Washington (Oct. 12)
Delegates from all sections of the country poured into the capital tonight to attend the twentieth annual convention of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America.
The sessions will last three days, beginning Sunday, and will be held at the Wardman Park Hotel. Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt will lead a long list of distinguished speakers and guests.
The vanguard of the New York delegation arrived this afternoon. When all the representatives from the metropolitan area are in town they will number 400, it is expected.
Mrs. Samuel W. Halprin of Brooklyn will formally open the convention. She is the national president of Hadassah. Convocation time will find delegates from every state in the union in attendance.
Pre-convention activities were inaugurated tonight with a dinner at the Wardman Park Hotel. Religious services will be held tomorrow morning, with a National Board supper meeting scheduled for tonight.
Mrs. Roosevelt’s address is on the program for Tuesday evening, at which time Mrs. Henry Morgenthau Jr., wife of the Secretary of the Treasury, will bring greetings.
An international broadcast will take place Tuesday morning. Ceremonies in Jerusalem in connection with the laying of the cornerstone of the first Palestine medical center will be described.
The convention will open Sunday morning at 11 o’clock.
Among the speakers and guests will be Dr. Nathan Ratnoff, president of the American Jewish Physicians’ Committee; Dr. J. J. Golub, director of the Hospital for Joint Diseases; Morris Rothenberg, president of the Zionist Organization of America; Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, Mrs. Felix M. Warburg, Rabbi Milton Steinberg and Mrs. Irma Lindheim, recently returned from Palestine.