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November 04, 1966 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-11-04

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Paint Manufacturer Walter FieldWrites His Third

Walter L. Field is a paint manu-
facturer—head of the well known
Mac-O-Lac Paints. But his major
labor of love is the writing of
poetry. That's how he is known

'"•\•:"

tis

WALTER L. FIELD

nationally — as the paint manu-
facturer and specialist in chemical
products who devotes his activi-
ties in all his leisure time to writ-
ing verses.
Most of his poems are on Jewish
subjects. The, study of Jewish
history and traditions has become
a chief objective in his life. His
"A People's Epic," published in
1963 by Bloch Publishing Co. is
a review of the entire panorama of
Jewish existence. Earlier, in 1954,
he published a volume of verses,
"More Truth Than Poetry."
Now, Bloch again has issued
a volume of his poems, entitled
"Symphony of Trees." Here, as
in his first work, he devotes a
number of themes to his family—
to his children and grandchildren.
It contains a travel section, and
each of the poems labeled was
written in the capital of the country
he visited with his wife Lea.
A typical example is his story

"DEXTER --..--

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of Israel, which he had begun
in Jerusalem in 1965, while he
and Mrs. Field were members
of the UJA and Detroit Service
Group mission. He finished the
poem in London and sent it on to
President Zalman Shazer of
Israel to whom he dedicated
it and who expressed his warm
appreciation for it.
"Symphony of Trees" is highly
commended in an introduction by
Robert H. Deutsch, poet and teach-
er of poetry. An impressive set
of illustrations accompanying many
of the poems was drawn by Wil-
liam A. Bostick, assistant curator
and secretary of the Detroit Insti-
tute of Art.
In his introduction, Deutsch
analyzes the various sections of
Field's book, explains and points
to the significance of some of the
verses, and adds:
"What makes this work worth-
while is what has been called
authentic portrayal. This means
that we recognize, perhaps with
a slight shock, the truth created
by the words. This is possibly a
major criterion for aesthetic ex-
cellence. And, of course, it takes
honesty to achieve authentic
portrayal.
"The single other ingredient is
craft. Craft is strategy on the

level of the medium itself—what
rhyme, what rhythm, what word
to select. Mr. Field's aim is satis-
fied by his craft on every occa-
sion: it is to communicate his
own feelings, attitudes, insights
and information in a memorable
fashion. He has done this ad-
mirably, in a stanza that has
great power and lucidity.
"An observant eye, a warm
heart, and a sense of respon-
sibility combines to make these
poems a succinct, modern com-
mentary."
Field's travel section is most
impressive, and the historical data
utilized for his work is most in-
teresting. He deals with the story
of the Golem, as a result of his
1959 visit in Israel when he was
impressed by the Weizmann In-
stitute's labeling its first computer
"The Golem."
He wrote from memory, recall-
ing his childhood in Eastern
Europe, the deeply moving poem
"Shtetl."
Like his "Epic," this book has a
series of notes explaining Jewish
terms. There is a special section,
"Thoughts," which is an echo of
the poet's philosophy on life.
Typical of the latter section is his
"Heredity and Environment":
Heredity fashions mind and

norm,

Book of Poetry

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
10—Friday, November 4, 1966

Man's character, his physical

form.
Environment helps little to re-

form.

Inborn habits you will always

retain;
You can change veneer — not
the grain.
But be sure to stay in your own
"lane."

Riches will buy you fun and ease,
Pleasures, wine and fancy
cheese;
Out of your "lane," your soul
will freeze.

INFIDELITY

When once infidelity can per-
suade men that they shall die like
beasts, they will soon be brought
to live like beasts also—Southern.

THE BEST IN
SALES AND SERVICE

Many have tried to buck the
tide,
To jump the fence, pretend and
hide;
Nothing is gained but a rough
ride!

Education is a great boon and
lift;
Good health and looks, nature's
gift;
But stick to your "lane," do not
shift.

Heredity is the mother of your
mode.
Environment is your only road.
For peace of mind, follow the
code!

HANK N EWMAN
President

I'M THE DODGE BOY
THAT SAVES YOU CASH!

SPARTAN Dodge

$355 Oakland, Pontiac —

LI 9-6167

Conference on Nazism ,
to Air 'Hitler's Legacy'

NEW YORK—A national confer-
ence to discuss "Hitler's Legacy in
the World," dealing with the recent
upsurge of neo-Nazism, racism and
ultra-right activities, has been
called by the Committee to Coin-
bat Nazism and Anti-Semitism
Dec. 3-4 at Hotel Governor Clinton
here.
The invitation cited the recent
swastika demonstrations in Chi-
cago in connection with the civil
rights struggles there, and intensi-
fied activities of the rabid hate
groups like George Lincoln Rock-
well's American Nazi Party, the
growth of the John Birch Society
and the Ku Klux Klan and the in-
creasing activities of the extreme
rightists as evidence of the need
for American organizations to
meet and discuss the challenges to
American democracy and peace.
The call also pointed to neo-Nazi
developments internationally and
the West German Statute of Limi-
tations for the prosecution of war
criminals, which will go into ef-
fect Dec. 31, 1969, if pressure
doesn't force elimination of the
statute.

VICTOR J. BAUM

JOHN M. WISE

Circuit Judge
Guest of Honor

Circuit Judge
General Chairman

KENNETH FISCHER

Honorary Chairman

When business is good it pays
to advertise; when business is
bad you've got to advertise.

Guest Artist

MYRON COHEN

The Community is urged to support Yeshivath Beth Yehudah and attend the .. .

Businessmen's Council of Beth Yehudah Schools Annual Dinner

"Service to the Buyer, The Seller, The Community—since 1948"

Sunday, November 20, 1966 —Cobo Hall

For Reservations and Information Call

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Honorary Chairman
Honorary Chairman
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