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June 07, 1974 - Image 36

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-06-07

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Dater-Weiss Rites - Summer IT
Slated for Summer for Ann Robbins

Screening Program Can Avert
Tragedy of Tay-Sachs Disease

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
36—Friday, June 7, 1974

Bar-Ilan Coaches
Safed Senior Class

RAMAT-GAN—Faculty and
students of Bar-Ilan Univer-
prevent
its
occurrence
by
June 23 and 30 will mark
sity are adopting the matricu-
making at-risk couples aware
the area's first screening
lation
class of the religious
that they carry the Tay-
programs to fight Tay-Sachs
high
school
at Safed and will
Sachs gene. "A simple blood
disease, a rare but always
help to prepare them for ex-
sampling
test
is
available,"
fatal genetic 'disease which
aminations. Pupils from this
he said. "Once people know
kills its victims sometime
school were involved in the
they are carriers, they can
between age 3 and 5. The
Ma'alot tragedy.
guard against it."
greatest percentage of its
Bar-Ilan students also have
It is known that if two
victims are born of parents
been spending the Sabbath
carriers 'produce a child,
sharing Eastern European
with pupils and have volun-
there is a, 25 per cent risk
Jewish ancestry.
teered to teach junior
(in each pregnancy) that
The simple testing for Tay-
classes.
their child will have the dis-
Sachs carrier detection will'
ease; another 25 per cent
be held at the United Hebrew
Ne, e . V g2
Iv
chance that the child will not
o"
•c•
carry the gene; and a 50
MISS ANN ROBBINS
MISS MARCY DATER
ike ■
per cent chance that the
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Rob-
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Dater
child will be a carrier, like
of Coolidge Hwy., Oak Park, bins of Radclift Ave., Oak
the parents.
"Techniques are available announce the engagement of Park, announce the engage-
to insure couples who are their daughter- Marcy Ruth ment of their daughter Ann
carriers that they can have to Dr. Edward James Weiss, Judith to Dale Marc Kaplan,
Jewish National Fund Pres-
children without fear that son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis son of Dr. Earl G. Kaplan
ident Charles Milan, suggests
such children will have Tay- Weiss of Marlowe Ave.
Miss Dater is a graduate of of Riverside Dr., Southfield,
a gift idea for Father's Day,
Sachs disease," said Dr.
Carnegie
Institute of Medi- and Mrs. Renee Tushman of
June 16: the planting of
Weiss. "We can test during
Coolidge-9 Mile
cal
Technology.
Her fiance, GOldwin Ave., Southfield.
trees in Israel in father's
pregnancy to learn if the
A summer wedding is
a
graduate
of
the
University
Oak Park Center
name.
child will be born with the
la-- 411W
planned.
Milan pointed out that the
disease. If such a test is posi- of Michigan's school of den-
Planting of trees in Israel
tive, then the pregnancy can tistry, is affiliated, with Al-
"provides a living and , en-
be medically terminated to pha Omega Fraternity.
An August wedding is
during link to the land of our
end the threat of a diseased
planned.
past, and of our future."
and doomed infant."
Milan emphasized that the
Couples with a Tay-Sachs
necessity of replanting trees
baby face three to five years Brodhead Sponsors
and forests destroyed during
of anguish and medical bills State Honor to Israel
the Yom Kippur War is a
that run from $10,000 to
State Rep. Bill Brodhead
matter of great urgency.
$20,000 a year to provide the presented a special House
Trees may be ordered from
continual care such infants resolution honoring the state
the Jewish National Fund of-
require.
of Israel on its 26th anniver-
Purchase 5 Rolls of Wallpaper Receive
fice, 968-0820, or through
"One in every 25 to 30 sary at an Israel Bond din-
JNF chairman of affiliated
Jewish individuals of central ner June 2 at the Raleigh
One Roll FREE. No Limit on Price.
groups. Certificates are is-
and eastern European ances- House.
sued to the purchasers and
try carries the Tay-Sachs
The resolution, sponsored by
are mailed to the honorees
Decorators Available to Assist You.
gene," said Dr. Weiss. "This Brodhead, cited the "brave
or to relatives of the depart-
means at least one in every people of Israel who have
ed.
Inquire Abour Our Installation s ervices
900 Jewish couples is at- triumphed over every adver-
The JNF office, 22100
risk. In the non-Jewish popu- sity." Brodhead said, "Israel
Greenfield, Oak Park, will be
lation, one person in 300 is a is a shining example of cour-
Play Table for the Children
open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 16
carrier and only one, mar- age, tenacity and true demo-
for •the convenience of tree
riage in 90,000 will be be- cratic principles."
purchasers.
Brodhead is seeking the
tween two such carriers.
"Records also indicate that Democratic nomination for
82 per cent of babies born the U.S. congressional seat
OP Committee Backs with Tay-Sachs disease are to be vacated by Rep.
29281 Southfield Road
born into families with no Martha Griffiths.
Blanchard for Dem
557-5945
prior history of the disorder,
Candidacy in 18th
Excuses never accomplish
and
thus
there
has
been
no
James Blanchard, Demo-
all they're expected to ac-
cratic candidate for Congress previous catastrophe to serve complish.
in the 18th District, an- as a warning signal."
nounced that Mrs. Debbie
Goldberg and Mrs. Judy
Weisman will coordinate his
primary campaign in Oak
Park.
Blanchard, a former Mich-
igan assistant attorney gen-
eral, said Oak Park is vital
to his campaign because it
constitutes a sizable number
of traditional Democratic vot-
ers needed to defeat the Re-
publican incumbent. _
The Oak Park - steering
5.
committee
includes Council-
MR. & MRS. KARDENER
man Bernard Cronk, Don
OVER 1,000 PRS. OF SUMMER DRESS
Children and friends of Is- Flavin, Jerry Goldberg, Mere-
SHOES AND CASUALS
rael and Fanny Kardener of dith Goldberg, Mike Lang,
JUST ARRIVED .. .
Whitcomb Ave. celebrated Sheldon Larky, Ardeth Lobel,
that couple's golden wedding Nate Peiss, Bob Rosenblum
At Reduced Prices
anniversary in a manner be- and Norm Zausmer.
HURRY FOR THE
Blanchard has opened cam-
fitting their long association
SELECTIONS
with the Jewish National paign headquarters at 22750
Woodward, Room 303 in
Fund.
On Thursday, the ,Karde- Ferndale (543-1106).
CREPE SOLE CLOG
ners were presented with a
Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon
Nome brands you'll
grove of ;trees in Israel, Larky and Mr. and Mrs.
Reg. $19
recognize
immediately!
Robert Rosenblum will hold
planted in their names.
The Kardeners have been a champagne reception for
SIZES 4 to 11 - AAAA to C
involved in JNF activities for Blanchard 8:30 p.m. Sunday
many years. Mrs. Kardener at the Rosenblum home,
is an indefatigable worker. 14730 Borgman, Oak Park.
Friends and well-wishers For an invitation, c a 11
1 1'Mile at Greenfield / (next to Great Scott)
BANKAMERICARD
may participate with dona- Blanchard h e a d q uarters,
Mon.-Thurs.-Fri.
9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. • Tues.-Wed.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. • Sun. 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
MASTERCHARGE
tions toward the purchase of 543-1106.
the grove by forwarding do-
Sound money is the kind
nations to the Jewish Nation-
al Fund offices, 22100 Green- that jingles in a fellow's
pocket.
field, Oak Park, 48237.

