isadore
Starr, with Irving Schiussel as
co - chairman. Mrs. Marguerite
Kozenn Chaj es is program
chairman. Morris Brandwine is
chairman of the arrangements
For reservations call 544-7168.

Grosberg, Rotheberg
at Israel Bond Fete

Charles Grosberg (left),
who became a Golden Trus-
tee by virtue of his $50,-
000 Israel Bond purchase in
Miami Beach, is shown here
with Sam Rothberg of
Peoria, Et, national Israel
Bond campaign chairman, at
a special function that was
arranged on the eve of the
Israel Bond conference for a
large host of Detroiters who
attended the functions inaug-
urating the 1964 Bond drive.

Village of Youth Captured JWY Auxiliary Schedules Event;
National President Will Speak
paid-up member- man, Mrs. Henry Benach, and
on Canvases of Oak Park ship The of annual
Jewish War Veterans Mrs. Milton Zimmerman; and
Auxiliary, Department publicity, Mrs. Jack Iden and
of Michigan, will be held 8:30 Mrs. Melvin Mogill.
Artist Sol Selman, Age 75 Ladies
p.m. Tuesday

Sol Selman is 75 years old.
He is an artist. Not a creator
of wild abstractions or academic
representational works, but a
primitive. Not an ordinary pri-
mitive artist, but a primitive
with a message and a memory.
Sol Selman records a facet
of Jewish history that is no
more. He is chronicling the
life of the small European vil-
lage, a form of life that lives
again in his canvases.
Primitive art is by defini-
tion "the simple, naive vision
and style of untoutered art-
ists." Proportions may be off,
perspective may be incorrect,
and sophistication is almost
nonexistent. It is a childlike
medium of expression, free, un-
inhibited and spontaneous. Sel-
man has taken brush to canvas
and put all of these qualities
into these canvases which are
a pictorial representative of
his youth.
Born in the village of Min-
kowitz, in the Ukraine, Selman
was one of seven children. His
father was a bookkeeper.
Minkowitz was a semi-indus-
trial town. There was leather

