New York (May. 8)
The April issue of “The Interpreter,” of the Foreign Language Information Service, a purely scientific organization maintained by the Rockefeller Foundation, in commenting on the foreign language field, makes the following statements concerning the Jewish Telegraphic Agency:
“A very important factor in the life of the Jewish group of immigrants in the United States is the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, which specializes in the transmission of news events and general information of interest and importance to its patrons. This news agency was organized four years ago and now maintains principal
headquarters in New York and London. One hundred and fifty newspapers printed in Yiddish are served directly by the service. while the non-Jewish press of the United States and other countries is served indirectly with its material through the large general news agencies. Special correspondents are maintained at present in Jerusalem, Jarfa, Constantinople, Rome, Paris, Washington, Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Sanfrancisco, Moscow, Vienna and other important centers.
“The Jewish Telegraphic Agency functions not only as a bearer of news to Jews concerning Jews, but as an informative intermediary between that group and the rest of the public. The importance of its work is recognized by statesmen as well as by publishers. Most hearty interest in the Agency and hope for its increasing efficiency and usefulness, “were voiced by President Coolidge in a recent message to the organization, on the occasion of its annual dinner. “The Agency is engaged in real public service.” Secretary Herbert Hoover announced. Secretary of Labor Davis expressed his pleasure that directors of the organization “seek to serve the best interests of your immediate patrons and that of the country as well,” while the former Ambassador to Germany, James M. Gerard, referred to ‘the splendid and patriotic work’ performed by the Agency.”