Jewish Community Council Urges
'No' on 'Home Owners Rights' Vote
Abe A. Schmier
Enters Race for
Declaring the language of the
"Home Owners Rights" ordinance
Abe A. Schmier, well known De- to be "misleading," the Jewish
troit attorney who has been ac- Community Council of Detroit, in
tive in many community move- a statement to its affiliated organi-
ments, this week announced his zations urged defeat of the proposi-
candidacy for the vacancy on the tion at the Sept. 1 Detroit city pri-
Recorder's Court bench.
The Council statement was ac-
Born in New York in 1903, he
was brought to Detroit by his par- companied by an analysis of the
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Max Schmier, provisions of the measure.
Citing the threat that the "loose
language" of the ordinance poses
to such property safeguards as
zoning, the Council analysis point-
ed to the possible "chaos" that
could result if the ordinance were
adopted and literally enforced,
The basis of the Council's op-
position, however, was related to
the "overriding intention of the
proposal to legalize discrimination
in the sale or rental of housing."
If enacted, the Council stated,
such an ordinance "would limit the
right of an individual to purchase
or rent a home of his choice, it
would sanction and make possible
the exercise of discrimination
having no relationship to the
human value of an individual's
capacity to be a good neigh-
The Common Council earli-
er passed a measure recommend-
ABE A. SCHMIER
a year later. His mother died 22
years ago. His father, now 94, was
active in real estate until two
years ago. He is one of 10 children,
nine of them surviving. He has
five brothers and three sisters.
He was married in 1931 to the
former Doris Brody of Windsor.
They reside at 3557 Sherbourne.
Two of their daughters are mar-
ried and one teaches in Skokie, Ill.
The three daughters were edu-
cated at the University of Michi-
gan and Wayne State University.
A graduate of the Washington
Normal School and Central High
School, Schmier received his law
degree from the University of
Detroit where he was the first
Jewish varsity basketball player.
He is presently a member of the
Varsity "D" Club. Ile is active
in the U. of D. athletic depart-
It was through his efforts that
the end zones of U-D Stadium were
sold to a supermarket and the uni-
versity receives additional revenue
from the transaction.
A former board member of Con-
gregation Shaarey Zedek, an active
Allied Jewish Campaign worker
and a former chairman of the
lawyer's division in the campaign,
Schmier has played active roles in
many community movements.
He is a past presidnt of the
Hannah Schloss Old Timers, has
been active in youth movements,
is a member of Bnai Brith, the Ma-
sonic Order, the Bar Associations
and Alpha Theta Kappa Law Fra-
Admitted to practice in Feder-
al, state and local courts since
his admission to the Bar in 1924,
Schmier is associated in the prac-
tice of law in their offices in the
Cadillac Tower with his brother,
Herman A. Schmier, nephew; Alan
B. Schmier, and George P.
He has served as a member of
the board of the U. of D. Gus
Dorais Memorial Fundation and
was a member of the Wayne
County Board of Supervisors. He
is an active member of the Old
Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund.
Sander M. Levin
Is Candidate for
Senator in 15th
Sander M. Levin • of Berkley,
chairman of the Oakland County
Democratic Party, announced his
candidacy for State Senator in
Levin is the son of Mrs. Saul
R. Levin and the late Saul R.
Levin. He is a nephew of Chief
Federal Judge Theodore Levin and
Dr. Samuel J. Levin.
Levin, 33, is a partner in the
law firm of Schwartz, O'Hare &
Levin in Detroit.
After graduation from the Uni-
versity of Chicago, he obtained a
master's degree from Columbia
University and a law degree from
Harvard Law School.
Levin graduated from Central
High School in 1949, where he
was senior class president.
He currently is serving his third
term on the Oakland County
Board of Supervisors and is a
member of its home rule study
committee. He also is a delegate
to the Democratic National Con-
vention to he held in August in
Levin and his wife, Vicky
(Schlafer) live at 1922 Edgewood
with their three children.
