Jewish Reporters to Attend Editorial Conference in the USSR
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Jewish Reporters to Attend Editorial Conference in the USSR

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Members of the American Jewish Press Association will join with members of the Overseas Press Club of America and the Newswomen’s Club of New York in the First Editorial Conference to the Soviet Union May 17 through May 25, it was announced by the AJPA.

AJPA members participating in the conference include Robert A. Cohn, editor of the St. Louis Jewish Light and AJPA president; Anne Shapiro, associate editor of the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle; Doris Sky of the Intermountain Jewish News of Denver; Sam Clevenson of the Albany Jewish World, and Jeanne and Joseph W. Samuels of the Jewish Herald-Voice of Houston. Frances Franks, executive secretary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, will be a member of the Jewish delegation.

The conference will meet in Moscow three days, visit Kalinin and spend three days in Leningrad. The theme of the conference will be “Key elements towards further detente.” The parley is coordinated and escorted by Simone Bassous, director of Editorial Conference International in New York City. Bassous also organized the first Editorial Conference to the Middle East two years ago.

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