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February 10, 1967 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-02-10

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Allied Campaign 'Divisions Get Into Action

Organization and fund-raising
meetings for the 1967 Allied Jewish
Campaign are increasing in num-
ber weekly as workers begin ser-
ious solicitation for pledges.
The cleaning plants and allied
trades section of the service divi-
sion will meet Sunday, 10:15 a.m.,

Just Stories

BY DAVID SCHWARTZ

(Copyright, 1967, JTA, Inc.)

Israel is engaged in diverse pro-
jects to augment its water supply.
There are the desalination pro-
jects—the old distillation process
and the Zarchin process of first
freezing the salt water in order
to remove the salt. But along with
these scientific processes of de-
salination, Israel still relies con-
siderably on the practice of locat-
ing new wells, digging for sweet
water. The problem is where to

dig.

Prime Minister Eshkol in his
earlier days was associated with
many digging efforts, and the other
day he explained the process of
finding where to dig.
"Few people know," said Mr.
Eshkol, "that a chief essential
for digging for water is a hat. It
doesn't have to be a fancy hat.
A straw hat, a derby, anything that
you can put on your head will do,
but the hat comes later in the
process.
"First," said Mr. Eshkol, "we
get the geologists to study the
ground and make a report and tell
where he thinks it is likely water
will be found. Then a physicist
makes a study and he brings in
his report. We study their reports
and their maps and then we take
the hat and toss it up in the air,
and where it falls, that's where
we start digging."
Kissed by the Archbishop
Mr. Agnon returned from Sweden
not only with the Nobel Prize, but
also with a kiss from the Swedish
archbishop, which he won with
the following story.
"When Moses came down from
Mt. Sinai with the tablets, all the
world's people sent representatives
to copy the letters of the Ten
Commandments. In the warm
countries, the wax letters melted,
but in the cold countries, like
Sweden, they remained, so the
people have been able to keep the
Commandments."
There was no Zerox in those
days.
No Occasion for Alarm
Editor Phil Slomovitz of Detroit
recently wrote an article telling
how, through the ages, the Jews
suffered from the ritual murder
charge. The Jews needed Matzo
for Passover, but somehow, many
Christians were led to believe
that they required Christian blood.
So Passover was a time of dread,
for fear some Christian child
might be found dead and the Jews
would be accused of murdering
the child for religious purposes.
One time, the rabbi of a Euro-
pean Jewish community gathered
all the people and told them that
on that Passover, they need have no
fear at all of this charge being
brought against them. This year
they might contemplate the Feast
of Unleavened Bread with pure
joy. To be sure, he said, a dead
child had been found, but this year,
they need not worry, for the child
was Jewish.
Israelis Make Good Farmers
Isaac Carmel goes around the
country telling of Israel's great
farm achievements. He will cite
statistics about Israel's industry
but it is the story of agriculture
that most excites him. "Do you
know," he will ask, "half of Lon-
don eats Israeli oranges for break-
fast? Do you know that Israel
shipped 782,000 eggs to Japan last
year and 5,067 bushels of cucum-
bers to Belgium? Israel raises
Irish potatoes and Yankee beans."
Recently, someone in the audience
asked Mr. Carmel how he explains
the farming success.
"It's very simple," he replied.
"For 2,000 years, the Jewish
people zeinen ogelegen in d'rerd."

for a continental breakfast, at the
Jewish Center, to consult with
Chairmen Earl Ruby, Harold Got-
tlieb and Arnold Rosman on assign-
ments and plans. Harold A. Nor-
man, pre-campaign chairman, will
speak to the meeting. Leonard
Bonin is chairman of the services
division. Robert A. Steinberg is
associate chairman.
The optometrists and opticians
section of the professional division
heard Dr. Allen Isen of Buffalo,
Sunday at a breakfast meeting at
the Furniture Club. Dr. Isen has
served as an optometrist to Presi-
dent Johnson. Chairman of the
section is Dr. Ernest M. Gaynes.
Co-chairmen are Drs. Robert Feld-
man, Joseph B. Orent, E. Leon
Firestone and Ben B. Ravitz.
Under Chairman Richard L.
Kux, the arts and crafts division
met February 2 at the home of
Irving Goldberg to make assign-
ments. Alfred L. Deutsch, Allied
Jewish Campaign chairman, and
William M. Wetsman, explained
the overseas and local needs.
The machinery and manufactur-
ing and steel sections of the
mechanical trades division met,
recently, at the home of Merle

Paul Borman Chosen
Among State Jaycees

GRAND RAPIDS—Paul Borman,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Al Borman of
Detroit, has been named one of
five Michigan Chamber of Com-
merce outstanding men. There
were 45 entrants in the contest
among Michigan Jaycee Chapters.
Borman, 34, is president of Bor-
man Food Stores. He is co-chair-
man of the Allied Jewish Cam-
paign food division and was named
the Detroit Jaycees outstanding
young man three weeks ago.

