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January 16, 1970 - Image 39

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-01-16

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Jews in Sports

Basketball Hall of Famer Nat
Holman, the first coach sent to
Israel by the U.S. Committee on
Sports for Israel, has been elected
president of that organization for
a two-year term. The committee
sponsors United States' participa-
tion in the World Ma ccabia
Games. Holman, who replaces
Robert E. Rosenberg of New Yora
City, made his initial trip to Israel


(Copyright 1970, JTA, Inc.)

in t949 to develop a program of
basketball for the new nation.
Today, basketball in Israel is sec-
only to soccer in popularity.
Known as "Mr. Basketball" dur-
ing his days with the Original
Celtics and as coach at CCNY,
Holman, 73, gave up college coach-
ing in 1960. In 361/2 years, he com-
piled a 422-188 record. The greatest
player of his era, he produced

teams at CCNY that were always
considered among the best in the
nation. He has been president of
the National Collegiate Coach:,s-
Association, and in 1949 - 50 became
the only coach to win both the
NCAA and NIT titles in the same
season. Holman has also served
as physical education director of
New York City's 92nd Street
YMIIA, and in 1968 was the first
non-alumnus voted into the CCNY
Athletic Hall of Fame.


Friday, January 16, 1970-39

Israel's Uzi Submachine Gun
Considered Superior in West

Despite its unceasing war and produced by Israeli techni-
against Arab nations, Israel has cians, to help finance its purchase
become a big arms exporter. Its abroad of larger armaments to
Uzi submachine gun has become combat the Arabs.
The Uzi, named. after Israel's
"the most widely distributed mod:
ern machine gun in the Western Major Uziel Gal, who developed
world," reports Guns magazine in the gun, has become the standard
an article by its military editor, submachine gun of West Germany,
Maj. George C. Nonte. the Netherlands and reportedly has-
According to Nonte, a retired been purchased by some U.S. gov-
U.S. Army ordnance major, Israel ernment agencies.
Troops throughout Africa and
is now exporting small arms like

One of Nat Holman's most fa-
mous pupils at CCNY was Wil-
liam (Red) Holzman. An All-
the Uzi submachine- gun, designed in some South American and
American in 1942, Holzman re-
Asian countries are using the
cently celebrated his third anni-
Israel submachine gun, which
versary as coach of the league-
has features that "make this
leading New York Knickerbock-
gun more desirable than the
ers of the NBA. His club's re-
U.S. M3 Series and its contempo-
cord at the time was 30-7, which
raries," states Major Nonte.
is not bad for someone who
The Guns magazine article re-
really didn't want the coaching 'NY
ports that the Israeli-made sub-
job in the first place.
machine gun is superior to weap-
Newest pro basketball coach is
(Copyright 1970, JTA, Inc.)
ons produced by other nations be-





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coached little Cheney State (Pa.) year . in New York City and sent to rate of fire, simplicity of design
College to a 137-24 record in six state prisons for rehabilitation and superb reliability." Weighing
seasons. A native of Philadelphia. represent 3.2 per cent of all New just over 71/2 pounds and less
he believes Harry Litwack of Tern- Yorkers so convicted annually, "a than 11/2 feet long, the Uzi sub-
ple has had greater influence on startlingly low incidence of crime," . machine gun represents "the first
his coaching approach than any according to the newsletters of the domestic quantity production of
other individual. A former high Jewish Family Service. Jews con- a native -Israeli weapon design,"
school math teacher, Blitman has stitute about one-third of the city's says Major Nonte.
worked as a counselor at Lawack's total population.
; Previously Israel has been using
camp. coach
He has and
also a been
a high school
sub- • The report noted that the Jewish "a hodgepodge of World War
stitute on the West Chester Col- population continued to maintain II weapons collected from every
. and de-
stitute on the West Chapter -Col- a low rate of crime "despite the imaginable source .
mounting difficulties of accultura- termined to standardize basic
Ed Wineapple. a member of the tion to besieged norms of our so- weapons at the earliest possible
initial nationwide All-America bas- ciety and the pressures of new '; date." Maj. Gal made several
ketball team in 1928-29, was among moral attitudes." The report said visits to the U.S. in the 1950s and
10 persons chosen to be the first that the JFS, an affiliate of the "set about to produce a gun that
inductees in the Providence Col- Federation of Jewish Philanthro- eliminated the bad features he
lege Athletic Hall of Fame. During pies of New York, maintains a spe- had seen and combined the good
cial social rehabilitation project to ones."
his student days, Wineapple was help the Jewish criminals to "find
The Uzi submachine gun which
the only Jew atending the Rhode their identities and make better Maj. Gal designed has a relative-
Island Roman Catholic institution. adjustments to society upon their ly low 600-round-per-minute rate
He played professional baseball
of fire which permits more accu-
for a time after leaving college.
The report presented what it rate control and red•ices ammo-
' College football produced a very
called "a rare statistical break. nition consumption. Maj. Nonte
exciting season for its centennial
down" by the Kings County crim- notes that a number of gun firms
celebration. Some of the better
inal court on the types of crimes in other nations have attempted
players were Steve Tannen Flor-
for which Jews were convicted in to follow some of the design prin-
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ll chaelson of nationally ranked LSU,
defensive tackle; Pete Blumenthal.
Penn., offensive end; Marvin
Tharp, North Carolina State, of-
Minnesota, defensive tackle; Eric
Pearlmutter, Colgate, offensive end,
and Stave Rosenblatt, Connecti-
cut, offensive guard.
Also Mike Miller, Lafayette. of-
fensive end: Lou Shepp, Brown,
middle guard; Bart Bookatz. Tu-
lane. place kicker; Steve Sarnoff,
Springfield, defensive back, Dave
Pottruck, Penn.. middle guard:
Mike Warner Penn., linebacker:
Bruce Berger, Penn., defensive
tackle, and five members of the
Tufts team that regis•ered the
best school record. 16-2) ace 1960:
linebacker and captain Bob Bass:
quarterback Pete Cohen who set
school passing records: halfback
John Dember; fullback Andy
Cushner, and place kicker Ken
Tannen, Gator Bowl hero, was
a first team All-America choice;
Blumenthal made All-Ivy first
team and All-East second team
and tied for the Ivy lead in pass
receptions with 22; Shepp was a
second team All-Ivy pick, while
Warner and Pottruck were Atl-
i Ivy honorable mention, with Pott-
!ruck chosen Penn's most valuable
player. Miller became the all-time
leading pass catcher in Lafayette
football history. He had 60 re-
ceptions for 717 yards and five

