Boston (Sep. 10)
Louis E. Kirstein, President of the Associated Jewish Philanthropies of Boston and Dr. B. M. Selekman, executive director of the same organization, are suggested as two of ten leading social welfare workers to be named to investigate frauds in the Department of Public Welfare of Boston in a front page editorial in yesterday’s “Boston Herald,” signed by Robert Choate, managing editor of the paper.
Mr. Kirstein and Dr. Selekman are well known throughout the country for their contributions to social welfare.
The “Boston Herald” suggests that the committee examine thousands of cases requiring aid and sift those manifestly fraudulent. Boston spends more than $1,000,000 a month on this welfare work.
Both Mr. Kirstein and Dr. Selekman will address the welfare conference called by President Hoover in Washington on September 15th. Other Boston Jewish representatives at the conference will be Sidney Rabinovitz and Arthur C. Stern, Chairman and Associate chairman of the Business Men’s Council of the Associated Philanthropies.
Isaac Salzberg, of Paterson, N. J., has been awarded a Purple Heart medal by the War Department. He was active on the Mexican border in the Pancho Villa chase in 1914, and later saw service with the infantry during the entire time of America’s participation in the World War.