URBANA, Ill (Aug. 21)
The 28th annual national convention of Aleph Zadik Aleph, the B’nai B’rith youth organization, opened at the University of Illinois today with 250 delegates from all parts of the United States, Canada and Mexico participating.
Prior to the official opening, representatives of the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force met with the delegates in a series of forums on mobilization and information about the armed services. Representatives of the Treasury Department and of the Red Cross have similarly conferred with the delegates, who represent a membership of about 11,000 young men between the ages of 14 and 21.
In his presidential message to the convention, Ronnie Weiss of Houston, Texas, president of the youth organization, emphasized A.Z.A.’s service program relating to national mobilization. Discussions on the theme “Youth Mobilizes for A Strong Free World” will be one of the major features of the convention.