Brooklyn during 1966. They were: ciples incorporated into the Uzi
larceny and fraud, 32.7 per cent: but "none have vet achieved sig-
narcotics, 21.8 per cent; burg- nificant success."
lary, 12.7 per cent; robbery 10.9

per cent; auto theft, 8.2 per cent:
(NP Spent
sex offenses, .9 per cent; assault, Six Pct. of
4.6 per cent; confidence rackets, nn Imoi;••ration—Highest
, 3.6 per cent and vandalism, 1.8
ti,:t World
per cent.
(JTA) — Israel
The report said that while sloe
tistics were lacking on the rate of spends 6 per cent of its annual
recidivism among Jewish prison. gross national product on the im-
ers, the rate of Jewish criminality mieTation and absorption of Jews
"suggests a lower incidence of re- from abfoad. an expenditure that
pealing criminality among the Jew- has no equivalent in the budget of
ish prisoners than among the nou- any other nation. according to
Jewish prisoners." Shimon Peres. minister of immi-

The social rehabilitationpro- grant absorption.
Peres told a press luncheon that
gram, which works in cooperation
with the city's parole department this burden, along with the 20 per
and other government agencies, cent of the GNP spent .on defense.
heavily on the nation's
also seeks to help them find jobs weighs
"and enter into more trusting hu ezonomy. That is why, he said.
man relationships so that the un- the bonds between the 12,000.000
Jews living in the diaspora and
derlying motivations for their mis- the 2.500,000 Jews in Israel will de-
behavior can be understood and
resolved." Job-finding is vital be- (ermine
of the state
less than
the future
cause a prisoner's parole will often the 100.000.000 Arabs and almost
depend on having a job before re-
lease. Sol Tropp, a JFS social case- 3.000,000
Peres thought
that the process
worker who handles most of the
prisoners, reported that of a total of
in every newcomers
Israeli home.
of 35 job referrals to the Federa- ideal would be that every immi-
tion Employment and Guidance grant should have at least one
Service made last year, 31 resulted Israeli family whom he could visit
in placements. described as a „„d phone and who would help
"truly remarkable achievement" him along his individual path to
by the FEGS.
absorption." he said.
Tropp said that he is sometimes
A former deputy defense minis-
able to enlist the help of members ter. Peres was named a minister-
of the prisoner's family but that without-portfolio in the new nation-
; NPD Withholds News
; the family often drops the offend- at coalition government. Peres.
of Site for Party Congress ing member. He said that many of who has responsibility for economic .
BONN (JTA)—The ultra right- the convicted men and women who matters in the occupied Arab ter-
wing National Democratic Party are able to accept treatment are ritories. said efforts had to be
(NPD) may have found a site for able to become healthier persons made to raise - the living standards
its upcoming national party con- than the members of their families of Arabs in the occupied zcnes.
gress. But it's not saying where, who reject them. In addition to Whatever political settlement is
for fear that the permit may be counseling returned prisoners, eventually made, they will continue
Tropp works closely with the New to he in contact with Israel. and
The NPD, which has been accus- York Board of Rabbis. At the re- the worse their economic plight.
ed of espousing neo-Nazi policies, quest of the board, he visits state the more susceptible they will he
was recently refused permission prisons where Jewish prisoners ; to incitement. Peres e.aid.
to hold its congress at Saarbrueken await release to facilitate develoo-
and in other West German cities. ment of relationship for prisoners
A little levity will save many -a
Some circles say it plans to con- uncertain about their future on good heavy thing from sinking.-
, vene at Wertheim Feb. 14-15.
Samuel Butler.

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