CHICAGO (Jul. 10)
The Pro-Palestine Federation of America, composed of non-Jewish organizations and prominent Americans sympathizing with the Zionist work in Palestine today cabled to the 17th Zionist Congress which is now in session in Basle, Switzerland to “take heart and proceed with the wonderful work of restoration in Palestine. Christian America is applauding your untiring efforts against all odds on behalf of the Jewish homeland”.
The message is signed by all members of Federation’s executive board which consists of Fred K. Zimmerman, former governor of Wisconsin, Rev.C. H. Ruesskamp, pastor of St. Marks Church, Detroit, former Congressman Richard Barthold of St. Louis, Carl Wallis von Helmolt, Chicago attorney and founder of the Federation, Prof. George L. Schrager of Armour Institute, president of the Federation, Prof. Graham Taylor of Northwestern University, and the Rev. Glenn Lawrence.
The full text of the cable is as follows:
“The Pro-Palestine Federation of America sends to the delegates assembled at the 17th Zionist Congress cordial and sincere greetings. Our message to the Zionist Congress in the name of the multitude of non-Jewish American sympathizers and sponsors of Jewish Palestine is to take heart and proceed with the wonderful work of restoration in Palestine.
“Christian America is applauding your untiring efforts against all odds on behalf of the Jewish Homeland. We fondly hope that the Mandatory Power will keep faith with its tradition of loyalty to pledges made and that the resources of the Jewish people will be mobilized in order to speed up the establishment of a Jewish commonwealth in Palestine which shall become the symbol of historical justice and the crowning glory of universal brotherhood.
Yours for Zion”.