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September 03, 1965 - Image 26

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-09-03

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Maxine Rosenberg Wed
to Robert M. Carson

In the Wake of Parliamentary Victory

A Quicksilver Talk With Sydney Silverman

BY CHARLOTTE HYAMS

Once you've made your way
through the intricate maze of cob-
blestone-paved courtyards known
as the Middle Temple, it's not so
hard to find the office you're look-
ing for. Just ask any barrister.
Up the arthritic wooden stair-
case at No. 4 Essex Court, and
you're standing before a green
door with a heavy iron knocker
on it. And a sign that reads:

S. SYDNEY SILVERMAN
Solicitor
Commissioner for Oaths
Privy Council Agent

MRS. ROBERT CARSON

Maxine Dana Rosenberg of Bev-
erly Hills, Calif., became the bride
of Robert Michael Carson Sunday
afternoon at the Sheraton Cadil-
lac Hotel. Rabbi Milton Rosenbaum
officiated.
The couple's parents are Mr. and
Mrs. George Rosenberg of Beverly
Hills, Calif. and Mr. and Mrs. Her-
bert Carson, 13309 Ludlow, Hunt-
ington Woods.
The bride wore a gown of peau
de soie frosted with Chantilly lace
on the Empire bodice and chapel
train. She carried liles of the val-
ley on her Bible.
Matron of honor was Mrs. Sid-
ney I. Feldman, sister of the bride.
Mesdames Stuart Finney, sister of
the bridegroom; Lawrence Ross;
and Thomas Warshaw were brides-
maids.
Charles Carson was his broth-
er's best man, and ushers were
Stuart Finney and Sidney I. Feld-
man.
Following the reception, the cou-
ple left on a honeymoon trip to
Toronto.

Winkelman Gets
St. Cyprian Award

The Rev. Canon Malcolm G.
Dade, rector of Episcopal Church
of St. Cyprian, announces that
Stanley J. Winkelman will be one
of the recipients of this year's
Cyprian Award.
The presentation will be made
at the annual dinner at the St.
Cyprian church, in Barth Hall,
4800 Woodward an Sept. 19.

8ngagements

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Cohen of
Northlawn Ave. announce the en-
gagement of their daughter Linda
Joan to Dr. Michael Weingarden,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Wein-
garden of Sorrento Ave. A Dec.
wedding is planned.

leaders who have stated their be-
lief in the innocence of Morton
Sobell, convicted with the Rosen-
bergs.
In his politics, Silverman is con-
sidered leftist, in his words, "social-
ist." He resented that The Jewish
News should have described him
as a one-time pro-communist. ("I
am neither pro nor anti") and in-
sists he has never changed his
opinions. "I'd appreciate it if you'd
set the record straight," he added.

The sign doesn't do its owner
justice. Actually, Sydney Silver-
man is a member of Parliament.
Not just any member of Parlia-
ment, either, but the man who has
fought for 30 years, and finally
succeeded, tb rid Great Britain of
the death penalty for murder.

A graduate with BA and LLB
degrees from Liverpool Univer-
sity, Silverman was elected to
Parliament in 1935 to represent
the textile-manufacturing towns
of Nelson and Colne. His
constituents have never failed
to return him to office. "You
ask if my liberal stand has met
with opposition from my consti-
tuents? Well, there's your an-
swer," he said.

Naturally, you're prepared to
meet an imposing figure of a
man, a veritable giant. You
shake hands with a slight, short
chap with a Van Dyke beard, a
handsome moustache and a
thatch of hair quite remarkable
for a man of '70.

