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PAGE6.Friday, September 10, 1976-HERITAGE IN , / Geometry, Strawberries and Flowers By David Schwartz (Copyright ]976, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.) Pauline Chotzinoff, who has just passed away, had music all about her. She was the sister of Heifetz, the violinist; the wife of the music critic, Samuel Chotzinoff and she herself was good enougha pianist to evoke the praise of Toscanini. Once she found herself sitting beside Einstein and to make conversation she said she had heard he was interested in arithmetic, Einstein asked her if she was in- terested in mathematics. "Well," she said, she "had studied geometry." "Plane geometry?" asked Einstein. "Is there fancy geometry too?" she asked. Her husband, Samuel Chotzinoff was probably the best known music critic in America. Later musical director of the National Broadcasting Company, his first fame came to him as music critic of the New York World. The World was an exceptional paper. Its editorial page was regarded as the best in the country and its staff had many star writers of national fame. For the last word in wit, people turned every morning to The Conning Tower, edited by Franklin P. Adams. Adams was more commonly known by his initials F.P.A. As he wrote of himself: "For the purpose of record in history's book I was born in Illinois, county of Cook." JERUSALEM-Margaret Trudeau, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, chats with former Israeli i Minister Golda Meir during a dinner in Jerusalem in honor of the Canadian leader. At center is Israeli Minister of Moshe Kol. The Trudeaus, vacationing in Israel, toured Biblical sites in Galilee following a helicopter visit to Canadian Prime Minister also had a working session with Israeli officials. Religious News Serivce] He was noted for his terse style. He served in World War I and he wrote of that: "1 didn't fight, I didn't shoot But 0 General, how I did salute!" He was Jewish, but as far as I know never identified himself with any Jewish cause. Originally he had been an insurance salesman. People become writers for various reasons. Some have deep thoughts they wish to convey. Some turn to writing because the overhead is small. If you want to start a store, you need stock, goods. To become a writer all you need is a pencil and paper. F.P.A. became a writer because he liked strawberries. He had gone to the home of George Ade, a popular writer of that day to sell him an insurance policy, and found him eating strawberries. It was winter. Imagine a man rich enough to have strawberries for breakfast in winter. On the spot he decided to become a writer. The days of the New York World were the days of Fiorello La Guardia. He was no bigger than the present Mayor of New York City, Abe Beame. When Queen Elizabeth recently visited New York, Mayor Beame is said to have expressed the hope that the Queen would be able to hear him; Elizabeth being a good bit taller than Beame. The Queen would have had the same problem with La Guardia, but La Guardia always made himself heard plenty, More than that, despite his short stature, he made him- self seen. As a membe(of Congress, he drew out of his pocket a steak, then a roast lamb and asked what workingman could afford to pay three dollars for a roast lamb of that size. During prohibition days, he manufactured beer on the steps of the Capitol in Washington and challenged the police to arrest him. He was half Italian and half Jewish. He could speak Yiddish. He didn't like the Nazis, of course, but when a delegation of Nazis came to New York he gave them protection-with Jewish police. As Mayor of New York, when the city faced financial problems, he lowered his own salary. Nowadays, we see people at the top in Washington and elsewhere calling for the lowering of the salaries of the people at the bottom, but they never think of lowering their own pay. 0 Fiorello--Little Flower-we miss you! And speaking of little flowers of that day-there was another interesting little flower-Billy Rose. He was not only short-legged but derived his first fame for his shorthand. He won the national prize year after year as the fastest shorthand writer in the country. One day a woman told him of the fortune Irving Berlin made writing songs. He dropped the shorthand business, went to the Public Library and began studying popular songs. He indexed the songs for rhymes and sounds and came to the conviction that the only important line in popular song is the first line of the chorus. Sounds were important and the