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Polish Socialist Party Stands for Fulfilment of All Obligations to the Minorities

March 4, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

The attitude of the Polish Socialist Party (P. P. S.), one of the parties constituting the Coalition Government, on the question of the national minorities is explained in an editorial appearing in the official organ of the Party, the “Robotnik,” signed by Deputy Niedzialkowski, the theoretician of the Party, which appears to be in the nature of an official party declaration on the subject.

“The P. P. S.” Deputy Niedzialkowski says, “entered the Government primarily because of the economic conditions in the country and the need of defending the interests of the working class in the work of economic restoration. That does not, however, he proceeds, release the Party from its obligation of bringing about the realization of the rights of the national minorities in accordance with a definite program.”

“With regard to the so-called compaer minorities, the Ukrainians and the White Russians, there are,” Deputy Niedzialkowski says, “two main principles in its entirety without any guarantees and without exceptions: and introduce local administration on the basis of general suffrage.

“With regard to the so-called loyal minorities. the Jews and the Germans, there are also two principles: first to carry into effect all the points of the Constitution concerning equal rights and to safeguard the right of these minorities to develop freely their language and culture; and secondly, to draw up concrete draft laws for the purpose of carrying these principles into full effect.”


North Dakora Jewry will raise $50,000 as their quota in the United Jewish Campaign. according to a telegram received at National Headquarters of the Organization from David A. Brown. who is now tourning the West in behalf of the Campaign. A conference was held in Fargo which was attended by leading Jews from all parts of the state and a state organization, headed by David N. Naftalin of Fargo, was perfected.

Mr. Alexander Stern of Fargo promised that he, with his sons, would subscribe 10 percent of all the funds raised in the state. Mr. Stern was chosen State Treasurer of the Fund.

Other State Officers chosen in the Campaign were: Harry Lashwokitz of Fargo and Max Rabinovich of Grank Forks, vice-chairmen. Isidor Papermaster of Grand Forks, secretary: and Hugo Stern. financial secretary.


A total of $105,000 was raised toward New York’s $1,500,000 quota for the United Palestine Appeal at two gatherings Wednesday night.

At a dinner given by the East Side Section at the Broadway Central Hotel. in honor of Chaim Nachman Bialik, $50,000 of the East Side’s $125,000 quota was contributed. The Williamsburgh section, at a dinner in the Loraine Hotel, Brooklyn, announced $55,000 of its $75,000 quota raised.

Jacob Fishman. managing editor of the “Jewish Morning Journal,” presided at the East Side dinner and the speakers, in addition to Mr. Bialik, in encluded Morris Rothenberg, Dr. Samuel Margoshes, Philip Luria. Chairman of the East Side campaign, and Morris Sendar. Contributions announced, included: Morris Eisenman, $6,000; Morris Bergman, $2.000; Greater New York Aid Society, and Keren Hayesod Women’s League, $1,500; Downtown Zionist District, Morris Sendar, Sigmund Thau, David Podolsky, United Wilner Benevolent Association and Ahavas Zion Congregation, $1,000.

The guests of honor at the Williamsburg dinner were Judge Julian W. Mack and Dr. Schmarya Levin. The other speakers included Max Blumberg, Chairman of the Williamsburg campaign, who presided; Rabbi A. D. Burack, Assistant District Attorney Samuel Goldstein and Louis J. Gribits.


The campaign for the purpose of constructing a new Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association building in Baltimore, Md., was inaugurated before a gathering of approximately 1,000 persons at the Lyric Theater, Sunday night. A total of $370,560 was subscribed toward the project.

Governor Albert C. Rirchies and Mayor Howard W. Jackson were present.

The largest individual contribution announced came from Aaron Straus, who is chairman of the campaign. He agreed to donate ten per cent of the total amount contributed, the maximum of his donation to be $50.000. Among the other larger contributors were Jacob Epstein, Mr. and Mrs. A. Ray Katz and Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Lansburgh. who agreed as a group to contribute seven and one-half per cent of the total, the contribution not to exceed $37,500; Hutzler Brothers Company. $15.000: Hochschild. Kohn & Co., $15,000: Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Blaustein and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Blaustein, $15,000.

The principle speaker of the meeting was Judge Horace Stern, president of the Federation of Jewish Charities of Philadelphia. It was explained by the speakers that construction of the equipment and building desired would require approximately $500,000, but the ultimate aim of the campaign is to raise $750,000.

The local drive of the United Palestine Appeal was launched in Holyoke. Mass. at a banquet at the Holyoke Young Men’s Hebrew Association. The quota of $7,500 was accepted. Five thousand dollars was pledged after the dinner.

Abraham Goldberg was the principal speaker at the banquet. Nathan E. Goldstein of Springfield, chairman of the Western Massachusetts Zionist Region. Rabbi Samuel Price of Temple Beth El. Springfield. Isaac Kaplinsky. Chairman of Holyoke District Drive Rabbi Ferer of Holyoke and Captain Manrice Firth. formerly member of the Palestine Expeditionary Force, were among the speakers.

The Biker Cholim Convalescent Hame in Mount Vernon announced that more than half the sum sought for the erection of a new building bad been subscribed in the first two days of its campaign. The campaign opened Sunday evening at a dinner and dance held in the Conccurse Place Hotel, the Bronx.

With subscriptions of $150,000 received at the opening of the drive, and $25.000 received so far by the fifty teams that are collecting throughout the city, the Home has four days more to get the $75.000 necessary to reach the goal.

The Baltimore Chapter of the Hadassah has just completed its annual collection of sheets for hospitals in Palestine. The amount raised this year exceeded all those of previous years, totaling 1,210 sheets and $140 in cash. Mrs. Sol Ginsberg is chairman of the linen supply committee.

Thirty-one students received diplomas at the twenty-sixth annual commencement exercises of the National Farm School, near Doylestown.

A drive to raise $30.000 for a new annex to be built for Temple Israel. Omaha. Neh., was launched.

The new annex, which will be three stories high, will be used as a school house for Jewish religious instruction.

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