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Veteran Correspondent Martin Agronsky
to Address Annual UJA Campaign Dinner
Dr. Leon Rosky, chairman of the
2970 Flint United Jewish Appeal,
announced that Martin Agronsky,
veteran correspondent and broad-
cast journalist, will be guest speak-
er at the annual campaign dinner
6;30 p.m. March 11 at Country
Agronsky is a correspondent and
broadcast journalist of nearly 25
years' experience. Before he joined
CBS News in April 1964, he had
been with NBC since 1957 and,
prior to that, an ABC correspond-
ent for 14 years.
He formerly was anchor man on
CBS News and is presently with
the Washington Post-Newsweek
television and radio network. His
career as a reporter and corres-
pondent has taken him into war-
time action; to the Adolph Eich-
mann trial, for which his coverage
won him an Alfred L duPont
Award; and to eight successive
national political conventions
where his reporting won him a
George Foster Peabody Award for
Outstanding reporting and a Na-
tional Headliners Award. Born and
reared in Philadelphia, Agronsky
is a graduate of Rutgers Univers-
He began his career as a re-
porter on the Palestine Post, Is-
rael's English language daily,
. . . Goings
and shortly afterward began
writing free lance in Europe.
He covered the last days of the
Spanish Civil War for American
and British papers, then served
in Paris for International News
Service for a short period.
In 1940, Agronsky joined NBC
as its Balkan correspondent and
later became a war correspondent
for the network. He covered the
British Army in Libya, the RAF in
bombing raids over Italy, and in
the Far East covered the Japanese
attack on Singapore and General
Douglas MacArthur in Australia.
In 1943, he joined ABC as a Wash-
ington correspondent, a post he
held for the next 14 years.
Agronsky rejoined NBC News in
1957, remaining in Washington,
where he reported regularly on
television and radio and undertook
such special assignments as cover-
age of the Eichmann trial and the
signing of the test ban treaty in
Moscow. He served as president
of the Radio and Television Corres-
pondents Association in 1953.
Reservations for the annual cam-
paign dinner can be made through
the council office, 767-5922.
Women's Role in UJA Campaign
Stressed by Division Co-Chairmen
Dr. Leon Rosky, chairman of
the 1970 Flint United Jewish Ap-
peal Campaign, announced the ap-
pointment of Mesdames Sam Cos-
sman, Arnold Schaffer and Emil
Schupack as co-Chairmen of the
Associate chairmen, who will
serve as general chairmen next
year, are Mesdames Marvin
Heidenrich, Leon Rosky and Sol
In accepting this position, Mrs.
Cossman said, "The women of
Flint will be called upon to play
a key role in our campaign to
meet the spiraling humanitarian
needs in Israel's continuing battle
for survival. Our role will be to
help spread the story of our own
community functions and Israel's
enormous needs as well as to
Dr. Jack Stanzler has been ap-
pointed to the membership com-
mittee of the Urban League of
• • •
Michael Pelavin was elected a
member of the legacies and en-
dowment fund committee of the
Council of Jewish Federations and
Welfare Funds for a three-year
term. This committee enables the
Irma. to continue innovations and
eesearch in ways not possible with-
in the regular budget and to meet
unexpected emergencies for which
other provision cannot be made.
• • •
Committee members for Flint
General Hospital Auxiliary's an-
nual spring dance have been
chosen under the chairmanship of
Mrs. Harry Weisberger. Assisting
her are Mesdames Stewart Ep-
stein, Isaac Grabelsky and Her-
man Richman. The auxiliary has
Set up a nursing scholarship, with
Mrs. Max Kukler serving on this
Mrs. Schafer added, "The theme
for our 1970 campaign is "We Hear
You Israel," and our women must
respond. We cannot turn our backs
on the vital human needs of the
people of Israel. For while the
Israelis continue their fight for
peace—a fight that takes young
March 1 —Tween Bowling Pro- men from their families, changes
: gram, 3 p.m., Town and Country wives to widows and children to
orphans—we must continue our
(b—Temple Beth El Sisterhood fight to provide homes, schools,
'Board Meeting, 12:30 p.m
medicine and job training to thou-
Brith Meeting, 8 p.m., sands upon thousands of recent
Howard Johnson's on Miller Rd. immigrants."
f--Beth Israel Sisterhood Meet-
Mrs. Schupack concluded, "Some
', ing, 12:30 p.m.
women mistakenly believe that be-
I ♦ —JWVA Board Meeting, 8:30 cause their husbands give, there
is little that they
5-Cong. Beth Israel Board Meet- as women can do.
