Zionist Commission to
Last night we had a very nice little party at the house. Captain Levin who as just come from
Bentwich is a rather tiresome and “sloppy” sort and his wife is more or less the same. But Popham proved to be a fine fellow and his wife was quite charming and nice looking. Of course it was not all that is to be expected of a 21st birthday party but we all had a good time.
The idea of entertaining all the local “powers what be” without talking business is something which we should have inaugurated long ago. These Russian and others have no conception of how to meet and entertain Englishmen socially. And since we’ve been doing it we have been able to notice a decided change in our personal relations.
We are constantly receiving optimistic and hopeful reports from the north as to the manner in which the delegation from the various localities are presenting themselves to the American Commission. Unless they come to
My one great fear is that Dr. Friedenwald and Szold will leave here and the Z.C. activities will return to their former state of disorganized chaos under the guidance of Dr. Eder and Mr. Lewin-Epstein – especially now that Bianchini isn’t here with them. So far no date has been set for our departure – but it’s bound to be within the next few weeks. Ad by then it’s hoped that Frankfurter and several other capable men will be here. Really it would be tragic to let things slip here when we are on the verge of success.
Lots of love,