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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-11-01

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activities in Society

Detroit leaders will play major roles in the 32nd General
Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds
at the Diplomat Hotel, Hollywood, Florida, Nov. 6-10, it was
announced by Louis Stern, of Newark, CJFWF president. Mrs.
Lewis S. Grossman will be a panelist at a workshop dealing with
"Volunteers: Their Changing Role in Community Service." George
M. Stutz will chair the Large City Budgeting Conference joint
budget review of the National Community Relations Advisory
Council meeting. Sidney M. Shevitz will be a speaker at a work-
shop dealing with "Community Relations Aspects of Federation
Programs." Other Jewish communal leaders who will be attending
the Assembly are: Albert Elazar, Isadore J. Goldstein, Mrs.
Sidney M. Shevitz, William Avrunin, S. 0. Lefton, N. Brewster
Broder, Dr. William Haber, Lewis S. Grossman, Judge Theodore
Levin and Isidore Sobeloff.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harrison and family have moved into
their new home at 25428 Woodvilla Place, Southfield.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jacobs of Asbury Park were honored
at a 25th anniversary party at the home of their sister, Mrs.
Joseph Saraquese, of Plainview Ave.
The Sherman Family Club will hold a Halloween party
Sunday at 20516 Audrey. Hostesses will be Jane Zaks, Johanna
Meyers and Jean Lorber. Heading the entertainment committee
is Mrs. Philip Sherman.
Cantor and Mrs. H. J. Blank celebrated their anniversary
with their children and grandchildren at a dinner party in their
honor at the home of Sinai and Udas Blank of Garden City.
SP-4 Ronald Sweet, son of Sam and Marjorie Sweet, has
been honorably discharged from the military police detachment
of the U.S. Army at the end of three years of duty.
The 113th annual meeting of the Grand Lodge of United
Order True Sisters in New York was attended by Mrs. Herman
Schonberg of Huntington Woods and Mrs. Harris Crane of

How Pitching Star Sandy Koufax
Became Earned Run Leader


(Copyright, 1963, JTA, Inc.)

Lots of honors will come to
Sandy Koufax during the win-
ter season as fans savor his ac-
complishments and talk of his
World Series achievements. But
Sandy owes his remarkable
reputation in 1963 due to his
steady, brilliant all-season effort.
Now that the official records
are in, let's look at them.
To begin with, Koufax led the
major leagues, and, of course,
his own National League, in
yielding the fewest number of
runs earned in total number of
innings pitched. He posted a 1.88
mark, the lowest in the National
League since Howie Pollett of
the St. Louis Cardinals,- finished
with 1.75 in 1943. In winning
the earned run title, Koufax did
it for the second year in a row.
Nobody has done this since
Bucky Walters managed it in
1939 and 1940 with the Cin-
cinnati Reds.
Just_ to show you how well,
actually how remarkably, Sandy
pitched, here are a few com-
parisons. He gave up 68 runs in
311 innings. He won 25 games
and pitched 11 shutouts. Juan
Marichal of the Giants who also
won 25 games and had an earn-
ed run average of 2.41 (fourth
in the league), gave up 102
runs of which 86 were earned.
Koufax gave up 65 earned runs.
It was murder to get a run off
him, earned or unearned. Don
Drysdale, another stalwart, who
won 19 games, pitched 315 in-
nings, yielded 114 runs of which
93 were earned and had an
earned run record of 2.66.
And what about Whitey Ford,
the lefthander who was twice
beaten by Sandy in the World
Series? Ford stood seventh in
earned runs in the American
League with 2.74. He pitched
269 innings, gave up only 94
runs, of which 82 were earned.
Respectable, but not anywhere
close to Sandy's mark of 65
earned runs in 311 innings.
And, naturally, Sandy Koufax
stood alone as a strike out ar-



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Gold An niversa ry

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Markovitz,
13725 Dexter, will mark their
50th wedding anniversary on
Saturday. A family dinner in
their honor will be held Sunday.
Married in Duquesne, Pa., the
couple came to Detroit in 1934.
They have two sons, Hal J.
Marks of Los Angeles, Calif.,
and Allen S. Marks; two daugh-
ters, Mrs. Morris Batchko and
Mrs. Samuel Richman; and eight

