Washington (Jul. 9)
Irving Hill of Lincoln, Nebraska, yesterday won an international oratorical contest of Aleph Zadek Aleph held in connection with the convention of the organization. Others competing were Raymond Kierr, New Orleans David Goldberg, Paterson, N. J.; Harry J. Rubin, Hollywood, Calif.; Ronald Freedman, Waukegan, Ill.; Eugene A. Blum, Steubenville, Ohio; Austin H. Perlow, McKeesport, Pa.; and Cecile Oppenheim, Pueblo, Col.
Hill’s subject was “What It Means to Be a Jew.” He is a student at the University of Nebraska, where he has won several prizes in forensic activities. He is president of District Six of Aleph Zadek Aleph.
Pauline Baerwald of the Junior Division of the Joint Distribution Committee yesterday told the convention that Jewish youth in Germany is facing the future determined to readjust itself as a result of conditions imposed by Nazi influences.
While young Jews in the Reich, she declared, are inspired with determination to make the best of their plight, their elders are discouraged and disillusioned.