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February 22, 1974 - Image 38

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-02-22

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38—Friday, Feb. 22, 1974


Prof. Horace M. Kallen, Scholar,
Philosopher and Zionist Pioneer

ONEONTA, N. Y. -- Dr.
Horace M. Kallen, who was
among the most noted edu-
cators and philosophers of
this century, died Sunday at
age 91 in Palm Beach, Fla.,
where he had been vacation-
ing. He had been making his
home in Oneonta.
He was a founder in 1919 of
the New School of Social Re-
search, where he found haven
as teacher after many con-
flicts in other universities.
He served as dean of the
school's graduate faculty of
political and social science
from 1944 to 1946.
Eminent as lecturer as well
as writer—he authored more
than 30 philosophic works—
he was a pioneer in Ameri-
can Zionism, having given his
services to the movement
from 1903 onward.
Kallen was named the
New School's research pro-
fessor emeritus in 1969 and
continued. his lectures until
In spite of his distinguished
record as a scholar—he was
an assistant to George San-
tayana, a disciple of William

Yiddish Journalist,
Writer, Dead at 82

Gross-Zimmermann, a prom-
inent Yiddish writer and
journalist, died here Feb. 12
at age 82.
Mr. G r o s s-Zimmermann
was honorary president of
the Yiddish Writers Associa-
tion in Israel, a member of
the Journalists Association
and of the World executive
of the Federation of Jewish
Born in Borislaw, Galicia,
the son of a hasidic family,
he went to Vienna at 17 for
a general education. In 1917
he began publishing articles
and stories in major Jewish
newspapers_ in Poland, New
York and elsewhere and
toured extensively on behalf
of Keren Hayesod.
He came to Palestine in
1937 and for many years
headed the Kol Zion Lagola
radio broadcasts to Jewish
communities abroad.

James, an associate of Char-
les A. Beard—because he did
not speak discreetly he was
rejected for a regular faculty
appointment at Harvard. He
received . his magna . cum
laude graduation honors there
in 1903, a PhD in 1908 and
was an assistant lecturer
from 1908 to 1911.
For being an unbeliever,
he was dismissed from the
Princeton faculty in 1905. As
an advocate of tolerance and
rights for pacifists in World
War I, he was dismissed from
the University of Wisconsin
faculty in 1918.
A native of Berenstadt,
Germany, he was brought to
this country by his parents,
Jacob David Kallen, an Or-
thodox rabbi, who had a pul-
pit in Boston, and the former
Esther Glazier.
As Kallen related it him-
self. he was repelled by or-
thodoxy and had intended to
reject •his Jewish identity.
"A Yankee re-Judaized me,"
he said recently. He ex-
"Barret Wendell, professor
of English literature at Har-
vard, showed how the Old
Testament had affected the
Puritan mind, traced the role
of the Hebraic tradition in
the development of the Amer-
ican character.
"I wrote what I thought
was a grand essay showing
that this just could not be
true, but Wendell went over
my paper line by line" and
tore it apart.
"So I was naturalized by
Wendell in the Old Testa-
ment. My father was very
pleased when I turned Zion-
ist about 1902."
"Hebraism" became h i s
motto, and he propagated cul-
tural pluralism.
Kallen was among Ameri-
can Jewry's greatest person-
alities. He was one of the
organizers at Harvard, in
1905, of the Menorah Associa-
tion, which was until the
founding of the Hillel Founda-
tions the leading Jewish col-
lege students' organization.
He was a contributor to the
Menorah Journal and was a
strong backer of the AmeH-

