Galveston (Apr. 17)
(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
Confidence in the World Zionist Executive and an open mind on the American issues in the present Zionist controversy was the attitude formulated by the Texas Zionists in resolutions adopted at their convention which concluded here yesterday.
The resolution expressing confidence in Dr. Weizmann’s administration read: “We, the delegates of the Texas Zionist Association and the Texas Federation of Hadassah, in convention assembled at Galveston, Texas, extend our heartiest welcome to Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the World Zionist Organization, upon his recent arrival in the United States.
“We extend to him the assurance of our loyal support in his great and noble task of carrying through the program and policies entrusted to him by the last Zionist Congress and we wish him speedy success in his negotiations for the final perfection of the Jewish Agency and in his efforts in behalf of the United Palestine Appeal this year in the United States.”
The following resolution was also adopted by the Texas Zionist Association:
“In all matters relating to the present controversy in national Zionist affairs we withhold any action until the national convention convenes in June and we urge that all delegates go to said convention uninstructed.”
L. A. Freed, Houston, was elected president. A. Golenternek of Tylor was re-elected chairman of the United Palestine Appeal.
The convention authorized a special Texas commission to visit Palestine as soon as practicable to investigate conditions and recommend to Texas Zionists what can be done to settle some Chalutzim on the land. L. A. Freed was unanimously selected to head the commission. The largest delegation in the history of the Texas Zionist Association took part in the deliberations.