President Coolidge, Louis Marshall, Rabbi Julius Loeb, Dr. Abram Simon, Bishop James E. Freeman and others spoke at the cornerstone exercises of the Jewish Community Centre, Washington, D. C.
The President recounted "scraps of territorial history" because "unless we keep them in mind we shall not at all comprehend. . . ." He used one quotation : "I remember to have read somewhere, I think in the writings of the historian Lecky*, the observation that
'Hebraic mortar cemented the foundations of American democracy.' "
He asserted: "The Jewish faith is predominantly the faith of liberty."...