T e Year in Sports
S. African Jewry
. . and Me
JOHNNESBURG (JTA) — Lea-
post become almost meaningless a
few weeks later when the NFL ders of the Jewish community of
Despite many national champion- and the AFL merged.
South Africa sent warm greetings
ships, All-America performs, rec - ' Sid Gilman's San Diego Chargers to the country's new Premier,
ords and awards in every sport won the Western crown in the AFL Balthazar J. Vorster, who assumed
By BORIS SMOLAR
Sandy Koufax once again domi- but lost the league championship, his new office as successor to the ,
(Copyright, 1966, JTA, Inc.)
nated the sports year. while Allie Sherman's N.Y. Giants assassinated former Prime Minis-
STIMULATING IDENTITY: Something new and extremely valu-
Koufax is a super-star and every- returned to respectability. Phil ter Verwoerd.
able has been added in the work of stimulating Jewish identity among
thing he does makes news. Approp- Handler was again an assistant
Jewish students in this country . . . At the initiative of Charles Jordan,
der, president of
riately the old year began with coach with the Chicago Bears.
executive vice-chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee, a group
the announcement that the great Ron Mix, the Chargers' outstand- the South Afri-
of American Jewish students was taken abroad for eight weeks to
Los Angeles Dodger pitcher had ing offensive tackle, made the AFL can Board of Je-
spend their time getting acquainted on the spot with Jewish problems
won his second Cy Young Award, all-star team for the sixth succes- I wish Deputies,
. . This pioneering effort brought the young Jews from a number of
given to the year's most outst: - nd- sive year. stated in a tele-
American cities face to face with Jewish problems in France. Morocco,
ing pitcher. It was the only time
Italy, Iran and Poland . . . It made them feel that, while the world is
in history that a hurler had won Sonny Werblin, N. Y. Jets; Jerry Prime Minister:
full of problems, there are such things as specific Jewish problems
Wolman, Philadelphia Eagles; Max "On behalf of the
this honor twice.
which should be the concern of every Jew . . . Some of the group also
The other major league baseball Winter, Minnesota Vikings; Carroll Jewish commun-
went to Israel to study the problems there . . . But while such groups
players. Ken Holtzman, Larry Rosenbloom, Baltimore Colts; and ity, I extend to
"go to Israel every year, this was the first time that they have been
you the heartiest
Sherry, Barry Latman and Moe Art Modell, Cleveland Browns.
"living the problems" of Jews in Europe and in Moslem countries . . .
Drabowsky are all pitchers. Sol Rosen was named the corn- congratulations
They returned to the United States with a strong feeling of Jewish
Holtzman of the Chicago Cubs missioner of the Continental and warmest'
identification and with a strong desire to go back and be of assistance
wishes." E d e 1
is considered one of the game's League.
to Jews in trouble, or to provide such assistance by being of help to
finest young performers. He made
agencies in the United States . . . The pilot project, which can justifi-
the Cubs starting rotation despite
ably be called "an investment in Jewish identity," was co-sponsored
almost no .previous professional seventh Jewish player elected to African Zionist
Federation, said in his wire that by the Joint Distribution Committee, Jewish Agency, World ORT Union
experience. The lefthander attend- college football's Hall of Fame.
Top football names in last sea- the Federation "extends its best and United Hias Service — the four major overseas agencies receiving
ed college during part of the base-
college game were guard wishes to you on your assumption their funds from the United Jewish Appeal . . . The project was or-
captain of UCLA's of the Premiership. May God grant ganized after the question was posed: Would an intensive educational
Sherry, the relief pitcher of
Rose Bowl team; Phil Ratner, Cor- you strength and wisdom to bear experience like this give a group of bright young American Jews the
the Detroit Tigers, looked like
nell tackle who made All-East; the burden of leadership, and may kind of commitment to Jewish life that will have a lasting effect on
the Sherry of old. He contributed
greatly to the Tigers' fine show- Bernie Yaffa, Miami U. guard; He guide the republic during your their development as potential leaders of the American Jewish corn-
Len Wolbe, Vanderbilt end; Mike term of office and bestow the munity? . .. The answer would seem to be a very positive "yes." .. .
ing this year.
blessings of peace, harmony, bro. The leader of the group summed it up in his report by stating: "We
Jerry Hoffberger, chairman of Buckner, Northwestern back;
therly love and prosperity upon felt the total experience served to strengthen our identity as Jews, our
the board of the Baltimore Orioles, Glenn • Greenberg, Yale tackle;
all its inhabitants." pride in our Jewish heritage and the achievements of the State of
and Gabe Paul, president of the Steve Sabol, Colorado College back
Israel, and our responsibility for making a personal contribution to
Cleveland Indians, could both be and Dave Greenblatt, Amherst end.
the solution of Jewish problems and meeting Jewish welfare needs."
proud of the performances of their
teams. Joe Reichler was appointed Mary gave the school its first win-
IMPRESSIONABLE FACTS: The project is the kind of an experi-
director of public relations for or- ning season since 1953.
ment which not only strengthens Jewish identity among the students
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who participate in it, but which might also lead to an expanded pro-
Rick Herrmann, Marc Savage
First baseman, Mike Epstein, the
gram of overseas service opportunities for young American Jews . .
