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Big Brothers Hold 28th Convention

How much first tendencies toward law-breaking and violation of social customs can be overcome by wise and timely treatment of the young offender who falls into the hands of the law was illustrated last night by Judge William O’Dwyer, of the Brooklyn Adolescent Court, who addressed nearly 200 lay members of the Jewish Big Brothers at their twenty-eighth annual meeting in the Community House of Temple Emanu-El.

The dependence of the probation officers’ work on private social agencies was pointed out by Patrick J. Shelly, Chief Probation Officer of the City Magistrates Court.

Eric H. Marks, chairman, announced in his annual report, “that there are now 240 active Jewish Big Brothers.

A resolution honoring the retiring chairman, Harold L. Bache, chairman since 1929, and member of the organization since 1921, was offered on behalf of the organization by Mr. Marks.

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