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Lithuanian Soldier Kills Aged Jew

June 9, 1927
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Eliezar Gruenstein, seventy-year old Jew, was shot and killed by a Lithuanian soldier on Tuesday. Gruenstein was returning from Shevuoth services at the synagogue.

An official statement issued by the authorities declares that Gruenstein was shot because he was walking in the street at an hour when traffic is prohibited. The event caused great excitement among the Jewish population.

A comprehensive plan for an “inventory of the social assets and liabilities of New York City” was announced by the Welfare Council of New York, of which Robert W. de Forest is President. The study will be carried on five years, under grants of more than $300.000 from Laura Spelman Rockefeller Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund of the Welfare Council.

There is an outstanding need of such a study. Mr. De Forest said, becase a sum probably in excess of $100,000,000 a year is needed for charitable and welfare purposes here, and because the extent and diversity of social problems have created “a vast decentralized and relatively unorganized philanthropic movement.” The Welfare Council is a coordinating agency.

The New York Court of Appeals ordered that the preliminary educational requirements for admission to the bar be raised beginning Oct. 15. 1928. A year later, under the order, there will be a further increase.

All candidates for the bar will be required to show evidence of having completed successively one year of study in a recognized college of the State or its equivalent on the date set, while at the same time in 1929 the requirement will be two years in a recognized college or its equivalent” The order leaves the way clear to the student who cannot afford to attend college by the “equivalent” provision.

The raising of the standards was ordered in response to requests from national. State and local bar associations, the court stated.

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