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Mrs. Lillian Kaphan of Newark was elected most worthy grand matron of the Golden Chain at a meeting of the Grand Link. The session was attended by more than 100 delegates from twenty-one links, each of them representing a former chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. The Golden Chain broke away from the parent organization because of an allegedly sectarian ritual.

Plans were laid for a state convention in Atlantic City October 16 and 17. Members of the Grand Link also approved applications for admittance from chapters in Pittsburgh and New Haven, declaring they were forerunners of a national lodge.

Emanuel M. Biron of Atlantic City was chosen most worthy grand patron.

Rabbi Max D. Davidson of Perth Amboy drew up a ritual which was adopted by the lodge.

According to Grand Patron Biron, charter membership will be held open for those who leave the Eastern Star because of religious objections.

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