Berlin (Oct. 17)
Six Jewish athletes, members of the Sports League of the Union of Jewish War Veterans, were invited today by German sports authorities to begin training for the Olympic Games of 1936, which are to be held in Berlin.
Several Jewish athletes who were invited to begin their training are acknowledged champions in their own fields. A Jew is also participating in the training for the Olympic swimming contests.
Jewish athletes were ousted from German sport clubs when the Nazis gained power. They were even forbidden to use the training facilities of the sport clubs.
Following numerous protests from international groups against the ousting of the Jewish athletes, German authorities declared that they were ready to provide facilities for Jewish athletes and to place them on the German Olympic team, if they qualified.
U. S. SHOULD ENTER GAMES, SPORTS COLUMNIST WRITES
America should participate in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin since “no enduring point is to be gained by a boycott,” Joe Williams, sports columnist, declared in the World Telegram yesterday.
Ridiculing the announcement that seventeen Jews had been invited to try out for the German Olympics team, as “merely a diplomatic convenience,” Williams nevertheless urged American participation since “I can’t possibly see where the refusal of America to compete would help to make a wise man of a fool or brothers of boors.”
Declaring that the issue had been beclouded by Avery Brund-