LONDON (Jul. 15)
The London manager of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Solomon Malins, has retired after 50 years of uninterrupted service with the JTA. Malins began with the JTA as a junior clerk, and went on to hold every administration job, becoming London manager 15 years ago. He also did editorial work successfully at various times, including the supervision of foreign transmissions, and the editing of the London Daily News Bulletin between editors.
Malins started under the first London JTA editor, the late Meir Grossman. One of the great Fleet Street characters, Malins was admired and loved by his office colleagues, the profession in general, and within the Anglo-Jewish community and the Zionist movement. His contribution to the JTA was invaluable: he went through with the organization the gamut of Jewish experiences during a fateful half-century as a true witness and a diligent recorder of the events. Malins retired at the end of June.