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Hall of Fame Seeks Athletes' Families Organizers of the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame are searching for the families of two deceased Jewish athletes who are to be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Foup's second annual dinner on Sunday evening, July 27, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills. Laurence "Lon" Myers, the greatest runner of the 19th century, and Lilliam Copeland, a member of the 1928 and 1932 Olympic track and field teams, will be inducted along with nine other Jewish athletes. This year's members will join 18 other Jewish Sports Hall of Famers in- ducted last year, according to Joseph Siegman, chairman of the project. "Though Lon Myers and Lillian Cope- land were among the greatest athletes of their times, we have no clues as to the Whereabouts of their relatives," Siegman said. "We are searching throughout, the country so that we can invite them to accept Jewish Sports Hall of Fame honors in the names of their forebears." Myers was born Feb. 16, 1858 in Richmond, Va. He died in 1899. Lon. Myers' running records are ira- even by today's standards. Be- tween 1878 and 1885, he held every American record and most world records from 50 yards to one mile. Myers captured 15 United States national championships, along with ten Canadian and three British championships. He ran more 880-yard .races under two minutes and more 440- yard races under 50 seconds than the combined total run by all amateur and professional runners of his era. At one time during his career, Myers won eight national titles within seven days. Track and field star Lillian Copeland took a silver medal for the discus throw in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, the first year that women were allowed to compete. While a student a USC, Copeland won every women's track and field event she entered, capturing the first of her nine national championships in 1925 with a " victory in the shotput. She gained further b Lon Myers recognition in 1926 with a trio of national titles in the shot, discus and javelin. Her performances in the latter two events shattered world records A year later, she again broke the world javelin mark, and in 1928 she broke the world 8lb. shotput record in the USA nationals. Lillian Copeland captured in- ternational attention and capped her extraordinary career in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics when she again broke the world record and captured a gold medal in the discus, "The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame will honor these two spectacular athletes when we induct them as members," Hall of Fame chairman Siegman said. "It will be a shame if we cannot find a family member or heir to accept on their behalf." To be located at the Orde Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sport in Natanya, Israel, the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame was founded to honor Jewish men and women who accomplish extraordinary achievements in sports, and to recognize individuals and achievements in sports that have made significant contributions to Jewish life. The Orde Wingate Institute is Israel's major physical education training facility and operates Schools for Physical Edu- cation Teachers, Coaches and Physio- therapists. Both the Wingate Institute and the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame are projects of the United States Committee Sports for Israel. For further information and.reservations for the Jewish Slorts Hall of Fame dinner, call (213) 276-1014, or write to 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 831, Los Angeles, California 90069. SINGER WARDS CORNER SALES- SERVICE FASHION FABRICS DRESSMAKING- ALTERATIONS 588-1396 I - I .... . 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