Basle (Aug. 31)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The second session of the Zionist Congress was opened here this morning under the chairmanship of Dr. Leo Motzkin.
Following the report of Dr. Gronemann on behalf of the Congress Court on the credentials of the delegates, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the World Zionist Organization, took the floor to submit his report on the political work of the Zionist Executive.
In his statement Dr. Weizmann declared that no unexpected developments are to be awaited in the political situation of the Zionist movement It is a slow but steady march ahead. He also reviewed the negotiations leading to the agreement between him and Mr. Marshall on the formation of the Jewish Agency and stated that while the agreement was adopted in principle, the organization of the Agency must await the report of the experts commission which will be ready in March. Mr. Sokolow, who followed Dr. Weizmann, completed the report of the Executive by giving additional details of both the political and organizational activities.