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Council of Churches in Portland and Minneapolis Endorses Jewish Campaign

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Portland is the first city in the United States in which non-Jews are participating in an organized manner in the United Jewish Campaign.

The Federal Council of Churches indorsed the campaign and recommended the cooperation of the Protestant churches with the Jews, and as a result many individual contributions have been made already to the fund by non-Jews.

Organization of a committee of representative business men to conduct a drive among those of other faith than the Jews in Portland was begun and a meeting of the committee was held at the Chamber of Commerce where preparations for the drive were made.

R. H. Strong was chosen head of the committee, all the members of which volunteered. Other members are W. B. Ayer, A. L. Mills, J.C. Ainsworth, H. L. Corbett. John Daly, Chris Brunn. A. E. Doyle, Frank Ransom, Ira F. Powers, F. C. Knapp, E. C. Sammons and Simeon Winch.

The $200,000 quota assigned to Portland is more than three-fourths pledged, according to I. Lowengart, manager of the campaign.

“The Jews have never asked people of other faith for cooperation in their drives,” Mr. Strong stated. “The business men on the committee felt that it was only fair for them to help the Jews, who have always contributed to non-Jewish campaigns. The committee has set no quota for itself and funds obtained will be added to those raised by the Jews.”

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