THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
46—Friday, March 13, 1970
$1 032 000 in Israel Bond Purchases
at Reception Honoring N. Fishman
Plymouth State Home Superintendent
Cites Article, Encourages Residence
CARPENTRY WORK, all kinds, ,txterior,
interior, Free eestimates. I. Schwartz,
BR 3-4826. LI 5-4035.
Household and Office Furniture
Local and Inter-state
LARKINS MOVING CO.
TV ANTENNAS, bell buzzers—repaired
and installation. 399-4381.
WALL WASHING. 30 years experience.
864-2936 or 861-2971.
JULIUS ROSS MOVING CO.
Local and Long Distance STORAGE.
Packing, pianos, appliances, household
ELECTRIC REPAIRS, all types. Resi-
dential. commercial. EL 6-7228.
Household and Commercial
PAINTING AND decorating. Expert-
enced paperhanger. All work guar-
anteed. References. TY 7-2501.
A record total of $1,032,800 in Israel Bonds was subscribed at the
special leadership reception for Detroiters in Florida hosted by Mr.
and Mrs. Nathan Fishman in their Surfside home. From left are:
Avraham Harman, president of the Hebrew University; Mrs. Fish-
man, hostess; Nathan Fishman, who celebrated his 75th birthday
at the reception; Ambassador Michael Arnon, secretary of the Israel
Cabinet, guest speaker; and Samuel Rothberg, national Israel Bond
campaign chairman. Fishman was presented with a Scroll of Honor
in recognition of his leadership in the Israel Bond campaign since its
inception. The event was for trustees, builders, guardians and spon-
sors of Israel, and was attended by 100 Detroiters.
WSU Law Alumni Will Honor
Boaz Siegel, 2 Other Noted Grads
WSU. He was the first presi-
Three Wayne State University
law school graduates who have dent of the WSU Alumni Associa-
become prominent in their profes- tion as well as the Law Alumni
sion will be honored with Distin- Association. In 1968 he received
Hot Tar or Residential Shingles
guished Law Alumni Awards at a both the Alumni Award and Cen-
543-5100 or Res. 676-5070 luncheon Saturday during WSU's tennial Medal from WSU.
Judge Leonard, a lawyer for 36
LADIES ALTERATIONS, quick service. annual Law Alumni Day.
They are Detroit Recorder's years, resigned as Detroit's police
experienced. Reasonable prices. 538-4030.
in 1954 to become
PAINTING, exterior, interior. Free esti-
mates. Reasonable. LI 7-5639, KE 8-1047.
the Republican nominee for gov-
Bachmann served as executive
director of the State Bar of Michi-
gan and as editor of the State Bar
Journal from 1947 until last year,
when he retired. Bachmann, 65,
holds a bachelors degree f r o m
WSU and received his law degree
there in 1932. He is a past chair-
man of the Association of Bar
Siegel, 55, who helped reacti-
Call Evenings Una 9
vate the WSU Law Alumni Asso-
in 1950, has served as
HERALD ROOFING CO.
Local Independent Roofer
PLUMBING. Expert home repair special.
list, garbage disposals, repaired. and
serviced. Call UN. 4-692s.
FIRST CLASS painting and decorating
25 years experience. Wood finishing
and antiquing our specialty. Reason
PANELING, partitions, floors and ceil-
ings tiled. Also small jobs. Reasonable.
Ron. LI 3-4576.
DECORATING, painting, neat and
clean. Small carpenter work. 544-4104,
FURNITURE refinished and repaired.
Free estimates. UN 4-3547.
FOR BETTER wall washing, call Jame,
Russell. One day service. TO 6-4005,
CUSTOM PAINTING. Reasonable. in-
sured. LI 8-7949.
HAVE-A-CLOSET-BOOM- or hou>e-to
paint. Call Thomas after 6. 527-7701. Ref-
The Jewish War Veterans Do-
partment of Michigan, as part of
the Allied Veterans Council, will
service the Veterans Hospital in
Ann Arbor today. Gifts will be dis-
tributed and refreshments served. '
* * *
SOL YETZ -MORRIS COHEN
POST and AUXILIARY will meet
8:30 p.m. Monday at the Jewish
War Veterans headquarters. The
post will serve refreshments after
the meetings. Commander Harry
Hoffman and President Ruth Re-
nach announce that first nomination
of officers will be held.
