The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 29, 1967 · Page 17
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The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle from Milwaukee, Wisconsin · Page 17

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Friday, September 29, 1967
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wish for the JeTrislrcmo Vol. 100 - No. 8 Second Class Postage Paid at Milwaukee. Wisconsin MILWAUKEE, WIS., SEPTEMBER 29, 1967 Section 1-A (fftfOfliCfe o TDie Year By Jess THE MAN WHO WASN'T there was the big sports story of the year, Sandy Koufax retired from baseball, and the game lost one of its all-time great pitchers. The magnificent lefty was probably the most renowned Jewish athlete to have emerged on the American sports scene. Koufax left behind many rec ords, and when his name comes up for consideration, in 1971, he should be a sure thing for the Hall of Fame. Those baseball players who performed during the year included: Ken Holtzman, Chicago Cubs; Mike Epstein, Washington Senators; Barry Latman, Larry Sherry, Norm Miller, Houston Astros, and Art Shamsky, Cincinnati Reds. Holtzman, a second year southpaw, spent much of the baseball season fulfilling his National Guard obligation. On the occasions that he did take the mound, he was first class and gave all indications he was a future 20 game winner. MIKE EPSTEIN CREATED much discussion early in the season when he refused to report to the minor leagues. The big slugger, the 1966 League Player of the Year, was traded by Baltimore to the Washington Senators. Major League pitching slowed the big first baseman down, but it still appears he will be a valuable player to the Senators in the years to come. It will be, wait till next year, for baseball executives Jerry . Hoffberger of the Orioles and Gabe Paul of the Cleveland Indians. Both clubs fell on evil days. Brightest minor league prospects seemed to be outfielder Richie Scheinblum, Cleveland Indians; pitcher Mickey Abarbanel, Chicago White Sox, and Mark Blomberg, N. Y. Yanks. Blom-berg, a high school first baseman, was the first man selected in the free-agent draft. IN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL, quarterback is the name of the game. The Detroit Lions came up with a new one in Karl Swee-tan. Sweetan was called upon after the regular Lion signal caller was injured. He had a fine rookie season, even though the Lions did not fare too well. Ron Mix, a standout offensive tackle for the San Diego Chargers for many years, again made the AFL All-Star team, while the Buffalo Bills had rookie Booth Lusteg do the place kicking. Richie Richman did some quarterback -ing for Philadelphia of the Continental League. Coaches Sid Gillman of the Chargers and Allie Sherman of the N. Y. Giants suffered through poor seasons. Gillman had a 7-6-1 record, while Sherman could do no better than 1-10-1, the worst record ever for a Giant team. Phil Handler and all-time great Sid Luckman were again assistant coaches for the Chicago Bears. On the executive side of the pro game, Art Modell, Cleveland Brown owner, was named president of the National Football League, while G. Sydney Halter resigned as commissioner of the Canadian Football League. Sol Rosen continued as commissioner of the Continental League. OTHER JEWISH executives on the pro football front were Sonny Werblin, N. Y. Jets; Jerry Wol-man, Philadelphia Eagles; Al Davis, Oakland Raiders; Carroll Rosenbloom, Baltimore Colts; Max Winter, Minnesota Vikings and Eugene Klein and Sam Schulman, San Diego Chargers. On the college football side, sophomore end Glenn Meltzer of Wichita State captured the NCAA pass receiving title with 91 receptions. Other standouts included: Mike Blatt, linebacker, Florida State; Al Glaman, tackle, UCLA; Mike Stromberg, end, Temple; Ron Grossman, linebacker, Princeton; Ron Silver, guard, Northwestern; Pete Zeitzoff, end, Princeton; Bruce Weinstein, end, Yale; Neal Weinstock, fullback, Brown; Al Greenberg, guard, Rutgers; Howie Small, tackle, Rhode Island; Al Pepper, guard, Missouri; Glenn Greenberg, tackle, Yale; Larry