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March 12, 1976 - Image 54

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1976-03-12

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- Twasom


Friday; IAnrib X1 2, 1976


NEW YORK — "Slapsie
Maxie" Rosenbloom, the
former world light-heavy-
weight boxing champion
whose unorthodox style
earned him his nickname,
died March 6 at age 71.
Mr. Rosenbloom, who
went on to a movie career
portraying punchdrunk
fighters and thugs, had been
hospitalized for several
years With Paget's disease,
a progressive bone disease.
His first professional
fight, at age 19, resulted in a
third round knockout of his
opponent. By the time he
won a 15-round decision
over Jimmy Slattery on
Tune 25, 1930, to win the
New York light-heavy-
weight title, his unusual
style in the ring and his
flamboyant antics outside
provided a steady flow of
colorful copy for gossip ,col--
umnists and sports writers.
He fought in 289 profes-
sional bouts.
15-round decision over
Adolph Heuser, Ger-
many's light-heavyweight
champion, in Madison
Square Garden in 1933,
was considered a factor in
Germany's decision to ban
its athletes from corn-



peting with Jewish ath-
letes to avoid contradic-
tions of the Nazi claim of.
superiority over "non-Ar-
While he continued to
fight, he portrayed many
character roles in films, in-
cluding "The Kid Comes
Back," "Each Dawn I Die,"
"The Boogie Man Will Get
You," "Louisiana Purchase"
and "Irish Eyes are
His marriage to the for-
mer Muriel Faeder ended in
divorce in 1945.

Sima Arlozoroff, Labor Party
Leader's Widow, Top Chemist

Arlozoroff, a chemist and
radio executive and the
widow of Haim Arlozoroff,
died March 3 at age 75.
Born in Estonia, Mrs. Ar-
lozoroff was an assistant to
the late Chaim Weizmann
at the Sieff Institute which
became the Weizmann In-
stitute of Science at Re-
hovot. She later became an
executive on Israeli Radio
until her retirement a few
years ago.
Mrs. Arlozoroff's book
about her husband, who was
one of the leaders of the Yis-
huv, is awaiting publication.
Haim Arlozoroff was a

Rothschild Kin
Dies in California

NEW YORK — Baroness
Pauline de Rothschild,
--- American-born wife of
Baron Philippe de Roths-
child, owner of Chateau
Mouton-Rothschild, the fa-
mous French wine property,
died Monday in Santa Bar-
bara, Calif., at age 67.,
Born Pauline Fairfax-
Potter in Baltimore, Baron-
ess de Rothschild grew up in
France and was brought
back to the U.S. where she
made her debut. During
World War II, she became a
dress designer in New York
for Hattie Carnegie. She
was reputed,to be one of the
highest-paid women in the
She married Baron de
Rothschild in 1954, and the
couple set out to make Cha-
teau Mouton the shOwplace
of Bordeaux. They created
the Mouton Museum, one of
the two or three most fa-
mous wine museums in the

Contractor Isadore Muskovitz,
Honored by Bar-Ilan, Akiva

Philanthropist Edith Lehman,
Widow of Ex-N.Y. Governor

`Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom,
Champion Boxer, Film Actor

leader of the Labor Party
and head of the World Zion-
ist Organization's depart-
ment for foreign relations,
when he was murdered out-
side his Tel Aviv home in
1933. Mrs. Arlozoroff, who
witnessed the murder, iden-
tified two suspects as the
killers: .
Three members of the
Revisionist Party were
charged with the killing
but were acquitted. Later,
two Arabs said they killed
Arlozoroff but their admis-
sions were not accepted.
Arlozoroff's murder was
long a source of controversy
between Labor and the Re-
visionists and continues to
this day to occasionally
flare up in public disputes.

NEW YORK — Edith
Lehman, a philanthropist in
her own right and widow of
former Governor and Sena-
tor Herbert H. Lehman,
died Monday at age 86.
Throughout her life, and
until her death, she re-
mained active in a number
of social service organiza-
tions including the Henry
Street Settlement and the
Play Schools Association, of
which she was board chair-
man from 19. 66 to the pre-
Born in San Francisco,
the former Edith Altschul
married Herbert Lehman in
1910, a partner in the invest-
ment banking concern of
Lehman Brothers and mem-
ber of an influential New
York family with a long
tradition of giving aid to
welfare work and religious
and philanthropic causes.

