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November 25, 1983 - Image 42

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-11-25

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42 Friday, November 25, 1S3

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Windsor's Jake the Newsboy
Publishes His Autobiography

By ALAN ABRAMS

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He was known as Jake
the Newsboy.
At 11, he sold newspapers
on the streets of Chatham,
Ont. where his father, a re-
cent immigrant from Au-
stria, owned a scrap yard.
By the time he was 18, he
owned the wholesale dis-
tributionship that supplied
the kids on Windsor street
corners with newspapers to
sell.
Had the Horatio Alger
stories been written with a
Yiddish accent, the name of
this boychik hero, Jake Gel-
ler, would be a household
word today. As it is, he is
widely known and loved by
many on both sides of the
Detroit River — and in Is-
rael as well.
At 83, Geller has just
received an honor bes-
towed upon all too few of
his generation. Paper-
Jacks Ltd., the Canadian
mass market paperback
publishing house, has is-
sued "It's Jake With Me,"

JAKE GELLER

the autobiography of
Jake Geller.
Long a leader in the
Windsor Jewish commun-
ity, and an active particip-
ant in Detroit Jewish affairs
as well, Geller owned the
Windsor News Co. from
1918 to 1970. An outstand-
ing innovator in the field of
periodical distribution. Gel-
ler was also one of the
pioneers in the development
of the comic book in North
America.
All of the highlights of

Geller's long humanitarian
career are found in the book,
including detailing of his
untiring efforts on behalf of
the United Jewish Appeal,
the Jewish National Fund,
the sale of Israel Bonds, and
the development of Hebrew
University, where he is an
honorary member of the
board of governors. In addi-
tion, Geller tells of his many
contributions to the better-
ment of Windsor.
Geller touches upon his
long-standing friendship
with veteran Canadian
politician and statesman
Paul Martin, whose own
memoirs are to be published
in Canada this week. Geller
also briefly touches upon his
friendships with former
Windsor mayor and now
Canadian Senator David
Croll and federal cabinet
minister Herb Gray.
If you're over in
Windsor for dinner one
night, look for "It's Jake
With Me" on any news-
stand.

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