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Members of United States Congress Form Advisory Committee for O.r.t.: Senator Wagner Acts As Chairma

A group of members of the United States Congress under the chairmanship of Senator Wagner, have formed a Congressional advisory Committee of the O.R.T. (Organisation for promoting agriculture and handicraft among the Jews of Eastern Europe), on similar lines presumably to the Congressional Pro-Palestine Committee headed by Mr. Charles Curtis, the Vice-President of the United States, and including Senator Borah, Senator Robert L### Follette, Senator King and Senator Wagner himself, which was formed in January as a result of the efforts made by Mr. Emanuel Neuman, member of the Zionist Executive.

The announcement of the formation of the Committee was made this evening by Dr. Henry Moskowitz, the Chairman of the Executive of the American O.R.T., at a dinner given at the Commodore Hotel here in honour of Dr. A. Singalowsky, one of the leaders of the O.R.T. World Federation, who arrived in America on March 15th. to head a campaign for funds for the work of the O.R.T. A sum of 12,000 dollars was pledged at the dinner as a result of an appeal made by Mr. B.C. Vladeck, the Manager of the “Jewish Daily Forward”, and Chairman of the American Folk-O.R.T. Federation which was formed in March by the amalgamation of the American Tools Campaign Organisation with the American O.R.T.