OCR Interpretation


The Southern Jewish weekly. [volume] (Jacksonville, Fla.) 1939-1992, February 07, 1941, Image 9

Image and text provided by University of Florida

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn78000090/1941-02-07/ed-1/seq-9/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for Page Nine

liday, February 7, 1941
■. kid >. jjeRG—OF THE R.A.F.
1 Jackie “Kid” Berg—the Cheap-
■ de Laddie who tried to emulate
E career of the great Benny
Eonard but who just didn’t have
Ee stuff of which world champ
ing are made, is now in the great-
■ t fight of his career, Jackie
fcd” Berg is now Wing Corporal
Erg of the Royal Air Force.
■ Jackie is an old man as years
Ee measured in the resined arena
■ but at thirty-six he’s still in the
■jnk of condition, still spry, still
■gile and despite the many fights
le’s had in the ring is still fully
possessed of all his faculties and
■ill surveying the scene with his
lagle eyes ... Just the stuff of
Khich R.A.F. pilots are made.
I Jackie was born in Cheapside—
London's edition of New York’s
Bast Side ... He had a tough life
Knd found out at an early age that
fee boy who succeeds was the boy
feiio was best able to use his fists,
fend like so many other Jewish
loungsters who had been born and
|>red in ghettos throughout the
feorid —it was necessary to adopt
i oukntific point of view when
rying to use your fists against
rnllies and braggarts who out
ktighed you by as much a-; fifty
tnd s'jty pounds ...''Tse your
iiad. sc my” was the advice he
Holley Jewelry
COMPANY
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry
Expert Watch and Jewelry
Repairing EASY TERMS
207 BROAD ST. Ph. 5-6355
*x**e4"X«*ee4MX»x>****«
MYRTLE AVENUE 11
LUMBER CO.
Lumber and Building
Supplies
Myrtle Ave. a it Elm St
Phene 5-4260
+e+»eee*ee*eeeeee+ee+»4
Jo Relieve
Misery
(Pa 666
LIQUID. TABLETS. SALVE, HOSE DROPS
* WANTED YOUR *j
| PROPERTY 3
♦|» We sell three or four houses, ♦]
X lots, stores or business prop- *j
| erty every week. Let me sell .j
Y yours. We have buyers for *j
X any kind of real estate in 3
.j. lax.
X RUFUS H. KING 3
| 412 Graham Bldg. Ph. 5-1536 ♦{
GARDNER’S
SERVICE STATION
BLUE SUNOCO GAS
& OILS
Washing - Polishing
- Accessories -
Main Street at Eleventh St
Phone 5-9121
IT CAN BE DONE
a »d WE can DO it
There will be no repaired
appearance to your shoes.
A neat smooth job from
toe to heeL
Modem methods plus
"Steerhead" Sole Leather
do the trick.
Let us prove it.
LOUIS SHOE SHOP
*•** Pearl St Phone 5-2986
JEWS IN
SPORTS
iy Morris Weiner
picked up irom the old-timers and
th » sage .varnidg plus a natural
•alent to use his hands —made a
great fighter out of the slim, dark
haired •Jieaptdde kid.
Entering the professional ring
at various clubs Jackie boxed
weekly for a “couple of quid” that
the manager handed out. And here
again (it’s real amazing how
Berg’s career so closely parallels
that of Benny Leonard) he was
following in the footsteps of the
undefeated lightweight champion
—B. L.—who fought his first pro
fessional bout in the bac.c of a
pool room for thirty cents. That
was the start. He won bout after
bout tin cughout the lengta and
breadth of England ... His most
forinidaDie opponent was another
Jewish kid—also a prod ict of the
Cheapside district —a youngster 1 y
the name of Harry Mizzler ... The.
Berg-Mi?.zler bouts were the equiv
alent of the Leonard - Tendler
scraps that set this nation on its
ear during the twenties ... Mizz
ler and Berg alternated at being
the kingpins of the 135 add 145
pound weight divisions ... Both
were champions not only of Eng
land but of the British Empire,
but only Berg sailed the ocean in
quest of bigger fray—the champ
