London (Jun. 24)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)
A campaign to raise Â£50,000 for the immediate relief of the suffering Jews in Poland and the Ukraine was decided upon by the Council of the Federation of Jewish Relief Organizations in Great Britain.
Dr. D. Jochelman, who presided, said that the Federation. owing to lack of funds, was not in a position even to consider the hundreds of appeals it was receiving for assistance, and there was even a danger of the closing down of the institutions which had hitherto been receiving assistance from the Federation. Unless immediate relief was forthcoming there would be a collapse of the whole of the great work which had been conducted by the Federation since its inception. A campaign for funds must be launched. The special Relief Conference held last April had instructed the Council to proceed with such an appeal, but the General Strike had prevented the Executive from carrying the decision into effect. No time ought now to be lost in inaugurating the Campaign, he declared.
A special Campaign Committee has been appointed, consisting of Mr. M. Grossman, Dr. D. Jochelman, Mr. L. Pilichowsky, Rev. G. Prince and Mr. M. Schalit.
The annual “Klorero,” or gathering, of the Ku Klux Klan of the Realm of New York. which opened Saturday at the Mineola Fair Grounds, has failed to live up to the expectations of the organizers, according to reports emanating from the grounds, which are heavily guarded by Klansmen. Only members of the Klan and their friends are permitted to enter.
It is known, however, that various events scheduled on the three days’ program have failed to materialize and instead of the enormous throng that was expected barely 1,000 persons are in attendance.
A detachment of Nassau County police under Captain Frank McCahill is on duty patrolling the grounds and the highways in the vicinity. They are being assisted by State Troopers from Bayside.
One float, in the parade which was held, bore a red schoolhouse with a placard, “Keep the Bible in the Public Schools.”
Those who are familiar with the affairs of the Klan in Nassau County, at one time a stronghold of the order, believe that interest in the organization is on the wane and that the small attendance and lack of interest in this year’s meeting indicate the order’s power has greatly diminished.
Milton Katz, a graduate of the Boys’ High School, Brooklvn. N. Y., who is taking a course at the City College, was awarded silver and bronze medals in the recent Music Week contests for proficiency as a violinist.