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March 14, 1969 - Image 31

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-03-14

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People Make News

DAVID A. SCHULTE of New
York, chairman of the New York
Board of the Anti-Defamation
League of Bnai Brith, has been
named chairman of the new urban
affairs committee of the AL.
• • •
Dr. HERBERT J. BLOOM has
been made vice chairman of the
American Dental Association's
HOPE medical board.
• • •
MOSES M. BERLIN, 14710 Rose-
mary, Oak Park, assistant director
of William Beaumont Hospital, has
been selected for inclusion in the
1969 edition of "Outstaneling Young
Men of America," the annual bio-
graphical compilation of the U.S.
Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Berlin, 32, is one of five Yeshiva
College alumni included among
some 5,000 Americans age 21-35
honored by the organization. '
• • •
Rabbi ROBERT LAYMAN, who
was ordained by the Jewish Theo-
logical Seminary of America in
1959, will serve for the 1969-70 year
as adviser to the American stu-
dents taking a year of high school
study in Israel as a part of the
America-Israel Secondary School
Program of the Department of
Education and Culture of the Jew-
ish Agency for Israel. Some 40
teenagers are expected to take
either their sophomore or junior
year of study as the program
enters its third year this July.
• • •
HANNAH WEIHL, a member

The Meaning of

By DAVID

a

SCHWARTZ

(Copyright 1969, JTA

Inc.)

A high point of the recent na-
tional conference of Israel Bonds
at Miami was the announcement
that one man had bought a million-
dollar bond. This has never hap-
pened before.
What is a million dollars?
We recalled a story told by Jo-
sephus Daniels, Secretary of the
Navy in the Woodrow Wilson Ad-
ministration, in his autobiography.
In the little North Carolina town
of Daniels, one of its citizens was
murdered, leaving behind a widow
with scanty resources. At a meet-
ing, one citizen after another arose
to tell how much the deceased had
meant to him. Then a little Jewish
storekeeper arose, and he said:
"Words are one way of showing
appreciation and faith but there is
a better way. To me, my dead
friend was worth $50 and I give it
for a fund for his widow." One
after another, the citizens arose
until a fund of a thousand dollars
was raised for the widow.
The point is money can be more
than money. The million dollar
bond purchase was, no doubt, a
reaction on the part of the pur-
chaser to the present crisis in the
Middle East. It speaks of un-
shaken faith in this time when
Israel stands most alone, em-
battled against a whole host of
enemies.
• • •
So, money has its higher pur-
poses. But money is good for itself,
too. We recall some years back.
Levi Eshkol, as minister of finance,
visited America and made a
speech for Israel Bonds. One of
his hearers was deeply moved.
"Mr. Eshkol," he said, "that
speech was worth a million dol-
lars."
"But I need twenty million."
said Eshkol quietly.
A state can't be run without
money. When Eshkol took over the
finance ministry, 'money was the
one thing Israel didn't have. The
story is told that one Israeli out of
work came to Ben-Gurion asking
that he be appointed to a cabinet
job.
"Well," said Ben-Gurion, if you
want, you can be colonial minis-

of the faculty of the Paul Baer-
wald School of Social Work in
Israel, has been granted the first
fellowship of the Charles H. Jor-
dan Memorial Fund, it was an-
nounced by Edward M. M. War-
burg, chairman of the memorial
fund. The Charles H. Jordan
Memorial Fund was established by
officers of the Joint Distribution
Committee, colleagues and friends
to honor the memory of the late
executive vice-chairman and direc-
tor-general of JDC who died in
Prague under mysterious circum-
stances in the summer of 1967.
• • •
Four new members have joined
the creative staff of D. P. Brother
and Co., it was announced by Shel-
don Moyer, president of the De-
troit-based advertising agen c y.
They are EDWARD BLIZNICK as
a writer/producer; and DONALD
ROSS, RONALD LINDROTH and
HENRY WHITAKER as art direc-
tors.
C
• •
ALAN E. SCHWARTZ was elect-
ed a member of the board of Han-
dleman Co. at the annual meeting
of stockholders last week.
s • •
WILLIAM S. BLAKESLEE, a
Chrysler Corp. vice president and
group executive of defense-space,
was named general chairman of
the 1969 Torch Drive. The 21st an-
nual United Foundation campaign
will seek funds this fall to under-
write the operating costs of nearly
200 health and community services.

