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May 22, 1992 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-05-22

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6th-Graders Run Carnival
To Benefit Food Banks

AMY J. MEHLER

Staff Writer

D

avid Zussman, 5,
looked longingly at
the car game in front
of him and then uncertainly
at the blue ticket in his
hand.
"Do I have enough tickets
to play?" he asked Arianna
Gordon, 12. "Yep, just one,"
she said, holding out her
hand.
David gave Arianna his
ticket and gripped the Tonka
truck. He gave it a hard
push. It landed with a thud
on a yellow, painted strip.
- "A winner," shouted
Arianna. "Here you go; you
get a squirting flashlight."
David ran off, smiling,
clutching his prize.
A carnival, held May 17 at
the Huntington Woods
Central Plaza, raised $613 for
Yad Ezra, the kosher food
pantry in Southfield, and the
Gleaners Community Food
Bank in Detroit. More than
200 pounds of food was also
collected.
Carnival organizers
Naomi Loebl and Nathan
Miller, two sixth-graders

from Huntington Woods,
made almost every booth
and game themselves. Two
years ago, these friends and
neighbors hosted a smaller
version in the middle of
Nathan's driveway. That
carnival raised $324 for
Operation Exodus, to help
Jews leave the Soviet Union.
"I was learning in class
about the problems the

The carnival raised
$613 for Yad Ezra
and Gleaners
Community Food
Bank in Detroit.

Soviet Jews were having and
thought we could do some-
thing to help," said Naomi, a
student at Hillel Day School.
"This time, we wanted to
help the hungry and
homeless," said Nathan, a
student at Norup Middle
School.
Naomi and Nathan made
all the arrangements for the
carnival themselves. They
called the Huntington
Woods city offices for per-

Nathan Miller and Naomi Loebl, right, help a player at the ring toss.

mission to use the plaza and
some ready-made carnival
games. They ordered candies
and prizes from gift catalogs.
They rented a Moonwalk.
They made flyers. They
organized a bake sale table.
They assigned their friends

FIFTY YEARS AGO

to run booths. Nathan's
mom, Arleen, agreed to face-
paint.
The Loebls and Millers
each donated money for sup-
plies and prizes.
Etai Goldenberg, 11, from
Hillel, supervised the nail

I

Presidential Statement Backs Jewish Campaign

This column will be a
weekly feature during The
Jewish News' anniversary
year, looking at The Jew-
ish News of today's date
50 years ago.

PHIL JACOBS

Managing Editor

T

he Jewish News led
off its frong page
this week with a
signed letter from Presi-
dent Roosevelt. The letter
asked the Jewish com-
munity to pledge its sup-
port for the Allied Cam-
paign and the United
Jewish Appeal.
Also on the front page
was a guest editorial from
Harry B. Keidan, judge
of the Wayne County
Circuit Court. The judge
talked about Shavuot and
how it related to the world
war. He wrote that the
war was a battle between
Egypt and Sinai, and that
as Jews we subscribe to
the teachings of Sinai. He

wrote that Jews have
everything at stake, and,
therefore, on this holiday
have everything to be
thankful for and every-
thing to be hopeful for.
It was reported that the
Nazis had taken over
Jewish property in
Holland valued at half a
billion dollars. Pierre
Laval was given full con-
trol over the French Jew-
ish community and was
mandated to enforce anti-
Jewish laws there.
Locally, Bernard T.
D'Arcy, who was in
charge of sales and
distribution of Father
Charles Coughlin's anti-
Semitic magazine, Social
Justice, was granted an
active commission in the
U.S. Army. The non-
sectarian Anti-Nazi
League protested the ap-
pointment to U.S. Secre-
tary of War Henry L.
Stimson.
Two thousand sets of
bags used to collect
household scrap metal

were being distributed by
the BBYO AZA organiza-
tion. The bags were being
supplied by the War Pro-
duction Board.
This week's fashion
column talked about
rayon and how it was to
be the textile product of
the future.
Actor Sam Goldenburg
was scheduled to appear

An
advertisement
made it clear
that bomb
damage was not
covered by fire
insurance.

at Littman's Yiddish
Peoples' Theater, along
with a Jewish talkie,
Motel Der Operator, with
Chaim Tauber and a large
assisting cast.
Jacob Rosen of Euclid
Avenue was awarded a
Silver Star for his ex-
emplary service as part of
the Navy's submarine

corps in the Pacific war
zone.
Just when you thought
you were insured to the
hilt, the War Damage
Corp., a division Of the
U.S. government, per-
mitted insurance com-
panies to provide bombing
insurance to private
residents and companies.
An advertisement made it
clear that bomb damage
to a home was not covered
by fire insurance.

Marriages announced
this week included:
Carolyn Fetzer to Samuel
J. Levy, Frances Ghlklick
to Harold Weiss, Rosalyn
Bernstein to Joseph
Sures, Esther Hutton to
Irving Magy, Bernice
Ackerman to Wilfred
Katz, Jane Barnett to
Simon Finkel, and Lillian
Gurion to Lou Glassman.
Jean Fivenson an-
nounced her engagement
to Harry Pinsky, and
Hilda Goldman announc-
ed her engagement to
Jerome Kirschbaum. ❑

41111111MIM

14

FRIDAY, MAY 22, 1992

and ball game (a rubber ball
bounces its way down rows
of nails).
How did Etai hear about
the carnival?
"We're in the same car-
pool" with Naomi, he said.
Jeff Dovitz, 11, from
Norup, ran the number spin.
There was also a ring toss,
a lollipop tree, even a sand-
box with buried treasure.
Only one thing worried
Naomi.
"Do you think we
should've rented a dunking
machine instead of the
Moonwalk?" she said to
Nathan.
Sunday's temperature hit
the upper 80s.
"It would sure feel good
right about now," Nathan
said.
Ryan Clark and Dan
Whitehouse, two third-
graders from Burton
Elementary School, didn't
seem to miss a dunking
machine. They kept getting
back in line for the Moon-
walk.
Naomi and Nathan didn't
have much time to play their
games. They had to run
around making sure every-
thing and everybody was
working.
"This is such a respon-
sibility," Nathan said.
They must have done
something right. Danielle
Schweitze, 9, and Heather
Lehmann, 9, brought cans of
waxed beans and tomato
sauce. Cans of food were
taken to the food pantries.
"Carnivals are fun, but
ours has a serious message,"
Naomi said. ❑

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