Marshall to See Baron Edmond De Rothschild on Palestine Proposal

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Louis Marshall, who will be in Paris to attend the meeting of the Jewish Colonization Association Council which will open on June 30, will call on Baron Edmond de Rothschild. It is expected that Mr. Marshall will discuss with the Baron the Palestine colonization work and the Pica administration.

The Ica council will consider reports received from Louis Oungre, who is now touring the Ica colonies in South America. A meeting of the Joint Ica Reconstruction Foundation, which had been expected because of Mr. Felix M. Warburg’s arrival in Paris, is not Likely to take place.

Dr. Franz Philippson, president of the Ica, will preside at the Council sessions. Professors Reinach and Wahl, Dr. A. Notter, D’Avigdor Goldsmid, Leonard Montefiore, Leonard Cohen, Dr. Julius Blau, Alfred Klee will participate in the deliberations.

It is expected that Mr. Marshall will discuss the Russian colonization with the Council members.

COMMUNICATION TO THE EDITOR

Sir:

I would thank you to publish the following letter written by me today to Hon. Edward Lazansky.

“At the hearing upon the charges against the Zionist Organization of America held last Tuesday evening, June 26th, there was read into the record an extract from a letter written by me, which extract would make it appear that I desired to reflect unfavorably upon the accountants for the organization; at least the accounts in the newspaper made it so appear. Permit me to state that at the time Mr. Maltin submitted the account to me some time in May, there appeared to be a deficit of a considerable amount for the fiscal year. Mr. Maltin suggested that it was proper to include the income from the life membership as a regular income and that the deficit would thereby be wiped out. At the time this suggestion was made, I labored under the impression that the Convention had decided to keep the income from the life membership segregated from the regular income. I am informed by Messrs. Paul Loewarter & Co, the accountants for the Organization, that they have examined the resolutions of the Convention and that in their judgment it was proper to credit the income from life membership to regular income.

“The report of the certified public accountants seems to indicate that the deficit for the fiscal year has been reduced by over $37,000. The income from the life membership was responsible for that reduction and it seems to have been the intention of the Convention that this income be used for that purpose.”

Isidore D. Morrison

New York, June 28, 1928

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