Million Dollars

"So what?" said Ben-Gurion,
"we have no finances, but we have
a finance minister."
• •
Levi Eshkol instituted the sys-
tem which escalated Israel's eco-
nomic position. He had to resort to
some unpopular measures, heavy
taxing of the people. Eshkol' him-
self used to joke about it. One
time at a party, he was asked
whether he wanted coffee or tea.
"Give me coffee," said Eshkol,
"I get more taxes from coffee."

Eshkol was a great believer in
a four-letter word that is not too
popular these days—the four-letter
word which some people today re-
gard as obscene. I mean the word
"work". I think the most charac-
teristic story about Eshkol is the
one about his driving around Israel
one day and passing a farm over-
run by weeds. Eshkol got Out of
the car and rebuked the man for
letting his ground run to weeds.
"But I have no tractor to remove
the weeds," the farmer argued.
"You don't need a tractor. Give
me your hoe," said Eshkol. The
man brought a hoe and the finance
minister got to work, clearing a
little area.
The farmer looked on admiring-
ly. "Mr. Minister," he said, "I think
we should exchange jobs."

Eshkol was always employed in
practical work, digging the land to
plant seeds or digging the land to
find water.
History with its irony will pos-
sibly remember him best for his
association with the Six-Day War,
but he was not to blame for that.
Nasser had gathered 100,000
Egyptian troops and 1,000 tanks in
the Sinai desert and unashamedly
announced, "we propose to destroy
the state of Israel."
Eshkol had no alternative but to
defend Israel and Israel's victory
must itpdound to his glory.

