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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-08-24

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

38—Friday, August 24, 1973

Marchioness of Reading Dies

LONDON (JTA) — The
Marchioness of Reading,
president of the British Sec-
tion of the World Jewish
Congress and a member of
its World Executive, a noted
social worker, a dedicated
Zionist campaigner. and one
of the outstanding women of
her generation, died here
Aug. 14, one week before
her 78th birthday.
Eva Violet Reading was
the daughter of the First
Lord Melchett (Alfred Mond)
and the widow of the Second
Marquis of Reading (Ger-
ald).
Eva Reading made her
mark in her own right, both
at the Jewish and non-Jewish
levels. Her mother was a
Roman Catholic and she was
brought up as one. When she
was 27, and after a journey
to Israel with her father,
her Jewish roots asserted
themselves and she was for-

Dr. Waksman,
Discoverer
► of Streptomycin

mally converted to Judaism
HYANNIS, Mass.—Dr. Sel-
by Dr. Maurice Perlzweig.
man A. Waksman, a Nobel
From then on she em• laureate and principal dis-
barked on an incessant and coverer
Streptomycin,
of
effective campaign on behalf died Aug. 16 at age 85.
of Zionism, the Zionist funds
The son of a businessman,
and other Jewish causes. She the Ukraine-born Dr. Waks-
joined the WJC early and man coined the word "anti-
became one of its leading
figures.
For a number of years she
chaired effectively the Euro-
pean Executive of the WJC.
In the British Section, she
was an active and effective
President, almost until her
last days. At the non-Jewish
level, Eva Reading was
president of the National
Council of Women and a
leading figure in the area of
social welfare. Her memoirs
appeared at the beginning of
the year under the title, "For
t'-, e Record."
(See Commentary, Page 2)

Isaac Goldman, 80,
'Strongest Navy Man'

MIAMI — Isaac Goldman.
once known as Sailor Jim
White, "the strongest man
in the Navy," died Tuesday
at age 80. He was said to
have pulled with his teeth a
seven-ton bus loaded with 50
men 500 feet across Capitol
Plaza in Washington.

Henry Fechheimer,
President of Firm

Henry S. Fechheimer,
president of the applicator
division of Red Devil Inc., a
paint manufacturer, died
Aug. 17 at age 68.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Fech-
heimer, 7449 Deep Run,
Birmingham, lived 35 years
in Detroit. He was a mem-
bed of Temple Beth El, the
Michigan Association of Cer-
tified Public Accountants,
the American Institute of
Accountancy and the Detroit
Economic Club.
He is survived by his wife,
Beatrice; a daughter, Mrs.
Sue Welsh; a son, Fred; and
four grandchildren. Inter- .
ment Chicago.

Gendelman Survivor

The Jewish News regrets
that it erroneously referred
to the surviving daughter of
the late Joseph Gendelman
as his step-daughter.
Mrs. Jerry (Arlene) Spiro
is the daughter of Sarah
Gendelman and the late Mr.
Gendelman. The obituary
notice appeared in the Aug.
17 issue.

JNF Tributes Honor
Mrs. Samuel Kobaker

Members of the boards of
the Jewish National Fund
Council and the JNF
Women's Auxiliary added to
the tributes to Dora (Mrs.
Samuel) Kobaker by inscrib-
ing her name in the Golden
Book of the JNF in Jeru-
salem. Other tributes include
additional Golden Book in-
scriptions.
Announcement has been
made by Mrs. Kobaker's
survivors, her husband, Sam-
uel, and daughters, Mrs. Ed-
ward (Marcia) Kersh of
Jerusalem and Mrs. Sheldon
(Florence) Dulberg of South-
field, that the projects in
which Mrs. Kobaker partici-
pated with her father in Is-
rael will be expanded in
honor of her memory.

Mildred Steiner, Maimonides
Women's Leader Poetry Teacher

Mildred Steiner, an early
member and past president
of the Maimonides Medical
Society Women's Auxiliary,

Living Memorial
for Mother, Son

The family of the late
Mildred Lefkowitz and her
son, the late Bernard Lefko-
witz, are establishing a
memorial fund to be used
for the Jewish Center Senior
Citizens Camp.
Mrs. Lefkowitz, who died
Aug. 8 at age 80, was a pio-
neer in the founding and
establishment of the Center
Mothers Club 52 years ago.
She also was active in all
other phases of Center senior
citizen activities.
Mrs. Lefkowitz survived
her only son by three
months, after his death due
to an accident.
To contribute to the fund,
direct contributions to the
Jewish Center-Mildred and
Bernard Lefkowitz Memorial
Fund, 18100 Meyers, Detroit

died suddenly Wednesday
night.
Funeral services will be
held 11:30 a.m. today at
Kaufman Chapel.
Surviving are a son, Mar-
tin (Mickey); and three
brothers, Dr. David Reisman
of. Dallas, Dr. Frank Reis-
man and Dr. Sam Reisman.
Mrs. Steiner lived at 23601
Sutton, Southfield.
She was the widow of Dr.
Max Steiner, a prominent
Michigan psychiatrist.
Born in Poland, Mrs. Stein-
er lived in Detroit most of
her life. She was a graduate
of Wayne State University,
taught public school for
many years and resumed
teaching poetry and English
literature in 1968.
She was actively involved
with the Parents Association
for Jewish Residential Care
and assisted in setting up
Haverim House for the re,
tarded. She also established
the Dr. Max Steiner tribute
fund through Maimonides
Women. She was a member
of Hadassah, Pioneer Worn-

en and Cong. Beth Achim.

