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Iftiday, July S' 1940
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B,y E FREEMAN COMING
:: V tennis champ •• •
I Last week we told you some-
B |rr 0 f the 19-year-old Jewish
player from the Coast who
■ being groomed as a forthcom-
M Davis Cup Star. We’ve more
K lay on the line for you today
■onceming the technique and abi-
K v 0 f this Pomona College soph-
Kore who ranked twenty-second
Hjthe national listings last sea
ion and who looms as another
Kne Lacoste. (Lacoste, you will
■ecall, has been the only Jewish
Bonis player on any Davis Cup
HFreeman reached the tennis
Bourts through a thoroughly nat-
Bral route. His rapid rise to fame
Brngresses from ping pong to bad-
Binton to tennis in six short
Bears. At the age of 13 he won a
■ew small trophies as a table ten-
Bis menace. By the time he was
Seventeen, only two years ago, he
B-as garnering gold and silver tro-
Bhies. He has more than a hun-
Bed cups.
I But table tennis was child’s
Blay and Dave turned to badmin-
Bon as more strenuous fare. (If
Bou’ve never played this sport—
Bhich is rapidly becoming a fav-
Brite winter indoor pastime—get
Bt out of your heads that it’s a sis-
By’s game. It's strenuous, fast,
Bad requires plenty of skilL Some
Bonsider it more arduous than ten-
Bb.)
kl And it was only two years ago
Bhat Dave came out of the West
Bn unknown quantity at this game
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ly Morris Weiner
and a kid who was beginning to
show an aptitude with the tennis
racket. At that time, in tourna
ments in Philadalphia, those who
watched him closely were con
vinced that they saw symptoms of
excellence.
Last year, while still a junior
performer, this Pasadena young
ster returned to New York. On
that occasion there was no un
certainty about his high-geared
play at badminton. He had ironed
out the rough spots, profiting by
his knowledge that tennis had
yielded him in the National junior
championships at Culver, Indiana.
He won the junior title two years
ago and last year was succeeded
by his chief rival on the Pacific
Coast, Ted Shroeder.
No other American performer
with the tennis racket and bad
minton bat has ever scaled the
heights Freeman has attained. He
was a star of the first magnitude
in the national badminton cham
pionships in New York last year.
His blend of tennis and badmin
ton was smooth, according to the
experts, and in the recent shut
tlecock championship at Seattle
Freeman was the whole show, ta
king no fewer than three national
championships.
He is so strong at both games
that the Californian looms as the
overpowering force in any cham
pionship at either game. It is al
so interesting to observe that
Freeman trounced Hank Prusoff
at badminton in the latter’s home
town, thereby retaliating for the
defeat suffered at Forest Hills
last season at the hands of the
lad who went on to rate thirteenth
in the Nationals.
....By the way, the record books
also reveal that Davis Freeman is
the first Californian who has
achieved the highest honor in this
respect. He has made a record at
badminton which few can equal
and which only one other player
in the country has been able to
equal thus far. Freeman made
grand slam in singles and doubles.
The only player to do that hith
erto was Mrs. Del Barkhuff then
of Seattle and now of Honolulu,
who did the triple victory back in
1937, when this national event
was inaugurated in Chicago.
At a recent badminton tourna
ment, Dave was awarded the top
seeding, as champion, in singles,
He took that event with scarcely
any formidable opposition, suc
cesfully defending his crown as
there was no opponent capable of
taking him into camp.
And here you have the reasons
for it. . . He’s amazingly fast on
his feet, quick of anticipation and
durable for a long session. Speed,
stamina and sense three prere
quisites of the tennis player.
Freeman has made it evident
that he has what it takes in bad
minton and tennis to rate as a na
tional champion and to justify his
sponsor’s predictions that in him
we have a future Davis Cup play
er and what is more the first Jew
ish Davis Cup player in America.
Judge Hardy, former interna
tional Davis Cup team captain,
who is pushing Dave’s tennis as
pirations wrote in the U. S. Lawn
Tennis Journal only last month:
“Freeman has shown remark
able ability to round out his ten
nis stronkes. This makes him par
ticularly dangerous in the fore
court, repeatedly turning defen-
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Moshe Smilansky (right) and Rabbi Israel Goldstein, the President of the Jewish National
Fund of America, at a recent Press Reception.
There will be a good deal of
concern in this country over the
position of 7,500 American Jews
in Palestine, now that the war has
closed in around the Holy Land.
A JTA dispatch from Jerusalem
indicates that the American Con
sulate there has been making in
quiries among American residents
as to whether they want to be
evacuated. Another news agency
reports that the Consul General is
trying to arrange to have Dollar
liners call at Basra, seaport at
the head of the Persian Gulf, to
pick up Americans.
With the Mediterranean closed,
and the Red Sea a theatre of war,
Basra remains the only compar
atively safe way out of Palestine.
Even this is a route hardly to
be contemplated with equanimity.
Evacuation this way means a
thousand-mile overland journey,
first to Bagdad across the Syrian
desert, then down the Tigris-Eu
phrates valley to Basra. At best
this is a dusty and uncomfortable
trip; under the conditions in which
a large transport of refugees
would have to make it, in mid
summer, with families including
infants and small children,
through one of the pest-1
the world, it would be apj
But it is not likely the
American Jews in Palest
make this journey. For t
part, those who still rema
sive shots into scoring ret
upholding the slogan of
Walter L. Pate, “attack
net.”
In concluding this secor
articles on Dave Freema
remind you that this 19
youngster, who will be
his junior semester at
College next fall, will be making
the grand tour this summer. If
you’re a tennis enthusiast and live
in or near any big city In the
country it will be worth your
while to learn when your section
al championships are held. The
grand tour calls for entries in ail
of them. And if you take our tip
and get to see Davie F. you’ll
be watching the future United
States Tennis Champion.
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