The eyes of the Jewish world will be upon the deliberations of the National Non-Zionist Conierence, to the held at the Hotel Biltmore, New York, on October 20-21.
This belief is expressed by Mr. Louis Marshall in a special message which he addressed to all those invited to attend the Conference. Mr. Marshall’s nation-wide call reads:
‘It is my earnest hope that this Conference will witness a fitting culmination of the efforts that have extended over the past tour years to bring about the organization of an enlarged Jewish Agency for Palestine in pursuance of the Mandate conferred on the British Government. During this period two Non-Partisan Conferences concerning Palestine have been held in New York under my chairmanship; the joint Palestine Survey Commission, consisting of Mr. Felix M. Warburg. Lord Melchett, Dr. Lee K. Franked, and Mr. Oscar Wasserman, has been created; a body of eminent and unbiased experts has made a comprehensive study of the conditions obtaining in Palestine and has arrived at a series of conclusions as to how the economic development of the country may be accomplished. On the basis of the findings of these experts, their unanimous report, adopted by the Joint Palestine Survey Commission in London in June last, has been formulated.
“The Non-Zionist Conference to which you are about to be invited will be asked to act upon the report of the Commission. It will also be expected to determine the participation of American Jewry in the enlarged Jewish Agency which is to be established in accordance with the provisions of the Mandate for Palestine held by the British Government.
“I earnestly request you in the interest of a united Israel to make every effort to attend this Conference. The eyes of the Jewish world will be upon our deliberations.”
The Warner Memorial Gymnasium, the gift of Harry M. Warner, Albert, Jack L. and Dave Warner, motion picture producers was presented to the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New York.
The gymnasium will also serve as a recreation Centre.
Judge Samuel D. Levy, Samuel Strasbourger, president of the asylum and Harry M. Warner were the speakers.
The gymnasium is a memorial to the late Samuel L. and Milton Warner, brothers of the four surviving Warners, and sons of Benjamin Warner, who was a guest at the presentation exercises.