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New York Group Aids 4,446 to Get First Papers

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A total of 4,446 first citizenship papers were filled out for immigrants in 1938 with the aid of a volunteer committee of the New York Section of the National Council of Jewish Women, it was announced at a meeting of the council at Temple Emanuel today by Mrs. Ely Jacques Kahn, president. A course to train refugee girls to serve as waitresses at parties, teas and dinners has been started, she said, and all who have so far taken the course are now self-supporting. Other courses have been established in household work and nursing.

“Hobby craft shops” where refugees can be employed at making various materials for sale will be established by the Hobby Guild of America, it was announced today. A Refugee Hobby craft Bureau will create a market for the sale of the products and there will also be set up an employment bureau to assist capable workers to obtain positions in regular lines of hobby craft manufacture.

The International Student Service and the Intercollegiate Committee to Aid Refugees announced at least 47 colleges would provide scholarships and living expenses for European refugee students for the coming academic term. Among the colleges expecting students are Harvard, Yale and Princeton.

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