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(J. T. A. Mail Service)

“The Nationalist Government is in full sympathy with the Jewish people in their desire to establish a country for themselves,” declared Dr. C. T. Wang, the Nationalist Minister for Foreign Affairs, in a communication to N. E. B. Ezra, editor of “Israel’s Messenger,” organ of the Shanghai Zionist Association. “I have no doubt that the Zionist movement will meet with success,” Dr. Wang added.

Mr. Ezra addressed a communication to Dr. Wang, expressing the hope that the endorsement already extended to Zionism by him, the Central Government and the late Dr. Sun Yat-Sen would be reaffirmed by the Nanking Government. Attention was drawn to the disabilities to which Zionist societies in Harbin and elsewhere were exposed and the hope expressed that the latter may be legallized and give freedom to operate in future unhampered.


The funeral of Leon Bassein, who wrote under the nom de plume of Leon Elbe, Yiddish writer and member of the staff of the New York Yiddish daily “The Day,” was held yesterday from the Jewish Workers’ Alliance, 179 East Broadway.

Bassein, who was the author of many humorous stories, published in the Yiddish dailies and magazines, was one of the first to write Yiddish juvenile literature. He was 49 years old and had suffered from bronchial tuberculosis for the past several years. He is survived by his wife and two children. He came to the United States from Minsk, Russia, in 1897, having been active in the Jewish socialist-terriforialist movement.


The Bryant and Stratton School of Boston, Mass., has introduced a quota for Jewish applicants, it appears from the text of a letter made public yesterday by the Jewish daily “Forward.”

The paper publishes a facsimile of a letter addressed by J. W. Blaudell, principal of the school, to Abraham Brickman of Vineyard Haven, Mass., who applied for admission to the business school.

Under date of August 16, 1928, the principal of the school declared:

“I have your letter, together with application for admission to the school, but am sorry to inform you that the quota for Jewish persons has already been filled. At the present time there is little likelihood of there being an opportunity to enter until after January 1.

“I judge from what you say in your letter that this will be too late for you to begin your schooling.”

Bernard K. Marcus, President of the Bank of United States, will be tendered a testimonial dinner at the Hotel Commodore, New York on Tuesday evening, September 18th. The dinner is being arranged under the auspices of a committee of three hundred C. Stanley Mitchell is chairman and Bernard F. Gimbel, treasurer. Dr. John H. Finley, associate editor of the New York Times, will be the toastmaster.

Major J. B. Brunel Cohen, M. P., headed a delegation of the British Legion to Belgium, where he laid a wreath of poppies there on the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. A large crowd witnessed the ceremony and gave a welcome to the delegation.

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