M en's Clubs I
TICAL ASSOCIATION will meet 9
p.m. Monday at Whitehall Apart
ments clubhouse. Guests are in-
Editor, The Jewish News:
I would like to take this oppor-
tunity to commend Charlotte Du-
bin for her article on the program
for the retarded at the Jewish Cen-
ter which was printed in your Feb.
In the main, this is a very excel-
lent article which covers many of
the program needs of the retarded
both in and out of institutions.
I must take exception, however,
to one or two matters. In the ar-
ticle, Mrs. Dubin quotes one
mother to the effect that "accord-
ing to a new law, however, parents
must pay for 15 years of hospital
care, or until the child is 21 - . .
Since this law came into effect,
institutions rarely t a k e someone
The implication here, of course,
is that the individual over 21 is
kept out of institutions by the de-
partment of mental health solely
because of the fact that the state
would receive no reimbursement
for his care.
This, of course, is completely
untrue.. Admission to a state in-
stitution is determined solely on
the basis of the needs of the re-
tarded individual and of his family
for the particular programs which
can be most appropriately provid-
ed in institutional settings. Finan-
cial factors are never considered
to be significant in making the de-
cision as to whether or not a par-
ticular individual should receive
ceive a program which is best for
him throughout his life span, we
must begin to develop much larger
capabilities for providing commu-
nity placement of all sorts for
those who need it. These homes
may be either ; family care homes
or. they may 'be small residential
In either case, there are many
retarded individuals for whom
such community placements are
far superior than placement in an
institution the size of Plymouth
As a matter of fact, one of the
goals of the Wayne County Inter-
agency Committee and other plan-
ning groups is to provide a much
larger community capability of
providing residential facilities of
I various- types and to assure that
the various supportive services
which are required — recreation,
job training, sheltered workshops,
etc. are also developed.
The development of small resi-
dential facilities is beginning to
expand rapidly throughout the
country and unquestionably must
continue to do so if the goals of
a total plan for the continuum of
care are to be achieved.
Emphasis here should certainly
be placed on the word "small"
since large institutions which at-
tempt to provide the entire gamut
of services needed by the retarded
in the residential facility not only
deplorably tend to segregate the re-
tarded from the rest of the com-
It can be expected, of course, munity but also are extremely
that there will be fewer retarded expensive to operate.
individuals over the age of 21
I would, therefore, like to
who need institutional care be-
commend any community, group
cause, in the main, they will
attempting to develop small resi-
have adapted themselves to com-
dential facilities. With proper
munity living, and institutional
planning, and the proper use of
placement is usually inappropri-
existing community services,
ate from a program standpoint.
such a facility can operate at
There are numerous exceptions
probably the lowest per diem
to this, however, and such in-
its president and secretary-
cost of any type of residential
dividuals are indeed being ad-
treasurer. He acts as employ-
facility for the retarded. More
mitted to institutions throughout
ment counselor to recent law
importantly, the maintenance of
graduates and is placement di-
the retarded in small facilities,
Two statements in the article where such placement is appro-
rector. For 25 years, he has
taught courses in basic contract (1) "A state family care home (is) priate, aids them in their en-
law and labor law, in addition no answer at all" and (2) "Foster deavors to lead normal lives
homes are even worse," are, of which should be the right of all
to numerous other courses.
course, generalizations which sim-
Siegel earned his law degree ply do not apply and in fact can retarded individuals.
Milton E. Bachmann, recently re-
tired State Bar executive direc-
tor: and Boaz Siegel, Wayne State
law professor and labor arbitrator.
