Johan Smertenko, managing editor of “Opinion,” was elected head of the Brith Trumpeldor of America, Revisionist youth organization, at the first annual convention of the organization held here over the week end.
The convention adopted a resolution calling upon Great Britain to withdraw its ban on Vladimir Jabotinsky, head of the World Union of Zionist Revisionists, and permit his return to Palestine.
Resolutions calling for the extension of the work of the Brith Trumpeldor and the increase of its membership were also adopted.
Reports were rendered by the retiring head of the group, Joseph Beder, and M. Berk of Chicago.
Speakers at the mass meeting which opened the convention on Saturday evening included Jacob De Haas, Dr. Mason, of the Society of All Nations ; Isaac Allen, L. Altman and Elias Ginsburg.
Herbert Goldenberg, of Newark, N. J., has been awarded a Purple Heart Medal and an Oak Leaf Cluster by the Secretary of War for service during the World War. He was a sergeant in the 327th Infantry and was wounded in September, 1918, and wounded and gassed in October, 1918.
Abraham Pollack, Samuel Peltz and Louis Albert, all of Paterson, also received similar decorations. Albert is a brother of Harry S. Albert, executive director of the Paterson Y.M.H.A. and well known social worker.