The action of the fourteen Jewish delegates to the Amateur Athletic Union convention in Miami in sidetracking the issue of American acceptance to the 1936 Olympic games shelved the major controversial topic which threatened to disrupt the annual meeting of the national amateur sports body and quashed the subject for further debate by the many delegates who had come to the assembly to fight acceptance of the Nazi invitation.
Sheriff William C. Haddock, delegate from Pittsburgh, and president of the Pennsylvania and Alleghany districts of the A. A. U., one of the staunchest opponents of American participation at the Olympic Association meeting in New York some months ago, in an exclusive statement to The Jewish Daily Bulletin said:
ASTOUNDED AT STAND
“I am a Gentile, yet I came to the convention to represent my Jewish friends from Pittsburgh. I was astounded to discover that the fourteen delegates had met and decided previously not to bring up the anti-Olympic issue. They decided to await further developments and bring the matter up if necessary at the 1935 meet-