40—Friday, Jawary 2S, 1972
THE DETROIT JEWISH
`Poor Cousins' a Journalistic
Contrast to Rich in 'Our Crowd'
NEWS NYC Health Dept.
Nifithdvawi 'Offensive ,
Expose- in The
NEW. YORK (-JTA),-A
A little more than 'a year before est Irt- 'cittr'toilitiei
‘ r-elAteltl-- per-
of job- openings in the New York a very crucial presidential con- haps the result _iviR
In Poor Cousins." - published written news-wise. but the detail
the' voters' im-
by Coward, McCann and Geoghe- regarding whoever was a "poo r ing that "we are particularly "the inside story of the political potence. Or it may create anew
gan, "Ande Manners undertook to cousin" was better done by th
anxious to, get qualified Black or convention that nominated Eisen- the suspicions that -resulted front
deal with the East European Jews. Hinduses, was more thorough]
Puerto :-Ifican- staff" has been
hower and Nixon and determined hatreds for the 'man who, was
the Russians, Poles and the Roman- sketched by Bernard G. Richards '
withdrawn-following a pretest 'by the direction of Republican politics branded as "Tricky Dick."—P.S.
ians as a supplement to Stevenson's received better accounting from
the American ,Jewish Congress.
for the next 20 years" is OM . only
"Our Crowd" which dealt with the score of Writers.
City.-: Human Rights Commission significant in itself but may exert
Mrs. Manner's could have bee • Chairman Eleanor Holmes Norton. an influence in swaying voters'
(An explanatory note on the a bit more accurate in some of he ✓ iri
letter to the Congress, said attitudes.
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jacket of this book states: "The copy. For instance, writing very . the Department of _ Health 'had
- 20 years experience
Leonard Lurie titled his book
3,000,000 `other-Jews' from beyond briefly about the Henry Ford an d agreed "to take corrective action" "The King Makers," and the pub-.
the Pale—and how the elite of Dearborn Independent's f a m o u s and "clear d
up any misun erstand lishers (Coward, McCann and
'Our Crowd'_ tried to Americanize court case, she wrote: "When Jew s ing" in its recruitment notice for Geoghegan) justifiably describe it
stopped buying Ford cars end supervisory positions in seyten- as controversial and as an "in-
This riew approach to a portrayal when a Jewish lawyer in Detroi t categories:
dictment of the convention sYs-
of life on the East Side, the char- sued -him for $1,000.000, Ford
The notice was, issued last Nov. tern."
acteristics and experiences of im- agreed to make a recantation and 4 over the signature of Dr. Mary
Lurie, a New York Post writer,
migilInts who needed help and apclogy." As long as she wrote C. McLaughlin, commissioner, and offers so thorough a review of
The name Bracelet
Newborns, Mothers, Grandmas
guidance before they emerged as about it, she should at least have was published in the Queens the convention that nominated
Gold, Sterling & Gold Filled
the predominant factor in Amer- informed herself about the Her County Medical Society Bulletin.
Eisenhower; he delves so deeply
ican Jewry, is primarily a jour- man Bernstein suit, the lawyer
On Dec. 28, Merman Brown, into the background of candidates, ismajrAWN
nalistic effort. It aims at chrono- who was not a 'Detroiter but was
their supporters, manipulators of
director of the AJC's Metropoli-
logical review of a history, at coo-o Aaron Sapiro, etc. Lack of accu-
party politics, that his book is an
tan Council, wrote to Com-
ering the scene involving a cast racy indicates anothershortcom-
missioners McLaughlin a n d
of characters that is parallel to, ing
ing in this book.
