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March 22, 1968 - Image 48

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-03-22

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Campaign Divisions Register Unprecedented
Progress; Woinen's Phonogift Reaches 10,000

Unprecedented responses a n d the Sinai and routed the Egyptian solicitations section will hold its
progressive results of the numer- armored divisions in the desert, report meeting noon to 2 p.m. Sun-
ous divisions in the current Allied at its annual dinner March 13 at day at the Zionist Cultural Center.
Jewish Campaign-Israel Emer- Raleigh House. Chairman George Workers have been asked to turn
gency Fund were indicated in the M. Zeltzer reported increases of in their kits at this time, and there
reports submitted at the opening 100 per cent marked individual con- will be a telephone follow-up for
campaign dinner at the Jewish tributions announced at the meet- those who could not complete their
Center on Wednesday • ing. cards.
Israeli Consul General Michael
The first major campaign re-
Many non-Jews, as was experi-
Arnon called on members of the port meeting will be at a lun-
enced in 1967, are making contri-
Mercantile Division during their cheon March 29 at the Fred M.
butions to the Israel Emergency
meeting March 12 at the Furniture Butzel Memorial Building, when Fund.
Club to "remember the achieve- division leaders will report on
A repeated gift was received
ments of Israel and remember the results of continued solicitations. this week from Dr. I. Z. Silvarman
human story."
With all fund-raising meetings in behalf of Emmitt Olinger, of
"It is with your help that in of divisions completed, the cam- 9541 Brockton. Olinger, a middle-
only 20 years Israel has developed paign proceeds with a series of aged semi-skilled factory worker
into an important nation, a place report meetings as the campaign who is troubled with emphysema,
of refuge," Arnon said. "Now, progresses to its May 8 closing. had given $20 to the Israel Emerg-
more planes, more hospitals, more
The metropolitan division will ency Fund last year. Last week he
schools, more strength are the have its first report, 10 a.m. to 1 contributed $30 through Dr. Silvar-
only convincing argument against p.m., Sunday, at the Zionist Cul- man, who doubled the sum in re-
attack that the Arabs will recog- tural Center, Southfield. mitting a check for $60 in Olinger's
nize. The fate of the next war
The Junior Division general name.
is being settled now. We (Israel)
will see to the planes and arma-
ments. You (world Jewry) must
see to the hospitals and schools,
if Israel is to survive."
The Women's Phonogift ended
(Continued from Page 1)
"Then," he declared, "we will
on Tuesday after nearly 800
avert war because we will be
and of the conditions which
volunteers had made more than
strong. By doing our part and
10,000 telephone calls to women presently deter it.
by you and we combining our
"If not for the encouragement
contributors. Mrs. Ben Moss-
forces, we will have notthing to
man, chairman of Phonogift, said given the Arab states by Russia,
that the reception to the phone the chances for peace would be
Gen. Yoffe had interesting com-
calls in the community was out- better," he declared. He pointed ments on the developing relation-
standing and that many women
ships between Israel and the Arab
called back to increase their ness for any eventuality and the states.
gifts after they had thought building of a strong economy, the
"We must have cool heads and
more about the needs in Israel. raising of the standards of living,
the expansion of educational efforts strong nerves," he said. "We can't
have peace, but we have security.
An increase marked
of 20 per
in by the building of more schools.
I don't think that in the near future
brunch of laundry and linen driv-
Resorting to the Hebrew word the Arab states will have the feel-
ers Local 285, held Sunday at the damim, which has the double ing that they can demolish Israel.
Furniture Club. Isaac Litwak, meaning of blood and money, the If they don't talk to us, we'll stay
president, and Arthur King, vice- hero of the Israel war in the Sinai where we are. The main desire on
president, chaired the fund-rais- Desert said there are two ways for the part of the Arabs to get their
ing meeting.
world Jewry to aid Israel — "by land back is military and none
The real estate division and coming to Israel and being with other. Now we are in a position to
building trades heard Brig. Gen. us" and by "brothers and friends,
solve the refugee problem. Now, in
Yeshayahu Gavish, commander of Jews and non-Jews, helping us the occupied areas, Arabs and
the forces which swept through build the country economically."
Jews are mingling together and
Arabs for the first time have free-
dom of movement. There is the
problem of saboteurs but the Arab
population is sick and tired of them
and they will be the first to come
to terms with us. They'll realize
that their dream of destroying Is-
rael is only a dream and they'll
find a way to line up with us."
Gen. Yoffe described how Hus-
sein had rushed into battle,
against Israel's appeals to re-
frain from entering the war, at
10 a.m. on Monday, June 5, when
Egypt already was beaten by
Israel's air force in the first
three hours of fighting, and
Syria entered the war 25 hours
Mercantile division members heard Ambassador Michael Arnon,
later. Hussein's actions, he said,
consul general of Israel in New York, speak on the needs of Israel at
"gave Israel the opportunity to
its March 12 meeting at the Furniture Club. Pictured are (from left)
restore the soul (Jerusalem) to
Warren D. Greenstone, division co-chairman; Arnon; Benjamin
the body (Israel). That was the
Frank, co-chairman; and David S. Mondry, executive committee
only occasion for jubilation in
the June war."