ionship of the world ...
Berg came to this country in
quest of the 135 pound title then
held by Tony Canzoneri—one of
the gamest Italian fighters the
resined square has ever seen ...
He fought Canzoneri and lost ...
He remained here for some time—
put on a little weight—(which, by
the way, is just as important to
a boxer as it is to a jockey). He
weighed 140 pounds and so went on
for the newly-created junior wel
terweight title which was held by
Mushy Callahan—an orthodox Jew
despite his unorthodox name ...
Mushy had held this title for a
few years—as a matter of fact
since its inception in 1926—a n d
lost it to “Kid” Berg ... Berg held
this for some time—toured Ameri
ca on the strength of it and col
lected quite a tidy sum ... He lost
the title to Canzoneri. (Barney
Ross came on the scene later and
avenged Berg’s loss by beating
Canzoneri for both the lightweight
and the junior welterweight ti
tles).
After the loss of his title to
Canzoneri, Berg sailed for home.
He was acclaimed a national hero
and fought Harry Mizzler a couple
of more times —in England and
in Africa ...
When the depression hit Eng
land and the country was on the
dole, Berg too felt the repercus
sions. He returned to America for
a second trip and despite his ad
vanced age of 32, went after the
welterweight title (held at that
time by Barney Ross). By the time
the “Kid” earned a crack at the
143 pound championship it was
held by Homicide Hank Arm
strong, the colored flash who had
carved such a niche in the boxing
Hall of Fame ... Berg didn’t go
home with the title but he left be
hind a record that has yet to be
surpassed for a man of his years.
... He didn’t go home with the ti
tle, albeit he departed these shores
as “one of the greatest sportsmen
and boxers ever to come from Eng
land.” Such praise was universal.
ASK FOR
MENTHOMULSION
MSKBSSB
TAKE ONE SIP OF
MENTHO-MULSION
WAIT FIVE MINUTES
•raflsnf7i||Mej =ii| jHEN,
flit Leading Druggist* Everywhere
THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
Answers To I. Q.
(Continued from Page Two)
1. The Jews of Spanish and Por
tuguese descent. The name is de
rived from the Hebrew word “se
pharad”—Spain.
2. The Jews of German and Po
lish descent. The name is derived
from the Hebrew term “ashkenaz”
—Germany.
3. In Turkey, a Mohammedan
country, and Holland a Protest
ant country. Spain was Catholic.
4. Don Isaac Abrabanel, an emi
nent Jewish thinker and commen
tator of the Bible.
5. The conquest of Babylonia by
the Persians.
6. Jeroboam, son of Nebat.
7. To sacrifice unto the Lord
“whatsoever cometh forth of the
doors of my house to meet me,
when I return.” (Judges 11, 30.)
8. His daughter was first to
greet him upon his return from
his victory over the Ammonites
(see Judges 11, 34-40).
9. The Bible derives the name
from the Hebrew word “lovoh” to
join, as follows: “And she (Leah)
conceived again, and bore a son,
and said: “Now this time will my
husband be joined unto me, be
cause I have borne him three sons.’
Therefore was his name called
Levi.” (Genesis 29, 34.)
10. None; he had two sons.
11. Samson.
12. A pebble.
13. Menashe, king of Judah, he
ruled fifty-five years.
14. “Antiquities” and “The Jew
ish War.”
15. The king of Judaea, appoint
ed by the Romans, who was infa
mous for his blood-thirsty cruelty.
He ruled from 40 to 4 (8.C.E.)
16. Mariamne, the Hasmonean
princess. He executed her in a fit
of jealousy.
17. Esther.
18. Ruth.
19. Ahaz (see II Kings 16).
20. In some respects yes, in oth
ers no. He built the Temple and
consolidated the conquests of his
father, David. His costly Court
compelled him, however, to tax
his subjects) excessively.
Every boxing scribe in the busi
