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October 11, 1968 - Image 26

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-10-11

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Danny Raskin's


Violinist Michae I Rabin Named
Artist at Annual Balfour Concert

A distinguished American violin-
ist, Michael Rabin, will be the fea-
tured artist at the annual Balfour
Concert of the Zionist Organization
of Detroit, in Ford Auditorium,
Nov. 24.
Dr. Sidney Friedlaender, chair-
man of the concert committee,
stated in his announcement that the
guest artist, Michael Rabin, 31, has
been acclaimed by Maestro Dimitri
Mitropoulos as "a violin genius
equipped with all that is necessary
to be a great artist."
Dr. Friedlaender announced
IT WAS ONLY 14 years ago,
that Rabin will appear with the
back in 1954, that a young Hills-
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
dale College halfback was making
sports headlines with football All-
American honors . . . and more as
a member of the Detroit Lions pro-
fessional gridiron squad and the
Toronto Argonauts in the Cana-
dian League . . . Today, he is
Judge Marvin Frankel, newly-ap-
pointed magistrate in Oak Park,
taking over the post held by Bur-
ton Shifman, who becomes city at-
torney ... Marvin left his football
career to finish his legal education
and graduated from Wayne Law
School in 1958 . . . A year ago, he
formed one-half of the law part-
nership of Frankel and Laiken
. . . The other half is Donald Lai-
ken, who was Marvin's fullback on
that 1954 Hillsdale team . . . Don-
ald leaves the ranks of bachelor-
hood after 36 years on Nov. 3,
when he and Susan Stewart say "I
do" . . . Marvin was officially
sworn in last week as Oak Park
municipal judge at a special coun-
under the direction of Sixten Ehr.
ling who is selecting an appro.
cil meeting .... following which a
priate program for the annual
party was given by Shirley Cash
event. Cooperating as program
and Arnold Blau in Shirley's realty
adviser is Jason nekton, music
offices .. . the proudest and sad-
director of Temple Beth El.
dest person was Marvin's mother,
Dorothy Frankel ... Her husband,
Rabin gave recitals all over the
Isadore Frankel, passed away four United States last season, and play-
years ago, before seeing their three ed with major symphony orches-
sons all become professional men tras, as well. He has continued to
.. . Marvin's brother Maurice is astound critics and public with his
a prominent surgeon and Jerome technique and musical taste. He
receives his medical degree in made his 12th extensive concert
June . . . At the party, besides tour of Europe.
friends and officials of Oak Park,
Last fall, Rabin gave a recital in
were his lovely wife, Marlene and New York which drew raves from
their four children, two girls and the critics.
two boys.
During the summer he appeared
. . . To sum up Marvin in a few
words would be just to say he's a with the New York Philharmonic
Orchestra under Lorin Maazel in
real swell guy . . . but there's
the opening of the orchestra's third
more to it than that ... He knows summer season in area parks. A
people, is understanding and
crowd estimated at more than
quietly gives of himself in assist-
60,000 cheered Rabin in Sheep Mea-
ing others with their problems ...
dow in New York City's Central
This is why Mary will make a Park.
good judge . . . "I take over my
It was while flying back and
office the day after I atone for my
sins," remarked Marvin . . . And forth across the United States that
went over the 500,000 com-
so it was, on Thursday, Oct. 3,
1968, the morning after Yom Kip- mercial air miles mark. On his
pur, that Marvin Frankel wore his recent tour of Australia and New
robes for the first time as the new Zealand, he traveled 31,000 miles
by plane and thereby earned the
municipal judge of Oak Park.
reputation of being "the most trav-
' RUNNING INTO THE kitchen, eled American violin virtuoso"
little Ronnie Klavens called moth- before the public today.
er, Ruth, and said he and the boy
During the spring of 1966 Rabin
next door were going to play ele-
phants in the zoo and wanted her literally flew up and down the
playing concerts in Norway,
to help them . . . Ruth asked what
in the world she could do to help
them . . . and little Ronnie ex- State, 16 Cities Included
plained, "Gee, you can help lots.
You be the nice lady who comes Among Those in U.S. That
and gives the elephants peanuts Liberalized Housing Laws
and candy."
The first half of 1968 was "the
AL SELICK, the "Oh, Henry" most fruitful six-month period in
candy bar king to so many thou- the history of the United States"
sands of kiddies . . . especially for legislative progress protecting
those in the hospitals where Al al- civil rights, according to a nation-
ways visits and sends candy ... is wide survey conducted by the Anti-
on his own now with a new candy Defamation League of Bnai Brith.
brokerage throughout the state ...
The findings of the survey were
Al is still handling the "Oh, Hen- revealed in Law, a League publi-
ry" bars but is going to be cation which reports regularly on
doubly popular now . . . His other
legislation in the civil rights field.
product is bubble gum!
Michigan passed a fair housing
ly, ladies' wear salesman Julius act broadening the jurisdiction of
Grossman was detained in a small its Civil Rights Commission. In ad-
town because heavy rains had dition, fair housing ordinances
caused a washout on the railroad- were passed in Bay City, Benton
... looks
"This like the big flood," Harbor, East Grand Rapid s,
he observed to a waitress in the Grandville, Inkster, Livonia, Mount
local hotel . .. "The what?" she Clemens, Miles, Oak Park, North-
,asked . . . "The big flood," Julius ville and Wyoming.
Flint, Saginaw, Pontiac, Ply-
repeated. "You know the flood,
when Noah saved the animals on mouth and Birmingham approved
the ark. You must have read about in referendums fair housing ord-
that." . . . The waitress assured inances previously adopted by
him gravely, "Mister, on account their city councils. Only Jackson
of all this rain, I ain't seen a defeated such an ordinance in
a newspaper.



Denmark, England, Germany,
Spain, Rhodesia and South Africa.
The Rabin family includes an-
other musician besides violinists
father and son. Rabin's mother was
a member of the piano faculty of
Juilliard School of Music for many
years. Michael began his study of
the piano a the age of 5, and
two years later the gift of a wiolin
from a family friend led him to
become interested in that instru-
ment. Realizing his son possessed
a bona fide talent, the senior Rabin
took the boy to Ivan Galamian at
the Juilliard School.
Rabin's professional debut was
on the Bell Telephone Hour at the
age of 13. The same year he made
his orchestral debut with the Na-
tional Orchestral Association.


Friday, October 11, 1968-27

Apartments Under Way in Westland; 160 Units

A native Israeli, Dave Pink, and
his wife Cyproa, are owners of
Michigan's newest _major multi-
family housing program and the
first to have mortgage insurance
processed under the FHA's accel-
erated multifamily processing pro-
gram in this area.
The ground breaking for Venoy
Garden Apartments in the city of
Westland took place Sept. 26.
The 160-unit, $2,750,000 develop-
ment will contain 20 buildings, in-

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