Baltimore bonus baby, has been a and Roger Wolff were named
ACCRA (JTA) — A man believed In fact, one of the recommendations of the group upon its return to the
sensational performer in the minor I NCAA All-America in track and
leagues and could be just as good field. Herrmann of San Diego State by police to be mentally deranged United States is to develop a kind of Jewish Peace Corps which would
in the big time. proved himself one of the nation's tried to set fire to Israel's Em- provide a work experience for young Jews like these who had the
chance to get a comprehensive piCture of overseas Jewish problems'
* 5.: 5: foremost half-milers. He establish-
The big news in basketball was ed a Jewish record for the event bassy to Ghana here and threat- . . . This, they felt, would enlist the idealism and enthusiasm of the
ened some of the Embassy offici- intellectual elite of the American college community, now channeled
• created by two men who won't be with a 1:48.0 clocking.
into such outlets as the civil rights movement . . . Nothing of their
For the first time since 1959 als with a dagger.
at the same old stand next y ear. '
American experience had prepared them for the kind of poverty they
Red Auerbach coached his team to two Jewish tennis players were
The man ran into the Embassy's saw in the Jewish ghettoes of Morocco . . In France, they came up
his . 1,000th win, the most ever in ranked among the top 10 players
outer corridor, sprayed the walls
- painful question of the JDC determining of priorities — as
the pro ranks and then announced in the United States. Mike Belkin
with an inflammable liquid, and against the
his retirement to the executive was given a No. '7 ranking while lighted a match. As members of between supporting services meeting basic relief needs of individual
the Israeli mission's personnel immigrant Jews and creating the cultural and educational facilities that
field. Before he left, the Boston Julie Heldman was designated
rushed forward, some trying to ensure a community's survival . . . In meeting with Jewish refugees in
Celtics won yet another profes- No. 8 among the women.
fight the flame and others to cap- transit, in Rome, Vienna and Marseilles, and on a boat to Israel, they
sional basketball championship.
Roger Ginsberg of New York ture the man, the latter drew a learned what it means to a Jew to uproot himself from his home and
The other man who won't be
back next basketball season is showed that he is developing a dagger and threatened several of job and start life all over again in another country .. . Accompanying
Adolph Schayes who had a be- complete golf game and may be up the Israelis. The fire was extin- families from the boat to their new homes in Israel, brought home to
wildering experience. S c hay es with the top pro golfers before guished quickly, while the man them what moving into a free society means to a Jew . . . Those of the
coached the Philadelphia 76ers to long. Leading amateurs among the ran into the street. group who went to Poland were especially impressed with the reality
A short distance away, he tried of the destruction of East European Jewry and with what the JDC and
the Eastern Division title and was golfers are Dick Siderowf of Con-
ORT are doing there for the remnants of Polish Jewry . . . They found
named the NBA's Coach of the necticut and Marty Fleckman of to set fire to another embassy.
Year and then was fired by the Texas, the f o r m e r collegiate This time, a Ghanaian soldier out for the first time what the holocaust really meant .. . The eight-
among the crowd that had fol- week experience overseas in getting acquainted with Jewish life and
76ers. So ended at least temporar- I champ.
Hirsch Jacobs and his nephew lowed him shot the man down. needs there, has taught the students what it means to be a Jew and
ily for Schayes an 18-year career
as player and coach in the pro- Buddy Jacobson were leaders in Police said they believed he was how Jews are helping other Jews throughout the world.
horse racing. Jacobs was the top demented. No damage had been
The Jewish owners in the Na- money-winning trainer in the na- caused to the Israeli Embassy,
tional Basketball League are tion and Jacobson saddled the most and none of its personnel had been
Mary Kratter, Boston Celtics; winners. Louis Wolfson was the injured. A 24-hour-a-day police
Ben Kerner, St. Louis Hawks; second leading money winner guard was placed around the
Arnold Heft, Baltimore Bullets; among the owners.
NEW YORK (JTA)—Public sup- isn't so much that the anti-Semitic
Israeli mission's headquarters.
