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Barney Ross, spending a few days in Hot Springs, Arkansas, with his family before leaving for Miami, received a card ###rom Jimmy ###cLarnin….

You are the greatest fighter I have ever met.”… “It was a pleasant surprise,” says Barney. … Bob Olin, new lightheavyweight champion, is shovelling snow in Monticello…. He is cooling off for his fight against Tommy Patrick in New Orleans, January 7…. Prexy Harridge, of the American League, says baseball is due for a season of unprecedented prosperity…. Harry Newman thinks the new football is poor for passing…. Janice Lifson, Jewish acquatic star, is competing in Miami for national honors today…. Tomorrow the East meets the West and the spearhead of the East’s attack is Izzy Weinstock, crack line smasher of the Pittsburgh juggernaut…. The Sugar Bowl clash between Temple and Tulane will see Dave Smukler, Jewish ace of the Warner squad, measure off against Barney Mintz, Hebrew star of the Southern university…. Although no Jewish football stars will see action in the annual Rose Bowl classic between Stanford and Alabama the stadium is sold out. … 86,000 tickets have been sold. … A Jew is handlin the promotion end…. Figure skaters are practicing daily at the Ice Palace in preparation for their meet next month…. “Mush” Suchin, of Dobbs Ferry, is being hailed as a future net star…. Rabbi Zeitlin, of the Temple Ansche Chesed, was a star athlete some years ago… Harriet Graber is one of the outstanding swordswomen on the Violet fencing squad this year…. The teaching profession will claim seven members of the N.Y.U. basketball squad…. Rubenstein, Schulman, Klein, Geffen, Machlowitz, Weinstein, and Strauss are the embryo professors… Sid Gross, captain, and Joseph Greenberg will study law… Joe is a brother of Hank Greenberg…. He wanted to become a big league ball player but Hank threatened to cut off his allowance….?


Viktor “Viki” Barna, of Paris, France, is the world’s table tennis champion and has held the title four years…. He is touring the United States in competition against America’s best… The greatest ping pong players in Europe are Jewish…. The champion table tennis men in America are Jewish…. Millicent Hirsch, just eighteen, can no longer compete in the girl’s tennis competition of which she has been the champion for so many years…. She now has to take her chances against such players as Baroness Maud Levi, Helen Jacobs, and Barney Miller…. “Swede”‘ Hanson, the Jewish football and basketball star of Temple University, says pro-football is child’s play compared to college games…. Benny Friedman believes Alabama will take Stanford…. “The latter is too highly overrated,” says Benny. … C.C.N.Y. and Columbia have tied for the Intercollegiate chess championship…. Three players of City and two from Columbia are Jewish…. Yeshiva College placed fourth…. Maxie Baer hasn’t fulfilled his early ring promise…. Not only that but his radio, moving picture, and stage receipts have fallen off tremendously…. His victory over Carnera was voted the third greatest sporting event of the year … {SPAN}###{/SPAN} Dean’s tossing for the Cards was considered the outstanding sport achievement…. Marvin Kantrowitz displayed superb form at the tennis tournament…. Maxie Baer’s’ poppa was a bit of a boxer himself…. Georgie Davis was a player for the Giants during Spring training…. He sat down to dinner yesterday as a Giants’ player and in between played in 109 National League games but did not wear a Giants’ uniform in any of them…. He was traded by the Giants to the Phillies on March 24…. From there he went to the Cards on June 15…. He returned to the Giants on December 13…. The fight between Maxie Baer and King Levinsky settled absolutely nothing. … The basketball doubleheader at Madison Square Garden last Saturday night jammed the cash customers up to the rafters…. Max Baer is known as one of the fightingest funny men in the ring. … Kingfish Levinsky is known as the funniest fighting man in the ring…. Which all means that both funny phonies are nearly broke…. Barney Ross’ answer to the State Boxing Commish order that he meet Ambers before Klick was a honey…. “I’ll fight the man the fans name anytime, anywhere, for any price. I don’t know how this can be arranged but if the fans want it it’s theirs. The commission seems able to tell me what I must do, so maybe they can think up some way to make the selection popular with the fight public. Just trot out a good man the public believes is a good challenger, and I’ll fight.”…?


January 1, 1916, is a memorable date in the history of the gallant East Surrey regiment. A war correspondent of a famous news agency, writing of the magnificent action when the 8th Battalion charged towards the German trenches at Contalmaison, kicking footballs before them, said:

“The Captain of one of the companies, a Jewish officer, had provided four footballs, one for each platoon, urging them to keep up a dribbling competition all the way over the mile and a quarter of ground they had to traverse. As the company formed on emerging from the trench the platoon commanders kicked off and the match against Death commenced, the gallant Captain himself fell early in the charge. Men began to drop rapidly under the hail of machine-gun bullets. But still the footballs were booted onwards, with hoarse cries of encouragement or defiance, until they disappeared in the dense smother behind which the Germans were shooting. Then when the bombs and bayonets had done their work, and the enemy had cleared out, the Surrey men looked for their footballs. They recovered two in the captured trenches. These will be sent to the Regimental Depot at Kingston as trophies worth preserving.”


The Star Spangled Amerks tackle the Boston Red Wings tomorrow night on their home ice. The Amerks are still steaming over that game against the Maple Leafs which they lost in an overtime period after overcoming a three-goal deficit.

Despite the fact that the Amerks are in fourth place they seem headed for the front line. Critics notwithstanding the Star Spangled Simpson stalwarts are one of the best drawing cards in pro hockey.

The game tomorrow night will begin at 8:30.

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