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  • Charles A. Levine's obituary
    Levine then a millionare businessman Their 225 horsepower craft named Columbia had been ready for weeks But the race to be the first to fly the Atlantic was lost to Colonel Lindbergh when a suit filed by one of Mr Chamberlin s would be co pilots Lloyed Bertaud marooned the Columbia in its hangar at Roosevelt Field on Long Island Mr Levine got a sheriff s attachment quashed hours after Lindbergh in the Spirit of St Louis lifted off from the same airfield Lindbergh s arrival in Paris on May 21 astounded the world and overshadowed the Chamberlin Levine venture To revive interest in the flight Mr Levine announced that Mr Chamberlin would fly nonstop to Berlin taking off June 4 with a mystery passenger who turned out to be himself Record for Nonstop Flight The plane ran out of gas before reaching its goal but still set a record of 3 911 miles in 43 hours of nonstop flight surpassing Lindbergh s mark by about 300 miles With Mr Chamberlin at the controls virtually the entire time the Columbia landed 100 miles short of Berlin in the town of Eisleben on June 6 Mr Levine was born in North Adams Mass in 1897 but was reared in Brooklyn He left school early to help his father in the scrap metal business set up his own company in 1917 and made a fortune with a salvage contract for the War Department buying and disposing of spent shell casings He branched out into airplane manufacturing in the mid 1920 s and took flying lessons He was said to have lost heavily in the stock market crash of 1929 but kept his interest in aviation backing flights and spending large sums on experimental planes In 1937 he was convicted on a Federal

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  • Introduction: Charles A. Levine
    story Photo 2 of 10 Previous Next Charles A Levine right and his pilot Clarence Chamberlin left pose for a picture a few days before their historic flight across the

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  • The One-Man Radio Department: Victor Packer
    gems store funding Back to story Photo 2 of 7 Previous Next Victor Packer quizzes young Mr Fogelman for the game show Questions in the Air Copyright 2002 Sound Portraits

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  • Introduction: Rabbi Rubin's Court of the Air
    to story Photo 2 of 4 Previous Next Rabbi Rubin s stationery included the broadcast schedule of his radio programs During its nearly two decade long run Rabbi Rubin s court was heard on WEVD WLTH WLIB WHOM and WBYN

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  • C. Israel Lutsky, the Jewish Philosopher: The Jewish Philosopher
    story Photo 3 of 5 Previous Next Dick Sugar the narrator of the Yiddish Radio Project documentary about C Israel Lutksy was the Philosopher s English language announcer from 1946

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  • The Philosopher's Magazine and League: The Jewish Philosopher
    funding Back to story Photo 3 of 5 Previous Next Solomon Dickstein was the Philosopher League s second vice president and one of Lutsky s most loyal friends Copyright 2002

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  • The Yiddish Crooner: Seymour Rexite
    to story Photo 4 of 5 Previous Next An important Yiddish singer and performer in her own right Miriam Kressyn translated American standards into Yiddish for her husband Seymour Rexite

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  • Commercials on Yiddish radio: Commercials on Yiddish Radio
    3 of 7 Previous Next Joe and Paul clothiers was famous for its radio jingle which was composed by Sholom Secunda of Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen fame The jingle was usually sung on air by Joe Kofsky the store

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