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Marshall to Be Principal Speaker at Jewish Sesqui Celebration in Phila.

September 13, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The first Jewish celebration in honor of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Independence of the United States to be held at the Sesquicentennial Exposition will take the form of a patriotic demonstration on Sunday, October 3rd, under the auspices of the Independent Order B’rith Abraham.

Twenty-five thousand persons are expected to attend, at least fifteen thousand of whom will come from all over the country. Philadelphia will have ten thousand participants.

An address will be delivered by Senator Samuel W. Salus, President pro tem of the Pennsylvania Senate. The principal speaker will be Louis Marshall. Other addresses will be delivered by Judge Gustave Hartman, Grand Master of the Order, and Mr. William Wahlberg, third Deputy Grand Master of the Order, who will preside.

Plans for a parade were interrupted by the blue laws in Philadelphia. Although Mayor Kendrick has issued a police permit for a parade, the event was called off, out of deference to the embarrassing position in which the Mayor might be placed in view of the opposition in certain quarters to Sesqui festivities on Sunday.

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