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September 16, 1926
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The prediction that the regulations for Jewish immigration into Canada will be liberalized was made during the election campaign.

The Jewish Immigrant Aid Society of Canada was granted a concession for three thousand Jewish immigrants to come into Canada under its supervision and for those coming under such permits, many of the immigration regulations were done away with.

When this concession was granted, immigration was practically restricted for every nationality, excluding farmers and domestics, but on April 8, 1926, a new Order in Council was issued allowing certain groups to come in. The Order in Council, known as P. C. 534, admits: "A person who has satisfied the Minister that his labor or service is required in Canada, the father or mother, the unmarried son or daughter, 18 years of age or over, the unmarried brother or sister of any person legally admitted to and resident in Canada, who has satisfied the Minister of his willingness and ability to serve and care for such relatives; provided that this clause shall not apply to the relatives of any resident of Canada who himself fails to observe the conditions under which he was admitted to Canada."

The new regulations are applicable to the nationalities that were not granted special concessions and was, therefore not applicable to Jews for whom the three thousand concessions had been granted.

On the intervention of representatives of the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society, a grant was obtained from the government, making the Order in Council P. C. 534 applicable to Jews.

JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICE SCHOOL HOLDS ITS FIRST GRADUATION EXERCISES

Social work is the youngest of the socialized professions and as such is only in its development stage, Maurice J. Karpf, director of the Training School for Jewish Social Work, told the first graduating class of the School at commencement exercises at Hotel Astor, yesterday afternoon. Mr. Karpf warned the graduates that one of the greatest dangers which the profession faces is the sub-division which has been taking place so that its essential unity is frequently lost on the social worker.

Addresses were delivered by Dr. Lee K. Frankel, vice-president of the Metropolitan Insurance Company and chairman of the Jewish Communal Survey. Julius Rosenwald of Chicago, first president of the School; Louis E. Kirstein of Boston, the present president; Felix M. Warburg, chairman of the Executive Committee of the School; Dr. Solomon Lowenstein, Executive Director of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies of New York and Secretary of the School and Porter R. Lee, Director of the New York School of Social Work.

"Subdivision of work has some value," said Mr. Karpf, "because it encourages specialization which under proper circumstances makes for the development of a better technique. It may be questioned, however, whether that does not involve a loss in perspective and a loss of vision which have thus far not been compensated for by the development of such specialized skill as we may have. If this be true in general social work, it is especially true in Jewish Social work where the problem is much smaller and where the inter-dependence is greater. Then, too, there is also the danger of the social worker losing contact and sympathy with the other phases of social work. In this way, specialization comes to defeat its own purpose and hinders the best development of social work by making the social worker limited in horizon and point of view."

The class of 1926 includes Annette E. Cohen, Mobile, Ala.; Lena Gassell, Philadelphia, Pa.; Pauline Gollub, Philadelphia, Pa.; Herman Jacobs, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Jessie Josolowitz, Bristol, Conn.; Pearl Larner, St. Louis, Mo.; Susan Mandell, Lawrence, Mass.; Edith Mozorosky, Portland, Ore.; Louis Shocket, Richmond, Va.; Harold Silver, Chicago, Ill.; and Mildred Simon. New York City.

A more complete report of the exercises will be published in tomorrow’s issue.

There is a sharp advance in the wholesale prices of stall-fed cattle and spring lamb in the New York market, due largely to the Jewish holidays.

Yom Kippur, which will be observed Saturday, has attracted a record supply of live poultry.

The Hatikvah Club, an organization of Jewish young men and women, has been formed in Detroit, Mich. The purpose of the organization is to promote Judaism among the Jewish youths and also to further friendship and social welfare of its membership.

William Brown is president of the club.

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