THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, May 23, 1969-7
Yeshiva U. to Confer
11 Honorary Degrees
NEW YORK—Israeli Minister
of Religious Affairs Dr. Zerah
Warhaftig, poet Uri Zvi Green-
berg and Dr. Solomon Goan, chief
rabbi of Sephardic Congregations
REALTORS . . .
IN THE LIMELIGHT
Realtors are enjoying an enviable "place in the sun"
of public notice this week—for this is "Realtor Week."
Why Realtor Week? Why call attention to ourselves?
Why not "let well enough alone," quietly go about our
business, and hope the public will think about us only when
it has some business to transact?
of Britain, are among 11 honorary
degree recipients at the 38th an-
nual commencement of Yeshiva
University June 12.
Arthur J. Goldberg, president
of the American Jewish Committee
and former U.S. ambassador to
the United Nations and Supreme
Court justice, will deliver the
commencement address. Goldberg
will receive the university's Mor-
decai Ben David Award.
Dr. Samuel Belkin president of
Yeshiva University, will confer the
Dr. Warhaftig and Greenberg
will be awarded doctor of
Hebrew letters degrees, Rabbi
Gaon, the degree of doctor of
divinity. Other degree recipients
The answer is that the Realtor is proud of his calling.
He is proud of the principles for which he stands. He seeks
notice and public favor. He depends upon public good will.
He must have public understanding of his position.
Why is this? Is the Realtor any different from the
manufacturer, the grocer, the securities dealer, the hotel
keeper, the banker, the automobile salesman?
His position is diffrent from any of them. He has
nothing of his own to sell. He offers only his technical
knowledge and experience, his personal service and his
reputation. The properties with which he deals are the
properties of others. They are not of his own manufacture.
They cannot bear his guarantee. Yet the people whom he
serves expect him to protect them against a multitude of
hazards—real or imaginary.
Dr. William F. Albright, orien-
talist. author, professor emeritus,
Johns Hopkins University, -doctor
of humane letters:
Dr. Benjamin Chinitz, professor'
of economics and chairman of the
department, B r own University.
doctor of humane letters;
Dr. Hyman B Grinstein, profes-
sor of Jewish history, archivist at
Yeshiva University. doctor of
Dr. Bernard Lander, director.
Bernard Revel Graduate School •
and Harry Fischel School of -
Higher Jewish Studies, Yeshiva
University, doctor of humane •
William S. Lasdon, member of
the board of overseers. Albert
Einstein College of Medicine. due-
tor of humane letters:
Judge Harold A. Stevens. pre-
siding justice, Appellate Division.
New York State Supreme Court.
doctor of laws;
Dr. William P. Tolley, chancel-
lor, Syracuse University, doctor of
Dr. George E. Uhlenbeck, Pro -
of physics and physicist,
Rockefeller University, doctor of
Some 600 bachelors, masters,
doctoral degrees, diplomas and cer-
tificates will be conferred.
Reaps High Enrollment
WASHINGTON (JTA)—A course
at Ohio University on
Neo-Hasidism and Zen has 44
students, the highest enrollment in
any course in the honors college of
the university, according to the
Bnai Brith Hillel Foundations. The
course is given by Rabbi Joseph
Polak, Hillel director at the univ-
B. F. CHAMBERLAIN
No practioner of the arts and science needs more
the confidence and good will of the public than does the
practioner in any phase of real estate work. No person
need engage his services unless they so choose. While nearly
everyone at some time during a lifetime transacts some
degree of business in real estate, whether it be the rental
of a room, the purchase of a home, or the selection of
an industrial site, he can choose to do so without the
services of a Realtor. The Realtor's "reason to be" depends
primarily upon his own talents, upon his abilities to serve.
Therefore, those who subject themselves to the high
standards of the Realtor gladly expose themselves to the
glaring searchlight of public opinion. This is the basis of
their strength. Public confidence is created not from words
or publicity alone but from performance in accord with the
word picture that may be painted by publicity and public
To the extent that any Realtor fails to adhere fo the
standards to which he is pledged, and to which wide-spread
public notice is drawn during Realtor Week, he thereupon
weakens not only his own personal position but the favor-
able public conception of Realtors generally. Thus it is
important that every Realtor not only openly subscribe
to the principles of the Realtor's Code of Ethics, but that he
perform. This is where the local board of which he is a
member comes into play—by inspiring him to such perform-
ance or, if he should fail, then by withdrawing his right
to be a Realtor.
Realtor Week can, and does, help increase the public's
confidence in the nation's more than 63,000 Realtors. Both
Realtors and the public stand to gain.
President National Association of Real Estate Boards
chamberlain c o.