Campaign cabinet, Beth Aaron
at the Beth
synagogue, Farband, Labor
Aaron Social
Zionist Organization, Jewish
National Fund executive com-
Mrs. Sam
mittee, Sholem Aleichem
Skupsky, pres-
Lodge of Bnai Brith and the
ident and Mrs.
and his orchestra
Michigan Free Lance Display
Louis Remer,
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'unior vice
If No Answer Call DI 1-6847
And now Sol Selman wants
president, an-
to paint, for painting is a
nounces all
pleasant experience, the mem-
paid-up mem-
ories are happy and the feeling
Ballroom Dancing by
bers are in-
is a good one. He would like
Mrs. Skupsky vited at no
to go to Israel and work in
Safed, in the artist colony
22111 Coolidge at 9 Mile
Guest speaker will be na-
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tional president Mrs. Nathan
He wants to work, and Kaplan of Philadelphia, and
2519 W. Maple at Cranbrook
through his work to present a the Zamarim will present an
tangible reminder to all people international musical program.
of what was and is no more.
A special citation will be
awarded to 25-year members,
together with women from each
and his
auxiliary . who have brought in
the most new members during
"Music As You Like It"
the past year.
Committe workers include
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coordinator, Mrs. Philip Bern-
Bernard Boesky, in a state- stein; decorations, Mrs. Irving
ment issued this week in behalf Silk and Mrs. Martin Foster; in-
of Darbys, the popular restau- vitations and reservations, Mes-
rant on Wyoming and Seven dames Oscar Katz, Irwin Weiser
Mile Road, asserted that the res- and Arnold Wagner; refresh-
taurant has a policy of cour- ments, Mesdames Sol Amster,
tesy, of respecting its large cli- Ben Klempner, Joel Rosenthal,
entele, and of rendering service Marvin Adler and Herman Sil-
to all regardless of their views ver; gifts, Mrs. Sidney Cohen;
r on involving religion or hostesses, Mrs. Solomon Brom-
berg, Mrs. Albert Sugar; hon-
"But we do ask the men fre- Ors, Mesdames Jack Schwartz,
quenting our restaurant to re- Sol Goldberg and Marcus
move their hats and we bar la- Scheinker; arrangements, Mr‘s.
dies in shorts," Boesky said. Jerry Dale; financial, Mrs. Wil-
However, he added, "we have iam Love and Mrs. Walter Fis-
never interfered with any one chel; photographer, Mrs. Louis
wearing a yarmulke. We have Weber; secretary, Mrs. Herbert
yarmulkes in stock which are Perchikoff; telephone, Mrs. Net-
available to those desiring them. tie Kushner, Mrs. Wiliam Lip- Want ads get quick results!
We have had no requests for
them for the obvious reason
that those who would not eat
Candid Photography
without hats bring their yar-
mulkes with them."
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The Boesky statement was
Bar Mitzvahs — Weddings
made as a result of a wide-
spread rumor that Darbys bars
men who desire to wear yar-
mulkes. Boesky explained that
Motion Pictures
during the pressure that was
occasioned on the Mumford
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graduation day, an elderly man
was asked to remove his hat
and the manager made the error
of failing to offer him a yar-
"I have apologized to this
man's son, and I express my
regrets for an unfortunate inci-
dent to his f at he r," Boesky
said. "But I am certain that the
community will uphold us when
I say that our success is due
to our established policies of
courtesy and respectful handling
of our customers, that the rea-
son we have become a commu-
nity institution in Detroit is
that entire families are made
to feel at home at Darbys. We
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pride ourselves on the accept-
ance given us by our neighbors
and the entire community, and
Ask anyone who's been there. The
we offer the renewed assurance
ARTerie has the best values in town to
that while we ask men to re-
start with (we're prejudiced, but it's true
move their hats and ladies not
to come in shorts. we have yar-
anyway). Now, Friday thru Monday only,
mulkes for the man and we are
will be reduced from the ridiculous
certain that our policy in this
regard will be fully respected."



Sheldon Rott

iJarhys Assails
Rumor; Affirms
Courtesy Policy

Joseph's Studio
of Coiffeur



making, and work to be found
in clothing factories. Outward-
ly, the town could have been
described by Sholem Aleichem.
The "typical" shtetl.
But it is not the physical
town that Selman is concerned
with, it is the people who
dwelled there and made it live
—the bookseller, the cobbler,
the tailor.
As a boy of 10 Selman would
draw free hand designs for the
women of the town to transfer
to their hand-made quilts. He
is self-taught, and it wasn't
until 1956, after the Hitler holo-
caust, that he began to set
down his memories.
Memories tend to become
blurred with age, and it has
been a long time since Sol
Selman was a boy, the paint-
ings are blurred, as they
should be — child-like mem-
ories recaptured by a delicate,
child-like hand.
In 1913, Selman came to the
United States and seven years
later settled in Detroit. He
brought over his wife and
reared his family: two sons,
Josh and Frank, and a daugh-
ter, Mrs. Mildred Rabinowitz.
His children still live close to
their father's home at 13320
Woodvale, Oak Park. In Detroit
he has taken the occupation of
window trimming.
Selman also has been very
active in several community or-
ganizations, all of which he
still participates in. A partial
list of these organizations and
positions includes the presi-
dency of the Society of Jewish
Artists; chairmanship of the
Landsmanshaften Council Divi-
sion for the Israel Bond Drive;
and membership on the execu-
tive committee of the Jewish
Community Council, Histradrut






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Food Preservation
Course at Technion

Twenty-eight young women
from English speaking African
countries began a three-week
course in Food Preservation
and Nutrition at the Technion,
Israel Institute of Technology.
The course, given by the De-
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25-THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS—Friday, February 21, 1964

Engagement Told

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