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September 14, 1973 - Image 55

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-09-14

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Playwright S. N. Behrman, RO

NEW YORK — S a m u e l
Nathaniel Behr man, re-
nowned Broadway playwright
for almost 40 years, died Sun-
day at age 80.
In 1934, with the rise of
:.,seism, he w r o t e "Rain
from Heaven," which the

OBITUARIES.

dozen comedies, was noted
as "a master of glittering
dialogue and mordant wit."
The versatile Mr. Behrman
worked in Hollywood adapt-
ing own plays for the screen
and writing photoplays for
stars such as Greta Garbo.
In addition to s t a g e and
screen writing, Mr. Behrman
was an essayist and biog-
rapher. At age 75 he pub-
lished his first novel "The
Burning Glass."

JOSEPH BENIS, 14301
Talbot, Oak Park, died Sept.
8. He leaves his wife, Jo-
anne; a son, Sheldon; a
daughter, Mrs. Lenore Go-
rosh; one sister, one brother
and two grandchildren.

*

New York Times called "the
first American play to recog-
ni'e the ghastly meaning of
the N a z i persecution of
Jews." In the play he con-
trasted a fascist with a Ger-
Alan refugee, the overtones
of their confrontation mark-
7,g the author's sympathies
with the refugee.
Mr. Behrman, author of two

The son of Joseph and
Zelda Feingold Behrman of
Worcester, Mass., Mr. Behr-
man wrote "The Worcester
Account," in which the play-
wright recalled his youth and
recalled that his g r o c e r
father was better as a stu-
dent of the Talmud than as a
breadwinner.
In 1936, M r . Behrman,
known as Berry or Sam, mar-
ried Elza Heifetz Stone, sis-
ter of the violinist Jascha
Heifetz. The couple had one
son, David.

Reid Urges U.S. Act to Help Alter
Soviet Policy in M.E., Emigration

WASHINGTON ( J T A ) —
LT- S. actions to help bring
about revision of Soviet
toward the Middle East
and the emigration rights of
its own citizens were advo-
cated by Rep. Ogden Reid
',D., N.Y.).
He also urged measures to
help allow the 4,000 Jews in
Syria and the remnant in
aq also to emigrate.
Reid recently returned
from an eight-day fact-find-
ing tour to Israel, where he
had formerly been the U.S.
ambassador, and met with
Premier G old a Meir and
other Israeli leaders. He also
v!sited the Soviet Jewish
emigration center in Vienna
..nd spoke with newly arrived
Soviet Jewish emigrants.

At a news conference in his
office at the Capitol, Reid
said there will be no change
in the Middle East political
Oimate "until the So viet
Union opts for genuine peace,
,,nd they are not doing this."

"genuine peace," and the
other to take "steps to fa-
cilitate direct negotiations be-
tween Israel and the Arabs,
initially on the Rhodes form
ula •(indirect talks) and then
face to face."
Discussing Soviet emigra-
tion policy, Reid said that
Soviet repression of Jewish
emigration desires has grown
since Soviet Communist Party
Secretary Leonid I. Brezh-
nev's visit to the U n i t e d
States in June.
The Nixon administration,
Reid said, "must take a firm-
er position on the right to
emigrate" at this time when
it has "maximum leverage
to have Russia adhere to the
Declaration of Human
Rights."

He said he would bring his
views to the Congress and
particularly to Secretary of
State-designate Dr. He n r y
Kissinger, who, he said, has
in the past opposed the Jack-
son Amendment.

*

IRVING RALPH BERG,
23782 Plumbrooke, S o u t h-
field, died Sept. 9. He leaves
his wife, Sarah; a son, Rich-
ard; four daughters, Mrs.
Lawrence (Nancy) Mann of
Tucson, Mrs. Steven (Fran--
ces) Onderwyzer of Belaire,
Calif., Mrs. Sheldon (Bar-
bara) R oc k I i n and Mrs.
James (Judi) Silverman; and
seven grandchildren.

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BELLA EKELMAN, 14168
Winthrop, died Sept. 8. Sur-
vived by a daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Leah Ekelman; two ne-
phews, six nieces, one grand-
child; and three great-grand-
children.
* * *
LEONARD AARON
GREENBAUM, 374 Hilldale,
Ann Arbor, died Sept. 6. He
leaves his wife, Judith; two
sons, Daniel and Joshua; two
daughters, Sara and Susan-
nah; his father, Noah of
North Miami Beach; one
brother and two sisters.

The novel showed evidence
of Mr. Behrman's expertise
at being a social observer.
The partly autobiographical
b o o k reflected Mr. Behr-
man's horror at the effect of
the Hitler era on the human
spirit.

