Baltimore, Md. (Jul. 18)
Coleman Blum, a leading Jewish figure in patriotic matters in this State, was appointed executive director of the Jewish celebration of the Maryland Tercentenary to be held in September.
“Jewish citizens,” Mr. Blum said in accepting the post, “have at all times played an important part in the affairs of the State and have made valuable contributions to the culture and progress of Maryland since its establishment.
“In the light of what is happening in other countries today, it is of special significance that Maryland early proved a land of sanctuary for Jews and others who may have been oppressed in their own lands. It will be very interesting to show in our celebration of the Maryland Tercentenary exactly what made Maryland famed far and wide as ‘The Land of Sanctuary’ or the ‘Free State.’ “