Norton calling for "immediate
Most sensational is the author's
but not like, those of German and
steps to remedy the erroneous
frank and unhesitant expose of
Something has just happened to
Spanish Jewish ancestries.
workings of cliques, of
the Yiddish press, yet this book
Mrs. Manners read a lot and that undertakes to write about the - tial applicants may make on the
aspirations of candidates and
basis of the statement.
inserted in her portrayal numer- Tageblatt and the Forward
the extent to which they are pre-
BUY ONE AT
In her response, Mrs. Norton
ous facts regarding Jewish par- mentioned the Morgen Journal or
pared to go to attain power.
ticipation in politics, the press, the Tog—or the famous earlier wrote, "The department of health
Especially indicting is the view
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the stage. But in the main her Die Zeit.
withdraw the state- given of the indifference to the
FOR ONE CENT
There is a good story about Ab ment and to inform those who re- voter himself who emerges as
work is superficial. It does not
,,,, NATURAL VITAMINS
go deeply into an account either Cahan of the Forward, but how ceived it of its withdrawal, and impotent. It is power politics that
of the newspapers or of the thea- can we possibly accept as thor- , eoual . opportunity will be accord- is effective. Nixon's background
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ough a work that does not mention
is presented in all the bluntness
The department did not mean of an accuser, and the manner in
She tackled what the press had Joseph Barondess, the labor lead- e - a
Open Daily .15 Ia 7
er who became an ardent Zionist. to imply otherwise, but the lan- which the President, more than
and just a passing mention about guage used may nevertheless mis- 20 years ago, reacted against Earl
BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Warren, Rep. Voorhis, Helen
Now Booking . . .
Benjamin Szold is mentioned,
Gahagan Douglas, revive the damn-
but not Henrietta Szold who cer-
ing attitudes toward the man who
tainly played a role in her re-
shrewdly gained his powerful ob-
and his Orchestra
lationships literally and in pub-
- By RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX
lic services with the "cousins."
The wooing of Eisenhower by
(Copyright 1971 JTA, Inc.)
Its to list the name of
both Republicans and Democrats,
Why is it necessary to put a
Stephen S. Wise. Why not Nahman
the nod Nixon had from Dewey
tombstone over a grave?
Sorkin, and what about such an
for the vice presidency, the crav-
In the Bible we read that Jacob
eminent Labor Zionist as Baruch did
for the high job and the ulti-
this for Rachel (Gen. 39:29).
Zuckerman' If Rebecca Gratz,
mate crushing of Senator Taft—
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why not Lillian Wald?
Bet. MKidlebelt & 1a
thing over the remains of a man. these and many of the other politi-
There are many charming stories
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(Ezekiel 39:15). Generally speak- cal experiences are presented
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ing, there are at least three rea- anew in a fashion to arouse inter-
those who have followed the news
sons for placing some kind of mark-
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er at the grave. First, it is a means
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volume. But as research it lacks
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of signifying that there is a per-
a great deal. "Our Cousins" has
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to tread there. Secondly, the stone
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identifies the person who is buried
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Everybody resorts to Yiddish-
20215 W. 7 Mile
isms, and so does Ande Manners, there by means of the inscription
but Yiddish words and phrases, on it. This makes it possible for
while they, clarify, do not, alone,
create history. Mrs. Manners does grave and offer prayers there.
Thirdly, setting up a monument
well in tracing the beginnings of
migrations of East Europeans, and of some .kind is a means of bring-
in some respects her contrasts of ing honor to the deceased. Monu-
the "Poor Cousins" with "Our ments were always a means of
Crowd" are commendable. For honoring someone. It certainly is
these factors' alone, the book is a duty of a child to honor his pan"
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worth reading, as history it has ents not only during lifetime, but
even after death. (Kidushin).
its many shortcomings.
Why is it that some people
Yea though I walk through the
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will not cut a little boy's hair
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fear no evil for thou art with me. 3 ?
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Some people associate this coss
torn with the law of the Bible
which forbids a Nazarite to cut
his hair because he is dedicated
to the Almighty. Such was the
case of Samson in the Book of
Judges. Others consider the first
haircut like the first three years
of the fruits of a new tree. Some-;
how this restriction classifies a[
newborn child as being a gift of
God. It indicates that every child
belongs to God who gives it
It is only. by His grace that we
can call the child our own. To show'
this feeling, we refraiii from cut-;
ting his hair until he is 3 years,
old so as to signify that our restric-;
ions regarding the new child were
meant to admit that the child be-
ongs to God and that he becomes
0 urs only by special grant from the
We cannot have heroes to dine'
with us. There are none. And
were these heroes to be had, we
should not like them.—Anthony
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