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Izzy Weinstock, the sure-fire line cracker who has been regular full-back for the past two seasons, is a two – letter man and once again the spearhead of the Pitt Panther’s attack. . . . He tallied against Southern California . . . Abe Margolies, star of the Bay Parkway football club, has played eleven years without a helmet and never suffered a head injury . . . Ralph Horween, all-American back at Harvard in ’15, ’16, and ’19, and backfield coach of the Crimson eleven in ’26, is now executive assistant to the Oil Administrator in the Department of Commerce . . . His real name is Ralph Horowitz . . . Moe Berg, one of the few Jewish baseball players in big league baseball, holds three university degrees, is master of seven languages, and is traveling to Japan with the baseball outfit of thirty-six American league stars . . . This group is being managed by Babe Ruth who presented each radio editor in town with a baseball and a glove to notify them of his radio debut on the air . . . Now the next time the circus goes on the air Dexter Fellowes plans to mail the boys baby elephants . . . The semi-pro baseball ranks, were chock full of Jewish athletes this past summer . . . Half of them were named John Smith, since the college players found this a nice way to earn an honest dollar under an assumed name . . . A handsome portrait of Sidney Heitner, 1933 ping pong champion, was on display at the Hotel Astor during the tournament emblematic of his table tennis supremacy . . . Len Tarcher, brilliant quarterback of Rutgers University football team two years ago, coached the 150-pound Scarlet eleven to an Eastern championship last year and has won two straight games this season . . . He is rated as one of the best drop kickers in the country along with Morris Weiner of Muhlenberg University . . . ?


Hank Greenberg played in 143 consecutive baseball games in his first season as a regular in the big time circuit . . . He took a day off on Yom Kippur . . . Charlie Siegal, diminutive signal caller of the Violet machine, is looking forward to a rough and tumble game against Lafayette this Saturday . . . Charlie scored N. Y. U.’s winning touchdown against the Bob Cats in the last minute of the fray . . . Phil Weintraub used to be a pitcher . . . There are Maccabi organizations in over thirty-three countries with a combined membership of more than 175,000 . . . There are no Jews on the football coaching staffs at Columbia, Fordham, N. Y. U., and Manhattan College . . . Benny Friedman is considered one of the brainiest men in football . . . Sol Berkhoff, fullback on the L. I. U. soccer team, has been elected captain . . . Eugene Roth has been chosen tennis captain for the second year at the same school . . . There are thirteen Jewish footballers on the Violet Squad this year . . . Sid Sherman bowled {SPAN}###{/SPAN} 300-game, alternating with the right and left hand . . . The Giants and the Phillies once played a full game in thirty-one minutes . . . Burke, the Irishman, fought against Bowen, a Jew, for 110 rounds to a draw in seven hours and thirty-one minutes . . . Sid Silas, is considered boxing’s “Orphan of the Storm” . . . In nearly all of his fights he floored his opponents. At the 1932 Olympics, Nat Bor, Jewish boxer from Fall River, Mass., defeated Harry Mizler, present lightweight champion of England, in the 135-pound class . . . the two are excellent friends now . . . Joe Choynski, one of the greatest Jewish heavyweights, was the first man to knock out the invincible Jack Johnson . . . Buddy Baer, six-foot six-inch kid brother of the present heavyweight champion, kayoed his rival in his first fight on the Coast . . . Little Buddy put his 247 pounds behind a left to the chin thirty seconds after the bout started and opponent Maxie Brown’s front teeth flew here and there as he went down . . . Brother Maxie was on hand to applaud the knockout . . . Latest release of Metrotone news reveals Maxie Baer feeding the chickens and picking berries . . . Nuts says we . . . Mike Stelmach, sensational back on the N.Y.U. team, is not Jewish . . . Jack Shea, 1932 Olympic speed skating champion, who won the straightaway titles for the 500 and 1,500-metres at Lake Placid, refuses to participate in the 1936 Berlin Olympics . . . Jack is not Jewish . . . Lajos Fischer, formerly of the New York Hakoah is playing goal for the Chicago Maccabis . . . ?


Those followers of boxing who can cast their minds back two decades will well remember the sterling performances of that near championship lightweight, Jack Greenstock.

The London Jewish Chronicle states that Greenstock had over one hundred victories to his credit and fought two draws with Ted “Kid” Lewis. During amateur days, he won, in 1910 the Federation of Working Boys Clubs’ competition—the first Jewish boy to do so.

Greenstock was a lightweight of considerable merit. He travelled extensively and was one of the pioneers in introducing boxing to several countries on the continent. Since retiring he has acted as promoter and boxing coach.

Kaufman, of Princeton University, is one of the leading football scorers in the country. He has tallied thirty-six points for the Nassau Tiger and is second only to a Hungarian boy from Trinity.

There are several Jewish football players who have broken into the scoring columns. Izzy Weinstock, in line for all-American honors at Pitt this year, has crossed the line three times and made the point after touchdown for the Panthers on five different occasions. His tally sheet has twenty-three points. ‘Yudy’ Cooper of C. C. N. Y. scored at Providence last week bringing his total up to twenty-four.

Miss Stella Fox, a junior at Brooklyn College and national intercollegiate fencing champion, will captain her college team again this year. She is the only member of last year’s intercollegiate championship team left at the college. The other swordswomen were lost through graduation.

However, Miss Fox will be aided considerably by the thirty-six girls who have reported for the first practice sessions. She stated that interest in fencing at Brooklyn College is still very strong.


Hugh Bradley, our colleague who sits in his ivory tower on the premier left hand corner of The Post’s sports section, keeps what he calls an “overcrowded notebook.” Evidently it hasn’t been looked at for years for in Saturday’s column Hugh says, “Only two field goals have been kicked by C. C. N. Y. players since football was revived at that institution. One came from the thirty-five yare mark in 1926 . . . the other came in 1928 against Manhattan.”

But Bradley, me boy, we won’t reach for our files to check up on any others but Murray Greenstein, left end on the city College eleven, in a game against Renssalaer Poly, kicked a field goal from the 27-yard line. The score was 13-3 in favor of the engineers. Put this in your notebook, my friend . . . It’s come in handy some time.

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