NEW YORK (May. 18)
Delegates representing 284 national and local fraternal and benevolent organizations assembled in the Hotel Pennsylvania here today to form a Council of Organizations to aid the American ORT Federation raise its $500,000 New York quota.
Lord Marley, Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, one of the principal speakers at the meeting, described the constructive work of ORT in Europe and particularly in England where the organization is aiding in the training of workers for defense industries.
Other speakers included Dr. David Lvovitch, vice president of the World ORT Union, Dr. Boris Aisurowitch, European ORT representative, Dr. Julius Brutzkus, former minister of Jewish affairs in Lithuania and Transit Commissioner M. Maldwin Fertig.
A cable of greeting from George Backer, president of the American ORT Federation, who is now in England, was read. As a special feature of the afternoon, a talkie, showing the work of ORT in Europe, with Mr. Backer as narrator, was shown. Resolutions asking organizations to contribute to the work of the ORT were passed.
Mr. Fertig was elected chairman of the newly formed council and Herman Hoffman, Louis Levine, Max Ogust, Simon E. Osserman, and Max J. Schneider were elected co-chairman.