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Brandeis’ Contribution to America Lauded by Roosevelt in Message to Wagner Dinner

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The services rendered by the late Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis to the “American way of life” were emphasised by President Roosevelt in a message read here tonight at a dinner given in honor of U.S. Senator Robert F. Wagner by the National Committee for a Brandeis Memorial Colony in Palestine. More than 1,500 Jewish and Labor leaders attended the dinner which took place at the Hotel Commodors.

“At this moment,” the President’s message read, “it is entirely appropriate that we pause and in our own minds compare the character of the contributions made by the organizers of the so-called New Order, which grips Europe temporarily, with the character of the contributions to the American way of life made by Justice Brandeis, which most regrettably have come to an end; and those which have been made, and I am happy to say are continuing to be made, by Senator Wagner.”

Messages expressing sympathy with the humanitarian object of the Louis D. Brandeis Memorial Colony Fund were also received from Secretary of State Cordell Hull, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, Secretary of Interior Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of Commerce Jesse H. Jones, and other American statesmen. The principal speakers at the dinner included Senator Robert F. Wagner, Under-Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson, David Ben-Gurion, Dr. Israel Goldstein, Isidore Nagler, Max Zaritsky and Louis Segal.

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