Basle (Dec. 22)
Funeral services will be held here tomorrow for Jacob Fichman, American Zionist leader and former editor of the New York Jewish Morning Journal, who died last night of a heart attack. He was 68 years old.
Fishman, who was born in Radzilovo, Poland arrived in this country at the age of 14. After serving on the staff of the Jewish Daily News and the Warheit for 23 years he joined the Journal as editor-in-chief in 1916 and held the post until 1938. Since then he had served as a columnist. He is credited with having designed the first typewriter with Hebrew characters.
He was an active Zionist and a vice-president of the Zionist Organization of America. He also helped organise the United Palestine Appeal in the U.S. in 1925 and was active in the United Jewish Appeal. He was attending the 22nd World Zionist. Congress as a Z.O.A. delegate and a correspondent of the Journal.