Arthur Morse,. Author of 'While Six
Million Died,' Killed in Auto Crash
LONDON (JTA) — Arthur D.
Morse, author of the best-selling
book "While Six Million Died,"
was killed June 2 in an automobile
accident in Yugoslavia. He was 50.
Morse, who had homes in Scars-
dale, N.Y. and in Italy, was ex-
ecutive director of the Internation-
al Broadcast Institute. He was
visiting Yugoslavia to attend an
international television symposium.
Morse was the author of several
He also was involved with Josef
Fraenkel, the Russian-Polish-born
journalist and historian, on a his-
tory of the Jewish State Party. Mr.
Machover's books included "Gov-
erning Palestine — the Case
Against a Legislative Council,"
"Jewish State of Ghetto" and "The
Nazi Experiment in Total Destruc-
tion of Peoples and States."
Leonard Schneid, Past
Head of Israel Lodge
Leonard Schneid. past president
of Israel Lodge, Bnai Brith, died
Tuesday at age 51. He was an em-
ploye of City Towel Service Linen
Mr. Schneid, 23411 Cloverlawn,
Oak Park, was born in Brooklyn
and lived in the Detroit area 45
He leaves his wife, Ruth; a son,
Leslie; a daughter, Joyce; a
brother, Edwin; and a sister, Mrs.
Milton (Lillian) Naimark.
Ben Pollack, Drummer
TEL AVIV (ZINS) — Israel's and not for a party list.
Ben-Gurion also had something
elder statesm a n, David Ben-
Gurion, once again has lashed out to say about the current world
in criticism of the way elections diplomacy to bring about a "peace
are conducted in Israel, charging accord" in the Middle East. He
that the present system is not scorned the idea of a "transitional
democratic and that many impor- agreement with Egypt."
tant state decisions are actually
"In the absence of a true peace,
dictated by the secretariats of the said Ben-Gurion, "a new war is
various political parties.
inevitable." Ben Gurion's views
Ben-Gurion has been a per- were published as part of an in-
sistent critical of Israel's elec- terview in Ramzor, a periodical
toral system by proportional sponsored by the avant garde of
representation, which is a vari- Israel's labor party.
ance with the practice followed
in Anglo-Saxon countries, where
To do evil, that good may come
the electoral system is based of it, is for bunglers in politics, as
In addition to his wife, Mr.
Schub is survived by three daugh- on a vote for specific individuals well as morals. —William Penn
ters and a son, and a sister in Tel
Mr. Schub was born in Jeru-
salem. He earned his B.A. at the
University of Pennsylvania. Before
pursuing the Hebrew teaching
career, he was an instructor in
physics and mathematics.
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prominent Chicago Hebraist, who
directed the Hebrew high schools
books on major American social and taught advanced Hebrew
issues and as a producer-writer courses in Chicago, died here, in
for CBS television documentaries the Donnoli Hospital, Monday,
on those subjects. But his fame after a month's illness. He suf-
rested on "While Six Million Died," fered a heart attack a week be-
subtitled, "A Chronicle of Ameri- fore he was to return to the U.S.
after a two-month sabbatical here.
His wife, the former Geula
Ethel Gandal, who was a member
of The Detroit Jewish News editor-
ial staff for a year before her mar-
riage, came here a week ago to
be with her husband. Burial was
of Mendel Beilis
LONDON (JTA) — John M.
Machover, veteran Zionist leader,
social worker, leading internation-
al lawyer and respected sage, died
here Tuesday shortly after his 91st
Born in Mogilev, Czarist Russia,
Mr. Machover was graduated from
the University of St. Vladimir in
Kiev and practiced law in that
city until after the Russian Revo-
lution of 1917. In 1913, he was
junior defense counsel in the trial
of Mendel Beilis, who was ac-
quitted of blood-libel charges. For
many years, Mr. Machover was a
Jewish self-defense leader in the
Ukraine, coining the maxim: "There
were never any pogroms where.
there was effective Jewish self-
Mr. Machover was a leader of
Russian Zionism for two decades.
He wrote, lectured and organized
and was a delegate to several
Zionist congresses. Frustration
with what he deemed slow progress
under the British Mandate drove
him into the Revisionist camp. A
friend of Vladimir Jabotinsky since
early youth, he became a close
adviser to the Revisionist leader.
But Mr. Machover did not follow
Jabotinsky when the Revisionist
left the World Zionist Organization.
Moving to England after the Rus-
sian Revolution, Mr. Machover co-
founded the Federation of Jewish
Relief Organizations (FJRO) in
1920 and was its chairman for
Mr. Machover, who was hale,
hearty and in full mental vigor to
the day of his death, told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency last
month that he was completing his
autobiography and another book.
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ARTHUR D. MORSE
can Apathy," published in 1967,
which accused the Roosevelt ad- Classified Ads Get Quick Results
ministration in World War II of
failing to act when there was a
possibility of rescuing substantial
numbers of Jews from the Nazi
One of the principle bases for
the charges in Morse's book was
a memorandum sent to President
Roosevelt in 1944 by Secretary of
the Treasury Henry Morgenthau
Jr., criticizing the State Depart-
ment for having delayed for five
months a proposal to negotiate with
the Nazis for the release of thou-
sands of Jews in France and Ro-
Morse contended in his book
that as early as August 1942, a
Geneva representative of the World
Jewish Congress reported through
the U.S. Consulate reliable infor-
mation from a German source that
Hitler had ordered the extermina-
tion of all Jews in Europe. The
State Department in Washington
did not transmit this message to
American Jewish leaders. Ameri-
can officials were said to have re-
garded the report as "fantastic"
and to have concluded that even
if true the U.S. could not have
assisted the victims.
Morse, the son of Dr. and Mrs.
Frank Moskowitz, was born in
Brooklyn, N.Y. and was educated
at the University of Virginia. He
served as an officer in the U.S.
Navy during World War II.
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Bernard Skully, 37
Killed in Holdup
Bernard Gordon Skully, 37, own-
er of Holbrook Party Store, E.
Seven Mile and Dequihdre, was
shot and killed in a holdup of his
store last Saturday evening. Police
were seeking his assailant.
Past president of Rex Lodge,
Bnai Brith, Mr. Skully had been
blood bank chairman for his lodge
for five years, and he himself
donated 50 pints of blood to the
bank. A native Detroiter, he was
a graduate of Central High School
and a veteran of the Korean War.
Until he associated with the party
store four years ago, Mr. Skully
had been a bakery salesman. He
was a member of Temple Israel.
Surviving Mr. Skully, who lived
at 21660 Church, Oak Park, are ,
his wife, Norma; three daughters,
Terrie, Gayle and Susan; his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Skully;
and a sister, Mrs. Samuel (Joan)
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Pollack, prominent Dixieland jazz
drummer for two decades, died
Tuesday at age 67.
Mr. Pollack left the entertain-
ment business in the 1950s after
having appeared with such greats
as Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller,
Harry James and Muggsy Spanier.
Until about five years ago, he
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