Glencorse, Prophit
Named Vice-Presidents
at American Savings

Alfred L. Deutsch, president
of American Savings and Loan
Association, announced the elec-
tist. He fanned 306 batters and tion of William H. Glencorse and
walked only 58. Jim Maloney of Malcolm P. Prophit as vice-
the Reds, who fanned 265, walk-
ed 88, and Marichal who struck
out 248, gave up 61 bases on
balls. However you look at it,
Koufax had a wonderful year.
* *
(Sandy Koufax is a product of
the Jewish Community Center
movement. He won his first na-
tional laurels as a member and
captain of the basketball team
of the Jewish Community House
of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, which
won the first National Jewish presidents of American Savings
Welfare Board teenage Center at the recent annual directors
basketball championship in 1952. meeting.
The celebrated southpaw be-
Prophit, who joined American
gan his athletic career as a shy Savings in 1952, directs the
and unassuming youngster of 12 service department in the Mort-
when he joined the Jewish Com- gage Division. Glencorse, a
munity House of Bensonhurst. seven-year employee at Ameri-
He remained a member until can, is supervisor of branches.
his family moved to California.
Appointed as assistant treas-
Koufax started as a member urers are Leo A. Cooney, Rich-
of the Club Pirates, one of the ard H. Karsten and Samuel W.
many boys' clubs in the JCH Kreis.
health education program. At
Appointed as assistant secre-
the JCH he learned to swim, taries are Clarence S. Carter,
wrestle and play basketball. As a Robert A. Corbeil, Charles J.
teenager his chief sports interest Ficco and Muriel Shapiro.
was basketball. He played for
American Savings, the largest
the varsity of the Jewish Com- state-chartered savings and loan
munity House for two years, association in Michigan, serves
leading it to the first national greater Detroit with 11 locations
JWB championship. He won a throughout the area.
basketball scholarship to the
University of Cincinnati. While ADL Issues Guide
hurling for the Cincinnati fresh-
man nine he was signed by the to Books on Jewish
Dodgers as an 18-year-old bonus Tradition, Democracy
A guide to books on "the Jew-
ish tradition and democracy"
In his first game as a profes- was published by the Anti-
sional, Art Heyman of the New Defamation League of Bnai
York Knicks could not lead his Brith with the cooperation of
club to victory in a basketball the Brown and Williamson To-
game against the Baltimore bacco Co. It was designed for
team. But Heyman played well. use in connection with Jewish
He performed for 40 minutes, Book Month, Nov. 8-Dec. 8.
Prepared by Rabbi Solomon
scored 19 points, had six re-
bounds and six a s si s t s. The S. Bernards, director of the
Knicks lost 115-113, but experts League's Department of Inter-
said that Heyman displayed the religious Cooperation, the bib-
kind of form which led them to liography lists and describes 20
believe he'd make it big in the books for adult reading as well
league. Maybe. But Art was dis- as pamphlets and books "for
appointed. He missed too many the junior bookshelf." It is
shots (hitting 8 for 24), and available through the national
his team lost. This was the first office of the Anti-Defamation
time, he said, that he ever start- League, 315 Lexington, New
ed out a season in a losing York.
game. He never played with the
A revised and updated edition
Knicks before, that's all.
of "Your Neighbor Celebrates,"

Israel's Debt: $306 Per Capita
Israel's foreign debt totals
$660,000,000 or $306 per person
with repayment accounting for
3.4 per cent of the national in-

a booklet explaining Jewish
holidays to Christians, was pub-
lished by ADL. Written by
Rabbi Arthur Gilbert and the
late Oscar Tarcov, the booklet
is designed and_ illustrated by

Israeli artist, Uri Shulevitt.

`Our People Through Middle Ages'
Continues Kinderbuch Publications

Continuing its Jewish histori-
cal publications for young peo-
ple, Kind erbuch Publishers
(1123 B'way, NY10), has issued
a second volume in the series
under the title "Our People
Through the Middle Ages."
Prepared for young readers,
and for classroom use — with
appended questions to each
chapter for students—this vol-
ume begins with the "Age of
Humanism" devoted to the story
of the Jews in Italy and Ger-
many. It continues to cover the
events that transpired in Hol-
land. Bohemia, Poland, Turkey,
England, the Germany of our
time, and the numerous events
that affected our people in all
these areas.
In the earlier, humanism,
era, the authors of this vol-
ume refer to the humiliations
to which Jews were subject.
ed, to Luther's denunciation
of the Jews, to the hopes and
aspirations of Jewry which re-
sulted in the rise of false
The social classes that devel-
oped in Jewry, the emergence
of the Cabbala, the darkness
that often enveloped Jews and
the bright stars that emerged
from their midst are dealt with.
Life in the ghetto is describ-
ed to indicate the manner in
which Jews lived within walls
that separated them from the
rest of the population in the
lands in which they often had
resided for many centuries.
Spinoza's activities as well as
the legend of the fashioning of
a Golem by Rabbi Judah, Po-
land, Jewish - Polish relations
and the cultural attainments
during centuries of insecurity,
the submissions under the Ger-
mans and scores of other his-
toric occurrences are developed
in this volume which, in spite
of the brevity into which the
many subjects are consigned,
nevertheless tells an effective
story of Jewish experiences.
Of special interest is the
chapter devoted to Yiddish
and its emergence as our peo-
ple's language in the Rhine
Valley, in Poland, later spread-
ing to many lands where Jews


adopted Yiddish as their
I. Goldberg, in an introduc-
tion written in behalf of Kin-
derbuch Publishers, referring
to the emergence of Yiddish and
to the development of the Yid-
dish literature, appropriately
states that it "was fed by two
streams which helped mould
Jewish culture: the treasury of
Jewish creativity of the earlier
ages, and the cultures of the
peoples among whom the Jews
Steps in the development of
Yiddish, from the year 1000 to
the present, are traced here,
Yiddish literature is analyzed
historically and the liveliness
of Yiddish expressions is al-
luded to.
The birth of Hassidism, the
return of the Jews to Eng-
land, the so-called period of
"Enlightenment" and other
eras are developed.
The dawn of a new age is
envisioned in the conclusion, in
spite of defeats and setbacks, in
a world of freedom from op-
A glossary of Hebrew and
Aramaic expressions appended
to this volume will prove help-

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