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February 25, 1966 - Image 27

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-02-25

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Katherine jo Nathan Ford Motor Scientist William Burlant
to Be Bride of Ira Rose Develops Revolutionary Process

`My Daughte r the Actress'

,

Never underestimate the pro-
phetic powers of a Jewish mother.
Two summers ago, Yiddish thea-
ter great Fraydele Oysher (whose
husband, Harold
Sternberg, sings
with the Metro-
politan Opera,
and whose late
brother was the
renowned cantor,
Moshe Oysher)
was on the West
Coast with her
manager and her
daughter, Marilyn
ichaels.
The three wereFrayedele Oysher
in a car, and the radio was playing
one of the songs from "Funny
Girl," the hit musical which had
opened a couple of months before
on Broadway.
"Marilyn is going to play the
lead in that show," announced Miss
Oysher, whose dreams of stardom
for her daughter actually began
nearly 20 years before, when Mari-
137n, a precocious 2-year-old, as-
tonished a group of relatives by
singing, in its entirety, the Na-
tional Anthem.

.

Flattered by her mother's con-
fidence but skeptical of the ac-
curacy of the prediction, Marilyn
simply patted her mother's arm
and looked at her with the pa-
tient understanding with which
the young often regard their
parents. Marilyn was doing rela-
tively well in her career as a

Men's Clubs

Crescent Shrine Club recently
installed Oscar Kahan as presi-
dent; Joseph Franovitz and Wil-
liam Feldman, vice presidents;
Percy- Swarti and
Harry L'andsman,
secretaries; a n d
Harry Weitzman,
treasurer. T h e
new members of
the board of gov-
ernors are Gerald
Curtis, William G.
Garelik, Michael
A. Gentile, Sr.,
Gerald W. Groat
Jr., Marvin Laker,
Kahan
Edward B.Nolish, Sidney Robins,
Joseph H. Siegel and Abraham
Waronoff. Kahan appointed Waro-
noff chaplain and George Klein,
associate chaplain. Garelik is re-
appointed editor of the club's
paper, The Crescent News. They
will be presented publicly when
the club holds its 12th annual
President's Ball at the Elmwood
Casino March 20. Kahan appointed
outgoing President Murray Kane
entertainment chairman and Jules
L. Fayne club photographer.

B. M. Grant Announces
Judgeship Candidacy

singer and a mimic (she could
do 37 impersonations) but she
was all too aware that she was a
long way from landing one of
the most coveted roles in mu-
sical comedy history.

But Fraydele Oysher continued
to dream, she knew. So, she's not
too surprised (delighted, yes!) that
Marilyn Michaels plays Fanny
Brice in the national company of
"Funny Girl" coming to Detroit's
Fisher Theater in March.
Like her mother, with whom she
has often performed since she was
7, Marilyn Michaels is diminutive,
sprightly and devoted to show
business. She has been described
by Sammy Davis as "the closest
thing to a perfect singer" he's ever
heard, and has won the unbridled
admiration of men like Jackie
Gleason, Johnny Carson and Ed
Sullivan.
It was Sullivan, in fact, who first
launched Marilyn into the national
spotlight. He saw her perform on
the "On Broadway Tonight" show
—her television debut—and then
interrupted the Sternberg family's
Grossin . ger's vacation with a long
distance telephone call from Las
Vegas. He wanted Marilyn to
appear with him in a show orig-
inating from Harrah's. She did so
well at that engagement, that Sul-
livan signed her up for six apear-
ances on his Sunday night televi-
sion show,

The rest, more or less, is his-
tory. Marilyn began to play the
major night clubs around the
nation: the Copa in New York,
the Gai Paris in Chicago and
Sahara in Las Vegas. Then, she
received a call from Martin
Tahse, whose corporation is pro-
ducing the national company. He
wanted her to audition for Fanny
Brice.

Now, it seems, everybody is
--itraking predictions.
Composer Jule Styne, for in-
instance. On the first day of re-
hearsal he turned to lyricist Bob
Merrill and director Lawrence
Kasha and said: "That national
company of "Funy girl" will do for
Marilyn Michaels what the national
company of "Annie Get Your Gun"
did for Mary Martin.
But Fraydele Oysher knew it all
the time.

Dr. Wise Quits
as President
of Tel Aviv U.

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

TEL AVIV — Dr. George Wise
has resigned as president of Tel
Aviv University, along with Dr.
Yuval Neeman as vice president
and Prof. Abba Lerner as dean of
social science, with Prof. De Vries
expected • to resign Tuesday as
dean of the med-
ical school.
Dr. Wise told
. reporters that he
resigned because
of a personal
disagree m ent
with Prof. Ben-
zion Katz, the
university r e c -
r, over lines of
development of
the university
A "but not only
Dr. Wise
that."
Dr. Wise had threatened to re-
sign last December over Prof.
Katz' goal of a limited-size univer-
sity devoted to purely academic
pursuits. Dr. Wise has sought to
expand the size of the university
and the diversity of its faculties.
Dr. Wise has not as yet received
a reply from the chairman of the
university executive board, Mor-
dechai Namir, to his resignation
letter. Namir and Prof. Katz have
not been available for comment,
and Dr. Neeman declined to dis-
cuss his reasons for resigning.

