Theodor Hera's Views on Athletics
he tells it in Sport Mag, he in-
By Jesse Silver and Roy Silver
BY HERBERT G. LUFT
jured his arm during 1962 and his
(Copyright, 1964, JTA, Inc.)
The late Theodor Herzl was con- pitching was pretty much limited
cerned with every phase of Jewish
in 1963. When Larry was sent from
life, including physical develop- the Los Angeles Dodgers to De- 23-year-old contest winner from
ment. That's why it is important
troit this season, there was a two- Israel who won the much-coveted-
to reprint a letter from Herzl
day period before he had to report part of Elsa Lutz in Stanley Kra-
which crossed your correspond-
mer's current filmization of Kath-
ent's desk. The letter was written to his new club. Brother Norm erine Anne Porter's controversial
hadn't yet reported to Buffalo and
on July 6, 1901, to a Mr. S. Mason,
nofel, "Ship of Fools," told about
the two decided to work out to- her past which seems to be just
in Providence, R. I. It read:
gether. It took only three pitches
"Dear Sir: With gratitude and for Norm to realize what the as incredible as her sudden ascent
\-- 'toy I received your communication
trouble was, and that gasses Larry.
Gila was about three years old
nforming me that on July 26 "It's amazing," he says. "Three
there will be a convention in New- pitches and Norm knew what was when she was found starved and
port (R.I.) of American Jewish wrong. All last year I was asking crying on a street of war-torn
, young men's clubs to discuss the everybody with the Dodgers and I Krakow in 1944. It is presumed
question of how to raise the couldn't get an answer. He's going that her parents fell victim to the
onslaught of Nazism. Turned over
physical fitness of our nation.
to be some pitching coach some to a Catholic family by the Polish
"You are quite right in assum- day . . . Norm helped Koufax the
authorities, she grew up without
ing that this meeting interests me same way, you know."
knowing her origin under the arbi-
very much. Nothing that concerns
trarily given name of Zosia. When
the moral and physical well-being
Incidentally, Sandy credits a the Germans searched for poten-
of the scattered people of my photo in a sports journal for his tial Jewish victims for the gas
brethren is indifferent to me. It is no-hitter against the Phillies. While ovens of Auschwitz and Treblinka,
the young and the poor in whom thumbing through the periodical, the Polish couple hid their foster
I place all the hopes for our na- he noticed an old photo of himself child among their own.
tional future. For some time I showing that he threw with his
After the war, the orphan was
have been looking hopefully to- front foot more to the right side.
ward America, for I believe that Koufax made an adjustment and taken to the town of Aix-les-Bains
this young land, full of growing the next day had his third no- in the French Alps to grow up as
a Jewess. In January of 1948, she
energy, will be the stronghold for hitter . . . One wire service says was smuggled with one hundred
the segments of our nation scat- that an additional 8-10,000 fans other children into Palestine, then
turn out every time Sandy pitches. on the eve of statehood. In Tel
"Be strong and energetic, my He now holds the major league Aviv, she was renamed Mara
brethren! The day will come when mark of striking out 10 or more Goldenberg and put up in a board-
your strength and your energy batters in 56 games, a figure which
will be needed and called for under will continue to grow.
the renewed flag of Israel!
Yankee bonus baby Howie Kitt,
"With Zion greetings, on the disabled list with an in-
jured leg, has returned to the
* * *
Everything happens to veteran
Al Schacht, the Clown Prince of
South African tennis star Abe Baseball, says he has turned down
Segal. Competing at Wimbledon, a million dollar offer for his N.Y.
he found himself ignominiously restaurant. Now past '70, Al has two
ignored by a lady umpire who fell summer dates for his act—the Old
asleep on him at match point! Timers Days for both the Yankees
Then, in a later match, his sched- and Mets.
uled Russian opponent refused to
play him as a protest against
South Africa's apartheid policy. Yiddish Folks Officers
But Abe did all right, anyway, bow-
Irwin Small was installed as
ing finally to the defending president at the 53rd installation
of the Yiddish Folks Farein. Other
Indonesia, which banned Israel officers are Edwin Schwartz, vice
and Nationalist China from com- president; Julius Seligman, treas-
peting in the 1962 Asian Games, urer; Hyman Rotman and Irene
has been reinstated for Olympic Schwartz, secretaries; and Nathan
competition by the International Standler, Anna Standler and Mary
Olympic Committee. It is interest- Brazner, hospitalers.
ing to note that Arab countries
threatened an Olympic boycott if Akiva Day School Picnic
Indonesia was refused a green
Akiva Hebrew Day School will
hold a picnic 11 a.m. Sunday at
* * *
Oak Park's Major Park, Area 5.
Former Olympic wrestling champ Fun for then entrie family is
Henry Wittenberg, who coaches at planned by committee chairmen
Yeshiva in N. Y., has turned Elliott Steiman and Benno Levi.
author. The book is "Isometrics"
and is recommended reading. It's
Nothing gratifies the mob more
a 75c paperback.
than to get a simple name to ac-
* * *
count for a complex phenomenon,
Tiger reliefer Larry Sherry and the word "Jew" is always at
credits his big brother, Norm, a hand to explain the never-absent
catcher at Buffalo, with setting maladies of the body politic.
him back on the winning path. As
the Eastern and Middle Western
States, but never into California.
In New York, she has been in
numerous television shows, did a
great deal of commercials, as well
as "live appearances on NBC's
"Today" show and others.
When Stanley Kramer learned
that German actress Sabina Sinjen
was sick in Munich, Columbia Stu-
dios' talent scout Billy Gordon
showed him a silent test taken of
Gila Golan in New York. She was
wired air transportation and upon
arrival read for Kramer and
promptly given a seven-year con-
tract by the studio. Last week, she
appeared on the set of "Slip of
Fools," a picture which will keep
her occupied for 100 days.
Dramatic Story of Gila Golan
ing house, a very Orthodox one.
Later. she joined Kibbutz
Nekah-Israel near Ramat Hadar
where her daily chores were di-
vided between farm work and dra-
matic lessons. After completion of
her education, she left Kvuzat
Nekah to work for the Disabled
Veterans of Israel. An American
photographer saw her and took
her picture for the woman's maga-
zine "Lalsha" of Tel Aviv. The
editor of the magazine suggested
to the photogenic young lady to
enter the Miss Israel Contest of
1961. She won against 200 others
and was sent to the British "Miss
World" contest in London. Here
she wound up second-best. and
stayed on for a while as good-will
ambassador for her country. Upon
returning to Israel, Gila studied
modeling in Tel Aviv. Subsequent-
ly, the young lady, now under the
sparkling name of Gila Golan was
sent to the U.S. to present Israeli
fashions at the New York Coli-
seum. She studied dramatics under
Herbert Berghof and went on a
junket for Bonds of Israel across
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