Paris (Nov. 19)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
A plan for the erection of a monument in memory of the Jewish soldiers who fell in the French army during the World War was adopted at a meeting of Jewish World War veterans held here Sunday evening in the Petit Journal hall.
The meeting was called under the auspices of the Union of Jewish Soldiers and was presided over by the former government member, Demonsier.
Representatives of the Ministry of War. of the Admiralty and members of the French Senate were present.
OTTINGER CONCEDES ROOSEVELT’S ELECTION
Attorney General Albert Ottinger, Republican candidate for Governor of New York State, conceded the victory to Franklin D. Roosevelt, Democrat, without waiting for the completion of the official canvass of the votes cast in the recent election. Mr. Ottinger telegraphed a message of congratulation to Governor-elect Roosevelt, at Warn Springs, Ga.
“Undoubtedly the final count of the official canvass will declare your election as Governor of the State of New York,” Mr. Ottinger declared in his telegram. “You have my heartiest good wishes for a successful Administration as you will always have my full co-operation to that end.”
In a statement issued from his home, Mr. Ottinger said: “With the official canvass of votes nearly completed, it is apparent now that the final result will vary but slightly from that indicated by the police returns a few days following the election.
“For several days the result was uncertain, due to the difficulties attendant upon the tabulation of a million more votes than were cast two years ago. It will be remembered that, at that time, my ultimate election as Attorney General was in direct contrast to the indications following the election that I had been defeated by more than 100,000.
“As a matter of fact three days after the election my victory was indicated by a 3,000 plurality, this being increased by the end of the official canvass to in excess of 14,000.
“The same situation apparently does not prevail this year, with the winning candidate practically maintaining through the official canvass his margin of less than one half of one percent of the total vote of over 4,000,000. I take this opportunity of congratulating Mr. Roosevelt, wishing him a successful administration in the interests of all the people of the State of New York.
“I am glad to note that he has already adopted two of the suggestions contained in my message of acceptance, namely, the calling into consulation of a group of tax experts to readjust the tax burden to meet the farmers’ needs, and the development of Saratoga Springs as the greatest cure place in the world.
“He also feels the neccessity, as I urged in my speech of acceptance, of immediately developing the State’s water power resources, although he may differ as to methods. Mr. Roosevelt is welcome to adopt any other constructive measures that I have recommended in my acceptance speech, and I shall feel duly complimented if he does so. In these and other legislation affecting the welfare of our people, I shall always lend my cordial co-operation.
“It is needless to say that I am deeply grateful to the more than 2,000,000 voters in this State who were willing to repose that confidence in me to administer the duties falling to the Governorship. Their support and co-operation will always be a source of gratification to me.”