NEW YORK (May. 15)
The City Council of New York was asked today to name a plaza on the Lower East Side for Adolph Held, newspaper and labor official, who died yesterday at the age of 84. A bill to that effect was introduced by councilman Saul S. Sharison, who represents the area. The plaza is near the Educational Alliance and Jewish Daily Forward, the Yiddish language daily that Mr. Held had served as general manager and city editor. Earlier in the day, Mayor John V. Lindsay signed a bill also sponsored in the Council by Mr. Sharison which re-named Columbia St., on the Lower East Side, as Kazan St. for Abraham Kazan, a Jewish needle trades pioneer here who was instrumental in developing labor-sponsored cooperative housing in the city.