France's Baron Guy de Roths-
and Iry Kosloff, Philadelphia
port toward the fight for rights remarks of a Le-Roi Jones are
child's horse Diatome won the
for Negroes is waning among non- appalling," said Perlmutter, "it is
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Washington, D.C. International,
Jews and among Jews in the the silence on him by Negro
Ranking with the Schayes fiasco and Englishman Stuart Levy's
United States , due to recent leaders."
is the Al Davis story. Davis, the Anglo captured the Grand Na-
At the headquarters of the Syn-
Negro rioting and extremism, ac-
young successful coach of the tional Steeplechase at Aintree.
cording to a survey conducted by agogue Council of AmeriCa,
Oakland Raiders, was named the Jockey Walter Blum rode his
the New York Times. The results Henry Seigman, the executive vice
commissioner of the American 2,500th winner.
of that survey were made public president, said the "Mount Ver•-•.
Swimmer Yvonne Tovis and bas-
Football League only to see the
non incident" in which. a Negro \--
the newspaper Monday.
ketball star Tanhun Cohen-Mintz ing of the Eichmann trial in the
Jewish reaction was summarized member of the Congress of Racial
were chosen as Israel's top ath- United States generated a sympa- by the newspaper in talks with Equality said the trouble with
letes. Israel was readmitted to the thetic response toward Jews but a representative of the American Hitler was that he did not kill
enver U. Chair
Asian Games from which it was
failed to deepen understanding of Jewish Committee and the Syna- enough Jews, had a "tremendous
barred in 1962.
impact on the Jewish community.
gogue Council of America.
Don Spero was named the per- the horrors of the Nazi era.
"Civil rights leaders," said Na- Most of us realize that we can't
Community leaders in Denver
This is a major finding of a than Perlmutter, director of use incidents like this as an ex-
and Colorado seeking to raise son who did the most for the sport
scientific study to determine the domestic affairs for the American cuse and that we have to face
$500,000 for the endowment of a of rowing.
Paul Haber won the U.S. Nation- impact and lasting effects of Is- Jewish Committee, "usually say up to our own responsibilities,"
Chair in Hebraic Studies at the
rael's prosecution of the Nazi war that it (the lack of momentum) is he said, "but Negro leaders could
University of Denver have col- al Four-Wall Handball tourney.
Jerry Wolman and Sid Soloman, criminal. According to the report, due to whites thinking the battle make our job easier by recogniz-
lected in excess of $100,000 toward
Jr., were granted franchises in the news media influenced the is over and sitting back. This may ing that anti-Semitism is a real
opinions of a generally "apathetic be part of the problem," he said, problem."
The' chair is to be named the the National Hockey League.
majority" but were unable to over- "but another part is white reaction
For years, Rabbi Seigman said,
Charles E. Hillel Kauvar Chair ih
come the public's widespread ten- to black nationalism, riots and the Synagogue Council had no
Hebraic Studies for Rabbi Kauvar,
dency to avoid learning the de- `hate whitey' talk. The liberal special commission on race , be-
distinguished religious leader and
tails of serious news events.
white man knows that he is as cause it was not needed to arouse
teacher in Denver who is rabbi
The study, conducted by the much 'whitey' to a marauding Jewish support for civil rights
emeritus of Congregation Beth Ha
Herman University of California Survey hater as the bigoted white man, activity in the South. But recent-
Medrosh Hagadol Synagogue in
Denver and recently retired after Dana, of this city, who is active Research Center, is the second in and this realization is having its ly one was established to prepare
43 years as professor of rabbinic in many Jewish philanthropies, a series, "Patterns of American effect," Perlmutter said. Jewish neighborhoods for "in-
In many parts of the nation, tegration in their own backyards."
literature at the University of has given 5160,000 to Hadassah, Prejudices," based on five years
Denver and 63 years as a spiritual $150,000 of which is to be used for of research underwritten by a however, liberal enthusiasm is "I don't want to make the picture
leader and civic servant in the the construction of a division in grant from the Anti-Defamation ebbing, the Times stressed. It re- •sound too bleak." Rabbi Seigman
Rocky Mountain-High Plains area. child psychiatry in the Hadassh- League of Bnai Brith. It is being ported that in New York, anti- said, "because Jewish support for
Of the $500,000, an endowment Hebrew University Medical Center published by Harper and Row un- Semitism among Negroes disturbs civil rights is still high, but we
of $400,000 will be used for the in Jerusalem. The remaining $10,- der the title "The Apathetic Ma- the Jewish community, which has do have a problem with disengage-
professorship. To occupy this po- 000 is to be used as a grant to an jority." Sociologists, Charles Y. long been the financial backbone client and we are trying to meet
sition, the university must attract Israeli doctor for training in the Mock, director of the research of the civil rights movement. "It it."
a man of profound scholarship and United States in the field of child II center, Gertrude J. Selznick and
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
32-Friirty, Seipterfther 23, 1966
psychiatry. l Joe L. Spaeth are the authors.
BY JESSE SILVER
(Cof.yright, 1966. JTA, Inc.)
Embassy in Ghana
Silence on Anti-Semitism by Negro
Leaders Deplored in Jewish Ranks
Apathy on Nazi
in New ADL Study
Honors Dr. Kauvar
I-Iadassah to Get
Gift of $160 000