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March 08, 1974 - Image 46

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-03-08

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46—Friday, March 8, 1974


The Butzel Memoirs

(Continued from Page 56)
Schloss nor Rabbi Hirsch
would tell what this highly
effective story was, and so
we lost the advantage of this
fund-raising mechanism.
The Hannah Schloss Mem-
orial included an office used
on Sunday mornings by the
Hebrew Free Loan Society,
which had gotten under way
in the meantime. Its commit-
tee gave out the loans and
appraised the jewelry, col
lateral or the responsibility
of the endorsers.
Abraham Benjamin, who
was secretary of the UJC,
also handled the money for
the Hebrew Free Loan So-
ciety. Once or twice our safe
was rifled and all the col-
lateral was stolen: and then
of course the jewelry sud-
denly became extremely
valuable. Jacob Nathan or-
ganized a campaign of life
memberships for the Hebrew
Free Loan Society and many
people gave single contribu-
tions of $250.
Thus was built up for the


March 4—To Mr. and Mrs.
David C. Berg (Micki Gross-
berg) 12921 Dartmouth, Oak
Park, a son, Seth Ethan.
• * •
Feb. 25—To Mr. and Mrs.
Sheldon Rott, 15200 Suther-
land, Oak Park, a daughter,
Ruth Ann.
• • •
Feb. 25—To Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth M. Stoller, (Judith
Stein), 25551 Briar, - Oak
Park, a son, Bradley David.
* * *
Feb. 1—To Dr. and Mrs.
Howard J. Rose of Chicago,
(Lisa Slawin of Detroit), a
daughter, Nicole Karen.
To Mr. and. Mrs. Joel Feld-
man (Daphna Bernson of
Tel Aviv), 2444 Coolidge,
Troy, a son, Danny Itzac.




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first time a decent capital,
independent of' the small
amounts gotten from annual
On the second floor was a
creche which Bernard Gins-
burg outfitted and support-
ed as a memorial to his wife.
It was called the Ida E. Gins-
burg Baby Day Nursery.
Working mothers brought
their babies there early in
the morning and called for
them in the evening. -
We even put in an over-
all factory for these mothers
so that they could see their
children during the day. This
enterprise proved to be a
100 per cent failure and last-
ed only two years. The over-
alls didn't bring in enough
money to pay for the denim
used in making them. We
found it cheaper to pension
the women.
In our basement we had a
manual training room which
could never accommodate
all the boys who wanted to
get in and we also had a very
large bathing establishment,
with many tubs and dressing
There were very few bath-
tubs, if any, in a radius of
half a mile from our build-
ing, and the 13athing depart-
ment was exceedingly pop-
ular. The tubs were booked
solidly for quarter- and half-
hour periods every night in
the week when the building
was open.
It was never easy to make
the entire Jewish community
feel a sense of proprietor-
ship in the United Jewish
Charities, and the labor- un-
ion element especially held
very much aloof.
Our board consisted al-
most entirely of people of
the middle and professional
groups, and the Jewish work-
ingmen were not represent-
ed. There was quite a little
feeling on that subject in the
We were very fortunate to
get onto the board George
Avrtniin, who belonged to
the Arbeiter Ring and un-
dertook to bring the various
workmen's groups into the
building to participate in our
Despite the fact that our
constitution provided for the
election of the board by con-
stituent agencies of the Unit-
ed Jewish Charities, as the
years went on nobody knew
how the members were cho-
sen. The UJC became more
or less of ,a closed corpora-
tion. All contributors were
eligible to vote at elections
but people did not come to
the annual meetings.
But there never was any
doubt about the popularity
of the Hannah Schloss Build-
ing. Other communities al-
ways frowned upon the idea
of carrying on relief and or-
ganizational work in the same
building. It was considered
As a matter of fact, so
many activities were under
way in the Hannah Schloss
Building that the people who
came for relief could never
be identified. When a person
went into one of our offices,
no one knew whether it was
for the purpose of sending
money to Europe, getting a
job, arranging for a bath or
getting rent money.
(Next week: The
Trisquare Club)

W. German Court Confiscates Nazi Material for Journal Ads

BONN (JTA) — A West
German court has confiscat-
ed posters and other material
depicting the Nazi swastika
that were to have been used
to advertise a new fortnightly
periodical called "Das Dritte
The periodical will be pub-
lished over the next two years
by the John Jahn publish-
ing firm in Hamburg. Its
first issue was published
The publishers say it is a
documentation designed to
explain the political, econo-
mic and social background
to the Nazi takeover. A pub-
licity leaflet stated that the
m a g a z i n e dealt with the
"most exciting part of Ger-

man history."
The court has also opened
proceedings against uniden-
tified persons for the dissemi-
nation and use of Nazi sym-
bols, banned under German
These actions followed
after Nazi persecutees' or-
ganizations in West Germany
asked the authorities to ban
the display of thousands of
swastikas to advertise the
new journal.
The organizations said such
a display is "an insult to
the victims of Nazis m.
Broadcasting stations in Ber-
lin, Munich, Stuttgart and
Frankfurt have also refused
to advertise the new journal.
The magazine appeared in

