An inquiry directed by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency to circles close to the Zionist Executive in London brought forth the reply that although Dr. Weizmann’s health has not been entirely restored, his condition was deemed as not causing anxiety. In the same circles the rumor that Dr. Weizmann intends to resign from the presidency of the World Zionist Organization, when the Zionist Congress goes into session in Zurich on July 28, because of ill health, was declared as entirely unfounded. Dr. Weizmann was seen last week at the executive offices of the World Zionist Organization, 77 Great Russell Street.
The inquiry was prompted by the spread of a rumor in some Zionist circles in New York, to the effect that the Zionist leader had decided, at the advice of his physicians, to withdraw from the leadership of the movement. The rumor also had it that no announcement to this effect would be made before the end of July. This rumor, as stated above, could not be confirmed.
A Memorial Day pilgrimage to the three historic cemeteries maintained by the Congregation Shearith Israel was made on Thursday by 25 members of the congregation led by Rabbi David De Sola Pool, its spiritual leader.
The cemeteries visited, where flowers were placed on the graves of the soldier dead and memorial prayers recited, included that at Twenty-first Street and Sixth Avenue, the cemetery in New Bowery and the Shearith Israel Cemtery at Cypress Hills, Long Island.
When the re-elected Board of City Commissioners of Newark. N. J., formally was sworn into office again last week, several well known Jews were appointed to leading municipal posts. Harold Simandl was appointed Police Court Judge: Nathaniel Elin was chosen president of the City Tax Board succeeding Louis A. Fast, who was appointed Legal Assistant in the office of the Corporation Counsel. Bernhard Hollander was re-appointed secretary to W. J. Brennan, Commissioner of Public Safety. Mr. Fast is a former president of the Newark Zionist District and a director of the Deborah Consumptive Relief Society.
Assemblyman Morris E. Barison, of Jersey City, was appointed judge of the newly created Hudson County Traffic Court. Assemblyman Barison, for the past several years, has been minority leader of the New Jersey House of Assembly.
Rabbi Samuel H. Gordon of the Temple B’nai Israel of Sah Lake City. Utah, was chosen as the baccalaureate speaker at the Utah State Agricultural College at Logan.
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