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Deportation Measure Criticized by Sabath

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

A minority report regarding the Deportation Bill, criticizing the Bill as being too harsh, has been prepared by Congressman Sabath. While he does not object to the original draft of the bill aiming at the deportation of criminals, he finds fault with the present form as reported by the Committee.

Congressman Sabath charges that the original draft was sidetracked as a result of influence which he intimated came from the Ku Klux Klan. His principal criticism is directed against imposing the burden of proof upon the aliens in the deportation proceedings. He also criticizes the increase of the time limit for deporting certain classes, including public charges and mentally deficient persons, as well as deporting aliens guilty of committing any offense punishable by one year imprisonment, instead of crimes involving moral turpitude as provided by the present law. Congressman Sabath will offer amendments to the bill when it comes up for action in the House.

JEWISH COMMUNAL ACTIVITIES

Rabbi Solomon N. Bazell of Altoona, Pa., was the principal speaker at a mass meeting held in Lewistown, Pa., on Sunday night, in connection with the launching of the United Jewish Campaign. The quota of Three Thousand Dollars was over subscribed and a new quota of Five Thousand Dollars was accepted.

Temple Emanu-El, of which Louis Marshall is President, acquired from Mrs. Jessica E. Smith of 11 East Sixty-fifth Street, the properties at 9, 11 and 13 East Sixty-fifth Street, New York, at a purchase price of $475,000.

This property, together with the Vincent Astor property at the corner of East Sixty-fifth Street and Fifth Avenue, which the congregation acquired last December, at a figure said to have been about $3,500,000, will enable the trustees to erect a much larger community house than was originally planned.

Last December contracts were signed for the sale of the present Temple Emanu-El, on Forty-third Street and Fifth Avenue, and on Jan. 28 of this year Supreme Court Justice Levy granted the plea of the congregation for the sale.

With $22,880 subscribed at the banquet Saturday night, the United Jewish Campaign in Wilmington, Del., was launched. David Snellenburg was toastmaster and the speakers included Rabbi Nathan Krass, of Temple Emanu-El. New York; Rabbi Louis A. Mischkind, of Temple Beth Emeth; Bishop Philip Cook, of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Delaware; the Rev. J. W. Colona, district superintendent of the M. E. Church; A. G. Wilkinson, of the University of Delaware; Louis Topkis and Louis Rosenblatt.

At a mass meeting Sunday night Miss Irma May delivered an address. Rabbi Aaron Titelbauni, of Brooklyn, N. Y., secretary of the Central Relief Committee, also spoke at the meeting.

A conference of Jewish Social workers from all parts of the country will be held in Cincinnati, May 22 to 24. Six hundred delegates are expected to attend.

The executive committee which will receive the visiting delegates is headed by Mr. S. P. Halle. The reception committee is presided over by Mrs. Marc J. Grossman.

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