Five Jewish Assemblymen are among those praised for their records in the New York State Assembly by the Committee on Legislation of the Citizens’ Union, which deals with the records of Assembly members from Manhattan and the Bronx.
The strongest approval accorded by the committee to any member for his services in the Assembly went to Samuel H. Hofstadter, Republican Assemblyman from the Fifteenth Manhattan District. Last year too the highest honors from the Citizens’ Union went to Mr. Hofstadter, who is one of the youngest members of the lower house at Albany.
“Exceptionally well equipped and useful member; able on the floor and in committee, handling several important bills well and making one of few genuinely good records among city members,” is the appraisal of Mr. Hofstadter, in the report made public by the Committee.
Maurice Bloch, minority leader, is praised as “tireless, effective, consistent and able,” but a little too prone to partisanship. Meyer Alterman of the Seventeenth, Maurice F. Cantor of the Eleventh and Samuel Mandelbaum of the Fourth, receive approval for “above average” service.
The news of a large bequest to English and American universities by Lady Henry, who died in London recently, will shortly be officially announced the “Daily Sketch” understands.
A sum said to be Â£250,000 is left for the establishment of scholarships at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Yale and Harvard. It is further understood that the scheme under which the scholarships are given provides for facilities at the American universities to be open to British students and those at Oxford and Cambridge to American students
Lady Henry was the daughter of Leonard Lewisohn.
The Keren Hayesod has just published a Hebrew translation of the addresses delivered by Earl Balfour during his tour of Palestine in 1925. A Yiddish edition is to appear shortly. An autographed letter from the author of the Balfour Declaration is reproduced in facsimile as an introduction to the Hebrew version.
For the first time the Keren Hayesod has published a pamphlet in Arabic, using Hebrew letters. It is intended for the Jews in North Africa and Asia.