Jewish War Veterans from 70 Posts to See Comrade, 99, in Flag Presentation
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Jewish War Veterans from 70 Posts to See Comrade, 99, in Flag Presentation

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Samuel Untermyer, noted lawyer, will speak on “A Glance at the Military History of the Jews in America” over a nation-wide National Broadcasting Company hook-up on Tuesday at 4.45 Daylight Saving Time, to bring to an end the twelfth annual encampment of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States.

Delegates from the 70 posts throughout the country opened the convention here today. Tomorrow Mayor Harry Bacharach will welcome the delegates on behalf of this city and Senate President Emerson Richards of New Jersey will extend welcome on behalf of the state.

Tomorrow evening there will take place a colorful presentation of colors on the beach. Emanuel E. Josef, 99, the oldest living Jewish war veteran in this country, will make the presentation. There will be a band concert, and thereafter all units, dressed in uniforms and accompanied by bands, will march up the boardwalk to the Madison Hotel, headquarters of the convention. A military ball will close the evening.

Monday morning subjects affecting war-veterans will be discussed Morris Bealle, editor of the magazine, Plain Talk, will deliver the main address.

J. George Fredman, of Jersey City, national commander of the organization, will preside at the convention.

Delegates hope to see Samuel Untermyer here Monday. They want him to represent their organization in the fight being waged to have the postal authorities in this country permit the pasting of anti-German boycott stamps on mail. Further plans also will be evolved at the convention to help increase the scope of the anti-German boycott.

Monday evening the annual banquet will take place. Speakers will include Congressman Sol Bloom, ex-Congressman W. W. Cohen, Judge Harry Stackall, of New York City, and Frederick William Wile, of Washington. Judge Morris E. Barison, of Jersey City, will be toastmaster.

Tuesday morning the patriotic exercises will be held. This will be followed by the annual election of officers. At noon a farewell dinner will be held.

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