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Funeral of Meyer London Attended by over 100,000

June 10, 1926
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More than 100,000 persons attended the funeral of Meyer London, the late Jewish labor leader and Socialist member of Congress, who died following an automobile accident last Sunday. Representatives of the Socialist party and of all Jewish labor unions were present. The streets around the Forward building were crowded. A squad of 400 policemen directed the mourners.

The funeral procession started from the Forward building where the body lay in state. Interment took place at Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Among the speakers who eulogized the late labor leader were Morris Hilquit, Congressman Victor Berger, Ab. Cahn, B. Vladeck, Judge Jacob Panken, Sidney Hillman and others.

Among the pall bearers were Dr. Julius Halpern, Dr. Max Heller, Dr. Hyman L. Ratnoff.

One hundred thousand, including ten thousand school children, marched in the funeral of Meyer London. More than 200,000, according to police estimate, were lined along the streets where the funeral passed.


The Goldman band concerts under the patronage of Daniel Guggenheim and Murry Guggenheim will begin in Central Park next Tuesday evening, following the first concert of the season at New York University Monday. Mayor Walker announced.

The Goldman Park concerts were a feature of the city’s public music program until a dispute arose over their appelation. Although they were patronized by the Guggenheim family, the programs were printed as “Mayor Hylan’s Central Park Concerts.” To this the Guggenheims and Director Goldman objected. Following this disagreement the concerts were discontinued.

Of the 1,923 candidates who received degrees from New York University at the commencement exercises held yesterday, 1,020 are Jewish. Seven Jewish students were among the 15 who were elected to Phi Reta Kappa scholastic fraternity.

Jewish graduates this year of the Johns Hopkins University carried off many of the honors which weer announced at the fiftieth annual commencement exercises held on Tuesday.

The honor list of the students who were awarded bachelor of arts degrees contained eight names, of whom six are Jews. Among those receiving the degree of doctor of medicine was Jacob Ravidowitz, of Palestine.

First honors in the annual prize debate of the Washington College of Law were awarded to Rebecca Applestein, of Boltimore, a freshman.

Jewish graduates of the University of Mary land this year were among the recipients of the highest honors that were announced at the commencement exercises held on Saturday.

Of the five names on the honor list of the school of medicine, four are Jews, these being Samuel B. Wolfe, Calvin Hyman and John A. Askin, of Maryland, and Irving Bronstein, of New York.

The prize of $100 for the highest average grade for the entire law school course was awarded to Harry Isidore Deacon Levey, who also received the alumni prize for winning the honor case in the practice court.

The gold medal for general excellence in the pharmacy school, of which there were 76 graduates, was awarded to Harry Ginsberg.

Samuel M. Schmidt who was in New York for the past ten weeks, for the Executive Committee of the Independent Order of the B’nai B’rith, stimulating membership activity in New York, has been called back to Cincinnati to assist in the preparation of the campaign for the two million dollar educational fund which the B’nai B’rith is to launch soon.

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