A decision to include the impoverished Jews of Poland and other East European countries, as well as those of Soviet Russia, in its work of supplying the “declassed” Jews with tools and machinery, was adopted after much debate at Saturday’s session of the People’s Tool Campaign convention, attended by 715 delegates. Hitherto the People’s Tool Campaign has restricted its activities to Soviet Russia. It is planned to raise $2,000,000 within the next four years at the rate of $500,000 a year, for relief work.
B. Vladeck was reelected national chairman of the Campaign, and a vote of thanks for the services rendered by him during the past year for the work of aiding the “declassed” Jews was given Vladeck at the closing session of the convention Sunday morning. Other officers who were elected for the ensuing year were: J. Baskin, treasurer; Meyer Brown and Jacob Ginzburg of Philadelphia, vice-chairmen, and N. Feinerman, secretary.
At the closing session the convention decided to call upon its affiliated organizations, such as Arbeiter Ring branches and others, to tax themselves one dollar per year per member for the benefit of the People’s Tool Campaign. A National Council of 100 members was elected to conduct the work of the People’s Tool Campaign throughout the United States and Canada.