Isadore Muskovitz, foun-
der of Muskovitz and Per-
shin a-nd Sons, Inc., me-
chanical contractors, died
She took a particularly
March 4 at age 80.
close interest in the estab-
Born in Poland, Mr. Mus-
lishment of the Herbert H.
kovitz founded his company
Lehman Suite at Columbia in 1915. He was a member
University's School of Inter- of the Plumbing and Heat-
national Affairs. She fi- ing Contractors Association
nanced and endowed the of Southeastern Michigan
suite, which is the reposi- and the Michigan chapter of
tory of the Lehman papers' the American Society of
and memorabilia.
Sanitary Engineers.
Honored by Bar-Ilan Uni-
Mrs. Lehman was an hon- versity and Akiva Hebrew
orary trustee of Mount Day School for efforts in
.Sinai Medical Center, whose their behalf, Mr. Muskovitz
board_ she joined in 1921. was a member of Adat
She was a founding sponsor Shalom Synagogue and Pis-
of the Mount Sinai School of gah Lodge of Bnai Brith.
Medicine, and in 1969 estab-
He leaves two sons, Dave
lished a Lehman Chair in and Jerry; a daughter, Mrs.
Pediatrics there in her hus- Philip (Roseall) Kopman; a
band's memory.
brother, Harry; two sisters,

College, which Mr. Lehman


Mrs. Isadore (Fanny)
of Princeton, Ill., am. fs.
Samuel (Lillian) Schreier;
12 grandchildren and three


Behind the Scenes in Israel


Jewish News Special
Israel Correspondent

JERUSALEM — The for-
mer general director of the
Israel Corporation,
"Hachevra Leisrael" Mi-
chael Tzur, who had been,
sentenced to 1 -5 years in
prison for fraud, has no spe-
cial privileges in prison in
The director of the prison
has appointed Tzur as assist-
ant director for education.
Tzur teaches prisoners He-
brew and English and ad-
ministers the prison library.
Michael Tzur has become
in prison even more reli-
gious. He prays each day
with aMinyan and if a min-
She joined her husband yan-man is missing, he in-
in the work of the Federa- fluences prisoners to join
tion of Jewish Philanthro- _ the prayer.
pies and the United Jewish
Arab Boycott
Appeal and the cause of es-
It was believed that the
tablishing a Jewish na- Arabs would limit their
tional homeland in Pales-- boycott to artists and musi-
cians who have some con-
Following her husband's nections with Israel. Now
death, Mrs. Lehman con- they have decided to boycott
- tributed in his memory also the operas of the Italian
$100,000 to the United Jew- composer Verdi. In Verdi's
ish Appeal, and made sub- "Nabucco" there is a piece of
stantial gifts to other insti- Jewish history: that Jews
tutions including Williams once had a state with the
capital in Jerusalem and
this was destroyed by Nebu-
cadn ezzar.
A first performance of
"Nabucco" was scheduled in
Amman, but it was canceled
at-the last minute.
World War II, founding
Sivensa, the Venezuelan
Naturei Karta
The former foreign minis-
Steel Corp. in 1949. Since
ter of Naturei Karta, Lei-
the 1960s he had divided
bele Weissfish, who has
his time between Caracas
fought against Zionism for
and Jerusalem.
years, recently appeared on
Mr. Sherover met his Lat-
vian-born wife, Gitta, on a Israeli television.
He was asked why he has
visit here in 1953. He
crossed the frontier to Jor-
founded the Jerusalem
dan in order to hold political
Theater five years ago and
negotiations with King Hus--
built a modern home next to
sein, and why he had sent
the theater.
The Sherovers helped
several notes and proposals
to leaders of foreign coun-
bring many international
tries and to the United Na-
artists to the Jerusalem con-
tions that were against Is-
cert and opera stage. In 1974
he vas honored as a
After his TV appear-
"Worthy of Jerusalem."
ance, Naturei Karta in
Jerusalem decided to boy-
A man will destroy his
cott him. It published an
own house, so that he may
announcement strongly
take revenge upon his neigh-
criticizing any cooperation
with the forbidden televi-
—The Talmud

