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Klan Day at Sesqui-centennial Celebration

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Mayor W. Freeland Kendrick of Philadelphia, on a visit here, explained the basis of the action of the Sesqui-Centennial officials in setting aside one day during the celebration for the Ku Klux Klan.

On that day the Klan will hold what its officials declare will be the largest parade in its history. In addition, the Klansmen will be granted the use of the new stadium in Philadelphia, where drills and exercises will be held.

“The Klan came to the exposition officials,” Mayor Kendrick said, “and asked that a day be set aside for them. When asked, they said they did not intend to wear hoods and carry burning corsses and other such symbols of their organization. The parade will be larger, according to the officials, than any previously held, including the one which took place in Washington nearly a year ago. The marchers will go unmasked.”


Mrs. Rebecca J. Seidman, well known Jewish welfare worker in Brooklyn, N. Y., died in Liverpool, England, it became known here. She was the wife of Joseph A. Seidman and was in her forty-seventh year.

Mrs. Seidman has served as Vice President of the Council of Jewish Women, Brooklyn section, and of the Council Home for Jewish Girls; first President of the Sisterhood of Temple Beth Emeth, Flatbush; first associate leader of the Republican organization of the Twenty-first Assembly District; President for four years of the Parents’ Association of P. S. 152, Brooklyn; a governor of the United Parents; Association of Greater New York Schools; Chairman of the Jewish Big Sisters; a director of the Brooklyn Juvenile Protective Association; a director of the Brooklyn Park and Playground Association: member of the Women’s City Club of New York.

Moses J. Stroock, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of City College, was elected the first Chairman of the Board of Higher Education, which held its organization meeting Wednesday afternoon in the Mayor’s office at the City Hall. Former Municipal Judge Phillip J. Sinnott, a member of the Hunter College Board of Trustees, was elected secretary.

Charles H. Tuttle, a City College trustee, nominated Mr. Stroock in a speech in which he praised Mr. Stroock’s “intense devotion to the cause of higher education of the city.”

A bust of Adolph Lewisohn, donor of the City College Stadium, was unveiled at the stadium yesterday morning by his grand-daughter, Mrs. Walter S. Mack, as part of the diamond jubilee exercises of the college. Five thousand alumni and students participated. City College was founded seventy-five years ago.

M. J. Strook, president of the college board of trustees. Professor Louis Barchard and Pincus Sober, a senior, delivered addresses at the unveiling.

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