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April 16, 1965 - Image 26

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-04-16

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Mumford Parents Map Plan
of Action in Changing Area;
Draws Jewish Groups' Support

Jewish groups in the area have
joined a worried community fight-
ing to preserve the reputation of
Mumford High School.
Their ambitious program out-
lined at a press conference, Mon-
day, is called MAP, Mumford Ac-
tion Program. Its goal: "to con-
tribute to community stability by
publicizing the advantages of the
excellence of existing public edu-
cation facilities available in the
Parents of students at Mumford
and area "feeder schools" are be-
hind the program, along with such
organizations as the Jewish Corn-
munity Council, the Jewish Labor
Committee, American Jewish Con-
gress, American Jewish Commit-
tee a n d the Anti-Defamation
League of Bnai Brith. Spokesman
for the program is Robert Alpern,
chairman of the Jewish Commun-
ity Council education committee
and a Mumford parent.

Emphasizing that good schools
are essential to the existence and
maintenance of a stable, inte-
grated community, Alpern said
MAP consists of a four-point

To recommend improvements in
the educational and extra-curricu-
lar program at Mumford, where
they are warranted after depth
To develop community confi-
dence in Mumford by dispelling
false information and publicizing
the school's positive features;
To examine the problems of
safety and adequacy of discipline;
To maintain quality education
through community support, assist-
ance of school authorities at all
levels and the use of experts in
various fields.
With 40 per cent of the Mum-
ford student population Negro, the
action program has drawn the as-
sistance of many Negro leaders
and organizations, such as the Con-
gress of Racial • Equality (CORE)
and the NAACP.

Alpern emphasized that much
of the area residents' concern
is "based on rumor, not fact."
Some parents have transported
their children to other public
or private schools, sometimes a
distance of several miles. Yet,
"findings to date have indicated
that many of the concerns ex-
pressed are not related to real-
ity, and through • its community
relations and publicity commit-
tees, MAP will seek to inform
and reassure the community af-

In line with this, pamphlets and
publications are to be distributed,
and there will be a speakers bur-
eau available.
Safety and discipline are among
the main concerns voiced by par-
ents (there has been a policeman
on duty in the halls for the past
month). Not students, but school
dropouts are responsible for this
problem, said Alpern. He hopes to
enlist the cooperation of local gov-
ernment through a pending ordin-
ance which would allow issuance
of loitering tickets in the school
area. Students, too, are drawing up
a code of conduct, he said. Alpern
insists the total number of inci-
dents to date has been minimal.
"Every school is bound to have a
few," he said. "We can never com-
pletely eliminate parental con-
Among the leaders in the proj-
ect, besides Alpern, are Manford
Feerer, president of the Mumford
parents group; Sylvia Goodman,
of Schulze PTA and community
council; and Irving L. Levine,
president of MacDowell PTA.

Pauline Cohen, Helen Shevin,
Les Bloom, Kathleen Straus and
Lewis Grossman are chairmen of
five action committees, and are

assisted by such community lead-
ers as assistant schools superin-

tendent Dr. Norman Drachler,
Richard Lobenthal (ADL direct-

Adrienne Freedland
New Mrs. Allan Mann

26—Friday, April 16, 1965


Editor, The Jewish News:
Pontiac State Hospital is still
in need of supplies for the oc-
cupational therapy division. Any-
thing in the way of materials that
can be used for handiwork is re-
quested. If funds were available
much needed tools and equipment
could be purchased.

or), Leonard Gordon, Dr. Frank
Ross, Earl Mandel (AJCon-
gress), Avern Cohen, Alvin
Kushner and Stanley Winkel-
man. Mumford teachers Charles
Rosenblatt and Charles Kauf-
man also are actively involved.

