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Pen Club Marks Birthday of Aleph Katz, Yiddish Poet and JTA Editor

The 60th birthday of Aleph Katz, noted Yiddish poet and Editor of the Yiddish Department of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, was observed here tonight by the Yiddish PEN Club. The occasion also marked the publication of Mr. Katz’ latest volume of verse, “Cholem Aleichem.”

The celebration was held at the Atran Culture House. Speakers included Dr. Shlome Bickl, president of PEN, and the Jewish writers, Jacob Gladstein, Chaim Grade, L. Feinberg and Joseph Rubinstein. Many messages of congratulations were received from personalities in literary and journalistic spheres, including associates and colleagues of the poet-editor.