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October 26, 1934
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The grid gossip on University Heights has the N. Y. U. boys all primed to take their formidable Georgetown opponent in stride. However, there is more faith in the team than form. Despite the fact that the lads from Washington have not been defeated or even scored upon this season, Violet money is free.

Joe Mandell, one of the many star Jewish footballers on the Hall of Fame’s roster, staged a strong bid for a starting assignment all week long and the chances are that he’ll be in on the opening kickoff. Charlie Siegal, the diminutive quarterback who hurt his knee two weeks ago, has not been very active during the last few days and will probably see no action tomorrow.

Mandell, who played on the same team at James Monroe High school as Nat Machlowitz, successfully quarterbacked the Violet outfit last week-end. He is a clever passer and a good runner and may prove a barrier to the Georgetown machine.

Lester Fischer, who is getting his first break in four years of ball at the Heights, was praised along with Nat Machlowitz when Coach Mal Stevens spoke to your sports scribe. He also said, “Any team that is unscored on and undefeated must be a smart and tough combination. It should not be taken too lightly by any opponent.”

And, Alan Cohen, first-string Jewish guard from Boston, Mass., is one of the reasons why George-town has had such a successful year.

We’ll string along with Cohen and bank on Georgietown to come through once again.


Although Benny Friedman called C. C. N. Y.’s next opponent a tough nut to crack, he believes City will win tomorrow.

At an informal gathering the other night, at the Hotel President, Benny told those whom he chooses to call his “football friends” that Drexel isn’t the Navy, nor is it St. Mary’s, but still he considers the Philadelphia team a problem.

“They’re tough,” Friedmann said of Drexel, as well he may, Saturday’s visitors having won three of four games played this season.

There has been no let down at the Lewisohn Stadium these October afternoons as Friedman and his players prepare for the battles ahead. The attack, built around Adolph Cooper, is being geared to a faster pace, this capable back having demonstrated marked ability to pass and run in recent games.

Lester Rosner, all-American lacrosse man, will start at end tomorrow in place of Dwyer. Louis Pinkowitz, Hyman Velkoff, Milton Levin, and Cooper, all starters in the Drexel game tomorow, reveal that one thing at least hasn’t changed under the Friedman regime at City. The boys may be good and better than ever but the names are still kosher.

We place our dough on the line for City.


Alec Matalon, the representative of the World Maccabi Union and a member of the Palestine Olympic Committee, who came to America six weeks ago for an intensive drive for new members, sails today aboard the Berengaria for London. In an exclusive interview with the Jewish Daily Bulletin, Matalon said, “The most characteristic feature of the Maccabi movement is that it stands for all things that affect our honor as men; it develops among its members a rigid and uncompromising attitude when a question of honor arises. This quality has always been our due, but our race has been deprived of this for no apparent reason. We threw away that noble character during the course of a very short period immediately after the destruction of the second Temple. Ever since, our independence has been ignored. And, although the free spirit of the old Jewish prophets and warriors has from time to time played a very prominent role in our history, we have been suffering from what might be called an inferiority complex.

“This feeling of inferiority has been thrust upon us, but we are a race that has surmounted even greater difficulties. In the past our rights have been ignored, our sensibilities overlooked and our culture and religion denied to us.

“The Maccabi movement should make every Jew throughout the world proud and conscious of his race. As Professor Einstein has put it, ‘The Maccabi movement contributes to the upbuilding of a self-conscious and socially independent Jewish youth.’

“All through our history we have believed in a sound mind, in a sound body and the Maccabi movement has shown and will show the world that we, as Jews, are both mentally and physically fit. The Second Maccabiad, the Palestine World Jewish Athletic Games, is the means whereby we can reveal our excellence in the world of sports. My advice to all Jewish youth in America is to get into the Maccabi movement and become part of the new Jewish athletic renaissance.”


The Garden has been turning them away from its doors ever since the Rodeo hopped into town on the back of those rip-snortin broncs. The people like it because there’s no chance of a raw decision. Once a guy is thrown he’s licked. There are no judges who can disagree or a referee who can stop the fight.

The Rodeo remains in town until Sunday night and the broncs are leading the cowboys by a 750 percent for their batting average.


Two local rivals, the Brookhattans and the Brooklyn Celtics, will clash in an American League Soccer game at Starlight Park on Sunday afternoon. In another league contest, also on Sunday, the Brooklyn Hispanos will meet the Newark Germans at Commercial Field, Brooklyn.


The basketball team at the 92nd street “Y” is fast rounding into shape and looms as the strongest quintet that has represented the “Y” in the last decade. Tubby Raskin, the coach, has developed a fast moving five that is a sure-fire combination on the court.

Likewise, the boxing and the wrestling teams are rounding into shape under the guidance of Jackie Falke, Joe Thomas, and Joe Glick.

At the same time, we learn that there is a wealth of material available for the Women’s varsity basketball squad.

Also, according to the arrangements made by the gym instructors and the various athletic managers of the councils, the basketball tournaments which will begin in the early part of November, will be followed later in the season with indoor baseball, handball, and volley ball.


When Art Lasky knocked King Levinsky into the lap of Leaping Lena Levy last August, the Kingfish decided that it was high time he married.

Lasky, a Jewish boxer from the Coast, immediately came East for a fight with Steve Hamas, the Pride of Pennsylvania. Levinsky, the fish peddler from Chicago, immediately flew to Chicago and met Sophie Glickstein, the fan dancer who was doing a Sally Rand at the World’s Fair.

Lasky lost to Hamas and Levinsky married Sophie.

Maurey Lasky, brother manager of Art, appealed the decision that the judges had awarded to Hamas, lost, and started back to Los Angeles by car. He intended to stop off at Chicago.

“Leaping Lena” Levy, sister-manager of the Chicago Windbag, better known as the Windy City Terror, tried to win her “keed brudder” back to her side. She pictured glowing details of the heavyweight championship that the King would win some day and she intimated the fact that a world’s champion couldn’t be a fan dancer’s husband. Levinsky socked Sophie. Sophie sued. “Leaping Lena” signed the King and Maurey Lasky pulled into Chicago.

Everybody’s happy. The King is to fight Lasky next month in the Windy City and “Leaping Lena” will once again be in the corner of the Fish Market Assassin.

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