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League for Human Rights to Hold Protest Meeting Against Roumania Excesses

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A meeting to protest against the anti-Jewish excesses in Roumania will take place here on February 2, under the auspices of the French League for Human Rights.

The League, it was learned, has acknowledged the receipt of the protest of the Club of Jewish Deputies in Poland against the excesses. The reply of the League expresses sympathy with the protests against the anti-Jewish excesses in Roumania. Professor Victor Basch will preside at the meeting, which will be addressed by M. Henri Torres.

The situation of the Jewish population in Roumania was discussed at a luncheon at the Yale Club yesterday of the American Committee on the Rights of Religious Minorities. Dr. Stephen S. Wise, president of the American Jewish Congress, reported on the recent visit of the delegation to the State Department, where a protest against the anti-Jewish excesses in Roumania was presented to Secretary Kellogg. A committee to inquire into the present situation of the minorities in Europe was appointed. Among those present were Henry A. Atkinson, general secretary of the Church Union; Dr. Sylvester Beach, of Princeton University; Dr. Arthur J. Brown, chairman of the Committee; Professor Philip Marshal Brown, of Princeton University; Dr. Louis Cornish of Boston, Secretary of the Unitarian Association; Dr. Alfred G. Lawson, one of the leaders of the Baptist denomination; Ivy Lee, Frederick Lynch, one of the editors of the “Christian Century”; Dr. Kenneth Miller, head of the Department of Relations with Religious Bodies in Europe of the Federal Council of Church; Bernard G. Richards, Executive Secretary of the American Jewish Congress, Dr. Howard C. Robbins, dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; Fred B. Smith, chairman of the Executive Committee of the World Alliance for International Friendship; Dr. Worth Pitty, secretary of the Department of Research and Education of the Federal Council of Churches; Dr. James J. Walsh, Dr. George Stewart, co-pastor of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Dr. Kenneth Miller reported on the minorities in Poland.

Plans for replacing twenty blocks of New York City slums with model tenements at a cost of $25,000,000 were described Wednesday night by Darwin R. James, Chairman of the State Housing Board, at a dinner given at the Hotel Roosevelt by the City Housing Corporation, of which Alexander M. Bing is President. Mr. James said mortgage money was available for two-thirds of the cost of rebuilding the twenty blocks.

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