Banks to Start Charge-Card Plan
An all-purpose charge-card plan,
operating in nine key Michigan
market areas, was announced by
officials of four greater Detroit
area banks; Michigan Bank. Li-
vonia National Bank, Troy Na-
tional Bank and Oakland National
Called Michigan Bankard, the
plan will be inaugurated early
next year under the initial auspices
of nine participating banks, accord-
ing to a joint statement.
The charge plan will be available
to a wide variety of merchants and
to every "credit-worthy Michigan
resident" whether a • participating
bank customer or not.
It is expected that more than
4,000 businesses and some 200,000
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card-users will be enrolled in the
Michigan Bankard plan when it
begins operations. according to
Frank Shumway of Michigan Na-
tional Bank, general manager of
By receiving immediate cash
credit for every Michigan Bank-
ard sale, the merchant has ac-
cess to working capital that
would otherwise be tied up in
accounts receivable. Record keep-
ing, credit checking, charge card
issuance, billing and collecting
are all handled by the Michigan
Bankard Center, relieving the
merchant of these burdens and
protecting him against credit
Within specified limits. customer
purchases with the Bankard can
be handled without authorization
and charges above the limit are
quickly cleared by direct-line phone
contact with the Bankard center.
No membership fee or dues will
be charged art,d with the card, the
user has an established line of
By using his Bankard for pur-
chases, the user avoids the annoy-
ing surge of month-end bills. He
receives a single statement cover-
ing all his purchases and makes
only one payment.
If the user pays his account in
full within 25 days of receiving his
statement, there is no service
charge. He may, however, elect to
pay the balance on an extended
payment plan, for which there is
a small service fee, Shumway said.
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Howard J. Stoddard (left) chair-
man of the board and executive
officer of Michigan National Bank,
Lansing, and Michigan Bank, De-
troit, was honored for his 25 year's
service in Michigan banking. His
son, Stanford C. Stoddard pre-
sented the senior Stoddard with
an oil portrait by artist Charles J.
Fox, on behalf of the boards of
directors of both banks.
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
20—Friday, December 17, 1965
at Krajenke Buick
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Blocks South of Davison
bers and heard messages evaluating
the good-will movement, at the an-
nual dinner, Sunday night, at Cabo.
Walker Cisler, toastmaster, said
the 1,800 at the dinner set the
highest record for attendance at
Round Table dinners.
Arjay Miller, Ford Motor Co.
president, who received the year's
Brotherhood award, in the princ-
ipal address of the evening,
advocated closest government-in-
dustry relations and declared that
business "should concern itself
with the hard core problem of
social consciousness." He said the
war on poverty is one of the
major efforts of this era.
Participants in the program in-
cluded Dr. Robert Frehse, Round
Table executive director, who out-
lined the movement's year-round
activities; Rabbi Lean Frain; Fr.
Gerard Brennan; Rev. Malcolm G.
Brown; Alfred A. May, who made
the presentation to Miller and
Danny Thomas, who entertained.
Judge Charles Rubiner, who was
to deliver one of the major ad-
They are: Rabbi Morris Adler,
Terry Bannan, Dr. Crane, John
Dancy, Mrs. Joseph H. Ehrich,
James I. Ellman, William H. Gal-
lagher, Morris Garvett, Harry C.
Grossman, Israel Himelhoch, Mr.
Lacey, Prof. Samuel Levin, Oliver
Marcks, Meyer Prentis, Dr. Tracy
M. Pullman, Judge Rubiner, Judge
Scallen, Nate S. Shapero, Philip
Slomovitz and Mrs. Joseph Welt.
