'Where I Stand,' Hank Greenspun's Life of Exploints
By RABBI SAMUEL SILVER
(A Seven Arts Feature)
One of the authentic heroes at
our nation is Hank Greenspun of
Editor of the Las Vegas Sun,
Greenspun is the closest we have
in our nation today to a hard-hit-
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ting, crusading and highly opin-
ionated Horace Greeley.
Greenspun's opinions are usually
He never did like Snarling Joe
McCarthy, whose shadow still hov-
ers over our nation, making even
so liberal a president as LBJ feel
that he must prove he is more
anti-Communist than any one of his
opponents. Throughout the Joe Mc-
Carthy era, Greenspun kept pound-
ing on him and once even person-
ally excoriated him to his face.
He was one of a very few who
stood up to the Wisconsinner.
In Nevada, the late Senator Pat
McCarran was once sup r en e.
Greenspun stood up to him, too,
and McCarran moved Washington
and earth to discomfit Greenspun.
But the latter stood his ground.
Jewishly, Greenspun is a stal-
wart champion of his faith.
What Hank did during the Israel
War for Independence back in 1948
is incredible. He underwent hair-
breadth adventures to get arms for
the Haganah. He risked his marri-
age and his life in as exciting a
series of exploits as was ever fan-
tasized by any novelist.
The story of Greenspun's life has
been told by Alex Pelle and him-
self in a breath-taking book called
"Where I Stand" (published by
That book would make a movie
surpassing in excitement anything
that Hollywood has produced. I
wondered why it his not yet been
I discovered the book recently.
I gulped it down in one swallow.
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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, August 2, 1968-7
in offering this salute to a very Hebrew High School Has Judaism Courses in English
WORCESTER (JTA) — The new ited or non-existent.
Community Hebrew High School, . Dr. Robert Salomon, co-chairman
which has completed its first year of the high school's board, report-
Story Published by McKay
under sponsorship of the Jewish ing the project, said that, in line
He was born in Flatbush, Aug. Welfare Federation, will offer in with the educational policies of
27, 1909, grandson of a cantor who September an extensive curricu- the intensive Hebrew courses, sub-
had once served the Limehouse lum in Jewish courses taught in ject matter and teaching would be
Synagogue in London and the first English to interested students factual and free from any ideo-
Greenspun to find his way to whose knowledge of Hebrew is lim- logical partisanship.
America. He now runs one of the
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most successful crusading news-
papers in the country, the Las
Vegas Sun, an editor-publisher, as
A. J. Liebling once commented,
"of a type popularly supposed to
have gone with derringer pistols
and the Gold Rush."
In the 57 years since that August
in 1909, Hank Greenspun has trav-
eled a long distance, lived in a
number of places and done a num-
ber of remarkable things.
For instance: run guns for Ha-
ganah, Israel's volunteer army
before it became a state. For
that Greenspun risked and lost
his American citizenship, a citi-
zenship reinstated several years
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For instance: talked back to Sen-
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pages of the Las Vegas Sun when
mal dining room, multiple baths,
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to do so was to be certain to be
eating area, basement, family room
formal dining room, utility room,
recreation room, 21/2 baths, terrace,
with built-in bar and 2-car attached
called a Communist.
garage. Price includes built-in dou-
21/2-car garage, marble foyer, im-
For instance: blasted out at the
ble oven, dishwasher, refrigerator,
ported crystal fixtures, refrigerator,
freezer, double oven, range, maid's
high-handedness of Senator Pat Mc-
quarters and many electronic ex-
and maid's room. All this on an
Carran, "King of Nevada," and
extra sized lot. $59,500. LI 8-1500.
tras. Call for appointment. $135,000.
feuded with Westbrook Pegler.
