The gratitude of the Jews of Central Europe for the aid of the Joint Distribution Committee in improving their position and a plea for the continuation and consolidation of the reconstuctive work, were contained in cables received by the Joint Distribution Committee from the Jewish communities of Galatz, Roumania and Munkaczevo, Czechoslovakia. The cables were sent following the recent visit of Dr. Bernhard Kahn, Europen Director of the Joint Distribution Committee, together with Noel Aronovici and M. Czerski, his assistants in the reconstructive and orphan work to those communities to study present conditions and the need of reconstruction efforts.
The cable from Galatz, made public by the United Jewish Campaign headquarters read: “The Jewish population of Galatz still under the emotion occasioned by the festive visit of your honorable messengers, Dr. Bernhard Kahn and Noel Aronovici, the apostles of your generous sentiments of great solidarity and humanity for the suffering and those without hope, expresses to you its most profound gratitude. Grateful for the work accomplished for the raising of its social, moral, and financial position and confiding in you all its hopes for the amelioration of its miserable state in which it finds itself at present, it transmits to you its passionate prayer to aid it in the continuation and consolidation of the reconstruction work begun. In the name of the Reception Committee of the State of Galatz; Sam Pinoles, Jean Steuermann. Attorney Zalman.”
The cable from Munkaczevo stated: “The Association for the care of Jewish orphans in Karpatho-Russia and the Association of Jewish Credit Societies of Karpatho-Russia and Eastern Slovakia, take advantage of the presence of Dr. Bernhard Kahn and Mr. Czerski to express to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee their deepest appreciation for all the aid given to the local poor.”
Announcement of the death of Myron B. Lasker, chairman of the United Jewish Campaign in the State of Arkansas, was made.
David A. Brown, national chairman of the United Jewish Campaign, declared: “Since the earliest months of 1926 I learned to lean heavily on this self-sacrificing, persevering co-worker who gave of himself, his time, his energy, his zeal with a perfect outflowing of generous sympathy for our people across the sea.”
Through Mr. Lasker’s influence Arkansas accepted a quota of over $70,000 of which approximately $44,000 has already been paid.