nes attested to it and when news
of the “Kid’s” retirement at the
age of thirty-three was cabled
across the Atlantic, many a fan
and reporter wagged his head.
They sighed because a good guy
and a guy who had everything it
takes to become a champion just
hadn’t had the breaks go his way:
they sighed because they knew
that had the “Kid” appeared on
the scene five years before or five
years after the time he did, he
would have been the undisputed
lightweight champion of the
world.
But all this was years ago and
Berg was relegated to the limbo of
past history. That is he was until
the war broke out. Berg volun
teered immediately. He was sent
to a ground school as a mechanic
but studied gunnery and trained
for the job of a fighter-pilot ...
Berg didn’t have it in his blood to
stay out of the fray: to remain
on the sidelines when the going
was thickest and all the action in
the ring. In Berg’s case, the fight
ing was in the air.. He champed
at the bit and pleaded for the
chance. Suffice it to say that he
made the grade.
Today, Berg is a Wing Corporal
in His Majesty’s Royal Air Force.
He is twice decorated and well on
his way towards becoming an ace.
And you you who were privi
leged to watch the “Kid” leaping
out to the center of the ring just
as the bell rang to start the fight
—you who sleep in safety and in
comfort behind these guarded
shores—remember that picture of
the “Kid”—even though the “Kid”
packs a machine gun in his gloves
these days and rises to the call at
the first hint of danger. Good luck
to you “Kid” —Good luck to you in
this—your greatest fight of all.
SANDWICH INN
MAIN AT «TH
PARK AT GILMORE
MIAMI ROAD IN
SO. JACKSONVILLE
ENOUGH TO SCARE ANY GROUNDHOG
Anti-Semitism in
Africa on Increase
LONDON (JTA) Anti - Semi
tism is rising) in South Africa, es
pecially in the smaller towns, and
it is not confined to Nationalist
circles, says Professor E. A. Wal
ker of Cambridge in “South Afri
ca,” one of the pamphlets on
World Affiars issued by the Ox
ford University Press. He adds
that the wide powers taken by the
Government to control immigra
tion are “avowedly aimed at Jews
in the first instance.”
ROY CONE’S
SERVICE STATIONS
1602 Pearl St. Ph. 3-9188
Also at King and Lydia
Your friendly SHELL dealer
BURBRIDGE HOTEL
GARAGE
Wm. M. DAVIS, Owner
Storage - Washing - Polishing
< and Greasing
Ph. 5-8753 113-129 Clay St.
GOOD HOPE
Pure Mineral Wafer
You never mis* the WATER
until the BOTTLE runs dry!
Phone 5-7455 Riverview
| SEA FOODS |
P “Our Specialty” ||
Biser’s §
| Restaurant
$: James D. Carpenter &
Kenneth M. Fleischer
:j:j 414 Julia St -0081
Cold Alone Is Not Enough
See our new AIR CONDI
TIONED Ice Refrigeration.
This modern refrigeration
keeps your food fresher
longer—keeps their tender
flavor juicy.
Atlantic Ice & Coal Co.
Myrtle Avenue Phone 5-2500
mmmmsmmmmmmmemsmiimmmmmmmmmmmm
“WE FEED THE MULTITUDES”
100% Owned and Operated in Jacksonville
Super food stores in your neghborhood to serve you.
SHOP and SAVE AT
Setzer's
STORES
DUNLOP TIKES
Best Terms or Cash Prices
In Town
..Ernest S. Haseldon, Mgr...
908-910 Main St. Ph. 5-7835
Concrete Foundations
Sidewalks & Driveways
REASONABLE COST
ROSIER
2901 W. Beaver Ph. S-9157
________________
Park Free While You Select
the Latest Style of—
W’ALL PAPER
Reasonable Cost
Metropolitan
Wall Paper
Store
1451 West Forsyth Street
Telephone 5-2539

ATTWOOD’S
For
Exceptional
Prescription Service
Also Complete Line of
Toilet Requisites and
Drug Sundries
1024 Park St. Phone 7-2153
Free Motor Delivery
>■' '■—"■■■■■ i _ ■■ i
rhere's Always a Good Show at a
Sparks Theatre
j Florida—Arcade—Empress—
Palace Capitol
San Marco Roxy
Imperial
Page Nine

xml | txt