Amsterdam (May. 11)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)
Councillor Miximilian Kempner of Berlin, died here yesterday at the age of 72.
Councilor Kempner was among the most prominent legal authorities in Germany. Before the Revolution he was a member of the Reichstag and one of the leaders of the Progressive Peo- ple’s Party. After the revolution he joined the Democratic Party and was a member of its Executive. He was a member of the Imperial Economic Council and the legal adviser of many of the most important industrial and commerical concerns in the country.
Contributions of $25,000 by the wearing apparel industry to the Young Men’s Hebrew Association’s $1,500,000 building fund were announced at a luncheon rally of campaign workers at the Hotel Biltmore Wednesday. The total to date is $1,125,625, according to Samuel J. Bloomingdale, Treasurer of the Y. M. H. A.
The latest gifts include $10,000 from Jacob and Eliot Sperber; $1,000, Henry Roser.z-weig. I. D. Karpas. Oscar Abel, S. B. Cassidy, Morris W. Haft, Silver Fox Company, Inc., Ben Ginsberg and A. E. Lefcourt.
New gifts of $40,000 were brought in by workers in the campaign to raise $1,500,000 for a new Y. M. H. A. Building, at headquarters at the Hotel Biltmore, it was announced by Judge Joseph M. Proskauer, chairman. The total fund raised to date stands at $1,165,625.
An anonymous gift of $5,000 was reported. There was also a contribution of $2,000 from Philip Lehman.