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Maccabee Sport Club Holds International Conference

August 10, 1928
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

An international conference of Maccabee sport clubs, with an aggregate membership of 30,000, was opened here today.

Herr Spiegler of Vienna, who presided, reporting on his American tour, stated that American organizations have decided for the present not to join the Maccabee, as they do not regard the organization firmly established.

Representatives from Maccabee sport clubs in Roumania, Poland, Lithuania, Austria, Germany and Czechoslovakia are participating in the sessions. Greetings were received from Palestine, Switzerland, Jugoslavia and Hungary.

Dr. Sonnenfeld, reporting on the work of the organization, urged that it join the Zionist Organization. This proposal brought opposition from some of the speakers. It was finally decided to refer the matter to the incoming executive.

The secretariat of the international organization will be transfered to Berlin, according to a decision of the conference, and the next meeting will be held there in 1929, at which time a sports festival will also be held. A report of the Hakoah crisis and the split in Palestine between the Maccabee and the Ha’Poel, workers’ club, caused concern. The executive was instructed to watch the developments.

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