Michigan Cancer Foundation Mobilizes 20,000
Volunteers for Educational Campaign to Reach
500,000 Citizens During Entire Month of April
At the Michigan Cancer Foundation kick-off luncheon, from the
left: Dov Ben-Meir, director, Israel Cancer Foundation; Dr. Michael
J. Brennan, Foundation president; Philip Slomovitz; Leonard N.
Simons, chairman of the Foundation's board of directors; W. Calvin
Patterson, general M.C.F. Crusade chairman and vice president of
Michigan Bell Telephone Co.
public — and to stimulate our pro-
Activities for the Michigan Can- fessional institutions—our doctors
cer Foundation educational cam- and researchers—to action. But for
paign, in an effort to reach 500,000 this we are willing to wait. We
people who will be instructed by know, if we continue a program
20,000 volunteers on the impor- and do well what we are doing
tance of becoming acquainted with now, that in time we will achieve
the hazards of cancer and of utiliz- success.
ing the foundations services to
"I have been asked why we do
combat the menace, were set into not make a more concerted effort
motion this week.
in the field of lung cancer. We
Plans for the Cancer Crusade, have watched what the rest of the
under the general chairmanship of world has done — and is doing.
W. Calvin Patterson, were outlined And we have not seen signs of too
at a press luncheon at the Detroit much success in this field. In Eng-
land, here in America, in other
Press Club last Friday.
European countries — there are
Conducted under Patterson's many smoking clinics springing up.
chairmanship, the gathered public
"People who want to quit Smok-
information media representatives
were addressed by Dr. Michael ing — or who say they want to
Brennan, president of the founda- quit smoking — come together to
tion; Wayne Walker, sportscaster try to stop the habit together. But
what is happening? In too many
and Detroit Lions line-backer, and
cases they stop, for a little while.
by the guest speaker, Dov Ben-
They leave the clinic — and they
Meir, of Israel.
start smoking again.
Patterson emphasized that in
"We have too many things to
this "face-to-face" effort to reach
in the building of a new nation
half a million Detroiters, the
associated with failure. Per-
20,000 volunteers will not be
soliciting funds or pledges— haps we have small successes. But
we do have successes. We have
Michigan Cancer Foundation
hopes that our Breast Cancer De-
being a Torch Drive agency—
tection Centers will arouse enough
but will spread knowledge in
interest among the women that
the serious task of overcoming
they will practice breast self-
"the alarming lack of knowledge
examination in their homes, and
by doing so, will teach and en-
Dr. Brennan joined him in ex- courage their daughters and other
plaining that the three cancer women in their families to do like-
agencies here have been merged wise. By the use of our regional
into one and that there is now the stations and screening stations we
joint task of doing research in the are confident that we can succeed
field of research and in the fight in reaching the goal set for our-
on cancer with knowledge."
selves. When we have reached this
Walker described his experience plateau in accomplishment, then
with sportsmen who have been we feel an interested medical and
\ afflicted with the cancerous dis- scientific profession — and an
ease and he emphasized how valu- aroused public — together will
able it is to spread knowledge in carry the program on to real
seeking solutions to the illness.
Introducing the Israeli guest
"You are doing great things here
speaker, Dr. Brennan compliment- in the area of breast cancer. I am
ed the small country in which Ben- particularly interested in the pro-
Meir is conducting the campaign gram which the Michigan Cancer
against smoking and is directing Foundation is about to implement
a drive similar to the current one — in the surveying of as many
of the Michigan Cancer Founda- women as we have in the State
I of Israel. Your volunteers, like
In his illuminating address, Ben- , ours, are dedicated people. I will
Meir told of the activities of the be watching with much interest
Israel Cancer Foundation among to see what is accomplished here
Jews and Arabs alike. He said in Detroit. And you may be sure,
that there are 500 new cases of if it is as successful as we all
breast cancer each year in Israel hope and expect that it will be,
that you will be seeing a counter-
"Because of the ease with part of the Detroit program being
which this type of cancer can carried out in the cities and vil-
be detected, our doctors and lages of Israel."
