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Shanghai Zionists at Funeral of Dr. Sun Yat-sen

June 26, 1929
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The Zionist Association of Shanghai was represented at the state burial of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen today by Mrs. R. E. Toeg and N. E. B. Ezra, at the invitation of the Chinese nationalist government.

The late Dr. Sun was a strong supporter of the Zionist movement and in a letter to N. E. B. Ezra, editor of "Israel’s Messenger," he wrote in 1920: "The Zionist movement is one of the greatest movements of the present time. All lovers of democracy cannot help but support whole-heartedly and welcome with enthusiasm the movement to restore your wonderful and historic nation, which has contributed so much to the civilization of the world and which rightfully deserves an honorable place in the family of nations."

Capt. Jacob Speier, widely known figure in Pacific coast shipping circles and harbor master for the Port of Portland since 1907, died in Long Beach, Cal, at the age of 58.

Capt. Speier was born at San Francisco, November 7, 1871. Since his early youth he had been interested in seafaring. After the entrance of the United States into the world war, Capt. Speier was selected to join the local personnel of the division of operations of the United States shipping board as port captain, and was commissioned a captain in the United States engineers and sent East. In December, 1918, he returned to resume his duties as harbor-master.

Miss Clara Leichenstein, well known Canadian Jewish musician and for thirty years connected with the Conservatorium of McGill University, Montreal, was honored by the university staff and present and past students. Dr. H. C. Perrin, dean of the McGill Faculty of Music, spoke on behalf of the staff.

Miss Leichenstein now holds the position of vice-director of McGill Conservatorium. She is also resident lecturer in music at the Royal Victoria College.

Harry Markson, City Clerk of Elmira, was named chairman of the executive committee of the New York State City Clerk’s Association at its annual convention at the Arlington Hotel, Binghamton. The convention was held in connection with the annual convention of the New York State Conference of Mayors and other municipal officials.

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