Kemelgor, tackle, Rhode Island; Paul Handmacher, tackle, Georgia, and Brent Kaufman, halfback, Rhode Island. Coach Marv Levy gave William & Mary its first share of the Southern Conference title in 19 years. RITDT LA RUSSO OF THE Los Angeles Lakers and Ron Watts of the Boston Celtics were the only Jewish players in the National Professional Basketball League. Art Heyman led the Eastern Pro League in scoring. The Jewish owners in the NBA were Ben Kerner, St. Louis Hawks; Arnold Heft, Baltimore Bullets; Irv Kosloff, Philadelphia 76ers and Marv Kratter, Boston Celtics, while Red Auerbach was the Celts general manager. New owners named in the expanded NBA were Bob Brietbard. San Diego and Eugene Klein and Sam Schulman in Seattle. Adolph Schayes was the supervisor of the NBA officials. A new pro league, the American Basketball League, was formed. Owners announced were Arthur Brown in New York and Gabe Rubin in Pittsburgh. Max Zaslof-sky, former NBA great was named ami pnrtti Silver coach of the New York entry. The tallest Jewish basketball player, seven foot Dave Newmark of Columbia, missed the college season due to illness. Others how-ever distinguished themselves. Steve Adelman and Billy Evans made Boston College a winner. Evans was one of the best sophomores of the year. Other standouts included; Neal Walk, Florida; Ed Goldstone, Yale; Bruce Kaplan, NYU; Al Fisher, St. Francis; Barry Leibowitz, LIU; Mike Pearl, CCNY; Irwin Blond, Williams; Rick Weitzman, Northwestern; Al Fishman, Brown; Stu Kerzner, Providence; Gene Dressier, Harvard; Steve Sherman, Adelphi; Bill Baum, Rochester; Mike Schis-sler, Adelphi; Mike Werner, Rochester; Mike Levine, C. W. Post; Bruce Brown, Rochester; Bob Beller, Harvard; Barry Smolev, Brooklyn and Bruce Fein and Dick Kamen, Swathmore. SUCCESSFUL COLLEGE basketball coaches were Harry Lit-wack, Temple; Roy Rubin, LIU; Dave Polansky, CCNY; Mike Gordon, Adelphi; Hal Blitman, Chey-ney State; Sam Cozen, Drexel Tech and Julie Cohen, Miami-Dade South J. C. On the international scene Tal Brody, former Illinois All-Amer-ican, played in Israel for Maccabi-Tel Aviv, while Steve Chubin, Rhode Island and Ron Green, Van-derbilt, dribbled around in Italy. Alexander Gomelsky was the coach of the winning Russian team at the World Basketball Championships. ISRAEL WAS ALMOST AS successful on the athletic field as on the battlefield. The Israelis enjoyed their greatest international sports triumph at the 5th Asian Games. The 23 members of the Israeli contingent collected three gold, five silver and three bronze medals. The gold medals were garnered by Debra Marcus and Hannah Shizifi in women's track, and the men's basketball team. The basketball squad, led by Tanhum Cohen-Mintz, toured the U.S. just prior to the Asian Games. Texas amateur Marty Fleckman created the big noise in golf when he led the U.S. open after three rounds. He collapsed in the final round, but still was the low score amateur. Fleckman also competed in England as a member of the U.S. Walker Cup squad. Roger Ginsberg continued as a touring pro, and little Beverly Klass, only 10 years old, caused an uproar when she became the youngest player ever to compete in a major pro golf tourney. She was subsequently barred by the Ladies Professional Golf Association because of her age. IT IS BECOMING increasingly difficult to keep up with the swimming accomplishments of Mark Spitz. The 17-year-old Cali-fornian set three individual world records, won five Pan American Games gold medals and captured six individual national titles. He could well become the greatest of all modern swimmers. Richard Schneider won a national indoor title as a member of a Yale relay team. Yvonna Tovis, Avraham Melamed and Gershon Sheffal of Israel won medals in swimming at the Asian Games, while Julio Arango of Columbia won a medal at the Pan-Am Games. Alfred Hajos-Guttmann, a Hungarian Olympic champion and Bill Bachrach, U.S. Olympic coach, were named to the Swimming Hall of Fame. Poland's Irena Kirszenstein continued her outstanding performances on the running track. She won three gold medals at the European championships, and tied her