NEW YORK (May. 24)
William Rosenwald and Prof. Joseph P. Chamberlain were re-elected president and chairman of the board, respectively, of the National Refugee Service at the third annual meeting of the organization in the Harmonie Club here today, with 200 national leaders in emigre aid activity in attendance. Vice-presidents elected were: Gustav H. Kann of Pittsburgh, Daniel E. Koshland of San Francisco, Charles H. Riegelman of New York, David H. Sulzberger of New York, Paul Felix Warburg of New York, David N. Watchmaker of Boston, Henry Wineman of Detroit and Morris Wolf of Philadelphia. Richard P. Limburg was again elected to the post of treasurer and Richard P. Goldman was named secretary.
The delegates urged that the NRS be admitted into full partnership in the United Jewish Appeal in a resolution adopted at the conference. The NRS executive board was instructed to take steps to bring this about.
Alhert Abrahamson, executive director of the NRS, addressing the meeting, pointed to Britain’s policy of utilizing the skills of 70,000 ex-enemy aliens in every branch of her war machine as a “goal for us who are engaged in the refugee aid program of the United States.” When full opportunity has been provided for all refugees in America “to contribute to the battle for democracy in which we are now engaged, we shall have accomplished a notable aim,” Mr. Abrahamson declared.
The efforts of the NRS officers in siding the refugees in the United States were lauded in a resolution, introduced by Mr. Jacob Blaustein and unanimously adopted by the meeting, “expressing profound appreciation to the officers of the National Refugee Service for making its work a symbol of America’s aid to emigrees from racial and religious persecution and for doing the job well.”