Reunion of Central '57

Detroit Central High School
graduates of 1957 will hold a re-
union 9 p.m. May 27 at Cobo Hall.
Refreshments will be served.
For ticket information contact
Helen Lutz (Bartick), 545-4650.

Harris, co-chairman of the division.
Dan Honigman, chairman of ma-
chinery and manufacturing sec-
tion, called for pledges which re-
sulted in a 20 per cent increase
among those present over their
gifts last year. Kaye G. Frank,
co-chairman of the division, an-
nounced that the mechanic al
trades division annual meeting
would be held at the Standard City
Club March 13.

Israelis Honor Memory
of Abraham Stern,
Head of 'Stern Gang'

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Ma ny
leading Israelis brushed aside
memories of the bitterness of the
struggle that preceded Israel's lib-
eration and joined comrades-in-
arms, friends and followers of the
late Abraham Stern, in observance
of the 25th anniversary of the
slaying of the Stern Group leader
by British police.
Stern, who organized and led
the dissident group which waged
a campaign of terror and violence
against the Mandate authorities,
and rejected the leadership of the
organized Jewish community in
Palestine, was killed by the police
who trapped him in an apartment
in the southern part of Tel Aviv.
Sunday numbers of Israelis vis-
ited S'tern's grave and the house
in which he was killed on a street
which was renamed Abraham
Stern Street. Rabbi Yedidya Fraen-
kel conducted memorial services
and former Sternists sang the
hymn, "Unkown Soldiers," — the
song of the Stern Group, or Lehi,
as it was known in Hebrew.
In Jerusalem, Mayor Teddy Kol-
lek gave the name of Yayir —
Stern's underground pseudonym—
to a street in a quarter of the city
inhabited by recent immigrants,
most of whom had never heard of
Stern or the Lehi.

The child is vulnerable to pov-
erty and disease. UNICEF's pledge
is to try and help that child.
UNICEF is also vulnerable — it
relies on voluntary contributions.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, February 10, 1967-11

News Brevities

The Detroit Branch of the Ameri-
can Association of University
Women will present its FELLOW-
SHIPS TEA, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Feb.
19 with the theme "Detroit
Nationalities—A Heritage of World
Artistry," in the Hall of Nations,
International In s ti tut e. Mrs.
George Rubin, fellowships chair-
man, has arranged for an after-
noon of performances by Detroit's
nationality artists in their own
native costumes and accompanied
by their traditional instruments.
The purchase of each ticket will
enable each person to contribute
to the branch's major fund-raising
drive for fellowships.
*
4,
MAURICE FRIEDMAN, recently
returned from Israel where he
translated the works • of the late
Martin Buber, will speak on "Mar-
tin Buber; The Life of Dialogue"
at the Marygrove College auditor-
ium 8 p.m. Thursday. Dr. Fried-
man is the primary scholar-inter-
preter of Martin Buber and the
author of "Martin Buber: The Life
of Dialogue." Dr. Friedman's lec-
ture to the college student body
at a special afternoon assembly
will be on "Problematic Rebel: an
Image of Modern Man." Dr. Fried-
man received his SB, from Harvard,
MA, from Ohio State University
and a PhD from the University of
Chicago. Tickets for the evening
lecture are available at the college
and may be reserved by calling
UN 2-8000.
* * *
The NATIONAL BALLET, under
the direction of Frederick Frank-
lin, will perform a full-length bal-
let, "Coppelia, The Enchanted
Doll," when it appears at the Ma-
sonic Auditorium, 8:20 p.m. March
3. Franklin, who will dance the
role of Dr. Coppelius, is one of
the great figures of the inter-
national dance world.

The world famous MINNEAPO-
LIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA,
appearing at the Masonic Audi-
torium 8:20 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
25, will be conducted by Stanislaw
Skrowaczewski. Skrowaczewski first
came to the United States at the
invitation of George Szell, director
of the Cleveland Orchestra. His
instantaneous success in Cleveland
led to a return engagement there
and invitations to conduct other
major orchestras in the United
States. On all occasions he was
greeted with unqualified acclaim
by critics and audiences, as well
as the musicians who played under
him.
* *
Drawings, graphics and sculp-
ture by KAETHE KOLLWITZ will
be shown this Sunday through
March 4 at Garelick's Gallery.
* * *
The FURNITURE CLUB OF
DETROIT is sponsoring a Furni-
ture Finishing Clinic 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Feb. 27 - 28 at its building.

APN, Israelis Produce
Film on Jews in USSR

An article entitled "Soviet Jews
—Film Story," by Yevgeni Dvorni-
kov, released by the Novosti Press
Agency (APN) through the Soviet
embassy in Washington, states that
Novosti and the Israeli Motion Pic-
ture Studio headed by Mrs. Margot
Klausner are jointly producing a
one-hour film devoted to the life of
the Jews in the Soviet Union.
The APN statement declares that
Director Rafail Goldin stressed in
an interview that his chief concern
was to create a generalized image
of the Jewish people.
The planned film, it is stated, is
being shot in black and white, and
the Soviet writer, Solomon Rabino-
vich, author of "Jews in the USSR,"
is the consultant.

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