Of the 250 charter members who
joined in 1940 some 85 including
the above are still members by
virtue of making their annual mem-
bership contribution without kir
(to qualified applicants)
Deputy Returns to Bonn
to Take Up Defense
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
TEL AVIV—Alexander Toerok,
the counselor of the West German
Embassy here, left by plane Tues-
day for Bonn in his fight to clear
himself of charges that he had
been a wartime member of the
Hungarian Fascist Party, the Ar-
The envoy arranged to have dis-
ciplinary charges instituted against
him by the West. German Foreign
Office as a means of establishing
the facts and to sustain his flat
denial of the charge.
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The current issue of the Israel
Philatelist features an article on
the March 22-May 18, 1948 period
of Holy Land philately.
The disrupted mail service
caused by the end of the British
Mandate necessitated many local-
ities of the area to issue "provisi-
onals" to indicate payment of mail
fees. Bruno Forsher, of Granada
Hills, Calif.. traces the early be-
ginnings of this period before the
formation of the state of Israel, in
an article of interest to Holy Land
collectors. Although the interim
provisionals are not listed in the
United States catalogues, many
foreign ones give these specialty
issues a position of authoritative
Eric Lind of Detroit tells of
the "Kallia" hotel on the Dead
Sea and the visit of Emir Abdul-
lah, king of Trans-Jordan, in
1942 as Lind remembers it. He
was employed at the hotel dur-
ing the time. Fmir Abdullah was
the prominent personality on the
stamps of Trans-Jordan until his
assassination in 1951 by the
zealots of the Grand Mufti of
Jerusalem. The new Jordan Dead
Sea set features on one stamp
a view from the new "Dead Sea
A biography of Yaacov Zim,
designer of the Israel "Liberation"
stamps, and his novel method of
inscribing his name on the stamp
tab by the use of the number
176895, the number of Zim at the
Buchenwald Concentration Camp,
is detailed from the Cape Town,
S. Africa, S.I.P. affiliate, "Bulle-
Copies of this new issue are
available from Arthur Engers, 40-67
61st St., Woodside, N. Y. 11377.
New members will be given a
special collectors Flight Cover,
canceled in Israel and the United
States on the same day.
ONE OF 67
Honor 25th Year of Round Table
the 25th anniversary of dresses, was ill and his speech was
in Palestine Traced its Marking
founding, the Detroit Round read by John Dancy.
Of the 75 original Round Table
of Christians and Jews
in Philately Article Table
gave awards to the charter mem- board members 20 are still living.
DETROIT LADIES AUXILIARY
135 will hold a social 8:15 p.m.
Thursday at the Labor Zionist
Institute. Members will exchange
Hanukah presents. The auxiliary
will join the post to hear a speak-
er on Medicare. Refreshments will
* * *
SHOLOM POST and AUXIL-
IARY will hold a combined meet-
ing and social 8:30 p.m. Tuesday
at Oak Park Community Center.
Mrs. Sarah Nemon, national presi-
dent of the JWV Auxiliary, will
address the gathering. Dr. Saul
Sugar will present an illustrated
lecture on his recent trip to Tur-
key and his archaeological find-
* * *
YETZ-COHEN AUXILIARY will
hold its Hanukah party 8 p.m. Mon-
day at the home of Raye Weimer,
21150 Pembroke. Members are re-
quested to bring grab-bag gifts.
Games will be played, and refresh-
ments will be served.
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American Jewish leaders in all
walks of life honored THEODORE
F. RACOOSIN, noted Jewish lead-
er, who is active in many major
undertakings for Israel in the
United States, on the occasion of
his 70th birthday - and the estab-
lishment of the Theodore R. Ra-
coosin Comprehensive High School
in Ramleh, Israel. A reception in
New York for Racoosin was ten-
dered by the Israel Education
Fund, to which Racoosin made a
large contribution for the estab-
lishment of the high school.
HOWARD . TAUBMAN, drama
critic of the New York Times for
the last five years, has been ap-
pointed critic at large, in which
he will report and comment on
cultural activities in a wide variety
of fields throughout New York,
the nation and abroad. Stanley
Kauffmann, theater critic, suc-
. , 1.
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