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75,000 Jews Farming $100,000,000 Land in United States

March 14, 1926
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There are 75,000 Jewish farmers in the United States, according to the twenty-sixth annual report of the Jewish Agricultural Society, New York City, made public by Gabriel Davidson, the general manager. The value of the farm and personal property on their places totals $100,000,000, the report states.

Through its farm loan department the society has granted 7,883 loans since its founding in 1900, these loans aggregating $5,006,449, distributed in thirty-nine states. Last year loans were extended to 422 farmers in thirteen states, with easy terms of repayment.

By its farm labor department the society has placed 15,924 Jewish men on farms since 1908. Last year it found employment for 569 farm workers. Many of these workers later bought farms.

During the year a new Jewish farming center was established at Farmingdale, N. J. Agricultural experts of the society visited 1,573 Jewish farmers during the year. Sanitation experts visited 768 farms in this state, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut. In addition the society arranged for schooling, community houses and scholarships for 280 youths in winter courses at agricultural colleges.

The officers of the society are Percy S. Straus, President; Lewis L. Strauss, Vice-President; Francis L. Rosenbaum, Treasurer, and Reuben Arkush, Secretary.

The Jewish Mental Health Society announces a course of six lectures by six of the leading experts in the field of mental disease. The lectures will be held on Tuesday evenings in the auditorium of the Free Synagogue. The first lecture will be given on March 23. The lecturers are:

Dr. Frankwood E. Williams, Medical Director of National Committee for Mental Hygiene, on March 23. His subject will be “The New Conception of Nervous and Mental Disease.”

Dr. Ira S. Wile, Associate in Pediatrics at Mt. Sinai Hospital and Lecturer to the New School for Social Research, March 30, “Recognition of the Abnormal in Childhood.”

Dr. Foster Kennedy, Professor of Neurology at Cornell Medical School, April 6, “Physical Basis of Mental Disease.”

Dr. Abraham Myerson, Professor of Neurology at Tufts Medical College, April 13, “Hereditary Basis of Mental Disease.

Dr. A. A. Brill, April 20, “Differentiation of Nervous and Mental Disease.”

Dr. Dudley D. Schoenfeld, Psychiatrist-in-Chief to the Jewish Hoard of Guardians, April 27, “Recognition of the Abnormal in Adolescence.”

Arnold Horween. a Chicago Jewish boy, and for four years a player with the Chicago Cardinals, a professional football team and for one year their coach, was named head football coach at Harvard University.

Horween captained the Harvard team and played full back in 1920. The year before he had been a star at the full back position.

Rabbi Mordecai Shultz, the first to occupy a pulpit in the city of Indiana Harbor, III., will be installed today.

Rabbi Shultz is a graduate or the Hebrew Theological College of Chicago and was ordained by the late Rabbi Jehuda Leib Gordon of Loniza, Poland.

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