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September 22, 1967 - Image 35

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-09-22

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New Viking, Random Volumes Reveal Great Art of Child ren's Book-Writing

A new school year is accom-
panied by an outstanding new pro-
duct of excellent children's books.
The art of story-writing for young-
sters has become among important
in book publishing and many of
the new books that have just been
issued emphasize the progress at-
tained in the area of book produc-
tion for the young.
There is great charm in many
of the new children's books. And
some are very unique.
For instance, the new Random
House "4 Take Along Books," con-
taining four story books in a single

"The Cat in the Hat Song Book."
plastic cover that can be carried,
In it there are 19 Seuss-songs
before opening, as a valise, is cer-
tain to excite youngsters receiving for beginning singers" with piano
score and guitar chords by Eu-
them as a gift. Authored by P. D.
Eastman, this package, entitled gene Poddany. It's a fantastic
"Everything Happens to Aaron," work with a "Super-Supper"
song, music for ditties like "In
has stories for Autumn, Winter,
Spring and Summer. The seasons, My Bureau Drawer," "The No
the animals, the exciting exper- Laugh Race — A Party Game
Song," "Cry a Pint" and many
iences—all combine to make good
stories, certain to entertain the pos- others. It's a delightful work.
Add to the "Cat in the Hat"
sessor of this attractively-gotten-
series another Seuss book — "The
up set of readers.
To Random House goes special Cat in the Hat in English and
credit for novel book for chil- French" — a book of verses in
dren—a songster. Its part of the both languages. It is an especially
Dr. Seuss works—under the title valuable work for youths studying

Germany's Aid
to Israel to Reach

Snow in Sinai

$40,000,000 in 1967

BONN (JTA) — Franz Josef
Strauss, West German finance
minister, said he believed aid to
Israel this year would be about
160,000,000 marks ($40.000,000).
equivalent to the aid given last
year. He cited this figure during
a press conference on West Ger-
many's economic situation, in re-
ply to a question from the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency.
Declaring that a part of the cur-
rent aid for Israel had already
been earmarked, the finance min-
ister added that budget committees
of the West German Parliament
would have to approve the action
but that there was no doubt such
approval would be given. It was
indicated that an economic aid
agreement will be signed soon
with Israel.

Early American
Rooms, Architecture
in Two Paperbacks

"While the court of the `Sun
Monarch' was blazing in false
splendor in Versailles, against a
background of gilt and mirrors
and crystal, the men of Connecti-
cut . . . were gravely going about
their task of hewing homesteads
from the wilderness and helping
to lay the foundations of a great
Republic." History has proved
their labors to be richly rewarded,
for early American homes and
their furnishings are now highly
prized not only as a valuable part
of our national heritage but also
for their artistic merit.
A fine example of a home dat-
ing from the 1650s is the Paul
Revere House in Boston, which
consisted of an entry with stairs
to the second-floor bedroom, an
all-purpose "hall" at one side of
the entry, and an extra room at
the rear.
This room, along with 11 others,
can be visited by taking a motor
trip through Massachusetts, New
York, Connecticut, and Pennsyl-
vania, or by reading "Early
American Rooms: 1650-1858,"
edited by Russell ilawes Kettell,
and now reprinted by Dover in
paperback. In addition to the Paul
Revere House, the reader tours
an 18th-century Connecticut parlor,
a mid-18th-century Massachusetts
tavern, an ornate parlor from 18th-
century Philadelphia, a Virginian
assembly room of Washington's
time, a New Jersey Empire parlor,
a mid-Victorian parlor in New
York City, and five other ex-
amples of American interior decor.
In "Domestic Architecture of the
American Colonies and of the
Early Republic," Fiske Kimball
(1888-1955) describes early Ameri-
can homes built between 1620 and
1825. The author, a noted architect,
director of the Philadelphia Muse-
um of Art, and a leading figure
in the restorations of Williams-
burg, Jefferson's Montecello, and
other important buildings, based
his study on nearly 200 homes for
which it was possible to determine
the date of construction and the
original form.
Now reprinted by Dover in
Paperback, "Domestic Architec-
ture," a pioneer work in its field,
is of great value to architects,
antiquarians, historians and gen-
eral readers interested in an im-
portant phase of American art.

