Rep. Farnum, Israeli
Singer Due at Pioneer
Congressman Billie S. Farnum
of the 19th Congressional District
and Tova Ronni, Israeli folksinger,
will head the program at the Pio-
neer Women's leadership recep-
tion to be hosted by Mrs. Jack
Weinbaum at her home 12909 Na-
dine, Huntington F'
Woods, March 14,
is in advance of
the annual Pio-
neer Worn e n'
a native of Mich-
igan, vras raised
in the farm com- Rep. Farnum
munity of Watrousville. He worked
for the Pontiac Motor Co. and held
various offices in the UAW. He
was appointed a Michigan State
Fair commissioner by Gov. G.
Mennen Williams in 1951, served
as administrative aide to the late
Senator Blair Moody and then was
appointed assistant secretary of
state in 1955 and deputy secretary
of state in 1957. Governor Swain-
son appointed Farnum state audi-
tor-general in 1961 and Farnum
was re-elected in 1962. He was
elected to Congress in 1964.
Miss Ronni, young and vivacious
interpreter of the songs of Israel,
is a Sabra — a native born Israeli.
She has been on concert tours of
the Middle East, Western Europe,
South America, Canada and the
United States. She has starred on
leading TV and radio programs.
She sings in English, Hebrew and
The annual Pioneer Women's
award luncheon will be held at the
Shaarey Zedek, March 24, and
will feature Jacob Roden, star of
the New York Metropolitan Opera
Company and of the Israel .Na-
tional Opera Company, and Dr.
Aryeh Plotin, an expert on the
Middle East. For reservations
call DI 1-5707.
MAP Campaign Wins; Project to Help Strengthen Program at Mumford
Nearly 200 parents, teachers and
principals of the Mumford school
area who promoted a state-fi-
nanced project to maintain quality
integrated education packed the
Mumford High School Library last
week for an official launching of
Project I was awarded $1,000,000
by the state and is experimental in
nature, servicing 50,000 students
in three school areas — Mumford,
Pershing and Mackenzie.
Among the guest speakers was
Robert Alpern, chairman of the
Mumford Action Pr o g r a m, the
group which campaigned for im-
mediate action to preserve non-
tr ans cient neighborhoods by
strenthening the excellence of the
As part of project improve-
BETH ABRAHAM MEN'S CLUB
will present its next Breakfast
Forum 10 a.m. Sunday in the so-
cial hall. Harold Schachern, reli-
gious editor of the Detroit News,
will discuss "Interesting Sidelights
in Religious Activities."
The sweetest grapes hang high-
ments, schools in the area will au-
thorize teacher aides and assist-
ants to take over non-instructional
Additional counselors will in-
crease personal contact with
each student, and school-com-
munity agents will serve as vital
links between school administra-
tors and parents.
Project I will offer strengthening
courses for both educationally de-
prived and gifted students in the t egr ated neighborhood and
He cited the integration project
In addition to counselors, the
project offers services of trained as a "ground-breaking experi-
psychologists, remedial reading ment, the results of which will be
experts, extended library services, viewed by the entire community."
mathematics • tutors, speech cor-
rection services, special courses
including great books, elementary
and secondary language training,
contemporary affairs and other
classes not always possible in the
Many teachers, parents, and stu-
dents will be attending workshops
to be held between now and Aug.
31 to learn new ways to improve
Alpern said . a majority of the
community living in the Mum-
ford area accept and welcome
the opportunity to learn the in-
The Project I "kickoff" at
Mumford High School included
among its guest speakers (from
left) Robert Alpern, chairman of
the Mumford Action Program;
Helen J. Delbridge, Mumford
principal; and Roy Paul, co-chair-
man of MAP and Detroit PTA
Council representative to the
board of education. Not pictured
is Dr. Alfred Meyers, project
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Levin and Capote: Fiction,
Contrasted by Reader
Editor, The Jewish News:
Ironic is the situation of author
Meyer Levin, of "The Stronghold,"
vis-a-vis author Truman Capote.
Increasingly, critics and readers
of Capote's "In Cold Blood" have
been reminded of Levin's "Com-
pulsion." While Levin • called his
book a "documentary novel" and
classified it as fiction, Capote
classifies "In Cold Blood" as a
non-fiction novel. Readers find lit-
tle difference in the two methods.
But the law still does.
"Compulsion" is the subject of
a long drawn-out lawsuit by Na-
than Leopold, which is now sched-
uled for trial in Chicago on April
18. The law seems to assume that
he who writes fiction writes only
for profit, while he who writes
non-fiction aims to instruct. Thus,
Nathan Leopold's lawsuit for the
profits from "Compulsion" could
not have been originated had the
book been presented as non-fiction.
The irony in the situation is, of
course, that Levin's "fiction" did
not remotely approach the profits
already earned by Capote's "non-
fiction," and that while the liter-
ary borderline between, fiction
and non-fiction has virtuallly dis-
appeared, the legalistic distinction
continues in force.
A further irony is the generally
accepted belief that "Compulsion"
changed the public attitude toward
Leopold and made it possible for
him to be released from prison,
whereupon he sued the author,
publisher, and others connected
with "Compulsion" for "invasion
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