*The Douse That Nathan Hack Built' Turns 50
$18,000 Bond Sale at Reception
there are four stores, and Hack
"The Shoe Store on the Corner
While the Ripple sole is best
That Does Business on the Square'' shoes and Ripple soles are known known, the Hack Convalescent
A total of $18,000 in Israel Bond subscriptions was announced
at the leadership reception in advance of the champagne dinner
dance hosted by Shaarit Haplaytah and co-sponsored by the United
Jewish Social Club. Seated (from left) are Irving Mandel, Mrs. Steve
Oliwek, Steve Oliwek, Mrs. Jack Lipton, Martin Water and Rabbi
Sandor Greenfield; standing: Joe Goldschmid, Abe Weberman, Alex
Joseph, Hugo Iczkowitz, Lawrence Gubow, U.S. attorney, guest
speaker; Mike Watzman, Alex Friedman, George Klein, Jenoe Roth
and Andrew Martin. The affair was hosted by the Oliweks in their
home, with Mrs. Lipton as co-hostess. The dinner-dance will be held
April 2 at Shaarey Zedek, with George Jessel as guest artist and
Israel Consul-General Jacob Barmore as guest speaker. Goldschmid
is dinner chairman. For tickets call the Israel Bond Office, DI 1-5707.
'Let My People Go' Documentary
to Be Presented on TV for 2nd Year
"Let My People Go," the critical- I
ly - acclaimed documentary about I
the Jewish people's struggle for a
homeland, will be presented to the
nation's television viewers for the
second successive year by Xerox
Corp. the week of March 27-April
It will be carried locally on
Channel 9 at 9 p.m. April 3.
Produced by David L. Wolper
Productions, the hour-long special
has been nominated for an Oscar
award by the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences, an un-
usual honor to be accorded a film
produced specifically for televi-
Xerox will again create its spe-
cial "fourth network" of more than
100 local stations across the coun-
try to bring "Let My People Go"
to the widest possible audience.
Almost 10,000,000 families view-
ed the program last year. Numer-
ous churches, organizations and
colleges requested the film for pri-
vate showings in all parts of the
country since its original telecast.
Written and produced by Mar-
shall Flamm the program is narrat-
ed by Richard Basehart. Included
is rare film footage, much of which
came from United Jewish „Appeal
agencies, and a considerable
amount captured from German and
The documentary begins with the
fall of Jerusalem to Rome's le-
gions, traces the earliest persecu-
`Mixed Marriages' Rise
TEL AVIV (ZINS)—The largest
number of "mixed" marriages in
Israel between immigrants from
Europe and America and those
born in Asia and Africa take place
in the kibbutzim-23 per cent. Next
in line come: Tel Aviv-18 per
cent; Haifa-17 per cent and Jeru-
salem 15 per cent.
The average age of the bride-
grooms is 26 and of the brides 22.
The percentage of "mixed" mar-
riages increased in recent years,
and sociologists are of the opinion
that the percentage will progres-
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tions and continues up to the ar-
mistice following Israel's War of
Independence against its seven
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has come a long way since its
birth 50 years ago.
For its first two years, starting
in 1916, it was located next to
Knoppow's Drug Store, on the cor-
ner of Frederick and Hastings.
Then, the Volstead Act vacated
the saloon at the corner of Farns-
worth and Hastings, and here the
Hack Shoe Store flourished in its
expanded quarters from 1918 to
Meanwhile, Nathan Hack dream-
ed of bringing shoe comfort to
foot-suffering humanity. Probably
the proximity of the store to Chil-
dren's Hospital fostered the dream.
He studied feet and foot prob-
lems in relation to shoes. Innova-
tions came, and those that were
helpful were adopted.
As his skill increased, his
wares improved, and it wasn't
long before people from all over
the city were beating a path to
the old neighborhood store.
As this type of business in-
creased, Hack decided to locate
centrally, where he could be more
available to the people of Detroit
and to the doctors who were be-
ginning to prescribe his shoes.
The first downtown shop, on the
fifth floor of the Stroh Building,
was very small in comparison to
the present Hack Shoe Store, still
located there but occupying most
of the fifth floor of what is now
the Mutual Building.
