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Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, September 3, 1954, Part 2

Compiled by San Diego Jewish World staff

Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 3

Home From Abroad—Nelson Olf, son of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Olf, has ended his midshipman summer training in European waters aboard the USS Wisconsin, and is expected home.  He will have just a few days with his parents before leaving to begin the fall semester at Oregon State College.

While in London, Nelson and his shipmates visited the Tower of London and saw the changing of the guard. The cultureal hnigh spot was his attendance at the Paris Opera House for a performance of “Rigoletto.”

Short Visit
– Alan Breslauer, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Breslauer, has finished a course at an Army school in Norfolk and will return home this week for a visit with his parents.  Alan plans to make up for lost time with his friends while he’s here because before long he’ll be headed back to an Army School in New York.

Pleasant Duty
—At his annual summer duty with the Naval Reserve, Jewish Press columnist Irving Stone will serve on a special research project for the Navy which will take him by carrier to Hawaii.  He left Wednesday and will return by plane about the middle of September.

Good Timing—The Nate Schillers and family have been showing off San Diego to cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Mason Miller of Riverdale, N.Y.  The Millers and their two children, Peggy and Michael, have been on a tour of the entire United States, but only here did they have the unexpected pleasure of arriving in time to neet a new relative—the brand new son of Harley and Mitzi Schiller Babbitz.

Betrothal Announced – Mr. and Mrs. Robert I. Berkun are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Anita, to Calvin Green, son of Mr. Ernest Green of Escondido. No wedding date has been set.

Farewell But Not Goodbye – An equal share of parting tears and pride in children’s achievement is the lot of many parents this month. The annual exodus of college students starts this weekend and judging by the numbers leaving San Diego, the town should be pretty quiet until the next school holiday.

Some of those leaving to attend UCLA are Linda Solof, Eileen Rivers, Sandra Schissell, Rosalyn and Elaine Burdman, Arline Mallen, Bunny Goodman, Ro9nny Greenberg, Stanton Camiel, Jerry Schissell, Leonard Naiman and David Levens.

USC calles Esther Jane Lustig, Carol Fischer and Anita Weinstock.  Gene Freed will attend USC Medical School.

Expecting great thing from the next year at the University of California at Berkeley are Jean Goldstein, Judy Yukon, Paul Kaufman, Michael Soule and Burton Sharpe.

Sam Sosna will return to Stanford.  Danny Schaffer leaves for Harvard, and Kay Miller enters M.I.T.

Eastern Visitor – The many San Diego friends of Mrs. Rose Plotnick of Norwalk, Conn., are glad to learn that she is in town visiting her daughter, Mrs. S. Kerper.

Good Luck!
– The Leon Heimans with their two lovely daughters,  Brenda and Ilene, have moved into their new home at 5822 Barbarossa Ct.  The dog, Skipper, is the only one not delighted with the change – the “verboten” new carpeting is forcing him to change his habits. Friends with gardening tools: please call.

V.I.P. – Richard Silberman is going great guns with his Kay-Lab Corp.  His association with La Motte Cohu will enable him to expand his ideas in this new electronics field.

Lefty O’Doul Take Note –Joel Mogy’s baseball career seems will assured.  Playing centerfield for the S.D. team in Nebraska for the American Legion Jun ior baseball tournament, he has been one of the mainstays of the local nine.

He Never Had It So Good!
—Elfie Schwitkis’ skunk left home last week after living I the lap of luxury for 3 months.  Elfie fed her de-skunked pet a diet of chicken and avocados.

(Thanks)–Mrs. A. Breslauer wishes to thank her friends for their kindnesses during her recent hospitalization and convalescence.

Mr. and Mrs. M.S. Berlin wish to thank their friends for their kindnesses during his recent illness.

Please Note! – Mrs. Irvine M. Schulman has accepted the post of treasurer of the George Neumann Memorial Fund. All those who wish to make contributions to any charity through this fund may contact Mr. Schulman at BE 3-8393 or write to 333 Plaza, Room 311.

