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Women Heads to Plan Curbs on Nazis Here

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Presidents of 300 women’s organizations of all faiths will meet this afternoon at the Barbizon Plaza Hotel to discuss the growth of intolerance in this country, and the rise of Nazi activities and to plan possible means of preventing their spread.

The meeting will take place under the auspices of the women’s division of the American Jewish Congress, of which Mrs. Stephen S. Wise is the president. The conference, known as “Inter-Denominational President’s Day,” is the second meeting of its kind arranged by the women’s division and will become an annual undertaking.

Arrangements for the meeting have been made by a committee of which Mrs. Beth Levin Siegel is the chairman.


Speakers will include Brandon Tynan, president of the Catholic Actors Guild of America; Fannie Hurst, novelist, and Mrs. Mary Simkhovitch, director of Greenwich House.

Rebekah Kohut, president of the International Federation of Women’s Organizations, will present her views on the influence of the club women as a power for social justice.

Group cooperation in order to insure equality rights for minority groups will be discussed by Rabbi Milton Steinberg and Dr. T. Haridas Mazumdar of the World Fellowship of Faiths.

One of the guests of honor will be Marquesa Nena de Belmonte, who will describe the gains of the Spanish woman under republican government. Mrs. Stephen S. Wise, president of the Women’s Division, will preside.

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