THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
18—Friday, June 9, 1967
6 Zionists Get
Commentator Ibn Ezra
And came down in fear to Rome.
By SAUL KLEIMAN
The year 1967 marks the 800th Here he devoted his heart
anniversary of the death of the And mind to composing commen-
great Hebrew commentator, poet, Taries and interpretations.
philosopher and r a tiona l i s t He prayed that God gave him
Abraham Ibn Ezra. Of the many Strength, wisdom and f or-
commentaries written on the Bible
since its appearance, Rashi's and
Ibn Ezra's are the most outstand-
ing, Rashi's the greater of the two.
Ibn Ezra wrote a semi-poetical
Hebrew introduction to his com-
mentary of the book of Koheleth
which indirectly throws light on
his personal life. In order to enable
June 17, there will be open house
for the newly formed drama de-
partment. The event includes 5:30
and 7:30 p.m. curtain raisers of
skits performed by children, teens
and adults representing three act-
Giveness of his errors in
ing workshops. The remainder of
His commentaries of the Book-
the evening will consist of refresh-
ments and a sight-seeing tour of
the drama department's teaching
facilities. The institute announces
All that time is lost which might its six-week summer theater pro-
gram will begin June 26. The new
be better employed.—Rousseau.
to adults in acting, directing and
stagecraft, as well as private
coaching for the professionaL For
information, call the theater de-
partment, TE 1-2870.
THE UNIROYAL MASTER
IF IT SAVES YOUR LIFE ONCE ...
IT'S A BARGAIN !
all the readers to read that in-
troduction, I translated it into
Listen to the seemly words
Of the author Abraham;
Carmi M. Slomovitz hands gavel
over to his successor as ZOD
president, Richard Kramer.
At the DETROIT INSTITUTE drama department, with its appren-
OF MUSICAL ARTS, 4:30-9 p.m. tice theater, will teach 4-year-olds
Write them down for the learned.
The author's name is Ben Meir,
But known as IBN EZRA,
The second word meaning HELP,
For which he prays: May the Lord
Brighten his darked way
That has been like a fading leaf I
Ile parted from his country, Spain,
With Uniroyal Masters o on your car, you'll never late,"" when you
pick up a nail.
Because we put a Seal Rite lining in our tire. Seal Rite is a special
compound that covers the ins
When you hit a nail or
object and seals in the air. I
And it could make all the diff erence in the world.
At the installation dinner meet-
ing of the Zionist Organization of Robinson in New Film
Detroit, held at the Zionist Cul-
Edward G. Robinson is co-star-
tural Center Monday night, cita- ring at the Disney Studios opposite
tions of merit, in recognition of Dick Van Dyke and Dorothy Pro-
their labors for Zionism, were pre- vine in "Never A Dull Moment,"
31 W M ONTCALM
sented in behalf of the Zionist with Jerry Paris making his bow
. . FEderal
Organization of America by Carmi as a feature film director.
M. Slomovitz, retiring ZOD presi-
dent, to Harry A. Davidoff, Law-
rence W. Crohn, Judge James I.
F:Ilman, M. Ben Lewis, Dr. Leon
Fram and Philip Slomovitz.
Newly elected officers were in-
stalled by Philip Slomovitz who
reported on his experiences in
Israel. Richard B. Kramer, the
new president, and his corps of
officers, were introduced at the
The sum of 535.000 in Israel
Bonds was invested at that meet-
ing by a group of subscribers pres-
ent at the meeting.
JUNE 12, 1967 SCHOOL ELECTION
In appreciation of his two years'
devoted services as president,
By Executive Board action taken May 31, 1967, the Federation has officially taken the following position on School
Carmi Slomovitz was presented
Propositions 1, 2 and 3.
with a gift by the members.
=ERNA/KING TIRE CENTER
Southfield Kids deserve Quality Education
Southfield Parents deserve accurate
information and should not be taxed needlessly
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (JTA)
— The United Nations Economic
and Social Council adopted a reso-
lution which, after approval by
next fall's General Assembly,
would establish a new world orga-
nization office. a United Nations
I ligh Commissioner for Human
The adoption of that resolution
culminated a five-year fight for
the creation of such an office. The
Soviet Union, which has fought
against the proposal since it was
first made, voted with the minority
of four delegations that cast nega-
tive ballots on a rollcall. The
others voting against it were
Czechoslovakia. India nad Ro-
mania. But the majority garnered
15 votes in favor of the measure.
Israel, the United States and Brit-
ain had supported the move vig-
ECOSOC reelected Israel to
membership in the Human Rights
Commission, one of the organ's
principal subsidiaries. Israel has
been on the Commission for the
last three years, being represented
by Supreme Court Justice Haim
Cohn. In arguments behind the
scenes, insisted that one three-year
term for Israel was enough, while
others pointed out that Israel, as
a Jewish state, has a special in-
terest in human rights.
On the final vote, against the op-
position of seven other candidates,
Israel was reelected and Ambassa-
dor Shabtai Rosenne was declared
holder of a seat on the Human
Rights Commission for the next
three-year term. Dr. Rosenne is
Israel's deputy permanent repre-
sentative here, and is also a mem-
ber of the International Law Com-
mission, another UN body.
5 Mill Renewal
4 Mill Increase
Originally these propositions appeared via a Special Election on March 27, 1967. At that time Proposition.
No. 2 was a 5% Mill increase and was combined with Proposition No. 1. Proposition No. 3 was a $12,000,000
In the March election, by using an erroneous assessed valuation of the School District ($246 million
instead of $273 million), the proponent schools were able to understate their property tax revenue by
$730,000. Some local business interests who opposed the propTirtiorhen countered the schools mis-
representations by placing large unsigned ads which contained some truths and half-truths in an attempt
to defeat the propositions. On March 27th, the propositions were soundly defeated.
Hoping to avoid further waste of taxpayers money the Federation met with representatives of the
schools. On May 31, having heard the proponent schools' positions and having reviewed the valid objec-
tions of the opponents, the Federation makes the following observations.
Proposition No. 1:
5 Mill Renewal
In order to maintain present services, it is felt that
this request is reasonable and extremely necessary.
Proposition No. 2:
Additional 4 Mill Increase
A. Although appearing otherwise, this 4 Mill request
will actually generate $300,000 more in property
taxes (based on the true assessed value of $273
million) than the Schools claimed they would derive
with their 5% Mill request on March 27 using a
grossly understated assessed valuation of $245 million.
B. The School Board has been unable to justify such a
drastic increase when forced to use accurate financial
figures. In addition, school proponents continued to
use false figures even though they were shown to be
C. It is found that school literature promoting the
increases is deceptive and consciously misrepresents
the truth. School proponents claim that an $8,000,000
Bond Issue "will not cost the taxpayers one cent or
will in no way increase your taxes." This is simply
D. It is questionable whether any issue should be
passed when students have been used as vehicles to
transmit empty threats to parents. There is no reason
that information that is factual cannot go direct to
E. Because of higher appraisals and new business
coming into Southfield, additional tax revenues will
be generated to create a sufficient source to meet the
schools' request without this Mill increase.
Proposition No. 3:
$8,000,000 Bond Issue
Although the Federation feels that Proposition No. 3
is necessary in order to keep school construction
programs ahead of student population growth, it must
be made clear that it does not therein condone the
action" of the School Board whereby they have com
pletely disregarded the homeowners rights in. an
attempt to place a Junior High School in the Bedford
Villa area via condemnation of private property while
other more suitable property is available.
I No 3: YES
Southfield Federation of Civic Associations, Inc.
Southfield Taxpayers League, Inc.