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March 19, 1982 - Image 62

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-03-19

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62 Friday, March 19, 1982

FoMoCo Research Official
to Address Technion Body

Political Moves

Former Prime Minister Yit-
zhak Rabin was shut out
from six internal Labor
Party chairmanships last
week. At the same time, the
newspaper Yediot Ahronot
reported that there is wide-
spread belief within the
party that Shimon Peres
will lead Labor into a gov-
ernment of national unity
with Likud after Israel's
withdrawal from Sinai is
completed April 25.

Dutch Bias Suit

A published letter to the
editor of a newspaper in De-
nmark charged a member of
the Dutch parliament with
being anti-Semitic because
of his "anti-Zionist" views.
The Member of Parlia-
ment is now suing the
letter-writer for slander,
claiming that his anti-
Zionist views can not be
characterized as anti-

Dr. W. Dale Compton,
Ford Motor Co. vice presi-
dent in charge of research,
will discuss "The Future
Automobile" as guest
speaker at the American
Society for Technion, De-
troit Chapter, public meet-
ing to be held 7:45 p.m.
Tuesday at the main United
Hebrew Schools building.
The meeting, part of a
series of free lectures deal-
ing with science, technology
and industry relating to Is-
rael and which are open to
the public, will be chaired
by Julius J. Harwood.
The program will include
a short film "Agriculture in by the U.S. Naval Re-
search Laboratories.
the '80s."
For information, call the
Before joining Ford,
Dr. Compton was profes- Technion office, 559-5190.
sor of physics and direc-
tor of the Coordinated Army Tightens
Sciences Laboratory at WB,,Golan Rein
the University of Illionis.
Prior to joining the uni-
army appears to
versity, he was employed have tightened
up its iron
fist policy on the Golan
Heights as well as on the
West Bank.
The Golan Druze village
of Majdal Shams was placed
under full curfew for some
hours Wednesday, as
punishment for demonstra-
tions there Tuesday against
the army sealing-off of the
four Druze villages on the
10 V4ttR°s3i‘\
Golan Heights. The Golan
Druze are in the third week
of a strike.
It was only the second
time that a Druze area has
been placed under curfew
since the heights were cap-
tured from Syria in 1967.
The army has denied re-
ports from Majdal Shams
and the other Druze vil-
lages, that a measles
epidemic has broken, out
there and that insufficient
medicines are available.
The Druze residents h'ave
also complained about army
activities in the villages.


Israel Worried
Over Arab View
of U.S. Position



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Israeli Ambassador Moshe
Arens declared that there is
concern in Israel about the
growing perception among
the Arab states that they
can continue to receive Un-
ited States' arms and other
aid while continuing a "pol-
icy of belligerency to Is-
Arens told the more than
1,500 persons from across
the country attending the
third annual United Jewish
Appeal Young Leadership
Conference, that it is his job
as ambassador to reverse
this perception. He said the
U.S. Mideast policy has al-
ways been based on a strong
Israel and a U.S. - Israeli
Arens spoke at an Israel
buffet dinner which Sens.
Alan Cranston (D-Cal.) and
Bob Packwood (R-Ore.)
were honored for leading
the fight last year against
the sale of AWACS and
other arms to Saudi Arabia.

England is the mother of

Jack 0. Lefton, Butzel Awardee
Ex-Home for Aged Prexy, Dies

Jack 0. Lefton, who was
chosen for a role among the
community elite as a Butzel
Award winnner, a former
president of the Jewish
Home for the Aged and head
of numerous important
commissions in behalf of the
Jewish Welfare Federation,
died Thursday at the age of
Retired president of Red
Seal Oil Co., Mr. Lefton was
a member of the Federation
borard of governors, as-
sociate chairman of Federa-
tion's Capital Needs Com-
mittee, a member of United
Jewish Charities board of
directors and on its finance
A past president of the
Detroit Service Group, Mr.
Lefton was active in the Al-
lied Jewish Campaign - Is-

Hyman Grinstein,
Yeshiva U. Prof

Hyman Grinstein, professor
emeritus at Yeshiva Uni-
versity which he served for
40 years, died March 10. He
was 82.
Dr. Grinstein was an au-
thor and historian and had
been director of the univer-
sity's Teachers Institute for
Men and university ar-
chivist before -retiring in
After relinquishing his
post as Teachers Institute
director, he continued to,
serve as professor of Ameri-
can Jewish history through
1970 at Yeshiva College
and at the university's Ber-
nard Revel Graduate
Born in Dallas, he re-
ceived his early education
there and in Israel. He re-
ceived his BA, MA and PhD
degrees from Columbia
As an author and histo-
rian, Dr. Grinstein's best
known works were "The
Rise of the Jewish Com-
munity Of New York"
(Jewish Publication Society
of America) and "A Short
History of the Jews in the
United States," published
in 1980 by Soncino Press
Ltd., London.

