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Thirtieth Convention of American Zionists Opens Sessions in Atlantic City

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Over 500 delegates have already arrived to participate in the thirtieth annual convention of the Zionist Organization of America, which begins its sessions this afternoon at the Chelsea Assembly Hall. It is expected that 800 delegates will attend the sessions.

A familiar figure at the Convention is Dr. Schmarya Levin who at the request of the World Zionist Executive has made a special trip to the United States in order to participate in the Convention. It is understood that Dr. Levin has come here with a special and urgent message from Dr. Chaim Weizmann bearing upon the present extraordinary state of the movement.

The subject which for the most part forms the topic of the pre-convention discussions in the lobbies is the reorganization plan put forth by the Administration in its attempt to unify and coordinate Zionist activities in this country. It is generally felt that the present emergency situation in Palestine, which demands extraordinary efforts from the Zionists of America to meet it, calls for a complete overhanling of the Zionist machinery and this the proponents of the plan hope to accomplish by consolidating all Zionist effort and concentrating it within a single Administration.

A significant utterance, in support of the administration, is contained in a letter to Mr. Lipsky from Judge Otto A. Rosalsky, made public here.

Last night a conference was held in the Royal Palms Hotel of investors and others interested in the American Zion Commonwealth, which has recently undergone a crisis in its affairs. A complete report on the status of the Commonwealth was given by Mr. Norvin R. Lindheim, who made a special study of the situation during his recent visit to Palestine.

The Convention is scheduled to open at 1:30 this afternoon by David R.Sandler on behalf of the local convention committee. City Solicitor Joseph B. Perskie will welcome the delegates in behalf of the Jewish Community Center of Atlantic City. The business of the Convention will begin with the address of the President, Mr. Louis Lipsky. The evening session will be in the form of a mass meeting to be addressed by Dr. Levin, Miss Henrietta Szold, Morris Rothenberg, Mrs, Irma Lindheim, Abraham Goldberg, Maurice Samuel, Rev. H. Masliansky and Judge William M. Lewis.

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