Created by Media,
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Mayor
Carl Stokes of Cleveland blamed
the American news media Monday
for creating the impression of
serious conflict between Blacks
and Jews in the United States.
Stokes, who took office three
years ago as the first Negro to
be elected mayor of a major
American city, spoke on a tele-
vision interview. He is on a one-
week visit to Israel as a guest
of the Jerusalem municipality.
Stokes said that an example of
how the news media exacerbated
a local situation was the New
York City teachers strike in fall
1968. He said that dispute was an
economic one. "Most of the teach-
ers were Jews, and when the
Blacks tried to get some teaching
posts, the media made this into
a full-blown conflict_ Were it not
for the press and television there
would have been no black anti-
Semitism. You get a black nut
and a Jewish nut, each claiming
to speak for his whole community,
and the media blow it up out of
all proportion," Mayor Stokes said.
He also blamed the media for
publicizing the Black Panther
movement, which he said had
only a handful of genuine sup-
porters. The Panthers are a
militant group which has adopted
an intense anti-Israel and anti-
Zionist stance and declared
solidarity with Arab guerrillas
Stokes maintained that there is
no conflict between Jews and
Negroes in the US. He said most
Negroes know that the Jews have
been the most steadfast partners
in the struggle for civil rights.
Stokes was elected in 1967 with
heavy support from Cleveland's
Jewish community of 80,000.
Belgian Zionist Leader
TEL AVIV (ZINS) — Netanel
Lefkovich, president of the Gen-
eral Zionist Organization of Bel-
gium, died here recently. In the
last few years, Mr. Lefkovich di-
vided his time between Belgium
and Israel, being active in this
country as a publisher of books.
His firm in Belgium was noted for
its edition of the Talmud.
The Family of the Late
DAVID A. ROSEN
grateful appreciation the
many kind expressions of
sympathy extended by rel-
atives and friends during
the family's recent be-
The Family of the Late
Acknowledges with grate-
ful appreciation the many
kind expressions of sym-
pathy extended by rela-
tives and friends during
the family's recent be-
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, February 20, 1970-47
SAMUEL CAREL, 19160 Whit-
comb, died Feb. 16. He leaves his
wife, Ruth; two daughters, Mrs.
Phillip (Marjorie) Blinder and
Mrs. Sheldon (Marion) Kantor;
and five grandchildren.
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RAPHAEL FEINBLATT, 20449
Steel, died Feb. 15. Survived by his
wife, Jeanette; two sons, Herschel
and Alfred; and one brother.
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SAM FIGELSKY, 19100 W. Seven
Mile, died Feb. 14. He leaves three
sons, Saul Field, Philip Field and
William Fields, 6 grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren.
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BESSIE GREENSPOON, 30020
Brentwood, Southfield, died Feb.
16. Survived by her husband, Leo;
a son, Fred; a daughter, Debbie;
and two sisters.
* * *
FREDA HOFFMAN, 25548 Lin-
coln Terr., Oak Park, died Feb. 12.
Survived by her husband, Fritz; a
daughter, Mrs. Donald (Florence)
Goldberg; one brother, one sister
and two grandchildren.
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SAM HOFFMAN, former De-
troiter of Beverly Hills, Calif., died
Feb. 13. Survived by his wife,
Bertha; a son, Sandy; his parents,
Joseph and Goldie Hoffman; three
brothers, two sisters, including
Mrs. Rose Taran of Detroit, and
two grandchildren. Interment Cali-
PEARL HOLCMAN, 11501 Petos-
key, died Feb. 16. Survived by
three daughters, Mrs. Raymond
(May) Pearlman of Miami, Mrs.
Sidney (Rochelle) Baron and Mrs.
Albert (Shirleen) Agress of Miami;
one brother, two sisters, six grand-
children and one great-grandchild.
