YEHUDE-LEYB DASHEVSKI (YALBIZ, LOUIS DASHEVSKY) (May 1, 1890-June 16, 1974)
He was born in Maryevka, Kherson region. He worked as a carpenter. In 1906 he published his first piece, a story, in a Russian Zionist magazine, Zhizn’ yuga (Life in the South). In 1906 he lived for a time in Lemberg. In 1907 he emigrated to Argentina. Until 1910 he lived in the colony of Mozesville, and that year he moved to the United States. His first Yiddish publication appeared in 1923. He published in Groyse kundes (Great prankster), Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor), Amerikaner (American), Yidisher arbeter (Jewish laborer), and Shikager kuryer (Chicago courier), among others. From time to time, he published stories, poems, and translations in various serials. He lived for several years in Milwaukee. Using the pen name Yalbiz, he wrote up the news in rhyme. He was living in New York where he died.