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Slants on Sports

February 4, 1935
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Forty nations accepted invitations to the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles…. To date forty-six nations have accepted Nazi bids to compete in the 1936 Berlin games…. Maimonides the great Jewish philosopher of the Middle Ages, did his best to encourage physical culture among young Jewish people, so as to harden their bodies…. The three contestants of the Women’s Swimming Association competing for senior metropolitan diving laurels finished in the same order this year as they did last season…. Janice Lifson, first; Connie Gillisen, second, and Betty Harrison, third…. Irving Jaffe, Olympic and World speed skating champion, raced against the Masked Marvel of Canada at a benefit for Valentine Bialis…. The latter, an Olympic winner at three international games, lost his leg in a train accident…. The greatest welterweight champion was Kid Lewis, an English Jew…. The six-day bike races return to Madison Square Garden next month for the fifty-eighth time…. Jack Dempsey and Jack Sharkey have Jewish blood in their veins….

The Purdue Boilermakers meet the Fordham Rams next Saturday night at the Garden…. The Rangers are a rejuvenated lot these days…. The Blue sextet hasn’t lost a game in ten starts….For many years Westergaard-Schmidt was the best wrestler in the world…. Eddie Gottlieb, manager of the South Philly Hebrews, apparently is the only man who has made any money out of professional basketball over a period of years…. Sam Taub, radio announcer, has just completed the most futile trip in the world…. He came all the way from Miami to Madison Square Garden to broadcast the wrong decision on the Dundee-Risko fiasco…. Dr. Fuchs of Budapest was the Olympic champion in 1908 and 1912 in sword play and fencing….Helene Mayer was the fencing champion in the 1928 and 1932 Olympics…. Wally Berger, slugger of the Boston Braves, hit below .300 last season but was third in number of runs driven in….


{NOTE}Harry Danning and Phil Weintraub, the Hebraic duo on the Giants, have not signed contracts for the ’35 season yet….. They are wanted by the Terrymen, but the lads are dissatisfied with their salaries…. The Norwegian Federation of Labor has banned 150 champ skiers and Winter sportsmen in the one major athletic meet held in Norway each year….. The N. F. L. has ordered non-participation against Germans anywhere in the world so long as Germany is ruled by Hitler…. The Seton Hall Track Games will be held in Newark next Saturday night…. Marvin Kantrowitz of De Witt Clinton is the new P. S. A. L. champ of the city…. The Yale Water Polo sextet, which is leading the intercollegiate league, has two Jews on the team…. They are Weintraub and Bilewitz….. The struggle between Kit Klein, 1933 champion, Dorothy Franey, 1934 champion, and Jane Dallman, seventeen-year-old newcomer to the ranks of national speed skating, has turned attention once more to that faster and less intricate branch of women’s ice activities…. Figure skating is the most intricate sport and boasts of no Jewish stars…{/NOTE}

Ernst Lewy of Dresden may drive in a mystery special at the next Indianapolis 500-mile race…. He is considered one of the best Jewish drivers on the Continent…. His partner may be Dreyfuss, an ace of the French speedways…. Max Berner, 155-pound grappler in his first year of varsity competition on the Ninety-second Street Y. M. H. A. mat team, won the Manhattan Athletic league championship…. Max Orgler is acknowledged to be the best middle-distance man in Germany…. He is a member of the Hakoah-Wuppertal….


{NOTE}Abie Coleman, the Litvack specialist of the flying butt to the button, is back in town again after a lengthy sojourn in the sticks…. Maxie Baer has an ‘angel’ in Johnny Norris, who holds the strings to the champ’s exchequer…. In the international ping-pong match between Poland and Germany, held recently in Danzig, the victorious Polish team was composed entirely of Jewish players…. These were Ehrlich and Lowenhers, Lemberg and Klein and Kitek…. The result was 7-2 in favor of the Polish team.{/NOTE}


{NOTE}Basketball fans in the Bronx are getting quite a break these days with the all-star doubleheaders Nat Preston is providing. Last night the Metros, composed of former City College captains, played the House of David in a thrilling game. The Red Wolfe All-Stars, another crack quintet, played the Mount Vernon five in the opening game and provided plenty of thrills.{/NOTE}

The Metros, the nearest thing to the Original Celtics, are led by Lou Spindell, one of the outstanding professional basketball players in the country. Lou was voted the most valuable man in the pro circuit last season and was awarded a huge silver trophy. Moe Spahn, present junior varsity coach at City College, and captain of the 1932 quintet, also is playing beside Moe Goldman, 1933 leader, Frank De Phillips, Art Musicant, Dutch Kaufman and Lou Wishnewitz.

The Metros should prove to be the greatest drawing cards in the metropolitan area. Last night’s crowd jammed the Coliseum to the rafters and many were turned away. Most of the players have been active in the money game for the last two years. Spindell has seen service with the Trenton Moose, the Newark Mules and the Cleveland Rosenblooms. Goldman has played with the Philly SPAHS and the Hebrews.

They will be seen in action again next Sunday night.


{NOTE}Two of the foremost Jewish exponents of soccer in this country will speak over the air tonight in an effort to stimulate interest in a sport which has not been fully acclaimed as it might be. Phil Slone, outstanding halfback of the Brookhattan Soccer Club, will be the first speaker. Phil was a former member of the brilliant original Hakoah all-stars of Vienna. Herbert Simpson, owner of the Brookhattans, will follow Slone on the air over station WINS at 6:15 o’clock tonight.{/NOTE}

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