Vienna (Jul. 20)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
A call to the radical Zionists to help in an active campaign to overthrow the present form of extension of the Jewish Agency, is made in a communication from Mr. Vladimir Jabotinsky, the leader of the Zionists Revisionists, appearing in Mr. Robert Stricker’s radical Zionist organ “Neue Welt” here.
Mr. Jabotinsky urges that all who are in opposition to the report of the Joint Palestine Survey Commission should unite and issue a joint ultimatum before it becomes too late. The ultimatum should threaten a break-away from the Zionist Organization, and if necessary even the proclamation of a new Zionist organization, since there will be no room for Zionists in a mixed Jewish Agency in which the Zionist Organization will lose its political independence, its sovereignty and its power to make decisions, and will be only an advisory body dependent on the non-Zionists.
Four charitable bequests of $2,000 each and nine of $1,000 each were made by former Supreme Court Justice David Leventritt. who died Jun. 9, 1926. He left an estate appraised yesterday at $1,380,983 gross and $1,253,546 net.
The first audience ever to assemble at the Menorah Institute, a new Jewish community center connected with the Baron Hirsch Synagogue, Memphis, Tenn., was addressed last night by Mayor Watkins Overton and prominent members of the Jewish community. The Institute building, representing an outlay of more than $100,000, is now nearing completion. Funds have been exhausted and the members of the Jews of Memphis are asked to help in the campaign for the Institute.
Because of Tisha B’Ab, the price of red meat fell in New York City.
William Edlin, former editor of “The Day” and for the past three years connected with the national office of the Zionist movement as Executive Secretary of the Palestine Foundation Fund (Keren Hayesod), has resigned his position as a paid worker, but will continue in the office as a volunteer.
“I find myself so completely out of harmony with the forces that shape the administrative direction of the exective work in the United Palestine Appeal that I deem my usefulness as a paid worker at an end. Therefore, beginning with today, I choose to withdraw as a paid worker, but shall fulfill in a voluntary capacity, without any remuneration, whatever duties may be connected with my office as National Secretary of the Palestine Foundation Fund to which office I had been elected at the last Annual Meeting held in February 1926.”