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30VI/ISI A' NEWS

BOOKS

George Burns Prescribes
Comedy For Happiness

BY SOL H. MARSHALL

George Burns proves the old
saying that work isn't work if
you enjoy it. But when he wrote
his latest book, Dr. Burns'
Prescription for Happiness, he
used the words "Work Only
Works If the Work You Work at
Isn't Work."
Why did he twist that sharp
saying around so much? "Be-
cause I was paid by the word,"
he says.
"He has good writers," a bys-
tander mumbled, walking away
from the table where Burns was
holding court. That may be true,
but it is a wise man who hires
help that is smarter than he is. George Burns:
The trick is to make use of other Joking in print.
people's talents. George Burns is
both a funny man and a smart
sit down in front of a typewriter
man.
Burns may be sitting quite re- and put words on a blank page,
laxed at tlie fainous corner table Burns concludes with One Last
in the Hillcrest Country Club's Definition of Happiness: Happi-
dining room, but he shakes his ness is finally getting to write
head and states that he has a these two words — THE END.
very rigorous schedule every Copyright 1985,
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.
day.
"I get up, eat a light break-
fast, then I go to my office
promptly at 10. I work with my
OBITUARIES
writers as hard as I can on
whatever has to be done. At
twelve sharp, no matter where
we are, even if I'm in the middle Fae Rotenberg
of a sentence, I drop everything
Fae Elaine Rotenberg, a
and head for the Club. I have member of Jewish organizations,
lunch there, and from one until died Aug. 10.
three I play bridge. This is my
A resident of Flint for more
hobby and it's been going on for than 50 years, Mrs. Rotenberg
years."
was a member of Flint's Temple
In his book, Burns pays trib- Beth El and its sisterhood and
ute to all of his retinue, includ- Hadassah.
ing his longtime manager, Irv-
She is survived by a son,
ing Fein. There are a number of Gary; two sisters, Mrs. Onnie
references to him throughout Fienberg of Santa Monica,
the book. A study of the text Calif., and Mrs. Bess Lerner of
and the style would indicate Indianapolis, Ind.; two
that there is a lot of padding — grandchildren; nieces and
names, names, names — again a nephews. Interment Flint.
testimonial to Burns' claim that
he was paid by the word. But
this is all one of the running
jokes that is part of old-time Jerome L. Simons
comedians' routine. The book
Jerome L. Simons, brother of
has a number of them, and they Leonard
N. Simons and his
are as effective in print as they one-time associate
in the adver-
are on the stage.
tising
business
here,
Aug:
The entire book is made up of 9. He was 72 and lived died
in
Emet,
anecdotes, and Burns has Calif.
brought into it practically the
Surviving him besides his
entire list of today's popular brother
Leonard, are two sons,
entertainers — at least those Joshua and
Kenneth.
who started when he did and
Mr. Simons was a printer be-
are "almost as popular as I am."
entering the advertising
Any writer of a book of lists fore
business,
here with his brother
who is worth his salt would in the Simons-Michelson
Co.
have many categories. Among and then in California.
his categories are Nine Defini-
tions of Happiness, Nine Hap-
piest Men I have Known, Nine
Happiest Women I have Known, Ada Canvasser
The Nine Happiest Animals,
Nine Ways to Make Your Wife
Ada Canvasser, whose family
Happy, and Nine Ways to Make has had a long involvement in
Your Girlfriend Happy.
activities at Temple Beth El,
At one point he wondered why died Aug. 12 at age 87.
he had only nine items in each
She leaves three sons, Donald,
of his lists. He thought he would Robert and Byron; 20
make it ten when he was pre- grandchildren and 13 great
paring his list of Happiest Ani- grandchildren.
mals. He wrote the last one as:
10. THE GNU. No matter how
old he is, he always looks gnu.
"It sounded good when I . Rabbi Kanievsky
thought of it," says Burns, "but
Tel Aviv (JTA) 1 Rabbi
on paper it's nothing. From then Yaacov
Yisrael Kanievsky (the
on I stuck to nine."
Also, like many other writers Steipeler Ray) died Aug. 10 at
who find the hardest task is to age 87.

In Memoriam

GILBERT
ELIAS

It has been four years
since you left us. You are
sadly missed, but not for-
gotten.
Your Family

In memory of my loving
husband, father and
grandfather

BEN
LEVINSON

Who passed away Aug.
15, 1975. Sadly missed
and always loved and
remembered by his wife,
Clara, children and
grandchildren.

JOSEPH

TEMCHIN

(AUG.!.!, 1983)

Sadly missed by his
wife, Laina.

In loving memory of

ANN
WATNICK

Who will always be in
our hearts and is sadly
missed by her husband,
Morris, and children,
Harvey, Joel and Iris.

The Family
of the Late

The Family
of the Late

LOUIS
'COHEN

HARRY
KORELITZ

Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in his
memory at 11 a.m. Sun-
day, Aug. 25, at Hebrew.
Memorial Park. Rabbi
Spectre will officiate.
Relatives and friends are
asked to attend.

Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in his
memory at 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 25, at
Machpelah Cemetery.
Rabbi Syme will officiate.
Relatives and friends are
asked to attend.

The Family
of the Late

The Family
of the Late

LILLIAN
RUZUMNA

FRANCES
CUTLER

Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in her
memory at 11 a.m. Sun-
day, Aug. 25, at Hebrew
Memorial Park. Rabbi
Schnipper will officiate.
Relatives and friends are
asked to attend.

Announces the unveil.
ing of a monument in her
memory at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 25, at Beth
Tefilo Emanuel Cemetery.
Rabbi Arm will officiate.
Relatives and friends are'
asked to attend.

The Family
of-the Late

The Family
of the Late

PAULINE
GOODMAN

PHYLLIS
ASTREIN SUGAR

Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in her
memory at 10:30 a.m.
Surday, Aug. 25, at Adat
Shalom Memorial Park.
Rabbi Gorrelick will of-
ficiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to
attend.

Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in her
memory at 2 p.m. Sunday,
Aug. 18, at Machpelah
Cemetery. Rabbi Groner
will officiate. Relatives
and friends are asked to
attend.

The Family
of the Late

The Family
of the Late

SAMUEL L.
KARBAL

Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in his
memory at 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 25, at Beth
Tefilo Emanuel Cemetery.
Rabbi S. Zachariash will
officiate. 'Relatives and
friends are asked to
attend.

ABRAHAM
ZAHLER

Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in his
memory at 12 noon Sun-
day, Aug. 25, at Beth Ab-
raham Cemetery. Rabbi
Schnipper will officiate.
Relatives and friends are
asked to attend.

The Family of the Late

UNVEILINGS

The Family
of the Late

HARRY
BRODY

Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in his
memory at 10 a.m. Sun-
day, Aug. 18, at Hebrew
Memorial Park. Relatives
and friends are asked to
attend.

The Family
of the Late

SAM.
COHEN

Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in his
memory at 10 a.m. Sun-
day, Aug. 25, at Beth
Tefilo Emanuel Cemetery.
Rabbi Milton Arm will of-
ficiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to
attend.

FLORENCE
MUSKOVITZ

Announces the unveiling of a monument in her
memory, 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 at Adat Shalom
Memorial Park. Rabbi Spectre and Cantor Vieder
will officiate. Relatives and friends are asked to
attend.

The Family of the Late

SALLYANN ROBBINS

Announces the

of a monument in her
memory at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Clover Hill

Unveiling

Park Cemetery. Rabbi Loss will officiate. Relatives
and friends are asked to attend.

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