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Urges Jewish War Veterans to Interest Themselves in Problems of Their People

Four hundred ex-service men representing groups in various parts of the country, met today in this city at the opening of the tenth encampment of the Jewish Veterans of the World War. Outstanding among the addresses was one delivered by Congressman Benjamin N. Golder, who urged the Jewish World War veterans to extend their program so that it would include an interest in the affairs of their own people, in the upbuilding of Palestine, in the synagogue and in Jewish education.

“As Jews,” Congressman Golder declared, “we have special problems deserving our serious cosideration. To these we must now apply ourselves. Another reason for this interest by the Jewish war veterans is to demonstrate to the rest of the world the loyalty, heroism and idealism of the Jewish people.”

In his annual message, Harold Seidenberg of Boston, national commander, outlined the purposes of the organization as follows: “the Jewish War Veterans, like other veteran organizations, abhor war, and sincerely hope that our country will never be involved in another.”

Meetings of the various committees followed before the convention adjourned temporarily to meet again in Atlantic City tomorrow and Sunday.