By DAVID SCHWARTZ

Inc.)
According to a story in an Is-
raeli paper, the Egyptians say their
present position is misunderstood
by the outside world. They are
pursuing, they say, a positive ac-
tive strategy at present. They have
taken a leaf from the story of the
Napoleonic wars.
How was the great Napoleon ig-
nominously defeated in Russia?
The Russians simply drew the
French forces further and further
into the interior of their country

(Copyright 1967, JTA

and then waited for the snows to
fall. When the snows came, the

French troops melted way, and
Napoleon was glad to escape—
minus his army.
So the Egyptians are waiting for
the snow to fall in Sinai!
No one has ever heard of snow
falling in Sinai, but then, you
never can tell. Maybe the "Roo-
sians" can invent snow-producing
machines for military purposes,
which they can furnish Egypt. It
would be a truly great military in-
vention, but so far, it seems, the
Lord can do a few things the Com-
munists can't.
The Israelis should be fairly
comfortable in Sinai. They've had
prior experience there. They got
the Ten Commandments there and
they had "manna" there.
Nowadays, they need money.
Manna and money. Pronounced a
little different, but it all comes to
the same thing. At the Waldorf-
Astoria Hotel this past week, a
campaign was launched to sell five
hundred million dollars worth of
Israel Bonds.
It should not be difficult to sell
five hundred millions worth.
All you need to do is make a tel-
ephone call to Peoria, Ill., and ask
for Sam Rothberg. If they don't
know where to find him, tell them
that he is the president of the
Orthodox Jewish synagogue there.
He is also the chief campaign man-
ager for Israel Bonds. He ras raised
millions for the United Jewish Ap-
peal. for the Hebrew University.
for the Truman Center for Peace
and a half do:en other things.
It is said he has a bag always
packed at his home ready for a
trip so he doesn't have to waste
time making preparations. As the
Talmud says, "Sixty racers cannot
reach the man who takes his meals
early in the morning."
Perhaps another reason why
Rothberg is effective is that he
knows whereof he speaks. In 1948.
during the Israeli War for Libera-
tion, he was in Jerusalem—right
where the bullets were falling.
He is 55 years old. He retired
from business a year ago. He did
not wait to get Social Security.
He started out in life as a bac-
teriologist and chemist. A good
Zionist should always begin as a
chemist, as was the case with Dr.
Chaim Weizmann, one of the most
famous chemists of his day.
Knowing chemistry especially
helps in raising money. Sometimes
a man offers to buy a $500 bond,
but give him a little more oxygen,
and he will buy a $1,000 bond in-
stead.
Speaking of Dr. Weizmann, he
must be happy Upstairs, to know
that his nephew, Gen. Ozer Weiz-
mann, was at the Israel Bond Con-
ference. Dr. Weizmann's own son
was also an aviator, one of those
killed fighting the Germans. That ,
son, no doubt; would have helped:

Israel in the Six-Day War, if he
had lived. Instead, his nephew
served, and no little. of the credit
for the Israeli victory is due to
his training of the Israeli air force.
Gen. Weizmann was born in a
city invented only a few years
after the Wright brothers proved
the feasibility of the airplane.
It was in 1909 that a group of
Jews decided to} start a new town,
make a new invention, convert a
sand dune into a town. Sixty
houses were erected on the out-
skirts of Jaffa,'and Nahum Sokb-
low, the Zionist leader, suggested
that it be called Tel Aviv.
Yes, everyone agreid, there was
the telephone, the telegraph and
soon-to-come television, so why
should there not be a Tel Aviv? It,
too, was a great invention.
Gen. Weizmann is a native of
Tel Aviv; in the history of that
city, his name will forever be re-
called.