S. N. BEHRMAN

*

*

* *

ARTHUR HANDEL of May-
field Heights, 0., died Aug.
28. Survived by his wife, Mar-
garet; a daughter, Sharon;
and a sister, Mrs. Theodore

Herman Bernson,
of Cartage Firm

Herman Bernson, former
owner of the Bernson Cart-
age Co., at Larned and Shel-
by for 40 years, died Sept. 6
at age 80.
Mr. Bernson, 22333 LaGa-
ronne, Southfield, was born
in Russia and lived in De-
troit since 1916. He was a
founder and former secre-
tary and treasurer of the
Pinsker Aid Society. He had
been retired for 15 years.
He is survived by his wife,
Betty; four daughters, Mrs.
Benjamin (Sylvia) ) Miller,
Mrs. Edward (Bernice) Dis-
ner, Mrs. Ellen Goldberg
and Mrs. Herbert (Edythe)
Schelberg; a sister, Mrs. Ed-
ward (Bessie) Stone of New
York; 11 grandchildren and
17 great-grandchildren.

Reid reacted sharply to a
He advocated two elements
in a U.S. policy. One would reporter who asked whether
convince the USSR to pursue Dr. Kissinger "as a Jew"
will be impartial in his duties
If you wish to be chari-
as secretary of state. He table, select for your bene-
characterized those who raise ficence those who labor in
The Family of the Late
the question of Dr. Kissinger's orah. —Kohelet Rabba
religious 'heritage and his of-
MAX
ficial duties as "reprehensible
KWASELOW
and irrelevant."

Acknowledges with
grateful appreciation
the many kind expres-
c' ; of sympathy ex-
2A By relatives and
fr during the fam-
ily's recent bereave-
ment.

The Family of the Late

HOWARD AND
LESLIE LEVINE

Acknowledges w i t h
grateful appreciation
the many kind expres-
Aons of sympathy ex-
tended by relatives
and friends during the
family's recent bere-
avement.

Australian Guests

JERUSALEM — Australian
sportsmen and representa-
tives of the Australian ath-
letic contingent visiting Israel
for the Maccabiah games
held in honor of the 25th
anniversary of the state, were
guests of the Jewish National
Fund at Kerem Maharal —
a forest recreation and com-
memorative center near
Haifa, built through the con-
tributions of the Australia—
New Zealand Jewish com-
munity.

(Ruth) Rosen of Detroit. In-
terment Shagrin, 0.

* *

ANNA KAPLAN, 20551
Lahser, died Sept. 11. Sur-
vived by cousins, Mr. and
Mrs. Alex Goldberg. Services
10:30 a.m. today at Hebrew
Memorial Chapel.
• *
HELEN KROHNER, 23241
Gardner, Oak Park, died
Sept. 7. She leaves her hus-
band, Lou; a son, Howard; a
daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Pau-
la) Diamond; five grandchil-
dren and one great-grand-
child.
* * *
SARAH LANKIN, 2200
Berkley, Berkley, died Sept.
11. Survived by her husband,
Alex; two daughters, Mrs.
Ralph (Ellen) Diaz of Alham-
bra, Calif., and Mrs. Edward
(Irene) Mandell; two broth-
ers, one sister and four
grandchildren.
* * *
RITA LEAVY, former De-
troiter of New York, died
Sept. 7. She leaves a daugh-
ter, Mrs. E v e r ett (June)
Strasser of Fair Lawn, NJ.;
one sister and two grandchil-
dren.

*
LENA LIEBERMAN, 660
Whitmore, died Sept. 8. She
leaves a daughter, Mrs. Louis
(Mary) Mollie Elliman; one
brother, one sister, five
grandchildren and five great-
grandchildren.
*
MORRIS LULKIN, 19601
W. 12 Mile, Southfield, died
Sept. 13. Survived by his
wife, Bella; a son, Richard;
a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Re-
nee) Ettinger; one sister and
five grandchildren. Services
noon today at Hebrew Me-
morial Chapel.
* * *
JACK MOORAWNICK died
Sept. 7. He leaves a son,
Morris; a daughter, Mrs.
Robert (Marian) Manning;
two brothers, three sisters
and three grandchildren.
* * *
JACK PICKMAN, 24251
Berkley, Oak Park, died
Sept. 6. Survived by his wife,
Gertrude N.; three sons,
Joel, Marc and Robert; two
daughters, Mrs. Leon (Lin-
da) Pedell of Ann Arbor and
Karen; and one sister.
* * *
AVERY GERALD STAL-
LER, 17667 Grandville, died
Sept. 8. Survived by his wife,
Adele; three daughters, Julie
Ann, Sharon and Mara; and
his mother, Mrs. Esther Kel-
ma n.

