San Francisco (Apr. 27)
Assistant Secretary of State Archibald NacLeish today addressed a meeting of the consultants and associate consultants to the American delegation here, at which the Jewish representatives present were Jacob Blaustein, of the American Jewish Committee and Henry Monksy and Dr. Israel Goldstein, representing the American Jewish Conference.
Mr. MacLeish said that similar meetings will be held several times a week as long as the security conference lasts. Each meeting, he said, would be addressed by prominent government officials and members of the American delegation, who will furnish background and off-the-record information on the issues before the conference. At the same time, MacLeish added, the opinions and advice of the consultants will be sought.
The first off-the-record report was made at today’s meeting by Commander Harold Stassen, a member of the U. S. delegation, who discussed the international trusteeship plan for mandated territories and other major question under consideration here.
Special services for the success of the conference were held tonight in most of San Francisco’s synagogues. At Temple Sherith Israel, oldest Jewish congregation on the west coast, a crowd of 2,000 persons attended the services, which also marked the 95th anniversary of the congregation. The guest speaker was Dr. Goldstein, who spoke on “The Stake of Religion in the San Francisco Conference.”