Barry M. Grant, trustee of the
Board of Education of Southfield,
announced his candidacy for Pro-
bate Judge of Oakland County.
Grant was •assistant prosecuting
attorney of Oakland County from
July 1961 t h r o u g h December
1964, and was appointed to the
Governor's Traffic Safety Com-
mission. He has served on the
Parent-Youth Guidance Commit-
tee, was Probate Court clerk and
legal investigator for the mental
health division of the Oakland
County Probate Court.
He has served as a Probate
Court referee on estates and was
a member of the Oakland County
Traffic Safety Commission. He is
now serving as a designate to the
Oakland County Board of Educa-
tion, and he is a member of the
Michigan Society f o r - Mental
Health, Oakland County Chapter.
Grant's professional affiliations
include membership in the Michi-
gan Bar Association, Oakland
County Bar Association, National
District Attorneys Association,
American Trial Lawyers Associa-
tion, Southfield Bar Association
and the South Oakland Bar Asso-
To forget one's ancestors is to
ciation. In 1963, he was appointed be a brook without a source, a
to the Family Relations Committee tree without a root.—Chinese prov-
of the State Bar.
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Dr. William J. Burlant, manager
of the materials applications de-
partment of the scientific research
staff of Ford Motor Co., has been
credited with the development of
a revolutionary paint-curing pro-
cess, a major breakthrough in tech-
nology.

cellent, maintenance-free weather-
ing capabilities.
Dr. Burlant, who has been at
Ford since 1955, received his bache-
lors and masters degrees in chem-
istry from City College of New

Dr. Burlant, an active worker for
the Allied Jewish Campaign, devel-
oped the new process—which util-
izes electron
beams to do in
seconds, without
heat, what now
takes many min-
utes at high tem-
peratures — with
the Ford scientif-
ic research staff
and in coopera-
KATHERINE JO NATHAN
tion with the
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Nathan, company's glass
2662,5 York, Huntington Woods, and chemical pro-
Dr. Burlant
announce the engagement of their ducts division.
daughter Katherine Jo to Ira
Ford has signed an agreement
Bernard Rose, son of Mr. and Mrs. with a Boise company, licensing it
Jarold Harris Rose, Long Beach, to use the process for factory pre-
N.Y.
finishing of wood and wood prod-
Miss Nathan, the daughter of ucts for the building industry.
the late Dr. Joseph Goldsmith, is
The new process uses a beam of
a junior at the University of Mich- electrons to cure coatings at room
igan. Her fiance is a graduate of temperature. It is especially ap-
Wharton School of Commerce and plicable for painting heat-sensitive
Finance and the University of components, such as wood, rubber
Pennsylvania. He is presently and plastics. Chemical bonds form
attending the University of Mich- between the paint and the base
igan School of Law.
material so that the coatings are
The wedding will be June 5. less likely to blister or peel.

lyn Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Bur-
lant taught at Brooklyn College's
Cooper School of Engineering and
was visiting professor at the .Uni-
versity of Michigan. Among his
writings are 25 technical papers
and a book on plastics, "Block and
Graft Polymers."
He and his wife Arlene, an ac-
tive member of Hadassah and
chairman of the Evergreen study
group, live at 2017 Houghton with
their two children, D'iani, 7, and
Michael, 4.

Commemorate Weizmann
As Architect of Israel
in New LP Recording

The late Chaim Weizmann, Is-
rael's first president, influenced
the thinking of President Kennedy,
according to a recorded statement
by Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
This statement, part of an L.P.
record released by Profile Records,
says : "There were individual leaders
who gave President Kennedy some
direction and some guidance and
some inspiration and I know that
President Weizmann was one of
them. President Kennedy looked
upon President Weizmann as one
of the great leaders of his lifetime
who had changed the course of
events of mankind through his
own strength of character, his own
persistence, and is own courage."
Senator Kennedy is one of 17
participants in the record "Chaim
Weizmann, Israel and the Jewish
People," which tells the dramatic
story of Weizmann, architect of the
State of Israel. The other partici-
pants are: President Lyndon B.
Johnson, President Harry S. Tru-
man, Sir Winston Churchill, David
Ben-Gurion, Mrs. Vera Weizmann,
Francis Cardinal Spellman, Am-
bassador Adlai E. Stevenson, Eliahu
Elath, Abraham Feinberg, Mrs.
Rose Halprin, Harry Levine, Sir
Harold Nicholson, Israel M. Sieff,
Dewey D. Stone and Meyer W.
Weisgal.

York and Brooklyn College, respec-
tively. He holds a PhD from Brook-

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, February 25, 1966-27

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B-G, Eshkol Go at It
in Parliament Debate

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Former
Premier David Ben-Gurion, now an
opposition deputy in Isreal's par-
liament, heckled his chosen suc-
cessor, Premier Levi. Eshkol Feb.
16, for the first time during par-
liamentary debate. The Premier
replied tartly, touching off a shout-
ing match by deputies of the Is-.
rael Workers Party (Rafi), the dis-
sident group formed by Ben-Gurion.
The subject of the debate was
the site of this year's Independence
Day parade, which the government
has decided will be Haifa. In ear-
lier years, when it was held in
Jerusalem, it evoked complaints
from Jordan that a parade so near
Jordan was provocative.
Ben-Gurion heckled the Premier
loudly, interrupting the Premier's
statement and declaring loudly
"What you say, sir, is untrue."
The Premier referred to his
critic as "this gentleman." Rafi
deputies thereupon interrupted the
Premier with shouts that "he has

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