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BELLA MOSKOWITZ, 13511
Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, died
Feb. 18. Survived by a son, Max
Moss; two daughters, Mrs. Irving
(Ruth) Greenberg and Jean; one
brother, two sisters, six grandchil-
dren and eight great-grandchil-
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JOSEPH SAKS, 11501 Petoskey,
died Feb. 14. Survived by his wife,
Rebecca; two sons, David and
Samuel; two daughtaers, Mrs.
Samuel (Bertha) Lupovitch and
Harry Koffman, 79,
Harry H. Koffman, first tobac-
conist in the Fox Theater Building
from 1928 to 1940, died Wednesday
at age 79. Mr. Koffman, a native
of Russia and childhood resident
of West Branch, near Bay City,
was living in North Miami Beach
for the past year.
A veteran of World War I, Mr.
Koffman was a member of the
Detroit Tobacco Dealers Associa-
tion. He operated, and worked for
several tobacco companies in
Michigan, including M. A. LaFond
Mrs. Simon Guggenheim, after his war service. In his
youth, Mr. Koffman traveled with
Widow of Philanthropist
Buffalo Bill Cody's circus.
NEW YORK—Olga Hirsh Gug-
Survivors are his wife, Esther;
genheim, widow of philanthropist two sons, Stanford and Ross of
and industrialist Simon Guggen- Detroit; four brothers, Jack and
heim, died Feb. 14 at age 92.
Leo of Detroit and David and Os-
The Guggenheims established the car of California; and two grand-
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial children.
Foundation in 1925 in memory of
Interment North Miami Beach.
their son. Through the organi-
zation, whose capital is now in
excess of $55,000,000, more than Hirsch Jacobs, 65,
6,000 advanced students — physi- Leading Horse Trainer
cists, artists, historians and others
MIAMI BEACH—Horse trainer
— have been assisted in their Hirsch Jacobs, an immigrant's son
who is said to have saddled more
Mrs. Guggenheim herself con- winners than anyone else in thor-
tributed to many cultural, scienti- oughbred racing, died Feb. 13 at
fic and humanitarian enterprises, age 65.
but avoided publicity for her
Mr. Jacobs had a knack with
horses, getting losers to run—and
win—for him. In his career of 43
years, he saddled 3,569 winners,
Sasha Siemel, Age 80,
far more than any other trainer
Jungle Explorer, Author
in the world. Horses he trained
SUMNEYTOWN, Pa. — Sasha earned more than $12,000,000 in
Siemel, hunter, evplorer, author purses.
and lecturer died Feb. 15 at age
One of 10 children born to a
poor tailor in New York, Mr. Ja-
Born in Riga, Latvia, Mr. cobs allowed his own children to
Siemel acquired the ability to be brought up as Roman Catholics,
kill South American "tigres" but he resisted his wife's efforts
with a spear. The tigre is a jaguar that he convert from Judaism.
measuring as much as 9 feet in
length and weighing up to 35 Jack Engel, Purchasing
pounds. He spoke five European
languages and several Indian dia- Agent for Kingsley Inn
lects and boasted a repertoire of
Jack P. Engel, purchasing agent
jungle animal cries and bird calls. for Kingsley Inn for the past 30
Mr. Siemel's books include years, died Feb. 13 at age 66.
"Tigero" published by Prentice-
Mr. Engel, 24200 Gardner, Oak
Hall, and "Jungle Wife" published Park, belonged to Young Israel
Center of Oak-Woods. He was a
native of Czechoslovakia.
Surviving are his wife, Sylvia;
a brother, Edward; and five sis-
Mrs. Rae Kaufman and
Mrs. Philip (Helen) Jurko-
her children wish to ac-
vitz, Mrs. Sam (Marion) Feld, Mrs.
knowledge with grateful
(Gertrude) Lukansky, Mrs.
appreciation the sympathy
Jerome (Phyllis) Simon and Mrs.
extended to them by their
Joseph (Elaine) Hafetz.
relatives, friends and
neighbors during the re-
The public buys its opinions as
cent loss of husband and
it buys its meat, or takes in its
milk, on the principle that it is
cheaper to do .this than to keep
a cow. So it is, but the milk is
more likely to be watered.