Guest speaker at the 12:30 p.m. from WSU in 1941. after receiving
luncheon at McGregor Memorial bachelors and masters degrees
Conference Center will be Charles there. Since 1945, he has been
Lord. WWJ-TV newsman, who will actively engaged as a labor arbit-
discuss "The Social Imperative for rator and has served as a labor
disputes arbitrator on panels of
Included in the day's activities the American Arbitration Associa-
are morning and afternoon discus- tion. He is a member of the Na-
sions of legal topics. ; itonal Academy of Arbitrators and
Judge Leonard, 68, holds the has held numerous public service
first honorary doctor of laws de- appointments at all levels of gov-
gree ever accorded an alumnus I ernment.
be most damaging to the provision
of proper community program-
; ming for many of the retarded for
whom foster care placement is
It goes without saying that if
the retarded individual is to re-
Set by JWV
Final plans are under way for
the Department of Michigan Jew-
ish War Veterans Diamond Jubilee
Ball, to take place 9 p.m. March
28 at the Light Guard Armory.
Rabbi James I. Gordon, general ner executive di-r cc tor of the
A cl* to co chairmen
chairman of the Council of Ortho- Council (Vaad Harabonim), which Charles Glass and Mrs. Harry
dox Rabbis' annual banquet, an- has offered to assist upon request Friedman, the ball will feature an
nounced wide support has come any home interested in making evening of Glenn Miller Musid, led
from synagogues, landsmanshaften the changeover to the observance by Buddy De Franco, clarinetist.
and fraternal groups for the din- of kashrut.
Tickets are available at Hud-
a a •
ner, to take place 6 p.m. Sunday
son's, Grinnell s, Wayne State
at the Detroit Hilton Hotel.
Rabbi Leizer Levin, president of
University ticket office, any JWV
Guest speaker will be Rabbi the Council of Orthodox Rabbis,
or JWVA member or at the JWV
Pinchas Teitz of Elizabeth, N.J., said the Vaad will hold a Passover
scholar and ora-
Institute devoted to diseminating
Proceeds of the dance will sup-
information on observance of port all JWV projects, the 12
Pesach, 8 p.m., April 7 at Young posts and auxiliaries of Michigan,
will serve as Jin-
Israel of Greenfield.
as well as the Memorial Home
A Bet Din (court) composed Association. JWV projects include
n e r chair-
man. Max Biber
scholarships, servicemen's and hos-
Bakst and Grubner will be ac- pital service, child welfare and
companied by medical and an active Aid to •Israel program.
Fischer are co-
chemistry authorities as consul- JWV's- newest national program
chairmen of the
is the Beersheba House, a rest
Participants will be Dr. Oscar home . and rehabilitation center
Theme of the
for Israeli veterans.
baum and chemist Jerry Cohen.
dinner will be de- I
The Diamond Jubilee Ball marks
Rabbi Samuel H. Prero will be a year of celebration for the
voted to kashrut
and its observ-
organization, which at 75 is the
Following the open meeting, oldest active veterans organization
ance "as a basic
members of the panel will be in the country. Department Com-
tenet for the sur-
available to answer individual's mander is Howard Waterstone,
vival of Juda-
ism," said Rabbi
questions ,regarding, ,healti and and-Department President is Mrs.
the proper observance of Passover. Sol Goldberg.
Orthodox Rabbis' Banquet Sunday;
Vaad Sets Up Passover Institute
I appreciated the article and I
would like to thank you for pub-
lishing in your newspaper this very
valuable discussion of some of the
problems of the retarded and pos-
sible solutions of them. I would
like very much to see the film
which is being - produced by the
Parents' Group when it is ready
HOMER F. 'WEIR, M.D.
Plymouth State Home
• and Traiiiing.School
Percy Kaplan Hailed
by Fbrmerl Detroiters
Editor, The Jewish News:
As landsmanshaften a n d com-
munal leaders in Detroit for many
years, we (wish to greet) the
Landsmanshaften Committee of
the Jewish National Fund on the
occasion of its yearly affair March
The Landsmanshaften Committee
is doing a wonderful thing to honor
Mr. Percy Kaplan for his 18 years
of devoted and dedicated service
to the Jewish National Fund.
Mr. Kaplan is one of the finest
and sincere communal executive
directors in the country. He has
a fine, humane attitude to his
coworkers And is always consider-
ate of theta" and for this he is
highly ; Willed -and respected.
We Wish Percy many healthy
and fruitful years to continue the
important work of the Jewish
Miami Beach, Fla.