French. It will be helpful in lan-
guage study while it will enter-
tain. It could well be considered
one of the best ways of studying
the French language. This; too, is
a Random publication.
Dog-lovers among the very young
will get a thrill out of the splen-
didly-told and beautifully-illustrat-
ed "The Digging-est Dog" by Al
Perkins. Eric Gurney is the illus-
trator. The dog Duge digs, his as-
sociates in this dog story add to
the hilarity of the rapidly moving
and interest-holding story.
Another excellent youngsters'
tale issued by Random House is
"Haber Loses His Crown." Laurent
De Brunhoff, the story-teller and
illustrator, tells a story about the
King of the Elephants who takes
a trip to Paris with his family. It's
a "travelogue" with humor and ad-
venture.
Much credit is due Viking

Press for the series of "how and
why stories" in "How the Peo-
ple Sang the Mountains Up" by
Maria Leach, illustrated by Glen
Rounds. There are scores of
marvelous short stories, some
less than a page long, in this
160-page book. Notes appended
indicate the extent of the scho-
larly effort that has gone into
the making of this book about
people, events, animals, etc. -
Viking Press is preparing many

more interesting stories for young-
sters and a brief little booklet
about Tito Yashima's "Seashore
Story" due soon points to the splen-
did tasks of book-making for chil-
dren.

THE DETROIT. JEWISH NEWS
Friday, September 22, 1967-35

New Type of Infiltrator

HAIFA (ZINS) — A new type
of infiltrator recently appeared in
Israel; it involves Arab refugees
from the Eastern part of Jordan
who enter Israel illegally not for
the purpose of carrying out acts of
terrorism but to find employment
on Jewish farms. With the aid of
their relatives they find a job
for three pounds ($1 a day). Their
productivity is high since they work
longer hours. After studying basic
Hebrew they demand a higher com-
pensation but even then wages are
much lower as a permanent Arab
settler who receives 12 pounds a

day ($4).

There are times when one would
like to hang the whole human
race, and finish the farce.

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New Highway Opened
Between Sodom, Eilat

TEL AVIV (JTA) — President
Zalman Shazar, Labor Minister
Yigal Allon and Tourism Minister
Moshe Kol were present Tuesday
at ceremonies near the town of
Sodom marking the opening of a
new highway from the port of
Eilat to the Dead Sea.
The road, 104 miles long and 22
feet wide, was built in seven years
at a cost of $8,300,000. Officials
said it would cut substantially the
expense of shipping potash and
other Dead Sea chemicals to Eilat
Tuesday also marked the open-
ing of another new road, between
Kibutz Dan and Banias in occu-
pied Syria. Built at a cost of
$283,000, this road will link the
Israel highway network with high-
ways on the Syrian heights. Com-
pletion was also announced of
repairs to roads on the Syrian
heights which had been damaged
during the recent war.

Young Leadership Told
of Welfare Challenge

PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — Pro-
posals for restrictions of Jewish
and other sectarian health and
welfare programs because of in-
creased governmental involvement
in - such programs were rejected
here by a federation executive at
the Atlantic Northeast Young
Leadership Regional Conference.
The conference was sponsored
jointly by the United Jewish Ap-
peal and the Council of Jewish
Federations and Welfare Funds.
Rabbi Herbert A. Friedman,
UJA executive vice chairman, de-
clared that the French government
no longer could be considered
friendly to Israel, the British were
withdrawing support and the Soviet
Union was backing the Arab mili-
tarists. "The United States is Is-
rael's only firm ally," he said but
he voiced doubt as to how far out
on a limb the State Department
would go in the event of renewed
warfare.

Surgical Intensive Care Unit

BOSTON (JTA) — Beth Israel
Hospital has opened a Surgical In-
tensive Care facility to provide 24-
hour care for severely ill patients,
including surgical patients and
those who need respiratory sup-

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