That one hundred thousand dollars has been raised by the People’s Tool Campaign since its inception ten months ago and that campaign committees have been organized in 114 American and 9 Canadian cities, was the statement made by B. Vladeck to a representative of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on the eve of the opening Friday night of the first national convention of the People’s Tool Campaign in Mecca Temple. Mr. Vladeck, who is national chairman of the campaign, said:
“During the ten months of our existence, our work has spread to every part of the Jewish population of North America. The interest in our work is shown by the number of delegates who have come to our convention. We have every reason to be proud of our accomplishments until now, and we believe that as a result of this first national convention our work will be increased even more in the future.”
About 800 delegates were present at the opening of the People’s Tool Convention, at which addresses were delivered by James Marshall, son of the late Louis Marshall; Paul F. Warburg; Dr. Leon Bramson, president of the Ort World Organization; Ab. Cahan, and others. A musical program was also rendered with the participation of Victor Chenkin, Gregory Matusevitch and Marianna Gonitsch.
The business sessions of the People’s Tool convention started Saturday and will continue today in Beethoven Hall.