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September 25, 1987 - Image 90

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-09-25

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PEOPLE

Wishing You A
Year Of Happiness,
Health And
Contentment

Rustin

Continued from Page 84

AL MANN

Southfield

West Bloomfield

"The Original"
In The
New Orleans Mall
10 Mile & Greenfield
Mon.-Sat. 10-7
Sun. 12-5 • 559-7818

On The Board Walk
Orchard Lake Road
South of Maple
Mon: Wed. & Sat. 10-7
Thurs. & Fri. 10-9
Sun. 12-5 • 626-3362

Downtown
Birmingham

111 S. Woodward
South of Maple
Mon: Wed. & Sat. 10-6
Thur. & Fri. 10-9
Sun. 12.5 • 647.0550

Flint

Oak Brook Square
3192 Linden Road
Across from Genessee
Valley Mall • Mon., Fri. & Sat. 10-9
Tues., Wed. & Thur. 10-7
Sun. 12.5 • 733-8730

Best Wishes
for a
Happy New Year

THE GORNBEIN FAMILY
AND STAFF

Carl and Myra Gornbein
Mark Gornbein • Fay Fries
Norman Gornbein
Arline Allen • Arthur Greenwald
Franki e Fish • Lillian DeRoven
Lane Trubey

.

GORNBEINO

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24901 NORTHWESTERN HWY.
SOUTHFIELD

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 25, 1987

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activist movements can play
in promoting their ideals.
From the civil rights move-
ment to the religious right,
the civics texts fail to depict
the excitement of the causes
and controversies that have
transformed America.
Bayard Rustin, of course,
was controversy and activism
personified. During a public
career that spanned almost
half a century, he champion-
ed causes from the plight of
Japanese-Americans during
World War II to the prospects
for democracy in Haiti in the
post-Duvalier era. And, over
the years, he also said and did
enough to offend virtually
anyone at one time or
another: left or right; black or
white; hawk or dove.
As his associate, the Rev.
Ralph Abernathy, explained:
"He didn't agree all the time
with Dr. King or me or

anybody else. But who did —
except your full-time yes-
men? This was a man with
his own mind, and we were all
made better because of it."

When you think about it,
that is the kind of citizen
America needs, and we can
best educate such citizens by
teaching them about con-
troversy and social activism
in all its varieties.

Let our textbooks tell the
exciting stories of a Bayard
Rustin, a Malcolm X., and a
Gloria Steinem, and let them
also tell the stories of a
William Buckley, a Jerry
Falwell, and a Phyllis Schlaf-
ly. Education that conveys the
excitement of civic activism
will develop the kind of
citizens we need — not yes-
men or women, but people
with their own minds who
aren't afraid to make history.

NEWS I

This Place Is A Zoo!

DAVID LANDAU

R

amat Gan — If a
tourist to Israel tires
of historical
monuments and religious
shrines, he or she can always
go on safari.
A 225-acre zoological center
with an extensive drive-
through African area and a
smaller conventional zoo is
tucked into a corner of Ramat
Gan conveniently near the
Geha Highway.
Motorists speeding along
Geha past the center's high
concrete wall, decorated with
an abstract relief, probably
don't realize they are passing
the lion park in which sandy-
colored lions blend into the
unwatered scrub, resting in
pairs in the shade of the occa-
sional tree.
The lions, unlike animals in
other parts of the safari, dis-
dainfully ignore visitors to
their section, but visitors
either in their own cars or in
buses are repeatedly warned
to beware. Windows must be
closed before driving through
the first of the double en-
trance gates to the Lion Park,
where the lions roam freely.
And there are watchtowers
and zookeepers in jeeps on
hand in case of trouble.
The rationale for a safari
park is that animals should
be viewed in conditions
similar to their natural
habitat, and the visitor
rather than the animal is
enclosed. In addition, the hot,
humid summers of Israel's
coastal plain suit the African
animals here.
The lions obviously can't be

trusted to live at peace with
the other animals, so they
have their own section. But
the other wildlife, most of
them herbivores, don't
disturb each other. They can't
even compete for food, as each
type of animal specializes in
eating different kinds of
vegetation.
For example, the elands, a
type of antelope, are browsers,
using their horns to break
branches and leaves from the
trees in the safari. The
gazelles and zebras are
grazers; the former eat tender
grasses, the latter prefer
tougher plants. The zoo sup-
plements the diet of the her-
bivores with hay and food con-
centrates. Feeding time pro-
vides a good opportunity to
view the animals.
Usually a family of hippos
lies submerged in a large
crescent-shaped lake, with on-
ly an occasional twitching ear
or nostril appearing above the
surTace. A zoo truck deposits
hay and fresh grass cuttings
in small piles by thelake, and
slowly the huge mammals
heave their bulk out of the
water, swaying in single file
towards their feed. A young
hippo trots to keep up with
his mother. He was born last
year at the safari, under
water, in natural hippo style.
Each animal born at the
center is a national event
with photos in the press, and
a feeling of tremendous
satisfaction at the zoo head-
quarters, where the policy is
conservation as well as
education.
Several of the zoo's species
are otherwise threatened.
The once common Israel

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