Adolph Deutsch's Memory Honored;
Record of Achievements Acclaimed
Adolph Deutsch, founder and
chairman of the board of Ameri-
can Savings and Loan Association
and for several decades one of De-
troit's distinguished citizens, died
last Saturday at the age of 86.
Funeral services were held Mon-
day noon at the Bnai Moshe Syna-
gogue, which the deceased served
as president, and the tribute by
Rabbi Moses Lehrman echoed
the tributes to his memory that
LATE ADOLPH DEUTSCH
are pouring in from scores of in-
dividuals and community groups.
The synagogue's sanctuary was
filled to capacity. The El Mole
was recited by Cantor Louis Klein.
A self-made man in the true
Horatio Alger tradition, Adolph
Deutsch left as his memorial a
praiseworthy record of achieve-
ments in his personal, religious and
business life when he passed away.
just a few months after his 86th
Highlight of his last year was
the celebration of the 20th anni- '
versary of American Savings and
Loan Association, which he found-
ed at an age when most men are
thinking of retirement. The asso-
ciation, culmination of a life of
fruitful business activity, grew
under the leadership of Adolph
Deutsch and his sons, Alfred and
Charles, into a 5191.000.000 con-
Born in Ercsi, Hungary, son of
a grain broker, Adolph Deutsch
was educated at the University
of Budapest. He came as a young
man to the United States at the
turn of the century. Though he '
had only $10 in his pocket, the
young Deutsch had other assets
—a good mind and a firm pur-
pose—to make something of him-
Goldmann May Retire
as President of WZO
TEL AVIV (ZINS) — The Israeli
press reports that Dr. Nahum
Goldmann has decided to resign as
president of the World Zionist Or-
ganization, and of the World Jewish
Dr. Goldmann based the move on
his age, 73. The press notes that
Dr. Goldmann had expressed the
wish to leave his dual office prior
to the previous congress, but later
This time. however, as some put
it. Dr. Goldmann is really planning
to resign because of his failure to
effect a change in the structure of
the World Zionist OrgLnization, and
to draw a substantial following to
The same sources concede that
there has been little harmony be- i
tween him and the agency leader-
ship. It is rumored in the Zionist
Actions Committee that the coming
congress might not elect a presi-
dent, but only a chairman of the
Chicago Federation Agencies
Set $49,000,000 Budget for 1968
CHICAGO (JTA)—Agencies af-
filiated with the Jewish Federa-
tion of Metropolitan Chicago have
a record 1968 budget of $49,180,524
to provide health and welfare serv-
ices in Chicago and its suburbs,
Abram D. Davis, president of the
federation, reported to its 68th
anniversary dinner. He announced .
that federation had allocated '
57.000.000, an all time high, to
meet the operating deficits of its
self and build a worthwhile life
as an American and a Jew.
His first job, in a New York
steamship office, paid him $5 a
week. There his ability in five
languages, his warmth and energy
soon brought him his first raise-
50 cents. Two years later he and
his brother, the late Anthony
Deutsch, opened their own steam-
ship ticket office.
Though his first business venture
was a success, Deutsch looked for
new fields to conquer, and found
them in the banking business. He
allied himself with the Newcastle
Bank in Pennsylvania. There, as
head of the foreign desk, he soon
found himself occupied not only
with the banking business of the
city's foreign born, but with their
legal and personal problems as
Mr. Deutsch felt the town offered
limited opportunity for the future.
He moved his wife and family to
Detroit. became branch manager
in Small Israeli Car
January 26, 1968
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Romania,
tF YOU TURN TM
which recently bought 80 Leyland
buses assembled in Israel, has ex-
pressed interest in the Israeli-as-
SPUDS DOWN YOU WONT
of the old Bank of Detroit and quit sembled Gilbo car, a small vehicle
FIND A NMI WIN. THAN
the bank in 1921 to establish an in- in the style of the British sports-
vestment agency in the National car, the Triumph. The Gilbo bodies
Bank Building. There followed the ' are made of fiberglass, and the
Citizens Mortgage Co., which he Romanians are interested in ac-
founded, and other enterprises, quiring knowhow in the production
mike whkrks, Detroit.
culminating in American Savings of fiberglass.
Along the way, he experienced
life's bitter moments as well as its
REAL ESTATE SALESPEOPLE
sweet. A son, Lt. (1.g.) Robert S.
Deutsch. died of leukemia while
If you want to sell REAL ESTATE for a new company
in the Navy service. Robert's son
where opportunity and ethical practices prevail, then be
James is also deceased.
one of the few selected to form our sales staff. Present
Mr. Deptsch, 18211 Prairie, was
experience is not necessarily essential as an excellent
a member of Knollwood Country
training program is available. As a member, participation
Club, Lion Lodge F&AM and Mos-
in various real estate investments will be offered to you.
To honor Mr. Deutsch's 86th
birthday, a group of friends set
Phone for an appointment
up the Adolph Deutsch Educa•
tional and Scholarship Fund at
the Jewish Welfare Federation.
He is survived by his wife Erszi:
two sons, Alfred L. Deutsch and
Charles L. Dodge of Flint; and
19363 Jas. C
Joe Medwed Real Estate
Metropolitan Detroit B'nai B'rith Men's and Women's Councils
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