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Funeral Services Slated Sunday for Arthur Hays Sulzberger, Headed ‘times’ Board

December 13, 1968
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Funeral services will be held at Temple Emanuel Sunday for Arthur Hays Sulzberger, chairman of the board of The New York Times and publisher of that paper from 1935 to 1961, who died yesterday at the age of 77. The body will be cremated. Dr. Nathan A. Perlman, senior rabbi of Temple Emanuel, will officiate at the memorial services. The New York Times came under Mr. Sulzberger’s direction upon the death of the previous publisher, his father-in-law Adolph S. Ochs. He guided it through the Depression years, World War II, the post-war period of prosperity and revolutionary scientific and social change. He is credited with many striking innovations that kept the newspaper abreast of the changing times while maintaining its basic traditions. He carried on Mr. Ochs’ Christmas-time appeal, the Hundred Neediest Cases. From 1912 through the 1967 appeal, it raised $18,233,133 for major Roman Catholic, Protestant and Jewish charities. Mr. Sulzberger was born in New York City and was educated at Columbia University. He was a life-long member of Temple Emanuel, the largest Reform congregation and biggest Jewish house of worship In the world. He served as a trustee from 1935 to 1955. Early in his tenure as publisher, the Times in its editorials advocated opposition to Nazism and Fascism and attacked American isolationism. Mr. Sulzberger was deeply opposed to Zionism. He believed that Judaism is a faith, not a nationality and that Jews should not be regarded as a race or separate people.

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