Alpern concluded: "Our goal is
to make a good school still better
. . . The student body's academic
caliber has been evidenced by the
fact that the school_ has consist-
ently had the highest percentage
of all Detroit high schools of stu-
dents going on to college."
(Mumford graduates in the Uni-
versity of Michigan freshman class
Adrienne Suzanne Freedland,
total 165.)
Does he expect the record to daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benja-
continue? "That's what MAP, is min P. Freedland of Covington Dr.,
became the bride of Allan H. Mann
for," he replied.
in a recent ceremony. The bride-
groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
John J. Mann of Canterbury Dr.
Rabbi Jacob Segal officiated at
the ceremony, held at Raleigh
Janice Rasor, the bridegroom's
sister, was matron of honor, and
Hanna Aharoni, Israel singing bridesmaids were Marilyn Freed-
star, who has been referred to as land, Judie Rimons, • Barbara
"The Golden Voice from the
Freedland and Darryle Freed-
Promised Land," will be the guest
artist at the Detroit Pioneer land.
William Rasor was best man, and
Women's Israel Bond Award lunch-
eon noon April, 29 in the Adas Burton Freedland, Joseph Neder-
Shalom social hall. Shelley Ber- lander, Ben Faeder and Jerry To-
man, top TV, night club and re- bias served as ushers. Barton Ras-
cording star, who is appearing at or was ring bearer.
Following a Las Vegas and West-
the Elmwood, will be the guest of
ern states honeymoon, the couple
honor at the
will live on Roslyn Rd.
luncheon and will
receive a special
Israel Consul
General Jacob
Barmore, w h o
has jurisdiction
over 13 Mid -
western and
The Great Lakes Region of the
S o u t h w e s
National Federation of Jewish
tern states, will
Men's Clubs, at its 12th annual
be the guest
conference in Toledo, elected as
president, I. _ Murray Jacobs of
Miss Aharoni
Cong. Shaarey Zedek.
sings in . n Ln e
Jacobs, on the board of trustees
of his synagogue, is a past presi-
English, Yiddish
dent of the men's
Arabic, Italian,
club and chair-
French; Spanish,
man of its youth
Portuguese and Miss Aharoni
The other elect-
Born in Eritrea, she came to
ed officers are,
Israel with her family as a young
executive v i c e-
child. Settling near Lake Kin-
president, S a u 1
nereth, in the Galilee, the family
Waldman of Adas
raised sheep and little Hanna be-
Shalom; vice-
came a shepherdess. Quite by
presidents, Harry
chance, Israeli impressario, Moshe
Gunsberg of Bnai
Wallin, touring Galilee with a
Moshe, Sam
group of entertainers, heard from Blank of Toronto, Frank Brenner
the villagers about a young shep- of Cleveland, Murray Ross of Beth
herd girl "with the sweet and Israel, Flint, and Max Silverman
tender voice of the fields." The of Cong. Beth Aaron; secretaries,
impressario went to her home and Frank Weiner of Downsview, Ont.;
after the first song, knew he had David Epstein of Toledo; treasurer,
discovered a unique talent. Hanna Stanley Soll, Ben S. Sidlow of
made her debut on the concert Shaarey Zedek; and honorary
stage at the age of 14 and soon president, Abraham Satovsky of
achieved success, with Israeli Shaarey Zedek.
radio and recording companies
Four members of each partici-
signing her as a leading performer. pating club are elected to the
She has starred in several Israeli board of directors.
* * *
movies, including "Song of Israel"
and "Tel Aviv" and her recording Abraham Satovsky Heads
albums are best sellers.
National Convention
A feature of the luncheon will
The 36th annual convention of
be the presentation of the prize
the National Federation of Jewish
of an Israel Bond contributed by
Mrs. Morris L. Schaver. All 1965 Men's Clubs will be held May 9-
at the Concofd Hotel,
Israel Bond subscribers present 12
Kiamesha Lake, N.Y. it was an-
will be eligible to win.
nounced by S. David Rosenzweig
Six Pioneer Women of Valor will of Philadelphia, president, who
be honored. For reservations to the also announced the appointment
luncheon call the Israel Bond of- of Abraham Satovsky, Detroit, as
fice, DI 1-5707.
convention chairman.
Mrs. Milton Weiss is president
More than 700 delegates rep-
of the Pioneer Women's Council. resenting 350 clubs in the United
Mrs. Norman Kanter is luncheon States, Canada and Puerto Rico
are expected to attend the four
day convention.
The convention theme will be
One of JULIUS CHAJES' recent
compositions, Sonata for Piano in "The Way a Man Walks."
D Minor will receive its first New
York performance April 28. The
I am trying to do two things—
sonata will be played by PAUL dare to be a radical and not a fool;
SCHOENFIELD, a former student which, if I may judge by the exhibi-
of Chajes. The occasion will be tion around me, is a matter of no
Schoenfield's debut recital in New small difficulty."—James A. Gar-
York Town Hall.

Hanna Aharoni
to Sing at Pioneer
Women's Event

The patients cannot come out
and make their appeal directly to
you. Many of the patients have
not had a visitor in years. It
is a well known fact that busy
hands help sick minds. If many
of these people could be active
in occupational therapy, their
minds would be occupied and in
many instances, cures would take

Won't you please help me to
help the patients? Please write to
me directly.

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