The MP is a "Liverpudlian," a
native of Liverpool (but he would
be the first to deny that his blond-
white hair bears any resemblance
to the heavy crop grown by his
countrymen, the Beatles.) His
father, a merchant tailor, came
from Romania in 1880, and his

But in a quicksilver, half-hour
interview it's easy to see -t h a t.
his hair is, by contrast, the least
remarkable thing about this
abrupt, irascible gentleman.
"I have only a few minutes," he
began. "As you can see, I'm quite
busy. Parliament rose yesterday,
and I have a. lot of catching up
to do." He waved his hand around
the room and landed it on a pile
of papers on his desk. "As you
can see," he repeated, "I can give
you only a few minutes."
A half hour later he was chat-
ting — with some warmth — about
the United States policy in Viet-
nam. In between, there were
snatches of conversation about the
Laborite's greatest battle. "I don't
consider the abolishment of the
death penalty my life work"—he
wanted to make that clear—"but
I have always been against the
death penalty. Some years ago I
co-authored a book 'Hanged—and
Innocent!' and I've never given up
hope that one day the bill would
pass."

Two months ago, Silverman's
efforts came to fruition with
approval by the House of Lords.
His own chamber had passed the
measure a week earlier. TWice
since 1948, Lords defeated pro-
posals to end hanging that had
been passed by Commons.

eivry

017

the Air

This Week's Radio and
Television Programs

ETERNAL LIGHT

Time: 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Station: WWJ.
Feature: "Lyric: the Psalms,"
a discussion with Pulitzer Prize-
winning poet Mark Van Doren and
author Maurice Samuel on the
poetry of the Bible; 13th of a series
of dialogues on the topic.
* * *

FORUM

Time: 10 p.m. Sunday.
Station: WDTM-FM (106.7).
Feature: "Self Help—The Better
Way?" a panel discussion spon-
sored by the Detroit Women's Divi-
sion of the American Jewish Con-
gress, featuring Fr. John A. Die-
trich, Jr. of the Maryknoll Fathers,
who just returned from the Ama-
zon; Harold Burke, staff member
of the Jewish Welfare Federation;
and Jeffrey Jenks, former Peace
Corps worker in the Philippines.
* *

He's also—and very obvious-
ly—proud of the great part he
played in Parliament from 1945
to 1948 in the struggle for the
establishment of Israel.

.

Silverman sees no link between
his own Jewish background and
his stand against capital punish-
ment. He does recall, however,
that a Gallup poll conducted in
'48 by his party revealed only
two religious groups staunchly in
favor of abolition: the Society of
Friends (Quakers) and the Jews.
"I don't know why the Friends
take that stand," he said, "but I
can say this for the Jews: they
were born civilized."

Art School of the Society of

Father Caine, chairman of the
theater program at the University
of Dptroit, will address the open-
ing program of Center Theater,
8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Jewish
Center.
Father Caine will discuss the
similarities and differences be-
tween Center Theater and the
U. of D. Theater. Both groups are
Ewing through a period of revital-
ization and growth.
On this occasion Center Theater
will introduce its new managing
director, Robert McKee, who has
come to the Center from the Uni-
versity of Michigan. McKee recent-
ly received his master's degree in
theater arts. He has spent some
time as a successful director in the
Toledo area.
The public is welcomed to this
admission-free program. All inter-
ested persons and prospective
members are invited. A social
hour will be included in honor of
McKee and Father Caine.

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Time: 9:45 a.m. Sunday.
Station: WJBK and Channel 2.
Feature: "The Highest Degree of
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Women's Division of the American
Jewish Congress, Fr. John Dietrich
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* * *

Silverman's interest in the
abolishment of the death penalty
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years ago, he was invited to speak
at a fund-raising rally in the Unit-
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The MP also is among the world man of Temple
Israel, New Roch-
elle, N.Y., will begin a series of
September sermons with "Work
and Worship: A Sermon for Labor
`What gives a woman...
Day." Dr. Shankman is president
of the World Union for Progressive
Judaism.

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mother was a native of Manches-
ter.
Talents are diffused through-
out the Silverman family; his wife
Nancy was a professional cellist,
and his three sons are a research
scientist, musician and university
student, respectively.
He lays no claim to participa-
tion in current Jewish activities,
but for many years — until 1950
— was chairman of the British
Section of the World Jewish Con-
gress. He remained a member of
the WJC Executive "until six or
seven years ago."

Fr. Caine to Address
Center Theater Group

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