Upon his graduation from the
University of Michigan in 1933,
the younger of Hack's two sons,
Leonard, joined the firm on a full-
Within a week after his older
son, Morton, returned from mili-
tary service as a lieutenant colo-
nel, Army Air Corps, Nathan Hack
"retired" from the business. This
was in late December 1945.
During his "retirement," he
was a volunteer shoe consultant
at several Veterans Administra-
tion hospitals, a research asso-
ciate at the University of South-
ern California, editor of the Bev-
erly Hills Bnai Brith Bulletin
and, incidentally, invented the -
In 1949, the two sons opened
their first branch on Livernois
north of Seven Mile Rd. Now,
HEAR OUR VOICE
Time: 11:30 p.m. Sunday
Feature: "A Yiddish Israel Duet
Recital" with Edith Gordon, sop-
rano, and Cantor Harold Orbach
ver, tenor. Cantor Harold Orbach
of Temple Israel, host of the ser-
ies, will discuss the songs they
have chosen, and the interpreta-
Time: 9:45 a.m. Sunday
Station: Channel 2
Time: 9:15 a.m. Sunday
Station: WJBK Radio.
Feature: "A Conversation with
Dr. Avraham Biran" is the first
program of a new series. Dr. Bir-
an, director of Israel's Depart-
ment of Antiquities and Museums,
is charged with the supervision
of all the archaelogical excavat-
ing in Israel. He headed the recent
expedition to Tel Zippor, where
remains of the Canaanite and Phil-
istine periods were discovered.
Harold Berke is host for the series.
• * *
Time: 10:30 p.m., Sunday
Feature: "America Observed"
by Robert Cenedella will be pre-
sented. This is the last in a series
entitled, "The Travels of Benja-
* * *
Time: 1 p.m., Sunday
Station: Channel 7
Feature: "Before the Mount-
ains" by Joseph Mindel drama-
tizes the struggle of Ben Zakkai
to save the life of an innocent
man. The incident illustrates the
legal safeguards for protecting the
accused which guided the opera-
tion of the Jewish courts in ancient
times, many of which are incor-
porated in modern concepts of
* * *
Time: 6 a.m., Sunday
Feature: "The God of experi-
ence and of Faith" is the topic of
a speech by Rabbi Jakob Petuch-
owski, professor of Jewish theo-
logy of the Cincinnati school of the
Hebrew Union College.
Barbara Stern to Wed
Arnold Fink in August
Against Nazism Urged
by Slawson in Berlin
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
WEST BERLIN—Gains currently
being made in West German edu-
cation for democracy "must be mul-
tiplied many times over to beat
back and eliminate the resurging
challenge of neo-Nazism and anti-
Semitism," Dr. John Slawson of
New York, executive vice presi-
dent of the American Jewish
Committee said here Wednesday.
"It is an illusion to believe that
we can win the long-range struggle
symbolized by the Berlin Wall un-
less at the same time democracy
becomes visceral and not just ver-
bal among German youth," he told
a group of West German educators
at the Conference for Promotion of
Political and Civic Education and
The conference brought together
60 German educators and experts
from 11 states who since 1960 have
participated in ten missions to the
United States for study in depth of
American methods of civic educa-
tion with an eye to their possible
adaptation -to the German scene.
centered on "German National
Consciousness" and "Forms of
Right (Radical) Thought in the
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
34—Friday, March 25, 1966
Boot is used largely by the armed
services and industry, the Hack
Clubfoot and Pigeon Toe shoes are
prescribed in numerous cities, and
other Hack innovations are already
part of the public domain.
James Hack, son of Morton; and
Lawrence and Robert, Leonard's
sons, form the
third generation in
the business st arte d 50 years ago
at 196'7 Hastings.
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Music the . Stein-Way
MISS BARBARA STERN
'1r. and Mrs. Leo Stern of Gar-
dner Ave., Oak Park, announce the
engagement of their daughter Bar-
bara Lee to Arnold M. Fink, son
of Mr. Harry Fink of Ludlow Ave.,
Huntington Woods, and the late
Mrs.. Sylvia Fink.
The bride-elect attends Wayne
State University's college of edu-
cation. The prospective bridegroom
is a graduate of the Detroit College
An Aug.30 wedding is planned.
CALL: LI 7-0896 or LI 5-2737
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as in years past
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