THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, November 25, 1966-7
Gov. Romney Due
at Banquet for
Gov. Romney will be a special
guest at the State of Israel Bond
Dinner in honor of Abraham Bor-
man Dec. 13 at Cobo Hall, it was
announced by Max M. Fisher, din-
Michael Comay, Israel's ambas-
sador to the United Nations, will
present the Israel Prime Minister's
Medal, the highest award for
'service in the cause of Israel's
The High Note of the Season!
Guest Artist At The
ISRAEL BOND DINNER
In Honor of
development," to Borman, and top
civic, religious, business and com-
munal leaders of Detroit and Mich-
igan will pay tribute to him.
Richard Tucker, tenor of the
Metropolitan Opera Company, will
be guest artist.
Gov. Romney will represent the
State of Michigan in presenting
greetings to Borman. He has
known Borman for many years
and appointed him a member of
the Economic Expansion Council
for the State of Michigan.
Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz, vice
president of the Israel Bond Or-
ganization; Louis H. Boyar, chair-
man of the board of governors;
and Samuel Rothberg, national
campaign chairman, will be among
Unique Technion Building
Needs No Air Conditioning
HAIFA—A radical break with
conventional architectural plan-
ning is represented in the new
Danciger Mechanical Engineering
Building of the Haifa Technion,
The building, designed by a
Technion faculty member, Prof.
A. Neumann, and a Technion grad-
uate, Zvi Hecker, was made pos-
sible by a donation of $750,000
from the Danciger Estates in mem-
ory of the late Dan, Sadie and
The two-story building has no
walls in the conventional sense.
Triangular contours and an over-
hang protect the buildings from the
elements, so no artificial system
of air conditioning is required,
glare is eliminated, and there is no
need for blinds or shutters.
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HAIFA—A call for research in
earthquake engineering, on Israel's
own behalf and to provide techni-
cal 'know-how' for export abroad,"
was made by Prof. Itzchak Alpan
of the Technion, Israel Institute of
Technology, who has just returned
rom a year spent as UNESCO ex-
ert at the International Institute
of Seismology and Earthquake En-
gineering in Tokyo.
He pointed out that earthquakes
are reported to have killed 350,000
people and caused damage amount-
ing to about $10,000,000,000 in the
second quarter of this century.
Israel would be regarded as an
area of low seismic activity. Nev-
ertheless, over the centuries earth-
quakes of various degrees of in-
tensity have occurred at places
such as Caesarea, Gaza, Tiberias,
Nablus, Jerusalem, Ramle, Acre,
Lydda, Jericho and Safed.
One of the most severe earth-
quakes took place on Jan. 1, 1837
and caused damage over an area
extending from Beirut to Jerusa-
lem. In Safed alone, near the epi-
center of the earthquake, 5,000
people were reputed to have been
killed, and there are descriptions
of clefts that gpened in the ground
and of houses on the steep slopes
falling on one another.
Recipient Of The
ISRAEL PRIME MINISTER'S MEDAL
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13
Grand Ballroom, Cobo Hall
Israel Ambassador to U.N.
MAX M. FISHER
chairman, Detroit Israel Bond Committee
Chairman, Detroit Israel Bond Committee
Dietary Laws Observed
Couvert $6.50 Per Person