Mechanical Trades Raises $2,000,000

Mechanical Trades Division raised more than $2,000,000 for the
1968 Allied Jewish Campaign—Israel Emergency Fund at its meeting
last week at the Standard City Club after hearing Brig. Gen.
Yeshayahu Gavish, 42-year-old hero of the Six-Day War, who it'd
his armored divisions in a sweep of the Sinai. Pictured are (from
left) Maxwell Jospey, campaign co-chairman; Daniel M. Honigman,
dinner chairman; Gen. Gavish; Philip T. Warren, co-chairman, steel
section; Kaye G. Frank, division co-chairman; William Avrunin,
executive vice-president, Jewish Welfare Federation; and Merle
Earns, division co-chairman.

Gen. Yoffe Inspires Campaign Kick-Off Event

Arnon Addresses Mercantile Division

Corps of 800 Women Enrolled in Phonogift Effort

Gen. Yoffe's account of the man- remarks, stated that while Wednes-
ner in which Israel won- the war day's dinner meeting was the kick-
was a revealing declaration. He off function for the drive, the lead-
said that the Israelis, who have not ership was fully aware of the
been taught to hate the Arabs and already tabulated thousands of con-
do not hate them now but wish to tributors whose gifts represent
live amicably with them, were an- "impressive results." He explained
gered by the threats to destroy the that the advance solicitations are
country. He said it was "an accum- the only way of achieving the
ulating anger" and when he heard drive's objectives.
the signal on June 5 of "Red Car-
Deutsch and Jospey, who alter-
pet," which meant for him to pro- nated in presiding at the dinner,
ceed in battle, it was the begin- took into account the enthusiasm
ning of the act of ending the ten- of the volunteer workers as an as-
sions, of putting an end to empty surance that new records for
talk. He said one of the secrets of generous giving will be set in this
Israel's success was that anger be- year's drive.
cause "never before did such an
Deutsch reviewed the previous
angry army get into action."
accomplishments, told of current
He explained also that two sod- objectives, praised the leadership
eties were in conflict, that Israelis of Safran under whose presidency
had a sense of identification and of the Federation Allied Jewish
that the Egyptians, while their sol- Campaign incomes grew yearly,
diers fought well, soon lost it— and introduced the division heads.
"because they did not identify
Jospey expressed pride in
themselves with their people and
"this good community which has
their state" while Israelis "fought
a strong sense of identification
not only for Jews in Israel and
with world Jewry." He declared
their security but also for the idea
that "no challenge is too great
that was born 20 years ago."
for us" and spoke of "the privi-
lege of being associated in the
Gen. Yoffe won the hearts of
great endeavor."
his audience not only with his
factual declarations but also with
Jospey presided over the period
his sense of humor. Commencing of reports by division heads. Paul
his speech immediately after the Broder, president of Detroit Serv-
reports of progress by campaign ice Group, called for reports from
divisions, he said, he, too, had a various section heads and progress
report: of the capture of 365 in their divisions was announced
tanks in the Sinai Desert on June by Warren Greenstone, George
5. And turning to his friend Gen. Zeltzer, Louis Zuckerman, Ben
S. L. A. Marshall, who was one Mossman, Albert Colman, Richard
of the guests at the dinner, he Kux and Merle Harris.
Louis E. Barden reported for the
reminded him that the Detroit
military expert told hint last metropolitan division and an-
July: "You ruined the art of war nouncements of large increases
were reported by Michael J. Her-
In introducing the general, manoff and Mrs. I. Jerome Hauser
the junior and women's divi-
Deutsch quoted Yoffe's statement for
about himself: "I have the rank of sions, respectively.
In his invocation, Rabbi James
a brigadier general, hold the com-
prayed for the speedy re-
mand of a major general, do the
job of a full general—and receive covery and early return to the
service of his people of Gen. Moshe
the pay of a captain."
Dayan, Israel's defense minister,
Hyman Safran, Jewish Welfare who was injured in an archaeologi-
Federation president, in his opening cal cave-in at Holon that morning.

Real Estate Division Spurs Drive

Mrs. Ben Mossman, chairman of Phonogift (center), directed a corps of 800 women who made tele-
phone calls and picked up contributions for 10 days just prior to the campaign opening on Wednesday.
Even the fall of three inches of snow one evening did not deter the volunteers from reaching head-
quarters at the Zionist Cultural Center in Southfield to make phone calls in their quest for women's
gifts to the Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund.

Real esta to and building trades division members held a
successful meeting at Raleigh House March 13 with more than 100
workers for the Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund.
Pictured are (from left) N. Brewster Broder, division co-chairman;
Sidney Kaye, associate chairman; George M. Zeltzer, division chair-
man; and Alfred L. Deutsch, campaign chairman.

48—Friday, March 22, 1968


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