There is a place
g, 8 p.m.
• • •
for women here.
Bnai Brith Lodge will meet 8 They are desper-
pat. Tuesday at Howard John- ately needed, not .
ion's Motor Lodge on Miller Rd. only for the
Dr. Bert Marx, president, announ- money they can
Oed that this will be an important give, but also for
their time and
efforts. In our
the women of Mrs. Schupack
this community have done a
job in rallying support
Michael Lieb, 2415 Windemere, splendid
our drive. We hope that this
has been named to the honor roll for
will engender the
of Kalamazoo College for achieve- same response and
the women of
ment during the past semester.
Flint will recognize and meet and
exceed our individual responsi-
bilities to our fellow Jews."
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Cartoonist to Give
Family Chalk Talk
Friday, February 27, 1970-19
'Age of Aquarius' Comes
to City of Hope Women
Yetta Shapiro Chapter of the
City of Hope will present "The
Age of Aquarius," showing what
the well-dressed woman of the '70s
will wear, 1 p.m. March 11 at
Temple Beth El.
There will be refreshments and
a grand prize. All are invited.
Proceeds will be used for re-
search projects at the City of
Hope, a pilot medical center in
Chairmen are Mesdames A.
Richard Benison and Kenneth Har-
din, assisted by Mesdames Jack
Berck, Jerome Ross, Donald R.
Freeman, Edward Shapiro, Walter
Welsby, William Cohen, Morris
Bikoff, Samuel Goldstein and Abe
Models include: Mesdames
Walter Welsby, Isadore Sugarman,
Bessie Epstein, 85 Simon Indianer, Ira Marder, Har-
old Mallon, Sam Gershinzon, Leo
Mrs. Bessie Epstein, 85, owner Seide, Al Klein, William Cohen,
and operator of the Imperial De- Edward Werbe, Samuel Lande,
partment Store, 2127 Lewis, for Robert Barnett and Marvin
many years, died Feb. 22.
Mrs. Epstein, 1906 E. Second,
was born in Russia and moved
here 50 years ago. She was a Sarah Levenson 70
member of Cong. Beth Israel and
Sarah D. Levenson, 6722 Colon-
a life member of Hadassah.
ial, died last Friday at age 70.
She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Rose
Mrs. Levenson was born in Rus-
Ogusky, and four grandchildren. sia, the daughter of David and
Memorial contributions are being Dora Mishikin Schall, and had
made to the Benjamin Epstein been a resident of Flint the last 43
Memorial Fund of the Flint Com- years. She was a member of Cong.
munity Concert Association. He Beth Israel.
was Mrs. Epstein's son and died
Surviving are a son, Dr. David
of Grand Blanc; a daughter, Ethel
of Chicago; and three grandchild-
Emergency Medical ID
A program designed for the en-
tire family will be the next Forum
'70 feature spon-
sored by the Jew-
i s h Community
Council, 3 p.m.
March 8 at Tem-
ple Beth El.
Herb Kruc k-
tor and creator
of the co mic
strip "Joey and
His Friends" in Kruckman
World Over magazine, will pre-
sent a "Chalk Talk"—a story, illus-
trated with his own drawings.
Tickets may be purchased at
Poster Distributed Here
Dr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Elford
announce the engagement of their
daughter Cheryl Lynn to Ronald
Sheldon Lux, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Nathan Lux of Detroit. Both are
graduates of the University of
Michigan. An April wedding is
An emergency medical identifica-
tion poster is being distributed
throughout the state by the Michi-
gan Epilepsy Center and Associa-
tion, a Torch Drive service.
The poster, printed by the U.S.
Public Health Service, will alert
hospital emergency departments,
police and fire personnel and
health centers to those requiring
special care in an emergency.
Brad Newman, son of Dr. and
Mrs. Harry Newman, will be called
to the Torah as Bar Mitzva March
7 at Cong. Beth Israel.
The real significance of crime is
in its being a breach of faith with
the community of mankind.—Jo-
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