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July 17, 1964 - Image 23

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-07-17

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People Make News

Dr. Morton Siegel has been
named director of the United Syn-
agogue's depart-
ment of educ a-
t i o n, executive
director Rabbi
Bernard Segal
announced. H e
succeeds Dr.
Walter I. Acker-
man, who has as-
sumed the post
of dean of stu-
dents at Hebrew
Teachers Colleke
of the Univer-
sity of Judaism
Dr. Siegel
in Los Angeles.

* *

J. B. JACOBS, civic and corn-
munial leader of Atlanta, was pre-
sented the Benjamin J. Massell
Memorial Award, cited for his
continued efforts on behalf of eco-
nomic development in Israel.
* * *
General agent EARL HORDES,
and agent EDWARD WISHNET-
SKY, 17616 Wyoming, have quali-
fied to attend a 1964 regional
meeting of The Columbus Mutual
Life Insurance Co., this weekend
at the Columbus Plaza Hotel, Col-
umbus. They are among 155 com-
pany representatives from all over
the country who have qualified to
attend a two-day meeting for their
region.
* * *
ALBERT S. GOLD-MAN has
been named regional controller
and treasurer for the building firm
of Kaufman and Broad. A partner
in the accounting firm of Goldman
and Golman, he will serve the
nation-wide firm's eastern region.
Others named by Vice President
R. Robert Zisette are Robert Thei-
sen, as executive vice president
and division manager; Richard
Lewiston, vice president and for-
ward planning manager for the
Detroit division; and John F. Chi-
han, Jr., site planner.
* * *
MAURICE A. BETMAN is a
recipient of the National Quality
Award given for outstanding per-
formance by the National Associa-
tion of Life Underwriters and the
Life Insurance Agency Manage-
ment Association.
* * *
Wayne State University law pro-
fessor BOAZ SIEGEL has been re-
appointed by Labor Secretary W.
Willard Wirtz to the Advisory
Council on Employe Welfare and
Pension Benefit Plans.
* * *
ISRAEL ROGOSIN, American
industrialistand philanthropist, Las
contributed 1,000,000 pounds
($333,333) toward completion of
the Ezrath Nashin Mental Hospi-
tal, the first in Israel for treat-
ment of mental illness. Total cost
of the hospital will be 5,000,000
pounds ($1,666,000).

Cultural Exchanges Rate
Soviet Praise for Israeli,
British Bravos for Troupe

LONDON (JTA) — Israeli con-
ductor Gershon Singer conducted
the Leningrad Symphony Orches-
tra with great success and was
acclaimed by the Soviet music
critics, according to reports reach-
ing here from Leningrad. Singer,
who is currently visiting Russia,
was horn in Prague and settled in
Israel in 1939.
The final performance of the
Yiddish State Theater of Poland
was given here Sunday. Ida Ka-
minska, the noted actress who is
leader of the troupe, said that she
was gratified with the artistic
success of their appearance and
the reception in the British and
Jewish press.
She expressed disappointment,
however, over what she termed
"the inadequate response" of the
Jewish community to the troupe's
presentation of four plays.

"He only is my rock and my
salvation: He is my dense; I
shall not be moved."—Psalm 62:6.

Rabbi Alvin I. Kleinerman an-
nounces that RICHARD TUCKER,
Metropolitan Opera Star, has writ-
ten him that upon his return from
Rome on Aug. 25, where he is re-
cording "La Forza Dol Destino",
he will bring as a gift to the Park
Synagogue, Chicago, a Torah
which will be read for the first
time at the High Holy Day Serv-
ices, which he again will chant as
guest cantor.
* * *
MICHAEL (MICKEY) LUCKOFF
has resigned from Storer Broad-
casting Co. WJBK radio as local
sales representative to join the De-
troit office of Metro Radio Sales
as account executive.
* * *
JAN PEERCE, Metropolitan
Opera tenor, has been added to
the star-studded summer parade
of artists who are participating in
the celebration of the 50th anni-
versary of Grossinger Country
Club, Grossinger, N.Y. The gifted
singer will headline the Aug. 1
show at the famous Catskill
Mountain resort.

Birnam Comes
to Dunsinane Via
Brooklyn Detour

Four hundred years and count-
less interpretations later, Shake-
speare showed up last week at
Brooklyn's Menorah Home and
Hospital for the Aged, where a
troupe of elderly Jewish players
tackled a version of "Macbeth"
that would have tickled Sholem
Aleichem.
General opinion of the cast
when they first heard the Mac-
beth story from recreation di-
rector Yedida Nielson, was that
it wouldn't have happened with
the Jews. Yet Zousse Massinca,
82, sounded convincing enough
when he turned to his 76-year-
old Lady Macbeth, Bessie Es-
trich, and muttered "A king I
had to be? A 15-room castle
wasn't good enough for you?"
The wiry leading lady asked
her appreciative audience, "Did
I do bad? I wanted my husband
to be somebody."
The Bard may never have
been known as a physical ther-
apist, but hospital morale has
lifted considerably since the
drama series was initiated last
year with a version of "Romeo
and Juliet" in which a 75-year-
old Juliet asked her 82-year-old
suitor, "You Jewish?"
The troupe's agenda includes
a production written by Lotte
Berkman, 82, a resident at the
home, which recounts the tender
tale of two young lovers whose
parents stop them from marry-
ing but who later meet in a home
for the aged.