best sound was oo. So he wrote Barney Google which was a popular hit and followed that with "Would You Like To Take A Walk?" and others. All of which goes to prove, I guess, that one should not underrate geometry, strawberries and flowers. Heart Surgery In Haifa Lebanese Father Saved By Israelis TEL AVIV, (JTA)-A Lebanese father of eight from the township of Zahleh, who was suffering from a heart ailment, has been saved after un- dergoing heart surgery at the Rambam Hospital in Haifa. Antoine Youssef Zerib, 30, had been told by doctors in Lebanon that they couldn't help him and suggested that he try to reach the Israeli border where he might be treated. He should have undergone open heart surgery months ago but because of the civil war he could not be admitted to any hospital in Lebanon. Taking the advice of the doctors, fence." As he got out of the car and began to walk toward the fence, he collapsed. An Israeli soldier who noticed this rushed toward the Lebanese and with the help of others brought him to a medical station where the doctors ordered an im- mediate operation. Youssef Zerib was taken to the Rambam Hospital where surgery was performed to replace a faulty heart valve. His condition is reported to be very satisfactory and he is expected to be discharged within a few days. Youssef Zerib's case is the latest in a series of medical actions taken to help Lebanese since the Youssef Zerib was driven by a friend to ...... "good fence"was opened last April. a point near the israe,-Leoanese gopo .....  .................. Almogs Retell Hi ack Tale MRS. JANET ALMOG Far From Entebbe "The Entebbe Story," as told by Janet and Ezra Almog at a special Israel Bond meeting last month, could have been made into a movie. Some 350 central Floridians sat on the edge of their seats at Congr. Ohev Shalom as Mrs. Almog, an American who married an Israeli, retold their en- counter with hijacking, hostage, and eventual daring rescue by Isreali commandoes. According to State of Israel Bond sources, some $100,000 in Bonds were purchased following their talk. Mrs. Almog found herself in a dilemna when she had to decide whether to use her American or Israeli passport. One meant release from the Uganda airport and freedom with other non-Israeli hostages. The other meant standing by the side of her husband and her newly-chosen coun- trymen, and possible death at the hands of the terrorists. She stood by her husband as an Israeli and was just falling asleep on that fateful Saturday night when they were rescued. The Almogs were en route to Madison, Wis., to visit her parents when their airplane was hijacked out of Athens, Greece. The Almogs spent an interesting day in the Orlando area before speaking to the overflow crowd at Congr. Ohev Shalom, In the morning they held center-stage for the FBI and a special "Hostage" unit of the Orlan- do Police Dept. The enforcement of- ricers Wanted to hear the Almog's ex- periences to possibly help them at a future time. Later, Janet and Ezra received VIP treatment with Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck at Disney World. Both called it a highpoint of their U.S. trip, which has included talks in New Orleans, Shreveport, Atlanta, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Jacksonville. From Orlando they spoke in Tampa and again in Atlanta. Congress Gets Aid Proposal WASHINGTON, (JTA)--The Ford Ad- ministration is due to present to Congress proposals to provide a total of about $5 billion in military equip- ment and services to Israel, Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, the State Department said. Department spokesman Robert Funseth, in revealing this action, would not provide figures for in- dividual countries. He said the proposals were being made to enable Congress to have the necessary 30 days for considmation of the sales before the scheduled adjournment Oct. 2 for the Presidential election campaign. entina Bombin, Two Blasted NEW YORK, (JTA)--Two and a drug store in a Jewish neighborhood in were extensively damaged by explosions last weekend, reports reaching here from the tine capital. No one was in two synagogues hit were the dau Sysagogue on Murillo the Sephardic Community on Camargo Street. The cording to the reports, were in a series of bombings of buildings. TRF.JI ! A ri ea laen ,t h e2 om tah;d fN oiiet! Geman 19 presented a ie ' in _ jalneq habeas corpus ' Federal GoE.. ela[= Buenos aires in an effort to Iocar= ... twodaughterswhotogetherwit;;t celo's pregnant wife were kid .:. 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