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November 01, 1968 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-11-01

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Nederlander
in Race for
TIM Regent

Robert Nederlander, a practicing
attorney and vice president of the
Nederlander Theatrical Corpora-
tion (Detroit's Fisher Theater),
has been nomi-
nated by the
Democratic Par-
ty for the position
of regent of the
University of
Michigan, elec-
tive November 5.
During his
seven years at
the University of
Michigan, b oth
as a graduate
student in t h e
university's 1 a w
school, h e n o t Nederlander
only gained an insight into the uni-
versity's problems as they per-
tained to the student body, but he
developed an interest in university
matters which has increased dur-
ing the intervening years. Bob
Nederlander was captain of the
1955 Big 10 Championship Tennis
Team and the recipient of the
Fielding H. Yost award for out-
standing scholarship, athletics and
leadership.
Problems confronting the regents
include financing, faculty recruit-
ing, continuing the university's
branch programs, furthering the
residential and community college
concept, improving student-univer-
sity relationships and making edu-
cation at the university available
to all qualified students.

Kuhn's Platform
for Prosecutor

Ann Arbor to Honor Revered Citizen, Symphony to Have
Osias Zwerdling, at Reception Sunday Stern as Soloist

Osias Zwerdling, dean of the Ann
Arbor Jewish community, will be
honored at a reception on the occa-
sion of his 90th birthday 3-5 p.m.
at the Beth Israel-Hillel Building.
He also will be honored at services
today.
The Sunday affair is being spon-
sored by the Jewish Community
Council of Washtenaw County,
which represents Beth Israel Con-
gregation, Temple Beth Emeth,
the Jewish Cultural School, Bnai
Brith, Hillel Foundation, Israeli
Student Organization, Hadassah
and the United Jewish Appeal.
At 4 p.m., Mayor Wendel Hul-
cher will present Mr. Zwerdling
with a key to the city and a cita-
tion for his many years of dedicat-
ed service. The mayor will then
declare Sunday "Osias Zwerdling
Day in Ann Arbor." Other speak-
ers on the progr a m include
Leonard N. Simons, president of
the Michigan Bnai Brith Hillel
Foundations, Inc.; Dean William
Habor of U.-M.; Arthur Gallager,
editor of the Ann Arbor News;
Thomas Cook, a lifetime friend of
Mr. Zwerdling; and Paul I. Pres-
sel, president of Beth Israel.
Mr. Zwerdling is a former busi-
nessman and leader in both Jewish
and secular community activities.
He has given freely over the past
65 years of Ann Arbor residency
both his energy and his financial
support to many of the vital organ-
izations of the community.
In 1903 he was brought to Ann
Arbor from New York to work as
a fur designer for the old Mack
and Co. department store. He
later opened his own business.
In 1915, he erected the Zwerd-
ling Building at 213-219 E.
Liberty.
As a charter member of the
Family Service Agency in 1921, he
served as its treasurer for 17 of
the 23 years he was an active
board member. He is the only hon-
orary life member of this group.
Mr. Zwerdling was chairman of
the United Fund and served on the
Community Chest Board for eight
years until 1943. He served as
chairman of the USO during World
War II and headed the county War
Bond drives during that period.
He has been a member of the
board of directors of the Ann Arbor
Federal Savings and Loan Bank
since 1921.
He has been awarded many cita-
tions, including the Junior Cham-
ber of Commerce Human Relations
Award in 1956 and the Senior Citi-
zens Award in 1967.
He is a life member of the
Masons, a member of Kiwanis and
a founding board member of the
National Conference of Christians
and Jews. He also served as presi-
dent of the Michigan Synagogue
Council from 1941 to 1946.
Mr. Zwerdling has led many of
the annual United Jewish Appeal
drives. He is president emeritus of