Maurine Now Is
Senator Solomon

Council Backs
Open Enrollment
Schools Policy

Support of an open enrollment
policy under which children may
go to any school of their choice
was one of several recommenda-
tion included in a report on "de
facto school segregation" adopted
by the executive committee of the
Jewish Community Council.
The Council president, Sidney
M. Shevitz, said the proposals
were accepted as a guide to policy
in an area which is considered by
many to be of increasing com-
munity importance. The report,
prepared by the Council's educa-
tional subcommittee, under the
chairmanship of Robert Alpern,
recommended that financial assist-
ance be provided, if needed, to
pupils participating in Detroit's
open enrollment program. Within
this plan, Detroit school children
may presently request a transfer
to any other school that is below
capacity in attendance.
Citing what it considered to be
a priority item, the report drew
attention to the problem of pro-
viding teachers with an under-
standing of the special needs of
disadvantage children. Young tea-
chers, particularly, in the judg-
ment of the study committee, often
encounter difficulty in the class-
room because of no prior experi-
ence in dealing with persons from
varying ethnic, and eco-
nomic backgrounds.
The "Princeton Plan," whereby
schools in close proximity which
are respectively white and Negro
are paired by grades, was thought
to be of limited usefulness in a
community such as Detroit, but
that it would be possible to sup-
port such a plan where feasible
and if achievement levels could
be maintained. The committee felt
that the selection of new school
sites so as to provide convenient
service to both white and Negro
students was an effective means of
achieving orderly integration.
Members of the educational sub-
committee with Robert Alpern as
chairman, included Mrs. Irving
Cane, Dr. Frances Cousens, Alfred
Greenbaum, Leonard Gordon,
Lewis Grossman, Dr. Harold Jaffe,
Mrs. Harvey Lewis, Harry Nosan-
chuk, Harold Norris, Ben Schot-
tenfels, Edwin Shifrin, and Mel
Weisz.

News Brevities

MOLLY PICON, the queen of
the Yiddish musicals appears
in two of her memorable
films, "Y I D D L E WITH HIS
FIDDLE" and "MAMELE" (both
in Yiddish with English titles),
for another fly, , days at the SURF
THEATER. an added attrac-
tion, the Surf presents on the same
program a 30-minute featurette,
"WONDERFUL ISRAEL."
* * *
Sales of new individual life in-
surance by the DETROIT-GOLD
AGENCY of the Massachusetts Mu-
tual Life Insurance Co. during
June amounted to $2,328,848 and
ranked the local agency eighth
among the company's 117 general
agencies for the month in produc-
tion of individual life insurance.
* * *
RUSSELL WOODS-SULLIVAN
AREA ASSOCIATION will pre-
sent its fourth annual Festival of
Arts in Russell Woods Park this
weekend. Highlight today will be
the presentation of awards at 6:30
p.m. by LAWRENCE FLEISCH-
MAN, president of the city's Arts
Commission. Serving on the jury
is Arthur Greenwald, chairman of
the board, New Center Studios.
Other features will be a "popular
award," folk singing 7 p.m. Sat-
urday, with the Zamarim, and a
jazz program. Proceeds will be
used for a scholarship to art
school for a worthy student.

CHARLES FIGY of Morenci,
chairman of the Michigan State
Fair Authority, announced that a
contract has been signed with the
DICK FREDERICK AGENCY to
handle publicity and advertising
for the 1964 Michigan State Fair.
It will be the 16th consecuttive
year that Frederick's organization
has promoted the State Fair which
this year will run from Aug. 28
through Labor Day.
* * *
"The Wayward Stork," a comedy
by Harry Tugend on its way to
Broadway, is appearing this week
at NORTHLAND PLAYHOUSE.
Hal March and Marporie Lord will
head the cast. Jack Ging, of TV's
"Eleventh Hour," will star in "Mr.
Roberts" next week, and Allyn
Ann McLerie and George Gaynes
will bring "My Fair Lady to the
Playhouse July 28.

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Parlor Meeting to Precede
Brandwine Testimonial

Jacques Torczyner, world Zion-
ist leader, Will be guest speaker at
:mgms:m6F:33m7 a parlor meeting
8 p.m. Aug. 5 at
the home of the
Jack Liebermans,
5234 W. Outer
Dr.
The meeting is
in advance of the
Aug. testimonial
dinner honoring
Morris Bran d-
Lieberman wine which will
be held in behalf of Israel Bonds
at Cong. Bnai David.

Guardian Savings Opens
New Offices Downtown

Oregon's Senator Maurine
Neuberger, widow of Senator
Richard Neuberger, now is Mrs.
Philip Solomon. She was wed to
the Boston psychiatrist, Dr. Solo-
mon, in Washington, this week.
Judge David Bazelon officiated
at the ceremony.

CATERING

A combination of unusual, spec-
ially designed lighting systems and
a completely controlled environ-
ment in heating and air condition-
ing are among the features of the
newly opened executive offices of
Guardian Savings and Loan As-
sociation in the American Title
Building, 139 Cadillac Square.
Continued growth necessitated
larger administrative quarters, ac-
cording to Philmore A. Leemon,
secretary of Guardian Savings and
Loan, who added that the future
of downtown Detroit as the city's .
main business district prompted
the recent move from Northwest
Detroit. Guardian Savings presi-
dent is Joseph R. Leemon.
The design, remodeling and dec-
orating of the building's entire
fifth floor was handled by Sanford
Rossen, AIA, architects.





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