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Palestine Opera Conductor Permitted to Land in U.S. After 3 Day Detention

Mordchay Golinkin, conductor of the Palestine Opera and former director of the Petrograd Opera was permitted with his wife, Lea, lyric soprano, and G. Giorini, dramatic tenor, to land in the United States after they had been detained on Ellis Island for three days.

Mr. Golinkin, who has come here to raise a fund of $200,000 to build an opera house in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, was detained on Monday by the immigration authorities when he left the liner Patria on which his party had come from Jaffa. The reason given for the detention was that he had no contracts for performances in this country and therefore “had no means of support.”

Herman Bernstein posted a bond for $1,500 after which the conductor, his wife and the tenor were permitted to enter. Mr. Golinkin said he had been conducting performances in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa in the past four years. Seventeen pieces had been staged, he said, the most popular being Aida, and Faust. All performances were in Hebrew.

The opera is as popular in Palestine as the cinema is here, he declared. The singers are popular idols. The entire population turns out to hear them at one time or another. The best seats sell for $2.50

Abram G. Hutzler, Baltimore died on Sunday morning, Mr. Hutzler, who celebrated his ninety-first birthday last March, was one of Baltimore’s oldest and best known merchants, the founder of the Hutrier Brothers Company, which maintains one of the largest department stores there. He remained active in business up to the time of his death.

Two years ago Mr. Hutrier endowed the Abram G. Hutzler Chair of Political Economy at the Johns Hopkins University, In establishing that professorship. Mr. Hutzler made an outright donation of about $250,000.

Mr. Hutzler was formerly president of the Associated Jewish Charities.

Some in Bavaris Mr. Hutzler was brought to this country by his parents when a boy. In 1938 he opened his first store in Baltimore.

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