Nothing Gained – If all the investigations in the world were placed end to end they would never reach a conclusion.

(Mother’s Business)– 
No one can say a mother’s business isn’t always picking up.

Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 3

It’s a second boy for Mr. and Mrs. Harley Babbitz (Mitzi Schiller).  Two year old Russell (Rusty) may not be impressed with the following statistics, but will welcome the new playmate.  David Edward, weighing 7 lbs, 4 ½ oz., was born on Monday, August 30 at 10:00 a.m.

Grandparents are Mrs. Henry Babbitz of Sioux City, Iowa and Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Schiller.


The stork had a busy schedule last Monday morning: for just 38 minutes later – at exactly 10:38 a.m. on August 30, weighing 5 lbs, 11 oz, Miss Suzie Arlene was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Goldberg (Lee Winicki).

Susie is the first child for the Frank Goldbergs and the second grandchild for Mr. and Mrs.  Frank Winicki.  Mrs. Jean Goldberg is paternal grandmother.

Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 3

For Rent – Large newly furnished room with kitchen privileges in lovely new home in La Mesa.  HO 9-7266.

Room for Rent with 2 single beds.  Kitchen privileges.  BR-7-3361 or CY-6-2905.

Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 3

11th –Beth Jacob P.T.A. Square Dance Frolic – B.J. Center – 8:00 p.m.

11th –Cottage of Israel 4th Annual Open Meeting – Tifereth Israel Center – 8:00 p.m.

15th—Jewish War Veterans Talent Show – War Memorial Bldg – 8:15 p.m.

19th – Poale Zion 2nd Annual Dinner – House of Hospitality Lounge

19th – B’nai B’rith Girls’ Mother and Daughter Tea –1201 Trieste Dr – 2:00 p.m.

20th – Birdie Stodel Membership Luncheon – Beth Jacob Center – 12 noon

22nd – Beth Israel Sisterhood “Breakfast with Sisterhood” – Manor Hotel – 11;00 a.m.

24th – Hadassah Israeli Fashion Show – State Theatre – 1:30 p.m.


As the Psychologist Sees You
Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 4

By Irving R. Stone, Psychological Consultant

What’s New In Print – Let’s continue with our consideration of the psychological impact of the news in our morning paper.  Last time, you remember, we discussed the front page the general current events, and the theatrical page. Suppose we now turn to the sports section.

The late Knute Rockne, one of the greatest football coaches, was a great believer in psychology,  His use of the subject in the development of his teams was almost as important as the development of teamwork.  He instilled a fighting spirit in his teams that roused them to a pitch almost bordering on rage.  Baseball managers use similar techniques. When a team is on a winning streak, the spirit of winning at all costs permeates from the coach to the players and even down to the fans in the stands.  There are more fights among the spectators when their team is on the road to a championship than when it is among the cellar dwellers.

The editorial page next invites our attention. Here there is a definite attempt to sway our thoughts. Just as the writers of the editorials formulate their opinions, so must we as readers take a stand.  (T)he extent to which we conform to the thoughts of the writers often will determine the continuation of our purchasing of the paper.  Sometimes editorials lull us to a sense of security, others incite us to action, still others arouse an awareness of our own needs.

Let’s not overlook the society page.  Here we have a view of the doings of our friends and neighbors, or possibly a recognition of things we would like for ourselves. We read that Mr. and Mrs. Jones are taking a trip and instantly toss in our own minds of how much we would like to make this trip, instead of being tied down to the duties of daily living. We are motivated to keep up with the Jones’s.

Now to the advertisements. Quite naturally, newspaper ads are there to prompt us to buy If the article, because of its clever display and attractive design, has any value for us and satisfies a desire or need, and is relatively within our means, we are prompted to purchase it. But, without the ad we would give little or no thought to the possibility of purchasing the merchandise. Television advertising has captures much of the power of newspaper advertising because it can dramatize and make the product more appealing to us by placing the merchandise in our own homes.  We can remember better those things we can see placed in a natural setting.

