Berlin (Feb. 4)
Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service
A Central Office of the National Minorities will be opened in Vienna during this month, according to the decision of the special committee elected by the Congress of Minorities held in Geneva last August. The Central Office will be under the direction of Dr. Ammende.
The Committee met in Dresden to discuss the agenda of the next Congress of national minorities, and to arrange for the setting up of a permanent central office for the minority nationalities.
The President of the committee, Dr. Wilian of Trieste, was unable to be present at the meeting and the chair was occupied by Dr. Schiemann of Riga. Leo Motzkin, President of the Committee of Jewish Delegations and a member of the Presidium of the Minorities Congress, was present.
The next congress of minority nationalities is expected to take place in Geneva in August. The agenda will include economic questions, language questions, a theoretical basis for the cooperation within the State of the majority people and the national minorities, the establishment of an arbitration court between the majority people and the minorities, and the question of the “people without a country”. The central office of the minority nationalities will be opened in Vienna during this month.
The sum of $42,000 was raised at a dinner given by the East Side Division of the United Palestine Appeal, at the Broadway Central Hotel. Dr. Chaim Weizmann and Judge Otto Rosalsky were the principal speakers.
The waiters at the dinner collected $105 in tips. flyman Gerberman, head waiter of the Broadway Central Hotel, informed Morris Zeldin, director of the New York Campaign that the waiters had decided to contribute the tips to the campaign.
A protest meeting against the atrocities committed by the Roumanians against the Jews, was held in Harrisburg, Pa. last Sunday, under the joint auspices of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, and the Rabbinical Committee on Jewish Affairs.
Over four hundred delegates are expected to attend the Palestine Conference of the Seaboard Region, which will be held in Durham. North Carolina, next Sunday. Forty communities will be represented at the conference.