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May 05, 1967 - Image 23

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-05-05

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Cancer Expert Helps Launch Crusade

Some points about this year's Michigan Cancer Foundation
Crusade are made by Dr. Johannes Clemmesen (left), an international
authority on cancer from Copenhagen, as he stopped to chat at a press
luncheon Thursday. His audience is Mrs. Philip Slomovitz, wife of
the publisher of the Jewish News, and George W. Miller, president
of the Bank of the Commonwealth and this year's general crusade
chairman. For the first time in many years, observance of Cancer
Control Month takes on a personal meaning for families in this
community. Volunteers of the Michigan Cancer Foundation, working
closely with the foundation's research division, are ringing doorbells
to gather information which hopefully will eliminate a Number One
cancer killer of women—breast cancer. Questions that foundation
volunteers will deal directly with the homemaker, her immediate
family and the family history of the father of her children.


• • • •
ctivities Society

Weizmann Institute
Approves Budget
of $7,333,000

REHOVOT (JTA) — An opera-
tional budget of 22,000,000 Israeli
pounds ($7,333,000) was adopted
by the board of governors of the
Weizmann Institute of Science. The
instil* will receive an additional
9,000,000 pounds ($3,000,000) in
research grants and contracts from
various,_ governments and public
agencies outside Israel.
In a report presented to the
board of governors by a panel of
scientists, the institute was urged
to concentrate on particular areas
of research where results in the
past have been encouraging. The
commission, headed by Prof. J. B.
Wiesner, of the Massachusetts In-
stitute of Technology, submitted
the findings after 21/2 years survey-
ing the institute's work.
Earlier last weekend, ground-
breaking ceremonies were held at
the institute for a housing project
for new scientists to be named
Meanot Shine, after Mr. and Mrs.
Barnett Shine of England who con-
tributed funds for the project.



Friday, May


Canadian Gov't. Grants
$2,500 to Yiddish Poet



In politics, what begins in fear
usually ends in folly.—Coleridge

OTTAWA (JTA)—M, M. Shafir,
Cana dian Yiddish poet, was
National and Local Talent
awarded a $2,500 grant by the *
,.. C
Canada Council, of Ottawa, to *
enable him to complete a fourth
volume of his verse. The council
recently adopted a new policy of
aiding literature written in Canada 16.
Professional Shows
for Any Occasion
in languages other than English if'.
and French. The council is a
government body to foster and
promote the study of the arts and
social sciences. Shafir h a s
heretofore published three books
of Yiddish verse. He had received THE NEWEST
grants previously from the Jewish IN WEDDING • BAR MITZVAH
PEN Club, of New York, and the
Zvi Kessel Award in Mexico City.



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Noon Tuesday at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel a luncheon and
fashion show will take place honoring the wives of the president
and the president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association. Ar-
rangements for this affair were handled by Mrs. Norman R. Schakne,
luncheon chairman, and Mrs. Stuart Gould Jr., general chairman of
the ladies arrangements committee. Among those working on the
luncheon are Mesdames Peter Martin, Sol C. Grossman, Sanford
Bloomberg, Herbert Raskin, Robert Rabe, Alexander Dukay, Lawrence
Cantow, Warren Willie, Lionel Finkelstein, Simon Maroko, Walter G.
Levick, Fathy Ishac and Saul I. Harrison. This luncheon is one of
many affairs planned for next week at the 123rd annual meeting of
the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Peter Martin is general
chairman of the convention. Reservation for this luncheon can be
made by contacting Mrs. Robert Rabe, 646-9264.
Miss Barbara Jean Levenson, daughter of the Ben Levensons
of Seneca Ave., Oak Park, was honored at several showers recently
on the occasion of her engagement to Mr. James M. Weiskopf.
Miss Levenson, a graduate of the University of Southern California
at Los Angeles, was feted at showers held by her sister, Mrs.
Albert Weingust of Windsor, Mrs. Mack Lieberman of Vassar Dr.
and Mrs. Samuel Haber of Seneca Ave.; by her aunt, Mrs. Louis
Levenson of Ardmore Ave.; and by Mrs. Victor Kuffler of Fox
Hills Dr., Bloomfield Hills.
Harold B. Greenblatt, 21651 Stratford, Oak Park, agency manager
in the Detroit metropolitan area for American United Life Insurance,
attending the company's 1967 Leaders Club sales meeting this week
at Hollywood, Fla. Mr. Greenblatt is making the trip as a result of
his outstanding sales record during the past 18 months. Mrs. Green-
blatt accompanied her husband on the trip.
Realtor Goldie Levinstein will be in Miami May 19-24 to attend
the International Council of Shopping Centers' 1967 University of
Shopping Centers. Miss Levinstein teaches real estate investment at
the University of Detroit.
The Bodzin Family Club will meet 8 p.m. Sunday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bodzin, 16080 Templar, Southfield. Plans will be
made for a family picnic on Memorial Day.
The Sherman Family Club will hold its next meeting 8:30 p.m.
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Center, 2138 Victoria,
Mr. and Mrs. Beryl Harrison of Monica Ave., with Mr. Isador
Harrison, have just returned from a two month visit to Israel and Italy.



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Dramatic Housing Experiment Built
by Israeli Attracts Attention at Expo

MONTREAL (JTA) — Visitors to Expo 67 were impressed by
Habitat, the dramatic housing experiment built by 28-year-old Israeli
architect Moshe Safdi and -sponsored and paid for by the Canadian
government. (It was described as the "permanent symbol and land-
mark" of the fair, by N.Y. Times architecture writer Ada Louise
Habitat is a group of one- and two-story homes arranged in a
cluster of pyramids and jutting boxes, vaguely resembling a stream-
lined version of the cliffside pueblo dwellings of American Indians
in the southwest.
It is considered to be one of the most impressive housing experi-

ments ever undertaken. Budget for the project came to $11,500,000.
Israel's beautiful pavilion at Expo was dedicated here last week
in a brief, 10-minute ceremony attended by Israel's envoy to Ottawa,
Ambassador Gershon Avner, leading representatives of Canadian
Jewry, Montreal civic authorities and top officials of the exposition.
The Israel Pavilion is located on the man-made Island of Notre
Dame. Three years in preparation, the exhibit traces the story of
the Jewish people and their eternal link with the land of Israel.
It depicts present-day Israel and the Jewish state's accomplish-
ments since its rebirth in 1948. Authorities here estimated that be-
tween 4,000,000 and 5,000,000 visitors will view the exhibit here in
the next six months.
The Dead Sea Scrolls are the focal attraction for Expo 67 visitors
when they enter the Israel Pavilion. Surrounding the Dead Sea Scrolls
in the entrance hall are other archaeological exhibits from Israel.



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