Old Timers Set
Memorial Rites

Friday, Sept. 14, 1973-55
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Hannah Schloss Old Timers'
annual memorial service will
be held 8 p.m. Oct. 2 at the
Jewish Center, announced Dr.
Arthur Gilbert, president, and
Harry T. Madison, chairman
for the memorial services.
Rabbi A. Irving Schnipper
of Cong. Beth Moses will de-
liver the main address, and
Cantor Sholom Ka lib will
chant the El Mole Rahamim.
Family and friends are in-
vited to the service and to
visit the Old Timers memo-
rial room at the Center
which holds a plaque contain-
ing names of all departed
members and mementos dat-
ing back more than 50 years.
Refreshments will b e
served following the service.

THE TUROVER AIR
SOCIETY

NEW YORK — Dr. Arthur
S. W. Touroff, director emer-
itus of surgery at Mount-
Sinai Hospital her e , died
Monday at age 73.
Dr. Touroff was a founder
and first president of the New
York Academy of Medicine
and former president of the
New York Society for Thor-
acic Surgery.
He had been a clinical pro-
fessor of surgery at Columbia
University's college of phys-
icians and surgeons and later
at the Mount Sinai School of
Medicine. He held the Legion
of M e r i t and Conspicuous
Service Cross for his service
in the European Theater of
Operations during World War
II.
Dr. Touroff contributed 180
papers to medical and sci-
entific journals.

Ruth Weber, 54

Ruth L. Weber, member
of several women's organizg-
lions, died last Friday at age
54.
Mrs. Weber, 8180 Hendrie,
Huntington Woods, was a
member of Hadassah, Wom-
en's American ORT, Nation-
al Council of Jewish Women,
Cong. Adat Shalom and Town
and Country Club. She was
a native Detroiter.
Survivors are her husband,
Dr. Albert; a son, Dean; a
brother, Morris Sher; and a
sister, Mrs. Alvin (Nettie)
Solomon.

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1 1 /2 Blocks E. of Woodward
6 Biks from 3 Jewish
Cemeteries on Woodward

14441 W. 11 Mile Rd.

Gardner, be/w. Coolidge & Greenf.eld
-319.2711, Eve
626.0330

We pay tribute to their memory for their
friendship and for all the good deeds that
marked their active lives.

Our heartfelt sympathies go to their
families.

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In this period of somber reflection we
pause to pay tribute to those mebmers of the
Hannah Schloss Old Timers who have de-
parted.

ctiA 1 %."1. i

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!: ;

will hold their

MEMORIAL SERVICES

at the Turover Cemetery

SUN., SEPT. 23
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

All members and friends
ore invited.

WE EMEMBER
17:17 ■ 2 1iti2

During the
coming week
Yeshivoth Beth
Yehuda will
observe the
Yahrzeit of the
following de-
parted friends,
with the tradi-
tional Memor-
ial Prayers, re-
citation of
Kaddish and
studying of
Mishnayos.

Dr. Arthur Touroff,
Noted Surgeon, 73

Sidney A. Deitch

IN MEMORIAM

and

THE CONG. EZRAS
ACHIM

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Leo Flekel
19
Joseph Goldman 19
Fannie Lifshitz 19
Jacob Steinbock 19
Bessie
Weingarden
19
Harry
Weiswasser
19
Nechemiah
B'R Shaye
20
Ida Begleman
20
Dora E. Green 20
Julius Kozloff 20
Sarah Glassman 21
Rev. Lester
King
21
Joseph Saxer
21
Yaacov H.
B'R Isroel
22
Morris Brooks
22
Esther Cohn
22
Philip Forman
22
Nathan Hess
22
Rose Iwrey
22
Israel Mayrock 22
Harry Mondry 22
Sigmund Rohlik 22
Fannie Schwartz 22
Jack Seder
22
Sonia Yabeck
22
Clarence Ablitz 23
Yehudith Cohen 23
Jacob Feffer
23
Rebecca D.
Freedman
23
Leah Morrison 23
Rebecca
Podolsky
23
Esther
Rosenshine
23
Jacob Soberman 23
Libbie Blitzer
24
Dora Chaben
24
Peter S.
Goldstein
24
Hyman Krasnick 24
Bessie Krause
24
Alma Robinson 24
Anna Rosenberg 24
Regina
Rubinstein
24
Max Schneider 24
Harry Thav
24
Albert Davis
25
Anna Gruskin 25
Meyer Levy
25
Paul Miller
25
Jacob Must
25
Sophie Scherr
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