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championships and became the
only runner in history to win eight
national track titles in seven days.
Representing the Manhattan
Athletic Club, Myers crossed the
Atlantic in 1881 to prove to the
English that American clockers
weren't mad as had been sug-
gested in some British news-
papers. And show them he did.
He bettered his own 880 mark
and lowered the 440 record to
48.6. He also became the first
foreign runner to win a British
national track title. In all, be-
tween 1879 and 1884, Myers won
15 American, 10 Canadian and
three British national titles at
distances from 100 to 880-yards.
Myers had his first meeting with
Britain's great distance ace Walter
George in 1882 at the Polo Grounds
in New York. Although in ill
health, Myers won the 880, then
lost twice to George at three-
quarters of a mile and the mile
run. The two runners resumed
their rivalry in 1886 after both had
become professionals. This time it
was all Myers as he swept all
three events at Madison Square
Garden. The two met again in
Australia in 1887 with Myers again
the victor. 'Myers retired from
track in 1888 and drifted into
horse racing before he died in
TEL AVIV (JTA)—Inauguration
of the expanded Tel Aviv Museum,
in which some of the greatest FOX
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artistic masterpieces of the 19th
Held Over 3rd Big Week
and 20th centuries are displayed
Detroit's own HERMAN
for the first time under a single
COHEN productions present
roof, took place Monday.
"TODAY WE KILL, TOMORROW
President Zahnan Shazar, Pre-
mier Golda Meir, members of the
Brutal! Violent! Savage!
cabinet and the Knesset attended,'
along with some 4,500 other invited
Starring Joan Crawford
guests, including philanthropists
Every WEDNESDAY Ladies' Day
from the United States and Bri-
Late Show FRIDAY and SATURDAY
tain who helped expand the 35-
For Schedule Information
year-old museum to its present
Call WO 1-7917
They viewed paintings by such
masters as Matise, Derain, Modig
liani, Soutine, Jan 'Gris, Leger, AMERICANA 444-8676
Dufy, Picasso, Chagall and the Rated (G) ... but may be too INTENSE
sculptor, Jacques Lipchitz.
"THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN"
Collections of outstanding Israeli
FRI. 5:45, 8:15, 10:30. -WED., SAT,
artists are on display along with SUN.
MATINEE at 1:15, 3:30. EVES.
contemporary French tapestries 5:45, 8:15, 10:30. WK. NIGHTS 7:15,
and an exhibition of art and sci-
ence devotedmainbi 'to the optical
ATLAS On 3 blks. s. W. of Rd.,
features of art._
Strictly Adult Entertainment
The original Tel Aviv Museum
"SEXUAL FREEDOM IN
was established in 1936 by the
British, High Commissioner for
Palestine; Sir Arthur Wauchope.
WK. DAYS & SAT. & SUN. at 7:00 &
Twelve years later it was the 9:30.
scene of the proclamation of Is-
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With the outdoor track season
about to begin, and the Olympic
Games . only a year away, we can't
help but wonder if the American
Jewish community will ever again
produce a Lon Myers or an Abel
Kiviat. These two men—one who
competed almost 100 years ago,
and the other more than 50—were
the last American Jews to make
it really big in track. They were
the Jim Ryuns and Martin Li-
quoris of their day.
Lawrence (Lon) Myers, one of
the great names of track history,
was born in Richmond, Va. in
1858. He began his track career
in New York City in 1887 and was
an almost instant success. A year
later he amazed everyone when
he became the first runner in
history to better 50 seconds for
440-yards and won three American
titles—the 220, 440 and 880-yards
—at the National AAU champion-
ships. In 1880 he established an
American record in the mile run;
set a new world record in the 880,
and tied the world mark for 100
yards. He bettered his AAU cham-
pionship record of the previous
year by capturing the 100, 220,
440 and 880 titles, all on the same
day. A week later he repeated
these triumphs at the Canadian
Tel Aviv Museum
Shows New Halls
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BY JESS SILVER
(Copyright 1971, JTA Inc.)
Two Great Names in Track History
RESTAURANT — DEUCATESSEN
Myers, Kiviat Never Equaled
WK. DAYS 8:15, 10:45. SAT. & SUN.
The Helena Rubenstein pavilion 5:40, 8:10, 10:40.
was added, a gift by the late cos- Metro, entertainment coupons accepted.
metician, but further expansion
was required. It was made pos- BERKLEY 12 Mile-Coolidge, LI 2-0330
sible by a $500,000 gift from an
Held Over 2nd Week
for 10 Academy Awards
American donor who insisted on •Nominated
Incl. best actor Geo. C. Scott in
remaining anonymous. He attend-
ed the opening on Monday un-
FRI., MON., TUES. open 6:45, shown at
noticed. Another major donor pre- 9:00
only. SAT. EVE. re-open 4:45, shown
sent was Joseph Meyerhoff of 5:00, 9:45. SUN. open 12:45, shown 2:55,
Baltimore, who was responsible 7:40.
Elliott Gould, Donald Sutherland
or the. museum's Meyerhoff Hall.
There is another hall named in FRI., MON., TUES. 7:00
only. SAT. EVE.
1 onor of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Jag- 7:50 only. SUN. 1:00, 5:45,
lum of New York. A Mr. Hoft of Children's Matinee. SAT. Matinee Open
] Condon and Mrs. Labotta of New 1:00, starts 1:20, over 4:50.
Fork contributed to the construe-
S. Woodward at Maple
ion of smaller exhibition halls.
Sean Connery in a
The new museum stands on a
James Bond Double Feature
] 25,000 square foot site in the
i ortheastern outskirts of Tel Aviv
FRI. & WK. NIGHTS 7:15 only. SAT.,
here it will be part of a new cul- SUN.
t ural and civic center. The low-
"YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE"
ying building of abstract design
FRI. & WK. 9:30 only. SAT. & SUN.
( ontains 130,000 square feet of 1:30, 5:45, 10:00.
f loorspace on three levels reached Starts WED. "WUETHERING HEIGHTS"
i y ramps. It contains several gal- 1st run. TUES., MAY 4 ONLY. The
Tour presents "21 days in
l eries, an auditorium and a lecture Grand
1 tnd film hall.
The building and its adjacent
square foot sculptured gar-
( en was designed by Israeli archi-
ects I. Yashar and D. Eitan. They
were aided by an international ,
lc onsulting committee of Italian
nd American architects.
The last great American Jewish
runner was Abel Kiviat. A New
York City high school champion,
Kiviat won his first national title
in Canada in 1909 while represent.
ing the famous Irish-American
Athletic Club. He did extremely
well running indoors and in 1911
became the first to win two na-
tional indoor titles in the same
year. The Olympic Games were
scheduled for Sweden the follow-
ing year and Kiviat was determin-
ed to make the team. At the East-
ern Olympic trials in Boston he
set a new world mark of 3:55.8
for the 1,500-meter final. He grab-
bed the lead on the final lap and
held it until a tall Englishman,
Arnold Strode-Jackson, nipped him
at the tane. "What was I waiting
for?" Kivat said later, "It was the
only conservative race I ever ran
in my life."
He repeated his indoor double
championship in 1913 and estab-
lished a new world indoor mark
of 4:18.2 that same year. In a
career that lasted until 1925, Ki-
viat won nine U.S. national indoor
and outdoor championships and
three Canadian titles. For many
years he has served as an official
at New York City track meets.
Myers and Kiviat were great
ones. Will we ever see their like
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