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The Southern Jewish weekly. [volume] (Jacksonville, Fla.) 1939-1992, August 01, 1941, Image 2

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Jews and the Auto Industry
BY PHILIP SLOMOVITZ
Next to Henry Ford, the Fisher Brothers, of the Fisher Body
Corporation, represent the most important family group in Detroit.
The recent death of Fred J. Fisher, head of this multi-millionaire
family, recalls interesting Jewish angles which have some bearing
on participation by Jews in the building of the automobile industry.
Two Jews, Louis and Aaron
Mendelsohn, played an important
pai t -in the building of the Fisher
Corporation. The Mendelsohn fam
ily has long ago left the Jewish
community ai.d most of th? *ur
viv'irs are today in *;hJ Cath »lic
fold The accumulation of thtir
mih.cns dates back to tn? forma
tion of the Fisher industry 35
j’ecrs ago. The establish •• ?it of
Mendelsohn funds —Frsd M. But
ze! had been assigned to supervise
the distribution of one of them
among Jewish causes —attested to
the retention of sparks of interest
in Jews by the heads of these
f«n "lies.
Some Jews, like some Chris
tians, “missed the boat” when the
Fishers created their great auto-,
mobile body-building firm. Had
they been shrewder investors they
would have had a share in the
rise of a 530.000 investment to a
540.000.000 fortune. A Detroit
Jew who now manufactures bar
rels related to this commentator
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JOHN R. CASTINE
AGENT
The Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance Co.
POUNDED 1878 “Originator of the Income for Life Plan
-608 BISBEE BUILDING PHONE 5-5848
some time ago that he worked
with the Fishers on the same
bench in a wagon-building factory.
The Fishers advised him to invest
SI,OOO with them. He could not
see the great opportunity. Fig
ure his “losses” for yourself.
The question has often been
asked: why have Jew’s played so
small a part in the rise of the
automobile industry in Michigan?
Only one, besides the Mendel
sohns. had to our knowledge ven
tured into the field: the late Ber
nard Ginsburg. Many years ago
Ginsburg. one of the finest char
i acters in the history of Michigan’s
Jewish community, built a small
fruck. It did not go over. Per
haps he was ahead of his time.
Ginsburg was an active and lib
eral Jewish leader. A library
branch was named after him. He
served on the Detroit Board of
Education, was President of the
United Jewish Charities of De
troit. played an important role in
the B'nai B’rith. He died a poor
man. but few were honored as he
• was throughout his life.
Why did Jews play an insignif
icant role in the automobile in
dustry? How does it happen that
Jews, who are credited with being
financial wizards, who rose like
their neighbors with Detroit, fail
ed to share in the automobile for
tunes? Some are wont to say
that it is because so few Jews
stuck to the “bench” like the
Fishers, and aimed to rise with
the improvements used on the me
chanical benches.
In any event, when people
speak of Jews being “financial
wizards” show them the automo
bile industry and point out to
them that here is one touching
example of the myth of this in
applicable "compliment.”
MIAMI STREAMLINE
TRAINS
8:40 AM and 11:30 AM
One Way SS.SO—R.T. $9.90
Florida East Coast Ry. Co.
239 W. Forsyth Ph. 5-2227
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Business 5-7526
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Residence 7-3082
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POST-WAR RECONSTRUCTION ***~
Old Testament
Broadcast
Announced
Because Charles Laughton pre
ferred August 24th and an extra
week to master the title role of
Norman Corwin’s “Job” instead of
the previously announced date,
August 17th, Corwin is shifting
his entire Old Testament Trilogy
in the 26 BY CORWIN Series
over CBS and will fly to Holly
wood to direct Laughton in the
August 24th show.
Thus instead of beginning on
August 3rd, the Trilogy will pre
miere on August 10th' and run on
successive Sundays as follows:
August 10th: 10:30 P. M.,
EDST;
“Samson.” the first broadcast
in the trilogy, is to be written as
a verse drama in the style of
Corwin’s prize-winning “They Fly
Thru The Air,” and will be treated
in such away that the contem
porary implications are striking
indeed. Music on this show has
not yet been set
August 17th: 10:80 P. M.,
EDST:
“Esther, the August 17th broad
i cast, will see Haman, the wicked
j oppressor or Israel, in a Hitler
-1 esque characterization. Lynn
Murray has composed the music
for this one, which will be done
1 in opera form.
August 24th: 10:30 P. M.,
EDST:
“Job”, the last of the trilogy,
scheduled for August 24th, for
which Deems Taylor has wTitten
special music, will find Charles
Laughton in the title role. Since
Laughton could not come east for
the broadcast. Corwin will fly to
Hollywood and direct it from
there. “Job” will be done in
straight dramatic font).
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