"Let the words of my mouth,
Series "E" U. S. Savings Bonds
and the meditation of my heart, grow at the rate of 3 3/4 per cent,
be acceptable in thy sight, 0 compounded semi-annually, return-
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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
bonds are cashed or reach matur-
Friday, July 17, 1964
STARLIGHT, Pa. (JTA) The
Brith Youth Organization
dedicated two $70,000 buildings at
its youth camp here. The struc-
tures are the start of a new com-
plex devoted to leadership training
activities for Jewish youth.
The buildings, to be used for
intensive summer study programs
designed to encourage youngsters
to train for and assume future
leadership roles in Jewish religi-
ous, cultural and organizational
life, are named in honor of Philip
M. Klutznick and Label A. Katz,
the two top leaders of Bnai Brith.
ed by the Commission on Com-
munity Relations and Corpora-
tion Counsel, which allows a
homeowner to protect himself
against harassment by real estate
In the form of an amendment
to the Fair Neighborhood Prac-
tices Ordinance, this provision
would prohibit a realtor from soli-
citing a homeowner upon the re-
quest of the homeowner that he
desist in such practices.
A second amendment passed by
Common Council tightened the pro-
hibitions against the use of real
estate signs on public property.
Previously, it was illegal to place
signs on city property. This res-
triction has now been extended to
include county and state property
On the state front, the Michigan
Civil Rights Commission has check-
ed 1,800 hotels, motels, resorts,
restaurants and taverns in 39
counties in the agency's program
to insure equal accomodations for
all, Burton I. Gordin, CRC execu-
tive director, announced.
Places of public accomodations
are required to display, in a con-
spicious place on the premises, the
"Michigan Law Requires All
Places of Public Accommodation
to Serve All Persons Equally
without Regard to Religion,
Race, Color, or National Origin.
Persons Denied Service Based
on these Conditions May File a
Complaint with the Michigan
Civil Rights Commission."
Public interest in the campaign
has perked up considerably, Gor-
He emphasized that signs such
as "We reserve the right to refuse
service to anyone," are not incom-
patible with the Michigan require-
ments as long as service is re-
fused on a uniform basis. Many
restaurants and lodges have post-
ed the two notices in close proxi-
Any business, Gordin said, has
the right to adhere to standards
as long as the standards are not
so applied as to discriminate
against individuals because of their
religions, race, color or national
Kraizman in Running
for Recorder's Bench
SANDER M. LEVIN
$70,000 Camp Buildings
Are Dedicated by BBYO
Frances Janet Aftel,
Mr. Eisenberg to Wed
Attorney Jack J. Kraizman
filed as a candidate for the Re-
corder's court vacancy.
This is Kraizman's second ven-
ture in judicial
elections. He was
nominated for the
Traffic and Or-
attorney for the
past 25 years,
Kraizman is a
member of the
sprudence c o m -
mittee of the
Bar, a member
of the •Recorder's
of the Detroit
Bar Association and a member of
the American Bar Association for
the past 12 years.
Kraizman is a past commander
of the Jewish War Veterans, a
member of Pisgah Lodge, Bnai
Brith, Knights of Pythias and vice
president of Congregation Bnai
Kraizman, 51, likes at 20503
Rutherford with his wife, Anne.
A son Sidney, 19, is a student at
the University of Michigan, his
father's alma mater.
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Chicago Fund Drive On
CHICAGO (JTA) — The Jew-
ish Federation of Metropolitan
Chicago launched its 1964 drive
at a pace setters meeting and
luncheon attended by more than
100 of Chicago's top business
leaders and professional men. The
Federation is seeking contribu-
tions of $2,483,767 to meet its
operating deficit, and $2,403,100
to complete its united building
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Master of Ceremonies
Dance and Entertainment
Party Arrangement Specialist
Mr. and Mrs. James S. Aftel of
Sherbourne Rd. announce the en-
gagement of their daughter,
Frances Janet, to Kenneth Allan
Eisenberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sol
Eisenberg of Warrington Dr.
The couple graduated from the
University of Michigan, where the
bride-elect was affiliated with
Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority. Her
fiance now attends Wayne State
University's law school.
A December wedding is planned.
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