Oakland, Cal. (Jun. 24)
Rabbi Edgar Magnin opened the convention of District Grand Lodge No. 4, Independent Order B’nai B’rith, here on Sunday, with the presentation of his presidential message outlining the progress during the year.
He was followed by Executive Director Richard E. Gudstadt who, in his report, recommended closer connection between the women’s auxiliaries and the Grand Lodge through recognition of the auxiliaries. Mr. Gudstadt also recommended that the Grand Lodge arrive at ways for raising $20,000 for an I. O. B. B. unit at the Jewish Consumptive Hospital at Duarte, California and that an agency be developed to take care of the charitable bequests made through the Grand Lodge. These matters were referred to convention committees. It is expected that the Grand Lodge will, at its present session, grant the women’s auxiliaries equal standing with the lodges.
Sunday night’s session was devoted to the women’s grand lodge. Congress-woman Florence Kahn addressed the delegates. Reports of committees are to be heard at this morning’s session. In the evening Henry Monsky, Omaha, chairman of the National Wider Scope Committee, will address an open meeting of the convention.