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City to Take over De Hirsch School

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that the Baron de Hirsch faculty is made up of individuals of wide experience who should not encounter much difficulty in getting themselves licensed.

Robert H. Green, director of the Baron de Hirsch school, received the news with mingled feelings. Asked whether any celebration was being planned to mark the transfer, he said laughingly that he wondered whether festivities or a funeral service would be more appropriate.

The school was established in 1891 through a trust fund created by a gift of $2,500,000 from the estate of the late Baron de Hirsch. Originally it was planned to provide trade instruction for Jewish immigrant boys.

Since the World War and the restriction of immigration, however, the school has been maintained on a non-sectarian basis, although non-Jewish students have never exceeded twenty per cent.

Under terms of the agreement the Board of Education may make any alterations and remove any furnishings or equipment not required for instructional purposes.

The building has thirteen shops, ten classrooms and three general rooms. It is estimated to be worth $500,000. Ten thousand Jewish boys have been prepared for crafts during its existence.

The Board of Education agrees to undertake the expenses of operation, to duplicate the structure in the event it is destroyed by fire and to appoint an advisory board which will include representatives of the Baron de Hirsch Fund.

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