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Deputy Hypolinary Hartglass, Oppositional Leader, Elected President of the Club of Jewish Deputies

March 4, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Deputy Hypolinary Hartglass, Zionist and member of the Oppositional Gruenbaum group in the Club of Jewish Deputies, was elected President of the Club to succeed Dr. Leon Reich, author of the Polish Jewish agreement, because of which the latter resigned from his post.

The election took place following a stormy general meeting of the Club, at which 32 of the 46 members were present. Four candidates ran; Deputy Hartglass, proposed by the Zionist group in accordance with a decision of the Zionist Party Council that a Zionist from Congress Poland be nominated, Rabbi Levine, the candidate of the Agudath Israel, and candidates of the Mizrachi group and the East Galician deputies.

Twelve of the votes cast were for Deputy Hartglass, eight for Rabbi Levine of the Agudah, four for the Mizrachi candidate and eight for the East Galician candidate. When the result of the vote was made known, Deputy Hartglass declared that he will definitely reply tomorrow as to whether or not he accepts the post of president of the Club of Jewish Deputies.

The discussion preceding the election was long and heated. It was felt that the Polish Jewish agreement and the policy adhered to up until now by the Club will be terminated with the election of a new president.

Spokesmen for the Agudah deputies’ group declared that they nominated Rabbi Levine as an opponent to Hartglass because they felt that the election of Deputy Hartglass to the presidency would signify the embarking of the Club on an oppositional course, which they consider would be harmful for the interests of the Jewish population.

Deputy Levinsohn on behalf of the Hitachduth group declared that his group would support the election of Deputy Hartglass just because it signifies the termination of the policy adhered to by the Club up to the present. Deputy Reich proposed that the election of a new president be postponed until the convention of the Zionist party.

The Jewish Center of University Heights will give a dinner on March 14 at which the over charge will be $50 per place. The contribution will be used to make up the balance of $50,000 needed to complete the building fund of the institution.

The Jewish Center of University Heights was organized three years ago and the instalation developed on a “pay as ###go” policy. Two ### of the building have already been ### which contain facilities for various religious and educational activities.

The new building when completed will contain a swimming pool ### and special facility for the Jewish students at New York University. Araber I. Levine is president of the Center.

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