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American Jewish Publishers Association Meets in Chicago; Rep. Bloom Lauds Weerlies

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Establishment of a “Jewish Press Week” was urged here yesterday in a resolution adopted at the concluding session of a two-day conven- tion of the American Association of English-Jewish Newspapers. The editors and publishers attending also urged that conflicting Zionist groups settle their differences.

The Asscciation, which was established informally at a meeting in Indianapo- lis last year, was officially set up at the convention. Philip Slomovitz of the Detroit Jewish News was elected president. Other officers are: Irving Rhodes of the Wiscensin Jewish Chronicle, first vice-president, Robert Gamzey of the Inter-Mountain Jewish News, Denver, second vice-president; Jack Fishbein of the Chicago Jewish Sentinel, Gecretary; and Leo Frisch of the American Jewish World, Minneapolis, treasurer. On the executive board, in addition to the officers, are Samuel Schmidt of Every Friday, Cincinnati; Albert Golomb of the American Jewish Outlook, Pittsburgh; Dr. Joseph Brin of the Jewish Advocate, Boston; and Lewis Solomon of the Southwestern Jewish Press, San Diego.

The delegates attended the 35th anniversary celebration of the Chicago Jewish Sentinel at the Hotel Sherman here. Addressing the meeting, Rep Sol Bloom of New York declared that “the Jewish community weekly is as important to the Jewish home as a trade paper is to a business enterprise.” The convention decided on an expanded program for the coming year, with chief emphasis on raising of editorial and business standards.

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