London (Feb. 16)
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
A farewell reception in honor of Sir Wyndham Deedes, former civil secretary of the Palestine government, was given last night by the Zionist Organization prior to his departure for the United States.
Nahum Sokolow, chairman of the World Zionist Executive, presided. In defining the purpose of Sir Wyndham’s journey to the United States, Mr. Sokolow stated that “he is going to America to capture the heart of the Jews of America for the Zionist cause.”
Sir Wyndham stated that unless one comes in contact with the enthusiasm of Polish Jews for Palestine, it is impossible to understand Zionism. “The peculiar thing, however, is that although there exists a great measure of enthusiasm and the Zionist movement is widespread, it is not organized nor fully understood.” He succeeded, he said, in dispelling the apprehension of the Polish government toward Zionism and toward the national minority movement.