Eugene M. Curtis Files
in Huntington Woods

Eugene M. Curtis announced his
candidacy for City Commission of
Huntington Woods at the election
April 7.
Long active in civic, fraternal
and school affairs, Curtis, a native
Detroiter, attended the University
of Michigan, was the founding
president of Bnai Moshe Young
s
Married Couples Group and is
63ut Israel has no colonies," president and owner of Precision
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The appointment of Blakeslee was
announced by OF President Wen-
dell W. Anderson Jr.
• • •
SAMUEL ROTHBERG, philan-
thropist and Jewish communal
leader, will receive the Freedom
Cup Award of the Women's League
for Israel at a luncheon to be held
in the New York Hilton, April 17.
* • s
The Detroit Institute of Musical
Art announces the appointment of
LORNA and LOUIS RAVANEL to
the faculty. Mr. and Mrs. Ravanel
are conducting classes in classic
ballet and modern dance at the in-
stitute?
* *
The Travelers Aid Society of De-
troit has appointed MARVIN R.
KORNEGGER, former administra-
tive assistant at the Michigan
Children's Aid Society, as its new
director. He succeeds Mrs. Agnes
Jackson, who retired after 18
years at the head of TAS, a Torch
Drive service.
* •
The affiliation of three well-
known architects with Albert Kahn
Associated Architects and Engi-
neers, Inc., has been announced by
SOL KING, president. They are
Suren Pilafian, Roderick E. Warren
and Harold C. Cunningham. In re-
cent years, the Kahn firm, which
now numbers nearly 300 on its staff,
has attracted a wide variety of pro-
fessionals who formerly practiced
independently but saw in. AKA's
multi-disciplinary team a greater
opportunity to contribute to the
preservation of human values in a
"machine civilization," King said.
• * •
State Representative, ALBERT
A. KRAMER, Who represents the
67th District which comprises the
cities of Oak Park and Southfield,
has been appointed chairman of a
special committee to study the
question of the possible implemen-
tation of an educaiton program for
the gifted child in the public school
system.
• •
MRS. FARROKHROU PARSAYE,
minister of national education of
Iran, recently visited a school of
the Alliance Israelite Universelle
in Teheran, the nation's capital.
She was accompanied by LUT-
FALLAH HAY, Jewish member of
the Iranian parliament, leaders of
the Jewish community, high offic-
ials of the ministry and Dr. BEN
MOUSSA of the Iranian committee
of the American Joint Distribution
Committee. ANDRE CUENCA, di-
rector general of the Alliance
schools in Iran submitted to the
minister detailed data on the work
of the 13 elementary and secondary
schools founded 70 years ago in
various parts of the country. Mrs.
Parsaye extended her congratula-
tions to the adminisLration of the
schools for the quality of the edu-
cation they provide. There are now
over 5,000 students in the Alliance
schools in Iran.
• • •
Dr. JOHN STIRLING MEYER,
founder and chairman of Wayne
State University's department of
neurology in the school of medi-
cine, has been named head of
Baylor University's new neurologi-
cal institute, where he:-, plans to
continue his research into blood
flow in the brain. Dr. Meyer, who
is widely known for his research
into diagnosis and treatment of
stroke patients, is taking most of
his research team with him next
September.
• • •
Air France announced that the
Most Rev. HAROLD PERRY,
auxilliary bishop of New Orleans,
will personally lead an interde-
nominational pilgrimmage to the
Holy Land during the summer
of 1969. Visits will include Jeru-
salem, the Mount of Olives, the
Praetorium of Pilate to Calvary
and the Tomb of Christ, Jericho,
the sRiver Jordin,, Bethlehem. and
,Galilee.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Israel's Living Standard
32—Friday, March 14, 1969
on the Rise, Study Shows

TEL AVIV (ZINS) — In recent
years, the budget of an average
Israeli family has seen a marked
decrease in the proportionate share
of expenSes for food, clothing,
furniture and other household
necessities and an increase in the
share spent for entertainment and
services.
This has been shown in a re-
cent study among 3,200 Israeli
families (primarily urban) by the
Government Bureau of Statistics.
Twenty per cent of the family
budget is being spent on food, com-
pared to 23 per cent in 1965.
There is a marked decrease in
the expenditure for bread and
other baked products (from2.8 per
cent to 2.3 per cent). This ts prob-
ably due to the popularity of re-
ducing diets. There is also a mark-
ed decrease in spending ,for fruits
and vegetables (from 8 per cent to
6.5 per cent).
The study shows that there Is
a considerable increase in spend-
ing for health, education and
entertainment (from', 13.7 per
cent in 1965 710 16 per cent in
1968. ,
The largest increase, however,
occurred in the field of services:
from 4.2 per cent to 7.5 per cent.
Under services, the study specifies
automobiles, beauty parlors. bar-
ber shops, postal expenses and
telephone service.
The decrease in expenditures for
food seems to be a general pheno-
menon in western countries, where
the high standard of living is, as
a rule, bound up with a decrease
in spending for food and increased
expenditures for services and
entertainment.

Miss Silbert to Become
J.Mandell

MISS MONICA SILBERT

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Silbert of
Stellamar Dr., Southfield, announce
the engagement of their daughter
Monica to William Joseph Mandell,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry M.
Mandell of Everett Dr., Southfield.
Miss Silbert is a student in the
Wayne State University College of
Education. Her fiance attended
WSU, where he was affiliated with
Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity. He
currently attends the Chicago Col.
lege of Osteopathy.
An Aug. 10 wedding is planned.

Philanthropy
Philanthropist: A rich (and usual
ly bald) old gentleman who has
trained himself to grin while his
conscience is picking his pocket.—
Ambrose Bierce.

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