NEW YORK (Apr. 16)
The twenty-fifth anniversary of Julian W. Mack, jurist and Zionist leader, as a Federal judge was celebrated last night with a dinner given by the lawyers division of the United Palestine Appeal at the Hotel Pierre. Speakers were Dr. Stephen S. Wise, chairman of the appeal; David L. Podell, chairman of the division, George Z. Medalie, who presided, and Morris Rothenberg, president of the Zionist Organization of America.
Judge Mack described how he was won to Zionism twenty-one years ago by Schmarya Levin and Henrietta Szold despite the fact his previous upbringing had been against it. He lauded Palestine as “a ray of hope” for the Jewish youth of Eastern Europe, adding that immigration into the Holy Land must be by the hundred thousand because “Poland has become a black spot on the face of the earth” in anti-Semitism.
A new lawyers division of the Joint Distribution Committee campaign has adopted a quota of $125,000, it was announced by Carl J. Austrian, chairman of the New York drive for $1,500,000. Eustace Seligman has been named chairman, former Judge Joseph M. Proskauer and Sol. M. Stroock, honorary chairmen, and James N. Rosenberg, vice-chairman.