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North Carolina Governor Issues Proclamation for United Jewish Campaign

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

State officers for the North Carolina Section of the United Jewish Campaign have fixed February 15th as the opening date for the campaign in this State. Governor A. W. McLion issued the following proclamation:

“The people of North Carolina have generously participated in previous campaigns for the alleviation of the Jewish people of Europe suffering from the economic ruin incident to the World War. The appeals now coming from Russia, Poland and other foreign countries indicate that the condition of the Jewish populations of Europe is more distressing than at any previous time, and that hundreds of thousands are succumbing to the ravages of hunger and disease.

“Leaders among the Jewish people in America have instituted the United Jewish Campaign to raise Fifteen Million Dollars necessary for the care of orphaned children, for the assistance of homeless refugees, and for rehabilitation of the destitute among the former peasants.

“Among those who have sponsored the campaign are the following outstanding citizens of our State: State Chairman, M. E. Block of Greensboro, Honorary State Chairman, Julius W. Cone of Greensboro, State Treasurer, Bernard M. Cone of Greensboro, Mrs. E. Steruberger of Greensboro, and B. S. Arouson of Raleigh.

“I urge the people of North Carolina to cooperate in raising the quota of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars apportioned to North Carolina.

“I also urge that leaders of public thought throughout the State volunteer their services in creating sentument favorable to the success of the Campaign, and I do set aside and designate

“February 15, 1926, as the Opening Day of the United Jewish Campaign in North Carolina.”

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