Chicago (Sep. 28)
Three hundred students have registered in the Junior College of the Jewish Peoples Institute, which opened here this week. It is the only accredited junior college maintained by a Jewish institution in the United States and is a member of the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges.
The closing of the Crane Junior College by the Board of Education as an economy measure makes this Institution indispensable in the city especially since the demand for its facilities has so markedly increased.
Philip L. Seman, general director of the Institute, said that he foresees an enrollment between 400 and #00. The new educational unit was praised by teachers and professors of universities in Chicago and the Middle West.
The Institute has inaugurated a drive for membership and seeks to raise the sum of $100,000 to care for persons under its supervision.
Gustav Hochstadter, for sixteen years a director of the Institute, heads the committee in charge of the drive. Associate chairmen include Charles Aaron, James Davis, Mrs. Walter E. Heller, Edward A Jandorf, M. L. Oppenheimer and Edward A. Well. Assisting Mr. Hochstadter and the committee is the director of campaigns of the Jewish Welfare Board.