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Jewish Student Gains Distinction at Harvard

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Isadore Zarakov, one of Harvard’s most distinguished athletes, whose prowess on the diamond, gridiron and hockey ice is destined to become a university tradition, closed his athletic career at Harvard in a blaze of glory:

It was Thursday, the day of the baseball game with Yale, when at the ninth inning, Yale led 5 to 4. Then Zarakov came to the bat, and made one of the longest hits ever scen on the Harvard diamond. The ball went so far that when the Yale center reached it Zarakov was flying across the plate for a home run. The score was Harvard 6, Yale 5.

Such was the excitement over the victory that his mates grabbed the breathless Zarakov, hoisted him to their shoulders and bore him around the bases.

Zarakov however, failed yesterday to be graduated with his class. He did not pass his general examinations.

Zarakov, whose father, a Russian immigrant, is a tailor, worked his way through Harvard with his violin as well as by driving the truck which bore the athletic teams to games.

Revised quotas and tightening of immigration laws by Congress were advocated at a special meeting of the State Chamber of Commerce by 160 members who declared the problem serious.

The executive committee’s report urges that immigration from Mexico, Central and South America and the West Indies, be largely cut down. The British and North Ireland quota, now 34,007, should be increased to 73,039 and the German quota, now 51,227, reduced to 23,428, the report says.

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