Vienna this week and emerg-
ed as a nearly open pro-Nazi
Large se gments of the
magazine's first.edition were
devoted to reprints of Nazi
newspapers and magazines
like "Voelkischer Beobach-
ter" and "Der Stuermer"
and carried quotes from an
"Honor Book for the SA."
These reprints were mixed in
with essays dealing with the
background of Hitler's rise
to power and his takeover as
chancellor of the Reich on
Jan. 30, 1933 and the reasons
for Germany's military dis-
aster in World War II.
Christian Zentner, editor-
in-chief of the magazine, said
the goal of the journal is "to

r give an answer to so far un-
' answered questions about mo-
tives, causes and events" in
the Third Reich. He also
promised to "disregard ta-
boos and amoid timidity
against rightists and leftists"
in the publication series.


Disobedience Charges Leveled at Sharon

fic charges were made pub-
lic Tuesday against Res. Gen.
Ariel Sharon, a division com-
mander on the Egyptian front
during the Yom Kippur War.
They include accusations of
deliberate disobedience of
orders in combat leading to
serious losses of men and
The charges were brought
by Gen. Shmuel Gonen, for-
mer commander of the south-
ern command who was
Sharon's immediate superior.
Sharon, who has retired from
active duty and is a Likud
member of the Knesset,
called the charges "absurd."
He alleged that "there is an
attempt to saddle me with
responsibility for deeds and
mishaps for which the chief
of staff and the southern
front commander were re-
sponsible." Sharon said he
would respond to the charges
"in the appropriate forum in
the most emphatic manner."
Gonen -c harged Sharon
with maintaining contact with

the defense minister over
the heads of his superiors.
The most serious charges
relate to events on Oct. 8-9,
1973. On the latter date, ac-
cording to Gonen, Sharon de-
liberately ignored orders to
call off an attack on a cer-
tain sector after informing his
superiors that he had com-
plied with the orders. In this
action, 20 tanks and their
crews were lost to the enemy,
Gonen, said.
On Oct. 8, Gonen charged,
Sharon refused to detail part
of his force to relieve enemy
pressure on another division
command by Gen. Avraham
Adan. Because of this, the
operation then under way
failed, Gonen said.
Sharon was proclamied a
hero by Israelis for leading
the thrust through Egyptian
lines that established an Is-
raeli foothold on the West
Bank of the Suez canal, the
major Israeli victory of the
Yom Kippur War. But ac-
cording to Gonen, the canal
crossing was delayed 36-40

hours because Sharon failed
to open up two corridors to
the canal. Sharon allegedly
reported that - his mission
was accomplished, but it
turned out that his forces
were blocked by the enemy
and a second division had to
be thrown into the battle to
open the corridor, Gonen
In a fourth instance, ac-
cording to Gonen, Sharon re-
fused to _ re-enforce a tank
force that was attacking an
enemy strong point. When
he finally dispatched five
tanks, on the direct orders
of Gen. Haim Barley, the
senior commander of the
southern front, it was too
late and the attack failed,
Gonen said.

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Radio Station Hit for Firing
Sportcaster Who Slammed Bias

office of radio station WBAI-
FM was picketed by the
Youth Committee for Peace
and Democracy in the Mid-
dle East after the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency reported
that the listener sponsored
radio station dismissed a
broadcaster for criticizing
Black basketball players on
the Rochester University
team who boycotted a game
with the Israeli National
Basketball Team.
The Youth Committee de-
manded that Peter Heller,
who worked for WBAI-FM as
an unpaid sportscaster, "be
reinstated as sports commen-
tator without censorship, that
his censored commentary be
aired, and that the Youth
Committee be permitted to
tell the listeners of the sta-
tion the reasons for our
Heller, sports producer for
ABC-TV (Channel 7), con-
tended on the taped broad-
cast that the Black athletes
had bowed to Arab pressure
and noted that those who
capitulate to Arab terrorism
"have the moral spines of
The criticism of the Black
players was a segment of a
15-minute broadcast which
was taped early Feb. 8 due


for airing that evening. Hil-
ler was informed during the
day that the entire broadcast
was scrapped and that he
was fired.
Larry Cox, news director
for WBAI-FM, told the JTA
that Heller was fired because
"we didn't like his work,
generally," and that the con-
tested broadcast was
scrapped because it had in-
jected politics and was "a
personal commentary."
Heller told the JTA that he
had been hired to present an
over-all commentary and not
a rehash or spot-reporting
about the week's sports
The Youth Committee, a
non-sectarian and libetal
non-sectarian and lib et al
youth coalition, termed the
station's reasoning a
"clumsy attempt to justify
its action."
It noted, too, that "WBAI's
broadcasting is filled with
editorial commentary of the
most controversial kind. The
question is why this single
piece of commentary—which
was of a liberal and pro-
Israel character and critical
of short-sighted anti-Israel
actions — was singled out for

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