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wins" "E"" Blomberg of Yanks — New Star on Horizon
Russian Family Settles in U.S.
, al baseball player, I told him • that he would like to see him
come ou, be serious. I didn't with Chicago.
Barry, 5-10, 190 pounds, is a
The New York Yankees, after a believe him until six weeks ago."
last place finish of 1966, may have "I knew he wasn't going to be- student at the Normandy Branch
University at St. Louis.
finally come up with their
Jewish star. The cellar finish en- tant," said his mother. "So he "He's got a good curve ball," said
tided the Yankees to the first • might as well become a ball- Cub pitching coach Becker, "but
selection in the recent free-agent Player." he isn't as fast as Kenny."
Mickey Abarbanel was named
draft and they chose 18-year-old ' Blomberg says that he has al-
Ronald Mark Blomberg of At- ways been a Yankee fan. If he to the Southern League all-star
lanta. He was picked from among eventually wins a starting spot team which was to play an ex-
with the Yankees he will become hibition game with the Atlanta
the 1,169 players chosen.
Blomberg played first base for only the second Jewish player to Braves. Abarbanel pitches for
Druid Hills High School, and in do so. Jimmy Reese, a second Evansville, a farm club of the
baseman, was the first in 1930-3 L Chicago White Sox. At the time
four years of varsity ball batted
he was selected he had a 6-1
Mike Epstein, another first
.415 and hit 30 homers. This sea-
record with 53 strikeouts in 52
son, the 6-1, 190 pounder batted baseman, probably got the big-
.472 with 5 homers and 45 RBIs. gest thrill of his short major innings.
Abarbanel, a 21-year-old from
In an all-star game at Atlanta league career when he hit his
Stadium, Blomberg smashed a first grand-slam home run at
Asbury Park, N.J., struck out 15
men in a game against Knoxville.
home run that traveled over 400 Baltimore to help the Senators
feet. whip his old dub, 8-3. It was He missed the league record, set
Epstein's second major league last year, by one. He is considered
Blomberg signed with the Yanks homer, the first was an inside- a certain big leaguer when he
for an estimated $75,000 bonus. the-park job against the Yank- gains better control . . . Norm
Yankee general manager Lee Mac-
ees in New York in his first - Miller, an outfielder of the Hous-
Phail believes that he is better game for Washington.
ton Astros, out in two weeks of
Just arrived from the USSR, with the assistance of United Hias
than Mike Epstein at the same
Service, is the Ickovics family who will rejoin relatives in the United
Epstein, not known as a great active duty with his national
stage of their careers. "Blomberg fielder, set the first American guard unit. Miller has been used
States. Bernat, 62, is a carpenter. His wife Serena, is 49. Their chil-
is at least two years away from League record in the longest night mainly as a pinch hitter by the
dren Helen, 21, Olga, 19 and Herman, 15, are students. A family re-
the majors," said MacPhail. "But game in history. The Senators Astros.
union at Kennedy Airport with Bernat's brother Murray, whom he
he is the best major league pros- battled the White Sox for 22 inn-
had not seen for 27 years, was deeply moving, NYANA will help the
pect of 196'7 and perhaps for many ings before they won 6-5. Epstein
newcomers resettle in New York City. About 8,200 refugees and
migrants will be assisted by United has to establish new lives in
handled 34 chances at first base
Blomberg also played basket- without an error for the record.
free Western countries this year.
investments as a
ball in high school and re- "No, no, I can't believe it," said
possible next step
vealed that he had 20 or 25 Epstein. "Mike Epstein set a
Yiddish in Limelight: Adherence
college scholarship offers. He fielding record. Nobody will be-
in your family's
plans to attend college in the lieve it."
Epstein seems to have trouble
off-season. He has been assigned
Plea by Spokesman for Sponsors;
catching pop flies. Gil Hodges, his
to Johnson City, Tennessee, of
;150 to been...then $25 a month
the Rookie League. From a non- manager, thinks that the reflec-
will start you on a systematic in-
Key Words in Collected Phrases
athletic family, Ron's father tion on Epstein's contact lenses
vestment program in the United
Funds group of mutual funds.
Yiddish is always in the lime- ! Part 2 includes words and
Sol said, "Two or three years
For free Booklet-Prospectus
light, in spite of the setbacks phrases alphabetized and Part 3
Ken Holtzman evened his life-
ago I asked him what he wanted
giving detailed information,write
which the language's supporters includes 860 popular words, idioms,
time major league record before
to become. He said a profession-
consider temporary. curses, cuss words, proverbs, folk
he left for six month's active
duty with the national guard.
A campaign in behalf of the sayings and colloquialisms.
Holtzman, 5-0 with the Cubs this
a g e and of
relent i on of f the
"Because Yiddish is becoming Courses in 3 Schools
made his lifetime mark
giving it continued status as the
so universal these clays (there is
major tongue spoken by Jews is
NEW YORK — In Dubuque, Ia.,
of Yiddish through-
be quite a year," said
being conducted by the Bnai Yid-
out the world and even Webster's in Wheeling, W. Va., and in St. Holtzman, "winning five games
dish Society, with offices at 387
Ind., this summer faculty
3rd International Dictionary con- Meinrad,
members of church-related schools, without a loss, active duty in the
Grand St., New York.
tains 500 Yiddish and some He-
army, and getting married." Holtz-
In behalf of the society, Itshok
brew words), knowing a little of ; universities and seminaries are man plans to wed Roberta Garret,
1411;enal distributers et tlw
Koslovsky has written a pam- it will facilitate daily contacts taking graduate-level study with a teacher, in November.
IMAM hods group
of .,,tnl foods
phlet, "Bnai Yiddish," explain- with Jews everywhere and make leading Jewish scholars.
Ken may be joined on the Cubs
Three "summer ecumenical in- by his younger brother Barry be-
ing the society's program and
friends everywhere!" the author
principles. Appearing bilingu-
fore too long. The Cubs have
Midwest under the auspices of the
ally, in English and Yiddish,
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"Instant Yiddish is a serious Anti-Defamation League of Bnai shown interest in the young right-
Koslovsky advances the - view
MARVIN S. GREEN
work on the part of the author, Brith with the cooperation of the hander. Henry Holtzma n, his
that the only way of fighting
seven or eight
assimilation is to adhere to a Frederick Kogos, a Harvard grad- Association of Theological Facul-
common language — in his view
speak Yiddish so helpful through- Institute of Jewish Studies, and the
it is Yiddish.
out his world travels, that he de-
As part of his appeal, Koslovsky cided to write this Yiddish phrase St. Meinrad Seminary and the
American Benedictine Academy in
contends that "the United States ;
for all — non-Jew and Jew (Indiana.
can become a classical example book
alike — "to benefit by and to en-
of a multi-nationalist society."
joy," and "that he might aid in
Retaining faith in the Yiddish perpetuating this wonderful lan-
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Rockefeller Signs Sabbath Bill
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Interest in Yiddish is further
evidenced by the publication of
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a collection of Yiddish words
and phrases, published by Cita-
There are many idioms and
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Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller signed the Sabbath Observers
Bill which allows employees in Civil Service, including education,
to observe Sabbath and holidays without penalty. Sponsors of the
bill were Assemblymen Seymour Posner, Louis F. DeSalvio, Joseph
Kottler and Senator Whitney North Seymour, Jr. The New York
Board of Rabbis and its advisory council were among the active
organizations that labored for the passage of the bill. Present at the
signing of the bill were (front left) Rabbis Edward T. Sandrow, presi-
dent, New York Board of Rabbis; Harold H. Gordon, executive vice
president, and I. F. Hollander, associate director; and Messrs William
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