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April 21, 1978 - Image 27

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1978-04-21

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First State-Wide Bank Dinner for Bonds

Stanford C. Stoddard,
president of Michigan Na-
tional Corp. will be the re-
cipient of the Prime Minis-
ter's Medal, State of Israel's
highest civilian award, it
was announced by David B.
Hermelin, general chair-
man of the Greater Michi-
gan Committee for State of
Israel Bonds.

The award will recognize
Stoddard's "achievement as
a distinguished banker,
communal leader and
humanitarian, in creating
better understanding
among all men; for
encouraging theā€¢
strengthening of free
enterprise in all free coun-
tries of the world, and for
outstanding support of Is-
rael's economic develop-
ment as a sister democ-

The presentation will be
made to Stoddard on the oc-
casion of the first state-wide
dinner on behalf of State of
Israel Bonds under the au-
spices of a leading bank.
The dinner will be held on


June 1$ at Kellogg Center
on the Michigan State Uni-
versity Campus in East
Stoddard, who was a
participant in a State of
Israel Bond National
Bankers' Study Mission
to Israel in June of 1977,
stated that he "was
greatly impressed by the
economic projects
created from the bonds'
funds. These projects
have contributed exten-

sively to the economic
self-development of Is-
rael and the betterment
of its people. I am
pleased, and proud, to be
a contributor to this
Stoddard began his bank-
ing career with Michigan
National Bank in 1954 and
in 1956 was appointed
assistant vice president of
Michigan Bank of Detroit.
His communal activities
include directorships of
Citizens Research Council
of Michigan, Economic Club
of Detroit and Michigan
State Chamber of Com-
merce. He is chairman and
trestee of the Founders
Society, Detroit Institute of

Arts; trustee of William
Beaumont Hospital and
trustee of New Detroit, Inc.
Stoddard holds mem-
berships in the Economic
Growth Council of De-
troit; the Governor's
Michigan Economic Ex-
pansion Council; and the
National Advisory Coun-
cil of the College of Busi-
ness, Brigham Young
University. He is also a
trustee emeritus of Olivet
College and received an_
honorary Doctor of Laws
degree from that institu-
tion in 1977.
Stoddard was named
"Business and Professional
Leader of 1977" by Reli-
gious Heritage of American.

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Hora A Glad Dance

(Editor's note: Jean
Ellmann wrote this poem
in 1935, after her first
visit to pre-Israel Pales-
tine with her husband,
the late Judge James I.
Ellmann. Mrs. Ellmann
has just celebrated her
91st birthday.)
The Hora is a glad dance
a mad dance
a sad dance

Driven from their roots at
and by their roots torn out,
these brave of heart now
out of the night
with music
into the clearest light.
Long have they puzzled on
freedom's glittering lies,
and how more than laws
man's hate can victimize,
and with invisible knives
slash to aching fragments
the pattern of their lives.

The Hora is a glad dance
a mad dance
a sad dance

with such assorted arma-
as hope and love and laugh-
believing that among those
that an ancient glory fills
must be room to live and
as a healing paradise.

The Hora is a glad dance
a mad dance
a sad dance

Now their hair is flying, see!
Now their voices loud and
in choral chanting roar,
and their unquiet velvet feet
stamp wild with contagious
Wave on a wave the ocean
is attuned to their emotion,
while the eyes of night look
and the wind and cobalt
with their singing har-
as round and round they
fast and ever faster as
some secret beauty to unfurl.
And the wind gets in their
and the sea is wild with joys
and even freedom is much
when born on dance and
of fleeing girls and boys.

Now with human will alone
they challenge ignorance.
Though they come from ends
of earth
a dream they nourished
from their birth
unites them in a promise
they must keep.
As youth coming up the
these visionary architects
can step on hatreds and on
to dedicate their hearts' sure
to their need and their de-
So they set their voices soar-
to the throbbing of the sea
and fling upon the wind
the vaguest sense of sorrow
become strangely beautiful,
as of danger that is over
or will never never be.

And I who am so free, so free,
I do not sing or dance,
but as I see and hear them
begin to catch their trance.
And I wonder and I wonder
at the simple truth of it
and what my heart is blind
to see
is wafted by the wind
and is thrust upon my mind
by the cadence of the sea.

Charged with that strengh
of fire
they now go forth to conquer

The Hora is a glad dance
a mad dance
asad dance

The Hora is a glad dance
a mad dance
a sad dance

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