Campaign Mounted to Erect Memorial Center for Slain Israeli Athletes

Supported by numerous outstanding figures in the sports world, the American Friends of Tel Aviv University is preparing a national campaign for the Olympian Memorial Center for Physical Education at the institution in memory of the Israeli Olympic athletes who were murdered by Arab terrorists in Munich Sept. 5. The center will provide more than 15,000 students at Tel Aviv University with a physical recreation facility. The university, second largest in Israel with a faculty of 2200, attracts about 1200 American students annually for one-year programs.

Details of the plans being made by the memorial sponsoring committee will be disclosed at a news conference here Wednesday at the Touchdown Club by Abe Pollin, president of the Baltimore Bullets basketball team. He and Milton Polinger of Washington are co-chairmen of the sponsors’ Washington committee, which will inaugurate the campaign with a dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel here Nov. 29. Lorne Greene, a star of the television series “Bonanza,” will be master of ceremonies. Adm. Lewis L. Strauss, former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, is the committee’s honorary national chairman. Victor Carter of Los Angeles, a member of the Board of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, is president.

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