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Twelve Outstanding American Athletes Named to Compete in World Maccabiah in Israel

Twelve outstanding athletes, headed by Henry Wittenberg of New York, Olympic 191-pound wrestling champion, and Frank Spellman of York, Pa., Olympic middleweight waight-lifting titleholder, were named today to compete in the Third World Maccabiah in Israel, September 27 to October 9.

The announcement was made by Charles L. Ornstein and Col. Harry D. Henshel, co-chairmen of the United States Committee for Participation in the Third World Maccabiah. The National Jewish Welfare Board, which represents the American Jewish community in the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States and in the United States Olympic Committee, will officially certify the athletes selected.

The entire American squad, consisting of approximately 60 athletes, will leave for Israel in September so as to arrive in time for the games which are being held in conjunction with the festival of Succoth. The invitation to the United States was extended by the World Maccabiah Union through the J.W.B.