Arab Deputy Minister Zuabi

uty Health Minister, Abdel
Aziz Zuabi, 48, died Feb. 14
in Afula.
Zuabi was one of the two
top-ranking non-Jews in the
Israeli service. The other is
Jaber Muadi, deputy com-
munications minister, a
Zuabi was born in Nazar-
eth, studied in Jerusalem and


was the editor of several
Arab publications.
Since the early 50s he had
been an active member of
Mapam and thus a persist-

ent advocate of a more dy-
namic peace policy, but an
enthusiastic supporter of Is-
rael's rights in the Mideast.
He was a member of the
sixth, seventh and eighth
Knessets, and in 1969 he be-
came deputy minister of
health, the first non-Jew to
reach such a position. He
also served as mayor of
Zuabi was known to have
a heart condition but con-
tinued work at a fast pace.
On the night before his death,
he was still seen at the Knes-
set and the following morn-
ing went as usual to his of-
fice in Nazareth. There, he
collapsed and was rushed to
Afula Hospital, dead on ar-
He was a founder and the
secretary of the Association
for Equal Rights and Peace
and an editor of the English-
language New Outlook maga-
zine, both of which encour-
aged dialogue between Arabs
and Jews.

Sidney Singer,
Stockbroker, 52

Sidney "Duke" Singer, a
stockbroker associated with
the Southfield office of Horn-
blower and Weeks for 12
years, died Feb. 19 at age
Mr. Singer, 23521 Beverly,
Oak Park, served in the U.S.
Air Force in World War II,
during which he was a
prisoner of war. He was a
past president of Henry C.
Morgenthau Lodge of Bnai
Brith and a member of Sig-
ma Alpha Mu Fraternity
and the Sidney Hill Health
He leaves his wife, Dena;
three sons, Sheldon, Mark
and Burl; a daughter, Judy;
his m o t h e r, Mrs. Leah
can Jewish Congress move- Singer; and two brothers, Sol
and Ben.
His Zionist pioneering is in
evidence in the new third
volume, "Letters of Louis D.
Brandeis, 1913-1915," (edited
by 'Profs. Melvin I. Urofsky
and David W. Levy, published
Helen M. Cohn, past presi-
by State University of New
York Press, to be reviewed in dent of the Detroit Doll Col-
The Jewish News in the com- lectors Club, whose own 'col-
ing weeks). It shows the lection of 450 dolls was widely
early role of Dr. Kallen in publicized, died Feb. 14 at
the Jewish National move- age 64.
Mrs. Cohn, a native De-
ment. He was among the as-
sociates on whom Justice troiter who was a secretary
Brandeis leaned a great deal. for a heating and air-condi-
Dr. Kallen had been a tioning contractor, frequently
member of the executive exhibited her collection at
board of the American Asso- shows, including the annual
ciation for Jewish Education, convention of the United
a member of the American Federation of Doll Clubs
Jewish Congress, a chairman three years ago.
The collection included rare
of the academic council of
YIVO. Among his numerous antiques, and some dolls rep-
books was "Zionism and resented famous persons and
various countries.
World Politics" in 1924.
She leaves a ' sister, Mrs.
He is survived by his wife,
the former Rachel Oatmad Joseph (Ruth) Meyer; and
Van Arsdale; a son, Michi- two nieces, Mrs. Dennis
gan State University Prof. (Peggy) Frank and Nancy
David J. Kallen; a daughter, Meyer.
Mrs. Harriet S. Haines; a
sister, Dr. Miriam Kallen, a Helen E. Silver,
Brookline, Mass., educator;
and six grandchildren.
Accident Victim
Helen E. Silver, 15872
Theodore Chanock, Harden Cir., Southfield, died
Feb. 19 from injuries sus-
Hebrew U. Donor
stained in an automobile
JERUSALEM—Faculty and accident Sunday morning
staff of the Hebrew Univer- when the car in which she
sity's Chanock Center of Viro was a passenger collided with
logy gathered at a memorial a fire truck near Greenfield
meeting to pay tribute to and Lincoln Rds. in South-
Theodore Chanock, university field.
benefactor, who died last
Other passengers in the car
week in Los Angeles.
were injured. The truck was
Among the eulogies was returning from a false alarm
one delivered by Prof. Natan at Mt. Vernon Nursing Home.
Goldblum, Ted and Frances
She is survived by her hus-
Chanock Professor of Viro- band, Aaron; three sons,
logy and chairman of the Barry, Joel and Kerry; her
Chanock Center.
mother, Mrs. Dora Brick-
Chanock rose from a poor man; a brother, Dr. Murray
childhood to become a leader Brickman; and a sister, Mrs.
of the U.S. communications Sidney (Ruth) Wolfe.
industry and a generous sup-
porter of Israel. He traced
his interest in the Hebrew Bernard Gorfmkle,
University's virology depart- Army Aide to Wilson
ment to • his son Robert, a
Gen. Bernard L. Gor-
This year, he undertook
the support of .a research finkle, U.S. Army (ret.), who
project on Hodgkin's Disease, was a bodyguard for Presi-
which is a joint project of dent Woodrow Wilson at the
many Israeli laboratories, signing of the peace treaty
institutes and hospitals, with ending World War I, died
the Hebrew University as the Feb. 15.
Gen. Gorfinkle, a lawyer,
His association with the joined the army during the
Hebrew University began a Mexican War and served with
decade ago, when he decided General of the Armies John
to establish the department J. Pershing. After World War
of virology which, last year, I, he remained in Europe as
became the Chanock Center. military attache and secre-
In 1969, he established the tary to Bernard M. Baruch.
Gen. Gorfnikle also served
Ted and Frances Chanock
Chair of Virology, and last as military aide to Gov. John
July the university awarded A. Volpe.
him the honorary degree of
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doctor of philosophy.

