Washington, D. C. (Mar. 8)
Julius Rosenwald is being mentioned here as one of the members of the Law Enforcement Commission to be appointed by President Hoover. Others mentioned are former Senator George Wharton Pepper of Pennsylvania and former Secretary of War Newton D. Baker.
The selection of this commission is receiving Mr. Hoover’s chief attention at present. The names are expected to be made public within a week.
Mr. Rosenwald was a member of the Advisory Commission of the Council of National. Defense during the war.
The law enforcement commission will he a small one. It is understood that it will consist of five members and, from present reports, it will consist largely of lawyers and perhaps judges, the problem being conceived as one of rendering judicial processes more efficient.
Mr. Rosenwald’s position on the prohibition issue is not known here in Washington. It is unlikely, however, that the opinions of the commission on prohibition will be the chief consideration in their selection. This commission will not be called upon primarily to answer the question of how prohibition has worked, and what is necessary to make it more effective, but to take up the problem of why the enforcement of the law in this country has so largely failed.
New contributions to the Hebrew Teachers’ College in Jerusalem were announced by the American Committee in New York. Lieutenant-Governor Herbert H. Lehman has contributed $500 toward the fund for new buildings for the College in response to the appeal of Dr. David Yellin, who is visiting the United States and Canada in behalf of that institution.
A. A. Strelsin of Milwaukee contributed $2,000: Louis Marshall made a supplementary contribution of $1,500; Independent Order of B’nai B’rith of Cincinnati, $5,000; Israel Unterberg of New York, Treasurer of the Committee, $1,000; Arthur M. Lamport of New York, a supplementary contribution of $1,000.