M. Saperstein

Meyer "Red" Saperstein,
a retired vending machine
executive, died March 11 at
age 76.
Born in New York, Mr.
Saperstein founded the Re-
liable Vending Machine Co.
in 1938. He retired five
years ago.
He was one of • the 12
founding members in 1948
of the Detroit Tennis Club
and is a past president of the
organization. He played in
the state squash champion-
ships in 1945 and was on the
winning Class A team.
He leaves his wife, Anne;
two sons, Dr. Harvey and
Melvyn; a daughter, Mrs.
Michael (Lynne) Kukes; a
brother, David "Toots" of
Newport News, Va.; and
seven grandchildren. _

Apartments and Jewish
Community Center.
Mr. Lefton was named to
the Sinai Hospital board of
directors in 1959 and
elected a lifetime member
in 1971. In 1973, he was
elected president of the
Metropolitan Northwest
Detroit Hospital Corp.
He has also served as
president of the Michi-
Volunteer Agencies Gi
for Unemployment Instil.-
ance. (- -
Among his many other af-
filiations, Mr. Lefton was
associated with Franklin
Hills Country Club and
rael Emergency Fund. He Standard City Club.
Mr. Lefton was a
was a member of the 1976
Campaign Cabinet. In past member of-Temple Israel
years he has held many pos- and its board and was a
itions including pre- vice president of the tem-
ple for 15 years.
Campaign chairmanship.
He leaves his wife, Celia;
He was a former presi-
dent of Jewish Home for a daughter, Mrs. Norman
Aged, where he has held (Sydney) Stern; and three
various posts over the grandchildren. Services 1 f
years. He also was a p.m. Sunday at Ira Kauf-
former vice president of man Chapel.


Judges Seeking Re-Election

Michigan Court of Appe-
als Judges Michael J. Kelly
and William R. Beasley
have filed for re-election.
Both incumbent judges
represent the second appel-
late district, which consists
of 14 counties, including
Oakland, Macomb, Genesee
and Ingham.
Kelly practiced law for 18
years prior to his election to
an eight-year term on the
Appeals Court in 1974. He
was graduated from the
University of Detroit Law
School in 1956.
While in private prac-
tice, he also served as a
Special Assistant Michi-
gan Attorney General
and taught at Walsh Col-
Kelly in May will receive
a Master of Judicial Process
degree from the University
of Virginia School of Law.


Association and the Michi-
gan Judges Association.

Kelly is on the Board of
Advisers of the Saint Vin-
cent and Sarah Fisher
Center in Farmington Hills.
He also is vice president of
Boysville at Clinton, Mich.
Beasley, who was
graduated from the Uni-
versity of Michigan Law
School, practiced law
until elected Oakland
County Circuit Judge in
1967. He was re-elected to
that post in 1973.
In April 1976, he was ap-
Court of Appeals
He is currently chairman
of the Michigan. Judicial judge by Governor William
Tenure Commission, which Milliken and was elected to
the court for a six-year tetra
oversees conduct of the
at the end of that year.
state's judges. His profes-
Beasley is a former city
sional affiliations include
memberships in the Insti- attorney, school board at-
tute of Judicial Administra- torney and city commis- ri
tion, Appellate Judges Sec- sioner in several Oakland
tion of the American Bar County municipalities, in-
cluding Birmingham,
Ferndale and Huntington
Lois Morrison
Woods. He was an adjunct
Lois Morrison, a member professor of legal advocacy
of Jewish women's organi- at Lansing's ThomaP
nations, died March 12 at Cooley Law School, a
member of the Oakland
age 53.
Born in Toledo, Ohio, Law Enforcement Commit-
Mrs. Morrison was a tee. He also is a past presi-
member of Morgenthau dent of the Oakland County
Chapter of Bnai Brith Bar Association.
His non-judicial associa-
Women and Women's
American ORT. She was a tions have included direc-
student at Oakland Com- torships in the American
Red Cross and the Oakland
munity College.
She leaves her husband, Citizens League.
Beasley has served with
Bernard; three daughters,
Patti of Los Angeles, Calif., the United Foundation,
Kim of Jamestown, Colo., South Oakland Hospital
and Debbie; her mother, Authority and Ferndale's
Mrs. Anne Farber of Sun- Board of Commerce, Lib-
rise, Fla., and a sister, Mrs. rary Board and Rotary
Harry (Gloria) Michalson. Club.

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