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Vocational Training Seen Necessary for Execution of Roosevelt Plan

Vocational retraining, such as the ORT is carrying on, is necessary for the execution of President Roosevelt’s plans for emigration of refugees, Max D. Steuer, attorney and chairman of the Greater New York ORT campaign, declared today to about 600 women attending the annual donor luncheon of the Women’s American ORT at the Hotel Astor.

Other scheduled speakers were Mrs. Elinore Herrick, regional director of the National Labor Relations Board; Miss Rose Schneiderman, secretary of the State Department of Labor; City Councilman B.C. Vladeck, chairman of the American ORT Federation; Rabbi Louis I. Newman and Mrs. Emily M. Rosenstein, president of the Women’s American ORT. Messages were read from Governor Lehman, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins and Col. Joseph H. Levey, acting chairman of the British ORT, who sailed for England today on the Normandie. The women pledged themselves to raise $50,000 in the New York $200,000 drive.

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