Vienna (Sep. 11)
Deadlocked all night because of an attempt to push through the election of its world executive en bloc, the session of the constituent congress of the New Zionist Organization adjourned at six o’clock this morning.
It will be resumed again at three o’clock this afternoon when the opposition, led by Dr. Wolfgang von Weisl, Hebrew journalist and leader of the militant group in the Zionist Revisionist Organization, will resume the fight to give the congress a more democratic character.
The opposition is directed primarily against a paragraph in the proposed constitution of the New Zionist Organization sponsored by the Revisionists, which provides that the world executive of the organization be named by the nominations committee and be elected en bloc by the congress. This method was adopted by the constitution committee after discussing for two days the demand of von Weisl that each member of the executive be elected individually by the congress.
Negotiations on this point behind closed doors all day yesterday resulted in the all-night session. When the committee rejected von Weisl’s proposal at midnight, he raised the demand from the congress floor, creating a deadlock.