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November 17, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Assistant Secretary of Labor Husband addressed the triennial convention of the National Council of Jewish Women last night. The secretary did not make any reference to the quota immigration law. His speech was brief and devoted almost entirely to comments on the administrative features of immigration. In referring to the new system of immigrant inspection abroad he declared that the record of aliens admitted at Atlantic ports examined by public health service inspectors at consulates abroad, shows that the percentage of rejections among such immigrants has now been reduced to two-tenths of one per cent or two in every thousand. “Such immigrants,” he stated, “who come, whether in the steerage or cabin, are now admitted like any other passengers and Ellis Island is rapidly be coming a memory with the extension of the foreign inspection system.”

Nathan Straus, Dr. David de Sola Pool, Benjamin Winter, Mrs. Alexander Kohut, Miss Sophie Irene Loeb, I. Montefiore Levy, and Dr. Elias Margolies are the speakers announced for the banquet to be given by Young Judaea tomorrow evening at the Hotel Plaza in honor of Judge Mack.

A musical program will be offered by Cantor David Putterman.

The first Menorah Journal dinner of the season of 1926-27 has been postponed from Nov. 18 to Nov. 30. It will be held at the Hotel Brevoort. “The Revolt of Reuben Cohen’s Generation” will be discussed by Dr. Irwin Edman, Mortimer J. Adler, Clifton P. Fadiman and Henry M. Rosenthal.


Etchings and water colors by Hermann Struck were exhibited yesterday by the Society for the Advancement of Judaism at 15 West Eighty-sixth Street. The artist is one of the few Germans elected to membership in the London Royal Society of Painter-etchers and Engravers and first attracted attention by an etching of Gerhart Hauptmann in 1904. His portraits include Wilde, Nansen, Nietzsche, Haeckel, Jacob H. Schiff and Prof. Einstein.

Harry J. Rosenson, of Brooklyn, dropped dead Sunday on the Fresh Meadow Country Golf Club links. He was forty years old.

Mr. Rosenson received a law degree at Columbia University in 1905. He was at one time an Assistant Corporation Counsel in charge of the Bureau of Street Openings.

He was a director of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, one of the founders and for the last ten years President of the Y. M. H. A. in Williamsburg.

Jacob Bamberger, aged Jewish merchant of Salt Lake City, Utah, announced that he had set aside $10,000 for charity in Utah, his only stipulation being that the money be distributed in the state. The contribution was made on the occasion of the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Bamberger.

The Russian workers are making a new hero of Henry Ford, according to Mrs. Wedgwood Benn, wife of the English politician, who recently visited Russia.

“Workers’ banners,” said Mrs. Benn in a lecture in London, “contained slogans for Ford. Every one believes in him and they all finally hope to live up to his ideas.”

Federal Judge Francis A. Winslow declined to enjoin David H. Blair, Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and Major Chester P. Mills, Prohibition Administrator, from compelling Rabbi Jacob Waters, of the Congregation B’nai Lipner Ahawath Israel, 214 Second Street, New York City, to remove sacramental wine allotted to him from a storage place at 124 East 107th Street either to his home or to a place where it would be under his personal supervision.

In an affidavit presented to the court by U. S. Grant, Assistant Federal Attorney, Major Mills said the 107th Street address was a wine store. In some wine stores, he declared, wine was diverted to unlawful purposes. He said he had no intention of seizing the wine.

Judge Winslow said it was the duty of the Prohibition Administrator to supervise the distribution of sacramental wine according to the spirit and intention of the law. “On the settlement of the order herein, it is quite probable that the rights and duties of the respective parties can be adequately safeguarded,” he added.

Mrs. Howard S. Gans, President of the Child Study Association, announced a campaign to raise $100,000 to continue and extend the work of the Child Study Association of America, with parents and children. The drive will open on Nov. 21. Mrs. S. W. Straus is Chairman of the Campaign.

Forty thousand garment workers met on Monday in hails throughout New York City and listened to the terms of the peace agreement with the inside shop manufacturers. The agreement has been signed by Morris Sigman, President of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, Louis Hyman, head of the Joint Committee, who has been leading the strike, and by Henry M. Finder, President of the Industrial Council of Cloak, Suit and Skirt Manufacturers, Inc., for the employers. The vote of the workers for an acceptance of the terms was held on Tuesday and today or tomorrow are expected to see the strikers back at work after twenty weeks of idleness.

Large meetings were held in the Stuyyesant Casino, Webster Hall, Bryant Hall, Hennington Hall, and in Manhattan Lyceum.

Hiram Abrams, president of the United Artists Corporation, died at his home in New York City. He was forty-eight years old.

Born in Portland, Me., he became a merchant there. Soon after the advent of the motion picture he entered that business as a distributor in Boston.

In 1916 he became president of Para? Pictures. He continued in that office until 1919, when United Artists was organized with him as president. Associated with him in the organization of the company were Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin and D. W. Griffith. Mr. Abrams was chosen to head the corporation by William G. McAdoo, who handled the legal work of the organization.

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