own world record in the 200 meter run. Abbie Hoffman of Canada set a women's indoor record in the 880 yard run, and took a bronze medal in the 800 meters at the Pan-Am Games. Best of the U.S. men were Milt Sonsky, javelin; Dick Trichter, dashes; Sam Goldberg, decathlon; Bill Belfer, discus and Eugene Comroe, marathon. The English showed Ray Roseman, mile; Leon Walters, 440 and 880 and Ian Morgan, 440 hurdles, while Italy had Flavio Asta, shot and discus, and Can ada, Mark Arnold, 4iu nurcues. IN TENNIS THE FOREIGN contingent continued to lead the way. No. 1 ranked players in their countries were Mute iieiKin, Canada: Eleazer Davidman, Israel; Pierre Darmon, France; Tom Ok-ker, the Netherlands and Tova Epstein, Israel. Ranked No. 2 were Vicki Berner, Canada, Esme Emanual, South Africa and Jor-gen Ulrich, Denmark. Others who were ranked include: Jackie Saul, South Africa; Abe Segal, South Africa, Monique Salfati, France and Torgen Ulrich, Denmark. The best of the Americans were Alan Fox, Len Schloss, Ron Goldman and Marilyn Aschner. Soccer went big league in the U.S. and three Israeli players and a referee were involved. David Primo and Shimon Cohen played with Baltimore and Zeev Zeltser for Los Angeles, where Max Woz-niak was the coach. Menachem Ashkenazi was the referee. DAVE MATLIN WAS NAMED president of the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States . . . Don Spero won the world's single scull title, and James Fuhrman and Larry Guckman took gold medals in rowing at the Pan-Am Games. Herb Sorocca of Columbia became the youngest crew coach in the U.S. . . . Neal Shapiro was a member of the U.S. equestrian team that competed in Europe. Death took Barney Ross, Charles Ornstein, Frank Basloe, Harold Labair, Arthur (Young Otto) Suskind, George Sheppard, Hans Halberstadt and Shalom Zysman. Richard Sofman won a gold medal in wrestling, and Victor Vernik of Argentina took a bronze at the Pan-Am Games . . . Harlan Cohen, national women's volleyball coach, lead his team to a gold medal at the Pan-Am Games and to a second at the world championships . . . Mauri Ross was elected to the Auto Racing Hall of Fame. Sue Hardy was named to the Phil alJ&aw Extends Sincerest Rosh Hashanah Greetings On this day and at this solemn moment of time let us dedicate ourselves anew to FAITH IN GOD by which and through whom men may have true HOPE for ultimate peace and CHARITY among men of good will. On this firm foundation, may we all resolve to enter this year of decision with a spirit of courage, confidence and cooperation hopeful that our prayer for brotherhood, benevolence and harmony for all may be fully realized. m mm pmtuc, ii 231 Wesrt Silver Spirimig IDirivc Phil Tolkan, Pres. Sam Marcus Gen'I Mgr. Jay women's All-America trapshoot-ing team, and Nehemia Sirkis won a shooting for Israel at the Asian Games . . . Mark Cohn won gold, silver and bronze gymnastic medals for the U.S. at the Pan-Am Games, and Steve Cohen retained his NCAA gymnastic title. Ron Barak, USC; Abe Grossfeld, Southern Connecticut; Art Sherlock, UCLA and Mike Jacobson, Navy, all coached gymnastics. AL AXELROD captured a fenc 1 V x 1 "Wisconsin's Largest Pontiac Dealer ing silver medal in fouls at the Pan-Am . . . Yves Dreyfus, international fencing star, was awarded the National Order of Merit by the French Council of Ministers, and fencing coaches Irv Dekoff and Mac Garret were elected to the Helms Hall of Fame . . . Battling Lev ins ky was named to the Boxing Hall of Fame . . . Gabriel Goldschmied of Mexico took a bronze medal in judo at the Pan-Am Games. Jerry Schnydman of Johns Hop Koliler, Mgr. Used kins was chosen to the lacrosse All-America squad, and Milton Erlanger of Hopkins was named to the lacrosse Hall of Fame . . . Jim Prigoff retained his national squash tennis title . . . Dave Mayor was the coach of the Pan-Am weightlifting team. Paul Haber retained his national four-wall handball title, sfhd Steve Sandler held on to his national one-wall crown . . . Norm Meyers won the classic doubles title at (Continued on paco 2) Hi. Car Dept.

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