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Friday, January 14, 1949
lives of our times
Cmf RABBI OF THE STATE
OF ISRAEL,SCHOLAR CRE
ATIVE PHILOSOPHER IN JU'
DAISM
IN 1941 HE VISITED THE UNITED
STATES IN THE INTERESTS Os THE
RELIGIOUS SEMINARIES of
LITHUANIA DISRUPTED BY THE WAR.
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Nat Holmon and his missus are
leaving for Israel about May I.
The City College mentor is going
overseas to instruct, Israelis in the
art of basketball with the hope
that next year or the season after
an Israeli quintet will come over
here to engage our college hoop
aters.
Nat is sending scads of written
material on the game ahead of him
so that it can be translated into
Hebrew and be disseminated
throughout the land. It is hoped
that the better players will be
picked out by the time Holman
arrives so that he can work with
them. They in turn will return
to their colonies and impart what
they have learned from the Old
Master to their colony mates.
* * * *
Holman created quite a furor in
New York basketball circles on
the eve of the recent traditional
Carden battle between City Col
lege and St. Johns. Nat insisted
that if a certain official assigned
to the game was not removed,
City College would not take the
floor. Asa Bushnell, head of the
Eastern Intercollegiate group
which controls appointments of
referees, in San Francisco at the
time, refused to make the change.
Accordingly Holman informed
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TRIBUTION TO JEWISH LIFE IN THAT YEAR.
JEWS IN
SPORTS
By HASKELL COHEN
(J. T. A.)
Dave Walsh, Bushnell’s assistant
in the matter, that City College
was not going on the Garden
court. Walsh quickly made a de
cision and changed officials to the
delight of City College and the
dismay of St. Johns who thought
the referee involved was being
put on a terrible spot by Holman.
Nat has requested Bushnell not
to assign that particular referee
to City College games. Conse
quently, he has only worked one
City game this season, that being
the Oklahoma game in which he
called several walking violations
against a City player. Holman in
sisted he was making a wrong call
and right then and there determin
ed not to condone his participation
in future City College contests.
Much is said about the poor
officiating that takes place in the
Garden but nobody had guts
enough to come out and say that
a particular official wasn’t qual
ified to referee. Nat’s decision to
put the finger on an official takes
courage and we are glad to see
him make the move. Adolph
Rupp, of Kentucky, earlier in the
year, also asked that a certain
ref be kept out of Kentucky s
game.
The whole officiating set-up in
the Eastern area smells to high
heaven. Several Jewish officials,
highly competent, have found that
Garden assignments are few and
far between. Julie Meyer, defin
itely one of the best refs in the
game, has only worked two Garden
contests thus far.
One ref. Tubby Raskin, fed up
THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
CHIEF RABBI ISAAC HERZOG
AND BY JEWS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE
WORLD. RABBI HERZOG WAS BORN IN
POLAND GO YEARS AGO AND RECEIVED HIS
EDUCATION AT LEADING BRITISH SFRENCH
THROUGHOUT THE BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM,
RABBI HERZOG DID NOT LEAVE THE HOLY CITY. ,
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MAURICE HEXTER TO HEAD
TRAINING BUREAU PROJECT
Dr. Maurice B. Hexter, executive vice
president of the Federation of Jewish
Philanthropies of New York has been
named chairman of the Board of Over
seers of the Institute on Advanced
Studies in Jewish Community Organi
zation of the Training Bureau for
Jewish Communal Service, it was an
nounced by Bernard Pepinsky of Cin
cinnati, president of the Training Bu
reau. The Institute, now in its third
year, annually provides Fellowships to
a group of promising young social
workers for fourteen months of gradu
ate study in communal leadership.
with the politics involved, resigned
from the organization. Bushnell
wrote Raskin to the effect that no
politics were played in handing out
assignments. Raskin wrote back
| telling him that he, together with
| Walsh, were wrong and because
|he (Raskin) could not see any
hope for improvement he was
dropping out of the organization.
For the record, Raskin, former
Brooklyn College mentor, is one
the better officials in the East.
The only Jewish official who
gets a good amount of work is
Lou Eisenstein who is close behind
Pat Kennedy in all around court
efficiency. Sam Schonfeld is an
other who gets regular work but
he is so cast because he once
threatened to form a referee’s
group which would book its own
games. The Eastern group under
Bushnell put a stop to it some
how and ever since Sammy has
been getting good assignments.
*1 THt MIOMHI.WIittfOWIE.
CHIEF RABBI OF THE IRISH FREE STATE
AND WAS INVITED TO RETAIN THE SAME
POST IN GREECE,BUT DECLINED.
*FAITH TELLS ME WE STAND ON THE EVE
OF THE FULFILLMENT OF ISIAH’S PROPHECY.
OUR BATTLE IS NOT FOR CONQUEST,BUT FOR
THE DEFENSE OF THE LORD STHE SHRINE OF ISRAEL*
Our Film Folks
BY LEON GLTTERMAN (Copyright. M49.Jewish Telegraphic
HOLLYWOOD—
Study by 20th Century-Fox ex
ecutives of the 10,500 theatre
dates played so far by “Gentle
man’s Agreement” reveals—much
to their surprise—that the film is
the company’s second largest all
time grosser in the south. On the
other hand, it has had hard going
in the mid-west, but still racks
up as the studio’s top-grosser of
the year.
Because of its theme of anti-
Semitism, the company’s sales ex
ecutives felt that “Agreement”
would find considerable resistance
below the Mason-Dixon line. The
territory has comparatively few
Jews and has always been notor
iously weak for social problem or
“message” pictures. The studio
has no actual explanation for the
fact that the film was topped
only by “Leave Her to Heaven”
in the you-all country.
* * * *
All is peaceful again on the A1
Jolson-Eddie Carltor-Larry Parks
front. After turning down Jolson
for a guest shot in his Music Hall
because he “didn’t want to spoil
the illusion,” Al’s other self, Parks,
accepted a guesting with Cantor.
That put the burn on A1 who let
know his hurt feelings to both.
How 7 it worked out is their own
story, but instead of guesting with
Cantor, Parks will do a spot next
week with Jolson and A1 will call
on Eddie the following night.
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* * * *
Incidentally, A1 Jolson gave a
$75,000 Christmas present to the
Cedars of Lebanon hospital by
turning over his mountaintop es
tate to the institution. Jolie said
the hospital could do anything
they wanted with the 14-room
house and adjoining property.
75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
OLDEST YM-YWHA WILL BE
CELEBRATED IN MARCH
NEW YORK (JTA)—The 75th
anniversary of the establishment
of the 92nd Street Young Men's
and Young Women’s Hebrew
Association here will be marked
this year at a special series of
programs in March. The “Y”—the
oldest Jewish community center in
the U. S. —was first set up in 1874
and its first site was located on
what is now the headquarters of
the General Post Office in New
York.
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