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Joint Conference Agrees on Details of Combined $6,000,000 Campaign; $3,500,000 to J. D. C., $2,500,0

At a joint conference of representatives of the Joint Distribution Committee and representatives of the Jewish Agency for Palestine and its constituent bodies in this country, an understanding was reached on all of the important elements of the proposed agreement for a combined campaign to raise the sum of $6,000,000 for the year 1930, subject to the formal approval of the Executive Committee of the Joint Distribution Committee, it was announced today by Felix M. Warburg, chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee and also chairman of the Administrative Committee of the Jewish Agency. The proposed agreement will be presented to the Joint Distribution Committee for its confirmation shortly. Of the $6,000,000 to be raised, $3,500,000 are to be turned over to the Joint Distribution Committee for disbursement and $2,500,000 to the Jewish Agency for the program adopted at Zurich last Summer.

It is noteworthy that through this action, for the first time in the history of this work, one national fund-raising organization will join the forces which have for years contributed toward the relief and reconstruction program of the Joint Distribution Committee in Eastern Europe and Palestine and those who, in the ranks of the Zionist Organization and outside it, have labored in behalf of Palestine. Full control and direction of the $6,000,000 campaign, it is stated, will be lodged in a Campaign Committee consisting of Messrs. Paul Baerwald, David M. Bressler, Judge William M. Lewis and Morris Rothenberg, with whom will be associated an Advisory Committee