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October 05, 1984 - Image 68

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-10-05

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Bonds to honor Martha Griffiths
at Roosevelt Centennial Dinner





takes pleasure in
announcing that


will hereafter be
associated with him
in the practice of


18161 W. 13 Mile Rd.
Southfield 48076

Michigan Lt. Gov. Martha Grif-
fiths will be honored "for distin-
guished achievement in the fields
of humanitarian endeavor and
government" at the Eleanor
Roosevelt Centennial Dinner to
be held Oct. 25 at Cong. Shaarey
Zedek under the sponsorship of
the Michigan Committee for State
of Israel. Bonds, it was announced
by D. Dan Kahn, general chair-
The state-wide dinner is part of
a year-long nationwide tribute by
the Israel Bond Organization to
commemorate the 100th anniver-
sary of Mrs. Roosevelt's birth.
During 1984, women who have
achieved distinction in govern-
ment, humanitarian, civic, busi-
ness, professional or cultural
endeavors or who have given ex-
traordinary service in behalf of Is-
rael are being honored by their
communities at dinners to be held
throughout the United States and
Griffiths was born in Pierce
City, Mo. She received her B.A.
degree from the University of
Missouri and later her J.D. degree
from the University of Michigan.
She was admitted to the Michigan
Bar in 1941 and to p'ractice before
the United States Supreme Court
in 1955.
She served in the Michigan
State Legislature from 1949
through 1952, was judge of the
Detroit Recorder's Court in 1953
(the first woman to hold that
post), and was a member of the
Detroit Election Commission.
She represented the 17th Con-
gressional District of the State of
Michigan in the Congress of the
United States from 1955 to 1975.
She sponsored the Equal Rights
Amendment to the Constitution
and successfully guided its pas-
sage through the House in the
91st Congress. She made the
argument that added gender to
the 1964 Civil Right Act.
During the late 1960s, as a
member of the Joint Economic
Committee, Griffiths conducted a
series of hearings on the economic
position of women. Beginning in
1971, she conducted a three-year
study of all the income mainte-
nance programs in the country,
the only such study ever done by
any government in the world.
Griffiths is the recipient of 26
honorary degress, including de-
grees from Michigan State Uni-


Detroiters who attended the re-
cent Conference on Alternatives
in Jewish Education in California
included: Ella Moskovitz, Rose
Werney, Faye Ullman, Shula
Fleischer, Geraldine Levitt,
Elana Adler, Ann Carron, Harold
Mathis, Naomi Reiter, Phyllis
Kohn, Harlene Adiv, Arline
Gould, Leah Kar, Marvin Kasoff,
Margaret Eichner, Frances Fine,
Janet Pont, Abraham Aharoni,
Phyllis Domstein, Manya
Feldman, Drora Kleinplatz and
Ann Arborites Aviva Panush and
Rabbi Robert Levy.

Douglas A. Schubot, center, chairman of the Detroit Prime Minist.27-1
Club of Israel Bonds, receives a Community Achievement Award at the
annual Israel Bonds National Leadership Conference, held last moni
in Boston, from Detroiter David B. Hermelin, left, national campaii
chairman, and Brig. General (Res.) Yehudah Halevy, president of thi
Israel Bond organization. The Detroit campaign for Israel Bonds we--
honored for outstanding achievement in the Prime Minister's Club
phase of the campaign for 1983.

versity, the University of Michi-
gan and Wayne State University.
In 1982 she was elected
lieutenant governor of the state of
Michigan (the first woman to be
elected to this post). She is the af-
firmative action officer for the
state of Michigan and was ap-
pointed by the governor as the
permanent chairman of the
Michigan Equal Employment and
Business Opportunity Council.
She serves as a member of the
administrative board and is also
co-chairman of the Michigan
High Technology Task Force.
Gov . Blanchard has appointed
Griffiths to the Cabinet Council
on Jobs and Economic Develop-
ment and chairman of the state's
purchasing task force.
As Michigah's Centennial
dinner honoree, Griffiths will be
the recipient of the Eleanor
Roosevelt Centennial Award, a
gold and pearl replica of a pin
Eleanor Roosevelt wore often in
the last years of her life. Anna
Roosevelt selected this pin from
her mother's belongings as a re-
membrance of her. It is now in the
possession of Mrs. Roosevelt's
granddaughter, Eleanor Seag-
raves of Washington, D.C.
James Roosevelt, eldest son of
the late President and Mrs.
Roosevelt, is national honorary
chairman of the Eleanor
Roosevelt Centennial Committee.
Alice K. Peerce of New York,
chairman of the board of gover-
nors of Israel Bonds, is national
chairman of the Centennial
Mrs. Roosevelt visited the State
of Israel several times, and came
to know its leaders intimately.
From the very inception of the Is-
rael Bond Campaign, she was
among its most active supporters.
The Israel Bond Organization is
a major source of development
capital for Israel, having provided
close to $6.4 billion since its incep-
tion to help build every aspect of

Martha .Griffiths

Eleanor Roosevelt

the nation's economy. Israe l
Bonds proceeds, channelet
through Israel's Development
Budget, help to finance industria
and agricultural projects, the con ,
struction of highways and hay
bors, the expansion of communi'
cations and transport, the build'
ing of new towns and the d:
velopment of new sources o
For reservations to the dinner
call Israel.Aonds, 557-2900.

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