In most newspapers we find a page or more of comics. Old and young alike turn to them with glee, often as the first thing looked at in the newspaper. That is why the Sunday paper is so popular on the day before the publication date, even though the news is general and often “stale.”  Most comics are no longer humorous incidents but are serous, thrilling stories, some believable happenings of ordinary people, and others fanciful, fantastic, nerve-tingling adventures.  The former are playful reflections of ourselves and the latter leads us on a merry chase, allowing us to live the lives of people we’d like to be, doing things we’d like to do.

Even the little items of the weather reports has psychological importance for upon it is based our activities. The farmer knows when to plant and reap his crops, the schoolboy knows whether he can play his ball game, the housewife knows whether she should wear her new dress to go shopping or whether to hang out the week’s washing, and the store manager knows whether he should put out his display of umbrellas. It can put us in a rage, when it is at variance with our plans, or fill us with glee when it allows us to complete our plans for the day.

And so, we arrive at the end of our little trip through the pages of our newspaper. The psychologist sees more than words or newsprint. To him, each page is filled with interesting material for psychological study. What’s New in Print has more than events, it is a study of human behavior.

(Money and Happiness)
Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 4

It’s a fact money cannot buy happiness, but it places the possessor in an excellent bartgaining position.

(Talking and saying)
Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 4

Anyone can talk—saying something is more difficult.

(Wife’s influence)

Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 4

A husband under his wife’s thumb may be underprivileged, but seldom under indictment.

(Old Age)
Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 4

It’s a good thing that old age happens only once in a lifetime

Jewish War Vets Stage Talent Show
Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 4

The S.D. Post and Auxiliary No. 185, Jewish War Veterans, will sponsor a Talent Show, on Wednesday evening, September 15 at 8:15 p.m., in the San Diego Veterans War Memorial Bldg., in Balboa Park.  There will be no admission charge and refreshments will be served immediately following the talent show, states Harry Apelman, who is in charge of the entertainment program for the month of September.

There will be acrobatic dancing; tap and soft shoe dancing; comic accordion duets; guitar and singing duets; an accordion and bass viol quintet combination; authentic Hawaiian dancers; pantomimics and other talent.

Several loving cup trophies will be presented as well as many beautiful and useful gifts which are being donated by generous members and merchants. Don’t forget the date: Wednesday, September 145.  The place, San Diego Veterans War Memorial Bldg., Balboa Park. The Time: 8:15 p.m.  Bring your Veteran friends, it’s all Free.

Cottage of Israel Holds 4th Annual Meeting
Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 4

Cottage of Israel cordially invites its members and friends to attend their fourth annual open meeting on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. in the North Auditorium of Tifereth Israel Center.

Nominations and election of officers for 1954-55 will take place at this time an appropriate program will be offered.  In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of Theodore Herzl, Mr. John H. Ellsworth, president of the San Diego Museum of Man will deliver an oration in his memory.  Mr. Ellsworth who is a dramatic speaker with a background of radio experience will base his address on one of the most colorful figures of modern Zionism.

Also featured on the program will be Mrs. Seymour Gates, pianist, Sonia Weitzman with Songs of Israel, and Israeli dances by Ethel Mallinger.

Refreshments will be served following the program.  There is no admission charge and it is hoped that all friends of the Cottage of Israel will attend.

(Lines and Ropes)

Southwestern Jewish Press, September 3, 1954, Page 4

Pinky Lee: “Many men think they are handing a girl a line when they are merely being roped in.”


“Adventures in San Diego Jewish History” is sponsored by Inland Industries Group LP in memory of long-time San Diego Jewish community leader Marie (Mrs. Gabriel) Berg. Our “Adventures in San Diego Jewish History” series will be a regular feature until we run out of history.  To find stories on specific individuals or organizations, type their names in our search box.

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