Unqualified support of the work of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and the “Jewish Daily Bulletin” was given by Louis Marshall, president of the American Jewish Committee, at a round table dinner conference held at the National Republican Club, Sunday night, at which a group of prominent New York Jewish leaders were present.
The dinner was given by a committee consisting of Dr. Cyrus Adler, James N. Rosenberg, Samuel C. Lamport and Harold Korn, in honor of Jacob Landau, managing director of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and the “Jewish Daily Bulletin”, upon his return from a trip to Europe and Palestine.
James N. Rosenberg, vice-chairman of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, acted as toastmaster. Samuel C. Lamport, Congressman Emanuel Celler, Dr. W. I. Sirovich, Harry Berman, John L. Bernstein and Irving Rosenzweig participated in the discussion which followed a presentation by Mr. Landau of the work of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and “Jewish Daily Bulletin”.
In outlining the history of the Agency and “Bulletin”, Mr. Landau stressed the non-partisan policy and the endeavor to be of service to the Jewish community, to increase the knowledge of Jewish affairs in the Jewish as well as the non-Jewish world.
In his address Mr. Marshall stated: “Frequent requests have been made for my opinion as to the value and importance of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and the ‘Jewish Daily Bulletin’. I wish to say without the slightest mental reservation that it has my unqualified approval. From the time when its reports were issued in mimeograph form down to the present day, I have made constant use of them in the course of my public activities, and have found frequent occasion to refer to its files in dealing with the manifold Jewish problems which clamored for attention. These publications have become increasingly valuable. The news which they gather from every quarter of the globe is presented in clear and concise form, without exaggeration, free from partisanship, and without the tinge of sensationalism. They are reliable and trustworthy and well expressed. So important do I consider them to be that I have no hesitation in saying that if they did not exist it would be necessary for the community to create a substitute possessing the same high qualities. With the disappearance of the present organization, that could only be done with much difficulty and at great expense. It is, therefore, the part of wisdom to support and preserve what we now possess. Those connected with it have become familiar with Jewish conditions everywhere and have developed unusual skill in reaching authoritative sources of information.
“The ‘Jewish Daily Bulletin’ is more than a newspaper. It is in reality a publication which not only instructs the lay reader, but affords a fund of information to newspapers and to purveyors of news. Without the service which it assures the press generally, as well as the Jewish public, we would be groping in the dark concerning conditions and movements relating to the Jews throughout the world. This publication has been most helpful in portraying the march of events and in enabling your readers to foresee future developments,” Mr. Marshall said.
A resolution moved by Jonah J. Goldstein and seconded by Congressman Celler, expressing appreciation of the work of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and the “Jewish Daily Bulletin”, was unanimously adopted. The resolution also expressed recognition of the fact that the work carried on by the Agency and “Bulletin” is of meritorious communal character.
Among those present at the dinner were James N. Rosenberg, Irving Rosenzweig. Harry Berman, Jonah J. Goldstein, Morris Eisenman, Harold Korn, John L. Bernstein, Samuel C. Lamport, Emanuel Celler, James Brooke, Dr. William I. Sirovich, Rabbi Israel Goldstein, Joseph D. Bookstaver. William Z. Spiegelman and John Simons.