Father's Day
Occasion for
Planting Trees

Schools building in South-
field. Sampling will be con-
ducted on June 23 and 30
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A donation is to be asked,
but Dr. Weiss stressed that
no one will be turned away
for lack of funds.
Additional screening dates
will be announced later, ac-
cording to Dr. Weiss.
The early months of a Tay-
Sachs baby are — on the
surface — months of appar-
ently normal deVelopment.
But, toward the sixth
month, the disintegration of
the infant becomes evident.
The Tay-Sachs victim has
difficulty in eating, becomes
listless, is lacking in body
control and has attacks of
blindness . .. Then becomes
totally blind, goes into coma,
and dies. The progress of the
dread disease is irreversible,
and most of its victims die
of pneumonia.
Dr. Lester Weiss, director
of the genetic counseling
clinic of Henry Ford Hos-
pital, speaking at a press
conference at Sinai Hospital,
said there are only a few
Tay-Sachs babies in the met-
ropolitan area. The babies
die so soon, there are only
a few alive at any given
time.
The disease is spread, he
said, by parents who are
innocent carriers of the Tay-
Sachs gene. "They them-
selves lead normal, healthy
lives," said Dr. Weiss. "But
when two such people, both
carriers, produce a baby,
there is a 25 per cent chance
that the child will be born
with Tay-Sachs disease."
Dr. Weiss said that while
medical science cannot cure
Tay-Sachs disease, it can

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