A pledge to raise $150,000 for the B’nai B’rith Orphans Home at Erie, Pa., to make possible the needed expansion to amply care for the increasing needs of the-institution, was made by the delegates of District No. 3 at the closing session of the 23rd Annual Convention here.
Lodges in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and West Virginia will participate in the campaign which will start soon.
Members of the Board of Governors were elected as follows: Henry Miller, Philadelphia; Abe Levine, New Castle, Pa.; W. J. Unterman, Newark, N. J.; Abraham Wernick, Philadelphia; Joseph Handler, Wilmington, Del.; Albert Schlossberg, Huntington, W. Va.; Leon Tolchko, Pittsburgh and I. W. Jacobs, Pittsburgh.
The following delegates were elected to the constitution Grand Lodge, which meets every five years: Judge Josiah Cohen, Pittsburgh; Marcus Feuchtwanger, New Castle, Pa.; Frederick Jay, Newark, N. J.; Judge Joseph Kun. Harry S. Platowsky, Joseph W. Salus and Jacob Singer, of Philadelphia; Isadore Rosenthal, Lancaster; Morris Schaffner, and Isadore Sobel, Erie, Pa.; A. L. Solomon, Pittsburgh and Leon B. Stein, Wheeling, W. Va. Lancaster and New Castle extended invitations to the convention for 1930 and a selection will be made at some future date.
The Senate by a vote of 48 to 29 Tuesday defeated the Sacket amendment which would have barred aliens from the coming census enumeration.
The Sacket amendment which had the backing of the Ku Klux Klan, the Anti-Saloon League and kindred organizations, was part of a campaign to prevent the alien from wielding any sort of influence in the United States.
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