Miles Sherover, Industrialist,
Jerusalem Theater Founder

Miles M. Sherover, a leading
industrialist in Venezuela
and -Israel, died March 3 at
age 80.
Born in Crakow, Poland
on Oct. 16, 1896, Mr. Sher-
over was brought to New
York's Lower East Side as a
child. He attended City Col-
After World War I he tra-
leled widely through Asia as
a freelance journalist and
was fluent in Japanese and
Chinese. He then became
the first underwriter of So-
viet bonds in the United
States and acted as the offi-
cial purchasing agent of the
Spanish Republican govern-
ment in the U.S.
Mr. Sherover concen-
trated his business activi-
ties in Venezuela after



sion. Leibele Weissfish is
accused of desecrating
Weissfish earns a living
by writing the Ten Com-
mandments inserted in tefi-
lin and is a father of 10 chil-
dren. He lives in the Naturei
Karta quarter of Mea
Shearim in Jerusalem. He
said on TV that he tired
from his long political activ-
ity for the Naturei Karta.

Religious Pornography

A readen of Hazofeh, the
newspaper of the Religious
National Party (Mafdal),
has written a sharp letter to
the editor against publish-
ing advertisements about
pornographic movies.
The reader asks, how a re-
ligious newspaper could
publish advertisements
about immoral pictures,
such as "The Romantic En-
glish Woman," "Life of a
Married Man," "Persecuted
Men." The newspaper is not
responsible for the contents
of the advertisements but,
the reader argues, a reli-
gious newspaper should not
use- such as arguments.


Israeli law forbids homo-
sexual relations, with maxi-
mum punishment of 10
years in prison. In reality,
homose,xuals are not
brought into court, but they
are discriminated against in
Israeli society.
Some homosexuals have
started a public campaign
for abolishment of laws
against them. They estab-
lished a union and try to in-
duce members of parlia-
ment to support fewer
restrictions. There is a pro-
posal in the Knesset to le-
galize homosexual relations
in private. -

16 Police Lodges
Establish Hotline

, Sixteen Fraternal Order
of Police (FOP) lodges in the
tri-county area have estab-
lished a hotline for mer-
chants and homeowners
who may have questions
about community projects
of the lodges.
The new FOP Hotline —
539-7800 — was established
to provide a clearinghouse of
Legal Prostitution
Young prostitutes are- information,
working the streets of Tel uals or groups represent
Aviv, looking for clients, themselves in behalf of FOP
especially tourists. The pol- activities, according to Jack
ice are unable to curb this Brown, hotline coordinator
business. Some prostitutes and a detective sergeant for
are arrested but released the Ferndale Police Depart-
after a short time. Prosti- ment.
tutes in Hayarkon St.,
where the big tourists hotels
are, enjoy the protection of Arkia Airlines
The mayor of Tel Aviv, Seeking First Jets
Shlomo Lahat, has proposed
NEW YORK — Arkia,
legalizing prostitution and Israeli domestic airlir hi s
having a special building in seeking to acquire it
Jaffa for this purpose. Vice jet aircraft with 24 rp-
Mayor Haim Bassok of the in anticipation of suk
Mafdal, maintains that such tial growth in tourism, the
an official building would be need for increased air serv-
a shame for the city and its ice to areas being settled by
new immigrants and, possi-
The proposal has been ble, the addition of some
supported by woman Knes- international routes.
set deputy Ora Namir and
Arkia carried 696,000 pas-
two women members of the sengers in 1975, its best ye:'.r
Municipal Council, Sara ever. This total was up from
Doron and Lili Menachem.
1974's 647,000 and from the
They think the proposal
previous best- year of 1973,
could solve this delicate when 679,000 passengers
were carried. .


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