As Sammy Davis, Jr., says: "I've
Southfield ranch on a 1 acre wooded
known Hank Greenspan for years.
lot. Beautiful view of yard. Features
Contemporary home in Southfield.
nestled in a
It's time everybody did and now
room, utility room. fireplace, slate
wooded lot. Family room With
vestibule, 2 baths and 1 1/2-car at-
beamed cathedral ceiling, fireplace
and wet bar. 3 bedrooms, 2 full
What Davis refers to is Hank tached garage. Birmingham School
baths, recreation room with wet bar,
Greenspun's new book, "Where I District. $42,500. EL 7-5414.
flagstone foyer, air conditioned, and
a circular drive leading to a 2-car
Stand" — published by McKay — a
attached garage. Includes automatic
lively record of the exploits, opin-
sprinklers, drapes, carpeting and
And built-in color TV indicate just
ions, feuds, and antics of this re-
more. Built in 1962. $61,700.
some of the quality built into every
markable man. "Where I Stand"
room of this Southfield executive
ranch. 3 large bedrooms, multiple
has been written in collaboration
baths, family room with fireplace,
Live modern—Treat yourself to the
with Alex Pelle, who collaborated
dishwasher, breakfast nook, dining
design can give you.
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with Jean-Pierre Hallet on the re-
Southfield 4-bedroom home with
with circular drive and much
room, family room
cent bestseller, Congo Kitabu rage
much more. $66,900. LI 8.1500.
with fireplace, utility room, multiple
If "Where I Stand" has a
2-car attached garage, tiled recrea-
A really large house in Detroit for
theme, it's that of a man's doing
the low price of $27,000. Very nice
bedroom off family room. Call for
neighborhood. 3 bedrooms plus an
what he thinks best now, and
appointment. $45,900. t.1 1-1500.
extra one in basement which also
worrying about the consequences
has a recreation room. Dining room,
21/2 baths, covered terrace and 2-car
later. Such a principle motivated
In the beautiful family room is just
garage. Immediate occupancy — call
Greenspun's riskin g his citizen-
of the rich features of this 3-
for appointment. EL 7-5414.
bedroom brick ranch. There's an
ship to give Israel help when
area in the kitchen which
HERE IT IS f
help was very much needed. Such
also has a kitchen and dishwasher.
A 3-bedroom home in a fine neigh-
basement, 19' living room,
a principle led Greenspun to talk
borhood in Oak Park for only
wall to wall carpeting throughout,
$16,000. Cedar shake ranch in top
back to McCarthy and McCar-
central air conditioning and built-in
condition with a dining L, kitchen
sprinkling system.. Located in Oak
ran when others were afraid to.
with table space, utility room, 11/2
Park. All for $32,500. LI 8-1500.
baths, 11/2-car garage, . carpeting,
Such principles have made him
drapes, washer and dryer. Don't
one of the most vocal oppon•
miss out. this is really an opportu-
Centrally air conditioned, brick and
nity. LI 8-1500.
ents of the hoodlum fringe of
aluminum Colonial. Family room
with fireplace. formal dining room,
PERFECT STARTER HOME
tiled basement, 21/2 baths, patio and
Hank Greenspun is not the tight-
Or excellent retireees spot. A 1 1/2-
2-car attached garage, Only 4 years
story aluminum-sided home with 3
lipped, dead-serious variety of cru-
and includes carpeting and drapes
bedroms, fine kitchen with table
throughout, oven, stove, dishwasher
sader a recital of his good deeds
space, full basement with finished
and available pool membership. Lo-
recreation room and mint condition
might lead one to think. Operating
cated in Southfield for $44,700.
throughout. $14,900. This is a home
Side by side with his determination
you can't overlook. EL 7-5414.
to speak out has been a sense of
the ridiculous, a sense of perspec-
Never paint again! Oak Park 2-bed-
Very clean 2-bedroom ranch featur-
just made for newly-
tive. He is well known for his
ing a wonderful recreation room
weds. Low price of only $13,900 for
with wet bar. Covered terrace, 11>-
good sense and good humor, and
dining L, kitchen with table space,
garage, separate dining room.
utility room, new furnace, washer,
hiS book is filled with both. If he car
drapes and all new carpeting. This
dryer, stove, refrigerator, drapes
has made a lot of enemies, he's got
is the kind of home you'll want to
and curtains. Don't wait—this could
be your dream home. LI 8-1500.
more good friends—besides, his
Priced at only $20,500. LI 8-1500.
kind of enemies are the kind most
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tiled basement with utility room,
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security deposit. This will not last—
11/2-car garage, enclosed porch and
personifying Hank Greenspun,"
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