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(By our Pittburgh Correspondent)

Edgar J. Kaufmann, president of Kaufmann’s department store, has been named chairman of the publicity committee of the Welfare Fund of Pittsburgh. He will personally direct the information activities in the campaign for the co-operative financing of more than a score of the leading social agencies in the Pittsburgh district. Assisting Mr. Kaufmann in his county-wide project will be Leo Lehman, a member of the publicity committee.

Pittsburgh will be the meeting site of the next international convention of Aleph Zadek Aleph, junior auxiliary of the Independent Order of the B’nai Brith, according to Meyer Umansky, president of the Pittsburgh section of the A. Z. A., newest chapter of the order.

Swinging into its third year of existence, the Isaac Seder Educational Center of the local Y. M. H. A., headed by Mr. William Kolodney, announces the addition of eighteen new courses to its program and seven new instructors to its faculty. Registrations for the classes, which now number over 100, are now being made, and the semester proper will begin October 1.

Maurice Schneirov, Pittsburgh attorney, has recently been appointed assistant director of the Irene Kaufmann Settlement, one of the oldest social and community centers in the city. He will assist Sidney Teller, resident director.

"The Lando," the first permanent Yiddish Theatre in the city, will officially open Friday evening, September 28, with the showing of "His Jewish Girl," in which William Schwartz, plays a leading role.

Professor Alexander Silverman, head of the department of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and one of the leading authorities on glass in this country, returned last week from a three months tour of France, Italy, Germany, Holland, England, Czecho-Slovakia, Belgium and Scotand in each of which countries he addressed chemical societies on recent progress made in the manufacture of glass. While abroad Professor Silverman purchased numerous specimens of the glassmakers’ art for his own private collection which has been in the making for almost twenty-five years.

More Jewish boys than have ever appeared in local collegiate football line-ups will be seen in action this year according to announcements from the training camps.

At the University of Pittsburgh’s conditioning camp, Winder, Pa., Eddie Baker, of Nauticoke. star of last year’s yearling team and freshman tennis captain, is without opposition for the varsity center berth. Philip Goldberg. New Kensington, substitute half back last season, has been shifted to end, while Paul Greenberger, former all-scholastic girder of Schenley High, Pittsburgh, and 1927 freshman guard, is counted on to put up a hard fight for his post on the first string squad.

At Carnegie Institute of Technology are three more Jewish boys who are sure of positions on the Tech eleven. Saul Meilziner, giant 220 ponder from Cleveland, who played at center throughout last season, has been switched to guard; Cyril Letzelter, of Martins Ferry, veteran letterman and fullback, is being groomed for a strenuous schedule, and Theodore Rosensweig, Bellefonte, will see action at one of the end positions.

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