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The Southern Jewish weekly. [volume] (Jacksonville, Fla.) 1939-1992, January 19, 1940, Image 5

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Friday, January 19,1940
Daytona Beach
IS NAT HOLMAN THROUGH?
Is the great Nat Holman slip
ping? Has the “Miracle man of
the Court Game” lost his magic
coaching touch? These are but
two of the many questions the
fans are asking and some of the
skeptics on Basketball Boulevard
would have it that Nat Holman is
headed for the exits on a pair of
streamlined skids. Furthermore,
the kibitzers claim that no longer
can the Holman genius breathe
its personality into a handful of
scrawny, scraggly, short-statured
youngsters and come up with a
championship basketball quintet
the way he used to do it five, ten
fifteen and even twenty years
ago. What does this all boil down
to then, or is it merely a tempest
in a teapot ?
Holman has been the recognized
crown prince of the court game
for twenty years and more, and
his has been a royal road both
as player and coach. His bril
liance as a player from 1915 to
1935 was not furnished a whit by
his amazing success as a coach
from 1920 to the same date. Some
of the greatest names in basket-
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hy Morris Weiner „
ball—Lou Spindell, Moe Goldman,
Moe Spahn, the Raskin boys—
Julie and Morris—have been Hol
man-coached products. For a
score of years the press, the
coaches, the fans and the players
all attested to the fact that Hol
man knew more about the game
than any ten coaches you might
mention —including Clair Bee of
L. I. U., Joe Lapchick of St.
Louis, and Howard Cann of N. Y.
U.
(We’re not shooting our mouth
off in making so broad a state
ment—this entire last paragraph
is almost a direct steal from the
testimonial dinner to Holman ten
dered by the New York Basket
ball Writers’ Association in 1938
and the coaches just mentioned
took special pains to make their
points.)
Again, then, what does all the
fuming and fretting about Nat
Holman’s prestige boil down to?
In our estimation City College is
merely in the doldrums. We’re
no apologist and even if we were
Holman’s genius wouldn’t need
our alibis, but the “breaks” have
been piling up against the quin
tets produced by Holman during
the last two years. Thus, the fans
who have come to expect perenial
successes and eternal brilliance
from a Holman coached team
were stunned last season when C.
C. N. Y. flopped dismally and are
absolutely flabbergasted that the
performance has been duplicated
again this year. The fans are
unaccustomed to anything but a
razzle-dazzle gang from City and
because they haven’t seen Holman
come across for two successive
years are yelling blue murder.
But don’t sell Holman short!
He’s still tops and will still be
leading ’em down the home
stretch when the kibitzers are
gone. Nat Holman through ?
Forget it and don’t make us
laugh!
THE BASKETBALL SITUATION
IN GENERAL
According to an Associated
Press wire dispatch little Old
New York may not boast the
smartest, the smoothest, the slick
est-shooting and the speediest
basketball quintets in the country
but it does possess the best. For
the past five years—ever since
basketball went boom in the
Garden and has been jamming the
fans of seventeen and eighteen
thousand up to the Garden raf
i ters —a New York City team has
i been the national champion. A
quartet of quintets each have held
the title once and one of them has
come through on two successive
| occasions.
The sou C. N. Y., Long
Island University, St. John’s and
i New York University—are rated
among the top-notchers year in
I and year out, but what is more
! interesting is the fact that there
are more Jewish basketeers on
i thase four outfits than on any
thirty other court combines in the
THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
The American Way
If it is the unusual that makes news, then the remark of
President Karl Nordgren at the Kiwanis Club recently de
serves widespread publicity. “For in no other country in
the world,” said President Nordgren, “could a club have for
its president a ‘heathen Swede, as its secretary a Catholic
Irishman, and as its vice president a German Jew.”
And that is exactly what the Sanford Kiwanis Club has
as its principal officers, except that we doubt if President
Nordgren is really a “heathen.” But he is a Swede. And
the Kiwanis secretary is the Rev. Father J. J. Kelleghan of
Catholic faith and more Irish than De Valera. While its
vice president Julius Dingfelder, is a German Jew who
fought in the Kaiser’s armies during the World War.
Now this is the sort of thing which could happen in any
other city in the United States. But it is not the sort of
thing likely to be found in any other country in the world.
In many countries it would be impossible to have any kind
of organization at all even remotely resembling the Kiwanis
Club, much less with a roster of officers such as the local
one has. And in some countries it would be utterly un
thinkable that a Swede, an Irish Catholic, and a German Jew
could sit down at the same table for the sake of a good
sociable companionship.
And yet isn’t that just the way we want it in .this
country ? That is just the way it has been since long be
fore the Constitution of the United States guaranteed us the
freedom of religious worship and the Declaration of Inde
pendence held that all men are created free and equal. Isn’t
that one of the significant differences between this country
and other nations and one of the main things which has
made this country the greatest of them all?
Let’s keep it that way. (The Sanford Herald)
land. There are four at City and
four more on L. I. U. The same
number on the Vincentian Red
men at St. John’s and a like
amount at N. Y. U. Which all
adds up to Neil Coholan’s state
ment when the coach of the Jesuit
school at Manhattan College told
the assembled sportwriters that
he would trade his “right arm for
a couple of smart Hebrew sharp
shooters up at my school. There’s
no getting away from that old
axiom that Jewish boys make the
best basketball players ...”
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The only absolutely all Jewish
court team this year that we
know of —is the Yeshiva five in
N. Y. C.—(Matter of fact this
school is only five minutes by
subway from Manhattan College
and Neil Coholan) . . . James
Madison High School of Brooklyn,
New York, has already rolled up
the impressive figure of thirty
two unbeaten games—a national
record for scholastic quintets . . .
The “Jewels,” with Captain Mac
Posnac, are still going strong in
the pro basketball leagues . . .
This team graduated directly
from the college gyms into the
pro ranks and has remained in
tact for the past eleven years.
All of them played together on
the freshmen team at St. John’s
and on the Varsity quintet as
well . . . thereby making a total
of fifteen years for the same
group . . . and in the cases of
Posnak, Allie Shuckman, and Rip
Gerson —the total is even more,
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