the Michigan Bnai Brith Hillel
Foundation and is chaplain of the
local Bnai Brith chapter. He works
actively on the Anti-Defamation
League. Due to his untiring efforts,
the present Hillel building became
a reality.
Beth Israel Congregation was or-
ganized in large part through the
efforts of Mr. Zwerdling, who
served as president for 40 years.
The congregation appointed him
"honorary president" for life. He
still plays an active part on the
board and attends services daily.
He is well versed in Hebrew
studies, having attended the He-
brew school in Austria headed by
his late grandfather.
He began to work at age 13 in
order to assist his young widowed
mother and her other two chil-
dren. He was married in 1907
to the late Esther Kaufman of
Manchester, England. He is the
father of three sons, Morris and
Abe of Detroit, and Joseph of
Silver Spring, Md., all practicing
attorneys.
In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Zwerd-
ling's 50th wedding anniversary
their sons established under the
auspices of the department of Near
Eastern studies, the annual U.-M.
Zwerdling Lecture Series 11 years
ago.

Paid Political Advertisement

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Violinist Isaac Stern will appear
as soloist with the Detroit Sym-
phony Nov. 7 and 9.
Sixten Ehrling will conduct both
performances in Ford auditorium.
Stern will play the Beethoven
Violin Concerto.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, November 1, 1968-15

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In a recent address Richard D.
-
TRY US — YOU WILL BE AMAZED !
Kuhn, Republican candidate for
MICHAEL L.
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ate the difficulties experienced by
local command officers in recruit-
ing and retaining thir most prom-
ising officer candidates.
You are cordially invited to the
"We will support them and fight
crime every day, not in spectacular
fashion just before elections," he
said.
Kuhn went on to cite the great
increase in marijuana and other
character-destroying drugs acces-
sible in our high schools today as
compared to four years ago. He
Pledged immediate creation of a
specific task-group using new ideas
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1968
and new vigor to locate, apprehend
and prosecute forcefully the
"pushers" and higher sources of
8:30 P.M.
these materials. "Marijuana smok-
ing is not the lark some teen-agers
CONGREGATION B'NAI DAVID
24350 Southfield Rd.
have come to believe under the
present permissive attitudes. It is
Guest Speaker
the foot in the door through which
the Mafia and organized crime
enter to really establish them- JCCouncil Compiles
selves in an area. It not only can
lie, but it must be stopped," said Candidates' Views
Lawrence Gubow, president of
Kuhn. "We will command and ob-
tain the cooperation of our youth the Jewish Community Council,
tracing
all
such
materials
back
announced
that the "legislative
is
questionnaire" distributed to area
to their original source."
candidates for state and federal
legislative posts, was answered
Civic Searchlight Lists
by many contestants for posts in
Shepherd as Preferred Tuesday's election.
The questionnaire was prepared
John H. Shepherd, Democratic
Candidate for Wayne County Board under the direction of the Coun-
of Supervisors in- the 12th District, cil's legislative subcommittee,
has been rated "preferred and headed by David I. Rosin. Ques-
well qualified" by the Civic tions were asked of the candidates
Searchlight. A practicing attorney, concerning their views on issues
he was a special assistant to At- which have been of Jewish com-
t9rney Frank J. Kelley and assist- munity concern.
Gubow stated that the Council
ant U.S. attorney for the Eastern
District of Michigan. Shepherd is does not endorse or support can-
also a former teacher of American didates. The purpose of the ques-
International President of Bnai Brith
government, constitutional law and tionnaire was to have the candi-
international law at Wayne State date responses available for the
information of interested organiza-
University.
DRAMATIC PRESENTATION REFRESHMENTS TO FOLLOW
is a member of the executive tions or individuals within the
COMmittee of the Jewish Commun- community. Information on candi-
No Solicitation for Funds
fry COuncil and co-chairman of the date responses maybe obtained by
CoUnCil'S community relations com- calling the Council office, 962-
1880.
mittee.

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CAMPAIGN KICKOFF OF THE 1968

Detroit B'nai B'rith Services Appeal

DR. WILLIAM A. WEXLER

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