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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-03-18

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78 Friday, March 18, 1983

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Disappearing Plastic Sheets
to Aid Farmers in the Desert

KIBUTZ HAZOREA, Is-
rael — Israeli farmers are
using an ingenious plastic
covering in their fields
which simply melts away
when no longer needed. The
material decomposes in
sunlight after several
months, leaving no residue
to obstruct automatic har-
vesters and plowing
machinery.
The photodegradable
plastic is the invention of Is-
raeli Dan Gilead and
Britisher Gerald Scott, who
worked together at Kibutz
Hazorea, one of many Is-
raeli communal farms that
also engage in technological
research and industry.
Gilead and Scott developed
a chemical which, when
added to plastic during its
manufacture, makes the
sheeting sensitive to the ul-
traviolet rays of ordinary
sunlight — but only at a
predetermined time.
The decomposition is

Grunt's Market Founder Dies at 86

Famous for its kosher dill
pickles, Grunt's Market be-,
came a notable institution
among Detroit's Jewish
consumers during the 50-
year history of the family
business.
From Hastings Street to
Wyoming, with intermit-
tent locations, the Grunt
name in the grocery busi-
ness was a well sustained
symbol for observant De-

complete, and all elements
of the plastic disintegrate
into compounds commonly
found in the environment,
such as carbon dioxide and
.water vapor.
This innovation in plastic
sheeting opens up the possi-
bility of putting millions of
acres of the world's margi-
nal desert lands to profita-
ble agricultural use.
Farmers have long
known the value of using
sheets of plastic covering in
desert areas. Like a
greenhouse, the plastic re-
REHOVOT — A weapon
tains moisture and keeps against the common cold far
young plants warm during more effective than chicken
chilly nights, thereby pro- - soup, hot toddies or Vitamin
longing the growing season C is now on the market.
and increasing yields.
At the Weizmann Insti-
They find, however, that tute of Science, an Israeli
as harvest time approaches, group of medical
conventional plastic sheet-
technologists has developed
ing becomes a nuisance and a device that harnesses hot,
a liability. It tangles in moist air to eliminate runny
plants and fouls automatic noses, sneezing, headaches
picking machines.
and that miserable
dragged-out feeling brought
on by a cold virus.
Tests carried out on 900
patients over the last two
years present evidence that
the invention could make
the miseries of the common
cold an affliction of the past.

troit Jews. Nathan Grunt
and first wife, Yetta, were
the strict Sabbath and holi-
day observers and when
kashrut, was assured by
them it was accepted as sac-
redly as the word of any
mashgiakh.

nally to Wyoming Avenue,
each move paralleling the
move northwestward of De-
troit's Jewish community.
On his 65th birthday, Mr.
Grunt's family presented
him with a Sefer Torah,
which was used for family
religious observances. He
later donated the Torah
The death on March 11 at
scroll to the synagogue at
age 86 of Mr. Grunt closes a
Kfar Etzion, Harei Hebron,
chapter in Detroit Jewish
Israel.
history.
Mr. Grunt received a
certificate in recognition
of "his love. and devotion
to education" from the
Alumni Association of
principle laid down by
NATHAN GRUNT
the University of Michi-
French Nobel Laureate
Born in Brest Litovsk gan on the occasion of his
Andre Lwoff, who found
that viruses cannot live in (Brisk), Poland, Mr. 80th birthday.
He counted among his af-
high temperatures. The in- Grunt studied at the
strument bombards the mu- yeshiva in Kobrin, Po- filiations Cong. Beth Tefilo
cosa in the nasal passages land, as a youth and Emanuel Tikvah; of which
with steam, weakening cold counted among his men- he was a member for more
viruses to the extent that tors Rabbi Hayim Sol- than 50 years; Yeshivath
they do not multiply and the oveichik and his son, Beth Yehudah; Mizrachi;
Rabbi Isaac Ze'ev Halevi Bnai Brith and was a spon-
symptoms disappear.
sor of yeshivot through the
The device, which costs Soloveichik.
He came with his family world.
between $300 and $350, is a
Mr. Grunt is survived by
box-shaped unit weighing to the United States in 1923
seven pounds. It contains a and 'settled in Detroit, his wife, Paula; a son, Dr.
bottle of distilled water•, where he remained for the Abraham H. Grant; five
daughters, Mrs. Harry
which is heated electrically. rest of his life.
In 1924, with his first (Faye) Krohner, Mrs. Rubin
The resulting steam is de-
livered through two small wife, Yetta, he established (Sara) Folkoff, Mrs. Samuel
the Detroit Herring Supply (Lillian) Glanz, Mrs. Albert
nozzles affixed to apparatus
resembling a microphone Co. on Hastings Street. The (Rose) Ross of San Diego,
family business, which be- Calif., and Mrs. Lawrence
cold sufferer
holds under the nose.
-
havalew
aim
ivan; 19 grand-
b----
In tests it was found that Market, moved from =r
ings
to
12th
Street
and
fi-
grandchildren.
a 30-minute application
brought permanent relief to r
some patients while others
needed a second and third
application two and four
1 75 1 5 W. 9 Mile Rd.
hours later. Many of them
did not suffer from the
Suite 865
symptoms again during the
following year.
Southfield, Mich. 48075

Device Fights Colds

The Jewish News is

that it stifles allergy symp-
toms as well.
The machine — called
the Rhinotherm — deliv-
ers jets of 107 degrees
Fahrenheit moist air to
the nasal passages. It was
developed by a team led
by Prof. Aharon
Yerushalmi.
Yerushalmi applied a



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Tossing of Candy, Nuts
to Groom Is Good Luck

By RABBI SAMUEL FOX

that the nuts may be a sign
of plenty because there are
The custom of throwing so many of them. This would
nuts and candy to the groom include also, the idea of
when he comes up to the propagation, wishing the
altar on the Sabbath before bride and groom that they
the wedding is a symbol of may have children to enjoy.
good wishes and blessings. The candy is said to repre-
sent sweetness, which
The custom is mentioned would be a means of ex-
as early as in the literature pressing the wish for an
of the Talmud. Commen- enjoyable life with a sweet
taries express the opinion relationship.

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Owner of Darby's Dies at 86

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For more than seven de-
cades, the Boesky name
predominated in the delica-
tessen business here. Com-
mencing on Hastings
Street, with followups on
12th Street, Dexter
Boulevard, the Boesky
name retained fame at the
former Darby's restaurant
on Seven Mile Road.
These are recollections
brought to light again with
the passing on March 11 of,

Samuel Boesky. He was 86.
A native of Russia, Mr.
Boesky lived 74 years in De-
troit. The retired re-
staurateur was the owner of
the now defunct Darby's
and the Stanley Steamer.
He leaves his wife, Edna;
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daughter, Mrs. Aaron
(June) Kahn; two brothers,
Saul and Harry; seven
grandchildren and five
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