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More than $50,000 was wagered on the results of the Temple-N. Y. U. basketball clash at Madison Square Garden two weeks ago…. Thirteen Jewish basketeerssaw action on the floor during the game…. Viktor Viki Barna, the Hungarian Jew who holds the world table tennis championship, has captured more than seventy-three championships in table tennis…. He has a “stomach shot” that is a peach…. Mortimer Caplan, of the University of Virginia is the champion 165-pound Cavalier of the southlands…. Alex Levinsky is wasting no time…. He has already made a favorable impression on Clem Loughlin—the Hawks genial manager…. “When we bought Levinsky from the Rangers two weeks ago,” said Clem, “it wasn’t the first time we’d made a bid for him…. We’d tried once before, but were turned down…. This time we weren’t especially trying to get Levinsky but just looking for any available CAPABLE defense man to replace Taffy Abel…. Alex fits the bill.” … Art Lasky can’t get any shoe store in town to fit him with a pair of shoes…. He wears size fourteen, quadruple A… They can fit Carnera, he said, because Primo’s feet are wide like Park avenue…. They can fit Buddy Baer because his feet are not as long as they look … but my feet are long and narrow…. Say this New York is a hick town anyway….?

HAVE YOU HEARD THAT…

The Barney Ross-Klick, Maxie Baer-Maloney, BuddyBaer-Push Over battle scheduled for last Thursday has been postponed until tonight because of a freeze-out…. the local baseball writers have sent out scouts to dig up a new intercocutor for their minstrel show February 3…. Ford Frick, new prexy of the national league, has served in that capacity since the existence of the sport’s writers dinners…. The total of games won lost and tied by City College teams in 1934 was: won, seventy-four; lost, fifty-six; tied, three…. Average of .556 per cent which is fair for a Beaver sports year…. More than 500 Jewish athletes participated for City in 1934…. This is the sixtieth year of the National League’s existence. … Sammy Wolfson, Mike Zimmerman, Dick Eisenman, and Lou Kreizman are the Jewish members of the Nittany Lion heave-and-grunt squad at Penn State…. The Dodgers report for Spring training February 25 at Orlando, Fla…. They will be the first league team to get under way…. In all probabilities a bunch of goofy Brooklyn fans will make the trip with them…. Sam Popuch and George Feinberg, are the Jewish stars of the Varsity wrestling team at Wisconsin who have shown themselves as the class of the Big 10 conference…. Sam weighs 155 pounds and George tips the beams at 118…. Maxie Baer’s momma drew out $250 from her life savings to purchase her boy’s first ring outfit…. It was his mother, rather than his father, who encouraged him in his ambition to become a boxer… Barney Ross is now called the Galloping Ghost of the Ghetto….

ODDS AND ENDS IN SPORTS

Baer’s first fight was with a cowboy in a street fight over a girl Max was escorting to a community sing…. Palestine is the only country in the world to have a Jewish polo club…. That country will have its first race track opened on April 15…. It is not yet determined whether or not the pari mutual or the bookie system of betting will be used…. Yoshe Kalb, Kosher Laddie, and Chanukah Nights, are the favorite fillies…. Izzy Weinstock, the pile-driving fullback of the University of Pittsburgh, was arrested when he pulled a Lee Tracy in Mexico…. Andy Cohen, the baseball player whom McGraw boosted to the heights in 1927 when he was a second baseman on the Giants, is a star infielder for the Minneapolis Millers…. “Hot Stove League” reports have it that he will remain in the minors despite the fact that he’s making the southern trip with the Cincy Reds…. He operates a swanky night club in Minneapolis….

IN THE MAIL BOX

Maurice Lewitzky, of Chelsea, Mass., objects to what he terms “sectionalism and localism” in the columns.

“For years Chelsea has had championship basketball teams. Most of the captains of these

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