Subscriptions to the $4,720,000 fund being raised by the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies, announced Monday at a meeting of campaign workers in the Hotel Pennsylvania, aggregated $1,014,587, making the total to date $3,050,370.
Among the contributions was one for $22,500 from Arthur Lehman, associate chairman of the Federation board and former president of the Federation. Mr. Lehman’s contribution was increased to this amount from the $13,000 amount previously announced. Other contributions by members of the Lehman family announced included $15,000 by Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Lehman, $8,700 by Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Lehman, $10,285 by Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lehman, $3,000 by Mr. and Mrs. Allan S Lehman and $2,500 by Mr. and Mrs. Harold M. Lehman.
Other subscriptions were $12,500 by Otto H. Kahn: $10,000 by Herbert N. Straus. $9,250 by David A. Ansbacher, $6,000 by Mr. and Mrs. Philip J. Goodhart. $5,500 by Mrs. Samuel Sachs and $5,000 each by Paul Block, S. Glemby, Inc, and James Speyer. Rube L. Goldberg. the cartoonist, contributed $1,000. George J. Whelan, contributed $2,500.
COMMUNICATION TO THE EDITOR
This morning’s “Times” contains front page matter under three separate headings of importance to the Jewish people of Roumania.
One item is by negation, and reports the formal opening of the Roumanian Parliament and the King’s message conspicuous by its failure to mention by as much as a single sentence relief to the million Roumanian Jews from the severe disabilities under which they suffer in that country.
The second item mentions the gracious gesture by Iler Majesty in visiting a synagogue in Chicago in response to a gesture of invitation by a group of Roumanian Jews who apparently are prompted by motives of personal publicity rather than the interest of our Jewish sufferers.
The Queen in all her utterances in this country has failed most dismally to come out openly with a frank statement of her intentions regarding relief of present intolerable conditions in her country.
The third statement is an expression by Mr. Louis Marshall. elected president at the 20th annual meeting of the American Jewish Committee to the effect “That no one has been tried for anti-Semitic crimes in Roumania.”
Is there no way in which the American Jews can make an organized effort to have Queen Marie place herself on record as to her intentions with regards to bringing about some measure of relief from these conditions.
MORRIS J. MENDELSOHN.
Commander-in-Chief, Jewish Veterans of the Wars of the Republic.
New York, Nov. 15, 1926.
Colonel Arthur Little has accepted the chairmanship of the testimonial dinner to be given to Daniel Frohman at the Biltmore Hotel on Dec. 19 in honor of Mr. Frohman’s forty-four years of service to the Actors’ Fund of America.
Each layman who attends the dinner will be charged $1,000,44, but Colonel Little has announced that for members of the theatrical profession the charge will be only 44 cents, plus whatever they feel able to give. Particular efforts will be made to get actors and actresses to attend the dinner.
In recognition of Mr. Frohman’s many years of service to the fund, he has recently been elected to honorary membership in the Lambs Club, the Mayfair Club and the Actors’ Order of Friendship.
An error occurred in the report of the scholarship fund endowed at the Harvard Law School by friends of Justice Louis D. Brandeis in honor of his seventieth birthday. The amount of the fund was $50,000 and not $5,000 an erroneously reported.