National Origin Figures Will Affect Slightly Number of Jewish Immigrants
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National Origin Figures Will Affect Slightly Number of Jewish Immigrants

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Senator Shipstead of Minnesota, who introduced the bill calling for the repeal of the National Origins Plan, and whose resolution demanding new figures was recently adopted, when asked yesterday his opinion on the new figures stated that he could not define his attitude until the complete report of the committee of cabinet officers explaing how they arrived at the figures becomes available. This report is now being printed and will probably be ready tomorrow.

New estimated quotas under the National Origins Plan, submitted to the Senate yesterday, give the following figures for countries contributing large Jewish immigration: – Poland, 6,090; Russia, 3.540; Lithuania, 492; Czechoslovakia, 2,726; Roumania, 311; Hungary, 1,181; Austria. 1,629.

The present quotas for the above mentioned countries are: Poland, 5,982; Russia, 2,248; Lithuania, 344; Czechoslovakia, 3,073; Roumania, 603; Hungary, 473; Austria, 785.

The new National Origin figures, when compared with the previous estimate made and withdrawn by President Coolidge over a year ago, give over one thousand less for Russia, but over a thousand more to Poland, about 200 less to Roumania and about 200 more to Austria. In the other aforementioned countries there is little change in the figures.

The new figures for the remaining countries are as follows: Belgium, 1,328; Denmark, 1,234; France, 3,308; Germany, 24,908; Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 65,894; Greece, 312; Irish Free State, 17,427; Netherlands, 3,083; Norway, 2,403; Palestine, 100; Sweden, 3,399; Switzerland, 1,614; Turkey, 233; Jugoslavia, 739.


Irving Jaffee, Jewish Olympic skating champion who won the 10,00-meter race at St. Moritz only to have his victory cancelled, was the guest of honor at a testimonial dinner at Iceland last night, attended by one hundred admirers. Jaffee was warmly praised for his feat in winning the 10,000-meter event at St. Moritz in spite of the fact that his performance was not recognized by the authorities.

Frederick Rubien, Secretary of the American Olympic Committee, speaking at the banquet, said that in view of the fine showing made by metropolitan skaters efforts are being made to have the 1932 Winter sports held in this State. He branded as premature the statements to the effect that the next Olympic Winter games would be held in Canada. Joseph A. Reilley, President of the Metropolitan Association of the A. A. U. stated that there is a great likelihood of the 1932 games being held at Lake Placid or Bear Mountain.

Jaffee received a traveling bag as a gift from his admirers. He thanked the guests and said that he was glad to be with them.

Other speakers were Col. Graeme Hammond, Joseph K. Savage, William B. Taylor, George W. Lloyd and Daniel C. Webb. Miss Elsie Muller and Miss Mildred Bloch, prominent women skaters, also attended.

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