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April 22, 1966 - Image 28

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-04-22

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U-ID Awards Po sthumous Degree to Rabbi Adler Book 'Treblinka' Stirs French Jews

A posthumous degree of doctor
of humane letters will be awarded
to the late Rabbi Morris Adler at
3 p.m. April 30, in the Univer-
sity of Detroit Memorial Building.
The Very Rev. Laurence V. Britt,
S. J., U. of D. president, also will
award the DHL honorary degree
upon two other clergymen — the
Rt. Rev. Richard S. Emrich. bishop
of the Episcopal Diocese of Michi-
gan, and the Rev. John Courtney
Murray, S. J., professor of theology
of Woodstock College, Maryland.
More than 1,400 students will re-
ceive degrees at the exercises April
30.
There will be no commencement
address. a break from U. of D. tra-
dition dating back to the first com-
mencement in 1881. Fr. Britt will
deliver the president's remarks,
and the Rev. James V. McGlynn,
S.J., graduate dean, will read the
honorary degree citations.
The first honorary degrees were
conferred by the university in 1916.
The 1923 commencement saw an
ecumenical commencement similar
.to this year's, with honorary degree
recipients including Rabbi Leo M.
Franklin and the Rt. Rev. Msgr.
Patrick R. Dunigan, a chaplain of
the U. S. Army.
Dr. Franklin received the hon-
orary degree in recognition of
his courageous efforts against
the parochial school amendment
that was on the Michigan ballot
in 1921. It was defeated thanks
in great measure to his efforts.
He also was very active with Fr.
John P. McNichols in raising
funds for the U-D McNichols
Campus.
Fr. Britt cited the three clergy-

men who will receive honorary de-
grees this year for their "lifetime
of work in the interest of better
understanding between men of all
faiths; for their ecumenical spirit
long before 'ecumenical' became a
headline word; for their social
work and literary achievements."
The citation to Rabbi Adler
reads:
"In America's pluralistic society,
the impact which religious leaders
make on their fellows varies in
direct proportion to the degree of
their involvement with the prob-
lems of our age. Some leaders are
Content to stay with their flocks
and concentrate on the internal
crises of their individual Churches.
To do this is to miss the tremen-
dous opportunities for good which
are open to those who break out
of the circle of their parochial con-
cerns and devote themselves to the
demands of the whole community.
"When Rabbi Morris Adler came
to Congregation Shaarey Zedek in
1938, he showed that he understood
these ecumenical demands and he
devoted his energies to answering
them. Over a twenty-eight year
period, he was active in the com-
munity as a leader in the National
Conference of Christians-- and
Jews, as Chairman of the United
Auto Workers' Public Review
Board, as a member of the Gover-
nor's Commission on Higher Edu-
cation, and as a worker and leader
in countless other civic organiza-
tions.
"Because of this, the city, the
state, and the other Churches in
the area turned to Rabbi Adler
when they wanted a representative
of- the Jewish community. They

activities in Society

Nancee Schlesinger, with- a guest, Marcie Dembs, spent spring
vacation in Miami Beach with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Henry
Schlesinger of Muirland Ave. They entertained a group of 150 teen-
agers from Detroit in their hotel suite.
Bee Kalt was one of a group of travel agents invited by Cunard
Steamship Co. to view the -renovation of the Queen Elizabeth. The
agents were invited to spend the night on board the ship.
Mr. and Mrs. Luis Perlman of Stratford Rd.. Southfield, and Mr:
and Mrs. Elliott Perlman of Geneva Ave., Oak Park, entertained
relatives and friends at a party announcing the marriage of their
daughter and sister, Esther Citron, to Mr. Raymond Roy of Addison
Ave., Southfield, at the Furniture Club of Detroit.
Area residents Mesdames Gerald Bright, vice president; Robert
A. Braun, membership-orientation chairman; Irving Panush, voters
service chairman; and Eli E. Robinson, publications chairman, have
been chosen to represent the League of Women Voters of Detroit,
along with Mrs. George Hughes, president, at the 27th national league
convention in Denver, May 2-7. Robert C. Weaver, secretary of the
new Department of Housing and Urban Developmnt will be one of the
speakers.
Goldie Levinstein, Detroit realtor, recently attended the annual
convention and shopping center university of the International Council
of Shopping Centers in Los Angeles.

Decor Rolled Out for Israel's Day

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM — Israel's major
cities were already decorated with
flags, bunting and multicolored
street lighting in preparation for
the observance Monday of the
nation's 18th Independence Day.
In Haifa, troops began rehears-
als for the military parade. On the
eve of Independence Day Sunday,
Israel will observe the annual
Memorial Day for its battle dead.
Early Sunday morning, the tradi-
tional memorial torch will be lit
in the presence of parents, widows
and orphans of those who died in
the battle for Jerusalem. Through-
out the day, the torch will be
guarded by a guard of honor which,
this year for the first time, will
include veterans of the Irgun and
the Stern group, the underground
Jewish armies of the prestate
period.
Memorial services will be held
throughout the day in military
cemeteries, including the one on
Mount Herzl. The Mount Herzl
services will be attended by
President Shazar, Premier Eshkol
and Chief of Staff Gen. Yitzhak
Rabin. With the appearance of the
first star, Memorial Day will end,
and Israel will begin the cele-
bration of Independence Day.
Eighteen thousand tickets have
been set aside for tourists to watch

the parade in Haifa, and sales of
the tickets began Wednesday.
Many planes and ships bearing
foreign visitors coming for the
parade arrived this week.

knew that he would speak with the
authentic voice of Judaism. They
knew, too, that he would carry the
word of the civic community back
to his brethren.
"Rabbi Adler had the breadth
of vision and the sense of ecumeni-
cal fellowship which we admired
in Pope John XXIII. Brothers
under God, they are now united in
the bosom of Abraham—John after
an unusually long and fruitful life,
Dr. Adler was snatched from us
tragically at the height of his
powers and influence. We bow to
the mystery of God's Providence.
Rabbi Adler is no longer with us,
but his memory will be always
green.
"Reverend President, in tribute
to the life of ecumenical dialogue
which he lived, I recommend Rabbi
Morris Adler for the honorary de-
gree of Doctor of Humane Letters,
to be conferred posthumously."
Because of the Sabbath, there
will be no formal presentation
of the honorary degree, and a
private award ceremony is
planned by the university some
time next month.

