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March 30, 1984 - Image 16

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16 • Friday, March 30, 198411

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Detroit Chapter

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TECHNION

ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

program

ISRAELI VIDEO

* THE BEDOUINS OF ISRAEL
* SWIMSUITS
* SAVING HEART ATTACK VICTIMS
* HELP FOR HARD •OF HEARING
* RAISING STUDENT LEVELS
* THE P.L.O. AND THE LEBANESE
* MEDICAL SERVICES IN LEBANON
* LASER SURGERY
* MEDICATION FOR BRITTLE BONES
* WHEN JERUSALEM WAS DIVIDED

program moderator ...

HYMIE CUTLER

Chairperson, Programming Committee, Detroit Chapter, Technion Society

It's commonly said that Israel has one real resource - brains. But those brains
must be properly educated in order to be fruitful. And education costs.

UNITED HEBREW SCHOOLS

7:45 p.m. Thursday
APRIL 12

21550 West 12 Mile Road / Southfield

MOMS, DADS , KIDS

. celebrate spring at -

SHAAREY ZEDEK

with the

MASK PUPPET THEATER

performing

THE MONSTER THAT ATE
YOUR GARDEN"

and learn about

RAINBOW CONNECTION

for kindergarten, first, and second graders

AN ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR
FAMILY EDUCATION
AND HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

on

SUNDAY, APRIL 8,
3:00 P.M.

Refreshments will be served
Confirm Reservations 357-5544
Admission Free

Flexing their muscles

Continued from Page 15

sing the Agency altogether by taking
UJA funds from the federations and
contributing them directly to worthy
causes in Israel. Still othei-s, aware
that Israel is more able now to provide
for its social needs than it was 30 years
ago, have started talking about using
a greater share of UJA money for
community needs or for strengthening

Jewish life in other countries.
Wherever these ideas for the fu-
ture of the Agency ultimately lead, it
is clear by now that an increasing
number of informed and active Dias-
pora Jews will be influencing the proc-
ess that takes it there.

Charles Hoffman is a reporter for the
Jerusalem. Post.

`Letters Home' from. Truman

Harry S. Truman left
many legacies as the head of
this government. In the cru-
cial era of his Presidency, he
dealt with the most power-
ful in the world.
Yet, besides the many
pressures, there was always
a major factor in his life: a
devoted father-daughter re-
lationship. It comes to light
in Letters Home by Harry
Truman (Putnam).
The entire era of his
Presidency comes under re-
view in this volume edited
by Monte M. Poen, professor
of history at Northern
Arizona University.
The General Douglas
MacArthur controversy has
its echoes here. There are
comments on Charles de-
Gaulle, Josef Stalin, Dean
Acheson, Clement Atlee,
Lady Astor, Warren Austin
and scores of others. Never-
theless, the deep affection
for his daugher predomi-
nates, in spite of a busy life.
The very title of the book,
"Letters Home . . ." also has
the strong link of the affec-
tion for Bess, the wife and
the mother of the recipient
of the bulk of the letters.
In the references to the
personalities dealt with
there is the prominence of
the man with whom Tru-
man was in business when
he was in haberdashery.
Eddie Jacobson is thus re-
ferred to:
He left the guard in 1912,
and when he reenlisted'after
the war broke out, he was
commissioned a first
lieutenant and shipped to
Camp Mniphan at Fort Sill,
Oklahoma.
The colonial put Truman
in charge of the regiment's
canteen, and he launched
his business with money col-
lected at two dollars per man
from each of the artillery
batteries. Lieutenant
Graballsky, they called him.
That changed to "Curly
Trumanheimer" when he
teamed with Sergeant Eddie
Jacobson, a Jewish mer-
chant from Kansas City.

"Dear Bess:
"I am writing you in the
canteen, the picture of
which is enclosed. It is not a
very good picture either, be-
cause it was taken the first
day we moved into the
building and things weren't
very clean around the out-
side (or inside either).
"The work still piles up.
They find something new to
do every day. Drill from
seven-thirty to nine-thirty
on the guns and all after-
noon on horseback.
"I have written you a let-
ter every night and gave it

combination, Jacobson &
Trumanheimer . . . I wrote
checks until my bank ac-
count is as weak as Morgan
& Co.'s used to be when I
had paid for drilling rig, etc.
I have taken in about $5,400
and bought some $9,000
worth of goods. I always
manage to get back to the
canteen no matter where I
start to talk.
"I sure wish I could see
you. I'd almost desert to do
it. I'm of the opinion that I'd
better cripple Chas. Mize.
(Mize's mother had invited
Bess to visit the camp with
her, but then delayed the
Harry Truman with his
trip.)
daughter Margaret.
"Send some of that cake.
to a nut to mail and he failed It never did get hard; it only
to do it. He gave them to me had 15 minutes to work in
this morning. You should after it arrived and it was
have heard the cussin' he sure good.
got, or rather you should not
"I am going to see that
have heard it. It would have Uncle Frank doesn't beat
to be edited to go into the you to the- postman from
Police Gazette. Some of now on if I have to sit up
those letters were works of until 3 p.x. (a.tn.) to do it. I'll
art at the time of their com- send you some more pic-
position but are stale dope tures when they are done.
now . . .
"Your Harry"
"I almost bought a car-
There is justification for
load of apples yesterday but stating that the Truman
they wouldn't take .off letters, their historic as-
enough on the price. I am pects, the saltiness of a man
some purchaser. Everyone who gained admiration for
says ours is the best canteen courage, has much value as
on the job. Jacobson is some an historic American docu-
manager. That's a grand ment.

Arens denies controversial
remarks on Weinberger

New York (JTA) — A
sharp dispute has developed
between Israeli Defense
Minister Moshe Arens and
writer Lucinda Franks over
remarks she attributed to
Arens in a March 25 New.
York Times Sunday Maga-
zine article, which Arens in-
sists he never made.
According to Ms. Franks,
Arens called U.S. Defense
Secretary Caspar Wein-
berger "a prime candidate
for psychoanalysis" and
suggested that he had a
"hangup" over the fact that
he had a Jewish
grandfather.
Arens, who saw a copy of
the article shortly before its
publication, was quoted
Sunday by Times Jerusalem
correspondent David Ship-
ler as saying, "I would have
been insane to say these
things, even if I thought
them. And I don't think
them." Shipler reported
that Arens telephoned
Weinberger to assure him
that he had never made the
statements reported by Ms.
Franks. Arens' spokesman
Nachman Shai, and later
Arens himself, called the
Times Jerusalem bureau to

discuss portions of the arti-
cle.
Arens also denied vigor-
ously that he had offered to
return disputed territory to
Egypt if the Egyptian De-
fense Minister would meet
with him, as reported by Ms.
Franks. "This was never my
opinion, never my position.
This is totally mis-
construed." Arens said.
But Ms. Franks is stand-
ing by her attributions.
Shipler reported that she
told him in a telephone
interview from New York
that her notes confirm what
Arens said. Franks' hus-
band, Manhattan District
Attorney Robert Morgen-
thau, who accompanied her
at her meeting with Arens
in Jerusalem last De-
cember, offered further cor-
roboration, Shipler re-
ported.



Arens' alleged remarks
about Weinberger referred
to the time the Defense Sec-
retary visited Israel and
was accompanied by Arens,
then Israel's ambassador to
Walhington, to Yad Vas-
hem, the Holocaust memo-
rial.

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