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"editorial assistant" seem like a euphemism. I had a mixed bag of duties
to perform and shirked none of them during a normal ten-hour working day. In modern Israeli slang, I was a 'kol bo-nik,» an all-in-one or jack-of-all^trades; and I have always been grateful for the opportunity to engage in the multifiarious minor occupations to be found in a newspaper printing-shop while learning to become a journalist
One of those activities in which I develq;)ed a certain expertise was helping the machinist to start up the cranky (the'double entendre' is intentional) old dynamo which powered the flat-bed forme printing press. The dynamo served a two-stroke engine, a temperamental museum piece which hissed and spluttered and l)ack-fired like a reluctant motors bike, vintage First World War, about to be submerged in the River Jordan. When, as frequently occurred, the leather belt between dynamo and antique engine flew of^ two men had to reset it alter hooking the halves together again: I was usually the second party in that team of dedicated technicians.
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the crank-ha:ndle on that dynamo too; it had a teitdency towairds p art i n g company very suddenly with the rest 'of the resuscitated mechanism, and then you were literally floored among the debris of oily rags and' messy, open" tins of viscous printhig ink and torn sheets of newsprint.
The party of the first part in that operation, the printer, was an elderly (to my 17-year-old eyes, almost ancient) Sepluirdiveteranof his trade, greybearded, with merry, twhikllng eyes and lordly manner. He exuded a rare 'joie de vivre'. and the stimulating aroma of arak. Wearing a tasselled redtaf-bush at a jauntyangleworthy of a three-tail pasha, he stood on a platform behind the printing machine and defUy fed it-^hen the two-stroker was in. action-with single sheets.
He proudly bore the fomily name of Khalifa-theTurco-Arabic for "Caliph." Whether it was a genuine patronymic dating from some dim mockregal anceistry or only a nickname, and how a Palestinian Jew came l3iy it, I never found out. Nof; indeed, for that matter, did I ever learn what his first name was.
Khalifa occupied his stand with confidence, dignity and aplomb. Showing incredible skill, he kept feeding the individual sheets in swift pace with the i)ack-and-forth movement of the wooden ^ ribbed shuttle. When all was going well he would yell out delightedly an improvised rhythmic litany in a compound of Ladino and Greek -he originated from Salonika and had come to Palestine as a lad in the 1880s - of which only he knew the meaning. To others who heard the shouted refrain above the noise and Stutter and clack-ety-clack-clack of engine, shuttle and press, it sounded like - well, like Greek loudly and profanely uttered.
When a breakdown occurred, such as a sheetof paper becoming capriciously entangled in the works, which meant a delay of 15 minutes shreds, he would yell too, but this time without mechanical accompaniment, and everyone within audible radius needed no, translation into mixed non-Ladino and non-Greek to gather the import of his vUifications. The parentage of the helpless machine seemed all too ol>-viously the principal butt of his diatribe: except, unlike Balaam's ass, it did not answer l)ack.
After the regulEir run of 1,000 or so (full) sheets, Khalifa would stalk away towards the arak bottle on the rear shelf and leave the
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printed pages to be folded inanually by the binder and ; his mate. The latter wais a young, gentle deaf-mutig about 16 who always wore a wistful smile as if apologising for his infirmity.
In later years 1 often met him in the sbfeets of Jerusalem and never failed to be saddoned by that timid smile. Khalifa would only return to his post after imbibing a tot or two-'or two" was an elastic measure-ofhisliquid stand-by when the cbmposi-tbrs had removed the used well-inked forme aiid slid in the new 16-page one contain-hig the rest of that week's issue. This forme was then printed on the blank reverse side of the sheets.
As a "Kol Bo" my participation in the literature of that epoch included such gems as Letters to the Editor signed "Pro Bono Publico," needling the municipal authorities about ungarnered street litter and "Mother of Fivie' urging that a wooden barrier be installed at an unguarded railway level-crossing. These impassioned pleas ion burning topics of the day usually produced good results after I had pressed the campaign for weeks under a variety of pseudonyms, sometimes answering one of my anonymous letters by another with a fancier Utie.
At times I was allowed to venture into drama criticism in the field of amateur theatricals, then very amateur indeed, or review some bf Hollywood's flickering finest, those jerky motion picture epics which featured such screen luminaries as John Gilbert, WiUlam Far-num. Norma Talmadge, Ramon Novarro ("The Sheik of Araby" - remember?), Lillian and Dorothy Gish and Mary Pickford, all of which enlivened the solitary local cinema.
What I liked doing most was interviewing visiting international c e 1 e b r i t i e s. The latter came quite often in the early years after the British military conquest of Palestine, when "Allenby" mentioned in conversation still referred to a living person whom many had met or seen or (like myselO interviewed, and was not a name used to denote a main thoroughfare in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv or Haifiu
Among others whom 1 interviewed either singly or collectively with fellow-Jewish and Arab journalists in those days, and whose names come to mind. I recall Professor R. A, S. Macalister, the archaeologist, thien excavating on Mount Ophel in Old Jerusalem; ;SirWilliani Flinders Petrie, who was digging at Gaza; Sir Gillwrt Parker, the novelist, collecting material for his book on David the shepherd-king; Holman Hunt, the artist, who loved to sit and paint on a mouikl just above the Jerusalem-Bethlehem higjiway; Patrick Geddes, the architect and town-'Planher; Henri de Jou-venelj French High Commissioner in Syria and a former editor of'Le Monde' of Paris,
I particularly recall the s p le h d id-bearded G.B. S., who brushed me aside when I waylaid him in the hotel lobby and barked "Scribblers bore me," upon my asking hiJM to comment on some current topic which I've forgotten; and last but never least the incomparable, saintly looking A.J. Balfour with aureole of white hair, mUd exterior and rapier wit/ whom the equally courtly High Commissioner, Sir Herbert Samuel, introduced to us local news-hawks at a press conference in April,
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1925^ in the library of the old Government House ph the Mount of Olives. \
Proof-reading wais the most tedious of my rbutine tasks but I caught many a, whopper in rhid-print. When a typo (printing error), was particularly inviting - iuch as the one that described a local diva playing the title role In "Aida" in Menahem Golinkin's opera company in Tel Aviv as "the, leakhig lady" - I would be sorely tempted to let it through, as a votive offering tore-
stern self-discipline and<I«"derLo,v"g Care). You can fear of .the consequences f.^ sure you llbave a joyous vaca-tamed the impulse and the a* ^rown s proprieties were maintain- ,!f,,L'!??,?!'^^
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One failure not tbbe attri- "JBMR POOL t buted to my agency ais a ciUB merchant of mirth titivated iWW lEWIS English readers in Jeru- THEATRE CLUB salem before my arrival 'fl'**'*'. there in March, 1921. It was 5*'*^ an immortal lapse on the "^J ," *^|"L part of a compositor setthig ' mVc'S!'? "'"'^ up a report of the meeting „?" "'•^ between Sir Herbert Samuel '"'f^nf and Winston ChurchUl. then;*"
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"Every Wednesday evening there is a ball at the Semiramls Hotel, and at this both Mr. and Mrs. Churchill were present last night, the latter dancing several times.
Close on midnight, however ^ Sir Herbert Samuel arrived and Mrs. Churchill at once went upstairs with him, and they were seen no more, holding a conference 'a deux,' which, I understand, lasted well inta the small hours of this morning."
Someone was given the drudgery of going through eyery copy of that week's bound issue to cross out by hand in ink the redundant "s" in "Mrs." It could have been the book-blinder's deaf-mute aide; amf bh second thou^ts, as I look back at the incident, I think it
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