Slants on Sports

One of the favorite sports in Palestine is placing two scorpions in a saucer and then betting on the outcome of the inevitable fight. . . .Abe K#shey, one of the better burpers rassled against Louis Rice, another Jewish grunt and groan artist, in a small town in Nevada named Kreplich. . . .The first season that safety measures were stressed on the gridiron at City College a death occurred as the result of a football injury. . . . Harry Danning’s favorite sport is not baseball but fishing. . . . Phil Weintraub left the Nashville Vols in the middle of the season . . . yet his batting average of 401 per cent is the highest in the Grapefruit league. . . . Art Lasky likes nothing better than snapping pictures of famous places. . . . Incidentally, he has never been knocked off his feet while in the ring. . . . Gustave T. Kirby called sports "the only true democracy." . . . Jack Shea, the Gentile lad who refused to participate in the tryout for the 1936 Winter Olympic team because of Jewish discrimination in Germany, has turned pro. . . . On November 23, 1933, Hamburg permitted two Jewish men to play on the city team because there were not enough good "pure Aryans" to go around. . . . Joe "Yussel" Jacobs, the Delancey street stenographer who became a fight promoter is known as the commodore of the Litvack fleet in Cauliflower Crick. . . . Despite the fact that Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom was known as the light heavyweight champion of the world he was the champ in only fifteen of the states in America. . . . Art Lasky used to be a potato picker in Minnesota. . . . Dave Smukler has made more than 700 yards scrimmage this season . . . ?

HAVE YOU HEARD THAT. . .

Von Tschammer und Osten, the man who promised Brundage in June, 1934, that there would be absolutely no discrimination against the Jews in sports in Germany, said on May 8, 1933, ". . . all members of the Deutsche Turnerschaft who are of Jewish descent—going back as far as their grandparents—must get out. The complete ‘Aryanizing’ of the association must be terminated, at latest, by the date of the German Athletic Fete (Autumn, 1933)." . . . Maxie Baer really means business when he says he wants to fight Art Lasky and Steve Hamas in one night. . . . Sam Hardy, former Davis Cup captain, says it takes a rich father, $10,000 and ten years to develop a tennis star of international calibre. . . . Bill Freimuth, the lad who was selected as the Jewish all-America tackle, stands six feet, three and one-half inches and weighs 245 pounds. . . . Pug Lund, of the same team, in three years of football had a finger amputated, chipped a thumb, lost five teeth, had two attacks of influenza and banged up both knees. . . ."There’s nothing like the game of football to build men," said Lou Little in his address to the coaches at their annual conclave. . . . Andy Cohen will play with a big league ball club next season. . . . He goes South in February with the Cincinnati Reds. . . . Abie Coleman, champ of the Jewish flock of heavers and tossers, is an expert bridge player. . . . Makes a grand slam in the ring and a flying mare in the parlor . . . ?

IN THE MAIL BOX

E. I. Carpenter, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, writes in to say, "I can’t believe that your sports editor who picked your all-American football team in the November 30 issue looked very far beyond his nose. Otherwise how is it that he overlooked Marvin Bell, right end at Marquette? He is an end but he never even was mentioned."

LONG ISLAND HOOPSTERS . . .

The L.I.U. team, coached by Clair Bee, is trouncing all opposition on the road to an unbeaten season. These basketball stars are scoring more than sixty points a game. They have been nicknamed the "point-a-minute men."

Coach Bee usually starts his regular quintet, but after they warm up and tally something like thirty points he shoots all the substitutes on the court who tally even more than the varsity.

The three high scorers on the team are Jewish boys who live in Brooklyn. Kramer tops the list with more than fifty points in five games, Bender is next, with Zises a close third. Goldstein, Rabinowitz and Schwartz are the basket shooters on the subs.

Lou Kramer, forward, is playing his third year of varsity basketball. He is the captain of this new Brooklyn wonder team.

AROUND THE SPORT CIRCUIT . . .

Developments along the eastern baseball front point to the fact that the dog racing issue at Boston no longer exists. In an unofficial capacity Judge Landis has cracked down on Judge Emil Fuchs and the other Boston club directors. He told them the other night that he would not countenance such a proposal.

What will happen now can only be guessed at. It is the general opinion that the Jewish baseball magnate will step out of the picture and operate the dog track as an independent venture. The club owners are trying to persuade the Judge to stick to baseball.

Thursday was a wild night for the hockey lads on the Garden ice. There was a fight, eight stitches taken on two heads, a dislocated shoulder, a free-for-all, a wild scramble on the ice and a win for the New York Americans. Klein and Stewart mixed in a friendly game of fisticuffs and ended by cracking their sticks over each other’s heads.

City College has the tallest basketball squad in years. But even this doesn’t prevent them from flashing the old Lavender speed that was the characteristic of the small quintets that were produced at the St. Nick school year in and year out. The Beaver men swept on to their fifth victory of the season. Captain Winograd once again led the attack on the men from Loyola. Winograd is considered one of the best forwards in the country.

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