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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

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Friday; IAnrib X1 2, 1976

`THE: DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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.
Rosenbloom's
Mr.
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-

t.:3)

MAXIE ROSENBLOOM

peting with Jewish ath-
letes to avoid contradic-
tions of the Nazi claim of.
superiority over "non-Ar-
yans."
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
ing."
His marriage to the for-
mer Muriel Faeder ended in
divorce in 1945.

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

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Sima
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
U.S.
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
world.

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-
sent.
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
attended.

ISADORE MUSKOVITZ

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

Potpourri

Behind the Scenes in Israel

By MOSHE RON

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
Ramle.
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-
EDITH LEHMAN
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-
tine.
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
rael.
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
bor.
with the forbidden televi-
—The Talmud

Miles Sherover, Industrialist,
Jerusalem Theater Founder

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
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-
lege.
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

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sion. Leibele Weissfish is
accused of desecrating
God.
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.

Homosexuality

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
particularly
Young prostitutes are- information,
where
unuathorized
individ-
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
pimps.
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
inhabitants.
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
problem.
were carried. .

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