Vilna (Oct. 28)
An annual budget of $60,000 was decided upon at the conference of the Yiddish Institute for study and research of the Yiddish language, literature and philology, which is meeting here. Of this sum $25,000 is expected to come from the United States.
The concluding session of the conference was held here today. With the adoption of a resolution urging the necessity of a Yiddish University and an appeal to the Jewish people to make an effort for the realization of this aim. the conference came to a close amid an atmosphere of enthusiasm. In address Dr. Schabad, Dr. Latzki-Bertholdi, Salman Reisen and Zerubawel emphasized the achievement and the historical importance of the Yiddish Institute.
An executive committee was elected composed of Dr. Weinrich, Salman Reisen, Dr. Tscherikower, Jacob Lezczynski, Noah Priluzki, Dr. Isaac Shipper, N. Erfroiken, Gitterman, Dr. Silberfarb, Dr. Jacob Schatzki of New York, Dr. Wirgili and Kahan.
Seventeen countries have organizations which aid the Yiddish Institute, declared Dr. Weinrich in reporting on the activities and further plans. While in the United States in the interest of the Institute Dr. Weinrich succeeded in enlisting the sympathy of Jews of all shades of opinion.
Mr. Reisen urged the necessity of a Yiddish academic dictionary and the regulations and unification of Yiddish orthography.
A stormy debate occurred when Joseph Leschinsky and Zerubawel proposed that the Institute orient itself to proletarian culture. Delegate Shipper and Priluzki opposed this suggestion declaring that there is no separate proletarian culture.
A banquet attended by the 600 delegates of the conference concluded the session.