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December 13, 1974 - Image 21

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-12-13

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Harry Schumer. Memorial Dec. 22

Friday, Dec. 13, 1974-21

Communal recognition for
the late Harry Schumer's
many services to Israel, the
Jewish community and the
labor Zionist movement will
be rendered at a special
memorial meeting, 11 a.m.
. 22 in Laikin Auditorium
of the Labor Zionist 'Institute.



Mr. Schuiner, who died
Nov. 14 at age 78, was a
founder of the Arlazaroff
Branch of the "Arbeiter Far-
band" which raised funds for
Palestine in the 1930s and en-
listed support, among, the
young U.S. labor unions for
-the future state of Israel.
His friends at LZA recall
his many activities in behalf
of - Histadrut, Ampal, the
Workers Bank, the Jewish
Teachers Seminary, the Far-


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Harry Schumer Youth Center in Acco, Israel.

and with the Histadrut and its
On account of the distur-
They say, "He believed bances which troubled the
that giving to charitable country at the time, he could
causes and helping those in only see the settlements in
the immediate neighborhood
of Tel Aviv, but the little he
was shown was enough to
arouse his enthusiasm.
In Detroit, he devoted him-
self wholeheartedly to the
work for Israel.
In 1950 Schumer came for
another visit. He was enthus-
iastically received by Hista-
drut and government leaders
—many his old friends now
at the helm of the state.
In recognition of their
fundraising work, the Hista-
drut Executive voted 14
years ago to name the cul-
tural center in Kibutz Hanita
after him and his .Poalei Zion
Club here.
The Jewish National Fund
dedicated a "Schumer Wood"
and Histadrut built a youth
center in Acco, Israel, in his
His friends described him
need had to be very personal, as totally dedicated, but his
rather than the impersonal family was included in that •
dedication. He is survived by
writing of a check."
his wife, Mildred; and son,
Born in Poland, he was William.
founder and president of
Among the many positions
General Linen Supply, and he held were chairman of the
lived in Detroit 59 years. _ Arlazaroff Branch, honorary
In 1937, Mr. Schumer visit- chairman of the Histadrut
ed Palestine for the first campaign and president of
time, to become acquainted the Labor Zionist Institute.

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Czechs Show Fa v - or to Arabs

LONDON — An Arab sec- fication with the cause of the
tion of the Czechoslovak Palestinians, which has
Chamber of .Commerce has gained added impetus since
been established in Prague the visit of an official dele-
in agreement with the Fed- gation of the Palestine Lib-
eration of Commercial, In- eration Front under Faruq
Austrial a n d Agricultural Qaddumi, Y -a s i r Arafat's
Chambers of Arab countries. deputy, to Czechoslovakia in
A new Czech-Arabic and the late summer.
AAbic-Czech dictionary by ._ This visit followed a con-
Dr. Lubos Kropacek of' the ference of Arab, African and
South American trade union-
Charles University has
published, with its Arabic ists from 15 countries 'in.
section in Roman letters to Prague. ./
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working in Arab lands to
learn Arabic, the official
Czechoslovak news agency
This is yet another step on
the _road ..of „transforming
Czechoslovakia, with her
sophigticated armament, ma-
chine tool and heavy indus-
try not only into Mecca for
the Communists of Arab
countries and the Maghreb,
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