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Zionist Convention Approves World Jewish Conference; Elects Rothenberg President

The unanimous election of Morris Rothenberg, Chairman of the Administrative Committee of the American section of the Jewish Agency, as its President; revision of the membership dues with a determination to increase this membership during the coming year to possibly fifty thousand; approving the convening of a World Conference in Geneva to consider the advisability of creating a world Jewish Congress, and the adoption of resolutions affecting the future Palestine activity in this country these were some of the outstanding features of the 35th annual convention of the Zionist Organization of America brought to a close at midnight tonight, after two days of almost continuous scssions.

The office of president which was terminated two years ago, with the retirement of Louis Lipsky, president of the organization for nine years, following factional strife, was restored with the election last night of Morris Rothenberg.

Mr. Rothenberg is chairman of the Administrative Committee of the American section of the Jewish Agency and an associate chairman of the American Palestine Campaign.

Robert Szold, chairman of the National Administration for the past two years, was elected a vice-president as were Judge William M. Lewis, of Philadelphia, chairman of the National Council of the Zionist Organization and Elihu D. Stone of Boston.

Harry Fierst was named treasurer of the organization and Louis P. Rocker, chairman of its finance committee.

An administrative committee of forty was elected which will name the secretary of the Zionist Organization.