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Lord Melchett Arrives in Poland in Interests of Maccabee Association

Lord Melchett, honorary president of the World Maccabee Association, arrived here yesterday to confer on the Maccabee Onlympiad to be held in Zakopane on February 2nd to 5th.

The Polish Ambassador in London had advised the Foreign Office of Lord Melchett’s visit. Lord Melchett will be received by the Foreign Minister and the Minister of Interior tomorrow.

Yesterday afternoon Lord Melchett was the guest of honor at a reception arranged by the Zionist Organization which was attended by representatives of the Foreign Office.

Earlier in the day Lord Melchett was received by the British Ambassador.

Declaring that his only purpose in visiting Poland at this time is in the interests of the Maccabee Association, Lord Melchett said he is convinced that Jewish muscles are better than the Jewish brain. His aim will be to increase the membership in the Maccabee organization from one hundred thousand to one million. He also expressed the conviction that the non-Jewish world will ultimately recognize the rights of the Jews to equality to Roumania and Bulgaria. In Bulgaria he will meet Lady Melchett and with her will proceed to Palestine via Constantinople.

Lord Melchett plans to visit Russia, probably in August and will proceed to Bira Bidjan where the Soviet government plans the establishment of an autonomous Jewish region.

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