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Jeremiah Halperin, Pioneer Jewish Merchant Marine Captain, Dead

Funeral services were held here today for Jeremiah Halperin, one of the pioneer Jewish merchant marine captains, who died here last night after a prolonged illness. A close associate of Vladimir Jabotinsky, founder of the Zionist-Revisionist movement, Mr. Halperin participated in the defense in 1920 of the Old City of Jerusalem against Arab marauders and took over command of the action when Jabotinsky was arrested.

Born in Russia, Mr. Halperin attended a naval academy in Italy and later founded a naval school for Jewish youth in Palestine. He headed the Revisionist Betar youth movement for many years. During recent years, Mr. Halperin was the author of a number of books.