Leonard N. Simons, chairman of
scientists are convinced that
breast cancer could be virtually the board of the Michigan Cancer
eliminated if every woman went Foundation, is actively engaged in
to a doctor at least once a year the mobilization of the current
for a physical examination — cancer educational drive.
with emphasis on examination
Wednesday, April 13, is "D.
of the breast."
Day" for Michigan Cancer Foun-
dation volunteers recruited to
In the course of his address,
engage in the house-to-house
"As history has shown in many
Volunteer workers will ask noth-
ways, we in Israel are a patient
people. In carrying out our screen-
ing program on breast cancer, we
are satisfied to work with 13 per-
cent of the female population in
Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale
order to arouse the interest of the
on Wednesday signed up with the
Dodgers. The terms of their con-
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
tract were not disclosed.
6—Friday, April 1, 1966
ing but a feW minutes of the house-
holder's time. Each one will offer
an educational pamphlet interest-
ingly phrased to allow the reader
to check her own accuracy in her
knowledge about cancer; a five-
year calendar to remind her to
have periodic health checkups and
a recruitment card, should she feel
the urge to be a Michigan Cancer
Adequately financed through
United Fund contributions, the
Foundation solicits no funds dur-
ing the door-to-door crusade which
extends through Friday, April 15.
The entire month of April will be
devoted to bringing before the
public through every possible
means the Foundation's year-round
program of cancer research, educa-
tion and service.
A salute to Michigan Cancer
Foundation volunteers will be
sponsored by the Women's Ad-
vertising Club of Detroit in co-
operation with United Detroit
Theaters at a premiere film show-
ing of "Trouble With Angels"
Tuesday morning at the Michigan
Brazilian Veterans Protest Fascist
Appointment, Return War Medals
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — A who supported Hitler. Deputy Abel
group of 283 veterans of the Bra- Rafael, another former Fascist, de-
zilian Expeditionary Force, who fended the appointment, and told
fought against the Nazis on the the Chamber that there was no
Italian front during World War II, point in charging Padilha with
returned their medals and cita- membership in the Integralista,
tions to the government in protest since one-third of the deputies
aganst the appointment by Presi- were members of that group.
dent Castella Branca of Raimundo
Padilha, a former Fascist leader, Aviatrix for Hitler
as government spokesman in the
Out of Ghana With
Chamber of Deputies.
Deploring the appointment in an
address to the Chamber, Deputy
Jamil Amiden, who is chairman of
the veterans' group, said that the
president, as a military man him-
self, would realize the significance
of the action by the veterans in re-
Ouster of Nkrumah
test pilot, Hanna Reitsch, is on an','
extended "vacation" in the Aus-
trian Alps after being expelled
from Ghana with the overthrow
of President Kwame Nkrumah.
Miss Reitsch, who twice won the
Iron Cross under Hitler, had been
turning their medals. Mr. Amiden
noted that Padilha was on record
in United States State Department running a glider school for Nkru-
documents as having been a mem- mah since 1960. It was suspected
ber of the Brazilian Integralista, a that the school was being used by
Fascist group which was involved Nkrumah as a personal military
in espionage activities for the Nazis arm.
during the Second World War.
In the spring of 1945, on Hitler's
President Castella Branca said orders, Miss Reitsch flew a small
last week that an investigation had plane from Berlin through Russian
shown that there was no founda-
tion to the charges of espionage
fire to punish the "treachery" of
Heinrich Himmler, SS chief who
had offered to surrender to the
against Padilha. It is known, how-
ever, that the latter was one of the Allies. The aviatrix got out of Ber-
leaders of the Brazilian Fascists lin but didn't make it to Himmler.
THE DETROIT BUSINESSMEN'S GROUP
CITY OF HOPE
deeply mourn the great loss
to us and the Detroit community
in the passing of our
beloved brother and friend
Mr. MAX SPOON
In behalf of humanitarian causes
his life exemplified the true meaning
of dedication, compassion and hard work.
In his memory, we humbly rededicate
ourselves to his great efforts.