Michigan Boosters
Get Boost With
New Emblem

Michigan Week, May 15-21, has
a bright new emblem this year
which appears on thousands of
pieces of promotional materials

PARIS — The Warsaw Ghetto
uprising, a young French author
contends in his best-selling book
"Treblinka," was known to be
doomed from the start and was
designed primarily to preserve
dignity. He calls this a Christian
and not a Jewish, concept of sur-
vival.
Twenty - eight • year - old Jean -
Francois Steiner says that by con-
trast the less known uprising at
Treblinka extermination camp in
Poland was "Jewish" since it was
primarily designed for survival.
Above all else, there had to be
survivors to bear witness to the
Nazi horrors.
Six hundred Jews escaped in the
camp's final rebellion, but all but
43 were killed by roving bands
of Poles, Germans and Ukrainians.
Some 1,000,000 Jews are believed
to have been brought to Treblinka,
most of them from ghettos in
Poland.
Steiner, born in Paris of a
Jewish father who died in a
Nazi camp and a Gentile mother
who converted to Judaism, has
touched off a controversy on the
role of Treblinka's Jewish vic-
tims.
Rather than describe all the
camp vicitims as martyrs, he has
concentrated on their psychologi-
cal effects and reactions to the
camp.
The book is largely a study of
how the Nazis planned to destroy
the Jews by degrading them and
then always holding out a ray of
hope.
"Treblinka" has been the cover
story in several weekly magazines
and has received excellent re-
views in the general press. It sold
32,000 copies in the first three

The highlight of Town and
Country Club's year, the Presi-
dent's Ball, will be held 8:30 p.m.
April 30 in honor of President
Nathan I. Goldin and Mrs. Goldin.
The black-tie affair will feature
a gourmet dinner, followed by
dancing to the
music of Warney
Ruhl and his or-
chestra.
Officers w h c
will be present
with their wives
are Stanley A
Simon, George;:
Steinberger a n d
Erwin E. Bunin ;
vice presidents;
Albert Boesky.
secretary; and
George Shlain,
treasurer. Nathan I. Goldin
Committee planners are Dr. Her-
man W. Bennett, Sam Dryman,
Howard Berger and Dr. Burton
Ross.

TT'erver-Kent Vows
-to Be Spoken Here

MISS SANDRA WERNER

Mr. and Mrs. Max Werner of
Monica Ave. announce_ the engage-
ment of their daughter Sandra Jean
to Thomas Allan Kent, son of Mt.
and Mrs. Sam Kent of Briar Rd.,
Oak Park.
The bride-to-be is attending
Michigan State University. Her fi-
ance also attended MSU where he
was affiliated with Phi Sigma Del-
ta fraternity. He is currently work-
ing on his masters degree at Wayne
State University.
A December wedding is planned.

Aloysius J. Suchy
Candidate for Judge

Aloysius J. Suchy, chief _ of the
civil division of the Prosecuting
Attorney's office, announced that
-he would seek one of the three
judicial vacancies in the Wayne
County Circuit Court.
Suchy, a 15 year veteran in
the prosecutor's office, was a mem ,
ber of the faculty teaching po-
litical science at both Wayne
State University and the Univer-
sity of Detroit.
For three years Suchy served
as president of the Wayne State
University Law Alumni Associa-
tion. He has served on committees
of both the Detroit Bar Association
and the Michigan State Bar Asso-
ciatiori.

by

HAL GORDON

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WHEN WE
CLEAN
YOUR CARPET,

which will be seen throughout the
state and many places in other
states and foreign countries.
IT STAYS CLEAN, WITH...
The _1966 emblem features a
QTPOND SOIL RESISTANT
Mackinac Bridge tower and three
soaring sea gulls and incorporates
the Michigan Week theme, "Michi-
gan—Dynamic in World Progress." THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
28—Friday, April 22, 1966
For the first time in 13 years
IT TAKES A GENI...US
the robin is absent from the
HAGOPIAN
posters and other materials.
BALLROOM
Paul Penfield of Detroit, gem
C. SONS
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said there was no intention to
belittle the robin, the state's
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Another innovation this year is
the offering of special kits which
Truly the finest Music and
have been assembled at the sug-
gestion of state trade associations
Entertainment for the discriminating
to fit the needs of retailers and
other businesses, institutions and
organizations. -
The selection includes posters in
and
three sizes, ten cards for use on
tables, counters and desks and
Lincoln 5-8614
stand-up counter cards. Product
p.m"
nowas,res.
cards have been designed for re-
tailers with space for imprinting,
especially for the promotion of
Michigan products.
Large window stickers are avail-
able, gummed on either - side. A
large wirehanger poster with the
same design on the reverse side is
new this year for overhead display.
Other items include lapel buttons
and place mats. The stickers, but-
tons, and place mats' are undated
and can be used throughout the
year.
Catalog order sheets with com-
plete information and prices may
FREE USE OF HOSPITALITY ROOM TO GUESTS
be obtained from the Michigan
Week state office, 520 Cherry St.,
Lansing, or from the county or
community Michigan Week Com-
Airport Limousine Service
mittee..

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