RDropsie's Oldest • Alumnus Dr. Zeitlin,
' Will BeHonored at Annual Dinner
PHILADELPHIA — Dr. Solomon
Zeitlin, oldest living alumnus of
Dropsie University, where he is
Distinguished Professor of Post-
Biblical Literature and Institutions,
will be honored at the annual din-
ner meeting of the board of gover-
nors Wednesday at the Warwick
Dr. Zeitlin, who holds the longest
tenure as a teacher at Dropsie,
received his degree of doctor of
philosophy at Dropsie in 1917. He
began teaching at the institution
immediately following his gradua-
Tribute will be paid to Dr. Zeit-
-lit in a special presentation to be
made by Dr. Sidney B. Hoenig,
professor of Jewish history at
Yeshiva University and an alumnus
Dr. Israel Goldstein, noted Jew-
ish leader, will come from Israel
to be the guest speaker. He is one
of three distinguished citizens who
will be awarded honorary degrees
by Dropsie at commencement ex-
ercises that afternoon.
Martin Meyerson, president of
the University of Pennsylvania,
will be awarded the degree of
doctor of laws. U.S. Sen. Hugh
Scott of Pennsylvania, who also
will deliver the commencement
address dealing with the Middle
East situation, will receive the
degree of doctor of laws. Dr.
Goldstein will receive the degree
of doctor of Hebrew letters.
The honorary degrees will be
presented by Dr. Abraham I.
Katsh, president of Dropsie.
The 1971 graduating class will
include seven doctoral candidates
who will be awarded the degree of
doctor of philosophy at the corn-
mencement exercises. Master of
arts degrees will be awarded to
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Planning ahead for your retire-
ment is a good idea, stated Sam F.
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Northwest Social Security Office.
"When you apply for your social
security benefits, there will be cer-
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mit," he said. "It's a good idea
to have these proofs ready so
there will be no delay in receiving
One very important document
you will need is proof of your age.
A birth record or baptismal record
which was recorded at or near
birth will be required if available.
If you are not able to get these
proofs, then a school record, Fed-
eral census record, or other proofs
will be necessary. Telephone the
social security office if you have
any difficulty or need help. The
social security office will be able
to help you and offer suggestions
on how to get these proofs.
"We will also need proof of your
earnings for the year before you
apply. This will be Form W-2, Em-
ployees Statement of Earnings or
your Federal Income Tax return if
you are self-employed," said Test.
Test also suggested telephoning
the social security office before
coming in to apply for any type
of benefits. "Other proofs are
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The Detroit-Northwest Social Se-
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A second Social Security office
in Oakland County is scheduled to
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Federal government has approved
lease of part of the new building
at 612 East Fourth, according to
Congressman William S. Broom-
field (R-Royal Oak).
A staff of 12 will open the new
office, designed to replace the
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N.Y. Synagogue Offers
Counseling for Draft
NEW YORK (JTA) — A draft
counseling program, reportedly the
only one operating in a New York
City synagogue with congregation
members as the counselors, has
been provided since last Januaiy
in the Town and Village Synagogue.
The First 747.
On June 8, some people will
say Aha!, at last EL AL is flying
its first 747!
We, on the other hand, will
say Aha!, at last we have a sec-
Of course, there've been a few
changes made in the past few
Our first ark was a little
cramped, with bare wood walls.
Our second ark is much more
comfortable, with nice wide aisles
to stroll up and down, and bright,
cheerful interiors designed for us
by a famous Israeli architect.
The seats in our new ark (we
don't remember if there were any
in our first one) are comfortable,
too. And there are exactly 400
of them, because like Noah, we
expect a lot of two by two's.
There have been some other
changes as well.
In our first ark, all you could
do for entertainment wa\s listen
to the patter of raindrops\ on the
wooden roof. Now we have an
8-channel recorded program of
music, comedy, folk songs, and
even Biblical recitals. To say
nothing of first-run movies (with-
out which, you don't have a first-
A first-rate ark is the only
kind we run.
We have 14 powder rooms at
strategic locations (a nice thought
which didn't occur to Noah). And
a bevy of lovely girls aboard (a
nice thought which probably did)
to hang up your coat, push pil-
lows behind your head, and serve
you delicious beverages and food.
Which brings up some things
that, after all these years, are
still the same.
The food on our new ark, like
our old one, is strictly Kosher.
Only now, you get a much better
selection, including gefilte fish,
bagels and lox as appetizers, and
main dishes that would have had
Noah praying for more rain.
It's an old idea, but some-
times the old ideas are the best
Just like the idea of the ark itself.
Which we're very glad
we thought of first.
The Airline of Israel
The Ark, coming June 8.
For more information contact your travel agent or EL AL Israel Airlines
24100 Southfield Rd., Southfield, Michigan (.313) 557-5737