Helen Cohn, 64,
Doll Collector

Railway Extension to Eilat Is Proposed

Transport Minister Shimon
Peres has proposed that Is-
rael extend its railway to the
port of Eilat on the Red Sea
in order to meet competition
for freights when the Suez
Canal is reopened.
Peres said the Red Sea-
Mediterranean rail link could
be vital to Israel's economy
once the Egyptian waterway
is operative again. Otherwise,

he warned, Eilat will lose
much of its value as a trans-
shipment port between Asia,
Africa and Europe.
The new link would involve
extending the present line
which terminates in Dimona
in the northern Negev all the
way south through Arava to

Mandell Sim-non 39
Local Electrician

NEW YORK, Feb. 15—The
rights of Orthodox Jews to
be free of job discrimination
on religious grounds — P
how to obtain redress if
crimination occurs—are de-
tailed in "The Right to Wor-
ship and to Work," a 24-
page guide published by the
American Jewish Congress.
The pamphlet, prepared by
Stephen M. Jacoby, describes
in question-and-answer form
the relevant Federal, New
York State and New York
City laws prohibiting dis-
crimination on grounds of
religion or religious practice.


Mandell Simon, an elec-
trician for more than 20
years, died Feb. 17 at age
Mr. Simon, 30565 Nadora,
Southfield, was a field super-
intendent for the I. and M.
Electric Co. of Ferndale.
He leaves his wife, Bea-
trice; a son, Paul; three
daughters, Adrienne, Lisa
and Laurie; his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Jack (Celia) Simon;
and two brothers, Marvin and
Sheldon of Wheeling, Ill.

AJCongress Guide:
Right to Worship

Max Greenstein, 71,
Mrs. Samuel (Selma Levy- South Africa Leader

Selma Rosenblatt

son) Rosenblatt, a Home for
the Aged resident, died Sun-
day at age 93.
In the early years of the
activities of Purity Chapter
of Order of the Eastern Star,
she was its worthy matron.
Possessing a fine sense of
humor, she was a source of
encouragement for those with
whom she came in contact
in recent years.
Born in Gonzales, Tex., she
lived for the last 72 years in
Surviving are two sisters,
Mrs. Frances Chafetz and
Mrs. Freda Baernstein, both
of San Antonio; nephews and
nieces, including Mrs. Joe
(Paula) Levy of Detroit and
Mrs. Trudie Casper of San

—South African Jewish com-
munal leader Max Greenstein
died Feb. 13 in a car accident
here. He was '71.
Mr. Greenstein was na-
tional treasurer and vice
president of the South Afri-
can Jewish Board of Depu-
ties, honorary life president
of the Board of Jewish Edu-
cation, vice president of the
Israel United Appeal, vice
president of the South Afri-
can Jewish Appeal and held
many other leading positions.

Big Business
There used to be a certain
glamor about big times.
Big things may be very bad
and mean.—Louis D. Bran-




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