The need for coordination of social service and fund collection agencies in Palestine was emphasized by Mrs. Idelson of the Histadruth, Palestine labor federation, in an address to 200 persons who attended the Annual Conference of Social Work here under the auspices of the Vaad Leumi, Jewish representative assembly.
It was pointed out by Mrs. Kagan of the Haifa Social Service Bureau, that the death rate among children during the Summer months could be reduced by providing more hospital beds. Henrietta Szold, who presided, opened the session with a tribute to the late Dr. Shmarya Levin. She then reviewed the social work carried on for children by various agencies. A general discussion followed.
The need for educational films and the bad influence on children of some of the current movies was pointed out by Dr. Jadja Stein.