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Agudath Israel Youth Council Convention Scores Congress for Delaying Stratton Bill

The 25th annual convention of the Agudath Israel Youth Council, attended by more than 500 delegates from 20 states and Canada, adjourned here today after adopting a resolution criticizing Congress for “its in##usable, indifferent attitude in pigeon-holing the Stratton Bill.”Other resolutions adopted called on President Truman to “effectively implement” ## repeated statements demanding that the British permit Jewish DP’s to enter Palestine in large numbers; urged, “in the name of the Torah,” that Jewish agencies in ##ope provide all surviving Jewish orphans in the DP camps with a religious up-##nging in accordance with the “wishes of their martyred parents;” and advocated that the Council assist “pioneer groups” of Orthodox youths in the United States to go to Palestine to help in the country’s religious upbuilding.

In a message to the organization, President Truman praised the Council’s activities for “inspiring American youth with high ideals and a keen sense of civic responsibility.”

Michael G. Tress was re-elected national president of the organization; Herman ##isser, vice-president; Solomon Septimus, chairman of the executive board; Nathan ##man, treasurer; Harold Halbert, co-treasurer; Dr. Arnold Wolf, secretary, and ##bi Morris executive director.

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