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Mapai House in Ashdod to Be Named for Louis Segal; Cornerstone Laid

The cornerstone for the Mapai house in Ashdod, which is to be named for the late Louis Segal, for many years general secretary of the Farband Labor Zionist Order, was laid yesterday in ceremonies attended by Farband delegates, Mapai leaders and representatives of Ashdod workers.

Ashdod is expected to become soon a city of 250, 000 inhabitants and Mapai decided to names its house in the new city in memory of Segal, “one of the greatest leaders in the American Jewish labor movement,” said Reuven Barkatt, who brought the greetings of Mapai.

S. Bontcheck, Farband president, described the late Jewish leader’s personality and accomplishments. Representatives of Mapam, Achdut Avodah and religious groups also brought greetings.