SELMAN A. WAKSMAN

45 Judges Urge UN to Probe
Fate of Syrian and Iraqi Jews

PHILADELPHIA (JTA) judges said in a joint letter
— Forty - five Philadelphia to llhan Lutem, of Turkey,
judges have appealed to the chairman of the UN's Third
United Nations for an in- Committee. The Third Com-
vestigation into the fate of mittee is charged with pro-
Jews in Syria and Iraq. moting international respect
The judges—more than for human rights and free-
half of the jurists in the dom. "We have been told of
city's common pleas and dozens of people who merely
municipal court systems disappear and are not heard
called on the UN to act on from again," the judges said,
reports that Jews in these referring to continuing re-
Arab countries face annihil- ports that many of the fewer
ation at government hands. than 400 Jews remaining in
The text of their appeal Iraq have been imprisoned
was released by Thacker and their property has been

Lois G. Forer, Joseph T.
Murphy, Paul Ribner, Her-
bert W. Salus Jr., and Cal-
vin T. Wilson.
Judge Klein predicted that
other judges will add their
names to the appeal when
the vacation period ends.

Culture of the Jewish People
Judaism—the Unique
The only name which ad-
equately describes the Jewish
heritage is civilization or cul-
ture. Judaism is, then . . .
to be defined as the unique
culture of the Jewish people.
Like any civilizaion, it rep-
resents an organic complex
of a literature, language, re-
ligious outlook, folkways.
group hopes, aspirations,
ethical values and esthetic
judgments. In his living
whole, religion is at once the
driving motif and the most
ideal expression, but it is by
no means the whole nor the
largest part.—Milton Stein-
berg, in "The Making of the
Modern Jew."

Longstreth, president of the confiscated.
Greater Philadelphia Cham-
Continuing, t h e judges
ber of Commerce and chair- wrote: "In our lifetime we
man of the Committee of have seen an example of the
Concern for Syrian and shame and tragedy that can
Iraqi Jewry.
result when the most funda-
The appeal to the UN was mental principles of law and
organized by six of the justice are disregarded. Al-
judges after they and other though numbers of people
civic leaders attended a re- involved may be small, the
cent luncheon sponsored by legal and ethiCal concepts
involved are of the highest
the Committee of Concern.
At that time, three Jews importance to the dignity of
who earlier this year escaped man. We urge your com-
from Iraq—two of them mittee to conduct a full in-
Fraud and deceit are ever
widows of men murdered in vestigation of t h e charges in a hurry.—Benjamin Frank-
that
have
been
made,
so
public hangings — were
lin.
brought to Philadelphia by that the community of na-
tions may be assured that
the Jewish Community Re-
law and justice exist for
lations Council to brief com-
these minorities in Iraq and
mittee members and guests
on the plight of those Jews Syria."
Register at
Organizing t h e appeal
remaining in Iraq and Syria
among
their
colleagues
were
"We have heard reports
of midnight trials without Judges Richard B. Klein,
counsel, followed by pre-
n ique ,mramp
dawn executions," the 45

biotic" for such "wonder
drugs" as penicillin that
were turning up in scientific
journals.
For the editor of Biological
Abstracts, Dr. Waksman de-
fined antibiotic as "a chemi-
cal substance produced by a
microbe which has the. capa-
city to inhibit the growth of
and even destroy other
microbes."
Later, with the help of
some of his students, he iso-
lated a microbe which was
named Streptomycin, the
first antibiotic to show po-
tency in curing tuberculosis.
Dr. Waksman came to the
U. S. in 1910 following his
graduation from high school.
He earned his bachelors and
masters degrees from Rut-
gers University and studied
for his doctorate at the Uni-
versity of California, where
he worked as a biochemist.
He returned to Rutgers
where he became a lecturer
in soil microbiology while
also working for two years
as a bacteriologist.
Among his studies, Dr.
Waksman considered the role
_soil bacteria play in oxidiz-
ing sulphur, the origin and
chemical make-up of peat
and the nature of soil humus.
He spent years classifying
and studying the activities of
soil organisms called acti-
nomycetes.
In 1952, Rutgers opened
its institute of microbiology
and soon afterward Dr.
Waksman was awarded the
Nobel Prize in medicine.

Sol Poskel, Director
at Cadillac Overall

Sol Poskel, personnel and
labor relations director for
Cadillac Overall Co. for 22
years, died Sunday at age 64.
Mr. Poskel, 17200 Tracey,
was a past president of De-
troit Lodge, Bnai Brith, and
a member of Perfection
Lodge of the Masons. A na-
tive Detroiter, he was a
yeoman in the U. S. Navy.
Survivors are his wife,
Fay; a daughter, Mrs. Fred-
erick (Lois) Alpern of Rich-
mond, Va.; three brothers,
Nathan of Los Angeles,
Ralph and Meyer; two sis-
ters, Mrs. Cy (Libby) Wein-
stein of Groton, Conn., and
Rose; and three grandchil-
dren.

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