Mrs. Joseph (Fay) Gross of Phoe-
nix; one brother, 10 grandchildren
and 10 great-grandchildren.
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M O L L I E SPIELBERG, 23030
Radclift, Oak Park, died Feb. 14.
Survived by a son, Julius; a grand-
daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Norma)
Gorosh; and five great-grand-
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BLANCHE IRENE STERN, 20670
Kensington, Southfield, died Feb.
13. Survived by her husband, Irv-
ing; three sons, Victor, Gary and
Mark; a daughter, Mrs. Michael
(Carol) Adler; her mother, Mrs.
Katy Rubin; two sisters and six
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SHIRLEY STOROBINSKY, 28456
Aberdeen, Southfield, died Feb. 13.
Survived by a daughter, Mrs. Sey-
mour (Barbara) Rabotnick; two
sisters and three grandchildren.
MAURICE WHITE, fromer De-
troiter of Chicago, died Feb. 12.
Survived by his wife, Rose; a son,
Dr. Gerald of Schenectady; a
daughter, Mrs. Joe (Florence)
Neuman; a brother, Bert of De-
troit; one sister and seven grand-
children. Interment Chicago.
Joseph Sandler, 71
Joseph Sandler, founder of Sand-
ler Laundry, 3825 McGraw, died
Feb. 13 in Miami. He was 71.
Mr. Sandler, 19470 Cranbrook,
was a member of Temple Beth El,
Town and Country Club, Knollwood
Country Club, Detroit Men's ORT
and Keidan Lodge, as well as a
life member of Craftsman Lodge
of the Masons.
Born in Russia, Mr. Sandler
leaves his wife, Pauline; three sis-
ters, Mrs. Mary Richman of Los
Angeles, Mrs. Jacob (Ida) Pines
of Flint and Mrs. Bella Lottman
of Lake Elsindore, Calif.; and two
Jack Krastof, 54
Jack W. Krastof, a Detroit News
mailer for the past 30 years, died
Sunday at age 54. He was a mem-
ber of Zager Stone Lodge of Bnai
Brith, International Typographical
Union and the Mailers Club.
Born in Newark, Mr. Krastof re-'
sided at 21650 Westhampton, Oak
He leaves his wife, Anne; three
sons, Mark, Norman and Gary; a
daughter, Debra; a brother, Mey-
er; and three sisters, Mrs. Alex
C. (Rose) Gross, Mrs. Hilda Ber-
man and Mrs. Albert (Edith)
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NEW YORK — Dr. Moses L.
Isaacs, dean of Yeshiva College for
11 years, died Feb. 12 at age 70.
Professor emeritus of chemistry at
Yeshiva U., he had retired from
the university's Stern College for
Women in 1967.
Upon his retirement, Dr. Isaacs
was awarded an honorary doctor
of science degree by the univer-
sity. His wife, who retired in the
same year, was dean of students
at Stern for nine years.
Dr. Isaacs' affiliation with Ye-
shiva University began in 1928
when the undergraduate school was
opened. He became dean and pro-
fessor of chemistry in 1942 and
later headed the Stern College
Sophie Silverman, Age 70
Sophie Silverman, a member of
Hadassah, United Hebrew Schools
and Jewish National Fund, died
Sunday at age 70.
Mrs. Silverman, 20102 Stratford,
was born in Russia. She leaves her
husband, Hyman; a daughter, Mrs.
Sidney (Shirley) Dinner; and two
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During the earning
week Yeshiva Beth
Yehuda will observe
the Yahrzeit of the
friends, with the
Prayers, recitation O.
Kaddish and sway-
ing of Mishear's.
Shabse Y. Lipschutz 17
Abraham M. Kreplak 20
William Schwartzman 20
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14441 W. 11 Milo Rd.
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Ira Kaufman Chapel, Inc.
DIRECTORS OF FUNERALS
Dr. Moses; Isaacs,
Dean at Yeshiva
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